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Polo Red Ralph Lauren for men

Polo Red Ralph Lauren for men
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The latest edition by the house of Ralph Lauren belongs to the collection of men's fragrance Polo which finally celebrates the fiery red color this year.

Polo RED is announced as a ferocious and energizing fragrance which includes ingredients fitting the red color. The composition opens with red grapefruit united with cranberry and Italian lemon. The heart of the composition emphasizes accords of red sage, red saffron and lavender, while the "red notes" in the base are described with red wood, hot amber and fragrant coffee beans! The spicy red composition of woody-spicy character is signed by perfumer Olivier Gillotin, carrying the scent of strength, masculinity and character.

Ralph Lauren Polo Red arrives in characteristic flacon colored in red, as 45 ml, 75 ml and 125 ml Eau de Toilette along with aftershave 150 ml, 75 ml deo spray and hair and body bath 200 ml. Polo Red was launched in 2013.

Perfume Pyramid

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Grapefruit Italian Lemon Cranberry

Middle Notes
Saffron Sage

Base Notes
Woodsy Notes Amber Coffee

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Polo Red Fragrance Reviews

roll4fun
roll4fun

Although Fragrantica classifies Polo Red as a Woody Spicy, this seems very much like a Gourmand type of fragrance. This based on a recent test spray at mall department store.

From start to finish, I'm very much getting that the coffee notes are the star of the show. Early to mid life (up to 3 hours) I get a cranberry cocktail competing with, but never really supplanting the coffee show.

"Polo Red" lasted 6 hours on my skin, though it became very close to skin scent after 3 hours. I like this, as it seemed well balanced throughout the entire evolution with amber/woody notes preventing frag from being mistaken for a Starbucks lounge.

My "like" is more in the realm of a feel good about wearing, but not quite a must buy. I'd rate at least a solid "try".

Apr
13
2014
cdresz
cdresz

This one wears my skin with smoothness and a hint of sourness. I get the same vibe or feeling as from Calvin Klein's Euphoria, but Polo Red is much more intense. Between the two Polo Red projects much farther and lasts longer. Very "professional image" scent, would work well for someone in an office.

Apr
12
2014
GodlyGil
GodlyGil

The top smells to me like lemon sherbet, sweet and very fresh. There's an underlying coffee note throughout, but warm and comfortable as opposed to 'wake the hell up'. Very unique, very good.

Mar
01
2014
jochris
jochris

smells like cramel coffee ,berry`s,some where out there a wood being toast by a smoke...delicious..the first time i sniff it reminds me of diesel the brave but the dry down is very different..

Feb
23
2014
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

I don't mind that this fragrance is getting all these BAD REVIEWS. Wanna know why? Body chemistry, dearie...simple as that. Although I will agree that this scent gave me a case of deja-eau (I've experienced this fancy smellin' water before somewhere), I'm enjoying the fact that on me, it transforms itself into something that doesn't smell ANYTHING like all those generic fragrances out there.

Although I am female, I make my own rules when it comes to pleasures, so even though Polo Red was intended for males, I read about this fragrance's ingredients and they seemed to beckon my attention. The color of the bottle pleased me as well so it seemed only natural I give it a try. Now, I wouldn't consider this a very masculine scent but I wouldn't call it feminine either. It reminded me a little of Jil Sander's Feeling Man but not as complex and less sensual and also, of the old Polo Sport but not as vivid or aquatic. Which speaking of aquatic, I don't sense any "heat" coming from this fragrance too, it seems "almost" aquatic. Hm, let me get a few more sniffs from my wrists so I can take a moment to be more clear about my review, k?

-35 min later-

Polo Red...
if there is anything I've enjoyed from Ralph Lauren's fragrance lines is that he has a way of releasing really good fragrances for the athletic, outdoorsy types. I personally wouldn't wear this for a romantic dinner, nor the office. But, I would use to keep me happily burning along at the gym or when I feel particularly more dominant than usual when out and about.

On my body chemistry, there is no coffee bean scent whatsoever and I even noticed some ubiquitous note that reminded me of dragon's blood incense. The fresh and invigorating scent of red grapefruit combined with the warmth of amber, the clean and soothing qualities of lavender, and list of other ingredients I'm sure they kept to themselves highly pleased my senses. So yes, I shall enjoy it while it is on the shelves.

