Man Absolute, a flanker to 2007’s Jil Sander Man was introduced in October 2008 as a woody aromatic masculine fragrance. Developed by the same perfumer who authored the original Jil Sander Man, and currently in-house perfumer for Guerlain, Thierry Wasser, this scent is “a self-evident interpretation of Jil Sander Man”, as described on the official website.
Since the 2000’s Sander for Men (a scent who entered my “to buy” list, but never acquired!), the most recent creations from the German fashion designer did not capture my attention, until Jil Sander Man Absolute. The first detail noticed in relation to this fragrance was its flacon, executed in a superb minimalistic note and made from a transparent blue colored glass that evokes the serenity of sea water. After becoming interested in this and while I was browsing the fresh launches from Sephora, during a beautiful summer afternoon, I decided to apply a few whiffs on a blotter.
Satisfied with the outcome, the next logical step was spraying over my wrist, in order to reach a complete conclusion. Jil Sander Man Absolute starts off with an exquisite blend of refreshing bergamot and the unmistakable note of lavender. Passing onto the mid development, the floral accord of violet is coupled with a hint of absinth, the result being a heart that last for no more than 30 minutes. At the end of this period, the dry down reveals the warm and personal notes of cedar and agarwood (oud) wrapped in an elegant Russian leather accord.
Overall, Jil Sander Man Absolute is a pleasant masculine aroma, ideal for a man who wants more than a classic and elegant perfume, appropriate for almost any wearing occasion.
Jil Sander Man Absolute Perfume Details
- Man Absolute by Jil Sander is available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette Intense Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Perfumer: Thierry Wasser
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual