I've just had a hankering for something oceany/salty but unfortunately the ones I would have chosen are discontinued or out of stock.
The feel I'm after is wind-blown tropical island, but salty rather than fruity.
Does anyone know of dupes for these ones?
Caliban = The scent of the salty seas, bittersweet wine, palm and tropical ferns.
Windward Passage = Breezes blowing off the waters of the Caribbean, marine accord, seaweed and bladderwrack.
Calico Jack = Sea air, driftwood, waterlogged kelp, and the memory of plundered spices etc.
I'm not familiar with any of those scents, though Calico Jack is a high priority for me to try. But you might also consider trying Thalassa, Galapagos mermaid. Mine smells very salty, and the salt and marine notes are all that is apparent in it, while the other notes are either missing or fade into the background so much as to be unnoticable. As a caveat, however my bottle is one I bought recently off of Ebay and it is from the old Carnival Diablique release, not the current one, so it's possible the scent may have morphed drastically with age. I haven't had the opportunity to try the new Thalassa yet, so I have nothing to compare it to.
I love your username and avatar, btw. One of my cats is named Pyewacket, after the cat in that movie.
I would also like to know about this. It was one of my very favourites.
I even tried to make my own, since it seemed like such a simple combination.. But of course I have neither the ingredients nor the skill of BPAL, so it was kinda nice, but scarcely similar.
I admit, I've given some thought to trying the same thing, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I didn't expect a homemade one to smell exactly the same, but I was hoping it would get pretty close.
Edited by Feral Fae, 04 January 2018 - 08:55 AM.