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Feeling Man (1989)
by Jil Sander


Feeling Man information

Year of Launch1989
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 78 votes)

People and companies

HouseJil Sander
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige
Parent Company at launchBeecham Cosmetics

About Feeling Man

Feeling Man is a masculine fragrance by Jil Sander. The scent was launched in 1989

Reviews of Feeling Man

numcks Show all reviews
United States
This is like serenity in a bottle. The very long lasting dry down is like an anti-anxiety med. So pleasant, warm, soothing, and comforting. Very fitting name. Not tremendous evolution or note separation (vaguely spicy,sweet-fruit, powder, woody, warm amber, tobacco leaf), but the amalgam is like a reassuring hug from your mom/best friend.
26th June, 2017
Surprisingly pleasant scent from Jil Sander! I only have the miniature bottle of Feeling Man, yet every time I sample a few dabs from it, I LOVE the ambery, warm, and tastefully sweet character. The lavender is evident as well, resulting in a sensuous fragrance that makes its own statement.
03rd December, 2016
This is a cousin to Joop Homme. Where Joop is cocaine, Feeling Man is coca leaves.
08th November, 2016
My reading of Feeling Man is that it was a sort of prototype for Jil Sander Background. A potent mix of fruity notes and woody / ambery elements assembled around a classic oriental-fougerey bone structure. Sweet, potent and at traces overwhelming. Given when it was originally released, I think it was quite creative and while I respect both Jil Sander as a line and Feeling Man for what it represents, this gets just a *like*. No love.

10th February, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A Dark Fruity Sensation with a Fougère End

The top note is iconic: Lavender freshness with dark prunes, berries and a raisinous syrupy thickness form a beautiful aroma. The lavender has some sharpness, not very much but sufficient to provide an ideal balance. In the drydown dark wood is followed by a wet pipe-tobacco note - another intriguing phase that lasts well into the fifth hour. Later these notes gradually fade and the lavender remains mixed with classic moss notes, which are very gradually fading out in a more traditional fashion. Projection and silage are good, and on my skin the longevity is phenomenal: thirteen hours.

I wore this enthusiatically in the years after it was released, and after a long break it is still a masterpiece. One of Sander's supreme fragrances.

Pros: Longevity

24th July, 2013
A top that smells like Escada's Casual Friday, a middle that reminds me of Gucci's Nobile, and a base similar to Claiborne for Men - Feeling Man is such a cool fragrance. It has so much going on but it's not at all unfocused - it's just really interesting. I like Tanto's assessment of this. For anyone out there looking to graduate from Burberry London, or if you are curious to try something that is green, woody, AND sweet, this is the one.
14th November, 2011

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