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    Default Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Just tried some on my skin today.

    I feel like I was dipped in and out of a dirty harbor and get whiffs of dead fish on me.
    Also smells like an aquarium that has never been cleaned.

    I cant stand this thing on me..

    Anyone else share the same thoughts?

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Sorry, but do not share your thoughts. To me, this is one of the best Marine scents out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Sorry, but do not share your thoughts. To me, this is one of the best Marine scents out there.
    +1 Great scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1 Great scent.
    +2 .

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Quote Originally Posted by LoPsOrange View Post
    +2 .
    +3.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Probably my favourite aquatic. Highly recommended.

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    I've yet to try it, but it's on my list. I may have to move it up....lol.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    sel marin looks like the new hype object for the month

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Different strokes. Sel Marin puts the image of the sea immediately in my mind when I smell it- seaweeds and all- so I can see why some would dislike it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1 Great scent.
    +4 I would not consider this an aquatic but more of a marine scent.
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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    sel marin looks like the new hype object for the month
    I consider Sel Marin one of my better finds since I have been in this hobby of fragrance collecting. I really enjoy wearing it.
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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    This one recently surpassed Millesime Imperiale as my favorite aquatic and I just bought a bottle.
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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    One of my favorites.

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    It's a terrific scent. It's on my want list.

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    +25...very nice!

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    ...I feel like I was dipped in and out of a dirty harbor and get whiffs of dead fish on me.
    Also smells like an aquarium that has never been cleaned....
    That actually sounds amazing. Then again, I come from a seaside city and I have fond memories of playing around the docks and spending days on the beaches. Now I have to try it!

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Im sorry guys. I m trying so hard to like it. But this is the immage I get in my head everytime I smell it



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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Just tried some on my skin today.

    I feel like I was dipped in and out of a dirty harbor and get whiffs of dead fish on me.
    Also smells like an aquarium that has never been cleaned.

    I cant stand this thing on me..

    Anyone else share the same thoughts?

    I feel the opposite. Initially, my major concern with Sel Marin was that it would include those unpleasant marine elements (dead fish, rotting vegetation, etc.), so I ordered a sample instead of buying it blind. The first thing I noticed when I sampled it, was that Heeley was smart enough to exclude all those unpleasant elements and focus only the good 'aquatic' stuff. I went in expecting what you're experiencing and found none of it.

    Kenzo Pour Homme, Bvlgari Aqua...now those are nasty to me. But not Sel Marin.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    I am due to receive a 20ml decant in the mail today. I hope I do not have the same experience...
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    Absolutely adore Sel Marin, one of my favorite purchases. Can't beat the sea spray freshness... Lovely drydown too, like sun dried skin after a dip in the ocean...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Sorry, but do not share your thoughts. To me, this is one of the best Marine scents out there.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Gorgeous scent.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Outside of the Creed house (MI, Erolfa) your going to be hard pressed to find a high quality aquatic. Remember also that Heeley is a niche house so it's not going to smell like your average run of the mill designer aquatic. Bulgari Aqua is probably the best example of a designer true aquatic and Sel Marin just takes it a step further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    sel marin looks like the new hype object for the month
    Have you ever smelled it?
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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    I don't like marine scents, so I'd never buy or wear Sel Marin; having said that, it's still the best one I've smelled.

    I don't think it's the month's hype object, noirdrakkar, I just think that with you northerners coming into Summer, many people will be looking for a good niche summer fragrance, and bottles of Sel Marin will be dusted off, rediscovered, enjoyed and touted more often.

    Don't worry - it's getting cold here so I'll still be trumpeting Egoiste, Cuir d'Arabie and Sycomore.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Ha Ha I have a sample that I haven't tried yet but this thread puts it at the top of the list. The best aquatics I have are MI and Erolfa but now I'm looking forward to this one.

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    I don't see it as an aquatic, it's more of a citrus/marine fragrance. I can see how it doesn't appeal to people while also seeing how some see it as fantastic.
    I don't see any dead fish in the notes nor do I get that lol. It's very citric, with plenty of seaweed, minerals and cedar. I have a 10ml decant of it since I wanted to get a feel for it before possibly purchasing it. So far, it's looking like it won't be a buy even though its pretty pleasant for the most part.

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    I had the same negative connotations of Bond No. 9 Wall Street, same back to it a few months later and thought very highly of it. My negative experience had to do with over applying on a hot summer day (pretty sure any frag would have smelled not so hot in that situation.) Come back to it in a little while...give it another try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I had the same negative connotations of Bond No. 9 Wall Street, same back to it a few months later and thought very highly of it. My negative experience had to do with over applying on a hot summer day (pretty sure any frag would have smelled not so hot in that situation.) Come back to it in a little while...give it another try.
    Wall Street on the other hand was gross. Cheap smelling and pairing a seaweed/cucumber aquatic smell with leather resulted in super projecting nastiness.

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    Default Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    I only tried it once, but I really enjoyed it when I did. May split it or something in the summer.

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    Seaweed and cucumber, yes. Leather, no...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview View Post
    Wall Street on the other hand was gross. Cheap smelling and pairing a seaweed/cucumber aquatic smell with leather resulted in super projecting nastiness.

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