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Safari for Men (1992)
by Ralph Lauren

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Safari for Men information

Year of Launch1992
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 417 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

Roger Moore character in James Bond.vintage Safari is what a true gentleman smells like. incredibly elegant and classy everything is gentle, nothing screaming.it is very similar Tsar but smoother and less soapy than it.for gentlemen that like a assertive,fresh sophisticated adult male scent that can be worn anywhere and anytime since it's very attractive to the nose. women in their 40's and older will find this sexy and compliment from left to right.very aromatic, chic,masculine,classy,charismatic,earthy and versatile.

It opens on a lemony-tarry green note with loads of lavender to go.initially a little tart and pungent, just for a minute maybe. then it immediately starts to get smooth and dry,as you get whiffs of the coriander and carnation. the dry down is beautiful as all the previous notes linger on mixed with patchouli,leather and moss,giving it that classic masculine core.sandalwood lends it soft,exotic touch throughout and ties everything together magically.In fact it's slightly sharp right at the beginning, but just for a couple of minutes, and then it immediately softens diwn to reveal rich oakmoss and vibrant sandalwood with a touch of leather.it from 15 years ago,not the current formulation. sillage is pleasant and longevity is good on my skin.
17th June, 2021
A word of advice to all of the fragrance houses of the world, "IFRA has ZERO authority"!!! They can only >recommend< that you not use Oakmoss and other ingredients in your fragrances, they have no power or authority to make you stop using certain ingredients!!! Don't allow the wanna-be dictators at IFRA ruin your fragrances and reputations! Once-great works of art like SAFARI are now an absolute disgrace due to reformulations. Reformulations that never had to take place to begin with! STOP THE INSANITY! Stop bending over backwards to please IFRA and instead start making amazing fragrances once again to please the >>>>>CONSUMERS instead. We are so sick and tired of it!!! Tell IFRA to go get F#(ked!!!
26th March, 2021 (last edited: 19th April, 2021)
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.

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24th September, 2017 (last edited: 27th September, 2017)

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