Swipe on a swathe of solid cologne
Solid colognes are by no means a new invention. In fact, ancient Egyptians were known to rub on a little wax-based ointment that bequeathed the wearer a little extra swag and now, the solid cologne is experiencing a revival.
Thanks to international brands like Alfred Lane and Fulton & Roark that are responsible for unearthing the long-lost grooming tradition, more and more modern gents are cottoning on to the benefits and swapping the spray for a swathe of wax-based cologne. Solid colognes not only last longer than traditional sprays, they’re pocket sized so they’re perfect for travelling and keeping in the bottom of your gym bag but the wax-formula makes it easy to concentrate on key pulse points like the neck, wrists and behind the ears so you’re not at risk of overwhelming your coworkers with a little over-zealous spraying.
While Alfred Lane doesn’t ship to Australia at present, you can pick their signature fragrances up from one of their online stockists that do such as The Executive Shaving Company. Fulton & Roark’s Shackleford fragrance, which offers a sophisticated blend of sandalwood and warm amber, is available from The Iconic and you can pick up Bay Rum’s solid fragrance for men online. Closer to home, L’ascari’s artisan wax is handmade in Australia and offers a bold and masculine fragrance with top notes of lavender, orange and lemon blended with deep woody notes of leather, sandalwood, amber and patchouli. The best part is, at just $24, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the latest bottled cologne that is being advertised by shirtless men in department stores.