Sun by Jil Sander
Bottle Design: Peter Schmidt
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Sun is a perfume by Jil Sander for women and was released in 1989. The scent is sweet-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Pierre Bourdon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Fruits, Orange blossom, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Heliotrope, Orris root, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Musk, Sandalwood, Styrax, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.4 (641 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (427 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (382 Ratings)

Bottle

5.2 (399 Ratings)
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Voicewithin
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Voicewithin
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The long runner
2 of the most influential women in my environment called this fragrance your signature fragrance, as well as felt hundreds of other women in my circle of acquaintances. So this one smells like it's been with me my whole life. So I didn't get past this Sun phase either. The end of my teenage years led me to snort this scent off my wife Mama and to wrap myself in this somehow sweet and yet heavy, almost resounding summer scent. However, this love affair ended quickly again, the scent began to annoy me and to crush me with feelings. Today I can hardly bear him. Only one person is known to me in whom the scent harmonizes so wonderfully with the scent of one's own skin that it seems bearable. Otherwise: Bye bye Sun, I'm afraid I smelt so full of you...
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Parfumfan29
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Greatly helpful Review   
Still one of Jil's best classics for me!
It must have been over 20 years ago that I tested "Sun" for the first time through my sister.
At that time the fragrance was very present in all fashion magazines, and even then I was fascinated by the white bottle which reminded me of porcelain with the orange lettering "Sun".
At that time it stood out very much for me because of its simple design with a clear statement, namely "Sun" (sun).
To this day, this well-known classic is an integral part of my collection and will probably remain so.
This Eau de Toilette is for me personally one of the great last classics of Jil Sander which, to my knowledge, has not been changed since then.
At least I didn't notice anything about the scent.

It is a homage to the summer, the warm summer sun, the lightness of a beautiful summer day.
Whether on the beach with a view of the sea, or just sitting in the beautiful flower garden where the warm air of a summer day is filled with flowers of our homeland.
Nevertheless, and this is what I find so appealing about Sun, namely that you can wear this perfume just as well in autumn and winter, since it also has oriental spicy notes in the course!
I even think that "Sun" looks good for some men, even if the scent is quite sweet at the beginning...But that's just a side note!

After the application "Sun" first exudes some citric notes which then quickly give their part to the sweet, partly intoxicating scented flowers like carnation and vanilla-powdery scented heliotrope.
Both flowers are the superficially perceptible scents of the heart note together with a clear citric-wine-like scent of rose.
After a few minutes the spicy scents like tonka bean follow quickly, it is sweet-has a rather intense scent of marzipan and remains superficial until the base note.
Amber and benzoin quickly combine with the notes of the heart note to give the fragrance balsamic-warm facets, while slightly bitter-scented musk and styrax add animal-smoky scents.
The base note with all its ingredients clearly play the main role and make this elixir what it is... A complex flowery-spicy Oriental with a sensual aura that is not without reason one of the best and most popular classics of the brand Jil Sander to this day!

I hardly know of any fragrance that has such a recognition value and triggers a true magic in me.
He just reminds me of past times of my youth and especially of the summer with all the beautiful things he has to offer!

Actually it's a pity to see that the reviews here have sunk a bit into the basement..I think this fragrance is just great and oute me once as a fan of this perfume!

The shelf life is good with 5-8 hours.
The Sillage is elevated mediocre.
And the design of the bottle because of its simple appearance and charisma very good!
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JetonToni
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Greatly helpful Review    18
A (former) happiness hormone therapy in liquid scent form !
Tonight, I'm writing again about Sun by Jil Sander. I delete my previously written article, which I liked very much by the way, and try
to once again show this fragrance my enthusiasm and honor. I've known Sun since the 90s, again and again the "familiar" scent dipped into my nose.
Whether it was a class trip by train, eating ice cream, I often smelled the scent. A classmate smelled so delicious and sweet that I kissed her on the forehead. The fragrance
i was literally drawn to her. Today, I know (with 100% certainty) it was Sun from Jil Sander. Also my teachers wore this "sweet, fruity powdery"
Fragrance. It was like a feeling, as a scent, like something that belonged to them. The scent also radiated its sun rays in winter, but more about that later...

For years I smelled this scent, but I paid little attention to it. Maybe it's because I never asked what smelled so good. But scents forget
we never will. Even decades later you can remember a fragrance when you have it back in your nose. In my nose I had Sun 2006: At that time I sprayed
the scent offered in a set at Douglas. It smelled delicious and pleasant. But again, I ignored the scent. And so it took another year
before I bought it. Not least by the many positive customer reviews from the Internet driven and with the feeling: "He was not so bad nevertheless".

2007, on a hot summer day in August I bought it in the 75 ml version from Müller and was happy: From then on I wore the fragrance for weeks if
not even for months. The sweet, fruity, vanilla, balsamic powdery scent inspired my soul. It was like a saviour, like a comforter full of warmth. I
became obsessed with Sun. Whether falling asleep, going for a walk, etc., the scent was always on my side. It was like "happiness hormone" therapy. Sun accompanied me
on vacation, suitable everywhere. Conscience songs I listen to, I associate with Sun.

