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    Default The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    What fragrances smell most like skin after a day in the sun. I dunno how to describe it but it's like a slightly salty, warm, musky scent without being dirty or BO.

    Anything fit the bill?
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    Sunset Over Santorini by Parfumerie Naturelle perhaps.
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    Perhaps this.


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    As capridog, I was also thinking ambergris (which is also musky and somewhat salty). The real thing is not available, so seconding things like said Hermes.
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    Something light tuberose, akin to tanning lotions. Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc or Soleil Neige.

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    Pierre Guillaume Long Courrier does a pretty good job of recreating the smell of suntan lotion sun kissed skin at the end of a day at the beach.
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    Louis Vuitton's Sun Song reminds me of your description, but it's awfully expensive for what it does.
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    Maybe not as literal as what you are looking for, but for me Kouros smells of haven taken a shower with a nice soap before going out to lay in the sun. I actually spray this on before going out to catch some sun in the summer to amplify the effect, and I absolutely love it.
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    Some ppl describe Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff in exactly this way, ie, sun kissed skin.

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    I always think of sun kissed skin when I wear Cologne Indelible
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    Creed Millesime Imperial. Skin having a salty smell after long hours being in the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tappio View Post
    Maybe not as literal as what you are looking for, but for me Kouros smells of haven taken a shower with a nice soap before going out to lay in the sun. I actually spray this on before going out to catch some sun in the summer to amplify the effect, and I absolutely love it.
    I would agree with this - Kouros was made to smell like the skin scent of a man, if I recall well.

    For me, whenever I think of sun and sea, I always think of sun tan lotion and that simply means Virgin Island Water. Again, it's probably not what you're looking for, but the olfactory association for me is quite strongly connected to that smell, even though I am not a fan of it.

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    Mugler Cologne perhaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Pierre Guillaume Long Courrier does a pretty good job of recreating the smell of suntan lotion sun kissed skin at the end of a day at the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Creed Millesime Imperial. Skin having a salty smell after long hours being in the sun.
    This.

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    My hair feels matted and damp, there is sand all over me and my skin glistens with salty seawater

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    Bulgari Aqua, New West. Moustache if you were in the kiddie pool.

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    Bronze Goddess.
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    To me, the final phases of a classic cyphre base smells like warm, living, clean-ish skin after a day outside.

    I may be alone in this, perhaps due to the way my skin integrates with the classic oakmoss/labdanum/patchouli accord.

    Mitsouko and my SOTD, Givenchy II, particularly create the effect.
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    Default Re: The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    Aromatics Elixir metaphorically smells like sun kissed skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scents And Sense View Post
    Aromatics Elixir metaphorically smells like sun kissed skin.
    Exactly - we're on the same page.
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    Fire Island Bond no.9

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    Default Re: The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    The entire Jil Sander Sun men's line imo is a good place to start, but if you don't wanna sample them all, I think that Sun Fizz this one specifically - http://www.basenotes.net/ID26148646.html would be your best bet. It reminds me of being out in the sun, copper tone, a little musky, the sand, the beach, perfectly done. Also, very similar to Nautica Sunset Voyage, if you ever smelled that one (most people on here haven't).
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    To certain extents, based on personal experiences and opinions alone and only among many others:
    seconding both the feminine and the masculine version of Jil Sander Sun, Mediterraneo by Antonio Banderas, Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden, Carlo Colucci Uomo and/or Uomo Mare, even Roma Uomo

    (and while realizing to be a bit biased towards the "summery" names of all these scents, was much less influenced by the naming and far more by a solar type of smoothness, brightness and warmth all these do share to different extents)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scents And Sense View Post
    Aromatics Elixir metaphorically smells like sun kissed skin.
    To a certain extent and in some phases of it development yes!
    I don’t understand.It is so vast that surpasses all understanding.Understanding is always limited.But not understanding can have no boundaries.I feel like I'm much more complete when I don't understand.Not understanding,like I say,is a gift.Not understanding,but not as a simple-minded.The good thing is to be intelligent and not understand.It's a strange blessing, like having craziness without being crazy.It is a meek disinterest,it is a stupid sweetness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
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    My wife's number one summer beach scent.

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    Perhaps Bulgari Aqua Marine? Fits the salt and warm but not a lot of musk.

    The one I couldn't remember for a while that kind of fits is Ferrari Silver Essence. It doesn't list coconut but many people mention getting that as a scent, a few say a bit like suntan lotion.... either one kind of gets you to the "skin in sun" area. This is one that frequently is referred to as niche quality at low price, if that matters. It's an interesting scent, has an interesting sense of style to it and price is right. Worth a sample...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post


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    Exactly this.

    On the other end of the spectrum, YSL Kouros has always reminded me of sun-warmed skin, for some reason.
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