Green Irish Tweed Vs Cool Water [Compared Thoroughly]

Written By Zarin Tasnim

Recently I was looking for a vintage cologne for my brother’s graduation gift and was confused between Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water.

So, I tried them both and many of their different features came to light, which helped me pick the perfect

If you are also in a dilemma read along as I will give you every nook and cranny about these Pierre Bourdon-formulated scents to make your selection process easy.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Clash Of Scents: Green Irish Tweed Vs Cool Water

Green Irish Tweed Creed

Main Notes: Lemon Verbena, Iris, Violet Leaf, Ambergris, Sandalwood

Creed’s Green Irish Tweed is a vintage woody floral musk fragrance that was launched way back in 1985 and formulated by Pierre Bourdon and Olivier Creed.

With its rich, fresh, and sporty accords, this cologne has won the hearts of many celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney, and many more. But it was first developed for Hollywood Icon Cary Grant in 1980.

It opens with a tangy nuance and slowly turns powdery due to the presence of alluring flowers and finally settles with a gorgeous woody, ambery tone that feels

Without any doubt, GIT is a great present for your loved ones. Though it comes with a hefty price tag, the service it provides with 12 hours of longevity is mind-blowing.

The good news is I have also found many Creed Green Irish Tweed clones during my research. So you can try these alternatives if you are on a budget.

Cool Water Davidoff

Main Notes: Sea water, Lavender, Mint, Green Notes, Rosemary, Calone, Coriander, Sandalwood, Neroli, Geranium, Jasmine, Musk, Oakmoss, Tobacco, Cedar, Ambergris

Cool Water is another sharp, simple, and classic scent with a game-changing seductive touch. This masterpiece came to the market in 1988 and was also crafted by Pierre Bourdon.

This fragrance has a natural touch that is prominent from the beginning to give you a nostalgic feeling.

It combines refreshing elements such as seawater, lavender, and many more to give you a stimulating aura. Then it leans toward the seductive genre by combining smoky, sweet, and woody notes.

Davidoff’s Cool Water provides mild sillage and lasts around 6 hours. For those who are looking for a subtle summer cologne, this is the one for

Anyway, if you want to experience inspired scents, try these colognes similar to Davidoff Cool Water. Now that I have given you a small discourse about these scents, it’s time to find out where they clash.

Here are the dissimilarities between Cool Water and Green Irish Tweed:


The starting of any fragrance makes a great impact on the user. So, it’s important to understand the initial note composition of a scent before buying.

As soon as Green Irish Tweed by Creed opens up, you will get a lemony fresh hunch of lemon verbena combined with the powdery smell of iris. Its woody reminiscent heaved my spirits the moment I sprayed this cologne.

On the other hand, Cool Water gives a pleasing summer breeze from the beginning. It blended the salty hunch of seawater with the stimulating, cooling essence of lavender and mint.

This is not the end, you will also sense the refreshing merging of green notes with rosemary and suave-spicy coriander.

If you like straightforward aromas, Green Irish Tweed will be the one for you, but in my opinion, CW has a better opening than Creed as it provides more note variation.

Projection And Longevity

Creed’s GIT has an impressive 12 hours of lasting power. So for special occasions or summer beach parties, you can count on this classic timeless cologne.

In terms of projection, Green Irish Tweed radiated 3 to 4 feet. That means those who are standing closer to you will get your fresh, floral, and positive aura.

On the other hand, Cool Water EDT lasts fewer hours than GTI. From the initial spray, it serves up to 6 hours. If you need more coverage, it’s better to carry this fragrance with you.

Also, this aromatic aquatic gentlemen’s cologne projects moderately and is more notable to those who are in closer contact.

It’s clear that despite having similar projecting power, Green Irish Tweed by Creed lasts way longer. So, here It has the upper hand in terms of performance.

Compliment Factor

If you want to get compliments on hot summer days, Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water by Davidoff both are great options.

CW has a sharp masculine aura which turns more natural and seductive over time. When I tried it the first time, I went shopping afterward, and many asked me what scent I was wearing at the mall.

Meanwhile, Creed’s Green Irish Tweed also attracts other’s attention. As it lasts longer on the skin, its invigorating smell will leave others wondering about your fragrance while passing by you.

So, it’s a tie between Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water when it comes to the compliment factor.


When I invest in expensive perfumes, I make sure of their adaptability. So, I had to check the versatility of these vintage colognes. And here is how it went.

Creed GIT for men is without any doubt a versatile scent. In summer and especially during spring it shines the most. Its reviving aura blends with the warmer seasons perfectly whether it’s an office party, hangout, or just brunch with friends.

The best part is, that you can wear this amazing cologne in autumn as well.

On the contrary, Cool Water Eau de Toilette is also quite adjustable as it works equally fine both in summer and spring. But for colder days, it’s not a great option due to its refreshing note combo.

With that saying, I can confidently say that Green Irish Tweed is the most versatile scent here.

Value For Money

Without having the proper knowledge of the price of a well-known cologne, it’s not wise to purchase it. After knowing its scent profile, versatility, and performance, you must check its asking price.

GIT comes in four different sizes. A 50 ml flacon costs $190, a 100 ml bottle will cost you around $265, it’s 250 ml is 445 dollars and the largest 500 ml bottle comes at $745.

Inversely, Davidoff’s Cool Water for men offers four sizing options. Let’s start with its 40 ml bottle which costs up to $39.99. A 75 ml flacon is around $62, a 125 ml bottle will cost you around 80 dollars, and a 200 ml flacon is up to $90.

So, it’s clear that Cool Water’s price range is way cheaper than Green Irish Tweed. To save a few bucks it’s a great option. But if you want to buy the best performing one then GIT is the one for you even being that pricey.

Overall Scent

Getting a scent without analyzing the overall composition is like buying a shoe without trying. So, you have to try the cologne before making the final call.

Green Irish Tweed Creed has an invigorating opening that contains the sour nuance of lemon verbena along with iris’s powdery hunch.

In the middle, the fresh, ozonic aura of the violet leaf will soothe your nerves. I loved it after the tangy opening. As time went by, the core vanished, and I got the woody ambiance of the ambergris.

Sandalwood’s milky, richness came to light after a while and lasted the longest with its soft satisfying vibe.

Meanwhile, Cool Water comes with a bunch of ingredients. At the top, I got the refreshing touch of seawater which further tuned with herbal, cooling notes such as lavender, rosemary, and coriander.

As time went by, the alluring floral heart of Davidoff’s CW started to flourish.

The citrusy, bitter essence of neroli and rosy-smelling geranium were most prominent along with soft, woody sandalwood. Though it contains jasmine, I couldn’t detect its presence.

Finally, in the dry-down, I got to smell the bitter, smokey tuning of tobacco and oakmoss with musk’s woodsy smell. Slowly the aroma turned softer as cedar mixed with ambergris.

Now the question is which one is better?

Green Irish Tweed is the winner here as its overall scent is elegant, fresh, and enchanting whereas Cool Water has a more sharp ambiance.

Final Verdict

GIT and CW both have that invigorating quality to energize your dull summer days.

If you want to spend your money on a high-quality scent that will last longer, project well, and get you compliments along the way, Green Irish Tweed is the one for you.

In case, you are on a budget but still want to smell like a million bucks with gentle sillage and a breathtaking citrusy opening, then Cool Water is your ideal cologne.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick the right fragrance and enjoy the warmer seasons.

About The Author
Hello, I am Tasnim, a senior content developer at 10 Fragrances. I am passionate, brave, and up for challenges. From trying new and timeless fashion trends, I gradually leaned toward the amazing world of perfume, where scents do all the talking.

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