We haven't done a Monday Mail post in ages — I hope there are still some old-timers around who remember the drill! Layla wants our help. She's outgrown all of her "overly fruity floral one dimensional perfumes", and wants to find something new. She's willing to splurge for the right fragrance. Here is what we know about Layla:
She's in her mid 20s, and is originally from the Middle East, now living in New York.
She's a professional cook, an aspiring freelance writer and a (very) amateur musician.
Her ideal perfume: possibly unisex (or at least, something with some masculine notes), sexy, and woodsy, not so heavy and powerful that she can't wear it to work, maybe with a bit of fruit and a bit of sweetness. She likes floral notes, and is attracted to orientals but finds straight oud too overwhelming.
She doesn't like medicinal notes or anything overly powdery, or anything so sweet that it feels like bubble gum or candy.
Right now she's wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream and finds it pleasant, but she doesn't love it ("boring but nice").
Another clue: if Calvin Klein Euphoria was less heavy, less sweet, and a bit more masculine, it would be perfect.
Here is what she has tried and found lacking:
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium: too sweet, and not unisex/masculine enough, less edgy than the advertising.
Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream: too powdery, not enough woods or exotic notes.
What say you?