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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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