Today we're helping Satya, who owns about 100 bottles of perfume but is tired of them and wants something new. Her criteria for her new scent: it must be something unique that will stop people in the street when she walks by, but it can't be so overpowering or cloying that it will bother her co-workers. She's also like it to be warm, dark and smoky, but with some clean/green notes. She can spend between $50 and $100. Here is what we know about Satya:
She's in her late 30s. She was born in Trinidad & Tobago and is now living New York City. She works in Property Management but her "inner career choice" would be something in fashion or home decoration, or some other field that would allow her to express her wild sense of style. She describes herself as a "quiet storm".
Satya says she is a chameleon when it comes to her fashion/perfume sense, and takes as much time to choose her daily perfume as she does to choose her outfit.
Satya likes notes of gardenia, tuberose, fig and sandalwood. She likes grapefruit for the summer and honey for the winter. She has liked perfumes that are soft, like Dolce & Gabbana The One, or sweet like Hanae Mori and Juicy Couture.
Other perfumes Satya likes include Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nicole Miller, Gold by Donna Karan, Gucci Envy Me, most Burberrys, Escada Into the Blue, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Hilary Duff With Love, Sarah Jessica Parker Covet, Tom Ford Black Orchid and Badgley Mischka.
Satya dislikes synthetic mango, sage, rose, or anything mossy. Some of the fragrances that did not work for her include:
Very Valentino: so light that it fades away in 15 minutes
Christian Lacroix Tumulte: after an hour, it's an old powdery-musty closet.
Escada Sunset Heat: synthetic mango!
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist: she likes it on a friend, but not on her.
Clinque Happy: she liked it at first, but now she is smelling a weird green note that won't go away.
Perry Ellis 360: headache inducing.
Lanvin Rumeur: she loved it once in the spring, but tried it again in the summer and hated it.
What say you?