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    Default Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to finally sample ONE spray of Green Irish Tweed on my arm. The salesperson jokingly told me it would cost me $5 for the one sample spray and for a moment, I believed him (he said the full bottle was $160, the most expensive scent he had!!). Well, I tried it and liked it immediately!

    Thing is, after about an hour, I smelled my arm and thought, "This smells exactly like Cool Water!" (which I've owned and loved, but am currently out of and have been for over a year). While I'm sure they don't smell EXACTLY the same (or do they?), I didn't have any Cool Water to spray on my other arm at the time, so I couldn't do a side-by-side comparison. But (to my nose anyway) I thought GIT smelled EXTREMELY similar.

    So my question is this: Would it be worth the extra cost (BTW, I have seen GIT selling for much, much less than $160 on eBay!) to own "the original" (GIT)? How much difference (in scent, quality, or longevity) is there between GIT and CW? Would I notice any difference between the 2 in a side-by-side comparison? Like I said, I thought GIT smelled exactly like Cool Water AT THE TIME, but without having any CW with me on Sunday, I couldn't be 100% sure.

    If there's anyone who has tried/owned both of these, I'd appreciate any and all comments/advice.

    That GIT bottle would SUUUUURE look nice in my wardrobe, though...!! [smiley=grin.gif]
    Dave here.

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    Trust your nose.

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    In my mind, there's no comparison. GIT is more complex and far superior.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    The new version of Greenbriar by Caswell Massey is a nice aquatic scent that is very reminiscent or Cool Water

    but with more green notes. May be worth checking out. I enjoy it in the summer months. I have not tried GIT yet.


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    Believe me GiT is way better, Cool water gives me a headache and is way spiceyer than GiT, only the first 10 mins smell like Cool water but after that nothing like cool water.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    To my nose they are only superficailly similar, especially at dry down.

    As brad says, GIT is more complex and superior.

    Where Cool Water ends, GIT keeps going deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreedFan
    In my mind, there's no comparison. *GIT is more complex and far superior.
    That's what I would imagine, being that GIT is the "original classic".

    Thanks for the info and suggestions, guys! Anyone else wanna chime in on this?
    Dave here.

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    Dave...make sure you don't pay $160 for that GIT. You can get it from fragrancenet.com or theperfumespot.com or others for more like $60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scenthound
    Dave...make sure you don't pay $160 for that GIT. You can get it from fragrancenet.com or theperfumespot.com or others for more like $60.
    Absolutely!!
    Dave here.

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    Dave,

    I'm wearing GIT today(decant sample) and love it, it did strike me as smelling just like cool water of which I had years ago but still have a miniature bottle of, so I tried both - one spritz on each arm and I've gotta say that it's pretty hard to tell the difference, at least initially to my nose anyway. Having said that I'm going to treat myself in the next month and buy a bottle of GIT - it just makes me feel better when I'm wearing a $160 fragrance over a $40 one, or am I just being a snob? [smiley=laugh.gif]

    Get the GIT! (could become a slogan)

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    GIT smells nothing like cool water. Git IS FAR SUPERIOR and there is no comparison!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreedFan
    In my mind, there's no comparison. *GIT is more complex and far superior.

    - Brad
    100% true, there is no comparison whatsoever!

    If you need a fragrance to compare cool H20 with, try Floris special 127 (I know it is one from the Floris range, can someone put me straight if I've got it mixed up?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike68

    it just makes me feel better when I'm wearing a $160 fragrance over a $40 one, or am I just being a snob? [smiley=laugh.gif]

    -Mike
    snob [smiley=cool.gif]

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    I read places that GiT smells like Curve, so does Curve smell like Cool Water?
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    GIT for sure. I believe they smell close for about an hour and then C W gets left in the dust.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    In my opinion, the similarity is temporary and superficial, as I believe you would see if you wore GIT for an extended period of time. The development of the Creed is quite different from the Davidoff. To me, even the topnotes are noticeably different....

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    GIT and Cool Water to me are somewhat similar but GIT has a much better development of course. But to be COMPLETELY honest, my friends who are not into fragrances cannot tell the difference between the two. Even when I let them smell each one side by side they think that they are smelling the exact same thing. You have to keep in mind that when you become a cologne fanatic, your sense of smell becomes trained and you are able to analyze each individual note. We can distinguish citrus top notes and woody bottom notes. An average person on the other hand can only describe a scent as being "good" or "not good". I've finished my bottle of GIT and I enjoyed every drop of it, but I'm not going to replace it due to the fact that 1.) it is expensive and 2.) everybody thought I was wearing Cool Water. Owning a Creed scent is somewhat of an experience though because you get an idea of what a good quality fragrance should be like. The only downside is that when you get used to high quality cologne, you become really picky and realize that the scents you used to like before don't seem as good anymore.

