• Big Pony Fragrances

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    There is something about Bruce Weber’s photography that is distinctly youthful, inherently American. Ralph Lauren recently tapped Weber’s vision (once again) to introduce The Big Pony Collection of fragrances inspired by the four players of a polo team, the icon of the American lifestyle brand for the past four decades. Not only did Weber shoot the print campaign but he directed a short companion video. It is quintessential lifestyle photography. The styling exhibits depth, the mood light, and the landscape detailed. The fragrances are based on a duo of ingredients to give a clear and precise signal from the top to the background.

    1: The Sporty Fragrance—This refreshing tonic matches up lime and grapefruit.
    2: The Seductive Fragrance—Of the four Big Pony scents, 2 is the most provocative, a mix of dark chocolate, ginger and spice. Most of the women I have spoken to love this one. Unlike anything out there.
    3: The Adventurous Fragrance—A thrilling scent of mint and ginger root that triggers somewhat of an adrenaline rush. Its nod to the outdoors makes this my personal favorite.
    4: The Stylish Fragrance—An energizing boost that layers mandarin and kyarawood for a one-of-a-kind, stylish edge.

    Images via Bruce Weber

    I’ve been enjoying all four over the past two weeks and I want to give one of you the scent of your choice. To throw your name in the hat, leave a comment below with the Big Pony scent you prefer. A winner will be chosen at random, giveaway ends Thursday September 30, 2010 end of day.

    Sep 27, 2010 | Permalink (179) Total Comments

    Andrej Pantich left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 11:57 PM:

    I would love to win scent number 2.


    Anna left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 11:30 PM:

    The Adventurous Fragrance!


    Pat furey left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 11:21 PM:

    Fragrance 2, please


    Withrow left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 5:58 PM:

    Add me to the list, kind sir.


    Chris Payne left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 3:12 PM:

    Bruce’s work is amazingly American.

    #2. Please and thank-you.


    Kristtian left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 2:51 PM:

    Fragrance #2, please.


    Phil A left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 2:01 PM:

    A great read across the board - I’ve been going old school with my lifetime standby Royall Bay Rhum, but am due for something new (according to my wife!).  Cheers!


    bunny left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 12:58 PM:

    i love the photos that look like they’re on oxford cloth. all the gth pants are great with slippers & bucks. the delightful dog completes it. when is rl going to do an all-pup campaign like bruce did with moncler (adorable) last season?


    rbk left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 10:18 AM:

    need help with the ladies…#2 please


    Keaton T left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 10:07 AM:

    Number #1…Need it for the fall.


    nate kaiser left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 7:23 AM:

    number four. yum.


    http://www.trashness.com/ left a comment on 9/30/2010 at 5:44 AM:

    I LOVE the Big Pony fragrances! Specially the blue one.


    jason mcgrath left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 11:59 PM:

    new to the blog and love it! spent the last 3 hours reading every entry. cant get enough.  oh by the way love pony #1


    Brion R. Judge left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 10:40 PM:

    I am going to have to go with #3 The Adventurous Fragrance.


    Jonathan B left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 10:32 PM:

    #2 please!!

    Thanks


    Bobby Lima left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 10:29 PM:

    #2!! its so good!


    Tyler P. left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 9:55 PM:

    Number four is the best by far.


    Zack left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 8:57 PM:

    3: The Adventurous Fragrance


    Sarah left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 6:33 PM:

    The Stylish Fragrance


    Linden left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 5:16 PM:

    #3 if you please


    willis 88 left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 4:40 PM:

    I’ll take a gamble, #2 please


    CoolBlog left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 3:30 PM:

    These are great pictures! And number 2 definitely.


    Tony Gourdin left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 3:03 PM:

    The Sedectrive fragrance.  Coming into the perfect season for seduction…..


