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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Review: Davidoff Cool Water Wave

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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!

PS. I hit 100 followers of GFC last night, thank you!!
xo

34 comments:

  1. Congrats on the 100 followers! I'm hoping I get there very soon :) I'm glad you've found a perfume you can wear everyday at such a great price. You're right about the image...the blue and the bottle shape does make it seem very fresh looking :) xx

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  2. I love fresh smelling perfumes in the summer + smokey ones in the winter :) this sounds lovely!

    Congrats on a hundred followers that's amazing!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  3. Ooh i have this! It's such a pretty scent. I nearly always find my perfumes from the 'pull back' page in Vogue magazines!

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  4. Great review! Thanks for sharing! :]

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  5. mmm, i like the sound of a watermelon fragrance, i love anything watermelon :-)

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  6. Congrats on 100 GFC followers - well done! Will add you to my blog roll so you'll hopefully get even more followers/readers :D

    And as for Cool Water Wave... Wow, this sounds really good! usually fresh scents don't last very long (no idea why!) so I'm glad to hear this one does.
    A really good review :-)

    I will have sniff again next time I'm at Boots :-) xoxo

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  7. Interesting! I never knew about top/heart/base notes. To be honest, though, I partly buy perfume based on how pretty the bottle is.

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  8. I almost bought Daisy when I went into Boots last and it was even in my basket but then I put it back, I just couldn't do it! I like the look of this perfume, the bottle is a nice shape and I expect it smells quite fresh! I might have to check it out!

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  9. Thank you for reminding me I have this!! It's really yummy & definitely perfect for summer :)

    T & J

    www.thestylerawr.com

    XoX

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  10. ooooh my goodness- i haven't smelled this, but the flavors in this seem like they would smell amazing! i love fruity smells-and you got it at a fantastic price! also, congrats on 100 followers!!!!!!!!!! :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  11. I haven't smelt this! But it sounds loveeeely. Please check out my recent post on my top favourite perfumes. http://openboxjewels.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  12. yay well done on the followers! My ex boyfriend used to have the men's one of this.. x

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  13. Mmm I love Davidoff

    http://ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm super-clueless when it comes to describing perfume, but I guess as long as I "like" it it doesnt matter...

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  15. I’ve been on the hunt for a new summer perfume because I’m beginning to find that my Jimmy Choos smell doesn’t hang around too long! The notes on this one sound gorgeous, I might have a search for it at duty free next week! x

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  16. I'm also in dire need of a new everyday fragrance, but I think I've found it inViktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  17. Congrats on hitting 100 followers :3.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  18. aww well done
    i love davidoff cool water :) reminds me of summer
    nice review, its always interesting to read peoples take on perfume!

    eliza x

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  19. Great review. I have been using David-off cool water for several years and i am addicted to the fragrance of it.

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