Glad you like it. Personally didn't care for it at all.
Thread: Bought Zirh Ikon - Blown Away!
This was a bargain blind buy for 25 bucks for 125ml. Just gorgeous fragrance, smells incredibly expensive, think Bulgari Extreme meets Burberry London (If London had any Longevity). Ikon has great longevity, good projection, all around class. This is something that smells like it belongs with a suit and tie.
Let's do a brief note breakdown, Cinnamon, cardamom, citrus and I get a bit of caraway, just a well blended spicy top gives way to a very clean almost soapy fragrance, as mentioned this stuff with a Chanel badge would go for triple the price. Absolute bargain, not worn commonly and would make an incredible signature scent.
If you find it, definitely pick this one up and support Zirh who clearly deserve kudos for making a fragrance of this quality
Glad you like it. Personally didn't care for it at all.
Perfumania has it on CLEARANCE for $12.99 !!!!!
The bottle design alone justifies the money for this one.
...fourteen in a dozen and very cloying...!
I think it's one of the best recent releases at its price point. I have a bottle and enjoy it when I wear it.
yeah it's a good bargain at those clearance prices. It's full price was $50 or 60 odd dollars but it didn't really sell, probably because its not on-trend and zirh doesn't have the brand identity to sell fragrances at that price. IMO the packaging is very well done and I wear the scent often.
Got my bottle for $15. The bottle is cool and very dudical with the magnetic top! This is the best cheapie for sure. Don't forget the most prominent note after the cinnamon... MASSIVE PATCHOULI ... would like the juice even drier but it's a fun one for sure. I like to layer it on itself through the day so the patchouli increases. Great as room spray too.
I was very enthusiastic when I bought it and immediately posted about it here - there's nothing quite like it to my nose.
I wear it quite a lot, but on me - despite its longevity - it doesn't project all that much.
Athey were clearing these out for $10 (125ml) at a local perfume store ( I paid the princely sm of $14 for mone and so felt ripped off LOL).
I sprayed some on a few hours ago (ankle sampling). There is a "brightness" to it that almost suggests aldehydes, though it doesn't have that metallic quality. I get a kind of creamy, spicy, sweet/citrusy aspect with a woody/incense underneath it that gets stronger over time as the creamy aspect gets weaker. If you smell it up close on the skin, though, you can smell the creamy aspect for quite a while, it seems. One thing it lacks is what I call "body," which requires something like oakmoss. Last time I wore it normally, I didn't like the woody/incense, which feels "cheap" to me, and I wish it felt fuller. I can understand why those unfamiliar with the vintage greats would like this one, though. I prefer Tobaco Latino for a similar woody quality, because in that one the tobacco note lasts a long time so it doesn't get boring, and I think it's got a bit more body.
UPDATE: I really don't like what I guess is the cedar note here. It gets stronger and stronger over time, and a lot more irritating. And there is nothing else to act as a counterpoint (everything else is a lot weaker).
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It's truly niche in a bottle. Domination of clove,incense and cinnamon, with that "rubber" smell. The rubber is what makes it so unique imo.. Best of all, they pulled it off without making it sweet or cloying.
somewhat lacking depth, but for the price, can't go wrong ...
One of the worst scents I ever put to my nose. Not as repulsive as Drakkar Noir but not really good either.
i like the top notes, its nice to spray on, a nice burst, the base is good but doesnt continue for long, a real grower, though a 'smells like cheese' comparison i read on bnotes really hasnt helped my appreciation, in spite of this, one i enjoy wearing, and spraying a lot, since it cost me next to nothing...
In other threads, Zirh Ikon has been compared favorably to both Gucci PH and Dunhill Edition. It is far less expensive than either of those, I'm still on a grad-student budget, and I'm not averse to inexpensive scents. Nonetheless, I'm not quite prepared to buy it blind and no-one around here seems to have testers...
im going to get shot for saying this but it has a similar vibe to poivre 23 by le labo, less sweetness on the drydown, and doesnt last a 10th of poivre, not nearly as good, but similar - ish...its so cheap on ebay right now.......definitely worth a punt..
After a delicious open, I get a wonderfuly rich frankincense drydown that almost overpowers everything else but the cinnamon, but not in a bad way. Smells like Catholic mass from my childhood.
Bought this one today for $10 (4.2 oz) at Perfumania. Happy to have Zirh in my small, but slowly growing collection.
I'm starting to wonder if this scent wouldn't have done a lot better had it been a niche scent. I think it was probably too different to strike the right chord with the regular fragrance buying public.
I'm going to have to revisit this. I got a lot of a fresh, almost metallic note - what I think may have been dihydromyrcenol - that detracted from my enjoyment of the scent. Other than that aspect though I really liked what I was smelling; it just felt greatly cheapened by that fresh note.
I recently sampled Ikon in a drug store and found it to be somewhat reminiscent of Aramis Devin. Which is not a bad thing by any means, but Devin is a finer fragrance and it's not prohibitively expensive.
I don't catch much relation between the two. Devin is much greener, and full of birch tar, while Ikon is spice and patchouli.
Ikon is a very "nichey" type of scent. A very different type of scent.
If you look at their official notes they actually have quite a bit in common: