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    Default Tested and Purchased POLO MODERN RESERVE

    1) I know there is a thread on this below and how it is available at Dillards. I know there is one on how it is coming to Sephora. This is dedicated to the scent

    Walked into Dillards and there it was. Since I have joined here I have dove into niche and non-niche with wild abandon looking for a scent that says.."buy me" I found it.

    Take the original Polo and take away the over the top, heavy initial blast. Just mute it to where you can smell it but it is almost not there and then go straight for the classic Polo green middle and drydown and you have this scent. I am fired up. I purchased it, no questions asked on the spot. The SA thought they were the same but an anniversary bottle. I had her spray both on cards and she was like..."Wow, that is lighter and nice."

    So overall, take away the initial beat down of the original spray, throw in a tad more green, keep the original Polo smell. This will be a sought after scent. It is manly and perfect on me right now. It was $62.50 and only came in the 4.0. Just get it
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    Default Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    1) I know there is a thread on this below and how it is available at Dillards. I know there is one on how it is coming to Sephora. this is dedicated to the scent

    Walked into Dillards and there it was. Since I have joined here I have dove into niche and non-niche with wild abandon looking for a scent that says.."buy me" I found it.

    Take the original Polo and take away the over the top, heavy initial blast. Just mute it to where you can smell it but it is almost not there and then go straight for the classic Polo green middle and drydown and you have this scent. I am fired up. I purchased it, no questions asked on the spot. The SA though they were the same but an anniversary bottle. I had her spray both on cards and she was like..."Wow, that is lighter and nice."

    So overall, take away the initial beat down of the original spray, throw in a tad more green, keep the oroginal Polo smell. This will be a sought after scent. It is manly and perfect on me right now. It was $62.50 and only came in the 3.4. Just get it

    That is great to hear that you connected with it. I am looking forward to trying this one as well. 4 oz for 62.50; not bad at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    That is great to hear that you connected with it. I am looking forward to trying this one as well. 4 oz for 62.50; not bad at all.
    4.0..yes. I can't imagine anyone not liking this. It took what I didn't like from the original Polo and made it..."modern" and "reserved." Its not "fresh" modern, it is more green but it kept the greatness of Polo. This may be the best work in a bit. It really makes me want to stop and just use this and London all Fall and Winter.
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    Default Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    will it be available only in the US or also overseas????
    I want it I want it I want it.

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    Default Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    I'm heading over to my Dillards again to see if they're getting it... otherwise I'll be getting it on my next trip to Houston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    I'm heading over to my Dillards again to see if they're getting it... otherwise I'll be getting it on my next trip to Houston.
    I got this one from the Dillards at Memorial City. They just got it in the other day but it was in the case. You might want to double check with them because they might just be lost considering the package is the same except "Modern Reserve" on it. I think you will love it. Even the drydown has a little dash of more green ans suede but the same great smell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    will it be available only in the US or also overseas????
    I want it I want it I want it.
    I'm not sure about this. Sorry I can't help.
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    Update: We are going on 3 hours here and the scent is still strongly there. The drydown is great. Again, same Polo scent but add a dash more green and a little smoothness of maybe DB..suede type leather..excellent.
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    My Dillard's rep had never heard of it. I asked about it today.

    I bet I'll find it in Atlanta this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My Dillard's rep had never heard of it. I asked about it today.

    I bet I'll find it in Atlanta this weekend.
    I was surprised they had it. I can see the Dillards at the Galleria but Memorial City in Houston I thought would be behind. Sephora did not have it and was the 1st place I checked so I walked right into Dillards.
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    Sounds like the time to get back on the horse.

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    Default Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    4.0..yes. I can't imagine anyone not liking this. It took what I didn't like from the original Polo and made it..."modern" and "reserved." Its not "fresh" modern, it is more green but it kept the greatness of Polo. This may be the best work in a bit. It really makes me want to stop and just use this and London all Fall and Winter.
    I tested it today at Dillards. I must say I am completely underwelmed by it. I don't dislike it - it just seems to me like "Polo Light". I was expecting something richer - not just a toned down version of the original. Why bother. Oh that's right, it's 2008 - people don't like rich, deep fragrances......

    I think I will stick with the original Polo - and it's a lot cheaper then $62.50. But then again, I am sure Modern Reserve will be $29.99 at Marshalls/TJ Maxx in the near future - right next to the Polo Explorer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I tested it today at Dillards. I must say I am completely underwelmed by it. I don't dislike it - it just seems to me like "Polo Light". I was expecting something richer - not just a toned down version of the original. Why bother. Oh that's right, it's 2008 - people don't like rich, deep fragrances......

    I think I will stick with the original Polo - and it's a lot cheaper then $62.50. But then again, I am sure Modern Reserve will be $29.99 at Marshalls/TJ Maxx in the near future - right next to the Polo Explorer.
    I figured there would be some that liked the strength of the original and who would be "underwhelmed." I actually find this to be a better match for me and my taste though while keeping the same Polo smell. I do find the drydown to be richer. I also don't feel it is "light" as much as they got rid of that heavy hitting first blast and kept it close to the same. Again, maybe a little greener. I like ait lot better than anything since the original that they put out. This difference in 30 years, in my book, is that many just don't want to be assaulted by scents anymore so this is a way to keep the character of the old and not have it be so in your face.

    At least you were the first....I was expected more comments like this since my comments might border on excess hyperbole..lol.

