Today we're helping Shermeen, who is looking for a new everyday fall / winter fragrance. It should be warm and appropriate for the cold Canadian weather, but it shouldn't scream patchouli or incense or be too dramatic a fragrance. It should also have excellent lasting power and good sillage. She can pay up to $100, and she has easy access to the Bay, Sears and Sephora, although she's also willing to shop online if she can get a sample. Here is what we know about Shermeen:
She's in her mid 20s, and is a classically trained singer and law student.
She's an avid reader (preferring thought-provoking books), a relatively lefty feminist, and she's almost completely blind and travels with a guide dog.
She likes writing, swimming, and being near water.
She says that although she is very outgoing, talkative and witty, she has few close friends, and needs a lot of "recharging time" if she's with people too often.
Shermeen likes fresh green florals paired with citrus notes, and white, clean, warm musk scents, as well as aquatic fragrances. Random smells she likes include cinnamon, swimming pool areas, real maple syrup, nail polish (but not nail polish remover), leather (as in new leather coats and bags), warm apple cider, the smell of wood (like pine or cedar), and the smell of Christmas trees and the insides of new expensive cars. She loves the smell of creamy sandalwood. Perfumes she likes include the original Coach, Chanel Chance Eau Tendre (the only Chanel she likes), Gucci Flora, Burberry by Burberry, Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path (she doesn't usually like powder, but here it is very soft), Lancome Miracle (has a spicy Christmas tree note or something in it that she really likes), Estee Lauder Pleasures, Pleasures Intense, Bronze Goddess Soleil, Guerlain Herba Fresca, The Body Shop White Musk, American Eagle Real and DKNY Be Delicious.
She doesn't like most of the Chanel mainstream fragrance line, patchouli or incense, amber top notes, vanilla/cupcake notes (Coach Poppy, Britney Spears Fantasy), tropical beach fragrances (Escada limited editions), Love, Chloé, the Clinique line (especially Aromatics Elixir), Jimmy Choo, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, or any men's fragrances.
What say you?