Pino Silvestre Sport has been out for a few years now and is easily available, yet there are hardly any reviews on it. Therefore I'm pleased to put in my two cents on this excellent scent. Pino Sport is a worthy addition to the Pino Silvestre lineage, and one that Mavive can be proud of.
Let me get one thing out of the way first: there are no pine
notes in Pino Sport. In fact, I smell
nothing that even resembles any evergreen or coniferous notes in it. That's okay, however, because like the
original Pino Silvestre, Sport is Mediterranean sunshine in a bottle. It's a hardcore citrus fragrance, smelling
like lemon, oranges and orange peel on top of very soft, subdued floral
notes. This is not a floral fragrance -
the florals are there only to extend the sunny citrus effects for several
hours, and they add softness and depth to the perfume. It also doesn't smell like a sport fragrance either, since there are no aquatic or metallic notes, and everything in it smells 100% natural, even if it does contain some synthetics.
Don't be afraid of the dominant orange notes either, because
the fragrance isn't very sweet. Pino
Sport is light and dry. It doesn't smell
like the original Pino Silvestre because it's not herbal, but it projects the
same delightful Mediterranean aura, so you can tell the two fragrances are from
the same family. To me it smells like a
somewhat less refined version of Eau d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal, actually. It's not a sillage monster, but it has
excellent longevity for a citrus scent, lasting about 6 or 7 hours on my skin.
I'm hoping more people will try out Pino Silvestre Sport,
which in turn I hope will get more people to buy it, and thus inspire Mavive to
keep it in production.
MY RATING: 8.5/10