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Solid Cologne Review: Will You Love Any Of These Scents?

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If you’ve been looking for a perfume for a long time, but none seems to have that manly smell that you so deeply desire. Indeed, not only is trying to choose your elusive signature cologne a tricky mess of hit and miss, but it’s also a challenge of interpreting the array of complicated foreign vocabulary. Read on for a Solid cologne review- An ideal manly cologne to gift yourself.

Okay, but before we have a closer look at the review, let us first look at what solid colognes are. Instead of water, solid colognes use natural wax like beeswax or even shea butter. The solid cologne is applied to your skin at your pulse points, like your neck and wrists. These points on your body help activate the scent, let it last longer throughout the day, and then slowly blend with your natural scent. 

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You might think that solid colognes are a new thing, but it dates back to Egyptian times where they used animal fats and scented oils in burials and rituals. 

But the question is, why would you want to use a solid cologne, and what pros and cons do this cologne include? 

Well, let us have a look!

Pros: 

  • It is durable (You don’t have to worry about breaking it when it falls directly onto the floor or when you put it in your gym bag.)
  • It is easy to use (You just apply it to your pulse points, and you are good to go.)
  • It is a milder scent. (This is good for those who don’t like strong scents or want to leave a scent trail behind them.)
  • Privacy (You don’t have to worry about drawing unwanted attention to yourself in the office like you would do when you would have sprayed the cologne.)
  • They are kind to your skin. (Most of the colognes contain alcohol, and this can sometimes be harmful to your skin. In comparison, the solid colognes don’t include alcohol and not even water.)

Cons

  • Longevity (It lasts between 2 and 4 hours. Which is better than those cheap perfumes out there, but not as long as the expensive colognes.)
  • The availability (Unfortunately, there are just a handful of these colognes available, but the market is growing, and soon there will be more scents available.)

There are a few solid colognes on the market like the Solid-state Cologne, Lush Cosmetics Men’s Dirty Solid Perfume, Beardbrand Spiced Citrus Solid Cologne, The Musician Solid Cologne from Walton Wood Farm, Fulton & Roark Clearwater Solid Cologne, etc., and Aromi. 

But today, I want to share with you the specific solid cologne brand, Aromi.

Aromi cologne scents are available in liquid and solid versions. Each cologne has a name that you might call a man, including What a Stud, Handsome, Sexy Man, Outdoor Guy, Very Manly, Sweet Dude, Douchebag, and Masculine. Solid colognes are great for when you are traveling. And you can easily throw them in your briefcase, duffel bag or backpack.

Aromi solid colognes are handcrafted in the U.S.A. laboratory and designed with the best vegan and cruelty-free natural materials. Each solid cologne is inexpensive and comes in a convenient, portable, travel-friendly can. Amazing right?

The Six Best Solid Colognes by Aromi

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Aroma’s Solid Colognes for Men is a mix of waxes and natural oils mixed in small batches with a manly fragrance blend. Aromi was among the very first perfume companies to offer a masculine version of solid perfume.

Okay, guys,  let us have a look at the best six solid colognes:

Very Manly Solid Cologne

This Aromi’s Solid scent was inspired by a masculine man, the type of man who loves camping and chopping his own firewood. He likes wearing a beard.  and is not afraid of growing a beard. He’s a powerful and tough man, a man that any woman would fall head over heels with. 

Key features of the cologne

  • It contains Cetearyl Alcohol, Jojoba Seed Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Parfum, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lauryl Laurate.
  • It is TSA-approved and an alcohol-free perfume, making traveling so much easier
  • Cruelty-free + Vegan Cologne
  • It is an U.S.A. Hand-made product

Pros and Cons of the Cologne

Pros

  • Travel-friendly
  • Affordable
  • It lasts longer than liquid colognes
  • It’s subtle, making it easy to reapply without drawing too much attention to yourself. 

Cons

  •  They don’t stay on your skin for long during the summertime.

Notes of the Cologne

Musk, Sandalwood, Bergamo and vetiver.

How the Cologne Smells

Very Manly Solid Cologne by Aromi has a fresh, woody scent and contains a blend of musk, sandalwood, vetiver, bamboo, orange, redwood, bergamot, and orange. These manly colognes are the perfect scent for travel as they are TSA-approved, alcohol-free, and can fit right in your tiny luggage bag.

