Megamare 2019

Megamare by Orto Parisi
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7.4 / 10 989 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team A perfume by Orto Parisi for women and men, released in 2019. Furthermore The scent is aquatic-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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7.4989 Ratings
Longevity
9.5950 Ratings
Sillage
9.3946 Ratings
Bottle
8.1889 Ratings
Value for money
7.5669 Ratings
Submitted by JoHannes, last update on 20.05.2024.

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DonCologne

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DonCologne
DonCologne
Top Review 53  
Running the gauntlet in the supermarket
So here's what happened: Some here will know it. You're in the home office (I'm transitionally moved back to my parents in the country), because you bother no one with new (daring) fragrance experiments and can try in "protected atmosphere" new samples in abundance extensively. As one of these really daring fragrances, should turn out for me Megamare, but more about that in a moment...

I came across Megamare because I was pretty excited about Tom Ford's Oud Minérale and its spray/algae impact. Aquatic without the typical artificial freshness, but a freshness that at the same time brings a lot of (seaweed/sea) depth with it, yes that can be something.

Megamare also strikes first in a similar notch. I smell fresh sea air, a bit of seaweed and a fair amount of synthetic ozonic freshness. Also, the, I'll call it "salt accord", really intrigued me. When I put my nose under my t-shirt, there's actually a salty smell that's similar to smelling a jar full of salt. However, the synthetic sea freshness in Megamare is almost chemically pungent to aggressive and Oud Minérale just has more depth to it, is more rounded, natural and much better calibrated in its sillage for me. Nevertheless, Megamare didn't seem "unappetizing" to me at first. The synthetic freshness, the potency, the absolute linearity (I can hardly detect a thirst curve) and above all its sillage behaviour (transparent and yet very present)...all this reminded me in its "construction" rather of fragrances of the type Dior Sauvage. Accordingly positive reactions of my fellow men I expected. But it should come differently...

It was a hot summer day and I planned to go shopping. On days like this, I steer clear of sweet scents. That's where Megamare came in. It's merely fresh, so who would mind it. Aware of its strength, I felt on the safe side as I only applied two small spritzes - from a small 3ml pocket diffuser mind you. One on the back of my neck, one on my chest. As soon as my parents entered the house, the first comments came. "What have you put on again today, that smells awful?!" Me: "Hm, that's Megamare, something really "fine"...really that bad? Or rather, what does it smell like to you?" "Hard to describe...you can smell it everywhere anyway, kinda chemical and pretty gross!" Me: "Wow gross, find the actually not so bad, although the admittedly has quite power. Wanted to go shopping with it actually now, but with your reactions, I should probably think again, haha..."

I got in the car and Megamare kept "pumping". Oh my god, this "monster" is probably just getting started...well, have all the masks on in the supermarket anyway and parents tell you a lot when the day is long, I thought to myself. Arrived in the supermarket, I saw the rich beer department, which took my focus off Megamare completely. While I was happily assembling my beer case, I crossed the path of a couple twice. I had just passed when I heard the woman say "Baah, there it is again..." and she sniffed with her nose in all directions to find the cause "...something smells totally disgusting!". I knew immediately that this undoubtedly meant me and Megamare. Also I had to notice that the mask duty in the supermarket had stopped and about 80% of the people were without. Well, actually I didn't sign up for EssenceVitae so that people in my area would loudly proclaim that I stink. A little unsettled and embarrassed, I now tried to use aisles in the supermarket where no people were to be found, which turned out to be not so easy. It may be imagination, but felt some people turned around when I had to pass them. To make matters worse, I had to ask an employee about the chickpeas (I shouted it to him at a "safe distance" of 5m)...but when I showed him, he also fluffed his nostrils conspicuously (although his face showed more curiosity than disgust). Of course I did the shopping as fast as I could and left the supermarket. But even in the parked hot car awaited me still a small cloud of residual sillage of Megamare.

In the evening I wanted to meet with friends. Why wash up? That's what friends are for, they have to be able to put up with you and I was also curious about their feedback. As soon as I arrived, I told my supermarket story and apologized in advance if I smelled unusual today. A friend said, "Yeah, I noticed that right away too...you smell like a Hamburg harbor whore." He had apparently smelled out the "harbor" pretty well, because I hadn't said anything else about this "maritime" scent. Other comments went along the lines of, "Yes extremely fresh, as if you had bathed in Axe deodorant." The application of the two small spritzes was now mind you close to 5 hours ago. Even my girlfriend (who I only let smell the small atomizer) immediately screwed up her face in disgust. But even she could not name it clearly, what she dislikes so strongly, except that it smells somehow chemical.

Conclusion: I personally find the fragrance actually not bad, even if it is a little too pungent present. Nevertheless, I have never - and I have yet tried one or the other exotic fragrances - received so much negative feedback. I don't know what it is and the other reviews here show it, Megamare seems to polarize the noses extremely. For me personally - forgive me, as I am now a damaged child - he is simply unacceptable.

