Perfume Directory

Allure Homme Sport (2004)
by Chanel


Allure Homme Sport information

Year of Launch2004
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 1167 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerJacques Polge
PackagingJacques Helleu
Parent CompanyWertheimer

About Allure Homme Sport

A fresh scent created by Chanel's master perfumer Jacques Polge. The metallic bottle was inspired by Chanel's J12 watch.

Allure Homme Sport fragrance notes

Reviews of Allure Homme Sport


Opens up with citrus, tonka, and aquatics. Copied many times in style, I seem to smell a worse version of this all the time. The difference here is the aldehydes. Its got some jump, snap. I always enjoy them, but they do tend to veer a fragrance into the feminine territory for me. I could wear it, but it would not be out of place on the feminine counter. People will think you smell good. Tough call between up and neutral. Blending is nice, ingredients smell pretty good, but the price is pretty high, since all discounted ones are fakes. Thumbs up.
30th January, 2020
Thumbs up for a great scent, great longevity, average silage.


Thumbs down for ripping off Kenzo Air Intense a year after its release.
02nd December, 2019
A beatifully composed fresh scent that smells very clean and professional. Received compliments in close encounters due to the projection not too powering on me. A good work scent that will not offend others. Did not regret buying this one.
16th March, 2019
Another Home Run by Chanel it is impossible not to like Allure Homme Sport, and did i mention girls go crazy for this juice? oh yeah!!!!!!
31st January, 2019
Chanel Allure Homme Sport (2004) is another rare example of Chanel coming 'round to give the masses what they want. They've only done it a handful of times in the perfume world, like with Cristalle (1974) or Platinum Égoïste (1993) neatly falling into genre conventions of the day, and again Chanel would offer capitulation to men in the form of Bleu de Chanel (2010), as it seems Chanel takes less risks on this side of the fence than with their feminines. Overall, whether they are usually creating precedent, or rarely following it, they still manage to put an indelible "Chanel stamp" of thoughtful refinement on everything they do, and Chanel Allure Homme Sport (2004) is no different. "Sport Colognes" were reaching their peak by the dawn of the 21st century, having been reinvented from brisker, smoother versions of popular standard selections (i.e. Antaeus Sport from 1982), to altogether different fragrances that serve as unique flankers in a range. The "Sport" concept congealed in the 90's as a usually-aquatic (but not always) fragrance with mint, citrus, neroli, and a peppery note or light floral on a bed of composite amber. Ralph Lauren Polo Sport (1994) set the standard for this style into the 90's, and was followed by scents like Claiborne Sport for Men (1997), although eventually entire houses like Lacoste and Addidas would realign themselves to the style due to brand image. Allure Homme Sport embraces the concept gracefully, and is recognizable as "sporty", but not to the extreme of its peers, being more of a casual briskness than a banal "dude let's hit the gym and get swole" that some of the more-commercial entries in this train of thought invoke.

Jacques Polge was careful to color within the "Sport" lines with Allure Homme Sport, and it shares not a single strand of DNA with the original Allure Homme (1999), just like most sport flankers, but I find it more enjoyable because of the self-awareness on display. Mandarin and bergamot meet with dihydromyrcenol to make the usual citrus aquatic note that has been witnessed time and time again since Davidoff Cool Water (1988) made it "a thing", but Allure Homme Sport blends it with a very "Chanel" kind of aldehyde, making this feel like the "No. 5 (1921) of aquatics" in a weird sort of way. The nose hairs are spared a good burning thanks to a menthol note, mixed with a peppery heart of neroli and cedar. This sweet orange blossom and mint tandem would later be revisited by John Varvatos in Artisan Aqua (2013), so fans of that take notice, but the pepper adds just enough warm capsaicin contrast to make this stand out. The contrast of "hot and cold" moves into the base as well, where vetiver and oakmmoss bring the bitter "chill", but tonka, amber, and white musk make it contradictory in warmth too. a ceremony of opposites is the best way to describe the deceptively complex yet easy-to-wear "sportiness" of Allure Homme Sport, giving the enlightened perfume snob a fragrance he can safely take to the gym and still be "one of the bros" even if only skin deep. Overall wear time is about 8 hours, and sillage isn't extraordinary, so this is a soft-talker just like it's older Allure brother. I actually like this better than the original Allure Homme, as it seems much more focused in purpose, whereas Allure Homme just wanted to be "all things 90's male in a bottle because our shareholders made us do it", and that kind of thing never sits well with me. At least with Allure Homme Sport, Chanel wasn't trying to make a one-size-fits-all kind of juice, which is the single biggest gripe I have for the original Allure, even though I like it.

All told, this is the casual weekend, day with the homies, upper-class but still grounded, designer blue jeans and t-shirt entry into the male canon from Chanel. It's the dressed-down scent for the freewheeling and fun-loving not-so-serious guy who already has a bottle of Antaeus (1981), Égoïste (1990), and maybe even the original Allure Homme, and wants something that doesn't feel like it's trying to impress (which all Chanel masculines invariably feel like they're trying to do), so I can see this garnering high-traffic for the brand, and high-use from owners of it. I am kind of over this style because I wore it so much in the 90's and early 2000's, even though it was actually cheaper brands in the same vein, which makes me kind of wish I knew this existed in 2004, but oh well. If you're going to have one modern "sport" fragrance, you really can't go wrong with something this well-composed, but if you hate the aquatic/citrus genre overall, this won't be any kind of exception to the rule, so I suggest moving on to the next one. The success of Allure Homme Sport also evidently saved the Allure Homme line as well, since sales of the original increased because of this flanker, so every other flanker after this one also carries the "sport" moniker, even though some are really not sporty at all. Allure Homme Sport would have to carry the Chanel banner through the 2000's until Bleu de Chanel came along, and for that I give it additional props, but despite it's qualities, I'd not call this interesting by any stretch of the imagination, although it does barely eke out a thumbs up. Most salespersons will be eager to let you sample this in stores, so try before you buy if this sounds like your bag.
03rd December, 2018
A typical, light « male » fragrance. Inoffensive, but also not very noticeable. I’d like it on any person.
23rd November, 2018

Add your review of Allure Homme Sport

You need to be logged in to add a review

Shop for Allure Homme Sport products online

Some of the links we use are affiliate links, meaning if you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a commission, which helps us keep the site running

Shop for Allure Homme Sport at online perfumeries

Search on eBay

Member images of Allure Homme Sport

You need to log in or register to upload images

Private Notes

You need to be logged in (or register here) to use Private Notes.