We're a day late again (my bad!), but today we're helping Robin (another Robin, not me) find two perfect fragrances: one for everyday office wear and one for special occasions. Her requirements: complex, beautiful, feminine scents, preferably not mainstream, and that fit her personality and style. Ideally, she'd like to sniff her own arm and be transported from the office. Her fragrance should be grown up but not too old, and young enough but not teenager-ish. She'd like to stay under $250 and she's happy to shop online. Here is what we know about Robin:
She's in her late 20s; she's from Charlotte, NC and recently moved to Florida. She's a former 6th grade teacher and now works at a radio/television station as the resident education expert. She has degrees in English Literature and Political Science.
She says she's an extrovert and an introvert: she's very social but still loves to be alone and to herself. She has a bright personality, but is also sarcastic, over analytical and very picky. She enjoys cooking, reading, hiking (she went to college in the mountains) and of course long walks on the beach.
She likes to dress casually-glamorous and pretty classic, like a fashionable nerd, glasses and all.
Robin likes perfumes with undertones of citrus. Her favorite notes include mandarin, grapefruit, tea, green notes, plum and apple. Her current wardrobe includes mainstream fruity florals with some sweetness: Marc Jacobs Daisy, Creed Aqua Fiorentina, Clinique Happy, Kate Spade Twirl, Chanel Chance Eau Tendre.
Robin doesn't like most rose notes (but she does like Lush Rose Jam body products), and gourmands and/or heavy fragrances tend to make her nauseous.
Here is what she has recently tried:
Giorgio Armani Acqua DiGoia: had a strong metallic watery note that was horrible on her skin.
By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses: too much rose.
Bond I Love New York: the blueberry muffin note with the spices made her nauseous.
Huitième Art Vohina: too dry.
The Different Company Sienne d'Orange: too rooty (it has a carrot note).
What say you?
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