Im surprised this is as well liked in the basenotes community as this is a very mainstream scent.
It opens up to smelling like a mix between fruit loops and pinesol (Very odd mixture I know but thats my honest comparison) im not a huge fan of the opening but as the fragrance settles on the skin it does get better.
The mid the citrus goes more in the background and the green/floral/ and ginger notes take over and it becomes more sweet and masculine and to me this is where this fragrance really shines.
The drydown is pretty much just a muskier version of the base with that white musk shining through.
All in all I do have to say I like this fragrance and every time I wear it I start to like it more...
Performance wise Id say this is above average. This lasts me anywhere from 5-8 hours and projects pretty nicely for 3 hours without being overbearing.
SIDENOTE: This is a great casual scent for the spring and summer and also serves for a great office and/or gym scent as its very inoffensive. ALSO.. great frag for the price
All in all id rate this a 7.25 out of 10 !
hmpf. smells like aluminium foil, if it had a smell. pass, it is not hard to see this in discount bins.
I question whether or not you guys actually smelled this on your skin, or just on a test strip. I bought a bottle off fragnet on Ebay for 10 bucks.. can't beat that right? Well.. this stuff isn't even worth a fraction of that. It goes on smelling like citrus and burning hair, and it dries down the same way. Tested numerous time, actually I've used about 5% of a 1.7 oz bottle, and the result is always the same. It simply smells like burning hair, chemicals, and cheap citrus. It's just not good. How anybody could wear this, let alone condone it is beyond me, but I guess to each their own. Heads up though, if you blind buy this for more than 10 bucks, than I feel bad, because the 10 bucks that I paid, is only slightly redeemable because the bottle is nice. I give honest reviews, and now, it's gonna be hard to sell/swap this one, with me bashing it like this, but it is what it is.
I give this a hesitant thumbs down. I really enjoy the opening with the citrus and familiar Chrome DNA, but after that it becomes an absolute ginger bomb. I'm also not a fan of white musk which isn't pronounced in this, but it's there. Compared to Dior Homme Sport this isn't even close to the quality of blending. Burberry Sport is actually quite a bit better than this one as is the original Chrome. If it was a better blend I would give it a thumbs up, but it's really a harsh dose of ginger combined with a chemical synthetic base.
02nd July, 2014 (last edited: 16th January, 2015)
I picked up Chrome Sport while searching for a citrus/ginger sports fragrance similar to Burberry Sport. I tried out several, including DHS '08, but wasn't happy with any of them.
Chrome Sport is a fairly linear scent that is a ginger monster. The grapefruit only lasts a few minutes before the scent transforms into straight ginger, where it stays for the remainder of it's moderate time on the skin.
It's nice, not mind blowing, but if you're interested in something very gingery than this is it!