Nautica Blue Sail and Nautica Blue look and sound the same. After all, they are both made by the same Designer. While Nautica for Men colognes typically all fall into the same category, each are unique in their own way.
What you will find with these two fragrances are two lost cost colognes that both smell nice and fresh. It is how they get there, and that is what sets them apart.
We have a full review of Nautica Blue Sail if you want to learn more about that fragrance.
How Do They Smell Different
Nautica Blue Sail is a fresh and fruity cologne that also smells watery. Nautica Blue cologne is citrus and floral. This makes it a very fresh and invigorating scent.
Overall, Blue leans more into the fresh bergamot and clean cologne style. Blue Sail reminds you of a sweet and fruity cologne that also has an aquatic vibe to it. It will also be more clean smelling. It is similar to a sport style fragrance, just not quite there.
Both lean toward the masculine side, so there is no difference if you were looking for a more unisex scent.
The notes for these two fragrances are quite different. Both use fruit in the opening, but Blue Sail uses mainly an apple note. Nautica Blue uses a lot of citrus and fruit.
In the middle, Blue Sail has mostly a fresh water smell while Blue uses florals.
The dry down for most Nautica cologne is the same using woods and musk. That is no different for these two fragrances.
Blue Sail: Apple, Green Leaves, Water, Moss, Amber, Musk
Nautica Blue: Pineapple, Bergamot, Peach, Jasmine, Water Lily, Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk
When it comes to comparing Nautica Blue and Blue Sail, neither of these fragrances are powerhouses. I will give the slight nod to Blue Sail when it comes to lasting longer. It lasts a little longer by maybe 30 minutes to 1 hour. So, it is not by much.
This also goes for projection. Neither do a great job and are similar. These will give off a decent scent for around 3 feet for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Of course, this will depend on things like the weather and your skin. This is with a normal amount of sprays on your body.
Overall Impression Of Nautica Blue vs Blue Sail
Both of these colognes are nice and fresh smelling. If you like fruity and fresh, then go with Nautica Blue Sail. If you like citrus heavy clean smelling fragrances, then you will like Nautica Blue better.
They both are low cost, so you can still get them together without breaking the bank.
These are both worth a blind buy if you run across them in a discount store. They are affordable and easy to obtain. Our review should help you out if you are looking to choose one over the other.