Cool Water 1988 Eau de Toilette

Cool Water (Eau de Toilette) by Davidoff
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Cool Water (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Davidoff for men and was released in 1988. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It is being marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
Scent goes well with Étoiles Silver
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Perfumer

Pierre Bourdon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen notesGreen notes
CorianderCoriander
LavenderLavender
MintMint
RosemaryRosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
JasmineJasmine
NeroliNeroli
SandalwoodSandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss
MuskMusk
TobaccoTobacco
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.31425 Ratings

Longevity

6.81090 Ratings

Sillage

6.61069 Ratings

Bottle

6.81113 Ratings

Value for money

8.7175 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 29.07.2021.

Interesting Facts

Currently actor Scott Eastwood is the face of the advertising campaign. Previously actors Josh Holloway and Paul Walker (†) were faces of the campaign as well.
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ChicoRoch1

14 Reviews
ChicoRoch1
ChicoRoch1
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Cool water not cool
I recently purchased a lancaster bottle of Davidoff Cool Water expecting great things and the scent is amazing but longevity is poor. 4hrs MAX! Shoulda known better than to expect anything more because it's an aquatic and those types of fragrances don't last long no matter who makes it or when it's launched. Not quite sure why this is but it's definitely a fact. If it's in your future to purchase this item be preparex
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Pollita
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Top Review    45  
Thoughts
My Outlook recently showed me your birthday. I was already on the verge of sending off the greetings, just like every year.

Even though I've known the distinctive, for me rather deep green than blue scent of Davidoff Cool Water for much longer: I've actually only associated it with you for about 15 years now. Whenever you were in the house, you could always smell Cool Water everywhere. In the hallways, you could always smell the intense cloud of green notes, lots of spices and a rich base of musk, oakmoss, amber and a touch of woodiness. Her signature. Over so many years. Since I liked the fragrance very much and also you as a person were an absolutely pleasant contemporary for me, the overdose never actually bothered me with you. Rather with your colleagues with their niche fragrances, which had changed so much after you retired.

While most probably think of their own youth, wild parties or first love when they think of this 1988 classic, I think of one of the most important mentors of my career when I think of this deep, refreshing and, to my nose, absolutely masculine scent. I think of a manager who had his heart in the right place and who intuitively got a lot of the things that some companies are accused of today in terms of management style right back then. I associate Davidoff Cool Water with you just as much as I do your Swabian dialect, which always made you so likeable in a city where it is no longer appropriate for one or two residents to speak Swabian these days.

A true fragrance classic for a great leader and a very special person who I miss dearly.
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Behzadhz

4 Reviews
Behzadhz
Behzadhz
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Oldish Goldish
don't need to blind buy it cuz already you smell it in everywhere :) first note is so different from middle when you spray it in first 5 minutes maybe you disappointed of the smell but after that magic begins but maybe your nose use to it after a while
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Scheelinho
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My youth scent
As a teenager, I essentially wore the first 007 scent and Cool Water, paired with other "Cheapies" I'd been given here and there. After years of my father wearing the famous Davidoff classic (and I still associate the scent with him), it eventually found its way onto my shelf as well. I can't remember at all how many times I repurchased the bottle. I primarily associate the scent of Cool Water with a nostalgic feeling and a fragrance that I never questioned. Until I recently started my "perfumo journey", I must also confess to having worn Cool Water to the office every day. Now that I haven't worn the scent in quite a while, and I've since tried and worn my way through quite a few scents that are among the "good" ones in the community, I'd like to give Cool Water another fair review for what the scent is:

The scent still blows me away when I spray it in the room (probably the nostalgia and familiarity...). The longevity is really more than okay for this type of scent - I could often still detect it myself hours later, and it just made me feel clean and fresh at work. Especially for the price, Cool Water is still a great first perfume for teenagers.
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Static

33 Reviews
Static
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Helpful Review    3  
Less is more !!!!!
Beautifull fragrance !!! Reminds me of my childhood when there was more light in this world. Whenever I’m invited to a dinner or Just with friends who are also into fragrances and everybody does his best to smell Great... i overspray cool Water all over my body & nobody can guess the smell ...but everybody says i smell heavenly!

