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    Sephora shows it available their website. I was going to blind buy but decided to pick it up at their store after sampling.

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    My wife just LOVED it on me yesterday evening...2 and 1/2 sprays lasted all day...I believe it will be a favorite of hers...
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    i still need to get some...

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    This sounds so intriguing, but I'm really having trouble finding it here in New York. I have been to 3 Sephoras with no luck. Likewise for Bloomindale's and Barney's. We don't have Dillard's here and I haven't tried Macy's yet. I did go to the Ralph Lauren flagship store on Madison Avenue and, amazingly, they had never heard of it! The company is based here, so I think it is safe to say that the introduction strategy for this fragrance is puzzling, to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    This sounds so intriguing, but I'm really having trouble finding it here in New York. I have been to 3 Sephoras with no luck. Likewise for Bloomindale's and Barney's. We don't have Dillard's here and I haven't tried Macy's yet. I did go the Ralph Lauren flagship store on Madison Avenue and, amazingly, they had never heard of it! [bold added in quote] The company is based here, so I think it is safe to say that the introduction strategy for this fragrance is puzzling, to say the least.
    Wow. I know the fashion business is hectic, but really. The Polo SA's at our RL outlet in Timbuktu are usually brimming with pre-release fragrance knowledge. Three whippings with a bulb atomizer for RLNYC.
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    Bought it today on first sight, Macy's Long Island. The SAs knew exactly what I wanted, had an open tester, knew that the box was slightly different, even knew the point of it ("Polo for the new generation of Polo wearers" and "it's a lighter more modern version").

    This is great stuff, bought with no hesitation. Very reasonable price for a limited release. Also, I just found out it is made by the same guy who did the original 30 yrs ago!

    It's lighter, breezier, though not transparent, has some aromatic spices, then a furrier, suede-y texture. At times it resembles Azzaro PH. I like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    This sounds so intriguing, but I'm really having trouble finding it here in New York. I have been to 3 Sephoras with no luck. Likewise for Bloomindale's and Barney's. We don't have Dillard's here and I haven't tried Macy's yet. I did go to the Ralph Lauren flagship store on Madison Avenue and, amazingly, they had never heard of it! The company is based here, so I think it is safe to say that the introduction strategy for this fragrance is puzzling, to say the least.
    I found it at Macy's in Huntington. I find it hard to believe that Macy's in Manhattan wouldn't have it.

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    I was in Dillard's yesterday to pick up some Gucci II and asked the SA about it. She pointed to a HUGE advertisement I walked by without noticing it. It should be available very soon.

    The only samples I was able to get were Gucci and D&G light blue. The Gucci was g2g,but I didn't care for the light blue. It's drydown was just like 50 other designer frags out there.

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    I am enjoying mine very much!

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    I found it at Macy's--my SOTD. Great stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    I am enjoying mine very much!
    Thursday, before boarding a flight to San Diego I sprayed it once on my chest under my shirt. That incredible smell kept seeping into my nostrils the whole flight, the whole night and I could smell it the next morning. It definitely goes a long way on me..or maybe the chest spray like that was the key.
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    UPDATE:

    Straight after spraying, if I smell my wrist, I got a sense at the back palate of horse manure! Yes, like an authentic polo field, it is very subtle but definitely there, and goes quite quickly.

    I'm really enjoying it, and have already received a few compliments. I love the Azzaro-like fougere greeness, and the suede drydown. After the first blast it sits pretty close to the skin, but in a warm bath 14 hrs later, it opened up again (to me, this is usually a sign of good longevity).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    I hold the completely opposite view...the initial blast reminds me of Polo Green, then it morphs into Polo Crest for the most part. It's a nice cologne that is what it is...a modern take on a old style men's scent.

    There is nothing innovative. It's a throw back to a simpler olfactory time. And honestly, that's kind of refreshing!
    I thought it was only me who thought it smelled like Polo Crest.

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    It is everything I love about green and with a hint of crest in there. This stuff totally rocks! An instant classic!

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    I'm curious now.
    Maybe this will be released in Europe soon. I'm gonna look for this at the airport tax free tomorow. (tonight actually)

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    You guys got me excited.. Really looking forward to the release here.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    It really makes me want to stop and just use this and London all Fall and Winter.
    That's funny, I was just thinking the exact same thing!

