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Most of my friends laugh at me for liking Ralph Lauren's polo sport, and to be honest, I can kind of see why. This is a rather old smell now, having been brought out about 15 years ago when I was in my mid teens. Back then - I was addicted to the stuff, and in true 15yo boy style, I never left the house without pouring at least half a bottle over me.
15 years later, I still love it, and I think there may be a mixture of reasons for this. First of all, it reminds me of being young and really takes me back to my youth - if you have smelt it you will know that it has a really youthful smell.
And secondly, i do still think that its lush - it is a rather strong fragrance, and you really dont need to wear alot when compared to other aftershaves. The scent is not disimilar to that of a lynx smell if that can be imagined, very fresh and sporty - some might even say harsh, and not sweet like some others that are rather popular these days.
Considering how old this spray is it is still quite expensive, you are looking at paying about £30 for a 50cl bottle, but as mentioned above, you really dont need to wear alot of this product compared to others on the market, so a bottle of it will tend to last you for ages.
I would consider this fragrance more of a weekend / going out on the town scent rather than during the day or for work - amazing as it is - there is a touch of chav about it!
Tonight I?ll be reviewing Polo Sport, a rather tasty aftershave from the Ralph Lauren range of aftershaves for men. My love affair with polo Sport started in my late teens when living with a cousin. Her boyfriend was something of a designer label freak, even down to the type of bath salts he used. For all his faults he had one thing going for him. He introduced me to Polo Sport and actually bought me my first bottle. Polo Sport comes packaged in a lovely white box with the Ralph Lauren logo on and a mock American flag. Instead of stars on the flag however there are the initials RL. Although minimalist in appearance I like the way it stands out in it?s plain packaging. On opening the box you are greeted with the usual notes on the actual product along with the actual product itself. The picture above does the actual bottle great justice. A lovely blue bottle topped off with a metal screw top lid. It looks stylish and wouldn?t look out of place in any bathroom cabinet. Unlike most aftershaves I use, the Polo Sport I have isn?t the spray version and the aftershave has to be poured out and then applied. Personally I find this a rather tricky process when late for work and hungover in the mornings and invariably I always apply too much. As soon as the lid is unscrewed the scent is immediately noticeable. It?s a very strong and at times (depending on distance from hand to nose) overpowering smell. Whilst overpowering this isn?t a bad thing. The most evident thing with the fragrance is that it is extremely fresh. The notes to Polo Sport state that this aftershave has a clean and invigorating scent that energises the skin with natural citrus extracts, soothing agents and protective emollients. After shaving and applying this product burns. Jesus yes it burns but in it?s defence it isn?t as painful as other aftershaves I?ve used, in fact the burning tends to subside after a few seconds. After applying the fragran
ce of the citrus extracts are a little over the top, but with time this aftershave becomes very much softer on the nostrils and instead of being a touch overpowering it takes on a sweet and refreshing smell that is noticeable for well over 12 hours at a time. As the citrus smell fades a woody undertone has been detected by the Badger. As the fragrance is after time far more subtle, softer and much sweeter I find this draws attention from males and females alike, and this leads me to categorise this aftershave as a pulling fragrance. I wouldn?t say it invigorates my skin and it certainly doesn?t energise it in any way, but it does smell delicious. This is perfect for day or evening wear. Polo Sport can be purchased from Bodycare and a 150ml bottle will set you back £27.99 which is reasonable for an aftershave which not only smells good but lasts for an age in comparison to others. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Further information about Ralph Lauren products can be found at www.polo.com. In addition to showing the complete range of products you can buy this online, but beware, prices are in American Dollars. Thanks for taking the time to read and rate. Steve
I recently purchased a 125ml bottle of Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren at Heathrow as I couldn't find anything else that I wanted. The price was about £33, in Boots I found the same item for £40. Thank god for duty free! After you take off the uninspiring box, well its not exactly flash as say the new DKNY prism design bottles, you get to the ultra cool blue chunky bottle. The bottle has the familiar Polo Sport and American flag on it, with an usual nozzle with a top covering it. Taking the fact this product has been on the market for quite a while it now looks a bit outdated, but thats not why I bought it. I bought it for the contents, unlike many people who just buy fragrances for the bottles to show off! When I first sprayed on the fragrance it was shockingly strong, but a good strong. The smell was nice and refreshing. Its arousing aroma of delight was in my opinion a good buy indeed. While other fragrances tend to be a bit weak this one certainly was not. Polo Sport will leave a scent on you for the whole day which sometimes you don't want. Thats the only quibble I have about this fragrance, it is just a tad strong and heavy. If you like subtle scents then this is certainly not for you. Also Polo Sport overpowers your immediate surrounding area so others are bound to smell it on you so don't spray too much or you may attract unwanted attention. I have recently started to buy lots of fragrances, its sort of becoming a hobby, so if you are like me then Polo Sport is a good addition to the collection. It'll add an extra dimenion to your fragrances.
