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    Default Need recommendation on Aqua scent

    I'm new to the cologne world and the only cologne I have (was a gift) is the Bath and Body Ocean for Men. I like the smell but it only last 2 hours tops, which is terrible!

    Can anyone recommend an aquatic that last about 6+ hours and is better/similar in scent to Ocean?


    Oh and I don't want any any "common" colognes that a lot of people wear =)

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need recommendation on Aqua scent

    Welcome, dbat!

    It'll be tricky to get "aquatic" and "not as common", but not impossible.

    VERY COMMON (doesn't mean they're bad! just omnipresent)
    Armani Acqua di Gio
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Bulgari Aqua
    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey

    LESS COMMON
    Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Loewe Solo
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    And if you'd like to spend over $150 a bottle there are options in that range as well.

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    Maybe Rochas Aquaman, Aqua di Roma Uomo and Best of Chevignon are less common and quite likely worth testing (mainly, but not exclusively, for longevity).

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    Bvlgari Aqua Marine Toniq

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    Yachting by Pascal Morabito

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    Default Re: Need recommendation on Aqua scent

    issey miyake lasts all day albeit common. also 360 red (adg)clone lasts at least 6 hours. also the bvlgari line is mostly fresh/clean scents..

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    Default Re: Need recommendation on Aqua scent

    Thanks everyone =)

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveStPaul View Post
    Welcome, dbat!

    It'll be tricky to get "aquatic" and "not as common", but not impossible.

    VERY COMMON (doesn't mean they're bad! just omnipresent)
    Armani Acqua di Gio
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Bulgari Aqua
    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey

    LESS COMMON
    Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Loewe Solo
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    And if you'd like to spend over $150 a bottle there are options in that range as well.
    I actually don't mind expensive if it is worth the price and I dig the scent . Please recommend some if you know any and I'll test them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbat View Post
    Thanks everyone =)
    I actually don't mind expensive if it is worth the price and I dig the scent . Please recommend some if you know any and I'll test them out.
    All right then

    Heeley -- Sel Marin
    Creed -- Erolfa
    The Different Company-- Sel de Vetiver (now that I think about it, this smells more like your skin after being at the ocean, not so much like the ocean itself)
    Bond No 9 -- Wall Street
    Creed -- Millesime Imperial

    Good luck!

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    In expensive niche territory, the strongest aquatic around is perhaps Tirrenico by I profumi del forte. I strongly dislike marine notes, so I don't like it at all. But it is hard to think about anything more aquatic.

    But I second Sel Marin and Sel de vetiver as much better behaved scents.

    cacio

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    I don't have much experience with aquatics, and I actually posted a similar question to yours a couple days ago. I did recently get Nautica Voyage and I have to say it is the best smelling aquatic I have come across yet. It seems like a fairly popular cologne, which I know you said you don't want. I would recommend you take a look at it, though, mainly because it smells great and is very cheap ($20 for 3.4oz on amazon). You really can't go wrong with it.

    I know you said you don't want common scents that smell like everyone else, but even if a scent is popular, it'll still smell slightly different and unique on your own skin based on your skin's oil chemistry and your diet (as well as obviously external factors like the weather). Don't let the fact that a cologne is popular scare you away completely from a great scent.

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    +1 Bond No. 9 Wall Street
    +1 Heeley Sel Marin
    Dsquared2 He Wood Ocean Wet Wood

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    Bvlgari Aqua , Bvlgari Aqua Marine , Davidoff Cool water , Nautica Voyage.

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    Hi dbat, Try:

    Aqua Di Gio
    Versace Pour Homme
    Bvlgari Aqva

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    +1 Armani Acqua di Gio

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    Get a bottle of Nautica Voyage for $20 and then buy another different one with the money you'll save. Voyage smells great in warm weather, very refreshing.IMO

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    Bergamotto Marino by Gianfranco Ferre' . . . great stuff.

    Read Basenotes reviews here: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129827.html

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    Versace Pour Homme,
    Not an aquatic per se,
    But of the same vibe.

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