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A*Men Thierry Mugler for men

A*Men Thierry Mugler for men
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Elegant and masculine woodsy note of patchouli and Atlas cedar develops after the metal accord of mint and lavender. At the end, the intensive woodsy composition turns into an explosive energy of coffee and stirax in the warm musk and Tonka surrounding.

The bottle was designed by Thierry Mugler himself, and there are two variances – a shiny metal one and rubbery black. The fragrance was launched in 1996.

The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Huclier.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Coriander Lavender Green Notes Fruity and Spicy Notes Mint Bergamot

Middle Notes
Honey Patchouli Jasmine Milk Caramel Lily-of-the-Valley Cedar

Base Notes
Sandalwood Tonka Bean Amber Patchouli Musk Benzoin Vanilla Coffee

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This perfume reminds me of  
A*Men Les Parfums de Cuir
105 no yes
Silver Light Man
52 no yes
A*Men Gold Edition
21 no yes
Cuba Prestige
12 no yes
Spirit of Heaven Homme
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A*Men Fragrance Reviews

camposg
camposg

ive reviewed this a couple of times. I know this is potent huice thats true. Its a great college scent. 1,2 sprays max but there is way better stuff out there. I feel like i keep trying to convince myself i love this when i jus think its ok

Jul
31
2014
Smyle12
Smyle12

Ryanmmas26, I'm quite jealous of your original bottle. Yes, indeed, 2 sprays ALWAYS used be enough to last 24 hours, and the tar note made the dry-down all that much more worthwhile. Now, 6 sprays lasts only about 8 hours, and the tar note is gone, not too mention, everything else that for years made this fragrance so wonderful has been diluted.

Jul
29
2014
Pianopolice
Pianopolice

Yes, yes, yes. This is too much. This is strong. This is too bold.........but wait a minute so are you. You like this because your character is so bold. You like it because you are very noticeable, too. The cologne just adds to it. yea when you think deeply you know you can not be ignored neither can this cologne.

Jul
28
2014
musicman4931
musicman4931

Amen can be compared to NOTHING...I am coming around, takes a while for the rookie nose to appreciate this juice. Do not test in warm weather, not pleasing until cold weather. I can see why fragrance heads love this stuff..

Jul
27
2014
Nuhgwin
Nuhgwin

When I first sprayed A*Men, I was confused. I was confused upon what everyone was talking about with this fragrance and I began to doubt the Mugler fragrance house. But then I realized as I was walking away from the fragrance counter I couldn't stop smelling my wrist, and then... I fell in love with A*Men.

This fragrance is a sweet gourmand fragrance that is simply one of a kind, with crazy projection and longevity. I couldn't imagine my fragrance collection without a bottle of this. You either love it or you hate it though, but it's nice to be daring and different.

Jul
26
2014
Ryanmmas26
Ryanmmas26

So this was a fragrance that I originaly hated. But after playing around with the applications and sprays on this I can honestly say now that I really enjoy this !

When I 1st bought this 5 years ago I thought 4 sprays would be enough for this as my skin usually makes for poor projection on pretty much all fragrances. But even though my skin generally requires more sprays even 4 sprays was overpowering (especially in the opening) causing me to strongly dislike this. But after 5 years later and only applying 2 sprays (1 on the chest and 1 on the head) this is actually smells very pleasant. But even with 2 sprays this stuff lasts 24hrs and projects VERY well. Just not overpowering like before.

Now onto the smell... The opening to me still smells unpleasant and smells like burnt tar and sugar cookies. But then once it dries down the best way to describe it is if you had a whole bunch of christmas food baking in a room thats what this would smell like(And what I mean by that is if you were baking chocolate,sugar cookies, and vanilla pudding in the same room it would smell reminiscent of this scent) and it also has a slight hint of something soapy. (maybe its the peppermint or lavender ?)

Performance on this is BEAST !!! It lasts 24+ hours and projects for about 10 of those hours and projects VERY WELL. So on this fragrance 2-3 sprays is all you need or else you will choke people out

Overall id give this a new rating of 8.5 out of 10 !

Jul
25
2014
jovejove
jovejove

People need to calm down...it's fragrance.

Jul
24
2014
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

Even if this is not my favorite one I can say it was original. Now with all reformulations like LIDGE, Jubilation XXV, Derby, Drakkar Noir, and even Azzaro, it's a shame that industy did not have any rules for telling custumers about reformulations.

We are bunch of idiots who are paying them with our big earned money... WE ARE IDIOTS!

Jul
24
2014
Smyle12
Smyle12

Oh, original A*Men, how I miss you. I had the grievous misfortune of buying one of the first reformulated bottles from fragrance.net in spring 2012. A ghost of it's former self, like an ancient Hollywood starlet. Truly pathetic, and worse, because as with almost EVERY OTHER REFORMULATION, the bottle and packaging weren't changed AT ALL!!! If you simply MUST reformulate one of the greatest fragrances of all time, please be somewhat considerate enough to give us cognizetti a little "heads up" ya' know?!!! Fuck Mugler. He hasn't had an outstanding, original male concept in nearly 15 years, and even THAT is a unisex creation.

Jul
24
2014
jovejove
jovejove

The rubber flask is also now going to be refillable; 50ml and 100ml

Jul
24
2014
Mrbigbigtoe
Mrbigbigtoe

Proably going to catch some crap for this, but I dislike this. For me the patchouli MURDERS this fragrance. Bought it and loved it at first at least.
Now if this DOES project, people do not say a word.
For me I hate it and so help me I'll never buy this again.

Jul
22
2014
riffjim4069
riffjim4069

@ecerusen you nailed your review! A*Men is my least favorite of the line for that very reason...it is sicky-sweet and a bit funky too. I absolutely love Pure Malt, Pure Havane, Pure Wood and like Leather, Taste and Energy but this one is...well, it's not my favorite.

I am downgrading my like (only because it wasn't bad when layered with Pure Malt and it projected like a beast) to dislike. I find A*Men to be like an annoying ADHD kid who won't sit down and won't shutup.

