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deep in the forest it smokes very much - and it smells herb-heavy
The Germans love their forests and they have quite a lot of them. The picture is no longer dominated by the large primeval beech forests of the early days, but by coniferous reforestations, which create a widely used commercial forest. The forest was the mystical habitat of the ancient Germanic tribes and a place of longing for romanticism. From the thing under the court tree to fairy tales and legends to the present day appropriation by joggers, walkers, mountain bikers and the like, the forest was and is part of our lives.
"My forest" used to be called Miriquidi and means dark or dark forest. A primeval forest par excellence with raised bogs that are still larger today and fed only by rainwater. With the first tin and silver finds, smoked huts were added, forge fires were lit and as long as metals were melted, wood was also burned to charcoal.
Polo by Ralph Lauren gives me this pictorial oath from the first spray. Deep, dark forest with charcoal burner's hut - woody, herbaceous, mossy, woody, very bitter and primarily balsamic-smoky. The bow wave of the fragrance is impressive and well characterized by the words with which the chronicler Lehmann thought of the former Miriquidi primeval forest: "wild, desert and wolfish". I think wild, because Polo can hardly be tamed even by careful dosage, wild, because scents can hardly be assigned, and wolfish, because it takes up space, dominates and tolerates nothing beside itself.
In order to meet the enormous wood requirements of mining and metallurgy, the originally dense forest had practically disappeared due to extensive clearing. Today the area, now called Erzgebirge, again consists of about 60% forest. There are also charcoal burners' huts again, because tourism and the turnover of barbecue coal have been rising continuously since the 1960s.
The rich, green-spicy smoke aroma becomes more and more herbaceous over time which is probably due to the scents camomile, carnation and geranium. This aroma lasts well and long, but after about three or four hours makes room for warmer, woody-earthy, even leathery tones. The aromatic charcoal smoke becomes dry, slightly ashy and the green herb turns into moss. The bitter severity of the first few hours gives way to an uninhibited forest workers' balance, which also resides with a casually working greenkeeper!
In the beginning rather rough with its killing herbaceous smoky opulence, Polo by Ralph Lauren always has something eerie and mysterious in its transformation. The balsamic warmth of the long end is magical and full of mysticism.
The perfume is for masculine individualists! Those who consider themselves to be very good in elegant evening wear, but also in casual, sporty or handcrafted clothing.