February 3, 2016

Ralph Lauren Ralph Love Review

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Ralph Lauren Ralph Love

Put the new Ralph Lauren Ralph Love Eau de Toilette on your do not buy list. Ralph Love is a new, limited edition fragrance from the Ralph Collection of fragrances that’s inspired by a sun soaked day at the beach with your crush.

Mmm hmmm….

Apparently this contains a sweet pink cotton candy note and for me that was in fact what made a huge difference in the fragrance compared to the original Ralph. I should say I don’t like cotton candy or Pink Sugar-like fragrances however, combining the fruity sweet floral notes of Ralph with Pink Cotton Candy did intrigue me. I should know that curiosity killed the cat.

But I digress because maybe I should start this review by telling you what a great fan of the original Ralph I am and how it was probably one of my first real “big girl” fragrances. I feel like Ralph is so timeless as it traveled with me from high school to college and well into adulthood. I just love it. It’s been a while since I’ve worn it but I wake up some days and I think, “Hmm today is a good day to wear Ralph!” and I do exactly that. It’s such a fresh fruity little floral that has a little zing of freshness in the background that makes it smell like nothing else I own.

But Ralph Love?

I’m not understanding this!

Ralph Love

So if you have the original Ralph fragrance in the blue bottle and you don’t currently need a refill there is absolutely no reason you should be purchasing Ralph Love. They are basically the same fragrances.

Yeah confused much? So am I!

This comes in the original blue box but has a little heart stamped on the front with “LOVE” printed within it. The bottle is a pale blushing pink and the juice inside seems to be pink as well but the blue top from the original Ralph remains the same. So ok, we got some different packaging here cool!

The fragrance for the most part to me smells just like the original Ralph but apparently it contains completely different notes like rose and cotton candy. For me, the difference between Love and the original juice is that Love sorta kinda lacks that zing-y freshness we get from the original. But honestly, if you really aren’t concentrating hard enough you likely won’t even notice anything difference between the two fragrances.

Can you say disappointed?


Ralph Love is a big old skip.

Don’t waste your money if your already own a full bottle of Ralph.

But if you absolutely must have it, get it now at Sephora.com.

Tried it?

Do share!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kimmwc03

    Thanks for the review. I was thinking of getting this since I love the Ralph Lauren fragrances.

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure! Don’t waste your $$ if you already have a Ralph hanging around that’s full! It smells identical to the original! :-/

  • Viviana

    Hi, I did noticed a difference form the original Ralph. It smells a bit more sweet.
    Its not that much difference, I think its more noticiable on the drydown.
    I like the variation actually 🙂

  • TishCarag

    I do agree – it is EXACTLY the original Ralph but with a heart (on the box) & a pinkish tinge to the bottle.

    I have graduated from a highschool & college (almost 8 yrs) of using Ralph & thus, I can’t mistake the scent. My last bottle of Ralph was finally finished which prompted me to buy Love. I was attracted by the promise of familiarity on a different note but no, just a disappointment on that area. Literally, all who knows me says it’s the exact same perfume. I did enjoy the pinkish bottle though so I’m staying on Love, for now.

    Also, if you have the shower gel & lotion of Ralph, those still work with Love.

    Muse, thanks very much for the review, I was beginning to think I was losing my mind when all the internet reviews I found before you said it was different. Thanks for bringing back my sanity! Your reviews are very helpful!!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha my pleasure Tish! Glad someone else feels the same way because I had moment where I thought I was nuts too! Because they smell SPOT on identical 🙂 xoxo!