A green and fruity delight
In the past I haven't been much of a fan of Ralph Lauren's female fragrances. Their current line is quite uninspiring in my personal opinion, however I find their discontinued fragrances far more interesting. Pure Turquoise, Safari and Lauren really shouldn't have ceased production. It was one silly person who thought that they would not be missed.
Lauren is quite elegant and beautiful, despite its casual feel. It opens with a unique blend of fruits, spices and green nuances. In most cases, pineapple on my skin causes me grief, but I'm happy to say that this was not the case with Lauren. The green accords, when further highlighted by clary sage and sweet pineapple, in turn create a rather complex and pleasing scent.
The heart rounds out into a fresh bouquet of jasmine, lilac and carnation. At this point, the composition could turn soapy, however on my skin, the woods and spices keep the heart balanced and lively.
I am quite blown away by the sillage which is a lot richer than I thought it would be for an EDT. Without being too much, Lauren encloses me in a beautiful, fresh, green floral scent bubble. At present I'm testing this fragrance on a rather cool Autumn day, however I can only imagine that Lauren improves during Spring and Summer.
The drydown introduces some warmer aspects with slightly salty vetiver, sandalwood, cedar and beautiful oakmoss. The greeness is more damp and musty at this point in time.
Lauren is a very classy scent, but in no way is it too mature for younger women. I'm happy to find bottles of Lauren EDT still available for purchase from some trustworthy online retailers. Now I can only wish that Ralph Lauren brings it back into regular production alongside the Ralph and Romance bottles. Wishful thinking perhaps.