The sillage is excellent but the one major disappointment for me about this fragrance was the longevity, a pitiful 2 hours. So if I can't get my hands on a full size vintage Jil Sander Feeling Man, I'll shoot for this lovely scent instead.

Feb
14
2014
2AngelsDaddy
2AngelsDaddy

Absolutely amazing juice. Never fails to draw a compliment. Wife adores me wearing it. Enough for me! My collection is very broad and extensive, this scent is top 5, period!

Feb
09
2014
WayneDN
WayneDN

Take a pass on this one! Just average!

Feb
05
2014
LaLin64
LaLin64

I was 14 when POLO came out in 1978. I remember Men wearing it then,
& still love it, having the good fortune to have a vintage POLO (Green) .
Fast foward to 2013. POLO RED launched to an underwhelmed public.
Point Blank, this Fragrance stands on it's own- it share's none of Polo's DNA.
It isn't some generic attempt at a 'Fresh' Frangrance.
Instead, I find it a sensual, enticing edt. It opens with a Citrus, Saffron,
& amber notes, so well blended that it's quite Beautiful, yet masculine.
The longevity ( along with the frangrance as a whole), is quite maligned- to the contrary isLong lasting, with good projection. The dry down pays off wonderfully with a distinctive, yet smooth coffee note.
This Fragrance shines in versitility of day/night wear; and can also be worn in any season. Mostly for casual settings, nonetheless because so few people wear this fragrance, one can dress up or down with this wonderful Frag.
One will stand apart from the crowd(in a good way) simply because this beautiful Fragrance is not ubiquitous. I neglected to mention the berry note for which the Flacon color & name of the Frag patently alludes to. The berry note(to me).is in no way off puting. This Wonderful Fragrence has garnered me many compliments. A much maligned Fragrance that deserves better.
Highly recommended.
Semper Fi & Peace, as always.....

Jan
27
2014
eric.white.9216
eric.white.9216

This is just another "hey, look at me, I'm a fun guy!!!" fragrance...The problem with such fragrance is they're widely available and get lost in the masses...I like it as a playmaker scent with the ladies at an upcoming small Super Bowl party or other casual settings.

Jan
26
2014
houstcs
houstcs

Smells good, but unoriginal and boring. Safe sweet smell people will like, but nothing special here. I do get wafts of something good, sweet and synthetic. After a few hours I wish I would have put something more exciting on.

Jan
22
2014
ezequiel91
ezequiel91

Decadence . Paradigmatic example of cheap clon of generic aromas. Polo 1978, rest in peace !!

Jan
15
2014
JamesVT
JamesVT

Bought this a few weeks ago and absolutely love it. Perfect blend between fresh and sweet. The grapefruit scent is really noticeable in my opinion.

Jan
10
2014
Jay T
Jay T

Ma mère acheté cela pour moi pour Noël après je dit que je ne m'identifie pas à la publicité pour ce produit. Ceci est très puissant dans le début et a la grande projection. J'étais inquiet que j'avais appliqué trop, mais personne ne s'est plaint.

Jan
10
2014
CDGfan
CDGfan

Synthetic trash! Basically watered down Eros, which is also trash.

Jan
06
2014
kelvinator
kelvinator

I love this stuff. I blind bought a bottle and do not regret. It has a wonderful drydown that leaves a light coffee bean and vanilla with a Lil woody note. To me its relaxing and energizing at the same time. Ladies seem friendly lately...

It is a bit similar to Eros on drydown but nowhere near as loud. Eros was a scrubber for me. This stuff is just pleasant. I can't get enough!

I will be buying more for sure..

longevity - 8+ hrs
projection - 2 to 4'

Hopefully the price will go down, cause FRANKLY...THIS IS MY NEW SIGNATURE SCENT. LOOOOOOVE IT.

Jan
03
2014
pdubrogers
pdubrogers

This is very close to big pony #2. Swap the musk for the wood. Nice scent but others out there that are similar. It will garner a compliment or two.

Jan
02
2014
Sweetfragrance
Sweetfragrance

I smelled this on a magazine and knew I had to get it for my husband. Sexy meets classy!!!

Jan
01
2014
gianmarco
gianmarco

Smells cheap and very common, something youve smelt before...They must have just taken a discontinued cologne and put it in here because they clearly didnt put any effort in this smell, except for the red bottle.

