That would be me. 🙂
Honestly, I am a bit proud now. Yesterday I managed to find two matches for someone. I’m especially happy because it was for a friend’s daughter who is 12 (going on 70) and all I had to go on was something neutral, that she can wear to school and that won’t bother her nose like all other perfumes she smells all the time.
The really helpful part is I know her since the day she was born so I could add some more ideas about what might suit her. I’ll tell you what I chose for her to try and what she finally selected (which were also the ones I thought she might latch onto).
As I was selecting perfumes from my collection for her to try and for me to get an idea what she might like (because neutral can be so many things), I realized I don’t really do neutral, no sillage, nobody knows I’m wearing perfume stuff. 😀
Still, I managed to locate some things that could fit the bill.
This is what I took for her to try:
Eau de Cartier – because it really is unisex, although not really very quiet
Puredistance Antonia – I sort of sneaked that one in not expecting her to like it for herself, but to give her an idea of quiet elegance
Different Company – Un parfum de Sens et Bois – a completely forgotten sample I accidentally found and loved for her
Serge Lutens Bas de Soie – I always think of iris as being the soft, quiet flower
Rue Rance Eau Sublime – a forgotten bottle I only recently realized I enjoy immensely
Any Tauer Penta Verdant – green=neutral? sort of, but more to see whether she would associate the two
Romea d’Ameor The Great Inca Priestess – one I really like and only had a sample of (have no idea why they don’t have a webpage?)
I wonder what you think would be her choice(s) among these?
She loved both Sens et Bois and the Incan Priestess. Which are honestly so very easy to love and smell perfect on her.
Then we went in search of where they can be bought. It turns out they are not so easily obtainable in Croatia. But it also got me thinking how the proliferation of perfume brands and perfumes had two really bad impacts (at least in my case).
- I lost all will to try and follow what’s happening in the perfume world because who can keep track anymore
- But while I was still trying to keep track, I ignored the beautiful perfumes I already had at home, which are really pieces of art how well they are done, and it doesn’t seem they are given the praise and love they deserve (this is just my opinion, maybe I’m completely wrong)
Then again, I always thought that The Different Company wasn’t given the love it deserves. Now I think the same for the Inca Priestess.