This week we're helping Kathie, who found her perfect signature fragrance in Daisy Fuentes Dianoche, which was described as a light tuberose in a 2-in-1 duo with day and night variations. She loved both scents, but preferred the night version. She did not love any of the Dianoche flankers, and now that Dianoche appears to be discontinued, she'd like to find a substitute. Ideally, she'd find two similar fragrances that she could use for day and evening as she did with Dianoche. I'm especially hoping that any of you who might be familiar with Dianoche will chime in! Kathie has good access to mid-tier department stores and chains, and can spend up to $75, but might be willing to go higher for something perfect. She's also willing to shop online.
Kathie is in her mid-40s, and describes herself as positive, credible, passionate, adventurous and caring.
Kathie doesn't know that much about fragrance, and has an easier time saying what she doesn't like than what she does like. She dislikes heavy florals, heavy musks, too much powder, anything too clean, linen scents. She likes a good blend that doesn't emphasize one note over another, and she does like amber, tuberose, mandarin and vanillas.
Here are some of the fragrances Kathie has tried recently:
Juicy Couture (original): one of her favorites of what she tried, but it still did not smell as good as Dianoche.
Gucci Flora: way too floral.
Prada Candy: too sweet.
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia: too fresh and clean.
Philosophy Amazing Grace: too floral and powdery.
Caroline Herrera Red: she liked this one, but not perfect.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Unbreakable: she liked it; a good mix and not perfumey.
Kate Spade Twirl: nice but too orange-fruity and turned sweaty in the dry down.
Burberry The Beat: she didn't like it.
Christina Aguilera By Night: she liked it.
Lancome Midnight Rose: she thought she liked it, but then it turned too fruity.
Vertigo: she liked it but it was a little too soft.
O de Lancome: too clean.
L'Eau de Chloe: too close to Sprite / 7 Up.
Calvin Klein Euphoria: she liked it, but it's a little heavy.
What say you?