Givenchy Play Sport, Hugo Boss Bottled Sport ~ new (sport) fragrances

Givenchy Play Sport

Givenchy will launch Play Sport, a new fragrance for men, in February. Play Sport is a flanker to 2008's Givenchy Play, and will be fronted by Justin Timberlake.

The notes feature bergamot, mint, ginger, lemon leaves, amyris wood, black pepper and musk.

Givenchy Play Sport will be available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette.


Hugo Boss Bottled Sport

Hugo Boss will launch Boss Bottled Sport, a new fragrance for men, in March. Boss Bottled Sport is a flanker to 1998's Boss Bottled, and is fronted by British Formula 1 driver Jenson Button. 

The notes include grapefruit, cardamom, lavender and vetiver.

Hugo Boss Bottled Sport will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and matching grooming products.


Shop for perfume

Parfums Raffy


Leave a comment, or read more about commenting at Now Smell This. Here's a handy emoticon chart.

  1. lucasai says:

    The official season for 2012 sport fragrances has began, or what? Starting with D&G The One Sport, now these two? I’m not a fond of sport fragrances, but If I manage to put my hands on these two I’ll give them a try.
    I’ll give a Givenchy a chance because it has bergamot (I’m a sucker for bergamot… and few other notes too)
    Lavender & grapefruit makes me want to try this Hugo Boss(some of those favourite of mine).
    But all this doesn’t change the fact that I want Chanell Allure Edition Blanche for my birthday!

    • Robin says:

      Yep! I think the Olympics are having an effect.

    • moore says:

      Lucasai, if you like bergamot you should try Clinique Happy Men.

      • lucasai says:

        Hi Moore! I tried Clinique’s Happy for men, but it didn’t appeal to me at all. That actually surprised me, because I thought I’d like it, but I did not. It smelled like a bubble gum on me, funny thing.

  2. eaudemale says:

    Who started the Sport trend?

    My best guess is Chanel with Allure Homme Sport, oh I remember that fragrance and how it used to smell like it went bad sometimes.

    • Robin says:

      In very recent times, maybe Chanel, but there have been sport fragrances for much longer than that. I know there were some in the 70s (Jovan, Estee Lauder Aliage, and others) and somewhere I read about sport fragrances as far back as the 1930s (Lanvin, Patou). I think Polo Sport was in the 90s? So hard to say, but there sure are a lot of them lately.

      • rickbr says:

        Curious is that the pre-90’s sport fragrances seem tottaly no sport for today standards. Santos Eau de Sport and Antaeus Sport a very good example of this.
        I was wondering those days how could we have so many fragrances a year and they would still seem so few to me. Then i got to the conclusion that i ignore most of the fresh and sport and limited bottle editions and the celebrity fragrances, that’s why they seem a little bit less.
        Do all those fragrances sell? I was wondering what will happen in 10 years with a lot of fragrances that didn’t sell. It seems such a waist of natural resources (not speaking directly of the fragrance itself, but also bottle, packaging, etc). Maybe will we have polution issues regarded to fragrances?

        • Robin says:

          Many of them sell, but many of them don’t stay in production all that long.

          • rickbr says:

            But they don’t sell all of the bottle robin. And what about the unsold ones, what will happen to them? And if the ones that people don’t spray until the finish of the bottle?

          • Robin says:

            Oh, they end up at the discounters and mall kiosks…that’s why you can still buy limited editions from 2005…

            But yes, there are all kinds of consumer goods that never get sold, perfume and otherwise, and presumably they’re in landfill somewhere. That problem isn’t particular to perfume.

      • eaudemale says:

        Indeed, Polo Sport may have been one of the firsts to initiate the Sport name trend and if you think about it, it’s just another way to go like with L’eau, Summer Edition, Fresh, Blue, Libre (lol).. etc It’s basically adding citric notes, fresh spices, ozone, mint, fruits, watering down the base notes and adding the last name, not that I really mind, I just wish the creators would invest more time and creativity on them.

      • eaudemale says:

        Have you also noticed how the SPORT word is printed in red on almost every bottle?

        • Robin says:

          Good point!

        • Celestia says:

          Yes, I did, just before I read your comment!

        • Endymion says:

          It’s the same with Cartier’s Roadster Sport… :)

          (L’eau d’Issey Sport, The One Sport, Armani Code Sport, Chrome Sport… the sport flankers are endless)

    • sergelutencio says:

      The question isn’t that, the main and redemptive question is “Who is the good soul” who is gonna finish that plague”?????

  3. moore says:

    Hope this Hugo Boss smells better than its predecessors:
    •Boss Bottled and Boss Orange are some of the most cloying and nauseating things I’ve ever smelled;
    •Boss Bottled Night is a deodorant trying to disguise as a perfume!
    Usually, the better “Sport” frags have no “Sport” name in them IMO. To me the word “Sport” in the name isn’t a good prognosis…

  4. Omega says:

    Printed in red as a warning,’s a sport scent, look out. eck on sport scents. Just stop already, stop it!

    I think I liked Polo Sport as a teen though. I don’t even know if they still make it.

Leave a reply