Really like this a lot, why have they discontinued it? Dunhill is a class brand with great bottles but they have done a few dodgy scents. Their fruity and the aquatics don't do it for me. This is my favourite Dunhill along with Pursuit. This one I wear in Autumn and Winter and Pursuit in Spring and Summer. I can detect the Geranium, Orris, Tonka Bean and Sandalwood. The culmulative effect is something that smells to me like spicey chocolate, slightly sweet and smoky, and there's no fragrance quite like it. It only lasts about 4-5 hours on me although it does stay close to the skin for longer. It's subtle and not intrusive or offensive, so a good one for work or socialising - but apply it in the morning and it's worn off by lunch time!
Dunhill by Dunhill, 2003
Rated #955 in Fragrances
Inoffensive, generic, soft musk and florals. Completely uninteresting to my nose. Disappears quickly. Not worth the time and effort to discover.
Dunhill opens with a very synthetic smelling faux lemon, lavender and geranium combo before adding in a very generic blend of cedar in the scent's heart, sweetened by base notes of tonka bean, artificial sandalwood and musk. The scent is quite linear in nature with the artificial lemon, lavender, geranium and tonka bean remaining for most of the entire duration. Projection and longevity are both excellent. Wow, this one is just a complete disappointment. I am one of the few on Basenotes that does not mind many of the Dunhill scents, but this one is so completely generic, cheap smelling, mundane and unoriginal that you may as well put a label "Exceptional for Men" on the bottle and call it a day. For those that are not familiar with "Exceptional" I can only recommend that you do *not* seek it out as it is anything but... and likewise for this "me too" release from Dunhill. On the plus side for bottle collectors, I love the container the juice comes in; I just wish the scent was as good smelling as its well-designed housing. Dunhill gets a below average 2 stars out of 5 and an "avoid" recommendation unless you just want the great bottle.
This is not my favorite Dunhill--by a long shot--but that said, there is something I really like about this. I am on my second bottle and that says a lot! I think that the drydown is the best part of this (and the bottle, of course, which is beatiful). The moss and sandalwood blend well with the tonka. I particularly like their aftershave balm, which is really hard to find. True to the Dunhill profile, this is discreet, elegant and manly--the cedarwood and musk see to that. Unlike their profile, I find this one a little ordinary, a little safe. Dunhill reused this bottle for their here today and gone tomorrow scent Pure, only in a frosted glass version. This actually is a long-standing Dunhill tradition if you think about it--they used their iconic spiral bottle for both Edition and d, again, both with frosted glass.
Like its tobacciana competitor Davidoff, Dunhill has an established pedigree in the men's fragrance field. With this 2003 offering, Dunhill presents a solid, vaguely Modernist bottle which seems more inspired by midcentury table lighters than by the purported sports car influence. I find the fragrance more linear than some others do. It begins with a soft musky note not dissimilar to Burberry Touch, but more refined. The steam note familiar from Mugler Cologne also makes an appearance soon thereafter. The very mild spice and woods interweave this blend and it remains thus for the duration, a substantial 8 hours or so. Dunhill is a pleasant fragrance which should offend no one, great for the office or in close quarters.
For the first hour, Dunhill smells like a Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme clone: powdery, white floral, sweet, and with an anisic spiciness. I like it, even though it's not unique. The drydown kicks in after that first hour, and that's where Dunhill becomes a fragrance more suited to my tastes. It's excellent. It's got that old school oily, quasi-alcohol "cologney" smell that is so common in classic aftershaves like English Leather and Skin Bracer. It's a style I love, though many consider it outdated and "old manly". In fact, Dunhill's drydown smells like English Leather (current version) with a hint of amber and cedar to remind you that this still is a 2003 release. Dunhill is one of the few fragrances from this brand that I like. It is elegant and well constructed, with excellent longevity and discreet sillage, the way it should be with this kind of fragrance. The only reason I don't give this a higher rating is because of its lack of originality. Its generic style is its only downside. MY RATING: 8/10
This is nice, inoffensive, and characterless. Poor longevity and projection on me. 2 hours after application I'm left with an anonymous scented soap. I can't imagine this making anyone mad, or elevating them, or making them randy. Nothing. It's just there like a beige Civic.
This fragrance is like that person you pass on the street you're not able to place or that melody you've heard before but can't quite peg: it's evasive but you know you know it from somewhere. Perhaps it's the battle between the lemon and geranium, or the overture of cedarwood which seems to have a place in this the entire time; or maybe it's the mossy, musky combination of tonka and masculinity that oozes out slowly at the finish. A solid but not spectacular fragrance on me (or for my nose), it's brassy, noticeable, and probably a few people will turn their heads if not for the very reason that they THINK they've maybe smelled you somewhere before ...
Not bad, from the pyramid list you'd think it smells like everything else but it does have a really stand out soapy note to it ( i think its the orris) But yeah its a light, refreshing, citrus/woody/clean smell and seems to have good projection as just when i think its totally gone someone catches a whiff! Definately a springtime scent, i bought it blind and prob wouldnt buy it again.
Geir Lite (featuring Splenda)? Initially a light cherry soap with just a bit of that same fizzy sparkle. A little anise and cinnamon gives a slight pep, but the underlying wood is a lot sweeter than most of its competitors. The cherry component also gets more and more pronounced as it proceeds. Soon there's really nothing else left except perhaps for some talcum powder, and the sparkle is gone. Even the spices quietly acquiesce to the cherry, in spite of it not being overly strong. If you don't dislike cherry as much as I do, you probably won't find it objectionable, but potentially very dull.
Dunhill by Dunhill, 2003
|Top Notes||Lemon, Geranium|
|Middle Notes||Orris, Cedarwood|
|Base Notes||Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Moss, Musk|
|Perfumer||Michel Almairac [Robertet]|
|Bottle Designer||Franzrudolf Lehnert|
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