Aromatic tobacco complemented with notes of leather and rich vanilla

.2oz Solid Cologne


Now available in our permanent collection, Sterling was our all-time fastest-selling Limited Reserve cologne. Sterling is our homage to the rich and complex fragrance that is tobacco, and we spent more than a year getting the formulas just right. The aromatic blend opens with warm and sweet tobacco, which gives way to smooth leather and is completed with notes of dark amber and vanilla. The resulting fragrance is assertive but not aggressive, possessing masculinity without machismo.

Sterling was named for Mount Sterling in the Western Mountains of North Carolina. While not easily accessible, the hike to the top of the abandoned fire tower on the mountain's peak is worth the effort. We think that like climb, your experience with Sterling will be well worth the wait.

Ritual Timing

Daily users: 4 months
Regular users: 7 months

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Solid Cologne

Each Fulton & Roark fragrance is designed to evoke a vivid feeling, and a sense of atmosphere and occasion. Using a blend of naturally sourced essential oils and premium fragrance ingredients, each cologne offers its own experience.

These highly concentrated solid colognes offer a long-lasting and steady fragrance designed to keep you fresh. More subtle than their liquid counterparts, F&R’s solids provide a personal fragrance--for those who are close to you, but not the whole office.

The solid metal containers travel easily in a gym bag, pocket or carry-on, allowing a man to smell his best no matter where he goes.

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Nathan M.
United States

My girlfriend loves it

I have been shopping around a lot of fragrance options lately. Tried 3 or 4 of the heavily marketed mens products that I’m sure everyone is seeing on instagram, and this has by far been the best! The only thing that would be better is if they offered a Juniper and sage blend so I could have 2 go to scents.

Eric R.
United States

Complex, but balanced scent, not overpowering.

Great, ordered the sampler pack, and this was the definite winner for me.

Peter Athas

Not for me

Having tried the sample pack and really liking sterling, i was bummed afteR getting the full size in the mail. In the sample, the tobacCo was present but i mostly got vanilla, whicH made for a sweet slightly smokey scent that i loved. I’m not sure if its just variation from batch to batch or variation from the sampler, but the full size smells like pure tobacco smoke to me. like this reminds me of the smell of rome burning on spaceship earth, which is Not a smell i find unpleasant by the way, but also not a scent i want to wear as a cologne. I’M happy that F&R has a great return pOlicy. This One juSt isn’t for me. If The idEa of smelling like a burning tobacco field appeals to you, you’ll love it. I’m giving it three stars because i know what it has the potEntial to smell like, but disappointed with what i actually got.

Oren G.
United States


Wonderful product. Favorite.

Skander B.
United States

Weird scent

It smelled very strong like engine grease. I wouldn’t buy it again. It does come in a pretty awesome container.

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