Fabio wants our help to find his perfect fresh-but-not-too-fresh (possibly ozonic/marine) summer fragrance to round out his summer scent wardrobe. Musts: less than $150, good longevity and sillage. Here is what we know about Fabio:
He's in his late 30s and lives in Milan, where he works in an office.
Fabio is "a very classical guy, sometimes old-fashioned, sometimes preppy, but definitely an elegant Italian".
Fabio goes to the gym regularly, loves photography, squash and reading (Dickens and Tolstoy) and traveling when he can.
Fabio's would prefer that his new scent not be too widely used. He'd also like it to be classy and elegant, and more "melancholic" (like the sea in autumn, or like the sea on a gray rainy day) than sporty. He already has a number of summer favorites:
Creed Green Irish Tweed: elegant, perfect for dinner out.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta: perfect for a Sunday out with friends when the weather starts to be very warm.
Gucci Pour Homme II: nice subtle tea note and retro/70s feeling.
Fabio also has his winter fragrance needs covered: favorites include Guerlain Habit Rouge & Coriolan, Chanel Antaeus, Burberry Brit, Ralph Lauren Polo Green and Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie.
Fabio dislikes gourmand fragrances, coffee notes and vetiver.
Here is what Fabio has tried so far for his fresh summer fragrance:
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio: good, but too widely worn.
Versace Pour Homme: not unique enough.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue: too fresh.
What say you?