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    Default Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    Its either never talked about or its bashed when its talked about. Why? I think its pretty solid and not a bad frag. Smell is kind of unique with the whole grapefruit thing going on? Just wondering why does it have a bad name on here or not get any recognition?
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    It's ok to like it. It might not be people's cup of tea here. Also hivemind.

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    it is weak..
    Very redundant..
    why release a scent similar to Double Black but weaker..
    The worst release in 2013

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    Just found it to be nothing special.

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    It put me to sleep.

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    Nothing special about this one.

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    It put me to sleep.
    Let the guy know who was looking for something to spray on his sheets!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Let the guy know who was looking for something to spray on his sheets!!
    lol that guy was me! I actually wear this after a shower to bed sometimes. i find it to be a very peaceful fragrance. like something to spray on if your cuddling with a young girl or something like that. its light but its also sweet and I wore it once when sleeping over a girls house and she said it makes her feel safe.
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainsunster View Post
    lol that guy was me! I actually wear this after a shower to bed sometimes. i find it to be a very peaceful fragrance. like something to spray on if your cuddling with a young girl or something like that. its light but its also sweet and I wore it once when sleeping over a girls house and she said it makes her feel safe.
    Your last sentence is precisely what is wrong with it to many of us.

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    Even without smelling it, i automatically discount it because it is made by Ralph Lauren. Lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    Your last sentence is precisely what is wrong with it to many of us.
    lol what do you mean??!?!?
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainsunster View Post
    lol what do you mean??!?!?
    The word safe.

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    I haven't gotten around to giving this one a full test yet, but I know Redneck Perfumisto is a huuuuuuge fan so it must at least be worth checking out.

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    I didn't like it because to me it smells like if you just walked into any fragrance department of any department store and got a good whiff of the fragrance cloud hanging in the air. It's undistinguishable from the other 28000 flankers of 1 Million, The One, etc, they have on the shelves - it's one big mix of everything, with no direction or sense as to what to make of it or what it wants to be. I picture a focus group of 500 people, with a list of 500 different notes they like, and all picking a different note - then the perfumer mixing it all in one big batch. Yes, it smells like all sorts of things you can pick up on in a fragrance department, but unfortunately to me it has no direction or something I could (easily) define it as. It's not woody, it's not leather, it's not vetiver, it's not aquatic, it's not oud, it's not floral... it's everything... and nothing... all at once.

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    Ya, one of the most disappointing of '13.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    Apart from it being an absolutely horrible and insulting composition, I have no idea.... ;-)
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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    i didn't think it was that bad. But I don't want this in my collection because I know I'll never get around to wearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 601red View Post
    i didn't think it was that bad. But I don't want this in my collection because I know I'll never get around to wearing it.
    I honestly love it. i have some high quality frags and these is honestly one of my fav. I guess everyones different
    When it comes to frags sometimes less is more!

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    It's repulsive.

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    This fragrance was my first time in a long time purchase. I like it. I pick up an almost bubblegummy / mild Red Hot vibe with some warmer notes at the opening.
    Last edited by SndyDrmmr; 20th June 2014 at 03:49 PM.

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    I got to smell it on Tuesday and really it smells very feminine to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    Even without smelling it, i automatically discount it because it is made by Ralph Lauren. Lame.
    As much as I hate to admit it, I tend to agree. Try to be open minded, but can't recall ever smelling a RL scent I really enjoyed. Wore Polo many years ago because my wife loved it, but couldn't take it after a while.

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    It smelled pretty good, but didn't compel me to buy... I haven't really seen a lot of hate for it here either (other than this thread), more like indifference. RP is a big fan (as noted back in December in post #13 lol)

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    Something about it reminds me of Allure Homme Sport. That kills it for me full stop.

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    My belated reply: while not a bad scent, did not impress me so far as much as other, especially older RL scents, like e.g. Polo Green or Safari. Yet this is just a personal opinion and also a biased one, due to always having (with certain exceptions) a preference for vintage/older/more classic fragrances.

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    Just a good perfume but not unique if you ask me.

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    Default Re: Why All The Hate For Polo Red On Here?

    'Hate' would suggest I have a strong, emotionally charged response to this scent. To me Polo Red is just 'meh' so a more appropriate word for me would be 'I N D I F F E R E N C E'.

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    Mediocrity isn't worth hating...it just gets ignored.

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