Michelle says she is modern but is drawn to old things, including strong vintage perfumes. She wants to find a new fragrance that smells like the things she loves, but that won't overpower her colleagues, family or friends. It should work any time, day or night, and cost less than $150. Here is what we know about Michelle:
She's in her late 30s and has 3 teenage boys, and works as an event manager for a large hotel.
She loves perfume and makeup, and she's planning for her (second) wedding later in the summer.
She's also a history buff and says she is "obsessed with the twenties and thirties, literature, historic New York, old hotels and buildings".
Michelle loves vetiver, chypre perfumes, sandalwood, patchouli and incense. Some of her favorite perfumes include Reminiscence Patchouli Elixir, Yves Saint Laurent Opium, Narciso Rodriguez, Thierry Mugler Angel, Paloma Picasso, Prada (original) and Prada L'Eau Ambree.
Michelle dislikes florals and light fragrances, include Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue, Stella McCartney Stella, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Ralph Lauren Romance. She also doesn't like any of the Burberry line, or any of the Bond no. 9 scents other than Cooper Square.
Fragrances she has tried in her search:
Guerlain Jicky ~ a classic "old" smell, but her fiancé doesn't care for it.
Guerlain Mitsouko ~ she loves how it dries down to something "old yet still kind of mod".
Molinard Habanita ~ a scrubber; possibly the worst perfume she has ever smelled.
Caron Tabac Blond ~ not heavy enough.
Tokyo Milk French Kiss & Gin and Rosewater ~ she was surprised to find she liked both of them.
What say you?