Today we're helping Rebecca, who comments here as Lollipop. Rebecca would like to find a sexy summer fragrance. The perfect perfume would be unusual, have a fair amount of sillage, and cost less than $140. She has excellent access to perfume stores, and is also happy to shop online.
Here is what we know about Rebecca:
She's in her early 40s and living in Provence.
She's a mom to 3, and has an eclectic career history (lawyer to air stewardess to factory worker, not necessarily in that order).
She says she is a girly girl, very romantic and positive with an unconventional side.
Interests include ballet, running and gardening. She likes to take time to smell the roses, and to help people out. Her friends are very important to her.
Rebecca likes vetiver, rose, woody notes, linden, iris, hyacinth, tuberose sometimes, gardenia, mimosa, citrus, tea. She also loves the work of perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena (favorite: Vetiver Tonka) and she loves cheap thrills (Stetson). She likes gourmands (Givenchy Organza Indecence, Kenzo Amour Le Parfum). Perfumes she loves include Chanel No 5 Elixir, Givenchy Eaudemoiselle, Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan, Lancome Tresor, Robert Piguet Fracas, Molinard Habanita, Guerlain Apres l'Ondee, Yves Saint Laurent Cinema, Caron Parfum Sacre, Dior Diorissimo, Rochas Tocade.
Rebecca doesn't like cumin (except in Rochas Femme) or heavy skanky notes. Heavy indoles don't always work for her, and she doesn't care for medicinal notes or anything too masculine, but then again, she doesn't like girly-fruity-pink perfumes either.
Perfumes she wore in the past or tried recently include:
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey: she wore it for years, now it bores her.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: she loves it, everyone loves it on her.
Prada Infusion d'Iris: another love.
Stella McCartney Stella Nude: very light and refreshing, works well in the heat.
Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose: turns a bit musty despite the delicious opening.
Chanel Cristalle: "great but not me."
Chanel Coco: one of her "going out" perfumes.
Lancome O de Lancome: fun.
Hermes 24 Faubourg: interesting but gave her a headache.
Bulgari Black: disappointing after all the hype.
Lush Breath of God: a scrubber.
What say you?