Advertorial: Dunhill Desire Black

Monday, 12 May 2014

Dunhill Desire Black

Established in 1893 and globally renowned for its quality menswear and luxury goods, Alfred Dunhill’s history consists of over 100 years of extraordinary craftsmanship.

The brand started off specialising in lighters and tobacco before introducing wristwatches and pens in 1926. By the 1970s the brand was well known for its menswear and today it has expanded to incorporate leather goods, accessories and fragrances too. With an ever-growing collection of luxurious men’s fragrances, Dunhill introduces its latest creation: Dunhill Desire Black.

Dunhill Desire Black is mysterious and seductive and arouses the senses with its rich aromas. The fragrance is elegant and charismatic and its magnetism is sure to capture the attention of Dunhill man’s object of affection. The Dunhill Desire Black man is not only confident and bold, but he knows how to chase his dreams. He is not afraid to focus on his passions and always remains stylish, sophisticated and modern.

As with all Dunhill fragrances, the bottle embodies the concept of the scent while staying true to classic Dunhill style. The sheer black texture of the bottle is sophisticated and sensual while the clever cap catches the eye with its textured detail. It is clearly a part of the recognisable Desire fragrance range, yet it is strong enough to stand on its own thanks to its contemporary and timeless appearance.

How does the actual fragrance live up to the sensual design of the packaging? It combines classic ingredients to create a scent that is both masculine as well as bold.

The opening notes of the fragrance are charismatic: the strength of black pepper is neatly combined with the refined citrus scents of bergamot, grapefruit and petitgrain. The fragrance’s timeless qualities come to the fore in the middle notes: saffron and cypress oils mix with Turkish rose and geranium to add intensity. Lastly, the base notes come together to form hazy, smokey warmth: vetiver, Arabian frankincense and Persian amber come together to create masculinity and raw desire.

If you or your man wants to experience this seductive new fragrance, head on over to your nearest Edgars, Foschini, Stuttafords, Truworths or Woolworths store. The fragrance is available in 50ml size for R665 and 100ml size for R865.

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Tshepiso Hamathi

    I would like to buy one for my darling husband just for a change, he has been using 1 Million for years now. The reviews are great especially the Dunhill Desire Red.

    3 years ago •

  1. Jayendra Rambaly

    I love Dunhill, great fragrances!

    3 years ago •

  1. MEL1SSA

    I heard a rumour that Dunhill Desire Blue has been taken off the shelves. Hopefully the Black will remain. My boyfriend loves the Blue but as with everything good, sometimes things run its course and we have to find alternatives. Looking forward to trying this one out…

    3 years ago •

  1. Riyaaz Ajam

    I am a HUGE FAN of the Dunhill Desire Range with the Dunhill Desire Red being my ultimate favourite. I mix between the Dunhill Desire and Dunhill Desire Blue which I find to be more casual compared to the Red.

    The lasting power (scent staying power) of this fragrance is second to none and it really compliments my skin. I have yet to find a fragrance that has the lasting power of this one.

    My wife loves it on me and the black comes just in time for our anniversary which we celebrate later this month.

    I am generally reluctant to try new fragrances, but will not have a problem testing this one as it is from the House I know.

    I find Dunhill Desire to be quite unique, when you spray it, I for one cannot say “it smells like …” not to mention the bottle. It reminds me of (cigarette) Lighters and others’ of a flask. Everything of this fragrance = masculinity.

    3 years ago •

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