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Challenge Re/Fresh Lacoste for men

Challenge Re/Fresh Lacoste for men
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Challenge Re/Fresh by Lacoste is a Aromatic Spicy fragrance for men. Challenge Re/Fresh was launched in 2011. Top notes are birch and cardamom; middle notes are oregano and rosemary; base notes are patchouli and tolu balsam.

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Top Notes
Birch Cardamom

Middle Notes
Oregano Rosemary

Base Notes
Patchouli Tolu Balsam

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Great fragrance for high intensity sport but pass if you are seeking anything else, this strictly excels as a gym and cardio fragrance for spring and moderately warm summer days and mornings. For an aromatic spicy this is somewhat interesting, taking standard kitchen spice rack ingredients and blending them with the birch to create a rather uplifting and pleasant soapy scent with a touch of herbs that will catch you off guard upon initial spray, it smells like there might be citrus but it's the birch and rosemary in tandem creating that perception. This isn't as spicy as you would expect from the notes; the cardamom is soft and gentle and the oregano is blended nicely so that you catch it briefly but it melds deeply into the rosemary, birch and balsam here and altogether is very light to the point of simulating the effect of floral dominance.
This one can be had for rather cheap prices online, $20-$25 for a 2.5 oz. but if you are the type that demands a sillage monster or a high quality performing cologne you should pass on this one. If you are a guy who does a lot of sport, especially tennis or running, and are looking for something that isn't intrusive but does a great job of holding off stench without smelling like cologne guy, this one is a very solid gym fragrance. Longevity is somewhat spotty on this, with two solid sprays I get between 5-9 hours. Sillage is moderate the first hour or two before becoming soft but this will suit the athlete fine who needs to focus on other things and doesn't want their fragrance to be a distraction. Not a bad release, very organic and professionally blended.
Scent: 3.5
Longevity: 3.5
Sillage: 2.0
Versatility: 3.25
Uniqueness: 3.5
Overall: 3.20 (Above-average to good)


I liked it, not that bad. But the smell disappears in short time.

Ivan Reis
Ivan Reis

It smells like pineapple to me. I love it.


It smells like one of those generic Axe deodorants.


A close to the skin dual dimensional frag, which is a little tangy and little harsh..

I applied 6 heavy sprays

0 - 1 hours - 4.5 inch projection. This is nothing really like the standard La Coste Challenge version, instead this is more harsh and bitter and spicy and has more in common with LaCoste Essential. Not very nice IMHO

2 - 3.5 hours. 3 inch projection The tanginess which is so clear in the standard La Coste Challenge version comes in to compete with the above harshness.

3.5 hours - 5 hours - 1 inch projection

5 - 7 hours - Close to the skin

This is nowhere near as good as La Coste Challenge Standard with the black sleeve, which is soooooo tangy and youthful, projects much, much better and is less than half of the cost of this Re/Fresh version, so why buy this?


I fell in love with this frag. at the first sniff. It reminded me of my old good Puma 2002 really strong. I was almost ready to buy it but suddenly (while testing it for the last time on skin) i've got enough. It became boring and i decided that buying it would be too hasty.
Hovewer fragrance was really strong and nice.
Sillage also strong.


I have been wearing this for the past three days and what a disappointment. I can't even tell I am wearing a fragrance. I have to admit I fell for the idea of a time release fragrance. I also like essential so I thought If Lacoste was doing something spicy instead of their typical sporty scent this could be interesting.

Refresh is basically one big mess. It is almost like it doesn't know what it wants to be. It opens like fabric softener. After 30 minutes it tones down and reminds me of a generic Essential. The dry down gets warmer and let's the spice come out, but a very muted spice.

Refresh does seem to alternate between the generic sporty scent and spicy note in the drydown, but it also could be that both scents are present and the spice is revealed as the fabric softener smell fades. Either way it doesn't matter because refresh is so muted that I can't tell I am wearing it unless I sniff my wrist.

I try not to wear a lot of cologne. Usually one or two sprays. I love it when a scent slowly fades and subtly reminds you of it's prescents throughout the day. I hate having to use half a bottle in order to smell my fragrance. It makes me feel like a big cloud hovering over everyone around me.


This one to my mind is done more in Hugo Boss tradition than in Lacoste style. Refhesh is absolutely different from lemony bomb Challenge. The new fragrance is really spicy, but spicy in the rather common and watered down "hugobossy" way: I smell a mix of cardamom, oregano and rosemary. Nothing sweet here as well nothing really sporty. Challenge Refresh is manlier and more mature than Challenge but simultaneously it is more traditional and... boring? The sillage and longevity are average.


Cardamom, Oregano, And Rosemary?! Somebody is cooking?! I spotted this awhile ago but was unable to purchase it in USA. Anyway, I'd love to hear from anyone who have tried it. I bet this one is totally different from the Original Challenge, so shall I name/call it Lacoste Challenge Re/Make!? :)


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Challenge Re/Fresh by Lacoste 3.46 out of 5 based on 60 ratings and 9 user reviews

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