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    Taolady to the rescue.
    She's sending me some samples.
    I can join in! Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    Taolady to the rescue.
    She's sending me some samples.
    I can join in! Yay!
    Yay! It would not have been the same without your wonderful, evocative descriptions and insightful reviews, purplebird7! So pleased that you are on board.

    This party is so gonna ROCK!!! :toppie:
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    Ahhhhhh! Fate intervenes! Someone just sent me some Ava Luxe samples as extras. I'll be back in here to chatter about them in subsequent days. (I really gotta limit my coffee intake.
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    So I used the basenotes coupon and bought my samples, I didn't spend a lot of time sifting through all the notes, but I think I have one of each category.

    Thanks Moondeva for getting the discount for us. I'm still sifting though some H&S samples, but this sounds intriguing

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    I'm ordering my new samples today!

    I want to add a quick recommendation in case you're not sure which to order for the Oriental/Amber. It's Love's True Bluish Light. I own it, and I adore it. One of my favorite evening scents. The amber-vanilla warmth just melts into my skin and it's beautiful.
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    hello,

    I just joined today, so bear with me as a newbie. I am also new to Ava Luxe and found this site by searching for reviews of her fragrances...I have an order of samples coming so I hope I can take part of this thread:-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by edain33 View Post
    hello,

    I just joined today, so bear with me as a newbie. I am also new to Ava Luxe and found this site by searching for reviews of her fragrances...I have an order of samples coming so I hope I can take part of this thread:-))
    What a fantastic way to kick off your posting, edain33. It'll be great to have a new voice in the chorus. Long may you post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edain33 View Post
    hello,

    I just joined today, so bear with me as a newbie. I am also new to Ava Luxe and found this site by searching for reviews of her fragrances...I have an order of samples coming so I hope I can take part of this thread:-))
    Welcomewelcome Edain33!! :bounce: Come right in and relax into this loving group which includes us newies (I'm only 8 months old here!) and the cognoscenti (Moondeva - Quarry, e.g.).Like Moondeva says - we're gonna ROCK!!!
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    I just realized today, that I think my Tom Ford samples (of all 12 that were released last week) will be shipping to me this coming week. Which means I will receive them right about when Ava Luxe Week begins and I will have to hold onto these 12 samples for a week before I can sample them...

    Talk about sensory overload.

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    Thanks for the welome:-))) I am looking forward to sampling my Ava Luxe and all that I can learn from you all here...just wish I had seen the thread and know about the coupon code BEFORE I ordered!!! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I just realized today, that I think my Tom Ford samples (of all 12 that were released last week) will be shipping to me this coming week. Which means I will receive them right about when Ava Luxe Week begins and I will have to hold onto these 12 samples for a week before I can sample them...

    Talk about sensory overload.
    Mike, where do you order those TF samples please?

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    Right ladies, count me in!!

    12 samples and not a clue where this will end. What a glorious feeling to sit quietly (well, I will try) at the feet of Mistress Moondeva and my OBB Tao.

    I will learn from you :bounce:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I just realized today, that I think my Tom Ford samples (of all 12 that were released last week) will be shipping to me this coming week. Which means I will receive them right about when Ava Luxe Week begins and I will have to hold onto these 12 samples for a week before I can sample them...

    Talk about sensory overload.
    Talk about dedication! Way to Go MikeP!! :bounce:

    And welcomewelcome to our Dutch Dragon - thrilled that you are bringing your bubbling exuberance and discerning nose to the Ava Luxe banquet!
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    Serena is such a doll. I have her Loves Truish Blue,Gardenia Musk, Chypre Noir and two of the new Shisha, They are interesting and different fragrances,

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    So many of you have mentioned Loves Truish Blue I wish I had ordered a sample of that. Who is it says "So many frags - so little time!"??? :bounce:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    So many of you have mentioned Loves Truish Blue I wish I had ordered a sample of that. Who is it says "So many frags - so little time!"??? :bounce:
    Love the name...Loves Truish Blue. It sounds like the title of a Harlequin Romance paperback novel
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    Isn't it Loves True Blueish Light?

    There are so many nice sounding fragrances there it was hard to pick out seven and I'm kicking myself for missing a couple that sounded nice. But I'm looking forward to this. Just hope I don't react badly to any of 'em. Well, that and I hope my samples turn up in time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet View Post
    Isn't it Loves True Blueish Light?

