Since the time of the ancient Greeks, people have wanted to smell like the ocean. Archaeologists have found archaic perfume vessels from around 550 B.C. that are shaped like the mythological sirens of the sea, the idea being that fragrance could be so alluring it might cause a shipwreck.
— The New York Times looks at aquatics; read more at 5 Ways to Smell Like the Beach. Hat tip to Holly!