Dunhill Icon Racing by Alfred Dunhill Cologne. First released in 2017, Dunhill Icon Racing is a long-lasting fragrance for men.
Top notes are fresh and spicy, with citrusy bergamot and grapefruit juxtaposed against resinous cardamon. Aromatic middle notes include orange blossom and lavender warmed by a dash of pepper. Base notes are woody, with smoky guaiac wood and musty vetiver; a primal note of musk adds a sensual edge.
Alfred Dunhill is a brand that has dabbled in a wide array of
products since the design house's eponymous founder took over his father's British saddle-making business in 1893. However, the brand has constantly been oriented towards men's interests and hobbies. The name of this fragrance reflects the company's heritage, being transformed in the late 19th-century into an automobile accoutrement store. At a time when the automobile was a new and uncertain technology, Dunhill was a forward-thinking innovator who perceived its potential and capitalized on the need that he foresaw for driving accessories.
Taking over his father’s business at age 21 in 1893, Alfred Dunhill began to transform the family’s saddlery into an accessory store for the latest and hottest item on the market—automobiles. Along with horns, lamps and dashboard clocks, Dunhill also offered other “necessities” for the driver such as leather overcoats, goggles and gloves.
Moving onto a new venture in 1907, Dunhill opened a tobacco shop followed by his own pipe factory in 1910....
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