I'm going to keep it simple and not going to name all of the notes or do any explaining of all the notes or about the creators.
This smells OKAY. When I say OK, I mean Carpet Odor Eliminator OKAY.
That's exactly what I am picking up here, and not much else more. Granted it is not BAD. It just doesn't wow me either. There are other scents out there that could probably give you a more realistic, beachy/oceanic vibe. If this were a powder, I'd put it all over the carpet and vacuum it up.
Gallagher Fragrances' Amongst Waves has perhaps achieved the most acclaim of any of its offering except perhaps Bergamust. Certainly its name conjures the aquatic, perhaps specifically the sea, and I believe it consistently reminds me of the ocean via a salt water note that figures prominently in the experience.
The honeydew is featured front-and-center, though, and while paired with a combination of several citruses, yields a bright and acerbic opening that eventually gives way to a more balanced coupling of the still-dominant melon with some of the other floral and still-lingering citrus, eventually softening further into a base of vanilla and patchouli.
It's a unique taken on melon that, to me, deviates comfortable from Creed Millesime Imperial and Sean John Unforgivable, the oft-referenced melon-intensive options that similarly favor warm weather wearing.
At the standard current pricing of $135 for 100ml, one probably has to be close to loving Amongst Waves to buy it, and it's not that I find the pricing unreasonable, but I don't think I quite like enough to buy it myself, though. If it sounds intriguing, though, it sure merits trying.
A fun, inventive take on both melon and marine notes by Daniel Gallagher.