Back in 2010 we helped Lilian find a new perfume, and now she'd like us to help her find another. Lilian lives in Brazil, where she has limited access to some fragrance brands, but she is planning a trip to Rome and wants our advice on what perfumes she should try while she's there (and better yet, what stores to visit to find them). She'll wear her new perfume to work — she's a physician — and ideally it won't cost her more than $100, although she's prepared to go higher for something perfect. Here is what we know about Lilian:
She's a married woman in her mid-30s.
She loves reading, traveling, going to the gym and practicing outdoor activities and yoga.
She's a bit shy with people she doesn't know well, but she really has fun with her friends.
Lilian likes green floral scents, but she is keeping an open mind for her new scent. It might be something with lavender (she loves her sample of Tauer Perfumes Rêverie au Jardin) or something with leather or marine notes (she also likes her samples of Mare and Bottega Veneta). Other notes she likes include grass, crushed leaves, woods, iris, white florals, ginger, star anise, lily, muguet, fig, vetiver, light incense, amber and peppery notes.
Lilian doesn't like heavy incense, too sweet gourmands or powder notes. Fragrances she doesn't care for include Thierry Mugler Angel, Cacharel Loulou, Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Chanel No. 5 or 19, Bvlgari Omnia (all of them), the Nina Ricci and Issey Miyake lines, Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus, Tiare, Sampaquita, Fragipani and Champaca (they don't last on her).
Fragrances Lilian owns include:
Frederic Malle Lys Mediterranee: this time she would like something less floral.
LesNez Mamoumalia: she wears this for going out.
Penhaligon's Amaranthine: she wears it to work in small doses, but would like something less sweet.
Guerlain Precious Heart: a bit too girlish.
Estee Lauder Pleasures: too common now.
Fragrances she likes but doesn't own include:
Ormonde Jayne Woman & Tolu: she likes the enchanted forest stuff...
Tauer Perfumes Zeta & Carrillon pour un Ange
Amouage Jubilation XXV: too expensive
Parfumerie Generale Papyrus de Ciane & Gardenia Grand Soir
Frederic Malle Le Perfum de Therese & Carnal Flower
Bond no 9 High Line, Saks Fifth Avenue en Rose
By Kilian Love and Tears
Christian Dior Diorissimo
What say you?