Reformulated to a joke, does not last at all. Lots of useful info here. As of 2019, it is the largest tobacco manufacturing company and also has the biggest retail and consumer products operations in the world based on net sales. WHAT A COMEBACK. This is aromatic, spicy and dries down sweet. Thankfully the juice is worth every penny too. I am so glad I waited because this really didn't meet my expectations. Most Popular Articles. And it sure beats (pun intended) a pair of brass knuckles any day. u/TraceySweeney. all the notes (which are a lot) are well blended, I couldn't recognize many notes but I get minty vibe of it. Seeing all the rave reviews here and online, I have to assume this just doesn’t work on my skin. How do I know if a perfume is Original? Dunhill make some really good scents. Favoring "British Style", but has an overall eclectic taste. ICON’s base is what ties it most to its seasonality. For the maturer gentleman (30 yrs +), this is definitely signature scent worthy. ", Fragrance: Men's Perfume, Cologne & Aftershave, Orris-leather accord (this is an exclusive to ICON). It's been compared to Hermes D'Terre and it is nice, but not fantastic/classic like Hermes. This scent has a very nice opening and dry-down. Vintage fragrances often do not have batch codes at all. If this doesn't contain real neroli, then they've done an amazing job imitating it. I particularly enjoy neroli and citrus which are abundant in the opening. I will have to come back to this again and write a final review. Best Dunhill frangrance by far!It reminds me of Terre D´hermmes. Relax and stay calm with Archived. While the official notes include, smokey oud, it's way in the background--this is not an oud fragrance at all!! On the verge of a blind buy, I realized they had this at my local Nordstrom so I decided to wait and test it first. Smells better than my description. I think petigrain, cardamom, vetiver and juniper wreck it for me. Just delicious!! DUNHILL ICON ABSOLUTE EDP. It’s serious but also has a playfulness to it. Love smelling this on my husband. like one of those swiss army fragrances. I compared this to Dior Homme unintentionally and Icon smelled much better! Icon by Alfred Dunhill is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men.Icon was launched in 2015. I like the smell and quite enjoy the way it evolves as it dries down but the performance is horrible on me. It smells fresh, spicy, airy with an add of pineapple vibe. One of the best designer fragrances by far. Great alrounder and I can’t see anyone getting offended by this one, making it great for closed environments like the office. As time passes, the rest of the notes come up, but they are faint, as follows. No, just sweet berries. 8/10. The first vibe of smell almost knock me off my feet, so sophisticated and elegant. After owning for months I have concluded it's Not a bad scent in any way, but not exceptional either. Buy Dunhill London Icon Elite Eau de Parfum from our Men's Aftershave range at Perfume Direct. This for me is bottle worthy. CODE: KWNHJ15 . Yes I blind buy this due to its hype and i never regret it at all. title CodeCracker By NotepadCodes! This one is good, but not great, in my opinion. But the vetiver in this is just soo smooth. Sorry to hear that the first impressions weren’t to your taste. Great scent but personnaly I find the performace is better on my skin in cooler climates otherwise in hotter weather my 2016 Icon is weak in the overall performance category. The first fragrance of the collection, Icon Cologne, is a blend of the classic heritage & a touch of modernity. The opening does have a little resemblance to Terre D Hermes. Captures the best parts of fragrances like Neroli Portofino and crosses it with something a bit more masculine. However, I find that the use of warm aromatics and deep resin makes ICON the definitive fall fragrance. Also much nicer scent on skin then paper. It's reminiscent of 4711 and Neroli Portofino (I'm surprised that I'm the first to list that as a similarity). