Sun Song smells like the sun and the sea
Sun Song opens with a very bright and beautiful citrus accord of lemon, petitgrain, and neroli. The lemon is very fresh and sparkling, yet clean and aldehydic. The aldehydic part is clean and soft, reminiscent of the white part of the lemon skin; it’s green but not bitter as the zest. Petitgrain amplifies the citrus effect, making it more dynamic and powerful, with a stunning green hook on top. Petitgrain builds the citrus accord, twisting the lemon to have more strength and texture by employing its woody and floral character
This citrus accord is not existing by itself, thanks to neroli. The neroli here is smelling marvelous. It gives effervescent effects to the citruses and brightens up the whole cologne composition. Neroli’s floral and citrusy character blends wonderfully with the citrus accord, boost the citruses to become more persuasive and exciting.
Slowly, the marine facet becomes more and more present in this cologne composition. This marine note is so vivid; it is so inviting and almost feels like it takes us swimming in the salty seawater. However, a sweet, delicate, and fresh notes of orange flower balance this salty and aquatic facet. The orange blossom has sweet undertones, smelling almost fruity. It rounds off the marine notes and creates volume at the body. This salty, sweet, and floral notes make an exhilarating cologne backbone.
Underneath the marine facet, a blend of musks produces a clean skin-scent reminiscent of wet skin under the sun. Besides, there are metallic notes that remind me of amberwood for its dry, ambery, and slightly smoky effect. This salty marine, skin-scent musk, and clean-metallic amberwood perfectly portray the warmth of the sunlight, hitting the skin in the hot summer.
Sun Song smells like a hot summer
I love the opening of this cologne, very refreshing with its citrus and floral accords of neroli and orange blossom. The development of marine scent is beautiful too. Very aquatic and rich. I feel it has successfully transported me to the summer by the beach.
I am happy that the scent lives up to the brand’s story-telling. Nevertheless, I am not a fan of the dry down. Although the orange blossom is still beautiful towards the end, I feel the clean-metallic facet makes this cologne smelling technical. It reminds me of the skin’s smell under the sun, true. Yet, also reminds me of laundry products. Finally, this is just not for me.
It is reasonable to relate scents to something we are familiar with because smell is closely linked to our memories. In fact, our memories have a significant role in deciding whether we like the fragrance or not. It is very personal. For this reason, be curious to smell perfumes despite negative reviews. You might be surprised by how the scent can transport you to different places and times.
Now back to the fragrance. Sun Song has a lovely sillage and satisfying projection, just like other LV’s cologne collection. And it lasts long on the skin, which is fantastic for a cologne fragrance! I have written about the other fragrance in the cologne collection, you can find it here: Afternoon Swim, Louis Vuitton Cologne.
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