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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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I got this as a gift for my dad
Purchased

I love the way it smelled, and apparently so did he since he wanted me to order a second one. It works well for men who are traveling a lot because it is very lightweight.

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Great Smell
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Never used a solid cologne before but will definitely be purchasing this product when the sample runs out. The smell is fantastic and have gotten many compliments on it.

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Highly Recommend This
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This was my favorite product in the July Box. I'm a recent fan of solid cologne and this is a great summer scent. I fully recommend buying this product.

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Great smell
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I don't like the container and trying to get the product out, but it works well and has a fantastic smell

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Cool Idea
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I've never been much of a "product" man but so I never heard about solid cologne but after trying it I'm hooked. Great idea... Smells great and if I need to freshen-up I don't need to have a bottle and worry about spills.

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Great
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This product is great. Gotten plenty of compliments on it so far and it's only been a week. Definitely worth the 16$.

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Not for Me
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The scent was ok. I used it several times just for the novelty aspect of it but I prefer a clean smell or citrus scent. I would recommend this to someone older who does not typically wear/purchase traditional cologne. I stopped wearing it after my wife made a persnickety comment about the scent. In all honesty its not really my style so I disposed of the product all together :(

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Good value, good smell, good form
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Everything about this cologne is good, but its not quite great. Good smell, although I do feel it could be a bit more subtle. Solid form is great for transporting, although a "leaked" smell is more likely than for liquids. This could be a plus or a minus depending on usage.

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Smells great
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I ahev seen solid perfume, but never solid cologne. It goes on easy, it smells great, my only disappointment is that it doesnt seem to last very long. I would buy it if it lasted longer than 4 hours but unfortunately it does not.

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Withholds the test of time
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This cologne is fantastic. I used it immediately when I received it in my box, and it held up for quite a while for being a solid. It's also from Chicago which is great considering I'm local.

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