this is my first post :) i've been reading stuff for awhile, but i'm getting really into this fragrance thing so i wanted to become more active (& swap!). i'm looking forward to getting to know the community here.
anyways, my boyfriend HATES scent of all virtually all kinds. he is very sensitive to the stuff that i wear, no matter how lightly i apply (sporadic hits have included s-ex by s perfumes, bvlgari au the blanc, and some jo malone stuff...very subtle ones for the most part). needless to say, he never wears fragrance himself & has never owned any (he is 26). what i would love to do is find him something he actually enjoys & will wear, even if it's just special occasions, for two reasons: 1) it's a fun challenge & 2) i love a man (or a woman) in a well-suited cologne.
the sole clue i have here is the deodorant he wears, which he adores. it's by old spice & is the "classic" "original" scent (the packaging is all red with a red label). it suits him very well - he says he likes it because of its "old man smell" (lol) & he is very much an old soul, enjoying nostalgic stuff like collecting vinyl, smoking pipes, classic cars, etc (not a hipster, just conservative in his tastes). i don't really have the vocabulary or the nose to describe scents well, but i would say the deodorant has a clean, medicinal astringency with a subtle spiciness to it.
sooooo what does everyone think? i'm looking to get him a couple samples or small decants & see if there's a winner :) thanks in advance for the advice!