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Friday, August 14 Living

For Father’s Day, a scent that evokes the open sea

Tommy Bahama Maritime Journey has launched just in time for Father’s Day. Its manly packaging and scent pretty much scream “Hi Dad!”

Released in April, the collection speaks to the seduction of the open sea. If Dad enjoys the water, maybe this is a match.

Maritime Journey’s top notes include brisk apple and an aromatic, woody base of Guatemalan cardamom and lavender. Middle notes evoke cilantro, violet and wild orchid, and base notes summon hints of tree moss, clear wood and cedar.

The bottle is striking. It is topped with a nautical-themed rope wrapped around a megtal cleat and anchored on on a lotus wood. Its silhouette and sea-blue tint reflect the masculine nature of the scent.

A 4.2-ounce eau de cologne spray retails for $80. Tommy Bahama has stores at the Westchester mall in White Plains and at Westfarms in West Hartford, or order at tommybahama.com.

Or at Macy’s in Stamford, Trumbull or Danbury, there’s a blue canvas duffel bag gift-with-purchase offer to sweeten the deal. Just make sure they’re still in stock.

Lee Steele|Features Editor, Sunday Arts & Style