Aqva Atlantiqve Pour Homme is a flanker of one of the most popular summer perfumes ever by Bvlgari brand named Aqva Pour Homme. Both perfumes were made by famous Jacques Cavallier (the creator of famous perfumes like Pasha de Cartier, Dior Midnight Poison, Armani Mania, L’Eau d’Issey and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique). However, he made a great success with one and failed miserably with the other, both commercially and artistically. Can you guess which one was an absolute failure? Yes, you’ve guessed it, it was Aqva Atlantiqve that sadly appeared on the market in March 2017.

Perfume composition of Aqva Atlantiqve is very linear despite its pyramidal structure. Citrus notes dominate the opening, painfully mixed with synthetic sea notes. I say painfully because smelling them produces a specific, unpleasant feel when while diving seawater accidentally goes in the wrong pipes. Irritation, pain, headake. After some 15 minutes, the scent calms down with woody notes in the background that has a mildly sweet, almost bearable resin taste.

I don’t know what Jacques Cavallier tried to do with this perfume. Was it to simulate chemical and ecological open sea disaster, when oil and toxic waste accidentally spill from the ships? Or perhaps, the process of ambergris fermentation after it leaves whale’s insides. Whatever it is, don’t swim in this Atlantiqve sea, not even if you get the best “tourist” arrangement.

[Fragrance notes] top notes: bergamot, lemon, sea notes; middle notes: ambergris, more synthetic sea notes; base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, benzoin.

[Fragrance group] woody watery.

Perfume creator is Jacques Cavallier.

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