Celebrating the timeless appeal of the sporting lifestyle, Ralph Lauren's legendary Polo fragrance blends the very best of wood, leather and other natural scents to convey a handsome, enduring character.
Unfortunately Polo EDT is also a popular product with counterfeiters. And be forewarned, counterfeiters are sophisticated and make every attempt to visually duplicate the authentic product. Although they still do make mistakes, there are constantly new versions marketed to correct previously identified errors.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay and sold to unsuspecting buyers as "genuine" or "100% authentic" items at prices close to retail. If you are in doubt that your fragrance is authentic, simply compare it to an authentic product at an authorized retailer.
The scent of counterfeit products is often weak, and may last only minutes. Authentic products should last for hours. The ingredients in counterfeit fragrances are unknown, and may cause rashes, infections and respiratory problems.
2 oz. and 4 oz. eau de toilette. 8 oz. spray.
Made in the USA.
The authentic 4oz. Ralph Lauren legendary Polo "Big Horse" EDT fragrance.
This fragrance is popular with counterfeiters and listed on eBay as "Genuine" or "Authentic" to deceive unsuspecting buyers.
Counterfeiters are very good at creating deceptive products and packaging to fool you.
The authentic Polo EDT 4oz fragrance does not come packaged in a "photo sleeve" as shown here.
Can you identify the differences between the authentic Polo and the counterfeit?
Note the lighter color of the bottle, and the taller vaporizer cap with a horizontal seam on this counterfeit.
The misshaped vaporizer cap, and the lighter color of the bottle identify this product as a counterfeit.
Look closely, and you will see that this fake has a taller bottle neck and the gold foil on the box is applied, not embossed.
Look at the bottom of the authentic and Polo and this counterfeit.
The indentation on the counterfeit bottle bottom is notably wider than the authentic product. The batch code 18J701X is common on counterfeits.
The wide indentation in the bottle base is an identifier of a counterfeit Polo 4oz EDT product.
The 18J701X batch number is common on counterfeits.
The embossed code on the authentic Polo box is centered and the printing is tan in color. The box and bottle code should match.
On this counterfeit, the printing is white, and the batch code is positioned on the left side of the box.
This fake Ralph Lauren Polo EDT was purchased from eBay. "New" or "Used," dishonest sellers will make every attempt to separate you from your money with counterfeit products.
The ingredients are unknown and may be dangerous.
Look closely at the trademarked Polo "Big Horse" logo. If it's lacking detail, blurry, poor quality or raised from the glass surface, you likely purchased a fake.
If in doubt, compare the product to an authentic item at an authorized retailer.
Dishonest sellers will often list counterfeit products on eBay as "Genuine" or "100% Authentic" using the manufacturer's stock advertising image in the listing.
Unsuspecting buyers will pay prices close to retail, but receive a fake.