WiseOwl's Perfume Reviews
Sweet, Weak and Unremarkable
Take a fragrance bottle, fill with water and then add a teaspoon of milk and sugar. The result - Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren. Yes it's sweet and clean, but it's very weak and watery as well which is a shame as I really wanted to like this one. It's interesting that this was partly created by the same person who was responsible for the original Polo too as Polo Blue seems to be the exact polar opposite of the powerhouse original. Unfortunately though despite the interesting fragrance notes this really is nothing special.
If you like your vetiver dry and smoky then this is a must buy for you. It may be vetiver on a budget, but in terms of longevity, silage and sheer quality it can put a lot of scents four or five times its price to shame. Don't let the inexpensive price tag or the rather cheap looking bottle put you off either, as what you do get is a quality scent which can stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the better known vetivers from the big fragrance houses. A big thumbs up from me!
An Inexpensive Champion
A very citrusy scent with the lemon, orange and juniper notes dominating. There's also an underlying warm, comforting vanilla presence there which just does enough to take the edge off the tartness. Longevity and projection are both impressive as well; especially when price is taken into account as it can be picked up for ridiculously low prices. A surprisingly good fragrance that punches way above it's weight.
I Don't Crave Crave
Crave is a very light, sweet and synthetic smelling fragrance. No doubt aimed at the younger end of the perfume buying market with it's modern looking plastic bottle that will doubtless intrigue today's gadget obsessed generation. Not my favourite CK scent by a long way, but an ok fragrance all the same that can still be picked up fairly cheaply despite being discontinued.
Gant U.S.A. O.K.
To my nose this is a less expensive, more versatile version of Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren. Which is not necessarily a bad thing in my book as Polo Sport is a summer favourite of mine. Unfortunately however, it suffers from the same problem of having very poor longevity and it seems to go A.W.O.L. from my skin after about 3 hours. A shame really as it has the potential to be a very nice 'all purpose' fragrance for the warmer months. Although because it's so inexpensive, you don't need to worry about breaking the bank by having to reapply so often.