These help to find this sensation of water. In order to recreate the marine notes identically, perfumers also use synthetic molecules, such as “calone”, which is so aptly reminiscent of the smell of the sea and iodine.
Marine notes, notes of the open sea
Marine notes refer to the sea, but above all to all that it can offer us ... Seaweed, sand, iodine, spray, as many fragrances as it is possible to imagine when thinking of the sea. dream of people full of freedom. Light and heady, the marine notes appeal to both men and women. Volatile, they will be found mainly in the top note. The trend for marine notes is quite recent. Because they are natural, they blend perfectly into an ecological world. Invented in 1966, the synthetic “calone” molecule was used for the first time in 1988. It was Aramis with its “New West” fragrance that created the first aquatic fragrance. A daring but innovative fragrance that made other perfumers want to take the plunge ...
Marine notes and their associations with other fragrances
Marine notes are often associated with floral and sweet notes. Molinard's Vents et Marées perfume proves it perfectly. Here, the marine notes are positioned in the heart of the perfume, accompanied by a very floral bouquet, made of freesia, rose, lily of the valley and jasmine. The base, associated with sandalwood and tonka bean, brings a delicate woody trail. A great success for this perfume which is part of Molinard's collection of seductive fragrances Au Féminin. There are also marine notes with a mixture of citrus fruits. The latter reinforce the sensation of freshness of the perfume. As for Escape for men by Calvin Klein. Here, the start is a fruity-citrus blend, thanks to melon, mango and grapefruit. The marine notes are found in the heart note accompanied by birch leaves.The warm woody background contrasts with the ozonated fragrance of marine notes… An ecological fragrance that meets the expectations of the 90s. Marine notes also blend with woody and oriental notes.
The smell of the sea, sea spray, iodine, is transmitted to perfumery thanks to the marine note. Fresh and iodized, marine notes are particularly trendy at the moment. They meet expectations of envy of the open sea but also a desire for a more ecological world. Marine notes are recreated with lotus, blue cypress or sea fennel. They can also be recreated using synthetic molecules. The marine notes blend perfectly well with many olfactory families, including floral, fruity, citrus, woody and oriental.