When a friend told me she uses Aqva Pour Homme Marine, I was curious. Aqva Pour Homme Marine by BVLGARI is a “masculine” perfume. Well, that’s what I use to think before now! Interestingly, fashion-conscious ladies are cutting down on floral scents and other ultra feminine fragrances. No hardworking lady want to smell like a woman everytime. An aunt once told me she likes “One Million” (by Paco Rabanne)! So, what’s this perfume all about?
This 2008 perfume was created by Jacques Cavallier, a renowned perfumer for the House of BVLGARI. Cavallier wanted Aqva Pour Homme Marine to tell the “story” of the refreshing aromas of the Ocean. He mixed Posidonia Oceania seaweed (the cologne’s signature ingredient), neroli, grapefruit, rosemary flower essence and white cedar. In Cavallier’s words, the scent was “designed to evoke the natural freshness and vitality of the ocean.” and indeed, this is true as you catch a whiff of its top notes (of saltly seaweed), before you get to perceive citrus and aqua notes.
From what a representative of BVLGARI noted in Cosmetics International, this perfume “will definitely appeal to younger men and women…”. Of course, this means that ladies out there can use it. However, having used this cologne in 2010, I can say that its resilience isn’t that impressive. It’s rather too understated and within few hours of usage, it’ll just fizzle out. Hence, it may not be ideal for lovers of woodsy or fruity scents. So, if you like colognes with accords of aqua, marine or citrus, this may be a choice for you (irrespective of your sex). The crystalline blue-coloured product is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml EDT bottles.