Jan
01
2014
antonpan
antonpan

Got Polo Red for New Year, and I must confess I like it. Polo Red is an epitome of modernity together with Versace Eros and Givenchy Gentlemen Only. The semi-sweet semi-fresh masculinity replaces the strong sweetness of 1 Million epoch, and that's the trend!

Polo Red starts off similarly to Versace Eros, a synthetic sweet bubble gum accord, though instead of mint there are berries. Berries are prominent in Polo Red and, to tell the truth, this are the most pronounced berries I've ever smelled in the mens perfumery. Soon Polo Red becomes salty, reminding a lot of the Chanel Allure Homme Sport marine base without the sourness of citruses. The longevity and sillage are good.

Jan
01
2014
Cw830
Cw830

My mother and I bought a gift set of this for a male family member. Given that most men in my family wear a combination of old spice, axe, and a variety of other body/shaving scents at once, I don't think they can really tell much difference. But as we have to smell them too, we will pick something that smells good to us. I actually smelled the saffron/sage middle in this and it gave an almost numb-like sensation to the spicy-sweetness that is rather pleasant. It is nicely mild - not punching my sense of smell like most colognes. It doesn't dry down to an odd saltiness either. I didn't get to spray the sample on my skin at the store, so if I see this bottle lying around, I will be tempted to try it on my own skin chemistry.

Dec
17
2013
brandonR
brandonR

Smells like Eros to me but with less diminsion. Look on the bright side...buy it now and you'll have a non reformulated bottle you can overprice on Ebay five years from now!

Dec
08
2013
amir68
amir68

This Red polo something really reminds me of nothing else than a crappy, cheapy and soulless reminiscent that you find at some buy-everything-for-10 bucks store..;)

Dec
04
2013
marioslg3
marioslg3

Common average and cheap...nothing else...

Dec
04
2013
devynm
devynm

tested this out. For me its smells too common and average. Because of this I wont buy it. It did get some compliments though. Longevity and projection are average.

Dec
03
2013
jake.smith84
jake.smith84

Got some sample viles with a shipment of Notting Hill purchased from Nordstrom online. Just started wearing colognes about 2 months ago so I don't completely know the nuances between a "synthetic" vs a natural scent, but yeah, doesn't smell too complex or classy and hence could see how it fits into the "synthetic" category.

However, while wearing the Polo Red sampler, I was stopped by a mid-aged lady on the street who asked me what cologne I was wearing because I smelled so good. I will give Red a little credit here as that is the first time that has ever happened. Sillage can't be too weak (despite the votes here) if she noticed it from a good 10 ft away (was prob in first hour of application though).

Nov
20
2013
Seanery
Seanery

I agree with Cassiano. This is more exciting than any of the other Polo scents that I have smelled. Plus, I used to think of Stuffy, Rich, Money, and Pompous when I thought of Polo but now, with the introduction of Polo Red, it appears that Polo is capable of being "FUN" and not so stiff.

I can really appreciate the fragrance as a whole composition.

I find it suprizing that a citrus-scented fragrance is being introduced right before the Fall and Winter months but I suppose the idea is that it sets one apart from others who might be favoring the woods and ambers during this time of year. If that is the case, kudos for strategizing.

Nov
20
2013
Cassiano
Cassiano

To start a review about a cologne from the Polo line without commenting on the success and the worldwide recognition that these colognes conquered over the years, since the release of the original Polo (in 1978) -synonym of quality and virility until nowadays – it would be a mistake. The house of Ralph Lauren owes its success in the market of perfumery thanks to this icon that comes generating versions and conquering, more and more, new loyal customers of the "Polo" style.

Polo Red brings a new facet to the family, incorporating the gourmand style of nowadays, vibrant as the red of its bottle. In its composition we have, just in the output, notes of grapefruit, cranberries and italian cider, delivering the acidity and the power of red fruits. In the heart, red saffron (also called "red gold" for its cost and mysterious healing properties), red sage and lavandin (hybrid from the lavender family), giving a more floral and spicy aroma; While in its base, we have redwood, amber and coffee, which give the gourmand signature to this fragrance.

