This is a great smelling aftershave/fragrance, and more and more I have been getting beaten down by frags that are too sweet and cloying (usually the ones picked for me by females). I really appreciate masculine fragrances that can be dry, mossy and woodsy and Cool Wave does that for me. At less than $5 a bottle at Walmart, it is a bargain! It says that it's made in France on the bottle, as well, which I found interesting. I always receive compliments when wearing this from both sexes. I completely agree with Slayerized's comments about layering with other frags. I'm getting ready to go buy another bottle!
Gillette Cool Wave by Gillette Series, 1993
Rated #587 in Fragrances
This is for me the best aftershave one can buy when looking to quality to price! The previous reviews of eg. Grottola and Shamu are spot on and I have little to add to those perfect reviews! This is a masculine very fresh-mossy longlasting aftershave. It doesn't have that much sillage anymore after 1 hour but it keeps lingering close to the skin for many hours more indeed when splashed on liberally! I could get some new versions of this gem in Germany and looking at the text on the bottle and fragrance which is only in German and Russian, I think it's launched here in Europe just for some specific countries; eg. here in The Netherlands it's impossible to get. I also did not see it in Belgium, France or Spain where I am frequently. I therefor bought 400ml of this stuff which was 3.75 a bottle of 100ml! I also own a vintage which is very old and there are some remarkable differences. Mainly as my vintage says it does NOT contain any alcohol and the new ones do. Nevertheless do they smell pretty much the same and are equally long lasting with equal sillage as well. The only difference is that the vintage is maybe even more mossy and the new one is more fresher but it's just a minor difference imo. This is how an aftershave must be! This aftershave is also perfect for layering with many fresh/fougere/aquatic fragrances like Revillon R, Cool Water, Azzaro Chrome. Bvlgari Aqva (Marine) etc. Many thumbs up and regarding it's an aftershave it deserves a perfect rating! Rated: 10/10
This dynamic fragrance is not unpleasant "di per se", the concern is that i don't use to particularly enjoy the sporty fragrances.The smell is so mossy. As well as the others reviewers underlined this is a cool and dry woody-herbal fragrance with a mossy-patchouli base. Hints of dry-astringent fruits, tobacco, aromatic greens, vetiver and resins are mixed in the blend. The smell is decent but its texture is more proper of a deodorant than a real fragrance.
I got this one recently, and I love it doubtlessly. It really smells kind of 80's and I love this aspect to it too, because it makes me feel I own classy stuff that can stand the test of time.For a cost of less then 10$ I got an aftershave cologne and a deo-spray, and I have to admit that the deo-spray smells in slightly different way - it's milder and more airy, less mossy and leathery. I would compare the difference between cologne and deo-spray to the difference between cigarette smoke breathed in strictly from the cigarette (which I hate) and that kind of smell of fairly air-diluted smoke coming to your room from the outside, which I find really delightful. Overtones go away pretty quickly - in two hours it seems to be hardly detected from the distance of half a meter, but the drydown stays for ages on my skin..By the way, deo-spray is more durable. I wish I could have a shower gel to get a full hygeine regime, but it's not available anywhere around so far.. Anyway, it's trully masculine and mature scent, which I indulge in with great pleasure. thumbs up totally. ps: I only wish the bottle was the same it was back in 90's :)
I have always been a believer you don't have to spend huge amounts to spell nice and Gillette cool wave shows this to be True with it being available for £5. It smells Dark greeny like a rainy day with a hint of moss and leather and spells 10x its price tag, it smells like old school male frags !, last about 5-6 hours on me really respectable Highly Recommend and for £5 you will never get a better aftershave at this price it smells better than some of the posh ones that sell for $60+
Holy moly! This stuff is amazing. I got 3.5 ounces for under $5 at wal-mart. This is the best aftershave i've ever used HANDS DOWN. You don't need much. It takes care of the razor burn and smells great ALL DAY. That's all day. I think this is perfect for casual wear. As a senior in college, its amazing. It doesn't break the bank, takes care of minor nicks and cuts from my double edged safety razor and smells better than any of that adidas moves garbage that's 4x as much with less utility. This belongs in every 20 year-old guy's closet. Gillette has a winner with this stuff.
Gillette Cool Wave is awesome! I payed $5.00 at my local drugstore for a bottle of this aftershave splash, and it might just be the best bargain I've gotten on a fragrance yet. shamu1 is very right, this is not an "aquatic", "sporty" or really refreshing fragrance at all. It's not a Cool Water clone, either! Gillette Cool Wave is a dark green chypre with a pronounced moss/patchouli base and maybe a hint of leather, from what I can smell. This juice is dry and bitter, and even likens to Drakkar Noir (a fougère), but smells fresher, greener and better in my opinion. Dries down to more moss and patchouli. Lasts 6 or 7 hours on me, which is great for an aftershave. Go on, give it a whirl. At 5 bucks, what harm could it do ya?
Wow, is this a surprise! Not only does this cheapie supermarket aftershave smell awesome, but it's a chypre too! Cool Wave may be an aftershave product, but this can easily be worn as an all-day fragrance. Despite it's name, this is not aquatic at all, nor is it a sports fragrance in any way. You know what this smells like? A lighter, more transparent version of Sung Homme, that's what! How awesome is that? Just think about how whacked that is - an 80s styled aftershave powerhouse that's sold at the supermarket! Gillette obviously spent some real dough in hiring a talented perfumer to compose this, because this is real quality stuff. Cool Wave smells old-school, super masculine and just plain awesome from beginning to end. The predominant note throughout Cool Wave's duration is moss. The drydown is outstanding - a dark, dusky moss base that manages to hold on to the macho vibe all the way to the end. I paid $5 for my 3.4 oz. bottle, and I am totally serious when I say I'd pay $40 for this if I had to. It's that good. MY RATING: 9/10
From start to finish this one's a winner and have to say has elicited more female compliments than almost anything I have ever worn. Shocking.
my favorite scent i cant live without it!!!!! very elegant clean fresh
Gillette Cool Wave by Gillette Series, 1993
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