dunhill Icon Racing Red Eau de Parfum Review

dunhill Icon Racing Red Eau de Parfum Review

Founded in 1983, dunhill is known for its sophisticated, tailored menswear and accessories, owing its success to the high standards of quality set by the owner. But this luxury culture doesn’t stop with fashion; it’s carried through to all of Alfred Dunhill’s fragrances – and the latest launch for 2021 is no exception. The citrus-aromatic dunhill Icon Racing Red Eau de Parfum perfectly balances solar accords and fresh geranium with a fusion of woody facets to achieve an exhilarating fragrance that embodies the spirit of racing.


This Fragrance Smells Like…

Icon Racing Red starts its journey with an energising sun-filled cocktail of citrus notes, matched with dashes of aromatic pink pepper. These exhilarating nuances continue in the green heart of cypress and geranium, which is balanced with a smoky incense note. Icon Racing Red finishes on a win, with a modern blend of warm, sticky ambers and masculine woody notes that take you across the finish line as a hint of delicious tonka bean and earthy vetiver reveal themselves for a sensual finish.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Paying homage to Alfred Dunhill’s racing past, the EDP is exciting, dangerous and out of control. Inspired by the thrill-seeking, adrenaline-filled rush you feel when racing your favourite sports car, dunhill Icon Racing Red embodies the man who is here for a great time, not a long time.


You Will Love This If…

If you’re a fan of dunhill Icon but you’re looking for something a little more exhilarating and contemporary, you’ll love the Icon Racing collection. The Racing Red Eau de Parfum fits perfectly between the original Icon and Icon Elite, taking the aromatic pepper facet from both and pairing it with the fresh citruses from the original and the warm woods of Elite.

Find your fresh set of wheels with the Icon Racing collection:
• Red: Citrus-Aromatic
Green: Fougere-Citrus
Blue: Woody-Aromatic


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

For me, Icon Racing Red EDP smells like driving a convertible along a winding road through a sub-tropical forest, the trees rich with oranges basking in warm sunlight.


What’s The Longevity Like?

Impressive for an Eau de Parfum! The fragranced lasted around six to seven hours on my skin.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

A homage to the motoring heritage of dunhill, the weighted glass bottle resembles a car piston; adorned with red textured diamonds, the bottle has an amazing grip that’s ideal for post-gym spritzes. Outlined in silver detailing and featuring a gear stick-esque top, the flacon looks like it’s fallen straight out of a luxury sports car. But it doesn’t stop there: the bottle is housed within a recyclable cardboard box that features a black and white racing stripe straight down the middle.


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