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 | 1268 Ratings

Longevity

6.8 | 942 Ratings

Sillage

6.6 | 923 Ratings

Bottle

6.8 | 962 Ratings

Value for money

8.7 | 21 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.01.2021.

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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7.5
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77Fabian96
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The beginning of a journey
Hui, my first comment on this site about a perfume. ^^

Accordingly, somehow fitting to dedicate my first comment to the fragrance, which led me on an olfactory journey. Well not quite, strictly speaking, the Esprit - Jeans Style Men was my first fragrance, but you apparently no longer get.

Where should I start with this fragrance only? For me personally with my tender 24 years, this fragrance awakens pure nostalgia. Earlier when I was still a little my father always wore the fragrance after showering. Back then, I associated the scent with a man. To me, it was clear that men were supposed to smell like Cool Water. Fresh out of the shower, and smelling freshly minty. In the meantime, my father only takes offense at the ungodly amount of bottlings/samples I have flying around at home.

The first time I bought myself the fragrance about 10 years ago. To this day, I buy the fragrance annually after, because in my opinion, there is no better "sporty" fresh fragrance.
Admittedly, I do not have much idea when sniffing individual fragrance components.

But what comes directly to you at the first spray, are the green notes and mint. This provides a class freshness kick, which ensures that you can wear the fragrance well in midsummer.

Comparisons to the vintage version of the fragrance I can unfortunately draw none, this is not known to me ^^

A problem what I have with the fragrance is that the scent does not remain particularly long on the skin. After a good hour I take the scent unfortunately no longer was.
At the low price of the fragrance but you can spray the fragrance several times a day without problems :)
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ScentSlave

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The classic soap “opera”...
... if you enjoy a “soapy” vibe, this is the one. It reminds me of a post gym-class/workout locker room where everyone is sharing the same soap. A thick, sudsy, clean, and resonating bathtime vibe. Yep. That’s what I get.

Now some people claim to get a GIT vibe... I disagree. This is a WAY soapier than GIT (which is a rich, grassy GREEN). I mean MAYBE if you wore GIT on your shirt two days ago (on a hot and sweaty day), you might say so, but no. Not for me anyway.

The post workout, locker room vibe projects modestly (mostly a skin scent) to a max radius of 2ft, but it’s a rather full skin scent, if that makes any sense. Sillage is modest as well, and longevity is 4-6 hours maximum.

It’s not a bad fragrance, but I think I of it more of an “old spice swagger/axe body wash” feeling scent.
7.5
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MarcelM1706
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A fragrance of the past, present and certainly the future
Yeah, Davidoff Cool Water is boring. But what does boring really mean? "Boring is the oppressive feeling of idleness or monotony." Yes, Davidoff is monotonous if you compare it to modern fragrances, where the aim is to reproduce as many facets as possible in a fragrance at the same time, so that the fragrance attains the highest possible complexity. But does that always have to be the case? Certainly not. It takes monotony to appreciate complexity and vice versa. Ying and Yang. So it also needs scents like Davidoff Cool Water.
Cool Water is a good aquatic scent that reminds me of a freshly shaved aspiring adult male. Wet shaved with sea water. The scent is not exciting, but it is a good, reliable aquatic scent. That's what the definition of high-quality shaving lotion should smell like, right? Cool Water is and remains a classic. It will never develop the great passion in me but I will never be indifferent to it.
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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
8.5
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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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8.5
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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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8.5
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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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Arman038Arman038 24 days ago
7.5
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Everyone has smelled it. Lovely aquatic-green scent. Propper fragrance.
TorkeTorke 3 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 3 months ago
7.5
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Clean fresh perfect dumb reach for summer
TsoTso 4 months ago
8.5
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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 6 months ago
5.5
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6
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6
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Easy to wear, cheap and simple fragrance. Not mind blowing, you definitely smelt it before, but it always works
Dan81Dan81 8 months 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 9 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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
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