Jil Sander

Jil Sander


Overall rating
3.9
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71%
would repurchase
3.9
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Overall rating
71%
would repurchase

Recent Jil Sander Reviews

Sensations
4.0
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a year ago

I tried Sensations years ago when I had a big interest in milk notes. Unfortunately I didn't like it. The opening felt too citrusy - a blast like in other Jill Sander fragrances - the milk note not thick enough, the grains non-existence compared to other fragrances, and I got an amber that was so flat and tried. Years later, it works and I now get why some people love it some much. I do, too. I still get the same citrusy opening that I'm not very fond of here. But when I give it ten minutes, the soft, creamy, milky fragrance emerges. It is light and relatively sheer in comparison to other members of this family. Almost has the coolness and softness of vanilla ice-cream. It is not foody. It is creamy, approachable and it has an understated, comfortable elegance. It reminds me of Armani Lei, but less floral and very slightly thicker, perhaps a bit more settled. Sensations is very soft spoken, like body with lotion after a shower. Still, it has that perfume element somewhere in it. People notice it - and they are not always gourmand lovers. Once in a while, there is a fragrance that is rather undertated. But it works so well that it becomes a second skin and people remember you with it. I think Sensations can be that for some of us, especially with bargain prices sometimes. Sillage is soft and lasting power is moderate on me - also, strictly a cold weather fragrance.

Sensations
4.0
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a year ago

I tried Sensations years ago when I had a big interest in milk notes. Unfortunately I didn't like it. The opening felt too citrusy - a blast like in other Jill Sander fragrances - the milk note not thick enough, the grains non-existence compared to other fragrances, and I got an amber that was so flat and tried. Years later, it works and I now get why some people love it some much. I do, too. I still get the same citrusy opening that I'm not very fond of here. But when I give it ten minutes, the soft, creamy, milky fragrance emerges. It is light and relatively sheer in comparison to other members of this family. Almost has the coolness and softness of vanilla ice-cream. It is not foody. It is creamy, approachable and it has an understated, comfortable elegance. It reminds me of Armani Lei, but less floral and very slightly thicker, perhaps a bit more settled. Sensations is very soft spoken, like body with lotion after a shower. Still, it has that perfume element somewhere in it. People notice it - and they are not always gourmand lovers. Once in a while, there is a fragrance that is rather undertated. But it works so well that it becomes a second skin and people remember you with it. I think Sensations can be that for some of us, especially with bargain prices sometimes. Sillage is soft and lasting power is moderate on me - also, strictly a cold weather fragrance.


Sun
3.0
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2 years ago

To me this is ultimately a warm, slightly spicy (but very sweet) oriental. I don’t get anything really beachy from it, but it IS warm and the sun is warm so perhaps it’s aptly named. I’ve been running the gamut of warm tropical beach scents lately, and this was a good buy at 20£ at duty free. I got the Made in France version, FWIW. The opening gives me a strong whiff of Tom-cat spray, animalic and skanky. I was intrigued, I wanted to see what happened beyond that. And what I get is Teaberry gum, anyone remember that? Teaberry gum including the white chalky powder in the wrapper. Wintergreen. I get a major essence of a rootbeer float with vanilla ice cream, which lasts almost throughout wearing. It finally dries down to a gentlemanly spiced vanilla, reminiscent of Old Spice. My grandfather wore Old Spice every day when I was a kid, and it’s etched into my nose memories. ???? Adjectives I’d use: Heavy. Soapy. Powdery. Ambery (benzoin and vanilla). Sweet. Woody. Dense. Potentially cloying. Mature, but not ‘old lady’ as some would say. It’s a late 80s fragrance and they were built differently, many of them. They were meant to have incredible density and presence, and Sun definitely has that. I wouldn’t wear this in summer. It’s too sweet and heavy. I would only wear this in fall or winter. I genuinely don’t get ‘summer’ or ‘beach’ from this. I would much rather smell this in cold weather, to temper the heaviness. Too much would give me a headache. I don’t love the fragrance but definitely don’t dislike it. This’ll be one I wear as an inexpensive daily driver in order to conserve my more beloved and pricey perfumes.

Sun
3.0
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2 years ago

To me this is ultimately a warm, slightly spicy (but very sweet) oriental. I don’t get anything really beachy from it, but it IS warm and the sun is warm so perhaps it’s aptly named. I’ve been running the gamut of warm tropical beach scents lately, and this was a good buy at 20£ at duty free. I got the Made in France version, FWIW. The opening gives me a strong whiff of Tom-cat spray, animalic and skanky. I was intrigued, I wanted to see what happened beyond that. And what I get is Teaberry gum, anyone remember that? Teaberry gum including the white chalky powder in the wrapper. Wintergreen. I get a major essence of a rootbeer float with vanilla ice cream, which lasts almost throughout wearing. It finally dries down to a gentlemanly spiced vanilla, reminiscent of Old Spice. My grandfather wore Old Spice every day when I was a kid, and it’s etched into my nose memories. ???? Adjectives I’d use: Heavy. Soapy. Powdery. Ambery (benzoin and vanilla). Sweet. Woody. Dense. Potentially cloying. Mature, but not ‘old lady’ as some would say. It’s a late 80s fragrance and they were built differently, many of them. They were meant to have incredible density and presence, and Sun definitely has that. I wouldn’t wear this in summer. It’s too sweet and heavy. I would only wear this in fall or winter. I genuinely don’t get ‘summer’ or ‘beach’ from this. I would much rather smell this in cold weather, to temper the heaviness. Too much would give me a headache. I don’t love the fragrance but definitely don’t dislike it. This’ll be one I wear as an inexpensive daily driver in order to conserve my more beloved and pricey perfumes.

Simply
5.0
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3 years ago

splendid nichesque and minimalistic fragrance based on deep,damp and earthy violet note...mineral (kind of like S.Jones by Comme des Garcons),androginesque,baroquesque....hihih, starting to invent words... it has some small simillarities to male Fahrenheit by Dior but they are not even close in performance... if you are familiar with Jil's phylosophy, ultrafuturistic and minimal designer signature, straight lines, german order and cold but very aestethic kind of mindset...inovative and androgenous use of fabric, remarcably tailored suits,this is exactly in that line... it is evocative,dark and brooding, but very passionate deep,deep inside... mandarin is prominent from the begining, and then violets...tortured,but with smiles on their faces...nuclear,black violets...and then warm and dry cedar tree....marvelous perfume (black bottle, eau de parfum version) 10/10 feminine yet masculine,yet has no gender whatsoever...amazing...and-cheap as hell:)

Simply
5.0
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3 years ago

splendid nichesque and minimalistic fragrance based on deep,damp and earthy violet note...mineral (kind of like S.Jones by Comme des Garcons),androginesque,baroquesque....hihih, starting to invent words... it has some small simillarities to male Fahrenheit by Dior but they are not even close in performance... if you are familiar with Jil's phylosophy, ultrafuturistic and minimal designer signature, straight lines, german order and cold but very aestethic kind of mindset...inovative and androgenous use of fabric, remarcably tailored suits,this is exactly in that line... it is evocative,dark and brooding, but very passionate deep,deep inside... mandarin is prominent from the begining, and then violets...tortured,but with smiles on their faces...nuclear,black violets...and then warm and dry cedar tree....marvelous perfume (black bottle, eau de parfum version) 10/10 feminine yet masculine,yet has no gender whatsoever...amazing...and-cheap as hell:)