We will! Oh, seduction of deduction.....
Let's see: you like it interesting, but neither too sweet (fruity Deci-Dela), nor too woody-sweet (Roma). You do not like it too fruity or watery. I think you are on the right path thinking of chypres, but Jolie Madame is green, violet-y (with many people it equals "headache inducing") and leathery (and you know Balmain's leather will often times opens up as "erasers"). How about that? It is definitely not for everybody, so please try before you buy. How familiar are you with other chypres? They can be difficult to tame, and some of them are very capricious where lots depends on your diet, time of a month, weather, etc.
Speaking of Hermes Fabourgh, 24 -- it is intense and floral (orange blossom, gardenia, jasmine) and sweet/honeyed. I see those who are fond of Hypnose liking it and vice versa, but again try it on your skin first. Are you thinking of a particular flower? a bouquet?
Carons -- you got me on this. With the repertoire like theirs, they got it all: slightly and intensely sweet, floral, woody, scanky, etc. Which one(s) are you having in mind?
Please do not buy any full bottles at all until you are absolutely positive that you will wear and enjoy what's in them, especially if you are looking at the bigger bottle for a better price per 1 ml of fragrance.
Another No-No is that "d'Ete" and "Legere" -- versions that do not contain any alchohol -- might be NOT for you if you are fond of bright and long-lasting fragrances. (Fendi Donna is a powerhouse, on an average person it lasts and lasts and lasts for days and even more so on the clothes/hair).
Depending on where you are located in the USA, I suppose a trip to a department store is a must. Tell your family it is for educational purposes. Start with the classics (Guerlain, Chanel, Dior, Lancome, Estee Lauder), sniff all you can handle, step outside and come back again to sniff more (you have probably heard of coffee beans, haven't you?). Jot down your thoughts, trying to identify the notes (rose? sandalwood? christmas? grandma?), go home and search in the BN Directory if any of your thoughts are being mentioned by other people. You may stumble upon a wonderful sales assistant who cares about what she/he is doing or/and an enthusiast fellow shopper, who knows? You might even leave with a handful of scented strips or little sample vials to re-sniff them in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
In the meantime please pm me your address, I will send you some sweets, flowers and mosses.
*** Woke up in the morning and editing:
There are other members here just like you, who can't find no satisfaction (:-) ) in department store fragrances. What they do is sniffing and testing lots of so called niche scents from moderate to small sized companies and only available in specialized brick-and-mortar stores or online from LuckyScent, BeautyHabit, Aedes, etc.