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I really love this scent. The scent is definitely evocative of the name and design of the bottle. It's a scent you could easily imagine greeting your nose as it blows across a warm, sunny, sandy beach. It opens strongly enough without being overpowering, and the dry-down is even and pleasant.
There are a couple of caveats I would add: the longevity and overall projection of this cologne is average, and that might be a generous statement. Having applied it six hours ago, I can still smell the scent but barely, whereas other colognes in this price range seem to have much longer legs. Projection is fine at first it quickly falls off during the drydown. Within the first hour or so, one needs to be pretty close in order to pick up this scent, at least on me. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as this limited projection would make it a nice office scent...if only the longevity were a few hours longer.
I do recommend Artisan Acqua, but just keep in mind that it offers a more ephemeral experience than most colognes and should be utilized with those shortcomings in mind (e.g., a summer evening out that you expect to last three or four hours).