I am late, again, but hopefully not too late to help Anna. She wants to find a daytime fragrance, something light and suited to warm weather, but with good lasting power, to replace her discontinued favorite, Montblanc Starwalker. At the moment, her substitute is Diptyque Eau Duelle, and she does like it but she finds that it starts out strong, and then wears off too quickly.
She'd love to keep the price below $150, but she might be willing to go higher for true love. Here is what we know about Anna and her fragrance preferences:
She's in her mid 30s, and her style tends to be classic (bordering on androgynous, according to some people).
She wears a lot of blazers, sheath dresses, tweed, oxfords.
Anna dislikes floral scents, fruity scents, and “beachy”/oceany scents.
Anna usually prefers unisex fragrances — woody, spicy or even relatively clean. She also likes peppery scents.
And here are some of her specific likes and dislikes:
Mugler Angel and Alien: she does like them, but on other people — they don’t seem to work on her skin.
Diptyque Tam Dao and Volutes: she loves them both.
Tom Ford Oud Wood: she likes it but it can be a bit strong, and so she uses it sparingly.
Le Labo Lys 41: she wears it sometimes, but it’s a bit too floral and she doesn't love it.
Le Labo Oud: she usually likes oud, but this one is too strong and woody.
Le Labo Ylang 49: she doesn't mind it as much as other ylang based fragrances, possibly because of the patchouli?
Chanel No. 5: slightly powdery, but not terrible. She doesn't love it on herself; it reminds her a bit of her grandmother.
Burberry Brit Rhythm: it's spicy and a little mossy, and she likes it but it doesn't last on her.
Dunhill 51.3N: she likes it, but it’s a bit too strong and masculine for her so she bought it for her husband. If it was a bit lighter, she'd wear it.
What say you?