With so many mens fragrances to choose from it can sometimes be a little overwhelming when it comes to deciding upon that special gift. I tend to stick to the tried and tested favourites when a special occasion pops or I feel the need to spoil my OH with a bottle aftershave, once brand I go back to time and again is Ralph Lauren so I was happy to see that the new fragrance for men was out just in time for Father’s Day – and it’s available with a gorgeous and practical weekend bag.
I don’t think I’m alone when I praise the generous GWP (gift with purchase) and I’m often drawn to stock up on one of my favourite perfumes/aftershaves when I see it has a luxury GWP which I know I will use. House Of Fraser have the stylish limited edition Duffel bag (worth £55) as a GWP when you buy the new Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDP men’s fragrance, and this makes a wonderful extra gift for Father’s Day which you could fill with some extra gifts on the day if you are feeling extra generous!
The new fragrance from Ralph Lauren is inspired by the classic Polo Blue, with a longer lasting Eau De Parfum and a sleek modern looking bottle that would look fabulous adorning any dressing table. With top notes of Cardamom, middle notes of Blue Orris and base notes of Vetiver it is a heady yet uplifting scent that stays true throughout the day. It’s a masculine, sporty, fresh fragrance which has been a huge hit with my OH, he’s been wearing it every day to try it out and the fact it’s taken precedence over his old favourite tells me I will be stocking up on some more very soon!
Ralph Lauren is always an ideal brand to reach for when you want to treat someone special in your life (it has such a feel of luxury to it) and I love this new product which combines an old classic with a modern twist. The olfactory system is so dominant and this fifth sense is so important to retrieve memories in an instant, you know the how it goes, you get a waft of a fragrance from the past and right away memories and emotions come flooding back. As if you were really back there.
This fragrance for me is one of those bottled ‘memories’ as it reminds me so much of my OH and it’s one of those classic unforgettable scents that endures. I love that our young daughter treasures his hugs and kisses even more now as she always says “I smell like daddy now!” as some of the Ralph Lauren fragrance comes off post hug! So sweet to see how much she loves everything about her dad and how a fragrance can trigger that happy hug feeling with her hero.