Since every fragrance smells different on everybody because of body chemisty its really a matter of trial and error.
I prefer clean crisp scents, nothing to overpowering.
DH smells wonderful in a classic fragrance Aramis by Estee Lauder. He also smells yummy wearing Sebastain by Paul Sebastain
For a man i think that after shave or after shave balm is all that is needed.
Your fragrance shouldn't enter the room before you do, fragrance should be experienced up close and personal.