X-Centric (2001)Eau de Toilette

X-Centric (Eau de Toilette) by Dunhill
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X-Centric (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dunhill for men and was released in 2001. The scent is fresh-woody. It was last marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, Cardamom, Clary sage, Nutmeg, Cypress
Heart Notes Heart NotesFreesia, Lotus, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Gaiac wood, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedar



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Unexpectedly phenomenal
As those who read my comments and statements from time to time will know, I am totally into fresh, tart, soapy and shower-like fragrances. In my search for always new fragrances from the fresh corner I have now tested all kinds of things and thought that nothing could surprise me so quickly or hit me unexpectedly. Especially in the "cheap segment" most Freshys smell quite similar and are not very convincing because of their durability. Here it should be different...

In the last week I exchanged a few samples with the dear ScentPhantom and among the samples sent to me was from X-Centric, among others. Nice, I thought, he was on your watch list anyway, you can test the days for sports. But before it came to this, I tested the other nice scents, which seemed to me to be more valuable and better. What a mistake, I should think later.

Before sports: Quickly reach for the X-Centric, spray it on and quickly swing onto the bike (in times of climate change, you are no longer allowed to go to sports by car :D). During the ride I already noticed that I like the fragrance very much. A violent, fresh, bitter, soapy breeze blew around my nose. He was very strong right from the beginning. I had only sprayed left/right once and had a hoodie jacket on and was outside, but it was still super visible.

During sport: even two hours later the power of the fragrance should be confirmed. I had been on it for two hours and had done a few exercises, but the smell was as strong as at the beginning. But not much has changed, fresh, fresh, fresh. I can hardly get the individual components out, I can only say that it has a distinct shower gel freshness. Smells like the shower gel from FA. Extremely fresh, slightly woody and fine soapy. It also contains a minimal metallic note. My case exactly! And not too juvenile, though. Gorgeous.

After the sport: Now I was sitting on my sofa showered, it was now 5 hours after the application and even after the shower it was still easily noticeable. Phenomenal, I thought to myself! Such a fresh scent, which also has enormous stamina, what more could you want? That's right, a good price! It couldn't be better, you can get it for 16 Euro (100ml) at Idealo...incredible...

Conclusion (pro/contra)

+ Extremely fresh (one of my freshest)
+ shower gel vibe/ soapy wood metallic
+ price/performance
+ Shelf life/ Sillage
+ Suitable for the season
+ pretty uniquer bottle

- linear fragrance progression (could be annoying at some point)
- almost "closed" durable
- might look too youthful (for some users)

You see what predominates ;)

I have just ordered it and am looking forward to my new summer companion!

Thanks, Carsten!
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A little story about an underestimated newbie
2002. Not only do I tour the wave and gothic clubs, but I am always in the front line when support is needed for the organization of an event. In another commentary I reported on the "Our Darkness" party series, which was hosted by a good friend of mine. The Future-Pop-Combo VNV Nation was very hip at that time and the guys also played in clubs from time to time. This is also the case here on site. Mr. Pollito and I were present and got to know the two whom we were to meet again in a few weeks' time, together with the organizer and his partner, at their concert in Mainz on April 4. In Mainz, however, only the two of us were on site. Our friend apologized, because a concert on this day was simply not conceivable for him. The reason: the icon Frank Tovey had died at the lecture, one of his greatest heroes. So we both met the two boys, Mark and Ronan, alone. Ronan took me in his arms and inquired about our friend. I took a very pleasant, deliciously fresh but also tangy and spicy scent to him. At that time I was not as fragrance-crazy as I am today, also because of the somewhat oppressive situation, I naturally did not ask what he was wearing. I liked it anyway, as well as the following concert, even though I was always with our grieving friend in my thoughts. I myself saw Tovey live and could empathize with him, but not like him, who, 10 years older than me, had experienced a completely different time of this star of the scene.

