Hey folks, Valkor here. Next week true believers, prepare yourselves for the premiere of the most anticipated film of 2012. No I'm not talkin about The Dark Knight Rises - that's still a few months away and you know it's gonna blow up the summer. No my friends, I'm talking about Marvel's sure fire blockbuster "The Avengers". If you don't know anything about the film, then definitely take a gander at TOV's preview. Now I know a lot of you out there will be sporting the sweater/hoodie/t-shirt/whatever apparel of your favorite Avenger. However, I say if you're gonna look the part, you may as well smell the part and the folks at Jads International have just the cologne that'll have you smelling like one of "Earth's Mightiest" on any given day of the week - and that's not a bad thing. Check it out its Jads International Avengers Cologne Set.
The Avengers Four Pack is a set of colognes that represent the core of Marvel's finest superhero squad. You're looking at Patriot (Captain America), Worthy (Thor), Smash! (The Hulk), and Mark VII (Iron Man). Contained in the box are four individual 2 oz bottles, each with their own special logo. On the Jads website (just click the logo to the right), you'll find additional Avenger related colognes such as Infinity Formula (Nick Fury), Mischief (Loki), and Black Widow (Black Widow, obviously). If you know straight away, which scent you prefer, then you can purchase the colognes individually. However if you wanna sample them all (minus the last three), then the four pack is the way to go.
I'm gonna do things a bit different, skipping the whole "good, bad, ugly" because quite frankly, they all smell awesome. Below you'll have Jads description of each of the colognes and below that you'll find my impressions starting with my favorite to least favorite.
Patriot: A cologne that pays homage to the confident, stand-up-to-bullies, hard working average Joe in every man. PATRIOT Cologne is both reserved and sexy; like a symbol on a shield or a moniker on a motorcycle helmet. Fresh notes of green lime and white pepper are the first to hit with dry oak wood, sandalwood and tequila accords finishing the adventure. Perfect for any time or place, PATRIOT Cologne puts the Novus Mundus in your strong, sensuous hands for you to embrace and discover.
Valkor's thoughts: Now this has to be the most amazing cologne I've ever put on. Dare I say it's better than Cool Water? Better than DKNY? I totally dare! Patriot has a softer yet very masculine scent that's vibrant, wholesome, and gives you that "just got out the shower" clean scent. I freakin love it! And even when the day is done, the scent of Patriot is still with you, giving you that long lasting fresh scent throughout the day.
Smash! - Very unusual and rare materials have been brought together to create a woody aquatic cologne evoking both a serene sense of timeless freedom and a single-minded, unbridled passion for life. Yuzu, bergamot and tarragon create clean, clear top notes along with unexpected accords of water lily and nutmeg. SMASH! then carries an intense woody drydown enriched with Indian sandalwood, vetiver, musk and sharp cedar. Complimentary to a full range of emotions, it wears well no matter where—at work, the lab or an evening out on the town.
Valkor's Thoughts: SMASH! piqued a lot of curiosty and it was believed to be the scariest cologne of the bunch. But as it turns out, it's actually better than expected. Not exactly Patriot, but damnit after one whiff even the real Hulk will turn Banner in an instant. Smash! is not as soft as Patriot, but its very smooth and zestier – definitely has some bite to it, but it's not an aggressive smell, it's rather… sexy. Words I thought I'd never associate with the Hulk. Thankfully it's only a cologne.
Mark VII - A resolutely sophisticated cologne forged from the sea, the sun, the earth, and a touch of devil-may-care whimsy. Transparent, aromatic, and modern in nature, Mark VII combines mandarin, neroli, nasturtium and jasmine layered with light patchouli to create a contemporary expression of "I don't play well with others" confidence; leaving you always ready for whatever a genius, billionaire, playboy-philanthropist might encounter along the way.
Valkor's Thoughts: I was more excited for this cologne rather than the other three because Iron Man is one of my favorite characters. Thought not at the top of my list, the Mark VII still gets high marks for having a cool, strong yet sweet smell to it. It's almost like a mix of Patriot and Worthy – not too soft, not too strong, but it smells just right. And here I was expecting something more along the lines of cigar smoke and sweaty hookers.
Worthy - This woody citrus cologne is a unique, meaningful combination of bergamot, frozen ginger and wheatgrass blended with a hint of fresh natural grapefruit and layered deeply with aromatic cypress. Basenotes are possessed with sensual, seductive tones of dark amber and cedarwood, protecting and enhancing a deep, dry masculine (dare we say almost God-like?) musk.
Valkor's Thoughts: Cederwood and dark amber? Yep this cologne definitely has an earthier, muskier tone to it, which is very fitting for the character it represents; it's actually stronger and more masculine of than first three, but it doesn't carry as much nor does it stick with you through the day like the Patriot. But overall it's definitely "worthy" of its name (pun very much intended).
Fulfill your need for all things Avengers, as Jads International Avenger Cologne Set is available now for the low price of 59.95, which is a pretty good deal considering that the bottles sold separately go for 30 bucks apiece. When I first heard of this four pack, I thought it was a joke, but now that I've seen, smelled, and given each an individual go, I have to say I am impressed. Jads, you have taken Earth's Mightiest and bottled them up into four fantastic scents that'll make any fan proud to wear. And even if you're not a fan, but you simply want to smell your best, then this is truly a unique way to go with as these colognes work well in any environment – business or pleasure. And out of TOV 5 stars, I give The Avengers 4 pack a perfect 5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved.
Stay tuned as I'll have some video to share of others checking out the 4 pack. And did I see mention of a Spider-Man and Deadpool scents?