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    Thumbs up Dior Homme Sport REFORMULATION

    Tried reformulated DH Sport today. The sprayer color is now silver (instead of black) and plate on the package has also changed from black to silver. But the main surprise is the juice itself. Four years later Dior Homme Sport has become a true flanker of the regular Dior Homme!

    The old Sport version opened with a very sharp and sparkling citrus accord. The new DH Sport starts up with an iris note, similar to that in DH Cologne or Dior Homme, but not sweet. The scent now doesn't cry, it is subtle and elegant. The dry down is close to the gingery dry down of the old version.
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    It's no surprise that Dior has reformulated this as they seem to be doing or have done so for most of their fragrances.
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    Well I hope it would not get more shittier than it already is - that would be hard to do.
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    Hows the longevity and sillage of the new formula? The old one was very weak in both categories.

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    Hmmm..sounds promising. I'm not a fan of DH Sport, but this news has me intrigued.
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    The old one was a sillage monster and had a decent longevity. The new one is not so loud, but also good about longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    The old one was a sillage monster and had a decent longevity. The new one is not so loud, but also good about longevity.
    So is even short lived than the vintage...Mehhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Well I hope it would not get more shittier than it already is - that would be hard to do.
    bwahaha. +1

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    I have the original. Phew! Just checked. One of my favourite Sports.

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    Never tried the sport but I can say Demachy did well with the reformulations of Dior Homme and Intense. They both are still awesome scents

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    I'll stick with the original release of the Sport flanker. I'm fine with it.

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    I have the original, this reform definitely sounds interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Well I hope it would not get more shittier than it already is - that would be hard to do.
    ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Hows the longevity and sillage of the new formula? The old one was very weak in both categories.
    I bought Dior Homme Sport 100 ml EDT yesterday. Think it's 1-2 months old.
    I get very good longevity out of this sport scent - 8-10 hours with 4-5 sprays.

    In my view Dior Homme Sport is the best Sport designer frag - by far !

    FYI I don't find it has any iris note at all, so I may have the old formulation, because I hate iris and therefore hate Dior Homme/Intense
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    DHS was possibly my next Spring/Summer frag purchase. I usually don't go for sport frags but this one I actually like. Hope they didn't mess it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    DHS was possibly my next Spring/Summer frag purchase. I usually don't go for sport frags but this one I actually like. Hope they didn't mess it up.
    I only own and like 2 sport frags -

    *1* Dior Homme Sport
    *2* Chanel Allure Sport

    Both are good, but Dior Homme Sport actually is great (on my skin it lasts 10-12 hours with 5-6 sprays)
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    I like the original homme sport as well (didnt try the reformulation) and i got good longevity out of it, ~8hrs with 4 sprays. So i would expect the reformulation to have about same one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    I bought Dior Homme Sport 100 ml EDT yesterday. Think it's 1-2 months old.
    I get very good longevity out of this sport scent - 8-10 hours with 4-5 sprays.

    In my view Dior Homme Sport is the best Sport designer frag - by far !

    FYI I don't find it has any iris note at all, so I may have the old formulation, because I hate iris and therefore hate Dior Homme/Intense
    Sorry to trouble you, but whats the batch code for your two bottles? I might go round looking for the reformulated but i would need a rough idea when was it done haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by teemas View Post
    Sorry to trouble you, but whats the batch code for your two bottles? I might go round looking for the reformulated but i would need a rough idea when was it done haha

    Thanks in advance
    Where did I say I have 2 bottles

    I have one Dior Homme Sport and it says 1Y03 in the bottom.
    Don't know whether this is the reformulated juice or what ?
    Bought it 2 days ago.
    The spritzer head is black with a dark red belt and dark red dot inside the spritzer.

    I always throw the box away the minute I unwrap my perfumes, so don't have that anymore.
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    What is up with dior and reformulating all their mens fragrances? Well they wont tell the public it is to cut costs so youll hear another story from them.

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    You got me curious about this one AntonPan, the Sport version was the only one that i never liked. From what you described i guess i need to check this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Where did I say I have 2 bottles

    I have one Dior Homme Sport and it says 1Y03 in the bottom.
    Don't know whether this is the reformulated juice or what ?
    Bought it 2 days ago.
    The spritzer head is black with a dark red belt and dark red dot inside the spritzer.

    I always throw the box away the minute I unwrap my perfumes, so don't have that anymore.
    That's the old one. The new one has a silver spritzer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    That's the old one. The new one has a silver spritzer.
    Thanks.

    Great that I got the old one, as I hate hate hate Iris and all about the Dior Homme/Intense frag
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    Having sampled the old version I finally decided to purchase it. Got home and found out that it has silver sprayer. I can definitely smell the difference in the opening. The reformulated version is not as sharp as the old one. Instead of sharp lemon, I smell more of an orange note, a little similar to Eau d'Orange Verte. Initially disappointed but at the end I found the reformulated version more balanced. The drydown is very similar if not the same as the vintage.

    I also sampled Chanel Alllure Sport, but I found the drydown a bit too sweet to my liking. Usually I'm not a sport fragrance fan but I think its always good to have a summer crowd pleaser.

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    What I didn't like about the original DHS was its sharp opening, which lasts for about an hour. Maybe I'll like this reformulated version. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Well I hope it would not get more shittier than it already is - that would be hard to do.
    Absolutely agree.

    This is one reformulation i don't mind because i don't care much about the scent (DHS).

    cheers

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    Don't really care much about the Sport version....I'll much prefer going for Dior Homme Cologne

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    Well if this really has that signature Iris note then this reformulation is amazing news to me. The original DHS really felt out of place in the DH line. The Iris/ginger combo sounds delightful. Looks like it could be a refreshing , unique and classy hot weather fragrance.

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    I'm glad I have the original, I like it. I don't really need another Dior Iris frag. Still I'm interested to see how it smells.

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    Here is the official olfactory note description from the "Dior homme paris" website.

    "Immediate grip that provides the fruity freshness of the citron of Sicily. A call that begins with a tonic heart dominated by the Iris of Tuscany, noble and elegant. This highlights the manly Iris fragrance that belongs to the family of Dior homme. Ginger of tanzania which deploys its charms. Spices, floral note that the Dior homme family own lives in the composition of Dior homme sport. The conclusion is played around the wooded Virginia cedar, absolutely masculine, which distills its mystery and power."

    Translated originally from French so there may be a few grammatical errors.

    The composition sounds good to me. The bottle looks quite awesome too. What do you guys think ?? I'm super interested in trying this one out!
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