Today we're helping Adrian, who is looking for a new fragrance. He doesn't care if it's niche or not, but he'd rather not be wearing the same thing as everyone else, and he likes "the idea of something strange". Adrian happens to work for a company that makes perfumes, but he is in marketing and says he is not an expert on fragrance (although he does work with some perfumistas). He'd like to find a long-lasting but not overwhelming scent that would work for day or night, and he can spend around $100. Here are some other details about Adrian:
He's in his late 20s.
He has lived in different places; right now he is in Barcelona.
He likes fashion, clothes, going out, travel, and the internet.
Adrian likes woody notes like cedar, vetiver and patchouli. He's not a huge fan of sandalwood, though. He also likes iris, leather, oceanic accords or watery accords, moss and violet leaves.
Adrian doesn't like really sweet or foody notes: vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, pineapple, coconut, aniseed, licorice or coffee.
For the past few years, Adrian has been wearing Bvlgari Aqva, but he's getting bored with it. Here are some other fragrances he has tried and/or worn regularly:
Annick Goutal Les Nuits d’Hadrien: not enough staying power.
Bvlgari pour Homme Soir, Guerlain Homme: ditto.
Hermès Terre d’Hermès: too smokey, maybe.
Hermès Un Jardin sur le Nil: too citrusy.
DSquared2 He Wood: he really likes it, but a close friend wears it.
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather: he likes it but it's too expensive.
Diesel Fuel for Life: too sweet, too much anise.
Prada Infusion d’Iris: he likes the opening but not the dry down.
Prada Infusion d’Homme: too soapy.
Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland: something fatty/oily develops, he doesn't like it.
Narciso Rodriguez for Him: too much like Coke.
Etro Musk: too soft.
Chanel Bleu de Chanel: he doesn't like the opening.
What say you?