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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

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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Smells good, doesn't last the whole day
Purchased

I do like the smell of this one, though I wish it had a little bit more of a "woodsy" scent to it, but over all it's pretty good. Only complaint is that it just doesn't last the entire day.

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Warm, inviting scent!
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Let's start with the travel aspect which I can't say enough about for my husband. Just toss in his carry on or leaves in his car. The description states a tobacco scent, which my sniffer did not pick up on. It is a great fragrance albeit it has little staying power hence the reason for 4 & not 5 star fragrance. The light scent is still great, not greasy and perfect fit for his pocket. Still a great purchase & I must say I have worn it a time or two myself when I have forgotten to put fragrance on & it is in his car. Great product, great scent, worth every penny!

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Smells Great
Sampled

Love this product. Rub a little behind my ears and on my wrists and seems to last all day. Great product and makes it easy to travel with. No fear of breaking a glass bottle in my gym bag.

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Love this stuff
Purchased

Great scent and the compact size makes it great to carry in your pocket or car for those times you need a little extra scent! Great product

5
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Awesome
Purchased

Love a manly scent and this throwback cologne stick makes me feel like a bulletproof cowboy. Definitely something that ill keep on my shelf until they bury me with it.

5
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love it
Purchased

Great manly fragrance without being overpowering. It is easy to use for travel or in a gym bag. Only reason for 4 and not 5 stars is the fragrance doesn't quite last long enough. If it did I'd rate at 5 stars. Great product.

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GREAT solid cologne!
Purchased

LOVE this scent! It smells masculine and warm. I am a barber and I dab some on my wrists before cutting hair and get lots of compliments from clients. Will purchase again!

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Great product
Purchased

I had never tried a solid fragrance and was pleasantly surprised with this; will certainly get more and recommend to friends and family.

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Great scent!

I have gotten many compliments on the cologne. I will be buying this in the near future, thanks BirchBox!

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This smells amazing!
Purchased

Really really love this scent. I'm still not sure how to use it properly but I'm sure I'll figure it out. All in all this is a great product!

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