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Today we're helping Sabine, who wants to find a new autumn/winter fragrance. Her perfect perfume will be warm, cozy and sexy, but also classy, and preferably with an unexpected twist. She can spend up to €100 (about $135). Here is what we know about Sabine:
She's in her early 40s and married; she has two wild boys (5 and 7).
She's an SA in the beauty business and has access to almost all mainstream fragarances. She lives in Berlin, and has good access to niche brands too.
She loves going to concerts (Baroque music mostly) and opera, and reading Balzac, Flaubert and Austen.
She adores Shakespeare movies, including the new Much Ado movie.
Sabine likes gourmand perfumes, but not too sweet (YES to Guerlain Shalimar Initial & Anglique Noire, L'Artisan Traversee du Bosphore; NO to Chopard Casmir, Prada Candy, Hermes Ambre de Merveilles, Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto). She also likes green and iris fragrances, but nothing too masculine (YES to Prada Iris Absolue, Guerlain Herba Fresca, Parfums de Nicolaï Weekend a Deauville). She is a Guerlain lover but does not wear many (she owns Idylle, Shalimar Initial and My Insolence), and is beginning to love L'Artisan Parfumeur. She is interested in the Frederic Malle line, but hasn't tried any.
Sabine dislikes anything too fruity-girly-trashy, and she doesn't care for oud. She generally doesn't like anything by Escada, Calvin Klein or Yves Saint Laurent.
Here are the perfumes Sabine has tried so far:
L'Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument: too creamy and sweet, and the rum turns her off.
Guerlain Insolence: too purple-candy-ish.
Parfums de Nicolaï Maharani: it didn't say anything to her.
What say you?