Today we're helping Kisa, who wants to find her new signature scent. She'd like something sophisticated and somewhat exotic, and preferably something available in a range of concentrations — she likes to wear Eau de Parfum during the day and save Parfum for special occasions. She has a preference for classic orientals (see below) and lasting power is a concern; she says even heavy perfumes like Opium don't last on her. Here is what we know about Kisa:
She's in her early 60s, and has dark hair, fair skin, medium height and build. She is of Italian, German and Belorussian ancestry.
She retired from teaching (French and Italian) 2 years ago, and married one year ago.
Kisa lives in Long Island, NY; but loves both the city and country.
She enjoys gardening, classical music and reading, and she loves animals. She is also studying the piano for the first time.
Kisa has always had one signature for long periods of her life and they mostly been in the oriental family or something close to it. She found her first signature when she lived in Paris as a student: Millot Crèpe de Chine. She later switched to Guerlain Mitsouko, and wore that for about 25 years. When she was widowed at age 55, she switched to Caron Parfum Sacré. She loved all three of these fragrances and now wants something new for this next phase of her life.
Kisa dislikes anything very fruity or with an overly dominant vanilla accord. She hates Coty Éméraude and Joop.
What say you?