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...

This will be the last Monday Mail post before summer break. If you'd like to get on the waiting list for September (it's very short at the moment), do follow the instructions here. Today we're helping Caroline, who wants to find her perfect everyday scent, something she will be comfortable...

McCartney Stella and Rochas Byzance (interestingly, many of these perfumes are by perfumer Jacques Cavallier). Helen likes a perfume to dry down to a sexy, musky scent, and she doesn't mind a perfume that packs a bit of a punch so long as it isn't cloying. She recently bought Yves Saint...

Today we're helping Fani, who loves perfume and wants to find her signature scent. It should be something she can wear year round, and she'd prefer something niche so she'd be less likely to smell it on others. She can spend up to $150, but needs suggestions she can find in (or have shipped...

This week Elena wants us to help her find something more complex and rich than what she usually wears, but something she can still wear frequently — not a special occasion perfume. She has no set limit on the price, but she'd prefer to find something under $200. Here is what we know about...

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 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...

Yves Saint Laurent Cinema: very wearable 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...

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...

He disliked most of the Ralph Lauren Big Pony series (but sometimes wears #3 when he's feeling sporty), and he isn't crazy about Lacoste Style In Play or Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme (a bit too safe). He not sure about the Serge Lutens line (intriguing but often seem to have strong artificial...

 

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