Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Energizing, Citrus, and A Hint of Musk
Disclosure: I got to try this scent as a part of a promotion (a sample sized spray).
I was pleasantly surprised when I first smelled Polo Red Rush. I thought they sent me the blue one by accident because the smell was so crisp and light. There are a lot of citrusy profiles that come out at first: I would say something between grapefruit and blood orange? Some mandarin and lemon. I wouldn't describe the top notes as sweet.
On a second sniff, I was a bit confused because the eau due toilette felt a bit too warm to be blue. Some sweetness comes out. I would say clementine flower? If you tried Jo Malone orange blossom, this product's middle notes is definitely not the same as orange blossom but strangely reminded me of that scent. There's no doubt I would describe this as a warmer cologne, and I could understand why this is called red.
As the scent fades, the musky profile really starts to take over. I personally do not like musk in my cologne, but I think it really worked in this product. It is not overpowering at all. It smells elegant and gentle. This subtle hint of musk really stays with you for a long time for an eau de toilette.
I'm not sure if I would be willing to let this cologne be a part of my regular routine yet, but I definitely enjoyed it. I don't see this one being unique 'love-or-hate' type of product. Really made for the taste of the general public, and I'd definitely recommend this smell to any guy.
Most Helpful Critical Review Wasn't too Bad?
As part of a program, I received this as a free sample in return for an honest review. However, here is the issue I have: The free sample was given in one of those tiny little spray tubes that was slightly damaged during the shipping process so I was only able to use like 1-2 sprays worth.
Another issue I have with the sample bottle is that it's not the original bottle that the actual products are sold in and in my experience this ALWAYS alters the smell of the fragrance since it is stored in a bottle that is made of different materials than what it's sold in- hence, this alters the way the chemicals change over time.
With what I received, the item was okay. A little too sweet for my liking and not a very good summery scent- which I enjoy. I like summery scents and I do actually wear them all year round.
My go to scent that I've been in love with for years is The Giorgio Armani acqua di gio...and the Ralph Lauren scent is nowhere near as good as The armani.
Reviewed by 849 customers The smell is AMAZING
MrsMeredith3 from Tampa, Fl
Bought this for my husband for Father's Day and he loves it as do I . Not too strong but a great masculine scent that lasts for the better part of the day!
What an amazing...
christiann7 from undisclosed
What an amazing cologne. It is not too intense, but does not hold back either. Red Rush captivated me upon the first smell. And the energizing freshness is what keeps drawing me back to this scent! If you do not have it already, highly recommended.
Can we just talk about...
shaynajohnson917 from undisclosed
Can we just talk about how good this smells?￼ My husband and I were watching TV and saw the commercial for [product:polo-red-rush-edt]. I mean, Ansel Elgort from Baby Driver in - commercial for cologne means it HAS to smell amazing right? Of course my non-cologne-wearing husband "insisted" he needed ￼it so the next Christmas he got it as a gift. ￼And it really does has the best smell ever. Zero complaints. He might get more next Christmas. :)
Mrs.Rodriguez from Midland,tx
Bought this recently for my hubby and we both love it!! It's a light clean smell, but it last all day! I couldn't be happier with this purchase!
Doesn't smell that long and smell is not so strong
bxvx from xvxvx
Smell wasn't that good. That was a gift for my husband. I think it not worth it for that price.
My boyfriend loves this scent
LovesShopping88 from Somerville, MA
My boyfriend loves the way this smells on him. Its clean and bold but soft. It is his new favorite and mine.
I love Polo
Cheryl from Round Rock, TX
Bought it for my hubby.
I would buy this again!👍
Created2flurish from Kissimmee florida
Purchased as a gift for my God son. He loves it!
I absolutely love this...
snoangel816 from undisclosed
I absolutely love this scent and so does my son's dad. It is his favorite cologne to use ans while expensive, makes a great gift for him because it lasts him forever.
Adia from Philadelphia
I purchased this cologne for my boyfriend. Has a nice fresh scent, lasted all day and the price was great!
My husband loves it
Donna from Piedmont Alabama
Has a great smell
Holy cow!!! The best...
3plus3yippee from undisclosed
Holy cow!!! The best cologne ever. It smells delicious. I will continue to buy this for my hubby! Definitely a favorite.
Val from Tucson
I bought this cologne for my husband for his birthday. I love how it smells!
