With a name like Perfumista Avenue, I expected a Chypre (that darling of the fragrance-savvy female) and I wasn't far off from being right -- except that almost every fragrance house has quit making Classic Chypres with the bergamot-oakmoss-labdanum structure. They do still make new-school Chypres, and this starts out like one of those: a Pink Chypre, featuring patchouli and rose, with a base of modern, diffuse woods and musks (see Narciso Rodrigues for Her in the pink bottle) plus a sour fruit note (see Gucci by Gucci).
Yes. It's all there, but this scent careens into fruity floral or floriental territory. Plus, the featured note is not the rose, per se; it is a spice-fruit combo. Otherwise, this would smell too similar to other rose-patchouli perfumes. The star of the show is an intense, loud note that immediately comes front and center. I don't know what davana smells like, but it is described as being warm, herbal, woody, camphoraceous, and mysterious -- and that might be what I'm smelling. Also, I'm picking up the saffron and nutmeg. Together with the davana, gives the impression of... raisin and plastic. Highly unusual. So, I would call it a spicy, woody rose featuring a bold fruit note. Not a quiet scent. Ladies, check it out only if you want to make a statement.
BTW, I love Mate absolute. It is completely covered in fruit here.