Even the biggest niche fragrance snob, if he's honest with himself, must admit that, every once in a while, it's nice to slap on a simple, clean, masculine smelling "sports fragrance". It's okay, it doesn't mean you're less sophisticated or that you have trashy taste. Not every day needs to be a Montale day.
The problem is, do you really want to pay $35 for a bottle of a generic, though nice smelling, cologne? That's where Old Spice Pure Sport comes in. It's blue, it's fresh, it's clean, it's sporty, and it doesn't have an ounce of originality. It's got that "lavender on steroids" smell that Luca Turin describes in his books, along with a semi-aquatic smell to it.
But you know what? It smells pretty damn good! This isn't even my style at all, but once in a while I like to throw this on. When I'm in that mood, it makes me feel good. What more do I need to say? And at only $6 for a 6 ounce bottle, you can't go wrong with this.
Take a break from Amouage Oudh El-Attar XXVIIXVLLXIV Special Edition 2007 for once, and give Pure Sport a spin. It's okay to admit you like it.
MY RATING: 7/10
This scent is wonderful! They make it in the form of aftershave, deodorant, antiperspirant, body wash, and body spray. Each form seems to differ slightly in scent, but generally they smell sweet and have a bit of a spicy scent in there as well. The best way I can explain what this smells like is...think of a sweet musk mixed with old spice classic and a bit of Bvlgari Blu...kinda spicy but also really sweet. So you get sweet, spicy, powdery, and kind of an aquatic scent all blended together. Its AMAZING! I use the after shave almost on a daily basis and the body wash is one of my favorites. The deodorant is great as well. I didn't much like the body spray, as it only lasted about 20 minuets before the scent was gone. This is a good scent over all. It is simply one of my favorite Old Spice scents.
(Im on a horse...)
12th October, 2010 (last edited: 31st May, 2011)
This alone proves that, with very, very few exceptions, the old spice brand tends to create suprisingly high quality fragrances. Not, of course, to imply that this is a terribly grand or complex scent; if anything it's the simplest one they make.
First time I tried this fragrance, it was in spray deoderant form, and I liked it enough to nab a few sticks of it when it popped up breifly at Sam's club, and even on the last stick I still like it. Not love, mind, but it definately hasn't grown tiresome.
On an interesting note, thanks to the deoderant stick I found that it blends suprisingly well with Stetson Black...
I don't know exactly how to describe this fragrance. It is an Oriental but it smells nothing like the original Old Spice. It is soft, round, and there is a hint of sweetness or licorice here. The cologne doesn't smell particularly "sporty" to me, esp. as compared to the deodorant version; the cologne is slightly more refined.
An interesting attempt. Think 60% Old Spice and 40% Chanel Allure Homme. Of course it's not as refined as those two scents, but it's not half bad as a mass market oriental. Toss in the $7.00 price tag, the classic splash bottle with stopper and you have a winner.