The Midnight Flower

Sunshine Man 2015

Sunshine Man by Amouage
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7.9 / 10 1142 Ratings
A popular perfume by Amouage for men, released in 2015. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
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Main accords

Sweet
Floral
Spicy
Creamy
Fresh

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
LavenderLavender Everlasting flowerEverlasting flower Orange brandyOrange brandy
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Clary sageClary sage Juniper berryJuniper berry BergamotBergamot
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla Tonka beanTonka bean CedarwoodCedarwood

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7.91142 Ratings
Longevity
8.71028 Ratings
Sillage
8.31036 Ratings
Bottle
8.6985 Ratings
Value for money
6.8467 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 17.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance was part of the collection "The Midnight Flower".

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Pollita

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Pollita
Top Review 53  
Like a piece of home for the soul
May and September were always my favorite months of the year. Because there we went to Ibiza. Sometimes for one, sometimes for two weeks. There is hardly a place on earth that I know as well as this island. We were everywhere! We looked at every tiny bay. Every little beach bar we hit when we were regular quad bike riders back in the day. Once we even had the pleasure of enjoying a private boat tour with the hotel manager of our former favorite hotel - sunset included. We made new friends and lost track of each other years later. Discovered new places and missed old ones that suddenly weren't there anymore. But we were always drawn back there. A piece of home. Home - for the soul.

With this fine fragrance of Amouage come with immediate images of our most beautiful Ibiza holidays high. The fragrance may be a little simpler than other perfumes of the house, but it creates one thing immediately: He provides for beautiful holiday memories and a smile.

He starts herbaceous with lavender and immortelle. Lavender is indeed there on the Pityusen definitely not ostensibly cultivated, but rather in Provence, but even there it can smell herbaceous-fresh, one goes a little further away from the particularly touristy regions and travels inland. We did that very often when we had rented a quad bike and also there the obligatory suntan lotion could not be missing of course.

Sunshine Man has a distinct suntan lotion note that joins the herbaceous scents. But one thing is different from the typical sunscreen scents for me, which remind of care products from the nineties: we have in this Amouage fragrance neither jasmine nor ylang-ylang, for me typical, defining notes of a fragrance after sunscreen products. Amouage goes a different route here with an orange note and juniper. This combination is also consistently reminiscent of a fine sunscreen from the nineties, but remains a little rougher and does not become too sweet.

Because of the lavender notes, which I still detect later on, I also find it wonderfully suitable for both sexes. On Mr. Polly, however, I like this holiday flatterer better than on me. I myself don't like to have immortelle directly in my nose, but prefer to sniff the strawflower a bit from a distance. In the base, Sunshine Man finally becomes the perfect sunscreen and holiday scent with vanilla, tonka and woody notes. The tonka bean is not too dominant, which I like extremely well.

Typically for Amouage, the scent is very intense and persistent. Also there we are more with the cock than the chicken. The lady stands, as is well known, usually on more delicate fragrances. But yes, this one is really, really nice. Could be a summer scent for Mr. Polly.

Very many thanks to Gandix for the testing opportunity.
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Gdog

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Top Review 15  
Winter sun / cedar-based sunscreen
Today was a wonderfully sunny winter day. It was -7 °C and the flattened and icy snow reflected the light of the last afternoon sun. I had gone out to get some daylight and exercise despite the Corona routine. I had sat down on a bench by a meadow in a new development in Hamburg and was now watching the children playing with sleds on the meadow. Their parents stood in small groups at the edge of the meadow and talked. I sat in between and enjoyed the hustle and bustle. On my ears I had the new song, which I had discovered the evening before and which produced a breath of spring in me. My thoughts were circling around the future and made me feel hopeful and happy. That's when the scent hit my nose. It crept past my scarf down my neck and enveloped my face in comforting warmth. It produced exactly what the semi-bright winter sun was trying to do to my cheeks. A rush of energy that turned to joy in my body. That was exactly what I needed, what I wanted and hoped for when I applied Sunshine Man before I left the house.

This (true) story hopefully shows the beauty of Sunshine Man to the extent that I intend it to. It is a special scent to me because it was one of the first sneeze scents I smelled. It smelled and smells mostly like sunscreen to me with a pleasant cedar note. Tested it first in the spring and then on and off over the summer. Today was now the right winter day to apply him again.

