Finding a good quality fragrance that doesn’t break the bank is no mean feat, but Bespoke London have managed to crack the casual cologne market with their four scent collection. Touted as a sophisticated fragrance range for men who appreciate the finer things in life, we were keen to see how if the brand stands up.
Available as eau de parfum and body spray, each of the four scents are designed to have broad appeal. We were kindly sent the Bespoke London range in exchange for our honest opinion. Here are our thoughts.
Sweet Spice and Sandalwood
Boasting notes of bergamot, jasmine, orange blossom and of course, sandalwood, this fragrance is a definite highlight of the collection. As sweet and spicy as the name suggests, it makes for a great everyday scent that’s not too overpowering.
Oriental Woods and Amber
If you like your cologne dark, moody and masculine, then this is the one for you. With top notes of tobacco, musk and amber, this powerful scent can work well both during the day and for post work drinks. My personal favourite from the collection for sure.
Wild Herbs and Tonka Bean
A tonka bean and cedarwood base throws rosemary, sage, nutmeg and ginger into the mix to create a light and refreshing scent that once again, is perfect for day wear. If you prefer to avoid overpowering cologne, then this is the one you need to seek out.
Fresh Citrus and Vetiver
Promising notes of fresh ginger, amber and patchouli, I was surprised to find I didn’t pick up any of that in the scent itself. Fresh Citrus and Vetiver is by no means unpleasant, but is quite forgettable and definitely the weakest in the Bespoke range.
Overall, Bespoke London is an impressive range for men that delivers attractive, head turning scents at a very affordable price. The bottle design too is attractive and looks far more premium than the £9.99 price tag suggests.
The only downside to the brand is the performance, however, for less than a tenner this is understandable. Bespoke can still hold up against countless mid-range aftershave brands at a fraction of the cost. A strong recommend.
Shop the Bespoke London collection at your local Superdrug.