i Profumi di Firenze's Brezza di Mare.
This time of the year I like wearing sea/salty...just been at the seashore type fragrances..I love the smell of Acqua Motu..Rem..Norma Kamali Beach..Dying to try Acqua di Sale but I have not managed to even get a sample(anyone..????a sample??)...Other uggestions for fragrances along this line??
I am not looking for anything fruity or coconutty! Thanks!
i Profumi di Firenze's Brezza di Mare.
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Coney Island. Only marine I will wear.
Geia sou Carlita,
If you dont mind wearing mens fragrance the best sea-salt and driftwood fragrance that I enjoy is Paul Smith's Extreme (in the bottle with the vertical stripes). Its not overtly masculine, and will give you what youre looking for!
Hairetismata apo tin Dania,
PS: Here's a link to a photo of it.
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Sandflowers by Montale. Marine notes + juniper = lovely. Calypso's Marine. Won't break the bank and you get a marine that isn't typical; salty wood. Annick Goutal's Vetiver; if you like iodine and vetiver this could be your trip to the sea.
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 17th July 2008 at 08:55 AM.
Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud smells salty to me, like cliffs by the sea that are scorched by the sun. It is a very Mediterranean smell for me, definitely a summer favourite.
Hey Dimitri!Many thanks!I must sniff this! Thanks for regards from Tania!!
Thank to everyone else as well for these new suggestions! As long as they are not very watery/ozonic like..I should like them!
THanks Dimitris!!Greetings from very hot and sunny Athens!!!!!
Pw pw, na imoun ki egw ekei! (I wish I was there)... Denmark is cold as a um, witch's tit, basically!
Have a wonderful stroll on the paralia and frappé for me
Oh Dimitris!Sending you susshine! JUst had a Freddo Frape on Fokionos Square....!!
What are you doing in Dania??????Copenhagen???
HEy! Why does my join date say 1969???????!!!Yikes!!!!
(Sorry for hijacking thread everyone)... living and working in Odense (central DK) with my wife.
Its picturesque and very quiet here, but the weather is miserable. Would give my left arm to be sunning myself and catching up with friends and family. Maybe later this year!
Thanks for the warm summer wishes!
Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company is my pick. Dries down to a beautiful salty-vetiver skin scent with a touch of smoke.
Another one is Fleur de Sel by Miller Harris, but it's pretty herbal--more like windswept dunes than the beach.
Demeter's Salt Air is worth a try -- personally I find it has an overtone of nail polish remover or hair products, but it's oddly pleasant.
Other options: CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach and Mr. Hulot's Holiday; Andree Putman Preparation Parfumee
Here's my old review from the Montale thread:
Notes: Sea notes, juniper berries, sandalwood, oakmoss.
Oceanic. Smells as "open" as a fragrance can get. Starts out breezy, airy, and spacious. A nice marine note (in the opinion of a person who is picky about marine notes.) Smart pairing of juniper berries and oakmoss create a dry, woody accord that is the best part of this fragrance. As the sandalwood warms, it provides a pleasant sweetness which never overwhelms the salty underpinnings. Juniper berries are rarely found in a women's fragrance, neither are marine fragrances without florals or fruits. That, in particular, is a good reason to try this. I think it is unisex.
The nice thing is that it's not fruity like suntan oil.
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I have Preparation which I love..
I have At the beach 1966 but I do not like it(up for swap on MUA!!)...
I am dying to try Acqua di sale if anyone has a sample to spare??
I love Rem..
Montale I have not tried...
REM is my favorite, although it is likely too sweet to really qualify as a rugged, windswept beach scent.
Calypso Marine has a bit of an unclean bracken note---let's call it tidepool--that is very realistic and contextually enjoyable.
Acqua di Sale, although skewing towards the masculine, is probably the most realistic. And then there's the price.
Mare - Creative Universe by Beth Terry
Eau des Merveilles. Not suntan lotion-y at all, but somehow it reminds me of sun-kissed skin after being on the beach all day.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Nerveilles for some reason gives me an awful headache! I can't wear it...
Why does me join date say 1969?????Anyone know how I can correct this?
Beth Terry's Mare delivers a big, wonderful blast of ocean salt to the sinuses.
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So far, Profumum Acqua di Sale absolutely cannot be beat for authenticity. There's no coconut or piña colada smell at all in that juice, and when it goes on it even feels briney. Longevity is very good. You can buy a sample of Acqua di Sale from Lucky Scent here in Los Angeles for $4. It is currently back-ordered, so it wouldn't ship until the end of this month. You might be able to get a sample sooner from a store in Europe, if you can get one to part with a vial. According to the Profumum website, the store closest to Athens is probably in Rome. Time for a quick plane flight.
You can get 95% of the Acqua di Sale authenticity with Il Profumo Aria di Mare, and at less than half the cost. As a caveat, I haven't tried everything yet, so there still might be other jewels out there. From the looks of this thread, I've missed a few.
THanks very much for the info..
O doubt I will fly to Rone to get a sample..And Profumum custo,er service is awful by the way...They do not give samples!!Aria di Mare might be a good idea!
Jopefully one day I will test this gem or if I mannage to get some in a swap or sample...Greetings!