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    Wearing it again today. Smells great. The first spray is pure Crest, then the original Polo notes are prominent, then it settles back down into a combo. Three sprays is plenty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Wearing it again today. Smells great. The first spray is pure Crest, then the original Polo notes are prominent, then it settles back down into a combo. Three sprays is plenty!
    I find it addicting and have been wearing it most days. I agree with your assessment on 3 sprays and how it works. the more I wear this, the more I know a second bottle will be coming in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by olafurson View Post
    That's funny, I was just thinking the exact same thing!
    Yup. Those two will be a majority of my fall and winter.
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    From last week's SotW:

    Ralph Lauren had its second highest week ever and was led by the new scent Polo Modern Reserve which got five wears as it begins the sampling phase of a new scent.
    I think this one is going to rocket to the top pretty soon, as it gets into all stores and more BNers get a chance to sample it.
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    I finally bought this.... apparently they had it my local Dillards all along, they just didn't realize it wasn't more Polo stock and never took it out of the box.

    I'm only an hour into wearing, so I'll report back with a review later. I have to say, I just sprayed Crest on my other arm to compare, and to my nose they aren't much alike. I've always thought Crest was almost an 'eau fraiche' version of the the original Polo. The Modern Reserve is reminiscent of the original, and clearly shares some notes, but it's very much a new entity. As a new entity it is MILES better than anything else that's been released by major designers lately. I love Infusion d'Homme, but this has a lot more oooomph to it.

    If your local department store claims not to have this, ask them to look at the Polo stock.. they just might.

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    Purchased mine today.....Fantastic.....Gary

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    Slightly off topic, ok, well off topic, but I can't help but be amused by the marketing. Polo Modern Reserve? WTF does that mean? Modern and Reserve are opposites by my definitions. That's like saying, Modern yet Classic. What's next? Polo Modern Extreme Original Premium Vintage Reserve?

    Anyway, I digress...my apologies in advance.

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    I tried this one today. Yeah, it did remind me a bit of Azzaro pH. My friend and I liked it. This is a really nice one but I cannot justify paying the price that it goes for. I still have many other fragrances that I'm interested in so I don't see the need to drop the money. I hope this stuff makes it to Marshalls like many other Polo fragrances so cheapasses like me can enjoy it with the rest of you.

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    Ronin, you're not cheap, just prudent! I could use some of your "reserve". My wallet opens too frequently!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenmarcher View Post
    Slightly off topic, ok, well off topic, but I can't help but be amused by the marketing. Polo Modern Reserve? WTF does that mean? Modern and Reserve are opposites by my definitions. That's like saying, Modern yet Classic. What's next? Polo Modern Extreme Original Premium Vintage Reserve?

    Anyway, I digress...my apologies in advance.

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    LOL... I think this is a good point, for sure! In one sense, the are trying to say 'modern yet classic'... it's a new fragrance evocative of a classic. My other interpretation is that 'reserve' in the title is trying to imply 'limited edition'. Don't forget it also has '30th Anniversary' on the box. Taking the '30th anniversary' with 'modern reserve', I think the name is trying to imply 'modernized limited edition version of the classic'.

    The Dillard's SA, who didn't even need to try to upsell me, at first gave me the line 'oh this is so much better than the original Polo' while sort of making the 'yuck' face. I pointed out that I wear Polo, to which she backpedaled by saying "well, if you know how to wear Polo it's very nice, but you can't put on too much...."

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    I still like the original. I just smelled both of my bottles my big 6.7oz of Polo Original and my 4.0oz of Modern Reserve. Though modern has a unique suede note you can mistake the rich rustic notes of the original just sniffing the bottle. YUM Fall In New England!

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    Tried this today.

    I like it! It manages to heighten all of the best parts of the original Polo and diffuses it in a more approachable way. Not boring. Very masculine.

    I'm hoping this sells like hotcakes so I can start smelling this all over Miami, instead of some of the horrible fragrances I smell on guys currently.

    Personally, if I had to own one, I'd pick the original (lightly applied, it's da bomb!) - but I could easily wear the new one.
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    I just tried this one today, too! I really enjoyed it, a lot! I was really pleased with the treatment of vetiver and there was a little part of me that thought of L'Occitane Vetyver. Modern Reserve really is what it sets out to be, and I love how successful it is in achieving that intent. I respect the fragrance a great deal.

    I really like what you said, JockWithScents about the hazy, vetiver, green wool, dirt, ashtray. Of course, leather too. I get all of that with this fragrance which makes it kind of a surprising addition to the 2008 line-up of new fragrances I think. I mean, who could imagine, with the trend toward lighter fragrances, that Polo would seek to reinterpret the original Polo, which is anything but!
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    i was hoping for more vetiver and suede...i still get polo green except on the top where it smells awesome!
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