When you head out for a day on the water, you want your scent to match the atmosphere of your surroundings. These colognes combine all the intoxicating scents of the sea air and the water to recreate the beach in a bottle. Wear these luxurious scents on a yachting adventure or to the office as a reminder of your seaside vacation.
Beach – Bobbi Brown ($76)
A light, happy, and nostalgic scent that evokes warm sunshine and the sea breeze.
Notes: Jasmine, Sea Spray, Mandarin
Sel Marin – Heeley ($76)
Sun, warm sand and a gentle breeze of fresh sea air. A refreshing and striking note of lemon fades to reveal an aquatic green, algae note, while vetiver and drift woods of cedar and birch dry slowly in the sand and salty, sea air.
Notes: Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Sea Salt, Moss, Algae, Vetiver, Cedar, Musk
Wood Sage & Sea Salt – Jo Malone ($130)
Escape the everyday along the windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful.
Notes: Ambrette Seeds, Sea Salt, Sage
Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri –
A symbol of the Italian Mediterranean and the island of Capri, this fragrance is sunny, relaxing, and carefree. In the air, hints of Italian citrus and the warm aroma of caramel blend together to create a pure moment of bliss, just like being on vacation.
Notes: Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Petit Grain, Cardamom, Caramel, Musk.
Neroli Portofino – Tom Ford ($230)
To Tom Ford, this scent perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera. His reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp citrus oils, surprising floral notes and amber undertones to leave a splashy yet substantive impression.
Notes: Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, Lavender
Fire Island – Bond No. 9 ($280)
The scent of bronzing: Certified New York sun-kissed skin. The quintessential male-female beach-and-suntan scent, to wear all summer or to summon up the scent of musky, sun-baked skin.
Notes: Cardamom, Neroli, White Musk, Tuberose, Patchouli
Dune – Dior ($100)
An oceanic fragrance created in harmony with nature. The combination of radiant, fresh accords subtly captures the landscape where sky meets sea. The warm, oceanic floral bouquet envelops your senses for complete serenity.
Notes: Mandarin, Peony Accord, Vanilla
Replica Beach Walk – Maison Margiela
Close your eyes and let the fragrance transport you to the memory of an afternoon stroll along the ocean. Your feet sink into the wet sand as waves brush against your skin. The sun sinks gently through the crystal sky, its warmth balanced by a soft breeze with the subtle tangy scent of water. Beach Walk evokes hints of ocean spray, and captures the carefree bliss of a summer day.
Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Coconut Milk, Heliotrope, Musk, Cedarwood, Benzoin
Silence the Sea – Strangelove NYC ($475)
silencethesea is a dazzling blend that evokes the mysteries of the ocean. This truly artisanal perfume has been hand crafted in small batches using rare, precious ingredients.
Notes: Pure Ambergris, White Truffle, Jasmine, Tuberose, Angelique
Memoires de Mustique – Eight & Bob ($165)
Born from master perfumeur Albert Fouguet’s reminiscences of the magnificent and exclusive island of Mustique, this fragrance evokes its crystalline waters, the eternity of its sunsets, and its landscape—unchanged throughout history. Like a trip to the past to capture the essence of paradise in its purest form, Mémoires De Mustique transports those who once dreamed of being part of something heavenly.
Notes: Bergamot, Precious Woods, White Musks
Do you have a favorite scent to wear for a day of sailing? Let us know in the comments below.