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16 Amazing things to gift this Christmas

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. In today’s post we’ll have a look at some amazing things to gift this Christmas.

1. A bottle of cologne.

2. Fitness bands or wristwatch.

3. Kindle or e-reader.

4. Diary / Journal.

5. A fountain pen.

6. A hoodie / Sweater / Sweatshirt.

7. Teddy Bear.

8. A bottle of whiskey.

9. Bag / wallet / purse.

10. Thermos Flask / Water Bottle.

11. Power Bank.

12. Headphones.

13. Bluetooth Speaker.

14. A Mug.

15. A football / cricket bat etc.

16. A beard trimmer.

Well folks that was it for the list. See you next time with a different post. Byeee 🙂

Davidoff Cool Water Gift Set Review

I’ve been a fan of Davidoff perfumes from quite a long time. I still remember those days back in grade ten, when Cool Water was my daily cologne. My dad too is a huge fan of Davidoff Cool Water. Back in my school days he would hide the Cool Water bottle in the hidden chambers of my closet because I used to overspray it and sometimes I would use it as my room freshener too.

Recently I purchased a Davidoff Cool Water gift set from Sephora and to my surprise it wasn’t doing the same magic it did six years back, when I was at school. In simple words it disappointed me. For some time I felt that I probably got a counterfeit product but then I had purchased it from one of the most genuine stores, so there wasn’t any chance of me receiving a counterfeit product.

Okay, getting back to the product, the gift set costs INR 4950, you get a 125ml EDT, 75ml aftershave balm and a 75ml shower gel. The gift set costs the same as the regular 125ml EDT. So the good thing about the gift set is that you get shower gel and aftershave balm at no extra price. But this wouldn’t be of much use if you are already stuck with some other shower gel and aftershave balm and you don’t want to experiment with something else (Cool Water aftershave and shower gel). However if you put on aftershave, shower gel and perfume (all belonging to Cool Water) it syncs perfectly well and eliminates the problem of clashing of odour of shower gel and aftershave (of other brands) with Cool Water.

In my case, I love growing beard so I have no use of aftershave, therefore I gave the aftershave balm to my dad. He’s been using it for some time now and so far there is no negative feedback regarding the aftershave balm. And regarding the shower gel, I used it a couple of times and I felt that it dried my hair a lot, so I stopped using it. Regarding the odour of the shower gel, I liked it very much, it had very fresh vibes and refreshing feel.

Should you buy it ?

If Cool Water is your signature cologne then you should go for it. If Cool Water isn’t your signature cologne then you shouldn’t because there are a lot of other perfumes out there that could be a better buy for the money you pay.

Bvlgari  Aqua Pour Homme Review

Bvlgari Aqua Pour Homme is an aquatic fragrance created by Jacques Cavallier. I got this fragrance in January 2017 and it was my daily cologne till June 2017.This is also one of my favourites out of all the colognes I’ve put on till date.

Well, speaking about the cologne it is very aquatic and fresh. The top notes include Posidonia Oceania sea weed, Santolina lavender cotton and some citrus vibes like mandarin. While the base notes include Clary sage and mineral amber which add to the woody vibes.

With respect to versatility it is more of a summer fragrance and a day time fragrance. Now if you are wondering why I mentioned it as my daily cologne, the reason is I live in a tropical place and it would be like summer round the year.

Talking about longevity of this perfume, it lasts pretty long. I would put this on at around 7:30 am in the morning and small amounts of it would be there even at 6 o clock in the evening. But this mayn’t be the case with everyone. With respect to projection, the projection would be quite good in the initial few hours and would gradually fall post four hours.

One of the other things I like about this perfume apart from the fragrance is the shape of its bottle. The bottle is circular in shape.

How much does it cost ?

The price of 150 ml  Bvlgari Aqua Pour Homme costs INR 6000 which is very less when compared to some of the other perfumes in the aquatic and fresh category which is as good as this.

Is there any alternatives to it ?

If you are an aquatic fragrance lover or fresh fragrance lover, here are some alternatives to it

• Sauvage by Christian Dior  ( fresh fragrance )

• Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Giorgio Armani  ( fresh fragrance )

• Dylan Blue by Versace ( Aquatic and fresh fragrance )

With respect to pricing Sauvage and Acqua Di Gio Profumo are expensive Dylan Blue falls closer to Aqua Pour Homme. 200 ml of Dylan Blue costs INR 8200, which means you are paying INR 41 per ml. Whereas Aqua Pour Homme is INR 6000 per 150 ml which means you are paying INR 40 per ml.

Few extra tips :

• If you are money conscious, purchasing a bigger bottle fetches you more volume of perfume for a lesser price. 50ml of Aqua Pour Homme costs INR 3300 on Amazon while 150 ml costs you INR 6000 in Sephora.

• Buy the cologne from a genuine source. Because a counterfeit or fake product can break your heart and wallet.

• I got the product from Sephora and I can assure you that it is genuine and safe place to buy colognes.

• If you are buying it in Sephora and if you are a first time customer don’t forget to ask for Sephora White Card because points are added for money you’ve spent. Every INR 75 = 1 point.  250 point* = Black card upgrade + 10% off on your next visit ( *T&C apply ).