Aquatic perfumes are fresh fragrances that tend to coincide with what are commonly called "clean smelling perfumes".
In its composition there is a main ingredient, Calone , a synthetic component, similar in structure to the pheromones produced by certain types of algae, which provides a marine note to this type of fragrance. Calone produces the olfactory effect of the sea breeze and traces of ozone, creating an oceanic olfactory effect.
Aquatic perfumes began to gain strength with the appearance of Davidoff's Cool Water perfume , an emblematic men's fragrance of the 90s. Later, Aqua di Gió, Kenzo Homme, Dior Dune or Polo Sport, by Ralph Lauren , emerged .
Although, due to its composition of notes, the aquatic is an olfactory group to which many male perfumes belong, there are also women's perfumes with aquatic notes , such as Cool Water Woman, Acqua di Gioia (the feminine version Acqua di Gio), refreshing water Revitalizing or Eau Pure by Biotherm
In turn, aquatic fragrances can have different bouquets :
- Floral: Water by Loewe Mediterraneo , L'Eau d'Issey.
- Aromatic : Cool Water by Davidoff; or L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme
- Woody : Acqua di Gio or Eternity Men .
These types of fragrances are usually ideal to wear during the day and, especially, on hot summer days, as they provide a pleasant sensation of freshness to those who wear them.