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Ignis (1994)
by Omar Sharif


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Year of Launch1994
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HouseOmar Sharif
Parent CompanyPrestige International Distribution

About Ignis

Ignis is a masculine fragrance by Omar Sharif. The scent was launched in 1994

Reviews of Ignis

Another lovely thing I've come across on a fluke, Ignis Pour Homme is a solidly tailored herbal scent very much aligned with the times. Like its contemporaries from the house of Romeo Gigli, Ignis is focused on herbs and musks, with the woods a distant echo. It reminds me much of Rabanne's XS without the mint, Venezia, and vintage Nicole Miller. While the lavender, clove, and patchouli reign here, there is a ghost of some sort of fruit ester which lends a plummy sweetness and alleviates what should be an arid body. I love this style of perfumery; it's a shame this particular iteration is nearly extinct.
16th July, 2016
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Ignis has that "black" quality: sweet/fruity, a bit heavy/syrupy/vanillic, a little spice, a little patchouli, a little powdery, a little musky, a touch of tobacco (tonka type), etc. I wonder if this was the first of its kind, since I can't think of one that was introduced before 1994. It is somewhat similar to Burberry's London for Men but without the strong wood element, though with an animalic element (it's mild) Perhaps most notablly, it has that dried fruit/port wine thing that London has. Ignis doesn't have any "synthetic" qualities, which makes it superior to London, at least to me, nor does it has a "blob"-like quality, which seems to be a problem with this kind of fragrance. Projection/"sillage" is at least good and longevity is at least very good. Beyond the top notes it's rather linear, which is not uncommon with these kinds of fragrances. All in all, it's quite good, though not the kind I find myself drawn to these days. The notes work too well together, so there isn't as much contrast or dynamism as I'd like. This is perhaps best classified as a "romantic" fragrance, since it doesn't have the "monster sillage" one would expect of a party fragrance.
23rd September, 2011

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