The result is a scent of sweet aspect in the first minutes, representing a true bittersweet aspect, which becomes dense and creamy, with a slight hint of coffee in the background. When I say "slight", I am referring to the fact that many people might think will exhale a strong aroma of coffee and that's not what I meant! The tone of the coffee note is present, but what prevails, although present at the beginning of the olfactory pyramid, are the nuances of red fruits.

On my skin, the evolution was small, getting pretty linear and with a barely noticeable transition between the output and the base of the fragrance. Of the central part, I could get almost nothing, except for when I breathed on the scented area for a few times in a row, and the heat of my own breath did exhale the denser scent of the saffron, which leads me to believe that a change of body temperature (internal) or in the environment (external) can change considerably, the way this scent will develop on your skin.

Don't expect to find the dna from the original version in this one, because it is a modern edition to be added to your collection and not a retelling of the classic from 1978.
The projection is very good and the lasting is excellent.
Finally, a nocturnal “one night stand” cologne arises in Polo family!

Nov
07
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Launch of Ralph Lauren to enter the trade war night, 212 VIP, Joop Wild, 1Million.
A fruity aroma like the Joop Wild, fruity opening clear, cranberry gives that extra cherry, grape and lasts during all phases of the heart with a slight touch sweetheart, half bittersweet, should be saffron.
Continuing to meet the base, which becomes sweeter and a touch of coffee, which refers to something like tobacco white also, yes so synthetic, similarities are purely coincidental, expect just that, one more to compete in designers, ordinary and dull.

Oct
30
2013
francis1645
francis1645

i bought this a few months ago and i use it a lot. i love it.

Oct
24
2013
hod
hod

boring,very modern, overly sweet , synthetic and chessy.

a definite PASS !

Oct
22
2013
RockFromUpt
RockFromUpt

For me,JUST IN TIME FOR AUTUMN!I'm reviewing for a first,being a new singnee.Happy to head off a good start with such a people-pleaser.I wear RL clothes,sneakers and finally fragrance.I am getting this ( currently wearing a store sample/tester).Will follow-up review....WOW!

Oct
17
2013
carera
carera

I have seen some similarity blue de chanel .

Oct
17
2013
kmita
kmita

Agreed on rochas. This does smell alot like rochas man. Whether or not it's classier I can't really say. I like the scent of both for a little while but quickly get tired of it. I'll save my money and pass on this one.

Oct
08
2013
marycon
marycon

This one reminds me of Rochas Man but with a note that makes it more classy than Rochas. And its that Ralph Lauren note that exists in almost all his men fragrances. A safe scent, nothing groundbrakingbut but still a nice casual scent. Got some compliments too!

Sep
30
2013
bkid142
bkid142

1st time i tried it it was a mixed review but second time now and im slowly falling for it, its a nice touch of casual with a hint of class, more suited as evening / night wear to finish off the final touches of a well dressed man ready to paint the town red.

Very much enjoyed Polo Red its very similar to Versace Eros but a tad more class. (Not taking anything away from Eros)

Try it and see for yourself.

Sep
29
2013
Bruno2theV
Bruno2theV

My dad tried it a couple of weeks ago and said that I wouldn't like it because it was too fruity and floral.
I tried it today and quite honestly I liked it. I mean it is fruity and quite floral (which is something I don't like) but passing that is an OK fragrance.
I can smell the red fruits and the coffee note, which is similar to Givenchy Play Intense, but the base is really alike something that I smelled before I think it's Eros from Versace)

In a way it's an good fragrance for fall and winter, mostly for night times. This is a 6/10 for me

Sep
19
2013
Ivano
Ivano

I do get that vibrant feeling that Olivier Guillotin talks about: "We used a unique molecule called Opalal that fuses the key ingredients together to create a pulsing vibration in the fragrance". Fruity notes are sharp and blend wonderfully with the lavender and the amber/coffee base to deliver a clean warming sensation. Very nice and easy to wear.

Sep
19
2013
cologneking
cologneking

On me, I get a lot of heavy woods and spices; but not so much as to smell like a spice rack or a Bazaar. The coffee shines through as well but mixes nicely with the woods and spices.

The more I wear this new scent from Ralph Lauren, the more I am falling in love with it! Polo Red is becoming one of my go to favorites.

The sillage is monsterous so spritz sparingly with a light hand and the longevity lasts 12+ hrs. I sprayed Red on @ 11:30 A.M. this morning and it is still going strong! I purchased the 1.36 oz. bottle so this little bottle will last a good long while.

Polo Red is a cold weather, mostly night fragrance but if spritzed lightly, can be worn in daytime.

Eventhough this fragrance does bloom on the skin slightly, it is mostly a linear fragrance. All the notes, woods, spices and coffee are mixed well and go nicely together, however, they all are noticeable and stay this way through the duration and life of the fragrance.

This new cologne doesn't seem to be getting favorable reviews on the fragrance blogs, but I DO LOVE THIS ONE!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BUYING THIS!

P.S. - Sample first, IT IS MONSTEROUSLY STRONG...

Sep
18
2013
nonsisa
nonsisa

I don't get much out of this fragrance as it is pretty shallow.

A bit of coffee and some flowers and thats it.

You might want to wear it in an office environment to not offend someone.

For me its a bit too boring.

Sep
12
2013
stjoseph777
stjoseph777

I like it.

Sep
11
2013
GoodVibrations
GoodVibrations

Unoriginal Santal. While it is a very nice woodsy fragrance with reasonable lasting power, it seems an uncanny homage to an upscale predecessor, Creed Original Santal. Still, this is not a bad thing. It is an affordable, slightly more masculine take on the OS theme, and a very welcome addition.

Sep
07
2013
bonanza1
bonanza1

I sampled this one and it smells like Givenchy Play Intense, maybe thats the coffee in it. It iS something differnt from Ralph Lauren for sure very good. I was trying to notice a hint of double black comming in to this but no none. I like this one..
Had a chance to revisit this today and its smells better each time I smell it. The cranberry stands out and thats what makes the difference between this and double black which has mango in it. The longevity is good around seven hours and counting the dry down has hints of dark vanilla.

Update: Returned it too much of the cranberry..

Sep
06
2013
browne54
browne54

Okay,

I am a huge fan of Ralph Lauren's fragrances, with the exception of the Big Pony series, which are less than dogshit. But I was very excited to try this and at first was severely disappointed. The initial spray reminded me of that cloying, synthetic sweetness of V and R's Spicebomb. However, the woman gave me a sample to take home. I decided to give it a go to work over the next couple of days. This is not a masterpiece but nevertheless I must say it grew on me. I find the opening overtly sweet, however as it matures on skin, this beautiful redwood/amber combo reveals itself. THERE IT IS! that Polo DNA. And I got all positive remarks from females. Although they needed to get within half a foot or so. The projection is nothing to write home about. But i do get some longevity, typical of RL, I would say 6-7 hours but it is mainly a skin scent. I went and bought the 125ml

Sep
05
2013
Thee Arabian Knight
Thee Arabian Knight

What is the matter with Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Gucci these days? They keep releasing these stupid generic fragrances that have been done 5000 times before. I mean, this is not even worth being in the bargain bins because the spots are already taken. RL, CK, and Gucci, you are just insulting yourselves with these sub par releases. Just get out of the fragrance game.

Sep
05
2013
CoffeeCologne
CoffeeCologne

Excuse me while I fall asleep. Smells like so many other scents and really falls short in longevity and projection. Better bet for a similar smell...Original Penguin for men.

3/10

Sep
02
2013
scentualMan
scentualMan

This one is interesting, though very familiar. It smells similar to Mandarina Duck Pure Black but with less powdery tonka bean and more of the sweet middle & base of Ed Hardy for Men. I guess that is why this being compared to Polo Double Black, which has often been associated with those two fragrances.

Ultimately, I like it for evening wear. Its sweet and lightly spicy, with an almost exotic evening vibe. The cranberry and sage combo gives me the feeling of candied fruit plus cinnamon, like the combination in 1 Million. Would I buy this? Probably not, as it smells like a cocktail of many things I've experienced before, but I do find it enjoyable and a step up from Polo Double Black (more robust, I think).

Aug
31
2013
juanma
juanma

Probé esta fragancia y la sentí frutal, fresca, energizante, "roja" en cierta manera quizás por la mezcla de cítricos y los frutos rojos, algo dulce pero sin ser empalagoso, como un caramelo de frutos rojos que le da un toque divertido y juvenil para decirlo de alguna manera. Las notas de café no las sentí, quizás por estar enmascaradas por las notas de madera. Pienso que se puede usar en cualquier época del año. Se aprovecha mejor de día. No es algo novedoso ni original pero no huele mal. Me trajo recuerdos de Eros de Versace, pero no tan dulce y sin las notas de vainilla que tiene Eros. La longevidad es moderada y la proyección pobre.

