To preface: I've had great luck with Burberry Brit, La Nuit de L'Homme, and especially Prada Amber Intense. They react well with my skin, especially in the drydown. Those all seem to share a fairly sweet, spicy and warm tone. "Fresh" scents like Acqua di Gio or Polo Blue have the opposite effect, and I ended up smelling like a dentist's office and a Febreeze bottle (respectively). Be it body chemistry or just luck-of-the-draw, darker and spicier scents seem to be what works.
I've become interested in fragrances and I'd love to get my hands on something a touch more ritzy, something that you can really dive into and appreciate the quality of it. Something that you can't find at the drugstore. Seems the knowledgeable folks here might have some good suggestions. FWIW, I'm a 19 year old male (so tanned leather tobacco musk engine oil type scents wouldn't quite work). Thanks in advance.