I was a slow burn....bought my first with Farenheit back when it first came out, then Polo, then a GF bought me Kouros...but it was hit or miss, the scents being pretty strong, eventually gave me a headache, even though I LOVED them. So I dropped it.
Then I worked in a recording studio in NY during the early to mid 90's and all the Hip-Hop/RB artist were wearing something that I thought smelled delicious, like $$, but also, took over the room, VERY sweet.
A few years ago, I went on a mission to find it, never did, but stopped at Giorgio for Men, Beverly hills, for about a year, then hit Cerruti 1881 Black, then went on a tear to find, 'higher' quality stuff.....found Creed....it was all over.
Subtle enough, unique enough..been trying other houses, but always come back, honestly never really leave
ps. I still want to know what those dudes were wearing.