Today we're helping Linda, who wants to find two new perfumes. One should be a daily "signature" scent, and she'd like the other to be a romantic fragrance for special occasions. She can pay up to $100 each. She'd prefer perfumes that aren't too popular or mainstream, although that's not a deal-breaker, and she'd like them to be pretty but interesting — they don't have to be complicated scents. She has good access to perfume stores. Here is what we know about Linda:
She's in her mid-20s and lives in San Francisco, where she works as a pharmacist.
She says she is slow to catch on to new trends — she prefers simple and classic, with feminine touches. Her favorite piece of clothing is a grey draped cashmere sweater from J. Crew.
Linda is shy when meeting new people, but can be bright and goofy once she gets to know them better.
Linda likes notes of osmanthus, champaca, white musk, sandalwood, orange blossom and cedar.
Linda doesn't like tuberose, gourmands, white florals or heavy florals.
Here are some of the fragrances Linda has tried:
The Different Company Osmanthus: almost perfect, but a little too light in the chilly San Francisco winter.
Guerlain Vol de Nuit Evasion: loved it! too difficult to get though.
Ormonde Jayne Woman: almost too womanly.
Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus, and Champaca: both lovely, but out of her price range.
Diptyque Eau de Neroli: pretty and delicate, but didn't make a huge impression.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her: appealing, but again too womanly.
Chanel No. 19: did not appeal at all — no warmth.
What say you?