A fragrance that evokes the deep blue waters of the sea is always a pleasant surprise. And when this disclosure comes from Dunhill, the effect is guaranteed. Following the trail behind the success of Desire for a Man from 2000, Desire Blue is an aromatic green fragrance launched in 2002 and developed by perfumer Philippe Romano.
I can’t think of a perfume launched by Dunhill which I did not enjoy subsequent to testing, because all their creations are orchestrated in order to offer pleasure for your nostrils. Desire Blue is similar to a breath of fresh air into the life of a jaded man. This clean aquatic perfume is dominated by the sea notes and fruity accords.
I tested Desire Blue back in 2008 and I discovered an interesting character. Not sufficiently interesting nor pleasantly enough for making me to desire a bottle for my own (like Dunhill Custom, for example) but I might use this from time to time. Desire Blue begins with floral fruity accords of lotus, Mandarin orange, litchi and bergamot. Particularly, the last note is responsible for making me a favorable impression. Then, the heart follows with orange, sea notes, Brazilian rosewood. In the trail, it is present the intoxicating benzoin blended in musk, after which the entire composition is wrapped around warm amber, while Tonka bean is added for conferring it a spicy note.
Similar to Desire, except this time the red color was replaced by a calming blue hue, the bottle of Desire Blue exhibits the renowned lighter shape. This image is reminiscent of the British refinement and is also strengthening the playful character of the fragrance.
Dunhill Desire Blue Perfume Details
- Desire Blue by Dunhill is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Green
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2002
- Perfumer: Philippe Romano
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual