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    This hasn't been talked about much lately. I had it a couple of years ago when it came out. I am trying to decide if it is worth the repurchase. I miss the mahogany note and the overall smell conveys refinement and character. What do you think? Is it too subtle?

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    While visiting New York city after Purple Label's launch, I decided to walk the 12 or 80 blocks, I forget how many, to buy it directly from the boutique.

    I remembered Monogram and its amazing staying power so I thought Purple Label would be similiar as a higher-end Ralph Lauren fragrance.

    But it was a let down. Immediate evaporation of the top notes within minutes and not much of a body to talk about for the remainder.

    I'd try something else.
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    I've read a few members compare Purple Label to Bleeker Street by Bond No 9. Haven't tried Purple Label myself so I don't know how true this is.

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    I love it. I find it similar in character to Green Irish Tweed, although many of the notes are different - it's bright and sharp but with a bit of depth. It lasts for ages on me.

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    The sample I had was incredibly weak--smelled like water that had a leaf soaking in it. It lasted 10 minutes at the most. I suspected some quality control problems at the factory. I haven't had a chance to test it from another source since.

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    It seems the bottle I had 2 years ago projected very weak but I recall a friend smelling it on me. I still haven't bought that bottle of Kouros yet, maybe I should get that instead? Who knows.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by foetidus
    The sample I had was incredibly weak--smelled like water that had a leaf soaking in it. *It lasted 10 minutes at the most. *I suspected some quality control problems at the factory. *I haven't had a chance to test it from another source since.

    This was my experience as well. A really boring scent IMO. I just didn't like it at all. Sad, because I was anticipating its release, but when I sampled it, I was like "That's all there is?" Not a classy enough scent for the whole Purple Label thing the were trying to convey. A real misfire.
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    " Wow that smells really nice...wait...where did it go?!"

    I have no time for such fleeting scents. I need more bang for my buck.


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    This scent brings me more compliments than all of my frags put together. I quit counting a long time ago.
    This has great staying power...... on me. I also use the after shave balm.
    I'm not afraid to spray this scent. I watch guys at the mall as they spray their favorite scent....they spray 2 sprays.....The old reply to this is .....Why bother?
    This is one of my faves....... Gary

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    I have neglected this one lately. Great scent, very dry, woody. I don't have longevity problems with this one, just regular stayingpower.

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    Default Re: Purple Label & Monogram

    I still have a bottle (well half) of Ralph Lauren Monogram from the mid 80s. *I purchased it at Marshall Fields here in Chicago. *It is absolutely the perfect fragrance for me. *I love it and always get complements, even from strangers on the bus, when I wear it.

    At first I thought Purple Label might be Monogram reincarnated because the liquid fragrance Monogram was (and still is) amethyst in color. *Apparently Purple Label has nothing to do with Monogram.

    Are there many other guys (or gals!) out there who miss Monogram as I do? *If so, can we petition Ralph Lauren to bring it back! *Monograpm is in its own class. *Let's see if we can have it revived!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy
    [quote author=foetidus link=1147204925/0#4 date=1147250820]The sample I had was incredibly weak--smelled like water that had a leaf soaking in it. *It lasted 10 minutes at the most. *I suspected some quality control problems at the factory. *I haven't had a chance to test it from another source since.

    This was my experience as well. *A really boring scent IMO. *I just didn't like it at all. *Sad, because I was anticipating its release, but when I sampled it, I was like "That's all there is?" *Not a classy enough scent for the whole Purple Label thing the were trying to convey. *A real misfire.[/quote]


    I think of Purple Lable like Boss's Baldessarini of last year and Selection this year. Don't be fooled by the hooplah pumped up to be on par with Creed'$ $elf-promotion. Modern Ralph Laurens and Bosses will always be on the second to bottom shelf of the department stores, with only Kenneth Cole to look down upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikkitosennomusha
    This hasn't been talked about much lately. I had it a couple of years ago when it came out. I am trying to decide if it is worth the repurchase. I miss the mahogany note and the overall smell conveys refinement and character. What do you think? Is it too subtle?
    I've got a nearly full 2.5 oz bottle. Care to buy/swap?



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