Ralph Lauren designs unique and great smelling fragrances. Romance is no exception to that rule. Romance is very pleasant blend of floral, ginger, and woodsy notes with a powdery finish. Romance is definitely a clean fresh showered fragrance that is pleasant and easy on the nose. The projection and sillage is above average, especially early on, with decent longevity - it will last all day on clothing and about six (6) hours on the skin. Not too shabby..!! Strangely enough, I have not received any compliments - the Wow Factor - wearing Romance, but I think it has potential. It may the only one of my favorite frags that I have not received compliments. You folks will have to trust me - the fragrance is pleasant and will be liked by your significant other. Sweetie gives Romance a thumbs up.. The bottle and packaging is first class - I love those clear bottles - this is nothing short of expectation from Ralph Lauren. While some people would suggest Romance is a spring or summer fragrance, I would pitch that Romance offers great flexibility/versatility that allows it be worn any time of year and for any occasion. What can I say - I am comfortable in my own skin..!! One issue of concern is the price value. There is speculation that Romance has been discontinued, driving up the price. Currently, the Amazon rate is $75.00. I can't recommend at that rate, but if you can pick it up for $50.00, I definitely recommend adding to your collection. Final scoring for Romance is 4.5 stars out of 5. Romance is a fantastic fragrance that gives the clean fresh showered feeling all day. If the price/value were better, I would score higher. Nonetheless, Romance still ranks in my Top 10. You can change the world - make a contribution...
Romance by Ralph Lauren, 1998
It has a strange MO. It starts out bright, floral and luscious in a fresh sort of way, but then rather than deepening into warmer, broader and more muted notes it thins out and sours. Remind you of anything?
Too light. Not enough florals. Too similar to many things offered these days. But then again, it's from 1991, who's to expect ingenuity? A man could wear this without too much suspicion.
I am not liking this scent at all. It smells awful. Kind of masculine and greasy.
The opening reminds me of Pleasures by Estee Lauder and it actually reminds me of Pleasures , in total but perhaps more floral. I quite like this one !
I first smelled this on my sister in law and loved it. It's a very nice floral with a hint of rose, but it doesn't last long at all. After about thirty minutes, I can hardly smell it. I wouldn't give it away, but I don't wear it often just because of that.
I bought this because I needed a floral. I've worn it 2 or 3 times now. I feel like I'm wearing a man's scent but I can't figure out which one. Sort of wish I hasn't bought this. It reminds me of Elizabeth Arden Splendor, which came out the same year, only this just isn't as nice. it's not bad. it's okay. It's just not real good.
Romance is a pleasant, clean-smelling fruity floral, yet it is a little too soapy for my liking. It tends to have that generic shampoo type scent, which although refreshing and no doubt attractive to the opposite sex, I feel that it has been done and re-done in fragrances way too many times. Do I feel that Romance is a romantic fragrance? No, not really. A romantic scent in my opinion is something that smells intense, passionate and warm. Romance is more likely to make one feel conservative and reserved. While Ralph Lauren does tend to produce some lovely and incredibly popular fruity floral scents, I feel that they've played it safe with this one. However, I must add that Romance has great sillage and lasting power. Had it been given another name and been promoted as a bright, refreshing and Spring-like scent, I may have liked this fragrance a little better. Unfortunately, Romance has left me disappointed and underwhelmed.
It's making me really nauseous. I need to sell this bottle as soon as possible. Any takers?
This is kind of a mess. I shudder every time I read the advertising on a bottle that says, "floral chypre." People who make the perfumes sold in department stores don't know what Chypre is anymore. This is the same type of sour, peppery, dry mess that dominates that phony genre. Extremely synthetic, unpleasant, and without a redeeming drydown. There isn't any real patchouli in this (or I would like it better) only chemical woody smells. Undertones of acidic, rosy barf.
Romance by Ralph Lauren, 1998
By: Ralph Lauren
|Top Notes||Sungoddess Rose, Ginger, Camomile, Lychee, Marigold, Yellow Freesia|
|Middle Notes||Lotus Flower, Night Blooming Dailily, White Violet, Violet Absolute|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Oakmoss, Exotic Wood, Skin Musk|
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