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post #5701 of 20768
Every time someone posts about an acquatic I think of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer invents the fragrance that smells just like the beach.
post #5702 of 20768
New West is about as close as I get to acquatics, and that smells to me of desert.
post #5703 of 20768
He's probably best off with some Nautica business or the like don't you think?
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Every time someone posts about an acquatic I think of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer invents the fragrance that smells just like the beach.

Creative Universe `Mare` is about the closest thing to the beach I have found. Sort of erolfa-esque, though with more sea salt and less brine.

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I totally understand. Nobody really into scents really dig aquatics- not complex enough I suppose? But I'm a noob, a noob that's too young where the females probably wouldn't dig the smell of the musk of some exotic moss or whatever. I just don't have the time/money to run around looking for obscure fragrances at this stage of my life- so I play it conservative... aquatics rarely go bad, they are just unmemorable in my experience.

This is true; you really cant go wrong with an aquatic in terms of audience. Some Jicky parfum, heavy with its civet-y goodness, might cause some people in your immediate vicinity to ask you why you felt it necessary to rub dirty baby diapers all over your neck.

The main thing to steer clear of, in terms of aquatics, is the `fresh/ozonic` ones. They basically smell like a dryer sheet and the aquatic notes all have that icky synthetic `POW!` to them.

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What's the special occasion? Hot date?

Kinda sorta.
post #5705 of 20768
Every time someone posts about an acquatic I think of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer invents the fragrance that smells just like the beach.
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In that vein, there is an odd little perfume company in the French Quarter that I used to pop into occasionally because they had some soaps in 'local' scents (magnolia, tea olive, vetiver) that made great gifts. The store was called Hove and was - at least in the pre-Katrina days - on Royal St. and, if I recall, they had a men's fragrance that was supposed to call up the scent of a summer beach on a bright, fresh day (Plage d'e'te or some such). Anyone ever tried the fragrances from Hove and this one in particular?
post #5706 of 20768
Personally I use Doce and Gabbana Pour Homme. Have used this for about 8 years, and it seems very versatile. It is at home either in the office, or when out enjoying drinks with friends.

It can be a little overpowering if 'overdone' though, and I find it does smell better (I know many claim this, but I really notice) a few hours after the initial application. Even the day after, when collecting up clothes for the wash, it does not take on the stale smell that some fragrences do.

I know it is not a high end, big tag product, but for me this one is a winner.
post #5707 of 20768
Wearing C&S Black Rose today
post #5708 of 20768
Today, Soivohle Blood orange and Vetiver. Quite good.
post #5709 of 20768
DC 1913 has been my scent of the week.

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Windsor. Starting to really like this stuff.

I'm on the boutique waiting list for that and I'm pretty excited.

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Chanel Antaeus today.

I recently got a small bottle of the vintage formulation, but it's been so hard to track down I'm scared to use it.

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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post
Recommendations for a fresh, smelling (gasp) aquatic? Preferably (keyword for definitely) not called ADG?

Bulgari Aqua? Givenchy Blue Label? L'eau D'Issey?

I like the new Bleu de Chanel. Then again, I'll have to admit the brand name is probably having some sort of unconscious influence.
post #5710 of 20768
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I recently got a small bottle of the vintage formulation, but it's been so hard to track down I'm scared to use it.



I like the new Bleu de Chanel. Then again, I'll have to admit the brand name is probably having some sort of unconscious influence.

About the Antaeus: it's potent enough that you'll hardly burn through it. It took me a year of weekly usage to burn through 10 ml.
post #5711 of 20768
Creed Orange Spice for me today
post #5712 of 20768
Everyone's homoerotic favorite, Le Male. Less potent than I remember. (a good thing)
post #5713 of 20768
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I have a secret stash of this discontinued goody

me too! It was the first bottle I bought and guilty pleasure. Horrible bottle design but interesting scent with tons of development over time.
post #5714 of 20768
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me too! It was the first bottle I bought and guilty pleasure. Horrible bottle design but interesting scent with tons of development over time.

It really is an awful bottle design, and really has no connection with the juice inside. For example, from the weird bottle, you expect some sort of odd synthetic ultra modern scent, and out comes a lovely, deep, patchouli scent that nevertheless manages to stay fresh and warm.

Nevertheless, the worst bottle design I can think of was Versace Versus V2; it looked like a rectangle, but the top came off in a triangle, with the sprayer on an angle that made it virtually impossible to spray correctly unless your fingers were long enough to wrap around the entire bottle.

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Everyone's homoerotic favorite, Le Male. Less potent than I remember. (a good thing)

This one was basically worn by every gay man over 30 I ever met up until very recently, and as such, I simply cant imagine either wearing it myself or divorcing it from gay clubbery.


My SOTD is Dior Higher; a boring, fresh, citrusy aquatic that is synthetic and harmless. I got a bottle for use when I have a meeting or something in Japan, because I was finding that my usual French Stinkers were causing people to make jokes that I smelled like a Temple, which most Japanese people associate with their ancestors and with death.

I am leaving tomorrow and want to finish this bottle up before I go so I can slather myself in Civet when I get home.
post #5715 of 20768
Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory today.
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