I like 2 aquatics:
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I like 2 aquatics:
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Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
To my nose Coney Island is only Set Sail St. Barts + CdG Soda. A bad combination by the way.
Last edited by irish; 3rd April 2008 at 07:34 PM.
Marketed to women, but I think they'd both smell wonderful on men - not too perfumey:
Dune (find at the drugstore - an acquatic, dry oriental)
Caron's Eau de Caron Pure (more unisex and more straightforward acquatic - nothing sweet or sour)
the Kenzos are also good, although I've only just sampled, not worn extensively
Another vote for L'eau Par Kenzo. For me this comes pretty close as being the ultimate aquatic.
What happened to you, Kenzo, why all this forgettable frags lately?
Like you Paintrman I have always been stauchly anti aquatic but recently have softened somewhat. I like amouage Arcus because it is so well made and has such a stunning development from start to totally non-aqautic finish. Also I have come back to Millesime Imperial because ....well it just smells really good . Brilliantly blended with high quality synthetics I just find it very pleasing.
Erolfa doesn't float my boat, bulgari just smells WRONG to me. Alessandro del Acqua is very well made if a bit mundane in concept.
I didnt mention Givenchy Blue Label and Aramis Surface, probably my two favorite aquatics along with MI, but being someone who dislikes aquatics, I surely didnt expect these to be the best suggestions for you.
I'm a fresh scent junkie and proud of it!
The original Kenzo Pour Homme remains my favorite, though I have to say L'Eau par Kenzo didn't impress me. Horizon (one of my first scents ever) reminds me of Kenzo somewhat apart from its oriental, sandalwood-heavy drydown. An oriental aquatic - not too many of those around. I believe Laguna Homme was similarly labeled - must try that one as well, as well as Gai Mattiolo Uomo, Bvlgari Aqua, Aqua Motu, blah blah blah...;-)
Also on my list, the usual suspects with a few dark horses...Erolfa, MI and SMW are all "watery" to my nose but with that certain something (and not just the price) that sets them apart from the crowd.
Mare by Beth Terry's really grown on me (thanks again tvlampboy!)...this summer it'll see a lot of use, esp. on beach days.
Although I think of it as ozonic (more "airy" than "watery" to my nose), both Oxygene and Oxygene Homme are very good - dry where most like this for whatever reason heap on that overdone, aggravating laundry-detergent/fabric-softener-from-hell note like I smell in L'Eau par Kenzo(galaxolides maybe...?).
Loves of Late: Agua Lavanda, Eau Sauvage, Gendarme, Guerlain Vetiver, Guerlain EdC Imperiale, Ivoire de Balmain, Kenzo PH, Mitsouko, Royall Lyme, Tabac Original
Kenzo homme is my favourite seaweed/acquatic scent - just don't expect any attention from females.
Nautilus Aqua is my fabourite woody marine scent.
Nautilus Black Marlin is my favourite marine oriental scent.
Nautilus Blazer is a marine something or other scent, which is none-the-less intriguing.
Insense Ultramarine really is Ultra in the marine department.
Dali's Laguna reminds me of a lagoon for some reason.
Halston Unbound is my favourite office aquatic.
I'm also very partial to Nautica original.
Erolfa is okay too.
Last edited by Renato; 10th April 2008 at 10:44 AM.
Fougeres Marine and Erolfa
Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise
"You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
- Johnny Bravo
The best one I've tried is Amerigo Vespucci Marina Militaire. An extraordinary scent which conjures up the image of being aboard an old sea vessel. Wood creaking, the salty water slamming against the sides of the boat, occasionally causing some of it to end up on the deck making the salty smell mix with the smell of the wood. Mmmm... Did I mention it's excellent?
Beyond Amerigo, I've tried Il Prufumo's Aria di Mare and it didn't work for me. There's something I just can't stand in it. I'll try it again at a later date to see if I come warm up to it, but right now, no.
