Millesime Imperial gave that vibe to me.
Thread: The scent of sun kissed skin...
I'm looking for a fragrance that smells like skin once you have been laying in the sun for a few hours. I know the likes of Virgin Island Water etc. may smell somewhat akin to some sun lotions but i'm not looking for the smell of lotion, more the smell of sun kissed skin. I know its a bit of an odd request but surely such a fragrance must exist, and if anyone knows of it...its the Basenotes community!
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Millesime Imperial gave that vibe to me.
Something slightly warm, with just a touch of musk, and slightly salty. Small doses of true ambergris can do that, though of course true ambergris is not found in current frags (save perhaps some expensive Arabian attars like Amouage Molook). But perhaps also some artificial woody amber, in small doses, could give that effect, for instance, Iso-E (eg Molecule 01).
Sunset Over Santorini - by Parfumerie Naturelle
Sweat. Very inexpensive.
MKK ? It has a lived in feel, like a body that's been lazing all day.
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Musks are are a good call for this effect.
Kiehl's Original Musk: might be your best bet
Anick Goutal Musc Nomade: Similar kind of thing but more feminine.
Guerlain Lys Soleia: does have a slight lotion vibe but I think you would enjoy it.
Hermes Eau de Merveilles: I have not tried this but many people say it has a pleasant salty skin feel.
Stick with your own skin for that, Mervin.
I get a bit of that effect (an in-a-good-sense "sweaty" feel) from Cartier Declaration and L'Artisan Timbuktu. They don't literally smell like sun-kissed skin, but they create some of that impression to me.
+1 Hermes Eau de Merveilles gives me that vibe.
Sel Marin - for that sun dried post swim in the sea scent, lovely at drydown.
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In many ways, Roma Uomo reminds me of sun, sea air and warm temperatures, also, most of these notes on sun-drenched, tanned skin
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Eau de Star -Thierry Mugler is what you are looking for
Maybe CB I Hate Perfume's At The Beach 1966 or Bond No 9's Fire Island. Both are based on suntan lotion (Coppertone & Ban De Soleil respectively), but both also contain a note of skin musk that smells like warmed, sun tanned skin.
I personally prefer ATB66 but it dries down to more of a boardwalk/sand base. Fire Island dries down to more of a skin musk smell though.
Bronze Goddess, hands down. And don't be put off by the name; this one can easily be worn by a man.
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Try Egyptian Musk by Sonoma Scent Studio.
Or if you prefer a slightly salty more masculine vibe, a light spritz of
Malle Bois d'Orage or
Ramon Monegal Agar Musk
In many ways Virgin Island Water smells like sun-tan lotion and that's what I associate with "sun-kissed skin". So I'd go with that. Your definition may vary though
Sun Men by Jil Sander
There's also new Sun Day Men by JS to be released in March which seems to fit the bill...
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Another vote for The Different Company Sel de Vetiver (salty skin / sea breeze) and another for Bronze Goddess.
I would also add Let Me Play the Lion which is not exactly a skin, but a "fur" scent - smells like the fur of a cat after rolling in the sand and being heated in the sun.
Eau de Merveilles
Odeur 53: Drydown
Castelbajac: After a long dry-down
Musk to Musk
Jovan White Musk for Men
Though to me there's also a distant floral thing going on there, which could make it not "just skin" enough. Still worth a try; one of the most interesting fragrances I've ever smelled.
(How about that highly knowledgeable insight there: "a distant floral thing". Really, a floral thing? )
I'm quite interested in the idea behind both Sel de Vetiver and Sel Marin in the context of this thread. Can anyone compare the two? Either better in terms of robustness and longevity?
MI or Eau d'Hadrien
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
+1 for CB At the beach
Just maybe simple Jovan musk