Maneki, who lives in Sweden, wants our help with a very particular scent quest. She's primarily interested in finding the right samples, so price isn't an issue. Do read on and see if you can help:
I'm dreaming of summer evenings, of sitting on a hill watching the sunset while a gentle wind blows in the hair. And there's one scent I imagine being part of this scene: coumarin. Or, rather, the coumarin-laden plants on that very hill: "vanilla grass"/sweet vernal grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum) and sweet grass (Hierochloe odorata). While I can always go sniff the sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) in our garden ...I'd love a scent for those grey and cold days when I long for the beautiful white nights of June. Something preferably light and airy like the fragrances you can sense in those gentle summer winds. A whisper rather than a whirlwind...It's a season not just about flowers, but about grass, trees, juniper shrubs, fern, dead leaves, stones, soil, air...
Here is what we know about Maneki:
She lives near the sea, and loves nature and plants. She grew up with various kinds of roses and that is one of her favorite smells: the scent of a dew-covered pink cabbage rose.
She says she's a down-to-earth kind of gal that enjoys forest walks and creative hobbies like writing, beading, embroidering, etc.
She loves fairy tales and is in many ways a dreamer.
Maneki likes notes of hay, vanilla, apricot, hyacinth, daffodils, jasmine, mock orange, lotus, violets, petrichor, dew, toasted coconut, raspberry, anise/licorice/sweet cicely, burnt wood, old books, cherry blossom, lilac and tonka. She generally gravitates towards two types of fragrances: light, calm scents that remind her of a walk through the garden on an early summer morning (like Les Parfums de Rosine Une Rose au Bord de la Mer, L'Artisan's L'Ete en Douce, CB I Hate Perfume To See a Flower, Jo Malone Rain & Angelica), and warm, comforting vanilla-centric scents (like Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise, Couvent des Minimes Eau des Missions, Maria Candida Gentile Tropical Noir, Le Labo Vanille 44).
Maneki isn't fond of patchouli, leather, or heavy masculine notes, and she hasn't had much luck with honey or blackberry notes.
What say you?