I'm a middle eastern. I saw that skin differences well, some of those scents which doesn't last on my skin last on other members here and vice versa. But the taste of people are really really different.
For example here in Tehran lots of people use and love Aqua D Gio, but I don't. The same is true about hot sellers like Lacoste products, Hugo Boss, cK, Davidoff & etc.
Anyway my all time favorites (in the category you mentioned) are:
-Fahrenheit (IT LAST WELL ON MY SKIN!)
-JOOP! HOMME FAMILY Members not himself! (I mean Joop homme chillout, Mont Balnc Individuel and Cristobal)
-Le Male by JPG
Also let me add that, now in fall I use "Rive Gauche Homme", "M7 Fresh" and "Dolce & Gabbana" as my day wear scents. This summer my day wear choices were "Eternity summer 2005", "Very Sexy II".
Finally I should mention "euphoria men" as the most sensual modern scent I've smelled!