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Ralph Lauren Big Pony for Women No 4 Purple is one of 4 fragrances in the Big Pony Collection. It's available in a 30ml size for £24.99, or a 50ml size for £41.99, but Boots currently have the 50ml bottle on offer at £24.99 so you can get it for the same price as the 30ml one!
I'm not a big fan of the bottle design, it's quite plain and boring really. Not ugly by any means, but just nothing special and not a design that I'd look twice at in a shop.
This is described as a stylish fragrance, edgy and refined, with a flair for the exotic. I'm not sure that really describes it to be honest. Personally I would say that this is quite a sensual fragrance (rather than the pink one which is described as sensual but is nothing of the kind).
The top notes are blood orange, cassyrane and watermelon, the mid notes are magnolia flower, cristallon and black cherry, and the base notes are cedarwood, sylkolide and purple amber. I have no idea what cristallon, cassyrane or sylkolide - I think they're names that they've made up purely for this perfume (they have TM after them in the description), but the overall fragrance is a deep, fruity and woody one, with the black cherry being the most prominent ingredient.
I find the fragrance has quite a sweetness to it but it's also deep and rich. I do think it's definitely quite sensual due to the richness that comes from the black cherry wood and amber. It's a versatile fragrance which would suit both day and night time wear. It would also suit any age range as it doesn't have any particular mature or immature feel to it.
I don't need to use much at all to get a lovely fragrance, but because it's an eau de toilette it does need topping up after a few hours.
Yes, I would absolutely recommend this fragrance, it's my personal favourite from the Big Pony Collection and a scent I really love wearing.
Whenever I go shopping, I always like to have a quick sniff of any new fragrances that I see, a couple of years back, I spotted this range in Boots and proceeded to spray each one on to me. I really liked the fragrances, but I didn’t buy any. That was until this year in the Christmas sales, I saw that a gift set was reduced and decided to treat myself. I picked this up as part of a set which included the body lotion too and paid around 20pounds which I think was quite a good deal. It is also available from most department store and online fragrance shops.
The fragrance comes in a deep purple bottle which is topped with a silver lid which when removed, reveals a silver spray. To the front of the bottle is a big bold yellow number 4 which is printed on the top of an oversized polo pony.
According to Boots, the fragrance is describes as follows:
Top notes – Blood Orange, Cassyrane, Watermelon
Heart notes - Magnolia Flower, Cristallon, Black Cherry
Base notes - Cedarwood, Sylkolide, Purple Amber
I must say, this fragrance has quite a tropical aroma to it, on first spray, I notice the watermelon and orange notes, after a short while, this subsides to leave a fragrance what I can describe as a being similar to a bowl of freshly picked berries (strawberries, raspberries and cherries) with a slightly vanilla undertone. I would definitely describe this as a summer fragrance and one that I really like.
I don’t normally go for an EDT as I find that the staying power isn’t great but this is a little different, because it seems to have a few layers to it, by the end of the day, the fragrance is still evident, just with a slightly different format to the one is started with. The staying power is even better when I apply this on the top of the body lotion that I got with the set too.
The Pony Collection was first launched back in 2012 and consists of four difference fragrances, No 1, 2, 3 and 4. All of which have quite tropical and oriental aromas to them. I am looking forward to trying another one of them in the future.
I really love the fragrance and would recommend and I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.
Part of Ralph Laurens iconic Big Pony fragrance collection, the daring and delicious Ralph Lauren Big Pony Purple No / 4 Eau De Toilette For Her blends wild cherry and purple amber for a soft, oriental floral scent /