Everyone has their own likes and dislikes when it comes to cologne. Some woman may find Irish Tweed to be the best well others like your girlfriend simply don't like the smell. I would suggest you take your girlfriend with you when you go shopping and have her smell the ones you like and let her pick. I happen to like Preferred Stock and Axe myself. Oh and make sure you spray the cologne on before she smells it because the smell will be different on different people as well.