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    Question Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    I need a new Gym bag and though about buying either a Ralph Lauren or a Nike bag.

    Then I see this offer:

    Buy one of the 4 Big Pony EDT's and get a Big Pony bag for free.

    Which one of the Big POny frags are best quality - I know they have very poor longevity, even for a POlo, so will probably use the frag for the gym anyway.
    Which of the 4 should I go for ?

    I love fresh aquatics for the gym, but love spicy and woody orientals and woody old man citrus scents - I'm pretty open minded when it comes to frags.
    My Top 3 hate frags are:
    1. Mugler A*Men (Love caramel, mint, Vanilla, Coffe - but don't appreciate brown stuff I eat and drink in my frags........coming from a guy who sometimes wear 1 Million, Joop! Homme & Bogart PH - A*Men disgust me, I get sick of this sweet cloying sweetness bomb of a frag)
    2. Dior Homme/Intense (Lipstick and makeup smell in a male frag = NO GO !)
    3. Caron Yatagan (Will try to learn to appreciate this frag.....)

    I will spend circa the same amount on a new gym bag alone, so might as well get the 75 ml of the Big Pony EDT for free, if the bag is decent to good quality.......

    Can only buy online, so can't see and feel the quality of the bag.....

    They seem to bet better quality than the average duffle Polo Big Pony bags I found online, that looked like this:




    The ones I can get for 'free' when I buy a 75 ml EDT of one of the 4 Big Pony's look like this - much more sturdy and high quality for a gym bag (Yeahhh, it's no Luis Vuitton):






    Thanks for your help
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    None, run away as fast as you can from these and into an athletic store and just buy a gym bag. A scent I use at the gym is Chanel Allure Homme sport
    Last edited by Oupavoc; 2nd March 2012 at 11:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    None, run away as fast as you can into away from these and into an athletic store and just buy a gym bag. A scent I use at the gym is Chanel Allure Homme sport
    WoW

    They are THAT bad
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    WoW

    They are THAT bad
    Yeah they are, if your set on a brand name gym bag look on ebay

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    The green one is the only scent I have smelled that literally clogs my sinuses and makes me sneeze. I refuse to even sample any of these now.
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Yeah they are, if your set on a brand name gym bag look on ebay
    Oki, thanks

    I will just get a Nike then.
    Had my Mulberry $800 gym leather bag stolen from my gym locker last week - so don't buy the expensive gym bags anymore - just some basic nice looking cheap bags.........
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Oki, thanks

    I will just get a Nike then.
    Had my Mulberry $800 gym leather bag stolen from my gym locker last week - so don't buy the expensive gym bags anymore - just some basic nice looking cheap bags.........
    Why even take that to the gym?

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    I'm not that fond of any of them - they all smell okay, but they lack the punch/something-different-and-interesting about them I associate Ralph Lauren scents.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    well, I have them all (got a 4 pack as a gift) I never wear them....but 3 is probably the "best" 4 is boring athletic scent, 2 is just terrible, and 1 would probably be my next "recommendation" if you absolutely had to have one from this line, though I urge you to look elsewhere lol. Actually if you wanted a gym scent, maybe 1 or 4...I dunno, it's so hard to recommend them

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    The words "best" and Big Pony" do not belong in the same sentence.
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Big Pony is horrid. I sampled all 4 and was reminded of cheap lynx scents. Very much aimed at teenage boys.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    #2, then #3, and then a big drop off. But honestly speaking, none are worthy of spending money on a full bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    The words "best" and Big Pony" do not belong in the same sentence.
    "The best is to stay away from Big Pony frags."

    Got you!

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TJNewey View Post
    #2, then #3, and then a big drop off. But honestly speaking, none are worthy of spending money on a full bottle.
    Agreed, but I'm more partial towards #2 just because it was my first fragrance ever.

    In hindsight, I realize it is anything but complex but it is what it is.
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Why even take that to the gym?
    Because my GF gave it to me as a present - and I thought it looked great as a gym bag
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    None, run away as fast as you can from these and into an athletic store and just buy a gym bag.
    Good advice.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    I could write something pithy and humorous, but meh.

    Big Pony juice is drab and awful.
    My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat Nį 2

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Geez, someone open a window and let some of this hyperbole out. The Big Pony series. Yeah, okay, they're not that good at all. Pretty standard uninspired designer fare that sells at a pretty standard designer (rather low-end) price. But worth this kind of invective? Come on now.

