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    Default Marine/Aqua Scents

    All,

    I am trying to find some marine scents and have compiled the following list:

    -Amouage Arcus: beautiful, but doesn't last long on me
    -Davidoff Cool Water: too popular
    -Montale Fougere Marine: just got today (thanks VJ)
    -CDP Aqua Motu: too sweet
    -Creed GIT: too popular (and green to me)
    -Creed Erolfa: SO doesn't like (I still may get it anyway...)
    -Creative Universe Mare: trying to find a sample

    Did I miss anything? I'm beginnin to realize that marine scents are much like the citrus kind...they don't last long and most have a wood base. Problem is, I already have wood colognes.

    TNMA

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    Default Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    You missed a lot of them (and Green Irish Tweed is a marine scent - since when?), but I'll just mention my two favorites: Kenzo pour Homme and Eau des Merveilles.

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    And, then there is the very first marine scent...New West by Aramis. I am not a big fan of this one but many around here like it. I wouldn't call Merveilles a marine scent even though it is primarily ambergris. Marines to me have that salty iodine smell somewhere in the composition.

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    I am not a big fan of hardcore sea-weed smelling marine scents, but you may want to also try Bulgari Aqua.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman
    I wouldn't call Merveilles a marine scent even though it is primarily ambergris. Marines to me have that salty iodine smell somewhere in the composition.
    To me, Eau des Merveilles smells like the wind off the sea in winter. I get a very mineral, salty smell from it that is more natural and evocative of being by the sea than any plastic-fantastic fake "aquatic" scent like L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme or Bulgari Aqua or the like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenmarcher
    -Creative Universe Mare: trying to find a sample
    Vijay can probably give you a sample of this also. I bought Mare blind from him and it was one of the best investments I ever made. I'm a fresh/daytime/casual scent whore ... and this is up there with the best I own. I didn't like Aqua Motu, Kenzo PH (many say it lasts forever on them but I don't even get an hour out of it), Erolfa, well ... let's just say most marine scents. I also used to own Onus, but it had no depth to me and smelled too "familiar". You may want to find a sample of that if you can find it. Very marine.

    But in my opinion, Mare is a "must have" if you like aquatics.
    Last edited by ziffy321; 14th August 2006 at 05:49 AM.

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    I can send you a 2.5ml sample of Mare for like...I dunno...3 bucks?

    PM me if you're interested.

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    Default Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    I have to say Bulgari Aqua is the king of the aquatics. But I would call Bulgari Aqua a "marine" not an "aquatic."

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    Millesime Imperial !!!!!!!

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    [QUOTE= I'm a fresh/daytime/casual scent whore ... .[/QUOTE]


    Nice to meet a fellow whore, ziffy!
    Last edited by Eau_Boy; 14th August 2006 at 06:32 AM.

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    Also don't forget My Ocean by Club Med...

    And from Truefitt and Hill, we have:

    Clubman that claims to have an "oceanic accord"....1805 which is "a fresh oceanic fragrance"...and Freshman which is "a fresh marine fougere"...


    Also Rochas Aquaman.

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    - Cool water deep
    - L'eau par Kenzo
    - Un Jardin en méditerranée
    - Eau de Paco Rabanne
    guess those can be considered as marine or aquatic
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    I really think YSLs Live Jazz should be here too. I can't say I want to call it an aquatic but I connect it closely to several other scents mentioned already.

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    Hve you tried echo by davidoff? may be what you are looking for.
    coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?

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    Are there any differences between "marine" and "aquatics" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by discovolante
    Are there any differences between "marine" and "aquatics" ?
    I would say so. It's been discussed here a few times, I've noticed.
    See here and here and especially here.

    I'd say marine = oceanic = 'the sea' in some way - whether a sea breeze on a tropical island or a cold wind on a harbour front, or actual sea weed.
    Kenzo PH and Aqua Motu definitely have aspects of this.

    Aquatics seem to equate more with fresh water than with salt water. L'Eau d'Issey, Acqua di Giò and Creed MI are along these lines - and since fresh water doesn't really smell like anything much, they tend to smell like flowers or fruit instead of water.

    Erolfa and Bvlgari Aqva are somewhere inbetween, I think. I've yet to try Sandflowers, Mare, and Eau des Merveilles though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discovolante
    Are there any differences between "marine" and "aquatics" ?
    Marine refers to scents that have a theme based on the sea, with notes such as sea-weed etc. while aquatics are fresh, clean scents that represent how clear fresh water would smell like if they had a scent. Personally, i don't see the need to distinguish the two, it just makes things more complicated, so unless there is a reason to break up the two terms, i just refer to marine and aquatics under one term. They're both water-based scents afterall.

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    Default Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    Have you ever tried Puig's Aqua Quorum? It's a very potent spicy marine scent.
    It can sound strange, but I smell something marine in Fendi Uomo... Maybe the cumin reminds of some kind of seaweed??
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    Captain by Molyneaux..... one of my favorites that reminds me of the sea.
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    If cool water is too popular try Cool Water Deep. It's spicier, it lasts a lot longer, and as per the name it has more depth. I always get compliments when I wear it.
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    Laguna - Dali
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    Nautica - Latitude Longitude

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    Default Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    I think to top ones are Acqua Di Gio, Live Jazz, Bvlgari Aqva, Issey Miyake and Creed MI.
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    Dunhill Desire Blue is a great marine/aqua scent. It does not last well on my skin though.

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    Aquatic: Versace Metal Jeans & L'eau Par Kenzo

    Marine: Kenzo PH & Creed's Erolfa
    I'm a fresh scent junkie and proud of it!

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    Interesting point with the differentiation...in that case, I prefer aquatics!

    [QUOTE=naranjito]I would say so. It's been discussed here a few times, I've noticed.
    See here and here and especially here.

    I'd say marine = oceanic = 'the sea' in some way - whether a sea breeze on a tropical island or a cold wind on a harbour front, or actual sea weed.
    Kenzo PH and Aqua Motu definitely have aspects of this.

    Aquatics seem to equate more with fresh water than with salt water. L'Eau d'Issey, Acqua di Giò and Creed MI are along these lines - and since fresh water doesn't really smell like anything much, they tend to smell like flowers or fruit instead of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discovolante
    Are there any differences between "marine" and "aquatics" ?
    marine = sea salt, algae

    aquatic = cucumber, watermelon

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    Isn't cactus also a big ingredient for aquatics?
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    Default Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    Aquatic would be something with main notes of a watery plant or fruit.
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    Default Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectscent
    marine = sea salt, algae

    aquatic = cucumber, watermelon
    Good definition.

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