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Safari for Men (1992)
by Ralph Lauren


Safari for Men information

Year of Launch1992
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 413 votes)

People and companies

HouseRalph Lauren
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Safari for Men

A classic fresh fragrance. The male counterpart to the original Safari Perfume. The packaging represents the finer things in life with a faux croc-skin leather on the box and a decanter type bottle, embossed with a Ralph Lauren crest.

Safari for Men fragrance notes

Reviews of Safari for Men

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is quite unique, with the bold simplicity of the eucalyptus mixed with bergamot, resulting in an unexpected blend, with cedar leaf and cinnamon in the early drydown completing what is a rather unique opening.

Later on the herbal and the flotal notes assemble, with basil and thyme rendering a traditional herb garden, and the geranium with a lovely lavender supplying a floral backbone. The latter florals grow in prominence, whilst the lavender adopts a discreet powderiness over time, which assumes the classic soapy characteristics of a barbershop scent. A bit later on again on a very nice oak moss develops, which is balanced beautifully; it is combined with a smooth patchouli and a leathery and slightly green vetiver. A restrained sandalwood lingers in the background for a while.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and an excellent eleven hours in my skin.

The unique opening is gorgeous and composed beautifully of its good-quality ingredients. The heart-note are convincing too, with just the base a but less vivid at times. A gorgeous classic. 4/5
21st December, 2020
Vintage Cosmair bottles are what my review is based on, Aftershave and EDT.

This is my staple aftershave, for work and church, and nothing else comes close to what Safari embodies. Projects both Classy & Rugged, Sauve & Direct, a masculine image, but not brutally so.

This works very well in heat & humidity, as well as fall, spring, and winter. Nothing sweet or cloying, nothing too spicy or sharp. The blending is masterful, the ingredients seem natural, an impeccable work of perfumery.

I haven't purchased a modern sample, as I refuse to accept IFRA "impressions" of fragrances past. So long great scents, it will be nice while they last....
02nd September, 2020
What a wonderful, manly smell that seems as if it has fallen into a reformulation weakening. It should be as strong/over-powering and long-lasting as something like Aramis, but does not have much longevity. I will say this fragrance is no longer worth the effort.
15th December, 2017
Apple banana citrus, wood, and a green note form a crude and approximate version of PINEAPPLE; so that's Aventus right? Then there's a GINGER note that drags it towards Envy for Men territory, and the fresh aldehydic FOUGÈRE thing going on reminds me of the cool wind blowing through Tsar. In fact there's everything but the kitchen sink thrown into this one. Later, as it settles down it takes on a bit of apple pie.

In the end Safari fm is just too SWEET, and corny Seventies style for my taste.

24th September, 2017 (last edited: 27th September, 2017)
To be very direct about Safari for Men my thumb is waving between thumbs up and neutral on this scent by Ralph Lauren.In my opinion if you like Polo Original then Safari for Men is a wonderful contribution to a mature man's fragrance.It's non-sweet and very sophisticated...

This fragrance is very heavy of eucalyptus and leather.Over time it opens up a little more revealing some clean citrus quality and a light tinge of spice and wood.A bit of lavender adds to this giving a touch of soap...but not shaping the cologne into a soapy fragrance as a whole.But overall it's just a really slick and clean scent that's wonderfully masculine. Safari is interesting because it went the fresh route on a eucalyptus base in that's 90's route and not synthetic. Yet it's really masculine and old-school like it's previous successor as a "Country Club' fragrance designed for men 30 and up in it's maturity.

In fairness I have to give Safari for Men a neutral and I HATE to because I love the smell. But it's so darn expensive always has been weak to me. 6 sprays to smell this good for 8 hours and it's very low projection.It's eucalyptus/citrus/light soapy embodiment means this is not a powerhouse (and never was) and is weaker from that transparency. If it were $25-$30 for a 4.2oz bottle...I could live with that on a thumbs up. $60-$70?though...way overhyped.

25th March, 2017 (last edited: 22nd September, 2019)
Got a 11ml sample of cosmair splash in australia recently wow now i get it why some old stuff is so great I get this beautiful soapy smell for hours and hours love it...
15th March, 2017

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