Hi Posse, Jil Sander can be very hit & miss for me. I haven’t tried the whole line but there were some sporty things that got a little skin time and a couple of the masculines but none grabbed me, not in a put your money on the counter kinda way anyway. Never smelled Jil Sander No 4 in my recollection but there are a LOT of perfumistas that regard it as the Jil Sander opus. So today as you in the northern hemisphere really start to cool down I thought you could probably do with some Sun, we’re getting heaps down here and loving it..
Sun by Pierre Bourdon for Jil Sander 1989
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange blossom, Amalfi lemon, bergamot, cassis, Palisander rosewood, fruity notes
Heart: Iris, ylang-ylang, heliotrope, rose, lily of the valley, carnation
Base: Vanilla, tonka, cedar, benzoin, styrax, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, musk
Sun by Jil Sander will always hold a special memory space in my heart. We don’t see it much in Australia but I’ve always been attracted to the bottle. It looks so simple and chemist-ish, like it’s pills & potion to bring sun into your life. The equivalent of a fragrance for vitamin D. So back in 2013 Jin & I were in Vienna, Austria and I saw the bottle at a store. It was so exciting that after I spritzed the tester and breathed in Sun I didn’t even look at the price, just grabbed the largest bottle on display and bought it. Everything I had dreamed that Sun would smell like? It was even better.
Photo Stolen WikiMedia
That night I wore Sun to Jin & my first ever dinner with Birgit and her husband (The Olfactoria’s Travels Birgit). The night was splendid, excellent company and food, talk was easy and I got to flirt outrageously with Birgit’s M. Halfway through the night M turned and asked what fragrance I was wearing and noted that Birgit had worn it earlier in their relationship. When I told them what it was Birgit was stunned, it was something she wore as they were courting and early in their marriage. The fact that it was so memorable to him moved her deeply. It was one of those rare and lovely moments when you realise how important two pwople are to each other, I’m smiling broadly now in remembrance.
Photo Stolen Pixabay
So Sun smells like creamy citrus to open, the sharpness blunted already by the resinous base. A joyful, bright, sweet and warm opening that segues beautifully into a lightly fizzy bouquet reminiscent of the smell of those Love Message Lollies. It doesn’t stay this sweet or fizzy and moves into vanilla floral woods through the heart. Slowly getting creamier and warmer into the base.
It smells much more expensive than it was, has a lovely soft yet noticeable sillage and lasts really well. Not just a happy memory but a really yummy fragrance that is now 26 years old and still smells current.
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What are you hoping to spritz oodles of this spring/summer?