Product Type: Lacoste fragrances
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Lacoste Booster Eau de Toilette
Member Name: Gingaro
Lacoste Booster Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Smells lasts (evident after 10 hours), cheap, smells OK
Disadvantages: Ugly bottle, too heavy on the nose, strong smell on application
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. Youíd be wrong.
The first time I sprayed this onto my face I gagged! Although I hadnít sprayed any in my mouth I could actually taste the fragrance it was so strong! This wasnít 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) canít get enough of it and my local landlady follows me around the pub, not because Iím 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. Itís nothing special and if I had a choice, I wouldnít 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 isnít your young mans fragrance, if I had to sum it up, Iíd say it was an upmarket version of Old Spice. Itís not going to set the world on fire, but youíre 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.
Thanks for taking the time to read and rate.
Summary: A surprising little affordable aftershave
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