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Allure Homme Sport Cologne (2007)
by Chanel

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Allure Homme Sport Cologne information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 181 votes)

People and companies

HouseChanel
PerfumerJacques Polge
PackagingJacques Helleu
Parent CompanyWertheimer

About Allure Homme Sport Cologne

Allure Homme Sport Cologne is a masculine fragrance by Chanel. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Polge. The bottle was designed by Jacques Helleu

Allure Homme Sport Cologne fragrance notes

Reviews of Allure Homme Sport Cologne

I think Chanel nailed the "sport" aspect of their Allure Homme Sport flanker lines better with Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne (2007) than any other before or since. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne takes the citrus and musk facets of the original Chanel Allure Homme Sport (2004) and separates them out from the rest of the fragrance, building up a fragrance that is very much like a traditional eau de cologne, but ironically without the neroli that the original Chanel Allure Homme Sport had. This is a very light and leisurely old-school "sport scent" that is meant to be worn during high physical activity or on a hot day, so it doesn't have tons of sillage or longevity, but neither is it meant to in my opinion. Usually fragrances like this come across as cheap, uninspired, dull rehash of aquatic and/or citrus tropes propagated since the early 90's, but Jacques Polge was around for that time in perfume history, so he is wise enough to avoid those pitfalls here, delivering a modern "freshie" for house Chanel with some timeless qualities not found in most competition for the market this fragrance serves. No Nautica or Kenneth Cole will ever come off smelling quite as natural in development as this, and that's not to say that synthetics don't exist within Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne, because they do, it's just they unfold with an uncanny natural cadence alongside the more botanical elements.

The opening of Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne is grapefruit, bergamot, lime, and the grandfather of all citrus fruits: the citron. Most of the time, citron has only really appeared in older fragrances calling for citrus tops as a softer/warmer replacement for bergamot, and a cousin of the citron known as Yuzu also became fashionable in the 90's for use in fragrance for roughly the same reason, thanks in particular to L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake (1994). Here in Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne, the citron brings it's soft and dry slightly-herbal accord to bear against the other zestier and juicier citrus fruits in the top, and makes a unique character when combined with resinous elemi that smells greener than it really is at first. From there, lovage comes into play, and it is an old medieval variety of parsley with more aroma than the culinary kind currently used in most kitchens, reinforcing the greener elements from the citron and elemi, negating the need for the usual eau de cologne kitchen herb melange. Cedar, white musk, Iso E Super, and some pepper round out the base of this otherwise simple affair of unique ingredients, and Chanel Allure Home Sport Cologne finishes in a soft musky woody glow that will last until you get home to shower and change scents. Once again, this is really purpose-built and not much of a fragrance for long work days inside an air conditioned office, or any kind of night time use whatsoever, but that's part of the charm here. Wear time is about 6 hours tops of moderate to low sillage unless over-applied, and this does come in 5oz sizes for the guys who want to hose down in it.

