Sel Marin 2008

Sel Marin by Heeley
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Sel Marin is a popular perfume by Heeley for women and men and was released in 2008. The scent is aquatic-fresh. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes LemonLemon Italian bergamotItalian bergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes IodineIodine AlgaeAlgae
Base Notes Base Notes VetiverVetiver CedarCedar BirchBirch

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Ratings
Scent
7.8439 Ratings
Longevity
6.8356 Ratings
Sillage
6.1346 Ratings
Bottle
7.5316 Ratings
Value for money
6.963 Ratings
Submitted by Andi136, last update on 31.01.2023.
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Basti87
Top Review 14  
A day at the sea
With an order of some fillings as generous addition 5 samples were contained, of it 3 of the mark Heeley. Didn't say much to me before, but seems to have a good standing here, especially this fragrance. All 3 weren't really my thing, even though there was no complete dislike. Now with a second test in absolutely summery weather I must upgrade this smell and say: He has something! I am anyway a very big aquatic fan, especially in summer during the day my 1st choice. Summer, sun and sea, for me it just belongs together. Since I'm very close to water as a young boy anyway, that fits. I have already tested many aquatics, but not yet in the niche area.

The bottle is simple and pretty. Matching an anchor pictured, looks nice. Slightly more expensive in price, but considers itself a niche fragrance with about 120-130 euros but within limits.
At the first test, it was a solid fragrance for me, but it also took getting used to. What to say about this scent: It is not a smooth type of scent, but rather an authentic scent with corners and edges. Not everyone will like it, even if he does extremely well here with 7.9.
Sprayed yesterday in very nice weather. Relaxing in the sun. What he scores most for me with: With his individuality. This DNA is simply very unique and it is not felt one of many.
It's a fragrance with no great gradient. Lemon and bergamot serve here rather beautifully as freshness supplier, without standing too much in the center. The star of this fragrance is clearly an authentic aquatic. This aquatic has above all sea salt and herb-algae notes. In addition there is moss, which blends in well with the algae. What you have to like here, though: A strong salty-aquatic note. I like that very much, just because it is very unique in the dose.
From the aquatics an authentic scent. Like many others here I see it similar: More like Baltic Sea instead of Caribbean light blue sea. I like these symapthic corners and edges. Reminds me of a day by the sea. Baltic or North Sea, bright sunshine, a walk along the promenade with strong sea breezes and a magnificent view of the sea. Great thoughts come to mind.
Performance is also quite good. Latability is so lala, even if for aquatics really okay. The Sillage is also pleasant. There's a breeze in the nose more than once.

It's definitely worth a test. Especially for aquatics fans. This year I'm not going to buy it, but could definitely one day wander into my rally.

Supplement 2019: As announced I have postponed the purchase to possibly another year. Now he's standing here. Great packaging and beautiful bottle, simple but stylish. For me as an aquatics fan simply an enrichment and since my sample was almost empty, I ordered it in 100ml. Not even eel-slick at all and possibly not far up in terms of compliments, but very authentic in terms of aquatics and triggers a summer feeling in me. Especially for relaxing hours in the sun an enrichment for me. If you like the authentic smell of the sea, you should test it
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UhrMensch
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UhrMensch
Helpful Review 18  
Salt on our skin
I have a very special relationship with Sel Marin, the scent accompanied me on our cruise to Spitsbergen.

Sel Marin has nothing typically aquatic about it. The fragrance starts fresh, windy, almost gusty. In the wind there is salt, salt and salt again. And some algae.

Shortly afterwards the wind turns and pepper comes out. More and more. A bitter pepper with a lot of spiciness. Wonderful.

After the pepper phase, which lasts about an hour, the salt comes again, but the algae are softer than at the beginning. So style Wadden Sea at Mont Saint Michel when one walks over the salted fields. And so Sel Marin remains to fade after about 3-4 hours then.

A beautiful fragrance that carries a lot of holiday in it, a symphony of salt, pepper and I already said salt?

Thanks for reading!
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16paws
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16paws
Top Review 13  
Finding Nemo
Sel Marin starts with citrus fruits, nice and refreshing. A touch of lemon peel could also be part of it, because I can detect a slightly tart note. Not sensational, or even new and never been there before, but very nice to wear in the warmer season.

After the citrus chords have faded away, I find myself by the sea. I feel sun on my skin and sand under my feet. Seagulls are screaming, loud and clear. Sel Marin has catapulted me to the North Sea, but I cannot explain why. It's just the way it is. Period. Consciously I don't smell salt either, but the association to the North Sea is just there
Little by little, woody notes and a hint of leather join in. When smelling and sucking in very exactly I notice a weak, really only minimal fishy note. It must be Nemo and Dory, hiding deep down at the bottom of the sea. Sel Marin doesn't remind me of a herring cutter, the fish section in the supermarket or even spoiled fish. Definitely not! I swear!
For me, Sel Marin is an unagitated, wonderful feel-good fragrance that conjures up a holiday feeling in my everyday life. So far I only have one bottling, but as soon as I have emptied it, I will (have to) buy Sel Marin. The fragrance is simply so beautiful and with a shelf life of about 10 to 12 hours, it is not a fleeting pleasure.

