Arrived on the market in September 2007, Jil Sander Man is a woody aromatic fragrance, developed by perfumers Thierry Wasser (currently house perfumer of Guerlain), at that time working for Firmenich and his colleague Annick Menardo. An epitome of the minimalistic perfume, Jil Sander Man embodies an enchanting scent that begins with a rectangular-shaped bottle made from transparent blue glass, topped by an oversized stopper from the same material and discreetly engraved with the perfume’s name at the bottom of the flask.
Given that at the time of its introduction I was frequently seduced by Sander for Men and almost on the verge of acquiring it for my personal collection, I sampled with great interest this new masculine perfume. And the verdict is that Jil Sander Man is exactly the type of fragrance that defines the olfactory style of the German fashion house.
The opening of Jil Sander Man is represented by a blend of lavender, bergamot and violet, followed quite rapidly by a floral heart that mixes Artemisia, sage and sensual vetiver that feels absolutely enchanting on the skin. After a period of approximately two hours, the dry down exhibited the exquisite facet of Jil Sander Man, featuring accords of blue cedar, myrrh and Russian leather.
As a conclusion, this masculine perfume is easily my favorite from the current perfumery line from Jil Sander, due to its interesting mix of ingredients, which is able to satisfy a hard to please costumer or, as described in the official website “a noble woody signature for a modern refined masculinity”.
Jil Sander Man Perfume Details
- Jil Sander Man is available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 90 ml After-Shave Splash, 200 ml Hair & Body Shampoo and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Perfumers: Thierry Wasser and Annick Menardo
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual