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    Default Macy*s Now has Nautica OCEANS - Smell Yet?!

    my local macy's has it but didn't put the tester out!! Grr... not good. I really wanna smell this, if you're in US have you seen and smelled Oceans yet? Your macys should have it. Someone tell me! I really wanna sniff this..

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    Ooo. Thanks for the heads up. I'm nuts about Voyage. I'll hit Macy's tomorrow and be back with a report if I score a sniff...

    Edit: Wait a minute... there's a Nautica outlet at the ubermall. Even better.
    Last edited by frug; 7th March 2009 at 12:55 AM.

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    I smelled this today actually and was going to post about it. It is a real disappointment to say the very least about it. I have tolerated some real synthetic rushed jobs before but this I cannot say anything good about. It is a warm, synthetic marine accord with a fruit note of mango or something akin. I've smelt axe bod sprays worthy of more praise.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    I smelled this today actually and was going to post about it. It is a real disappointment to say the very least about it. I have tolerated some real synthetic rushed jobs before but this I cannot say anything good about. It is a warm, synthetic marine accord with a fruit note of mango or something akin. I've smelt axe bod sprays worthy of more praise.
    Ouch! - To be truthful I was not expecting much from Coty - I'll have to check this one out.

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    Nautica has digressed since the days of competition which I rather liked as well as the original. Voyage was ok in the distant drydown but I couldn't wade the sickly sweet marine notes to get there. Oceans does not resemble any previous creations from this line so thats a positive--it tries to have it's own unique identity but fails miserably.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Curse you people and your Macy's!

    SA at Dillards told me about it tonight, showed the preview, but had no more samples. I have to wait until "by April" to even smell it.

    I am very interested in the idea of it having (according to the SA) absolutely no alcohol involved. And environmentally friendly is always a plus.

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    Wowww....Another marine scent....like another one is needed...Geesh man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto View Post
    Wowww....Another marine scent....like another one is needed...Geesh man.
    Seriously...

    Another fresh / aquatic scent from Nautica... ***yawn***

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    "Nautica Oceans – Eco-friendly Scent Made with Water-based New Tech

    11/21/08 15:08:48Nautica in cooperation with Coty Beauty introduces their new fragrance Oceans, which is due to appear on the market in March 2009. Oceans represents a fragrant journey created by a special technology, based on water and rounded with fresh, green ingredients.

    It is interesting that ingredients and packaging are biodegradable, which suggests that creators paid attention on preserving the environment. Perfumer of the house of Coty, Michel Mane was in charge of composition of perfume Oceans, which is water-based and allows for a concentrated oil load of up to 20 percent to be built into it, thanks to a new technology.

    Such concentrations contained two to three per cent of oil so far, but Oceans contains 10%. This technology decreases skin drying and irritation to a great measure, when talking about alcohol-free fragrances like Oceans.

    Oceans has top notes of ocean air and lemon tonic; a heart of sea salt rose, lavender reef and geranium, and a drydown of amber crystals, sun-drenched teak and regatta accord. The fragrance is constructed as an aquatic fougere.

    The flacon is created as a signal flag, crowned with a silver stopper which has logo of the brand engraved in the top, designed as cleat on a sailboat. Theme of ecology which follows this edition, includes outer packaging being made of 30% recycled materials and can be recycled further (100%)."

    (Women's Wear Daily)



    Looks like it comes in a beautiful heavy glass bottle, like Voyage.
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    Oh yeah?! I finally smelled it! It smells GOOOD! What're you guys talking about? I did a side-by-side sniff with Aqua di Gio and discovered the Oceans is overall just more pleasant and inviting to the nose!

    Try the AdG and Oceans side-by-side sniff, 4 second break, and you'll see what I mean.

    it is GREAT!

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    i hope to see it soon on stores... but what about longevity , the fragance stay away from alcohol.. is not light ?

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    Why did they only use a load of 10% instead of the full 20% in oils????

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Why did they only use a load of 10% instead of the full 20% in oils????
    Cost, probably. And at 20% you're well into EdP territory, n'est pas?

