Sun by Pierre Bourdon for Jil Sander 1989

Hello Fragrant Fairies,

While in Europe this was an impulse buy, it was a good deal and I love the packaging. It’s not something I’ve seen available in Australia which is funny because I think it the perfect Aussie scent.

Sun by Jil Sander 1989

Jil Sander Sun FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Amalfi lemon, bergamot, cassis, palisander rosewood, fruity notes, African orange blossom
Heart: Iris (orris root), ylang-ylang, heliotrope, carnation, lily of the valley,
Base: Vanilla, tonka, cedar, benzoin, styrax, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, musk

The night after I bought Sun, Jin and I were having dinner with Birgit (Olfactoria’s Travels) and her adorable husband Michael and I decided in the minus 5-10 Celcius weather that I definitely needed a little Sun. Interestingly it was Michael who said he recognised the fragrance and Birgit was so surprised, it was one of her favourite fragrances when they were first dating. How uncanny is that?

I can understand it being a great love of a fragrance because it’s so fun and easy to wear. While not being a super force power frag it is beautifully blended and noticeable, quite often people will ask what I’m wearing when I am in Sun. Honestly I find it extremely hard to pick out the notes listed in Sun but like the sun it’s warm and I also find it comfortable like an old jumper or jeans that you love and they fit perfectly. That’s how Sun makes me feel. Like the feeling of contentment, you don’t have to push to enjoy it, it just is.

Sun Jil Sander Sun Through Trees hdwallpaperslistPhoto Stolen hdwallpaperslist

I get the green, fruity, citrus opening and the flowers all come rushing in dressed up as a fabulous bouquet with a lean towards white floral and as it warms into amber woodsiness after about 6 hours I know there will still be remnants tomorrow morning that will smell fresh and clean and beautiful. No wonder Sun has been around for so long, every year it gets a couple of flankers too but Sun continues and there are hardly any in the online discount stores.

I think you could definitely wear Sun as a guy or a girl, it would be a super work scent as long as your office isn’t frag-phobic and it even goes beautifully with date night, sensual rather than siren but they’ll get the idea. Sun has stayed on my bureau since we returned from Europe and gets quite a lot of skin time, it’s a spritz and forget frag that I know smells awesome and goes with everything. Tonight I wore it out with friends for dinner at a bar and Trivia and then Bingo at another bar, Sun was a perfect fit.

Sun Jil Sander MeetUpPhoto Stolen MeetUp

Further reading: Olfactoria’s Travels
Essential Mall has $50/75ml
ThePerfumedCourt is the only place I could find samples and start at $4/ml

Have you ever tried Sun? Or any of its flankers? Did you love it?
Portia xx

The ad is KILLER!!

I’d like to thank the gorgeous Neela Vermiere for telling me to change perfumers name from Bourbon to Bourdon. THANKS!!

18 comments on “Sun by Pierre Bourdon for Jil Sander 1989

  1. Tora says:

    Ooh that commercial is great!!! I need a good summertime scent.

  2. Dearest Portia
    Yes. I rather remember this too, and think I might have a bottle of SunMen lurking somewhere a much simpler (as would befit the intellectually challenged sex) affair with a big bergamot start out and radiant spices underneath.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  3. Azar says:

    Hello Portia,
    Thanks to you I’m ready for our US West Coast Heat Wave. Moments ago I bought a tiny bottle of Sun! Today temps will be more than hot enough for Soivohle’s Tropic Lime Vanille (another great Portia Post induced purchase). Also, L’Occitane’s Notre Flore Neroli is on hand for a sultry evening. If it has to be hot here I might as well enjoy it!
    Azar xx

    • Azar, WOW!!
      I am so glad that you are enjoying the posts and your purchases from them.
      Don’t you love Sun? So easy and gorgeous. And Tropic Lime Vanille by SOIVOHLE. Another of my faves, I had to buy more of it in the last sale. We have a L’Occitane here in Sydney. I keep meaning to drop in, I will now.
      Portia xx

      • Azar says:

        I believe the L’Occitane Notre Flore Neroli has been discontinued. They may offer a new Neroli but I’m not familiar with it. Also, I stocked up on the Tropic Lime Vanilla when I had the chance.
        Azar xx

  4. I’ve never smelled this, but the story and the bottle are so adorable that I must! Was it easy to find?

  5. Killerrabbit says:

    That sounds totally delightful. Why is it not available in Australia? Do they think we have enough sun?

  6. laniersmith says:

    Hi dear Portia. Loved the review ….”Sun” sounds Sunsational

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