Today we're helping Alisha, a high school student in India who says she is new to perfume. Alisha is a "total extrovert" who loves to dance and make new friends. She's looking for a casual-wear fragrance that won't cost more than $100, and it needs to be something from a mainstream brand because that is all she has access to.
Alisha likes sweet, fruity, (maybe fruity more than sweet) lively perfumes. Notes she likes include citrus, strawberry, orange, amber, tangerine blossom, vanilla and wood. Perfumes she has used in the past include Banana Republic Jade, Burberry Brit, CK In2U Pop, CK In2U, and Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto and Pour Femme. She wants to try Hermès Jardin Sur Le Nil.
Alisha doesn't like rose, or perfumes that are too strong. She did not like Chanel No. 19 (too feminine and grown-up).
Here are some of the fragrances Alisha has tried:
Burberry Weekend: nice, but not fruity enough.
Christian Dior Poison: she likes it, but it's too strong.
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps: she doesn't like it, it smells weird.
Escada Ocean Lounge: she likes the fruity aspect, but it's too strong: "I don't want to be thought of as a fruit basket."
What say you?