Dolce and Gabbana Original (Woman): Beautiful muskiness, but white flowers are too dominant. Several Serge Lutens (Chergui, Filles En Aiguilles): Too syrupy and sweet. Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque: Too much smoke, too heavy. Dior Dune: She liked it moderately, but it gave her a...

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 is back from the holiday break, and we're 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...

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...

and just the right amount of flowers, amber, and vanilla. Bottega Veneta: overpoweringly floral; reminded her of the big-haired eighties numbers. Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel: too heavy on the patchouli. Aedes de Venustas Signature: too masculine. Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Cimabue: too much...

Today's Monday Mail subject is Raul. Raul is looking for a rose fragrance that resonates with a specific scent memory having to do with his old family home, which has been sold and might get torn down: ...I have this memory, walking through the garden, after a heavy rain, grasshoppers...

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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...

 

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