"Sunshine Man" is an extremely potent, olfactory sun ray that can cause olfactory sunburn or even sunstroke in the nose if oversprayed. Caution is therefore advised here - almost typical for an Amouage. And no ... just like with "Lyric Man", I won't concentrate on a batch or production site discussion here either. I just want to mention that.
"Sunshine Man" is a very sweet and above all very dense scent, which I honestly cannot and do not want to imagine on my skin in the middle of summer. A certain freshness could be fantasized because of its light-sweet, flowery character, but if you shake your head to get rid of this fantasy, you have to realize objectively that there is nothing fresh here - sweet indeed, flowery as well, but just not fresh. I just want to mention this, without attacking anyone for his/her opinion, because not very few people here say on Parfumo that this fragrance is also something for the summer - at least that's what the circle diagram belonging to the "Sunshine Man" shows, which visualizes the suitability of a fragrance according to the season. My opinion is just a different one. But plurality of opinions enlivens this forum, which is why it's great, isn't it?
So we have already established that "Sunshine Man" is sweet and dense. But what kind of sweetness is that exactly?
It is a vanilla and therefore very creamy sweetness, which is underlaid with a subtle powdery texture, probably caused by the tonka bean and the lavender. Something alcoholic swings and sloshes along here as well. The orange brandy is not to be over-smell and sprays an orange-like fruity, alcoholic note, which is quite dense, but not as palatable as rum or whiskey. And yes, of course the alcoholic note is sweet here, too, but that is probably normal. After all, it's not gin (by the way, I think it would have been very interesting in this fragrance).
In the end, a creamy, vanilla, only slightly powdery, orange-like, alcoholic, extremely dense conglomerate of scents emerges, which I find hardly tolerable for the warm days when the thermometer exceeds 25 degrees.
Oh, well... before I forget it:
My title may be a mystery to some people right now. Well, I'll solve it.
I chose the title "Stay here, you head note" because that one, consisting of lavender, orange brandy and strawflower, represents the phase of the fragrance process that I like most. And I haven't written anything about this phase, the prelude. Let me catch up on this quickly.
When sprayed on the skin, I am greeted by a lavender note, which sometimes does not evoke any fougère or barbershop associations in me. This lavender is not too herbaceous, not particularly spicy and therefore not trimmed to "Look at me, I am male! The statement is provocative, I know. It's much more of a sweet - not too sweet - lavender, which in fact, as long as it stands on its own, comes out very fresh. The orange brandy gives the lavender sweetness something beautifully fruity, but also takes away its freshness, which makes it unsuitable for summer. Nevertheless I like the start. The strawflower, which exudes a hay-like aroma, is probably responsible for giving the sweet lavender soaked in the brandy a few spicy floral edges, which are the northern edge of the sweetness. In the beginning I notice its influence, but this changes after a while, as soon as the heavy vanilla and tonka bean are added and our perfumer takes a good sip of orange brandy - for his perfume of course - to drown the lavender freshness in all this, not in a catastrophic way, so that the composition would drift completely into the unacceptable, but still in such a way that I can only imagine the use of this "water" - what an understatement - in mild spring at the very most. Unfortunately, the vanilla, but also the alcoholic addition was meant a little too well. The dosage of both components was simply too generous, which wastes a lot of potential, which is why, in my opinion, the product name has something grotesque about it, because when I think of "Sunshine" I think mainly of something fresh, light, maritime