Hey Mike, Welcome to Basenotes.
Some clean and fresh scents that come to mind are Bvlgari Pour Homme, Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme, Paco Rabanne XS. Chanel Platnium Egoiste also has a "crispyness" to it. I like Ralph Lauren Romance as well, I find that it is refreshing and crisp, but the general consenses here is that their are better scents out there. Other things you might like to try out are Terre d'Hermes (kinda smells like clean dirt in the drydown, not sure if you'll want that), Live Jazz, Mugler Cologne, Geir.
I suggest you try some of these out to find something you might like. Most can be found at Sephora or a department store counter. As for A*Men, when I first started I didn't like it. It has grew on me a lot since then, but I don't think of it as something I can wear everyday. It seems to be better for special occassions, and especially in cooler weather.
Well, good luck and have fun! and good job on spelling it Acqua and not Aqua haha!
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