The Monday Mail is back from summer vacation, and we're starting off the fall season with Karla, who is looking for a new fragrance that she can wear to work (it should not be loud!) but that will carry over nicely into a happy hour or after-work reception. And, she'd love something that would work year-round. Karla lives in New York City, so access is not a problem, and she's willing to spend up to $98. Here is what we know about Karla:
She's a working mom in her late 30s.
She loves to have fun with friends and family, and to travel and go to concerts.
She says her taste is: "simple, fun, non-intrusive, but noticeable".
Karla likes warm florals and sometimes white musks. Her current perfume favorites include Chloé by Chloé (new version; her one complaint is that it fades quickly) and Givenchy Very Irresistible Sensual.
Karla dislikes heavy orientals or woods, or too much musk or patchouli.
Here are some of the scents she has tried:
Oscar de la Renta Esprit d'Oscar: it's warm. She does like it, but she's worried that by the end of the day, it might be slightly too musky for work.
Victoria’s Secret Tease body mist: she didn't love the dry down and it didn't last.
Body Time China Rain: too strong.
Body Time Egyptian Musk: she liked this one.
Jessica Simpson Fancy: very sweet and candied, too strong for warm weather.
What say you?