Today we're helping Kyla. Kyla is getting back into the dating scene after a long term relationship and wants to find the perfect "date night" perfume. Her daytime fragrances tend to be restrained, cool, and calming, now she wants something that is approachable and sexy but that isn't too sweet or overpowering. Kyla doesn't have good access to perfume stores, so she'll be shopping online. She'd like to find something for under $100, but she'd also be happy with a decant.
Here is what we know about Kyla:
She's in her mid-20s, and works as an environmental scientist in a small town in Northern Canada.
She is a bit shy and quiet, and sometimes comes off as aloof, but she's more talkative with people she knows, and she has a sharp sense of humor.
Her style is classic and feminine — more Joan Holloway than Betty Draper.
Kyla likes incense, florals, woods, amber, coniferous trees, hay, grass, clover, rose, tea, spices, "sharp" smells like lavender, rosemary or eucalyptus. She also doesn't mind aldehydes, "old lady" perfumes, loud white flowers or odd notes like rubber, but she's not sure those will work for her date night perfume. The day perfumes she wears the most are Comme des Garçons Jaisalmer & Rhubarb, Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche & Eau de Camille, Parfum d'Empire Wazamba and Lolita Lempicka Fleur de Corail.
Kyla doesn't like tropical notes, aquatic scents, sweet or very heady perfumes, and sweaty, dirty, or animalic notes.
Here are some of the perfumes she has tried:
Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe: too sweet.
Les Parfums de Rosine Ecume de Rose: she really liked it, but it's more of a daytime perfume.
Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Kashmire: close to what she wants, but needs more oomph.
L'Artisan Safran Troublant: too foody.
Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain: fabulous, but too much heavy spice for her to wear.
Chanel Coromandel & Tauer Incense Rose: she likes them, but not sure they will appeal to men.
Annick Goutal Songes: too heady.
What say you?