Style In Play by Lacoste, 2004
Okay... this is a tough one. This fragrance has split personality disorder. This is not a review as much as it is a psychiatric evaluation. On the very top, the apples are strong and incredibly noticeable. This is the shining moment when all of the other times I tried a fruity scent, they would fail, Lacoste Style In Play simply amazed me. The word "amazed" gets so overused in the colloquial sense, I have to stress that I was truly amazed. We're talking about real apples... I'll have a bite of such an apple and enjoy it a great deal. I love to smell the rind before I bite it. Each one has its own life to it, and some of the exotic, more expensive varieties don't even match up to the good old fashioned red apple. It's weird. They captured the essence so well, I was hooked. Drying down, it begins to misunderstand what it was born to do, as this changes into the typical headache I get from woodsy/sporty scents. To put it bluntly, this one just plain sucks after an hour. Not only does the apple go away (almost immediately), but it turns into the ho-hum everyday bland woods-meets-musk junk I smell ALL of the time. This seems to be the general idea from everything Lacoste. I try and try, but it's always the top notes that get me, all the while the nasty NASTY headache lurks beneath. Definitely a try-before-you-buy thing. Seriously, don't let those top notes fool you! Lacoste are the top notes masters. After the drydown, they all smell the same to me.
Very Very Unique Fragrance. Green apple is listed as the top note but I smell more of a Red apple. To me Lacoste Style In Play smells a lot how apple cider tastes with a hint of cinnamon.
Lacoste (Red) Style in Play... Classy and Distinguished... For those of you following my reviews know that I am a fan of the aqua, citrus, and fresh scents. Lacoste (Red) Style in Play is from that mold and I am a fan. Of particular interest - I received this as a Christmas present - thanks Mom..!! Obviously, there is some sentimental value in Style in Play... I have four (4) other Lacoste fragrances, maybe more, and Style in Play is my favorite. It opens with citrus and "fresh" notes and finishes with citrus, musk, and hints of "woodsy" notes. It is definitely masculine and provides that "freshly showered feeling" - you guys know what I am talking about. To reiterate, I like it and it is easy on the nose. I have worn Style in Play once since Christmas. While I have not received any "formal" (outside of Sweetie) compliments, it has potential. The fragrance is that unique and appealing. For those that like Versace Pour Home and Diesel, Only the Brave, you will enjoy this fragrance. Style in Play has average, or slightly above average, projection/sillage with longevity of 6+ hours - a little longer on clothing (I like to spray a little on my business shirt sleeve around the cuff/wrist area). As far as the occasion goes - I would feel comfortable wearing Style in Play during any season, time of day, or any event - great flexibility and/or versatility. The packaging and bottle design are fantastic - definitely unique and one gets the impression Lacoste wants to compete with Ralph Lauren, Dior, Chanel, and other high end designers. My only disappointment with the fragrance is the price/value. Current deals has the larger bottle selling for about $50.00, which seems a little high given the fragrance has been around for a while. Lucky Me - Mom hooked me up..!! Final scoring for Style in Play is 4.4 stars out of 5. If the price/value were better, perhaps my scoring would be higher. Style in Play finishes just outside my Top 10. Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try...
This cologne is great. Just amazing smell. Lacoste has been doing something right, I love their line of fragrances. Very simple, elegant, fresh, unique, nothing outrages and yet it captures your attention. Absolutely love this and in my collection it is only second to Lacoste White, otherwise it is amazing.
Did not like this one. A little too strong. Very cloying. More geared towards a younger crowd. Probably ok in a club. Gave this one away.
To all those who will blind buy it: DONT I read many positive reviews and was convinced that I would love it. I don't want to sound too dramatic, but I found it repulsive. It gave me a headache after I put it on and all I wanted was to take it off. People around me curled their noses at the smell and it was EMBARRASSING. I bought it off the Lacoste website, so I know it was real. It smells really piney and dry. not like a fragrance. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY
According to me the Best Lacoste perfume followed by Essential. This may get you many complements from the ladies, however, let me give u a heads up this fragrance is fruity and you may end up smelling like an apple-pie garnished with spices. Somehow I kind of love this! Thumbs up.
I wore this in my younger years, and repurchased it recently, recalling positive memories of it. I wish to echo some other reviews, which note that this fragrance is very linear and simplistic. It is not an 'artful' fragrance by any means, but it is completely fresh and pleasant smelling! I particularly enjoy the vibrancy of the green apple opening, which quickly gives way to a base of cedar, white musk and patchouli. Despite the woody elements, this fragrance is quite light, and can be applied liberally without worry. It is perfect for summer.
An awesome fruity aquatic designed by Annick Menardo. Opens with a delicious, watery, semi-sour apple (the note pyramid lists green apple, but sometimes it smells more like a red apple on my skin). A light cedar and white musk appear in the transition into the base, but all-in-all this fragrance is quite linear. A GREAT fragrance for warmer spring and summer weather. It's simple, it's fresh, and it smells good!
Chapter 35 in the Book of Lacoste shows our hero up to the same hijinks: conning Daddy's gold card out of tennis-playing teens with no real taste to speak of and disappearing in a wisp. The apple cedar combo somehow made me smell brown sugar, which is neat, but I'd rather bake than smell like baking. The rest is utterly forgettable. At this rate I might soon forget how to say 'Lacoste.'
Style In Play by Lacoste, 2004
|Top Notes||Manzana Verde, Fresh Notes, Green Notes|
|Middle Notes||Jasmine, Cedar Leaf|
|Base Notes||Precious Woods, White Musk, Patchouli|
|Bottle Designer||Lutz Herrmann|
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