Jul
22
2014
ecerusen
ecerusen

the first time i!ll write a very very short review, here it comes :

"sickly sweet and neverending."

thats all.

Jul
22
2014
brandonR
brandonR

I guess Thierry Mugler's house thought that they were going to pull the wool over my eyes with their shitty reformulation. Well, they were wrong and I want my money back.

Imagine an opened 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola sitting in your refrigerator for about 2 weeks. That's the A Men reformulation in a nutshell. The harsh tar note in the beginning has been smoothed out, making this once epic opening that had so much character; a flat, boring and watered down parody of it's former self. So much so in fact, that I'm actually embarrassed for Mugler's house.

I would rather design houses discontinue these scents all together instead of trying to trick us into thinking it's the same fragrance. It's NOT the same fragrance. All the while charging us the same amount of money for less of what we used to get. Oh well, at least I've still got my beloved and original formulated B Men.

Jul
22
2014
jivanshi
jivanshi

Who said this is a winter fragrance? Dosojosnegros made me curious, it's 30C and I gave it a shot - and man, I'm glad I did! In warm weather the harsh tar opening (which I also love) dissapeares completely, instead there is a strong liquor opening, caramel milk honey liquor, with the patchouli coming in gradually. Sweet, but not sickeningly so, thick but not heavy, it just works, and it's beautiful!

Jul
20
2014
jreily88
jreily88

One of my all-time favorites. Personally, this isn't sweet to me at all. It has a very earthy type of smell that lasts throughout the life of the fragrance. I'm not sure where people get the tar note from. In my opinion, it's just the patchouli mixed with other notes that make it smell like that. Also, I know this isn't relative, but I find it kind of funny that in the "This Perfume Reminds Me Of" section, there are 99 votes for pure leather and 17 votes for A*men gold edition, even though gold edition is the exact same juice as the original, just in a different bottle.

Jul
18
2014
dosojosnegros
dosojosnegros

ok so it's summer and I have decided to try this heavy winter fragrance and I am so glad that I did. I used A-Men a lot over the winter and yes I thought it was ok and everything that everyone has said it would be. vanilla-yes, caramel-yes, patchouli-yes, tar-yes, never the coffee on me though. well I've been reluctant to wear this in hot weather because I feared nauseating my colleagues. well, I was wrong! I am getting the most wonderful bergamot aroma from this which was not present during the winter months and I must say it mixes so much better with all the other aromas listed. On me it is the most prominent of all notes listed and I absolutely love it! I will be using this until empty for the rest of the summer.

Jul
15
2014
karl pearson
karl pearson

My number one winter fragrance ever. Sadly this has recently been reformulated again and it has lost its huge projection and longevity, so if you have some older bottles, keep em!!!

Jul
12
2014
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

I received some Angel Men in a swap.. I had worn Pure Havane in the past and liked it but I was curious about wearing the original.. I am also a bit familiar with Angel for women which I enjoyed to.. Well anyway it was a cool rainy day today so I decided to wear it.. Angel Man opens up very strong, potent, and in your face.. I definately smell the tar accord and some herbal lavender which make a very masculine opening.. Than all the sweet gourmand notes start to really show themselves, all while the patchouli dominates.. This is a complex scent and I will update my review once I spend more time with it..

Jul
04
2014
iziqism
iziqism

Finally got my hands on this today. Just have to get pass the 'burned rubber' or tar note (?) for me to love this fragrance. The rest is just lovely.

Jul
03
2014
harmatir
harmatir

During the first moment this is frightening, simply stinky. I didn1t know how to get rid of it. But later it becomes the miracle itself. Warm and cosy - it's such a pity that it is so hard to wait for the base notes.

Jul
03
2014
zinski19901
zinski19901

I love it. The carmel scent is great and powerful which I like. It's a sweet fragrance and great quality.

Jul
01
2014
ImAddicted
ImAddicted

This scent is extreme. You either love it or hate it. I happen to love it, but I must say it should be worn with caution. If you go to work wearing 10 sprays you might frighten your colleagues. Not because you will smell bad, but because they will smell you from any corner of the building. Super sillage and super longevity. Coffee, caramel, patchouli and chocolate mixed with perfection. I prefer to wear this fragrance to go out at night, or even for daytime occasions, but I guess it fits chilly weather better, since it's strong. Regarding number of sprays, I guess 2-4 during the day and up to 6 at night. Depends on your skin.

Jun
29
2014
michael.githiomi
michael.githiomi

i hated the scent when i first smelt it. a strong tar smell that was cloggy on me...... now... oh my gosh! best cologne i have ever had the honor of having. it is complex. continuously changing and morphing. the dry down is heaven. i can't get enough of it. it is my treasure. a beauty and my now signature scent. I HAVE FALLEN INLOVE!!!!!

Jun
27
2014
paoloalcantara
paoloalcantara

I'm sure this has been reformulated a couple of times...
After 5 hours, it becomes pretty much a very close skin scent on me.. I would really love it if its scent cloud wouldn't disappear too quickly.

Jun
19
2014
Catch83
Catch83

At first spray I get spiced fruits, then 15 to 20 mins later the caramel, coffee, and warm milk. This is better for the winter months, go easy on the sprayer!

Scent 6/10
Longevity 10/10 beast mode
Silliage 10/10 people will smell you some won't like the smell.
Overall 26/30 good cologne perfect for winter months when you want to be noticed.

Jun
18
2014
timkal69
timkal69

Just had to get this after all the encouraging reviews and even though this was a blind buy, I must say this is elegance at its best and a powerhouse. Like most reviewer have mentioned its either you love it or hate it... and its that exact love/hate vibe that I love about it, I love to wear strange smelling cologne that people with no "nose" will hate but someone with the knowledge, exposure and the "nose" will appreciate. Its one of those you want to wear while wearing a nice smart shirt with jeans or probably when you're in a suit and want alot of attention. I highly recommend this to a more mature 30+ age range because anyone below won't really pull it off. Like I mentioned earlier this juice is a powerhouse and you'd wanna take it easy on the trigger as this stuff goes 12+ easily with minimal strays.

