Message In A Bottle: Lacoste L.12.12
To say that I’m thrilled to be home after 37 days on the road would be the understatement of the year. I always have the oddest feeling when I finally do return home, however. And that is that no matter how long I’ve been away – a day or two, a week, a month – it always feels like I never left. Sure, there are symbols of my long absence, like piles of mail to open, suitcases to unpack, and a bare refrigerator to restock, but I generally feel like I’m picking up right where I left off. It’s like that friend you have who you see once every five years but every time you get together it’s as though no time has passed at all.
| MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE | Lacoste’s L.12.12 Jaune fragrance bottles up optimism, positive energy, radiance, and joie de vivre. A perfect spring expression. | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo
There is one thing that feels incredibly different though: the weather. When I hit the road in late February, it was grey, snowy, and absolutely freezing. Now that felt like years ago when I was greeting by the perfect spring weather. And the timing couldn’t have been more welcome. Traveling is fun, but as I’ve mentioned, it’s also extremely tiring and can leave you a more than a touch homesick. Nothing like a bright yellow sun and warm temperatures to stoke some optimism and positive energy.
As the seasons shift, not only do I look forward to changing up my wardrobe – heavy coats and winter-weight garments get retired for six or so months – but also the fragrance I wear. Cologne is one of those non-sartorial finishing touches that really helps to pull everything together and just like how I want my clothes to complement the season, my cologne needs to do the same.
I like my spring fragrance to be light but still have some richness underneath. The new Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune has found a permanent home in my spring rotation. I get notes of grapefruit and peppercorn on top of a little bit of pine and amber. For me, the amber is what really makes this fragrance.
The entire collection of fragrances is inspired by Rene Lacoste’s iconic menswear garments. I absolutely love when something classic is reinterpreted and given a new voice and different expression via a completely different medium.
| LE CROCODILE CLASSIQUE | Rene Lacoste’s iconic polo shirt heralded the birth of contemporary sportswear and serves as the inspiration for the new Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 fragrance collection.
Each fragrance in the line – I’ve sampled them all – gives off a completely different emotion. Jaune (Yellow)/optimism, Blanc (White)/pure, Bleu (Blue)/powerful, Rouge (Red)/energetic, and Noir (Black)/intense.
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Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Lacoste Fragrance. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lacoste Fragrance.