Falling Into The Sea (2012)

Falling Into The Sea by Imaginary Authors
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Falling Into The Sea is a perfume by Imaginary Authors for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is synthetic-fresh. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Josh Meyer

Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lychee, Tropical flowers, Warm sand, Lemon

Ratings

Scent

5.5 (34 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (26 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (27 Ratings)

Bottle

6.3 (30 Ratings)
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 28.08.2019
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OGBuysblind

21 Reviews
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Tropical Aquatic
Falling Into the Sea opens with a big litchi note--juicy and robust. If you've never smelled litchi before, it kind of falls somewhere between pear, apricot, and peach. The litchi is backed by exotic flowers along the lines of mimose and lotus. As a result, this fragrance has a very tropical feel, and perhaps to call it a "tropical aquatic" is most appropriate. While I never detect a specific "sand" note, there is definitely a salty, beach-like quality that emerges about 20 minutes in to complete the picture. What you're left with is something of a fantastical impression of a tropical beach--a place close to one's imagination though somewhat displaced from reality. This works because for the most part the ingredients used in Falling Into the Sea feel natural enough to permit such an imaginative leap--your impression isn't jarred by harsh synthetics or scratchy aroma chemicals that remind you immediately that what you're smelling is fake. Yes, the notes are somewhat fantastical, but they are not so much chemical. In turn, the ingredients allow space for your mind to wander.To that extent, I think this fragrance is a success. As the fragrance hits the one hour mark, the litchi subsides to a degree and the florals become more apparent.

Although labeled as unisex, I'm more inclined to consider this a feminine fragrance. The exotic florals and big litchi note just seem better suited for a woman to wear. Though I don't mind smelling it on my arm at the moment, I probably wouldn't feel completely comfortable wearing this out in public. However, for women, I think this is a viable option in this category and definitely worth exploring. Projection is quite powerful and longevity is solid.
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Coutureguru

223 Reviews
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A nice take on a summer cologne ...
Haha ... the back stories of these fragrances, while clever, are extremely '50's B-movie' in nature :). One can imagine Natalie Wood playing Nica Galas and Robert Wagner playing the handsome young cliff diver who steals her heart. Well ... we all know how their last tangle on the ocean ended.

Falling Into the Sea is stuffed with bright, brisk Lemon and Grapefruit up top ... and (yuck) Lychee. Thankfully, the overly sweet fruitiness is soon dissipated by some lovely tropical florals ... a little Ylang maybe and a solid helping of Jasmine with a touch of suntan lotion thrown in for good measure. I'm wondering if the use of a fixative has been made here, because the hesperides (mostly Grapefruit) have a very nice longevity. The florals develop a touch creamy, so there may be some sort of Gardenia derivative present here too ... they are, however, very soft in an innocent sort of way.
When it comes to cologne-like scents, I must say that I prefer mine a little more classic. Whatever Bergamot is present in the opening is rather heavily overshadowed by the other citruses ... which I find to be a great pity.

This is a 'nice' fragrance from Imaginary Authors which I find a little twee for myself personally. It does lack quite a bit of the projection and longevity of the others from this house that I have sampled, but it is worth a try among those who like smelling of summertime at the beach :).
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Franfan20

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Drowned Passion
"Falling Into The Sea" seems a classic beach scent for sure. It opens spritzy citric and refreshing with lemon and grapefruit, but slightly sweet and bitter mildening the scent to take away the dominance of the citrus note. Additionally there's some lychee in it as well making the scent sweeter, but at this point it's not mouthwatering to me though juicy aquatic. I hate lychees. They make me gag. It's like drinking pure sugarwater. Thankfully the scent finds a better ending when the sweetness is taken away and makes room for a floral bouquet to take it to the finish. Hence "Falling Into The Sea" is filigree and fragile, almost innocent because the notes are gently and soft.

Again it goes well with the inspiration behind the fragrance. The author Nica Galas deals with the story of her own puppy love in the novel which she met at the beach. The tender flower of love begins to bloom as the tanned surf teacher Francesco kisses her lips. Soon she begins to taste the sweetness of citrus fruits in her mouth that make her fall for his intoxicating kiss. The young couple spent a few days with beach walks and fruity lemonade. But it all came to an abrupt end when Francesco went for a dive after a hot night of love. He jumped into the waves and never resurfaced again. What happened? The question was always on Nica's mind. Was it a screw propeller? Was it a shark? Or did he just transform into a mermaid man and dove into the depths? Nica could never uncover the secret and was left heartbroken.

As unplesant as the liaison with the surf teacher ended, there is no sign of sadness or bitterness in the scent detectable. It rather reminisces on the beautiful moments of that love affair and revives the happiness Nica felt through the kiss. A happy, playful summer scents for those warm summer days where you wish to feel a cool breeze from time to time.

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