Today we're helping Jeremy, who needs a new "all around scent". Jeremy says he tends to devote himself to a fragrance for a few months and then move on, and he's only just recently started to look beyond department store options. His perfect fragrance will have good lasting power, feel young and fun, and move past the citrus/aquatic scents he already knows and loves. He doesn't care if it is marketed to men or women — he says he'll wear anything so long as it doesn't require shoulder pads. His price limit is $200, and he has excellent access to perfume stores. Here is what we know about Jeremy:
He's in his early 30s and recently moved to Seattle.
His passions outside of work are baking desserts, swimming (he says he's a "beach kid"), art deco and graphic design. His drink: a vodka cranberry.
Jeremy likes ripe citrus, lavender, fruits (especially berry) and leather. He also likes the idea of a sparkling scent, but isn't really sure what it means.
He doesn't like cumin, patchouli, bitter or powdery notes.
Here are his notes on particular fragrances he has tried or worn:
Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte: right now he wears this most days, and he likes it but it is too short-lived (even in the Concentre) and he's bored of the bitter notes and coldness.
Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine: he liked it, but again, it's too short lived.
Hermès Voyage: also too short-lived, and he says he likes it more "around me than on me".
Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau: he loves the opening of garden greenery & raspberries, but after that it screams NEON GREEN for hours.
Parfums de Nicolaï Violette in Love: likes the top notes, but not the long lasting floral powder.
L'Artisan Dzing!: too "dirty" sweaty.
Lacoste Essential: "citrus/ocean that doesn't have any fun".
Escada Sunset Heat for Men: loved the "fruits mixed with ocean and lavender combination" but also has a "rubbing alcohol background" that ruins it.
What say you?