What about Chanel Eau de Cologne or Chanel Beige for a lighter Chanel Exclusif? I don't wear Creed, what I've tested doesn't have what I look for at that price point.
Saying that, if she wears Cuir de Russie so well, it's bitter enough for hot weather. Why not buy her more? Or even buy her the extrait!
If my husband bought me CdR I'd be delighted! Then I'd wonder why