Product Type: Ralph Lauren fragrances
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Member Name: Ainat
Ralph Lauren Ralph Women Eau de Toilette
Date: 10/03/11, updated on 07/02/12 (25 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely fresh happy scent for every day use
Everyone needs a good everyday perfume. A couple of years ago now I was out shopping and decided to treat myself. I can't remember why, but every so often I decide I deserve a treat for something or other. Anyway, on this particular occasion I wandered in to a little perfume shop (which unfortunately has since closed). The woman who owned the place was very friendly, and asked me what sort of fragrance I was looking for. In short, I wanted a perfume I could wear daily, that had a nice fragrance to it that wasn't too musky or OTT floral. She suggested a couple to me, including this Ralph Lauren one.
The bottle of this perfume wasn't anything amazing to look at in comparison to some of the others out there, and didn't look overly impressive to me when sat on the counter as one to try. The bottle is exactly the same as in the picture above. A sort of dome shaped bottle with a turquoise lid, with turquoise colouring on the bottle itself. Personally I think the turquoise colouring helps emphasize the freshness of the perfume itself. The shape of the bottle does definitely have its advantages. As the bottle is compact in relation to other perfume bottles (so not tall and thin, etc.) I find the smaller 30ml bottle the perfect size to chuck in my handbag. The fact that the glass is robust also means I am happy to have it in my bag where it is likely to be bashed about a bit. In fact due to my clumsiness I have dropped my bottles of this many times, including on tiled floors, and have never had one break on me.
The perfume itself has a scent that is quite difficult to describe. It doesn't have a musky scent, nor is it overly sweet or floral, but somewhere in the middle with a bit of freshness and fruitiness to it. It is pretty much exactly what I asked the woman in the shop for.
I'm not brilliant at describing scents, so have taken this little description from 'The Perfume Shop's' website: 'Experience the fragrance as colorful as you are with this combination of sparkling green apple leaves, zesty orange mandarin, charismatic pink magnolia, seductive purple freesia and soft blue musk that explodes into a colorful floral fragrance.
Heart notes: Musk, white iris
Top notes :Tangerine, Osmathus, Magnolia, Blossom, Freesia
Feel :Fun, Alive'
My personal description for the scent is that it is what I would describe as a 'happy' scent. It has a sweet fruitiness to it that I think is neither too powerful or too understated. It reminds me of a nice spring/summery day. This however doesn't mean it's not suitable for all year round. I find a spray on the wrists and then touching my wrists to my neck is a perfect amount to apply. I do also sometimes apply a squirt to my lower back (just where it curves inwards slightly in the middle) if I want it to be a tiny bit stronger, say if I use it on a night out. This is a trick I learnt off a mate of mine, as apparently it's another 'key spot' to apply perfume to.
Overall, this is a lovely perfume and is brilliant for day to day use. I do also occasionally use this perfume for evenings out. It would generally suit most people, but I would say it is aimed more towards women in their 20's and 30's. This isn't to say it would suit anyone older, in fact my mum likes it. My nan likes the scent too, but wouldn't wear it as she prefers a more refined musky scent.
This perfume is definitely my favourite at the moment, and I always receive nice comments when I'm wearing it. A friend of mine described it as 'heaven in a bottle' when she borrowed some recently, and I have to say I agree with her.
Price wise, this is a decent perfume. 30ml retail price is about £25, but I often find it cheaper. In The Perfume Shop it is currently retailing at £14.99! (May 2011). Ralph also comes in 50ml and 100ml bottles, with the 50ml retailing around £35 and the 100ml at around £50. I find that even when applying the perfume daily the 30ml lasts me ages, and as mentioned above is the perfect size to carry in my handbag. I have bought 3 or 4 bottles since that original bottle about 4 years ago, which bearing in mind I wear it a lot, isn't too bad!
Currently my favourite perfume out there, and reasonably priced, and lasts. What more could you ask for?
Summary: A decent priced perfume with a lovely aroma.