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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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Smells great

This solid cologne smells great and lasts a long time. It also is great for traveling because it is small, but don't let that fool you - a little will go a long way.

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Favorite cologne
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I have never used a solid cologne before but it's great. Easy to apply, not messy, and a great scent. My wife loves it!

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Eh, just ok.
Purchased

Scent is good. It is sticky and will rub into a shirt which is annoying. Don't bother if you're in a warmer climate or taking this on a beach vacation. It melts pretty quickly. Overall, I wouldn't order again.

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Fresh and masculine
Purchased

I didn't think there was anything in the solid fragrance department that could possibly be better than Vanguard, another solid cologne by Alfred Lane. Well, I was right. It isn't better than Vanguard, but it's just as good in entirely different ways.

I personally don't think it lasts very long compared to liquid cologne, but boy does it smell good. It also meshes and blends very well with soaps, washes, and other scents.

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Wish they had a monthly subscription just for this!
Purchased

MOAR!!! Love this stuff, not too overbearing, and its totally weird which drives the attention level to a 10!
LOVE IT

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SO GOOD!
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This cologne not only smells incredible, but it's so compact. I have taken it everywhere with me. The only downside? I took it to a music festival, and it melted :( ...ever since then, the texture has been weird - it got bally and waxy (understandable). Just avoid the heat. That aside, it's lasted forever! A little bit goes a long way.

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Great fresh scent

I love this. No more spray cologne after giving this a whirl. The scent is fresh, the product avoids greasy feel of other solid colognes.

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Convenient, great scent
Purchased

Can't beat the convenience of this solid cologne - I like that I can throw it in my work bag or gym bag and not worry about spills. The scent is not overwhelming, and a little goes a long way.

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