The Longevity of the Cologne

It lasts between 4 to 8 hours.

Price and Packaging of the Cologne

Aromi solid perfumes are an ideal gift for any man; they are fun scents too! Each solid cologne contains a handy portable box perfect for keeping in a gym, desk, or traveling. You can quickly check the cologne level by continuing the application until you get the desired level of fragrance you want to achieve.

You can find it on Aromi’s website at $14 per piece.

The Alternative of the Cologne

Eternity For Men cologne by Calvin Klein, an Aromatic scent for men, has similar notes to Very Manly Solid Cologne. This is a great option if you love the smell of the Very Manly Solid Cologne, but you are not a fan of solid colognes and prefer the liquid colognes. 

The top notes are lemon, Bergamot,  Lavender, and  Mandarin Orange; the middle notes are Orange Blossom, Juniper Berries, Basil, Geranium, Jasmine, Coriander, Lily Sage, and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are Vetiver, Musk, Amber,  Sandalwood, and Brazilian Rosewood.

Handsome Solid Cologne

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Handsome Solid Cologne by Aromi is a sweet and appealing scent designed for a good-looking man.

Key features of the cologne

  • It contains the following ingredients: Lauryl Laurate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carnauba Wax, Parfum, Castor oil, olive oil, Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Laurate.
  • It is an U.S.A. Hand-made product
  • TSA-approved and alcohol-free perfume that makes this product ideal for traveling.
  • Cruelty-free + Vegan Cologne

Pros and cons of the cologne

Pros

  • Travel-friendly
  • Affordable
  • Since its highly concentrated, you only need to apply a small portion

Cons

  •  Not ideal for people who prefer strong scents

How the Cologne Smells

This is a vanilla-based fragrance with a blend of mandarin, wood, rosemary, sandalwood, pine, and vanilla. It is a perfect fit for an elegant and charming man.

This cologne is packaged in a handy tin with a Net weight of 1.0 oz. It is a perfect cologne for traveling and can also be used as a moisturizer, cuticle cream, and even beard wax. You can find it on Aromi’s website at $14 per piece.

The Alternative of the Cologne

Quantum of Solace perfume by Edgardo Chiellini is a spicy and woody scent for both genders. Top notes include thyme, bergamot, lemon, green accord, rosemary, blackcurrant Ozonic notes, star anise, myrtle, lychee, aquatic notes, blackcurrant, peach, mandarin, neroli, marigold, orange, and basil.

The middle notes are thyme, angelica, lily of the valley, rosewood, Honeysuckle, coriander, gummy ferrule, mugwort, hyacinth, mugwort, tuberose, bay leaf, nutmeg,  iris, iris rhizome, clove, freesia, cinnamon, geranium, walnuts, Peony, Pine needles, Magnolia, Rosa Taif, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Violet,  Jasmine, Lavender, Gardenia, and Mimosa.

The base notes are Musk,  Civet, Amber, Castoreum Patchouli, Benzoin, White Musk, Oakmoss, Cistus, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Leather, Virginia Cedar, and Guaiac Wood.

Outdoor Guy

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Outdoor Guy by Aromi was designed for men who love the outdoors. The fragrance is earthy and a blend of the following, spruce, cedar, nutmeg, dark chocolate, nutmeg and pine. It was designed for men who love nature and are not afraid to get their hands dirty.  

Key Features of the Cologne

  • It contains jojoba seed oil, candelilla wax, castor oil, carnauba wax, lauryl lauric, perfume, olive oil, Cetearyl alcohol, hydrogenated castor oil.
  • It is handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • The cologne is alcohol-free

Pros and cons of the cologne

Pros

  • It’s non-toxic since its alcohol-free
  • It’s portable
  • You can use this cologne as a cuticle cream, beard wax, or skin moisturizer.

Cons

  • You need to reapply after a few hours

Notes of the cologne

Cedar, dark chocolate, pine, nutmeg, and leather.

How Does the Cologne Smell?

This solid cologne has been created with rich dark chocolate notes that blend with a variety of evergreen notes. Definitely a scent all women will love. I mean who doesn’t love the smell of chocolate?

The Longevity of the Cologne

It lasts between 4 to 8 hours.

