Smell amazing for around $15! Just a great value! Fresh aquatic fragrance with prominent green apple & cucumber to my nose. Younger ladies love this one on me. Ideal for the warmer weather with performance better than average. Pick this bottle up for spring/summer. Still not convinced, just check out some of the YouTube reviews for Nautica Voyage.
I always feel like I got a dud bottle with this one because it just smells so synthetic and cloying. But my wife and son both like this one very much so I guess it's just me. Reminds them of the ocean, reminds me of house cleaner.
I so wish Calvin Klein had not introduced the "acquatic" scent to perfumery. CK1 was "different," distinctive but not very good. Now there are a million acquatic scents out there and they all smell alike.
Melon and harsh, reedy wood notes (artemesia?) blend to form a scent reeking of chemical synthetics. It quickly becomes cloying and is always unpleasant. Yet, companies keep making them and people keep buying them.
Why Turin would give it four stars baffles me, but the description of it he gives, a "floral masculine," is equally non sequitor.
If you like this sort of thing, this is indistinguishable from any other acquatic, but at any price, this is just bad stuff.
After reading very positive reviews on Voyage I blind buy one large bottle.
Big disappointment from Maurice Roucel that I consider as the best nose with many big hits.
Safe scent? Yes
Almost the same drydown as Hugo by Hugo Boss.
But so much synthetic, boring and linear scent. Where are the fruits in It?
Purchased a bottle of Voyage blind online for $17 and am very pleased indeed. The opening is a tart melon and apple, but it's not the overpoweringly sweet style of many designer aquatics. The opening lasts about 15 minutes and then fades to the background of an excellently composed lavender/floral. The base seems to be a soft cedar or oakmoss that provides a good 6 hours longevity. IMO, what Nautica does right with Voyage is choosing clean notes that compliment one another and work together. I'm tempted to draw comparisons with several much more expensive designer aquatics, however I believe that for this price, why quibble with comparisons? Pick up a bottle, you won't be disappointed or broke.
10th April, 2015 (last edited: 11th April, 2015)