Thread: Nice Aquatic
I have been a total fragrance snob for a long time and vowed never to wear an aquatic but I find in this Mexican heat, I am craving an aquatic. Any recommendations for a great aquatic/seaweed/oceanic/iodine prominent scent?
I did try Bond 9 Coney Island (before all the lawsuit mess) and I liked the opening with guava and lime and that wonderful aquatic accord but not the caramel sweetness in the base notes. Since I vowed not to buy a Bond fragrance because of the aforementioned lawsuit mess, let's just forget Coney Island for now.
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bulgari aqua is by far my favorite aquatic scent, but seeing as your a "fragrance snob" i doubt you'll try it :P nothing wrong with common stuff as long as it sells good plus i doubt most people would know the difference between creed and something less expensive.
Another vote for Bulgari Aqua (not Marine. No longevity there.)
Really? You didn't like aquatics and now you crave one? I sort of figured you like 'em or you don't. I hate aquatics as a rule. Can't imagine ever wanting scent for that calone note. Iodine smells nice though. I didn't realize that was an aquatic note. If you find one that suits you, post it. I'll give it a try.
Oh- I do detect a synthetic, slightly Calonous note in last year's Opium PH Eau D'Orient. Maybe that would work for you.
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The best I've tried is Nautica Voyage, but even that I don't want on me. I used it to freshen up an old wooden storage box, and it really smelled great afterwards. It took out the old musty smell and replaced it with something great. I don't like smelling aquatics on myself, for whatever reason, just seems like there is so much better available. I liked Unbound too, but again, just nothing special at all.
[QUOTE=argogos;1194520] Iodine smells nice though. I didn't realize that was an aquatic note. If you find one that suits you, post it. I'll give it a try.QUOTE]
Seaweed (kelp) is very high in iodine. Maybe "seaweed" is what he meant by "iodine?" If so, Bulgari Aqua is heavy on posidonia.
Probably not the best ... but a really nice & unique one from my lot is
Allesandro Dell'Acqua "Man"
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I'm interested to hear what others say about this. I've tried a good 30 some aquatic frags and have only found one to my likeing...Issey Miyake. Yes its flooded the market but I must say that it is quite beautiful and well made. Everyone may smell like it but its better than whats out there IMHO.
Creed's Erolfa is also a well made aquatic. Though on me it ends up as a "Dried Up Towel from the Beach+Fishes", nonetheless, not on me it smells great. Its well respected but I think you should give it a try. You can sample it at PERFUMEDCOURT.COM
HEY! Another enthusiastic vote for Bulgari Aqua. Now that I own Aqua Motu, and have a sample of Profumum's Acqua di Sale, I still think Bulgari Aqua (original) is the no contest winner. Trust, Kelly, Trust.
Best one to keep you depressed on rainy day - Horizon.
Nothing else is like it!
I don't wear aquatics, but I find that Hermès Eau des Merveilles is evocative of the ocean/beach, because of its rather salty ambergris.
L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche which is the fresher version of Bleue(which is just adore); seeems to fit your request IMO.
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I'll second erolfa cos it's fantastic but i dont think you can sample it at tpc at the moment.
Aqua Di Roma and Millesime Imperial, both fruity Aquatics.
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Erolfa by Creed
Aqua by Bvlgari
Chrome (original) and Chrome Legend by Azzaro
Aqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacific
Acqua di Gio by Armani
Aqua di Mare by il profumo
Pure by Boss
Aqua Motu by Comptoir Sud Pacifique definitely needs to be considered in this category.
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I think one of the most well done aquatics is still Acqua di Gio. I do believe this fragrance is more hated on BN for its commoness than the actual fragrance.
Bulgari Aqua, smelling like a rocky beach, does smell differently than all other aquatics.
I loathe and detest aquatics, but there are exceptions to every rule and the exception is Coney Island. (What lawsuit?) I love this stuff. I actually bought it because I am a huge rollercoaster fanatic and it seemed appropriate that I get this. I found it OK initially, but somehow it became a real staple. I love the zingly lime margarita opening. It's just fresh and fun. I do indeed wear it to amusement parks, but also on days where I'm tired, because it wakes me up.
My other wakey uppy scent is Virgin Island Water, though it's not an aquatic as such - it is refershing on a hot day, though.
If you want something a bit different then seek out Neil Morris's Aegean. It has ozonic notes but dries down warm and woody. I like this one. http://www.neilmorrisfragrances.com/aegean.html
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Now, I´m wearing Wall Street by Bond No. 9, also one of the best aquatic scents (for me)!!!
Creed Millesime Imperial
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Creed Erolfa and Silver Mountain Water.
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IMO the best is Emilio Pucci VIVARA, which, although it is a female scent is very wearable by men
I second L'eau d'Issey and Leau Bleu D'Issey summer version, and Bvlgari.
Also, L'eau Par Kenzo.
For some reason, most others smell like unpleasant chemicals and detergents to me.
My aquatic Top 3 would be:
1. Aqua Motu
2. Kenzo pour Homme
3. Bvlgari Aqva
I wish I could try Erolfa and, especially, Mare by Beth Terry Creative Universe, but that's not quite possible if you're living in Serbia.
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