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Blend 30 (1978)
by Dunhill


Blend 30 information

Year of Launch1978
Average Rating
(based on 34 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerRon Winnegrad
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchDunhill

About Blend 30

Blend 30 is a masculine fragrance by Dunhill. The scent was launched in 1978 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Ron Winnegrad. The bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

Blend 30 fragrance notes

Reviews of Blend 30

Dark green old school fragrance, although its green-herbal aspect is eclipsed by a thick "leathery-tobaccoey-oakmossy" accord. At the same time It gives stregth to the scent, It implies in a too much dated smoky-powdery smell. The resulting combination is a bitter herbal green smell surrounded by a smoky-powdery cloud. If you like green old school fragrances, there are better options like Francesco Smalto, Tsar, Polo, Bogart signature etc.
05th December, 2018
Blend 30 doesn't quite work for me, and this neutral is more likely to lean thumbs down than thumbs up. It does smell like Patou Pour Homme in the opening, which is the best part, but then it smells like a poor version of Patou Pour Homme, and then not at all like it, and instead smells greenish, in a way I never liked, and that smells forced and artificial. Coinciding with this off-putting green note, it smells like a cinnamon roll, which is a combination that doesn't work for me; like a tainted cinnamon roll.
15th May, 2018
Talk about melancholy and infinite sadness... it will hurt my very essence when my stash runs dry. Until then, I'll enjoy what I've got.

Think vintage Azzaro pH and supplant the anise with a subtle fruity/tobac element. If you like those, find some Charles Jourdan un Homme too.

Still wishin' someone will damn those damn regulatory torpedoes and start making them like this one again. Aromatic fougere nonpareil!
14th December, 2017
Tobacco, leather, oakmoss.

Blend 30 is driven by a tobacco-moss accord that has a leathery aspect. There are aromatics, but they are blended densely to contribute to this tobacco note. There are florals, but only to lend balance - rather than dandification. The fragrance is dry, and has a bitter green aspect from the oakmoss. There is a hint of soft, smoky woods in the later phases.

Blend 30 stands out for its quality, excellent composition, and how the tobacco accord is carefully integrated with the oakmoss to create a gritty but grounded accord with a wonderful retro feel. The other aspect is that any citrus, floral, or herbal direction is almost missing, as it stays close to its structure and avoids any distraction. This, in a sense, is quite focussed.

Most importantly, Blend 30 is an absolute pleasure to wear and stands out even among a fine selection of vintage fragrances for its unique character. Projection is moderate but persistent, and duration is good at around six to seven hours based on 4-5 sprays. Very old world and gentlemanly - I can imagine this being an ideal fragrance after a late night shave followed by a drink of Scotch.

This is clearly as good as anything Dunhill has ever put out, and its discontinuation is a source of lament.

04th May, 2017
Stardate 20170411:

A good aromatic fougere of yesteryears.
Has an added smokiness to it.
More similar to Captain than Tuscany.
Well blended and great, therefore discontinued.

11th April, 2017
I can't help but like Blend 30. It is right up my alley of vintage fragrances and I like it a lot. However, one occasionally finds references to this long-discontinued fragrance as some type of holy grail -- and that I do not quite understand. Blend 30 actually somewhat reminds me of classier, better blended version of vintage Captain Molyneux, which is certainly well regarded but doesn't cause such hyperventilation. While my bottle of Blend 30 is in a pristine original box and otherwise appears to be in perfect condition, I find its staying power and projection to be a little below par, perhaps showing its age.
12th May, 2015

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