Ava Luxe – Madame X

Perfume: Madame X
Perfumer: Serena Ava Franco
Source: Ava Luxe (currently in limited production)
Size: 1mL

Perfumer notes: coriander, acacia farnesiana, fresh hay, jasmine, rose, labdanum, leather, incense, patchouli, oakmoss, civet, ambergris, castorium, sandalwood mysore, musks, vanilla

Date: 9/22/07 Weather: 80 degrees

Comments: Vanilla, spices, patchouli. Becomes more incense, patchouli and spices. Dries down to a delicious, rich and musky vanilla. This stuff is absolutely fabulous. Spicy and sexy.

Date: 10/22/07 Weather: N/A

Comments: Spices and patchouli with a sweet funk. A bit more civet and ambergris on this wearing. Evolves quickly into a floral / labdanum fragrance. Then incense, patchouli, spices with a strong cinnamon component. I still adore the drydown on this – a spicy cinnamon incense. In 2 hours – pick up more spices, some vanilla and musk. In 3 hours it develops a hint of powder. 4 hours and for the rest of the wearing – musk and vanilla. Still wonderful.

Date: 11/19/07 Weather: 45 degrees and cloudy

Comments: Still a HUGE fan, especially of this scent. Spices, labdanum and cinnamon. Evolves significantly and I get an unconscious reaction from the bowling boys – who were oddly friendlier than normal. Sexy and Gawjus!!!!

Date: 5/29/08 Weather: 70 degrees, clear, evening

Comments: Haven’t worn this in awhile. More jasmine-ish this time, but still spices, cinnamon and labdanum. No reaction from the bowling boys this time, but SO looked at me and told me I looked really pretty (I was wearing no makeup, polo shirt, jeans and a sloppy ponytail) and I managed to have one of the guys on the other team flirt with me for the better part of 2 games (until the SO rescued me). Man-killer fragrance extraordinare.

Perfume Shrine

Basenotes – Ava Luxe Experience Fall/Winter
Basenotes – Ava Luxe Experience Spring/Summer
Perfume Critic – conversation with Serena Ava Franco

~ by Wendy Wickham on January 16, 2008.

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