Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum
is a classic. One can already infer the nature of the scent from the simple elegance of the bottle. Ralph Lauren Romance is meant to evoke the essence of falling in love. (I'm imaging a girl in a billowy white cotton dress and a bouquet of red roses, standing in a tall grassy field full of wildflowers). The intended notes include: Sungoddess Rose, marigold, ginger, chamomile oil, yellow freesia, white violet, lotus flower, day lily, patchouli, oakmoss, musk. In simplified terms, the scent is a combination of rose and musk. However, there are a few more directions that are taken, albeit to restrained degrees. The rose is a key, but not solo note. It's lighter than the heavy rose one finds in Stella McCartney's Stella. Somehow I get a near juiciness in the rose. I wonder if this may be due to the uplifting nectar of lily and freesiea. As I mentioned, there is a clear and present musk. There is also a definite, but not offensive, contribution from patchouli. The patchouli itself is gentle. Its scent seems to be wrapped within a few other lightly pungent scents (the marigold, ginger and chamomile). The gentle complexity makes the patchouli element less noticeable and therefore more bearable for me. I also can find a dash of wood once I get past the musk and patchouli. After a dry-down, the rose, musk, and patchouli become the most evident. Over a longer period of time, much of the patchouli is lost and I'm left with a light musk scent.
Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum
is a well rounded ladylike fragrance centered around rose and musk. All the notes seem to be tempered so that there are really no bright trills or base notes that play out in the scent. While it is timeless, feminine, and easy to wear, one could say it runs the risk of being a bit boring. Generally, I prefer scents with more pizzazz (and less patchouli), so Romance typically doesn't make it into my everyday rotation. How about you? Have you tried Ralph Lauren Romance? What fragrances or notes do you consider to be classic? What fragrances remind you of falling in love?
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I like rose, ginger, and lotus, so maybe I should give this one a chance!ReplyDelete
Miss Dior is what reminds me of falling in love! I received a bottle of EDT a year and a half ago from my boyfriend (whom I had been seeing for a couple of months). He had no idea I used to own and love the EDP before meeting him, so it was pure luck that he picked it out for me! It's a huge bottle and I still have quite a bit left, but it's my go-to :)
Hi Sunny, What a sweet story! That's pretty gutsy of him to pick one out (there are so many to choose from!) And the fact that he was successful speaks volumes :)Delete
this is such a well-constructed scent and i much enjoyed this while i had it. :)no wonder it was awarded so many times!ReplyDelete
this perfume smells quite different on me depends on the weather, though. i only wore it during the warmer months. otherwise it would smell kinda manly on me. ;)
Hi Lena, I agree, it's doesn't lean too much in any one given direction. It's kind of the right amount each way, which is hard to do!Delete
I think I gave this a sniff once and liked it, though you are right - it's a very "safe" fragrance without leaning too much in any direction. It's very lovely, though!ReplyDelete
Hi Larie, I'm glad we can relate :) One can definitely see how it's lasted the test of time.Delete