Aug
21
2013
Senzadite
Senzadite

Seriously this is one of the crapiest fragrances ever made...so mediocre, and so cynical that really pissed me off...even an Avon cologne is better; what is wrong with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein??? do they believe that we are stupid??? please save your money this is a theft.


50/100.

RIYL: To wear Axe/Linx as a fragrance.

Aug
18
2013
Birdman7190
Birdman7190

I really like the way this cologne smells, but it doesn't last very long. Right off the bat you get this fruity, sweet smell. Once it starts to break down its not really noticeable. I might have to carry this around to re-apply every once in a while.

Aug
18
2013
Khaymanbb
Khaymanbb

I love this cologne, so much that I decided to make the change and have a new signature scent; reserve Burberry London for my Fall/Winter nose. Then, my first full day of Red...my skin just eats this up. By the time I put it on after I shower to the time I get into my car to drive to work, I can barely smell it. I got to work and asked my co-worker if he liked my new cologne, said he couldn't smell it. Had to stick his nose right on my wrist to get a whiff, and even then he said it was so faint he couldn't tell. Next day 15 full sprays, all over body, put on clothes then sprayed my clothes, and wham gone by the time I got to work. Went to Macy's and told the lady there, she didn't believe me. So, I had her spray some Polo Double Black, then I wandered off for 5 minutes looking at something to replace Red (decided on Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit), and came back to her. Smelled right on the back of my hand and she was shocked. I've never had this happen before with a cologne. Usually they are like body glue, still smell it after a shower. Anybody want to buy an almost brand new bottle of Polo Red???

Aug
15
2013
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

A frag which starts unbalanced but ends more settled in the middle and drydown..

I appled 6 heavy sprays

0 - 5 secs - Initial spray is a warm, cosy, coffee, woodsy sensation

5 secs - 1 hours. 7 inch projection. This frag trys to balance fuit with coffee and it does not work IMHO. The fruit becomes harsh and sour on the skin and is dated. The projecting smell is more coffee-amber and much better imho, so I recommend that you spray on the torso and let the better projecting small waft upwards

1 hours - 2.25 hours - 4.5 inch projection. The fruit starts to leave and the coffee-amber take nearly full control, which is better. This is like a very light gourmand, and although it does not specifically smell like Michael Jordan Legend, I think lovers of that frag may like this

2.25 hours- 4 hours 1.5 inch projection

4 hours - 9 hours. Close to skin. Pleasant drydown, almost moorish.

IMHO this frag would benefit by removing the fruit and replacing with either tobacco or vanilla which would give it more projection, and make this more of a gourmand

Not for me

Aug
10
2013
$$
$$

Im dig'n this Polo(Fire)Red with its sweet,woody masculine scent.Polo Red reminds me of Versace Eros a lil bit which is a good thing.PR is probably the only mens cologne out there rockin cranberry as its main note.Mad props go out to polo cause some how they made "fruity" as manly as its gonna get.

Aug
08
2013
Eaugirlspirit
Eaugirlspirit

My husband and I were testing out colognes to give my dad for his birthday. Tried a lot of nice scents, but my husband enjoyed the Polo line. He initially liked Polo Sport, but I thought it had too cottony of a smell and that it would smell stuffy. We also tested the black range and just thought - meh. But this scent was very appealing to both of us. The fruits in the top notes lure you in and create a beautifully fresh-spicy aromatic accord, later bringing together more earthy woodiness in the drydown. I hope my dad likes it. We'll see.

Aug
08
2013
nattonline
nattonline

I don't find it spicy nor particularly woody, but it smells good and energetic with sweet fruit, acidic notes, amber, and a hint of coffee. It's fresh and not overly bold. Quite nice overall. It kinda reminds me of Lacoste Red but more interesting. If the fruit punch sweetness were to tone down a notch, I would be very much interested in it.

Aug
04
2013
azlanyong
azlanyong

Anyone here know about,lard use in perfume making..is it true?

