Safari for Men 1992 Eau de Toilette

Safari for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Ralph Lauren
Bottle Design David Antonuccio
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Safari for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Ralph Lauren for men and was released in 1992. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydesAldehydes
BergamotBergamot
Green notesGreen notes
CorianderCoriander
LavenderLavender
NeroliNeroli
VermouthVermouth
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamenCyclamen
TarragonTarragon
JasmineJasmine
CarnationCarnation
RoseRose
CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss
LeatherLeather
MuskMusk
PatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.6185 Ratings

Longevity

7.3139 Ratings

Sillage

6.7134 Ratings

Bottle

8.7153 Ratings

Value for money

7.920 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 15.09.2021.
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7
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
JackRH
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JackRH
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Not quite as expected.. :/
TLDR Statement: A fragrance where very few will find a true olfactory revelation today. And those who do, will almost certainly do it only from 30/35+.

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After discovering this bottle, it was clear that I somehow and sometime have to test this fragrance. Simply one of the best-looking there is so, I think.

Finally, I could then also come to a small vintage miniature to be able to test him times.
But... unfortunately, came very quickly the disappointment. The fragrance is not on the same level as the bottle. Rather even floors lower.

The fragrance is overall citrus-green to classify. He lets remind of a fresh, yet warm savannah wind with a pinch of hot sand.

However, this wind is also not a strong gust, rather a light wind.
So the scent is far from very noticeable, the projection low. Durability is also a maximum of 4-5 hours really actively perceptible.

Overall, a great pity:/ Would have been extremely pleased to be able to include the fragrance in the full bottle in my collection.

As already described above, is the fragrance overall already very pleasant, but you really hardly get around it, also bring a certain personal age to be able to represent the fragrance. Otherwise, he will probably just be too unsuitable for younger men.

It was worth a try...
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6
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
TravellerDK

20 Reviews
TravellerDK
TravellerDK
Helpful Review    3  
Oldschool barbershop scent
I've only bought a bottle due to nostalgia, from a gift set I got back in 94'.
Since I'm not a fan of lavender, this is an uphill battle for me, but over the last year I have grown to like it a bit more. I get lavender, aldehydes, citrus (bergamot), some spices and a base of leather.
To me, it's like a oldschool manly barbershop type of fragrance. Not my normal style or taste, but have been reaching for it more than I thought I would.
The bottle itself is beautiful. I can't speak to any reformulations, as I can only say it smells like I remeber it from some 20+ years ago.
For me, it's a scent for the late summer / early fall - when it's still a bit warm. Can be used in the spring/winter as well. Mostly see it as an casual fragrance, but can be used in the office - just don't overspray it. I'm doing max. 3 sprays, any more and it would choke me.
I would not recommend this one for the younger crowd, but the more mature/older person, who is looking for that oldschool barbershop vibe.
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7
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8
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10
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7
Pricing
11Mic22hael

4 Reviews
11Mic22hael
11Mic22hael
   5  
Reformulation Insanity!
A word of advice to all of the fragrance houses of the world, "IFRA has ZERO authority"!!! They can only >recommend< that you not use Oakmoss and other ingredients in your fragrances, they have ZERO power or authority to make you stop using certain ingredients!!! Don't allow the wanna-be dictators at IFRA to ruin your fragrances, your reputations and your business! Once-great works of art are now an absolute disgrace due to reformulations. Reformulations that never had to happen to begin with! ( IFRA has NO AUTHORITY! )
STOP THE INSANITY! Stop bending over backwards to please IFRA and start making amazing fragrances once again to please the CONSUMERS! You now have millions of disappointed and disgusted consumers who have had it up to here with being ripped off with the endless cheap and chemical reformulation disasters! We are so sick and tired of it!!! Start using the old ingredients again and tell IFRA to FV(K OFF!
3 Replies
10
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8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Nwhite

31 Reviews
Nwhite
Nwhite
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Ralph Lauren Safari for Men
Safari for Men (Vintage Cosmair) -

Is there a 2 thumbs up rating? When a "blue aquatic" walks into the room, Safari turns, squints and folds its arms as the bloody varmint skulks back to whilst it came!

Safari is not a "men's fragrance" it is a fragrance for MEN, period. Toss your razor and use the splash bottle, because you are not afraid to over apply this juice.

4.5 stars
5
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7
Longevity
7
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2
Bottle
DN1982
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Heia Altherren-Safari in the hairdressing salon
Actually, what I have chosen as a headline would be enough. The haircutting notice says it all.

