Eau d'Ikar 2011

Eau d'Ikar by Sisley
Bottle Design Bronislaw Krzysztof
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Eau d'Ikar is a perfume by Sisley for men and was released in 2011. The scent is green-fresh. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Vincent Ricord

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Bitter orange, Mastic, Carrot seed, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Mastic absolute, Reed, Pekoe tea, Woody notes
Base Notes Base NotesMastic, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cistus

Ratings

Scent

7.2 | 195 Ratings

Longevity

6.3 | 140 Ratings

Sillage

5.8 | 131 Ratings

Bottle

6.6 | 132 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 11.01.2021.
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7
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    14  
Don't fly so high, my little friend
Eau d'Ikar may be a summery scent, but it's more of an unconventional kind. Maybe the theme "Icarus" or "The Fall of Icarus" is too serious and too preloaded for a simple refresher. I don't think that the Greek myth needs any further explanation on perfume - it should be too well known from schooldays.

However, one wonders whether the much mastic resin in this creation, spread on all three levels of the pyramid, should reflect more or the wax, because somehow it definitely belongs to the story, just like the feathers, which you probably can't present olfactorically as pleasing.

Be that as it may, Eau d'Ilkar starts with rich citrus nuances, directly paired with this tart mastic resin note. This makes the men's fragrance directly rather masculine, spicy, woody, creamy and at the same time ponderous. It is easy to hear the carrot seeds, which I already know from Mark Birley for Men. That's ok.

But a few beats of the wings further on you think you're temporarily sniffing out something medical. Anyway, this makes Eau d'Ilkar look a little exhausting and I can imagine that from this point on many people jump off or even fall into the bottomless pit and turn their backs on the fragrance.

Again a few bars later, Eau d'Ilkar becomes more metallic, which in principle fits the sun, the linchpin of the saga, quite well. Well, what is missing at the end, consequently, would be a brute sea note, about which one surely thought, but which would have been felt as disturbing and driving away. It's probably not so easy to integrate this as a base note.

So the end is rather average with a few splashes of vetiver, sandalwood and, appropriately, cistus.

Thus Eau d'Ikar is a rather unusual and discreet summer scent for the evening, a welcome alternative to the citric-aquatic freshness monotony, but with a narrow ridge for polarizing without being directly offensive. And as Icarus' father Daedalus said: don't fly too high because of the heat of the sun and not too low because of the sea humidity. So don't go to extremes: Eau d'Ikar is ideal for that without drifting into mediocrity. However, it's not quite my personal case either.
11 Replies
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6
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7
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Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Very helpful Review    3  
Much ado about nothing
To begin, I will say that eau d'Ikar does not fit within my personal tastes, nor is it my style, nor does it go with my person, but even so, I do not fail to recognize the value of this type of aromas so classic and manly, when they are well made.

The output is a powerful slap of bitter green, refreshing and a tad rough, which, in a matter of seconds, is nuanced with refreshing notes of citrus, to offer an exquisite green citrus. Then the floral notes begin to appear, but they are not excessive, on the contrary, they remain discrete, sweetening the aroma a little, with a very elegant and manly soapy tone, which combines very well with the residual nuances of that refreshing initial greenness. In the final drying what remains is a somewhat generic aroma, warm and woody with earthy tones, which reminds me of the famous smell of barbershop so typical of many eighties perfumes.

The yield is somewhat low for the cost of this perfume, being moderate in both cases, duration and projection, although in the wake we could qualify something more, and say that it is moderately low, almost from the beginning it feels very close to the skin.

It is a perfume to enjoy the warm and temperate mornings of spring and summer, although a morning walk in autumn, with the first chinks of the cold, also has to be a delight, for those who like it.

Although I do not like perfume, it is a smell that feels good. A sober, gallant and distinguished aroma that, if it were not for its high price and low performance, I would recommend it blindly, but being as it is, I am afraid I would not recommend it without a test before.

Sorry for my bad english.
4
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
   3  
No go for me
Opens with a citric and generic smell, then turns to something woody/sweety and when you begin to smell the base notes, it just disappears.

In my opinion not worth its price, since there are much better options with a much better price.

Updated January 2014
7
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Ysbrand

84 Reviews
Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Very helpful Review    7  
The eagle
I have been coming back to Eau d´Ikar (Icarus´ Water) now and then since it was released last year. This is the first fragance from the house of Eau de Campagne and Eau de Soir marketed as a masculine and comes in a, IMHO, very beautiful and artistic flaÇon, with a craved winged male torso that in the photo cannot really be appreciated.

My frist impression was positive, but kind of unimpressed, but after wearing it again after several months, it has grown on me. Where some may smell boring, i smell inspired, serene and sober.

I guess the inspiration after the choice of this legendary name is a dreamy man that built his own wings to cross the sky, and contemplates from the heights the majestic mediterranean mounts; that is, indeed, pretty much what comes to my nose, leaving behind the tragic details of the myth.

Eau d´Ikar is centered on Mastic Gum, a resin from a tree that is common in the mediterranean area, specially in the greek island of Chios, where its very fragant resin has been collected for centuries and used, among other things, as a chewing-gum! How to describe Mastic Gum...it reminds indeed to the dry wild mounts of the mediterranean area (from where i am from) It is a sweet, dry, balsamic, rural, herbal, earthy scent. And this note is the very soul of the perfume all the time.

The opening is sparkling, balanced with a bitter herbal nuance. The Hesperidic aspect of it is well tuned, not blinding, truly fresh and exhilarating, like a mind-body connection. I am using it after the gym, when my body is pleasantly tired and my head is clear and in peace. The notes smell incredibly natural and outdoorsy. There is a primary elegance in Eau d´Ikar, vigorous but refined.

Soon the iris is noticeable. The type of meaty iris that i love, with the soil enhancement of carrot seeds. This is just awesome. The combination of the bitter/sweetness of mastic gum and the iris reminds me immediately to other beloved and unusual fresh fragance, Eau de Gentiane Blanche of Hermes. They don´t smell the same, the Gentiane is cleaner, somehow more mineral where the Ikar is more aromatic, but both belong under the same label, i believe, blunt/stony/nature-smelling/fresh. The iris becomes more powdery at the core of the fragance, giving a mineral inorganic aspect to the fragant resinous mastic, full, dusty, a bit pungent. It is like fresh, clean wind, that carries the aromas of the warm stones and the countryside wild plants. Citrus are gone some time ago, but the white tea keeps it refreshing and light. Eau d´Ikar is a very ethereal yet masculine fragance.

As it dries, the mastic base becomes woody and tepid with a green vetiver and a lukewarm, salty ambergis: Sisley is so generous, they give us a happy end for this story, since Icarus wont perish in the sea for being too daring, he just softly landed on one mount of Chios, left his feathered wings aside and looked for rest under a near tree, with the taste of a precious resin in his lips.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 6 months ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
This fresh green-citric Spring fragrance is nicely balanced by a gentle, yet complex creamy resinous-woody base. Clean and classic.

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