Amy, who comments here as alltheprettythings, wants our help finding a new perfume. She's got lots of favorites already, but she gets bored easily and would like to find another. It should be something she can wear anywhere, in any season. She can spend up to $200, and she is in New York twice a week — not far from Aedes! — so her access to perfume stores is excellent.
Here is what Amy wants us to know about her:
My personality: raised to be a Lady (Brit Mum), so am very proper in manners and decorum but am a 38-year old small business owner secret-wild-child with a love for vintage clothing, dancing, laughter, all sorts of music, breaking rules, smashing glasses in joy and anger, impulsive, creative...
I am so not into Shalimar, but will happily wear Bvlgari Black and sniff at Angel but won't spray it. My most loved item in my closet is a dahlia-red military coat belted coat by Laundry, and my most coveted and searched for item is a Persian Lamb coat with mink collar. And I love tights and high, high heels. I love Valentino couture but can afford Goodwill and outlet shopping.
Amy likes notes of orange blossom, patchouli, amber, vanilla, musk, orchid, honey, leather, tobacco, gardenia and tuberose. Some of the perfumes she has in rotation at the moment include:
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb: she wore it to her Art Deco wedding in Washington Square Park, so it has a special place in her heart.
Chanel Allure Sensuelle: she hates the top notes, but loves the "lovely smoky base with elements of elegance and refinery" and she gets lots of compliments when she wears it.
Gucci by Gucci Eau de Parfum: "I could drink it."
Fendi (with domed cap): "The crazy, smoky, leathery piece of work available for a song. The drydown is magnificent. Top notes? Not so much."
Lancome Magie Noir (vintage): "I feel hopeful when I wear it, and as if I'm riding towards the pyramids in Egypt under a moonlit sky."
Hanae Mori Magical Moon: She likes the dry down but not the top notes.
Hanae Mori for MEN: "yum and fun."
David Yurman Eau de Parfum: "Am embarrassed by how much I love it. I blew through a large 2.5 in record time."
Aquolina Pink Sugar: "I am sick, I know but I like it in secret."
Kenzo Amour: she likes the Shower Honey better than the perfume.
What say you?