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7 Best Natural & Wax-Based Solid Colognes for Men

Naturally-made solid colognes provide a light fragrance that subtly catches the attention of those around you.  As the saying goes, a good cologne should be discovered, not announced.

Additionally, solid colognes are travel-friendly, compact, and are much more affordable than their liquid counterparts.  

We’re excited to share with you some of the finest solid colognes currently available.  From bay rum to bourbon, we think you’ll love what we found for you:

1. Best Overall: Duke Cannon Redwood Solid Cologne

duke cannon solid cologne

Makers of the wildly popular Big Ass Brick of Soap, Duke Cannon switches gears and puts together a manly and top-notch solid cologne.

In particular, the Redwood fragrance is all about strength and raw power. So when you apply this cologne, you can expect a woodsy base of sandalwood and amber with a light finish of cloves, citrus, and rosemary.  

Duke Cannon depends on certified organic ingredients, including beeswax, coconut oil, and sunflower oil, to deliver the intoxicating scent.

To sweeten the deal, Duke Cannon makes their products in the USA and donates a portion of the proceeds to benefit U.S. Veterans.

You should know that Redwood isn’t the only scent that Duke Cannon makes.  When you check out their entire collection, you’ll discover Bay Rum, Oak Barrel, American Lager, and yes, even a Buffalo Trace bourbon solid cologne – yum.

2. For the Undecided Man: Fulton & Roark Solid Fragrance Sample Pack

fulton & roark solid cologne sample pack

We’re a fan of Fulton & Roark here at Tools of Men.  We recently reviewed their flagship bar of soap and were left wanting more.  What makes Fulton & Roark special is that they make uncompromising men’s grooming products that perform exceptionally well.

Their Solid Fragrance Sample pack is the perfect pick if you are unsure what cologne to go with.  For $20, you get to sample eight distinct fragrances.  To further sweeten the deal, Fulton & Roark also gives you a $20 coupon that you can use when you decide to upgrade to a full-sized cologne, which retails for about $60.

All colognes are wax-based and contain only the essential ingredients, making them perfect for men with sensitive skin.

So if you aren’t ready to invest in a large solid cologne, we think you’ll like the sample pack Fulton & Roark put together for you.

Related: Want to learn more about Fulton & Roark? Check out our brand review.

3. Manly Scent: The Gambler Solid Cologne by Outlaw

outlaw solid cologne

The Gambler Solid Cologne by Outlaw Soaps smells like soft leather, hard work, and the hint of tobacco to create the ultimate manly experience. It goes on extremely smooth and lasts for hours, leaving you with an irresistible scent for every occasion.

The small 1 oz. cologne comes in an easy-to-carry tin that you can discreetly carry in your coat pocket. Then, with a simple twist-off lid, you can apply it midday if necessary.

Made with natural ingredients like beeswax and cocoa butter which aids in keeping your skin soft and supple, and the addition of essential Vitamins A and E help maintain healthy skin.

The Gambler Solid Cologne is still an excellent choice for men who want to feel like they wrestle bears and hunt sharks in their spare time.

Plus, it’s made in the USA – what’s not to love?

Note: Outlaw makes a five-piece sample pack for testing.

4. Woodsy Scent: Spit & Polish Cedar and Fir Solid Cologne

spit and polish solid cologne

Want to add the essence of deep woods, minus the mosquitos?  If so, then you should strongly consider the Spit & Polish Cedar and Fir Solid Cologne.  With a bold and intoxicating pine fragrance, you’ll instantly feel like you are traversing the Appalachian Trail.

Perfect for daily casual wear, the bold scent won’t linger or overpower your aroma when walking into the room.

Spit & Polish can achieve this subtle balance thanks to the strong reliance on natural ingredients, including vitamin E, coconut oil, aloe extract, Irish moss extract, and many others.  

At 1.5oz, it is among the best in terms of value.  But don’t worry, just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean it was made in some faraway place. Instead, Spit & Polish makes the solid cologne right here in the USA.

5. Small Batch: Arcadia Natural Solid Cologne

arcadia solid cologne

Want a small batch and up-and-coming product that hasn’t hit the mainstream yet?  Then consider this solid cologne by Pheonix, Arizona-based Arcadia Natural.

You’ll only find a few select ingredients in this solid cologne including soy wax, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and essential oils.  These ingredients work together to deliver a nice blend of woodsy, musk, and a fresh citrus finish.

This unique solid cologne is also the perfect mustache wax substitute that can tame a few wispy hairs when needed. 

reuzel solid cologne

Social Media darling Schorem Barbier recently introduced Reuzel, a lineup of barbershop-tested products.  From their well-performing mustache wax to their face wash and eye cream, it’s easy to see why they are such a popular grooming brand this year – they make simple and effective products.

The Reuzel Wood & Spice Solid Cologne Balm carries on the uncompromising performance.  With its woodsy and spicy base paired with a rosemary and lemon finish, it’s a home run.

Now if you can’t get enough of barbering videos on Instagram, consider following the @schorembarbier and @reuzel.

Finally, the 1.3oz size and $10.50 price point make it an affordable solid cologne.

7. For Daily Wear: The Gentleman Solid Cologne by Walton Wood Farm

walton wood farm solid cologne the gentleman

Ontario, Canada-based Walton Wood Farm has been a fixture in the natural men’s skincare market for quite some time.  The reason is that they make tried-and-true products that are ethically made, work well, and are reasonably priced.

While Walton Wood Farm makes a few different solid colognes, one that caught our attention was The Gentleman.  With a citrus and mahogany fragrance, it provides a warm, luxurious scent that isn’t overpowering.  

With a rather large 2.5oz container, you won’t have to restock it often, even if worn daily.

Pro Tip: Consider pairing this cologne with the 18.21 Man Made that we recently reviewed, you’ll enter mahogany heaven.  

About Adam

As the lead editor of Tools of Men, Adam is an expert in all things men's grooming and style. When you don't find him reading up on the latest style trends, he likes to go jogging, attempt to distinguish the differences between IPAs, and play sports with his kids.

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