Marine notes in perfumery:
Not widely used in perfumes, Marine notes are not part of the 6 original families (Floral, Citrus, Woody, Oriental, Fougère, Chypre) according to the SFP (French Society of Perfumers).
Symbol of a new wave of freshness towards the end of the 20th century, the aquatic notes are used in facets, in keys in order to avoid the overdose of the low tide (avoid drinking the cup while wearing perfume).
The marine notes are very fresh, aqueous, sometimes iodized, sometimes oily with facets of spray, seaweed, sand, the sea. They soften and give contrast to a perfume.
They go well with aromatic notes, florals, citrus or even woods.
Most marine notes are heart notes. Here are some raw materials, the natural notes are followed by a *:
Seaweed Absolute*: mousse.fruity.hay
Calone: fatty.iodized.water fruit
Helional: bold.floral.water fruit
Some emblematic perfumes:
"Coolwater" - Davidoff 1988 - Pierre Bourdon / Aromatic Aquatic
"New West for her" - Aramis 1990 - Yves Tanguy / Green Floral
"L'Eau d'Issey" - Issey Miyake 1992 - Jacques Cavallier / Aquatic Floral
Acqua Di Gio - Armani 1996 - Alberto Morillas, Annick Menardo & Christian Dussoulier / Aromatic Aquatic
"Blue Wonder Water" - Hermès 2016 - Christine Nagel / Aromatic Aquatic
"An air of Brittany" - The artisan perfumer 2017 - Juliette Karagueuzoglou / Woody Aquatic
"Aqva for men" - Bvlgari 2008 - Jacques Cavallier / Aromatic Aquatic
This list is not exhaustive because there are a lot of beautiful launches: some emblematic, some more commercial.