Lacoste Eau de Sport fragrance notes

  • Head

    • lavender, citrus, mint, basil
  • Heart

    • jasmine, rose, geranium, coriander, carnation, fir, clary sage
  • Base

    • leather, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss

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Fabulous Lacoste sport fragrance by Jean Patou & composed by the master Perfumer Jean Kerléo❤️ it's Citrusy with some minty touch! Perfect for The summer! A true discontinued gem!🐊
10th May 2023
Basil, Bergamot, Coriander, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Lemon.

Fern, Geranium, Heliotrope, Clary Sage, Carnation, Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Cinnamon.

Ambergris, Moss, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vanilla.

This 1968 release of Lacoste by Patou shows the lighter side of Jean Kerleo. This is in line with the overall image it tries to project. Golf, fairways and a sporty-casual aura depicts Lacoste rather well.

I've had this on again for about 30 minutes. I'm rather impressed with the totality of it. There are many listed notes , but repeated sniffing assures me this was made in a different era. It has a certain gravitas, even though it's a "sport" fragrance. The citrus, spice, herbal and earthy qualities are all present and accounted for. It smells completely appropriate to wear in the spring-summer months regardless of being nvolved in an activity.

The carnation adds that classic masculine touch and seems to come to the fore a bit more as the wearing ensues. Is it dated? Perhaps a bit, but with a casual scent, that's not a drawback in my book. I put Lacoste into the same category as Lanvin L'Homme Sport for structure and overall performance/effect. Lacoste is HTF whereas the Lanvin ( and scents like it ) are cheap and readily available.

The dry down of Lacoste is nice and predictable considering the ingredients. A mild mossy-musk rears its head after an hour or so, with hardly a nod from Oriental notes.

Is Lacoste worth tracking down and paying the going rate? I suppose that depends if you're driven to "collect" as opposed to building a wardrobe with worthy representatives of genres you want so you have the bases covered. As for me, I like Lacoste, but I can live with a counterpart. I no longer collect HTF fragrances, so take that for what it's worth. Sillage is actually good with surprising longevity for a "Sport" fragrance. I can smell this 6 hours later with a few light sprays.
11th October 2018

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Oh how I pined for this. For 2 years. And when I finally got to try it, it was underwhelming. Perhaps my longing and anticipation set the bar too high for Kerleo.

A traditional cuminy fougere. Eau Hermes came to mind when I applied this. More wearable and less skanky than Hermes. I am not a cumin fan (do like it in food just not in my fragrances). This one is a pass at the prices it goes for.


8th June 2018
A memorable one for me. My parents sent me off on my first trip alone abroad. I don't remember what store I found it in but it was either in Tokyo or Hong Kong, 1979 and this was one of my "souvenir" buys, along with clothes etc. I remember it as pleasant, unpretentious, not overpowering in the heat. Never found it again after that bottle ran out. If they somehow resurrected this under another name, would like to know.
29th June 2016
This should properly be listed under Jean Patou, who had the Lacoste license originally. The Patou brand was much more important and famous than Lacoste, but to Patou the shirts made so famous by Rene Lacoste represented all that was best about the sporting life and inspired the creating of this fresh, classic cologne. I remember it as being fresh and citric in the opening, with dry herbs (my favorite clary sage) and maybe even some cumin in the base notes. I know that it sounds like a cliche, but this is that French fresh/sweaty thing done to perfection. If only one could really smell like this after a few sets of tennis! The bottle, with its chest-like shape with the Lacoste crocodile over the heart is pure genius. This sticks in my mind as being a brother scent to Eau Sauvage. I do not know when this was discontinued but remember so well seeing this at better department stores--I got my bottle at Robinson's which has sadly gone the same way as Lacoste Eau de Sport.
8th July 2015
When I wanna be happy, I just do one spray and I'm happy! I have a full frosted tester bottle. LUCKY ME!!!!!
4th February 2012
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