Tarragon and bergamot are predominant in the top notes on my skin, with only a touch of an oceanic or aquatic vibe. The black tea with the watermint are pleasant, with the base sporting wood and musk. Solidly crafted but unexciting. Longevity about three hours.
Not properly an hit of originality but a decently crafted scent for sure. In the same vein of a huge quantity of widespread fragrances of the market (Joop Nightflight, New West For Him Aramis, Paco Rabanne Xs, some Bvlgari, Canali, Baldessarini, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, Creed, Adidas etc) this woodsy-ozonic is a blend of watery synthetic fruits , hedione, aromatic herbs, patchouli and mossy amber. I prefer the first part till when the watermint and the aromatic herbs are detectable before the fragrance starts fading soon and leaving the stage to fruits, spices and ozonics. The link of dark tea, patchouli, spices and moss produces a very shadowy feel and the smell is moody, and dusty-spicy in a masculine way till the end with its lack of flowers and the depth of ambergris, moss and spices. Not so bad.
23rd January, 2012 (last edited: 14th January, 2013)
I know that this scent is a “Love or Hate” cologne, and truth be told, I didn’t like this one at first. It was not like any of the other Nauticas on the market. BUT, now that I am a little older, I’m sorry that I cannot find it anymore! It reminds me of something that is trying to be sophisticated, but not too refined. Cool and classy, but not elite. The drydown is a nice mix of woods and spice…it really reminds me of a crisp Autumn day. Although this isn’t that clean, fresh “beachy” smell that Nautica is known for, this gets a 5 Star rating from me. Longevity is excellent. I just wished that they still made this one! If you ever find it at a reasonable price, pick it up...you won't be disappointed. If you don’t like it, sell it to me!
“It’s not the years in a life, it’s the life in the years!”
Smells like a mix of cat piss, moss, and mold. Nautica's worst for sure, thank god this has been discontinued.
15th May, 2010 (last edited: 16th December, 2010)
Bought this early in high school, still have 3/4 bottle left. I'm 25 now. Didn't use this one much. Was a nice change of pace when I got it, but now it's more of just an air freshener for me.
Do I think it smells good? 2/5
Compliments from the ladies? 1/5