Sun 1989 Eau de Toilette

Sun (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander
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Sun (Eau de Toilette) 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 being marketed by Coty.
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Perfumer

Pierre Bourdon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot FruitsFruits Orange blossomOrange blossom LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation HeliotropeHeliotrope Orris rootOrris root Lily of the valleyLily of the valley RoseRose Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood StyraxStyrax Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.9928 Ratings

Longevity

8.2702 Ratings

Sillage

7.8657 Ratings

Bottle

5.5680 Ratings

Value for money

9.0176 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 25.05.2022.
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Machtnix

2 Reviews
Machtnix
Machtnix
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Iconic
It is still an amazing scent. the big difference is the performance, which is still ok - it is not a weak scent by any means. But it used to be beast-mode. It was in 2001 when I noticed it the last time on a woman who made an entire hotel lobby smell like her.

The dry-down is similar to Gaultier 2 which has been discontinued. Sun is sweeter, more feminine, not as pure, lovelier in my book, not linear, and has yellow florals. I like SUN better.

The opening is mediocre - not very impressive. more yellow floral and I think I get a galbanum note. nevermind, the dry down is phenomenal. Men love that scent on women. I do. Anyone who has the patience to wait like 45 minutes, notices more and more that similarity to Gaultier 2 from Francis Kurkdjan. I own both and can compare them side by side. By the way, Gaultier 2 was released after SUN. So if there has been an "inspired by", then it was Kurkdjan who was inspired by Pierre Bourdon's SUN, not the other way around.

It's not that potent anymore, but honestly - who needs that. it is still a great women's fragrance, and when SUN has been launched more than 30 years ago, it was totally out of the box. nevertheless, it became popular because it is so lovely. therefore I call it iconic, and underrated nowadays.
Perfeptions

41 Reviews
Perfeptions
Perfeptions
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Suntanned bodies from the late 80s
Sun (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander is a late eighties perfume: it has lots of notes and a unique smell. It reminds the vibe of other perfumes of that period but its (suntan) lotion smell makes it timeless. If you are interested into hearing more details about this perfume, please watch my Youtube video review linked here below.


Wikki
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Wikki
Helpful Review    5  
Perfumed sunscreen
At the first sniff Sun scared me at the time, because I recognized a note that smelled "old" to me. A perfume with this note wore a friend of my grandmother, unfortunately I do not know which perfume it was and both my grandmother, as well as the friend are unfortunately already deceased for years.
However, after I tested Sun then a second time, I was thrilled and so I wear this fragrance for example right now. I smell sun milk. It contains all sorts of other things that I can't identify. It's definitely not fruit, because I don't sniff that on me. Sun is one of the most unfruity perfumes I've smelled, and I still like it.
What is it about this particular note that the old lady's perfume also had? Sun it wasn't, but I'm thinking if she was wearing Cašmir Eau de Parfum. That, oddly enough, has that note on me too, although it doesn't have very much in common with Sun
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PapaDennis
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Very helpful Review    15  
Woman in the sand by the sea in the sun
No fragrance in my environment that I like to smell as much as this one.
He is worn by my girlfriend for now 4 years permanently.

Every time this perfume is applied, and the scent passes me, I smell sun, sea, Caribbean.

That's where I see her then.
Ok,ok. From here on the thoughts belong to me alone !

Such a beautiful recognizable fragrance, although often used, but always a "hach is the beautiful!"

I can't put my finger on exactly what triggers these feelings in me when sniffing the notes, but it hits again and again.

Unfortunately, a too short shelf life but at the beginning a very horny sillage. And the price? Well, about the need not speak, he is worth it!

I'm then times swimming, with my
Sun-Girl..
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Ignorabilis

