Lacoste Essential is a great fragrance, really fresh and crisp. It is a very light and casual fragrance, very inoffensive and green. It creates an aura around you without overpowering your presence.
The top notes are tangerine, bergamot, tomato leaves, and cassis. The middle notes are black pepper and rose. The base notes are patchouli, sandalwood, and wood accord. It’s very clean smelling and a perfect scent for the daytime, especially during the summer and spring months. Essentials lasts for about 6 to 8 hours, give or take an hour or so.
An interesting fact about Essentials is that it retains the fragrance of the top notes throughout its duration, which is neat since in most colognes the top notes evaporate within the first hour or so. That means instead of your cologne smelling a certain way for an hour and then changing into a slightly different scent for the rest of day, you’ll have that consistent scent throughout.
According to Lacoste, this is due to their patented Time Release Technology which basically traps the top note oils in the perfume and releases them steadily over time. Another little neat perk of the this technology is that when your body heat goes up, it releases a burst of scent. This is probably bad for running away from wolves, but great for day out in the sun or playing light sports.
BUY IT Lacoste Essential 4.2 oz bottle $65