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Sun Men (2002)
by Jil Sander


Sun Men information

Year of Launch2002
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 76 votes)

People and companies

HouseJil Sander
PerfumerBéatrice Piquet
PerfumerAlain Astori
PackagingFabien Baron
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige
Parent Company at launchBenckiser > Coty Inc > Lancaster Group

About Sun Men

A long awaited men's version following the success of the womens orignal launched in 1989. The scent is designed to be reminsent of the summer.

Sun Men fragrance notes

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Reviews of Sun Men

As Zgb previously summed up, It's a fresh yet warm and somehow balsamic fragrance, just like sun tan lotions.
I live in the tropics, It's always hot and very hot here and I can easily wear it without suffocating. It's a mix of a "fresh spicy" scent and a warm oriental, that works.
Consequently, It's versatile and easy going. People usually like it, won't offend anyone.
29th June, 2021
The men's version of Sun doesn't have that creaminess that the women's version does. Also, it's not as strong in the sun tan lotion smell, although it has that too. It's more sharp and calogne-y, more alcohol and airy.

Projection is good with Sun Men as my wife was able to pick it up easily without prompting and said she liked that one. She's always a sucker for fresh, beachy scents.
19th August, 2017
It's an okay fragrance. Many other reviewers hit the nail on the head describing it like it's a sweet suntan lotion. The cardamom, nutmeg, and musk really mix well to produce the "warm" outdoors sensation that Sun Men seems to aim for.

If you like sweet oriental scents tinged with a bit of citrus-spice, this one will do the trick.
09th March, 2017
I agree with some comments here, being fresh yet warm and somehow balsamic like sun tan lotions. I can easily picture summer on the beach but also a city or a town on Croatian coast during hot days, evenings too. Has this floral touch to it that pushes it towards feminine side. I think it can easily pass as an unisex fragrance, albeit a certain masculine note can't be denied.

Originality 6/10
Scent 7/10
Longevity 8/10
Projection 7/10
28/40 = 70%
06th August, 2015
I never understood how came that 'Sun Men' was ALWAYS on sale (here, in Germany) ??? Did they produce 1 million bottles of it and now they had to sell it by all means?

After having bought a bottle (on sale, :p) I understood why. It's cheap soapy wanna-be scent of freshness gets through and stays, for that brief period of time that it lasts. I regret having bought it.
04th May, 2013
Sweet balsamic woody oriental. Looks like a dense scent from application onwards. However, near the end it becomes very thin and synthetic. Does develop well in heat.
31st March, 2013

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