    But in all honesty I find this to be closer to the original that I wore as a kid than the high powered stuff they call Polo now. In fact part of me thinks it is some Ralph Lauren inside joke and this was the original and people didn't ever realize that they made the new initial blast with tobacco and gasoline.
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    Default Re: Tested and Purchased POLO MODERN RESERVE

    Did you guys smell the cardamom in the top notes (a new feature of PMR)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Did you guys smell the cardamom in the top notes (a new feature of PMR)?
    Not much but its there. I'm not as experienced as catching notes though so, just my opinion.
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    I am wearing it right now. have had it on for 30 minutes. My Dillards got it in this afternoon. Wow.
    The reason I am loving it is the vetiver/leather/suede thing big time. There is a hazy buzz of dark green wool with earth, dirt, and almost ashtray. Yes vetiver. I will report back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I am wearing it right now. have had it on for 30 minutes. My Dillards got it in this afternoon. Wow.
    The reason I am loving it is the vetiver/leather/suede thing big time. There is a hazy buzz of dark green wool with earth, dirt, and almost ashtray. Yes vetiver. I will report back later.
    Glad your liking it. I have it on myself since I had no other scent on and I am loving it.
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    Default Re: Tested and Purchased POLO MODERN RESERVE

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Did you guys smell the cardamom in the top notes (a new feature of PMR)?
    I smelled toned down Polo. Is that what cardamom is supposed to do to it?
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    I was thinking while at the gym how to describe this one. It has a hazy, muted, buzzy feel to it. I get the same thing from Le Labo Vetiver 46, Rose 31...this feels like Le Labo's take on Polo. The sillage and longevity seem to be there but the loudness and clarity? of the original is now muted and hazy in it's presentation. That is the best I can do for now. I like it, but I have no room for another frag in my wardrobe without selling something. Those damn drobe limitations, they suck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    ...it just seems to me like "Polo Light". I was expecting something richer - not just a toned down version of the original.
    I think the name "Modern Reserve" - modern and reserved - explains it all. Modern, less toxic, chemicals, and a reserved, less powerful fragrance.

    I'm looking forward to trying it.

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    Default Re: Tested and Purchased POLO MODERN RESERVE

    I will "reserve" judgment ( ) for a test in the store, which I look forward to. I have mixed feelings about this. I love the classic green, but I just don't feel like wearing it that often. I would probably wear my Crest more often if I was sitting on more than a few mL of it. And Polo Explorer is what I wear when I want to smell nice when I'm working shoulder-to-shoulder, but it's no substitute for the real McCoy. I want to see if this hits a sweet spot.

    Perhaps this is RL's answer to those who miss the lighter hand of Polo Crest. I'm wondering if there is any similarity. Old "Cresties" are welcome to state their opinions...
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    I haven't tried it yet, but Sephora has it on their website and maybe their stores. They have a gift set - for $2 more then the the price of the edt ($62.50) you also get a full size after shave and deodorant.

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    A lighter Polo? Polo is the anti-light king! Seems like a contradiction.

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    Default Re: Tested and Purchased POLO MODERN RESERVE

    I dont think it will be lighter but rather tamed which is different. If the smell is practically the same but without the explosive opening they have made it perfect. The only problem with Polo classic is it potency , you have to be very carefully with the trigger. There is a guy in my building that wears it, I can track him around the residential complex by following his smell track... in the elevator at the garage , all over the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarino67 View Post
    I haven't tried it yet, but Sephora has it on their website and maybe their stores. They have a gift set - for $2 more then the the price of the edt ($62.50) you also get a full size after shave and deodorant.
    I believe the gift set they are offering is the original polo, not reserve.

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    Sorry, I just checked and you're right - it's the classic that's available in the gift set.

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    sad , I went to the Polo stand at the best store and they did not have a clue what I was talking about , it wont be here (spain) any time soon. grrrrr
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    Default Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by aeromatic View Post
    I think the name "Modern Reserve" - modern and reserved - explains it all. Modern, less toxic, chemicals, and a reserved, less powerful fragrance.

    I'm looking forward to trying it.
    Less toxic chemicals - What?????
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    Default Re: Tested and Purchased POLO MODERN RESERVE

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I will "reserve" judgment ( ) for a test in the store, which I look forward to. I have mixed feelings about this. I love the classic green, but I just don't feel like wearing it that often. I would probably wear my Crest more often if I was sitting on more than a few mL of it. And Polo Explorer is what I wear when I want to smell nice when I'm working shoulder-to-shoulder, but it's no substitute for the real McCoy. I want to see if this hits a sweet spot.

    Perhaps this is RL's answer to those who miss the lighter hand of Polo Crest. I'm wondering if there is any similarity. Old "Cresties" are welcome to state their opinions...
    I don't really get Crest from it (bring that back Ralph!) But if someone wants a lighter/more tamed version of Polo - then this is it. Like I said, I don't dislike it. I just don't personally have a need for it. But to each his own.....
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    I really think people need to do a full wearing of this. I find it amazing and so far, as a member I haven't found many ones amazing, no matter how weird, different, niche or whatever they are.

    My initial description probably sold it short since it was early in the day. It is more than a lighter Polo to me. The original is definitely is in the forefront but more happens. Plus, again, you miss the overwhelming "Look the hell at me I'm wearing cologne" burst of the original. I wore it all day and am wearing it today. I actually smelled the vetiver that Jock was talking about 30 minutes into this mornings wearing. Last night after a full wearing it was a creamy suede as they said would be there. It was very nice and sexy. The full drydown isn't overwhelming but on the skin..and this was 6-8 hours later. I love the initial light burst that is better than the originals and I like how it seems to change about every 30 minutes on me from the original Polo to something a little more smooth and nice. I've purchased many things since being on here and I'd say 75% of the time the excitement wore off and I took it back or sold it. This one is a keeper in my book. I know my nose ai not as sophisticated as some, this early in the game for me, but a full wearing needs to be done here to really enjoy this.

    I know the original is THE classic and I loved it growing up but this is like taking the high school out of the original and making it a little more sophisticated...just my take.
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    I wonder if my Sephora in Augusta has this in store...
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