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Davidoff always makes me think of David Hasselhoff. I guess it's the name which sounds a bit like Hasselhoff. There is one thing for sure and that is that Davidoff offers a fragrance for the man who is in control, very much like the Hoff. I have been using the Cool Water fragrance for years, so was very excited when the newer Hot Water version arrived on shelves.
You can distinguish it from the Cool Water because this one comes in a fiery red bottle. Simple and effective packaging makes it look chic and sensual and ideal for the fashion savvy gent.
You use the pump action spray which comes out in a contolled airy jet to distribute the fragrance. Like with it's predecessor, I found that a little goes a long way. This is a potent and dynamic smell which will turn heads and perk up noses wherever you go. It claims to offer a burning heat to the person who wears it. Well, no burning with me, but I get what they mean with the warm tones pushing through with smouldering desire. The steamy combination of red basil and absinthe make these extra spicey and provoking. These top notes are seriously strong and not going to suit the man who is conservative.
Further down in this fragrance, we have some subtler notes working well to soften the overbearing spice. Patchouli I had heard of but I never come across styrax before,which comes from the Styracaceae family of shrubs. These gave the fragrance a herbal aroma and also helped settle the stronger top notes.
This is a fragrance I like to dip into for those nights out when you want to turn heads. I feel for daytime it would suffice, if used in very small dashes. A 60ml bottle will cost around the thirty pound mark and can be bought online or from all leading department stores. Bold, fiery and exciting, this is stronger than The Cool Water and for the man who wants to be passionate with how he smells.
Davidoff Hot Water arrived as a fiery oriental, masculine fragrance in September 2009. Top notes feature absynth and red basil, with the heart introducing hot accords of pimento and patchouli, while the base encompasses styrax and benzoin. The flacon is very appealing, coloured in dark red.