Sun Men 2002 Eau de Toilette

Sun Men (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander
Bottle Design Fabien Baron
We may earn a commission when you buy from links on our site, including the eBay Partner Network and Amazon.
Ranked 81 in Men's Perfume
7.5 / 10 1760 Ratings
Sun Men (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Jil Sander for men and was released in 2002. The scent is fresh-sweet. It is being marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
We may earn a commission when you buy from links on our site, including the eBay Partner Network and Amazon.

Main accords

Fresh
Sweet
Fruity
Citrus
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CaloneCalone BergamotBergamot RosemaryRosemary
Heart Notes Heart Notes
FrangipaniFrangipani CardamomCardamom MuskMusk NutmegNutmeg
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber CedarwoodCedarwood

Perfumers

Ratings
Scent
7.51760 Ratings
Longevity
6.51518 Ratings
Sillage
6.31490 Ratings
Bottle
6.31502 Ratings
Value for money
8.6874 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 18.02.2024.

Reviews

25 in-depth fragrance descriptions
7
Bottle
6
Sillage
6
Longevity
9
Scent
SchatzSucher

107 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
SchatzSucher
SchatzSucher
Top Review 48  
Well, now that you've said it all...
... is there a need for another commentary out of 59 previous and different comments? But I can certainly contribute some own thoughts to Sun Men.
It is hard to believe that this fragrance has been around for 17 years. That's longer than many a fragrance that has perhaps only been on the market for one season.
This probably shows that Sun Men has not sold too badly over the years and is still popular.
It also has a high recognition value in any case.

I got my first bottle shortly after its appearance, attracted by a strikingly designed advertising campaign. It was 75 ml back then and I can still remember that the fragrance cost even more in the early 2000s than it did today.
But hardly any other fragrance I have used up as quickly as this one and quickly bought it again. And this has been going on for 17 years
The female counterpart Sun was already released in 1989 and this fragrance is still a real 80s firecracker, loud, colorful, enormous veil of scent and super good durability, even in the current version still.

In contrast, the male counterpart from 2002 appears much calmer and more demure. Sun Men is simply an ideal summer scent for me. Light, cheerful, carefree, sunny. Despite a certain sweetness, the fragrance is light enough to be worn on warm summer days.
It is not very complex, does not go through a sensational process, but as it is, it is a very beautiful fragrance.
The bergamot with its typical slightly ethereal fragrance, here seasoned with some herbs and spices, makes the fresh start. And immediately this unusual note resonates, which is somewhat reminiscent of sea breeze.
This is said to derive from calone, the official name methylbenzodioxepinone, a substance originally from the pharmaceutical sector but never used there. Calone was not used in perfumes until the 80s, when the trend towards aquatic-maritime fragrances gradually developed.
But I don't want to call Sun Men aquatic, it's just a breath of fresh breeze that runs through the fragrance. So I can give the all-clear to aquatics opponents. Nothing here smells of stale brackish water To this fresh start are added floral influences, which give the sunny character a little more lightness, but the fragrance is by no means distinctly floral.
With some wood, amber and musk, a little depth is added.
Sun Men does not become intrusive or too much at any stage of its progress. It also does not spread such a veil of scent around itself, so it can also hold its own in the job.
Nevertheless, the scent is not too quiet, one is definitely perceived.

I am one of those people who wear fragrances primarily for themselves. I do not choose my fragrances to receive as many compliments as possible. This is a nice icing on the cake for me. But it happens again and again that I am asked about Sun Men. Just recently from a customer: "You smell so incredibly delicious again, it puts you in a holiday mood"
Of course I'll be happy about that.

As far as durability is concerned, Sun Men should be used within the acceptable range. About 6 hours, although it becomes relatively quiet after about an hour. Spraying is then advisable at work
The fragrance was created by Béatrice Piquet, who created the wonderful L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme, the EdT and the EdP, as well as working for Bvlgari, and Alain Astori, who is responsible for several fragrances under the name of David Beckham, among others.
Now I read with great dismay that Béatrice Piquet died already in 2010 after a long and serious illness. She was only 46 years old. So this will also be a small dedication.

