Cool Water 1988Eau 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
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Perfumer

Pierre Bourdon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen notes, Coriander, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Neroli, Sandalwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Musk, Tobacco, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (1213 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (890 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (872 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (900 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 19.10.2020.

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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Marksen
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Shallow water
I'm running out of Davidoff's bottle of Cool Water. Question: Repurchase, yes or no?
Although I did not buy it myself, it was an annual Christmas present from my aunt, who died this year at the age of 90. There is no more Davidoff for Christmas Repurchase, yes or no?

My answer is no. There's no reason except nostalgia. "Cool Water" (1988) is actually nothing or television from the 80s with David Hasselhoff from "Baywatch" as protagonists.

I used to spray "Cool Water" all the time. But to get the bottle empty. For me, it's pure synthetic, smells like the sea. Davidoff's "The Game" is definitely better, but once you lose faith, you fit in anywhere.
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GivenchyPi
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Aquatic pure
Davidoff Cool Water is probably one of the most famous fragrances. At the end of the 80s this fragrance triggered a gigantic revolution, which in my opinion did not take place in the fragrance industry in this way. The enormously aquatic fragrance became the model for many aquatic fragrances, not only perfumes, but also shampoos and fragrances of all kinds.

For me personally this fragrance, even if I find it rather boring, means a lot, because it was my first perfume in my childhood.

The best way to describe this fragrance is simply aquatic and fresh. It simply smells of a breeze of sea air. In my opinion, no other fragrance is as aquatic as Davidoff Cool Water.

However, I find it, as already mentioned, very boring. The smell is okay and has nothing disturbing about it. You can wear it to almost every occasion. But it just smells like aquatic shampoo, so for me personally it is nothing special. Among the aquatic scents it is nevertheless one of the best
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JeremyFanboy
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A classic for good reason
Cool Water - the name says it all.
The fragrance is rightly a classic, as it can be used anywhere and anytime.

The price/performance ratio alone is outstanding here.
You can get a lot of perfume for very little money.

For example, when I see that a Green Irish Tweed from Creed costs 10 times as much, Davidoff Cool Water is an absolute sensation, as it has 85% similarities to Creed.

I don't think you have to describe the fragrance itself, because everybody knows it. But I think it still has its right to exist and offers a good alternative to many very expensive scents in the fresh/aquatic area in summer and spring (maybe also now and then in autumn).

The freshness of this fragrance never fails to impress me.

I see it especially at sports and in my free time, as well as in the office if you just want to smell fresh and not attract attention.

In my opinion he still belongs in every collection :)

Conclusion: The best perfume in the price/performance ratio on the market in my opinion. You can get 100 ml for about 20 € which is really a top price.

I used to wear it a lot in the summer.
There's a reason it sells so well.

This contribution is of course only my personal opinion
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FragranceFan
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A lot of perfume for little money
Davidoff Cool Water is a classic for me. Anyone who wants to smell aquatic, fresh, masculine and timeless will get their money's worth here. Sure, there are better, more individual and more complex fragrances, but with Cool Water you don't go wrong and you never get offended.
Since you can get the 100ml for 12€, the fragrance is for me an absolute must in every collection and also a super chemotherapy for beginners
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Mica76
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What else do you want to capitalize on?
I think I got the first bottle from my parents in the early 90s, for Christmas or my birthday.

I liked the scent a lot, and I still like it, even though almost 30 years have passed.
It is in itself a fresh aquate, perhaps "the" fresh aquate of the late 80's / early 90's, in itself not even particularly exciting or outstanding.

But:
There are a handful of timeless creations, of which only one comes along every 10 years, and which, as "timeless" already implies ;-), actually always go.

"Cool Water" is one of those.

If it were a computer game, it would be "Civilization" or "Doom" ;-)
If it were a movie, it would be "Jurassic Park"
If it were a piece of music, then "Sexy" by Westernhagen

... just part of the story.
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Alexxx
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Chapeau, boredom
For me, Davidoff's Cool Water is one of the most boring fragrances there is - and at the same time I am so infinitely grateful that it exists. You can always give it as a present. If you've forgotten a birthday or got into the Christmas rush and need something as a present in a hurry, you'll know forever that the one in the blue bottle will always work. You'll never do anything wrong. And even if you have to admit to yourself in shame that you really couldn't think of anything better than a present (which shouldn't be hard at all), even then the handle to Cool Water is always the number one safe, the play-safe. It is the always-goer when everything else is in trouble.

The advertising with male muscle packs, which was carried out in an icy cold for decades, fits this fragrance like a fist in the eye. It matches its aquatic freshness. He has this masculine quality. And he celebrates it like no other fragrance. But it lacks substance. Pumped-up guns, that's a good thing. But now interpret Shakespeare, solve an integral equation, tell me about the meaning of life - yes, that's where it ends. No depth. Cool Water is in bottles filled, masculine boredom, always ready to be sprayed on.

And yet. Cool Water has managed to become a classic. It has managed, probably ahead of all aquatic sports, to become THE aquatic sportsman. It is as timeless and as full of character as a glass of water. But I think he will never be odd or out of date. I have to give Davidoff credit for that - they have put this classic on the market, they have cultivated its image for years and it hasn't aged a day.

