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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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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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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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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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Smell okay
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The smell seems pretty average, and doesnt appear to last very long. However, the price is pretty fair so its not a bad deal.

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Perfect for travel or "on-the-go" type situations!
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I've never used solid cologne before, but was intrigued by the idea. This product from Alfred Lane offers an easy applicable, attractive scent in a durable and portable packaging.

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awesome

I love this stuff. I use it practically everyday. It's easy to use, and hard to overuse. It smells awesome. Ladies love it. Enough said.

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Great smell, great product

Smells great neat idea to have a solid cologne, this was new to me

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Wow

This seriously smells amazing! I wish there was a candle to go with this fragrance!! I will purchase this for sure

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