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    Default Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Hello guys, please suggest me the fragrances that has the odour of beach like sand, breeze and salty water etc. Otherwise, I need a fragrance that makes you feel like you are walking on the shoreline of a beautiful beach. Since I live in warm climate country, I need to buy an aquatic cologne. Thank you

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    Sel de Vetiver.

    Reminiscent of the beach without relying on calone. A wonderful scent and a class above most aquatics

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    Dior Dune homme - warm sand
    ADG- always reminded me of beach and sun kissed skin
    Bvlgari aqva- depths of the sea, salty
    Bvlgari aqva marine - the smell of the sea
    Givenchy insense ultramarine - the best summer scent
    Versace eau fraiche - the smell of frutty poolside

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    Millesime Imperial
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    I have lived by the Ocean my entire life and I am yet to smell a true rendition of the ocean. Bulgari Aqua is close in as far as deep ocean.

    I would love to see someone someone truly capture the scent of the ocean.
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    Depends on what you're willing to spend.

    Heeley - Sel de Marin
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Creed - Erolfa

    ..are going to set you back quite a few bucks. While something like

    Bulgari Aqua, Aqua Marine cost next to nothing. Kenzo Pour Homme is another Calone bomb that can be had quite cheaply.
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    +1 Creed Erolfa.

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    MILLESIME ImperÌAl
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    + 1 Heeley Sel Marin
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    Heeley Sel Marin is the most realistic ocean/beach smell to my nose.

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    Bergamatto Marino

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    Sel Marin for me also.
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    Tommy Bahama - St Barts

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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Sel Marin and Erolfa are excellent!

    I'll add
    Aramis Bermuda Tonic
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu
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    For me,

    - Nautica Voyage
    - Sel Marin
    - Gucci Pour Homme II

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    Virgin Island Water
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    Bvlgari Aqva (more like deep ocean rather than beach, very nice)

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    Literally?

    Sel Marin.

    Just beach kind of tropical vibe?

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    Thank for your suggestions. I really appreciate them But I wanna ask another question. How about Kenzo Pour Homme. I see many optimistic reviews on that. And many people say it is ocean-like scent .

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    Kenzo Pour Homme. Vintage two-leaves relief bottle, preferably.

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    Bond No. 9 Wall Street is ocean in a bottle.
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    Creed Erolfa.
    Heeley Sel Marin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando Han View Post
    Thank for your suggestions. I really appreciate them But I wanna ask another question. How about Kenzo Pour Homme. I see many optimistic reviews on that. And many people say it is ocean-like scent .
    Kenzo ph is very salty and oceanic but to my nose also very plastic and synthetic. But it does last a long time and projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    Literally?

    Sel Marin.

    Just beach kind of tropical vibe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russlan View Post
    Kenzo Pour Homme. Vintage two-leaves relief bottle, preferably.
    This is an excellent suggestion. I also second Sel de Vetiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando Han View Post
    Thank for your suggestions. I really appreciate them But I wanna ask another question. How about Kenzo Pour Homme. I see many optimistic reviews on that. And many people say it is ocean-like scent .
    It's dry and green aquatic I really enjoy wearing. The vintage version even has foresty feel with very natural mossy base. I perceive it as less synthetic than most aquatics.

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    Tom Ford's Costa Azzurra

    Driftwood, seaweed notes, mediterranean marine, with a touch of citrus pine, very fresh and well done

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    Creed MI, VIW and Erolfa

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    Heeley - Sel de Marin
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Creed - Erolfa, VIW
    Profumaria Panterela - Maestrale This is my favorite of the lot!

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    Antonio Visconti — Soir de Mer
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    Oddly, Chevignon Brand for Men and although not aquatic, it has a hint of salty air and of moist sand to my nose

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    Designer:

    - Bvlgari Aqva pour homme +1 (ocean)
    - Bvlgari Aqva Marine Pour homme +1 (beach)

    -Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique (sunscreen)
    - Horizon (salty ocean + wind)
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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Another good one that isnt mentioned often is Marine Sel by Tokyo Milk. Smells like a sea breeze and dune grasses. Can also be found cheaply

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    Am I the only one for whom aquatics don't smell like water, the beach or the ocean? I do like some aquatics though, especially Millesime Imperial and Bvlgari Aqva.

    MI is probably one of my all time top five scents, regardless of genre. I adore it.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    These come to mind: Creed Virgin Island Water, Creed Millesime Imperial, Creed Erolfa, Heeley Sel Marin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Am I the only one for whom aquatics don't smell like water, the beach or the ocean? I do like some aquatics though, especially Millesime Imperial and Bvlgari Aqva.
    You are not alone. Apart from the saltiness, most aquatics hardly resemble anything one can find in the nature. If the aquatics were sold in a red bottle and named differently, the connection would be weaker in our heads. Also, many of the later aquatics are trying to smell like an aquatic fragrance, not an ocean or a beach anymore. Just like sometimes in music bands are trying to sound like bands of their genre rather than make good and genuine music. Or how banana candies do not taste like bananas, but like banana candies. The synthetic banana flavor is thus not a representation of banana, it's a representation of earlier banana flavors. That is, representation of a representation.
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    Heeley Sel Marin
    Goutal Vetiver
    Sel de Vetiver The Different Company

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    Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company - salty windy ocean
    Virgin Island Water by Creed - tropical beach

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    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Heeley Sel Marin (but not in a good way, it literally smells of the harbor)
    Bulgari Aqua

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    ASAQ Blue Amber

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    Sel Marin from what I've smelt.
    Would love to sample Sel De Vetiver.

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    Bond no.9 Wall Street smells like the ocean ,, creed virgin island water reminds me of being at the ocean

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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
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    came here to say the same

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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Am I the only one for whom aquatics don't smell like water, the beach or the ocean? I do like some aquatics though, especially Millesime Imperial and Bvlgari Aqva.

    MI is probably one of my all time top five scents, regardless of genre. I adore it.
    Noone knows the smell of the depths of the oceans (if there is one) and water itself has normally no smell. The 'smell' of a beach, sea and its surroundings will smell different to anyone and is dependant on environment and memories imo. It is more the feeling that you get wearing such a fragrance instead one litterally smelling like ocean, sea, beach or sand..
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    Creed's VIW because it has a sun tanning lotion vibe for some reason to me. Brings back and evokes memories of
    Cannes, France and relaxing on the French Riviera.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    It's been awhile since I've smelled it, but I remember Maria Candida Gentile: Finisterre having a pleasant beachy aroma to it that didn't have a suntan lotion aspect. I remember it having more "green" vibe to it.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Creed's VIW because it has a sun tanning lotion vibe for some reason to me. Brings back and evokes memories of
    Cannes, France and relaxing on the French Riviera.
    Have you tried Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne? It's worth a try.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    There is a bunch virgin island, Tommy bahama st. Barts, cool water, acqua di gio ingo for parfum version.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Though I don't personally care for it, Creed's Millesime Imperial fits the bill.

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