Originally Posted by Saber
So far I'm thinking (taking account my own research as well):
Green Irish Tweed
How do I pick which one I'd wear in each season though? I'd imagine summer colognes generally fresh and clean but what about the other seasons?
Not really looking into things like AF Fierce or Armani Code because a lot of people wear it in my school and from what I understand, one purpose of cologne is to give you a signature smell. Therefore, buying a common cologne would be counterproductive in that aspect.
A first fragrance is a difficult choice, especially if buying totally blind.
I would say that all off those that you have on your short list are reliable, well made and safe choices. The Creed I would suggest more for summer, maybe Burberry Brit for winter with the Hermes to cover evenings and the seasons in between.
If money really is no object, I'd think about getting a fourth scent that is a little less conventional, that stands out a little from the field and is really more 'of the moment'. Something perhaps with an oud element. I may get jeered at for this amongst cologne-iacs, but whilst within the community of people who post to sites like basenotes this is over-exposed and 'just so over' out in the real world it is still quite original and distinctive.
Possibilities might be:
Black Afgano by Nassamotto
Noire de Noire by Tom Ford
These are pretty out there suggestions in this context, but if you want to be the kid that people remember as being the one who smelt different and special then you probably need to look beyond the conventional, but worthy choices above.
Best of luck.