Lacoste Essential Cologne by Lacoste 2.5 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Men. Lacoste essential was introduced in 2005 by lacoste as a citrus, fruity scent for men. The masculine scent possesses a blend of tomato leaves, citrus, fruit and watery for the top notes. The middle notes include black pepper and florals. Finishing off with patchouli and sandalwood.