Price and Packaging of the Cologne

The Outdoor guy solid cologne comes in a handy tin that’s a perfect size for when you are traveling, hitting the gym with a small sports bag, or for your brief case when you are on the go. You can purchase it online at $14 

The Alternative of the Cologne

Mississippi Medicine perfume by DS and Durga is a Woody Amber fragrance formulated for men.  

It has notes of silver fir, violet, birch tar, frankincense, and cypress root.

Sweet Dude

Sweet Dude

This sweet dude by Aromi is a casual scent with some secret elements making it an ideal fragrance for a lovely mysterious guy. 

Key Features of the Cologne

  • It contains Castor oil, Carnauba Wax,  Jojoba Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Parfum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, and Lauryl Laurate.
  • It’s handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Its travel-friendly

Pros and Cons of the Cologne

Pros

  • It’s easy to apply to your skin
  • It’s affordable
  • It’s versatile

Cons

  • It doesn’t last on your skin for long

How Does the Cologne Smell?

The cologne has a spicy, lemony scent with a blend of musk, jasmine, lemon, orange, fir, musk, vetiver, and oakmoss. It is a distinctive fragrance perfect for either day or night.

The Longevity of the Cologne

It lasts for approximately 4 to 8 hours.

Price and Packaging of the Cologne

The Sweet dude Solid cologne comes in a handy tin that makes it perfect for traveling and using on the go. You can purchase it online at $14.

The Alternative of the perfume

SHAHREZAD Eau De Parfum designed by Lattafa Perfumes has a woody scent of Oudh vanilla with a bit of sweetness. Shahrazad presents a man that is sophisticated and whoturns his dreams into reality.

The top notes are Sandalwood, Tobacco, Woody Incense, Saffron, Spicy, Apple, Ginger, fruity, Oriental Agarwood, and Aldehyde. The middle notes are honey, floral, rosewood, musk, green, Rose, Herbs, Geranium,  Jasmine, and Oudh. The base notes are cinnamon, Earthy, Sandalwood, Powdery Musk, sweet, leather, Amber, and Guaiac Wood.

Masculine Solid Cologne

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Masculine solid cologne is a fragrance created for a refined gentleman who knows how to be himself and how to have fun.

All of the colognes are made by hand using raw materials obtained from a variety of herbal or plant-based ingredients. This cologne is ideal for those busy business men.

Key features of the cologne

  • It contains Candelilla wax, hydrogenated castor oil, jojoba seed oil, castor oil, olive oil, carnauba wax, fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol, and Lauryl Laurate.
  • It is made in the U.S.A.

Pros and cons of the cologne

Pros

  • Its smell isn’t overpowering
  • It’s a cruelty-free cologne
  • It’s portable

Cons

  • It can easily be rubbed off unintentionally

Notes of the cologne

Notes of Sandalwood, Mint, Musk, Amber and Rosemary. 

How Does the Cologne Smell?

 It’s a lovely scent that has heavy musky tones with subtle notes of rosemary and mint. This scent can be worn either day or night and if you love musky colognes, you are definitely going to love this one!

The Longevity of the Cologne

It lasts for 4 to 8 hours on your skin.

Price and Packaging of the Cologne

This cologne is available in a tin that is perfect for when you need to travel or hit the gym because it is so travel friendly. This cologne is made with organic waxes and oils that help to hydrate the skin. You can acquire this cologne at $14 on Aromi’s website

The Alternative of the Cologne

Cool Water perfume by Davidoff is a men’s aromatic aquatic scent. The top notes are seawater, lavender, cologne mint, rosemary, coriander, and green notes. The middle notes are Jasmine, geranium, sandalwood, and neroli. The base notes are Tobacco, Musk, Oakmoss, Amber, and Cedar.

Sexy Man Solid Cologne

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Sexy man, solid cologne by Aromi, is a very sexy scent designed for men who want to portray themselves as sexy and breathe sensuality without giving much effort.

Key features of the cologne

  • It contains Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Parfum, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, and Cetearyl Alcohol.
  • Hand-made in the U.S.A.
  • It is an Alcohol-free perfume
  • T.S.A. approved which makes traveling easy

Pros and cons of the cologne

Pros

  • Travel-friendly
  •  Affordable
  • It’s versatile

Cons

  • It doesn’t last for long on your skin.

