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    Question The first "Sport" fragrance

    So many "sport" fragrances are coming out nowadays: dior homme sport, gucci pour homme sport, burberry sport-

    Does anyone know which was the first fragrance market as "sport"?

    And which is the best so far, in Your opinion?

    Thanks!
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    I'm not sure what was first but I know this.....Polo Sport was the first to get my attention.....I have never smelled this but have read that Boss Sport was very nice.....Claiborne Sport was nice also.....I have never been a big fan of Sport scents.....This is why I have always believed that Polo Sport is one of the Best Sport Scents of all time!!!
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    The directory has a Lanvin 'Apres Sport', circa 1925. Cripes :)
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    Default Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    The only fragrances with "Sport" in their name that I feel are worth owning are:

    Cartier Santos de Sport (1989)
    Kouros Cologne Sport (2003)
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    Polo Sport was my 2nd ever fragrance and the one I wore throughout College and Grad School. It didn't matter if it was spring, summer or winter, I wore it :P

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    I don't know about this Lanvin Aprés Sport, but in 1929 Jean Patou launched Le Sien, which was marketed as an unisex fragrance suitable for sports enthusiasts.

    It could possibly be the first unisex and the first sports fragrance.

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    I lke to think that the prototype of the sport scent is the early fougere. It was meant to evoke mossy forests and grassy fields -- in other words, the great outdoors. Wild Fern (1887, Geo F Trumper) is early. The more famous Fougere Royale (Houbigant 1882) had one of the first synthetic notes, a hay-like note from coumarin.
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    Kouros was available in a lighter 'Eau de Sport' version around 1986.

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    Interesting facts odysseusm, Thank You

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    Default Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    This came across my mind this evening when thinking of Caron Pour Un Homme Sport (obviously not it!) But the topic of the first Sport fragrance came to mind.

    I done a quick search and this thread came up.. I know it's ancient but seeing this has hardly had any responses I thought I'd give it a bump as this is something that comes across as quite interesting to me.

    What was the first Sport flanker? Or what was the first that caught your attention?

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    Default Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    Quote Originally Posted by MonsieurChanel View Post
    Or what was the first that caught your attention?
    Eau de Sport by Lacoste in the late 60s. One of the first I recall.

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    Maybe not the very first, yet Antaeus Sport may be considered among the first powerhouse fragrances to experiment with this genre
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    Sport du Paco Rabanne. God I miss that one...
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    I wore Polo Sport in college. It's the first I remember. I just bought a bottle a few months ago and unfortunately it's hardly recognizable.
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    Default Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    That came out much later in the 80s, speaking of Antaeus Sport.
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    Polo didn't come out until 1994.., shows how much I know lol
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    Lacoste Eau de Sport (1968) ?

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    Default Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    I now know from this thread that Polo Sport is not the first, and that would have been my guess.

    One could make the case that Polo Sport was the first huge seller with name recognition.
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    Default Re: The first "Sport" fragrance

    Guess Lacoste was ahead of it's time.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Eau de Sport by Lacoste in the late 60s. One of the first I recall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante View Post
    Kouros was available in a lighter 'Eau de Sport' version around 1986.
    This was my initial guess. Fantastic scent...extremely close to the original Kouros.

    Looks like there were other scents with "Sport" technically in the name before this, but this is the first sport *flanker* I can think of off hand.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    I wore Polo Sport in college. It's the first I remember. I just bought a bottle a few months ago and unfortunately it's hardly recognizable.
    Wow.. that different from the original? I recently bought a bottle also. Never tried any of the original variants obviously but I thought the current one was pretty nice. But I actually much preferred Aqua Quorum which I'd read has a similar kind of vibe. I actually loved the Aqua Quorum. I was surprised.. I hadn't the highest hopes for it for a number of reasons.. for a start, I don't like the original Quorum. I expected it to share some of it's DNA. Thankfully it didn't.

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    I enjoyed Polo Sport also years ago. I had heard it was ruined now, but I haven't tried it myself. Very unfortunate - I kinda liked it.
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    Tiffany for Men Sport was my first one so labeled; it came out in 1998 so not the first, but one of the best IMO.

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