Fortified Fortitude (Perfume Thoughts: Fortitude, Robert Graham)

9811504_fpxPlease cry for (with?) me because I am still living off my perfume samples (don’t know when the end will be for that ) but at least I am making some nice discoveries. For example, I didn’t even know that luxury shirt brand Robert Graham had a perfume line. But for sure there is, evidenced by one of my untouched samples from my pile. I didn’t have high hopes for this – I was expecting a run-of-the-mill department store type man’s scent that’s forgettable.

But I was wrong – Robert Graham’s Fortitude is damn well good. It’s a tobacco scent, soaked in boozy bourbon with just hints of vanilla to make it sweet. It’s perfectly blended and has good sillage and longevity. And the materials used seem natural and not chemical smelling. It’s pretty awesome, if you ask me. And I checked the price point on this thing, and it is fair and affordable. And it is ‘obscure’ enough that it will feel personalized – I bet a lot of people won’t know what it is. I am trying to think of something negative about it and can’t come up with any. I am even really contemplating of getting one right now. I mean, it even has a goat cap (though some may think it’s devilish) that would mirror the Penhaligon’s Portrait Edition collection. What’s to lose?