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    Default Marine / aquatic scents .......................

    I'm interested in picking up another couple of marine/aquatics. At this time I have L'eau d'Issy and Erolfa in my collection. These are, in my estimation, true aquatics.

    Can you, dear basenoters, offer advice on these and others?

    Many thanks:

    Zdime

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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    One of my favorite categories.

    ~ Inis - a "kinder, gentler" Issey

    ~ Polo Blue - nice use of cucumber, but poor duration

    ~ Acqua di Gio - the king of being much maligned is still quite good to my nose and I don't find myself in environments where it is "overused".

    ~ Bond No. 9 Wall Street - overpriced for what it is, but I still do enjoy it. I've not worn it that much yet since it was a winter acquisition and I tend to wear these more in warmer weather. Much more ozonic than any of the others I've tried and also has a nice cucumbery note.

    ~ Halston Unbound - the king of inexpensive marines, very similar to AdG, but with a bit more sweet watermelon opening. I found a set at TJ Maxx that included the 50 ml EdT and aftershave balm for $7!. Unfortunately, the bottle fell and shattered on my bathroom floor.

    ~ Hermes Eau de Merveilles - you'll have to check the women's counter for this one. I only have a small decant of this one and while I really like it, its too faint in the two wearings I've tried so far. http://www.basenotes.net/cgi-bin/for...176953;start=0 will take you to Serpent's excellent review of this one.

    ~ Angel Schlesser Homme - another one similar to AdG, but better from my recollection. The faint rice notes are what make it interesting.

    ~ CSP Aqua Motu - still on my want to try list

    ~ Calypso Marine - it has been a long time since I've sampled this one, but I remember really liking it. Another on my want list.

    ~ Body Shop Oceanus - another on my want to try list, as recommended to me by scenteur7.

    ~ CK Escape - it has been a LONG time since I've smelled this one, but I think it was probably most responsible in terms of launching the marine / ozonic phase that dominated men's fragrance releases in the 90's.

    Hope that helps.

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    Zdime,
    you have two of the best, even though Issey is no personal favourite of mine.
    May I suggest the original Kenzo. Its very salty fresh with bamboos and seaweed, good staying power, originality and just smells fantastic -a winner!

    Matt

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    Try Aqua Quorum by Puig. When I wear it , I feel like taking a sea bath!
    Its so fresh and spicy that you feel as when you have just gone out of the sea water... a salty/marine smell!
    But It's very spanish, in your face sea smell...
    You should give it a try!

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    My favorite is Wall Street...I just purchased a 1/3oz decant of it.
    IMO it is the best. I have Laguna, L'eau par kenzo, and Erolfa.
    I think those are aquatics...at least they are to me

    Oh, I have also tied Motu and I DON"T like it at all.
    traded away my decant.

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    8) Hi Rob . . . Ca va? If you have a strong stomach, and better yet, a stuffed up nose . . . try HEI, by Alfred Sung. This is about as watery as a fragrance, gets . . . burp.

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    ** Rochas Aquaman ** ;D

    And I agree with the earlier recommendation of Kenzo Pour Homme. It's like swimming in the ocean. And a lot of women around me love it.
    Top 3: London Gentleman, Blackbeard's Delight, and Sex Panther. (It works 60% of the time, every time.)

  8. #8

    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    The best (in my opinion) two out there:

    1) Bond 9 - Wall Street

    2) CSP - Motu

    Jeff
    "You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand

    "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    I think Bvlgari Aqva is better than AdG. The best is still Erolfa.

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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    Check out Aquaman, Nautica, Nautilus Aqua, Kenzo Homme, Insense Ultramarine and it's numerous marine variations, and other scents with marine notes like Michael Jordan Cologne, Escape and Laguna.
    Renato

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    GnuGnuAntiloop
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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    Dare I say... Bvlgari Aqva... 8)

    -Tero-

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    Just tried Bond #9 Wall Street last night from a sample. Excellent stuff. Not sure yet whether it's worth the price though.

    Victoria's Secret Very Sexy for Men II considered an aquatic? It also has strong pepper and woody notes.

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    1805 by Truefitt and Hill.

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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    Kenzo Pour Homme, Polo Blue, Acqua di Gio, Nautica Latitude Longidute, Biotherm Aqua Fitness, L`eau par Kenzo, Aquaman, even and Bulgari pour homme or Sander.

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    Subtil by Salvatore Ferragamo anyone?
    It's never too late to mend.

    WARDROBE:http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/1256

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    Did I mention that Wall Street is AWESOME! ;D

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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    Thanks to one and all for all the great recommendations and evaluations! Yet more frags to add to my growing 'Want' list.

    Till later:

    Zdime


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    Did anyone mention Issey Bleue? This has some dirty ocean notes in it.
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...er-100-items!!

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    Rochas Aquaman.

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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    In my opinion, you have the best one in Erolfa!

    Wall Street would be a good addition, marine thru and thru, in a way not quite as dirty/salty as Erolfa.

    CSP Motu for a cleaner, fresher marine...one that I sometimes layer with the two above.

    Cheers,
    Jim

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    Default Re: Marine / aquatic scents ......................

    Quote Originally Posted by beastmccoy
    1805 by Truefitt and Hill.
    I would certainly agree with 1805 and second Aqua Motu, Wall Street, Erolfa and Inis.


    Eric

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