Spring 2019: Temperatures are rising and falling, but spring is not coming through properly. As soon as it is a bit warm on the weekend, the next cold shower comes directly on Monday. And that's been going on for weeks.
One longs for warmth, for summer and above all for SUN. Here she comes; the announcement of Sun Summer Edition, a ray of light opens. Finally something to look forward to, summer in the bottle so to speak.
But wait a minute - Sun Summer Edition? Sun is already a summer scent! And what a one! Sunbathing, swimming pool visits, walks along the beach, sun cream, cosy warmth - all impressions that the original has stood for for years even after many new formulations and makes not only the summer but also the cooler seasons much more bearable.
As you can easily see I am an absolute fan of Sun and also of some Flankers (especially Sun Delight) and so I was also very excited about this one like hardly any other new release of this season.
The bottle didn't look bad and so I was happy to finally take it in my hand and spray on it. But then this: 4711! A 4711 surge welcomes me, as if I had made a mistake in the bottle! I don't think that can be true, but I still hope very quickly that it's just the quickly fading top note and soon the other - sunny - aromas will come like violets, vanilla, lily of the valley, jasmine, rosewood or currant. But after the few minutes in which the top note is diluted I smell again - intensively - there and smell: almost nothing more. A hint of orange blossom and with great effort a touch of subtle vanilla - that's all you can smell. After 30 minutes until one hour at the latest there is already an end, except for a hint of 4711 there is nothing to smell anymore. Even a simple citrus plash smells more intense.
No sun similarity, no sun cream scent, not even a totally different, but good, independent citrus scent - only this strong resemblance to 4711.
What the house Jil Sander has thought of with this scent or waving through the formulature remains a big mystery to me. And whoever shall buy it and bear it shall also.
From the dream of a spiced up Sun version, which has a great similarity to the original and combines new exciting notes and with which one could change times. Just too bad.