Does Dior Homme Sport have the best fresh fragrance? An in-depth look at 2022
Just before 2021 ended, Dior released its fourth batch of Dior Homme flankers in a different version.
In my opinion, it’s hard even to call it “new”, because it’s been on the market since 2008, but it has been reformulated three times; so the question arises, is this going to be the last edition of the Sport edition?
This post covers everything you need to know about Dior Homme Sport, including all the reformulations (including the last one), how it smells, how it performs, and whether it’s worth it.
What Does Dior Homme Sport Smell Like?
The drydown of Dior Homme Sport 2021 is sweet, woody, and aromatic, with touches of aldehydes.
According to Dior, these are the olfactory notes:
These are the top notes:
- Bergamot is from Calabria
- You’re right, it’s aldehydes
Here’s what the heart notes are:
- You’re eelami
- Pink peppercorns
Here’s what’s at the bottom:
- Smells like olibanum
- It’s amarillo
Dior Homme Sport is actually the flanker of Dior Homme 2020, which was also reformulated.
You probably remember when you were a kid that Dior Homme was all about iris notes. Having tried the same thing for years, Dior decided to try something new.
Dior Homme Sport 2021/2022 also lacks a floral, lipstick note, and Dior Homme’s new release does not have an iris note.
In the beginning, Dior Homme Sport 2021 has a strong lemon scent. You can’t help but notice the scent of freshness, brightness, and cheer. The bergamot tastes really light and citrusy after a couple of minutes.
It’s the nuance of aldehydes that comes through when the lemon burst calms down. A soapy aldehydes note almost fights the lemony-bergamot mix.
The citrusy strength starts to loosen up mid-dry-down and the background notes take over.
In the middle notes, there’s elemi and pink pepper, which give the fragrance a spicy, balsamic feel. This scent definitely has a spicy, balsamic feel, because it definitely does.
After the scent dries down, it takes on a woody, ambery, almost earthy scent, making it feel mysterious and sophisticated. As soon as the scent reaches this point, it’s woody, ambery, almost earthy. Immediately after opening it, there’s a citrusy smell, and it’s great!
In terms of the Sport release, we’d expect fresh, bright, and light flavors, which we got in the beginning. In the dry-down phase, Dior Homme Sport 2021 takes a different turn, which may be the biggest difference between this and previous releases.
Is Dior Homme Sport a long-lasting perfume or does it only last a few hours?
Dior Homme Sport has an average performance – it will last between 6 and 7 hours, and it will last well for the first hour or so.
There are some people who are put off by the performance of a perfume since they want it to last a long time, but not every perfume can do that.
I don’t think it’s a problem that the fragrance lasts for 6 to 7 hours since it’s supposed to be a casual, sporty scent. Wearing it to the gym shouldn’t be a problem because you’ll take a shower after the workout anyway, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
In terms of projections, Dior Homme Sport 2021 could have been better because it’s great in the first half an hour to an hour. You’ll get a lot of compliments during that period because of its light, vibrant nature, but once it sits on the skin, it won’t be as strong.
What’s the best time to wear Dior Homme Sport 2021?
Dior Homme Sport is a versatile fragrance that works in summer, spring, and fall. Suitable for everyday use, it’s a casual, informal scent.
Dior Homme Sport will keep you cool, whether it’s summer heat, pleasant spring weather, or warmer fall weather.
There’s nothing warm, leathery, or sweet about Dior Homme Sport 2021 in winter. Eventually it gets woody, but it doesn’t have that warm, leathery, sweet feeling.
As for the occasions, this fragrance is also advantageous since it can be worn almost anywhere during the day – the gym, a casual walk, a coffee break, at work, etc.
Furthermore, it is perfect for any informal, casual event in addition to any sport activity.
Dior Homme Sport isn’t supposed to be a formal, night fragrance. Because of that, we have Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense.
Can you tell me how many sprays are enough for Dior Homme Sport?
Five to six sprays are enough for Dior Homme Sport to open and work right.
There’s nothing heavy or rich about Dior Homme Sport 2021; it’s light, fresh and vibrant. That’s why you might need more sprays than with Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.
After showering, spray your perfume on your pulse point and let your skin do the rest: 2 sprays behind your ears, 1 spray in the dip of your collarbone, 2 sprays on your wrist, and 1 spray behind your head.
When you’re taking a shower right after the training, use fewer sprays so you don’t have to worry about it lasting too long.
Comparison of all batches of Dior Homme Sport
Dior took the sport-inspired fragrance category to the next level, with four completely different but individually beautiful scents to choose from.
Initially, Dior Homme Sport was launched in 2008, but they realized they could do better. They give us a lot of choices to pick our perfect, casual scent, but how do we choose?
I want to briefly talk about each of the previous releases for those who haven’t smelled them or have only tried one. Let’s hope this short guide will help you figure out which scent is right for you.
Homme Sport 2008 by Dior
Citrusy, fresh, and casual scents started with Dior Homme Sport 2008, and the rest followed.
A perfect blend of bergamot, grapefruit, and Amalfi lemon opens, with a hint of gingery effect and woody undertones.
Once it dries down, it turns into cedar and vetiver, giving it a very masculine, clean, fresh, and uplifting scent. Lavender also adds a warmth and spiciness to the composition.
Dior Homme Sport 2008 could have been the perfect sporty scent, with its good versatility and fresh aroma, but its uniqueness makes it a problem. That is, if there is one.
Dior Homme Sport 2008 isn’t a very unique scent, especially since it’s been around for 14 years, and plenty of designer perfumes smell like it. On top of that, it was hard to find.
Homme Sport 2012 by Dior
Homme Sport 2012 is a traditional flanker to Dior Homme that has lipstick notes of iris.
In the same way as its predecessor, this one opens with a citrus blast, but this time with a strong citron note that’s complemented by ginger flower notes.
After a few minutes, the citrus effect calms down and you get that iris note that makes the scent powdery, woody, and slightly earthy.
Dior Homme Sport 2012 may be the most adored of these old batches, because the iris note reminds you of lipstick, but it’s so well blended you won’t notice, just the opposite.
As the fragrance dries down, the cedar nuance from the base combines nicely with the iris note and stays that way.
You’ll get around 6 hours of longevity and 1 hour of great performance, but keep in mind that this is a light, fresh scent made for warmer days.
Homme Sport 2017 by Dior
In keeping with earlier versions, Dior Homme Sport 2017 was a fresh, (again) citrusy scent that inspired a fast and dynamic lifestyle.
There was a lot of expectation for Dior Homme Sport 2017 to be more sophisticated, sexier, and urban nonchalance, but it didn’t quite live up to it.
With effervescent and citrusy effects, this invigorating scent opens with blood orange, grapefruit, and lemon. During this phase, other ingredients take center stage.
The pink pepper has a spicy, rosy scent, and at that point the vetiver from the base also kicks in, giving it a woody note.
As the scent dries down, it becomes more woody-oriented with sandalwood and vetiver. It stays fresh, clean, green, uplifting, and slightly spicy.
There’s a solid 5 to 6 hour longevity and around 1 hour of good projection, which is fine for light scents like Dior Homme Sport 2017.
What’s the best place to buy Dior Homme Sport 2022?
Local perfumeries that are authorized Dior resellers are the best place to buy Dior Homme Sport 2021. You can buy Dior Homme Sport at FragranceNet if you’re buying online.
You should always smell a fragrance before you buy it, that’s why I always suggest going to a perfumery. If you like it, you can have it right away. You can test it on your skin, see how it works, and decide if it’s for you.
FragranceNet is the best place to buy Dior Homme Sport online (which is a pretty safe blind buy since the perfume is very nice).
Most of my perfumes come from FragranceNet, and I’ve never had a problem with them – they always deliver on time, and they always have original fragrances.
In addition to FragranceNet, I found it on Amazon multiple times. In this case, however, I couldn’t confirm how trustworthy Amazon’s sources are. The orders weren’t fulfilled by Amazon, and there were no reviews or ratings. Maybe I’m wrong, but that usually means it’s fake. If anything changes in the meantime, I’ll update the post. I wouldn’t recommend getting it from Amazon this time.
You can get Dior Homme Sport everywhere online. There are some of them that are trustworthy and some of them that are just for avoiding. Our post on the best places to buy fragrances online will tell you where you’re safe.
How it’s packaged
As with previous releases, Dior Homme Sport 2021 comes in a simple, transparent, classy bottle with slightly rounded corners.
It’s orange, which looks nice and elegant; one minimalistic design with the name of the line on the cap, and the red, “Sport” label at the bottom.
There is also a good atomizer in this product as well as a cap that stays put. Overall, I would like to say that this was an extremely well done and beautiful presentation.
The product is available in two different sizes:
- The amount of product is 44ml (2.5 ounces).
- The volume of the product is 133 ml (4.5 ounces)
What’s the verdict on Dior Homme Sport?
I’d say Dior Homme Sport is worth trying for its price, uniqueness, scent, and performance.
There are many occasions where you can wear it where it will be able to deliver whatever it’s needed, and it’s a likable scent, recognizable scent.
When 2021 came out, I wasn’t really sure what to think about it. I used to like the 2012 release the most.
Dior Homme Sport batches are wonderful fragrances that justified the purpose they were made for, but in reality, they did way more than that.
It’s not accurate to say that one of these editions is the best, because every one of them could be your casual, day-to-day option.
It’ll take some time before I figure out which Dior Homme Sport is right for me since the new one just came out. You may already know which batch is right for you when you read more about each release.
There’s definitely something special about Dior Homme Sport 2021. It’s classier, more elegant, and woodier than its anchors, but it’s versatile, good, and likable.
While I am passionate about perfume, I live in a rural area of the Bronx, New York, far from any perfume stores that are close by. It is straightforward: I do not have any credentials to provide as the author of this blog. I just love perfume, that’s all I have to offer.
In addition to wearing male, female, and unisex fragrances, I also enjoy wearing perfumes containing woods, incense, citrus, flowers, spices, vetiver, and green notes. As well as chypre perfumes, I enjoy fragrances with oakmoss, especially chypres. Patchouli and amber are not particularly appealing to me, and with some notable exceptions, perfumes that smell very clean, oceanic, or are too sweet are not particularly appealing to me.
I also have an addiction to expensive chocolates and teas, and I spend a great deal of time browsing the Internet, reading blogs primarily written by others.