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    It's better than most other aquatics. It's a "muted" lemony/aquatic/calone scent, not sharp or shrill at all, dare I say it's slightly warm. It does not smell like Erolfa, but the muted thickness of the olfactory texture is closer to the texture of erolfa than other designer aquatics. It has a taste of Dior homme Sport's citrus/fresh/powder type of note, as well as some slight resemblance to Bvlgari aqua Marine, and L'Eau Par Kenzo ph, of course warmer than both. These associations are just loose descriptive terms, and even though it smells "common", I can't tie it down as extremely similar to any one scent. The longevity is fairly good. I can't say I'd Buy a bottle, as I wouldn't buy a bottle of L'eau Par Kenzo or Erolfa, much less wierd bad "diaper in the pool" aquatics like Profumum's. Original Bvlgari Aqva still holding the aquatic crown easily.
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    Oh and if I had to guess the composition: Calone and Ambroxan crystals are the stars, with Citronellol (long lasting sour lemon basenote) and some geraniol thrown in too.
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    Well do the sniff-to-sniff comparison with Aqua di Gio and you'll know that overall it smells just nicer and better. That's what i noticed.

    The bottle is hella nice, solid, bold hold, and seems of high-quality. Def. better than AdG's cheap looking bottle.
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    Wanting to smell this, I hit two Macy's and neither had it in yet.

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    This new scent is the business!!! So good! Nothing like the other aquatics out at all. I have. Purchased a full sized bottle as well as after shave. Its very marine off the top then dries down very floral but stll retains that essence of clean. The bottle is heavy and nice. I love it. Leaps and bounds beyond every new aquatic out.

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    ^black do you like it better than Aqua di Gio? I did...it just smells nicer. That salt note is pretty good.
    Last edited by Dudester!; 8th March 2009 at 09:04 PM.

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    How does it compare to Nautica Voyage?

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    I thought its better. the salt note is just unique and makes it great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudester! View Post
    I thought its better. the salt note is just unique and makes it great.
    It the salt similar to Bulgari Aqua?

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    no, its kinda hard to describe. i didn't like b. aqua, barely smelled anything. Oceans' scent is reflective of the title, smells like an ocean breeze but a little more sensual/unique too. it's weird but in a good way i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Seriously...

    Another fresh / aquatic scent from Nautica... ***yawn***
    Wouldn't fresh and aquatic go well with the whole "Nautica" theme?
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    ^Right.
    On the final drydown, it proceeds to a softer scent, that reminds me of the baby wipes note I dislike in Burberry Brit, but I like it more here in Oceans. It's not noxcema/diaper like in Aqua Di Sale (which I disliked), but a softer, very clean scent. Maybe I was wrong about citronellol, because I don't smell any sour lemon in the final drydown. (which takes a while due to better than expected longevity)
    Last edited by DULLAH; 8th March 2009 at 09:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynastyd95 View Post
    It the salt similar to Bulgari Aqua?
    No, it's not as strong as that. The salt is tamed. Really, the whole scent is very muted and calm, like a thicker, more rounded off L'Eau Par Kenzo ph, with the base of Burberry Brit, some of Erolfa's muted olfactory "thickness", and just a smidge of some aquatic plants. I would say it's as synthetic as L'Eau Par Kenzo ph, just rounder and warmer in texture. Certainly not as salty os Bvlgari Aqva, Wall Street, or Millesime Imperial, but a nice, easy saltiness like Erolfa.
    Last edited by DULLAH; 8th March 2009 at 10:03 PM.
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    I ahbor AcDG so yes this scent trumps armani . The salt note is brilliant. As far as comparing it to voyage.. Voyage is more floral in its composition and reminds me a little of Chrome . Voyage bored me after awhile.this new scent is something different definitely a keeper

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    Default Re: Macy*s Now has Nautica OCEANS - Smell Yet?!

    water emulsion is an AWFUL idea.

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    Default Re: Macy*s Now has Nautica OCEANS - Smell Yet?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Regis Philbin View Post
    Wouldn't fresh and aquatic go well with the whole "Nautica" theme?
    Yeah, but you would think that after 20 years of putting out different variations of the same thing, they might want to consider branching out a little bit... The water technology & ecology aspect is interesting, but if the finished product is more of the same, then what's the point? It would be one thing if Nautica excelled at making these types of scents, but unfortunately for them, they're just another ship in the ocean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    but if the finished product is more of the same, then what's the point? It would be one thing if Nautica excelled at making these types of scents, but unfortunately for them, they're just another ship in the ocean...
    Opinions vary. Voyage is wonderful. And aparently the finished product, at least according to those who have actually smelled it, is too. Why the commitment to slamming something you haven't tried? I don't get that.

    blacklibran1: "This new scent is the business!!! So good! Nothing like the other aquatics out at all. I have. Purchased a full sized bottle as well as after shave. Its very marine off the top then dries down very floral but stll retains that essence of clean. The bottle is heavy and nice. I love it. Leaps and bounds beyond every new aquatic out."

    My Macy's doesn't have it yet. Aangh. I'm tempted to order a 1.7 from the website.

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