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"Morph" sell their fragrances in beautiful boxes designed by Fedrigoni. They also try to boost sales by embedding their products into mini short stories published in a small booklet. The marketing people at "Morph's" want "Antigua 1937" to be regarded as an adventure in perfume, flodding the senses with waterlily, seagrass and wild thyme. A lot of mystique has been heaped on the reason for the name of this perfume, even going so far as to link it to pure alchemy, but what we actually get here is an aquatic fragrance done in "niche style". It is reminiscent of the sea and sand, its outdoorsy freshness derives from a salty component and a bunch of thyme plus a musky base turn it into a summery, carefree scent. It lasts very well, fading with a sexy smell of tonka bean and musk. Many other niche companies carry similar scents, for example Il Profvmo (Aria di Mare), Lostmarch (A'OD), Tokyomilk (Marine Sel No.54) or Profumi del Forte (Tirrenico). They've all been around for a couple of years now.