Sung Homme by Alfred Sung, I fell in love with this scent over a decade ago, and it has stood the test of time as one of the best colognes I have ever owned. This is for the real man, incredibly masculine and dark, but yet still very refined and clean smelling. It smells expensive, and lasts for hours and hours. Very powerful and has never failed to get me compliments, hugs and much more from beautiful women everywhere I go.
The top notes are basically Irish Spring, but a dark and spicey blend. I am getting lemon, lavender and pine matched to men's body wash and a bar of fresh soap. This blast stays intense for a good hour before the middle notes settle in. Then you get a touch of leather, more lavender, ferns and the soap notes get deeper and darker, sexier and very masculine. The base notes finally show their skin hours later, woods and moss matched to ferns and musk. These notes carry on for hours, and it seems the longer you wear Sung the better it smells.
Projection on this is massive, and sillage is absolutely incredible. This is an 80's powerhouse in every sense of the word, and longevity on this for me is well over 24 hours. You WILL smell this on your clothes the next day. Ten to twelve sprays on neck, wrists, chest and shoulders will last you the whole day. Easily one of the strongest male fragrances I have ever come across. You wear this beauty to special events, date nights, and anywhere elegant or classy where you want to get noticed and complimented.
You MUST try the vintage first before making any judgment. It smells and project way better than the cheap reformulated juice.
Vintage is made in Canada and manufactured by reviera concepts. The dry down after 4-5 hours is absolutely fantastic and projects well instead to being close to the skin. Absolute 80s beauty. It reminds me with vintage paco rabanne rich with aroma that stays with you for hours. I'm so lucky to score a 100ml vintage and loving it.
Yes...as others state, this reads as "soapy". It is a freshly bathed fragrance that is fairly light and wears very close to the skin. Doesn't project much, but that can be desirable in some circumstances. I find the lavender to be dominant, although it is listed as a middle note. There is a dusty sandalwood vibe in here too that maintains the masculinity and saves SUNG HOMME from being a totally boring scent. The lightness and short longevity is nice as a transitional fragrance after the gym or for early-in-the-day socializing. I wouldn't wear it when I wanted to smell "special", but I like this every now and then. It has it's place.
Yes, if there was a way to liquefy a bar of Irish Spring and a bar of Ivory soap-this is what you would get. The bottle looks like a prop from the movie Metropolis.
I can't say anything others haven't said except for the fact that on certain days, after about 3 hours, this dries down to an odd Bounce dryer sheet / waxy-sweet laundry detergent. Love the clean initial blast from the bottle, and usually this mellows as it starts out, but there are those days that I get blasted to the laundromat