Best Aquatic Cologne

10 Best Aquatic Cologne For Men

By Amy Derungs

February 7, 2021


Aquatic fragrances include hints of fresh and marine-like aromas
You will experience lingering freshness
Feel confident and clean all day
Feel sensual and masculine
Feel energized and natural

You don't want to miss out on the uplifting freshness of Aquatic colognes!
If you are in a rush, I suggest you choose:

Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve Eau de Toilette

1. Overall Best Aquatic Cologne: Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve Eau de Toilette

Our overall best aquatic cologne, Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve Eau de Toilette, is inspired by the scent of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its uniqueness it has been a standout among the top men’s aquatic colognes since 2017.

The Bvlgari fragrance house was able to capture a near perfect cologne blend with this scent. It manages to craft a more than sensual trail that ties together freshness and masculinity. This fragrance is primarily described as a woody since it contains a sandalwood note. Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve that can adapt to any situation. 

Top Notes

Water notes, Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, Sage


Middle Notes

Sea, Ambergris, Apple


Base Notes

Benzoin, Vetiver, Patchouli, Amberwood, Sandalwood


Accords

aromatic

sweet

green

woody

warm spicy

balsamic

sour

Citrus

earthy

amber

Sensation

natural

fresh

bright

light

pleasing

refreshing

calming

invigorating

exotic

balancing

73%
Longevity
68%
sillage
73%
bottle

As one can notice, Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve Eau de Toilette comprises several elements. No scent is lost during the day or overpowered by the next. The perfumer behind this fragrance, Jacques Cavallier, managed to place emphasis on each scent blend equally. Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve Eau de Toilette has a remarkable longevity of 9 to 10 hours. It is best for the warm days of spring and summer. Time to add this little wonder to your cologne collection!

2. Premium Cologne: Creed Virgin Island Water

Creed Virgin Island Water is a citrus, aquatic cologne that is suitable for men as well as woman. This scent was released in 2007 which means that it has over a decade of presence in the market.

Creed Virgin Island Water was expertly created by Oliver and Erwin Creed. These perfumers have stated that the fragrance drew its inspiration from a sailing trip near Ginger Island in the Caribbean.

At first the fragrance gains everyone’s attention immediately. It opens up with a citrusy cocktail which thereafter translates into a smooth and comforting coconut combination.

Top Notes

Citrus bergamia, Lime fruit, Mandarine, Coconut


Middle Notes

Hibiscus mallow, Jasmine, Ginger, Ylang-ylang


Base Notes

Musk, Sugarcane alcohol, Sugar


Accords

citrus

fruity

floral

sweet floral

Aromatic

sweet

sharp

fresh spicy

vanilla

gourmand

Sensation

sensual

light

tropical

elegant

uplifting

bright

very refreshing

airy

zesty

romantic

71%
Longevity
65%
sillage
80%
bottle

Each fragrance tier was chosen to gain attention at different points during the day or early evening. Creed Virgin Island Water is rather long lasting and has moderate sillage. It is most appropriate for summer days. Time to try it for yourself!

3. Best Value: Voyage n-83 by Nautica Eau de Toilette

Voyage n-83 by Nautica Eau de Toilette has been on the market since 2013 and since then it has become increasingly popular. An oriental and aquatic fragrance, it has moderate longevity and sillage. 

Voyage n-83 by Nautica Eau de Toilette has to be remembered as one of the best aquatic colognes. When this cologne was formulated, nine key ingredients were used in order to harness their true potential. It may seem rather confusing trying to comprehend how these very different scents work together. However they most certainly do!

Top Notes

Petitgrain, Mint, Marine notes


Middle Notes

Lavender, Green cardamom, Nutmeg


Base Notes

Musk, Cedar wood, Sandalwood


Accords

aromatic

green

woody

fresh spicy

powdery

warm spicy

Balsamic

clean

spicy sweet

creamy

Sensation

fresh

energizing

bright

soft

refreshing

natural

sensual

calming

warm

deep

60%
Longevity
59%
sillage
70%
bottle

Voyage n-83 cologne is suitable to wear during the summer and spring seasons and it is more than worth the occasional reapplication. Apart from completing almost any outfit, it was crafted to essentially take every person on a unique journey. Time to merge your own personal journey with this one, don’t you think?

4. Antonio Banderas Blue Seduction for Men Eau De Toilette

Antonio Banderas: a more than well known celebrity who moved towards having his very own signature fragrance in 2007. He has managed to encapsulate his heritage and culture within every single bottle. Antonio himself has stated that his true vision for the cologne was to reflect who his is as a person.

