Aleta has been "obsessing" over violets recently, and she'd like to find her perfect everyday spring/summer violet fragrance. The violet is Aleta's birth flower, and when she was growing up in Oregon, she picked violet bouquets from her lawn almost every day. She'd like to find the scent that does for violets what Marc Jacobs did for gardenias: something "true to the fresh gardeny scent of the flower without a lot of overinterpretation". She'd also like her new fragrance to have "medium sillage" and good lasting power, and ideally, she'd like something that comes in a travel size so she could reapply during the day.
Aleta has access to Sephora, Belk, and Nordstrom's, although she'd be willing to buy online if something sounded perfect. She'd also be willing to buy samples. She'd prefer her new perfume cost around $50-80, but she'd go as high as $100 for something really special. Here is what we know about Aleta:
She's in her early 20s, and is now living in the Mid-Atlantic region.
She describes herself as intellectual and laid-back. She prefers gin to girly drinks, with the exception of an occasional Lemon Drop martini.
She likes to be outoors as much as possible.
She would buy all her clothes from Nordstrom, J.Crew, and Anthropologie if she could afford it. She tends to wear jeans and white shirts every day.
Her favorite historic periods are the early 19th century and the Victorian era, although lately she's "feeling a bit 1950s". Aleta watched a lot of Little House on the Prairie while growing up in an 1880s farm house in the country, and she has a lot of nostalgia for that period of her life.
Aleta likes Marc Jacobs Daisy, Estee Lauder Azuree Soleil, Stella McCartney Stella and L de Lolita Lempicka. Notes she likes include fresh herbs, citrus (lemon, bitter lemon, orange, grapefruit), pale woods, white flowers, and green notes. She's happy with fragrances that aren't overly complex, where "one or two notes pop through strongly and resonate together". Aleta doesn't like powdery or linen-y perfumes. To date, she has only tried one violet soliflore, Fresh Violette, but she was not happy with the lasting power.
What say you? Please, if you want to recommend a niche perfume that can't be found at a local store, tell Aleta where she could buy a sample online.