Originally Posted by Pedro78
About to pull the trigger and blind buy this, just thought I would check before I do if anyone who owns or has tested it could name me a similar scent as a reference point or, for those who don't rate it (probably the majority), tell me what it is about the scent you don't like.
I suppose the very closest other fragrance is the original Dior Homme Sport (not the altered version that came out this year and has iris added). Hardly surprising when they are both by Francois Demachy. I find old DHS is drier than KHS (I dont mean as in opposite of wet, I mean the use of the word in "dry white wine"). And even though I have complained about the longevity of the Kenzo, on me the longevity of DHS is appalling (doesn't even make it to 2 hours). And then there is the mint plus ginger accord in KHS. Dont ask me why, but I'm a real sucker for these 2 notes in combination. There are only 3 other fragrances I have smelt that have it.
One is Creed Green Valley. I blame this great scent for my mint plus ginger addiction. Otherwise, Green Valley is nothing like KHS or DHS.
One is Armani Code Sport. Anton has mentioned he smells a similarity between the Kenzo and Code Sport. For me, it's only there with the top notes, after that Code Sport descends into Cool Water nastiness, and thankfully Kenzo Homme Sport doesn't go that way.
The last is Big Pony 3. The trouble with BP3 is it is just
that mint plus ginger accord, and nothing else. OK for shower gel, but not for a fragrance at the prices Ralph Lauren are charging.
You've already said you like Dior Homme Sport. If you have the chance to try Big Pony 3, do. Its whole smell is a large component of Kenzo Homme Sport. If you dont like BP3, you wont like the Kenzo. Maybe try layering DHS and BP3, you might get more of an idea of how the Kenzo smells (I've not tried this so I dont know if these 2 will combine correctly).