He develops on my skin quickly and also with the time hardly shows any change. The fragrance is a blast from the start and has an impressive silage. The durability is accordingly. One may almost see it as a shortcoming that the fragrance is so present, but for leisure and especially outdoors, this is not a problem for me. For me, the fragrance still lives on its almost powdery base notes of tonka bean, vanilla and cedar, but there remains this somewhat indefinable residue that makes it smell like sunscreen and has often evoked holiday associations in me as well as those around me. I suspect this effect is due to the composition of the base accords with the clary sage. In any case, the olfactory memory just screams of SUN CREAM, HOLIDAY and BEACH. The contrast between the playfully sweet vanilla/tonka bean and the heavier cedarwood makes the scent interesting and unique, as befits a sneeze scent and the price range.

I will continue to wear the scent especially on sunny days when I want to get my joyful mood out there. In fact, the fragrance is suitable in my opinion for all seasons, although it comes especially to the fore on sunny summer and winter days. In the summer, you should be very careful with the dosage and rather refill, if the fragrance should actually have evaporated because of the heat times (with me, however, he also holds there 8-24h). In winter, the sweetness of the fragrance is captured a little more, so that it is not so fast too penetrating.

All in all, a fragrance for special moments, for leisure and sunny days. Try him out and you will experience it for yourself.

Best Parfumo greetings!
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GymBuddy

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Hedonism from the bottle or the scent of light
How could one explain the light to someone who has never felt the sun? I'd probably give him the smell of Sunshine from Amouage The fragrance radiates an overabundant Apollonian light at all times and as a hedonist knows only lust and joy.
Sunshine is the driver of Apollo's sun car - and next to him there is a free seat, you can jump on and join him on his journey...

So pompous words, so good. I probably can't hide the fact that I'm an Amouage fanboy, nor that my signature fragrance deserves less pompous words.

In the Amouage universe, the fragrance is quite unique: no incense, no leather, no oud, no animalism - wouldn't suit a pure hedonist either.
And despite the fact that classic fragrance antagonists are missing: I never get bored of Sunshine. Fortunately, it is also far away from the currently banal mainstream synthetic sweethearts like everything by Paco Rabanne.

As with all the fragrances from Amouage that I know, the scent develops continuously by presenting the scent actors one after the other - like in a play - and they have their "special moment" in the process.

The opening's gonna be a blast: Langnese-capri ice cream (orange outside, vanilla inside) with an additional orange sweetness contrasted by lavender. In a way, a beach feeling in Provence with an orange-vanilla ice cream in your hand. The top note can be quite addictive I find ...

Even after that the fragrance does not remain a silent treader. The lavender of the top note announces the herbal heart note that follows. After about an hour I can perceive the Muscat Sage as a slightly soapy note - and in this development it often reminds me of the Vintage Kouros (but of course only the Muscat Sage, not all the rest). Unfortunately, I could not yet perceive juniper berry from the mentioned fragrance pyramid.
The orange-vanilla theme of the opening is still present in the heart note, but with more herbs.

Until then Sunshine alone would be worth enough - but: the best is yet to come. The drydown of vanilla, cedar wood and tonka and their interplay is the sexiest scent known to me - even though it does without animalism a la musk, civet or the like. It lasts for days if you like and ends with a slightly vanilla-sweetened cedar
Is that a winter or summer scent now? Difficult. For me it is an evergreen - only with an adjusted dosage, of course. For the Apollonian companion it is also true here that sunshine always works, but if you take too much of it, you can get burned very quickly.

