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I have been eyeing up this cologne for years, but since I already have a few choices and rarely wear cologne, I never bought it. A couple of months ago I had a couple extra bucks laying around, decided to pick this up, and I am so happy! I have received nothing but compliments from women on this cologne. I usually hear "oh wow, you smell amazing. What is that you're wearing?" I've been a big fan of Lacoste cologne since I used Lacoste Pour Homme back in 2009. Challenge smells similar to it, but there is something just a little better, so this is my new favorite Lacoste Cologne On the first smell, Challenge has a very sweet smell, with the slight hint on a pine finish, kind of like a fine gin. There are also ginger and citrus notes that give it a clean, fresh smell. This cologne gives off a very dominant and masculine scent. The bottle itself is a little excessive. It's just a tall tower with a really big cap. Seriously, the cap is about 1.5-2" tall. It's really unnecessary. Also, it's annoying that the black rubber goes so high from the bottom, because it is hard to see how much is actually in the bottle. This cologne is strong, and seems to last a long time. I usually use 2 small sprays of colgone (one on my neck, one on my shirt collar area), but with this one, I feel like 1 spray is good enough and 2 is overpowering. The scent lingers on, and should be sprayed well before going on a date. Overall, I'm very happy that I purchased this and feel that it was a good addition to my cologne inventory. The few girls I have dated since I bought this loved it, and this is my new go-to cologne
THE BRAND People tend to associate the Lacoste brand with the high end fashion market (all those crocodile logos on plain t-shirts etc.) rather than on the Health and Beauty sector, but the Lacoste brand is an ever growing one here and is particularly big in Western Europe excluding the UK - where concerted efforts are being made to build the image of the brand and make it accessible to more consumers. To me, the Lacoste Health and Beauty range is made up of a number of high end products, and the newer additions to this range seem to have cemented this assumption further, as the fragrances are of a growing sophistication - rather than the earlier efforts which I found a tad over-powering. PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY IT The product that I purchased was the Lacoste Challenge Eau de Toilette, which was 90ml in size, and I purchased this from a local fragrance outlet, for the reasonable price of £37.99 - but I would expect to pay anywhere from this price up to £45 in some of the larger retailers such as Boots in the UK. THE BOTTLE Given the previous links Lacoste has with the sporting world, and Tennis in particular, it seems quite apt that the bottle for this fragrance is tall and the lid (and part of the bottom of the bottle) are shaped in a similar way to that of a Tennis racket handle - a tip of the hat to the sports range from the Health and Beauty sector. The standard range is available with a black handle, where as you can also purchase a limited edition range (not sure how limited this is) with a white handle if that is what you prefer. The packaging that the bottle comes in mimics that of the actual bottle, with the top half black (or white) and the lower half a light shade of yellow to match the colour of the fragrance in the transparent glass section of the bottle. THE FRAGRANCE As you can deduce from both the yellow colouring of the fragrance and the bottle, the fragrance contains notes of both tangerine and lemon, which gives a sharp citrus scent to it which is strong but not to over-powering as to make everyone either stare at you as if you have two heads or if you have just climbed out of a bin. I find that the fragrance is, understandably, almost sporty in nature which you would expect given the homage paid to Tennis in the design. As a result I find the fragrance is a good balance and can be used not just for formal occasions, but for general day wear to, and the scent has enough longevity to stay with you for hours unlike some brands that dissipate very quickly indeed. KEY NOTES Tangerine, lemon, aromatic lavender, ginger MY VERDICT A great sporty, citrus, scent that can be used for all occasions from evenings out and formal dinners to day to day wear for the workplace or just out and about - five out of five for Lacoste!
Lacoste: Challenge, Eau de Toilette Brand: Lacoste Gender: Men Contents: 90 ml Lacoste is one brand which comes originally from France and was founded in 1933 by Rene Lacoste and André Gillier. It's a brand which focuses on selling among other (expensive) clothes, shoes, perfumes and watches and all have the logo of a crocodile. For me the brand is best known for its polo shirts, it's sporty look but also it's expensive nature of its products. I don't really buy products from this brand but couldn't resist this smell. The Lacoste Challenge has a very classic and a bit old kind of look. It looks like a gold coloured bar with a black plastic cap on top of it. On the bottle you can clearly see the logo of Lacoste in the form of a white crocodile. The box has the same yellow / black color combination with the white name and Lacoste crocodile on the black part. On the yellow section is in black letters indicating that this is the Challenge and an Eau de Toilette. This fragrance comes across as very light, fresh and fruity. It's a very typical Lacoste fragrance and I was certainly not disappointed the first time I smelled it. You can clearly notice the lemon and tangerine scent but it has also a hint of spices like ginger and teak and ebony. When you spray this fragrance you first notice the freshness but when it settles down you notice more a more soft side to it. Although I really like the smell it doesn't come across as original and different. The Lacoste Challenge is a great fragrance and one that's perfect for during the day. You can buy the 90ml for about 30 pounds. The problem I have is that it doesn't really stand out from the other Lacoste fragrances. It's nothing really new which is a shame. I would buy it again because I like it but it prevents me from buying another Lacoste fragrance at the same time.
