My apologies go out to Nick, who was expecting this post to appear on Monday. Nick grew up "always wearing a fragrance as part of [his] everyday life" and "feels naked without a scent on". He is familiar with standard designer and celebrity fare, but would like to hear our suggestions on niche and/or unusual fragrances that he might not know about. He likes his fragrances abstract and strong, and he isn't afraid of a daring scent. He lives in Australia, where niche scents can be hard to find, so please stick to things that can be purchased online (and preferably that can be easily sampled). Here is what we know about Nick:
He's in his mid-20s and works in a legal adminstration office.
He says he is "confident, sociable and artistic", and he wants a fragrance to match.
Nick loves notes of bergamot, musk, amber, sandalwood and tobacco leaves. Currently he is alternating between Gucci Pour Homme II and Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Male; other past favorites include Narciso Rodriguez for Him, Jil Sander Pure and Mont Blanc Presence.
Nick doesn't like light fragrances, like Davidoff Cool Water or Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue, and he also avoids citrus scents. A few other fragrances he tried but did not care for: Joop Rococo ("a spicy smell that really got under my nose and made me almost nauseous"), Bvlgari Aqua ("reminded me of moth balls"), Christian Dior Eau Sauvage ("too old, smelled like something my dad would wear") and Jean Paul Gaultier Monsieur ("smelled like something I would clean the bathroom with").
What say you?