WATERY

Type
Reproduction accord

Oceanic, fresh, vegetal, powerful, water melon, clean

Sea water notes are often described interchangeably with terms like “marine,” “aquatic,” “ozonic” or “oceanic.” But they all have one thing in common: they derive from a petrochemical product which reproduces the airy, breeze-like scent of fresh water. Often described as vegetal and aquatic, sea water notes are used in a myriad of fragrance compositions—including water fruit accords, to give a marine-like effect.

History

The decidedly breezy scent of Calone was developed—accidentally—by researchers at Pfizer in 1951. The chemical compound didn’t delight the olfactory senses of everyday consumers until it was marketed in 1966 and then patented in 1970. But even so, it wasn’t until the 80s and 90s that synthetic sea water notes really started making waves—most notably when Aramis used the note to create their iconic New West for Her in 1990.

Some fragrances related to the ingredient

Giorgio Armani

AIR DI GIOIA

FLORAL / WATERY
FLORAL / WATERY
Thierry Mugler | Les Exceptions

FANTASQUATIC

FLORAL / WATERY
Liquides Imaginaires | Eaux des Bermudes

SIRENIS

FLORAL / WATERY
FLORAL / WATERY
Dior | Maison Christian Dior

EDEN-ROC

FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Heeley

SEL MARIN

FLORAL / WATERY
AROMATIC FOUGERE / WATERY
WOODY / WATERY
AROMATIC FOUGERE / WATERY
Armaf | Armaf

CLUB DE NUIT MILESTONE

FLORAL / WATERY
Amouroud

WET STONE

WOODY / WATERY
Serge Lutens | Matin Lutens

DANS LE BLEU QUI PÉTILLE

WOODY / WATERY
Acqua Delle Langhe

LIRANO

FLORAL / WATERY
Armani Privé | Terres Précieuses

BLEU TURQUOISE

CITRUS / WATERY
FLORAL / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
Hollister

TOGETHERNESS

FLORAL / CITRUS
AROMATIC FOUGERE / WATERY
WOODY / AMBERY (ORIENTAL)
CITRUS / WATERY

Musk

Bergamot

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Amber

Vanilla

Jasmine

Cedarwood

Rose

Mandarin

Vetiver

Lemon

Tonka Bean

Orange Blossom

Iris / Orris

Cardamom

Pink Pepper

Lavender

Grapefruit

Woody Notes

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