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...

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...

Today we're helping Pamela, and after that, the Monday Mail goes on its holiday vacation — it will return in January. If you'd like to get on the waiting list, see here. Pamela wants to find a new signature fragrance that's more interesting than the generic fruity florals at Macy's and...

Before we start with today's victim, I did want everyone to know that the Monday Mail will be taking a quick spring break. After today, no Monday Mail for 2 weeks, then it will return on May 9. So, today we're helping Tom. Tom says he is a relative newcomer to fragrance appreciation. He...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

 

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