Thank you Pierre Bourdon
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Serres74
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Top Review    62  
Here I am in his apartment...
...and open the mirror cabinet in the bathroom. Immediately the blue bottle catches my eye...a smile flits across my face. No matter what perfumes I've given to him over the years...Cool Water has always been his. I unscrew the top and this fresh aquatic scent, aromatic from the rosemary and mint, catapults me back to 1989. For his twentieth birthday, I wanted to get him something special, so I diligently saved my allowance and bought him this scent. Back then, Cool Water was what Aventus is to men today.

I sit on the edge of the bathtub and wet my sweater with this scent...I breathe it in deeply. When the top notes dissipate, the lush oak moss takes the stage...paired with the musk and woods, the scent takes on depth and has a calming effect on me...somehow. I sigh. Star Wars probably would have completely passed me by if it hadn't gotten me excited about it. I can still remember him coming home after going to the movies (Return of the Jedi Knights 1983) and him telling me about it. He also had a talent for imitating sounds like the laser cannons or the TIE fighters, which made it all that much more vivid and comforted me over the disappointment of not being allowed into the cinema at the time. Star Trek with Captain Jean Luc Picard we both liked to watch as well. Ben Hur on the other hand I would never have watched but he said that you have to see this great movie at least once...and he was right, the movie is great. I discovered my love of movie tunes through him...I would have otherwise mistaken Morricone for an ice cream flavor...in general, I learned a lot from him...riding a bike without training wheels, painting, drawing, playing the piano (but I was never as good as he was) and he always took the time to take me to the traffic practice area when I was about to get my driver's license.
As I'm reminiscing I have to laugh out loud...my daughter appears around the corner and looks at me questioningly... "oh nothing honey, I was just thinking about how your uncle greeted my first boyfriend with the words "if you break my little sister's heart I'll make it look like an accident". My daughter grins... "he said the same thing to my boyfriend"...we both laugh... "well"...I say and shrug my shoulders... "and who's going to protect us now?"... "oh mom"...my child sits down next to me and takes me in her arms... "I'm sure he has a much better view of us from up there"...

R.I.P big brother...I miss you very much...
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DieEineWelle
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Helpful Review    11  
The king under the waters
Young people today can hardly imagine what was going on back in the 90s when this men's perfume was launched. People always talk about the Aqua Di Gio hype. I was there and it was nothing compared to Davidoff's Cool Water. CK One hype? Also just a lukewarm breeze against the comet impact Davidoff put down with Cool Water. I'm 45 now and I can say that no men's fragrance ever made such an impact in my perception as this fragrance did. No Aventus, no sweet Le Male plürre, nothing. And completely deservedly so.
Everything, but everything about this fragrance meshes perfectly. This fragrance is the Sweet Child o' Mine of men's perfumes. He is perfect!
The scent matches the name, like vice versa, the deep ocean blue bottle, matches both. The advertising was hard to beat for perfect accuracy. Similar to Heaven by Chopard.
The bottle is handy, looks damn good, the lettering is the icing on the cake of perfection.
Or rather, front to back: A masterpiece.
When the fragrance came out, everyone bought it. And I mean everybody had Davidoff Cool Water. And the best thing was, nobody gave a shit. The stuff was so good, you just had to smell it. Cool Water was so good that various shower gel, deodorant and soap companies, immediately brought out a product, which smelled like this fragrance milestone. ...Unfortunately
There is something special about smelling this fragrance. This perfume smells so unique and good, hardly anything beats it. Of course, the scent is now overbroken. It's nothing individual, or new anymore. The scent doesn't blow anyone away anymore, how could it after a whole generation has worn it ad nauseum. ...But still: Once a year I take out this masterpiece and spray myself full of it. Especially in winter, when it's freezing cold, Cool Water really hits the nose. That clear, fresh mint and lavender and cool, sweet aquatic men's scent cloud that surrounds you is just divine. When I wear this scent, I know I smell good. Especially in the winter, I notice the scent on myself in swarms all the time. Something I appreciate in a good scent. There is nothing worse than not noticing your own scent after 5 minutes. This is one of those scents that I wish no one had ever smelled, and then I spray it on myself and start the fucking hype
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NightyPbjm
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You can have it, but you don't have to.
Davidoff CW - a fragrance that is probably also very polarizing like some other perfumes. Since my childhood I have not found the advertising appealing (and still feel the same at 35). That's probably because I've always associated Davidoff with cigarettes. I always wondered how cigarettes went with perfume. A fallacy par excellence. What the hell... Let's continue. Basically, I can keep it short: I don't like anything about Davidoff CW.
That starts with the Flacon, which has nothing for me what makes him extraordinary. Then it continues with the fragrance itself, this also does not really convince me. He seems almost like already smelled (which is probably so) and stamped for 0-8-15.
As I mentioned before, I'm just not attracted to anything about this perfume. Even the H/S is to be located in the lower average - applied in the morning, was already to the early noon nothing more of it to perceive.
Well okay, a more positive point I have yet: I have already smelled much worse fragrances.

