It can be hit-or-miss sometimes with Ava luxe for me, but Serena is always first on the list for me when I want something out of the ordinary, or if I want something ordinary done extra-ordinary!
That being said, Kashmir spice is warm, elegant, exotic, intoxicating and comforting. IF YOU want to sample or purchase this (it's inexpensive) get a perfume oil ONLY. An EDP spray will easily overpower due to all the spice and wood. Easy, light handed application will go on forever. Outstanding.
From the name, I was expecting something like Serge Luten's Arabie or Ambre Sultan. Kashmir spice is much more subtle and it stays much closer to the skin without much sillage. Imagine dinner at a traditional East Indian restaurant -- an artful blend of spices mixed with woods and incense. Definitely exotic and very wearable.
This was just what I was looking for! Pure, warm, cinnamon and clove with a little floral in the center to hold it together. I guess you could compare this to Noir Epices with the cinnamon and clove combo turned up to 10 and the rest of the notes turned down to 4.