Pure for Men 2004 Eau de Toilette

Version from 2004
Pure for Men (2004) (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander
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Pure for Men (2004) (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Jil Sander for men and was released in 2004. The scent is fresh-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orangeMandarin orange Fir resinFir resin Juniper berryJuniper berry
Heart Notes Heart NotesWater bamboo White muskWhite musk
Base Notes Base NotesMahogany woodMahogany wood SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.133 Ratings

Longevity

6.626 Ratings

Sillage

5.628 Ratings

Bottle

6.437 Ratings
Submitted by DirkDS, last update on 15.01.2021.
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
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Pure Jil & (S)-on-the-West-Coast
Jil Sander - The lady from the German west coast with her exclusively ingenious fashion sense. Jil Sander's style is so simple and so heavy at the same time, so grey and yet so perfect. Is there a fragrance that reflects it? That manages to fill the air with her artistry and clarity?

Yes.

Many appreciate their brand for created fragrance sensations; for Man Pure or Background. Others despise them for inconsequential waters; for Sun Men and the Strictly. But neither the legends nor the disappointments may embody them. Perhaps they explain their strengths and weaknesses; Jil Sander they do not.

Pure for men manages to do that - and no one cares.

For about six years, Jil Sander sat on the shelf until they discontinued it again (and briefly, differently, and worse, relaunched it for a limited time in 2012). Was it just overlooked? No, I don't think so. I don't think they thought enough about him.

The first contact with him truly does not lead to going hand in hand to the next checkout. A quick test isn't enough for that, nor is a second. Probably not even five more, if you forget to think in the process - and thus do not understand him.

I won't rattle off the scent notes; everyone will perceive them differently, think differently. What I will, however: I will tell you how I understand this fragrance, how I understand Jil Sander.

Jil Sander's art for me is clear, direct, elegant, cool, stable. Pure for men is the only fragrance from her house that embodies exactly that. Pure for men is not the Mediterranean, is not the night on the Reeperbahn, is by no means the third date. Pure for men is so boring and yet so exciting - it is the West Coast. It is when the wind comes from the east, the waves don't reach ten centimetres in height and a fully cloudy sky without precipitation at 13°c makes boredom perfect. It's him when the sun is beating down on your head and the only way out is to escape into the cool North Sea. It's him, when the hurricane makes the loose sand of the dune chain a grinding machine. It's him when the snow piles up on the thatched roof of the summer house and you cozy up inside with a card game of Øl og Aquavit. Here you guess it: I'm talking about the Danish west coast - not Dithmarschen. And Pure for men is not Jil Sander in perfection after all. But absolutely close, guaranteed.

If your own imagination to the fragrance still does not want to deliver conclusively: He could be full-fledged member of the Acqua di Gio family. Not because he is a spitting image of this classic, but because he follows his direction. Whether it is better than AdG I do not know, but I know that it is not worse.

I doubt he'll ever come back. Who has the chance to take Mrs. Jil Sander in such a suitable bottle in his possession, may take it. And then it is only to follow the instructions to this fragrance:

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination embraces the whole world.

Med venligst hilsen
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7
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Taurus1967

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Puristic or plagiaristic?
About the label Jil Sander regarding fashion and fragrances you don't have to say much more about it. What is remarkable at this point, however, is that Pure for Men comes relatively close to the philosophy of the brand. Simply clear and puristic.

What Jil Sander actually stands for less is plagiarism. At least the scents were always quite independent. But here in Pure for Men, the fresh combination of initially light citric notes, somewhat clear aquatics, a few splashes of juniper, a pinch of airy woodiness and a hint of synthetics and minimal creaminess gives the same fresh direction as Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Armani.

Just hold me to the fine difference that Pure for Men towards the end still has this subtle vanilla note a little next to the woodiness. Olfactory the puristic clear airy fragrance fits better into the Jil Sander world than to Armani, but the Italians were simply earlier in the game with Alberto Morilla's stroke of genius. Pure for Men almost looks like a copy.

So there is no real reason to be sad that this eau de toilette has been reinstated. On the one hand because there are probably enough alternatives ... and of course other calibres from the house of Jil Sander, which the perfume community misses more painfully.

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Hyper-clean
Sander Pure for Men opens with an airy, green, slightly citric and aldehydated blend, firmly synthetic to any side, with a subtle and soft woody-cashmeran base accord also comprising white musks (the “automatic laundry” type), bamboo, and well, “air”. A fresh, but also kind of aloof, lunar, non-human air. With a greyish-industrial clean vibe, and something leafy; basically sitting halfway Helmut Lang EDC, O pour Homme by Lancome, and a whatever fizzy-citric fresh cologne. Linear, really simple and thin – smells almost like a Demeter fragrance at some points. A relatively rare discontinued scent strictly for aficionados of that “clean-futuristic” look of many synthetic scents from the early 2000s... for all the others, pretty much negligible.

5,5-6/10
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