To me, an orange smells like an orange and a banana smells like a banana. They're sweet, juicy, summery, and just smell nice. When it comes to fragrance, they're either "stinky" or "not too stinky". The stinky ones give me a headache.
I'm trying to find a couple of colognes that my nose will tolerate.
When I get stuck next to an old dame on the bus from Palm Beach to Boca Raton I want to *blarf* and have to pop a couple of Aspirin for my headache if she's bathed in her perfume. When I enter the mall through a department store I have to high tail it through the Perfume Dept. so I don't get sick.
On my wife I prefer a fruity, flowery smelling something like the annual Escada perfumes. My last bottle of cologne was Burberry Touch, which I thought was nice. I like to use Thayers cucumber or rose witch hazel after a shave.
I just bought a few small 1ml decants of which the Azzaro Chrome, A*Man Pure Malt, Versace Eau Fraiche, Chanel Blue de Chanel, and YSL La Nuit were my favorites (I've only sniffed the vials not actually worn them yet).
Currently in my stash I have some Hugo Boss - Hugo and some Dolche & Gabanna stuff that are too strong for me. They are about to go down the sink. I turned my nose up at an Amouage XXV decant.
How would you pros label my sniffer and what do you think are the primary ingredients, scents, that I should be concentrating on?
Thank you all for your help.