    Eric Twardzik left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 2:37 PM:

    Sign me up for #2


    Nicholas left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 12:42 PM:

    The Seductive Fragrance - definitely has the qualities that people turn to you when you enter a room


    Maysie Ocera left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 12:22 PM:

    Fragrance #3- The Adventurous Fragrance

    You are absolutely correct; the photography is fantastic!


    Maysie Ocera left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 12:21 PM:

    The Adventurous Fragrance.

    You are absolutely correct; this photography is fantastic!


    JaVonn Johnson left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 11:56 AM:

    Good Post Fred!

    If I may, I would like fragrance #2 to boost my chances with the ladies.


    Isaiah Calvin left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 11:42 AM:

    Great looks. I would prefer #2 The Seductive


    KGS left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 11:38 AM:

    #2! Definitely the best smelling of the bunch, IMO.


    Emily Grant left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 10:46 AM:

    #2!

    Richard, done right, pink is seasonless.  Just stick to dusty pinks during the winter.


    Mary left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 10:36 AM:

    Definitely the Seductive one, because who doesnt want to smell like chocolate!


    James Divers left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 10:04 AM:

    #2 The Seductive Fragrance. How can you not go with the fragrance that the women can’t resist?!?


    Jackie Blair left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 8:52 AM:

    Love this set of images. I’d choose number two for my man.. gotta love a seductive fragrance! Thanks F.


    Remin Ozbay left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 6:58 AM:

    #3 The Adventurous Fragrance


    Nick left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 5:36 AM:

    #2, the Seductive Fragrance.


    Charles left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 1:40 AM:

    number 4 definitely


    Jarrett left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 1:31 AM:

    I have to go with #4. *crosses fingers* Although it’s hard to go wrong with any of these scents imo.


    David left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 1:18 AM:

    Women like the Seductive fragrance? Uhhh, then I want that one…

    Btw, did we ever find out who won the belt from the previous contest?


    Kelly Irvin left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 1:10 AM:

    #4 for myself


    Kirv left a comment on 9/29/2010 at 1:01 AM:

    #1 would be cool


    brie left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 10:11 PM:

    love the photos; would love #3 on my boyfriend even more


    Jason Nickel left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 8:42 PM:

    #3 sounds lovely. Great campaign.


    Katie left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 7:21 PM:

    #2 sounds delicious!


    Kathryn left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 6:19 PM:

    would love to try 2


    Kellie Wilson left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 6:02 PM:

    My BF would love to try SEDUCTIVE! Thanks for the chance! :)


    joseph a left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 5:56 PM:

    big pony number 2 sounds interesting


    Sam Dunning left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 5:32 PM:

    Hey Fred! Great post! Gotta say #2 sounds the most enticing.


    jordan winer left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 4:34 PM:

    excellent photography- bracing colors, thanks for showing this.


    Mattias H. left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 4:14 PM:

    Nr. 2, because even seduction is a sport.


    M.D. Cooley left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 2:27 PM:

    If the women love it you know i’m down with the 2: The Seductive Fragrance.


    Will Merrick left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 2:13 PM:

    #2 sounds great!


    Kyle Dickens left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 1:48 PM:

    Number 2. Thanks


    Todd Howell left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 1:17 PM:

    Bruce Weber is the epitome of bringing to life what Ralph Lauren embodies.As my life evolves around the world of style the 4th fragrance needs a place in my preppy haven.


    Ryan Smith left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 1:02 PM:

    I’d like to go with #2!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 12:58 PM:

    #2 fragance sounds good. Awesome images.


    John left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:47 AM:

    #4 sounds interesting. Thanks for the contest.


    Justin left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:41 AM:

    #3 my pick - #2 my wife’s pick


    Brock left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:34 AM:

    My wife really likes #2, so that’s my preference, naturally ;)


    Mperez left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:34 AM:

    #4 for sure


    Andrew left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:32 AM:

    I would love any bottle. Thanks for the contest.


    mark hudson left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:18 AM:

    #3, my friend


    Aj left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 11:16 AM:

    #2. Seems interesting.


