What a pleasant surprise this scent is! I had previously been on kind of a bad blind buying spree of late...but thankfully this one turned out to be a winner for me.
With the exception of Nautica Voyage, I had basically dismissed this house. But when searching for a cheap summer scent, this one was mentioned a few times on the message boards. So I thought heck, $10 for a 50ml....why not give it a chance? Plus the fact this fragrance was made by Mane, which surely gave me a little extra hope.;) Read a little bit about it and it's odd,(but intriguing!)eco friendliness In both fragrance and packaging. Wasn't sure what to make of this...was it hype? Was it legit? Was it something in between?
Well, marketing aside...this is a great little frag IMHO. Is it something super unique or mind blowing, no it's not. BUT, it kind of reminds me of Lalique White, not in the way it smells...but in the way that it's constructed. Both on paper are very simple citrus/woody scents(of course Oceans has the heavy aquatic element, White does not)and somehow the perfumer has managed to take these simple ingredients and come up with a fragrance that is MUCH more than the sum of it's humble parts. A terrific sparkling and bright lemon tonic smell, with a salty and woody backbone. Simple and so refreshing!
Like others have mentioned...this scent when sprayed, goes on you in a weird way and takes awhile to drydown. It is foamy and because of the lack of alcohol in it, sometimes wants to run down a bit where you sprayed. At first, I was disappointed when first smelling it, but you must wait for the drydown folks!
And that brings to me to longevity. To those that say this scent has poor longevity...you are straight up crazy and need your nose checked!lol But seriously, it's got 10% oil concentration in it...I can spray this on my skin and EASILY smell it 10+ hours later.(even longer on fabric) Yes it's by no means a sillage or projection monster, but make no mistake this is a long lasting, but subtle citrus aquatic scent which can be enjoyed by the wearer and those who get close enough for a good long time!(not knocking people over from 15ft away with your projection like Leau D'Issey for instance.;) Long lasting, fresh and clean subtleness is the name of the game with this Nautica release.
this is simply too watered down. an ok fresh scent that does not last more than an hour. very light and airy notes that don't stand out. in the same line as the Gendarme scents..
Pros: ok for spring
Cons: too light"
Opening smells like sea water/sea salt, and lemon tonic. Then it quickly blends into its heart which is dominated by germanium and a light airy salty smell. The geranium in the scent gives it a slight spicy/peppery vibe to the florals. There is also a light light light wood scent.
think this is a good scent to wear for when you don't really want to smell like anything -- you just want to smell clean with a light scent. It is good to cool you down in the summer because you will have to spray it on a few times.
overall it is a very clean and easy to wear scent that not a lot of people are going to pick up on due to its poor projection - ITS VERY LIGHT! When i first sprayed it, I thought I had a dud until i looked it up only to find out that other people found it extremely light as well. I was like.. umm they messed up on this bottle and didn't put enough fragrance in this! But, its deliberate… or many due to this new technology they couldn't make it smell any stronger.
The one good thing about this scent is it completely biodegradable because due to a new technology allowing it to be water based with a 10% oil concentration. You will be able to tell when you spray it on because it is a bit oily and takes a while to dry up. It also decreases skin drying and irritation and it actually feels like its moisturizing to me!
Here is a scent I could only justify buying if I lived in a permanently hot climate, for Nautica's Oceans is weak. Very weak, in fact. This isn't a summer scent: this is a beach scent, almost exclusively. Being water-based, meaning no alcohol carrier in the mix, don't expect much in the way of longevity or sillage. Expect a pleasant aquatic lavender, lemon, and amber, colored with a really cool salt note that justifies the name. Not a great offering, but at least interesting, and a little refreshing for the hour or two it lasts.
A very nice tropical/lemon/rose/fruity mix, with a hint of lavender and spice. The first time I tried this on I got mediocre longevity.. around the 6 hour mark. But, the 2nd time this stuff lasted all day and all night, I could even smell it a little when I woke up.. Quite impressive in the longevity department for an aquatic type frag, but the longevity is temperamental, and varies.. some days I'll get 6 hours, others I'll get 18. On a day where I get 18 hours, (or smell it when I wake up in the morning) mind you, it's barely a fragrance at that point, it's very watered down, but still there, and still pleasing.
This fragrance is on the same style as IZOD, Set Sail St Barts, Virgin Island Water, Sunset Voyage, Voyage, Island Voyage, Sunset Heat, etc. It's very tropical, but still pretty versatile which is nice because some of those others are hard to pull off, even in warmer weather.