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Ignorabilis
Ignorabilis
Top Review    34  
Women I looked up to...
I am spraying a tester of this for the first time. This scent is older than I am and what I expect is nothing more than an outdated sweet breeze of irrelevance and oblivion.
Then I smell it - and I know immediately: oh, it's YOU!
Of course I haven't forgotten him! How could I! So many women from my childhood were surrounded by this scent. Women whose embrace made me feel good. Women whose words filled my head with new knowledge. Women I looked up to. Women who led the way, map in hand, on the car ride to Spain on vacation. Women with strength and energy.
Unlike other "vintage fragrances," I don't feel Sun is aging. You can tell it's from a different era, but it doesn't feel dusty or stale. Still feels strong and soft at the same time.
It develops a non-naive, tropical sweetness that gains character from a slight scratchiness, and is in turn rounded out by a powdery, creamy veil. In performance, too, it delivers on its promise!
Sun is always on the edge, but never over it. An everyday fragrance by all means, but for women with edges and lots of charm. A statement fragrance that may be rediscovered by us younger generations .... and we step here definitely in significant footsteps!
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FrauMieze
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FrauMieze
Very helpful Review    21  
The fragrance of my younger years
Jil Sander Sun was, as far as I could remember, the first fragrance I bought. Since I was 16.
Since I had it also not yet so with the dosage :-) well my environment found it at that time probably not so funny. But I'm sure - smells one of those today Jil Sander Sun - he thinks of me quite certainly.
At the time, I found him very very strong. For a 16 year old just too ladylike.
After I had then discovered Hypnotic Poison for me, Sun was then also long in the closet.
Today I wear him again from time to time.
He reminds me on the one hand strongly of my youth, but I also asoziere other with him. Sun, beach, sea, sunscreen.... but not in today's time, but in the 80s. A sophisticated lady in a black swimsuit with a huge straw hat is walking along the beach. She carries this wonderful fragrance cloud behind her.

To the fragrance itself, the citrus at the beginning develops with me hardly, or I think it smells ehr after peach. The flowers in the heart note are ehr delicate, what is there with me from the beginning, is the base note with musk, tonka bean, amber and benzoin. The vanilla comes with me also much later. Depending on the weather, the heart note comes through a bit now and then. But my skin goes ehr a symbiosis with the base note.
I still like it today.
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KStrobel
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KStrobel
Very helpful Review    11  
I will never be able to completely detach myself from it
I discovered Sun in my late teens. It was the first fragrance I wore constantly - for many years. It was the scent that everyone associated with me - even today, many years later, I still sometimes get to hear "someone walked past me again yesterday and I thought it was you". Sun smells kind of artificial, for me it resonates a strange metallic association despite the sweetness. Actually, the scent is too sweet for me by now. It seems a bit sticky-pappy, I think of suntan lotion that's hard to spread, that mixes with a few grains of sand. Of sticky hands and vanilla ice cream. Sun is a little bit too much of everything for me. Too sweet, too vanilla, too sticky, somehow it also seems cheap - but just enough that I can't resist it. Like a candy store. Too sweet, much too sweet, but it still pulls you in.
I very rarely use the fragrance anymore. But when I do, it feels like summer, like sun rays on warm, lightly tanned skin.
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Schnupper
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Now I like you...
... but 20 years ago I had to turn away almost, so that the fragrance could not reach me.
Much too strong and sweet Sun arrived with me, full force of something fruity , which smelled but rather tart / bitter and arrived with me almost like a blow to the nose. Bah, I did not like Sun for years and for me he was also no summer fragrance.

This year, I added a bottle to my collection. I smell these days rather a coherent , somewhat old-fashioned interaction of all ingredients and find it fresh and even a little restrained.

Well, whether that is now the age ?
A diluted version ?

Me Sun has cast a spell !

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Eukalyptia
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Eukalyptia
Helpful Review    6  
My scent friend, have you ever been away?
There are fragrances that make you feel like they've always been around. For me, these include 1881, Giorgio and Sun. The latter, which is the subject here has the potential for a life partnership. There's really only two camps here, too. You either hate him or you can never get away from him. For me, I'm not just in love anymore... ...it's become something permanent. I can't count how many bottles I've used up already.
Actually, it's pretty easy to tell with me. From all heart fragrances I have the whole line, from Sun really every product.
To the perfume itself: with me comes directly after spraying on, as with most here, quite clearly the synthetics to the appearance. Fortunately, the does not last long and it is worth the wait. What makes Sun and what lasts with me quite the whole day is the delicious melange of orange blossom, amber, sandalwood and the small vanilla breath.

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Vivien1001
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Very helpful Review    8  
A visit to the beach - with SPF 50
This perfume smells of summer, sun, sun cream. There is no other way to describe it.
The scent reminds of a very luxurious sun cream of a mature lady.

The bottle is semi beautiful to look at, but the contents must also be convincing.

Since the fragrance is from the 80s, it is not a modern fragrance, but rather rusty. Nevertheless I like it and it is a faithful companion in summer. It has a very large Sillage, which almost burns in your nose, if you apply too much of the fragrance. Also the durability is very good.

Especially on the beach at a beach party after a long stay in the sun the scent shines.
The summer feeling remains present through the fragrance even in autumn and winter and creates beautiful memories of the warm.

A small hint: If the temperature is too high, the fragrance can be a little bit slack, then it is better to use a fresher perfume or apply less. Otherwise (to me personally) the scent is too heavy.

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