Nº 4 1990 Eau de Parfum

Nº 4 (Eau de Parfum) by Jil Sander
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Nº 4 (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Jil Sander for women and was released in 1990. The scent is spicy-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Lancaster.
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Perfumer

Michel Almairac

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAniseed, Bergamot, Galbanum, Geranium, Peach, Plum, Rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesTarragon, Carnation, Heliotrope, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Myrrh, Tuberose, Violet, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Coriander, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Cedar, Civet

Ratings

Scent

7.6 | 332 Ratings

Longevity

8.7 | 256 Ratings

Sillage

8.3 | 235 Ratings

Bottle

7.2 | 248 Ratings

Value for money

8.4 | 14 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 02.04.2021.
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7
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10
Longevity
10
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5
Bottle
Friesin
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Friesin
Friesin
Top Review    46  
Eau de Bau
"If you sweat when you eat and freeze when you work, you've definitely studied ."
"Foam and silicone replace precision here."
Such, or similar, are the sayings on the construction site. The tone is usually rough but cordial and humor is the mortar that holds the chaos together.
As a woman in construction, you can't come across as chickenshit if you want to be taken seriously. Red lipstick and fine threads is like showing your throat.
I always look like Lord Helmet or Bob the Builder with breasts, that's fine.
Only smell I do of course still good, what the guys there not at all notice, because I avoid Silagemonster anyway. Until the day, as I ' Jil Sander 4 ' testete.
In the forum, the Schalkerin had advised me to test him again sparingly, after I had already sorted him out as "too violent".
Okay, sprayed in the air, traipsed through, helmet on and off.
In that homeopathic dose, I didn't even notice him until I got to the site.... " Dude, Mrs. Friesin, they smell but today legga! "Even the Plaudertaschen, which otherwise only'n "Moin" bring out were suddenly on the air and it was jauntily swaggered about perfume, funny.
The week after I was allowed to write 'Jil Sander 4' on slips of paper, because various 'pearls' dufte should be gifted.
In the office, everyone laughs at my 'Eau de Bau' in the desk drawer, but I don't care.
The scent hangs in the construction trailer and my changes are no longer 'forgotten', ha!

'Jil Sander 4' is opulent and feminine.
A classic floral with warming
Spice.
The silage is the hammer and after (economical)
Dosage the fragrance is suitable for women of all ages.
A great development the fragrance actually does not go through, he is from beginning to end
present in its oriental florality.
A reasonably priced classic, with which you can not hide.
For me a pure work fragrance, others say office suitable, this one is buildable.

Achso,by the way " This is not leaking, this is residual moisture."
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9.5
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10
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9
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9
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Mikka01
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Mikka01
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Perfect
I have to say honestly, this is the perfect fragrance for ladies. It always stays in your mind and a lady who wears it attracts attention to herself! And that's exactly what happened to me at work. A colleague walked past me and this elegant scent rose to my nose. I just had to ask her what fragrance it was. The has a durability, which is the bright madness!
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9.5
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10
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9
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9
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Pauline6
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Very helpful Review    16  
From grandma to mama to me on the shelf
I smelled this scent on my grandmother for the first time.
I still remember exactly where the bottle was standing in her bathroom, on the shelf above the toilet. But nowadays I almost believe that it was the right perfume for her at that time, because the bottle was super small and we had to be very careful with it and not to take it down!

Because of this necessary caution, No 4 and I had a very special relationship from an early age. Because for me, I have always associated something expensive, noble and special with the fragrance.
So again a very noble smell.

When I got older, I lost sight of it, subconsciously I always thought that it would certainly cost far more than 100 € and thus be out of reach for me anyway.

Then a few years ago, my mother got the eau de parfum from my father for Christmas. She had never used it before and for me, that moment when she unwrapped it was magical, because I thought that this 100ml bottle must be prohibitively expensive, as great as the fragrance is and as careful as we should be as children with grandma's perfume.

When he was standing in my mother's bathroom, I couldn't get around it, however, whenever I got ready to apply a few splashes of No 4. And every time I felt incredibly good.

So now I just had to get it
At that time I wasn't very much into fragrances, but I knew Chanel's No 5 very well and liked it very much myself, as well as Elie Saab Intense, which I wore myself and which reminds me of No 5.