Ralph Lauren is very curious as far as scents are concerned. It is crisp, clean and fresh while managing to somehow stay masculine. This is the type of fresh smelling fragrance that makes you feel full of energy after a particularly invigorating shower. I gave my last bottle away in the Dominican Republic after one of the workers in my hotel kept commenting on how nice I smelt. I recently bought a new bottle after I realised how much I missed wearing the fragrance and found myself visiting my female friends in an attempt to fish for complements. Unsurprisingly, it worked. I was repeatedly told about how 'gorgeous' I smelt, so there you have it!
I have been a regular wearer of polo sport and have noticed I always get asked what I am wearing by various people, My girlfriend loves it and insist on me wearing it all the time. Excellent value for money a good conversation starter. It is an excellent gift for any boyfriend son, dad uncle etc. It has a very refreshing sporty fragrance and very unique. Complete set includes aftershave, deodorant and shower gel, shower gel is the only dubious thing it leaves your skin very dry and really stings if it gets in your eyes.
Ralph Lauren Polo Sport has a very crisp, masculine fragrance unlike any other aftershave I own. You can tell that it is not a cheap aftershave when you open the box. The bottle is a nice shape, not like some of these stupid shapes you get on aftershaves sometimes and is easy to hold, so you won't spill it all over the place when you go to use some of it. The bottle is a nice blue/purple colour and round in shape. I would reccomend using this fragrance for going to work, meetings etc and maybe to impress your girlfriend! The key to this fragrance is to not apply to much and not too little as applying it too much overpwers the fragrance and levaes it smelling a bit too high! Apply to little and it won't last long. A little tip with this aftershave. If you've just shaven, wait a couple of minutes before using it, as it stings like hell! Also, keeping it in its box will make it last longer, and it will last a long time as all aftershave does. The box is pretty robust aswell. All in all, a nice fragrance well worth buying. Costs around £25-30 in high street shops. So don't use it for any old occasion!
I love this stuff! There is no other way to say it, this stuff is amazing. I like the smell of it meself, it smells very nice. The biggest advantage to it though is that a lot of women seem to adore the smell - they REALLY like it if you know what I mean :-) The smell is difficult to describe, it smells almost soapy in my opinion, but not in a bad way. It`s just an overtone of cleanness I suppose. I don`t think there is much need to try and accurately describe the smell - the chances are you would get the wrong idea from my description anyway. The best bet is for you to go to a store and try a sample of it if you think it sounds like this might be your kind of scent. I can`t reccomend this strongly enough though, I`ve not met anyone yet who doesn`t like it, and a lot of people who really adore the smell.
What is the meaning of life? Have you ever seen a baby pigeon? Where do robins go in summer? How do I pick what fragrance to wear? Ok so that last one isn't as mightily puzzling as the rest, but a tricky dilemma nonetheless. You want something different so you don't smell like everyone else, but then you don't want something so out there it offends people's noses, so what to do? Well, read/write reviews of them on dooyoo of course! I've tried Ralph Lauren Sport and I have to say I found it more of a daytime fragrance than an evening 'aluring scent'. It comes in a funky blue bottle though, but with the logo looks a bit Tommy Hillfiger. If you can afford it, splash the cash on Ralph Lauren Polo too, the combination make a nice mix.... not mixed like a cocktail, I mean Sport in the day, Polo in the evening. Both are fresh, original and have a crisp masculine edge, unlike some of these flowery 'mens' fragrances. They do have quite a high alcohol content though, so I'd advise waiting a bit after shaving, otherwise you may end up doing a Lesley Garrett impression as the 'sting' kicks in!
Fresh and sporty