The London 2012 Olympics (Summer Games, held between July 27 and August 12) has generated a series of sports-inspired masculine fragrances, some of them really worthy and a few quite dull. So, after the interesting Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Sport, Tommy Hilfiger Man Sport, Dolce&Gabbana The One Sport and Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, followed the well-behaved Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Sport and the dull Givenchy Play Sport. Sadly, I was not able to sniff so far Kenzo Homme Sport and Dior Homme Sport 2012, but today I’m reviewing CH Men Sport from Carolina Herrera, while the topic of my future post will be Armani Code Sport Athlete by Giorgio Armani.
Reportedly inspired by Carolina Herrera memories on the American East Coast, CH Men Sport arrived on the market in April 2012, as an aromatic spicy flanker to the popular 2009’s CH Men. The perfume that aims to embody the “living a good life” atmosphere is described on the official website with the phrase “captures the freshness of sea breeze and the sensuality of wood warmed by the sun”, however I need to tell you that I did not experience any of this description.
The opening in CH Men is a refreshing shot of bergamot, coupled with grapefruit and sage, in order to enhance the marine accords. Then, as the scent moves slowly into the mid development, the spicy facet kicks in, thanks to the Sichuan pepper and juniper. After a couple of hours, the construction settles down into a base filled with the elegance of sandalwood, vetiver and oakmoss.
The bottle that contains CH Men Sport exhibits the same shape that was presented 3 years ago with CH Men, except this time is wrapped in a material that brings to mind sailing and is adorned with the brand initials. The white and red diagonal stripes coupled with the metallic stopper are rendering a classic image to this fragrance. Unfortunately, on the olfactory department CH Men Sport did not manage to impress me, reason for which I labeled it as the type of well-behaved scent, according to my mention from the outset.
Carolina Herrera CH Men Sport Perfume Details
- CH Men Sport by Carolina Herrera is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual