Zirh Ikon 
Zirh (2008)

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Zirh Ikon by Zirh

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Zirh
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Frank Voelkl
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Chad Lavigne
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Zirh Ikon is a men's fragrance launched in 2008 by Zirh

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There are 52 reviews of Zirh Ikon by Zirh.


Zirh Ikon seems to me a lovely fragrance made with cheap ingredients.
The opening is screetchy and alcohol dominant, eventually this dries down to a warm, dark, Christmas spicy incense and green scent that is excellent, however the longevity is poor and it quickly fades to a quiet skin scent.
For the price it is worth it for that sweet spot between the poor opening and disappearance where there is a genuinely excellent fragrance, however I would have paid three times as much for this fragrance if it had more balance and better performance


Zirh Ikon marries spicy, smoky incense and clean-feeling, soapy elements; the result is a wearable, versatile, well-layered blend that qualifies as a tasteful everyman scent with gentle performance to match.

It's hard to argue with the composition, which never puts a foot out of place (given the price, it's fairly synthetic, but well-blended nonetheless). The vetiver in here makes me think of this as more mainstream, softer-edged take on the Encre Noire series. The increasingly dominant incense and woods add some mystique to what otherwise would feel green and clean, as though a bar of Irish Spring sat in a drawer full of incense and absorbed the smoky, spicy aromas. The citrus and green elements fade to the background by the drydown, leaving a rich, resinous scent behind.

As nice as it is, it's probably a hard sell to fragheads who would be inclined to pursue scents that push elements of this composition in more dramatic (and, therefore, polarizing) directions. But a good all-arounder is, in its own way, worth celebrating, and Zirh Ikon would be good all-arounder scent for a man of any age. It's distinct and intriguing enough to work as a signature, but restrained enough to work in any situation.


IKON is a sign, as a word or graphic symbol, whose form suggests its meaning. And that is ZIRH IKON. I've been captured by the polished black bottle with the round metal cap, imagining a mysterious black juice inside. But still, I'm happy to report IKON is much better than I imagined it would be.

It starts with a light, fresh lemon-ginger blend note. There is a speedy transition from citrus freshness to spicy and aromatic notes of green cardamom and artemisia.

In mid-development, it releases a decent quality of resinous labdanum. You must pay close attention but cinnamon bark and clove buds are also detectable in IKON. Actually, no matter how hard I try, I get no powdery vibe of orris, at least not during this stage.

The base notes of IKON smell exactly as I thought they would: dirty, ambery, and musky. Great and warm olibanum appears roughly after an hour, it is resinous, fumy, and dark as the one you could smell in a church during a winter service, It is very heavy. Imagine putting all flavors of incense sticks into a tin, shutting the lid, and opening it the following day.

In spite of the presence of oriental dark, deep, and opulent notes, IKON is not especially long-lived and sillage is not great unless you drown yourself in it, so perfect for a dinner date or such like on a cool and rainy night. Definitely more of an evening scent. Although it screams warm winter nights, I can see this one also working on a warm fall evening because of the cedar and vetiver, though I am yet to try. Of course, you could easily wear this for office work, considering the inoffensive projection, but you will need to refresh it afternoon if you'd like to smell good when going back at home or meeting your friends.

This is my take on IKON, it is neither a meh nor a whoa, though I think I like it, a decent cold evening scent. It's not an annoying scent, yet confident and strong, and just smells so damn good.


Tried this for the first time today and I really like it. Will be going on the wish list because of the value and versatility. Reminds me of MB Individuel mixed with Armani Code, but also with a hint of smoke thrown in...very enjoyable and should please others.


For the money, this is a good scent. The incense is very heavy. Imagine putting all flavours of incense sticks into a tin, shutting the lid, and opening it the following day. This is that chaotic mix or aromas that somehow seems to work. Cloves are in the background, along with a synthetic smelling floral and vetiver, which is not unpleasant. Ikon is not especially long lived and sillage is not great unless you drown yourself in it, so perfect for a dinner date or such like. Definitely more of an evening scent. Although it screams warm winter nights, I can see this one also working on a warm evening because of the floral and vetiver, though I am yet to try.


Just blind bought this and it is a weak scent nothing special,just move on people....

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