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    Default Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    Right.

    Following my Bois de Portugal vs Antaeus Challenge
    Tarheel-Golfer sggested 'doing' GIT vs Cool Water.

    So I did.

    Similar to before - but to remind you - I've decided to start wearing two different frags at the same time once in a while, then canvassing for opinions...

    I'm 50, I canvassesd a number of women at work over the course of a few days. I swapped around between wrists and asked each lady several times. All ladies were mature - late 30s to mid 50s.

    Both colognes had been on for at least 3 hours before I started asking.

    Guess what?

    Cool Water won. Unanimously.

    So there you have it folks.

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    I see that GIT is considered the number one most complimented frag in the sticky thread. I wonder how many of these
    fragrance gurus even considered wearing some Cool Water instead?

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    I'm surprised Cool Water won tbh.....I love Green Irish Tweed and gave my bottle of Cool Water away.....night and day for me.

    My money's on M7.

    Hats off for doing this......interesting to say the least.

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    Maybe its just my body chemistry, but Cool Water just smells like cheap aftershave on me.

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    That's a big shocker that Cool Water beat Green Irish Tweed. Creed Portugal will beat M7 by a mile!!!!!!

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    Cool Water is a shadow in quality terms compared to Green Irish Tweed , I wonder what the result would be if people had to choose which one they would like for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Cool Water is a shadow in quality terms compared to Green Irish Tweed , I wonder what the result would be if people had to choose which one they would like for free.
    Remember, these Ladies had no 'investement' in the trial. After a couple of days I did say one was a cheaper version of the other, but never said which was which until after they expressed their opinions. You therefore already have your answer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerby View Post
    That's a big shocker that Cool Water beat Green Irish Tweed. Creed Portugal will beat M7 by a mile!!!!!!
    ditto

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    That's expected really. I know a ton of women who actually wear Cool Water for men, and who get extremely turned on by it. It's more intense than most aquatics on the market, and although not a powerhouse, it was made during the end of the powerhouse era which gives it that little extra "look what I'm wearing" so to speak and helps with its projection. I don't know anybody who isn't a Basenoter who dislikes Cool Water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    Maybe its just my body chemistry, but Cool Water just smells like cheap aftershave on me.
    On my skin, Cool Water wears better (for others) since I always get compliments when I've worn it. Yet, Green Irish Tweed, my lady loves it on me; but not like CW. And oddly enough, Truefitt & Hill's Freshman gets me more compliments than the two above - and to an untrained nose, they're the same. Freshman does wear all day for me though, whereas Green Irish Tweed will wear for 3 hours, then 3+ intimately. CW will wear bright for 2, but tone down considerably for the last 6 hours.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    To the average person there is no difference. So if you're looking to please others and get noticed/compliments get some Cool Water. It's much better than people here give it credit for.
    If you want a fragrance just for yourself get what you like whether ir be Cool Water of Green Irish Tweed.

    Overall though, Green Irish Tweed is such an overrated fragrance. It's great nonetheless but, nothing amazing. It was groundbreaking and amazing for it's time amongst the powerhouse 80's fragrances but, not now.

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    Could it just be familiarity? What basenoters perceive as synthetic notes (and thus cheaper and inferior) in the Cool Water may be normal to the average Joe, so the Creed is unfamiliar and thus inferior to their noses?

    That said, I'd love to see M7 beat Bois Portugal because I love M7, and just to see a few Creed fanboys cop it (says the Tom Ford fanboy)

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    Most people's tastes - in regards to scent, at least (and music!) - run towards the ordinary so that's no surprise.

    Most of the scents that BNers or perfume critics would consider amazing are disliked by a large majority of the public.
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    I did a similar test a while ago and found that most people asked could not tell the difference between the two at any point during the drydown, and only a couple expressed a preference for one over the other. But even that wasn't a hands down win for either of them. I myself have never been able to tell the difference and I like to think my nose is a bit more refined than average Joe Public.

    I love most Creed scents, but this is one of the very many reasons that I will never buy one.

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    I have always prefered cool water as I don't like the big synthy violet notes in GIT.
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    Oh, good. Yet another GIT vs. Cool Water thread.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    I was resisting to buy Cool Water in this summer. i lost
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    Over the past few years Cool Water has become even more synthetic than before...the orange blossom and peppermint have radically gone down in quality, and the woods and geranium notes have also gradually degraded. It still has a large following though. Very few fragrances in the world can match the alluring green-irisy violet leaf notes of GIT which perfectly hits the spot for me...far superior to the gaseous synthy violet notes found in Dior Fahrenheit or Grey Flannel, more pleasant than the rotting/boiling egg aroma of the absolute.
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    its okay for all you GITer's, i feel your pain (kinda). if anyones familiar with pacsun's Vurt line, you know its cheap synthetic absolutely disgusting trash. my sig scent was the green one before i got into better fragrances and my girlfriend LOVES it. its her favorite scent and no matter what else i wear, she doesnt like it as much. Le Male may hopefully be replacing it though, supposedly she loved that one. smells like sugar cookies during the late dry down on my skin so who WOULDNT love it haha.

    not trying to hijack the thread so...

    i really like this "experiment" youre doing. its like you can own a $500 fragrance and its great...but the fact of the matter is most guys wear this stuff to attract women, and maybe its not the most expensive ones that do the best job. i can honestly say i havent tried GIT, but Cool Water was mediocre at its best to me. aquatics arent my thing though, ill take a gourmand over an aquatic any day

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    I prefer Green Irish Tweed over Cool Water - that is why I wear it. I don't give a damn about what others think or prefer.
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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I prefer Green Irish Tweed over Cool Water - that is why I wear it. I don't give a damn about what others think or prefer.
    +1 Wearing it today

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    GIT, absolutely.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    Wow, John, Thanks for taking my suggestion. And sorry guys for leading to yet another GIT vs. Cool Water thread. I know it's a dead horse on this forum, but I really was curious what John's general public testers would say.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mondrian View Post
    Could it just be familiarity? What basenoters perceive as synthetic notes (and thus cheaper and inferior) in the Cool Water may be normal to the average Joe, so the Creed is unfamiliar and thus inferior to their noses?
    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Most people's tastes - in regards to scent, at least (and music!) - run towards the ordinary so that's no surprise.

    Most of the scents that BNers or perfume critics would consider amazing are disliked by a large majority of the public.
    I am actually not surprised by the result. Though I personally can't tell enough of a difference between them to justify the price difference, I think Mondrian and SoS nailed the reason your test ended up like it did. Familiarity.

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Over the past few years Cool Water has become even more synthetic than before...the orange blossom and peppermint have radically gone down in quality, and the woods and geranium notes have also gradually degraded.
    zztopp, I'm glad it's not just me. Cool Water was one of my staples in college, and my memory of it is even better than the bottle I currently have. I still like it, but I do think it used to be much better.

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    I like this kind of comparison thread. Keep it up!

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    I would like to know at what point in the drydown did you do this (how many hours after application?). For the record, I don't like either one.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 26th May 2010 at 04:24 AM.

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    I don't like either one, er, either.
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    I tested Cool Water, just because of this topic, and it seemed to me like a cheap imitation of GIT.

    Green Irish Tweed all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I would like to know at what point in the drydown did you do this (how many hours after application?).
    I did it over a couple of days, re-canvassing each lady at least twice. I always allowed at least an hour between application and sniff. Generally it was around 3 -4 hours.

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