Susan lives in Ireland, but she's going to New York next month, and she's hoping to try some new fragrances she can't find locally. Ideally, while she's there she'll find a perfect scent — an every day fragrance, something sophisticated but youthful, not brash or loud, and that will work through spring and summer — for under $100. Here is what we know about Susan:
She's in her early 20s, and loves traveling and the arts.
She trained as a ballet dancer and currently works in theater.
She loves to socialize and party.
Susan typically wears a perfume oil she bought in Egypt: she says it's very similar to Coco Chanel. Last spring & summer, she wore Paul Smith Rose ("well done but not exciting"), and she also used to wear Acqua di Parma Colonia. Susan likes "something a little bit spiced, nothing overly sweet", and she enjoys notes of jasmine and/or rose. She is open to a darker, warmer fragrance.
Susan is not sure which notes she dislikes, but she does not like Kenzo Flower — "too chalky or heady or something".
Perfumes Susan has tried include Roger & Gallet Thé Vert ("nice but a bit too citrusy") and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue ("too many people wearing it").
What say you?