2. Bvlgari Aqva
3. L'Eau par Kenzo ph
Own both MI and SMW but they're not "aqua" scents imo
Thread: Favorite fresh/aqua scent
hey guys whats your favorite fresh/aqua scent??
mine is : cool water, reaction, ISSEY MIAYKE LÉAU DISSEY, silver mountain, also gucci envy and lacoste essencial are pretty nice
Last edited by justinmonty; 28th December 2009 at 05:06 AM.
2. Bvlgari Aqva
3. L'Eau par Kenzo ph
Own both MI and SMW but they're not "aqua" scents imo
My favourites are Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude, Clinique Happy, Cool Water, Live Jazz, Hermes Concentree d'Orange Verte, Bulgari Aqua, Paco Rabanne XS, Gucci PH II and Prada Infusion d'Homme.
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I like Lanvin L'Homme and GIT.
I do find that MI and SMW have aquatic qualities, even though they don't smell like the typical calone drenched aquatics. SMW has a watery quality, while MI is salty (with a good dose of calone and melon).
L'adventurier, would you care to comment on MI's longevity? Perhaps in general and compared to it's Creed brother SMW, as I believe you own/sampled/reviewed both?
I was taken aback by its beauty when I sampled a spritz on my wrist a week ago, but my nose was already tired from a day's worth of wear already, so accurate longevity perception was not on the day's menu.
Some of my favorites are:
Christiane Celle Calypso Marine
Beth Terry Creative Universe Mare
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The marine, salty air and airy notes in Chevignon Brand (actually a predominantly leathery chypre) and in Best of Chevignon
Hugh Parsons Blue
The Blue Mediterraneo series by ADP
Carlo Colucci Uomo Mare
Agua de Loewe (in spite of the name, far more an Eau de Cologne-style citrus, although with some watery notes)
Boss Elements Aqua
dont really care that much for aquatics but one of my favs is l'eau d'issey
Kouros Fraicheur is as close to 'aquatic' or 'fresh' as I go.
Most of my wardrobe is aquatic and/or fresh. What I'm enjoying most right now:
Bvlgari Aqva (still my overall favorite - very versatile aquatic)
Gendarme (ultimate clean scent)
Versace Pour Homme (mature AdG - the finish is awesome)
L'eau par Kenzo (really growing on me fast)
Bvlgari Pour Homme (great day to day scent for an office)
Cool Water (wore again this week for the first time in weeks and was reminded why I like it)
Hopefully I'll have L'eau d'Issey and Mugler Cologne soon too. They aren't in my wardrobe yet, but I really enjoy both of those as well.
L'Eau d'Issey pH by Issey Miyake
Silver Shadow Altitude by Davidoff
Chrome by Azzaro
Reflection by Amouage
Eau de Rochas
Allure Homme Sport
Aqva Pour Homme Marine...fresh and light with a touch of sweetness...and Allure Homme Sport.
Last edited by Pack Jr.; 28th December 2009 at 06:26 PM.
As far as fresh scents go I quite like;
Beyond Paradise (both masculine and feminine)
Green Irish Tweed
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Hugh Parsons Blue
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
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Allure Homme Sport ( fresh )
Allure Edition Blanche ( fresh )
Guerlain Homme Intense
L'eau par Kenzo Ice
Eau d'Italie Magnolia Romana : Floral aquatic.
Eau de Paco Rabanne pour Homme : Green & herbal. Modernised fresh implementation of the old classic.
Prada Infusion d'Homme : Fresh and soapy.
I love GIT but I don't place it in the fresh/aquatic category.
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Agua Fresca..Adolfo Dominguez. Clean, fresh aquatic fragrance. A tad soapy, but does not in the least detract from the overall composition of this fragrance in any way.Not the easiest to find, but well worth the search. Just my $0.02 worth.
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GPHII, Millesime Imperial, and Silver Mountain Water in no particular order.
