Huge initial blast that resembles Irish Spring. To my nose, this scent is fairly linear and does not evolve much throughout its considerable lifespan. As well, I have trouble picking out individual notes in this one, rendering it like that "purple blob" everyone compares it to. Overall though, a simple, clean, VERY soapy scent that is hardly disagreeable. I am happy to have this in my collection!
Sung Homme by Alfred Sung, 1988
Rated #614 in Fragrances
Let me start off by stating that I tested Sung homme a few years ago and did not like it all. The ash tray note that everyone associates with it did it in for me. Well, I got a chance to sample it a few weeks ago and I was blown away by it. I went back and bought me a bottle and check the batch code and it was made may of this year.Seems to my nose that EA has maybe reformulated it. The ash tray note is not as prominent as it used to be and it seems its more balanced and well blended. Don't get me wrong the ash tray note is still there just not as strong and more in the background. I can truly say EA has does a good job with this this year. If you come across this and not afraid to wear a macho manly scent give this a try. Longevity and projection are above average....A++++
Lean, virile; full of life. [Five stars.]
Irish Spring with attitude! This is a wonderfully simple scent, that leaves me feeling clean and refreshed for hours. I get the Quorum comparisons, but it is a much cleaner scent than that, it is also slightly sweeter but without being cloying. Sure it smells a bit synthetic, but if you go easy on the sprays, you will be rewarded with a great scent that also seems to get compliments. This will be in heavy rotation, especially in warm weather. Best $7 that I have spent!
Sung Homme by Alfred Sung is a decent, manly, fresh and soapy scent, with very good projection and longevity. Just be easy on the trigger.
I love this scent to death,its pretty much like irish spring but with a little funk added. It's a nice soapy/masculine scent and that's just all she wrote. I'm buying another bottle as soon as it runs out,which could be soon :). This is also a soapy scent that I find mature and very masculine.
For me, it's too sharply synthetic. A nice scent if it didn't give me a headache.
I should start off by mentioning that I am not a fan of the fougere genre of fragrances. I have Quorum - but I only wear it when I want to make those around me angry. I can't stand the smell of Polo or anything close to it. However, I will make one exception for Sung Homme. I do not get the comparisons to Irish Spring or Polo. I do get a nice clean soapy floral feel with a little bit of kick - probably the sage and lavender. I wear this one to work early in the week, and it lasts all day - and is versatile in hot or cold weather. It's masculine, and draws a fair amount of compliments - so I am guessing it projects well. Sung Homme lasts a good while without being overpowering in the early going. It is extremely cheap, and can be had for less than $20 - so a blind buy won't kill anyone.
I don't like it at all. I bought it based on people on basenotes saying it smells like irish spring. Noooo way. Nothing at all resembling irish spring in this stuff, I don't see how someone could mistake them for being similar at all. It basically smells like Quorum, but maybe a tad more bitter and moldy, if that's possible. It has a sweeter opening top smell, but that off-gasses after 10-15 mins and you are left with what is essentially a quorum clone. Drakkar Noir is closer to irish spring than this stuff, by far... If you don't like Quorum, stay far away from this bitter moldy soil bomb... Especially if you are after an all day irish spring type cologne, this sure ain't it.
An inexpensive, high quality scent from the Chinese-Canadian designer. There's something decidedly Mediterranean about Sung Homme. I can't decide whether Sung Homme is Paco Rabanne PH with less musk and more moss and petitgrain, or if it's Aramis Tuscany with more lavender and less petitgrain. Regardless, it's in that ballpark although it's not quite in the same league as either in terms of structure and complexity. All that said, Sung Homme is still better than the vast majority of fragrances in its price range.
Sung Homme by Alfred Sung, 1988
By: Alfred Sung
|Top Notes||Lemon, Tangerine, Petitgrain, Laurel Nobile, Galbanum|
|Middle Notes||Thyme, Sage, Pepper, Lavender, Geranium, Fir|
|Base Notes||Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Musk.|
|Bottle Designer||Pierre Dinand|
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