Today we're helping Audria, who wants to find a new perfume to replace her current favorite, Prada L'Eau Ambrée. When she finished her last bottle, she was told it had been discontinued; she then bought some online but felt her new bottle "had no smell". Audria would love to find something else understated but not cheap-smelling. Her perfect perfume shouldn't be too heavy or cloying (she lives in Florida) and preferably won't smell "like everything else in a department store". She can spend up to $150.
Audria is in her mid-40s. She loves beautiful designs, beautiful colors and smells, Asia, India, the Middle East, the desert, the jungle, orchids, trees and flowers. She says she loves all things exotic, but also tech and Apple products.
Audria likes woody, more unisex perfumes. Notes she likes include rose, woods, green, patchouli, sandalwood and incense. In the past, she has worn Cartier Declaration, but it is a little too masculine.
Audria doesn't like sweet florals.
Fragrances Audria has tried include:
Prada Amber: the amber is too intense.
Prada Infusion d'Iris: she likes it, but a little too floral.
Kate Walsh Boyfriend: she liked the spiciness, but it smells a little cheap.
Chanel Coco Noir: interesting but not her.
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique: likewise interesting but not her.
What say you?
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