I think GIT would be an upgrade...
I've worn Cool Water since I was 17-23 then after that I just started to wear whatever I felt like but now I decided to upgrade my signature scent from back in the day! I use to wear Cool Water which i love by the way and was basically my everyday cologne and I chose it because of those Maxim Magazine samples that you sniff on the folded page hehe. I've always read on basenotes that CW is similar to Green Irish Tweed but there was SERIOUS DEBATES about this here lol but that's not the point but my question for someone like me who loves cool water as a signature and is looking for a new UPGRADE similar scent to CW would Green Irish Tweed be it?
Now i don't want to buy a new cologne and say "wait it smells EXACTLY the same" I prefer something like "wow smells just like cool water but there's just something different about it..." Know what I mean? I want the upgrade to be noticeable. Thx!
I think GIT would be an upgrade...
Depends on what you call an upgrade. According to a blind test conducted by one of our members here, the women surveyed preferred Cool Water to GIT unanimously. So, you're paying a lot more for a frag that women don't like as much.
Cool Water is a great cologne. No need to upgrade.
Do you like it more? If you do it is, if not, it's not. Cost, reputation, who else likes it, all this doesn't matter if you don't like it more than the other scent.
Cool Water to GIT isn't so much an upgrade as a side step...GIT's quality is apparent, but no way worth the price in my opinion.
It will only be an upgrade if it makes you happier. Give it a test next time you're in a Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue or Costco.
The only way to know if GIT is going to be an upgrade is to test it first. I actually got some samples on ebay for about $5.00. Personally, I would say, based on my limited exposure to GIT, that it's overhyped myself. Keep in mind that there are about 13 different types of Cool Water available. Some flankers are similar, some quite different. If you want to try some aquatics that may
be viewed as an "upgrade", you should maybe try some of the Bulgari aquatics. I have samples of Bulgari Aqua and there is also
a Bulgari Aqua Marine. The Aqua has a discernable seaweed note that makes it more mature smelling IMO. I also love Nautica
Oceans. If you love Cool Water, you should also consider Aqua Di Gio by Armani. Another classic that is pretty good if you haven't
been overexposed to it.
thx guys! Going to be sticking with Cool Water for signature scent I guess. What about the other Cool Water brands? How about Cool Water Happy Summer? Is it anything like the Cool Water scent? i'd have to actually sample all of these colognes somehow.
EDIT: Oh yea...how do you guys feel about Kenneth Cole Reaction? I heard good things about it i'd appreciate honest answers.
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Reaction IMO is a mild melony mess that disappears at about the time you could start appreciating it. Reapplying only starts the whole process over again.
Yeah, I own Reaction as well. It's an apple/melon fruity scent. I don't wear it too often. I suppose I'd chose it over Paris Hilton for Men (mango scent), but I think other fruity scents, (Banana Republic Classic and Hugo Boss Energise), are better.
I really like Cool Water--it's a true classic that deserves its popularity. It's actually the only summer frag I like, and it has become a workhorse for me this summer.
KalRedKrypto, why not just stick with the Cool Water as your light, fresh frag, and then add a second frag that is completely different as a way to add variety? Maybe an oriental? A gourmand? This could be the beginning of a wonderful addiction.
I think it IS an upgrade, but to be totally honest, I think they still smell a bit too similar for the vast difference in price you will pay for GIT. Like others have said, there is a higher quality you can smell in GIT, but it comes at a pretty big price multiplier I think. I agree with the poster who said it might be a good idea to take that money and diversify on a few other drastically different scents. If you are (assumedly) sort of "burned out" on Cool Water, GIT may be a little too familiar to give you much excitement from a variety standpoint.
With all that said, I personally have a 1oz-2.5oz GIT purchase in my future, but then again I never wore Cool Water, and I am earmarking it for more formal/special occasions, not daily wear.
hmm how many colognes are known to be in similarities with Cool Water? Besides GIT are there any others ?
GIT's success inspired the creation of Cool Water. I would assert that Grey Flannel was somewhat the inspiration for GIT.
You might want to try Grey Flannel. It can be had very reasonably.
There are a lot of other scents that seem to be in the same vein as GIT/Cool Water. When something is that over the top popular, other companies will attempt to imitate it enough to generate sales.
If you like Cool Water- wear it. There are seemingly dozens of Cool Water flanker scents created by Davidoff, you might want to look at them.
Let me put it this way: there are huge differences in terms of quality and development between GIT and CW. If CW was your signature, it means you know it pretty well to notice these differences. GIT is definitely an upgrade and a noticeable one.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
I like both and think that both are very nice.....Having said that I believe that GIT would be an upgrade.....just a better quality fragrance.....And this is just my opinion of course!!!
If you really like cool water and have 200 to blow on a bottle of cologne, GIT is definitely worth trying on at Nieman or Saks. The two smell quite similar. GIT isn't worth the added cost. If you like the smell of a $20 bottle, I doubt you'll love Creed over 10 times more. But luxury items are never really worth the investment over the less expensive items. I have both and prefer GIT, my wife thinks CW smells better. I then tell her which scent was which; and then she backtracked and said CW smelled better at first, but it does smell cheaper than GIT as it dries.
They are similar, but GIT is the (clear) winner (IMO). Best bet is get a decant and wear it for a week to see if it pushes your buttons.
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I think if you have 200 bucks to blow on cologne, buying a more expensive version of what you already have might be a waste. You could buy 2 or 3 really nice frags and build a little wardrobe.
Yes, most definitely - as would many other fragrances.
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Get a sample of GIT and see if you like it better.
It is only an upgrade if you actually like it better.
I would encourage you to try something that is totally different though. Something that doesn't remind you of Cool Water at all. Broaden your horizons!
They both suck. But there is very little difference between the two. If I were you, I would check out other aquatics or just stick with CW.
Left wrist had 2 sprays of CW
Right wrist had sprays of GIT
I let them dry down for about 40 secs ( I hate the immediate spray on smell of any cologne)
So i started to sniff GIT and CW multiple times each time i used coffee to my nose to clear my senses of smell and even tho I get the same *scent* that i've always known in both I can tell you that GIT is much more intense by FAR but let me explain for those who are new like me.
In society the majority will mistake GIT and call it CW because of the scent no doubt but that is because "Cool Water" is a very common cologne many people use today. Problem is everyone that mistakenly guesses your GIT was CW would NEVER ever realized it's not actually Cool Water so you'd just have to live with that if you ask me.
In conclusion Cool Water = DVD Quality
" " Green Irish Tweed = HDDVD Quality
meaning that both are close to exactly the same scent but GIT more High Grade. For example if you were to enhance your 20" TV Screen to show higher resolutions it will get dull and pixelated. Green Irish Tweed wouldn't LOSE it's overall Quality with expansion basically but CW does.
Both colognes are 100% authentic but CW would seem like a synthetic version comparing to GIT if you ask me. If GIT didn't exist CW would be a 100% Original great fragrance by itself. GIT will get you more compliments if you ask me.. the quality is far greater than CW and chances are if someone complimented on your GIT asking if it's CW then that person would have never noticed you in the first place if it wasn't for you wearing GIT. But they just "think" its Cool Water. Green Irish Tweed is Quality but don't buy it if you can't afford it your better off taking the money to buy a bottle CW and the rest can pay your Cell Phone bill or something. But if you can afford the GIT then hell yeah!!!
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IMO yes. A clear improvement.
Well said KalRedKrypto. I am glad you found it an upgrade.
Get a sample of GIT. If you prefer the smell to GIT, buy it. When people say it's not worth the money like that's some objective fact, I get annoyed. They seem to think we all have the same amount of disposable cash.