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Polo Red (2013)
by Ralph Lauren


Polo Red information

Year of Launch2013
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 100 votes)

People and companies

HouseRalph Lauren
PerfumerOlivier Gillotin
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Polo Red

Polo Red is a masculine fragrance by Ralph Lauren. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Gillotin

Polo Red fragrance notes

Reviews of Polo Red

Boring, cheap-smelling crap.
11th May, 2017
Just got this as one of four perfumes in a RL gift set, and I must say, this is the one I prefer the least.

I like the scent, but I don't like it on me. The reason herefore is that I'm not too keen on sweet male scents. This is a bit spicy, and I wouldn't place it as a feminine scent at all, but it is very sweet. Just for the hell of it, I wore it a couple of times, and I couldn't really get passed the sweetness of it. If one likes sweet scents, I'd definitely recommend it, 'cause it does smell good, it's just not for me.

Also, I wouldn't view this as an everyday-perfume; both because it's quite powerful (and this means that everyone will notice it), and because it's a very special scent. I wore it on two dates, and I think that is the most appropriate occasion to wear it on. It is very much of a "Don Juan"-scent, and a lot of women like it, so if it fits you - wear it when you want to impress the ladies!

Longevity was great on me, and so was projection. But that's the case with all quality-perfumes I wear, so I can't really be general about this.

Just the smell: 6/10
All in all: 4/10

01st February, 2017
I actually like this one. I'm seeing conflicting reviews on here. But for the price point, it really isn't bad. Perhaps it's more mediocre to a trained (or spoiled) nose, but I'd say it gets some points in the uniqueness category. And I HAVE gotten compliments wearing this from female friends after hugs. It's not overpowering. I'd honestly consider it a safe scent, as they had to be fairly close to notice it. And this was after about 5-6 hours, meaning longevity is decent.

Starts off very honey sweet and a little floral. First time I sprayed it, it reminded me of something edible..... like a sweet pastry..... a jelly-filled donut, perhaps. Then it dries down to something a little spicier and woody, but still has a bit of that sweet floral quality.
04th December, 2016
Get it? All the ingredients are red-ish! That must mean they perform in perfect harmony.

In reality, Polo Red spreads itself thin stylistically and the well-traveled coffee and amber base is just positively scarred by the irreconcilable tangy fruit opening. The herbal components aren't too bothersome (they are barely present). Altogether, Red just smells like two disparate fragrance briefs poured into a single bottle and the outcome is gross. Longevity and projection run away with your money at about the twenty minute mark.
08th April, 2016
love the clothes but not the frags :( i swear i have tried

polo red opens with a pleasant cranberry note and a blast of honey and spic which to most on here seems to be heaven but i cant seem to look past the fact that this scent reminds me of something a older man would wear even tho this doesn't exactly smell old more like a modern twist on a older scent?

polo red seems to have a very heavy cologne vibe one so heavy that im afraid if you over sprayed it maybe possibly clear a room

i can see why so many people seem to love this scent as it does fall into that dark rich and spicy category that most men seem to find appealing but i would think to a trained nose this smells very synthetic and over done

i personally wouldn't hate on someone who loves this but i find it my duty to try and steer them into something with more substance

i wont be adding this to my collection as im to far into my fragrance journey and know that for this price point you can find something better

either way give this a try you may just love it

on to the next
22nd January, 2016
I'm a big fan of all things Ralph Lauren and have used quite a number of his fragrances. This smells fresh and clean but doesn't project and longevity is poor.
27th November, 2015

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