Originally Posted by sirsmellzalot
going to say that Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barths
is a knock-off of Creed's VIW. It's not. It IS really good, though, and definitely has a tropical feel. Longevity leaves a little to be desired, but that's what travel atomizers are for, right? Anyway - it's got that rummy-limey laid-back feel to it that will definitely put you in a beach-ey mindset. It's great. And affordable, too! I think you can find a 3.4oz for around $35 or $40.
What this man said. Although I was fortunate enough to get mine @ TJ Maxx for 19.99 (3.4 oz)
When I first saw this question in the forums, I said "YESSS I can bring up one of my new favorite aquatics Blue Seduction". Then I read on and saw you're looking for something more tropical. As Sir says, Set Sail St. Barts, but longevity isn't very good. Which brings me to Tommy Bahama Very Cool, often overlooked but still fantastic, and may match the vibe you're looking for. Back to Blue Seduction though, it is a unique aquatic and surprisingly a drugstore fragrance. Don't count the Antonio Banderas house out, I've tried 3 from the house thus far and all 3 I really enjoy. Blue Seduction or BS for short is anything but BS, it opens up a bit strong on the alcohol, or so it may seem. It's actually just the mint that's very powerful, but it's not at all a synthetic mint like in other fragrances.. it's light but very powerful at the same time. It eventually takes on a fantastic cappuccino note and blends together smoothly with the mint. It lasts for up to 10 hours sometimes which brings its rating up in my book, best of all, it's fairly inexpensive. But, back to that tropical vibe.. St. Bart's has tropical written all over it. There are 2 things you need to know about St. Bart's... Lime, and Tequila; that is all. I also hear Aramis Bermuda Tonic is a nice take on a more tropical aquatic, I never see this in discount stores, and I'm not ready to spring 30-40 bucks for it online for something I've never smelled before, but the reviews look to be pretty good.