Then and now I must say that as soon as I apply No 4, I have to think directly of an elegant, bright, quick-witted, seductive, intelligent woman.
The scent is of course incredibly heavy and oriental, but it has something that I miss, for example, in Chanels No 5. Something alive.

If Chanels No 5 represents the unattainable lady who drinks her martini in the corner of the casino in an elegant and sexy way and who would never get involved with anyone, Jil Sanders No 4 for me is the lady who is just as elegant and seductive, but who skilfully uses her charms to achieve what she wants, stands at the roulette table with the gentlemen and at the end of the day can also choose whom she wants to take along.
Jil Sander No 4 has initiative for me.

I know that with the descriptions one has only a very vague idea of the fragrance, but I very much hope that these associations can help one or the other.

PS. Although grandma and mom already wore this scent, I would never say that it has associations with a grandma scent for me
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9.5
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9
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9
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2020Antiope
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2020Antiope
Helpful Review    14  
Madame wish to be desired
With a smile I read all the comments on this fragrance and I agree with most of them: Femininity, eroticism, affordable dream scent, beautiful oriental etc. I don't call it a "grandma" fragrance at all and I don't agree with the "grandma" component in a weakened form.
But what I would like to add to all the positive comments is that the fragrance has a characteristic that puts the wearer in the background: it has such a life of its own that it comes across as more interesting - or, to put it less charmingly, more important - than the wearer herself. But this cannot be right, because a fragrance should emphasize the personality of the wearer (or the wearer), not cover it up or even eliminate it!

A little tip: I use it to perfume my bedroom when I know that I have visitors.
A small spray is enough (important: four or five hours BEFORE you intend to jump on a man unrestrainedly) and the location is optimally prepared for a wild night of love. Spread out in the room and after hours there is only a slight vibration of the scent; thus it takes only a subordinate position and leaves its user again the leading role!
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Eukalyptia
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Eukalyptia
Helpful Review    15  
Femininity at its finest
One of my "everymen." Just like Giorgio Beverly Hills is a "time machine" fragrance. But here it becomes much more erotic. Jil Sander No 4 has a lot to offer. Apart from a mega-silage it surprises with spices but not in the herbaceous direction. No - here you get warm from sniffing. I think that the colour is a perfect match for the fragrance. Golden, almost amber The younger generation should also give the ingenious attractant a chance. Not everything the "old aunts" wear is oldschool. I constantly get positive feedback from my much younger colleagues at work. As already written in the title line, No.4 is pure femininity and absolute joy of life.
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8.5
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9
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8
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7
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Ulli2
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Ulli2
Very helpful Review    10  
Dark weather and daydreams
You can't rely on the weather forecast.
Puhhh ,dark ,cold and wet , instead of bright sunshine , as indicated!
My cat lady joins me, also seeking warmth, she pushes me almost from the
Heating pad , which is this annoying
Sciatica pain.
My mood is on the ground and the grip
in my perfume drawer should supportive
Therapy.
Oh, my beloved JIL!
One of my first perfumes that not only after
Patchouli smelled... but a wonderful bouquet of
Aromas offers.
Well, the '70s...
I spray up and a wonderful experience surrounds me...
Welcome to our flower shop, our gardening shop Glänz..und Tiegel.
Wow,decorated glittering floating glass tables.
A sea of various flowers on you
The fragrance is a fairy tale..tender and bloomy.
Spicy and fancy flashing ingredients
Small elves are in the process of binding wreaths... even with the prettiest flowers in blonde curly hair..
The fragrance is fresh and sweet to vanilla...these are very young elfs...who garland these flowers in winds..
White jasmine and blue violets. .. Carnations, and the most wonderful fragrant roses...
At the next table the somewhat more mature elves, the woods and selected spices distribute and also spice bunches with the finest aromas
Weaving into the floating scent works... also fruits, which jump in the Ringelrein into this work of art, peach and plums ... Spices anise and tarragon
and then by magic...
suitable smell / taste refiners follow like the vain Tonka and the somewhat rough cedar.
Everything finds its place, is arranged back and forth
And the little elves with their cute little curls
Jumping happily along.. stupfen themselves and float through the smell animated laughing also mischief.
Hach, I'm trying to catch one, soool sweet and
these oh so soft little curls...
Ouch... ouch
Bite little elves?
Ohhh man .. my Selene looks at me indignantly, sits on my belly and was probably wrongly verwuschelt by me as an elf ...
I apologized for her. I got her in
Lunch nap probably disturbed .. grins
I trace the beautiful dream...
And judging by the purring of Selene,
She's not angry with me anymore!