I always associate Lacoste with a certain type of man, who lives in Poole, likes boating, wears Blue Harbour from Marks and Spencer and has a side parting. I got bought some the other week as a gift and I tick none of the above! I usually prefer Boss or Joop, but thought I would give it a whirl anyway. Presentation of the fragrance is sleek and minimal with a trendy enough bottle. The bottle almost looks a bit feminine and this intrigued me. My initial opinion was that the fragrance was going to be overly potent, when I smelt the top of the nozzle. The reality though was not as expected, the fragrance was much less overwhelming once I had it on. So now onto the smell. he first thing that struck me was that it had a very fresh and summery citrus scent, this would be the lemon and tangerine pushing through with a keen stride. This in turn is tempered with a softer touch of lavender which warms the scent. Then on top of this, there are flavours that arrive afterwards once it has settled. A provoking aroma of ginger gives it a subtle sweetness which really appealed to me and then we have rosewood tucked in there somewhere too. Overall, the balance of smells in here is considered and satisfying. The smell holds up well for an hour or two then subsides and might need a new dash here and there. This is a summer fragrance, light and airy and refreshing and would be ideal for days out by the ocean or long drives in the country. The price tag of thirty pounds for a 75ml bottle is reasonable enough and I think this is a fragrance that I would purchase myself when this one runs out.
Say Lacoste, to me and i automatically think sports clothes or them white polo tops with the corcodile on, It was a shock to discover that these too had gone down the same road as many other companies. but was also amazed that they had been doing it for some while. i guess the only reason i can think of is that I have never thought about Lacoste in the perfume industry so have never looked. So after getting this fragrance i took it upon myself to discover a little more about lacoste instead of just knowing of the polo shirts and sports clothes dont worry i only used the basics for this review, it does relay to you what i did think of " Lacoste Challange EDT" Rene Lacasote, founded the "Lacoste" group back in 1933 with Andre Giller whom at the time, was a big boss of a large knitwear boss which was when the first polo shirt was first seen. In 1951 they decided to change things and started to introduce other colours. And as time progressed other items of clothing were introduced. It was not until 1980 When they started to introduce the shoes, glasses and perfume that things started to take off. With Proctor and Gamble owning the license to produce the lacoste fragrance it is no suprise that most of their fragrances would be a hit with the general public, after all Proctor and Gamble are a house hold name and it is a name people can and will recognise if put on a product. Challange is a fragrance i bought for my nephew for christmas after getting a free sample and a £10.00 free coupon from joining the lacoste site. (www,lacoste.com) Lacoste Challange is blueprinted to bring about guys to touch life's confrontations with courage, capability as well as liveliness. Life is a playground, and the guy is compliant to 'play' at a moment's notice. This attitude was portrayed coupled by Lacoste, the brand's founding creator, along with today's up-to-date, Challenge-addict men. The scent releases forcefully with modern as well as potent notes of tangerine and lemon, accumulated close-at-hand with a smack of fragrant lavender , Then for the middle notes you have spices including ginger, which is all bought together with the underlining base notes of teak and rosewood. Together they construct an asserted energy, awarding the scent its rigid depths. And they rigid the scent is very strong on the first sprays and lingers a lot! The Bottle is designed to represent that of a tennis racquet handle ,while the hard glass vial is coated in a incandescent black gentle touch grip coating like that on the tennis racquets handle then crowned with the iconic Lacoste crocodile logo, while the scent is a bright, eye-catching champagne colour. The scent is also available in diffrent formats such as shower gel, after shave lotion, roll on and deodrant stick. I was going to buy mine off the lacoste site with my £10 coupon but found it cheaper on another site Fragranceexpert.com as it was on £23.49, for 50 ml. You can proberbly get it cheaper with looking but i was happy for what i paid, and was in a hurry to buy with last minute xmas shopping as i stated you will more than likley find it cheaper, If however you wish to buy from the lacoste site then do register with them , they are generous in sending out coupons and samples. which always come in handy.
Contents: 75 ml