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    Default The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Hey guys,

    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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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Millesime Imperial gave that vibe to me.

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    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).

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    CReeD VIW

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    Sunset Over Santorini - by Parfumerie Naturelle

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    Sweat. Very inexpensive.

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    Salt water? It's dirt cheap and you can tweak the concentration to your liking.

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    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.

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    Stick with your own skin for that, Mervin.

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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    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.

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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    +1 Hermes Eau de Merveilles gives me that vibe.

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    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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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post
    Sel Marin - for that sun dried post swim in the sea scent, lovely at drydown.
    +1 on this. Heeley Sel Marin is beautiful, and in a way, like not wearing a fragrance at all. But you'll find yourself smelling your sillage all day long.
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    Eau de Star -Thierry Mugler is what you are looking for

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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    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.
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    If Sel Marin then try Sel de Vetiver.
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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Bronze Goddess, hands down. And don't be put off by the name; this one can easily be worn by a man.
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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    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

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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    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

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    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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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    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.

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    Eau de Merveilles

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    Castelbajac: After a long dry-down

    Musk to Musk

    Jovan White Musk for Men

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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    If Sel Marin then try Sel de Vetiver.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    Another vote for The Different Company Sel de Vetiver (salty skin / sea breeze)
    +2 on Sel de Vetiver

    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? )

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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    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?

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    MI or Eau d'Hadrien
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    Default Re: The scent of sun kissed skin...

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    If Sel Marin then try Sel de Vetiver.
    My thoughts exactly
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    +1 for CB At the beach

    Just maybe simple Jovan musk
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