Today we're helping Chelsea, who wants to find a replacement for her everyday signature scent, Miss Dior Chérie, which she does not love so much since they reformulated it — she liked the original 2005 version, and she's hoarding what she has left. She can pay up to $150, and would love to find something unique, but she doesn't yet know much about notes. She's interested in learning about chypre fragrances, peony, vetiver and suede.
Chelsea is in her early 20s, and is majoring in marketing at Clemson University.
She was raised in the South, and will be moving to New York City when she graduates.
She loves travel and trying new things, and being different from the crowd, and she would like her scent to reflect that.
Chelsea likes fruits (orange), florals (jasmine and rose), musk, amber, patchouli and sandalwood. In addition to Miss Dior Chérie, she also loves Fragonard Bleu Riviera, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede and Givenchy Dahlia Noir.
She doesn't like heavy or powdery fragrances. Balenciaga Florabotanica and Chanel No. 5 are two she seriously doesn't care for.
Here is what Chelsea has tried so far in her search:
Chloé Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette: powder and more powder.
Dolce & Gabbana La Roue de la Fortune 10: all she smells is cheap leather.
Dolce & Gabbana La Lune 18: Chelsea says she doesn't think benzoin likes her.
What say you?
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