    That said, I think Big Pony 3 is the only one I could tolerate, albeit if I were sixteen or seventeen years old. At my age and with my experiences I really don't have the appropriate context for appreciating any of them to the fullest, but I think I would have if I were quite a bit younger and just looking for something simple and fun to wear. Big Pony 3 is decent. A fizzy faux-ginger green thing that really doesn't resolve itself into anything memorable, but it was the only one that made me nod my head and say "mmm, okay. whatever."

    The rest of them just made me shake my head. Quite forgettable, and they do make me wonder why RL bothers. But, again - whatever. If I were you, I'd try the third one. Just see what you think and go from there.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Terrible fragrances, don't like any of them

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    The words "best" and Big Pony" do not belong in the same sentence.
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    You know what, ignore what I said before if it sounded like I was recommending one, I went back and smelled them and no, if you have any plans to continue buying fragrances then leave these alone and get something better...they are very mediocre and unless that's what you're looking for I'd steer clear.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmellow View Post
    Terrible fragrances, don't like any of them
    Agreed.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    got to agree with everyone that this is one series of design that must be avoided!
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    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    My advice would be to find a shop that's doing this promotion, and tell the shop assistant that you'll buy (your favourite of) Polo original, Polo Sport or Ralph Lauren Safari For Men if he / she throws in one of the gym bags. It might work...

    As a Ralph Lauren / Polo fan, I'm afraid to say that the negative comments regarding the Big Pony collection are entirely justified...

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    Buy the color bag you like and sell the fragrance when you get it... Don't even try to open and sniff, because you will not get any value on the bottle. Big pony collection sounds more like a porn movie collection. All 4 smells like cheap air fresheners....
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    So, let me see if I got this right: you people recommend them or not?
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I'm not that fond of any of them - they all smell okay, but they lack the punch/something-different-and-interesting about them I associate Ralph Lauren scents.
    Renato
    Agreed here. I have small bottles of all four and they dont fail to disappoint. The green one is okay but thats about it.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    I sampled them on a rush, and felt one better then the others, but so generic in feeling I cannot remember which was the one I preferred. Do yourself a favor: explore non-mainstream frags, this including cheapos. You will be surprised at what is being offered in terms of quality and originality.

    As to your sport bag, get an inexpensive one: low profile has its privileges, you won't be focus of attention, thus chances of being stolen are kept to a minimum.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by maitiu View Post
    Big Pony is horrid. I sampled all 4 and was reminded of cheap lynx scents. Very much aimed at teenage boys.
    I hate to say this, but I agree. What a letdown. On the other hand CH, if your not spending any hard earned doh on the frag then why not.

    Many years ago I bought a bottle of Polo Green and they had a special, buy a bottle and get a Polo Umbrella. I'm not one to use an umbrella but I can tell you it was a high quality umbrella without a doubt...You may not like the frag but I would bet the Gym Bag will be a good one. Polo, if nothing else, spends a fortune in marketing. Good Luck...

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    I owned them all, and sold them all.
    They smell almost the same, and all of them is creap, get an Axe instead.

    But the blue and green bag is not that bad

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    I hate them all.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Even the original Polo has gone to the dogs. What does that tell you about Polo in general ?

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    If your still inclined after soooo many negs!!! I bought full sticker price Blue #1, I like and wear it often. I didn't get no swag or promo's with it either. But if you got that cheesy bag, I'd steal it from you Muah ha ha ha. I'd be decent enough to leave your wallet and gear in your locker though!!!!

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    The best part of the Big P(h)ony series is the colorful bag that comes with it. 'nuff said.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Just find a friend who likes one of them and get the scent for them and the bag for you.
    My best friend likes #1 as a generic fresh summer frag for casual wear, when he just needs to put on a spritz of something (he is not into frags AT ALL...). I got him a small bottle of the frag and the bag for myself To pterodactyls with one boulder
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    I get it - Big Pony is OUT !!
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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    I get it - Big Pony is OUT !!
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    Chanced upon a store overseas that sold fragrances and gifts separately - smart. Got the Green Duffel for 13bucks now on rotation with my 2 other gym bags.

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    Default Re: Best of the 4 Polo 'Big Pony' frags ?

    Like many here, I didn't care for them (not to their extent of bashing them though).. I recall giving all of them a fair couple sprays on my skin, and Big Pony 2 wasn't bad at all.

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