May Cologne of the Month: Dunhill Icon Racing2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Who hasn’t felt like hitting the open road in a shiny, ultra-fast convertible, with the wind blowing your hair back and a perfect sunset happening over your shoulder?
Dunhill Icon Racing is Scentbird’s Cologne of the Month for May, from the ultra-sophisticated English designer Dunhill.
This cologne is truly built for speed and filled with a full tank of masculine energy, from the opening top notes of bergamot, bright grapefruit, and fiery cardamom. Dunhill Icon Racing’s sleek aromatic profile leaps out from the first spray – this is not a subtle, laid-back scent by any means. It has an inner fire that demands you keep up right from the start.
After the initial spicy citrus fades, a smart and bracing heart of fresh pepper, lavender, and a hint of orange flower emerges. Lavender’s, freshly-scrubbed feel gets a big, bold boost from the fresh pepper’s fiery heat, and the contrast is what revs the engine in this fragrance to its limits.
The dry down moves from aromatic sophistication to layers of smoky and sweet guaiac wood, woodsy vetiver, and sheer musk. The guiaic wood’s green caramel overtones marry well with the rootsy vetiver note for an original take on a classic men’s cologne style.
All in all, Dunhill’s Icon Racing cologne takes the best from the masculine cologne playbook and updates it for the full-throttle 21st century man – whether you long for the open road or just an open seat on the subway.
In addition to Icon Racing, Scentbird also carries Dunhill’s Icon cologne for another brisk take on the aromatic style, featuring notes of silver sage, juniper, and a distinctive accord of orris and leather in the base.
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