All these are attributes that come to mind when I spray on Aqva Marine. Where watery here is not meant in the sense of lax, but that the fragrance actually makes me think of water - although water in its pure form actually smells like nothing.
The aquatic, which I can not quite describe pulls through the complete course, but is gradually supplemented by different notes / changed.
The start is designed tangy green with a nice mixture that reminds me of citrus and grass (the one in the meadow). I get images of high meadows near the coast.
As it progresses, it becomes aromatic/mineral. The green impression drifts more and more into the turquoise-water-colored. Flowers, herbs, salt water, from the meadow I am led further towards the beach. No tropical island, no wild cliffs and no dry Mediterranean landscape. Something between all that, just a pretty strip of sand on the Atlantic.
And here the fragrance then lingers until the end, lets the thoughts of water flow comfortably on.
This cozy "beach walk" which is not too dissolute in its duration, ignites no fireworks of scenery and impressions, but conveys itself perfectly. And I want - especially as a sea enthusiast - exactly that.
For me, the topic of aquatic fragrances has been an extremely exciting, and so far, unfortunately, often sobering. The idea of water, sea, coast, just everything that has to do with it in a fragrance to pack, I find fascinating. Since I was at the peak of aquatic fragrances also still much too young for perfumes as a hobby, I have a very unencumbered relationship to the genus Aquaten.
Nevertheless, many tests have somehow disappointed me. The smell of sunscreen triggers in me the complete defensiveness (who likes to be creamed as a child ...) and many in itself and on paper very nice representatives eg Sel Marin
, Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Eau de Toilette
or the like have developed on my skin a strong medical smell. And then there were still wacky fragrances such as Megamare
which I found ingenious sea, but just 2 days shelf life was then a little too crass for me...
Aqva Marine creates as I find a very nice compromise. He builds a bridge between concept fragrance and everyday perfume. Leaves out the rough side of the sea, but develops only pleasant notes on me and also does not linger as if I had applied it to me with a hot glue gun. A not too complex fragrance, but which manages to create a very concrete image.
Of what I've tested so far (at this point, thanks to @Dynax for the bottling), Bvlgari's turquoise pebble is the closest to what I want from an aquatic fragrance. For that reason - and because I like Bvlgari - I finally have an aquatic scent in my home. Yeey :)