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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by TalkingMuffin View Post
    God i'm sick of the Cool Water connection to GIT.

    they aren't even close. not the same league, not the same ballpark, not even the same freakin sport.

    Cool Water = cheap, alcoholic Macy's cologne

    Green Irish Tweed = master perfumery

    it's like people constantly comparing the Hyundai Sonata with a Mercedes Benz just because they kinda look alike. Please.
    Well, actually.. since you put it that way. The Sonata is considered a low end luxury sedan which has been in competitions with lower end Mercedes sedans, in certain magazines (Car & Drive, Motortrend) As it pertains to the argument about Cool Water and GIT, they are in the same category.. both of these are green fragrances. Cool water is arguably placed in many categories though. The openings are similar, but GIT changes a bit after that. To say they are world's apart might be an exaggeration. Cool Water is simply the closest comparable scent to GIT, because of such similar openings. I wouldn't quite say Cool Water is cheap especially if its sold at Macy's -- cheap compared to GIT is acceptable. As for "alcoholic" well aren't all colognes (or EDT's) 90+% alcohol?

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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Cool Water...is a clear and blatant rip off of the vastly superior predecessor, GIT.
    I had always assumed that GIT was a clone of Cool Water, but according to the BN database, you're absolutely right: GIT in 1985, Cool Water in 1988.

    Interesting that Cool Water always gets the credit for being "the scent that launched a thousand ships", given the similarity. They are both Pierre Bourdon creations.
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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    I guess it is to be decided only once you extensively tested GIT. Anyway, the weird thing with me is that, while I cannot stand Cool Water, and I do detect some similarities with GIT, I just love the latter (and no, not because of the price or the snobbery effect, it is rather because, to my note, GIT comes of as more complex and more smooth than Cool Water)
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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    I had always assumed that GIT was a clone of Cool Water, but according to the BN database, you're absolutely right: GIT in 1985, Cool Water in 1988.

    Interesting that Cool Water always get the credit for being "the scent that launched a thousand ships", given the similarity. They are both Pierre Bourdon creations.
    Lol, yep man. This is a major point IMO. I think, as the story goes, Pierre Bourdon created GIT, and then on a much smaller budget, attempted to recreate it for the masses in Cool Water. Now, I may be paraphrasing this a bit, but I think that's how it went.
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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    I had always assumed that GIT was a clone of Cool Water, but according to the BN database, you're absolutely right: GIT in 1985, Cool Water in 1988.

    Interesting that Cool Water always get the credit for being "the scent that launched a thousand ships", given the similarity. They are both Pierre Bourdon creations.
    D'OH! GIT came out in '85. I have read that Bourdon created GIT, as well as Cool Water and I wouldn't be surprised. But I undertand Creed's company line is that Oliver created it.

    I remain convinced that whoever created GIT, it was inspired by Grey Flannel. Something with the violets and grey cistus...
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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    On my body, I burn through the more synthetic notes of Cool Water and leave with a baser, milder smell than most have described in this thread. Green Irish Tweed, the ambergris makes for all of the difference on me.

    I actually have both, wear both; travel with GIT more though. I'm willing to try Garrigue by MPG now though since I was not aware of it. I've tried Chez Bond; not willing to pay MORE for it than GIT.

    But to the OP, I'd say no. Don't get GIT if you don't like Cool Water. They start way too similar on most/for most.
    Don't get your hopes up expecting something exactly the same with Garrigue. It's good, very good actually, and I guess I sort of understand putting it in the same genre as GIT and Cool Water, but they are significantly different.
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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    I remain convinced that whoever created GIT, it was inspired by Grey Flannel. Something with the violets and grey cistus...
    Quite possibly. Luca Turin diagnoses the main components in GIT as ambroxan, dihydromyrcenol, and octin esters, adding that the latter are responsible for the "green violet leaf" note. He doesn't draw an explicit connection, but I believe Grey Flannel is based on violet leaf. Also in GIT, according to LT: "a touch of apple up top and sandalwood below."
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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    GIT is a wonderful smell, better smelling than cw in my humble opinion. But, GIT only lasts about four hours on my skin. I actually carry a small decant with me to re-apply later in the day.

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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    While I agree that GIT & Cool Water don't smell that much alike, they are from the same fragrance family, and they would serve the same purpose in someone's wardrobe... Since you (the o.p.) already stated that you like CW but "it isn't what you are looking for in a cologne", I would have to think that you would have similar feelings towards GIT. GIT is certainly worth testing, but I think you started this thread with the thought of a possible blind buy... I would strongly recommend against that, as I think there is a high probability that you'll end up making a mistake (at 10x the price of CW)...

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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    probably not

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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by thgolfer View Post
    I honestly believe that if someone sprayed Cool Water on one of my arms and GIT on the other with me blindfolded, I could not tell you which was which. They are that similar. So my answer is "No" as well.
    Then you should go back to smelling Brut. I don't care for either of the two much, but they're worlds apart.

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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneWolf View Post
    They are actually very alike. My dad owns Cool Water and I have a small bottle of Green Irish Tweed and the differences are so small it's hardly noticeable. Cool Water is a bit stronger with a slightly sweeter synthetic aquatic vibe to it while GIT is less potent and slightly more natural, less sweet and more green. GIT is a little better but not worth the price difference. On someone's skin you or someone else wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

    I guess some of us have much different standards when it comes to fragrance.

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    Default Re: I like Cool Water but not as a scent I want to smell like, would I like GIT?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Well, actually.. since you put it that way. The Sonata is considered a low end luxury sedan which has been in competitions with lower end Mercedes sedans, in certain magazines (Car & Drive, Motortrend) As it pertains to the argument about Cool Water and GIT, they are in the same category.. both of these are green fragrances. Cool water is arguably placed in many categories though. The openings are similar, but GIT changes a bit after that. To say they are world's apart might be an exaggeration. Cool Water is simply the closest comparable scent to GIT, because of such similar openings. I wouldn't quite say Cool Water is cheap especially if its sold at Macy's -- cheap compared to GIT is acceptable. As for "alcoholic" well aren't all colognes (or EDT's) 90+% alcohol?

    I guess some of us have much different standards when it comes to fragrance.

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