Duke Cannon Proper Cologne Review: Finally, A Line Of Masculine-Smelling Colognes That Don’t Break The Bank

by 1 year ago

Admit it: As a dude, the experience of shopping for cologne mostly sucks. For starters, the men’s cologne buying experience is resigned to a big department store like Macys where you’re treated to hairy eyeballs from a clerk who thinks you’re about to steal the tester bottle and an overwhelming olfactory experience. The other option: Sephora or some sort of international airport duty free shop, where it’s impossible to find a musk for less than $70 worth caring about.

On top of that annoying price tag, you now smell like an garish carnival barker in an 1920s Jazz Age novel.

Duke Cannon Supply Co. – American-made purveyor of bourbon soap and other fine grooming products for real men – is on a quest to change the cologne-buying experience. After manufacturing a successful line of soaps, beard balms, and dry cologne for years, Duke Cannon is stepping into the eau de parfum game in it’s own unique way: Duke Cannon Proper Cologne.

My Duke Cannon Proper Cologne Review

With six different scent profiles, Duke Cannon Proper Cologne is only $25 for a standard 1.7 FL OZ bottle and it comes in a packaging sleeve similar to a 12-year old single malt. You can’t beat that price for the complexity of the scents.

The colognes are crafted in small batches and subtle on the nose, with profiles that accent mossy and woodsy aromas, as well as clean petrichor on a lake shore. The scents are rich, warm, refreshing, and, most of all, real, transporting your olfactory system to all sorts of pleasant memories: A morning hike through a dewy forest, a soft leather couch in a dim library, a haberdashery on cigar night.

Duke Cannon colognes are suitable for every occasion, from a date night to a regular old day at the office to that work banquet where you’re in the spotlight raising a glass to give the toast. Throw a spritz on after a hike or a swim, when a perfect Saturday starts to transition into a perfect Saturday night.

Here are the six signature scents for Duke Cannon cologne, along with how to buy so you can try for yourself.

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Duke Cannon Proper Cologne – SAWTOOTH

Profile: Woodsy, light, bright, and airy

Type: Eau de parfum (that means highest-quality fragrance)

Key Scent Components: Aromatic, Cedar, Amber

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Duke Cannon Proper Cologne – GRANT

Profile: Musk, but on the lighter, brighter side

Type: Eau de parfum (that means highest-quality fragrance)

Key Scent Components: Warm Spice, Tonka, Sandalwood

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Duke Cannon Proper Cologne – PRESCOTT

Profile: Woodsy, rich, with some green notes for balance

Type: Eau de parfum (that means highest-quality fragrance)

Key Scent Components: Citrus, Oakmoss, Tonka

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Duke Cannon Proper Cologne – SENECA

Profile: Aquatic foundation with some rich earthy and woodsy notes

Type: Eau de parfum (that means highest-quality fragrance)

Key Scent Components: Bergamot, Neroli, Cashmere Woods

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Duke Cannon Proper Cologne – HURON

Profile: Aquatic foundation that is light, bright, and airy

Type: Eau de parfume (that means highest quality fragrance)

Key Scent Components: Aquatic, Sandalwood, Vetiver

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Duke Cannon Proper Cologne – RANDOLPH

Profile: Musk, rich and sophisticated

Type: Eau de parfum (that means highest-quality fragrance)

Key Scent Components: Bergamot, Lavender, Leather 

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Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's publisher and founding partner, overseeing partnerships and content on all channels in Los Angeles. A graduate of Penn State, he loves live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. He can be reached at brandon@brobible.com

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