09-22-2016, 08:32 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I was recently contacted by a UK based company about carrying their new line of solid colognes. The samples arrived today and I must say, it is a very interesting concept. The colognes come in small aluminum tins with sliding lids and the consistency of the cologne is similar to a hair wax.  It would be great for travel. The scents are not overpowering but, they do linger in a subtle way. They currently make 4 scents; all of them pleasant. Disregard the note in the background; it is totally unrelated.

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 09-22-2016, 08:46 PM
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I've seen some on Massdrop before.

Different brand.

Wondered what the appeal is. If the scent is subtle why bother?

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 09-22-2016, 08:50 PM
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Keyword being TRAVEL with all the restrictions on liquids and rampant theft.

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 09-22-2016, 08:51 PM
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(09-22-2016, 08:46 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: I've seen some on Massdrop before.

Different brand.

Wondered what the appeal is. If the scent is subtle why bother?
I think that is the appeal. Many people cannot stand colognes and find them headache inducing. They may like a little scent but do not want to be THAT GUY in the elevator. Tongue

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 09-22-2016, 08:52 PM
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I can definitely see the usefulness of this for my GoBag - no reason to stink just because I'm in the field, so to speak Smile

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 09-22-2016, 08:53 PM
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(09-22-2016, 08:50 PM)kav Wrote: Keyword being TRAVEL with all the restrictions on liquids and rampant theft.

That and you do not have to worry about them leaking all over your suitcase.

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 09-22-2016, 08:55 PM
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It's an intriquing concept and SUBTLE is a concept lost on to many contemporary soaps and AS. I'm curious.

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 09-22-2016, 08:56 PM
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(09-22-2016, 08:52 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: I can definitely see the usefulness of this for my GoBag - no reason to stink just because I'm in the field, so to speak Smile

I think the military would be a perfect demographic to market this kind of product. It takes up no more room than a pack of gum.

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 09-22-2016, 08:58 PM
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All very good points.

I am one who does experience headaches from cologne or perfumes occasionally. I very rarely wear any myself.

Travel sounds like a good enough reason alone.

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 09-22-2016, 09:02 PM
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It will be interesting to see if the concept takes off. It is always hard to tell.

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 09-22-2016, 09:08 PM
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Norwegian E &E military applications; waxing thread for clothing repair or wound sutures, firestarting Jell, waterproofing small items, mixing with mud to conceal blushing when  border guards rescue you and announce your in Finland not Russia and you're scaring the Saami's reindeer herds  running with them to conceal your tracks.

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 09-23-2016, 02:31 AM
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Solid colognes have been around for awhile.  I have one from Fulton & Roark that I use when I travel.  Nice stuff, although theirs is a strong scent, almost too strong.

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 09-23-2016, 02:59 AM
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There is another company, whose products I like, that has a post-shave salve. While it is more intent upon being utilized for its post shave benefits such as soothing, calming and moisturizing, the solid texture and stronger cologne-like scent actually remind me of this product. I can carry a sample of one of my favorite scent in my dopp bag and have a multi-use product.

Like was mentioned above, Airports never ask about a small item that looks like lip balm. I also don't have to either decant the cologne into TSA approved bottles or worry about it spilling or leaking in my bag.

If the scent were right, I'd use this product.

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 09-23-2016, 05:48 AM
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I'd be very interested in trying those out; for all the reasons spoken. I find the compact size and no break or spill a huge plus.

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