Yes, we're still doing the Monday Mail...but intermittently. If you've never participated, it's simple: read Connie's story, chime in with your recommendations! And if you'd like to be the subject of a Monday Mail post, see here.
Connie has been seriously interested in perfume for about three years. Her first love was Miller Harris L'Air de Rien — she still loves its horse stable, nostalgia, gourmandy, skanky beauty. Today, she's not looking for anything specific, just new perfume loves that she hasn't discovered yet. She leans towards less casual, more adventurous fragrances; her budget is loose but she isn't thinking JAR, Roja Dove or Xerjoff. Here is what we know about Connie:
She's in her late teens.
Connie's interests include reading, films, ballroom dance and horseback riding.
She also loves watching the ballet, going on adventures and spending time with friends and family.
Connie's favorite genres are ambers, patchoulis, animalics and gourmands, so her collection has almost no spring-summer specific scents. In addition to L'Air de Rien, she loves the vintage Guerlains, Christian Dior Mitzah, a number of the Chanel and Dior exclusives, Bal a Versailles, Frederic Malle everything, Parfums de Nicolaï Le Temps d'Une Fête, Cuir de Lancôme, and a number of others. Her favorite indie brands are Olympic Orchids, Smell Bent, and Dawn Spencer Hurwitz (she'd love to hear people's favorites from DSH). She does like big florals, but they're not very well represented in her collection.
Perfumes that Connie has recently sampled and enjoyed include Amouage Jubilation 25, Hiram Green Moon Bloom, Tableau de Parfums Loretta, Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit & Muscs Koublaï Khan, Lubin Akkad, Oriza L Legrand Jardins d'Armide and Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin.
Connie dislikes vetiver, which seems to swamp everything else on her skin. Other dislikes: salt notes, aquatics and melon.
Perfumes that haven't worked so well for Connie include Ramon Monegal (a weird functional scent shampoo thing happens), Imaginary Authors (other than Memoirs of a Trespasser), Serge Lutens Chergui, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Diptyque Volutes (honey notes too waxy?), Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang (ylang is a bit difficult for her sometimes, but she love Annick Goutal Songes), Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli (too noir), and many of the classic aldehydic florals like Lanvin Arpege, Jean Patou Joy, etc (though she loves Piguet Baghari and Chanel No. 22), and harsher leathers like Histoires de Parfums 1740 (beef jerky?).
What say you?