Anyway I really hope you can help me out here. I would really appreciate it.
Thank you very much.
I forget the price point, but one idea could be Bulgari Black: plush, but fun and modern with an interesting rubber note.
Also, if you live next to a Lush store, they have not too expensive and very interesting perfumes. For instance, the very avantgarde Breath of God (fresh with smoky notes), or Dirty (minty and mineral).
Most of us here are trying to find a signature scent... or fragrance utopia!
We've actually found though that the journey to that 'utopia' is better than utopia itself... basically, enjoy sampling as many scents as you can and gradually replaces samples with full bottles that you will return to again in the future. You will find you will enjoy scents much more that way!
Good luck and enjoy the journey!
Since you're new here, let me suggest a slightly different strategy for you. You definitely should gather suggestions here, and do a search for the many other threads from young guys looking for scents. Assemble a list of the top 10 or so contenders, and then buy them as 1ml (or for particularly interesting ones, 2ml since that size comes in a sprayer) samples or decants from Decant Shop, Surrender to Chance, Perfumed Court, etc. You'll be able to get samples of 10 different scents for $30-$50, have fun trying them out for yourself to see how they suit you, etc. The fact is, perfumes are among the most subjective hobbies I've ever participated in, and no matter how much we love something, you might hate it. This way, you'll have the enjoyment of searching for what's right for you, and you yourself will narrow it down.
Along the way, you might discover what many of us feel -- that a "signature scent" is a terrible idea, and you should disabuse yourself of this goal and look at the topic anew. Obviously, many people here also like the idea of a signature scent, and that's okay too if it's right for you. But sometimes it feels to me that it's easy to read this forum and naturally fall in love with the idea of a signature scent, it seems like such a simple and elegant solution to your perfume needs, but for many, it doesn't work
Think about getting something more citrusy and cool
Versace Eau FraĆ®che
or if you want to go a little more on the rare side Channel Allure Edition Blanche
or Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterrieno Fico which is a little more pricey but no one you know will have it.
I would go with a powdery or Spicy fragrance
+1 Burberry London
Le Nuit de L'Homme
or Rochas Man if your a coffee lover like me.
Bulgari Aqua Marine
Kiton for Men (go for the red box, avoid the Black)
Bulgari Aqua Marine is modern, versatile and well priced (make sure you try the Marine version).
The Cartier is minty, but not quite as fresh. It has a nicer dry down than the Bulgari and will probably be more unique in your cirlce of friends.
If you really want to take no prisoners, the Kiton is a very mature "boardroom" power house fragrance.
The Kiton is less modern than the Bulgari and Cartier, but is one of the more unique power house fragrances.
All should be found within your budget.
P.S. I think 16 is a perfect age for wearing ballsy, old school fragrances because your youth counter balances the "old man" fragrance notes.
Don't be afraid to try: Caron Yatagan, Esencia Loewe, Lapidus Pour Homme, Versace L'Homme, Aramis Tuscany, Aramis Devin and Aramis Havana.
Kenneth Cole Black
7/10/13 at 6:27am