Midnight Romance

Midnight Romance (Ralph Lauren 2014) is perfectly named.  The opening of a cool but tremulous litchi and bergamot flanked by a sweet and sentimental raspberry is indeed romantic.  Wet and embracing peony and freesia hold confident presence next to a sensual jasmine.  Into the drydown an elegant iris and pretty vanilla soften the florals into…

Polo Black

Spicy, elegant mango and citrus warmth opens Polo Black (Ralph Lauren 2005).  In classic Ralph Lauren form there’s a woody (sandalwood), pine-like masculinity.  Ultimately it’s a somewhat generic men’s fragrance, but it is nice – noting too surprising (or exciting), but certainly clean, classic and  appealing. Nose: Pierre Negrin Notes: sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, mango, sage,…