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Norleans

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Norleans
Norleans
Top Review 43  
Your Mudder works at the chemical plant/salt mine....as a smell
I became aware of Megamare purely through a new comment on the start page. I had never heard of the fragrance itself or the brand in general before. Which doesn't mean anything. Fixed by the many extremely good reviews here, I put Megamare on my watchlist.

Now it happened that last week the annual visit of my wife's parents-in-law took place. They live more than 600 km away from us and are always looking forward to visiting the north. My mother is a little more perfume-loving than me and couldn't wait to visit a small, individual perfumery in the Grosse Bleichen. I myself was in this very well-stocked shop for the first time. A counsellor took care of us directly and my mother explained her scent preferences. Several scent strips were used and all questions were answered. I also chose something beautiful and saw a small series of Orto Parisi fragrances. Curious about the Megamare, the nice lady sprayed me some of it also on the test strip. In the shop I found the scent still quite good, but that may have been due to the scents sprayed here before. Besides lots of high quality samples, which came in a nice bag of their own, the lady filled me another 1.5 ml Megamare by hand and added this to the already bombastic amount of samples.

Enough with the prose, let's get to the scent. A few days later, my parents were back in the old homeland, I sat on the couch and remembered the Megamare rehearsal. Unfortunately.
Before I describe the fragrance further, I don't want to get too close to anyone who likes this fragrance. Every nose is different and maybe mine here is just the normal deviation. The very good rating of Megamares speaks for itself.

After spraying on the test strip, I almost felt a physical flight reflex, because a "chemical club" was waving towards me, which had apparently been enriched with salt somewhere before. I didn't smell anything aquatic and fresh, rather I had associations with hairspray, plastic and salt. Lots of salt. The result is not a fragrance, but a smell. If I had smelled Megamare without warning and in ignorance that it was a perfume, I would never have classified it as such. Megamare is really hideous to me.

I recognize the artistic aspect behind this substance. If someone remembers "Hurz" by Hape Kerkeling, I can say that I would like to accuse the manufacturer Megamares of such an intention. An extremely niche material, so different and peculiar that people like to recognize it as a scent, but don't want to admit that it's terrible. Just like the song "Hurz", which is performed as avant-garde art. But nobody of the listeners dares to say how bad this is, because you don't want to come out as a philistine.

Maybe I am a fragrance banya, a shower gel proll or mainstream victim, but Megamare is so different and extreme that I can't put it into words. For me, it's the unscented thing. The small bottling can be shipped against postage, but only to perfumers who don't know it yet, I check that :-)

Again: Sorry to all who like Megamare and have already commented or allowed it here, I feel different and would like to let the world know the same :-)

Thanks for reading
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Chizza

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Chizza
Top Review 30  
Storm and stress
Often I am a friend of sober words about fragrances, everyone is different, of course I know that. Megamare is now a perfume which is commented on here every two weeks. Its above-average durability as well as its lack of scents encourages too much creativity. I myself hold Megamare in high esteem, I generally appreciate some Orto Parisi fragrances and smile because of the overdrawn names and the awakened associations, although many are understandable.

Megamare is now one such case. For me it opens quite penetratingly with a symbolically foaming spray, very salty, very sea-scented. It is not the sea of the high gloss holidays, the pleasant and filtered water of the hotel pools. It is rather the strip of Mediterranean sea that one knows, if one really goes for a swim in the salty sea, leaves the resort once.

Only this circumstance would hardly be fulfilling but what always resonates for me here, is the incense. This is not sacral and it peels out slowly. But sometime it dominates and covers the now no longer roaring sea with the splashing spray, but the now relatively calm wet at night with a smoke fog. This fog is grey analogous to the colour of the smoke. No resins burn, it is not sacred incense.

I am honestly not a friend of the start because it really works chemically, it can work anyway. If you put your nose on the skin and take a deep pull, then anyway. I do see the beauty in the wild phase of the fragrance, the storm and stress of youth. To draw a comparison with writers of that period: Megamare is Wieland. Very beautiful pictures, told in detail but lacking that certain something. That's because it only comes in the second phase of Megamare. Namely when it becomes quieter and intensely smoky. Then the resins ignite a strong attraction, then you hardly want to put anything else on. Comparable to Squid only without this, I call it a powdery note. Here impressions and wanderlust to the sea at night, to the gently rolling waves and in the cool air the smoky ingredients glow.

