A "Sport" fragrance like no other...
This is a wonderfully fresh, alternate take on the original Habit Rouge. I certainly like it! Whereas the original had a lot of leather and quite a lot of vanilla, this still keeps the rose and vanilla, but adds jasmine, bitter orange and bamboo. All of which give it a fresh and altogether different take on the original.
The other one could sometimes come across as ostentatious and a little "dusty". There is none of that here. It's like a fresh citrus and green backbone that centres the fragrance and around which the other notes revolve. There are all the key ingredients of the previous fragrance, but toned down in places, and with a couple of extra touches to give it a different edge.
I would recommend this one to fans of the original, but I think the floral nature on display here means that if you can stand this, then in time, you could probably take on the original. I don't think the two are mutually exclusive of each other. This may be a toned down version of Habit Rouge, but it keeps it's character enough to see the resemblance. Really nice stuff from Thierry Wasser.
First of all, this scent never discontinued! Sold in shops and in Guerlain official site.In my opinion this fragrance is one of the best winter sport scents,i wish never reformulated and discontinued!
HRSport is a lighter, fruit and jasmine fragrance that bears a slight resemblance to it's namesake, but is more modern and contemporary. Sport would stand up very well on it's own but since it bears an identifiable HR DNA, it is appropriate in name. Sports opens with a sweet citrus, but in short order, gives way to a very pleasant jasmine and maybe a little rose note for most of the duration. There's a cinnamon like note that peeks in the background and some vanilla in the final stage, but the jasmine is the main theme. Sillage is light, but it has a decent longevity of 5-6 hours on my skin. I'd wear this casually and perhaps to the office as it's non offensive and clean. Overall a very pleasing fragrance.
24th May, 2015 (last edited: 10th September, 2015)
A nice, light, sweet leather and vanilla. Also rose. It has some similarities to its namesake but it really is a scent of its own.
Ignore the name, I don't know why "Sport" is here other than the fact it is a light scent.
A dry, spicy drydown ensues with more vanilla.
First of all the name, may be i'm a bit conservative but placing the word sport beside the notorious, respectful and lofty name Habit Rouge is simply appalling. Habit Rouge is the epitome of the baroque decadence and the modern olfactory concept of sport is out of place and offensive for one of the greatest masterpiece of all times. Admitted that the fragrance, while being itself not so bad, is miles far from the height of its predecessor. Habit Rouge Sport is a contemporary watery concoction in which the main elements of earlier EDT version (i mean vanilla, smoke, incense, balsams, leather, woodsy musky amber, angular and botanic hesperides)are subdued and diluted in a splash of hesperidic water and in sinks of liquid bamboo, watery jasmine, may be ginger and fluidy orange. This far less complex fragrance is utterly different from the original, is more floral (rose, jasmine), more citrusy (here the citrus are watery and not earthy-angular and baroque), subdued in each element, deprived of others and for sheer "modern" reasons lacking of smoke, leather, rootiness, vanillic viscosity, retro hesperidic and initial barbershop temperament, orangy powderiness, aristocratic romanticism, cozy whisky, incensey and patchouli boldness, nocturnal decadence, boise' uniqueness. In the sport version doesn't exist the contrast of juiced hesperidic elements and oriental woody-vanillic factors. Possibly the new owners of the glorious Guerlain had made better to call this " normal " fragrance with another name.
16th November, 2011 (last edited: 22nd December, 2011)