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Tags: Cheapest prices online. However i do go up and down with this one! However, as many have said, do not expect this to have much oud, because it doesn't. This fragrance is something that I like more and more every time I smell it. Created for men and released in 2015, this aromatic and woody fragrance features a fresh blend of bergamot and neroli top notes, moves to heart notes of spicy black pepper and lavender and closes with base notes including smoky oud. It’s the first time I’ve heard of this grape soda experience, though, and it’s interesting to hear that there seems to be a trend for it. WOW - AS ALWAYS! I have written something before about this one, and was kind of inconclusive. Edited.. This scent overall portrays class and elegance, not in your face or a shouter by means. If you want to experience a fragrance that truly evolves during its lifetime, this is it. British fashion house Dunhill, under the new creative director John Ray, is launching a new fragrance for men in early 2015. This is a stunning fragrance, a Masterpiece. It was their generous 2ml sample bottle that got me hooked. The bottle is awesome. I think its unique. The petit grain adds flavours that are reminiscent of earl grey tea. Thanks, for your insight! Here's the full code for my EditorWindow, I've been trying to assign icon from existing components, icons like "rigidbody icon" or "charactercontroller icon": (Ah yes, I forgot to mention that I was not assigning any of the icons that are available through the manual menu. It quickly dries down to a powdery, peppery, dry and slightly cloying scent which I find annoying after a while. Terre d'Hermes with added bubble gum and cardamom! Example. I dont get why 100ml for 45 euro is expensive?? The most noticeable change from the opening to the dry-down is the very sharp citrus bergamot which is noticeable during the opening but it dissipates towards the dry-down; the vetiver, woody, oakmoss with a soft smoky accord, are more noticeable towards the dry-down. Slight resemblance to Tres nuit. After one test run from Macy's, I bought it two days later from FragranceNet. Which batch did you get and when was it purchased? Icon is the perfect expression of natural refinement, a translation of the luxurious and classic heritage of the Dunhill house, with a touch of modernity. Andrew Cooper is the face of the campaign, shot by Annie Leibovitz. With an intensely woody quality, it has key notes of sandalwood, vetiver and cardamom. This is on my top 3! The lavender is a soft floral touch; the juniper berries create a fruity and green touch and it is noticeable; the cardamon and sage are spicy support accords. For me this is a love at first spray. The peppery dry down reminds me a bit of Terre d'Hermes, which I also like, minus the orange. ICON’s composition seamlessly transitions through its dry-down to such an extent that some may claim it to be linear. Neroli is not so noticeable, I don't find that fresh barbershop smell that I appreciate in Thiery Mugler's Cologne or in some ADP fragrances. Online right now: 2505, Fragrantica in your language: I love this perfume, it makes me happy, i dont know why, love it really. very similar to Ferragamo's Acua Essenziale Colonia and Lalique's White, but, whereas Essenziale Colonia stays Neroli and citrus throughout and White has that woody pencil shaving undercurrent, this dries down spicy. Classy! About one hour of projection, and another two hours of skin scent, which means nothing considering you wear it for others to smell it. Amazing scent. I don’t get any of those. The vetiver and leather stand out during the dry down. It's a pretty pleasant scent, emphasis on PRETTY. This one is really tough to describe without getting your nose on it. Overall made a good impression. Then I waited for 24 hrs before it then made a perfect sense to me that this is a winner, did I hit a gold mine? 1 year ago. This is my favorite cologne, its amazing so sexy, perfect makes me crazy. The fragrance is named Icon, created by perfumer Carlos Benaim, who describes it: I personally like Dunhill, it is one of my favorite designer brands. Icon (barring the flood of flankers it has produced now) is an amazing modern take on english perfumery. I believe there are only 4 "Masterpiece" Designer fragrances, here they are: Light airy pleasant neroli smell. Nice bottle though :). It stuck in my senses and my soul like a stubborn lover who can’t take NO for an answer! Compliment getter. I give this one a 10 / 10! Therefore, even the eau de parfum variant can be found today for less. Unlike the Racing flanker, this one is extremely well done and chic. Agree 100% with your review of this modern day classic. Top notes of Neroli ,Vetiver and Bergamot in the mix are hypnotizing. Then... Desitin. The basic concept of bright, sweet oranges mixed with spicy, black pepper may not seem like it's all that revolutionary (and it isn't), but the execution of that concept in this recipe is what makes it so irresistable. I'm so tempted to get a bottle just for the neroli, pepper, and oud combination. This article reviews at 2015 bottle whilst the flacon in our video was in 2017. An interesting, unique, quality juice which is