Today we're helping Ana-Maria, who wants our help to find the perfect perfume to capture a particular scent memory:
I have just returned from Cabo Da Roca in Portugal, the most western point of land in Europe, the place were land ends and the ocean begins, where the two meet. As I am a nostalgic for the ocean as it has a mystic meaning in my heart and for vacation memories almost always spent with my loved one, I want to ask for your help in finding a perfume that tell this story. The story of love between the two, the land and the ocean. The nostalgia of ever returning to shore, the cold embrace of salty and ocean breeze, the fog and light rain drops that fill the air, and the smell of damp earth covered in moist moss and tiny cactus flowers, and the wind, bringing the smell of green woods nearby. There's no sun in this story, none of which I can recall. And I stand on the edge of the cliff, right between the two, the ocean, and the land. The ocean breeze and the woody wind pass through me, and I am left with the smell of both.
Ana-Maria found an image that captures her memory; I can't include it for copyright reasons, but you can see it here. Her budget is around $100.
Ana-Maria is in her late 20s, and lives in Romania. She likes perfumes with a past or with a story; she also prefers perfumes that stay close to skin, so that they are like a part of her. Perfumes she likes include Rochas Femme, Serge Lutens Bas de Soie, Sonia Rykiel Woman! Not for men, and classics like Dior and Chanel. She also likes some masculines, like Caron Yatagan, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Lubin Idole.
She dislikes light, candy, soapy smelling perfumes, gourmand or very fruity perfumes.
What say you?