6 fragrances inspired by the ocean
Make a splash with these scents
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 19 2017
When you’re on the hunt for a fragrance that will remind you of summer, it’s a no-brainer to reach for light, airy and aquatic scents. Our latest obsession is spritzes inspired by the ocean (yes, we’re talking the seawater itself!) - they’re just the thing to refresh the senses mid-winter.
If you prefer floral scents
Aerin Gardenia Rattan EDP is as fresh as it gets. Featuring a blend of florals like gardenia, tuberose and tiare Tahiti, and paired with wet marine notes, this spritz is summery without being fruity, and is fun to wear without being too young. It also looks impressive on your desk or dresser.
If you prefer something more fruity
If you’re dreaming of cruising around Italy, then you’ll want to add Giorgio Armani Air Di Gioia EDP to cart immediately. This delicate spritz captures the energy of a gorgeous day spent on the Mediterranean, and brings together a mix of peony, mandarin-neroli (dubbed as a “salty floral” by the brand), moss and patchouli. Who knew air could smell so good?
If you prefer masculine fragrances
Bulgari Aqua Pour Homme Atlantique EDT may be a scent for men, but we think it wears beautifully for women, too. Inside, you’ll find a top note of sea spray, middle note of sea amber, and a base of ambergris, which is packaged up neatly in a rounded bottle that looks just like a drop of water.
If you prefer classic perfumes
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne is something you’ll absolutely adore as it is equal parts elegant, timeless and alluring to wear. Besides earthy sage and fresh sea salt, there’s also the introduction of ambrette seeds that smell light and musky for a sense of warmth, like the hot sun on your back when you’re going for dip in the ocean.
If you prefer something out of the ordinary
L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada EDT may look sleek, but the juice inside is much more vibrant. The top notes contain accords of sweet and sour caipirinha (yes, the cocktail), and is paired with tiare flower, ylang ylang, coconut water and marine notes. Overall, it’s delicious, sophisticated and interesting from first spritz to dry down.
If you prefer lighter scents
Blasted Heath EDP is one of our favourite Penhaligon’s fragrances as the composition is modern but not too quirky. From the top, there’s aquatic accord, seaweed absolute and clary sage, which settles nicely into green leaves and tobacco absolute and finishes with patchouli, vetiver and musk.
Love tea? Warm up your winter with these spritzes that feature the delicious ingredient.
Have you smelt these fragrances before? Which is your favourite and why? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.