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Polo Sport (1993)
by Ralph Lauren

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Polo Sport information

Year of Launch1993
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 401 votes)

People and companies

HouseRalph Lauren
PerfumerHarry Fremont
SupplierFirmenich
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Polo Sport

Bright, bold, cobalt blue - The sleek contoured design was inspired by the shape of a water bottle. The cap is patterned to represent the design of a bar bell weight. Well that's what I was told anyhow. It's got lots of seaweed in it, which seems a bit disturbing, but it's not put many people off, as it's the worlds number one "Sports" fragrance. Don't ask me what makes a fragrance a "sports fragrance" apart from the name. I once drunk a whole bottle and I didn't run any faster.

Polo Sport fragrance notes

Reviews of Polo Sport

Nothing special about Polo Sport.Half aquatic and half fruity fresh 'sporty' scent.It's clean and fresh...it's just boring yet expensive.You could probably blend Nautica Classic and any Adidas fragrance with it and make your own little 'mongrel' of a scent that would be more creative.
14th March, 2018
Bought this when it first came out!! Reminds me of starting work/college and going to pubs for the very first time. It had a shower fresh smell to it and I remember it being rather cloying. Not sure what it smells like these days??
15th November, 2017
Vintage formulation by Cosmair is excellent, although its practically impossible to find now.

Newer reformulation severely lacks projection and longevity, and the scent disappears completely in a half hour.
13th October, 2016
If you're going to buy this, try your best to score a vintage bottle from the 90's. I wore this a lot in high school and recently found myself in the mood to wear it again. Lo and behold it smells as good as I remember it smelling. And when you smell a vintage, you're immediately reminded of the superior quality of ingredients that were used in fragrances before all the IFRA restrictions and reformulations (the current version pales in comparison). The average sports fragrance today has none of the complexity or character of this, which although nice and cutting edge, was nothing spectacularly complex in its day. Polo Sport is a tart aquatic, blending fresh fruity notes with a salty, marine/seaweed sort of smell. It mixes sour with salty and sweet to create something reminiscent of coastal breezes, perhaps in cooler, northern climates, as it's certainly not tropical in any way. It's distinct, and despite the plethora of sports fragrance which have been produced since its inception, Polo Sport retains some degree of originality, easy to identify and fairly memorable. While the vintage bottle I use smells great, its longevity may have suffered over time, as it lasts only about 3 or 4 hours before it's gone. I'm not hugely nostalgic about fragrances and rarely yearn for scents of yesteryear, but Polo Sport is one that manages to scatch that itch while also smelling good enough and modern enough to continue wearing today. Give me this, Polo Green, and Cool Water's Lancaster version and I'm pretty much set as far as vintage is concerned. Thumbs up, with a warning to avoid the current formulation in favor of vintage if possible.
04th October, 2016
Wished they still made this. Yes it is synthetic, but I used to get more compliments on this than any other fragrance. Great frag for the gym applied sparingly. Many aquatics have come after this one but they haven't really improved much. Love the clean pineapple and seaweed notes that smell clean aquatic but not fishy. I think this one just really works with my body chemistry.
04th December, 2015 (last edited: 03rd December, 2015)
Luca Turin thinks the "sweet and sour pineapple" in this variation of the original Polo is a good thing. He gave the scent four stars, calling it a "lavender pineapple."

I think the original Polo is offensive enough. The addition of this even worse off-shoot does the reputation of the original no good. To my nose this is a very dry, green and sharp scent and the pineapple is just stupid, only making things worse.

The scent is just plain bad, as was its namesake.
02nd October, 2015

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