Laura wants to find a special perfume for evening. The perfect scent would be stunningly sexy but intelligent, and would cost under $200. She has reasonably good access to stores, and is happy to shop online. Here are some details about Laura:
She's in her late 20s and lives in Minneapolis, where she does administrative work for a small avant-garde ballet company.
She says she is reserved, but "comes out of her shell" with people she knows well.
She loves travel, fashion and the arts, and "recently dove head-first into the world of perfume".
Laura likes notes of iris, tuberose, musk, gardenia, patchouli and vanilla. Her daytime rotation includes Etat Libre d'Orange Putain des Palaces, Balenciaga Paris and Monyette Paris, but she says she doesn't feel "super connected" to any of them.
Laura dislikes citrus, fresh, fruity, green and sport perfumes. A couple examples: she admires Annick Goutal Eau D’Hadrien but would never wear it, and the "rotten fruits" ruin Parfums de Nicolaï Sacrebleu.
Here are some of the things Laura has tried in her search:
Juliette Has a Gun Calamity J: Laura liked this a lot, and thinks it's the right direction (some floral, a hint of vanilla and musk) but it didn't have any lasting power.
Monyette Paris: she wears it for day, but it isn't deep enough for evening.
Balenciaga Paris: not enough pizazz for evening.
Balmain Ambre Gris: she likes it — it feels " comfortable and rich" — but it doesn't feel special enough for evening.
Etat Libre d'Orange Like This: too foody.
Tauer Perfumes L'Air du desert marocain: too dry and not feminine enough.
Estee Lauder Sensuous: she liked the warmth, but there was something sour about it.
What say you?