Today we're helping Helen, who wears perfume every day and prefers to have a signature scent. Her problem: her current signature is Calvin Klein Truth, and it's been discontinued. She wants our help to find a replacement. She'd love to find another fragrance that isn't worn by everyone, and that will work for day or evening. Here is what we know about Helen:
She's in her early 40s and lives on the East Kent coast in the UK.
She's a graphic designer, and loves all things style, from food to interiors and everything in between — but she's not a super stylish, scarily cool, judgmental creative type, in fact she prefers to be low key. She's more of a grey marl cashmere crew neck kind of girl than a latest designer t-shirt type...
She's a brunette, and feels that impacts her perfume choice — she likes darker scents, nothing too light and shiny.
Some of Helen's pre-Truth perfume choices have included Lancome Poeme, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Stella McCartney Stella and Rochas Byzance (interestingly, many of these perfumes are by perfumer Jacques Cavallier). Helen likes a perfume to dry down to a sexy, musky scent, and she doesn't mind a perfume that packs a bit of a punch so long as it isn't cloying. She recently bought Yves Saint Laurent Cinema, but finds it better for evening than day wear. Helen also recently tried Narciso Rodriguez for Her, and while she liked it, it didn't strike her as a replacement for Truth — there was something too enigmatic about it.
Helen doesn't like perfumes that are too sweet, too flowery or too powdery.
What say you?