Voyage by Nautica was one of the first batches of fragrances I bought online when I started getting more and more into fragrances. Actually, this scent is not a trivial journey or voyage... it will take you on a trip to a faraway land, it has this cool green grassland, lake, summer vibe to it.
Unconventionally fresh, like a cool and crisp ocean breeze but not salty nor aquatic. So damn impressive and unique, it expertly captures the spirit of the ocean. For the sake of clarity, Voyage does not smell like the ocean, but notes such as green leaves, lotus blossom, and musk blend so smoothly together you will want to ride a boat along the coast when you wear this.
It is extremely watery smelling yet without any calone and is one of the greatest wet scents I've ever smelled after CK Truth for men. Noteworthy, Voyage is practically unknown in Europe, I have never met anyone who wore it. So this scent is unique here.
Voyage has a bold, masculine smell featuring a fusion of dewy moss and woody amber. It opens with crispy notes of fresh-cut apple and cool green leaves. The green apple is not so strong, ain't similar to Boss Bottled as an example, rather the green leaves dominate the opening with an aroma closely alike to cucumber peel. The lack of citrus fruits in this stage is a bit uncommon, yet the resulting accord is so dewy, wet, and fresh and gives a very pleasant summer feeling. To me, it's more aromatic and floral than aquatic but the green notes add it a lush, natural aquatic tone... There is also a slight metallic accord ain't powerful as in Azzaro Chrome.
The heart possesses what is described as the sailcloth accord, which features hemp, air, and deep aquatic aromas, fused with drenched mimosa and water lotus. Here it starts to get a slender soapiness which is not from the sailcloth accord but, from the blossoms. The lotus flower is known for its soapy and powdery freshness. The best thing about this is that the soapy quality isn't quiet, to me it's even stronger than the opening of the fragrance.
The warm, woody base is soft and blends notes of moss, cedarwood, amber, and musk, which is great cause most aquatics with woody bases tend to go overboard with moss and woods. The woody and soapy accords give this fragrance an after the rain vibe to me, if you were on a beach after it stopped raining this is what it would smell like.
Overall Voyage is filed as fresh and there are no really big spicy notes, yet it has a very smooth aquatic aroma that makes it perfect for summertime daily wear., with moderate longevity and projection. Finally, I would say it is ageless despite being targeted as a teen scent. Come on, it's just a good aquatic scent. I feel legit pulling that stuff and I'm 50 something. I have many summer bottles in my collection and sometimes I go back to it.
Voyage is another example where "best" does not imply expensively, rather there is a great Inexpensive fragrance for men available in the market which you pay very fewer bucks and get high value for it. Bear in mind, I am using the reformulated bottle with the plastic cap, which is made with lots of synthetic ingredients. Well... Big surprises, perfumes are synthetic, but Nautica Voyage does a good job at being a pleasant, mild, aquatic fragrance.