Dunhill to launch first fragrance developed under John Ray early next year

Andrew Cooper was shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz in the campaign for Icon, Dunhill’s latest fragrance. — AFP-Relaxnews pic
Andrew Cooper was shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz in the campaign for Icon, Dunhill’s latest fragrance. — AFP-Relaxnews pic

LONDON, Dec 16 — In the first quarter of next year, the British brand will launch Icon, its first fragrance created under the creative direction of John Ray, who arrived at the head of the Dunhill label earlier this year.

A woody aromatic, Icon was developed by Carlos Benaim — the nose behind Pure Poison by Dior and Very Irresistible by Givenchy, among others. The masculine perfume combines notes of bergamot and neroli absolute with extracts of black pepper, cardamom absolute, lavender, smoked oud and oak moss.

“Icon is the perfect expression of natural refinement, a translation of the luxurious and classic heritage of the Dunhill house, with, what’s more, a touch of modernity.... The man who will wear Icon is a masculine and sophisticated gentleman,” stated Carlos Benaim.

For the campaign, the British brand enlisted noted American photographer Annie Leibovitz, who shot the perfume’s spokesmodel Andrew Cooper.

Icon will be sold in early 2015 in two formats: 50ml (€69/RM300) and 100ml (€89/RM387). — AFP-Relaxnews

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