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Want a solid cologne with a little more freshness? Try Alfred Lane’s Vanguard for a sweet, yet spicy blend.

Alfred Lane

Birchbox Breakdown

It’s been a long time since a man could walk with a six-shooter at his hip. But while the age of the gunfighter has come and gone, his daring swagger remains. This solid cologne is called Bravado for a reason: It features standout aromas like tobacco and leather, which craft a bold, woodsy scent that smacks of dusty trails and gunsmoke. Keep it in your pocket for a boost of confidence whenever you need it most.

How it Works

If you’ve never heard of solid cologne, allow us to elucidate. This handcrafted fragrance uses beeswax as a base, which makes it easy to transport and even easier to apply. A blend of nutmeg, sandalwood, leather, and tobacco produce a woodsy-and-spicy aroma that will bring out your inner pistolero.

How to Use

Dip or swirl your finger in the waxy cologne, then apply generously to pulse points, like your wrists and neck. Due to its compact size, this travel-friendly fragrance can be stored in your pocket, and reapplied as necessary.

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interesting product

Neat concept, but the scent is a bit hippy for me.

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A little odd, but works great

The concept is a little strange to get used to at first, since I am used to spray cologne, but the stuff smelt fabulous and I think lasted throughout the day

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Great travel cologne

Solid cologne is great for travel. No liquid hassles from TSA and no risk of breaking glass bottles. This is a great way to keep some fresh fragrance available wherever you go. The application is a bit different. I had a hard time judging the right amount to apply and my first few uses felt a little light and then a little strong. I finally got it down and now I love the scent and the product.

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Love it

Definitely love this only thing holding me back is price!

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Great Idea

I love this idea and the convenience, however it seemed like the smell died down immediately after I put it on.

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Interesting product

It's strange to use a solid cologne at first - I don't think I'd even seen anything like it. But it's practical for travel, when you don't necessarily want to carry a bottle of liquid around with you.

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Wow

I've never heard of solid cologne before this but I love how long it lasts and the scent was great, my girlfriend was a big fan and immediately requested that I order more. This will be one of my main go to scents this fall.

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Great idea

This is a great travel fragrance. I often can't bring cologne if I carry on. Problem solved. Plus it smells great.

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Love the smell

I was already an owner of this product when it came in my Birchbox but I was more than happy to take more of it. It's an amazing smell and it is easy to apply. Highly recommend it.

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Great for traveling...

Although I typically prefer liquid forms of cologne, I figure that this product will be great for easy traveling when I just want to use a carry-on. The scent was very nice.

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