    Beth Cone left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 10:54 AM:

    #1: Sporty…Something about citrus and a summer G & T…Yum!


    Love Carlshamre left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 10:43 AM:

    #3 - The Adventurous Fragrance!


    Sebastian K. left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 10:39 AM:

    I would really like to try #2, thanks!


    Waid Allred left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 10:09 AM:

    Would love to try a bottle of the Sporty #1. My bottle of Polo Black just ran out this morning!!


    Dave O left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 9:16 AM:

    The Seductive Fragrance is my favorite


    DEX left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 8:34 AM:

    A bottle of number 2 would be great, I do enjoy the go to hell pants with the more conservative looking fall sportcoats are those herring bone or tweed?


    Harry White left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 7:36 AM:

    I’d love a bottle of #2


    Eric left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 7:11 AM:

    #2 is where it’s at.


    JMH left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 6:49 AM:

    I would love to get my hands on the Adventurous Fragrance.


    Ken left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 4:35 AM:

    would love #1


    Miguel Vieira left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 3:03 AM:

    The Seductive Fragance seems perfect…


    mattie P left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 2:52 AM:

    big fan of the belt as a sling.  quite innovative utilitarianism


    Dennis left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 2:37 AM:

    The Sporty Fragrance


    Kal left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 1:19 AM:

    #4!!


    TS left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 12:46 AM:

    i remember getting the e-mail from rl when these launched and i think i watched the video at least 20 times and then created my own which i thought was amazing. a video where i could feature mr. simon nessman, yes please.  i’ve since smelled all of the scents and have to say #4 is probably my favorite, but #2 and #3 come in a close second/third.  #1 reminds me too much of other scents saturating the men’s fragrance market.  awesome post, so glad you covered this.


    Grace left a comment on 9/28/2010 at 12:14 AM:

    I’m a woman and without a doubt, number 2 is the best scent!


    David left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 11:34 PM:

    I think that #1 is the crisp scent I’ve been looking for.


    Josh left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 10:56 PM:

    Number 4 should help diversify my scent wardrobe.


    Jacob left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 10:48 PM:

    A bottle of #4 would work better then trying to rub the GQ magazine all over myself.


    sharon left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 10:40 PM:

    So glad you did a post on this; I love that commercial! And I need some #3 in my life.


    Max Loflin left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 10:02 PM:

    #2 to replace my bottle of D&G The One that just smashed on the ground please!


    Joe left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 9:33 PM:

    #2 or 3 I hve been waiting for these to come out , I love Ralph Laurens fragrances . Love your blog..


    Caroline Fontenot left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 9:25 PM:

    My man needs some #3!


    Kate left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 9:21 PM:

    #1 please


    j fenton left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 9:06 PM:

    number 2 please sir


    Martin left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:50 PM:

    Number 2, please!


    Mady Nadje left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:41 PM:

    #2 if you please!
    I think I’ll go out and buy #3.


    Drew left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:37 PM:

    Number 4 sounds interesting.  Count me in!


    tammy left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:33 PM:

    The Adventurous Fragance seems fresh and clean, just the way I prefer scents.


    Cary Randolph left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:23 PM:

    I’ll take them all:)


    Jeff left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:18 PM:

    #2 for me!


    Valerie Dye left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:11 PM:

    I absolutely adore the Stylish smell. Perfect for all occasions.


    Raymond C. left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:07 PM:

    #2 The Seductive!


    Y.D. left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:06 PM:

    #2 #2! Please please!


    Nate left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 8:02 PM:

    Adventurous!


    Joey B left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 7:58 PM:

    Number 2


    Jesse SLC left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 7:37 PM:

    #1 - Lyme me


    resb left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 7:21 PM:

    3- adventurous


    Alexander left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:59 PM:

    #4 - The Stylish Fragrance!


    A little known secret.... left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:51 PM:

    You’d be surprised what you can accomplish
    with just a light splash of mule piss!
    Hopefully RL will work it into their next collection.


