Among my contemporaries and fellow perfumistas, I have noticed that fragrances described as "aquatic" or "ozonic" do not get much love. My inability to find much information on the making of them has been frustrating. Perhaps the best known aquatic fragrance is the original L'eau D'issey by Issey Miyake. Others in this category include Calvin Klein Escape, The Body Shop Oceanus and Ralph Lauren Polo Sport. One of the defining aspects of aquatic fragrances are their "freshness" or "crispness". In fact, Davidoff Cool Water defines the category "aquatic fresh". Typically, they combine cool florals to create a fragrance reminiscent of a cold splash of water or a refreshing dip in the pool.
However, among fragrance connoisseurs they are less than popular. In fact, they are quite abhored. I am one who cannot tolerate most fragrances described as "aquatic". Perhaps it is because they are so popular and widely available now that my nose has grown tired of them? On this lazy Saturday when I really need to sleep and relax rather than research this, I beg the question of you. Can you wear aquatic scents? Why or why not? If you can, what are your favorites?