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AUGUSTMAN’s First Thoughts On… Dunhill’s Century Eau de Parfum


Century, Dunhill’s latest fragrance, boasts a handsome clear cuboid bottle. Photo: Dunhill (Fragrances)

Citrus-based summer fragrances for men are usually expected to be light and airy, kind of like having an uplifting lemon-scented mist around you. But how it generally comes across is very reminiscent of some run-of-the-mill lemon air freshener. Fresh, yes. But sexy? Hardly.

Century, Dunhill’s latest fragrance, boasts a handsome clear cuboid bottle. Photo: Dunhill (Fragrances)

Only a handful of perfumiers have pulled off a citrus-based fragrance with finesse, and one of them is Dunhill’s latest fragrance, Century.  We weren’t sure what  to expect from this handsome clear cuboid bottle when it reached our desk initially, so we had to give the Carlos Benaim creation a go to see what it’s all about. After all, if there’s anything anyone should know by now is that not everything that’s pretty is always all good. 

Dunhill Century campaign. Photo: Dunhill (Fragrances)

At first spritz, Century made quite an entrance with a blast of refreshing grapefruit, mandarin and bergamot, before drying down to a softer, more subdued neroli. The fragrance warmed up with touches of of cardamom and olibanum, before settling down to a subtle blend of comforting sandalwood, musk and cypriol.

The Dunhill Century bottle is reminiscent of a dice. Photo: Dunhill (Fragrances)

Safe to say, Dunhill’s Century is a well-blended citrus-based fragrance that’s perfect for the modern day man. The clean and effervescent scent is strong without being overpowering and has a long-lasting silage that isn’t intrusive. It’s perfect for daytime use… and also as a conversation-starting paperweight in the office (because it just looks so damn good).

Dunhill Century is priced at $109 for 75ml and $139 for 135ml. Available at Dunhill Takashimaya D.S., 391 Orchard Road, #01-10, Singapore 238872 and all major departmental stores

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