Neil Morris Aegean is the perfumer’s interpretation of Greece. Now unlike many “destination inspiration” perfumes, this one is what the perfumer thinks the isles smell like. Like Neil, I haven’t yet been to Greece but I hope to someday.
Aegean opens with a fizzy 7-Up and a slice of ginger. It’s effervescent and aromatic. It’s like sprigs of lavender in sparkling tonic water. And then it starts to remind me of candied citrus and ginger ale. It dries down to a musk that I imagine goes very well with a sea breeze.
I can’t say if this smells anything like the Aegean but I can say that it’s something I wouldn’t mind wearing on a vacation to the Mediterranean Sea. It’s crisp and aromatic.
Notes listed include mandarin, basil blossom, lavender, quince, sandalwood, benzoin and pearl musk. Launched 2007.
Give Aegean a try if you like ozonic scents. Or if you like perfumes like Demeter Gingerale, Calvin Klein CK One, Penhaligon’s Quercus, Floris Cefiro and/or Origins Ginger Essence. Aegean is unisex.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 2 oz bottle retails for $95 at Neil Morris Fragrances. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A really good ozonic, aromatic musk. It’s fresh but it’s not obnoxious. The spicy fruits and lavender are a great addition.
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