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    Default Nautica Voyage hype

    It's been compared favourably to Chrome and Cool Water, i.e. alot of people prefer it over these two.

    I finally bought it thinking it would be a decent budget scent given how much i like soapy, clean fragrances. I've tested it over two days in hot weather (15-19 degrees celcius). I've got to say though that it smells cheap and has a very synthetic unpleasent background note.

    What are other peoples impressions of it. Is it worth the hype?

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    I couldn't agree more. Here is my review from last year:

    "This one really has me stumped. When I smelt this on paper it was rather pleasant, but regrettably on my skin it’s a whole other story! On the one hand it sometimes smells like fresh fruit and clean linen. On the other hand, all I can smell is a cheap (almost nasty) fabric softener/disinfectant smell.

    When it does smell good, this is in similar vein to the fruity saltiness of Givenchy Insense Ultramarine; although not nearly in the same league as that classic. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t smell good very often.

    There is definitely something nasty lurking under the surface of this. Most of the time all I can detect is a cheap, chemical, clean sort of smell. The sort of smell you get from household cleaners or air fresheners. This nasty note has an astringent quality to it that sort of reminds me of a disinfectant or even methylated spirits. It’s actually so bad that in fact as I sit here (at work) I’m wondering if I should go home, shower and apply Givenchy Insense Ultramarine!

    Believe it or not this sells in stores here in Australia for a considerable $60 or more for 100ml. I’m just glad that I got mine a lot cheaper from overseas. I think I’ll put it in my bathroom to use as an expensive toilet deodoriser."
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    Wow. Your review sums it up so perfectly. I have it on my arm right now, that cheap fabric softener detergent smell is all I'm getting. Lucky for me I got this really cheap for 100mls.

    My friend said it reminds her of the mouthwash they use at the dentist. Do I wanna smell like dentist mouthwash this summer? I don't think so.

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    I also bought it cause of the rave reviews (and cheap price). I hated it, it smells grossly synthetic. I'll take Chrome/CW over this any day.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Agreed. This is a terrible fragrance. Maybe calone doesn't smell like chewing on tin foil to some people.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Definitely

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    Agreed. This is a terrible fragrance. Maybe calone doesn't smell like chewing on tin foil to some people.
    Yeah. I'm glad that this thread got a few responses as it'll act as a word of warning to others who might be fooled into rushing to buy it.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    It's a pretty good cheapie. I like the salty sea note and the fruity sweetness. Good longevity for an aquatic. Perfect for summer time at the beach or on a boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    It's a pretty good cheapie. I like the salty sea note and the fruity sweetness. Good longevity for an aquatic. Perfect for summer time at the beach or on a boat.
    Fair enough but I think we might have smelt completely different fragrances.

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    Double post

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Good thing I didn't buy this blind. When I finally found one for testing, it didn't meet my expectations. I'll take Chrome everyday and twice on Sunday.

    As for Cool Water, I forgot how it smells like so I have no comment about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomKillsTime View Post
    Fair enough but I think we might have smelt completely different fragrances.
    Are you sure? Mine looked like this:

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    Eugh...not a fan of that or citrus scents in general.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    i like it.
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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    I bought a 100ml bottle for $20. I think it is great for the price. Smells good and shouldn't offend anyone. I use mine when I don't know what to wear and want something light.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    yes its synthetic, but I still like the scent. Try creeds if you cant stand synthetic smells.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    For $10 it's hard to beat. I think it's kind of neat how widely Maurice Roucel's catalog spans. Voyage to Musc Ravegeur is quite a stretch!

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    I didn't know there was hype?

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    part of the "hype" is because of the price. It is the best $20 spent on a 3.4 oz bottle as of yet

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    I've worn Voyage happily quite a few times this summer. So, seeing all these negative comments I've just applied some to my wrist to see if I can gather what you're all going on about.

    I must admit that sprayed on my skin, and then pushing my nose right up to it, does bring on a different perspective to that from smelling it from further away. Smelling its initial opening from half a centimeter away does remind me of another scent - Secretions Magnifique. Luckily that bilge note (which I can't stand in SM) wears away very quickly.

    I wonder if perhaps your noses are more sensitive to that note than mine is?
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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    It's nice ... I'd prefer it over Chrome and Cool water.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    It's probably the mimose note that turns you off. It's really loud in Voyage. Still a great fragrance for the price and it's hard to complain about something that has a cool bottle, is under $25, and smells better than 95% of fragrances at the same price.
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    For the price its a 5*.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    Never personally cared for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomKillsTime View Post
    ...it smells cheap and has a very synthetic unpleasent background note.
    That's what I wrote in my review of it (over at fragrantica.com). Also, it may have been reformulated because I can't imagine something so irritating becoming so popular.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    I just got hermes voyage instead!

    I've tried the nautica but to me it is nothing to write home about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomKillsTime View Post
    I've got to say though that it smells cheap and has a very synthetic unpleasent background note.
    I agree, not good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    For $10 it's hard to beat. I think it's kind of neat how widely Maurice Roucel's catalog spans. Voyage to Musc Ravegeur is quite a stretch!
    +1 ...

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    It's decent but nothing more. I own it but prefer Chrome and Cool Water over it.

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    Default Re: Nautica Voyage hype

    It's a Nautica; what did you expect? So what if other people raved about it? It's your money you're spending so the only nose any fragrance has to please is your own. And don't blame Roucel either. He probably followed the brief he's been given and delivered what the suits wanted. Caveat emptor.

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