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Solid vs. Spray Cologne

Have you heard of solid cologne? What is solid cologne? Most of the population has only heard of and used a spray cologne. 

Before you read about what and why use a solid cologne and how to use it. We are introducing you to yet another of our curated brands that makes this solid cologne product to the QG's grooming selection in our barbershop.  

Manready Mercantile was created in November of 2012 by Travis S. Weaver, a small town guy originally from Zephyr, Texas. Travis began Manready by hand-pouring candles on a stovetop in his very own apartment in Houston, Texas. He began crafting other high end goods as well, which included leather accessories, apothecary, pantry items, and more.

The latest addition from to their line of fine fragrances. Formulated in-house and hand-poured in small batches, these solid colognes are a must-have! The oils are custom-made and they blend everything in their manufacturing facility right down the road from their Houston store. The solid cologne is poured into a removable insert which is then placed into a gunmetal, custom-tooled vessel that swivels open to access. Once this travel-friendly cologne is used up, you can remove the insert and put in a brand-new one! Just rub with your finger, or scoop a small amount out with the back of a fingernail, apply, and enjoy!

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Their three scents of solid colognes are Lore, Slate and Cade.

LORE: NOTES: EMBERS, TOBACCO, LEATHER, AMYRIS RESIN, WHISKEY & PATCHOULI 

SLATE: NOTES: LEATHERED OAK, CHALK, DARK MUSK, BERGAMOT, VETIVER, CEDAR & PATCHOULI

CADE: NOTES: EMBERS, TOBACCO, LEATHER, AMYRIS RESIN, WHISKEY & PATCHOULI

This was a heck of a project, to say the least, but the result was worth the hard work that all of our staff put in to make LORE Cologne come to life.

Q: What is Solid Cologne? A: Solid cologne offers a wax-based alternative to traditional liquid colognes. Typically housed in compact containers, it provides a convenient, portable option for fragrance application.

Q: How Do I Apply Solid Cologne? A: Apply solid cologne by rubbing a small amount onto your finger or thumb and then dabbing or swiping it onto pulse points such as wrists, neck, and behind the ears.

Q: How Long Does Solid Cologne Last? A: Due to its wax-based formulation, solid cologne tends to offer a longer-lasting scent compared to liquid colognes. Generally, it can maintain its fragrance for 4 to 8 hours, varying based on the brand and concentration.

Q: Can I Apply Solid Cologne Directly to My Skin? A: Yes, solid cologne is intended for direct application to the skin. The warmth of your body helps to release the fragrance and prolong its effect.

Q: How Much Solid Cologne Should I Use? A: Start with a small amount of solid cologne as a little goes a long way. You can add more if necessary, but it's advisable to begin conservatively to avoid overpowering the senses.

Q: Can I Layer Solid Cologne With Other Fragrances? A: Certainly, solid cologne can be layered with other fragrances to create a personalized scent profile. Experiment with different combinations to find one that complements your style.

Q: Is Solid Cologne Travel-friendly? A: Yes, solid cologne's compact, spill-proof design makes it an excellent choice for travel or on-the-go use. It fits easily into travel bags, gym kits, or pockets for convenient touch-ups throughout the day.

Q: How Should I Store Solid Cologne? A: Store solid cologne in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat to maintain its scent and consistency. Ensure the container is tightly closed when not in use to prevent evaporation.

Q: Can Solid Cologne Expire? A: While solid cologne can degrade over time like any fragrance, proper storage can extend its shelf life for several years without losing potency. Always check for any changes in scent or texture before application.

Finally we will ad one more new product introduction. Throne spray should say it all. Here is the description: For those who take care of business! We present the Sandalwood Throne Spray. Made with a highly refined exotic blend of fragrance oils and purified water. Spray overhead as needed to naturally hide odors. Who's to say it can't be used all around the house?