Years ago, this was actually my signature fragrance. Right before I wrote this review, I sprayed a hit on my wrist. I think the bottle I have has gone bad, or I just didn't know better years ago. Soapy, synthetic but for some reason, the ladies loved it. Guess I wasn't the only one who didn't know better. But the impact it left years ago is enough to give this one a thumbs up.
Fresh, lemony, quite sweet. Synthetic.
Develops into quite a tiresome lemon-freshness that verges on the obnoxious.
Gives me a headache.
Man, by looking at the reviews one wouldn't know what to make of this scent other than to know it isn't very aquatic. People make such a big fuss about being aquatic but at the end of the day, water doesn't have a smell. In fact, if a fragrance doesn't smell like sea water, it shouldn't be considered aquatic. That would eliminate 95% of the so-called aquatics. And let me add, the original aquatic, the great Cool Water, didn't smell much like water either, but that wasn't much of an issue.
Enough rambling from me - I just want to say that this is a solid, unique fragrance. Mrs. Herrera took a gamble by creating an oriental-aquatic but I thoroughly enjoy it. Its the one scent from my collection I can put on without having to worry about any notes smelling funky or out of place. The smell is pleasant, lasting, well-balanced and multi-faceted. Though it is slightly sweet, and slightly powdery, it still manages to be masculine by the deft use of woods and spices. If I had to describe it in three words, they would be FRUITY (due to fig and mandarin), FRESH, & SOFT. Girls like it and its just right for the spring to fall months. What more could one ask?
Well done Mrs. Herrera.
I tried to like this hard but I just couldn't. I like true aquatics, but this was very floral with a strange musty-green note that really put me off. I tried to find the water, but all I got were flowers, but not even my preferred type. Its balanced well, I do credit that, and is actually quite unique but this is my review, and have to say I'd be lying if I were to give it anything other than thumbs down. Lesson to all in blind buying for selves--- do not!!
A great fragrance! Powerful and accurate throughout the day. Can be simple, discrete, while striking, calling the attention of women. Excellent!
14th December, 2009 (last edited: 05th March, 2010)