Aura Maris is a Florentine, niche remake of the melancholy Eau De Rochas – a depressive citrus of Mediterranean shrubs, flowers, and waves. It is an unremarkable, but quietly attentive and well crafted scent for introversion and solitude. The saline cliffs. The deserted beach. The open water. Private, unintrusive; intelligent, sad, and genderless. Sel Marin is a more pronounced marine perfume, yet repressed; an aspect that creates tension. Iodine, antiseptic opening notes show to a dour yet sensuous smell – masculine and insistent – with lemon, Sicilian bergamot, oceanics, sea algae, and a taut cedar and vetiver base. Despite its rudimentary execution, the salt spray stays close here.