I'm gonna go head and answer your first question and then I'm going to direct you to the "Just starting out forum."
My favorite fresh scents are Thierry Mugler Cologne, Chrome, and Bulgari Aqua.
TM Cologne is the cleanest, Chrome is the freshest, and the Bulgari Aqua is the best aquatic
Now, as I promised, I am going to say that I think that at this point in your fragrance life you might be better off in the "Just starting out forum." I look forward to seeing you back here in a couple of months.