A Man’s Cologne Eau de Parfum
A Man’s Cologne Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by Gravel. The notes of this fragrance are Bergamot, orange, patchouli, tonka bean, benzoin, incense, vetiver, musk
There are fragrances that are defined by their era, and then there are fragrances that outlast their own era and become immortal. Gravel is just such a fragrance. Originally invented by Michael Knudsen in 1957, Gravel A Man’s Cologne was a different sort of men’s scent right from the start- sold exclusively at select boutiques and featuring a distinctive profile- fresh, fruity citrus that transitions into a never-too-heavy blend of balsamic woody notes. The base blends powdery tonka, a secret selection of spices, and a mineralic, lightly industrial aura of incense and vetiver that does indeed call to mind the name of the fragrance- and yes, those are real pieces of gravel in the bottle, perhaps imbuing their own unique character over time. The result is a scent that we’d imagine has the exact same balance of elegant classicism and sexy modernity in 2019 as it did more than half a century ago. Gravel A Man’s Cologne is, by any standard, a legendary scent. Who couldn’t use one of those in their life?