September 6, 2007

Smellerific: So Much For Adventure

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Ah, September is here. A new semester has begun and a new Polo fragrance has arrived.
The fragrance kicks off with a pleasant, bright and citrus opening (a small departure from its cousin, Polo Black). After the pleasurable top-notes, Explorer assumes amber and slightly woody tones. These middle-notes are identical to Polo Black’s except the leather note that is characteristic of Black is not nearly as overbearing here.
In addition, Explorer adds a subtle spicy note to the mix to create a less refined rendition of Black.
The base-notes of Explorer include a medley of Sandalwood, Patchouli and Tonka, which adds a bit of sweetness to this otherwise woody-aromatic scent. In the end, Explorer isn’t a bad fragrance.
Although it doesn’t have the best lasting power, this understated yet rugged scent is nonetheless universally appealing. But unlike the connotations “Explorer” implies, this fragrance is terribly uninspiring.

3 Stars.