Today we're helping Kevin, who is looking for the perfect leafy green fragrance:
My favorite smell is of leaves. You know when you take a leaf and break it open and this wonderful green and alive smell comes out? Love.
Kevin would like to find that scent for no more than $140. He lives in Vancouver and so has access to good perfume stores, and he'd prefer to shop in person, not online. Here are some other details about Kevin:
He's studying biology at university
He says he tends to be impulsive, excitable, frank and easily affectionate.
He loves reading, and he says loves to bake, although he's otherwise a lousy cook. He's also a long-distance runner.
Kevin tends to wear earthy, warm fragrances, which he feels work better on his skin, and he says fresher scents sometimes come off sour. He likes notes of vanilla, tonka bean, vetiver, tobacco leaf, patchouli, peppermint and musk. He is open to feminine fragrances, but he cringes when he smells things from Paris Hilton or Britney Spears. His current rotation includes CK Obsession (for men), CK Obsession Night (for women), Burberry Brit and Burberry London, Chanel Allure Homme, Givenchy Pi, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, Fendi Life Essence, and Un Crime Exotique by Perfumerie Generale. He also likes Dior's Hypnotic Poison.
Kevin doesn't like lavender or fresh scents, and he avoids aquatics as they don't work well for him.
The only applicable scent that Kevin has tried so far is Guerlain Vetiver. He liked it but it wasn't what he was looking for, and the dry down was a little powdery.
What say you?