Olfactory groups: Aquatic perfumes
Aquatic perfumes are fresh fragrances which have a base of synthetic ingredients that evoke the sea, mountain air or fresh linen. A synthetic component of the pheromone-like structure produced by certain type of algae, which provides a marine note to the fragance. The olfactory ingredient produces the effect of the sea breeze and traces of ozone, creating an olfactory ocean effect.
Aquatic Perfumes began gaining power with the appearance of Cool Water by Davidoff, the male fragrance of the 90’s, created by Pierre Bourdon in 1988. Later, more aquatic fragances were launched such as Aqua di Gio, Kenzo Homme, Dior Dune or Polo Sport, by Ralph Lauren.
The most recent creation with aquatic notes may be Un Jardin Sur le Nil, a Hermès fragrance inspired by the floating gardens of lilies and lotuses that grow along the Nile, in northern Sudan. A unisex,fresh, aquatic and floral fragance, with small woody shades, which could become a new classic.
Due to the composition of notes, the aquatic group is an olfactory group to which many male fragrances belong, women’s perfumes as well such as Cool Water Woman, Acqua di Gioia (the female version of Acqua di Gio), refreshing & revitalizing water Eau Pure by Biotherm revitalizing, Duende by Jesus del Pozo or Agua de Loewe Mediterráneo.
However, aquatic fragances can have divided into some other olfactory families:
– Floral: Agua de Loewe Mediterraneo, L’Eau d’Issey.
– Aromatic: Cool Water by Davidoff; L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme; D&G The One Men Sport, Aqva Homme Marine by Bvlgari.
– Woody: Acqua di Gio, Eternity Men o the new D&G Light Blue Living Stromboli.
Such fragrances are ideal to wear during the day and especially on hot summer days, as they provide a pleasant feeling of freshness to the wearer.
Aquatic perfumes: scents that evoke sea breeze, fountains and waterfalls, refreshing rain or morning dew. The scent of summer in a jar.
Do you like aquatic perfumes? Do you wear any of them?