This outstanding Aquatic fragrance not only gained popularity due to the name behind it, the substance that it possesses is one of the major selling factors. Blue Seduction consists of a blend of several distinct scents. 

Top Notes

Melon, Bergamot, Mint, Black currant


Middle Notes

Sea water, Green apple, Cappuccino, Cardamom, Nutmeg


Base Notes

Amber, Wood


Accords

Aromatic

Marine

Aquatic

Fruity

Ozonic

Fresh spicy

Green

Fresh

Citrus

Salty

Sensation

Refreshing

Fresh

Relaxing

Uplifting

Calming

Pleasant

Soft

Cooling

Clean

60%
Longevity
58%
sillage
64%
bottle

Blue Seduction is aimed mostly at the 25 to 35 year old age group. It appeals to everybody due to its distinct nature and is sure to leave a long lasting impact no matter the time of day.

Blue seduction expertly manages to integrate touches of modernism and style that compliment almost every man’s individual masculinity. It is most suitable for late spring and summer days.

5. Alfred Dunhill Desire Blue Eau de Toilette

Alfred Dunhill Desire Blue Eau de Toilette for Men is a remarkable contender in the fragrance world. It possesses the unique ability to integrate citrus blends and ocean scents to leave a fresh and aquatic scent that is very memorable.

The perfumer behind this fragrance is Philippe Romano. He stated that each scent element was chosen for this fragrance with specific intent and purpose. The contents of the Desire Blue Eau de Toilette is further emphasized by the aqua blue bottle in which it is placed. It also has a modern silver stopper which ties the fragrance essence together.

Top Notes

Citrus bergamia, Mandarine, Lotus flower, Lychee


Middle Notes

Sweet orange, Marine notes, Rosewood


Base Notes

Amber, Musk, Styrax balsam, Tonka beans


Accords

Fruity

Citrus

Aromatic

Juicy

Balsamic

Bitter

Sweet

Floral

Succulent

Warm spicy

Sensation

Sensual

Light

Warm

Elegant

Uplifting

Inviting

Comforting

Pleasing

Fresh

Calming

69%
Longevity
62%
sillage
68%
bottle

Dunhill Desire Blue Eau de Toilette has moderate longevity and sillage. Other aspects that make this cologne a fan favorite is the fact that it is a very welcoming fragrance. It is typically referred to as a day fragrance that compliments summer and spring seasons the most. Make your purchase and experience it for yourself!

6. Bvlgari Aqva Amara Eau de Toilette

Bvlgari Aqva Amara Eau De Toilette aims to make your choice of fragrance slightly simpler. This fresh aquatic cologne was launched in 2014. It has stood out among the rest due to its new take on what aquatic fragrances should be like. Bvlgari Aqva Amara Eau de Toilette is a woody aquatic fragrance which is rather different from what everyone expects.

The perfumer behind this marvelous creation is Jacques Cavallier. He specifically chose to include a very small number of scent elements into the fragrance to highlight their individuality. Jacques aimed at making Aqva Amara a masculine fragrance with a twist. The name itself means bitter water which makes it stand out that much more! 

Top Notes


Middle Notes

Orange blossom water


Base Notes

Frankincense, Patchouli


Accords

Citrus

Floral

Honey

Warm spicy

Balsamic

Bitter

Fruity

Aromatic

Very sweet

Juicy

Sensation

Light

Uplifting

Purifying

Soft

Romantic

Mysterious

Natural

Stimulating

Sensual

Calming

78%
Longevity
73%
sillage
75%
bottle

Aquatic Bvlgari Aqva Amara is a fresh summer fragrance best suited to daytime wear. The copper bottle was chosen to accentuate the brightness and energy contained within every bottle. Time to add this to your collection.

7. Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne Eau de Toilette

Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne for Men Eau de Toilette

Paco Rabanne has been a big name in the fragrance industry for a number of years. With the release of Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne Eau de Toilette, the aim was to bring back the aquatic cologne trend. This cologne was launched in 2014 and followed the same trend as earlier released colognes. The same bottle design was utilized: the trophy shape in frosted glass. The overall design was initially inspired by competition, athletic spirit and victory. This fresh aquatic cologne mainly appeals to the man who aims to rise above and beyond all others. 

Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne Eau de Toilette initially opens up as a rather energetic scent engulfed with grapefruit. As time progresses it moves towards more of a marine and herbal accord which is quite prominent. Marine notes are synonymous with aquatics. Eventually the fragrance further translates into a powerful and woody scent. 

