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    Any male scents which invoke in you the smell of sun kissed skin. Slightly salty and warm.

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    Millesime Imperial by Creed fits this description perfectly for me.
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    Fire Island by Bond

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    The first two that come to mind are Creed Millésime Impérial and Heeley Sel Marin.

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    +1 for Millesime Imperial.

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    Among others: Jil Sander Sun (both the female and the male version), Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers, Baldessarini del Mar and possibly the oddest choice (yet this fragrance has something salty, sandy and even solar to me at the same time) Chevignon Brand for Men.

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    South Bay by The Different Company

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    Sel Marin, in the dry down.

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    Sel de vetiver, MI, ADG

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    Maybe this quote from a blog may help people come up with more ideas:

    Skin scents usually run the gamut of fragrance families and categories: There's nothing that prevents them from being florals or orientals "in the letter of the law", so to speak. The sun tan lotion note for instance is technically a tropical reference, usually married to wild white flowers, yet, fragrances sporting it aim to smell like your skin while sunbathing, therefore, like skin...Yet usually they veer into either soft woodies or humming muskies. Musk scents are naturally conceived to be smelling of warm human skin, so the association is self-evident. Another quirky category with lots of potential would be "mineral", abstract fragrances with a nuance of warm stones, sand, salt notes or ambergris.

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    Eau des Merveilles by Hermes is marketed toward women, but it's completely unisex. I don't like it on me, but it really smells like salty, sun-kissed skin.

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    Aqua Di Gio is the only one that instantly comes to mind.

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    Sel de vetiver - TDC

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    Dans Tes Bras by Frederick Malle - it was created to recreate the scent of the sun kissed skin and salty marine notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgrigoriev View Post
    Dans Tes Bras by Frederick Malle - it was created to recreate the scent of the sun kissed skin and salty marine notes.
    This was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

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    Sweet sunkissed skin - Hermes L'ambre des Merveilles; Annick Goutal Vetiver; TDC sel d vetiver

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    Guerlain Terracotta smells like sun tan lotion.
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    Seconding Fire Island and Terracotta.

    Also, in hard to find niche, L'O profumo Kalos, which is based on true ambergris, another material that has salty and musky undertones.

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    VIW great frag but reminds me of my Hawaiian tropic sun tan lotion on which I get my sun kissed and embraced golden skin!
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    Thanks for all your input. I'm going to try AdG layered over a sea mineral shower gel. Trying to achieve a subtle, all over, 'my skin but better' vibe.

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    Turtle Vetiver Back

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    Erolfa and Bulgari Aqua would also fit the bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgrigoriev View Post
    Dans Tes Bras by Frederick Malle - it was created to recreate the scent of the sun kissed skin and salty marine notes.
    Quote Originally Posted by gmstrack View Post
    Eau des Merveilles by Hermes is marketed toward women, but it's completely unisex. I don't like it on me, but it really smells like salty, sun-kissed skin.
    These two, for sure.

    Also one that hasn't been mentioned: Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder
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    Dali's Laguna, Rectoverso Man: Blue Atoll and Jill Sander Sun Man come immediately to mind.
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    MFK Aqua Vitae

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    If you like Fleurs de Sel and Sel Marin, give Masque Terralba a try - salty, summery aromatic stuff.

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    Lys Soleia

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    I have not smelt it but Creed Erolfa is suppose to be a yachting scent.. It is named after the Creed family yacht ..
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    Ditto on Eau Des Merveilles. My #1 summer scent.

    Kenzo pour Homme my #2

    PG Psychotrope my #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarebear View Post
    I have not smelt it but Creed Erolfa is suppose to be a yachting scent.. It is named after the Creed family yacht ..
    I always thought Erolfa was named in honor of Olivier Creed's family:

    ERwin (his son)
    OLivia (his daughter)
    FAbienne (his wife)

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