Polo Blue Parfum has landed in North American retailers, among other exciting releases. Consumers, content creators, and blogs have flocked to smell the modern take on a classic scent. This morning, I was one of those individuals. So here is my Polo Blue Parfum Review!
Polo Blue Parfum Review: The Presentation
Beginning with my initial thoughts on its presentation, Polo Blue Parfum aesthetically was precisely what we would expect from the house. The bottle’s sporty design really pushed it forward amongst some other Polo releases.
I was also quite a fan of its shape in person. It was a bit boxy and short, but it had a very sleek appearance and stayed true to the prototypical design cues from previous releases. In the moment, I began to recognize what Ralph Lauren had done with the placement of “Parfum.”
The placement was spot on, as well as the font size. I believe that if Ralph Lauren had blown up the word, even more, it would have looked very tacky. Instead, it flowed seamlessly with the rest of the bottle. The cap had a very nice weight to it as well!
Polo Blue Parfum Review: The Smell
Now, onto the smell. When you put your nose on the original Polo Blue or even more recent formulations, you realize how prominent its characteristics are today. And truthfully, the exact same can be said for the Parfum flanker!
We were teased with only three notes when the scent was first announced. We now know that the top begins with Mandarin Orange, Cardamom, and Pink Pepper. Vetiver, Clary Sage, Lavender, and Jasmine are down in the heart. Finally, it concludes with Olibanum, Patchouli, and Oakwood.
Upon initial smell, I looked at the associate and began ringing off all of the blue scents that this reminded me of. YSL Y Eau de Parfum and Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette were the two that stood out the most. I believe that the Olibanum and Vetiver from Y and the Pepper and Lavender from Sauvage caused this response.
Both of these fragrances are royalty within the blue fragrance genre. However, what separates Blue Parfum from the rest of its counterparts is its citrus game. It shot 10/10 from the field and hit a game-winner to seal the debate! It was refreshing, slightly sweet, and a somewhat challenging note to follow. I would even go as far as to say that the Mandarin Orange note alone gave me the qualities of a niche fragrance.
It was difficult to ignore just how good the woods were. Ralph Lauren has perfected these accompanying accords through years of trial. They were light-footed, agile, and able to complement the citrus perfectly.
When you think of a shower gel sort of fragrance, current trends will point you toward heavy hitters from Europe. But, this release of Polo Blue Parfum brings the crown back to North America. It was a great fragrance to smell, which deserves a space in your collection. I would recommend that it resides in your dumb reach or everyday wear section.
To sum it all up, Polo Blue Parfum is a Frankenstein’s monster of a blue scent. It takes aspects of everyone’s favourite blue fragrances, bumping up the subjective best qualities and rounding it out with light woods. Mandarin Orange, Patchouli, and Lavender are the most prominent notes, giving extra attention to the woods.
Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Parfum is available in three different sizes. The 10ml travel atomizer retails for $30 USD, while the standard 40ml and 100ml bottles retail for $68 USD or $106 USD. This was my Polo Blue Parfum review; let me know what you think of this fragrance in the comments below!