Do you guys know of one that is kinda like leather, spice, wood, etc without any (or much) fruit at all??
Oh, also I just remembered that he doesn't really like patchouli.
I'll second the vote of the person who suggested Montale Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and add Montale Aoud Leather to that (the latter has a very nice dry-down, there's no floral element at all). Same with Lubin Idole Eau de Parfum. Also, if you can find it, Gucci Gucci pour Homme (make sure it's this version, not the one with the gold cap and blue liquid), this is very smoky, spicy and refined and masculine. Gets a lot of love from me. In fact, that would be my starting point along with some samples of the Montale's from LuckyScent to get his opinion. All of them seem to suit the very masculine profile you've described for him.
By the way, most guys tend to lack the "shopping gene", so taking him to the mall to roam around and smell things all day won't work well with him (come to think of it, I don't much like it either). Find a sympathetic SA, tell them the particular types of fragrance he might like, and then get them to give you some vials-on-card of the ones that key in on those points.
Otherwise, if he likes smelling you, he clearly likes some fragrance but on his terms. Do a search here for the right combinations of the notes from these and other suggestions, see what you can get samples of (or order off the web), collect them, and make an event of having him try different ones in a setting where he can enjoy it.
Last edited by Scentrist (2012-04-09 17:06:05)