Aug
01
2013
connor.mcbroom
connor.mcbroom

This is a nice pleasant one from Ralph Lauren. A fruity red berry sweetness can be picked up straight away. After the opening 15-20 mins have gone the Polo Red scent goes from a fruity sweet scent into an uplifting woody and warm, amber spicy scent but the fruitiness can still be detected giving the woodiness a nice young, and bright edge.

Ralph Lauren Polo Red remains the same way for approximately 4 hours before mellowing down but a coffee note in there gradually begins to develop and adds extra depth to this fragrance. It makes it fuller and fatter.

Lasts about 6 hours and projection is moderate but detectable for passers by. Not really a daring fragrance but uplifting and vibrant best suited for a young pro active, competitive guy. A nice all rounder . Indepth reviews at mrproductreview.com

Jul
29
2013
czombie
czombie

Polo Red is sweet and fruity smelling but with amber and coffee undertones to give it a "richer" fruit smell. The sillage is moderate which is good to me since I like my scents to be somewhat subtle but not overly so. This scent lasts about 8 hours on me but sillage is greatly reduced after just 4 hours.

I prefer Double Black when it comes to Polo scents but my wife loves this one so I wear it for her. She enjoys putting a little bit on herself sometimes so I suppose this could be considered a unisex fragrance, although it's definitely still on the masculine side of the gender spectrum. If you like strongly masculine fragrances, I wouldn't recommend this one, and it isn't particularly unique smelling, but it has a pleasant fragrance and definitely won't offend anybody. I recommend this for anybody who enjoys masculine fruit scents, but if you aren't a big fan of this kind of scent, you probably won't like it.

Jul
23
2013
effect18
effect18

My girl bought this for me, probably after being harassed by a Macy's fragrance salesperson. This is definitely a warm weather scent, light and sweet. You wont get any negative feedback with this scent, or much feedback at all for that matter. Unfortunately, this is a very forgettable cologne. Sillage is average to below average, as is longevity. The bottle is the same, save for the fire engine red color. As someone who enjoys sweet and spicy scents, I was a little disappointed that this missed the mark. I'll work it into the rotation, but I wouldn't spend my money on it.

Jul
22
2013
jovejove
jovejove

Smells like whatever. Just another fragrance that's meant to compete with what's already out there and fill the gap that the L'Oréal group missed. I think it will do well unfortunately, considering they bring in groups of people to demonstrate the fragrance and give you their first born so you buy it.

Jul
22
2013
PolloLoco21
PolloLoco21

I smelled this cologne at Macys and tried it on my skin, and it smells good! Only one problem, I don't know if you guys smelled polo double black, it smells good but doesn't last to long or project as much as I would like it too, same for polo red, it smells good but doesn't project well or last too long :/ 7.2/10

Jul
22
2013
FragrantAl87
FragrantAl87

Having looked forward to this one for months, I am now just borderline happy with it. It had been a much anticipated fragrance for me, as I am a big fan of pretty much all of Polo's fragrances. This new Red, in my humble opinion, sets the bar pretty low for what's labeled Polo these days.

Opening: Sweet, lightly citrusy. The tang of cranberries is certainly nice, but underwhelming. No really inspired feel.

Sillage: On par with other light EDTs, maybe a bit more because of it's bases. 1-3 feet for 2-3 hours.

Longevity: So so. Starts to lose itself pretty quickly on me after about 3 hours.

Gripes: Despite having such tantalizing bases as redwood and coffee, I find the redwood not as spicy as D&G The One Sport, coffee not as, well, playful as Givenchy Play. Saffron despite it's unique presence, is really undercut by the other notes allowing no chance to stand out as it does in Armani Mania.

Best For: Probably the summertime, I wouldn't bother in the winter. Has that aesthetically pleasing sweet, lightly woodsy scent.

Overall: "Meh", That's the best way I can describe first smelling it. Its sweet like Lacoste Red without the Rooibos tea, giving it nothing unique to brag about. None of it's notes are outstanding, so the whole fragrance becomes underwhelming. The playboy friday night frat club boys will like it, but it will always lack that masculinity and intrinsic "wow" factor that I have come to expect from Polo in the past. Its a shame. 5/10

Jul
20
2013
stayclose
stayclose

It has a candied smell like YS Thallium. A bit different from the regular fresh and fruity perfume out right now. I would say this is RL shot at a fruit and coffee fragrance like Givenchy Play. The coffee does set it apart and in my opinion gives this fragrance its personality, but its charms wears thin on me after a while since it has a axe body spray synthetic musk smell to it that kills if for me.

