Today we're helping Rena, who is postmenopausal and finds that with the hormonal shifts, everything smells different: top notes are becoming sharper, tenacity and sillage are increasing. She'd like us to help her find some (more) perfumes she can still wear. She has good access to perfume...

Caroline doesn't like strong floral bouquets (Dior Poison, Giorgio Beverly Hills), sweet gourmand or very fruity scents, light candy notes (Thierry Mugler Angel), light citrus or simple oceanic fragrances (Annick Goutal Eau D'Hadrien). She also doesn't care for sharp spicy orientals (Chanel...

kicking things off with Lori, who wants to find a versatile fragrance she can wear everyday, but that is sexy enough for a night out. Her ideal scent would be something that could be worn lightly or with a heavier hand, depending on her mood and the setting. She has been wearing Thierry Mugler...

Elena dislikes Christian Dior Poison, and thought Thierry Mugler Womanity was interesting but definitely not for her. She would probably prefer something that isn't too sweet or too strong. Elena has tried... Chanel Coco: she likes it, but it's too sweet. Chanel Cuir de Russie:...

Fragrances she doesn't care for include Thierry Mugler Angel, Cacharel Loulou, Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Chanel No. 5 or 19, Bvlgari Omnia (all of them), the Nina Ricci and Issey Miyake lines, Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus, Tiare, Sampaquita, Fragipani and Champaca (they don't last on...

The Monday Mail returns from its holiday vacation today (and look for a Monday Mail feedback post next week). We're starting off the new year with Kristen, who discovered Boucheron Jaïpur Saphir in Paris back in 1999 and has worn it ever since. Now that it's discontinued, she'd like to find a...

The Monday Mail is helping Genevieve today — she'd like to find a perfect first-date scent. It should be a little unusual but not too sexy or too unisex. She'd be happiest if it cost under $100 — she doesn't go on so many dates to justify a huge splurge — although she'd go as high as $150 if...

The Monday Mail returns from its summer vacation this week, although it will be off again next Monday for Labor Day. Our first subject for the fall season is Lisa, who has been seriously interested in perfume for a couple years. She would love to find a really special fragrance — possibly her...

Tarra dislikes girly perfumes. She hates Estee Lauder Pleasures (too floral and girly), Valentino Rock 'n Rose (ditto) and Jessica McClintock (too sweet). Here is what she has tried lately: Givenchy Dahlia Noir: a little too sharp and obvious, but she would wear it if it lasted...

She also doesn't like anything overly sweet or aquatic, and she isn't fond of old fashioned or vintage perfumes. Fragrances that don't work for her include Clinique Happy, Thierry Mugler Angel, Lolita Lempicka, Armani Code, Miss Rochas, Caron Parfum Sacre, Chanel No 5, Aqaba, Estee Lauder...

 

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