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    Im looking to buy an aquatic scent with an edge,
    I was thinking an aquatic with some floral notes or citrus notes...

    What do you recommend
    thanks

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    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Erolfa

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    i Profumi di Firenze Brezza di Mare.
    Brent

    Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."


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    Default Re: Aquatic scent with an edge

    That's easy:

    Mare by Creative Universe (aquatic with a fascinating avocado-esque drydown)
    Acqua di Sale by Profumum (the smell of briny ocean water on the surface: salty, sea life, kelp)
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    Essenza Di Zegna

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    Consider Horizon. It is going for next to nothing on eBay now.

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    Annick Goutal's Vetiver. Salt water and iodine. Evokes the sea without resorting to those horrid Erolfa notes of "watermelons bobbing in the sea*."

    * thegoodlife Basenotes review of Erolfa.

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    Profumi del Forte Tirrenico: harbour in a bottle.

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    Creed Royal Water maybe... or Bvlgari Aqva Marine.


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    Cereus number 7. An acquatic opening that goes into a green and clean orris root and clean violet leaf combo note.
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    Rochas - Aquaman...aquatic wth a spicy twist..only downside, lonvegivity..you may need to spray liberally...

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    Bulgari Aqva
    Paco Rabanne XS
    L'eau d'Issey PH

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    Bulgari AQUA POUR HOMME MARINE

    Bulgari AQUA MARINE

    are best of Aquatic Group........
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    Kenzo Pour Homme (100ml 99% Full, Tester),
    Unbound Man (100ml 99% Full, Tester),
    Hanae Mori Man (100ml 99% Full, Tester),
    Burberrys Man (100ml 99% Full, Tester),
    Givenchy Blue Label (100ml 80% Full with Original Box)
    Hugo Boss Energise (125ml 80% Full, Tester)
    Givenchy Very Irresistable Fresh Attitude (50ml 99% Full, without Box),
    Chanel Allure Homme (50ml 100% Full, Sealed Original Packing),
    Dunhill Desire (100ml 100% Full, Sealed Original Packing),

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    Its got to be Aqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacifique. I have never smelled an aquatic quite like it. Like the penguins enclosure at the zoo my 6 year old says!!

    It truly is in my opinion the best aquatic out there. TRY IT!!
    coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?

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    You might want to add Givenchy Blue Label to your list.

    It opens with a blast of grapefruit, then settles into a very good aquatic.

    The thing that sets apart from most is the great vetiver and cedar base notes.

    Quite good longevity and better than average sillage.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
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    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    A very different Aquatic, literally a "Floral Aquatic" (aquatic plants like water lily), is Dunhill Fresh.
    A very clean Patchouli, some basil and Baby Powder, and a heap of aquatic florals.
    Very good longevity and sillage, and none of that baby wipe smell like Burberry Brit.

    For a super clean "Chlorine Aquatic" L'Eau Par Kenzo pour homme

    On the citrus side of aquatics: Millesime Imperial or Bvlgari Aqva pour homme

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    Bvlgari acqva or Azzaro Chrome legend..

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    Montale's Embruns d'Essaouira. A trip to the Atlantic ocean, waves battering old Portuguese ramparts spray salty iodine in my face. And then there's Calypso Marine, another trip to the sea without being a boring aquatic.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 30th May 2008 at 04:58 AM.

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    HORIZON by Guy Laroche
    up lifting aquatic with a sharp peachy-lily-fizzy edge in a comfortable way, hard to find these days... i really miss it
    Last edited by tariq; 1st June 2008 at 06:01 AM.

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    Default Re: Aquatic scent with an edge

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Essenza Di Zegna
    Hmmm, would Essenza di Zegna really be considered an aquatic? It's one of my favorite fragrances, actually. The top notes in it (mandarin and bergamot, I think) get pretty overwhelmed by the spicy middle and base notes. It definitely feels more spicy to me than aquatic.

    I think I'd second the previous vote for Azzaro Chrome Legend as an edgy aquatic. It smells great, and lasts quite a while.