Definitv: you have to try it once and don't miss a drydown after 3 hours.
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Henryhill667

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One summer night
Summer, sun and a dreamlike island with legendary beach parties.
I'm sitting on a driftwood while the sun's just rising. The sun's rays dry the salty wet wood.
My sweat of the party night on the beach has mixed with the remains of yesterday's sunscreen.
We went straight from beach day to night.
The smoke of the torch jugglers, campfires and cigarettes stuck to my body.
The one or other spilled cocktail has left fruity sweet stains.
I discreetly hear remnants of the ladies' perfume from the last dance. He must have been very tight.
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SirAddy

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What lasts long finally smells good!
Sunshine Man took by far the most time to get to know each other. Normally, especially when it comes to perfumes, I take the liberty of making a quick judgment. Here it has a whole filling of 5ml used - which corresponds with the Sillage and durability approximately to an equivalent of 50ml of a Cologne. Thanks at this point to Fab83 for the bottling. Sunshine is definitely a fragrance that must be intensively tested. I can still remember very clearly my first encounter in my trunk perfumery. I just found the scent there exuberantly sweet, intense and opaque. As with so many Amouage fragrances, it seems to me, it is due to their complexity that you have to hold your nose to them from time to time. Since I am an absolutely convinced fan of Bracken Man, who, like Sunshine, belongs to Amouage's "The Midnight Flower Collection", I decided to try Sunshine regularly and spray it on myself. I wanted to expose myself, so to speak, to this fragrance in order to see whether it proved itself and showed other facets. So it manages to convince me.

There's one thing you should definitely consider: Sunshine is present. Really, every time I had Sunshine on, someone would talk to me. To be fair, you have to say positive throughout. But as soon as you put a sprayer on it, no matter where on the body, it is perceived. The alcoholic effect of the "lavender-orange-whatever-always-note" can be seen throughout. I write something like this in a distorted way, because I absolutely like lavender and somehow I could not understand that so many perfumes here smell or are said to smell lavender intensively. If I compare it with Caron's absolutely fantastic fragrance "Caron pour un Homme", one discovers a similarity, but this is more to do with vanilla. The vanilla of Sunshine gives the fragrance a slightly smoky (tonka bean?), synthetic but sweet-powdery note that remains constantly present. That's what I'm talking about now. Absolutely positive. The longer I tested the fragrance, the better I found the composition, because you always smell a slightly different side of the fragrance. Many also speak of an alcoholic or tipsy orange. I myself perceive a fresh, citrus-like note that is somewhat menthol-alcoholic. I guess it's the bergamot and juniper berry that's supposed to be in there. But I have to confess that I don't smell anything at all (anyone who knows gin or drinks juniper might be able to confirm that). In any case, this note makes the fragrance a little more versatile. But with all my versatility, I must confess: Classic fragrance? Nothing. I get the impression there are two stages. First a warm-up with a huge load of sweetness, vanilla icing sugar poured over one and then simply after about 10-15 minutes a never-ending exposure of sweet alcohol and sugared orange slices - very strongly sugared orange slices. You notice I struggle with myself to describe the scent. He clearly reads worse than he is. But it might make it clear why it took me an incredibly long time to like it.

Conclusion:
Please test. I can only advise everyone: Sunshine Man is a fragrance, you have to give it time. One sample won't do. Get yourself a bottle, use it several times. It's been three months since I got my bottling. In the meantime, I have come to the conclusion that I find it very good in itself. Still, I'm not gonna buy a bottle. For me it is not really a Fougère, especially since the lavender influence is a little too small for me. Especially when I compare it with Bracken Man it becomes clear that the fragrances are absolutely different from the overall impression. Other notes tend to dominate Sunshine Man. Nevertheless a really great fragrance and if you get a bottling, you are definitely supplied for a long time! 5ml have kept with me three months. With a 100ml bottle that would be then....oh. ;)
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OPomoneOPomone 9 years ago
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Take "Pour Un Homme de Caron".
Replace vanilla with toffee.
You get Sunshine Man.
Unoriginal and definitely overrated/oversweet/overpriced.
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Diyenli61Diyenli61 1 year ago
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Its getting better and better after few times using it. You need to get used to the smell, later on you will be addicted
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ScottMcArronScottMcArron 3 months ago
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Stunning lavender, immortelle, brandy scent perfect for a spring morning as the sun rises on a cool day. Truly unique and artistic.
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PerfumeBorePerfumeBore 7 months ago
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Happy boozy scent. Fresh and herbal lavender goes wonderfully with sweet and cozy vanilla. How could they discontinue this??
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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After a sweet and boozy spicy-fruity opening, this warm and dry, oriental spicy-floral Fougère, settles to a smooth spicy-woody base.
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