This week we're helping Lauren, who wants to find her signature fragrance. She'd like something that smells great, fits her perfectly, and isn't worn by everyone else. She's willing to invest up to $200. Here is what we know about Lauren:
She's in her mid-teens and in the process of creating her own lipstick company.
She's also a photographer.
Her style is a mix of vintage (clothes from the 50's and 60's) and classic (well-fitting jeans, blazers, things that are simple but fit well).
She has pale skin, brown hair, and blue eyes, and she wears natural makeup (besides lipstick.)
Lauren doesn't know what notes she loves or hates, but here are some of the fragrances she has tried:
Frederic Malle Iris Poudre: She loved it, but it disappears within an hour.
Frederic Malle Une Rose: Cloyingly sweet.
Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady: Smelled like cheap incense.
Guerlain Shalimar: She wishes it worked on her, but smelled like strong baby powder.
Chantecaille Kalimantan: She loved it — like a warm, soothing fire — but too strong for her everyday signature fragrance.
Chantecaille Frangipane: Smelled like bathroom cleaner.
Bottega Veneta: She did like it, but it was missing something.
Marc Jacobs Lola: Artificial, gross, and mass market smelling.
Marc Jacobs Daisy: YAWWWWWN.
Flora by Gucci: Cloying amber.
Jimmy Choo: Smelled sugary and awful.
What say you?
Note: top image courtesy of Victoria of Bois de Jasmin.