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"Agua Brava" is about the Spanish translation of "Eau Sauvage", and since this Spanish classic appeared two years after the Diorschen-Ur-Wildwasser, the thought of a small name plagiarism is not far away. The fragrances have only a distant relationship, although they are both beautiful.
Agua Brava reminds me of the two less of the theme "gurgling torrent"; that is rather a deep, dark forest; the reminiscences as Pino Silvestre, which appear in some of the occurrences, do not come from without danger. In the long initial phase, however, I feel that the Agua Brava is quite prominently man spicy (one may well think of "men's cover"), the juniper note reminiscent of juniper schnapps or genever (which I was recently able to enjoy in Ginepro Nero, for example) is prominently represented here for me, and therefore even more herbs and spices are grouped, which are responsible for the austere notes in the spice cabinet and the children usually do not like, because they are too bitter and somehow too unpleasant: Laurel leaf above all, and sage, lavender and carnation, which I smell more like cloves, also fit in here. But this never turns into a somehow "oriental" or "gourmand" direction, everything is too clear, fresh, unsweet and dry.
As with an upside-down fragrance pyramid, the citric and woody-etheric (pine oil) notes penetrate to me later, and in the end it's a little less dusty when the more soft-woody and light green sounds come to the fore more. Patchouli and Vetiver, two guys who are always dangerous for me (I don't like them very often), stay in the background, don't whine, just check the situation cool.
The shelf life and Sillage are remarkable for a Cologne.
A very, very pleasant, extremely masculine, original, at first sniff basically likeable, old-school summer and autumn fragrance. Suitable for ladies and young men when they are ready to experiment outside the comfort zone.
I found nothing about Rosendo Mateu at Wikipedia & Co. In view of the fact that he has thrown new perfumes onto the market at least as late as 2015, i.e. more than 45 years after this fragrance, which he clearly co-created (I once wrote a commentary on an oud published by him under his own label, I remember), Agua Brava - if he is not a Methuselah - must have been a kind of étude for him, or at best a journeyman's piece
In the comments and statements there are some that I completely agree with, including Naimie45, Azahar, Yatagan, FabianO and Cappellusman; thanks to the latter for rehearsing!