Wow, nearly 600$ spent on 3 bottles that didn't work out, I feel your pain, Highpriestofdarkness.
I do blind buy once in a while but still do some research before committing to buy a bottle. I would say Encre Noir, The Dreamer and NR for him would fit that description. Nothing revolting about those scents, I just don't find myself reaching for them too often. And the price tags are nowhere near OP's scent.