modern, a compliment magnet, performs nicely and is masculine. Icon has a nice fresh opening, I like it a lot. Bought this one for my husband who normaly wears terre de Hermes...very nice scent’s gone within an hour. Not Verified. So I immediately hit google to find out what manner of olfactory invention by DUNHILL is this… And that’s how I ended up here. A New ICON? After this, the drydown develops into a TdH type scent, but fresher. Very light and airy and poofs off completely in 3 hours with projection and sillage only in first 40 mins. reminds me of an older cologne or something cheap smelling. Done, You have Icon. A considerable amount has been spent on the bottle design. Others find the scent overtly enticing and persevering without wandering into pushiness. Bottle is absolutely unique, never see anything quite like that. British American Tobacco plc (BAT) is an American British multinational company that manufactures and sells cigarettes, tobacco and other nicotine products. It has it is own smell and I love it! UP TO. Thanks so much, once again for a very revealing, informative and encouraging review. In this review, we will explore Dunhill Icon while focusing on the following points: Just use the links to jump ahead or scroll down to read it all! I bought a gift set with the Eau de Parfum 100ml, shower gel and balsam after rasage. Great for warmer months and office. If you like TdH, feel free to buy this one blindly. However i must mention the performance on current bottle i have ,is poor . Close. Although it's not listed in the official notes, I pick a little bit orange blossom in the composition. This thing is simply amazing for it's price as an everyday wear for work, yes it is not unique, but the neroli, spices and citruses smell amazing, the performance is good too, I'd say it's quite uplifting and makes me feel happier in a certain way. Lasts around 5 hrs before it's a skin scent which makes it perfect for a night out. Will try again, as I did with Terre D’Hermes; which I have come to like and appreciate. For me it's a dirty vetiver (but not that dirty) with florals that gives it some sort of uniqueness. Unique. This has become one of my favourites perfumes. Love everything about this fragrance. The Dunhill Icon is the edt. The bottle is so cool and classy that I would probably buy it just because of it. First Impression: Amouage Reflection Man! Would not recommend without first testing. Then the pepper and vetiver come in making it very masculine, reminding me of my grandfather (not a bad thing, it just happens that pepper and bergamot were highlighted on his skin when he wore a fragrance). Really wish I'd bought this years ago. It was revised in October 2017 to include the Bespoke Unit Fragrance Formula. I got this due to the hype. Hope you enjoyed the review and the fragrance! Such a waste for a beautiful scent. Great for the office or dinner out. This was the case with ICON, as I found the scent to be strong, but not overpowering throughout the day as I wore it, occasionally catching the odd whiff. Recent blind-by: first impression = awful. ICON is love at first sight (sorry, first sniff ) for me. That's the positive! One thing not to be overlooked with any fragrance, and in particular with ICON, is the bottle. I'd heard a lot about this fragrance and became very interested when I saw the notes. The base notes have oak moss and leather. Just look at the reviews from Youtube and here on Fragrantica, this kicks Dior Sauvage and Bleu de Chanel for 2nd & 3rd place on my list. With pricing having reduced after a few years of circulation, it is now a much more affordable option. With that said, Neroli is not a note that generally agrees with my skin chemistry. Yes its gets a bit softer and sweeter after a couple of hours, but seriously: Oud? Then later when I tried it again, I GOT IT. Yes, that diaper rash cream I used on my kids. The two italicized notes above, again add to the allure of fragrances for me. By the time I get to the base, which is about 4hrs, it's barely there. u can use it at work or in casual situations, and for me it's a safe blind buy for an older crowd, not for teenager in my opinion. Other companies have batch numbers with six or seven digits. echo By Not my thing! However, they may not be enjoyed as much by those with a sensitivity to ouds. Delicious scent which blends perfectly to my natural skin scent. 