    There are so many nice sounding fragrances there it was hard to pick out seven and I'm kicking myself for missing a couple that sounded nice. But I'm looking forward to this. Just hope I don't react badly to any of 'em. Well, that and I hope my samples turn up in time!!
    Lovish's Blue Truey Light?? Blue Love's True Lightish??? (Think you're right! It is Loves True Blueish Light!! But by any other name, apparently, 'twould smell....!! )

    DON'T PUT ANYTHING ON YOUR GORGEOUS SKIN UNTIL THE SAMPLES ARRIVE...and we'll figure out a way to create a round-robin, traveling Ava Luxe Wardobe we can all share!!. :bounce:
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    I think I did order a sample of Love's True Blueish Light, but I don't think I covered all the different types (as I did this before I found this forum/thread) is that going to matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet View Post
    There are so many nice sounding fragrances there it was hard to pick out seven and I'm kicking myself for missing a couple that sounded nice. But I'm looking forward to this. Just hope I don't react badly to any of 'em. Well, that and I hope my samples turn up in time!!
    How on earth did you manage that??!! Only seven!! I already have enough samples to do an Ava Luxe Month and I am considering shelling out for a few more...

    The only thing stopping me is the thought that they may not arrive in time. But then again, I am planning on hosting an Ava Luxe Week on another forum soon, so they would still be useful...








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    Last night I took an Ambien for my chronic insomnia. When I woke up this morning I found my roll-on bottle of Love's True Bluish Light clutched in my hand. Empty. Apparently I'd applied what was left in the bottle (over 1/2 full) all over myself. I smelled like heaven, but I'm so mad that I used it all up! My husband saw me putting it on, too, while I was in my daze before falling completely asleep. He figured it was some kind of moisturizer so he didn't question me. Plus it smells so damn good, he didn't care. I'm going to order another bottle and hide it from myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edain33 View Post
    I think I did order a sample of Love's True Blueish Light, but I don't think I covered all the different types (as I did this before I found this forum/thread) is that going to matter?
    Nah!! Just jump right in - double up - whatever. I think that one of the things that will happen is that we'll learn from each other's experiences and be better able to make sample choices.

    Just glad you're going to be part of the joy!! :bounce:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tovah View Post
    Last night I took an Ambien for my chronic insomnia. When I woke up this morning I found my roll-on bottle of Love's True Bluish Light clutched in my hand. Empty. Apparently I'd applied what was left in the bottle (over 1/2 full) all over myself. I smelled like heaven, but I'm so mad that I used it all up! My husband saw me putting it on, too, while I was in my daze before falling completely asleep. He figured it was some kind of moisturizer so he didn't question me. Plus it smells so damn good, he didn't care. I'm going to order another bottle and hide it from myself!
    Ooooh! I'll have to remember this when I'm looking for a good excuse!!!
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    I have, um, just a few Ava Luxe samples (embarrassed blushing - it looks like a long list, typed out like this). I ordered them a couple weeks ago, before the discount. C'est la vie. I have had the pleasure of trying quite a few of them, in the meantime. I am considering a full bottle (or two!) purchase with the 10% discount.

    I would love to participate in Ava Luxe week, if there is room.

    I have samples of:
    Rasa (might like it, must try again)
    Rasa Extreme (ditto)
    Shisha (love this!)
    Kama (not tried)
    Kama Extreme (not tried)
    Love's True Bluish Light (pretty, but doesn't last long on me)
    Vamp (very sweet, strong vanilla on me)
    Film Noir (love this, too)
    Midnight Violets (not my style)
    Madame X (nice!!)
    Skin 2 (not tried)
    Nude Musk (nice, but fleeting)

    ETA: I can't believe I forgot! I have the 5 ml extraits of Linden Blossom, Little Love, and Loukhum (sp?) that I picked up on eBay for a steal!

    Those of you who have been sampling, how do you find the lasting power to be on the Ava Luxe scents? I found Film Noir and Shisha to be very long lasting. Love's True Bluish Light and Nude Musk (both of which I really liked) disappeared within moments, it seemed. Your thoughts? Maybe I am getting ahead of Ava Luxe week, but I have a hard time with delayed gratification (insert a wink because I have not yet figured out how to use the emoticons).

    Edited to add: Also, do you recommend the extrait/oil or the EDP for best sillage and lasting power? Again, I have a hard time with delayed gratification. It is not my only fault, I'm afraid.
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    "Welcome, little Pebbles," said the big Quarry. You wanna get Stoned (by Solange)? (You wouldn't be the Peb_les I know from MUA, would you?)