Conclusion: Sweet caramel tonka beast you want to always have in your collection when you feel like seeking attention while kinda dressy.

UPDATE: This beast is a masterpiece, I keep getting different whiffs of complex gourmand out of the world goodness almost like a candy floss shop and believe me that's just from 2-3 minimal sprays. This juice is one in a million, I haven't gotten any comments from anyone yet after three days of wearing it, not that its not good but because the kind of people I work with are not into colognes and wouldn't really say anything as all they know is "he smells good all the time" lol!!!! But believe me when I say this juice is a must-have, actually I think you'd wanna keep it for those special days you wanna dress up and smell good. I've always kept my Terre d'hermes as my big gun in my arsenal but now I feel I have two big gun.

Jun
09
2014
megrim
megrim

Opens with an initial blast of spiced fruits and herbal lavender. Even in the opening, the powerhouse caramel is noticeable.

As it opens on the skin it morphs fairly quickly through a warm woody phase, with the spiced fruits lingering longest from the opening. The ever-present caramel starts to take on a milky note as the heart moves in.

The entire experience is intensely sweet, bordering on sugar-bomb territory and dances around gourmand without ever actually taking that plunge completely. In saying that, the sweetness is not headache-inducing or cloying. It's a clear, buttery/milky caramel with a spicy undercurrent that just keeps it out of the "too much" category for me.

The longevity is phenomenal, perhaps to its' detriment, as the later hours lose their edgy counterpoint to all that sweetness. Sillage is quite dramatic, especially for something marketed at men. Could be worn just as easily by a woman or a man. Caramel knows no gender!.

All in all, a little sweet for my skin, but a masterfully crafted fragrance none-the-less. If you're a lover of sweeter themed unisex frag's, it's hard to go wrong here.

Jun
05
2014
JoeOM
JoeOM

I adore this fragrance. A superb blend and made so incredibly well in my opinion.

The Coffee, Warm Milk and Patchouli are the most prominent notes for me for the majority of its life. Finishing off with a sweet smelling Caramel, Vanilla and Honey as the fragrance begins to fade.

Enormous projection and crazy longevity as has already been said hundreds of times. 2 sprays will last 24 hours. Well worth buying!

Jun
05
2014
birkanalayci
birkanalayci

If you want a ladykiller, stay away. If you want to smell different and a little bit grotesque, exactly perfect choice! When I use it, guess only myself love this scent, no one stands!

Jun
02
2014
mikel.joko
mikel.joko

manisss bgt wangi parfum ini...nyesal blind buy...langsung ane swap nih parpum

jgn pernah blind buy parpum ini!!


S: 10/10
L: 10/10
P: 10/10
scent: 2/10

May
31
2014
ezeizat
ezeizat

Everything that has to be said about this classic (Good or Bad) has already been said. So there isn't really any point in reviewing this but I WILL say this... SAMPLE THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A BOTTLE. This is truly a POLARIZING fragrance that changes and develops overtime. Some love & some hate it for a reason.


Me I love it.. It's pretty addictive if you do.

May
30
2014
VanMarlton
VanMarlton

Caramel, warm milk and honey with a healthy dose of patchouli for the depth.

I have to say it slowly grew on me which I did not think would happen the first time I sniffed it out.

Thumbs UP!

May
30
2014
chris.kragel
chris.kragel

This cologne is a beast for longevity, and decent projection as well.
This fragrance is quite rich and unique, bringing a nice coffee scent to the table, with hints of caramel and roasted hazelnut filling in the gaps. It is loud and busy, and quite entertaining to wear.
This cologne also lasts forever, as I will spray twice in the morning, and once at midday, and be set until the next morning. It does NOT leave the skin!
Angelmen starts with a sharp, pungent scent once it hits the skin, but goes through a miraculous transformation in the renowned dry-down phase. You just have to experience it to love it. It is quite synonymous with opening a fresh bag of ground coffee, and inhaling for the first time...that, and some cooked caramel and perhaps some sweet honey. Simply mesmerizing!
This cologne is limited in its use, as you will most likely only want to wear it to informal occasions, and most likely stick with it as a fall/ winter fragrance. I wear it to work, but only since I work in an informal setting (hospital laboratory).
WARNING: This is not for the novice user. It is well refined, and somewhat advanced as far as fragrances go. Most novice wearers will pursue sweeter scents, so this will most likely be bypassed in search of a YSL, Armani, or even a Chanel.

Projection- 8/10
Longevity- 10/10 (12+ hrs- ALL DAY use)
Versatility- 5/10 (informal events, dates, clubbing)
Smell: 9/10 (Coffee, caramel, and perhaps some hazelnut- It's like starbucks on my skin all day!!)

May
26
2014
wambyhaskara
wambyhaskara

ini dia parfum kesukaan saya...wanginya LAMAAAAAAAAAAA BANGEEET seharian..bahkan kena sabun mandi masih nempel!! EDAAAAAN!

May
25
2014
jiujitsuhero
jiujitsuhero

This cologne is a beast. It is super loud. I go light with 2 small sprays and that lasts up to 12+ hours. it gets great compliments. the best I heard so far was "somebody smells delicious"

May
23
2014
Highschoolrugbyboy64
Highschoolrugbyboy64

Sweet chocolate caramel coffee with patchouli and musk. Smells amazing to me but i guess the musk makes it not as appealing to my girlfriend :( oh and 24 hour longevity and awesome projection and silliage!

May
22
2014
yogikuga
yogikuga

Parfum ini wanginya keras banget, paling keras diantara seluruh koleksi parfum saya.
Pertama semprot baunya aneh, kayak bau "pesing".. Aneh..
Setelah 30 menit tercium bau karamel + vanilla, sama ada aroma coklat...
Saya blind buy parfum ini, gak mengecewakan, tapi agak jarang saya pake, bukan parfum hari-hari.
Saran saya kalo pake parfum ini jangan terlalu banyak semprot, 3 spray maximum, itupun udah sangat kenceng baunya, kalo mau aman 1-2 spray aja. Jangan pake kalo mau aktivitas luar ruangan yg panas2an, cocoknya di udara dingin, malem.
Don't blind buy..!!!

