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    I cant fault L'eau D'Issey for its woody/marine qualities.
    And I wear my ST Dupont "L'eau" with much pride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nthny View Post
    I live near the beach and I tend to wear Bulgari's Aqua when I go, especially out to dinners on the water, etc. It always just feels perfect for the scene. Salty, slightly floral, rich.
    Which is exactly the way I feel about EROLFA. Yes, I had to capitalize it, it's that good --in that environment. Away from the ocean, it loses its magic for me.

    *sigh*

    parfums*PARFUMS Series 4 Cologne: Vettiveru (2002) is a delightful sumer/light frag (though it hasn't the greatest longevity ) that somehow carries a marine note to it--Go figure.
    Yes, more then the Creed '48 which is mineralic, or the oil sheik's MI

    Mare has great reviews here but to me it smells of Erolfa with an iodine band aid, have to pass.

    Might as well mention two el cheapos that are a good bang for the money: Caroline Herrera 212 h2o and Iceberg Twice . . .

    Then there's Gai Mattiolo Uomo-- a complex acquatic that gives the lie to the notion of acquas being boring. It's only 99.9% of them that give the rest a bad name.


    Just go sailing in the Aegean or buy a mansion by the seashore--- and wear Erolfa.

    See how easy life can be?

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    IMO the best aquatic scent on the market ( the first aquatic, beach perfume, launched in 1965 and relaunched this year ) is VIVARA by Emilio Pucci. It is absolutely Marvellous.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    IMO the best aquatic scent on the market ( the first aquatic, beach perfume, launched in 1965 and relaunched this year ) is VIVARA by Emilio Pucci. It is absolutely Marvellous.....
    I really want to sniff it!, meu amigo!
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    Why all this praise for Erolfa?

    I don't get it.

    It's an okay, sophisticated scent with the typical Creed feel about it, but I think L'Eau D'Issey, Halston Unbound, Kenzo Homme, L'Eau Par Kenzo, Nautica original, Nautilus Aqua, Nautilus Black Marlin, Nautilus Blazer, Gant Indigo, Insense Ultramarine and Hilfiger Athletics are all better aquatic and marine scents - far more interesting and definitely more masculine.

    I do own Erolfa. I think it's better than Agua Brava and Aqua Quorum.
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Why all this praise for Erolfa?

    I don't get it.

    It's an okay, sophisticated scent with the typical Creed feel about it,..........Renato
    for me it is the associations that Erolfa conjures up. I have smelled many aquatics, but Erolfa is the only one that truly captures the smell of the ocean for me. It is salty, briny, ozone, and fresh. It really is a transportive scent. Most aquatics are happy and invigorating, but I find that Erolfa is a more somber and reflective ocean scent; it is like sitting on the beach at night with a brisk chill in the air, as I stare into the stars. There are clouds in the sky and there is a hint to the air that it may soon rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
    for me it is the associations that Erolfa conjures up. I have smelled many aquatics, but Erolfa is the only one that truly captures the smell of the ocean for me. It is salty, briny, ozone, and fresh. It really is a transportive scent. Most aquatics are happy and invigorating, but I find that Erolfa is a more somber and reflective ocean scent; it is like sitting on the beach at night with a brisk chill in the air, as I stare into the stars. There are clouds in the sky and there is a hint to the air that it may soon rain.
    After reading that, I had to spray some Erolfa on my hand. Interesting what you say about associations. Oddly enough, that's why I like Kenzo Homme so much (even though those around me aren't too fond of it) - it transports me back to the beach.
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    Givenchy's "Blue Label" is a good one for me.

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    I freaking hate aquatics. If someone is wearing L'Eau d'Issey on the train I will get up and move. Calone disgusts me.

    Still, I am smitten with Bond Coney Island, and I love Virgin Island Water (though not sure that counts as an aquatic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    IMO the best aquatic scent on the market ( the first aquatic, beach perfume, launched in 1965 and relaunched this year ) is VIVARA by Emilio Pucci. It is absolutely Marvellous.....
    Roberto,
    That sounds interesting... I've never heard of that before. And I like older stuff! Good idea!

    Along with Madridbatabidd, I say obrigado!
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    Quote Originally Posted by madridbatabidd View Post
    I really want to sniff it!, meu amigo!
    Hi madridbatabidd don´t worry, bcause you will sniff it shortly, meu amigo !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cognoscento View Post
    Roberto,
    That sounds interesting... I've never heard of that before. And I like older stuff! Good idea!

    Along with Madridbatabidd, I say obrigado!
    Dave
    Hi Cognoscento, follow my advice and try VIVARA . Then you can tell me OBRIGADO !!! Tudo de bom para ti !
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    When I want to smell next to nothing with class I apply Pasha Fraicheur.

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    Im not an aquatic hater.

    But even aquatic haters would probably like Bulgari Aqua

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    Hermès - Eau des Merveilles. Not really an aquatic but aquatic none the less

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    Mass market wise, Aqua de Bulgari is my favorite aquatic. I'm not a huge fan of them either because they lack a certain 'edge' for me, but this one does it right. It's clean without being bland, reminds me of the sea without having a seawood/detritus smell, lasts all day, works well especially in the heat and humidity of the summer, always garners me a compliment or two, etc. It's a good workhorse scent for me.

    Erolfa is my favorite 'niche' aquatic by far. I grew up on the water around alot of old boats, and it reminds me of the smell of the wood that many of them had. This scent is interesting to me for two other reasons as well:
    1: I can't smell it after three hours but other people around me can. It's one of the few scents that my nose becomes accustomed to.
    2: I get compliments from older women on it all the time, but it seems like anyone under 25 can barely smell it. That one I really don't get.

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