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Fragrance Review - Safari by Ralph Lauren

This was a completely impulse blind buy for absolutely no legitimate reason, but hey, that’s the kind of guy I am. Because of an upcoming trip, the same trip I recently bought my first pair of hiking boots for, I figured I needed a good fragrance for wearing on a hike. Something masculine and classic. Something that wouldn’t be out of place on Indiana Jones. The obvious choice was Safari by Ralph Lauren, so without a second thought, or even looking at any reviews, I ordered it!

Now in reality, it’s probably better to go without fragrances when in nature, so I probably won’t be spraying it overly liberally in an effort to avoid leaving a cloud of Ralph behind me as I wander through the forest. To be honest, a good choice for this purpose would be something like Escentric Molecules ‘Molecule 01’, which is supposedly a fragrance that is subtle and mixes with your own pheromones. I don’t have that, and haven’t seen it anywhere to try it, so maybe next time.

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Fragrance Review - Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme

Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme was the first mens fragrance launched by the house back in 1971. Wanting to challenge the traditional notions of masculinity, Yves Saint Laurent chose to pose nude for the advertising campaign. Magnum photographer Jeanloup Sieff shot 14 images of the iconic designer sitting on leather cushions wearing nothing but his eye glasses. All this coincided with Saint Laurent’s unveiling of his 1940’s collection, which shocked the fashion world and probably paved the way for many of todays designers.

A complete blind buy from TK Maxx for a super bargain price, all I had to go by were the notes. On this occasion, the notes are actually stamped onto the side of the bottle, which is the first time I’ve seen that. Being a fragrance from 47 years ago, Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme has undoubtedly had reformulations, although I don’t know how many or when, let alone how close to the original this current iteration is. It’s definitely had some presentation changes over the years, however.

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