High-Low: Aquatic scents for men

High-Low: Aquatic scents for men

Take it from a wise old salt, these two aromatic aquatic fragrances are fresh and lively, infused with the essence of the sea. Just try to keep the lady in your life from spritzing them in secret.

HIGH: Nautica Life Eau de Toilette

First Launched: 2014

First Impression: Fresh, herbal and a little bit spicy. Very outdoorsy and friendly. The rope-like spray pipe is a cool touch, in keeping with the brand’s marine theme.

Top: Sea salt, ginger, sage
Middle: Lavender, violet
Base: Hinoki wood, tonka bean, sea moss

Best For: Boldly ordering extra horse radish in your Bloody Mary, while you peruse the brunch menu lakeside.

Biggest Fan: The preppie. Anyone comfortable wearing a sweater tied around his neck.

Nautica Life EDT, $75 (100 ml), thebay.com

LOW: Biotherm Homme Aquafitness

First Launched: 2013

First Impression: Wake up, buddy! Citrus slap in the face! The earthy, zesty zing is like an olfactory trumpet blast, muted with just a hint of mint. Great for layering with the rest of the Aquafitness skincare products.

Top: Bergamot, lemon, sea water
Middle: Sage, mint, honeysuckle
Base: Cedar, musk

Best For: Whistling a tune, pulling up your socks, slicking back your hair and loading the golf clubs into the car.

Biggest Fan: The sporty types, for sure. Go Leafs!

Biotherm Homme Aquafitness EDT, $56 (100 ml), thebay.com

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Doug Wallace is a Toronto-based writer who began his fragrance wardrobe with a bottle of the now-iconic Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel and hasn’t looked back. A big fan of scents by houses Lalique and Boucheron, he is currently having a fling with all-things-British, including Clive Christian, Floris and Penhaligon’s. He treasures the dusty shoulders of some of his more aged bottles just as much as he does the shiny young ones.