Earlier this week amongst all of the beauty loot I received to test out, there was a heavy bag full of Lacoste colognes including their latest for Spring, Eau De Lacoste L.12.12. Rouge for Joe and I to become familiar with. Like a wine tasting, I set up a fragrance sampling on my ottoman and we made a night of testing, discussing cologne and laughing as he's such a trooper. Obvi I need the man's point of view! Imagine me asking Joe a million and one questions on each of the four fragrances and about cologne in general. He's so patient, supportive and knowledgeable. "Why do you like it? What does it remind you of? What does fresh mean?" You get the hint. So here are the results, from my point of view and his on the Lacoste collection, inspired by the Polo Shirt, including their newest scent in case you want to gift one to your man.
Eau De Lacoste L.12.12. Rouge
One word: Mysterious
This is the newest addition to the collection and the last one we tested out. Both of our immediate reaction was, "Wow!" It wasn't anything like the rest. It was the special cologne. "This stands out and is exactly what a guy looks for in a cologne," Joe explained. "There's something undefinable and unique about it, which is what we look for when we buy cologne." I agree and was intrigued by the scent, and looked up the notes right away. Mandarin, ginger, caramom and black pepper are layered over rooibos, organic lavendar and mango grounded by acacia and agar wood.
Eau De Lacoste L.12.12. Blanc
One word: Sweet
"It reminds me of colognes I wore in high school," Joe commented (he's 31). Top notes include grapefruit, cardamom, rosemary and cedar leaf layered by tuberose, olibanum resinoid and ylang-ylang and grounded with vetiver, suede, cedarwood and georgywood.
Eau De Lacoste L.12.12. Vert
One word: Fresh
This was Joe's favorite of the quad, my second favorite. "It's outdoorsy, which to me is manly." Notes include Italian bergamot, verbena, grapefruit, melon, layered by lavender, thyme, fig, birch leaf, iris and grounded with bamboo wood, amber, sandal wood, teak and white cedar.
Eau De Lacoste L.12.12. Bleu
One word: Sexy
A bit spicy, this one left an impression. Compared to the rest in the main collection was the most intriguing. Notes include pink grapefruit, fruits, clary sage, orangeflower, sued and cedarwood.
You can find information on all of the fragrances and purchase them on Lacoste.com.