Originally Posted by ast
hi infinitesymphony, what's your recommendation on truly classy and pleseant choices?
Those words aren't enough to go by... You'll have to steer us closer. Are you looking for a blue scent (ex. Polo Blue, Davidoff Cool Water), black scent (ex. Drakkar Noir, Kenneth Cole Black), green scent (ex. Creed Green Irish Tweed), or fougère/edible (ex. Lorenzo Villoresi Piper Nigrum). Those are just the first colognes that came to my mind in each group--they aren't all necessarily ones that I'd recommend, and of course there are many colognes that don't fit those standard definitions. You might also think in terms of flower, powder, fruit, musk, wood, and citrus. I've probably left out a bunch, but once you have a clearer idea what sort of smell you're looking for, we can point you in the right direction.
Check out basenotes.net for some ideas.
Once you find some colognes with ingredients you think you'll like, order some samples and try them out on your skin. It's the only way to know for sure what will suit you.