Agua Fresca (1993)

Agua Fresca by Adolfo Dominguez
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Agua Fresca is a perfume by Adolfo Dominguez for men and was released in 1993. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Marjoram, Artemisia
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Clary sage, Coriander, Pepper, Rosemary, Juniper berry
Base Notes Base NotesCedar, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Musk

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Scent

7.5 (75 Ratings)

Longevity

5.8 (58 Ratings)

Sillage

5.3 (59 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (72 Ratings)
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
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Carnival costume in Spee(e)?
I got the smell between my fingers in the course of a souk purchase. Thanks to Deimos for the fast shipping and the great samples.

Of course I had to test it right away and now I'm seriously thinking about disguising myself as a toilet stone for carnival. I would finally have the right scent, where?

There would certainly be a great danger of confusion for hosts of drunks.

Sounds quite sobering at first sight, aaaber!

Toilet blocks have their right to exist. Without them it would smell considerably worse in some places, that much is certain. Citrus fruits are apparently generally equated with cleanliness and freshness. This seems to be a basic instinct and so you can toss citric freshness into detergents. It's sometimes bad for perfumes, aaaber!

Here we go.
Conversely, this fragrance is a cleansing agent for the skin.
Fresh, clean, clean. Agua Fresca eben.

Whatever he is?
On my skin, unfortunately, non-existent. Even for an eau de toilette, the performance is quite weak. But he performs quite well on clothes. On the skin I can only perceive the lemon-heavy, tangy top note. Then something green and herbaceous appears on the clothes, with juniper dominating.

I will not do the carnival costume because of the mentioned source of danger.

Yes, maybe the purchase will pay off elsewhere. You can save one or two splashes of Agua Fresca on the wardrobe and the dry cleaning.

The smart way to wash!
Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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A Wedding Wreath with Barbershop Soapiness
Agua Fresca is based upon marjoram, whose botanical name means "joy of the mountain" in Greek, and was actually first used to make wreaths for use as wedding flowers. This was because Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was believed to wear wreaths made from Marjoram.

That being said, Agua Fresca is a natural fragrance inspired by the dense and humid forests of Galicia. The fresh scent of rainfall on green leaves and moss combine the soothing and aromatic notes of lavender, marjoram, rosemary and sage, for a modern and elegant man. Agua Fresca feels like a morning walk from the woods to the beach, and its truly calming.

I wore this for the first time in months this morning and I'm reminded just how good it actually is. A very dry, nearly austere citrus with a dash of herbs, it almost feels like it's been made in an apothecary's shop in a little Tuscany interior village. There is something a touch bitter in the composition, which I assume is the artemisia, and the juniper is present but subtle. The drydown is quite strong on the pine with a little sandalwood and musk.

It opens up with a dry blast of citrus leaves and aromatic lavander and bitter artemisia. The bergamot and mandarin stay quite in the background, not ruling the opening. It's kind of like the humid airs of the forests, which exudes the essence of rainfall on grass.

The heart is dominated by the soothing and aromatic herbs, with marjoram, sage, and rosemary in foreground, so classic for refined gentleman. Balsamic and resinous notes of juniper berries are blended in this masculine brave heart.

The dry down is all about mossy, woody, and smoky accord. Burnt pine needle tree, rooty vetiver, and clean musk release the fresh trail of this scent.

Reserved, moderate sillage and longevity and old-fashioned in a good way. If you want something that has the echo of a fragrance like Acqua di Gio but has went in a completely different direction, try Agua Fresca, dry and fresh yet not aquatic or marine. It's not really the sort of fragrance to get one noticed or complimented, but every time I smell it I get a little smile.
Recommend for a calescent summer day, so elegant, airy, and light.

-Elysium
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Classy Mediteranian Scent
Classy is a hard thing to describe...but this has it. You can imagine a doctor wearing this. This smells slightly medicinal but mainly it smells like a well balanced male scent that isn't soft or harsh, something in the middle. The herbs in here are very Mediterranean. I mean, Marjoram? Com'on. Great stuff. The only thing is the silage, which I give a 5/10. Needs about 7 sprays to get an hour or two of decent silage and the longevity is just average, about five hours. The good thing is that it can be found for relatively cheap.

Statements

KingPin 11 days ago
Clean, classic barbershop scent. Great office stuff.+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 7.5
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Syzygy73 23 months ago
A crisp barbershop soapiness balanced with soft herbs making for an overall deeply satisfying sense of cleanliness. A gentleman's cologne.+2
Scent 8.0

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