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I'm a huge lover of gorgeous fragrances and one that I favour for summer time use is Davidoff Cool Water Woman, which I reviewed several months ago. The product I am reviewing today is the matching moisturising body lotion, which smells identical to the fragrance.
Whilst I do not wish to be repeating chunks of text from my previous review, it is necessary for me to rephrase a small proportion of the information to enable me to effectively review this product.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Davidoff, I would advise that they are a Swiss company who were founded eighty years ago by Zino Davidoff and they initially manufactured premium products, such as brief cases and handbags.
Whilst I was aware that Cool Water is also a man's fragrance, I was surprised to learn that it was introduced as far back as 1988, with the women's fragrance following some eight years later in 1996.
I have purchased Cool Water body lotion in two different types of containers; one as in the photograph shown above, which is a rigid plastic bottle with a pump action dispenser and the other in a 50 ml tube, which frequently accompanies the fragrance in a gift set around Christmas time.
However, I favour the tube as opposed to the plastic bottle, as I have found that the pump dispenser contained within the bottle does not seem to allow the entire contents to be used and I would always be wasting a good amount of this gorgeous body lotion. I found that the only way of removing all of the lotion was to unscrew and remove the dispenser and tip the bottle upside down and bang hard on its' underside!
The lotion I am using at the moment is contained within a tube, which is a gorgeous turquoise blue in colour, which gives the distinct impression of clean, fresh and uplifting. There is an easy to open flip top lid located on the underside of the product, which makes it extremely easy to dispense and only a tiny squeeze is needed to release a good amount of the white body lotion.
Its' consistency is a little runnier than that of other body lotions I've used, but don't let this deter you, as the moment you apply some of this on your skin you are greeted with the most stunning fragrance. The aroma always reminds me of the ocean with its' gorgeous combination of lily of the valley, sandalwood and watermelon. I was a little startled when I first learned that this product contained watermelon, particularly as the fruit's scent makes me somewhat nauseous, but fortunately, I am unable to detect anything too strong.
Once applied to the skin, it is absorbed extremely quickly and leaves no trace of grease or stickiness. I cannot bear to feel heavy and sticky body lotions or creams on my skin and am pleased to report that once this lotion has been absorbed, you will forget you've even applied it, other than the fact that your skin is soft, smooth and smelling extremely luxurious.
I always like to purchase matching body lotions with my fragrances and tend to stock up after Christmas when I always seem to be fortunate enough to obtain gift sets at reduced prices. I purchased my currently body lotion at Boots in January of this year with an accompanying 30 ml bottle of the matching fragrance in a Christmas gift set, but unfortunately, I cannot remember the exact price. However, I am aware that I paid no more than £20, which is an absolute bargain, particularly as the fragrance alone normally retails at around £25. Consequently, my advice to you would be to stock up at Christmas time.
You can choose to use the body lotion on its' own, as in my opinion, its' fragrance is extremely effective and will last you for several hours or you can choose to add a few sprays of the matching perfume. This product tends to vary in price dependent on where you purchase. However, I would advise that Amazon are currently selling a 200 ml pump dispenser body lotion for £18.00, which in my opinion, is excellent value for money.
I would highly recommend this fragrance for women of all ages and award it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars. However, remember that if you buy the pump dispenser, you will need to give the base a good bang to remove the final contents!
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
David Cool Water is one of my favourite perfumes as I think it is very light but captivating at the same time and definitely a smell that you remember when you smell it. It's because of this that I decided to buy the body lotion as well to get a good base fragrance to wear under the perfume and go for the layering effect.
Davidoff first created Cool water in 1991 with the Cool Water Women version coming out in 1997. His inspiration behind the perfume is as follows:
"Water, one of life's simplest but most invigorating sensations". The fragrance is said to create an impression of energy and bliss, sensuality and serenity. It is meant to be refreshing as water itself. I do see what they are trying to conjure up with the statement. I find the fragrance very sensual as it lasts on your skin and does have quite a refreshing smell to it.
The fragrance itself is classified as a flowery fragrance with fruity notes of Quince, blackcurrant, pineapple, honeydew melon as well as a fresh floral blend of lotus blossom and waterlily. There are also some woody notes, blended with the scent of ocean water.
The lotion itself is lovely and light and goes onto the skin very well. It absorbs very easily and definitely leaves a very nice smell on your skin afterwards. You can pretty much smell it for the whole day after you have applied it which I love as it does not fade. The lotion is said to help the skin retain moisture and provides softness which I can contest it definitely does. I don't wear it everyday as I only put it on when I decide to wear the perfume too but after a day on my skin I find my skin is still very smooth and silky.
I also really like this body lotion for the bottle too which makes a lovely statement look on your dresser. The bottle is designed to look like a droplet of water and in my opinion it really does. It is a gorgeous translucent blue colour and is bigger at the bottom than the top. It has almost a bulb shape to it, just like a drop of water from a tap. At the top of the bottle is a silver chrome topper from which the lotion comes out.
I bought my bottle in Boots and for a 200ml bottle it was £15.66