Sillage & longevity ruarrrrr biasaaaaaa...

Bukan buat ABG atau cabe2an... Cocoknya buat godfather..

May
21
2014
stonecabin
stonecabin

I love this fragrance, one of the few to last on my skin! I get a lovely spiced chocolate smell which projects really well. I get a lot of compliments when I where this, more so than any other. I have a friend that has tried A Men but he hates it. It comes out as a really strong tobacco type of scent. So not a blind buy.
One of my all time favourites. 10/10.

May
17
2014
jdawg
jdawg

Love it. Perfect for day and night. Lasts longer than 12 hours. Sticks to my skin even after shower and sticks to my clothes.

May
16
2014
miticothor
miticothor

In a word: cappuccino!! Delicious

May
15
2014
toto453
toto453

A good frag ! Very well done, with selected frag composant (patchouli is pure good)!
Scent change all along the day, very confortable and complexe.
A must perfume!
Prefer it during winter.

May
09
2014
Mr.nigma
Mr.nigma

I bought this based on some reviews on the internet. Blind buy. I sprayed on my shirts, go to work, and I received lots of bad comments about it's smell. Peoples around me doesn't like the smell. Yet, it gave headache to some people. I try to like this smell but I can't. Just not my type of frag.

May
07
2014
aalbertoii
aalbertoii

I also got that!! to me the juice is a lot weaker than it used to be!!

May
05
2014
Idlehands
Idlehands

it was a nice cooler spring day and I put this on this morning. still getting faint scent trails of it and it's almost 10pm. I sprayed it on at 9:30 am. no re applications. this stuff is so good. what else can I say.

May
03
2014
KingBoris
KingBoris

Gave it to my father, that tar note was just too much.

May
03
2014
smoj
smoj

@CoffeeCologne your right, but you can still get the original formulation on eBay sometimes.. just look for the Light blue box, rather then the black box.

May
03
2014
zomran
zomran

My favorite from the house of TM. A great Fall and Winter fragrance, day or night. I wouldn't recommend wearing it in warm or hot temperatures. Powerful, and it smells good. Get a lot of compliments.

Apr
29
2014
RodEri314
RodEri314

I tried this at Macy's recently because of the ongoing hype. Way too sweet. Does have a touch of the synthetic there which is subdued as a result of the sweet notes. Sugar rush. I don't recommend it.

Apr
29
2014
Aceman
Aceman

This fragrance is too sweet for me....having a headache.....regret of buying....after so much hype .....regretttt

Apr
26
2014
magnolia_xx
magnolia_xx

Oh my goodness, Thierry Mugler did it again.
Not only he created the horrible Angel for women (the most dreadful and sickening fragrance I have ever come across), but he also decided that men should smell like little girls, using the same terrible vanilla/patchouli/caramel chord.
I got a vial and I tried it on myself and on my husband.
Neither of us liked it. I can't believe it is supposed to be a masculine fragrance.
It makes me think of entering a hot car that has been parked in the sun for the whole afternoon, and that has a candied apple "Magic Tree" air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror... and this sickening stale sugary odour is the last thing I can smell before becoming unconscious for the heat stroke.

Apr
26
2014
Idlehands
Idlehands

yes. the longevity on this is great. I sprayed some on Tuesday morning. when I put my work scrubs on again on Wednesday I was getting scent trails of it STILL! I had even put on a different cologne that morning. I'm not sure on projection but it lasts and lasts. not to mention how nice it smells by day two...

Apr
23
2014
Ryanmmas26
Ryanmmas26

Easily the biggest regret Ive ever bought blinding a fragrance. The opening is repulsive enough alone to make me vomit and as time goes on this does evolve into something more tolerable but even then its not worth it to me. Too sweet,weird, and it just doesnt do it for me.

However it projects like a beast and lasts honestly 16-24 hrs.

Apr
23
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

I bought this as a gift for my wonderful boyfriend, and it is such a manly, sexy smell on him. I was expecting that it would smell much sweeter than it does, since such sweet, foodie notes are listed, but there is a definite spicy woodiness to this fragrance on him. There's not much more I can say about this that hasn't already been said... Bold--yes, powerful--yes, long-lasting--you got it. The only thing I will add is that I think he has a good application technique, for anyone who has a bit of an over-spraying issue with this frag... He is more of a subtle fragrance-wearer, doing usually one squirt under the shirt, and I get whiffs of it on him when I'm within about a five-foot radius of him, but not so that it's overwhelming. This fragrance certainly leaves a trail, which I personally think is great, because each little sniff is so delightful!

Apr
21
2014
vsnrao36
vsnrao36

Well, it's over 6 months now that I have this perfume. I bought this based on the millions of good review on this site.All this time I was trying hard to love this one and I had rated it likewise too - but today, I am putting it a notch lower -just liking it mainly because, I am not able to come in terms with the overwhelming dominance of what looks like caramel, milk and honey notes that gives me a feeling like Indian sweets,though in a good way. I do not want a perfume to smell this sweetish being an oriental woody perfume and it is hard to find traces of Musk or Amber or Sandalwood in the drydown. Tonka bean and vanilla in the drydown probably making it even more sweetish taking over from caramel.

This one no doubt has quality ingredients making it one of the longest lasting perfumes that I ever owned. It is also a favorite of my wife and kids who seem to love this. Just not my kind of perfume and I am putting this review here for the guys like me out there who may buy this based on the positive reviews alone, kind of blind buys.

Apr
18
2014
invaderlark
invaderlark

Alright let me just start out by saying I love this fragrance. The opening has that tar and lavender combo that I adore but many dislike. The middle is a fight between the tar and lavender and the sweet gourmond chocolate and vanilla. The tar and lavender lose and the chocolate and vanilla win in the end. It isn't that simple though, it's much more complex. There isn't anything on the market today that can really replicate this scent. I have Cuba Prestige and have a sample of Animale Animale. They smell a little bit like A*men but don't have the same opening and smell more like Pure Malt with the booze scent. Be warned with this fragrance though not everyone will like it! A lot of people hate the opening to which I say try the others from the A*men line.

