Hello all, new to the forum.
I am looking for a scent to wear, but have always had a very high sensitivity to fragrances. They typically smell much stronger to me than others, and cause my sinuses to burn. Once they have been worn for a while and start to fade, they cease to bother me at all, but just after spraying, my reactions can range from being uncomfortable, to plain dreadful.
I am an ex-smokeless tobacco user recently converted to smoking pipes, which I enjoy tremendously. I love the smell of the tobacco and of the actual smoke, but the after-smell on my skin and clothes are reminiscent of a stale ashtray. What I am hoping to find is a manly fragrance that doesn't attempt to cover the ashy scent, but to compliment it....maybe something with a woodsy smell to it? Really my only requisites are that they are masculine and dont clash badly with the smell of tobacco.
Also, pertaining to my sensitivity, would something like a water perfume be easier on my nostrils? I thought that maybe essential oils would be easier for me to deal with, but I've also found that some of those aggravate my sinuses as well.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!