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    Default Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    Which fragrance is better?

    Creed Green Irish Tweed or Davidoff Cool Water?

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    While I dislike both of them immensely, GIT wins in the quality department, hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    While I dislike both of them immensely, GIT wins in the quality department, hands down.
    +1.....Pretty much how I feel as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    While I dislike both of them immensely, GIT wins in the quality department, hands down.
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    GIT all the way!!!!

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    Cool Water is very good. GIT is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Cool Water is very good. GIT is better.
    Agreed.
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    Neither?!
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    Its not even a contest. GIT wins by a very, very wide margin.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    I have owned and wore both. I believe Green Irish Tweed is the better scent.
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    According to Turin, Cool Water is better. And as you know, Turin knows best. End of discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    According to Turin, Cool Water is better. And as you know, Turin knows best. End of discussion.
    Great persons may be wrong. Churchill: no sport. Turin: CW is better.
    Nevertheless I keep them in high esteem.

    For me CW is an immediate wash-off, whilst I have GIT and love it.
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    Going against the tide, I prefer CW.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    While I dislike both of them immensely, GIT wins in the quality department, hands down.
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    GIT hands down. I think Turin just gave CW 5 stars for its significance in perfume history and construction aspects irrelevant to the wearer, while GIT did not get 5 stars for being a Creed.

    Turin on GIT: "truly great fragance" ""feels as good as it ever did" " "brilliantly imaginative accord of..." "Brilliant, legible, perfectly balanced, immediately recognizable"

    Turin on CW: "rehashed [GIT] structure" "beautiful ... composition" "cheerful, abstract, cheap ... lethally effective" "`now let women wear it for a decade or two."

    Which sounds better to you, brilliant and perfectly balanced or beautiful and cheap?
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    If Cool Water was at the same price as the Creed.. How many would purchase it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deck89 View Post
    If Cool Water was at the same price as the Creed.. How many would purchase it?
    Nobody would pay >$200 for CW. However, if GIT was $40 and sold in Macy's everyone and their mother would be wearing it.

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    Creed GIT over CW, no contest. CW smells synthetic and cheap, GIT smells refined, crisp, and rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    Nobody would pay >$200 for CW. However, if GIT was $40 and sold in Macy's everyone and their mother would be wearing it.
    I think that's why CW was invented. Everyone in the industry knew GIT had all the makings of a mass appeal fragrance.
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    I never realized the fragrances were even similar until I started reading some of the recent threads. I was considering purchasing GIT in the winter and then someone on here mentioned it smells like a urinal puck and when I went to try it, that's all I could smell from it. Now with all the discussions about CW and GIT, I reinvestigated and smelled CW and GIT. They are quite similar. GIT may be come off as being better blended and softer, but CW has a more dynamic and fresher appeal to it. GIT may have the appeal of being exclusive as well. So to counter what someone mentioned above, CW may be held in a higher esteem if it was retailing for over $100 and GIT may be considered the opposite if it was mass marketed.

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    I enjoy both but I think GIT is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    Nobody would pay >$200 for CW. However, if GIT was $40 and sold in Macy's everyone and their mother would be wearing it.

    Except me. I wouldn't wear GIT if Santa Claus gave me a bottle.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamchaser View Post
    I threads. I was considering purchasing GIT in the winter and then someone on here mentioned it smells like a urinal puck and when I went to try it, that's all I could smell from it. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    Except me. I wouldn't wear GIT if Santa Claus gave me a bottle.
    And I wouldn't wear Cool Water if you paid me...

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    I love both, but GIT's evolution sets it above CW, which is much more linear. GIT's middle and bottom are great.

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    In my opinion, there is no question to this whatsoever. GIT is simply better quality by far and a far better scent. The drydown is the proof.. on me anyway.

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    [QUOTE=Dennard;1241274]I enjoy both but I think GIT is better.[/QUOTE

    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    I enjoy both but I think GIT is better.[/QUOTE

    Ditto.
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    Go Banana!

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    I started wearing GIT last year to work. Many of my co-workers have complimented me on it. Once, a stranger asked if I was wearing Coolwater. So clearly, there is some resemblance.

    I initially bought both. I wear GIT a lot. I hardly ever wear Coolwater. To me, it's a GIT knockoff. 'Nuff said.

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    Any, I don't like them. Too ozonic to me !
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    I actually prefer Cool Water.

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    Cool Water hands down. I am tired with all this Creeds snobism.
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    Don't like both.. Cool Water is an expensive mineral water with a smell.. while GIT is not my style.. but quality though.
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    Ahhhh SamplerMike! The anti-everso. How I miss those days.

