It's been a good long while since we've done a Monday Mail...I hope some of you still remember the drill! Today we're helping Liz, who is in law school and wants to find a "grown-up" fragrance that she can wear regularly. She'd prefer something with decent lasting power. She can pay around $100 and has reasonable access to stores, but is overwhelmed by the offerings she finds in the mall and is subject to migraines from some scents.
Here is what we know about Liz:
She's in her late 20s.
Her personal style during the week is feminine and conservative, but on the weekends she's usually in jeans and a t-shirt.
Her hobbies are reading, yoga, running, and aquariums/aquascaping.
Liz likes scents that smell either lightly floral or foody (vanilla or cinnamon) She has worn Jessica Simpson Fancy and Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio in the past. She really liked Tokyo Milk Sparrow (the notes: neroli, citrus, crisp greens, gardenia and rosewood) and thinks what she liked about it was the combination of neroli and light gardenia (her favorite flower). She thinks she'd like to try a light gardenia and/or a vanillic gourmand.
Liz dislikes anything musky or heavily floral. Perfumes she has been given as gifts but did not like include Calvin Klein Obsession, DKNY Be Delicious and Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps.
What say you? And note that Liz is not accustomed to ordering samples online — mainstream recommendations are probably best, but if you think of something niche / obscure you think she'd love, do tell where she could get a sample.
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