Thread: Jil Sander Scent 79 Man?
I sparyed it on my wrist at Neiman's night before last and was pretty impressed by it. I've got a decent sample and am quite looking forward to giving it a full ride in a couple of days. My initial impression was that it has some similarity to Serge Noir on me. I've never had the opportunity to experience any Jil Sander scent before so I can't compare to the past but this first taste makes me want to try more.
I can confirm that it is $90 for a bottle at Neiman's
Last edited by Somerville Metro Man; 17th December 2008 at 11:38 AM.
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From "Now Smell This"
The notes include angelica, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, violet, orris, black leather, sandalwood and vetiver.
Mind you this comes from a wrist test a couple of nights ago.
From the note list above I definitely got the jasmine and angelica at the top which led to the slight frankincense and orris in the heart. The frankincense note would probably be the source of the "smoky" description. The base was definitely a beautifully balanced mix of leather, sandalwood and vetiver. The vetiver wasn't apparent until very late in the drydown on me but it added a nice bite to the end of it all.
I can also say that I didn't get any hint of tobacco in this initial impression on me.
In contrast I sniffed all the Lagerfeld Kapsules on the same visit and got a good tobacco note from the Floriental Kapsule. There was nothing that pronounced to my nose in Scent 79 Man.
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I've smelled it at Neiman's - and have sprayed a good dose on my arm a couple of times. Love it! The clary sage and frankincense combine to form an impression that is like evergreens but not quite as astringent. Drydown is multi-layered (on me, anyway) and kept me interested to the end. I think the men's 79 is more unisex than the female one. I'd like one of each (maybe Santa will take care of this) because the bottles are so cool - one white, one black, in that iconic shape.
I really cannot find 79 Man.The only new Jill Sander scent I detected is named Jill Sander Man Absolute Intense wich is a 2008 release; this one is not in the basenotes directory yet.
I liked this and at the lowered price ($90) is more reasonable. Something about it reminds me of an updated version of Antaeus. If I hadn't purchased so much recently I would have picked this up but I will be picking it up at some point.
For those of you who haven't tried this yet, run, don't walk, or whatever the equivalent is on a keyboard. It has an unmistakable Mark Buxton opening (shining frankincense, a la MoslBuddJewChristHinDao) and then quickly (within 10 minutes) morphs into something completely different, a more traditional, spicy leathery sandalwood and vetiver. This is sophisticated, and shows the typical Buxton restraint. It is not a clobber between the eyes like Pascal Moribito's Or Black (a much stronger leather chypre). I have never smelled the original Jill Sander Man, so I cannot compare. I would NEVER have guessed this was a Coty scent. It smells high-quality to me. Hang in there for the late dry down. Fantastic.This may get my vote for best new masculine.
I spritzed this on while I was in Neiman Marcus yesterday. I am really liking this one a lot! Smoky incense and sandalwood, with outstanding sillage and longevity.
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Ha! I just noticed that TPC (theperfumedcourt.com) now has samples of Sc79Man. I've been wanting to try it.
Would anyone know where it might be available online in Europe?
It reminded me of a more smoky French Lover by Frederic Malle.
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Great scent, it kind of reminds me of Anteus, but softer.
It also reminds me of Encre Noir, the way the vetiver plays in and out.
bergdorf and neiman's have it for 90., Jil Sanders boutique 159.
but what I love the most is that the sillage stays very close to the skin, making it very easy to wear, it seems appropriate for any occasion.
Last edited by musclegod007; 19th January 2009 at 01:41 AM.
I recently bought all three of the most recent Jil Sander scents for men, including Scent 79, Man and Man Absolute (Is any other line of fragrances as confusing in the naming convention as Jil Sander's?) and am testing them. I have to confess: my initial impression of Scent 79 was not good. It seemed to me on first test to be unimpressive and generic but, my nose was pretty tired the day I tested so I am holding off a real review after a second wearing next week. Absolute Man (I am wearing it now in late drydown) is the most evocative of Jil Sander scents of old (Background) with a glorious take on vanilla and incense. It reminds me a bit of Kenzoair with a base of creamy vanilla.
I have only paper tested Man but liked it and will skin test it later.
Which is your favorite Jil Sander? Glad you asked: Without a doubt, Background (the the original Man aint bad either). I have enough Background cached to last me a life time.
Man and Absolute Man are available in the US only at Jil Sander stores. I called the one in lower Manhattan, spoke to an extremely helpful SA named Jimmy and bought them. Go to the Store Locator on the Jil Sander website: http://www.jilsander.com/
I try it every time I'm near a Neiman Marcus, which is the perfect stage set for this 80s revival, and every time I smell it I think to myself, is this what my life has been reduced to, chasing down, what Tania Sanchez refers to as a well crafted masculine?
If this gets you excited, I suggest you check out the re-issue of the Donna Karan 80's classic Fuel for Men. Both quite good, mind you, but do they make you feel alive?
It's very tempting, in these humor impaired, un-ironic times, that we find ourselves enduring, to hop into the time machine and speed back to the future, back to the pre-Martha Stewart, everything old is better times, do as I say, not as I do, etc., etc., but I prefer progress.
David Bowie summed up this re-formulated, re-packaged concept very well in his song Teenage Wildlife, 'Same old thing, in brand new drag, comes sweeping into view.'
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 19th January 2009 at 04:02 PM.
To this undisciplined nose after day long testing of each:
Jil Sander Scent 79: an unnecessarily complex cousin of Aramis Havana without the balls. Eh.
Jil Sander Man (new): Kenzo Tokyo whispering back and forth with Bulgari Black (wait for the dry down. It's there). Oh, I suppose...if there isn't anything else to wear.
Jil Sander Man Absolute: Michael for Men with the middle range (vanilla) turned up to 11 and a tiny drop of cumin for shits and giggles. The one I would wear.
All are ok, but the only one that comes close to something interesting and different is Man Absolute. The others
Bump this topic, my jil sander scent 79 man arrived this week. I liked it, but i have the impression that it's not so original. I cannot put my finger, but i know that i have already smelled something very similar to it. Does anybody knows which scent, besides the original, this one is similar?