Today we're helping Sheena. Sheena's longtime signature perfume was Rochas Tocade, but her local perfume store in Kuala Lumpur stopped carrying it 5 years ago, and she's having trouble finding a replacement (and yes, she knows she could buy it online). Sheena wants to find a perfume that "has a strong personality and possibly poetic", but she also wants something she can buy locally at a reasonable price (no more than $100, and preferably much less). She also says that "Malaysia is obsessed with mainstream/ pop fragrances", so she's not after a "distinctive niche scent"; still, she'd like to find something that not absolutely everyone else is wearing. Here is what we know about Sheena:
Sheena's in her mid-20s and works as a literature educator in a local university.
She's also a performance poet and slam artist.
Other hobbies and interests: belly dance, travelling, quirky clubs, lounges, restaurants and galleries.
Sheena describes herself as a "a strong modern woman with an odd penchant for vintage/classic and oriental things including perfumes".
Sheena likes notes of rose, amber, vanilla, incense and sometimes myrrh or leather. Some of the fragrances she likes include Dolce & Gabbana Sicily, Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum, Chanel Coco, Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely, Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Annick Goutal Grand Amour, Dior Poison and Bvlgari Pour Femme.
Fragrances that Sheena has tried but not quite loved include Chanel Allure ("bores me later"), Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Male (too clean), Nanette Lepore For Her (too sweet), Estee Lauder Youth Dew ("suits best for the boudoir"), Clinique Simply (too well-behaved), Miss Dior Chérie ("too cotton candy sugary"), and Hèrmes Kelly Caleche ("loved the leather but disappointing sillage"). And a few perfumes that made her "physically sick": Mariah Carey M, Moschino Cheap and Chic Hippy Fizz, all the Paris Hilton perfumes, DKNY Be Delicious, Emporio Armani Diamonds and Jennifer Lopez Live Luxe.
What say you?