I got a sample of this...
shamizad from undisclosed
I got a sample of this cologne for my husband, he loved it so much, he bought the full size. It smells good. He got a lot of compliments when he wore it.
Sophisticated yet friendly
Carlos in El Paso from Texas
This cologne really exceed my expectations. I've used a few Ralph Lauren colognes over the years but I haven't used one in a long time. This cologne, Rush by Ralph Lauren, is fresh and smells like a whole new experience. If you've used Lauren fragrances before, you can detect its history; its presence is subtle and, in my opinion, totally welcoming. When you put it on, it doesn't assault, it goes on smooth and rich. At the same time, it doesn't smell like your father's cologne. It's like drinking house bourbon and Woodford Reserve - you can get the effect with enough of the house bourbon, but you feel like a million bucks when you have the Woodford. So it is with Rush. You can try to overwhelm with the other stuff, or you can just go with Rush and start miles ahead of the other guys. You know, so many colognes these days go on really well but only last a couple of hours. Since I'm not the kind of guy who carries cologne bottles to "refresh" my fragrance, I was very pleased that my wife could smell this on me at the end of the day. All in all, I would buy this again, maybe even going back and trying the old fragrances that I didn't realize that I miissed.
Alex from Texas
this fragrance smells exceptionally good as I received many compliments on it. It also last all day which most cologne does not. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Fresh and spicy daytime cologne
UXGuy from San Francisco, CA
I was unaware of this cologne until I received a sample to review. I absolutely love it! I normally wear colognes that have scents of leather and tobacco like Dark Rebel. I was pleasantly surprised with the fresh and lively spice of this cologne. It is perfect for daytime use however the scent doesn't last long and I found myself having to reapply it often. I would recommend this product if you don't mind carrying some around with you so that you can refresh the scent throughout the day.
Strong, but not too strong
Teddy from Columbia, SC
I sprayed some for work, and I've had comments from coworkers that it smells good. The smell was just right; it was not overly strong to bother anyone. It just smells professional and lightens my mood. A small amount can last for a few hours.
Nice smell that is not too strong!
BenB from Sparta, TN
I like the smell of Polo Red Rush Eau de Toilette and my wife likes the smell! It's not too strong but just strong enough and it lasts for several hours before wearing off. I never had to reapply during the day. I prefer this scent to others I've tried in the past because it just takes a little to smell good for a long time. This is the first time I've used Polo Red Rush Eau de Toilette or even smelled Polo Red Rush. I know of the Polo lines but really haven't tried too many colognes from Polo in the past. I will buy this again or put it on a Christmas or Father's Day wish list for sure!
Fantastic Scent that Turns Heads!
NH from Frisco, TX
This is such a fantastic, clean-smelling scent that lasts for hours. It smells so good that numerous people have walked up to me to ask what scent I was wearing and where they could buy it! It is the quality of scent that you would expect from Polo, but in an exciting variation. The scent is not too overpowering, yet lingers with every move.
Great strong scent, perfect for fancy engangements only
Eowyn from Olympia, WA
Although we really enjoy this fragrance, it is a scent that can only be worn at engagements or dinners as it is a very unique and strong smell.
Great New Polo Cologne
NA from Washington, DC
I am a HUGE fan of the old school green polo, and have been for over a decade. This new polo is a good replacement for most. It has a slightly sweeter smell than the polo green, but it is still a "manly" smell for those who want something new. It is a more modern version of the classic that still maintains the pleasantness of the original, while adding something new to the brand. I would characterize the scent as a more "edgy" and "sweeter" version of the original Polo green.
I personally am more of a traditionalist, so I took one star off because I was expecting something more refined and classy, but my wife likes the smell and would love to buy me a bottle.
Overall, a great perfume for those who want a Polo cologne but don't want to stick with the Green bottle.
Kcchitri from Des Moines, Ia
This Eau de Toilette has a very fresh smell and is great for anyone who enjoys light fresh smelling scents. The scent is strong enough to be noticeable, but not over bearing and not upsetting to my wife who is very sensitive to Eau de Toilette sprays.
I really liked the scent
gordo from Nebraska
I love having a variety of colognes to choose from, and I do use the original Polo. I really enjoyed the scent of this one, and look forward to seeing it in a store and getting a regular sized bottle.
Clippers23 from Houston
Great smell , love it