Bourbon Cedar solid cologne by Olivina Men – smell like a Gentleman
This is the follow review to the recent solid colognes presentation. In this review we are tackling the Bourbon Cedar cologne from Olivina.
Like most colognes Bourbon Cedar has a mutating life. It starts off with a strong fresh tea tree like presence which within a few minutes changes into something considerably more subtle and refined. My initial expectation was to get that sweet and warm bourbon like aroma right away, but like most good things, it takes a moment. I am writing these comments about an hour after application and by now the target scent has bloomed. I will start with a wide and generic statement: I like this cologne!
There is a sweet herbal like element. That herbal element can be tied back to the “cedar” participation. The educated noses describe Bourbon as having notes of vanilla, caramel, coffee, corn, fruit and spices. This can make for a fun but also rather complex smelling combination. I will admit up front of not distinguishing that many elements, but will say that I can detect a subtle vanilla and some element of spices coming in to create a much deeper zone of originality then the common vanilla. Along with the top notes of cedar, the result is rather impressive.
Obviously our noses can identify scents, but the real fun comes with what mood these scents can invoke or create. This cologne brings me back to a simpler time, where there was less pollution in the air and you could actually smell the plants and things around you. Men wore hats and ladies had big beautiful dresses. I picture myself at the edge of a little town where many houses where built with cedar and the roads have yet to be paved, sitting in the local café. It’s late summer, around 3:30 in the afternoon and the sun has started to shift. Sipping a “bourbon” of course and enjoying a quiet moment before having a late lunch.
Well done Olivina! Well done!
This solid cologne had longer staying power than expected at some 4-6 hours.
Perhaps a small note on the ingredient list. The Bourbon Cedar has a slightly longer number of participants than what I have seen so far in solid colognes, but don’t take this as a bad sign. Quite to the contrary, the players are all part of the skin care hall of fame: sunflower oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, olive oil and grape seed oil. Some notable absentees are: parabens, phthalates, SLS and petroleum.
This is something I don’t mind repeating in all my posts: solid colognes are extremely interesting options for anyone with allergies or skin ailments because of the simpler and more natural based ingredients used to make them. I personally love them for their portability and convenience, but that is purely a practical concern that doesn’t compare to real life stuff like allergies.
Thank you to Sarah at the Push the Envelope PR for your continued support.
If you are interested in learning more about perfumes, colognes and scents, you will like this page by my friend Maria Ventvenir.