Bvlgari Aqva and its flankers.

Discussion in 'Fragrance' started by Bhugo, May 18, 2018.

  1. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    I am impressed with a couple of these. The original and Amara. Does anyone else like the Aqva group of EDT’s? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. I really enjoy Aqva.
    I don't use it often because I'm trying to finish my Acqua di Gio, but whenever I spritz some Aqva I always ask myself :"Why don't I use it more often. "
    For the price, and to my nose, it's a really good bargain.
    I haven't tried Amara, but I will soon.
     
  3. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    It’s quite different. Amara lasts a little longer to me. Definitely a strong neroli. It’s still salty though.
     
  4. I have a disk-style "bottle" of the original Aqva: I like the scent, it performs great for the price, and the woody-green dry-down is interesting.

    But after growing up in the 90's, I feel like aquatic freshies like it are played-out (for me, anyway). Had it been released seven or eight years earlier, I think it could've received some well-deserved praise and given Armani some serious competition.
     
  5. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    I grew up in the 80’s and love the powerhouses. When ADG came out I couldn’t understand why anyone liked it. I have never really been a fan of the fresh edt’s and rarely buy any of them.

    I was quite surprised that I liked the Aqva versions! Also, I can understand how people who grew up using the genre might be tired of it.
     
  6. I sniffed Aqua, Aqua Marine and Aqua Atlantique and of these three I liked Aqua Marine the best, but I passed on all three. I bought a big bottle or disk of Aqua Amara. I really liked the mandarin note in this one and for a citrus frag I get pretty good longevity. I think Amara has been discontinued but you can still find it at a fair price, for now.
     
  7. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    Discontinued?? I like it. I will have to grab a big bottle. Thanks!
     
  8. It's a unique fragrance, but perhaps it arrived a little too late.

    Amara is supposed to be more modern with the bitter orange note and damn good performance.
     
  9. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    Very good. Thank you.
     
  10. ShaverGN

    ShaverGN Contributor

    I do like bitterness of Amara. Great performer. Lasts for at least 10 hours.
     
  11. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    Nice. How many sprays do
    You use?
     
  12. ShaverGN

    ShaverGN Contributor

    3 to 4. One on each arm. 1-2 on the chest.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
  13. I have aqva amara and atlatique. I go with around 6 sprays on each. Amara is a real powerhouse. Atlantique pumps for aroun 3-4 hours, but then is dry down scent that i cant really smell, but others for sure can smell on me. I use nivea senstive post shave balk as a base layer and i shave with RR don marco for Amara days and tobs avacado on atlantique days. Both are performers in the high summer heat of the gulf coast.
     
  14. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    Thanks Gentlemen.
     
  15. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    I just got a sample of Atlantique and Marine. I tried the Atlantique last night. It is quite different. I like this one as well. Ill wear it today and try the Marine tomorrow.
     
  16. Hi Bhugo.

    I love Aqva Amara. I blind bought it from Amazon in late 2016 because they were selling the 100ml for £31! It was money well spent.

    I was intrigued by the fact it's said to contain a Sicilian mandarin note because I love the smell of Italian mandarins and oranges. I can pick that note up but definitely also detect the neroli and some 'salty' air quality. I live within walking distance of a beach and there's something reminiscent of the smell I pick up when walking on it.

    It was a go-to during the summer months last year for me.

    I read on Fragrantica that a new version of Atlantique was launched last year. I know I tried it during 2016 and liked it. I may be revisiting it shortly.
     
  17. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    Thanks
     
  18. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    I am not impressed with the Marine. It doesn’t last as long.

    Atlantique is great! Long lasting and nice woody drydown with lots of salty scents.
     
  19. Aqua - nice, interesting.
    Aqua Marine - salty, sunnier, brighter, refreshing.
    Aqua Amara - a bit generic.
    Aqua Atlantic - synthetic mess, overloaded with aromachemicals and awful

    Haven't tried the others.
     
  20. Bhugo

    Bhugo Contributor

    I like the marine as well, but it’s lack of longevity has me sticking with the 10ml sample.

    Is it the ambergris in Atlantique that you dislike? I think it might be my favorite. I love the way it smells a couple hours after application.
     

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