The Monday Mail is back from the holiday break, and we're kicking things off with Lori, who wants to find a versatile fragrance she can wear everyday, but that is sexy enough for a night out. Her ideal scent would be something that could be worn lightly or with a heavier hand, depending on her mood and the setting. She has been wearing Thierry Mugler Angel for years, but would love to find something less widely worn, or something she could layer with Angel to make it less recognizable. Lori can spend up to $200 and is happy to shop online; she also has good access to brick 'n mortar stores.
Here is what we know about Lori:
She's in her early 40s and is married, no children.
She lived outside San Francisco for 10 years, and is currently living near Baltimore.
Lori likes travel, yoga, running, reading, musical theater, knitting.
Her style is eclectic and ranges from 80's, to vintage, to modern and simple. She likes unique, one of a kind things, mixed with classics — think Desigual meets the GAP, meets IKEA, meets thrift shop. All worn with black leggings.
Lori likes gourmands, fruits, spices, chocolate, and caramel when it's mixed with something more sophisticated and complex. She also likes smoke, tobacco, leather, incense, and sometimes tuberose, jasmine or honeysuckle.
Lori doesn't like soapy or heavily floral fragrances, and hasn't liked anything by Chanel so far.
Here are the fragrances Lori has tried:
Origins Ginger Essence: she loves it, but it disappears quickly and feels limited to summer.
Neela Vermeire Créations Trayee: she is loving her sample so far.
Thierry Mugler Angel Fragrances of Leather: a maybe.
Vera Wang Princess: too floral.
Bogetta Venetta: she finds it elegant, but her husband doesn't love it.
Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao: nice, but maybe a little young or simple.
Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy: she likes it but doesn't love it.
What say you?