5 with The company, established in 1902, is headquartered in London, England. I mean makes sense, people compare both of them to lime candy - skittles or jelly beans. The notes of agarwood, leather and musk are a refined accord for the discerning gentleman. Only the vibe/purpose. I think the reason anyone is comparing this to TDH is simply the combo of citrus and ISO E super. Great scent for the office. to me personally it smells cheap.. something an old man would wear.. but everyone seems to love it but again not for me. This is a great fragrance with a conservative price! Feeling very sturdy, but not cumbersome or too large in the hand. The flask is simply fantastic...heavy and beatiful! Results will obviously vary. @echo OFF ASSOC | find ".txt" pause. 9/10. This deserves all the praise. It has a good longevity, this is an eau de parfum, not toilette. Nothing smells like this. Cardamon? Example the below perfumes has a batch code of 38r003X . honestly,,,get this if your 30 and up'll see! Let’s hope the trend does not continue, as it’s one of my all time favorites…. Dunhill Icon Elite By Dunhill for Men - 4 Pc Gift Set 3.4oz Edp Spray, 3oz Shower Gel, 3oz After Shave Balm, Pouch, 4 Count 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 $43.46 $ 43 . I just bought a new bottle of 2018 production for a backup purpose of my 2015 production bottle. Classy Office Fragrance, none can match it, full stop. Even though there isn't much mention of the oud note, I detect a decent amount of it. The flask is quite unforgetable as the juice in there. This scent is exactly what i was hoping to get from DIOR. This is a refined treatment of agarwood, with bergamot, black pepper, jasmine, saffron, black rose, leather and tobacco leaf notes adding to its appeal. I know everybody have difefents smells, but I’ve never have been this off with the notes. This review was originally written when Dunhill Icon was released in 2015. The combination of resinous woods and green notes anchor the aroma in fall where I believe it’s best suited. These particular notes aren’t overpowering to most people. Wow. Though its EDP, yet, didn't get very good Longevity (6 hrs). If you need any additional help with batch files, you should check out Rob van der Woude's pages on batch file scripting. out of gorgeous opening with citrus and neroli, the drydown is full of woody-spicies notes with that creamy taste...i love it! I give this a 9.4/10. What can I possibly write in this box that can make perfectly clear how much I love this fragrance? It might be the reason why I smell grape, as it tends to have this effect in some instances. Fantastic fragrance. I wanted to like this, it seemed like just what I was looking for, but at first I only really got a "someone else's jacket" vibe from it. Top notes are Neroli, Bergamot, Black Pepper and Petitgrain; middle notes are Black Pepper, Lavender, Cardamom, Juniper Berries and Sage; base notes are Vetiver, Oakmoss, Agarwood (Oud), Leather and iris. its done 100% perfect for its purpose i love it,if you like citrus/flower fragrances dont hesitate. The dry down is perfect. Be careful and make sure you do not blind buy. Having discovered this perfume in a Brussels perfumery, i was initially reluctant to test this "novelty", because i was completely unfamiliar with Alfred Dunhill perfumes, and in particular the Icon range. This scent is so unique. Dunhill ICON is the 19th release by the British brand. Top notes are Neroli, Bergamot, Black Pepper and Petitgrain; middle notes are Black Pepper, Lavender, Cardamom, Juniper Berries and Sage; base notes are Vetiver, Oakmoss, Agarwood (Oud), Leather and iris. You can use it at most ranges without find yourself with too little or too much on your skin. Originally from England, he now lives in the USA splitting time between NYC & Philly. It's very modern and can, therefore, be worn by younger guys too, I'd say you don't have to be wearing a tie with this one, but you should at least close your collar. this is just a definition of a mature scent. My code absolu was 60ml for 68 euro, and my azzaro wanted, was 50ml for 58 euro. It lasts and is cleaner and lighter than TDH. I don't know, I really liked it, now not so much.. Not a lot of sillage, becomes a skin scent very quickly, and that's okay. This means, like Terre de Hermes, it will appeal to less people and is not crowd pleasing. which is such a pity because the scent is amazing. My coworkers often ask what I have on when I wear this potion! It reminds me Terre D'Hermes Parfum, less creamy, but more sharp and cooler neroli-juniper-vetiver combo. The 2017 formulation appears to contain notes of labdanum, which adds an oily, animalistic musk. To me it smells like a thinner, sharper version of Mugler Cologne. After all, everyone interprets a given fragrance slightly differently, like a fine whisky or wine. Charles-Philippe. Each cycle phase is long enough to be noticed and enjoyed before the powerful oily resins emerge from the base. