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Sel Marin (2008)
by Heeley

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Sel Marin information

Year of Launch2008
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 224 votes)

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About Sel Marin

Sel Marin is a shared / unisex perfume by Heeley. The scent was launched in 2008

Sel Marin fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Sel Marin

very fresh with a little lemon peel. reminds me of 4711 but not so barber shoppy. im sure it has better legs than 4711 too. a good combo? get 4711 body wash and splash on amazon for a little change.. add sel marin before going out the door. delicious!
07th July, 2017
I wrote off aquatics after testing every single one at Macy's. Fortunately, Basenotes has educated me and I have been sampling niche decants. Sel Marin is, without a doubt, the best aquatic I have ever worn. It's not perfect (I wish the clove-type note was dialed down) but this will be my go-to aquatic until I find something better.
16th May, 2017
Fantastic!
Opens with a lemony/blue-green marine accord that is completely unlike boring "for men" aquatics.
As the lemon top notes fade, salty/dry comes to the forefront. "Salty/dry what?" You ask. I'm not sure. Gently reminiscent of seaweed and wood, and fresh-fresh-fresh.
There's an herbal undertone, almost liquorice, with a freshness suggestive of mint.
Accomplishes the color and feel of sea water, without being too predictable.
07th January, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A delightful blend of lemon and bergamot - a truly traditional starter - is notable by a slightly herbal-greenish undertone. After the first stage the sel marine note arises, and it is well made. Most crucially, in the drydown a mildly ozonic greenish whiff is present, at times reminding me of nori - dried Japanese seaweed sheaths, just saltier; and definitely saltier than Bergamotto Marino. On my skin this phase is delicious.

The base is less interesting with its woodsy impression added to a somewhat generic white musk background.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and an overall longevity of over eight hours, fading slowly.

A traditional seashore maritime summer scent, executed well with good-quality ingredients, with a less convincing base. 3.25/5
17th May, 2016
It's watery. And a bit salty. I'll give them that.

But for me it doesn't smell like the ocean at all. Neither does it smell very good.

More like a cucumber/bergamot/seaweed smoothie bought in a Los Angeles rawfood yoga café.

(Super healthy i'm sure, but the good part of perfumes is that it doesn't have any calories so i think i'll go with something heavier)
23rd February, 2016
Future Jason:

You first smelled this a few years back, and thought: "meh."

You last smelled this... today, and thought: "rope a dope."

Do preferences change that much in a few short years? They say that your tastebuds change every seven years. Perhaps the same can be said of nose... buds?

Or perhaps you're just less of an idiot than you were a few years back. The citrus combines very nicely with salty green stuff. It's in the neighborhood of Fleur de Liane, or Issey for men, with that floral-ish sourness, but bracing, rather than offputting. You like it.

You have a theory: perhaps it plays especially well in Oregon winters (you're checking in from a particularly grey February) as a foil, of sorts. Now, when you're in most desperate need of a reminder that the beach is a thing, the ocean is a thing, the summer is a thing, light is a thing... Stuff like this will pull you through.
02nd February, 2016

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