If you think that aquatic perfumes smell like synthetic messes that resemble household cleaner, let me suggest that you try Art de Parfum Sea Foam. This is an aquatic that actually smells like a sea breeze and not something you’d use to get rid of smudges on your glass coffee table.
Sea Foam opens with a citrus-tinted, dry cedar that comes across as driftwood. There’s a crisp greenness to Sea Foam like that of unripe, green and latex-ish figs. This fragrance performs in the way that I want my “sea” perfumes to be. Up close, it’s like this dry, acrid cedar incense, from a distance it smells cool and salty. It dries down into a warm, dry cedar and grassy vetiver. It reminds me of driftwood and beach grass bending in the breeze.
Sea Foam is a great “Nouveau Aquatic”. It’s fresh and airy without smelling like that predictable potion of aromachemicals that reminds many of us the 1990’s.
Notes listed include bergamot, sea notes, laurel, lemon, incense, eucalyptus, guaiacwood, seawood, fig leaf, driftwood, patchouli, Haitian vetiver, sea salt and sandalwood. Launched in 2016.
Give Sea Foam a try if you like “Nouveau Aquatics” or fresh fragrances. Or perfumes like HEELEY Sel Marin, Profumum Acqua di Sale, Santa Eulalia Marinis, CB I Hate Perfume Crushed Fig Leaf and/or House of Matriarch Albatross.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $130 at Indigo Perfumery and Art de Parfum (UK). Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – An aquatic through a cedar incense haze. It’s one of those “New Aquatics” that I’m drawn to.
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