    PS. Green Irish Tweed hands down.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    They both appeal to me and i use CW more often coz i can afford to, but much less with GIT coz its really ex here, quality-wise, GIT hands down..... think this is a repeated thread but heck

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Ahhhh SamplerMike! The anti-everso. How I miss those days.
    I do too. Thee was a certain excitement - you never knew when a simple, innocent post would cause a rash of personal insults. Plus, if you were bored, you could also post an inflammatory comment about Creed in one of their posts and wait for the fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    According to Turin, Cool Water is better. And as you know, Turin knows best. End of discussion.
    depends on point of view, sure CW is legendary, but GIT smells better, more refined scent for me
    so if we judge smell, i vote for GIT
    and if we add CW market boom in late 80s and 90s CW wins
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    GIT.................All the way

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    Was the whole issue ever resolved about both of these fragrances being made by the same nose? I seem to remember some huge dust-up about that issue.
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    GIT is wayyyy overrated
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    Neither one does it for me. Both smell exactly the same. I don't care what anyone says. My father, who wore Cool Waters for years swears GIT has a significantly different smell. He says it is more "soothing" and he may have said classier. I think it's hogwash, personally. They both smell the same.

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    I think it's quite unfair to compare a mass market product to an expensive niche one. If Davidoff can charge as much as Greed, I'm sure CW would be much better than GIT. Budget wise, GIT cost nearly 5 times more than CW. So if you divide GIT quality to 5 then compare that 1/5 to CW the picture will be clearer and fairer. Not really a fan but I'm standing on CW's side this time.
    Last edited by jasonx; 18th April 2009 at 04:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larwiz View Post
    Neither one does it for me. Both smell exactly the same. I don't care what anyone says. My father, who wore Cool Waters for years swears GIT has a significantly different smell. He says it is more "soothing" and he may have said classier. I think it's hogwash, personally. They both smell the same.
    I agree that they both smell the same. But it's like comparing a Big Mac to a world class burger. Sure they both taste like burgers but one is clearly better. For me it is highly evident that GIT uses far higher quality ingredients, and smells far more natural and smooth overall than the highly synthetic smelling Cool Water.
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    I find no similarities regarding both scents.
    Even if I could convince my self that they are somehow similar I'd say
    CW looks like a kid's hilarious attempt to mimic GIT.
    I currently have both of them and CW whilst it is a good mainstream scent up till
    this day, it's middle isn't as good as GIT. There something peculiar there, maybe the geranium note.

    So, +1 for GIT here.

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    If you test these side by side, it is easy to discern the extra quality in Green Irish Tweed. One really has to extract Luca Turin and value for money from the equation, based solely on quality, it really is an easy choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    Budget wise, GIT cost nearly 5 times more than CW. So if you divide GIT quality to 5 then compare that 1/5 to CW the picture will be clearer and fairer. Not really a fan but I'm standing on CW's side this time.
    Unfotunately for your argument, the relationship between cost and added quality is by no means linear, in fact I would say it's decidedly convex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samplermike View Post
    Nobody would pay >$200 for CW. However, if GIT was $40 and sold in Macy's everyone and their mother would be wearing it.

    And if GIT wasnt a Creed, there were way less people who would be paying the bucks..
    Anyway, to me it CW, by a mile.
    Smoother, more elegant and way longer lasting.

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    Can this poll ever end? The original author is banned and it started in June of '08.

    (this is a real question, not me being a smart-aleck)

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    GIT wins in every aspect
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    GIT of course.

    About the comparison... At some point over the last 3 years, an official Creed sample vial filled with Cool Water made it's way to me. I don't know where I got it or who originally filled it. All I know is that there are people out there sampling Cool Water, thinking it's GIT, and coming to the invalid conclusion that they are identical.

    Anyone who says they are identical is simply wrong. I will fight with you for the rest of my life about this if I have to. They ARE different.
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    I can't believe it hasn't been said in 50 posts, what about Chez Bond?! A youthful take on GIT, with better longevity and sillage! Superior in my view, some may find it too sweet or feminine though.

    GIT is superior to Cool Water though, especially the current versions with all the lavender thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    And if GIT wasnt a Creed, there were way less people who would be paying the bucks..
    Anyway, to me it CW, by a mile.
    Smoother, more elegant and way longer lasting.
    Smoother!? More elegant!? Are you getting your sources mixed up?
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    Cool Water is a way much better scent.

    Way much better.


    I like GIT as well, but Cool Water is miles away.

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    I like GIT much more, but the original Cool Water made some years ago was almost as good.

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    This is one of those threads which I must kick in my two scents. I discovered Green Irish Tweed in 2000, long before I became a Basenoter. It was due to the recommendation of the Neimans SA, which turned out to be an excellent choice. I found my receipt the other day and I paid $120 USD for a four ounce black flask. Ah, inflation!

    Which is better? You must be joking! To my nose, GIT is FAR superior and exudes a very refined sense of class. It really was one of my first fragrance loves.

    I sampled Cool Water once, and once was enough! I simply do not get the comparisons at all. Yes, they are similar fragrances, but where GIT exudes quality and class, Cool Water is horrific synthetic crap that I could not wait to wash off.

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    GIT is heaven in a bottle.

    I wore Cool Water for years but there's no comparison.

    I DO like the peppermint in the top of Cool Water, though. But on the whole, it's just way too synthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    According to Turin, Cool Water is better. And as you know, Turin knows best. End of discussion.
    Yes, but Turin also hates Creed with a fiery passion, end of discussion

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    Green Irish Tweed is the better scent.

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    GIT all the way!

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