Rena (some of you know her as thegoddessrena) is back for her third Monday Mail (see 2012 and 2013). She's heading to Brussels at the end of the month, and hopes to do some perfume shopping while her husband attends a conference. She wants to buy 2 or 3 fragrances, and her total budget tops out at $600.
She like to hear about fragrances she can't easily smell in Boston, and if you know where she can smell them in Brussels that would be helpful too.
She prefers rich, full scents over sheer ones and tends not to go for citrus based colognes.
Her favorite notes are gardenia, carnation, tuberose, jasmine, honey, cardamom, light animalics, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, grains and oakmoss.
Her least favorite notes are lily of the valley, lily and white musks.
Rena's all time favorite perfumes include Parfums de Nicolaï Sacrebleu, Guerlain Iris Ganache, White Shoulders, Hermès L'Ambre des Merveilles, L'Artisan Parfumeur La Haie Fleurie & Safran Troublant, Geo F Trumper Milk of Flowers, Lostmarch Lann-Ael, EnVoyage Indigo Vanille and Soivohle Amun Re:The Tears of Ra.
Her recent purchases include Angela Ciampagna Fauni, Cognoscenti No 17 Civet Chypre, Bogue Profumo I Love YY, Sixteen92 Mercy Lewis, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Sharkskin, Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia and vintage Tuvache Jungle Gardenia Parfum.
What say you?