Jil Sander Aftershave & Men's Fragrance

Jil Sander is a brand established by Heidemarie Jiline Sander in 1968. They are known for their minimalist designs and unique fragrances.

Sander herself studied textiles at university and then went to the US where she ended up working for fashion magazines. The first Jil Sander collection was launched in 1973 which was received with little enthusiasm. This didn't hold Sander back and the brand currently has more than five stand-alone boutiques and over 60 franchise stores worldwide. The collections can be described as minimalistic and unique, an example of this is the Vasari 100% coated paper bag priced £185 which sold out within a couple of days. Other items in the Jil Sander collection are sunglasses, sandals and perfumes.

The first Jil Sander fragrance, Jil Sander Woman I, was released in 1979 and the first male variant followed only two years later. Jil Sander Man, also known as Man I and Man Pure, is a woody chypre scent containing herbs like basil, clary sage and oregano that rest upon a base of woods such as oak moss and labdanum. Jil Sander Man I was followed by the balsamic Man II (1988) and flowery Man III (1991). A favourite among many is Ultrasense (2013), housed in its classic blue bottle. Although the scent is described as light and refreshing, it is unmistakably masculine. The aroma advertised by all-American charmer Sean O'Pry opens with a burst of bergamot, black pepper and berries. Eventually flowing into sage and fir resin, where-after it mellows down to a base of white musk.
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