Luxury in a Bottle: Which Dunhill ICON Men’s Fragrance Suits You the Best?

A spirit of adventure, thrill of sports or rush of contemporary life, there’s a Dunhill ICON fragrance with your name on it. 


Back in 1934, dunhill London launched its first men’s fragrance. Since then, the luxury house has been making compellingly sophisticated men’s fragrances to worldwide acclaim.

The ICON COLLECTION is inspired by the spirit of adventure, the thrill of sports and the rush of the contemporary world. Using the world’s finest aromas and ingredients, the ICON COLLECTION perfectly encapsulates each facet of the dunhill London man’s life.

So which is your choice of luxury in a bottle?

1. ICON - For the Traveler to Exotic Destinations

Do you enjoy travelling to exotic obscure places? ICON is inspired by the open road and the thrill of travel. The fragrance is a unique combination of the world’s rarest and most precious aromas - Lavender de Provence, rare Oud wood from the Middle East, Italian Bergamot and Neroli Absolut - that enhance the masculine notes of black pepper and cardamom to create the perfect aroma for men on the move.

Reflective of a fragrance journey from east to west, and detours in the most exotic places, ICON’s base note is Oris leather - an aroma that you want to linger with warmth, through the passage of time.

2. ICON RACING - For the Adventurous, Stylish man

Do you envision yourself driving through the British landscape in a racing green, open-top sports car? ICON Racing is a fragrance of speed, masculinity and freedom. British Racing Green is a dark and masculine hue that was the team color of the English racing drivers at the dawn of motor racing.

A fresh aroma for men on the move, ICON Racing embodies Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit and Cardamom enhancing authentic notes of black pepper and lavender. The drumbeat of Guaiac Wood, Vetiver and Musk deliver warm and masculine base notes.

3. ICON ELITE - For the Energetic, Sporty Man

Are you always on-the-go? Quintessentially British, masculine and sports-inspired, ICON ELITE is dunhill London’s most energising fragrance for men. Crafted around the core notes of Sicilian bigarade, vetiver and sandalwood, ELITE is an aroma bursting with energy.

ELITE is a fragrance to savour with invigorating core notes of blue sage and juniper creating new layers of complexity to the eau de parfum’s signature. Finishing a profound dry down of ebony wood and black suede, ELITE’s compelling cocktail of aromas stays with you for hours beyond its initial application.

4. ICON ABSOLUTE - For the Contemporary, Sophisticated Man

Are you adventurous at heart? Masculine and modern, ICON ABSOLUTE is dunhill London’s most contemporary fragrance. ABSOLUTE embodies dunhill London’s sophistication through the blending of rich, earthy saffron with the heady aromas of velvety black rose and Egyptian jasmine.

The fragrance reveals itself with the ICON family’s signature notes of Sicilian bergamot and black pepper with woody cardamom. The base notes will clothe you in the rich, masculine aromas of smoky Oud wood, tobacco and Tuscan leather.

dunhill London fragrances are available at selected departmental stores. For more information, visit

Aditi Kashyap

26 Oct 2017, 10:00 AM

Aditi is the Associate Editor at Vanilla Luxury. She loves to travel and has an obsession with rooftop bars and chasing sunsets. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets.

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