Notes of the cologne

Notes of Mandarin, Cedar, Frankincense, Mint, Exotic woods, Black Suede, and Exotic woods.

How does the cologne smell?

This fragrance has a blend of mint, cedar, frankincense, Mandarin, black suede, and exotic woods.

The Longevity of the Cologne

It lasts for about 4-8 hours.

Price and Packaging of the Cologne

This cologne is available in a convenient tin ideal that is ideal for your gym bag or when you need to travel and you don’t have a lot of space. It’s available on Aromi’s website at $14

The Alternative of the Cologne

Kenneth Cole Black fragrance by Kenneth Cole is a men’s Woody and Aromatic scent. The top notes are basil, mandarin orange, ginger, and water mint. The middle notes are lotus, cedar, nutmeg, incense, and exotic woods. The base notes are Suede, violet Leaf, amber, and Musk.

You’re Hot Solid Cologne

You are hot Aromi

Your Hot scent by Aromi is a fresh, woody scent and adds to a man’s hotness level. This scent is how a hot man should smell.

Key features of the cologne

  • It contains Parfum, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Castor Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Olive Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil.
  • It is USA-made.

Pros and cons of the cologne

Pros

  • Its environmentally friendly
  • It’s affordable
  • It is not in liquid form
  • It’s alcohol-free.

Cons

  • You have to reapply after a few hours

Notes of the cologne

Notes of vetiver, sandalwood, tobacco, musk, Amber, verbena, coriander, mandarin, cypress, and bourbon.

How Does the Cologne Smell?

It has a herbaceous and woody scent with a blend of sandalwood, vetiver, Amber, musk, coriander, verbena, tangerine, tobacco, bourbon, and cypress. This sexy perfume really smells like an handsome man, and it is perfect to be worn anywhere.

The Longevity of the Cologne

It can last for approximately 4 to 8 hours on your skin.

Price and Packaging of the Cologne

The cologne is in a convenient tin that is ideal for traveling. It’s available online and on Aromi’s website at $14. 

The Alternative of the cologne

L’Eau d’Issey Pour Hommecologne by Issey Miyake is a woody and aquatic fragrance designed for men. The top notes are Yuzu, bergamot, Coriander, Lemon Verbena, Mandarin, Lemon, Cypress, Tarragon, Calone, and Sage. The middle notes are blue lotus, nutmeg, bourbon geranium, saffron, Ceylon cinnamon, reseda, and lily of the valley. The base notes are Musk, amber, Cedarwood, Tobacco, Sandalwood, Tahitian Vetiver, and Amber.

My Opinion

According to my research, these solid colognes by Aromi are magnificent. The scent is musky, and the essential oils give a natural feel rather than a cloud of artificial spray. The smell is not overwhelming, although some people can find it disappointing. The main concern is that the fragrance is not an “all-day” scent at all.

After just a few hours, only those at close range will smell it. Additionally, most people prefer solid colognes today since they are highly concentrated, making this collection of perfumes exquisite for me, and it will be perfect for you too.

FAQs

Question: Are our solid colognes any good?

Answer: Yes, solid colognes are great! They are more natural than the standard colognes, which makes them great for people who battle sensitive skin. 

Question: Do solid colognes last longer than liquid perfumes?

Answer: Solid colognes last longer than Liquid colognes since the liquid colognes evaporate quickly because of the alcohol ingredient in them. In contrast, solid mixtures stay longer on your skin because it’s highly concentrated, allowing the scent to stay longer on your skin.

Question: Does solid cologne expire?

Answer: Well, like your typical cologne, solid colognes don’t really expire, but they will degrade with time.

Question: How often should you apply solid cologne?

Answer: You can reapply the cologne as needed. The cologne usually lasts between 3 to 4 hours. So you will most probably apply the solid cologne two times during your workday. 

Conclusion

I hope this review helped you guys decide whether solid colognes are something you would like to try now or somewhere in the future. Solid colognes have many benefits and will definitely make your life easier. And the best part is that you can travel without having to worry about the T.S.A. regulations.

Have you tried solid colognes before? What was your opinion? Let us know in the comments below. And try out some of the solid colognes mentioned above and let us know which one you liked the best. Happy shopping, guys!

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