The latter is also the reason why, after days of weighing up, I decided to go for Megamare and against Squid. One should give the scent many hours of time. Otherwise, if I spray five times, here a smaller number is sufficient, otherwise you don't have to overstyle Megamare either. A matching Gualtieri creation, a multi-faceted and evolving fragrance; this is Megamare.
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Carju19

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Carju19
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So, after two days with latent nausea I'm back to report about this cute little fragrance :).
I spotted the harmless looking little bottle of my fragrance dealer from afar. I walked up to her and somehow found the whole situation almost creepy. Because of the previous comments I was even excited (maybe prejudiced) and met the whole thing with the probably necessary respect, because after all I wanted to go home by train later without being arrested.
So... I opened the thing very carefully and smelled the lid...
Yeah, what can I say. I quickly closed the lid again, because the stench (yes, stench) of a mouldy wooden boat on a tilted ocean burned into my nose! The already dead crew of this boat still eats salted Katjes herrings, which are washed down with salt water and how could it be otherwise, they throw up on them Of course, no one ever cleans up the mess. If one listens carefully, the undead still sing sad songs about suffering and destruction. The slimy green octopus sometimes gives comfort This must definitely be the signature water of the octopus pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean. Exactly this picture I had in my head!

I spared myself and my environment the skin test, I was afraid my arm would rot off.

Maybe megamar art is but it stinks!
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Benedikt2019

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Benedikt2019
Top Review 35  
"No, man, I'm not ready to go..."
I will try to be brief and to describe the impressions that this "scent" has left on me in a very objective way.

Megamare...
Joa, I tested him some time ago, but he is still here...
even though I actually sold it and the sample had to go...
Well, unfortunately, my shirt has got a mini bit of this elixir on it...

And Megamare sings to me of this: "No man, I don't want to go yet..."

I tested Megamare one day in autumn. I knew it should be strong, but I like strong scents and I thought, how can an aquat get hold of scents like Black Aoud from Mancera or T-Rex from the zoologists. Those who know him must be laughing now, right? And the laughter will get louder when I tell you that I distributed a total of 8 sprays on my neck - 4 sideways / 4 front/backwards! Yeah, you guys are laughing. The result, I tell you, it was devastating! In doing so, I not only harmed mine, but also the health of those who met me that day. I apologize for this! First it hit my colleague, who had to drive to work with me in my car. So we drove with the window down because he couldn't breathe. Then it hit the college. One of them screamed at me: "Hey, the whole teachers' room smells of your perfume, no matter where you stand! Then it hit my students, who unrealistically pulled faces when they HAD to sit in the classroom. Some wondered what it was that smell. They weren't necessarily thinking about perfume. Then it hit me the hardest of all.

---> In the evening (12 hours after application) I still perceived MEGAmare as well as in the morning. Ouiuiui, I thought to myself and decided to take a shower. With that I got about 70% of the skin, the rest left me in the next 2 days. Unfortunately - as already mentioned above - my shirt had gotten some splashes. Oh, I thought I'd put that in the wash and everything would be fine. No, not with that smell. When I went up to the attic to take it down, I noticed already while climbing up that it smelled like Megamare. And indeed, the entire attic already smelled of this "scent". Unbelievable. ---> Meanwhile 4 washes have passed and it smells like the first day. As a result, this shirt - one of my favourite ones - now ekes out its sad existence in eternal damnation on the balcony. Day and night. Just for carrying it in. Then I do not need perfume, the shirt still has a 10er Sillage from Megamare. I hope that I can stop some of you from spraying too much by my self-experiment ;)

The fragrance itself is not so spectacular, a rather spicy aquat with a strong salt note. Many nuances and facets are not perceived by the attentive nose. In fact, it contains a slightly chemical vibe and hurts my nose - at least mine does. Even the aquatic system cannot last long, then salt and chemicals remain. So I can't really get much out of him, I'm even a bit afraid of him, especially because of the monster durability. Funnily enough, it has a thoroughly positive effect on almost everyone who smells and smells on me or my shirt! No one said anything bad about him. My girlfriend even said the other day, when I brought the shirt in, you can buy it again. Nix da!

Conclusion: Nobody should spray this "scent" more than ONCE. It is the strongest and most durable "scent" in the world, no washing machine can get it out. For this you need your own instruction manual! It lasts alone on the skin over 24 hours! So you really can't say that you don't get anything for your money. So I don't know to whom I should recommend Megamare, possibly to people who otherwise have the impression that no fragrance is stopping with them. Or those who do not mind if he moves in with them permanently. To all the others I say: watch out!

On that note, I'm gonna go hang up my shirt.. "No, man, I'm not ready to go..."
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Lfc1892Lfc1892 2 years ago
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Strong. Stormy. Harsh. Smooth. Watery, but not in performance. This really smells and FEELS like the sea. Not a blind buy
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Megamare is like being in Nazaré (Portugal) watching the giant waves on a winter day. It's a storm at sea with the wreckage of a caravel.
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MoscabzMoscabz 1 year ago
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Disgusting! It tastes like rotten sea.
Immediately sprayed you want to take it off, but it doesn't go away for days. Ugly
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 4 years ago
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A rather challenging and unique, yet fresh salty/spicy aquatic Summer fragrance, balanced by a pronounced animalic-woody base. Beast mode!
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GusziGuszi 2 years ago
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I had to wash it off. It's not bad, but it's not sea or ocean. Its a woody/musky I get wet wood and some spice. That is all, stays forever.
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