Originally Posted by BradW
I'm also a fan of Zegna Z, however, an aquatic that I reach for quite a bit is Givenchy Blue Label.
Haven't tried this Zenga Z, but I don't really agree with Blue Label being an aquatic. To me it's more of a blue/floral/soapy mixture, with minimal projection. Slightly different in smell compared to the others it competes with, but ultimately boring and forgettable.
As far as what I think for aquatics, I gotta throw IZOD out there. It's like AdG kicked p a few notches. More emphasis on the fruits in the opening, fresh, aquatic and invigorating. Escada's Sunset Heat comes to mind as well, but it kind of weaves out of the aquatics and goes more into the tropical category. It's similar to IZOD imo, but even more vibrant. Paris Hilton is an exceptionally nice aquatic with a little bit of floral. Opens up with melons and cucumber, gets a little more floral in the heart and base, and lasts pretty long. Nothing smells quite like it either. Halston Unbound is good as well, but more so, an AdG alternative at an affordable price. Longevity isn't great on it either.