Bora Bora by Liz Claiborne Cologne Review

In continuation of my recent posts of cologne reviews, I’d like to take a closer look at an inexpensive fragrance by Liz Claiborne, Bora Bora. How does this exotic scent stack up against other options within this price range? How’s the longevity? Is it worth a deeper look? Read below to find out my full thoughts on this cologne.



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Notes include: lemon, musk, woods, kiwi, leather, bergamot

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So, the first thing that I notice when smelling Bora Bora is that it is a very tropical smell. The kiwi note is quite prevalent, along with the lemon note right off the bat. It doesn’t have the same kind of bright lemon note something like Aventus would have, rather, it is a tart and sort of sour note. It is accompanied by musk and a faint hint of leather that ties it all together. As it dries down, it feels like it becomes more of a woodsy sort of scent with some floral aspects.

The projection and longevity of Bora Bora is pretty light to moderate in both categories. You’ll definitely notice it at first but it kind of fades after an hour or two into a more personal scent. It’ll still be around at the 5-6 hour mark but I haven’t been able to get much longer than that. Also, this is probably best worn in the late spring to summer, with it’s more exotic notes. It feels out of place here in the winter time.

Overall, would I recommend this? I’m not that into it. It doesn’t really smell bad or anything but it doesn’t feel like something I’d like to wear on a regular basis. It is a unique scent and very inexpensive but Bora Bora seems pretty linear and boring in its presentation. Some guys might really like wearing this but it was just rather plain to me.