Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Luno (knockoff of Polo Blue)

Polo Blue is not a favorite of mine, but it has a scent that I get in the mood to wear every once in a while.  However, I'm not willing to pay $40 for a bottle of something I'm not crazy about and which I may only crave two or three times a year.  It's knockoff time!

Luno, by Preferred Fragrances, Inc., is a knockoff of Polo Blue.  I think I paid $3 for this a year ago.  I bought it at Family Dollar.  It's a big bottle too - 4.2 ounces.  And it smells pretty good.

For those of you who have never tried Polo Blue, it's basically a woody citrus fragrance which tries to set itself apart from the competition with a cucumber top note.  I find the cucumber to be a gimmick, because it does little to enhance the fragrance and it can't hide the fact that Polo Blue is a dull, generic scent.  Despite this, Polo Blue does have a fresh crispness that I do like to smell every once in a while, mainly as a diversion from the heavier fragrances I usually wear.  This is why I bought a bottle of Luno.

I don't have a bottle of Polo Blue to compare Luno to, so I can't tell you whether Luno is an exact replica.  However, based on my memory, Luno hits all the same buttons as Polo Blue, and all the key notes - cucumber, citrus, woody notes - are in place and accounted for here.  The bottom line is that when I wear Luno, I feel like I'm wearing Polo Blue.

Luno is basically a pick-me-up fragrance for me, meaning I don't wear it as my "Scent of the Day", but rather as something to spray on when I'm just hanging out at home.  It's a brisk, refreshing scent that I like to throw on after taking a shower at night.  For three dollars, I can afford to buy a cologne to be used for such a limited purpose.


  1. Actually tried to find this one online but couldn't find it anywhere. I'll keep an eye out for it though.

  2. I'm not surprised you couldn't find it online. I couldn't even find one photo of the bottle online, which is why I snapped the photo you see in the review.

    If you live in the US, check out your local Family Dollar store. They still have it in stock where I live.

    If you can't find it, try Classic Match's Polo Blue knockoff, which is just as good. They sell those at WalMart.