Originally Posted by MrFragranceReview
I have a hard time believing people don't think Cool Water smells similar to Green Irish Tweed.
They're both good in their own right. I prefer Green Irish Tweed while my dad prefers Cool Water.
Yes, compared to vintage Kouros you are correct, but not when one detects many of the notes listed and also has a good sense of sweetness. GIT is also muskier in the drydown. If you go to an Amazon tribe that has never seen a car and show them a 4 door Hyundai and a 4 door BMW of the same colors, they will likely think they are just about the same thing, right?
The point is that this is not an "objective" situation. We are not all able to detect notes with the same proficiency, nor do we have the same tastes. To some people CW and GIT probably smell exactly the same. Some people say that Kouros smells like a public lavatory in desperate need of a cleaning. To them it does smell like that, and at one time I think I would have agreed.
Okay so where do we go from here? The notes listed are very different and that's what I smell, along with a lot more sweetness from CW. However, if you can't smell the rosemary, neroli, tobacco, and other notes that are in CW but not GIT, then why are you telling people who can that they are "wrong?" Isn't that rather presumptuous? If someone tells you that to them an apple and a pear taste nearly the same, they are not wrong, but you know they taste quite differently to you. If they tell you that you should think that they taste the same, there is something wrong with how that person perceives the world !