Calone (also known as watermelon ketone) is a perfume ingredient that is an ingredient in many sea breeze perfumes available for men and women. In perfumery, the introduction of Calone kicked off the sub-family of perfumes referred to as “aquatic,” “oceanic,” and “ozone.” The first perfume with a fresh sea breeze scent was Aramas New West by perfumer Yves Tanguy. It was released in 1988 and you can still find it for women and men.
It was not until 1990, however, that the oceanic perfumes really took off. That was due to the release of perfumer Pierre Bordon’s famous fragrance, Davidoff Cool Water. This one has also enjoyed decades of success in both men’s cologne and women’s perfume, and it inspired countless other fragrances that would follow.
The 1990s were the peak of sea breeze perfumes, with their invigorating, lively, and long-lasting scents. Many brands followed this trend, but few enjoyed success like Issey Miyake’s L’eau d’Issey. It has been considered an icon in this class of perfumes since its 1992 release. Men can enjoy this fragrance in L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme.