I have only been on vacation a few days, and I've already managed to lose track of what day it is...so here is the Monday mail, one day late. This week's subject is Namita, who comments here as Nam. Here is what we know about Namita:
She's a college student in her early 20s.
She is multilingual and lives in a big city.
She goes out clubbing frequently, but also considers herself to be "fairly serious" for her age.
Namita loves classical music/old school and alternative hiphop/jazz.
Namita is looking for an evening fragrance, and specifically, she wants to find something "louder" than what she usually wears. Her current rotation includes:
Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia: a favorite for day.
Bond no. 9 Chinatown: Namita finds the opening cloying, but loves the gorgeous dry down.
Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl: "Lovely, just not heavy enough to be an evening fragrance."
Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche: Namita bought this but now finds it too cloying.
Notes that Namita likes include incense, sandalwood, patchouli, jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley, rose. She does like soliflore fragrances, but not for her evening scent.
She does not like "anything overly gourmand or overly sweet" or "heavy-handed with vanilla or fruit", and some perfumes she particulary dislikes include Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison, Kenzo Amour Indian Holi, Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace, anything from Lavanila.
Here are some heavier fragrances that Namita likes, but that don't quite fit the bill for her perfect evening fragrance:
Gucci by Gucci: "A little too much sillage".
Frederic Malle Une Rose: "Amazing", but too much of a "blatant rose" to fit as her evening scent.
Donna Karan DKNY Delicious Night: "Too much fruit".
Guerlain Shalimar & Eau de Shalimar: Just not her.
Jean Patou Joy: not dark enough for evening.
What say you? I ought to have come up with something perfect, but was too busy forgetting what day it was. Please help!
The Monday Mail will be on hiatus next week; look for a new post on Monday, August 25.