Though not new to the retail market, I thought this would be an interesting fragrance to review because it is very different from the previous two I have reviewed in that it is not a strictly feminine scent. Cool Water Eau de Toilette for women by Davidoff is a complex sort of a scent. I have smelled the men’s version of the scent and now having sampled the women’s version to my nose they are not to dissimilar. It felt interesting to me to wear a scent that could easily be unisex, although it is not marketed as such. It felt like you had grabbed your man’s shirt and put it on- inhaling his scent- sexy indeed!
As for the details on the fragrance it has a very clean, fresh scent with aquatic and citrus notes. There is a floral component with a slightly musky finish. The scent is appropriate for day or night, and it lasts approximately four hours. My husband said after about an hour dry down time that he smelled honeysuckle which is not one of the notes in the scent, but with the combination of the middle notes of May Rose, Jasmine, and Muguet I can see how he would think it smelled like honeysuckle. I can definitely detect the bottom note of mulberry in this heady perfume.
To me this fragrance is meant for casual wear and most appropriate for summer, although it is not a “summer version” fragrance, something about the scent just says warm weather. The most prevalent bottom note is Orris . Orris root is a term used for the roots Iris germanica, Iris florentina, and Iris pallida. Once important in western herbal medicine, it is now used mainly as a fixative and base note in perfumery, as well as an ingredient in many brands of gin. It’s also the most widely-used fixative for potpourri. (Wikipedia). Orris has been described as tenaciously flowery, heavy and woody. I would recommend trying this scent out if you don’t like perfumes that are strictly feminine.
Here is the technical breakdown:
Gender: Feminine Availability: In Production Perfumer: Pierre Bourdon
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00 3.4 oz
Ozonic notes, Citrus, Pineapple, Blackcurrant, Honeydew Melon, Lotus Blossom, Water Lily
May Rose, Jasmine, Muguet
Orris, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Peach, Mulberry
The Eau De toilette is quite strong initially, which is unusual, because in terms of oils or “juice” concentration eau de toilette contains the least other than aftershave. I thought readers might like to know the breakdown of the different forms of fragrances and why perfume is so much more expensive than say eau de toilette.
The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. These oils are called “juice.” The highest concentration of “juice” is in perfume (or parfum). Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. Actually, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are generally interchangeable, particularly in Men’s fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils. The higher the concentration of “juice” the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply. (Fragrancenet.com)
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