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I have had several bottles of this aftershave and simply can not get enough. This is by far my favorite after shave. I have tried a couple of different bottles by Davidoff, but none quite compare to this one. They do a woman''''s version of cool water too which smells just as nice, so it is a great gift for both men and women.
The only problem with this aftershave is the price. When i first bought a bottle of this i paid £40 for it, which to be honest i did not at all mind paying, simply because it smells so good, but a week later we as out food shopping and discovered a bottle, exactly the same one as i had bought a week before, for quite literally half the price! As you can imagine i was devastated i had paid twenty pounds extra for something i did not need to, just shows me to shop around from now on! What is more annoying is i could have had two bottles for the same price as the one!
The bottle comes in a blue metallic style box which is very nice, i think the box makes it look like a quality product before even opening it, which is always a good sign if you ask me! Gift sets of cool water are also available, i have had a few of these too, the shower gel smells just as good as the aftershave too!
My main point here is too shop around, sometimes i have found offers for cool water under twenty pounds, don''''t pay more when you do not need to!
My Husband only has three EDT's Ultraviolet Man, Armani Diamonds and Davidoff Cool Water. Out of the three Cool Water is my least favourite and unfortunately the one he has the most of. He currently has a massive 200ml bottle and a slightly smaller125ml bottle. The design of the bottle and the box remain the same regardless of the size. The box is a metallic turquoise colour and has Davidoff Cool Water written boldly across the front in white.
Cool Water is described as a masculine and sporty fragrance and I have to agree, it does smell very masculine. There is the powerful fresh scent of peppermint and lavender cut through with the slightly floral tones of orange blossom, the orange blossom adds sweetness to the EDT and stops it from smelling like a cottage garden.
When first sprayed the EDT is quite overwhelming and benefits from being allowed to dry down a little before taking a big sniff. The EDT is quite distinctive and seems to be one quite a lot of men in there late thirties/early forties go for. It is described as a fresh, powerful and sensual scent and I would have to agree, the freshness of the peppermint and lavender steadily fades and reveals a deeper scent that is warmed with the scent of Amber.
I have always thought Cool Water to be a bit of a naff EDT and was quite disappointed when my Husband declared his love of it, but the more I smell it the more it grows on me. I think the Cool Water EDT would benefit from being re-branded as the early nineties advertising is still what I think of when I think of Cool Water.
The bottle that the EDT is housed in is very nice. The turquoise theme of the packaging is carried through to the tall, glass bottle. The colour of the bottle makes it impossible to see the colour of the EDT but it does seem to go on clear. I feel the bottle has a 1930's feel with its hexagonal corners; there is something neat about the bottle that appeals to me.
Like most EDT's the bottle is fitted with a spray, so there is no need to splash this on the face, just a few sprays around the neck area are enough.
Overall despite this being the least favourite of my Husbands EDT's I can see the appeal of the scent. It has a fresh combination of Peppermint and Lavender that make it feel masculine and sporty and perfect for everyday wear.
Thank you for reading.
My ex's sister purchased this for me last year for my birthday, I was quite glad at the time, as I was running a bit low on a backup fragrance (Lacoste red) and I was on the look out for something different. I remember in my youth(a long time ago), a lot of my friends wore Cool Water, and I loved the smell, it was different, it seemed vibrant, definitely a lot better than my dads Old Spice. So why had it taken so long for me to own a bottle? It was too popular and it seemed like everyone was wearing it, I like to be a bit different.
==What is it?==
Cool Water is an eau de toilette that first hit the shops in 1988 under the Davidoff brand; a brand more famous for tobacco than scent, Cool Water is now part of the Coty Prestige brand. The bottle is blue with a black lid with "Davidoff", "Cool Water" emblazoned on the front, just under the lid. Not the nicest looking bottle of fragrance I have ever had, in fact, in my opinion Old Spice would probably look better on my shelf.
The scent isn't spectacular, it has a lingering smell of lavender and orange blossom, which is quite nice but I find it lacking the oomph that would make a good back up cologne for me.
Lavender, Coriander, Peppermint, Rosemary, Orange Blossom.
Jasmine, Oakmoss, Geranium, Sandalwood.
Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, Cedar
Cool Water comes in various different sizes and prices, it is not at the top end of the range for price, but it is good value for money in terms of the scent.
40ml = £14.00
75ml = £16.00
125ml = £20.00
200ml = £25.00
I liked this fragrance a little, I am glad that it was a gift, as I certainly wouldn't have paid the money for it. Would I buy this again? I would have to say no, I am glad that I tried it, but the scent isn't anything spectacular. As much as you are getting good value for money, I would rather pay a little more and get something a little more memorable, as this is definitely a scent that is very quickly forgotten. As I said at the beginning of this review, I loved the scent when I was younger but like most things that you look back on with fondness, the reality is totally different.
Somehow my fragrances seem to last for ages - perhaps I don't apply them liberally enough, but short of swimming in the stuff, I'm not sure how to use them up quicker. As a consequence, I tend to get a bit bored of the smells long before I run out of them, so I've got several half-finished bottles hanging around in the bathroom that should probably be put out of their miseries.
Davidoff's Cool Water is one of the newer recruits to my olfactory arsenal - the ubiquitous adverts must have penetrated my subconscious, as somehow I was drawn to the product on the shelves, although I've never tried the manufacturer's fragrances before. Actually, the whole campaign that surrounds Cool Water works really well, as the first wafts of the scent really evoke the fresh, vivid, energetic themes of the advertising. It smells intense and reviving, and manages to balance a distinctive aroma with a pared-down, unobtrusive feel. It's the kind of thing you could happily wear day-in, day-out; a pleasant background smell that doesn't dominate or overpower, but makes itself felt.
The blurb talks of mint, spices and flowery notes - although to be honest, my nose isn't keen enough to pick these up individually. Overall though, the impression is of freshness, and there's a light, soft fruitiness to it that's also thoroughly masculine at the same time.
There are two main reasons I like this fragrance - one is the mixture of low-keyness and intensity, the other is that the fragrance doesn't fade or tarnish too greatly over time. The great first impressions linger - so again, this is a good choice for a general, day-long fragrance.
Perhaps this isn't my favourite fragrance - it isn't quite unusual or interesting enough - but it is a solid choice that I'll probably replenish when it eventually runs down.
A calm aquatic note is livened by mint and green nuances spiced with coriander / The unmistakably floral neroli essence and geranium based middle note makes it typically contemporary and masculine / The cedar and oak moss end note is lightened up with musk /