Zippo makes a fragrance?!
I was in my local pharmacy last week and I generally take a peak in their cologne section as they often have an interesting selection of lesser known colognes along side the big names. This box made me do a double-take. ZIPPO?!? As in the folks who makes those elegant and timeless lighters??! Yes, that ZIPPO! Damn! Just for the shear novelty of the thing I had to buy a bottle. OK maybe I did a quick on-line check first to get an idea of the aromas and to make sure it wasn’t a dud. But bottom line, I was pretty excited about this and walk out with a box.
The fragrance is called Helios after the personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. Since a Zippo lighter can also be seen as a source of light in time of need, this is a very fitting name.
The scent is not overly complicated, but considering that I am a simple man this works out perfectly well. The box lists the following scents: Fougere, Woody, Musk. I will say that the “Fougere” is clear and is followed by a small hint or orange. The wood and musk are there are well but more as supporting elements. Considering the imagery of Zippo, I would have perhaps expected something louder. That said, this is a lovely modern gentleman scent.
The educated noses at Fragrantica describe it as follow: Helios by Zippo Fragrances is an Aromatic fruity fragrance for men. Helios was launched in 2018. Top notes are orange, fig leaf and lemon; middle notes are lavender, apple and watermelon; base notes are cedar, moss and musk.
Note that my video has a little sound glitch midway and I don’t see how to clear it out. Sorry about that.