Bulgari Aqua, L'eau Par Kenzo, Versace Pour Homme
Fresh (as in ....clean and/or crisp?):
Mugler Cologne, Paul Smith Story, Prada Infusion d'Homme
Thanks alot L'adventurier, I'll try it this weekend.
A few that haven't been mentioned yet:
Agua de Loewe [wait, someone has mentioned it, so I second it]
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Versace Pour Homme
Paris Hilton Man (hey, it smells really uplifting, fresh and girls love it)
Versace Eau Fraiche
I'm not a big fan of aquatics but my favorite is Bvlgari Avqa
Acqua di Parma Colonia and Colonia Assoluta, Aqua Motu, Gio Pour Homme by Armani!!!
Yachting by Pascal Morabito
Acqua di Gio (Armani) and un Jardin sur le Nil (Hermes)
There are only two fresh/aquatic fragrances that really grab me:
Roots for Him by Roots
Blu Stremo by Carlo Corinto
I have only two as well:
Silver Shadow Altitude (thanks guys, wouldn´t have bought it without the good reviews; the only Davidoff I like so far).
Bvlgari Aqva, YSL Live Jazz, Guy Laroche Horizon
But to me it's not as fresh-fresh, more like fruity fresh. Anyway...
+1 on Bvlgari Aqua too (ALWAYS my go-to aquatic frag) and I'm throwing in a vote for Angel Schlesser Homme as well.
+ --However many + so far on Erolfa The best by the seashore.
Himalaya A+ Anywhere.
Vétiver by Annick Goutal --Marine Fresh with minerals
212 Men H2O--El Cheapo fresh (at least it used to be cheap, until it was discontinued)
Iceberg Twice Homme--Still a good El Cheapo fresh.
Acqua di Parma Colonia-- Great Class act fresh.
Bowling Green---Aromatic Fresh
Gai Mattiolo Uomo--What you asked for!
Quasar--Mellow aquatic and wonderfully demented. Newsprint+ Bananas.
(It might still put Chrome and Baldessarini Del Mar out of business)
Salt Air---by Demeter, and all Demeter scents are more or less nuts. This is upbeat though fleeting.
Iskander----It blows your mind. Very strong yet Very fresh
Signoricci---Another class act.
Bois de Cédrat--It's a lemon! It's a lime!--It's Supercitrus!!
Loewe para Hombre---Kick ass Spanish citrus.
Versace l'Homme --Upbeat herbal/citrus.
NEC: Infusion by Bombay Sapphire---Insane fresh! Yes, it smells exactly like Bombay Sapphire Gin
I won't even get started on Coniferous (pine) fresh.
These should keep you happy for a while
Mugler Cologne, CK Be and Eternity are the three "fresh" fragrances I wear most often, when I'm in the mood for that kind of thing...which is rare. They cover the "fresh" spectrum pretty well: Cologne is soapy-fresh, Eternity is green-fresh, and Be is musky-fresh. I don't do aquatics as a general rule, but L'eau d'Issey PH and Bvlgari Aqva are actually very well done.
Mugler Cologne and Versace Man Eau Fraîche
I have loads of aquatics in my collection, but one that I see as sort of my
signature aquatic is Zegna Z.
Original Vetiver and Green Irish Tweed.
I don't think I have any aquatics, per se....
Live Jazz is my SOTD, and it's fresh...in a green way, but I don't get anything "aquatic" about it.
I like Essenza Zegna as a fresh citrus clean scent. Someone gave me a bottle of Lacoste Essential, which is the "freshest" frag I own, I think. It's nice enough, but honestly smells like the current crop.
I like Horizon quite a bit...I've got a sample, and may get a bottle before they're all gone.
Interested to hear that some find Gucci PHII to be "aquatic"----??? Or maybe it's just "fresh?"
Aqua: L' eau par Kenzo pour Homme; Bergamotto Marino by Ferre (also fresh!)
