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Kenneth Cole Reaction Cologne Review: Ripe Melon & Summertime

Kenneth Cole Reaction Cologne Review: Ripe Melon & Summertime

Kenneth Cole Reaction cologne is a light and refreshing scent, with prominent notes of watermelon, apple, and cantaloupe.

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Launched in 2004 and created by perfumer Frank Voelkl it’s considered a fruity aromatic fragrance for men.

Below is our short but detailed Kenneth cole reaction cologne review.

Kenneth cole reaction cologne review

How does Kenneth Cole Reaction smell?

If you love your summer colognes to be a fruit bomb, you’re in luck.

The reaction for Men starts with top notes of:

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  • cantaloupe
  • green apple
  • watermelon
  • lemon
  • lime

Patchouli and lily of the valley emerge in the heart notes with sandalwood and musk base notes balance it out.


Reaction EDT is a very youthful, sweet scent. I found the watermelon and melon dominated the scent.

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After the top notes wore off (an hour or so), the rest of the notes became more of a skin scent.

That said, while not exactly original, it is a light and refreshing crowd-pleaser. Expect lots of compliments.

Who Should Buy It?

I would recommend Reaction EDT by Kenneth Cole for younger men who like the sweet, playfulness of the fragrance.

It’s perfect for casual, summer-time events and would be a good cologne to have in your collection for a hot summer day when you want a refreshing scent boost.

The reaction is also quite affordable so even a blind buy won’t break the bank.

One note of caution: it doesn’t last long or project well beyond the top notes so you may find yourself needing to reapply throughout the day.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Cologne Review Summary

Pros: Bright, melony summer fragrance for guys.

Cons: Below-average longevity.

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We certainly hope that this Kenneth cole reaction cologne review will allow you to see what scent is fit for you!

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Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.

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