About four weeks later. Mr. Pollito and I are on vacation in Spain, sniffing fragrances in a perfumery. As my partner already owned the brand's Desire fragrance at the time, which we both liked, he sprayed the then new X-Centric on himself. And poof - there were the pictures again. Mainz, concert Ronan. I told that to my sweetheart and of course he wanted the scent even more when a musician like Ronan is wearing it.

X-Centric is really a somewhat underestimated fragrance, I have to agree with the previous speakers. Even if not yet discontinued, this pleasantly spicy newcomer, which never gets too loud, could not really assert itself. But it also has the advantage that you can't smell it on every corner. It always balances citric freshness and woody spice pleasantly, without a lager taking the upper hand. The flowers in the heart and the amber notes in the base make it soft and supple without making it too sweet. From beginning to end he clearly takes a masculine direction. Yes, this mix of spices and musk-based woods, which also has a touch of animalism, also suited my Mr. Pollito very well. A fragrance, which by the way is very inexpensive and even today still passes for modern, at least for my little nose. You don't always need an Aventus for over 200 stones :)
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The Shower Gel - Deodorant
The first thing you can notice is an intense sweetish aromatic note, which has a nice creamy spicy tone and the top note gives a pleasant warmth and is due to the cardamom.

At the same time the cardamom fuses with a fine, sweet, fruity, slightly tangy note, which is responsible for the cardamom not being too intrusive, but in my opinion providing the light shower gel association, but also the splits thanks to the fine citric, delicately ethereal woody nuance of the cypress to a deodorant association and in no way exaggerates with the synthetic aura, as I think.

In the background and with only on the skin, a fine aromatic, slightly spicy, pepper and pimento reminiscent nuance pleasantly rounds off the top note and comes from nutmeg.

A little later the cardamom is much more dimmed, but still well perceptible and receives a very delicate and fine illuminating floral note, which brings with it an almost fragile, very discreetly exotic wooden radiating breath and which is due to the freesia in combination with the lotus and additionally retains the above association.

In the background and on my skin only, there is an extremely discreet, creamy flowery nuance, which I have identified as a rose, but unfortunately cannot name it exactly, but is definitely not a Taif, - not a Turkish, - and also not a Damascus rose for my scent sensation and I would therefore certainly suspect the Bulgarian rose, but I am absolutely not sure.

"And then this fragrance is for 'n spring, where sometimes already hammer-hard temperatures prevail, 'an absolute relief, because the X-Centricer is wonderfully light, yet perceptible, but not overwhelming!" -

X - Centric got ick as a sample for my first bottle purchase of Opium Pour Homme Eau de Toilette at the age of 19 and didn't know jar so why ick never wasted this scent'; alleen am Namen kann es nu' nu' liejen, or perhaps doch?" (X - Centric got ick as a sample for my first bottle purchase of Opium Pour Homme Eau de Toilette at the age of 19 and didn't know jar so why ick never wasted this scent'; alleen am Namen kann es nu' nicht liejen, or perhaps nevertheless?") :-)

In the last 3.5 hours the hunch has unfolded completely and reveals a very light rosy, slightly woody note, where I have tipped on rosewood instead of guaiac wood and a very clear note, without reminding of freshly washed laundry, is underlined and provides for something air-lifting and comes from the musk.

In the background and only found on my skin, a fine creamy wooden, very fine earthy note rounds off the base pleasantly and is due to the sandalwood in combination with the patchouli.

Muscatel sage, amber and cedar wood I could unfortunately not perceive, I can

In total, the fragrance lasts 7 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is conceived from the outset in such a way that one is perceived very well at a half arm length and this is maintained also 3 hours in such a way, before it reduces up to the conclusion of the smell in quiet steps.
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Elysium 4 years ago
I don't know why, but it opens like a new pack of cigarettes. A blast of fresh tobacco, so damn smoky, woody, spicy. Do you've a lighter?+1

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