Ava Luxe • Johri • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Johri has always been on wishlist but then I got to sample it one day and was left with dissappointment. I don't do well when this happens to a perfume house I really really like. It not only did not evoke or make me visualize "bright like sunshine and green like leaves" as decribed on the AL website it didn't even smell like a perfume to me at all, more like sun oil. Somehow I have to say that Fidji smelled better...as a sun oil anyways. I was saying that I adore all the AL scents I have sampled and this one is one of the very few I don't get. I believe the below reviewer captured the description of the scent very well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm not quite sure why I have withheld a review for so long, but I happen to be wearing this today and felt a strong desire to finally do so. This is one of only two perfumes I have ever repurchased (the other being Ava Luxe's Sweet Absinthe.) This batch is even more glorious than the first. I detect an almost lanolin quality; slightly oily with hints of ash, wool and woodsmoke. The closest thing I can compare it to would be the fragrance one might encounter while visiting a historic pioneer village (I have often been tempted to drop to the floor and place my nose to the wooden planks of an centeries-old farmhouse and inhale but I'm odd like that.) As strange as that sounds, that is exactly what I get from this. The cedar and bergamot are the major players in this with the strong support from a dry, green fig. The vanilla and coconut milk are understated but provide enough of a sweet creaminess which prevents this from ending too sharply. The dry down is a uniquely warm skin scent. This is unlike any other I have encountered and I always feel honored to wear it. It is grounding and bright but quietly and reflectively so.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I get cedar edged with coconut and peanut butter. Dry down gives me woody vanilla edged with a note like fruit loops. It's not a bad scent but the breakfast foods parade was disconcerting.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The opening is fantastic, but it soon turns into a mild coconut milk fragrance with a little of a few other things in it to make it more interesting. It is an inoffensive fragrance, but nowhere near as strong as I like mine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
From the Ava Luxe website: "Elegant and warm. Bright like sunshine, and green as leaves. Inspired by my beautiful friend Johri."Opening top notes of crisp Italian lemon - fresh Sicilian bergamot, and spicy Chinese pepper blossom ... followed by green fig, Virginia cedar, sandalwood, coconut milk, tonka bean, vanilla, and white musk."
Mmmmm, my take is that this smells just like Sage Onyx mixed with Creative Scentualizations Perfect Veil with dash of Old Spice and a whole lotta BEACH. It's awesome. Extremely unisex, VERY summery, in fact I think it's probably more yummy on a man at first but it sinks into the skin very much like the smell of skin after a long day at the seaside. Truly lovely!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this fragrance. It starts off as a bright and sunshiney citrus and gradually morphs into a warm sandalwood and lemon fragrance similar to Lush's Floating Island or Uluru bath bomb. When I sniff my arm I think of summer and wading in tidal pools at the beach. This fragrance is lazy days in the hammock listening to the waves wash up on shore and smelling the salt air.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The opening spicy note did me in--reminded me of the demonic opening note of Iris Silver Mist. Once I got through that stage, it was a pleasant green scent with some sweetness--Ava Luxe always does green well, in my experience. This is like a sex-change operation via scent--it started out suitable for a man, then gradually changed into a woman's fragrance. I found this unsettling.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This reminds me of Yosh Untitled #1 (from Luckyscent) which I love but refused to pay $145 for. I get no cumin. Opens with lovely citrus then dries down to a warm wonderful musky vanilla. The cedar and coconut notes make it very different from most other musky vanillas. I am so happy I found this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I received two samples of Johri and gave it a try yesterday. The opening is very citrusy and in its first hour or so the scent was just incredibly familiar. I kept trying to place it and finally realized that it smelled just like cumin out of the spice jar, with that lemon/lime kick to it. This is odd because cumin is not a listed note. So at first, the scent reminded me very much of some sort of Indian or Mexican food. Ultimately, though, the drydown was pure musk and vanilla - a combination that always smells floury on me. I really liked the opening stage of this scent - cumin without the usual B.O. factor, but the drydown was just too boring.
Notes listed are: top notes of crisp Italian lemon , fresh Sicilian bergamot, and spicy Chinese pepper...followed by green fig, Virginia cedar, sandalwood, coconut milk, tonka bean, vanilla, and white musk.