i'd suggest 2, one for day time and one for night time ... mugler cologne for day time is a good choice for someone who is new to cologne, it's very soapy and clean and is good if you don't really like scents. Gendarme is good for this purpose as well. Bulgari is a great scent as well, I reccomend it over the other two, but on me it becomes very smokey (must be the tea) . I used to like SMW but now it reminds me of ink. For a night time scent egoise is a great choice.