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Ralph Lauren Blue


Ralph Lauren Blue is a soft floral with aquatic and green undertones, and it has a transparent freshness that, to my nose, smells just like a summer garden after a rain shower. It starts light and sparkly with aldehydes which fade quickly, leaving a yeasty steamy effect which soon morphs into a bouquet of delicate white flowers – lotus, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, peony, and gardenia, with the jasmine and lily-of-the valley dominant. The scent is fresh and floral, but soft and feminine with a gentle soothing waft.

In the heart, the white florals deepen and are sweetened slightly by rose, tuberose, and orange blossom, still balanced by the fresh notes, and the base wraps the floral accord in a sensuous blanket of sandalwood, musk, ambrette seed, green vetiver and earthy oakmoss, adding rich warmth to the cool flowers. Like the top notes, the dry-down is delicate but the fresh aquatic vibe has been subdued with a powdery and mossy-woodsy musk accord which plays on the skin for hours. Memories of wearing Blue to bed and waking up to the soft scent of rain-kissed flowers in a mossy garden make me promise myself I’ll spritz a little before I climb between the sheets tonight.

Ralph Lauren Blue is quite simply a lovely and uncomplicated feminine floral, much in the vein of La Chasse aux Papillon by L’Artisan, but with the added intrigue of the green aquatic fresh accord which makes it so interesting, and which is one of the reasons I still love it. It is such a beautiful fragrance to wear in warmer weather, cool and watery, and on my skin the musky dry-down has a tantalizing subtle waft which, I recall, invariably brought a compliment from someone.


Notes: lotus, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, pink peony and gardenia, rose de Mai, tuberose and orange blossom, sandalwood, musk, ambrette seed, vetiver, and oakmoss.

Type: EdP

Parfumeurs: David Apel and Pierre Negrin


Price: $4.00