I bought a gift set from ebay for 37 bucks(RED FLAG!!!). Needless to say, the cologne had expired. The juice inside was green. Expired fragrances turn yellowish brown when they expire and with A*men being blue it mixed to make green. Funny enough, even when expired the dry down smelled the same. The shampoo works great but the deodorant sucks. I got a new bottle (reformulated sadly) and it's perfect.

Anyway, this fragrance has been reformulated I can attest to that. The old formula is stronger and comes in a pale blue colored box. The new formula is good but not as loud and comes in a black box with silver around it. Be warned when buying from fragrancenet or amazon or any place like that. You will probably get the new stock. You'd have a better chance on Ebay although nothing is certain. The sprayer sucks just like everyone says. I'm not gonna do the knife trick because it isn't worth my time. If you haven't tried this fragrance go try it! It's the first designer fragrance I tried that had depth to it.

10/10

Apr
13
2014
ezeizat
ezeizat

@Mrbigtoe is not a fragrance to overspray on as it fill ups up a room with only 2 sprays... I apply 1 spray to the back of my neck and I walk through a mist of another spray.

Apr
12
2014
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

So ... Mrbigbigtoe is a teen ... that explains a lot .... Nothing judgemental but some of your reviews make much more sense now. Try to spray less, A*Men is a very nice scent, but awfully strong.

Apr
11
2014
Mrbigbigtoe
Mrbigbigtoe

The patchouli (don't think I spelled that right) MURDERS this fragrance.
I personally like the smell, but I believe my main problem is that I put too much on.
Because I spray like 7 sprays. (Insane huh) Either way after 5 hours it starts changing but by then my mom has already raised hell about how I better not ever wear that fragrance around her again lol. Personally if only The One from D&G had the potency this fragrance has,:(

Apr
11
2014
RickS1169
RickS1169

if you have trouble with the opening, let it sit an hour. it evolves wonderfully.

Apr
11
2014
polly golightly
polly golightly

nato come versione maschile di Angel, profumo che per primo ha azzardato note di cioccolata e che appare adesso un po' datato, questa piccola meraviglia parte con sentori di caffè e caramello, per assestarsi su patchouli, tonka e ambra. più resinoso che gourmand, non perde il suo smalto col passare degli anni. mooolto buono.

Apr
10
2014
kiviivi
kiviivi

Coffe Tar carmel perfect longevity

Apr
08
2014
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I love it... I just wish it were so much lighter, so I could wear it more often. Orange, coffee, and a little caramel is what I get from this. So warm, cuddly, comforting...

Apr
06
2014
Idlehands
Idlehands

if you're looking for clean, fresh, right out of the shower, any-mans cologne...then keep moving. this is not for you. however, if you are looking for an original, mysterious, attractive and seductive, then go right ahead and pick up this gem. you will more than likely try it in the store, spray it, grimace and say " no way". But you are making a big mistake. spray this on your arm or neck and stick with it for about an hour and you will be in angel man heaven. this stuff is unique for sure. the tar opening is loud and brash but it doesn't last long. this is a fragrance that if I smelled it brush past me I would be looking for the source and trying to find out what it is. it's a little sweetish ans a little coffee in the dry down, but trust me, it's wonderful. this is one of the most unique scents in the designer market as far as I'm concerned. I give it a 8/10. great longevity and projection. go light on the trigger. less is more here.

Apr
06
2014
Bogarde
Bogarde

I blind bought this and the first time i smelled it i hated it, first blast of citrus, mint, patchouli, some tar, coffee, burning plastic...oh my god, that was terrible. I was thinking "well, at least i bought 1 oz bottle". I tried again this year in winter and now i like it, finally i'm used to wearing a*man. Amazing drydown.

Production date of my A*man: september 2009

Sillage: Enormous
Longevity: between 13-16 hours, with a pleasant vanilla-caramel smell.

Apr
04
2014
markjcretella
markjcretella

I am definitely not a fan of mass market stuff. I am also definitely not a gourmand fan. I also very much don't gravitate to the sweeter fragrances. This is the exception for me.

Extremely original, extremely projecting, extremely long lasting. On my skin, I mostly get the chocolate and tar and coffee and a little patchouli. THANKFULLY, I don't get any caramel or sugar like so many do. My bottle is the rubber flask and I got it in 2008, so if it runs out, I hope I don't find it reformulated. It's quite good as it is.

My rating 8.4

Apr
04
2014
liav24
liav24

Thierry Mugler

i think its enough for you to know that this perfume is awesome.
smokey, very smokey, like a burnd wood with suger mixed together.
i started using it when i was 18.
now im 27 and i still use it
and i will use it for a very long time

smell - 10/10

Longevity - 10/10 - that thing will stay days on your clothes, and your skin even after a shower.

Sillage - 10/10 - i can give that even more.. lol!
when you go inside a room wearing this perfume - no one can escape that scent

perfect for cold / night / winter
in the summer can give you a headache

Apr
04
2014
Syzygy73
Syzygy73

This is a big loud brash scent that bullies you initially with top notes of caramel and coffee before softening to the most lovely sweetness. It's still masculine though I can see how it might be regarded as unisex or having female notes. It's a grower, not nice at first but lovely after a while. Too much is overwhelming so use it sparingly for best and most subtle effect.

Mar
28
2014
trevorstilerocks
trevorstilerocks

I wish I could empty this bottle. This made me realized that my body chemistry doesn't respond well to gourmand scents. So darn sweet!

Mar
27
2014
iPaul
iPaul

Sadly,it has been reformulated.The projection/sillage are very weak compared to the original and as far as longevity goes,it only lasts 2/3h on me,then it becomes a skin scent.
Will not buy again,unless it gets reformulated.

