Today we're helping Cady, who wants to find two new fragrances: a casual scent for day, and a special occasion romantic scent for night. Cady says she doesn't like smelling like everyone else, and she can spend about $100-150 on each perfume.
Here is what we know about Cady:
She's a creative professional in her early 30s, and she lives in New York City.
She says her style is bohemian chic...trendy, but with her own flair.
She likes to go organic when she can, she loves the beach, and considers herself more European than American in lifestyle: she works to live, loves travel and food.
She says she is warm and friendly with a wacky sense of humor.
Cady likes fresh, clean, and beachy fragrances. Notes she likes include coconut, citrus (especially bergamot) jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, rose, grass, melon, mint, neroli, lavender, cucumber, white musk and soapy and/or powdery notes. Her current favorites are Creed Virgin Island Water and Philosophy Pure Grace. Others she likes include Chloe Lavande and Chloe Neroli, sometimes Burberry Classic.
Cady doesn't like gourmands or sweet fragrances, "perfumey perfumes", freesia or lily. Perfumes she dislikes include Prada by Prada, Jean Patou Joy and Thierry Mugler Angel.
Here is what Cady has tried so far:
Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil: loved the opening, the dry down smelled like cheap body spray.
Prada Infusion d'Iris: too mature.
Prada Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger: too flat and not enough citrus.
Prada Infusion de Tubereuse: didn't smell the tuberose.
Robert Piguet Fracas: loved it, but perhaps too strong.
Calvin Klein CK One: fresh, clean, but not romantic.
Annick Goutal Petite Cherie: a little too sweet and immature.
Chloe 2009: fun, fresh and very feminine but now too widely worn.
What say you?