If you say Kenneth Cole, you are invariably going to see someone roll their eyes up in disgust. Its not that Kenneth Cole is a manufacturer of poor quality, but rather most of their items will “price you out of your house and car note.” You can go to one of their stores and see this for yourself. Want a $75 t-shirt? How about $150 slacks? Or would you like a $100 hat, that looks like what Gilligan used to wear on that 1970’s television show? Their prices for fashion items can be a bit overwhelming, but thankfully most of their fragrances are kept in the reasonable range. One of their more popular ones, the Reaction, is just a bit more than their Black and Signature lines. Now that it is being offered as part of a gift set, its an even better value, as a lot of department stores are getting ready for father’s day.
Reaction is the ultimate “compromise” cologne, as it is “sporty and young,” while still being sophisticated enough to be considered “mature and okay for formal wear.” While its ideally a casual cologne, its fine in the gym or boardroom alike. The clear bottle with the “Reaction” written in yellowish green letters is bold, and this fragrance is no slouch, as it will get you noticed. However, this will be in a good way, as it incorporates green apple, along with hints of citrus, musk, and tobacco that mesh well together. Its sporty enough for an eighteen year old, but not too much so for a guy in his fifties, because this cologne might drop down his chronological age by being a tad hip.
This cologne lasts a long time. Don’t worry about more than a spray or two, because it will hold up under intense workouts or stressful days on the job. As part of the gift set, you get a 2.7 oz eau de toilette sprayer, a 2.5 oz after shave gel, and a 2.6 oz deodorant stick. For under $50, that’s a deal that just should not be avoided. You can do a lot worse than that, and considering this is a fine scent, it would be wise to buy one for your father and for yourself. Its not the newest cologne on the market, but its not been around since the 1970’s since some of the Polo products still available at stores throughout the world.
Reaction is an appropriate name for this product. This cologne will get you a lot of attention, so as long as you are conservative with the spraying, you should be just fine. Its sportiness and musky notes seem to become enhanced after several hours of wear, and combining it with aftershave gel and the deodorant is a real hat trick. Usually a 2.7 oz bottle is around $50, so you are basically getting the deodorant and aftershave gel for free with the purchase of the newly released gift set. It will probably be back around Christmas time as well, because you just cannot go wrong with Kenneth Cole Reaction. Its a fantastic scent, that just seems to be right for every type of man, no matter what age.