Modern Reserve is the best frag RL has released since the original. Reserve can easily be worn in warmer temps whereas the original is a fall/winter scent. Also, I'm kind of surprised that Reserve hasn't fared better in the marketplace given the popularity of the original.
The original Polo wins hands down in my book. Polo Modern Reserve is a pale shadow of the original and a major disappointment.
Amen. Modern Reserve smells like someone took a scalpel to the original and removed all the bones. The original could be a bit challenging with its no-holds-barred oakmoss/woody character but that's what made it an appreciable mass market fragrance. Modern Reserve felt faceless and cheap.
Hands down Modern Reserve. The original Polo is outdated to me with the initial blast being just too much and bringing back memories of every middle school kid who wore too much of it. Modern Reserve can be worn anytime and is still distinctive and refined.
My problem with the original has nothing to do with the scent itself, and everything to do with scent memory. It powerfully hearkens back to a time that in my life that was wonderful, but does not need to be relived!
I love the original Polo. The Modern Reserve is good, but smells to me almost exactly like the discontinued Polo Crest. MR is more refined, less potent, and has a lot less patchouli in it than the original. One of the reasons I love the first Polo is because the patchouli smells so prominent to me, especially as the scent evolves with time. MR is good, but doesn't satisfy me like the original.
Now that some time has passed, and I have owned each multiple times, I can honestly say I no longer care for either of them. Tastes change over time. If pressed, I would pick Modern Reserve. But really I don't care for either.
The original Polo was the first serious scent I ever owned. While I enjoyed it at the time, and have a lot of fond memories of it, it just doesn't appeal to me today. MR to me seems like a nice compromise between the original and something a bit more contemporary. However, much like the original, this type of scent doesn't work for me anymore.
Polo Green has no appeal to me either.....Modern Reserve is the better between these 2 for me.....If I could have my way I would have Polo Crest relaunched and that would be Great!!!
Sure I read/heard somewhere that MR was just a re-branding of Polo Crest???
It's been years since I tried the original, but I remember loving it back in the day. Have MR and like it a lot, will have to try Original again but I guess that's probably been messed with since............