The best sea-inspired scents for men
by Zoe Dickens
Just like a great pair of swim shorts or a stylish pair of sunglasses, a good scent is a yachting essential for any serious sailor. Make sure you smell as fresh as the ocean breeze with our edit of the best sea-inspired scents for men to buy now.
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt
This simple but effective fragrance does exactly what it says on the tin. A sparkling mix of sage and sea salt, wear it on its own for an instant hit of the ocean or layer with Jo Malone's wardrobe of scents for your own unique blend.
Wood sage and sea salt cologne, £94 for 100ml, Jo Malone at Space N.K.
Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve
The latest iteration of Bvlgari's popular Aqva men's scent collection, Atlantiqve was created by master nose Jacques Cavallier to capture the freshness and vitality of the oceans. Cavallier created a new 'sea amber' note for Atlantiqve which lies at the core of the fragrance and is blended with vibrant citrus and bergamot top notes and an ambergris, patchouli and sandalwood base.
Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve EDT, £55 for 50ml, Bvlgari at Escentual
Created by New York-based perfumer Stangelove, which uses oud as the base for all its fragrances, silencethesea combine notes of salty jasmine and earthy tuberose with pure ambergris in this potent roll-on oil that promises a truly modern olfactory experience.
silencethesea roll-on, £295 for 10ml, Strangelove at Harrods
Davidoff Cool Water Wave
This updated version of Davidoff’s best-selling scent adds zingy grapefruit and Sichuan pepper to a classic marine top note and blends with an aromatic heart of juniper, birch leaf and orange flower, creating an even fresher fragrance ideal for all day wear.
Cool Water Wave EDT, £41 for 75ml, Davidoff
Creed Virgin Island Water
A Caribbean sailing trip taken by father and son team Olivier and Edwin Creed provided the foundation for this scent from the cult fragrance brand. Its tropical olfactory palette includes playful hints of Jamaican lime, white bergamot, ylang ylang, jasmine and Tonkin musk.
Virgin Island Water fragrance spray, £155 for 50ml, Creed at Selfridges
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro di Sardegna
If your idea of the perfect summer is cruising the Med on your superyacht then the Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo range is for you. Each of the six scents is inspired by a different Mediterranean location, including Capri, Amalfi and Panarea. With its invigorating blend of juniper, cypress and sage, our favourite is the Ginepro di Sardegna.
Ginepro di Sardegna natural spray, £68 for 75ml, Acqua Di Parma