Allure Homme Sport by Chanel is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men launched in 2004 as an Eau de Toilette. The nose behind this fragrance is the well-known Jacques Polge.
Allure Homme Sport is part of Chanel’s iconic Allure collection. The first Allure fragrance was launched in 1996 for women. The first Allure Homme was then released in 1999, and Allure Homme Sport is one of the many flankers that followed. Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme followed Allure Homme Sport.
The keynotes of this Woody Spicy fragrance are Orange, Aldehydes, Blood Mandarin, Cedar, and Neroli.
A word from the brand:
A fresh and woody fragrance. The blend of aquatic, lively and sensual notes evokes a man of action seeking to push his limits. Allure is a reflection of your personality, your way of being in the world. One of a kind, it cannot be defined, only observed. Allure Homme Sport embodies the man who loves a challenge.
|Perfume Name||Allure Homme Sport|
|Concentration||Eau de Toilette|
|Scent Family||Woody Spicy|
I’m on a mission to try all of Chanel’s fragrances in the next year. This is my review of a sample I recently got from my local stockist.
What does Allure Homme Sport by Chanel smell like?
Allure Homme Sport smells clean, soapy and citrusy. The opening has a burst of citrus, and the different notes carry the citrus vibe all the way through to the dry down.
It definitely reminds me a lot of Versace pour Homme, but it doesn’t have that high quality, creamy, and comforting smooth scent that Chanel Allure Homme Sport has.
The scent makes me think of a classy guy that always looks good. Whether it’s going to the gym, a date, or the office, he looks sleek and well put-together. Classy but not flashy. For me, that’s very typical of Chanel fragrances. It also has that luxurious, understated, old-money vibe to it. Also, with this scent, you can wear jeans and a t-shirt, and it will make you feel more put together.
|Top Notes||Orange, Sea Notes, Aldehydes and Blood Mandarin|
|Middle Notes||Pepper, Neroli and Cedar|
|Base Notes||Tonka Bean, Vanilla, White Musk, Amber, Vetiver and Elemi resin|
The opening of this fragrance clean, fresh and very citrusy. I feel like the Blood Mandarin makes the overall citrus vibe even a bit juicier. The first time I tried out this scent, I didn’t pick up the sea notes. However, when I used it again, I could pick up that slight aquatic note, but it’s definitely not very dominant. I feel like the Sea Notes are so fleeting that unless you actually try and smell it, you won’t notice it.
The Aldehyde note is also very prominent. I think that is what gives this scent that soapy feel to it. After about 15 minutes, I could start picking up a more floral, almost slightly sweet note. That must be the Neroli that’s starting to develop.
I absolutely love the Cedar note in this scent that starts coming out with the Neroli. It feels like the perfect counterbalance to the dominant citrus notes. What I also really liked is that the citrus notes never really disappeared. As the hours passed, I could still pick up a bit of those amazing opening notes.
In the dry down, the Tonka Bean and Vanilla gives it a lovely sweetness, but it’s definitely not overly sweet.
Sillage & Projection
Projection is pretty light except when I first spray it, and the sillage isn’t bad for the first 30 minutes. After this, it sits pretty close to the skin.
Longevity & Versatility
I think Allure Homme Sport is a super versatile scent that you can wear throughout the year. I’d also say it’s office-proof. I’ve worn it to the office, and it definitely didn’t feel too strong or out of place. It’s a very inoffensive scent. The longevity is pretty good overall, and I get a solid 7 hours of wear.
Allure Homme Sport is mass-appealing and universally likeable so it’s definitely worthy of a full bottle. It’s super well blended with solid performance for a fragrance like this, so it’s well worth the money, in my opinion.
While it’s a very popular scent, its popularity has become overshadowed by flankers such as Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme – so that will make this particular fragrance a little bit more unique if you wear it.
This is a fragrance for all ages and especially for those that love the citrusy vibe, Aldehydes, and Chanel scents in general. Also, if you like Versace pour Homme, this will definitely be something you’ll love.