A fruity aquatic from RL. What took them so long??
Thread: Polo Red, White and Blue
I saw this in Macys today. Apparently the notes are:
Top: watery red apple, cucumber, Sicilian mandarin, lush accord
Middle: caneel accord, bay accord, curry sage, frosted lavender tonic
Base: stone washed suede, white woods, amber wood, sheer musk
Last edited by petruccijc; 6th November 2009 at 10:23 PM.
Oh, I thought it was the same juice as blue, but in a different bottle.
Last edited by petruccijc; 6th November 2009 at 10:31 PM.
As with any RL release post-Safari, try before you buy and wait for the drydown. RL likes to top load the good stuff, falling apart within an hour.
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Yuck, cucumber? Aren't they about 15 years too late?
They're different. I did a side-by-side at Macy's. I sprayed RWB first, and I thought it was identical to PB. Then the lady sprayed the original on a card, and it was in fact a deeper, stronger smell.
RWB is like PB Lite. Just another fresh aquatic. Nothing special.
I bought a bottle of Blue back when I didn't know much about scents, and I just wanted a scent, ANY scent to add to my collection. I thought it smelled kinda fresh, something different, so I bought a bottle. That was about 2 years ago. To this day i've only used it about 10 times. The cucumber is just way too present throughout, really puts me off. Oh well, you live and you learn.
They're not bad scents, just too common smelling. When you're into scents enough to be on this board, Polo Blue just does not cut it! LOL!
It's a fine scent for the average Joe...we are not average!
I picked up a bottle of Red, White and Blue today at Macy's. I loved the opening of fresh cucumber and was quick to hand over the $50 bucks. The dry-down on the way home was a bit of a letdown unfortunately. To me, it became very similar to Kenneth Cole Black, which I like, but already own.
Prior to making the purchase, I had sampled Mugler cologne (on my right hand, RWB on my left) which I didn't like in the opening moments. Red White and Blue got worse in the dry-down, Mugler got better...and I regret the purchase!!! Shoulda gone with Mugler! Impatience!!
Poor Blue just doesn't get any respect. I don't wear it often myself, but find myself defending it time and time again. Fresh Aquatics and the label "Blue" weren't much of a sub-group when Polo Blue came along. Sure, there was Aqua di Gio, but by and large, the genre really exploded AFTER Polo Blue was released in 2002. That's when the Desire Blue, Givenchy Blue, etc. followed suit. I do believe Polo Blue was successful, but the fact that it smells "common" and "all too familiar" shouldn't be a negative reflection on its behalf. After all, imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery.
The Bark Bites Back.
Red White and Blue is a different scent.....Gary
Anyway, is Polo Red, White, and Blue a limited edition, or a permanent addition to the Polo line?
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It smells like a sibling to PB but much better.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Truly a great looking bottle:
I like the mention of it as a "cold mountain air feel" with some woods
But can anyone describe the apple note?
Is it similar to the artificial "candy" apple notes we know?
Or is it more subtle and natural like the apple note featured in Pal Zileri classic?
Last edited by Astaroth; 19th November 2009 at 05:23 AM.
Off to test today.
For the record, Polo Blue is my least favorite Ralph Lauren masculine.
I bought this today. I really like it a lot! It is different than PB. This is a deeper, smoother smell. Its kinda like windex with a deep blue smell that has a smooth musky finish. I think this is what PB should have been.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Does the cucumber dominate like in PB? I really, really don't like cucumber in scents.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
Looks like RW&B is a flanker of Polo Blue. Much like Polo DB is a flanker for Polo Black...
I've only had one wearing of it so far and to my nose, I don't get cucumber. I will try to pay attention to it when I spray some on here is a few minutes. To me, overall, PRWB is more smooth and less irritating to me. There was something in PB that was sharp. For me, PRWB is all goodness!
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
I can imagine all of those notes except for one: What in the world is curry sage? Is it supposed to be clary sage?
I think this is most definitely an improvement on Polo Blue.
But i don't really smell a distinct and/or believable apple note here, certainly nothing like the very natural apple note in the aforementioned Pal Zileri.
The base is definitely Smoother, and the single note which always seemed to irritate me in Polo Blue is either thankfully missing or hidden. But it's not striking enough to warrant a purchase for me, shame as that bottle is truly a classic design.
^It's not top shelf but certainly better than every Polo fragrance since explorer/double black. However, since my post, I have discovered a scent featuring apple which trumped the Zileri and all below it featuring apple......Cereus #4.
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To those who own this fragrance...
Could you please input on its sillage and longevity?
Smelled it a few days ago and didn't care for it at all.
Got a 75ml bottle of this as a gift today from a friend (it was my bday 2 days ago), will provide my thoughts after some full wearings.
Although I'm not ecstatic about it, I do need a filler for my lost bottle of Polo Blue (which I happened to like), and with cucumber and apple as some of the featured notes, I think it's more a crowd pleaser, which is a welcome addition to my wardrobe at this time. Expecting warmer weather coming into March, so fingers crossed it might be a good kick-off to summer-use frags.