Given my recent wear and review of Polo Blue EDP, I thought that I should do a comparison between that fragrance and the original Polo Blue EDT. While there is plenty of overlap between these two Ralph Lauren scents, the EDP does have a slightly different profile which gives it a distinction versus the Eau de Toilette. Which one smells better? Performs better? Is worth a purchase? Continue below for my thoughts.
Polo Blue Tale of the Tape
Notes include: amber, melon, patchouli, geranium, cucumber, tangerine, moss, musk
Click here to try: Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren for Men, Eau De Toilette Natural Spray, 4.2 Ounce
Read my original review: Polo Blue Review
Polo Blue EDP Tale of the Tape
Notes include: suede, bergamot, cardamom, basil, sea notes, sage, vetiver, woods
Click here to try: R.L. Polo Blue 4.2 oz / 125 ml Eau De Parfum EDP for Men
Read my original review: Polo Blue EDP Review
The original Polo Blue EDT is a fresh and crisp experience highlighted by the cucumber and melon notes. To me, that cologne always felt pretty bland, especially in the beginning of the wear. Meanwhile, the EDP version strikes me as a blend of the EDT and Acqua Di Gio Profumo. The bergamot note leads off and gives it a citrus aroma to go along with the spice. Eau de Parfum has much more character than the original and even if I’m not blown away by either, I prefer the EDP.
Both are moderate in how well they project. However, I will say that the EDP is a bit stronger than the original but not by much.
Either one of these lasts in the 7-8 hour range usually. The EDP might have a slight advantage due to the strength of the bergamot note, but it’s basically even.
Both are casual and warmer weather scents. I actually think that the EDP has fit in quite well during these winter months, so I’ll give it the edge.
I think that the EDP is an improvement on the original. The initial similarities with Acqua Di Gio Profumo is a nice addition, as is the later enhanced suede and sea notes, that make the Eau de Parfum feel much more defined. The original Polo Blue was a decent smelling and performing fragrance, I just found it pretty boring. The EDP on the other hand, has gained some points in its favor, and I actually quite like it. It’s still not my favorite scent but I have found myself wearing the sample a lot over the past few weeks and think that it’s a good buy for those who like citrus/aquatic/woodsy parfums.
Winner: Polo Blue EDP