Today we're helping Lucas, who wants to find a new casual fragrance (and he wouldn't mind finding a big occasion fragrance too). He'd like to keep the cost below $100. He has reasonably good access to mainstream fragrances, and is willing to shop online.
Here is what we know about Lucas:
He's in his early 20s, and is studying cosmetic chemistry in Poland.
He says he is quiet, not easy to anger, and not always confident. His friends tell him he's a romantic soul. He likes small cafes and cozy places.
Lucas loves smooth jazz and some pop music; other loves include tea, swimming, ice skating, walking in the park, shopping for clothes and traveling.
Lucas likes notes of lavender, fougere, amber, mint. His favorite scent at the moment is Prada Amber Pour Homme, which he loves for the whole concept and for the longevity. His number two is Police Pure DNA — he loves the lemon-leather combination.
Lucas doesn't like flowery fragrances or sport fragrances.
Other fragrances Luca owns or has tried:
Prada Infusion d'Homme: he likes it, but keeps it for formal meetings, exams, or lazy days.
DKNY Red Delicious for Men: he liked it at first, now he can't stand it.
DKNY Men (2009): he likes the peppery beginning and the dry down, but it's too short lived.
Masaki Matsushima Art Homme: too weak and short-lived.
Update: a few I missed, apologies!
Gucci by Gucci Sport: too aquatic, and strong alcohol scent.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million: too sweet.
Lancome Hypnose Homme : close, but too short lived.
Viktor & Rolf Antidote: he liked the top notes but not the base notes.
Burberry The Beat: too close to DKNY Men.
What say you?