Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Review: Davidoff Cool Water Wave
I've been on the look-out for a new Summery perfume for a few months now, I was determined to find a scent that immediately made me go 'Yes! That's the one. I want to wear this every day!" I sprayed about 30 different perfumes in Boots, I took home countless spray sticks, but I couldn't find one that ticked the box. I almost bought Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh - then didn't because I couldn't stand spending £40 on a perfume, and I'm glad I didn't now. I remember smelling Davidoff Cool Water in a magazine sample when it first came out, and loving it, so when I saw this had been released, I was itching to try it. By a stroke of luck, I found that Boots were selling the 30ml for £10 in a special offer, and snapped it up. It's a gorgeous summery scent that's a perfect smell for me, with great staying power. I find myself sniffing my wrist sporadically throughout the day!
I love the iridescent teardrop shaped bottle, and the shades of blue incorporated into it, it looks clean and fresh.
I don't really understand the 'notes' bit that's described with a perfume, so I got this bit from the Cheap Smells.com description. All I know is: Top notes are the scents you get when you first spray, heart notes are the ones after a little while, and base notes are the ones that stay on for the rest of the day.
Top Notes: Watermelon, mango, passion fruit and guava.
Heart Notes: Peony, freesia, and heliotrope.
Base Notes: pink peppercorn, iris wood, sandalwood, amber and musk.
I'll be completely honest with you here, I wouldn't know whether or not the perfume smells like these things, as I have no idea what they smell like usually, I just buy what I think smells good without knowing the ingredients. I can smell pepper in the base notes though, which I think is a real achievement. Can you always tell the notes in a perfume when you know what they are, or are you as clueless as me?
Anyway, I love this perfume, summery, without being overly sweet and girly, and with great staying power, I definitely recommend it!
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