Mar
27
2014
muncierobson
muncierobson

This doesn seem as potent as it used to be... The dry down is still gorgeous but only projects moderately... Can still smell after 12 hours but it's become a skin scent well before then...

:-(

Mar
22
2014
popescuionut100
popescuionut100

It's very sweet,powerful,sexy,warm,rich and it's definitely not for everyone.
At first i didn't like it very much but later it grown on me and i decided to buy a bottle and i love it!
Works best on colder weather and casual,daytime,age 20+ imo.
This has been reformulated,it lasts noticeable for about 6-8 hours,after that it's still there for another couple of hours but it's just is a skin scent,i can only smell it if i sniff it.
So be aware that the reformulated version is not by far as potent and very long lasting as it used to be.I dare to say that i would wear this on a summer night/evening,it is strong only in the first hour or so.
Reformulated version is long lasting (not very long lasting) and projection is moderate not enormous as it used to be IMO!
Even so it still has a better longevity than many other famous designer fragrances and it's worth the money!

Mar
21
2014
muncierobson
muncierobson

Almost as polarising as angel...

Every time time I spray it think 'hmmm not sure I like this after all' and then, after a few hours... the magic happens!

A complex and gradually evolving scent. The blend of coffee, patchouli and caramel becomes alluring and addictive as the other other notes come and go.

Suitable for cold weather and must be applied VERY lightly (I douse myself in many other scents!). Gets the most compliments when people catch just a whisp, and come closer for a second sniff!

After all these years, still a silage and longevity hero!

Give it a chance and give it an hour or two before making up your mind!

#winning

Mar
18
2014
SmellieKat
SmellieKat

I love, love, love this on my husband. Unfortunately, he's not a huge fan. I've tried wearing it myself, but it's not quite right on me...

Imagine Angel for women with bourbon, sweet pipe tobacco and a touch of coffee - what could possibly be wrong with that?

Mar
15
2014
Cegar
Cegar

Try before you buy.

The best way to describe this fragrance is different. It is not a standard perfume and it certainly isn't a safe one. Some people will love it and some will find it disgusting.

Persistence and silage are off the charts, which means that people will notice you. And some are guaranteed to hate it.

Not for casual situations and definitely not for work.

Use with caution.

Mar
15
2014
steve1991
steve1991

If this cologne was a mythological creature, it would be Cerberus. This is the beast of mens fragrances, and to me a must have fragrance. Reminds me of a church we visited on a school trip, when I was a little boy in cyprus. My nose just ignores the tar and thinks about a beatifully conjured sweet caramel chocolate incense.

Mar
12
2014
DonPatrizio
DonPatrizio

This smells like a smooth forest.

Mar
07
2014
Rossyh
Rossyh

After trying and eventually falling in love with Pure Malt and Pure Havanne after the initial (slightly disappointing) first impressions, I decided to give the original another couple of chances.

Unfortunately this really doesn't agree with me. I've waited and waited to see how it develops but nothing ever changes my mind, which is shocking as looking at the notes it should be a perfect 10 for me.

Even the dry down still has that strange smell which I just can't get over and completely ruins it.

2/10

Mar
06
2014
heartcooksbrain
heartcooksbrain

The Original A Men is not a bad scent to me, if taken in smaller doses. I have applied too much of it before and almost got a headache from it, and actually did give a co worker a headache. It's not the projection and longevity monster that everyone claims, but for the first couple hours it does pack quite a punch and doesn't really let up. At first sniff and if not over applied, it really is a great fragrance, but beware it can also be headache inducing with continuous sniffing.

Mar
02
2014
Roman86
Roman86

This one has definitely been reformulated. I have a 50 ml. bottle I bought from Beauty Encounter recently and checked the batch code and it was from late 2010. A bottle I bought from Amazon which was produced in 2012 according to the batch code smelled watered and stripped down compared to the 50 ml. bottle produced in 2010 that I bought from Beauty Encounter. The new Angel Men is worthless but the old formulation is richer and smells of chocolate and other ingredients.

Feb
25
2014
Marciu
Marciu

@Laurdess - I have about 20 ml from 30 left in a bottle. Next time I'll go with one spray and we'll see...

Actually, to me the pre-reformulated version becomes slowly a jewell in my collection. I use it rarely, but when I do, I get compliments, even from the strangers( girls around my age mostly, that is 25-27 y.o.), LOL!

I still find current version as a good one though(famous caramel-chocolate drydown still is here, but the heavy tar-like opening and middle, which come from a mix of patchouli and herbs are gone....), but not perfect anymore.

Feb
22
2014
Javy_Medz
Javy_Medz

Well I finished my 1.7 so I bought a 3.4 refill bottle. The juice was quite light (Aqua) but I didn't think much of it... Tested it on my skin a day later and the rough opening everyone's come to know and love didn't last 5 minutes. Soon I'm at the heart and it's incredibly faint. Nothing compared to the 1.7 I used to own. About three, four hours later and I'm already at the muddy, mossy patchouli base. It's unfortunate to state but this has definitely become watered down. So much so that it wont even last on a strip of paper. We're talking Oud Noir performance.

But you can also look at it this way... You can now wear this during the spring (day/night) and summer (night) without choking everyone in a 10 mile radius out. The future is grim for the Angel Men line.

Feb
21
2014
gianmarco
gianmarco

This usto be a longetivy and sillage monster, just got my new bottle and its about a week i put it on and it fades away pretty quickly. I do not seem to understand why they would do this. Just like jeanpaul gaulthier le male, it doesnt have the same lasting power.

Feb
21
2014
Quasar
Quasar

Basically A MAN turn after refulmulation to woman Carmel Laura mercie candle
Amazing at the beginning but it looses it's power with the time it's been refulmulated like givenchy gentlemen..... that's it
Angel for women is feminine at the beginning but with the time it changes in to aftershave patchily sophisticated chypra which men easily can pull off
Try !

Feb
20
2014
Quasar
Quasar

Basically A MAN turn after refulmulation to woman Carmel Laura mercie candle
Amazing at the beginning but it looses it's power with the time it's been refulmulated like givenchy gentlemen..... that's it
Angel for women is feminine at the beginning but with the time it changes in to aftershave patchily sophisticated chypra which men easily can pull off
Try !

