Today we're helping Verity — she's getting married in September and wants to find the perfect perfume that will remind always remind her (and her husband-to-be) of the day. She lives near London and has good access to perfume stores; she can spend up to £100. Here is what we know about Verity:
She's in her late 20s. She works at a university and writes in the evenings.
She is shy but creative and loves to try new things.
She loves to get outdoors when the weather is up to it, and loves being in the countryside — there's nothing better than a pub lunch and a pint somewhere pretty.
Her wedding will be in the New Forest (UK), followed by an informal reception at a beautiful old pub by a river, complete with lots of champagne.
Verity likes incense-y perfumes but she thinks she'd like a floral perfume for her wedding. She really loves Ormonde Jayne Frangipani and wears it most days; she also likes most of the other Ormonde Jayne perfumes with the exception of Ta'if (a bit sweet and she can taste it in the back of her throat). She also likes Le Labo Rose 31 but it reminds her of work — a hotel where she stayed on business was perfumed with Rose 31.
Here are some of the perfumes Verity has tried:
Diptyque Philosykos: too sweet, and a bit like damp dog.
Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume: sickly and headache inducing.
Creed Love in White: she tried it because of the name, it didn't make much of an impression.
Amouage (not sure which one): a little 'perfumey' and formal.
Atelier Cologne Ambre Nue: a bit sweet and boring - it also faded quite quickly.
Eau d'Italie Magnolia Romana: she wanted to like it since it was inspired by the magnolias in the gardens where her fiance popped the question, but the magnolia note was a bit too subtle and she didn't notice it much before it faded.
Lalique Encre Noir: she really liked her sample.
What say you?