And now I had to write my first comment, because a statement has too few characters. xD
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Aaron95
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Like father like son
Probably the first fragrance I came into contact with in the arms of Dad. Yes, just as old and timeless is probably this Cool water DNA. But still today the fragrance is for me one of the freshest and cleanest fragrances there is. Fresh, clean, showery, masculine. I think these words describe the word pretty well. Unfortunately, the scent doesn't last too long on me. At the price is a re-spray but no problem.
I use it even often after showering simply as a fresh scent for everyday life. In the office or in T shirt in summer days, he is also always a "cool" alternative. I personally do not know anyone who finds this fragrance annoying.
A fresh masculine fragrance that is suitable for any age category, cheap and timeless with an average shelf life
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Stinkr
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My expensive bad buy
I had gotten the gift set with the perfume and all-in-one shower gel inside.
Apparently, it's aimed at mice... small is still understated. The only big thing is the price, which reflects the performance as the advertising to Cool Water propagates but not realistic.

When using then another blow: the fragrance is in and of itself a 'better' Axe shower gel, related to its lightness. The toilet smells at me after some time then but too animalistic and somehow 'old' and unwashed. One notices it is for men...

Even individually without shower gel, I would say: Cool Water is an expensive jump into older men's lightly sweaty waters (ie definitively not what the advertising promises) which delivered me in any case not the desired result.
I'm also annoyed that it's not even vegan. So I have forfeited twice: money and ethics.
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WinandVWinandV 28 days ago
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Victim of its own success, but still a solid fragrance I enjoy wearing. I don’t get the aquatic brand image as this is all green & fresh!
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StamatiosStamatios 2 months ago
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Iconic Davidoff scent fresh,aquatic,green,summery,manlly,classic,but weaker after reformulation.A bit dated but basic.Perfect for beginners.
Blako11Blako11 2 months ago
It explodes on the nose, aquatic and chemical, minty and salty.
TOPTOP 2 months ago
Cool - I remember her boyfriend on a date, nice memories
StaticStatic 3 months ago
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One of the best fragrances out there!!
Arman038Arman038 7 months ago
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Everyone has smelled it. Lovely aquatic-green scent. Propper fragrance.
TorkeTorke 10 months ago
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A classic.
Fresh, but very played out. Killed by it's own success.
Lavender heavy with a marine touch
VmitsopoulosVmitsopoulos 10 months ago
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Clean fresh perfect dumb reach for summer
TsoTso 11 months ago
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Easy grab, every day office fragrance. Easy to like, hard to dislike. No wonder it has been a top seller for decades. Nothing WOW! though.
HugoderricaHugoderrica 1 year ago
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Easy to wear, cheap and simple fragrance. Not mind blowing, you definitely smelt it before, but it always works
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