Feb
20
2014
crossdx
crossdx

A*Men is a strange one indeed. I went over all the reviews prior to deciding on getting a bottle, even had to order online and wait for 3 weeks to get it because it's not available in my country. The first time I wore it, I was almost overwhelmed by its potency, and began to question my purchase since I live in a tropical climate that would seem to be less than ideal for such a loud fragrance. Then it hit the drydown, and I was in love. I wore it for the second time the next day and even the opening felt more tolerable then. Easily in my top 10 current favourites.

I'd give the scent an 8/10 counting the opening, which does grow easier on the nose the more you use it but remains quite a kick, and it lasts for an hour or two. But then comes the rainbow with its pot of gold after the storm subsides. Totally worth the wait, and I reckon it'd be a 10/10 for the drydown alone. Once it settles down, it's a thing of mouth-watering beauty.

Performance is peerless for an EDT. Lasts forever and a day and keeps projecting all the while. And I'm only mildly exaggerating. I'm not sure if I have a reformulated version or not, so take this with a grain of salt.

Whenever you wear this marvelous juice, you make your presence felt, for better or worse (better for me).

Scent: 8/10
Longevity: 10/10
Projection/Sillage: 10/10

Overall: 9/10

Feb
16
2014
SmutRavageur
SmutRavageur

I haven't smelled the reformulation, but all the negative comments I read are very disconcerting. Overstated, perhaps? I hope.

A*Men is a classic staple of a fragrance in my collection. Although I enjoy Pure Havane and Pure Leather more, I plan to always own a bottle. The tar in this fragrance has never bothered me, but when I apply it on my skin I don't like to be around another person for least 30 minutes so that this thing can cool down and relax. There's so much going on in that initial spray, and it's so loud, that I just feel like "that guy" if I wear it around another person immediately following application.

The drydown is exactly how many people describe it ~~ a bakery. The coffee, chocolate and caramel notes all blend together in this sweet, harmonious concoction that's perfectly suited for the winter.

Feb
12
2014
pcnelsonmania
pcnelsonmania

I've tried, but this stuff is just impossibile to use...great bottle however...i will keep it in the " non useable" room of my collection....

Feb
12
2014
Rajasekar
Rajasekar

I Bought this after seeing the comments but man i dont think it actually gives that sillage or that caramel sweet notes.

First sprays smells headache but dry down get good Patchaoli and caramel overtakes others ,or is it and reformulated one as i cant smell the other notes

Or is it my nose that does catch the fragrance right

First impression ul never like it but later ul love it

Feb
12
2014
velgasius
velgasius

What this smells like:
Top notes (initial blast):
Tar - not actually pure tar, just think of a mug of very bitter chocolate powder straight from a raw cocoa bean, right next to a mug of burnt sugar that is extremely sweet / caramel. The sugar and tar is so strong, sweet and bitter at the same time that if you try to focus on the smell for 10 minutes you'll induce a light headache.
Projection at this stage is enormous (over 8 meters), will also stick for over an hour at where you sprayed it (unfortunately despite how strong this is I don't become anosmic over it so I get headaches often).
It takes around 3 to 4 hours for it to actually turn into it's 'mature' drydown phase, which can be accurately described as a hot mug of thick milo/ovaltine chocolate milk, well baked brownies, or brilliantly made cookies. You will actually smell like chocolate, so real you'll feel like you can eat yourself.
It takes patience and smart application to patiently wait out for the drydown.
I tried 1 spray and that was enough, it's VERY strong. 2 sprays and you'll become the king of projection & sillage. Go inside an elevator and you'll leave your presence there for a minute. Use three sprays and you'll give people around you a headache (honest, my friends have told me they get headaches, and this only happens when I apply 3 sprays).
It truly is a fantastic frag beside the fact that you have to somewhat isolate yourself for the first couple of hours to be polite.
You'll leave scent trails that last up to 2 minutes during the first hour that will slowly fade as it lasts around 5 to 6 hours, which will only leave about 5 to 10 seconds of trails from there on.
Where should you apply this? Chest, insides of elbows, back of your neck, wrists, hair, clothes, avoid areas near your nostrils or you'll get a headache.
Try 4 sprays on yourself to open your eyes towards A*Men's potency so that you'll learn to never go higher than 3 sprays (unless you're outdoors). Spray too much and you'll smell like burnt rubber, where the drydown'll smell like diabetes. Performance from the 2013 batch :)

Feb
11
2014
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

What the Hell have they done to this masterpiece! I must agree this has been reformulated from what i first experienced. It was Damn near sexy when i first applied it for my husband..even he loved it..like nothing i had ever experienced even in a female fragrance..why? it was so spicey and sweet it felt like fire to wear but in such a wonderful way..i was like wow i want to wear that LOL..to feel texture in a fragrance to me is a step above most fragrances cause most fragrances don't go past the sense of smell..i had never experienced a fragrance do that to me before now after the reformulation when i went to macy's to try this it is annoyingly rubbish!! Where is the spicey fire? Now all it is is turned bad tobacco musk with no soul.. I couldn't even stand to smell it. Get your hands on originals while you can :(

Feb
10
2014
frog23
frog23

This is my third Mugler scent. Pure Malt and Pure Havane are my others. Years ago I can remember smelling the womans perfume Angel. It smelled like angel food cake. I still pick that hint in all 3 Mugler scents I own. They all have that cake smell to me. Not overpowering like Angel, but it's there.

First impression, people say it has a tar smell. I think it smells like Vicks Vapor Rub with a sugar smell. That fades after about a half hour. A Men is STRONG. I sprayed once on my wrist and it was noticeable on me. I would never wear this to the office. Clearly a winter night fragrance.

After the annoying Vicks smell, it started to turn almost citrus to me with always that hint of cake/sugar. But then the winter aspect kicked in. Mint. A nice smell of mint and sugar. It really opened my nostrils. Kind of cleared me up.