Some stories may already have been told, the story of Sun Men is not finished for me. Two years ago, I came across a giant 200-ml bottle. It will last for a while, even if I sometimes find it a bit frightening in which sizes fragrances are offered.
Sun Men is certainly widespread, is ridiculed as mainstream, but the broad mass market is more my world. I prefer the uncomplicated evergreens to many an aloof and highly complicated fragrance that is not revealed to me and may still be priceless. This is only mentioned in passing. But our fragrance world is big enough for everyone :-)
24 Comments
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
9
Scent
Chevalier

62 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Chevalier
Chevalier
Top Review 12  
It's not customary to love what you own. Anatole France
The Sun was a repeat purchase, as it already showed a remarkable performance a dozen years ago. This memory was older, but not much has changed with this new Sun.
It is still fruity, fresh and a suitable alternative in the warmer months of the year.
For spring and summer there are several not hundreds of colognes and light scents.
This one is probably one of the longest lasting in the heat and never intrusive.

This understatement is only found in a few products which are based on such a fruit base, either they are too stinging or they evaporate after four minutes. Therefore, this consistency is an argument why one can wear it again and again despite the longer publication date of 2002.

The Bergamot is nothing innovative or spectacular, but the cardamom makes it very unique and easily recognizable.
Dolce&Gabbana had a similar recognizability with the pour homme a few years earlier.
That was due to the cardamom. In contrast to Dolce, here are woody notes that show the quality of the fragrance.

Fragrances in this price segment which last long and never seem cheap are no longer available. Most drugstore fragrances don't have the freshness that turns into an ingenious woody chord.
If there are freshmen, they usually have a chemical approach, which is not recognizable here at any time. Synthetics is never an issue here.
Thus Coty has done very much well as a manufacturer.
That's why every year the fragrance gets a special edition or other jubilant packaging.
For some, cheap marketing in the department store segment, for others the opportunity to finally wear a good fragrance in summer.
1 Comment
6
Bottle
6
Sillage
6
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Berti1510

6 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Berti1510
Berti1510
Helpful Review 6  
The fleeing summer
I first smelled this fragrance back in the gym. I was blown away. Light scent that reminded me very much of summer, sun, sea Then of course I went straight to the drugstore of my choice and tried out all the scents. It was hard to smell anything after a while.
At about the very end, however, I finally found what I was looking for.
Then I tried 2 sprayers on my wrist and then back to the office I had a sniff of it every now and then and was really positively surprised. So after work I went back and got a bottle of this.
I like these light scents in summer, which are not too heavy on you and annoy the environment.
This is what this fragrance gives off for me. Unfortunately I have to say that the durability as well as the sillage are rather meagre. Applied in the morning you can hardly notice this midday. Which I think is a pity, because the smell is really nice.
Just the right mix for fans of fresh and sweet fragrances. For all the others, other fragrances that last longer are more likely to come into question.
But for an evening walk or a visit to the cafe in the evening just the right thing.
0 Comments
7
Bottle
6
Sillage
6
Longevity
7.5
Scent
DerR

3 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
DerR
DerR
Very helpful Review 11  
Uncreative entry
My entry into the circle of perfume owners, and accordingly my first comment on that very fragrance.

Even though Sun Men wasn't the first perfume to touch my skin, it was the first one I bought as a bottle.
This happened almost 5 years ago and it took almost 3 years until another bottle was added. Accordingly, Sun Men was my "signed fragrance" for a long time, which could have been due to the lack of alternatives on the shelf.

Why this one?
Well surely it was because I (from wherever) had a sample of it in my hands.
It could also be that my nose hair didn't die off immediately, like with the old 4711 bottle of my grandmother who was still flying around somewhere with my parents, that is to say I liked the smell.
And besides, as almost always in life, money played a role.

To the fragrance pyramid:
I can understand the prelude with the bergamot. Now it's getting trickier. Rosemary or cardamom and later nutmeg, I imagine to recognize. Maybe I'm just doing that because my brain says it has to be inside, so you smell that now too!
Since I don't have a garden, nor am I a botanist, I can't tell if you can see the Frangipani now or not.
A woody and sweetish base note, in my humble opinion can not be denied.
The fragrance process is relatively fluid, without my nose feeling surprised by the new fragrance components.