AdG I dunno. It's very popular and I can sometimes enjoy it other people (assuming it's been sprayed in moderation), but when I "examine" it I find AdG to be a bit sour, too sour.
I have Kenzo PH Fresh, it's rather aquatic than the original and and like it, though not as much as I did at the monent of impulse buying Alas both do have a kind of sweetness which I don't find appropriate for an aquatic scent.
Profumum Acqua di Sale, hands down.
Of the men's aquatic scents I've found Acqua di Gio to remind me of a man fresh out of the shower and L'eau d'Issey reminds me of a man fresh out of the ocean.
I don't get how "soapy" or "aquatic" scents are not supposed to be sexy?
Besides musks, they're the only fragrance family that make me imagine a man nude or in sexual positions. I don't imagine a man naked when he's wearing a more floral or woody type of scent.
With the aquatics it's more suggested and hinted at - like, "why yes, I did just take a shower...." Then I imagine him in the shower or coming out with just a towel on. With musks, I imagine the down & dirty. But maybe that's just me?
I've never come out of a shower wearing just a towel in my entire life.
For starters, I'd need some kind of long beach towel to be able to make some kind of knot that holds it up or else, with a standard towel, I'd have to resort to safety pins to keep it up - which I guess is how they do it in the movies.
Renato, in what world do you live in? it is so simple and easy to hold the towel. It was one of the first things that I learned as a child. Just after learning how to tie the knots on my shoes.
Virgo 75 is right, the image of a man coming out of the shower with a towel is very sexy.
Last edited by LuciusVorenus; 5th April 2008 at 06:42 PM.
Polo Blue is one of my favorites from this category.
I usually shy away from this category, but here are some of my favorites (and in no order):
Acqua di Gio. This one gets a bad rap, mainly because of its popularity, but it is still pretty fantastic for what it tries to do. The sea accord is really amazing. I used to wear it after swim practice and it worked perfectly.
Beyond Paradise Men. I know I gave this one a fat thumbs down before, but I just sprayed some on after a workout/shower and my mind has totally changed. This is some really nice juice. It will definitely be in my summer circulation.
Erolfa. Citrus, sea salt, and ambergris. Just perfect. Wear your dock shoes and tie your sweater around your neck for this one.
Millesime Imperial. At times this one wears a little too luxurious for me, but as a summer evening scent it is just sublime.
Last edited by Nicolas V; 7th April 2008 at 02:56 AM.
You are not your perfume.
My favorite overall is Dunhill Fresh.
Although to balance all those water lily aquatic plants smells it's got alot of dry patchouli, basil, and baby powder. So it's not a true 100% aquatic.
Bvlgari Aqva is a real true aquatic. It's loaded with that seagrass (posidonia) note, which imo is missing in the new Aqva Marine.
Also, it's not for me, but if anyone's looking for gourmet chlorine pool, grab some L'Eau Par Kenzo PH
I should get a sample of Acqua Di Gio just for old time's sake, but I don't know, since i have Bvlgari Aqva, I have no reason to go back to it, would I?
Try Aqva Marine by Bvlgari...is a mix between Acqua di Gio, Clinque Happy, the original Aqva and also a bit Aqua Motu...and the lasting power is amazing...good sillage too, believe me...try out!!!
Il Profumo Aria di Mare
Bvlgari Aqua/Aqua Marine
Beth Terry Mare.
I tried out a sample of Erolfa recently and, while I enjoyed the scent, I found both the sillage and longevity to be very poor. I can hardly smell the stuff on me at all, even while holding my wrist to my nose.
I vote for Bvlgari Aqua, since it's far less mainstream than L'Eau d'Issey and Aqua di Gio. It's a great frag.
Top 5 rotation: Bvlgari PH, YSL l'homme, John Varvatos, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari Aqua
Others owned: Ungaro III, Creed Bois du Portugal, Hugo Boss Baldessarini, Rive Gauche, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Gucci PH, Armani Mania, Van Cleef & Arpels PH, Gucci Envy