Pros: It is long lasting, has a fresh aquatic scent, great scent for everyday wear, and has a masculine appeal.
Cons: Can occasionally smell synthetic, does not have complexity, and is not intended to be used for evenings.
Best Uses: Casual day, weekend, or for work.
Nautica Blue Eau De Toilette Spray for Men is a refreshingly clean aquatic fragrance that can last all day. While it is often referred to as a simple cologne, the fresh aquatic scent will keep you feeling rejuvenated all day. It is never overpowering, and is ideal for wearing to the office or for causal weekends around the house.
The fresh scent will remind you of salty ocean breezes, while the subtle soapy smell leaves you feeling clean and fresh all day. To keep Nautica Blue for Men from being to light, the base fragrance notes are decidedly masculine. Whether you are on the water or simply want a light men’s cologne for everyday use, then we highly recommend that you give Nautica Blue a try.
Our Review of Nautica Blue for Men
Nautica Blue Eau de Toilette Spray for Men was released in 2005, and is sold under the Nautica brand name. The refreshing fragrance was created by Maurice Roucel who wanted to capture the clean scent of the water. It is a long lasting cologne that is never too heavy, and is best worn for day or causal events.
The men’s cologne has sweet and fruity top notes of peach, pineapple, and bergamot that are intended to remind the wearer of warm summer days. Middle notes of jasmine and water lily are what give the cologne its aquatic scent. To showcase his masculine side, base notes of musk, cedar and sandalwood are also included.
Even though the men’s fragrance has a variety of sweet and more masculine notes, it is the clean water scent that is consistent throughout the cologne. It is not too sweet or fruity, even with the notes of jasmine and pineapple. While the sexy musk scent is underneath, the initial clean water scent is the most prevalent. We found that the scent reminded us more of wooded forest streams than salty ocean breezes, which is a benefit if you are planning on wearing the cologne in enclosed places.
After the scent the most important aspect to consider is the appearance and packaging of the men’s cologne. After all, most men prefer not to have to hide the fragrance simply because they are ashamed of the bottle. Nautica Blue comes in a standard blue cardboard box that is nothing special, but the bottle itself you’ll be proud to display.
The round silver top has a slight art deco appearance and is stunning sitting on top of the glass bottle. The bottle itself is a work of art, resembling a sailcloth, which is completely fitting with the cologne’s fresh and clean smell. The blue colored cologne is a perfect reminder of its aquatic notes, and is beautifully elegant against the silver cap. It is a bottle that is designed to be shown off, and one that you won’t want to hide.
This light and fresh men’s cologne is best worn for day or casual wear. While it lacks the complexity of other fragrances, it’s simple clean scent is perfect for work or an outing with friends. We recommend that you use the cologne during the spring and summertime, but it can also be worn as a signature fragrance for younger guys.
If you are looking for an inexpensive cologne that is also long lasting, than Nautica Blue may be what you are looking for. It is designed to look expensive and even elegant, but has a price tag on the 3.4 fl.oz. bottle that most teenagers and college students can afford. We believe that even though it can have an occasional synthetic scent, its fresh scent and low price make it a great value for your money.
Nautica Blue Eau de Toilette Spray for Men is an inexpensive cologne that is well worth its affordable price. It will last as long as some of the higher priced aquatic scents, while still giving you a clean, fresh smell. While it is not a complex cologne, it is appropriate to wear during the day or on the weekends.
Adam Sanderson (cologne tester)
I found that this cologne is definitely light and does have a nice fresh watery scent. While it is extremely long lasting, I was disappointed to find that it does not project well. This may actually be a benefit to anyone who wears it in enclosed spaces. Even with the fruity and floral notes, the underlying scent is always aquatic. While it is certainly not a complex cologne, I did find that I enjoyed wearing on the weekends around home. It is ideal for young men just starting the collections, or anyone else who is looking for an inexpensive every day casual men’s cologne.