For the money, this is a good scent. The incense is very heavy. Imagine putting all flavours of incense sticks into a tin, shutting the lid, and opening it the following day. This is that chaotic mix or aromas that somehow seems to work. Cloves are in the background, along with a synthetic smelling floral and vetiver, which is not unpleasant. Ikon is not especially long lived and sillage is not great unless you drown yourself in it, so perfect for a dinner date or such like. Definitely more of an evening scent. Although it screams warm winter nights, I can see this one also working on a warm evening because of the floral and vetiver, though I am yet to try.
Just blind bought this and it is a weak scent nothing special,just move on people....
Now that I'm living a rather odd lifestyle of a 30-something that is a full-time college student, I have been wearing cheaper and less sophisticated scents because I'm now a jeans-and-T-Shirt type of guy. Zirh Ikon is the absolute steal of my collection! I payed 12.99 for a gift set of this, and upon first spray I was reminded of a scent I wore back in my days of being a salesmen... Dunhill Edition.
I would 5-star this because of the value of the scent, but it stands on it own against the costlier and more snobbish scents I've tried and own. Cardamon and a light lemon opening quickly turns into a clove/cinnamon dominated middle that linger forever on my skin. It's that clove/cinnamon middle that conjures up memories of Dunhill Edition.
For the fall/winter semester, this is my signature scent.
After a screechy lemon drop start, Ikon relaxed into a 1980s daddy scent – persistent, synthetic down to its toes, sweet for the duration (which is long), mildly hinting at woods, vetiver, spice, without committing to anything in particular, and, as many have discovered, surprisingly pleasant. A bit too-square-to-care for my taste, this seems to be aiming in the direction of the much more vibrant Rive Gauche PH.
My second review after i tested this one good.
First of all this scent is cheap! and not smell-wise cheap put paywise :-) so i like that for starters ...
I tested a good 8 sprays in the morning after a shower.
Opening first 30 seconds to 2 -5 mins is not that good , little bit sour?
I think many will dislike the opening and by this will not buy it in stores.
After 5 minutes the scent becomes better!
Its a real winter fragrance. and maybe odd but i resemble this scent with churches, dungeons and priests...
Dont expect a very unusual scent its nice sweetish,insense warm and spicy smells almost like a christmas glow.
Sillage and Longevity are allright after a few wearings.
the scent tends to be introvert and not outgoing. Not for the machos.
Drydown on skin is great! almost like By Killians perfumes.
So i give the best ratings for the drydown.
- Opening : 5 out of 10
- Middle : 7.5 out of 10
- End : 8.5 out of 10
Pros: Superb mid and drydown , price and perfect for christmas
Cons: Bad opening"