Sung Homme 1989Eau de Toilette

Sung Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Alfred Sung
Bottle Design Catherine Krunas, Atelier Dinand
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Sung Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Alfred Sung for men and was released in 1989. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Revlon.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesArtemisia, Basil, Bergamot, Caraway, Pepper, Sage, Juniper berry, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesAldehydes, Carnation, Geranium, Jasmine, Caraway, Stone pine needle, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Fir, Vetiver, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (76 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (65 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (66 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (72 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 01.11.2020.
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DieOrange78
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The beginning of a fragrance series? The ancestor of "blue" DNA?
The question is whether this one could be responsible for the wave of "blue scents".
I would answer this one to myself with a "yes".
Here I can see parallels to Versaces Dylan Blue. Striking, herbaceous, spicy. And underneath a synthetic appearing sweetish heaviness, which should make sure that the scent sticks
That was my first blue scent, actually. Because before that, I didn't know what to do with this category of fragrance. Why do I want to smell like soap or shower gel? But as chance would have it, I bought some more classic soaps at the same time. Among them the Speick soap. Come on guys, you know this soap. Spicy tart, powerfully invigorating. In the finer nuances the EDT from Sung differs from the soap. I just can't get over this striking resemblance Both products of their time. And groundbreaking, now that I think about it How would the sales of Sung Homme have gone had people known back then that today's older generations, but also young people, are still or will be using such fragrances? Could something like that have been foreseeable?
Then came the '90s. With their AXE scents. Davidoff with its then revolutionary Cool Water. Everything seemed to change rapidly. But the scent DNA of Sung Homme survived and secretly directed his legacy to different houses. I see parallels here to Versace's L'homme. If you sniff this scent DNA, you could think of dozens of modern scents that could be included in this list And then even Versace himself gets in on it. Dylan Blue. I don't believe in coincidence. Not here Sung Homme is an invigorating fragrance from the 80s. One might be tempted to say, "Typical." And somehow it is Imagine the 80s (once again). Big city jungle. It smells like all kinds of things. Chip shop. Curry sausage stands. Asphalt. Soaps and perfumes of other people moving in opposite directions. And it was still allowed to smoke in public. Later in the evening, alcohol flags were added. Veils of sweat in the discotheques.
The perfect setting for fragrances that are really something special. And for people who can and/or want to stay calm despite the driving hecticness.
So this classic is the perfect place to be. Sung Homme by Alfred Sung. Where Davidoff's Cool Water seems a little sweet and scratchy, where the tension of the urge is rather incited and cannot be controlled, Sung Homme keeps an iron will. He is bursting with experience and does not let himself be put off. He has already achieved a lot and continues to go on inexorably.
Even its bottle suggests big city. With a little imagination, it reminds you of a classic skyscraper I can almost imagine it is Tarzanboy from Baltimora in the background
In general, Sung Homme maintains a scent DNA that is/will be increasingly perceptible again today. Not like the Aramis DNA. Here classically soapy, often mentholy but not so much depth. Simply classic and not intrusive. And not like the Cool Water DNA either. The typical 90s "here-me-me" high spirits. I've tried. I'm just not getting anywhere with it. But with Sung Homme I found something that should be very helpful to me a little later This is the classic all-rounder fragrance. Glad they had this in the '80s. Even nicer that this DNA has also survived and is spreading.
Even here I am still very surprised that this fragrance lasts so long. I thought for a while the classic Joop was already THE bomber of fragrances. I was wrong. Sung Homme can outdo the Joop. And he usually does
Sung Homme. A fragrance DNA developed in the 80s which, despite its striking appearance and durability, inspires and activates perfume noses again this year. Well done. I hope to find more blue scents. Because somehow an ever increasing fascination is developing for this.