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But anyway, this is a fantastic and unique all-rounder that many would at least appreciate. Icon Elite was launched in 2016. I have a hard time justifying spending $7 toward a tiny eBay decant when that $7 could go toward a full bottle of something I already know I want. I was not in the mood for this kind of fragrances when my fragrances arrived, but man did this thing blow my mind! Instead you get ‘boardroom bland’ this perfume was designed to impress on the bathroom shelf, and blend in with every other ‘high-end’ aftershave the bankers who rush around Canary Wharf, or Bank station in London, deign to wear. Granted, Canadian weather hasn't been too kind lately, but I will try this out in warmer weather soon. I should say that after reading the notes here I was not keen on ICON, but today I had the chance to try it and man it's addictive. The heart is where I personally feel ICON shines as a season transitional fragrance. It’s the Dunhill Icon take on the oud trend, while not going the whole shebang. Explore the dunhill ICON collection of men's fragrances, including gift sets & icon elite. Dunhill Icon Cologne by Alfred Dunhi... (49.36 GBP), Buy it online BIG SALE on or Buy it online 31 items on, Perfume rating classic! For instance, Dunhill For Men was released in 1934. am I pleased with this fragrance. That one is gone in matter of minutes subsided by beautiful juniper note that makes your heart sing and your face smile. This is interesting and different: smoky fruit, smells purple. 5/5. It opens strong with a blast of bergamot, neroli, and warm spices but after 5 minutes just smells like a watermelon jolly rancher that's been covered in buttery neroli. The creation of a folder is done with the assistance of the MD (Make directory) command. The man who will wear Icon is a masculine and sophisticated gentleman.". Since I had this at the very first year of its release.. because I like neroli scents, I was pleased for the scent itself, but the longevity was a joke.. At the best stayed on me for 2 hours and add a third hour as a skin scent, so the performance wasn't appealing.. I like neroli, I like peppery scents, I like classic fougere-like masculine scents. However, I haven’t yet tried any recent releases. However, the fragrance never strays too close to oriental notes meaning that it retains a bond with the colder months. This further brings out the orris-leather accord created by the agarwood oud resinous aromas. Inspired by reflection, for those looking to the future, seeking to … At the exit you are transported to an 80s barbershop. Top notes are Cardamom, Bitter Orange, Bergamot and Lime; middle notes are Vetiver, Black Pepper, Blue Sage and Juniper; base notes are Ebony, Sandalwood, Suede … I shall personally be using it this fall as it is a great fragrance for transitioning from summer scents. So I was excited to learn of the latest release from Dunhill, called ICON. In this coding system, the first three numbers often denote the day of the year (so 005 is … I really really like this scent. One of the unique fragrance that I'ved tried. Lavender de Provence, rare Oud wood from the Middle East, Italian Bergamot and Neroli Absolut enhance the masculine notes of black pepper and cardamom to create the perfect aroma for men on the move. I’m happy to say that that I liked it just as much as he did. I'd Put this one on a scale between Amouage Reflection Man and Vince Camuto Eterno. The bergamot and neroli dominate this fragrance completely and while I am fine with that I already own a large bottle of Mugler Cologne and that one smells better, more rounded and less stingy. I'm close to having over 100 bottles of fragrances that I own, but for whatever reason Dunhill Icon is my favorite designer fragrance. Bitter neroli clean and lasts a long time. In that regard, I find that Dunhill ICON particularly suits my lifestyle needs and therefore is my favourite go-to fragrance. Whether they become a classic or not however, is solely down to time, popularity and more often than not, quality. Would buy again. This is a really nice strong masculine fragrance, it does not have the sweet vibe, but it rocks for guys who are over 25. I remember when I wasnt into fragrance yet this one is the most unforgettable scent profile that I have tried along with other 20 department store frags. The bottle is by far one of the best I've encountered though so props to that. The icons are updated if I just hit the "change icon" button for … Here comes Debbie Downer to