Schoork, my dear! What you can do, I can do for a long time ;-)
The '90s. I spent it between the ages of ten and 20. I went to high school. I graduated from high school. I was in love for the first time, drunk for the first time. I spent my youth with them.
The '90s were Guns n Roses, Nirvana, REM, Rage against the machine. Oh, yeah, Bon Jovi was never really cool. November Rain", "Black Hole Sun", "Smells like teen spirit", "Losing my religion" and "Killing in the name of". But you were also Snap!, Dr. Alban, Haddaway. Techno and Eurodance, Top of the pops, Brit-Pop, Kelly Family and the almost unmanageable number of boy bands. Hyper, hyper and somewhere above the rainbow.
The 90s were parties in the Rhein-Rock-Hallen and in the Tarm-Center. They were Smirnoff and Little Coward. A lot of Kölsch, a lot of booze, a lot of nausea.
The 90s were also Game-Boy, Super Nintendo, Super Mario, Sonic and Doom. Ego shooter on the PC. Beverly Hills 90210, Baywatch, Diddl, Tamagotchi and the G-Shock.
In the 90's the Backstreet Boys were still free to receive at MTV, Jasmin Wagner was still called Blümchen, without the 501 from Levis or the backpack from Eastpack it didn't work, tattoo chains were still in, platform soles still fashionable and the boys wore bomber jackets. The boys still wore the blonded mid-crown pot cut and the girls Buffalos.
The 90s were for me personally but also Müngersdorf. The old stadium with the tartan track. Pierre Littbarski, Icke Häßler, Bodo Illgner, Toni Polster and of course Mucki Banach. Noticeably different halt.
So what's this got to do with the scent? Honestly, not much. Besides the completely misleading name, the new Cool Water reminds me of a fragrance we wore in the mid/late 90s. I can't think of him just to die, I'm afraid.
First you have to ask yourself why Davidoff called this perfume "Cool Water Intense". Because it has absolutely nothing to do with the original. Zero. Comma. Nothing. Nothing. Davidoff seems to have copied it from Dior. They are also not the hottest when it comes to (intended) naming.
The start is, as expected, very fresh and slightly fruity. I'd sign for tangerine in here. The whole thing is directly accompanied by the coconut. And that's important to mention: The coconut or as indicated the coconut water is not dominant. You don't smell like a pina colada. I also perceive the smell of vetiver (finely dosed). The whole thing is nicely seasoned. Creamy, fresh, pleasantly woody. And the synthetics don't scratch either. For me, who doesn't like these modern and no longer distinguishable fresh-fruity-sweet scents at all, this one is more than wearable.
The base appears after a good four hours. Here the new one definitely gets sweeter.
Durability: Respect Davidoff! Respect. It holds like a Duracell bunny. Where we'd be back in the '90s.
Sillage: Not even from bad parents. Recognizable, not exuberant and therefore very well balanced.
Flacon: Geil. Just awesome. The classic Cool Water bottle in dark blue. Attention, it's coming........awesome!
Finally, I can only say that I really like the new one here. Maybe or probably it is because of the memories that this perfume evokes in me and maybe a child of the 90s will remember at some point which fragrance smelled so much more than 20 years ago. Please let me know.