Today we're helping Andreja, who is looking for a new perfume that is unique but not weird. She lives in Slovenia and has limited access to good brick 'n mortar stores, but is happy to shop online. She can spend up to $150.
Here is what we know about Andreja:
She's in her mid 30s, and has an 18 month-old daughter. She has a small circle of special friends, and likes socializing but dislikes crowds.
When she has time, she loves to travel, dive and ride motorcycles.
Andreja likes woody, spicy, oriental-floral, oriental-woody and chypre fragrances. She likes notes of incense, myrrh, nutmeg, cedar, bay laurel, and other woods.
Andreja doesn't like citrus-y, airy, overly gourmand, sweet or fruity fragrances, or heavy rose notes. Some of the fragrances that don't work for her include Thierry Mugler Angel, Chanel No. 5, Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey, Prada Infusion d'Iris, Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum.
Here are some of the perfumes Andreja has tried:
Ralph Lauren Safari: her favorite, although she isn't sure why. She'd like to find something similar.
Guerlain Shalimar: she loves it (it is not too sweet or vanillic, and has good staying power).
Rochas Byzance: a milder version of Shalimar; she enjoys it.
Donna Karan Black Cashmere: the best spicy fragrance she has tried; it makes her feel cozy and warm.
Givenchy Organza Indecence: a really woody spicy scent.
Bvlgari Black: points for being different, but she doesn't like the opening.
L'Artisan Traversee du Bosphore: an interesting fragrance, and the longer she wears it the better it gets.
Chanel Bois des Iles: a nice woody scent, not too heavy or plain.
Chanel Cuir de Russie: she loves it.
Creed Fleurissimo and Estee Lauder Pleasures: both nice florals.
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile Eau de Parfum: she likes it very much.
Yves Saint Laurent: smells good on others but awful on her.
Diptyque Tam Dao: a nice sandalwood but too plain and linear.
Estee Lauder Azuree: she hates it (too green and too mature).
What say you?