    Byron Bradshaw left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:44 PM:

    I love #4. It’s delightful!


    Robert DeBereaux left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:41 PM:

    2…......2…..ha….ha….ha….is the best just bought it then # 4


    Austin left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:39 PM:

    #2, with #3 as a close second!


    Rhett Powell Dodson left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:36 PM:

    No. 3 is for me.


    Campbell left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:35 PM:

    Fred, you know I have to go with #2, although it pains me to pass over #3…


    carmo left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:29 PM:

    #2 for sure


    Jon Askonas left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:18 PM:

    Really enjoyed this posting.

    Seductively Yours,
    J


    Shawn Khan left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:13 PM:

    #3 for me! that would be great


    Jason left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 6:00 PM:

    Its like Abercrombie for adults…


    Travis left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:32 PM:

    1 is my favorite of the four, but 2 is also really nice.


    Tina Francis left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:27 PM:

    Number 2 has me completely intrigued!


    Juan Soneyra left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:19 PM:

    I’d go with 4. Thanks!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:14 PM:

    Number 2 please. Best wishes to all.


    Effy left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:10 PM:

    #3 sounds great.


    Fletcher left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:09 PM:

    Thanks for the inspiration (and the generosity)! Such a great use of color…

    I’d take scent #1, please.


    Aaron left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:03 PM:

    #2!


    Christy Huxley left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 5:00 PM:

    Number two sounds divine!
    Thanks for the images, I love the dog with his paw on the bloke’s arm!


    Nick left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:47 PM:

    2 sounds awfully nice…


    Emmy left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:39 PM:

    These pictures are preposterous.  I actually laughed aloud at the two guys and the dog in the golf cart. And the guys pouring a huge bottle over each other? Hilarious. Thanks for the funny post, FEC, but it’s not April Fools day.


    Rugged left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:37 PM:

    #2 seems to be just the right fragrance for me.


    Al left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:27 PM:

    #1 would be awesome. Phenomenal post F.E.C.


    Benjamin left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:27 PM:

    #3 adventurous


    sylvia left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:11 PM:

    #4 sounds absolutely incredible.


    Joakim SWE left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 4:00 PM:

    #4 would be a perfect for me!


    Justin James left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:58 PM:

    Number 2 please. I’d like to feel seductive.


    sam left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:57 PM:

    I dig #4.

    www.mensstyle101.blogspot.com


    Will left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:55 PM:

    #3 sounds like the best one. Love that look with the velvet slippers and the pink pants too.


    Chris M left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:52 PM:

    #3 The Adventurous Fragrance please


    Mark left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:51 PM:

    #3, please


    Des left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:43 PM:

    #2 please


    SKIP left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:38 PM:

    #2,  If THEY like it, I LOVE it!!!!


    Jim Donaldson left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:34 PM:

    #1. What isn’t better with lime?


    Omar left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:34 PM:

    #2 seems like the scent for me.


    StacyfrPgh left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:30 PM:

    I’d love to try the Adventurous 3, for myself and my favorite men.


    Luis Alcaraz left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:29 PM:

    Great images!!!
    I love this fragances!
    The Sporty Fragrance is my favorite


    Brian left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:24 PM:

    Fall seems like a good time to go sporty with #1


    Josh left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:19 PM:

    I think my lady would like #2 as I walk by.
    Thanks for info on them!


    Elizabeth Claire left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:18 PM:

    The Seductive Fragrance! I need to get out of my fall fragrance rut.


    Paul left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:18 PM:

    Hmmmm, #2 I think.  If the ladies like it… it’s good enough for me!


    K. Nights left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:17 PM:

    #2 please.


    Collin Joyce left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 3:17 PM:

    Very curious about this.  #3.


    Ira Hobbs, II left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 2:49 PM:

    # 3 my good man.


    capitol a left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 2:43 PM:

    #1 please.


