Readers, I turn to you in my time of need. In one week, my boyfriend Drew is turning 22. I would like to get him a signature scent for his birthday, but after a discouraging hunt in the Saks Fifth Avenue fragrance department today, I realize that I need to call in outside help. Please give me your recommendations! I would also love to heard about which fragrances your significant others wear!
Here is what I can tell you about Drew. Drew is a Political Science/International Relations double major who will be graduating from Hopkins with honors this May. We met at a frat party, and have not been back to one since. Drew is from Iowa and makes me listen to country music in the car. He is a former jock who was much cooler than me in high school. He helped me pick out Zelda and is planning to adopt an Alaskan Klee Klai of his own. He got me a pearl ring and a Captain Kirk bobble head for my last birthday. His favorite Star Trek character is Worf. He watches more House Hunters than anyone I know. I need to find a fragrance as wonderful as he is!
Drew does not need his fragrance to be specifically designated as a masculine, but he would prefer a not-particularly-girly bottle. Some of Drew’s favorite smells are “roses, coffee, sunscreen, freshly-cut lemons, new cars, Indian spices, freshly-squeezed orange juice, and orange blossom trees”. He does not like to smell anything “bitter, musky, or dusty”. His favorite perfume on me is L de Lolita Lempicka. He has tried Bond No. 9 Little Italy, which he enjoyed on paper but found too sweet on his skin; Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte (exact same criticism); Hermes Ambre Narguile, which he found delicious, but has been DISCONTINUED IN THE USA WTF HERMES; Bond No. 9 New Haarlem, which he was meh on; and Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne, which he liked better as a smell than as a personal fragrance.
Get scenting, y’all!