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    Could someone please tell me, does Curve smell like Cool water? what is it simalir to? This becuase i have just orderd Curve from Ebay USA and i am in england so it will take a week for me to find out my self.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Quote Originally Posted by incedal
    Could someone please tell me, does Curve smell like Cool water? what is it simalir to? This becuase i have just orderd Curve from Ebay USA and i am in england so it will take a week for me to find out my self.
    I really don't get the Curve - Cool Water - GIT thing at all! GIT + CW god yes, almost identical, but I favour GIT, just has something about it.

    Curve is mush dryer and more, powedery I suppose and NOTHING WHATSOEVER like the other two AT ALL! Well, IMHO!

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Quote Originally Posted by magnnum
    [quote author=CreedFan link=1124208500/0#2 date=1124209839]In my mind, there's no comparison. GIT is more complex and far superior.

    - Brad
    100% true, there is no comparison whatsoever!

    If you need a fragrance to compare cool H20 with, try Floris special 127 (I know it is one from the Floris range, can someone put me straight if I've got it mixed up?)

    [/quote]

    It's Floris JF that you are thinking of. Quite similar Cool Water but better quality with more depth. GIT has that Creed accord that can be found no where else. I can also see the superficial similarity to Cool Water but it is brief and only close to the top of the fragrances. Just as Original Vetiver has a similarity to Mugler's Cologner for a short while but it runs away and hides very soon. Thankfully, GIT does the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evogel
    [quote author=magnnum link=1124208500/0#11 date=1124218064][quote author=CreedFan link=1124208500/0#2 date=1124209839]In my mind, there's no comparison. *GIT is more complex and far superior.

    - Brad
    100% true, there is no comparison whatsoever!

    If you need a fragrance to compare cool H20 with, try Floris special 127 (I know it is one from the Floris range, can someone put me straight if I've got it mixed up?)

    [/quote]

    * *It's Floris JF that you are thinking of. *Quite similar Cool Water but better quality with more depth. * GIT has that Creed accord that can be found no where else. *I can also see the superficial similarity to Cool Water but it is brief and only close to the top of the fragrances. *Just as Original Vetiver has a similarity to Mugler's Cologner for a short while but it runs away and hides very soon. *Thankfully, GIT does the same.[/quote]

    Yes indeed, it is JF! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    The only downside is that when you get used to high quality cologne, you become really picky and realize that the scents you used to like before don't seem as good anymore.
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    I too think that GIT & Cool Water smell similar. I DON'T get the Curve = GIT comparison either. After hearing that GIT smells like Curve I got a sample vial of GIT & was pretty disappointed. I'm not much of a Cool Water fan, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scenthound
    Dave...make sure you don't pay $160 for that GIT. You can get it from fragrancenet.com or theperfumespot.com or others for more like $60.

    Am I the only one that thinks that taking advantage of free samples and then buying from a cheaper place is a bit off? If a place is willing to let you sample things (which costs them money BTW) that are very expensive, it would seem to me that it is worth supporting them. I understand wanting a better price, but I couldn't live with myself for getting the advantages of a full service shop and not paying for it. If you want discount, perhaps you should try to get some samples from that internet company or just buy blind.

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    ""Needless Markups" (not my creation...but very funny all the same)...aka....Nieman Makus, in Chicago, atleast the one on Michigan Avenue...has the entire Creed line...including Cuir de Russie and Angelique Ensence open for testing.

    You should try it if you get a chance.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Hall's in Kansas City, MO also has all the Creed line & they have testers out. They don't do decants, though . But they let me spray all I want to on their test cards. They also have all of the Bond No. 9 line & they let me do the same w/ that as well.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    The scents of GIT and CW are very similar, but I have no difficulty in telling that the formar has more natural ingredients and the latter is a synthetic approximation.

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    For what it's worth here's my opinion. I think that GIT is the 'emperor's new clothes' of the scent world, and I mean no disrespect to my fellow basenoters but the differences in dry down between CW and GIT are miniscule and over emphasized.
    To clarify, yes CW ripped off GIT. Yes there are differences and I can easily detect them upon drydown. How can I say that without contradicting my first statement? I liken the differences to two top of the line BMWs, of the same make and model. But one is painted green and one is painted red. Clearly there is a detectable difference but the overall PERFORMANCE is the same.

    Thats what GIT and CW are to me. Sure you can detect the differences, but to me they aren't worth the difference in cost. I'd rather buy something that has no comparison.


    Also, the average person will think that you are wearing Cool Water. Take that as you will.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Quote Originally Posted by madgradrx
    Clearly there is a detectable difference but the overall PERFORMANCE is the same.
    Are you sure? [smiley=undecided.gif]

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    Quote Originally Posted by madgradrx
    Sure you can detect the differences, but to me they aren't worth the difference in cost. I'd rather buy something that has no comparison. Also, the average person will think that you are wearing Cool Water. Take that as you will.
    Hmmm...that's an interesting take on all this. *Anybody else agree with the above statements?
    Dave here.

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