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TheOrange78
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Hautgout
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Sing, Sang, Sung
....generally known mantra of the first chef in television history Hop Sing, who in the 70s, as restaurant manager at the Shiloh Ranch in Bonanza, aroused the German living rooms (parallel to 7 banana wheat) and was largely responsible for the predominance of Hoss aka Dan Blocker.
Hop Sing, who is played by Victor Sen Yung and was the second favourite son of PengPeng, is a direct ancestor of Alfred Sung, who before his time as a couturier in Canada, as Mounty the moose and raccoons, knitted the winter clothes and then in Winnipeg for Winnetou designed the spring collection, which Pierre Brice still presents every year at the Little Big Horn to the bored Schoschones' people with great laughter from General Custer. Has, as always, nothing to do with the fragrance...

About the fragrance: Those who like soap inevitably come across the scent, which gets numerous good but equally less good ratings on both Basenotes and Fragrantica. So it polarizes. 80s enthusiasts and eternally old school fanatics (like me) who have a preference for soapy scents will find an interesting variation on the theme of soap. Sung Homme smells a bit as if baroque Hoss, before he enters the far too small washbasin with loud noises, smeared intensively with BadeDas, while in the background Little Joe and Adam, set Hoss' favourite duck on fire... edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstances...this smoky, burnt rubber on soap/bathing things you notice right from the start and even increase in intensity as it progresses and actually tickle your nose a bit like snuff. So if you don't have any "Priem" at the moment you will find a temporary replacement here...
Well, I can't see any great relationship to Paco Rabanne or Polo Green, but rather a great similarity to Krizia Uomo. He is a little bit synthetic, but Alfred does not stop the whole thing. All in all "weird soap" - a not uninteresting new interpretation of soap. As a cinematic background we recommend Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" in which a "bad tire" becomes a killer

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Meetjoeblack

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A Hidden Gem in 2020
I stumbled on this scent among the effects of an older relative. This fragrance is very different from the typical Sauvage and Bleu out there en masse in today's corporate America - the same aquatic, synthetic stuff that has everyone smelling like the same unified d-bag.

Sung is transcendent. It smells like the spirit of the year it was released - think a bold, stylish businessman jumping out of a limousine and closing big deals on a brick phone. A very fresh scent with a feel and flavor for the magic of the 80s.
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Stinki
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Quintessence of the
out of the 80s or early 90s. This is how the whole old town of Ibiza smelled at 1 o'clock in the morning around 1990 ... A slightly less spicy Aramis Tuscany, less anise, more cedar, with underlaid Badedas flavour ( Fir ) and not synthetic at all - that's laurel instead of tarragon that smells like that. So less after kitchen and more after club. Zero old-fashioned, pleasantly reserved and yet beautifully present the whole. Not really old school gentleman, more of a discreet night cruiser. With all its simplicity - although the completely confused beginning - and portability (also office) I get this soap/anise/cedar/fir note, which really captivates you and remains strongly in your memory and is also a little bit kinky. Purchase price: 1/12 Aventus hahaha ..
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I'm surprised that ...
... nobody has yet drawn a comparison with PACO RABANNE pour Homme?
People - this is almost 100% the same scent!?

Already while spraying on I thought to myself: wait a minute, the most familiar one, isn't it? That's right! That's the green PACO!
I might lean very far out of the window: but for me it's almost 1:1 the same smell!
However, this SUNG is almost even stronger and more intense!
Typical 80s barbershop: lots of soap and fir. Mhmmmm...
The durability is almost better than with the "original": even after 3 hours the SUNG still smells very intense, where the PACO already slowly strokes the sails (don't misunderstand.) Paco smells even then, but you notice that he gets weaker - if you don't moisten him again a little on the skin).

But this one still has the same intensity after hours. Very nice!
The situation is good for both, but not enormous: one smells, but one has to sniff more exactly - so in my opinion no room-filling scent.
The purple "baked dirty sow" remains relatively constant from the smell process - which I prefer by the way.

So: if the PACO is too expensive for you: this one is a cheap (not cheaper!) candidate!
Again and again!
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ElysiumElysium 6 months ago
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This is one of the best barbershop cologne I've got in my collection, so damn soapy, freaking good, aromatic, fougère, resinous, and clean.
AspvlAspvl 1 year ago
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I don't perceive this as scent as oldfashioned one. Indeed very soapy, fresh and long-lasting, it's a great no-brainer pick!

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