As already enough previous speakers remarked, and which they are also absolutely right: he never really gets off on it, wants you to feel comfortable, like on a beautiful day at the beach (according to Wikipedia Calone is also supposed to be the smell of fresh sea air).
Therefore, it is understandable and not reprehensible that some only call it a summer or holiday scent.

But now I can't get around finding out for myself: why not wear it in winter for this very reason? (Appropriately, it was already a rainy January day when I bought this perfume.)
One usseliger day in November, can already press times the mood. There help me then also times 2 sprayers from the transparent bottle.
Suddenly the mood improves, the cloudy thoughts clear up and a sunny disposition appears.

Otherwise, of course, also a real T-shirt scent for sunny weather, which I would not necessarily wear in a conservative law firm. But who am I to think that I am conservative lawyers.... Let's not do this!

How do I close the first comment?
I'm trying to bridge the gap to the title: certainly not the most creative, loudest, most sophisticated, artistic or popular thing the perfume world has produced. This was certainly not the intention either. The puristic bottle fits the content.

In retrospect I still think to myself: With the purchase everything done right, because you should start small but solid!
1 Comment
6
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
Kwindolph

1 Review
Translated Show original Show translation
Kwindolph
Kwindolph
Helpful Review 11  
Holiday and beach feeling
For me, Sun for Men is an evergreener in spring and summer. Whether to the work, spare time or also to go out.
I associate the scent with a few beautiful memories. My present wife had chosen him with me in the summer of 2004 at Douglas. According to her, she always reminds Sun for Men of the time we met in 2004. Hardly sprayed, I feel like on vacation.
The scent lasts a day with me. In the evening it is usually only a little, the Sillage is a little more subtle and you don't pull a big flag behind you:-).
Although there are better scents guaranteed. I like the fresh citric scent extremely much and would prefer it to any other perfume.
Great fragrance, there's nothing more for me to say:-)
1 Comment
More reviews

Statements

6 short views on the fragrance
StarA1StarA1 6 years ago
4
Bottle
3
Sillage
4
Longevity
4
Scent
A traditional fragrance with nothing new ... too sweaty ... Not worth its price ... Not usable in hot days
0 Comments
LjonarddLjonardd 7 months ago
8
Bottle
3
Sillage
5
Longevity
7
Scent
Perfect for summer. Got that Sunscreen look and smell. Doesnt last that long but its cheap so thats fine
0 Comments
SycomoreCHSycomoreCH 7 months ago
10
Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
10
Scent
Can't find it in the US anymore, but every time I'm in Europe, I go to the Duty Free and buy the biggest bottle they have.
0 Comments
PedroCabralPedroCabral 2 years ago
7
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
8
Scent
Distinctive aroma. It looks like a kind of sunscreen turned into perfume. It is a sweet fresh, suitable for spring-summer.
0 Comments
Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 3 years ago
5
Bottle
7
Sillage
7
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Floral citrus fruits with a good amount of sweetness. For the price a real summer stunner
0 Comments
More statements

Charts

This is how the community classifies the fragrance.
Pie Chart Radar Chart

Images

53 fragrance photos of the community
More images

Popular by Jil Sander

Sun (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Background (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Man Pure (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Nº 4 (Eau de Parfum) by Jil Sander Style by Jil Sander Sun Delight by Jil Sander Sensations (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Jil (2009) by Jil Sander Softly by Jil Sander Jil Sander Man (1989) / Feeling Man (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Stylessence by Jil Sander Sander for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Woman III (1986) (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander Eve by Jil Sander Strictly by Jil Sander Simply (Eau de Parfum Poudrée) by Jil Sander Simply (Eau de Parfum) by Jil Sander Jil Sander Man Absolute by Jil Sander Scent 79 Man (2012) by Jil Sander Jil Sander Man (2007) (Eau de Toilette) by Jil Sander