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I came to own Ralph by Ralph Lauren Eau de Toilette when it was bought as present for me by my lovely husband one Christmas.
It sits nicely on a shelf in the bathroom with it's round, wide glass bottom. The perfume inside is clear then the bottle is clear, with a transparent blue stripe around the middle bearing the perfume name. It has a blue transparent pull off cap that protects the spray nozzle. The spray nozzle is a transparent blue and dispenses a nice amount with each squirt. The bottle fits in the hand easily and can be squirted with one hand with ease - at least mine does (the 30ml version).
The smell seems quite summery to me, it's fresh with floral and fruity tones. It gives me an uplifting feel when used, it certainly makes a nice day perfume, one squirt from the bottle lasts a good half a day. I really like the smell, although it might not be to everyone's taste.
It's described on Fragrance Direct as follows:
With top notes of Apple Leaf, Japanese Osmanthus and Italian Mandarin, middle notes of Boronia, Magnolia and Yellow Freesia, and base notes of White Iris and Musk.
I find the musky tones come through a little later on when wearing the perfume.
**Availability and Pricing**
This perfume has been around for a while now, since 2000 so there are some good deals to be had.
RRP for 30ml is £28.00, 50ml RRP £38.00, 100ml RRP £53.00. At the time of writing you can purchase 30ml for £14.95 on Amazon or 50ml for £32.99 http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/ so it's worth shopping around.
Also seen available in Debenhams.
Perfume is made my Ralph Lauren.
In the UK: 0203 450 7750
Abroad: +44 (0) 203 450 7750
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When it comes to perfume, one of my old favourites is this. I originally brought it at the duty free at Birmingham Airport back in 2000 (so it has been going for a while) and always have a bottle on the go.
The bottle itself is very simple in design and has nothing fancy about it, the bottle it clear glass which is great as I can see how much is left, it is cylindrical but looks like it has been squashed down. Around the middle of the bottle is a bright blue band with the Ralph it big white letters.
The fragrance is as follows according to base notes:
Top Notes - Apple Tree Leaves, Yellow Freesia, Italian Mandarin
Middle Notes - Japanese Osmanthus, Magnolia, Linden Blossom, Freesia, Boronia
Base Notes - Musk, White Orris
I found the fragrance is very fresh and fruity, I tend to wear this perfume in the summer months during the day because it is quite light and not overpowering, because of this however, I don't tend to wear in the evening for nights out as I like something a little stronger and heavier. It does have good staying power as I can still smell on my clothes the following day.
I really like the spray on all these bottles, it sprays a nice fine mist, I have experienced fragrances in the past that just 'squirt' out leaving dribble marks on you clothes!.
The perfume comes in three different sizes, 30ml which retails around £28, 50ml which retails for around £38 and 100ml for £53. I always but either the 50 or 100ml bottle as the smaller bottle just doesn't last long enough! One of the benefits of this being an older fragrance (I think it was launched in late 90's / early 00's) is that it is always on offer. Debenhams always seem to have it available at half price and I always manage to seek out a 10% discount code when I buy online.
The only downside for me is that I have never seen any matching items from the same range such as body lotions or shower gels, I have never seen this available as part of a gift set.
Overall, I would recommend this fragrance and would give it 5 out of 5 stars. I just hope the sun stays out so I can spraying it again very soon!
Thanks for reading.
Ralph Lauren Ralph captures the energy, spirit and personality of today's young woman with a colourful, floral fragrance: sparkling green apple leaves, zesty orange mandarin, charismatic pink magnolia, seductive purple freesia and soft blue musk / Top notes: Apple Tree Leaves, Yellow Freesia, Italian Mandarin, Japanese Loquat / Heart notes: Osmanthus, Magnolia, Linden Blossom Flower / Base notes: Purple Freesia, Musk, White Orris /