Ava Luxe • Pearl Musk • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a really pretty musk, one I was searching for that is a "my skin but better" scent. It is interesting just how much like my skin it smells once it is dried down. For the first 15 minutes it was nauseating, as musk can be when it smells very animalic but once it settled down, it does strangely give the slippery, fleshy impression of the skin inside an oyster, just the slightest bit of salt, warmth and a cuddly, soft animal feel.
It is pretty and one I see myself wearing A LOT. It would be something to reach for whenever I don't want to be noticeably wearing a perfume, to smell nice. I forget I'm actually wearing perfume with this, but then if I smell it closely it is really wonderful. It smells like the sexy female equivalent of what Kiehl's musk smelled like on my bf. However, it isn't the kind of scent that will EVER get you noticed or turn heads, because most people will be only subliminally aware that you even have a scent, or would assume it could be some type of laundry detergent or dryer fabric softener after-scent that most US citizens trail around with them everywhere, yet this is NICE. Something that makes you want to lean in closer and get a deeper whiff.. =p
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
There's something funky in here or it's a matter of chemistry but needless to say this is not working for me at all. There's something sour or just off. I've tried this several times & I'm still getting that sickening note that runs throughout. Really horrible on me. I'd recommend sampling to see how it works on you.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very creamy-soft almost pure musc fragrance. I really enjoy layering this under light fresh fragrances as it adds a bit more depth and I must say my fragrances do last longer. This works very well as this is such a pure musc and though there are other notes they are not very present. I was not able to sense any plastic or soapy aroma within unlike some other reviewers. I have finished my sample of this and I will repurchase with my next order. I must add, though this fragrance is much lighter than Gardenia musc, the lasting power is much longer than the former. I highly recommend.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been sampling all the Ava Luxe musks. This is my favorite so far. Happily I do not get the soap or plastic a few have mentioned. A down-to-earth skin musk: no flowers, no citrus, no vanilla, not too ambery--though there is just enough to give it a creamy rather than a dry character. It last a long time, too.
For me the White Musk is lovely (a true, dry white musk) but it disappears from me in minutes; Oriental Musk in too buttery; Nude Musk--too much Vanilla. This one is just right for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is just a simple musk + soap. Not my thing, but I'm sure it will appeal to some.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous musk - smells like a creamy iridescent pearl . It has staying power and quite beautiful. I love wearing this .EDIT: From 4 lippies to 5 lippies because it is addictive and unique.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Clearly, I am in the minority. I was placing my first order with Ava Luxe, and while evaluating which scents to purchase, I consulted reviews. Well, I decided to take a chance on this one basis the raving reviews. Ugh...Pearl Musk is a huge disappointment to me. I get nothing but musk with a "plastic" accord. Definitely not something I would re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've broken up a perfect run of "would repurchase," and I feel bad about that, but to me this is really nothing terribly special. Pearl Musk is a clean, pleasant skin musk that is light but long-lasting. It's nice, but not so great that I want to buy a bottle. I do however appreciate that this musk manages to be clean and light without being the least bit soapy. EDIT: I am a big fat lying liar. Of the dozen Ava Luxe samples I recently received, this is the one I now find myself reaching for the most. It's true, it IS "nothing special." However, it's the perfect "nothing special," multi-purpose, anti-perfume fragrance for those days where I simply don't feel like wearing anything else. I like all kinds of fragrances ranging from simple to complex, cheap to expensive, mass-market to niche, sophisticated florals, sporty citrus, amber-heavy Orientals, and even the occasional "juvenile" foody/fruity novelty fragrance. . .but there are those days when none of those seem appropriate or "right." Enter Pearl Musk. I can wear this fragrance to class, to work, out on a date, bumming around the apartment, out for coffee with friends, anywhere. It just smells nice. Clean, soft, feminine, subtle, and nice. Sometimes "nothing special" is absolutely perfect.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Sweet and ambery, with bright (white?) musk. This does have a sharp note (I first thought it must be a note of bergamot, but lily could also explain it) that lends a soapiness to the scent. I'm not a musk lover but this fragrance is very feminine and well done. There's definitely a full bottle of this in my near future.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the ultimate skin scent. It's a light sensual musk. Clean with mildy sweet undertones and also has a hint of fruitiness. Some musks can be too cloying for the office but this is perfect. It's light enough not to offend but pleasently noticeble once someone steps inside your personal space. I wished it lasted longer though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This ranks second to my HG Nude Musk. (I purchased this unsniffed based on my success with NM and the reviews here.) That being said, it's very similar, but lacks the citrus. The sandalwood is very light and it has a lovely, realistic floral (I think Serena said Lily) note. The musk is more prominent in this, as opposed to Nude Musk, in which sandalwood dominates. That being said, this is a VERY light fragrance, yet undeniably superbly blended and beautiful, to boot. This is a lovely, fresh, floral, only vaguely soapy (as in clean) musk. I do wish is was stronger, as it is so pretty, but I guess that's what the parfum is for! I would rate this a 4.5, if I could. Kudos, Serena, for another winner!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Just sampling this today and I'm amazed at the similarity between this and Creative Scentualization's Perfect Veil. I'm serious....complete copycats of one another. And I was addicted to Perfect Veil 2-3 years ago, it's almost all I wore. So...save yourself some money and try Pearl Musk. I'm really enjoying this one and I think I will buy a full size. Smells like clean, sun-warmed skin. Delicious.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This sweet musk is hard not to like - it's soft, just a tad soapy, and does not turn to plastic the way many AL musks do (at least on my skin). I think hardcore musk fans would enjoy this. Everyone else should probably sample, because even though I like it, I don't think it's anything special.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very pretty musk fragrance. To my nose it's mildly sweet, a bit soapy, and has just a hint of spice (nothing that'll singe your nose hairs). Clean and delicate. Considering purchasing a full-size.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a soft gentle musk that my skin chemistry does not turn into an anamalistic or over sweet mess. Very pretty (and probably a good interview scent, it's light and I can't imagine it offending anyone).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The sweetest musk I've experienced, this should be called Angel Face Intense.
I really liked it, but fans of animalic musk should look elsewhere. EDIT: Dropping it to a 4--after awhile (a long while, admittedly), it turns sour on me, like the musk in Love's True Bluish Light does in the heat.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
i received 8 samples form ava luxe, i disliked all of them but this one. it really is a pearl. it smells soft and clean, but not too soapy. like clean skin. a very delicious suprise.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I didn't order this one. It was one of the extras, and I am so glad she sent it! This is so sweet and clean, and it lasted all day. I'm buying this one.