A decent "sea" scent, a bit better than most of others on the same theme mostly because it is at least a bit "elaborated" here – the salty/calone heart note is encapsulated into a pleasant harmony of somehow silky, warm and slightly sugary amber (artificial), a bit of woody softness (the warm coziness of cashmeran), then balsamic notes, resins, perhaps pine notes and also a slight floral accord. The drydown is sadly a bit disappointing, quite dry and metallic - kind of "revealing" the same usual linear and (to me) boring substance of this type of scents. Provided that I do never get why one should want to smell like a fisherman, it's more pleasant than others in this genre (but the best one for me remains Heeley's Sel Marin).
I guess I was expecting something more distinctive here. This is so similar to Beth Terry's Mare that I doubt I could distinguish them blindfolded. Aria di Mare may be an itsy bitsy bit sweeter, and a tad less floral, but not enough to really matter. Very short-lived to boot!
Decent aquatic, airy, delicate and ethereal. You are teleported in a breezing salty and sunny day spent in front of the blue ocean's crisp waters. You can perceive the smell arousing from the salty feminine skin under the sun and the wind blowing on your face. This fragrance reminds me a lot the more renowned (at least in Italy) Acqua di Sale by Profumum Roma (but also a lot Rem by Reminiscence). It's a musky, floral creation characterized by a soapy "mild saltiness" and by the airy touch from the Dyer’s Green weed.
07th January, 2011 (last edited: 04th January, 2014)
(Ocean notes, bamboo stalk, java tea leaves, floral herbaceous notes, sweet water mint, yellow wild broom, acacia flowers, sand white lily, yellow rose, tiare, musk) - taken from luckyscent.
My unexperienced nose was a little surprised how sweet it was. Pretty good longevity and sillage for an aquatic perfume. I smell melon somewhere but didn't see it in the list of ingredients. There's definately summer and ocean in this one but it's not a cool, crisp and light summer breeze. This is a bit heavier and sweeter but still very refreshing.
I tested this against Profumum's Acqua di Sale today at the Scent Bar in Los Angeles, to see which fragrance was the more authentic marine scent. Aria di Mare came up to about 95% of the authenticity of Acqua di Sale, with the top notes seeming to detract more from its authenticity than the drydown (which was fantastic). Aria di Mare is less than half the cost of Acqua di Sale, has similar longevity, and provides almost everything that Acqua di Sale does. It is an excellent choice for a (relatively) inexpensive marine fragrance.