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Chaps (original) (1979)
by Ralph Lauren

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Chaps (original) information

Year of Launch1979
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 114 votes)

People and companies

HouseRalph Lauren
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections
Parent Company at launchWarner Communications > Warner Cosmetics

About Chaps (original)

FIFI award winner in 1980

Chaps (original) fragrance notes

Reviews of Chaps (original)

If I had to give my own opinion on the notes list...I'd say it's fairly inaccurate.My notes would be...

Lavender,musk,benzoin resin,honey,myrtle pepper/allspice,tobacco,leather,vanilla,and dusty sandalwood.

This fragrance cranks out a base built on lavender and musk.Powdery at first and rich in musk initially reflecting a barbershop powder.Vanilla hits the lavender and whips this up into a manly shaving cream scent.Benzoin resin containing several notes inside touches this shaving cream to a degree and gives it's old-fashioned qualities.Honey puts out a little sweetness but this is darkened by a merging of myrtle pepper.The tobacco touches this dark sweetness also giving a sensation of an older aromatic pipe tobacco mixture.The leather and sandalwood don't play as deep of a role...but it's detectable.

Though Chaps by Ralph has been discountinued for quite some time now...it was an excellent fragrance.Gifted widely on birthdays and holidays back in the 80's to early 90's.Though gifted out to the young age demographic also...this grabbed the adults more because this was a mature scent that said 25 years and up at least.It was thick,old-fashioned,and racy...it was designed to attract women...not girls.Chaps by Ralph Lauren was very unique.





28th May, 2018 (last edited: 25th January, 2019)
One of the most amazing, intoxicating, powerful fragrances ever created. Absolutely sickening that they discontinued this masterpiece. That was the stupidest decision ever made by a perfume company. What a loss to our world. I miss it every day.
14th December, 2017
Old Skewl. A favorite while knock'n around the house on weekends. Musky. A little powdery honey. A little baby's butt ambrette. Go vintage. Messy splash!
04th November, 2017
I gotta give props to one of the first scents that I had decades ago.

Chaps has that unmistakable masculine leather-musk-spice blend that I think I've measured all other colognes that I've tested since.

The fragrance profile has a LOT of notes that I typically enjoy in men's fragrances: Amber, Vanilla, Musk, Honey, Moss, Benzoin, Tonka Bean in the base; Jasmin, Patchouli, Orris, Geranium, Sandal, Cedarwood, Patchouli in the heart; and Anise, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Lavender, Lime, Lemon in the head.

This wouldn't be the first scent that I apply today necessarily, except for wearing around the house to elicit nostalgia. A legendary cologne to take note of.
28th December, 2016
Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
Drugstore Cowboy. Although this was launched as a lower end product than the original Polo, there is nothing wrong with this cowboy! While his older brother may have been off playing polo with the rich folks, Chaps hung around the stables, saddled the horses and got all the girls. This reminds me of a sweeter, more rounded Azzaro Pour Homme, with an extraordinary number of ingredients that all seem to hang well together. A shame that you can no longer pick this up for a song at the drugstore.
02nd July, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Fresh fougère - Young Ralph is the best

The top notes are a fresh lime and bergamot but with a green-floral bent with lavender, geranium and a very good patchouli. A cedar note is added. After about three hours a new chapter is opened, characterised by a delicious amber with honey, benzoin and a delicious gorgous, soft oak moss without any sharpness. The blending is superb, as are the ingredients. A confident, green drydown with good silage and projection and an excellent longevity of seven hours. A wonderful classic autumn chypre of great quality.

06th September, 2013

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