Today we're helping Issy, who is looking for a casual everyday fragrance for $150 or less. She has good access to perfume stores, and is happy to shop online. Issy says she is basically new to perfume, and here are some other details about her:
She's in her mid 30s and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
She's a civil engineer who loves to dress nicely.
She also loves food, and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping or just strolling around town in sunny weather.
Issy likes woods, citrus and light floral notes.
She doesn't like cumin, vanilla or anything too foody or too sweet. She also doesn't like heavy florals or too much powder.
Issy has tried and loved...
Guerlain Après L’Ondée (but she couldn't find it anywhere)
Annick Goutal Eau de Camille
Ormonde Jayne Frangipani Absolute & Ormonde Woman
Diptyque Tam Dao & Philosykos
Jo Malone French Lime Blossom
And she tried and liked...
Hermès Un Jardin Sur le Nil
Ormonde Jayne Tolu (too heavy)
Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio (too similar to Un Jardin Sur le Nil)
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien (she used to love it but now it doesn't smell the same)
Bvlgari au Thé Vert
Hermès Eau Claire des Merveilles
She didn't like...
Ormonde Jayne Ta’if (she thought it smelled strongly of cumin)
Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline (too powdery, heavy musk)
Chanel No. 5 (weird sour smell)
Hèrmes Kelly Caleche (just not her)
Bobbi Brown Beach (too clean)
What say you?