Icon Racing (2017)

Icon Racing by Dunhill
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Icon Racing is a new perfume by Dunhill for men and was released in 2017. The scent is synthetic-sweet. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Grapefruit, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Lavender, Black pepper
Base Notes Base NotesGaiac wood, Vetiver, Musk

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (46 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (43 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (43 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (53 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 03.12.2018

Interesting Facts

The advertising campaign is fronted by German model Tim Schuhmacher, photographed by Gregory Harris.

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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Pleasant modern daily fragrance
Dunhill - a beautiful brand with many fragrances that you can get for a small price. This new publication from 2017 is still relatively expensive logically. This Flanker of the Icon is relatively popular, as far as the current releases are concerned. The 4th release after Icon, Icon Absolute and Icon Elite.

The icon flacons take some getting used to, some will like them. After silver, gold and black it's green's turn.
First of all: He doesn't have much to do with the rest of the icons or even the original. More in the direction of day scent a la Versace pour Homme Dylan Blue. Thus this icon goes with the trend and appeals to a younger audience and fits almost exclusively to a casual look. This should probably also be the target group. Niche freaks and men in the Business Look will probably rather not like.
It starts fresh and tangy with bergamot and grapefruit. Especially the herb-fresh grapefruit note I find very successful and just the right thing for warmer days. A sweet lavender note is added, which accompanies this fresh creation in a pleasant and modern way. The spice is discreet with a light pepper note and a nice sweet-spicy cardamom note. The creation keeps itself very balanced. A great mixture of bitter-fresh, citric, sweet, spicy and fruity. The synthetics resonate here, but I don't find them exaggerated or annoying. The base is very soft with beautiful guaiac wood with musk and vetiver. Pleasantly fading away. Overall very harmonious creation, which will bring some compliments. Not among the niche lovers, but in the usual environment. Particularly suitable for everyday use, as it is pleasantly fresh and the big extraordinary highlights are missing.
Performance is also good with about 8 hours, where the Sillage the first hours is very good. Also the further time over very closely well perceptible.

Test tip for everyone who likes designer fragrances such as Invictus Aqua and Dylan Blue. Especially if you're looking for an uncomplicated modern day fragrance.
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
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I have a ritual to test scents like this: The current test persons usually stay on my living room table, and I re-test them every now and then when it's "about nothing", comfortably in the evening, in the morning before showering, during sports or something...

This often reveals the funniest aspects, and you don't run the risk of misstamping the fragrance by testing it once (daily condition and so on...)

Anyway, I don't want to work on the commi below, because it was my first impression, and certainly shows many already the direction well he is going. But when I re-tested it, I came across something.

I was increasingly able to free myself from the false association with Invictus Aqua and became more open to new insights. And on a long evening, more precisely in the middle of the night during a walk, I suddenly found it: The scent has something slightly addictive, beguiling about it that I was familiar with. Something that you have to let work longer to deal with it I find.
Versace's Eros DNA. I now think that's what Icon Racing most closely tracks, a mix of 70% Eros and 30% Ferragamo Casual Life. With this new association I like him better now... funny, but true.
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On the Interweb some people and communities claim that this fragrance reminds of Invictus Aqua 2016.

So for me it has as much in common with Invictus Aqua as a pimped Opel Manta with a Lamborghini ':D

Icon Racing smells more like Ferragamo's Uomo Casual Life to me, but less fruity and sweeter. You could, especially in the Sillage of the Opening, think of the Invicuts series for a moment... but so undefined that I don't think I would have thought of it myself. But it smells like something to me. So nothing specific.

More precisely, it smells like orange, vanilla, and a little spice potpourie. And so he also dies on the skin, - quickly and unspectacularly.
The admittedly really horny bottle, visually as well as haptically, I think fits to almost every other fragrance better. British Racing Green? That would have been really perfect with the original icon, it reminds me pretty much of Green Irish Tweed ;) (Does anyone think so like me?)

Dunhill, you should brainstorm in the sweat lodge where you come from and where you could go. I don't think many people who are attracted to this bottle in the store will like the taste of the fragrance.

Statements

IanFriedrich 135 days ago
The opening scent is like Versace Eros. Not bad, but not impress.+2
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 7.5

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