The most classically inspired and executed of the four fragrances in the Big Pony series, #4 is a simple lemon and kyara wood fragrance affair that attempts to add a more gentlemanly respectability to the lineup and succeeds to a limited degree in doing so. The lemon/woods combination was the foundation of men's fragrances in the 19th century and is so common that Big Pony 4 treads no new ground nor offers a more natural or different interpretation beyond bare bones simplicity to the wearer.
Still, given the lack of florals or spice, this may be quite appealing to allergy sufferers or newcomers trying to feel out the basic notes and is a good springboard from which to dive deeper into the genre. The whole four scent collection is a very fine introduction for beginners, if not also a fairly well conceived marketing ploy targeting the 16-25 market. For more experienced adventurers, Big Pony 4 hits the higher notes early and comes off a bit too synthetic, but after the ten minute mark settles into a rather pleasant if stale citrus woodsy that can certainly be labeled inoffensive. Lacks a solid, deeper base note to give it weight and character but works fine enough for a range of events and affairs. Longevity is around 4-5 hours but can be quite spotty, projection is more towards a skin scent but has its moments in the initial application. For what it is, woods and lemon, it is fairly well blended and appealing enough for the casual wearer.
Big Pony 4 is, amazingly, the most faceless scent in the series. It has an orangey, ambery, raspy wood & musk essence, if only an essence. It's strange because the scent is akin to a popular Chanel in its abstractedness and affability, yet lacks even the slightest hint of distinction, or anything to set it apart from the mindless league of colored Polos. If this sort of fragrance is your thing, you're better off with Polo Blue, Black, or Double Black. Me? I'll steer clear of Ralph Lauren's fragrances altogether, with more emphatic route diversions, thanks to Big Pony 4.