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**Introduction** Not long after Christmas I bought an Emporio Armani Diamonds Gift Set from Boots which was in the sales and I recently looked for a new fragrance after the Emporio Armani Diamonds Eau De Toilette was running out. I looked in my local Boots and Debenhams and online and decided to try a number of fragrances in store. I wanted to get something I had not owned before and after a few tries I opted for Lacoste Original as I had owned a couple of Lacoste Fragrances before and I liked this particular one when I tried it in Debenhams. This particular fragrance has been part of a strong ad campaign from Lacoste with two other fragrances in this particular range of Lacoste fragrances. **The Fragrance** I was impressed from the first spray of this and as I wanted to make sure I got a good purchase I tried it a couple of times more to contrast and compare this one to others I tried and ones I had owned previously. This fragrance is Fresh and masculine with a lovely fruity & spicy scent. The fragrance is widely available in eau de toilettes, after shaves and also as a deodorant. It has been a popular fragrance since it's release and you must have seen the adverts on TV. TOP NOTES This fragrance opens with the fruity notes of Plum and Apple, The top notes also include Lime, Lavender, Sage, Bergamot and Lemon. I was impressed on my first test of this fragrance and these opening notes were obviously initially what attracted me to buying the fragrance. These notes last for around three to four hours before you get the blend into the middle notes. MIDDLE NOTES The Middle notes include a lovely combination of Carnation, Basil, Jasmine And Geranium. This flowery mix is really nice and gives the fragrance a subtle change. These notes last for another good three hours or so until the next notes come in to complete the fragrance's timeline. BASE NOTES This fragrance fades out with a mix of Tonka Bean, Amber, Musk, Oakmoss, Vetiver and also Cedar. I really like what this gives the fragrance. The spicy feel of these notes adds a nice touch. After two to three hours of the spice the fragrance will fade into a light scent. **Overall** This is an excellent fragrance which I would recommend to any man looking for a new fragrance, If you have had a Lacoste Fragrance before then you might really like this one. As usual the fragrance is available in a number of sizes of bottle and there are also the accompanying deodorant and after shave of this fragrance. The eau de toilette is available in 50ml and 100ml sizes and the deodorant is available in a 150ml can. I have seen this fragrance available between £12.59 and £29.45 depending on the size you get. An excellent fragrance that has been a popular fragrance since it was released. Give it a try and see what you make of it yourself. I may buy it again in the future.
You could be forgiven for thinking that everything Lacoste is expensive. I believed it to be pricey, clothes, accessories, footwear, everything Lacoste has a hefty pricetag, right? Wrong! The Lacoste Original Eau de Toilette Spray is staggeringly cheap in my view, if you shop around it can be had for under £20 for a 50ml bottle which compares favourably to most of these 'celebrity' endorsed offerings. Lacoste Original comes in a stylish but unfussy bottle, cube shaped with a block white colour finished off with the trademark Lacoste crocodile. The spray pump of the bottle is also finished in white, and the whole design has a somewhat classy feel to it. The scent may not suit all tastes, and is very different to most scents I have tested in the past. I can only describe it as fresh and very masculine, and it has a whole sense of sophistication about it. There are elements of spices and within the masculine scent that are complimented by the slightly alcoholic fragrance. I find that this particular Eau de Toilette spray is long lasting and I don't find it at all subtle. Fortunately unsubtle is something this scent carries off very well, as the scent is fresh and will be liked universally regardless of the preferences of others. I quite happily wear this casually but I wouldn't hesistate to wear it in the evening if my other options were limited. I well priced fragrance for men this Christmas, the Lacoste Original for men is sure to be a hit.