    I'm delaying gratification--not because I'm virtuous but because I have no time right now. So, I don't have answers to your questions yet. Just wanted to encourage your participation and greet you.

    Rock on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tovah View Post
    Last night I took an Ambien for my chronic insomnia. When I woke up this morning I found my roll-on bottle of Love's True Bluish Light clutched in my hand. Empty. Apparently I'd applied what was left in the bottle (over 1/2 full) all over myself. I smelled like heaven, but I'm so mad that I used it all up! My husband saw me putting it on, too, while I was in my daze before falling completely asleep. He figured it was some kind of moisturizer so he didn't question me. Plus it smells so damn good, he didn't care. I'm going to order another bottle and hide it from myself!
    Oh, honey-baby, that's the cutest, most pathetic story yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tovah View Post
    Last night I took an Ambien for my chronic insomnia. When I woke up this morning I found my roll-on bottle of Love's True Bluish Light clutched in my hand. Empty. Apparently I'd applied what was left in the bottle (over 1/2 full) all over myself. I smelled like heaven, but I'm so mad that I used it all up! My husband saw me putting it on, too, while I was in my daze before falling completely asleep. He figured it was some kind of moisturizer so he didn't question me. Plus it smells so damn good, he didn't care. I'm going to order another bottle and hide it from myself!

    Wait until you wake up with your underwear on backwards....now that's a wakeup call!


    I'm so looking forward to my LTBL sample! And also, I'm looking forward to fresh BLTs. I've got 26 Ava Luxe Samples from the last time you (Tovah) were raving about her--the Camisole never "did it" for me like it did for you. I've tested a few more of them not found one to fall in love with---Milk's good, very like Matin Calin with better longevity. Clementine and Gardenia Musk are maybes. I'll have another go with them all!
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    [quote=Quarry;1012485]"Welcome, little Pebbles," said the big Quarry. You wanna get Stoned (by Solange)? (You wouldn't be the Peb_les I know from MUA, would you?)


    Bwah ha! It's 12:30 am & I just snorted in laughter and woke up one of my cats. He's glaring at me.

    Welcome to Pebbles!:wave:

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    Great story, Tovah! Although a bit annoying I'll grant you.
    I remember when I got laser eye surgery I had to wear this goggles to bed to stop me rubbing my eyes in my sleep (which is a very bad thing to do if you've just had your eyes peeled, sliced and fried like onions...). They didn't have a strap but had to be attached to your face with surgical tape. Several nights in a row I managed to rip them off in my sleep. I don't just mean they fell off - I woke up to find them on the chair next to the bed. After that I just gave up on them. Eyes healed just fine.

    Anyway, my samples just arrived. I don't think I'll have too many issues. Rash is fading nicely now and the samples are rather small so I won't be able to douse myself like I did with that sample of Rousse I got on Easter weekend. I'm half wondering if that was the culprit (and actually I hope not as I really like it!)

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    I woke up after having taken Ambien once when I was doing my old, more glamorous job, to discover that at some point in the night I'd deleted an article I was working on for a deadline the next day (a sensible thing about an opera festival in Finland) and had replaced it with a very long, ungrammatical and barely readable screed about pickled herring and saunas. The old article wasn't even in the recycle bin - I appeared to have just written over it and saved. I don't remember writing the new one at all.

    It was around this time that I stopped taking Ambien and decided to try herbal medicine instead. (I still get a prescription for it if we're going somewhere long-haul and I need to beat the jet lag, but I do make sure that I don't take it until I'm in bed, the lights are off and my head is on the pillow!)

    I have, by the way, been sampling Kretek. I can't quite work out what's going on here, but I poured a glass of Pepsi Max Cino (the coffee flavoured Pepsi) shortly after I'd put it on yesterday, and wow - Kretek and Pepsi Max Cino have an awful lot in common. (Seriously - take a glass of the stuff and float some tobacco and a clove in it, and I think you'd be there!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles View Post
    Again, I have a hard time with delayed gratification. It is not my only fault, I'm afraid.
    Welcomewelcome Pebbles! :wave: You are not the only member of the "gotta have it now" club!!

    Check out these posts for what's happenin': http://community.basenotes.net/showt...008815#1008815 and http://community.basenotes.net/showt...007373#1007373

    Meanwhile I, personally, will be working on my envy issues - you with all those Ava Luxes!! :bounce:
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    Well it seems I got another couple of samples thrown in - Shisa and Gardenia Musk, so I can enjoy the party that bit more.

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