Fresh: Eau de Rochas pour Homme; Mugler Cologne
Will add that just last evening I sniffed Versace pour Homme on a friend and it was a really nice aquatic.
I don't like aquatics, but for fresh scents:
YSL Pour Homme
I think all the fresh ones I like has been posted – all but one or two: Comme des Garçons - Odeur 53 and Guerlain - Herba Fresca.
I love the obligatory "I dont like aquatics, but...", "I dont own many aquatics", "I'm not a big fan of aquatics", "If you twisted my arm and threatened to cut my head off, I would pick..." statements.
You can pretty much guarantee at least 5 or 6 of those in any Aquatic thread around here.
But, I love Aquatics, and my favorites are many. To me, there's a big difference between Fresh and Aquatic, so I'll just stick with Aquatic... MI (sure, it's aquatic), Metal Jeans, Givenchy Blue Label, Wall Street, and a real hidden gem, 1881 Summer.
I'm a fresh scent junkie and proud of it!
I would say Kenzo pour Homme Fresh. I've only worn in once but it's so different from the other fresh scents that I've tried that I think I should give it a nod for now. I can't wait to wear it again.
For aquatics and fresh colognes I'm quite standard; my favourites in the fresh/aquatic category are probably:
Chanel Allure Homme Sport
L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme
Acqua di Parma Colonia
Original Vetiver (it looks like I'll probably end up purchasing this pretty soon ready for the Spring)
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im really interested in Bvlagri Acqva
Creed Erolfa is my favorite followed by Versace Man Eau Fraiche.
I enjoy Lacoste Essential also and I just recently added that one to the arsenal.
Deleted...I already posted pretty much the same thing I said here, earlier...duh.
Last edited by conehead; 19th March 2010 at 05:04 PM.
l'eau d'issey, aqva, bleecker street and millesime imperial.
It's been a while, so I'll add some more.
Cartier Roadster, Millesime Imperial, Silver Mountain Water, YSL M7 Fresh, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
Silver Shadow Altitude is so so so good.
Someone recommended this in a similar thread a whie back and after reading the small amount of positive reviews I decided to blind buy it at a fairly inexpensive price. Well sir, I applaud you. This juice is to die for!.. It's so unique to me, I've never smelled anything like it from any of the other designer frags. It almost resembles a melon accord, but there's no melon in there, I think it's the green pepper and the slightly sweet base working here. It's slightly aquatic but that's not the focus. Davidoff advertises this as a sky blue airy scent that's for older gent who fly planes.. I don't know about all that. I'm 26 and everytime I wear it, I visualize myself walking through a dense rainforest at sunrise coming upon a clear water lagoon with a cliff edge and waterfall on the other side. The air is misty from the morning dew and the temperature is cool yet starting to rise.
Overall, this is an excellent scent with decent sillage and lasts around 4-5 hours on my skin. The heart of the scent is the best part which makes me eager to carry a small decant around with me to reapply every 4 hours, and just a few sprays is good. It's also not that expensive and I feel like I can be liberal with it.
I must also add Wall Street and Eau de New York by Bond No.9
Not really an aquatic but, Z Zegna is super clean and very nice
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
My favorite is AquaMat -Masaky Matsushima.
I like no aqua, but some fresh ones;
Dior - Dune pour Homme (this frag dosn't get enough love here)
Dior - Fahrenheit (yeah, I find it to be quite fresh)
Givenchy - Intense
Bond no 9 Wall street
AdP Fico di amalfi
My present favorites : Juventus 1897 Man and Cool Water Frozen
Eternity Summer 2006
Versace Man Eau Fraiche
Silver Shadow Altitude - unlike others, this one took a while to grow on me. Initially smelled like car freshener but I appreciated it after several wearings
Paul Smith Story
top 3 for me:
ur jardin sur de nil
Some people want to smell like seawater. For me, the scent that epitomizes the word "fresh" is
Mint and citrus is as fresh as it gets.
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allure homme sport
acqua di gio
hugo by hugo boss