Jul
20
2013
TitoTrue
TitoTrue

This juice is everything one million should have been. It's One Million... With none of the bad. Very grown up. When I wear it I feel like I'm on my grown and sexy. A Good Purchase.

Jul
18
2013
lalelu
lalelu

rochas man " light " .. neeeext !

Jul
16
2013
harley200023
harley200023

This is the best Ralph Lauren Cologne I've ever own

Jul
13
2013
Billdabong
Billdabong

Skittles. This smells like opening a fresh bag of the candies. Light and sonewhst bittersweet. Almost edible.

Jul
10
2013
areyouin729
areyouin729

smells like 500 other colognes; about as unoriginal and synethic as it gets

Jul
10
2013
Idlehands
Idlehands

I checked this one out today with very low expectations. Boy was I wrong! This smells so good to me! Very sweet and elegant. This one should be a classic RL scent. I can't wait to grab a bottle of this. It's spicy with a hint of citrus buried in there. I would say its better than the other polo cologne out there. Double black was always my fav, but I think this one is the new number one!

Jul
06
2013
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

Does it smell masculine? Because the notes amlost sounds feminine, except the sage note.
Otherwise i want to try this.

Jun
22
2013
thief of hearts
thief of hearts

Im worried about this smelling like B Men which i have but sort of bothers me. Same with Ultrared. But based on the notes i will take a sniff next time im near the fragrance counter.

Jun
22
2013
michael.j
michael.j

Smelled this tonight at Bloomingdales. Spicy Gatorade + a shot of espresso. Completely within the RL idiom and does not venture from the genre's well established territory for the target demographic. A solid and serviceable, if uninspired, effort. Will be scenting every high school hallway and cubicle farm between the coasts by this fall.

Jun
21
2013
drofwonders
drofwonders

WE HAVE A WINNER! This is the kind of juice Ralph Lauren Polo should hold out for, rather than just releasing whatever, whenever. "Red" should land right along classic green, blue, and black as a timeless yet very popular Polo fragrance. It's distinctiveliy woody, spicy, ambery, and smooth -- with a fresh burst of citrus at the top that sort of lingers and keeps the woodsy notes vibrant. The coffee note is there, but in the background and serving as a complement to the total effect of the composition as a whole. And it easily lasts 6+ hours and mellows out as time passes. Added plus: No musk! (Musk either likes you or not . . . it doesn't jive with my body chemistry at all.) I already like Polo Red better than black or blue. And oh yea, my lady likes it, big time! Take a sniff and you'll be sold. Thank you, Ralph Lauren, for producing this most excellent gentleman's fragrance!

Jun
20
2013
Pudge
Pudge

LIKE THIS FRAGRANCE NICE SCENT !!!

Jun
15
2013
sameh
sameh

I like all the notes ( it seems so red ) & beside I have Ralph Lauren 2 & 4 & im searching for 1 & 3

Jun
14
2013
kenney77
kenney77

Love the bottle the notes sound awesome can't wait to try coffee is one of my favorite notes hope it smells good

Jun
13
2013
iranperfumer
iranperfumer

علاقه من در این خط عطر بسیار قوی خاطره انگیز و قدرت مند است چون همورا مردانه وشیک بودن را چه در تابستان و چه در فصل سرد خود را همیشه استوار و مقاوم همچون مردانی شاد با طراوت گرفروت و ترشی و انرزی بمانند لیمو در تصور مخاطبان نمایان میماند. ولی هیچوقت نمیتوان فراموش نکنید درختان محکمی بمانند قهوه در انتهای راه خود و بجا گذاشتن ترس از عبور خطوط درختان صندل ولی ترسناک وقوی

Jun
13
2013
blacklibran1
blacklibran1

This one is actually at Bloomingdales in LA. Very nice woodsy fragrance.It does smell red. Lush citrus and fiery spice on top and a woodsy masculine dry down. The bottle is gorgeous and really catches your eye. But alas this is not a standout from RL. If you must wear any of the POLO series..Double Black is where its at. This one is good but not epic. try for your self

Jun
12
2013

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