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Lacoste Booster Eau de Toilette

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Brand: Lacoste / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for men / What it does: brightens,

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      01.02.2010 22:59

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      Average

      Lacoste Booster is an average Fragrance that smells quite plane but is not very expensive considering the amount you get.
      I think it is not designed very appealing compared to a lot of the other fragrances.
      I think the value for money is poor and is not worth wearing as the smell is quite plane and doesn't smell brilliant, I think the design is cheap and tacky as well as being a quite disgusting colour and doesn't attract my attention at all, this is the type of product you expect from people at Christmas that you think will be very nice however it isn't and you just don't want to wear it again.
      Lacoste Booster is definitely the worst Lacoste fragrance available however the cheapest so if you don't have much money to spend on fragrances this is the one for you.
      Overall the product is quite poor its brand name seems to make it stand out more but I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends or anyone in particular. Definitely a poor buy and I'm sorry but a poor review but through personal experience I advise you not to buy this product.

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      20.10.2005 15:07
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      A surprising little affordable aftershave

      Today's fragrance to come under the microscope is Lacoste Booster.

      As you may be aware, I like my smelly products and this bottle entered my collection thanks to my brother. He left it at my house after staying for a few days. It sat in my bathroom for well over twelve months before I actually smelt it out of curiosity! The reason it had never aroused the urge to smell it previously is due to the extremely ugly packaging! The bottle looks ugly, cheap and very tacky!

      The picture above shows you what the new bottle looks like, however it has to be seen first hand to appreciate how bad it is. The version I have is green bottle coated in white plastic with a white plastic pump spray. Classy, I think not. I have never seen this aftershave in my local Boots or Rackhams and even if I had, the bottle would have made me steer well clear.

      This fragrance was launched in 1996 and is aimed at the sporty, adventurous type of man who wants to feel manly but pleasant at the same time. Taking a peek at the Lacoste website will throw reams of information relating to the history of the company and what this fragrance will do for you.

      The notes to Lacoste Booster state that this fragrance has hints of Menthol, Nutmeg, Eucalyptus and Lavender. Taking those main ingredients into account you would think this aftershave would have a very fresh, sweet smelling aroma with wooden undertones. You’d be wrong.

      The first time I sprayed this onto my face I gagged! Although I hadn’t sprayed any in my mouth I could actually taste the fragrance it was so strong! This wasn’t a fruity, sweet smell. It was heavy and extremely overpowering. It was difficult to actually distinguish any particular smells at all.

      Obviously panic set in. I stank! I was late for work and I literally hummed to high heaven of this stuff. Rather than taking another bath, I headed off to work with rather paranoid thoughts running through my mind. Surprisingly, given 20 minutes, the fragrance changed dramatically. The overpowering odour had calmed down and certain smells became evident. The Lavender in particular was most noticeable, and rather than being heavy on my nose, it was bearable and in all honesty, quite refreshing for such an earthy aftershave.

      After a few hours of wear, the smell changed again. The ingredients although surprising combined well to give a heavy citrus smell.

      Marketed as a manly aftershave it did have that rough around the edges smell, but with only a small amount of time was needed for this to transform into an elegant, subtle fragrance that drew compliments from young and old alike. Jo1l (being in the young camp) can’t get enough of it and my local landlady follows me around the pub, not because I’m a dodgy character, but because she adores the lingering smell.

      Given that the fragrance starts off being so powerful and heavy, only a little is needed to give you a great feel. Personally, I would recommend this to men aged 30+, and for use really during the day. It’s nothing special and if I had a choice, I wouldn’t use this as a pulling fragrance as there are much better aftershaves on the market that will bring the ladies flocking (namely CK Truth, Acqua de Gio and Joop).

      This isn’t your young mans fragrance, if I had to sum it up, I’d say it was an upmarket version of Old Spice. It’s not going to set the world on fire, but you’re not going to knock people out with the stench.

      The cheapest I have seen Lacoste Booster was online at www.strawberrynet.com for £10.40 for a 50ml bottle. Bearing in mind only a tiny bit is required this is great value for money. Not only is this really cheap, the smell lingers for an absolute age still being evident after 10 hours.

      Lacoste Booster is too heavy a fragrance for me. I personally would only buy this if I was watching the pennies.

      I prefer to pay that little bit extra and get a light, fruity sweet smelling fragrance from one of the more established fashion/fragrance houses. If you like/enjoy Old Spice, Brut or Fahrenheit this would suit you down to the ground for daywear, and daywear only.

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      Thanks for taking the time to read and rate.



      Steve :o)

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        15.10.2005 17:29

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        It's nothing special.

        The bottle I am reviewing here is the 125ml Eau De Toilette - to avoid any confusion, this is a mens fragrance.

        Lacoste Booster is described as being a sharp, fruity fragrance. A hint of nutmeg is combined with a blend of peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus and menthol.

        The packaging on this bottle quite blatanty displays the Lacoste logo proudly for all to see, so, if you are a fan of the other fragrances in the lacoste range, its a safe bet that you are probably going to like this one too!

        As you can see from the ingredients above, it's quite a light airy and slightly citrusy fragrance, as most Lacoste fragrances tend to be in my opinion. It has a very "fresh" fragrance to it, but it's not the kind of thing that stands out - its just very.... ordinary. Also, because of it's freshness and it's lightness, it's not the kind of fragrance to last you all day and it does wear off relatively quickly.

        However, having said that, it's certainly the kind of thing you could buy as a gift, especially as it's available elatively cheaply, and its inoffensive enough to appeal to a wide male audience.

        In conclusion, I would say it's "nice" but its just that - I have no strong feelings about this fragrance one way or the other.

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      Released in 1996, Booster is a sharp, masculine, fruity fragrance that contains a blend of menthol, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and nutmeg.