Today we're helping Melissa, who is looking for her holy grail comfort scent. Melissa has good access to department and discount stores, and can make it to Luckyscent's Scent Bar if need be. She can spend about $100, but is also happy to buy decants so price should not be a deterrent. So far, she has mostly tried mainstream perfumes, and she'd like to branch out into more sophisticated niche perfumes. Here is what we know about Melissa:
She's in her early 30s, and studying Human Development in college.
She says she's a bit of a nut and has an odd sense of humor.
Melissa loves dessert-type scents (almond, pistachio, sugar, vanilla, chocolate, spices, etc). She also likes many floral notes (rose, lily, jasmine). She likes Hilary Duff With Love, Stella McCartney Stella (she wishes it lasted longer) and Hermès Vanille Galante (she'd like something more dessert-like though). She'd love to find a nutty, boozy, candied rose type scent...preferably with sillage and lasting power.
Melissa doesn't like perfumes that are "too dirty", animalic or BO-like. She doesn't dislike many notes, but orange, aquatic notes, rubber, and smoky scents are not favorites.
Here are some of the perfumes Melissa has tried:
Estee Lauder Youth Dew: almost knocked her out.
Britney Spears Circus Fantasy: synthetic berry apocalypse.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb: great sillage, but but somewhat boring.
Chloe (original): too much.
Estee Lauder Pleasures Delight: ok, but smells a bit like plastic.
Thierry Mugler La Rose Angel, Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita, Guerlain Eau de Shalimar: all fine but she'd like something a little less mainstream, more sophisticated and interesting.
What say you?