With that in mind, Davidoff: chapeau.
Chapeau, boredom.
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3lbows
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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.
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MTS
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In the footsteps of winners
Cool Water is a scent my aspiring father used to wear. It is also the same scent that an elderly gentleman on the bus next door uses to underline his person. The bottle that the boss carries from his office on the day of the pension.

A classic with which I definitely associate combative, fair and successful men with charisma. Someone who scores with his personality. Self-confident and aware of his environment. With winning character, never arrogant.
One could describe the fragrance in this way or similarly, steadfast but not stale, knows about its value in the scene, does not have to prove itself. Just an icon.

Although I am convinced that Cool Water can be worn all year round, it shows off better on warmer days. It brings out this green freshness more wonderfully than I have ever experienced from any other fragrance before.
During the day in the office he is discreetly in the background, in the evening in the exit it can be a little bit more so that he is effective.

So I carried him out the other day and was promptly approached by a woman at the bar. She said I kind of smelled like her father. With a smile I told her that he must be a successful nice man. Erataunt about how suitable I judged him, we continued our conversation and danced through the first warm spring night.
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Benedikt2019
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Timeless
For a long time I held back to write a comment on "Cool Water", the footprints of the prescribers and the general standing of this fragrance seemed too big to me. There were times when it bored me. There were times when I loved him. In midsummer it was always an indispensable companion of quiet elegance. It unites so much in itself and yet is so simple and plain. As some of you who like to read a comment of mine might know, I am not a fan of aquatic fragrances. Nevertheless, I love this "primal aquatic", because it has an aquatic nature that is considerate and above all reserved. When I think of the Acqua di Gio Profumo, however, my stomach turns over!

For me the Cool Water is also the perfect stopgap, with which you are never wrong. Its crisp coolness and fresh touch appeals to most noses. Mine, too. Also the minimal green and mossy undertone creates the image of a real sea surf without getting too mossy and algal. It also lacks the grassy engraving of a Green Irish Tweed, albeit designed by the same master. Here is the theme of the sea and this has been hit. Not a warm Pacific Ocean, but an icy cold Atlantic Ocean is skilfully staged here. In the course of time this will not change much, just stay as it starts and like it. You can also put it in the fridge to increase the freshness kick.

For me in sum one of the most timeless fragrances I own. When I think about the fact that it is actually from 1988, I am amazed that it is not noticeable. In 2020 it is just as modern as when it was created and that's great. Few fragrances can make this claim. Funnily enough, I don't have any room in my perfume cabinet either, it's just in the bathroom, in the fridge or sometimes at my parents' house. It's an ideal walking flacon just in case. Of course, it is also suitable for this purpose, as it simply doesn't cost much and can be distributed everywhere in mini sizes without any problems.

With me it is also a real power scent. It lasts really well, which in numbers is about 8 hours. Besides, especially in summer you can perceive it excellently. It pulsates beautifully when you start to sweat and thus literally recharges itself. I think I will always want to own it. At the moment I'm waiting for a new bottle and I'll be glad when it comes back. Especially today in the bright sunshine I would have liked to welcome it on my neck!
In this sense one can only take one's hat off to this timeless beauty.
Off to the Atlantic!
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Cngz95
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Aquamen makes his six-pack dance
If I had to put this fragrance in a category, it would be "summer scents for men". It comes fresh, aquatic, sassy and is probably one of the fragrances for the beach holiday.

Cool water is also proof that smelling good does not have to be expensive. Especially those who like aftershave fragrances will be very pleased. I have also been told that many women are attracted by the scent, which does not surprise me at all.

Due to its age, it is of course well known and therefore Cool Water is probably no longer an insider tip for a long time. So if you value individuality, you could make yourself a little less interesting with this fragrance, but if you don't care, you can still have a lot of fun with Cool Water today.

A good all-rounder for men up to middle age, who need an always-on fragrance for the summer!

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TorkeTorke 8 days 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 23 days ago
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Clean fresh perfect dumb reach for summer
TsoTso 39 days 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 94 days ago
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Easy to wear, cheap and simple fragrance. Not mind blowing, you definitely smelt it before, but it always works
Dan81Dan81 166 days ago
Fresh cut lawn&lavender; no water association for me.
Still fresh at current standards? Yes
Still modern? No, it is dated but still good
JohnnieShoreJohnnieShore 7 months ago
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Classic MASCULINE shower gel type scent.
Noticable in the first hours.
For daytime, outdoors and warmer weather. Not for high heat.
KLewisKLewis 9 months ago
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For me, there is a freshness that is reminiscent of Creed Green Irish Tweed, but with a soapiness that makes me think of Prada L’Homme
AithanAithan 10 months ago
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Fresh & Soapy
Perform well abt 4 hrs , then become skin scent
Smell I got from Mom, when 12 yrs old me hug her after she had her shower.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 16 months ago
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BLUE inside and outside: fresh and deep at the same time, with an unmistakable aromatic accord, it's perfect mainly in the good season
Carlitos01Carlitos01 19 months ago
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Watery accords, lavender and mint notes to give you one of the best fresh openings in the perfume industry. A must have!
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