This week we're helping Lisa, who hasn't worn perfume in 15 years because she can't find one she likes. Lisa says everything she tries is too nondescript, too simple, too cloying or changes with her body chemistry so as to be unidentifiable. Her ex-boyfriend wore Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Mâle, and she loves it so much that she has worn it a few times, but she'd like to find something more feminine. She's willing to spend up to $100, and has reasonably good access to stores. Here are a few more details about Lisa:
She's in her late 30s and a "classic kind of girl".
He style is hip but tailored for work; casual on the weekends.
She describes her personality and sense of humor as "fun/sarcastic...but deeply intellectual for things that matter".
In the past, Lisa has worn Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl and Lancôme Tresor, but she isn't in love with any of those now. She says she is attracted to sweet fragrances like Paris Hilton Can Can, Jessica Simpson Fancy or Guess by Marciano (although it faded too fast), but she isn't sure they really fit her and she doesn't want to smell like a candle. Other things she has tried and ruled out include Marc Jacobs Daisy (too simple), Christian Dior Addict, Ralph Lauren Notorious & Romance, Lancôme Magnifique and most of the Burberrys.
Lisa likes the idea of a clean or citrusy fragrance, but she isn't sure she could find one that would be complex enough to suit her. She did recently smell Kenzo L'Eau Par Kenzo Homme and liked it although it seemed fairly simple.
What say you?