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Icon by Gorilla Perfumes - "Imagine a Venetian palace decorated with purple crushed velvet and huge gold picture frames, the darkness broken by flickering candlelight, the scent of mystical myrrh, decorated with a light airy note of orange, bergamot and mandarin. Imagine the power and inspiration in the air and you'll be able to get a feeling for the perfume that is Icon. There's something Byronesque about this fragrance; you could imagine it being worn by dissolute young men staying up late to write passionate poetry." --lushusa.com

Perfume House Gorilla Perfumes
Introduced August 1999
Scent Classification Citrus Aromatic
Perfumer --
Fragrance Notes Myrrh, orange blossom, bergamot, mandarin, sandalwood
Package Designer LUSH
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Available Products Gorilla Perfumes Icon - Eau de Parfum 0.07oz, 0.3oz, 1oz / $4.74-59.95

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If this perfume was a man, he'd be a troubled literary genius dressed in crushed purple velvet. If it were a drink, it'd be the underground choice du jour for poetry appreciation groups. Churchy myrrh and intoxicating orange blossom absolute form hypnotic combinations in this impossible-to-forget fragrance.

"Mark created Icon as a play between light and dark, sparkling and smouldering - and he'd still like to work on the formula some more; like aiming for impossible perfection where perhaps the little irregularities are exactly what makes it resonate so beautifully. I'd say leave it alone and let us enjoy it. It's fabulous." --Pia on Icon fragrance

Fragrance Notes / Feel
Main notes : Myrrh, Orange Blossom, Bergamot, Mandarin, Sandalwood
Feels like : magnetic attraction

What is myrrh?
Myrrh is a resin from a small tree which grows in the semi-desert regions of Yemen, Libya, and Iran. They can also be found along the coast of the Red Sea. It has been in use since ancient times; it was one of the ingredients in the mummification process! It is one of the key ingredients of traditional incense. It was highly valued in the ancient societies. It has a deep, rich aroma of tree resin and incense with a hint of liquorice.

Source: gorillaperfume.com (April 2013)

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Allure Magazine - April 2013
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Fragrance News - Dollars & Scents -- Don't judge a book by its cover -- or a perfume by its bottle. Fragrance experts single out the best scents under $60 (and explain why "smelling like cheap perfume" isn't the insult it used to be).

Gorilla Perfume Icon, $59.99 -- Leathery or smoky scents can be tough to do on the cheap; they tend to smell almost vulgar, like beef jerky. But Icon -- with just the right amount of incense for depth and orange blossom for levity -- comes very close to hitting the same mark as superspendy options like Clive Christian V for Women ($405). "If you like dark, expensive-smelling, mysterious, smoky scents, Icon is your perfume -- at a fraction of the price of a luxury scent, with almost, to my nose, no loss in fidelity," says Chandle Burr, curator of the department of olfactory art at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Created by the cult British perfume, Gorilla, it's available in the U.S. at Lush stores.

(Guarnieri, Anne-Marie. "Fragrance News." Allure Apr. 2013: 194-200)

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