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    Default Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Everytime I wore Swiss Guard (Original) I felt I was wearing vintage Cool Water by Davidoff, (this bottle:), not the current version (this bottle: )

    See the word Davidoff in cursive in the vintage vs in block in the current version.

    Although the list of notes are totally different, I could not tell the difference wearing them during different days so I decided to do a side by side comparison: I sprayed Cool Water in my left wrist and arm and Swiss Guard in my right wrist and arm and see what develops.

    On first spray I honestly could not tell the difference, maybe Swiss Guard was a bit spicier, but the original impresion is identical.

    After 15 minutes the spices in Swiss Guard start taking the initiative while Cool Water remains the same.
    After 30 mins Cool Water starts losing strength and becomes more of a skin scent while Swiss Guard remains strong and a lot spicier and much more interesting.
    After one hour and a half there is no comparison, Swiss Guard is still very strong and smells incredibly good while Cool Water is losing strength fast.
    After 5 hours Cool Water is just a almost imperceptible remains of the perfume while Swiss Guard, although is getting fainter by the minute, still can be smelled clearly and it is a very pleasant scent indeed.

    Summarizing, no contest at all, Swiss Guard beats Cool Water by a mile.
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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Personally would take Cool Water any day over Swiss Guard - just my take.

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally would take Cool Water any day over Swiss Guard - just my take.
    Are you sure is Swiss Guard and not Swiss Army???

    Swiss Army also reminds me of Cool Water, but is not as good.
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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Swiss Guard????

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Swiss Army is known to me, albeit I've never tried it. Swiss Guard is first news to me.

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Quote Originally Posted by EarNoseThroat View Post
    Swiss Guard????

    Yes, Swiss Guard, look it up

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125240.html

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/S...ard-15380.html
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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    It's much cheaper than Cool Water at least.
    I won't be going out of my way to try it as I don't like Cool Water.

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    You really must have a weak vintage Cool Water bottle, I am sure of that.

    Plz mind that there are two formulations with the script font bottle!
    One from about 2002 till 2008 when they started producing the block font bottle (3d formulation) and again with reformulated juice which you see as of 2008 till now in all the stores! The real vintage is from before 2002 (IFRA restrictions on OakMoss etc)!

    I own one vintage Cool water bottle of 40ml and a second vintage formula of 125ml.
    My 125 ml is from 2007 (last year of second formulation) and has just above average longevity/sillage (like 7 hrs) and peforms really well in hot weather (it's not that weak at all how you described it however!). My 40ml, on the other hand, is from 1997 and is incredibly strong! Almost like a fresh powerhouse with sillage for hrs and 10 hrs longevity! To me a superb scent which is not to get anymore and not to be compared with the current version of Cool Water.

    The way you describe Cool Water is like it's even less than the current version which is less sparkling and sweeter in the drydown than the vintages but still good for 6+ hrs!

    Swiss Guard I never heard of so I cannot judge about that frag.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post

    Swiss Guard I never heard of so I cannot judge about that frag.
    Well, try it and see by yourself/.
    It is very inexpensive anyway.
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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    Well, try it and see by yourself/.
    It is very inexpensive anyway.

    You just only replied to the less interesting part of what I wrote........lol

    Anyway I won't buy it as it's here not that cheap and second as just explained I am pretty happy with my vintage Cool Water (which performs almost the opposite of the one you own) and I don't need a CW-copy of which on Basenotes as well as on Fragrantica not a positive review can be found.......
    Last edited by Slayerized; 24th October 2012 at 02:02 AM.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    You really must have a weak vintage Cool Water bottle, I am sure of that.

    Plz mind that there are two formulations with the script font bottle!
    One from about 2002 till 2008 when they started producing the block font bottle (3d formulation) and again with reformulated juice which you see as of 2008 till now in all the stores! The real vintage is from before 2002 (IFRA restrictions on OakMoss etc)!

    I own one vintage Cool water bottle of 40ml and a second vintage formula of 125ml.
    My 125 ml is from 2007 (last year of second formulation) and has just above average longevity/sillage (like 7 hrs) and peforms really well in hot weather (it's not that weak at all how you described it however!). My 40ml, on the other hand, is from 1997 and is incredibly strong! Almost like a fresh powerhouse with sillage for hrs and 10 hrs longevity! To me a superb scent which is not to get anymore and not to be compared with the current version of Cool Water.

    The way you describe Cool Water is like it's even less than the current version which is less sparkling and sweeter in the drydown than the vintages but still good for 6+ hrs!

    Swiss Guard I never heard of so I cannot judge about that frag.
    I need to get a bottle of vintage CW. I agree in that the new stuff can't even come close to the greatness of the vintage. Cool Water was the best thing since sliced bread back in the day and for good reason. In my opinion vintage CW gives GIT the fight of it's life.

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    Default Re: Cool Water vs Swiss Guard: A Clear Winner

    Yes the real vintage is awesome.
    You also must see that fragrance like it was when it came out at the end of the '80! In that perspective it was a real game changer!! You simply cannot compare current CW bottles to that stuff at all nor the many copies as almost none of them succeeded in showing what Cool Water was all about back in those days.
    I wouldn't compare it with GIT as they smell different and are not in same price range.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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