Icon Elite 2016

Icon Elite by Dunhill
Bottle Design Mark Eisen
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Icon Elite is a perfume by Dunhill for men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Kaffir limeKaffir lime
CardamomCardamom
Sicilian bitter orangeSicilian bitter orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesSageSage
Black pepperBlack pepper
Vetiver absoluteVetiver absolute
JuniperJuniper
Base Notes Base NotesEbonyEbony
LabdanumLabdanum
SandalwoodSandalwood
Black suedeBlack suede

Ratings

Scent

7.360 Ratings

Longevity

7.750 Ratings

Sillage

7.055 Ratings

Bottle

8.967 Ratings

Value for money

8.414 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 22.08.2021.
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Anguilla85
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Anguilla85
Helpful Review    4  
With pipe at the barber
Yes, in the past you were still allowed. I as a non-smoker have of course nix against but earlier you were still allowed to smoke at the hairdresser What does that have to do with Icon Elite?
So while I had described in my review of Dunhill Icon the fragrance with a barbershop or barber shop, the Icon would be a mixture of barbershop and pub...
or just the old days where that was still allowed.
The statements that of the Icon DNA nix is left, I can not agree.
Elite is different, not "better", not "worse" but different and despite everything you can especially in the top note still smell out the Icon DNA.
And isn't that the point of a flanker? To be different but still let you recognize the roots?
In the prelude, apart from the lime, the other notes of bergamot and cardamom can also be smelled out well. Bitter orange I smell here less.
Later sage and pepper come into play but for me is here the base note most beautiful:
Various woody notes with a hint of leather..goes quite easily into the sweet.
A good all-rounder that you can always wear, except maybe at 30 °
Durability and sillage are both a little weaker than the Icon, but the bottle in black looks a little bit better ;)
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
   4  
A British Afternoon Tea At The Ritz
As you enter through the door of most good coffee shops, you are greeted by an aroma that sweeps your mind away from whatever you were thinking about at that moment and carries it off with a sensation of warmth, comfort, and anticipation. Cardamom is a bit like that. Once you've experienced it, you will never forget it. It has a smoky, herbal scent with a kick of citrusy-spice to it. Black cardamom is uniquely earthy and smokey. Instead, green cardamom is remarkably balsamic and minty. If you're imagining about cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, you're in the right neighborhood, but none of them is exact replicas. Cardamom is in a league of its own.

Quintessentially British, Icon Elite swore to be a perfect spicy, woody transitional fragrance into autumn and winter with its top citrus, balsamic notes, and woody, earthy base notes. But, is Icon Elite to be consisted like an aristocrat with recent titles, who rose from the very ranks of the municipal elite? The juice, once it reaches the skin, unfolds with a zesty minty and balsamic almost cold burst, lime and cardamom are wonderfully attractive scent. The limey smell is prominent and lasts for the fragrance lifetime, which gives this more of a refreshing edge than the sweeter original Icon. Also, the cardamom intense and noticeable smell recalls the Tiger Balm pain-relieving ointment, a bit fiery, fierce, minty, and camphorous. Meanwhile, the Sicilian bigarade, here in its heady, floral almost animalic facet and the bergamot create a creamy, dusty background. The overall accord likens a bitter orange Curaçao cocktail, the bitter orange adding a chypre tone and whoosh of freshness to the opening.

A handful of smoked vetiver topped with spicy peppercorns, a few crushed juniper berries and a touch of aromatic bluish sage make up the heart. These notes blend into the blend to add a level of depth and sumptuousness. The centre has a familiar smell, and it reminds me of another fragrance that I can't match on the point. However, it is vetiver a la Natalie Lorson, quite similar to her Encre Noire masterpiece. Sandalwood appears early, before it dries down and, again, has the same effect as LeLabo Santal 33, dryness and woodiness are found in the same baseball field. I feel a lot of smoke and ISO E Super, but gorgeous and unique for what it is.

Finishing a profound dry down of black ebony wood and mild suede lasts until the end, and characterize this final phase. Ebony and sandalwood are dominant. In the background, featuring notes create some relief, but they are very light. The main actors of the fragrance are sandalwood and ebony. There is always a plank of wood and dry smell. The birch tar and ebony combine to form a mildly burnt wood accord.

Less dark than Icon original, but a bit darker than Icon Absolute flanker. While it is an original scent, it's a moderate projection, and the freshness of the citrus notes makes it a tremendous sophisticated fragrance for the office more than for nights out. It's night scent, either. You can feel the smell on your skin even after 8 hours.
Great job by Dunhill. The overall scent makes me reach for it during Spring and Fall days, and maybe even during summer evenings and nights out.
Although it is a flanker it doesn't smell like the original, it is darker than Icon, citrus is replaced with candied leathery woodiness. How anyone can say this smells like the original is beyond me, I feel the urge to smell it, like an addiction. It is not super unique, but I can't explain why I keep reaching for it.

Stay well; Stay healthy.

-Elysium
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Ong

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Ong
Ong
Helpful Review    1  
This is really something!
This is the best fragrance for my skin, my character, my style, and to me, I can use this in any type of Situations and Events.. If I felt like in a party mood, I could simply just combine Dunhill Icon Elite as my Base with any type else of Fragrance which I deem suitable. My favourite combination would be with Salvatore Ferragamo's UOMO Signature.
For the past 30 over years of consistently wearing perfume whenever I going out, this, Dunhill's Icon Elite scores the highest! I have never loved a perfume so much that I almost tends to wear it almost on every day, and almost every outing...
So much so that I am now really very very excitingly awaiting for Dunhill's 2019 release of their Signature Collections: Moroccan Amber, British Leather, Indian Sandalwood and Arabian Desert to come to Singapore........

Statements

ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
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Bottle
The main actors of the fragrance are sandalwood and ebony. There's always a plank of wood and dry smell, a sort of mildly burnt wood accord.
HitchslapHitchslap 2 years ago
I think it's a little better than the ratings it's given. Just smokey/woody enough for cold weather and above average for special events.
AithanAithan 2 years ago
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9
Bottle
The opening remind me of sandalwood incense burning at Temples.
Like the woody dry down.
Ladies mentioned the smell of Limonia acidissima.
Rmf1112Rmf1112 5 years ago
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Sandalwood dominant with citruses, sage, and juniper contributing to an overall cold feeling. Frosted Sandalwood perhaps would be accurate.

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