All fragrances emanate a certain aroma, whether it’s spring in full bloom or the fresh squeeze of citrus. But there is one cologne category that doesn’t get the attention it deserves – aquatic scents!
People are often confused about aquatic fragrances because they don’t believe water has a smell. But the purpose of these colognes isn’t to exude the scent of tap water. It’s about a powerful sensory experience that reminds them of the sea, a lake, or summer rainfall.
Here are three of the finest and more sought aquatic colognes on the market:
1. Acqua Di Gio – The Cologne That Passed the Test of Time
Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio is considered by many to be the quintessential aquatic fragrance. Created by the renowned Spanish perfumer Albero Morillas and launched in 1996, this cologne has become a signature scent for many men around the world. It has a light formula that opens with a citrus medley before transitioning to the completion of Cyprus and musk notes.
2. Baie 19 – A New Combination Every Time
Baie 19 by Le Labo isn’t a universal pick because its ozonic petrichor freshness isn’t for everyone. But, it’s a highly distinguishable perfume, which many use as their stable scent. It features ingredients such as musk, patchouli, and petrichor that combine in different ways with each spray.
3. Allure Homme Sport – Can’t Go Wrong With Chanel
Walk into any duty-free airport around the world and there will always see at least one man taking a huff at Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport. Its fragrance is a combination of sea essence and aldehydes, along with pepper, vetiver, vanilla, musk, and mandarin. Some find this cologne to be spicy, while others see it as a boost of freshness, but one thing is certain, that Chanel is always a great choice.
These are only three of the many aquatic colognes that are available on the market, and each fragrance is a strong reminder of summer, the sea, and good times.
An audio recording of the Australian musk duck Ripper was recently rediscovered by researchers. The 34-year-old recording represents the first documented evidence of the musk duck species mimicking sounds. The audio itself contains a recording of Ripper saying something like, “you bloody fool.”
Ripper the Talking Duck Was Recorded Back In 1987 by Researcher Dr. Peter Fullagar
Dr. Fullagar recorded Ripper at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve near Canberra decades ago, and until recently, the audio had been lost. That is until it was rediscovered by Professor Carel ten Cate of the Leiden University, Netherlands. Professor Carel ten Cate had been researching birds that are capable of vocal learning when he came across a reference to a talking musk duck that used to imitate sounds like speech and even a slamming door.
Professor Carel ten Cate Was Amazed That the Recording of Ripper the Talking Duck Was Not Noticed Sooner
According to Professor Carel ten Cate, the discovery of Ripper the talking duck came as a big surprise to him. He also pointed out how he found it amazing that it had remained unnoticed by vocal learning researchers until now. Professor ten Cate also said that this made the event a very special rediscovery.
Apparently, mimicking sounds is a rare characteristic among all animals. While there is evidence of vocal learning in whales, dolphins, bats, and elephants, it does not appear that it is in the nature of most mammals. It is most common among birds like parrots and ravens, who can easily mimic some sounds. Still, according to the Professor, vocal learning is rare for this group of animals as well.
The professor also stated that many species of songbirds, parrots, and hummingbirds are known for being able to learn to produce specific sounds. He then cleared things out by saying that this is because vocal learning originated in those groups’ ancestral species. Previously, researchers assumed that vocal learning was shown in only three of the thirty-five orders of birds, but now thanks to Ripper the talking duck, Professor ten Cate can introduce a new order to the group.