Today we're helping Mo, who has been wearing vanilla musks for years and would like to find a new perfume with more "color", if that makes sense. Her ideal perfume will be fruity or berried, but in a warm and jammy way, like the filling of a pie that just came out of the oven rather than bright and sunny and fresh. It should be grounded by deeper, darker notes that give it depth. She can spend up to $150. Here is what we know about Mo:
She's in her mid 20s, and is partnered but not married.
Mo is an artist by day, activist by night.
Her friends describe her as eccentric and passionate.
She dresses in blacks and greys most of the time to counterbalance her retina-searing red hair, bright accessories and nails.
Mo likes any and all berries, black currant, plum, peach, grapefruit, amber, sandalwood, incense, musk, vanilla, spicy notes, lilac and violet. Favorite perfumes include Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot, Floris China Rose and Paco Rabanne Ultrared.
Mo doesn't like sharp herbal notes or lavender; or too much apple or watermelon.
Mo has tried one fragrance so far in her search: Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious Night. It is closer to what what she wants than many other fresh and candy-ish fruity scents, but still lacks the vibe she's going for, and is a bit too apple-centric.
What say you?