At the end of 2007, when it began to get colder, the days shorter and snowy, Sun was my light and my warmth. With this scent I defied the cold.
To walk to work, this fragrance accompanied me on my 30 minute walk, like a shield in the dark. In front of me lay snow, the wind
i saw the windows of the houses and who was awake and who wasn't. At some windows there was light to see, I heard someone showering and
out of a window just ran the morning news.

Then I thought: Would be nice to be nestled in my bed with Sun in this cold weather. Sun is a real cuddly scent. Warm, comforting, versatile:
I am describing my vintage version (bottle 1998) and the 2007 version, which is from the year 2005 (according to batchcode).
The fruity top note is special and distinctive, very different from today's version. At that time there was a special note in it, which I did not use in words
but which has definitely been missing for a decade. Also the heart note is different has a different course and has become more tame much.
The base note is similar for both, I as a connoisseur would even claim that the current Sun consists only of this note. The current Sun I have umpteen times
tried in the drugstore or perfumery.

When spraying on comes a hunch of the Sun fragrance. Lasts then 3-4 hours and is then gone. This 3-4 hours was Sun (Vintage) after a wearing time of 12 hours then
at the end. And even then it smelled much more multi-faceted. Richer and more intense. Today, the fragrance smells like a dupe, like a shallow memory of a wonderful
<font color="#ffff00">-=Klassiker´s=- proudly presents Skeletonized and thinned. The sun is hidden behind clouds. I hope that one day the clouds will move away with it the true warming sun
reappears and warms us with its rays.

My rating refers to the vintage version !
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DerRalle
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My mama and the sun cream
The scent of the summer of my childhood! What Azzaro Pour Homme is to my father, Sun is to my mother. Meanwhile I even find that the fragrance is very unisex and even looks a bit masculine to me, that's why I like to wear it myself in summer for nostalgic reasons (parents are still both lucky) and because the fragrance is simply beautiful! Men dare you
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Love-hate
Do I like him or don't I like him? I can't trust myself. It's a heavy, sweet scent that I would otherwise wear in winter (and have worn in winter). But also in summer when I feel like this fragrance. I love that sweet creaminess on my skin. This fragrance is undoubtedly unmistakable and has already caused the most diverse reactions in my environment. From "Hmmm Delicious Fragrance" to "Poah Skunk" everything was there. And that's exactly how I feel. On the one hand I like this creamy sweet, this often described vanilla sun milk feeling, it envelops me and feels good, on the other hand there are days when the scent really stinks me and crushes me with its heavy and reminds me of a scent of an older lady. One of the few fragrances that have already caused headaches in me and one of the few that I had to wash off. I'm torn and I can't make up my mind. I don't know if I feel that way Is my sense of smell broken on some days?.... then the only thing left for me to do is to clarify whether it smells good or bad for me on the odour-destroyed days
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KVolteer
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The radiation maximum of the sun
This fragrance has its very own attraction. Because similar to the gravitational system of the sun, "Sun" exerts a very special force on me every year.
Just in time for the middle of the year it draws me into a spell of comfort and lets me dance heliocentrically in my own warm universe.
Without the cold sunspots, completely without temperature fluctuations the journey starts and for a few weeks we are inseparable, enter into a symbiosis and form an alliance.
But even before the heavy mix of oranges and vanilla crushes me, I have to part with her.
And so I let the light travel another 9 trillion kilometres until next year, until my dear sun closes me again with a wink in my arms - and I'm looking forward to it
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Frgrantica
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Always returning summer love
This fragrance has accompanied me for 10 years, it feels like a ray of sunshine every morning (one spray after a shower is enough) and accompanies me throughout the day. After I have worn the fragrance for many months, a certain "tiredness" occurs, when I wear it again after a few weeks, it is always like a rediscovered love. An unmistakable fragrance I wouldn't want to miss.
Germanblonde
Germanblonde
Germanblonde
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Sun - my biggest love affair in a bottle
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sun. It truly is summer in a bottle and draws a lot of compliments. But I am partial. Jil Sander and Guerlain are my favorite fragrance houses, and Sun is my favorite Jil Sander frag and my signature fragrance. When wearing her a beautiful sunny day on a beach comes to mind, a woman wearing a long, white, laced bohemian dress, walking barefoot in the sand, the wind playing with her long, blonde hair - that is Sun to the T. Perfect for a beautiful bride at a beach wedding. Not a perfume for hot summer days, but days that are warm, beautiful with lots of warm wind, the sun glowing with an orange tint rather than a bright yellow. A great fragrance for the month of August and early September days. Not a crisp or fresh summer fragrance, but one with a romantic, nostalgic feel to it. When I wear Sun, my man can't keep from burying his head in my hair when we snuggle up. You will receive a lot of kisses wearing this beauty. Sun gets us in a romantic mood way faster than any other fragrance I own (and I own over a 100 frags).

I have enough back up bottles of Sun to last me for a long, long time, because if I should ever be out of this beauty with no way to re-purchase, I will pull out my hair in misery.

If I were stranded on an island and allowed to have only one fragrance with me, it would be her. She is so me, so feminine, and so comforting. I could go on and on raving about this beauty. She is my absolute favorite. Me and Sun will be a love affair with no end in sight.

PS: I am sure it is as lovely on brunettes, redheads or short haired gals. To me it just has a feel that it fits to the T on a longhaired blonde. And my hair is not that long, either. It is just a visual perception that comes to mind when I smell this lovely summer scent.
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