Dior Homme Sport (2017) smells fresh, clean, and soft with subtle but noticeable honed titanium metallic spice bits amid cool light blue but clear clean synthetics that are the central character of this scent. This fragrance is superior to competitors such as Lacoste Yellow and will even be a test for Bleu de Chanel and Michael Kors Extreme Blue. Dior has made a fine fragrance made up of great smelling parts that all go together well, but never reach to be greater than the sum of the parts themselves. I don't smell sandalwood in the base, or vetiver, but there is a soft musk powder cleanness that takes this fragrance away from the realm of "sport" and more into an modern civilized setting. More a relative of Dior Homme Cologne than Dior Homme Sport??Fragrances are so influenced by their identity and I think Dior would have a winner on their hands if they kept the old Dior Homme Sport (2012) intact and given this fine clean scent a different Dior Homme flanker identity. Maybe "Titanium", "Antarctica", "Glacier" or something similar. A name that adds story and depth to the clean modern sensibility in this perfume. But "sport"? No, I haven't bonded with this identity after finally and slowly accepting the excellence of the old "Sport" version of Dior Homme. The replacement doesn't fit the name in my mind.
Though I would put this in the same category Dior homme cologne and allure homme sport cologne, it's different enough to warrant a purchase. Dior homme cologne is one of the best summer scents IMO, but I will be reaching for this from now on.