But let's do it a little differently here:
Where does one the classic safari take place? Somewhere in Africa, with the Landy through steppes, deserts and savannahs. Nice weather, right? Yes, but damn hot! And if you could hold your feet in a water hole to cool down, it's either teeming with crocodiles or billions of mosquitoes.

Let's summarize: it's damn hot, you sweat like a pig, you stink like one, and the vermin eat you up too. But there's a cure for that: Safari for men. You don't have to enrich the air in the changing room with excessive use of spray cans to a breathtaking and explosive mixture like the youth after school sports. From Ralph's good work, two presses of the spray head three times are enough to achieve a similarly slapping effect - without the risk of explosion. Yes, that's what you need on a sudorific safari - the sheer overdose of citrus, greenery and, to make it less boring, a big bouquet of flowers. Anything even remotely reminiscent of body odour has to go - and it will undoubtedly do so. Nah, the prelude is really borderline and was already in '92 no longer considered contemporary.
Thank goodness the boy becomes a little more suitable for everyday use towards the base, and changes to a strikingly classic men's fragrance, specialising in scissors, knives and leather. And isn't it said that cedar oil should keep away mosquitoes? Then it would be the perfect wonder weapon in the African outback. But I remember tests where cedar oil was tested as unsuitable against mosquitoes. Well then, maybe it will protect you from game in case you forgot your hunting rifle in the plane.
After all: the caraway seeds are missing! With caraway seeds, the old men in their Landy would not be able to stop in time in front of the shop window of Alfred's hairdresser's shop.

Yes, I admit it, I used it a few times as a youth sin after its appearance, when the grandpas of today were still the old geezers of (over)tomorrow. Ok, sometimes you wanted to appear a bit more mature and older and what the girls did with make-up, the boys liked to do with distinctive scents. But I had already noticed two or three years before that there were scents that not only made you look more mature but also brought compliments. It could also be a compliment if she said to you, "Hey, my daddy likes to use that, too" and there was an honest smile on her face, something familiar.
You see, there are always different views and approaches and points of view and it would certainly be boring if this were not the case.
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6
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7
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10
Bottle
CarterHamm

1 Review
CarterHamm
CarterHamm
Helpful Review    6  
Anyone else love this stuff??
I have the fondest memories of this fragrance. Something about it takes me back and I think of wanting to be grown before my time. It is still a beautiful scent to me. The leather undertones and the aldehydes are a great combo in this. The new formulation is definitely different, but it’s still close enough for me to love it. I think it works anytime other than the heat of summer. The leather and wood notes ground it for the cool weather and the citruses and florals are bright enough for spring. All in all I still love it. Not sure how much of that is nostalgia and how much is actually the fragrance. Please reply if you love this fragrance or also have fond memories of this one. I’m a newbie here but look forward to being a part of the community!!
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10
Bottle
Attlas

7 Reviews
Attlas
Attlas
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Do you like this?
If you like this scent I recomend you to try Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels. They share a lot of notes. Very similar but Tsar is way stronger. To me this just wins on the bottle design category. Tsar gets the award.
5
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
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90's is here.
Amazing stuff that has the 90's DNA. Smells mature and classic, with average lasting power and excellent sillage. More suitable for > 25 years.

Lots of aldehydes with lavender over a woody/leathery base.

I guess the vintage wasnt so chemical smelling as the latest i bought (2012). The latest one is very synthetic and chemical.

Updated January 2014
4
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
5
Bottle
Drseid

797 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   2  
A Mundane Synthetic Aldehyde Safari...
Safari for Men opens with a chemical aldehyde onslaught with bergamot support. The aldehydes begin to recede as a very strong lavender note takes the fore and nearly drown out the rest of the notes with only oakmoss and leather from the base able to push past the lavender to make themselves known. As the lavender very slowly dissipates, the oakmoss and leather base notes grow stronger, combining with patchouli, amber and faux sandalwood through the dry-down. Projection is excellent, as is longevity.

I seem to be in the distinct minority, but I have owned Safari for Men for many years and even now just can't "get" it. The aldehydes are tough to take early on, and the lavender is just way too strong for my tastes. Couple all this with the overall synthetic smelling nature of the scent from top to bottom and you have a 2 stars out of 5 poor release from Ralph Lauren. My vintage bottle is going to wind up with a friend who might be able to appreciate this one more than I.

Statements

RobbieXRobbieX 3 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
A creamy soapy leather - unique and lovely

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