Shatterproof Fulton & Roark Square Solid Cologne

For as long as one can remember perfumers have bottled their concoctions of scent inside ever more elaborate vessels. Some perfume bottles are artful abstractions of fantasy, others literal sculptural representations of the scent container within. American men’s cologne crafters, Fulton & Roark have taken a more modern, minimal, and travel-friendly direction, with a rugged and compact grooming product for men who subscribe to the philosophy of “form shall follow function”.

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Inside a tough-as-nails all-metal design, Fulton & Roark’s wax-based men’s solid fragrances are super concentrated formulations, meant to be lightly smudged and dabbed onto the neck (just the lightest application can last the whole day). Available in three wood and musk-infused scents, Hatteras, Tybee, and Shackleford – each named after a region reflecting the Fulton & Roark’s North Carolinian pedigree – the scents are designed with an active lifestyle in mind. The hinged rounded-edged brushed metal cologne container is engineered for abuse, whether thrown into a weekender bag, pocket, or Dopp kit, for work or play. Like a well-driven Jeep, any scuffs or dings will just add to the container’s character.

All three scents Square solid colognes are available at Fulton & Roark and selected stockists.

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