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    I'm sure this has been discussed many times before but so has DHI, Aventus, AMen flankers, etc. Plus...it's a new year!

    Anyway, I have all kinds of fragrances from DHI to TdH to MI to New Haarlem. But I feel I'm lacking a true aquatic. What are people's opinions on the best aquatics? Thanks...and if you're going to comment on the search function or how this has been discussed before - then just move on to the next topic...

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    Allure sport but for more aquatic Id say Versace Pour homme but then again its personal preference

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    Creed Millesime Imperial.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    I dislike aquatics, so I have not included one in my collection yet. But I must say that a BNer sent me a sample of Laroche Horizon, and somehow I didn't find it too bad; but it was only an occasional wear with a few drops.

    If instead you want the full evil power of the genre, I'd suggest Tirrenico by I profumi del forte, a less intelligent child of Sec Mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Creed Millesime Imperial.
    +1

    And I'll add Heeley Sel Marin.
    Currently wearing: Erolfa by Creed

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    Creed Millesime Imperial.
    This. Need to find a good strong batch of it though.

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    Creed Millesime Imperial.
    This.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Gai Mattiolo per uomo

    Currently wearing: L'Occitan by L'Occitane

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    I guess I should be more specific. I do have MI, which I love, but I understand many people aren't so into "non-traditional" and niche fragrances. I'm looking for something basic I can wear to work and if people don't directly compliment it they will at least say to themselves, "He smells nice". I have AdG but I'd like to branch out to something at least a bit more unique than the biggest seller of the past decade and a half.

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    Bulgari Aqua, Erolfa, Kenzo pH for me

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    Another for Sel Marin

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    Hugh Parsons (Blue)
    Aramis New West for Him
    Guy Laroche Horizon
    Christiane Celle Calypso Marine
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    Amouage Ciel

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    YSL L'Homme Summer Fragrance 2008

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    Erolfa is the most realistic, smelling of seawater and seaweed, but the aquatic genre includes a wide spectrum of everything from sandy-aquatics like Ciel, to fruity aquatics like MI, to chilly, cold aquatics like SMW.


    1. Amouage Ciel (new formula)
    2. Millesime Imperial
    3. Xerjoff Mefisto
    4. Erolfa
    5. Silver Mountain Water
    6. Amouage Arcus
    7. Prelude to Love
    8. Unforgivable Multi Platinum
    9. Bond Wall Street
    10. L'Artisan Fleur Di Liane (more suitable for women, but unisex enough)

    Honorable mention to both Eau De Cartiers, Mattiolo Oumo, and Maxims Orphee.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Hugh Parsons Blue

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    Bulgari Aqua

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    You could change the title of this thread to "Best Cologne" and it will still be Acqua Di Gio
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    My favorite aquatics are cheapies. Nautica Voyage and Blue Seduction. They are similar, but I prefer Blue Seduction to it slightly. Bvlgari Aqva Marine is pretty good too, Aqva is ok as well.

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    Bvlagri Aqua. Try it.

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    Bulgari Aqua and Horizon (Guy Laroche) truly remind me of salt water.

    However, my favorite is Aramis New West for Him. Though not strictly an aquatic scent, it is about as fresh as I care to smell.

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    Givenchy blue label

    Givenchy pi neo tropical paradise


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    My favorite is Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Eau d'Ete Summer Edition 2009.

    I promote the hell out of this one--I think it's great.


    Guerlain Homme L'Eau, while not technically an aquatic, is a great "icy fresh" fragrance that you may want to look at as an alternative. I wear it to work and get lots of compliments on it, but it never comes off strange or overpowering to others. It's an excellent work frag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracerbullet View Post
    and if you're going to comment on the search function or how this has been discussed before - then just move on to the next topic...
    Were you anticipating some hate mail?

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    Bulgari Aqua.

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    L'Eau Par Kenzo

    Simple, good for the office.

    But it does smell more like a freshly cleaned swimming pool than the sea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracerbullet View Post
    I guess I should be more specific. I do have MI, which I love, but I understand many people aren't so into "non-traditional" and niche fragrances. I'm looking for something basic I can wear to work and if people don't directly compliment it they will at least say to themselves, "He smells nice". I have AdG but I'd like to branch out to something at least a bit more unique than the biggest seller of the past decade and a half.
    Bellagio for Men
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Bulgari Aqua pour Homme Marine by Bulgari - Initially, one is slapped with a bitter citrus, provided by the sharp grapefruit and sour neroli brigarade, slowy tempered by the fruitiness of sweet melons and somewhat medicinal cucumber. From afar, a sprinkling of saltiness beckons the invigorating opening to its waiting middle. Here, in the heart, a magnificent stew brews with the pine-like, tangy rosemary flower, coupled with what I venture to say is calone with its watery, marine and ozone accord as well as posidonia, with its sea grass, vegetal highlight and oceanic spiciness, to furnish a delightful, fresh, seashore apparition. Transitioning to its untroubled base, white cedarwood with its crisp, dry and clean woodiness carries the piece to its comforting drydown. This unique, brine composition, a treat to be enjoyed in the warm weather of spring and summer, has good projection and average longevity.

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    I'm not very fond of aquatics but there are two that stand out...

    Tirrenico which is anything but similar to Secretion Magnifique as it completely lacks the flowers (with the exception of a tad of jasmine in the heart) and the milky accord. Instead is a clean white musky/mossy composition with fennel galore and some resins.
    Sel Marin which is a very nice concoction of salty vetiver, cedarwood and bergamot.


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    Bvlgari Aqva
    Bvlgari Aqva Marine


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