Created by perfumer Toni Sinclair, Poseidon is the feeling of standing on the edge of a boundless sea. With notes of crashing waves, seaweed absolute, ambergris, ozonic air and a touch of petrichor. It is a parfum extrait.
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DECONSTRUCTING EDEN POSEIDON REVIEWS
Lucy Does Things: This is a true wet sea smell. I definitely get the crashing waves and petrichor listed. There’s a hint of seaweed, but it’s not as noticeable; I think the sea salt scent of “crashing waves” is too similar to the seaweed absolute to get a strong sense of the seaweed. I don’t notice much ambergris personally, but this may be because I’m so used to the scent of the ocean as is, and ambergris is found naturally in the sea! I get a hint of the ozonic air, but it isn’t strong to me. I like this personally, as most of the time I’m sickened by strong ozonic scents. This is a fragrance that stays on my skin, even longer than 24hrs. It isn’t as strong the next day, but I can still smell it. Where this scent takes me: From the very first whiff, I’m transported to a small wharf. It’s early morning, and the boats docked are old. The air is warm, but not hot, and I’m comfortable wearing linen shorts. I’m sitting in an old schooner type boat, where I spent the night. It had rained all the night prior, and the skies are still a little grey, but the morning sun is starting to shine through. When I would wear this: Late spring to early fall, during the day mostly, but possibly at night during the heart of summer. Any time I’m going to a beach, most definitely, or any time I want to remind myself of the sea.
Reddit: This definitely smells aquatic! Initially it feels a little masculine and cologne-like. There are mildly sweet, salty, and mildly plant-like layers to it that take it away from the realm of generic. It's pungent in a pleasant way. It truly does remind this desert girl of my memories of ocean, but it leaves me longing slightly. 6.5/10
Fragrantica: When wet smells like a clean ocean scent, with ozonic and seaweed notes but also lots of (to my nose) calone. Petrichor is very minimal. I can also for some reason detect grass or vetiver scent in the wet stage. During drydown, the ozonic and seaweed notes: the "clean ocean" scent basically, continues. It's somewhat reminiscent of calone-based aquatics but without the calone. This smells sort of like the bright counterpart to Blvgari Aqva Pour Homme (although Poseidon is not "fresh" bright; it is still briny and kelpy somewhat like the real ocean). The base notes are the only time it noticeably changes in scent, and it becomes very citrusy as well as having a bit of ozone and petrichor. It's not a realistic ocean scent but rather an abstraction of one: smells very clean and fresh. Sillage is moderate (it's more of a mild scent), and longevity is strong (over 10 hours). Update after a few weeks: I notice myself grabbing this more and more as my go-to fragrance for some reason. There is something beautiful about the ozone and seaweed in it that keeps bringing me back to it.