You know, Alex, from some of what you've written about yourself you might want to read over the recent Chanel Sycomore thread and see if that generates any interest in you. Definately different , definately a more mature feminine fragrance but at he least it might broaden your perspective. You do have to be down with leather. I understand you have a budget and that's fine, most of us do. But that makes it even more important that you sample first and not blind buy and even here in Chicago no store has Sycomore out on the counter to sample so if you want to try certain things you're forced to get samples online. I'm no authority on women's fragrance by any means but I know what I like on a woman. Right now Tom Ford Santal Blush, Nasomatto Nuda, Hermessence Santal Massoia, L'Artisan The Pour un Ete. They're all on the pricey side. I'm sure the women here in this forum can give you better advice than mine. But that's my 2 cents.