    Chadwick left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 2:39 PM:

    Great post, as per usual. #3 - if it’s good enough for you, that’s good enough for me!

    And thanks again for this beautiful site. It continues to be a source of inspiration and enlightenment.


    buddy left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 2:27 PM:

    Big pony?  That’s what she said!

    Btw, #1.


    A. L. Stempel left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 2:25 PM:

    I’d love a bit of the #3.  It sounds like it matches the aesthetic of my favorite of those photos.


    H.A. Barot left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 2:14 PM:

    I will love to get my hands on #2 The Seductive Fragrance. Awesome site a lot of inspiration keep up the good work sir.


    David Butz left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:58 PM:

    For me i think #2 would be great!!!!


    Steve Zhou left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:55 PM:

    I recently tried all of these today. I have to definitely say I loved #1, at first it smelled like cheap axe on the card but on the skin all the citrus comes through, just fantastic.


    Mike McB left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:42 PM:

    Have to you agree with you, #3 please.


    Kevin left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:39 PM:

    #3, The Adventurous Fragrance. ‘Tis the season for some good outdoor smells.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:27 PM:

    @Richard Ross—This Weber shoot definitely has a Palm Beach feel to it. In Palm Beach, almost anything goes.  White pants in Fall? Yes. Go-to-hell pants? All year round. Lilly Pulitzer-esque prints? Absolutely.  The overall styling hits a season-less note, and more or less combines all the different seasons together. For example, white bucks next to black Prince Albert slippers…polos next to wool houndstooth blazers.  It’s a fun contradiction. Just keep in mind the weather, season, and the region for which you are dressing…and then have fun with it.


    Robin left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:24 PM:

    Love the photos!

    #2 please!


    Chris left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:22 PM:

    #2 PLEASE! My Double Black is almost gone and I would love to replace it with more RL goodness.


    Embra Augustus King left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:21 PM:

    On second thought I think I would go with number two. Thanks for doing such a great job with this blog.


    Eric left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:20 PM:

    #3 please


    Jason T left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:20 PM:

    Number 2 or four for me please. I love the fact that colors don’t disappear in the fall…


    Embra Augustus King left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:19 PM:

    Number three, but i would like to try number two soon.


    Chase left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:14 PM:

    Since the ladies like it…Seductive!


    Megan left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:11 PM:

    Seductive!


    ADM left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:07 PM:

    #2


    Stipe left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:04 PM:

    Since my idea of adventurous is white shoes after labor day….#3 please…


    Clay left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 1:02 PM:

    #3 Please.


    Forget no 2 left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:53 PM:

    You need a “fragrance” to get a woman’s attention,
    chances are you ain’t much to look at to begin
    with pal.


    Megan left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:52 PM:

    Would love to give #2 to my guy. Or spray it around my room on occasion! :)


    James Matthew Brunson left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:51 PM:

    3 please and thank you.


    Eric left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:48 PM:

    #2 indeed


    Mer left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:48 PM:

    I think #2!  Thanks for the opportunity!


    Glenn left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:48 PM:

    Hey FEC,
    I would live to get ahold of #3-Adventurous.

    Thx-G.


    Ryan left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:47 PM:

    #2- gotta choose the one the girls like


    Andy left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:45 PM:

    Seductive for me.


    Andrew left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:42 PM:

    the second one is awesome. so #2


    Brian left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:30 PM:

    I like #2 the best.  The deep, complex tones make it great on a cool fall day!


    NWR left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:30 PM:

    #3, The Adventurous Fragrance.

    Keep up the good work, F.E.C.


    Bryce Carson left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:10 PM:

    The Seductive Fragrance


    Richard Ross left a comment on 9/27/2010 at 12:05 PM:

    Pink pants for the fall?

    I have a pair of bright pink heavy weight (velvet, I believe) pants that I save for a few weeks in the spring, but I really like the idea of pink for the fall. Are there rules for when pink is just not okay?


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