When hub wanted another scent to have some variety (he already had goste) he asked me to pick some candidates for him to try. The first pair I asked him to try were Habit Rouge and M7, he picked M7. It was as simple as that! ;D
I'm partial to Orientals like goste, M7, Japur Homme, Habit Rouge (vintage), Caron Pour un Homme, Obsession for Men... but I find scents with woods and vetiver notes very masculine and attractive on the right guy.
I'm afraid this wasn't much help but good luck for the search!