I don't know if Sel Marin has been reworked or if there are also different batches of this fragrance, but the sample I have is older than the bottling from a sharing and there I perceive the "fishy" algae note more clearly, even if it is never in the foreground.
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Greysolon

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Greysolon
Greysolon
Very helpful Review 7  
A day at the beach
I experience Sel Marin as a day spent at the beach. It’s artfully representational and naturalistic so it really does put you in the mind of being oceanside. However, this is a sheer, idealized watercolor depiction so don’t expect photorealistic, ocean view accords.

The morning begins with a fresh, lemon top note that is nicely tempered and burnished by a light, saline onshore breeze. There are few lemon top notes I get excited about, but this particular lemon essence combined with the slight saltiness is intoxicating.

As the lemon fades (although it never completely disappears) the bergamot note becomes more prominent giving the the impression of the day becoming warmer. By midday the heat settles in and you smell a brinier, marine life essence from the ocean of Sel Marin. But not to worry, this is not at all an unpleasant, fishy odor. It’s just the sweet, salty aura of the ocean reminding you of the life that exists beneath the waves.

But my favorite time of day on this stretch of beach is evening. The breeze has shifted offshore so you start catching notes of vetiver and cedar which are reminiscent of seagrass and driftwood. The birch note airs out some of the saltiness and you begin to have a sense of the woods just beyond the beach. These slightly darker accords also give you a sense of the setting sun.

On a pragmatic note, I’ve been trying Sel Marin over two cold, dry January days so the longevity and projection are, I believe, severely curtailed. I have a feeling that in the heat and humidity of midsummer Sel Marin will really blossom.
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Ysbrand

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Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Very helpful Review 6  
Sunbathing merpeople
Sel Marin has a very fresh and leafy beginning, slightly fruity/aquatic, with Bergamot and its silvery dazzle, and some green leaves (beech?) that wont last more than a few minutes.

The fragance immediately transports us to the seashore. Sel Marin starts as a citrusy cologne with a very defined naturalistic sea personality... I was reluctant to believe, but the sea smell is there. Lemon brightness is kind of dominant over the warm noticeable saltiness. An invigorating morning stroll in the harbour . This salt scent is fishy, seafoody to my nose. But fishes smell to sea... so, please, dont think of the stink of a fishmonger´s, those are rottening corpses... The iodized smell is prettified with a sunny citrus note and lichen green accents, but just to enhance, not to cover the oozing sea urchins, shells and starfishes.

The citrus fades away and SPLASH! the melon fruitiness i noticed at the very beginning returns, with a vigor that the first part of the fragance (warm salt and citrus) didnt have. Is amazing how it comes to live on my skin, and im not in the harbour anymore, because that strangely pale strolling lady with an umbrella turned out to be a mermaid: she took my hand and dragged me under the sea. It is now a classic "marine" note but mixed with Fucus seaweed. So yes, uou have here the maligned calone that everybody seem to hate, but is just a supporter to the genuine seawater scent that gives a notion of "liquid" to the fucus.

As we loose the aquatic note, the fragances dries down into a salty woody scent, with a clean vetiver. The "wetness" is still there, sometimes is seawater, often the bank of a river. Ambergris is not listed, but Sel Marin is savoury-aquaeous-woody at this stage as it had it. A souvenir of the underwater love, left by the tide.

Once the sea spell is lifted, the cedar and vetiver persist.

It is a subtle,comfortable, close to the skin fragance, strange and original but always in the realms of the wearable.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 9 months ago
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8
Sillage
8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
It starts off like a mixture of AdG and Lanvin Oxygen and quickly developes a rather realistic algae smell - a sailing trip in a bottle
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
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6
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7
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7.5
Scent
Bright citric opening with a strong spicy clove/seaweed note. The scent is fresh, aquatic, green with a woody and slightly smoky drydown.
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VerbenaVerbena 3 years ago
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8
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Sprays of salty mist dashing against the pier. A dogger crawling through the bay, haunted by greedy seagulls. Seaweed rocking on the waves.
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Mathieuq613Mathieuq613 7 years ago
7.5
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7.5
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7.5
Longevity
10
Scent
***IF You Want a True Summer Sea Salt Scent This Is the 1 But Its Not For Every 1!!!!! I enjoye it when i go to the beach,in a hot summer!
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HeckamechaHeckamecha 2 months ago
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6
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Lemons, seaweed, a bit of iodine. Unisex leaning masculine.
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