Launched in late March, Tommy Bahama’s latest fragrance for men is a nautical-themed fragrance right down to the bottle’s design. Maritime Deep Blue.
Dive deep into this fresh, woody fragrance and discover the underwater world that holds no boundaries or restrictions. The top captivates with an exhilarating blend of sun-drenched bergamot, spicy cardamom and aromatic notes of juniper and rosemary. The fragrance transitions to a wave of freshness as water lily and dewy freesia mingle with crisp geranium and orris for a drenched floral impression. The lasting base completes the experience as earthy patchouli and moss collide with fresh cedarwood and musks.
Disclosure: I was provided a sample of this scent so that I could talk about it knowledgeably. Without the sample, I could not do that!
TOP: Cardamom, Bergamot, Juniper Oil, Rosemary
HEART: Water Lily, Freesia, Orris, Geranium
DRY: Patchouli, Cedar Wood, Musk, Moss Aromatic-Fougere
“I was inspired by a trip to a secluded beach – it was so rustic and elemental, that I wanted to express its authenticity – the powerful waves, deep waters, strong winds and sizzling hot sun. Maritime Deep Blue captures this intensity with a burst of watery freshness, crisp aromatic notes and sun-drenched driftwood.” -Frank Voelkl, Perfumer (Firmenic)
Reflecting the spirit and fluidity of the sea, the bottle takes on a smooth silhouette with an ocean blue tint, contrasting with lotus wood and topped with a nautical rope-wrapped metal cleat.
If you look at the image, it’s exactly what comes out of the box of the fragrance. This is a very good-sized bottle at 125 ML. The bottle has heft and it handles well. The wrap on the top is actually rope -making it a more authentic presentation.
Inspired by the classic American pastime of sailing, the fragrance campaign features model, Kelly Rippy, shot aboard a yacht by photographer Matt Jones.
Yes I know I am a girl reviewing a men’s fragrance. I happen to be a girl who loves wearing men’s fragrances. I started wearing men’s colognes because they had more unusual characteristics or notes that I was interested in trying out. So it’s not uncommon for me to review (and wear) men’s scents.
While this fragrance is presented nautically, I didn’t see- or rather – smell the nautical/oceanic notes till at least an hour into my wearing the scent. I got the top notes and the heart notes spot on but the bottom notes didn’t hit me as “water”-oriented. However, that said, after wearing Deep Blue for almost 2 hours, I found the blend of all those notes together does give one a distinctly water/ocean presence. The salty effect is there as is the water component. I love the dry down much more than I like the opening. I would highly suggest spray it on sparingly initially to get used to it. It opens up with big guns in my opinion. I also found that the heart note to be a bit deceiving initially too. Water lily, freesia and geranium are distinctly floral but once the base notes catch up to the heart notes, the marriage between the two is really lovely. It certainly looks- and smells- like a summer scent, and would be an interesting scent to wear during autumn and also during spring. Whether your nose would like this is really dependent on your body chemistry. I think that this might not stand up as well in winter when warmer, thicker scents seem to wear better.
THE COLLECTION: 4.2 oz / 125mL Eau de Cologne Spray $80 2.5 oz / 75mL Eau de Cologne Spray $65
Tommy Bahama Maritime Deep Blue is available at fine retailers including Belk, Dillard’s, Tommy Bahama stores and online at www.TommyBahama.com
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