One word about how people react to scent- I feel the desired effect is to get someone to want to lean in closer to wonder "What is that delightful aroma?" Not crane their heads around and try to figure out "Where that smell is coming from".
Try LaCoste-Essential for a lighter cologne-type scent. It is fresh and citrus but not aquatic.
I believe Pi has a great deal of vanilla up front. It is a sweeter scent.