My dream magic scent has worked wonders,
my back is also better due to the relaxation.

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Germanblonde

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Flamboyant like me
So today I put on Jil Sander No 4, the whole nine yards: Shower gel, body lotion and the juice. Took my shower this morning at 6:20 am. Now it's almost 5:00 pm and the smell is still lovely and noticeable. In fact, the longer I wore No 4 today, the more beautiful the fragrance became. With a lot of Jil Sander frags, most of them I absolutely adore by the way, you have to reapply quite a bit. This darling however is like the energizer bunny: She keeps going, and going and going. Strangely I could swear I detect honey, but there is no honey listed in the notes. Maybe it is the plum, being sweeter than I would have expected? Whatever it is, she is truly spectacular and I really love her. So far none of the Jil Sander fragrances I have tried have disappointed me, and No 4 will also always, ALWAYS have a place in my heart and my drawer.
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Coutureguru

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Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Helpful Review    6  
An exercise in luxury.
In No 4. by Jil Sander, Michel Almairac manages to create a Tuberose heavy fragrance that sits luxuriously between the sillage bombs of the 80's ( Poison, Giorgio, Lou Lou) and the more sparkling Tuberoses of the noughties (Carnal Flower, Michael Kors, Beyond Love). No4. is, admittedly, in very good company. The fantastic Blonde is from this era, as are other wonderful tuberoses like Organza and Amarige, and a little later the fabulous Fragile, to name but a few. It does, however, seem to rise above those ... placing itself firmly in one's senses by being unforgettable!

The intoxicating 'precious flower' has woven her mighty spell through the near history of perfumery ever since Germaine Cellier concocted Fracas, that Tuberose by which all others seem to be measured.
This Jil Sander version seems to have a slight 80's hangover, but at the same time appears to be reaching into the future to try and draw from the ether what it perhaps could be. The opening blast is rather succulent … a melange of spicy powder and plump juicy fruits, sharpened a little with citrus and deepened with rose. One might think that such a glorious top may deliver an anti-climax further on, but it doesn't. The Tuberose here awakens triumphantly … the other notes bowing to her royalty as she is followed by her ladies-in-waiting, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang. Her depth and breadth are all encompassing as she rises regally above her minions.
I do tend to get carried away by this note … suffice it to say that the Tuberose in Jil Sander no4. is everything one expects it to be, and more! The dry down here is a wonderfully solid base of Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk. Now, I'm not usually a Musk fan, but it's delicate and somewhat old fashioned here … exceptionally unlike that nouveau horror White Musk. I realize that Musk these days is synthetic and it probably is in this fragrance too … it does, however, enhance without overpowering. Civet is listed in the note pyramid, as well as Cedar, Oakmoss and Patchouli. I find no.4 so well blended, that these notes, some of which are usually heavy hitters, simply support without intruding.

As a designer, Jil Sander was known for her minimalist aesthetic at a time when fashion was generally over the top. This fragrance seems to be more of a parallel with her use of luxurious fabrics, rather than the quietly elegant lines of her clothing. It's a great pity that this gorgeous Tuberose has been discontinued (I was lucky enough to find a bottle on Ebay that didn't cost the earth) … it's truly beautiful, and without a doubt ahead of its time.
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Sophi

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Sophi
Sophi
Helpful Review    2  
Classic Chypre and gourmand scent
It is so elegant ,warm and feminine!!This is a chypre-gourmand quality perfume!
I have a bottle of this and i treasure...rose,plum,anise and galbanum..at top notes ,the opening is sweet floral and sharp ..warmness is deeper when its floral notes of heart strengthen up while myrrh and nutmeg start to unfold more sweetness and creaminess.. ..
Base notes of tonka bean ,coriander,vanilla ,oak moss,sandal,civet ,patchouli give the scent an unusual and unique silage and longevity..one of the best!

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