Sail by Acqua di Portofino
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Sail is a popular perfume by Acqua di Portofino for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is aquatic-fresh. It is being marketed by Profumitalia.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesEucalyptus, Aquatic notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Geranium, White thyme
Base Notes Base NotesWhite musk, Patchouli, Tonka bean



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Submitted by Igraine, last update on 30.09.2018.
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Dr. N. Ase to the O.R., Dr. N. Ase please
My nose is a whimsical lover. First she smells a scent and gives me to understand "that's good, you can buy it" and the next day she smells something somewhere in her environment that should spoil any further contact with the perfume.

This time it hit Sail from Acqua di Portofino. Well, I have to mention that he didn't hit me straight from the stool in the first test either, but I was looking for a dirty aquatic. Rauer See in bottles, so to speak, is there for boats as well. And what you se(a) is what you get.
In comparison to others from the aquatic war this one is in my opinion more synthetic and less enduring, but also one of the cheaper representatives.
Now to the second test. The summer was coming to an end and I wanted to use the opportunity of the hour to finally find my scent. I should start by saying that I was sitting at the dentist the morning before, because I had been suffering from an inflammation for weeks. Sail should make this actually forgotten. Actually.

Think so.

Sprayed on and suddenly I find myself at the dentist again.
For me, the opening is now directly linked to the doctor's practice, something in it seems to create these parallels that were previously hidden from me. I suspect it's the eucalyptus. At least that's what I smell. Koala feed in formaldehyde. It's not so bad that I would have to be passed on to the ENT right away, but there are more pleasant interpretations. This note lingers for one or two hours until it creates the transition, the transition to something that even smells quite pleasant. Then I smell only herbaceous, salty sea water. It's so close it's not worth a visit to the dentist.
I deliberately don't make any recommendations here, as everyone should have their own experience, but if there are dentists among us who have always wanted to merge with their practice, at least for a few hours, that's your scent!
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Adriatic sea and orange rubber boat
Who had luck to rise on Yugoslavia and have been in Adriatic sea knows at first this smell. It is combination of salty sea water, sun lotions from that time and orange rubber boats. Silly is in't?

And yes, it have a little bit similarity with older expensive brother Sail, but like always with comparison with niche expensive smells it is overrated statement.
Sillage and longevity on my skin is more then good, and you should be careful to not over spray because it can drown you. It have also that old vibe of 80's and I think that can be spring/summer winner for most scent lovers from that period.

In my collection this is a smell which I had most compliments, but that is mostly because in my surrounding are most of people who had smelled something like that on sea. Do not think this is a scent for young generation more for perfume lovers who love to explore something different (and this is that in aquatic group).

Like all the scent which take that special spot in my brain about memories, it is must have scent...

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Wet salty linen
“Sail” and “Portofino”, what would you think of? Yes, that. A floral-anisic aquatic scent. Surprisingly nice, though; kind of plastic but with an enjoyable translucent texture which brilliantly manages to tame down the usually annoying heaviness of calone and similar notes. Cozy and classy like high quality linen. Basically Sail is a salty-anisic ozonic scent with a subtle pastel tone of flowers and a whiff of herbs, and an odd echo of nutty coconut (I don’t think that is intended). Light and discreet but with a nice darker shade underneath the “bright floral saltiness”. Somehow not that fresh, actually rather lukewarm and kind of aloof. Quite more refined than most of other aquatic scents, more “civilized”, and more masculine too. Basically while most of others smell “natural” and evoke sand, salty water, wet skin under the sun and whatever other depressing clichés this genre is based on, this is actually more the white shirt Alec Baldwin’s wearing while sipping a scotch on the seaside. Pretty linear though, hence boring soon. Nonetheless it is overall fairly nice for me: less predictable and less mainstream than it may seem, it could easily fit many avantgarde niche lines (that wouldn’t really be a compliment for me usually, but it is now).


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