rain on the Icon hype parade. It was blind buy, I like it, but expected something different. I've loved this scent from the first sniff. Just love it. So glad I stumbled across Dunhill Icon! I love the bottle, very heavy, very elegant. It shows to me the manufacturer wants to focus on selling without taking any risk. I don’t get “woody” or pepper… and while not entirely linear I find it to be close. Many companies have periodic batch codes that repeat over time, e.g. Within an hour it's all but gone. My take on this underrated gem from the designer house of Alfred Dunhill. The oft-used sweet neroli/grape soda description of its opening is well deserved. Unique, classy and perfect for the office. A New Icon? (Ordered this online, blind buy based on reviews). As a matter of fact, the scent reminds me of sun block and summer vibes. However, keep in mind that the smell of Icon isn't similar to those two "brothers". I found it very unique but strange scent. The composition is aromatic-woody with an opening of fresh bergamot and neroli absolute. It doesn't last on clothes or on skin. Totally recommended. It is at once formal and casual, appropriate in most any occasion and climate due to the mix of sweet/spicy/medicinal notes. ... Batch code 7251, production date 2017-09-08. Not as potent as Reflection Man, also a bit softer, then I would say it is more soapy and less Floral as Eterno. It pairs very well with a tuxedo or dinner jacket when attending events. These offers have not been verified to work. The bottle is a work of art. It’s a mordern classic for sure and imo is one of the best office/work based scents especially at the price you can find it for. I recently got one from a dear friend as a gift. This is a great fragrance I think any guy would like. After about an hour the heart notes really take over as the lavender and pepper notes kick in and support the neroli. Unique for my nose, with an additional note of medicinal like freshness. I really like this one. The nose behind this fragrance is Carlos Benaim. Absolutely love the freshness after couple of sprays. He applied it around 11am, I could still smell it on him that evening. However, the wide palate of diverse notes ensure that the fragrance follows a constant theme. Great fragrance. I got a sample at the department store, tried it on my husband and we both loved it. Sprayed it once and had to go back and get it. Dunhill ICON would be an ideal choice for most special occasions from dates to formal gatherings. Icon was launched in 2015. Check out our other fragrance reviews too and let us know what you think! Looking at the notes, I thought this would be my next signature fragrance. The opening is a blast of Neroli and a lot of pepper and cardamon. $15 off orders over $85 . Wow, glad to hear that you’ve taken such a shine to Icon. I agree, It's a classy gentleman's cologne. What can I say about this wonderful fragrance? I simply get a woody base complimented by black pepper. What’s there not to like? 50% Off Up to 50% off Sale items . Wow, so different & addictive. A batch code is usually stamped or printed with a dot-matrix printer. The scents is a perfect choice for this raining season here in Nigeria. This scent is a mind blower from the presentation, to the sprayer to the scent. Brand: dunhill. Dunhill Icon has brought this house back from the shadows and with good reason! - this was a blind buy and 'By Jove!' This lasts around 10 mins. Dunhill's Icon fragrance is sublimely beautiful. I can see where you’re coming from. I love nearly every single note listed and has been receiving rave reviews. I don´t remember if there is one fragrance that is similar to this one. Definitely getting the Grape soda vibe as other's have mentioned but don't let that deter you from buying this if you can find it a great price point. repeat each 10 years. Fresh orange blossom with leather and spices, with more depth than the very linear Bright Neroli and just as classy as Neroli Portofino, yet more masculine. The fragrance relaxes my spirit. Being a fragrance lover, I kind of felt sorry for myself. I absolutely love how Icon opens up with a burst of neroli and a delicious semi-sweet grape note. Superb!! Those scents are too stuffy and old for me, personally. It has a fresh/sweet opening and dries down to a rather tobacco/leather smell. This later 2015 release ventures into more opulent territory. I currently have 60 bottles and used about 200 ml of Icon (2 bottles), that's a lot, because my collection is not that big, but 60 bottles is not a small collection either! They were very similar save for a great emphasis on the iris notes in the heart.