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    Most aquatics are pretty laid back scents like Aqua di Gio, Halston Unbound, Bvlgari Aqua, Eternity Summer 2006 and L'Eau Par Kenzo.
    Those that have a bit more bite while still seeming like aquatics include Hilfiger Althletics, Gant Indigo, Erolfa, Jill Sander Pure Men and L'Eau D'Issey.
    Then there are those that don't exactly seem like aquatics but have a "water" or "oceanic" note in them like Aramis New West, Horizon, Escape, Michael Jordan and Aquaman.
    On the other hand there are plenty of marine scents that some people think in the same vein as aquatics, and these are pretty edgy - like Insense Ultramarine, Nautica, Nautilus Aqua, Nautilus Black Marlin, Nautilus Blazer, Kenzo Homme, Dali's Laguna, Agua Brava Sea Power, Aqua Quorum etc

    If your'e after citrusy and watery, I suggest trying L'Eau Par Kenzo (doesn't last long on me) and Hilfiger Athletics (lasts very well on me).

    Have fun sniffing around.
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    Last edited by Renato; 1st June 2008 at 07:06 AM.

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    With the emphasis more on edge and less on aquatic, though this does come through, sample at least Etat Libre d'Orange's Secretions Magnifiques. Lots of people hate it and not sure I could wear it, but it's one of the edgiest creations out there at the moment!

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    Default Re: Aquatic scent with an edge

    I like Bulgari Aqua PH and L'Eau Par Kenzo PH (new for me) as standard aquatics, but I have to say that this thread is packed with far more interesting suggestions. Being a fan of hijiki and nori, I could go big for the iodine variations. I see a couple of great iodine suggestions. Any others? Also, how much difference do the Marine variants of Bulgari Aqua and Aqua PH provide? Mabrar's opinion especially sought, as another fan of the Bulgaris.

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    Mare by Beth Terry Creative Universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mabrar View Post
    Bulgari AQUA POUR HOMME MARINE

    Bulgari AQUA MARINE

    are best of Aquatic Group........

    IMHO, I think Bvlgari Aqua Marine is Bvlgari's worst release to date and is also one of the worst generic-smelling aquatics. (like I said, IMHO) I literally owned it for a few minutes before selling it to a friend. Well, he likes it so good for him.

    Aquatic with citrus = go with L'eau d'Issey pour Homme
    Aquatic with floral = L'eau par Kenzo is a clean floral aquatic
    Aquatic with edge = Creative Universe Mare - if you count the avocado as an edge...
    Not exactly that "aquatic" but Burberry's Brit has a killer sillage

    I'd stay away from Erolfa.

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    Default Re: Aquatic scent with an edge

    Quote Originally Posted by moltening View Post
    IMHO, I think Bvlgari Aqua Marine is Bvlgari's worst release to date and is also one of the worst generic-smelling aquatics.
    I'm not sure I would agree that it's Bvlgari's worst release, but Aqua Marine is not anywhere near as good as the previously-released Aqua (one of the best aquatics out there). There's nothing special about Aqua Marine, and it certainly doesn't have an "edge".
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    Quasar
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    Ice Men by Thierry Mugler

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    My recommendations lean heavily towards scents with a marine/oceanic feel as opposed to aquatic.

    The Different Company, Sel de Vetiver
    Le Labo, Neroli 36
    CB I Hate Perfume, Mr. Hulot's Holiday


    I agree with the recommendations of mikerperez23, Hoos, Ruggles, nsamadi, Magnifiscent and Renato.

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    Azzaro Chrome Legend is something

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    Hugh parsons Blue, Rochas Aquaman, Aqua di Roma by Laura Biagiotti and Baldessarini del Mar

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    Try Frederic Malle Lys Mediterranee. It opens floral and dries to a watery, oceanic, salted lily scent. I bought it as it reminds me of living near the ocean in summer when I was a kid. It definitely has an edge. It's as potent as it is expensive, so I actually find it very good value. Works best in hot Mediterranean (or Australian) summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    You might want to add Givenchy Blue Label to your list.
    Don't go telling people about Givenchy Blue Label. Let's just keep this great scent a secret so that everyone doesn't wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santemon View Post
    With the emphasis more on edge and less on aquatic, though this does come through, sample at least Etat Libre d'Orange's Secretions Magnifiques. Lots of people hate it and not sure I could wear it, but it's one of the edgiest creations out there at the moment!
    Secretions Magnifiques doesn`t have anything aquatic...

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    Heeley Sel Marin is a great aquatic scent with an edge. A classy mix of acquatic notes, something fruity, and salty, woody base.

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    +1 for Aramis New West...it's like a slightly lighter, aquatic Yatagan. Definitely edgy.
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    Um... the original question was asked in May of 2008. I think he has likely found something by now.
    Not that the discussion is not worth having...
    Carry on.

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