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Dunhill Edition (1984)
by Dunhill


Dunhill Edition information

Year of Launch1984
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 212 votes)

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Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchDunhill

About Dunhill Edition

This fresh spicy fragrance is ideal for a distinguished gentleman. Packaged in a stylish black box.

Dunhill Edition fragrance notes

Reviews of Dunhill Edition

An understated elegance that can't go wrong. A clean and fresh scent that I've always called my own. Worth the effort to find and purchase.

This was not my first Dunhill choice. I had just started working in Montreal and happened to walk by the Dunhill retail store at PVM. I was interested in having a signature cologne that could call my own, so I stopped in and sampled the Dunhill Classic.

I thought it smelled good on me, however, that evening when I got home, my wife thought otherwise. She felt it was too 'old school' on me. Nothing wrong with 'old school' but I was in my early 30's back then.

The next day, I met my wife for lunch and we went to the Dunhill shop to return the previous day's unopened purchases. That's when the clerk suggested a newer product - Dunhill Edition. I tried it and indeed it was more youthful and unique. My wife liked the sample I tried on and I've been wearing it ever since.

Best advice is to try a sample, wear it for a few hours then find someone you trust and ask for an opinion.
12th July, 2017
A lovely woody/spicy/floral scent. Longevity and silage are pretty good. A bit like Oscar. This is a great fragrance.
30th May, 2017
There is a rather prominent difference between production releases. The "Dunhill" without the dot and "EDITION" printed right below Dunhill on the bottle is the newer release.
I managed to obtain the earlier release and find this so easy to enjoy, nicely composed, with woods nicely accompanied by a swirl of herbs. I don't get very much basil, but more nutmeg and sage. No sharp edges on this one, that can typically be experienced with nutmeg and cedar. Everything is smoothed over. Longevity is about average, but the aroma is well worth it. I had to get backups and the aftershave too. :-)
15th April, 2017
It's not my sort of fragrance...I gave it a shot, but it ended up becoming cloying and a "scrubber." ;^<

The initial application brings a strong spicy blast, accented by the citrus notes. It then settles into a dry, spicy-woody scent with the basil, sage, clove and nutmeg really sticking out. I was hoping for a mellowing out from the listed lavender note, but I can't detect it. The result is a dated, smoky, stale fragrance that I, in my 40's, tried to like but couldn't. It's like, meh, smells like an old spice cabinet that hasn't been washed in years!

Dunhill Edition is indisputably "old school" in nature, hailing from the experimental and loud 80's era. I am not crazy about it, but I know there are proponents of this type of aromatic-mossy-spicy scent I'm sure.

A test spritz is HIGHLY recommended vs. flat-out blind buying it. As for me, it just didn't do it, and I'll probably add my portion to the "swap list."
03rd March, 2017 (last edited: 04th March, 2017)
Sandalwood, right off the bat. It's the same High Quality of the original Armani Eau Pour Homme 1984. Worth buying for that as it remains in the background throughout. The top notes of Basil and Clary Sage stand out for me and are two of my favourite notes.
The Floral heart is lightly spiced to a classic masculine bouquet.
Smooth and pleasant base of Sandal and Quality musk.
Amber? Maybe a light touch.
Not an 80's monster. Elegant.
04th September, 2016
From the listed notes, basil best describes the opening for me, followed by lemon: delicious and office appropriate. The base has a gamy woodiness with the basil fading to a memory.
29th August, 2016

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