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Nautica Blue (2006)
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Nautica Blue information

Year of Launch2006
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 113 votes)

People and companies

HouseNautica
PerfumerMaurice Roucel
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Beauty

About Nautica Blue

Nautica Blue is a masculine fragrance by Nautica. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Maurice Roucel

Nautica Blue fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Nautica Blue

I overpaid for this in a fragrance outlet shop in Tanger Outlet in Myrtle Beach. The store was nice & the staff was helpful. But I paid way too much for this bottle. It smells nice and clean. It lasts a few hours. I'll use it occasionally.
18th November, 2018
The Nautica design house entered the fragrance world with it's eponymous scent (now labelled "Nautica Classic") at the beginning of the 1990's; It was a "less blue" creation than it's peers and would go on to become a staple wardrobe item for many young men of the day due to it's unique beach vibe, and now survives as an entry-level "safe" aquatic, but the story doesn't end there. The Nautica name would become attached under license from the clothing company to a series of similar aquatic scents throughout the 90's as the genre exploded exponentially in popularity, eventually becoming a design house of it's own under ownership of Coty, who was really the company designing these. Most of them came and went into discontinuation as quick cash-grabs with little originality, which is why there are sparse comprehensive reviews for any of them beyond the original scent. Nautica Blue was in essence the proper aquatic that the original was not, and tightly focused on re-imagining the primary accords of original Nautica without the warm sand and wind vibes. Without a doubt, this scent was meant to replace the original as the proper Nautica masculine, because it even reused the same bottle and the original developed it's "classic" subtitle after this one's launch.

Nautica Blue smells every bit the part of a "Nautica 2.0" and renowned perfumer Maurice Roucel tries to go away from the traditional building materials of the first Nautica by using fruit notes such as pineapple and peach in the opening to make it juicier and sweeter akin to Wings for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills (1994), but keeping the bergamot vibe to tie it in with the original. So too would the base be constructed almost the same, with musk remaining and sandalwood being swapped for cedar, with everything else being otherwise different. The results of this 2000's remix would come across to those familiar with the original Nautica as simply "more blue" or "more aquatic" with a bit of gourmand in the opening salvo but then quickly drying down to a cool, soft skin scent like the original. Nautica Blue became part of the second wave aquatics ushering in to quell the loud ozonics of the late 90's, and leisure suit prowlers from that decade could easily swap out the old Nautica with this one to continue their competition dating unaffected This scent still reminds me of that stereotype, and younger guys too would feel this is relevant to them because of the "millenial" fruity vibe. It's a win-win for all parties involved if your thing is fairly conventional aquatic smells, but as with all Nautica before or since it's creation, it does nothing for the man who wants something exciting. From the perfumer who also made Lalique Pour Homme (1997) and Musc Ravageur (2000), this is a rather unlikely and less-than-flattering entry into his portfolio, but a job is a job I suppose.

This one is marginally more wearable if only because it doesn't have the more traditional powdery fougère construction being stretched and warped into the semblance of an aquatic like the original Nautica, and can often be found bundled with the original in 2-for-1 sets at your local big box retailer, especially around the holidays. Like all Nautica still in production, it's unbelievably cheap, so it could become "utility cologne" for the guy who really doesn't have a discerning nose, and I find it best for a steaming hot day, hence I keep a bottle, but if you're really wanting to do some aquatics, there is far more stand-out stuff than this on the market, like the aforementioned Wings to which this compares most. What's funny is Nautica still pumps out an ocean of flankers (no pun intended) with all kinds of shapes and sizes, discontinues them after a few years, then tries again to reinvent the primary line, as they did in 2017 with Nautica Blue Sail. If all you want is a cabinet of generic inoffensive blue juices, these guys really have you covered. As for me, I'll just keep wearing my Cool Water when I'm feeling blue.
18th December, 2017 (last edited: 20th June, 2018)
Its not bad its not great, its clean and fresh and inexpensive. It dose have a cheap barbershop scent to it but its still a clean scent....im indifferent
02nd January, 2017
Mild, fresh, after shower fragrance. The fragrance throw is not strong. But I am not always looking for projection. Sometimes I just like wearing certain colognes for myself. When I get home from work and take a shower. Nautica Blue is light and relaxing and helps put me to sleep. Giving two stars ratings for Nautica Blue with a thumbs up. It is not my favorite. But it does what it is supposed to do and the price is right.
17th September, 2016 (last edited: 18th September, 2016)
Nautica Blue is one of more agreeable designer "blue" fragrances out there, now obscenely affordable (100ml bottles are generally under $20, sometimes as low as $12). While not praised as much as Voyage, Blue is nonetheless a pleasant offering that works well on warm weather days or just as a body spray to freshen up. It's difficult to dress up, as the more that is sprayed, the more it smells synthetic / like deodorant. Nonetheless, it needs to be sprayed in volume to compensate for the lack of longevity.

The dominant top notes are pineapple and bergamot, with a base of musk and cedar. This good combination of citrus and sweet notes makes it a great summer day option that is more intense with the heat, though probably still demands a few sprays.

A welcome try as a designer aquatic option.

6 out of 10
09th July, 2015
What is this seriously? Cheap talcum powder fart? Alsolute rubbish.
10th December, 2014

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