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    Default After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    All of my mates were wearing this circa 92-94 and I never liked it, never have since. Went out with some new friends at the weekend and a chap was wearing it. I actually thought he was wearing GIT, but when I asked, it was CW. It smelt awesome on him and is now on my Xmas list.

    Strange how this can happen after so many years ( still don't Like GIT though)

    Any CW fans out there?

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I wouldn't buy a new bottle as its taken a quality hit and the stuff thats now on shelves is really synthetic smelling. Shadow of its former self.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    I wouldn't buy a new bottle as its taken a quality hit and the stuff thats now on shelves is really synthetic smelling. Shadow of its former self.
    Eek!

    That sucks... I can't believe they do that.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    I wouldn't buy a new bottle as its taken a quality hit and the stuff thats now on shelves is really synthetic smelling. Shadow of its former self.
    I think this dude had had his bottle for years, so I obviously need to find an older bottle - cheers Kron

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Used to like it but bored with it now. It's not quite as dull as XS or Aqua Quorum but still. I'd rather wear Horizon or something like Oscar for men instead.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    I wouldn't buy a new bottle as its taken a quality hit and the stuff thats now on shelves is really synthetic smelling. Shadow of its former self.
    It was synthetic smelling in the 90's too. No clue if they reformulated the stuff, but it might have been your nose that has changed.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I like to wear it occasionally, especially as a cheap daily alternative in the warmer months when I don't feel like using up any of my GIT. It has just a vibe of "cool" aquatic soapiness that's pleasing from time to time. It does start to smell a bit too synthetic after a while, though, so I can only wear it every once in a while.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I like this stuff as a medium rated scent, and also admire this for the innovation for its time as a DESIGNER frag.
    I've a 125ml bottle of it and am quite happy with that...

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Have always liked it.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    cool water is one of my favorite scents of all time. it was my first scent, but even after i've tried over 100 scents, I still think Cool Water is better than 75% of designers.

    i love git though.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    If it is the vintage stuff, it is great and highly recommended...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Big fan of CW. One of the first bottles ever gifted to me and brings back a lot of memories. Although I don't wear it as much as I used to, it will always be in my collection.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    If it is the vintage stuff, it is great and highly recommended...
    +1
    Just make sure you, at least, get a bottle with script/signature font Davidoff logo and not the current stuff in block font! Delicious fresh stuff I stocked up on.
    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
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Cool thanks guys

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    If it is the vintage stuff, it is great and highly recommended...
    Agreed, but it never worked for me. Smelled great on others though, circa 1993.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    cool water is by far my most complimented fragrance. it beats fragrances that are two or even ten times the price

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    It was synthetic smelling in the 90's too. No clue if they reformulated the stuff, but it might have been your nose that has changed.
    I agree. Smells the same to me as it did in the 90's.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I enjoy it. It's a great scent to wear around the house on a hot, summer day. It performs well enough for me out in public, but I actually prefer to wear it at home.
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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I WAS in your league for 20 years...now you've kicked me out
    I do not like CW

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Cool water is amongst the first three fragrances I liked as a pre-teen, so it will always have a special place in my olfactory memories. I must have gone thru 4 bottles each of "designer impressions" Polo Sport and Cool Water, before finally mowing enough lawns to buy my own bottles of Cool Water, Polo Sport, and Bowling Green.

    I think it has had at least 4 formulations. the original vintage was as strong as GIT, but fresher, less floral, and more chemically aquatic, with a base that shared slight elements of Drakkar Noir. The mid-to-late 90's formula was like a stronger, less "grape" version of Truefitt & Hill's "Freshman", The newer batches from 2007-2010 seemed to have waay too much lavender, and be thin and timid in general, very little longevity and very synthetic, apart from the lavender. The newest batches I've smelled are stronger, and sweeter in the base notes, going back to a truefitt freshman vibe but still more aquatic and fresh.

    I like the most current formulation and the 90's formula the best. The vintage was too dark and heavy like Drakkar Noir.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    the original vintage was as strong as GIT, but fresher, less floral, and more chemically aquatic, with a base that shared slight elements of Drakkar Noir.

    The vintage was too dark and heavy like Drakkar Noir.
    Thank you for saying this. I had this vague memory there were some similarities between the two, but I was beginning to think I must be crazy.

    My lab partner used to bathe in both of them, unfortunately, so they will always remain linked in my memory with the lingering odor of formaldehyde.

    For the record, I like CW better than GIT too.

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I´ve enjoyed Coolwater for many years, although there´s lots of hate against this fragrance in the community. I would also recommend "Wings" by Giorgio Beverly Hills. Imagine Coolwater but on steroids...
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I personally find most designer scents better then my more expensive niche scents. I own many creeds etc and egh to those

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I own Green Irish Tweed. Having said that, It is mostly people who regret the huge expense they paid for GIT, when the compliments they get are about the "Cool Water" they are wearing. GIT is slightly different, but not $200 different!!!
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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    I own Green Irish Tweed. Having said that, It is mostly people who regret the huge expense they paid for GIT, when the compliments they get are about the "Cool Water" they are wearing. GIT is slightly different, but not $200 different!!!
    I agree

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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I have been feeling just the reverse. I used to wear it quite actively in 1994-1995 and ever since every now and then. But recently, i can't stand it any more (and therefore, nor GIT.) . I have put aside my bottle of Cool Water.
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    Default Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    I dont like it because i can't smell it! I bought Git and can't really smell it either! So then i got Greenbrier and guess what...i can barely smell it, but get compliments on them all.

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