Ann, who says she is a long-time lurker at Now Smell This, wants some help finding her holy grail summer fragrance. Her perfume needs to stand up to Washington, DC's heat and humidity, and it has to be something that her husband will like (and he finds many perfumes too 'mature'). Ann has good access to perfume stores, and would prefer to sniff before buying, although she won't rule out internet shopping. She'd like to keep the cost to around $100. Here is what we know about Ann:
Ann is in her early 30s.
She says she is "an outdoorsy, preppy kind of girl, with a twist" and "the J. Crew girl with custom-made cowboy boots (the real kind, not the frou-frou pointy toed kind)".
In the summer, she spends a lot of time outdoors and by the ocean or bay.
Ann and her husband both love the scent of jasmine, the ocean and citrus. She wants her summer perfume to be fresher and greener than anything in her current rotation, which includes Hermès Eau des Merveilles (which she adores in cooler weather), Estee Lauder Sensuous (her comfy cozy winter scent), Estee Lauder Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang (another love), Prada L’Eau Ambrée (soft and soapy, and she likes that), Kai (a lot of flower, sometimes good, sometimes not), Burberry Brit (nice but not exciting), and Calvin Klein Euphoria (just so-so...a bit generic).
According to Ann, the only scent she hates is Davidoff Cool Water.
What say you?