Today we're helping Dan, who says the "powerful poetry" of fragrance has taken hold of him. Right now, he wants to find a replacement for Dior Homme, which he likes but sometimes finds too sweet. Ideally, what he wants is Dior Homme's "muscle-bound, black-shirt-wearing, older brother". He doesn't care if his new fragrance is hip, or geared towards men or women, or how much it costs.
Here is what we know about Dan:
He's in his late 20s and in his last year of university, studying philosophy.
He says his friends would describe him as idealistic and dandy, strange and pensive; a less favorable description would be 'volatile and unstable'.
Other fragrances Dan has worn in the past include CK One, Burberry Touch (now he finds it dull), Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, Christian Lacroix Bazar, Hugo Boss Hugo, Joop! Jump, Hugo Boss Deep Red, and a few others.
Dan recently bought Prada Infusion d'Iris (he loves the soapy texture, and finds it a great choice for an autumn/winter day when you want to feel clean and comfortable in your own skin, but want to stay away from citrus freshness) and Parfums d'Orsay Le Nomade (he loves that you get a blast of vetiver right at the outset and don't have to wait for it to show itself).
Dan doesn't like tropical fruit cocktail fragrances or aquatic / marine fragrances.
Other fragrances Dan has tried recently include:
Cartier Declaration: not good on his skin — sometimes smells like a moldy peach.
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme: meh.
Parfums d'Orsay Le Dandy: bit too sweet but he did like the tobacco element.
Parfums d'Orsay Chevalier d'Orsay: he didn't like the mint.
Parfums d'Orsay Arome 3: he likes the lavender, but thinks he can find a similar lavender fragrance for less money.
Prada Ambre pour Homme Man: might buy it when it goes on sale.
What say you?