I'm late! Az is waiting patiently for our advice. She's looking for an everyday fragrance — something she can put on without thinking and that will last at least half the day. And of course, she'd like it to smell delicious! Extra bonus points if it works year-round, and although she doesn't mind shopping online, she doesn't want anything vintage or terribly hard to find. Her price limit is around £100-150 (£150 = $240).
Here is what we know about Az:
She's in her late 20s and has a young son.
She likes to read and paint.
She says she's a bit of a romantic, when she gets tired of being practical.
Her musical tastes range from world pop to opera.
Az likes notes of cumin, lavender, jasmine, gardenias, lilies, sandalwood and citrus. Some of her favorites in the past have included Gucci Envy and CK One (she has "OD'd" on both of those now), Alexander McQueen Kingdom (she loved it but it's now discontinued), and L'Artisan Thé Pour Un Été (until her mother-in-law co-opted it). She currently wears Chanel No. 5 (Eau de Parfum and Sensual Exilir), Christian Dior Poison, Penhaligon's Lily and Spice and Amouage Ubar (the old one), but she does not consider any of those to be an "everyday" scent.
Az does not like heavy vanilla, or anything sickly sweet. She says Thierry Mugler Angel, Gucci Rush and Lolita Lempicka all make her physically ill, as do all Guerlain perfumes.
Here are a few of the perfumes Az has tried lately:
Chanel Gardenia & Hermes Poivre Samaracande: She loves both of them and says they're "practically perfect, but too fleeting".
Ormonde Jayne line: She likes the fragrances, but says they're not scents she can wear easily — they're too demanding.
Andy Tauer line: Her favorite was Une Rose Chypree, but all of them gave her a headache after awhile so she gave them to her husband.
What say you?