Iceberg Homme 1990 Eau de Toilette

Iceberg Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Iceberg
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Iceberg Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Iceberg for men and was released in 1990. The scent is fresh-spicy. It was last marketed by Eurocosmesi / Coswell.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Amalfi lemonAmalfi lemon Red berriesRed berries Green notesGreen notes LavenderLavender Mandarin orangeMandarin orange NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation IrisIris JasmineJasmine HyacinthHyacinth NutmegNutmeg FreesiaFreesia RoseRose CyclamenCyclamen
Base Notes Base NotesMuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood PatchouliPatchouli OakmossOakmoss Virginia cedarVirginia cedar AmbergrisAmbergris LeatherLeather

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Scent

6.489 Ratings

Longevity

6.065 Ratings

Sillage

5.768 Ratings

Bottle

6.074 Ratings

Value for money

8.311 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 17.07.2022.
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6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
10
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Elysium

624 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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An Overwhelming Feeling Of Good Smell
I look at the fragrance notes and discover that 22 ingredients have listed that range between citrus fruits, flowers of all kinds, woods, musks, and leathery notes. Even before smelling it, I want to imagine it in my head. Will it be a chypre? Or a fougère? It is definitely not an aquatic, but it could be a woody one or even a spicy one with a leathery reflex. I think I should spray it on my skin and find out what these notes whisper to us in one fragrance. We remember that perfume was born in the 90s when opulence and abundance were the masters.

A fresh herbal lavender a la Cool Water Eau de Toilette, mixed with sharp and soapy citrus fruit, are the first notes that reach my nostrils right out of the initial blast. The acidic facet of the berries soon meets the grassy and green nuances of some unspecified leaves. What a surprise! From the blue-grey glass, I expected something blue or aquatic. Instead, the essence oozes green, fresh, with tangy edges, and slowly takes a floral twist. The floral heart notes, which already echo in the background, do not overwhelm the initial opening with their presence, even if the neroli peeps out soon.

Then, neroli takes leadership of the flowers that emerge later. I first feel the carnation without too much bitterness, which is followed by bold jasmine and hyacinth. Then there is a dewy freesia in the background, which keeps the bouquet light green and prevents it from becoming too heavy. The bitterness of the carnation rises through the floral notes and pleasantly strengthens it. While the heart notes may seem different, the similarity between Cool Water and Iceberg Homme is very pronounced at this stage of development. But it doesn’t surprise me at all. Iceberg Homme came out a couple of years later and Cool Water was gaining fame in that decade. The nutmeg is pretty sweet, while the rose and the iris are subdued and difficult to isolate.

Eventually the floral notes take backstage and an amber patchouli base comes to the fore. Thru the drydown, this sweet, somewhat salty, and warm scent is present while oakmoss becomes prominent. Oakmoss, on me, is the more notable note thru the end, although all the other notes come and go, like fragrance brought from changing breezes on a walk thru a grassy field. In the last traces, I recall another two colognes I used when I was young, Enrico Coveri pour Homme Dollar and Borsalino Eau de Toilette. To my nose, leather is barely detectable, and more akin to suede. Do not expect a leathery Tom Ford slant, not that kind.

Unexpectedly, the reformulated release has moderate sillage but average longevity. The scent stays with me for many hours, mossy. I find it great for spring and summer months, mostly for daily and evening events. An overwhelming feeling of pleasant smell, a hybrid of Cool Water Eau de Toilette and Enrico Coveri pour Homme Dollar.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since July 2018.

-Elysium
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6
Longevity
4
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5
Bottle
Mantus
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Mantus
Mantus
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Fine casual masculinity
At first you can perceive an intense citric and also very slightly herbaceous note, which also brings with it a very discreet sweetness and I suspect the interplay of the bergamot and the Almafizitrone here
At the same time, these two notes are enveloped in a fine Mediterranean nuance, which gives the top note a certain maritime softness that is easily perceived as aquatic and is due to the lavender.

These 3 notes are surrounded by delicate fruity, slightly sweet nuances, which give the top note something pleasantly sparkling and by the red berries, where I guess red currants and gooseberries and the mandarin comes from
In the background a fine greenish and also quite discreetly spicy note sets a pleasant masculine accent and unfortunately I can't say exactly which notes it is, but I feel reminded of coriander and galbanum.

Neroli I could unfortunately not perceive, but I can imagine very well that this note was used as background music.

This constellation is perceptible on my skin for 15 minutes before the heart note unfolds.

Now a beautiful bright floral note is to be noticed, which also brings with it a very discreet wooden aura and stems from freesia.

At the same time the freesia is accompanied by another floral nuance, which you don't smell so explicitly, but you recognize it always in a funny way and it was used as a fine air lifter and only the jasmine can
These two notes are enveloped by a strong aromatic, slightly spicy note, reminiscent of pimento and pepper, which gives the fragrance a beautiful casual masculinity and is due to the carnation and nutmeg.

These 4 notes are surrounded by a beautiful floral note which ensures that the heart note gets something light but still tangible and comes from the cyclamen and rose.

Iris and hyacinth were unfortunately not visible to me, but I can imagine very well that these two notes were used for support.

The heart note is perceptible on my skin for 3 hours before the base asserts itself.

This time I will describe the basis a little differently, in the order in which I perceive the notes:

Sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, vanilla. Musk, Virginia cedar and oakmoss.

The mentioned notes become, respectively are a complete whole and feel the base of the Iceberg Homme at its best.

The sandalwood gives the fragrance a warming and cuddly aura, which also brings a subtle spicy aura with it and I really like it.

The sandalwood becomes very softly earthy, very discreetly sweetly underlaid, which fits really wonderfully, since in my opinion, the cuddly aura is still a little more potentized and is to be owed to the patchouli.

Something in the background, but perceptible, rather used as a "rounding", is a fine, bitter, sweet nuance, which in my opinion is responsible for the fact that the scent does not remain thick, but quite light and comes from the vetiver.

These two notes are enwrapped by a fine, almost transparent, very subtle sweetish creamy nuance, which gives the base something very pleasant and comes from the Bourbon vanilla.

The whole base is wrapped in something light, fine mossy, without looking completely old-fashioned, but you have to say that the fragrance has clearly recognizable classic features, but that in light and in very skilful, I think.

At the very end there is a very soft, almost smooth and silky wooden breath of the Virginia cedar on my skin.

Unfortunately I couldn't see ambergris and leather, but I can imagine very well that these two notes were used for complementation.

In total, the fragrance lasts 6 hours on my skin.

In the first 10 minutes, the Sillage is designed in such a way that one is clearly perceived at half an arm's length, before it unfortunately becomes very close to the skin.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfume "Zirkeltanz" for the vintage miniature.
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Murysusanto

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Murysusanto
Murysusanto
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Discontinued
This has never continued in production, I searched everywhere yet I found the new old stock. I was glad at first but when I got it out of the box, the liquid turns dark yellow which I remembered it was not like this back then (1991) when I first bought it. Apparently the scent turns me off, I believe the notes molecule has expired that's why perfume been kept for 20 years in shelves surely goes out of date. I'm not a nose but sensitive to scents.
Oh well, it's history and history don't repeat but this was really good iceberg for men.
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ElysiumElysium 3 years ago
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6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Surprisingly pleasant smell. It could be the lemon, or the florals, or the oakmoss. But then again, it could be all of those blended nicely!
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