Many well-rounded Chanel fans see the smell of this as a less-creamy and rounded version of Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche (2008) free from the iced lemon cake implications of that quirky fragrance. I can't really speak on that as I don't see them as built from many shared parts besides maybe the citrus and musk accords, but anything with citrus and musk can reasonably be compared to anything else with citrus and musk so I guess folks who see it that way do have a point. Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne is the perfect modern fresh sport scent for the guy who loves his natural-smelling niche scents or old vintage sport fragrances replete with aromatics and healthy doses of bergamot, before calone and dihydromyrcenol came along to redefine what a sport scent was supposed to be. This won't really satisfy fans of the original Chanel Allure Homme Sport, but I don't think it is supposed to, as I see this as a response to the folks who were unhappy with that fragrance, and not the ones who bought a full bottle of it. I give this a thumbs up, but I admit that my lifestyle and climate (in the Pacific Northwest) make wearing things like this few and far between, so me having a full bottle is unlikely, but for you gym rats or guys living down in places closer to the equator, this may soon become your favorite Chanel. Just make sure you check all preconceived notions about the original Chanel Allure Homme (1999) behind when sampling this, as they share not even one single facet outside the bottle shape and nameplate on the box. Come to think of it, this is probably the freshest-smelling Chanel masculine ever made. As an aside, this was discontinued and then brought back in 2014 with no perceptible difference in smell, so don't get gouged looking for older batches.
30th December, 2018
Allure Homme Sport Cologne is indeed a fresh, 'sporty' fragrance, with a synthetic but well done accord of citrus on a base of clean musk. Usually something along such lines end up being sub par; but here it is different. What I like about it is that the focus is soft and hazy - there's no shrill or sharp edge. It doesn't smell like a modern Chanel masculine; rather, it smells something that Hermes would probably release, save for the effect something akin to 'aldehydes' in the very beginning, toned down and very brief. The scent itself is very simple, but is fun and never intrusive. I find sillage to be close but persistent, and duration is surprisingly good at several hours in hot weather.


Allure Homme Sport isn't the best in its category on the market; Mugler Cologne is. However, Allure Homme Sport is a viable second choice, given how disappointing all masculine mainstream 'sport' fragrances or colognes are nowadays, especially with the demise of Dior Homme Sport. The other interesting aspect is that I imagine it work would quite well on women. Allure Homme Sport Cologne is probably something that was supposed to run totally contrary to my taste; yet, it doesn't, and I have bought myself a 150 ml bottle. It has quickly become a wardrobe staple in the hot weather.

3.5/5
02nd September, 2018
Synthy bergamot
With oddly natural charms.
Citrus 2 point eau.
02nd February, 2018
A fresh, light scent which is less an obvious flanker of the original Allure Homme Sport than, perhaps, Chanel's take on having its own classic "sport" scent (cf. Dior Homme Sport, which smells nearly identical to AHSC).

I like the white musk in this one, which takes over as the dominant note almost within minutes of the spray-on flurry of citrus fruit peel. The musk sets this one apart from other "sport" fragrances, providing an anchoring effect to this one. Tonka is just barely present, acting more to accentuate the musky-fresh composition than to inject perceivable sweetness. The citron adds the cologne touch that is worthy of AHSC's name.

Overall, a surprising fragrance to me because I was expecting the original Allure Homme Sport to envelope me in its own welcoming way, yet I got what strikes me as a fairly nice, though not totally original, take on warm weather colognes with a tiny nod towards vetiver scents (though not a note listed in this one). Pleasant, predictable, and "friendly" outing from Chanel.
19th February, 2017
I like this one very much.

The opening is a very strong predominant Citrus. It's quasi-artificial, like the one you could smell on hot towels in an asiatic retaurant ... or in airplanes!
But the guy is not that simple. It's a Cologne with a musk base (not herbal). The strong lime decreases quite fast and makes place for the other components.

Allure Sport Cologne is really very easy to wear: of course in summer, but I've tried it anywhere, anyhow, anyseason .... it is always wearable.
The projection is discrete, but poeple really often like it and ask me what it is! Sillage is mild and longevity poor.
But you can still find something interesting on your clothes the day after.

I use it as an "innocent" smell when I don't know what to wear, or when I need something light. It also has really something exciting: it's a joy for me when I spray it on me.

I am not expert enough to guess the direct relation with the original "Allure" - it's a double-flanker after all.
In my opinion, Chanel could have released this as an independent scent and called it "Eau légère" or "Eau d'été", or "Cologne Sport" after all but without any reference to Allure.

This Chanel is my everyday nice friend.

As a remark, I would mention that I once had a big bottle, and found that the lime was not really fresh - almost like curry - (maybe a batch problem). I always buy small ones.
26th June, 2016
A hard and sharp lemon - citrus cologne with an unpleasant white musk base.
Smells like the wet wipes they hand out on buses in the middle east.
**
02nd July, 2015

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