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TravellerDK 1 year ago 3
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Niche version of Acqua di Giò?
On my 3rd summer with decants and I admit, I never thought I would write a review on this one, but here we are.
From the first sniff, there was this "I know this scent" feeling - to me it's a niche version of Acqua di Giò.
It has a fresh citrus opening, mixed with seaweed (green), salt (ocean), "oyster" scent. The best I can decribe it is: "You are standing on the harbor in a small village on the North Sea shore, and you are squeezing lemon juice on the fresh oysters in front you. That smell/scent right before you eat it.... That's Sel Marin"
The scent fades quickly (2-3 hours) in the heat (due to sweat), but on the "colder" days I get anywhere from 6-8 hours. Only a light wiff at the end - if the breeze hits right, but it's there.

I don't think I'll ever get a bottle of this, don't get me wrong, the quality is here. But, I don't seem to find use for it for than 2-3 days per summer.
Yes, I can see it see it used on a beach vacaction or just spending a day near the ocean, sadly I don't do enough of those! My sweet spot for this fragrance, is on a overcloud day, around 20 degrees Celsius / 70 Fahrenheit - that is why I think of the North Sea and not more mediterranean / tropical beaches.
That said, it is one of the most realistic ocean scent I have smelled, takes me back to my childhood summers, when I was running around in a small fishing village harbor...salty sea breeze with a squish of lemon!
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TravellerDK 1 year ago 4
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Sweet boozy vanilla
It's a true gourmand scent. Makes me think of christmas time when I was kid, in the kitchen where the adults was making the dough and baking cookies with vanilla.

To me the scent it's a straight up a boozy (rum!), vanilla scent. That's it, nothing more, nothing less.
It does not change much in the scent - it's very liniar on me.
It's my comfort / feel good scent from the late fall to end of the winter. Mostly use it for casual wear, while relaxing or reading books in the evening/night - it's just a nice warm and cozy scent.
The performace is good, I get 7-9+ hours and more if you give your cloth a spray or two.
Normally I use anything from 3 to 6-7 sprays, cause I like it so much.
Never had a compliment on this fragrance, so I wear it for myself, cause I love the vanilla scent and *makes me think happy thought* :-)

I can see it has gotten harder to find online, but have seen a few on the USA and European sites of Amazon and Ebay.
I paid around 30 Euros (incl. shipping) for a 250ml back in 2019.
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TravellerDK 1 year ago 5
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Nice and lovely white flower scent for the summer
Nice and lovely white flower scent for the summer - that's all you need to know.

Bright Neroli is as the name says, neroli based with a bit of citrus, and ends with a light soapy scent.
The white flower scent stays 2-4 hours on me and the soapy scent until the 4-6 hour mark, which makes it's a pleasent light summer scent. For me it's an easy to wear uplifting scent that works great on the warmer days in the morning.
Mostly use it for casual wear, but have used it in the office and you can almost go crazy with the sprays. I normally go with 6-8 sprays, to make it last a bit longer, but not even the co-worker sitting next to me could smell it 1 hour after I had sprayed it.
The cliche of this fragrance is: "Sitting in a white shirt at the breakfast table in a garden on a summer morning somewhere in the south of France or Italy" and it fits perfect.
It's a unisex fragrance, but the women in my family all said it was "too masculine" - I still think it's unisex.

The bottle might be hard to find right now, and I would not recommend paying much more than 30-35 Euros. If you want something in the same lane, then take a look at Bvlgari Man Wood Neroli.
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TravellerDK 1 year ago 1
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People really likes it...
I got a decant when it was first relased back in 2019 and got the bottle (Batch 1369 - 3rd batch?) a few months after in a good 2nd hand deal.
I only get a very stong ambroxan and citrus (bergamot) scent, maybe with a TINY hint of white flower and wood later on.
It is a beast of fragrance - go light on the sprays. I use around 3-4 sprays, and I still get a whiff of it when driving home after a long workday. It gives me a fresh/energetic feeling all day.
I do get the comparison with Dior Sauvage EDT to some degree, but honestly I prefer Office for Men.

This one has actually landet me a few compliment in the office - said I smelled nice/good. That said, from the first snif, I thought it was a strong and "burn my nose" kind of fragrance, but now I actually do enjoy it - as long as it's not in the high heat temperature - that might be why I thought it was so strong to start with?

You can love or hate Jeremy, but the fragrance does deliver. IMO it's very versatile, long lasting and pleasent scent. I use it for office/work and running errands/shopping type of situations. An all year round fragrance that last all day, we are talking 8-10+ hours. Mostly daytime use for me.
However, I would not use this in the summer, when it's above 22-25 Celsius degrees (71-77 Fahrenheit), due to it just get's to strong for my taste.
I would say the age target group are from 18 to mid 30's, but I'm in my late 40's and still using it - due to it is a fresh/energetic scent.
Office for Men, is one of my most worn fragrances along with Bleu de Chanel Parfum and Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche for office/work.

It has earned a spot in my small collection, due to the scent, versatility and performance.
The pricing is a bit to high IMO and I would recommend trying to find it for under 90-100 Euros (2nd hand or some offer/deal).
All in all, it's a great scent that I really like and it should get more praise for what it does and can be used for, and not based on feelings towards Jeremy.

Disclaimer: I'm not a fan of Jeremy, niether do I follow his YouTube Chanel anymore - but the juice in Office for Men is good, and I got to respect that.


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TravellerDK 1 year ago 3 1
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Oldschool barbershop scent
I've only bought a bottle due to nostalgia, from a gift set I got back in 94'.
Since I'm not a fan of lavender, this is an uphill battle for me, but over the last year I have grown to like it a bit more. I get lavender, aldehydes, citrus (bergamot), some spices and a base of leather.
To me, it's like a oldschool manly barbershop type of fragrance. Not my normal style or taste, but have been reaching for it more than I thought I would.
The bottle itself is beautiful. I can't speak to any reformulations, as I can only say it smells like I remeber it from some 20+ years ago.
For me, it's a scent for the late summer / early fall - when it's still a bit warm. Can be used in the spring/winter as well. Mostly see it as an casual fragrance, but can be used in the office - just don't overspray it. I'm doing max. 3 sprays, any more and it would choke me.
I would not recommend this one for the younger crowd, but the more mature/older person, who is looking for that oldschool barbershop vibe.
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