Jil Sander Man Pure (1981) Eau de Toilette

Jil Sander Man Pure (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander
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Jil Sander Man Pure (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Jil Sander for men and was released in 1981. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Jacques Artarit

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Clary sage, Oregano, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Geranium, Patchouli, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesCastoreum, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Nutmeg

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Scent

8.7 (158 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (120 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (123 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (134 Ratings)
Submitted by Megantic, last update on 26.10.2019
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Can777

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Greatly helpful Review    38
The aesthetics of nothingness
The perfect cut. Silhouettes. Sharp and soft at the same time. The art of minimalism. The perfection of simplicity in perfection. No one ruled it like Jil Sander. She made a lot out of little. The fashion she created was for women and men with self-confidence and character strength who filled her creations with their own self. Clean, pure and simple. Although her fashion was very similar to minimalism, her perfumes weren't always the same. Her perfumes were not meant to underline her fashion, but the wearer himself or herself. In the cosmos of the Sander women and men have always been equally in
Self-confidence, strength of character and style equal. What she did for women, she did for men as well. So she created Jil Sander Man Pure in 1981. So she measured the man and created him an aura of perfect molecules. The molecules of pure masculinity, sovereignty and elegance. Jil Sander Man Pure

The fragrance
As apparently cool and distant as Jil Sander's fashion, the fragrance also begins. Cool and almost static Mediterranean herbs open the top note. Slightly citric underlay and metallic-herb. Comparable to a precise, sharp silhouette through fabric. Floral and spicy notes are added. Significantly carnation and rose geranium. The most manly flowers I've ever seen. They run through the heart note like a fine and stylish seam. The seasoning and the herbaceous-herbal course gradually become deeper and warmer through nutmeg and fine chords of cinnamon. All transitions to the individual notes are perfectly coordinated and as flowing as the pinstripes on a perfect tailor-made suit. As far as the base is concerned, Jil Sander Man Pure is pure perfection. She sews together, so to speak, the individual notes or almost cut pieces. A deeply warm and leathery castoreum releases the deepest animal warmth and fuses with a smoky, soft and protective oak moss.

Conclusion
With Jil Sander Man Pure, Jil Sander has given the man a silhouette of sharp and at the same time soft contours. You could be naked with this scent and still be perfectly dressed as a man. This perfume may look cool, fresh and sterile at first contact with the skin, but it's a big mistake. After a short time Jil Sander Man Pure spreads a deep, sensual and sovereign aura of warmth and infinite serenity. And this for many hours. This perfume is minimalism in its most exorbitant form. The olfactory formal language of male aesthetics.
The modern man does not need to know much about fashion, but have the sensitivity to feel a good cut.
-Jil Sander-

In my opinion this also applies to perfume in another form!

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MemoryOScent

37 Reviews
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Helpful Review    4
too good to be forgotten
Jil Sander Man Pure is a dear old favourite. If my memory serves me well it was the second perfume I ever bought and I have a vague recollection of buying it in an airport in the mid 80?s. Not to be confused with the woody aquatic Jil Sander Pure for Men which I also have but prefer not to talk about…. In the 00?s the house of Jil Sander was in a bad place…. No matter what you expect from a masculine scent released in 1981 don’t forget that we are talking about the high priestess of minimalism. It opens with the smell of dry herbs and grey suede. The herbs are dry and subtle, like opening a jar of oregano leaves, and the leather is clean and pale, like Jil Sander’s clothes. There isn’t the slightest hint of sweetness in this composition. As it warms on skin it becomes soapy, like the scent left after bathing with expensive soap and incense adds some warmth to the almost marble-like effect of coldness.

Man Pure, as the name implies is a ritualistic scent. The more it develops the cleaner it smells in an almost obsessive way. It sheds the layers of delicate herbs and soft, slightly smoky leather and reveals a skin white as porcelain, flawless, clean, statuesque. Soap, incense and a texture that reminds me of rice paper stay on the skin and create an effect of relaxation and calmness. There is a dark side to it though. All this obsessive pursuit of purity from a perfume created in 1981 and the combination of soap and incense seem more like a statement than a perfume. Purity and cleanliness become ideas that point the finger and demand devotion. In the end Man Pure smells like political propaganda. It makes me wonder what drew me to this scent so much when at the same time I was interested in much stronger and expressive scents that were widely available in the market. The chill and austerity that Jil Sander Man Pure is has marked a side of my perfume persona that still exists alongside a more flamboyant one that seeks weird, bold perfumes, like the two faces of Janus. In a more concrete way Man Pure left me with an obsession for Jil Sander perfumes and I have enjoyed all of them until Sander for Man in 1998 , the last perfume of the line that had some spark of genius.

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