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Afternoon Swim (2019)
by Louis Vuitton

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Afternoon Swim information

Year of Launch2019
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 19 votes)

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HouseLouis Vuitton
PerfumerJacques Cavallier-Belletrud

About Afternoon Swim

Afternoon Swim is a shared / unisex perfume by Louis Vuitton. The scent was launched in 2019 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud

Afternoon Swim fragrance notes

Reviews of Afternoon Swim

Afternoon Swim is a truly outstanding summer aquatic fresh citrus fragrance. The opening of the fragrance is a beautiful combination of orange and bergamot citrus, as if you grabbed best of AdP Arancia di Capri and Le Labo's Bergamote 22 to combine their oranges and lemons to open the first sniff inside Afternoon Swim. But that's just for starters. What moves Afternoon Swim to the next level is the masterful use of very subtle aquatic notes that smoothes out the sprightly citrus into a blue sublime aquatic that has a timeless, endless summer, open air quality. No wonder this aquatic magic appears for Louis Vuitton since the perfumer Jacques Cavallier is creator and master of aquatics in modern perfumery, whose resume includes creations of ground breaking aquatics of Armani Acqua di Gio, Issey Miyake L'Eau de Issey, and Bulgari Aqua Marine. What a tool bag of experience to bring to the job. It is an oversimplification to say this base is Calone, because Jacques Cavalier has decades of experience creating very elusive aquatic fresh varieties that allows him to transition this bright citrus opening into an endless sunset over deep blue water. Afternoon Swim is state of the art aquatics technology for a 21st century citrus blue masterpiece. Rating: 9/10.
24th April, 2021
Afternoon Swim brings to my mind Tom Ford's Mandarino d' Amalfi. But while the Tom Ford has a boat load of listed notes including civet, I smell only oranges and salt in Afternoon Swim. Honestly, I haven't worn the TF Mandarino d' Amalfi for a long time and never remember smelling civet or half of the listed notes in it, but I do remember smelling oranges and salt as I do in Afternoon Swim. This fragrance is very enjoyable. It's smooth and even though there is a salty note, it isn't screechy like so many salty aquatics out there. It doesn't project for a long time, but it is a summer fresh fragrance. Based on that fact, it seems overpriced to me for what it is. I'd buy a bottle if I could get it for a deal...but Louis Vuitton doesn't "do" deals it appears. Still, a very nice summer fragrance and one I'd wear often if I owned it. The bottle presentation for Afternoon Swim is also just stunning.
22nd April, 2021 (last edited: 24th April, 2021)
After seeing people rave about afternoon Swim, I really wanted to try it. Acquiring just a small sample was not cheap, but it beats wasting hundreds of dollars for a bottle, of what in my opinion, is just an average scent..

The first few seconds remind me of Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc, or "white".. a sweet and mildly tart citrus, highlighted with a tangerine note. It quickly changed into a candied sweetened mandarin, along site a bitter bergamot, making for sort of a bracing citrus accord. I do however get this weird sort of chemical smell from it that rubs me all the wrong ways. It kind of smells something like Chlorinated water.

There's a certain crystalized sugar smell, I think this is what smells chemical to me. Sometimes it smells like sugar, while others it smells like chlorinated water. As it settles down, it turns into a watery grapefruit smell with a sugary smell.

I don't get the great performance that others have alluded to. I get mayb3 3-4 hours, and at this price, it's just not worth it.
07th March, 2021
Closing the eyes and taking in the wafts of air that flow in like ripples from a clear tropical river you smell clean,fresh,invigorating water.nearby,you can hear the showering sounds of a waterfall that radiate the aroma of the cascade.
Light hot summer fragrance,fresh, clean and indeed cute.it's for a confident man of his power but down up to earth at the same time.such a juicy and refreshing smell.

Opening is a sparkling citrus,very energizing and uplifting later it gets woodier but still fresh.hint of the amber dry down that's very faint almost like a whisper,but it's there. it's backed by white musk and what smells to me like more ISO E super that brings to mind an ice cold glass of freshly squeezed citrus juices with ice cubes clinking around and drops of condensation running down the side.

Definitely a spring and summer fragrance for casual daytime adventures.even wear this to a business meeting as it's inoffensive,a light speay and it leaves a nice fresh smell about you.a true compliment getter.Girls really dig scent.
Overall,not a bad fragrance at all.is it unique?no,not per se,but the execution is really good.Longevity is actually nice for a fresh citrus six hours easy.
06th May, 2020
Sweet n sour citrusy grapefruit and mandarine, salty and a little musky. First thought was Creed's Millesime Imperial but not in a clone way. More like LV's take on a sparkling, salty, hot day fragrance. Funny that it is a blue color juice since it reminds me more of the sandy beach than the water.

To me, this has better performance than MI with 8-9 hours longevity and good projection during the first 4-6 hours.
15th August, 2019
A very pleasant and enjoyable take on a modern citrus fragrance, Afternoon Swim opens with vibrant fruity notes, both sweet and tart, resembling orange, bergamot, and perhaps grapefruit. What separates AS from an average, mundane citrus is mostly twofold: First, the notes themselves have a very colorful, juicy, lively feeling and come across as something of a bouquet rather than just one singular note or accord. Secondly, they're infused with a subtle, salty-aquatic quality that recalls ambergris and the marine-like dimension of Creed's Millesime Imperial. It's a quality that's present but subtle--lending a seaside breeze to the citrus and really establishing a connection to the fragrance's name. The citrus blend itself is both sweet and tart. In fact, one negative review of Afternoon Swim succinctly summed things ups by stating, "Smells like Sweet Tarts candy. That's all." While I disagree with the general sentiment of the comment, the comparison to Sweet Tarts is pretty accurate--one facet of Swim's citrus notes do in fact resemble the popular candy. But there's more to it than that, of course.

Regarding its performance, Afternoon Swim is appropriately sneaky. It goes on with a fresh rush, nice and bright and awakening. Then, in about 20 minutes it settles in and becomes pretty quiet at first. But it doesn't end there: Over the course of the next 4 to 6 hours, Afternoon Swim appears, disappears and reappears in pleasant, vivid wafts as you wear it. It doesn't persist with one, linear pulse, but rather it fades in and out in a breezy, relaxed manner that seems to suit the fragrance well. If you're looking for a powerhouse citrus, look elsewhere, but if you can appreciate a fragrance that weaves in and out over the course of its average to slightly above average longevity, this is a good choice.

Overall AS feels very modern and fresh--it's well-suited for the summer and spring--and though I can't imagine using it much in the colder months, I think it could work well in an indoor office environment as a generally casual, pleasing smell that is never too intrusive. The fragrance's presentation is a treat--from bottle to box everything is a high- quality pleasure to behold. A bit more complex and clever than it first appears, Louis Vuitton's Afternoon Swim brings a bright citrus fragrance to the market with enough nuance to make it stand out from the crowd. Final rating 8.5/10
08th July, 2019

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