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Icebucket-Challenge with ivy water
Another one of those scents that has already been said all about. But because I like his DNA, because he is cheap to get and last but not least - because he has not been diluted to death, I like to add some mustard.
The way CW smells, I don't want to step on it. Icebucket-Challenge with ivy water is probably a good idea.
Cool Water is the epitome of a maritime fragrance, the surf around the rock, the algemarine among perfumes. I hardly know of a fresher fragrance that is so versatile to wear, that lasts so long and doesn't annoy despite its presence. At the same time, its recognition value is a problem for some people. The theme of the tingling ocean breeze is cheerfully taken up by room fragrances, wonder trees, shoe deodorants, detergents and dishwashing liquids, all the way to toilet stones. Today, the fragrance has a wide range of associations, not to mention its "You smell like daddy", which was widely spread in the 90s. But since I am one myself, I'll take that as a compliment.
And then there is of course a wide range of perfumes that also make use of the theme, but more on that later. Because those who can live with it and switch off the memory of scents will be rewarded with the finest ocean head cinema, and in the warm season, both in the office and in leisure time, they will be scented in the best possible way. CW is not really natural; nothing in the sea smells like cool water, but cool water definitely smells like sea to me
This brings us to the unique selling point compared to the well-known fragrance twins, above all "Green Irish Tweed" from the same perfumer. In the fleetingly perceived Duftaura still quite similar, GIT clearly goes the green way, delicately sweetly powdered with violet, whereby CW remains coarse and broad-legged on the ozone-aquatic highway. Again and again interesting, how similar, and at the same time different the two are. If I want to wear GIT, I feel compelled to dress a little more serious, whereas CW somehow allows to wear practically everything, from casual to smart. A little design trick beams me out of Poseidon's realm to Kerrygold and Persil.
L'Aventure Knight" also shares this fresh green detergent note. The inexpensive fragrance twin from Al Haramain plays just as confidently and persistently, but with a much less filigree definition. From Cool Water, it is separated by the ozone-sea quality anyway.
If you want a cheaper price, you can go to "Étoiles Silver" from the same company. Also this one is more oriented to GIT, but comes closer to CW. In terms of quality, however, you shouldn't expect any jumps here; after an hour, the fragrance sinks into a more indefinable, scratchy, ozonic spicy aura. Here you get exactly what you pay for.
For me the most interesting alternative is "Tres Nuit (Eau de Toilette)". Here one builds on the Cool Water / GIT DNA, but takes out the green (GIT), or aquatic (CW) sharpness, and creates a universally wearable, independent fresh scent with a powdery lavender violet note.
By the way, "Cool Water Intense" has nothing to do with the OG; it's rather a heavy sweet with a hint of coconut, which doesn't even remotely address the topic of ocean freshness.
The fragrance twins mostly go in the green direction. So if you want Cool Water because of the water association, you have to buy Cool Water, too, but given the fair price and the still high quality, this should not be a problem.