This review is based in a bottle originally purchased in Japan in or around 1998, a couple of years after its original release by the house of Giorgio Beverly Hills.
This fragrance develops in two distinct phases.
In the opening blast - and a blast it is - I get a nosefull of the sea. Fresh, ozonic and salty - this is a cluster of seas notes, fesh, sunny, heliotropic and convincing.
After first thirty minutes the second phase commences. White florals, mainly orange blossom and a touch of vetiver with magnolia, blend with a delightful water lily, and the latter sees added sweetness added by a rich yet discreet tonka impression. This discretely sweet combination is quite elegant and never cloying or intrusive.
Later on a very gentle white musk with a woodsy undertone are mixed in towards the end.
I get moderate sillage, good projection and ten hours of longevity on my skin.
A true summery ocean beginning, and a brightly floral-tonka drydown. Lovely, but a tad too linear towards the end, although the quality of the ingredients is very good. 3.5/5.