Today we’re helping Ravyn, a former 80s goth chick who still loves the scents of her glory days. Her all-time favorite is Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs, and she says she spent the 80s and 90s in a cloud of Halston, Calvin Klein Obsession, Avon Mesmerize & Rare Ruby, Coty Wild Musk, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Boucheron and Guerlain Samsara.
Now she wants to find an updated signature fragrance, preferably something long-lasting that can go from day into night with just a refresher spritz. Her perfect perfume will be complex, elegant and mysterious, with an earthy element. She’d rather not spend more than $150, and while she isn’t opposed to a classic, she’d really like something she can find without a treasure hunt.
Ravyn is in her early 50s, and describes her look as…
Black eyeliner and red lipstick but now sans the combat boots and black fingernails…think more of the classic “Interview with the Vampire” rather than “Twilight”.
Ravyn loves soft florientals, spicy but not too spicy, woody and complex. Favorite notes include coriander, incense, myrrh, sandalwood, patchouli (in small doses), jasmine, mimosa, orange blossom, gardenia, dirty musk and amber. She doesn’t mind vanilla, tonka bean or chocolate so long as they don’t dominate. She adores chypres, woody/balmy ouds and even some straight up “springtime” florals (she loved Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Brilliant, but not the original White Diamonds.) She also currently wears Givenchy Pi, Lagerfeld Sun Moon Stars, and at the moment her thoughts are turning toward springtime (Coty Muguet Du Bois, Emeraude and Yardley Olde English Lavender). She says she would die for one more bottle of the circa 1975 original green Clairol’s Herbal Essence Shampoo.
She doesn’t love overly fruity scents, but she’s not opposed to fruity citrus (she buys a huge bottle of Jean Nate splash every Christmas).
What say you?