Top Notes

Grapefruit


Middle Notes

Violet leaves, Marine


Base Notes

Rosewood, Ambergris, Softwood


Accords

fresh

bitter

citrus

dry

sweet

woody

amber

aquatic

animalic

aromatic

Sensation

fresh

natural

warm

uplifting

comforting

pleasing

refreshing

sensual

elegant

light

72%
Longevity
69%
sillage
63%
bottle

Invictus Aqua is a daytime summer fragrance. Such a versatile cologne is fully adaptable to any situation. Try it for yourself today!

8. Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani Pour Homme Eau De Toilette

Aquatic Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio is one of the very best Armani fragrances that is currently on the market. This scent has been in existence for over two decades. The inspiration of this fragrance was the beauty of Pantellerie where Armani spent his vacations.

Armani Acqua Di Gio is said to be the scent of freedom, wind and water. Just as every person has their own unique story, so does this cologne. It manages to instantly transport you to the ocean with sweet and salty notes of ocean water that links directly with the feeling of the sun beating down on your skin.

Top Notes

Citrus bergamia, Lemon, Lime fruit, Mandarine, Sweet orange, Jasmine


Middle Notes

Cyclamen flower, Freesia, Hyacinth, Reseda, Rose, Violet, Peach, Marine, Cilantro, Nutmeg


Base Notes

Amber, Musk, Cedar wood, Oak moss, Patchouli


Accords

citrus

floral

woody

fruity

Aromatic

powdery

earthy

juicy

sweet

green

Sensation

Sensual

natural

light

fresh

calming

warm

uplifting

deep

Elegant

bright

51%
Longevity
58%
sillage
67%
bottle

With so many scents blended together one may assume that they get lost among each other. This is not the case and every scent element comes through distinctly as the fragrance is worn.

Armani Acqua Di Gio is a daytime fragrance for summer and spring.

9. Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Eau de Toilette

The Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Eau de Toilette. The name itself gives off a continental air like no other and this fragrance will be sure to capture the attention of every passer by. This aromatic fougere fragrance for men was launched in 2013 and made quite a memorable entrance into the perfume market.

Each scent note manages to shine through as the cologne matures throughout the duration in which it is worn. The middle notes however are the main stars, make the strongest impact and are most dominant overall. Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Eau de Toilette has moderate longevity and sillage.

Top Notes

Mint, Lemon leaf


Middle Notes

Sea notes, Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary


Base Notes

Vetiver, Musk, Labdanum,Patchouli


Accords

Aromatic

Fresh spicy

Marine

Green

Woody

Lavender

Sensation

Fresh

Sweet

Clean

Modern

Light

Airy

Refined

55%
Longevity
52%
sillage
68%
bottle

This cologne is most suited to be worn during the day and during the spring and summer seasons. This is due to its extreme and very distinct ocean freshness.

10. Davidoff Cool Water Intense

Davidoff’s Cool Water is the embodiment of aquatic perfumes. This scent paints a picture of its own and manages to take you on a journey to the ocean. With every passing moment, each individual scent element becomes that much more distinct than the last. 

This scent was first launched in 2019 but it the short time that it has been around it has rapidly gained popularity. The perfumer behind this fragrance is Annick Menardo who focused on blending less than a handful of scent elements.

The Davidoff Cool Water Intense Eau De Parfume comprises of only three scent elements. This extremely simplistic blend aims at placing emphasis on being able to harness the individuality of each scent. This very different blend of scents appeals to many people seeing as it evokes thoughts of the beach and tropical nights.

Top Notes

Mandarine


Middle Notes

Coconut


Base Notes

Amber


Accords

citrus

fruity

very sweet

juicy

sweet

floral

succulent

honey

powdery

balsamic

Sensation

sensual

light

uplifting

cozy

Comforting

lush

calming

tropical

exotic

seductive

82%
Longevity
75%
sillage
73%
bottle

This fragrance is very long lasting and has a very strong sillage. It can be warn during warmer fall days, but is best suited to spring and summer. Cool Water Intense is also suitable for warm evenings. Should you wish to add it to your Aquatic fragrance collection or gift it to another there will be no disappointment at all!

Best Aquatic Cologne: Conclusion

As you will have noticed, there is an huge range of aquatic colognes on the market. From Versace to Bvlgari the amount of luxury just keeps on increasing. As previously mentioned, aquatic fragrances have made an increasingly big come back in recent years. Almost each and every fragrance house has put their own spin on what is referred to as the “common” aquatic fragrance.

Infusions of woody and oriental notes within aquatic colognes has become the new norm and people simply can’t get enough! If you are in search of a new cologne to complete your collection or if you are looking for the perfect gift stop your search right here. Have a look at the article above and make your selection from the 15 best aquatic colognes around. Time to get shopping!