Today we're helping Shelly. She's a school teacher, and she wants to find an everyday fragrance that appeals to adults more than 7 year olds, and that isn't so close to the skin that it doesn't get noticed. She can spend about $100. Here is what we know about Shelly:
She's 40-something, and lives and works in the San Francisco suburbs.
She has a large Bernese Mountain Dog and spends her weekends training her to pull a cart.
Shelly's current favorite is Chanel Cuir de Russie, but she says it never gets noticed. She would love to buy Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles in a higher concentration but she can't. She also loves Guerlain Apres L'Ondee and Balenciaga Le Dix. Shelly also loves tea, but she's not sure if she loves it in perfume or not — L'Artisan's Tea for Two was too sweet and too smokey.
Shelly dislikes orange blossom and neroli.
Here are some of the fragrances she owns or has tried:
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan: the kids noticed it but thought she smelled like brownies. She says that is not her goal and she is not a big fan of gourmands.
Caron Eau de Reglisse, Caron Parfum Sacré, L'Artisan Timbuktu: she owns them all, and likes them, but not everyday.
The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit & Bergamote: also a bit too expensive, and the Bergamote, while perfect for work, has poor staying power.
What say you?