I still like Havane and Malt more than A Men, my wife really liked it though.

I don't hate it but i won't buy a bottle of it. It really is a nice winter smell. I prefer even Burberry London over this.

Be careful with the amount you use. Rivals green bottle Polo on intensity.

Feb
10
2014
Belvedere
Belvedere

Not sure why I bought this years ago, I hardly wear and don't really like the smell, originally I liked it because it was different. It is a very strong fragrance and instantly recognisable so if you want to be noticed as you walk into a room wear this but it is the definition of cloying and sometimes smells like a bathroom spray! If you like that strong chemical smell that will last forever and smells like no other this is for you. Maybe in a couple more years I will have finished my flanker.

Feb
09
2014
Laurdess
Laurdess

@ Marciu- 3 sprays of this is overkill. try 1... you're welcome.

Feb
06
2014
neilvizuett
neilvizuett

The drydown after 9 hours is gorgeous, but the other 9 hours is a smell people find disgusting, some people even have opened their windows to remove the smell of my fragrance :(

Feb
04
2014
Marciu
Marciu

The pre-reformulated version is a BEAST! I used 3 sprays - on each side of the neck yesterday about 5 PM. Now we have 11 AM and I STILL feel it eventhough I took a shower in the morning! Clearly! That gives me 18 hours longevity!!!

One of the most long lasting perfumes that I've EVER had!!

Feb
03
2014
openingday
openingday

Love this stuff, but wearing it could give one the risk of offending the people around you with the heavy tar note that seems a bit much sometimes. Its manly and original, but I can see why the tar note can turn some people away. I recommend pure malt.

Jan
18
2014
SenseOfScents
SenseOfScents

A*Men by Thierry Mugler

SUBJECTIVE

Welcome to the review of the fragrance where dreams come true and where the art of perfumery becomes a legendary tale. I will not hold back on this one, the fragrance among the top three in my long collection, the one fragrance bottle with which I could do alone forever.

A*Men, formerly known as Angel Men, is a unique, harmonious blend of a diversity of notes that compliment each other perfectly in this bottle. From peppermint to tar, the complex composition seems like a silly attempt at a fragrance; Thierry Mugler pulls this one off marvelously. Its opening leaves you with a blast of lavender and bergamot in front of a strong background of tar. The fragrance community seems unanimous in claiming that this tar note will make it or break if for you. While it may seem to harshen the entire fragrance and give it a rubbery smell, it is this tar note that masculinizes this scent, separating it from Thierry Mugler’s Angel. Even if tar is not the most appealing note, realize that it serves as a sharp trigger to attract those around you to the heavenly scent that lies beneath it. As the top fades, the patchouli picks up, and serves as a platter to offer a scrumptious line of gourmand gifts: coffee bean, tonka bean, vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Trust me that this base of all-stars will make you forgive and forget the tar note.

Because it stands out as a bold and seductive fragrance, please reserve this one for special occasions. It is too striking to make sense as an everyday work scent. Reserve it for a night out or for when you wish to spend some time alone in deep reflection.

OBJECTIVE

Another reason for which it is not exactly versatile is its indomitable potency. One or two sprays to the neck plus another to the chest will suffice for one day’s wearing. Unlike most other fragrances, it stays strong throughout its longevity. Because it is an absolute beast, please refrain from applying it in the heat and from over-spraying. Yes it is delicious (the drydown namely), but it is nauseating when overdone, both to you and to those around you.

IMPRESSION

For a constellation of notes that work better together than in any other cologne, this blue star is undoubtedly Thierry Mugler’s best offering. A revolution in the men’s designer fragrance game, this one has geniously made a masculine scent out of a line-up of gourmand notes. It is no wonder that A*Men has engendered an exhaustive list of temporary flankers since its release. Thankfully, this great scent has been coupled with an unbeatable strength. Be warned though, as too many sprays will force your audience into intoxication.

PLAN

Whether you are a fragrance collector or in search of your third bottle, this scent begs at least a sample. It is hard to conceive its smell based on the long list of notes, and there are, moreover, no imitators that compare. If however, the opening is off-putting because the tar is too harsh for your nose, go for one of its smoother derivatives, A*Men Pure Leather namely (this flanker smells most like A*Men). ★★★★★

Jan
16
2014
sugarcane
sugarcane

This fragrance is definitly an odd one. Very complex. I often find myself hating and loving this fragrance over and over again. The opening, is not pleasent. The dry down is absolutley brilliant. This fragrance is very very strong and long lasting. I though, do not like very long lasting colognes, I like between 4-6 hours. I often like switching my fragrances for the evening. This colonge you can't do this with. Overall this is a staple cologne.

Jan
15
2014
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

WOW... wow.
1st.: I read somewhere that Thierry Mugler hasn't so far gone through the reformulation process. So what I smell today is the same it was smelt before.
2nd.: now that I have get used to the TM pattern I understand better the conception of a flanker. And I see the point of them, I think in the A*Men case, original and all Pures make sense in a way one can choose among them what best suits one's taste, it could be all of them, of course. The DAN is present in all of them unmistakeably, you just know it is A*men fragrance.
3rd.: I won't go through all the notes because that has been done zillions of times and much better than I ever could.
4th.: the tar note is not that bad at all, it is just that some reviewers do make people scared, for no good reason, so don't aks me why they do that.
5th.: all I get is a pleasant scent of mint, lavander, patchoulli, green coffee beams, a bit of caramel, sandalwood and vanilla, some fading florals, the jasmine is a bit of the kind that puts one off a bit. It is a comfortable scent.

I have three samples on me just now. A*Men on one arm. Angel EDT on the other. And the two overlapping. I cannot tell what smells better.

Jan
11
2014
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

@Rum ... I've been avoiding TM's scents like the plague for more than a decade but since I bought Pure Leather as it is said one of the most subdued on the A*Men line I just can't get enough. so appealing I think PL is that I decide to go for the other Pure Malt&Havane. and after reading somewhere that A*Men is no longer the power bomb it used to be I thought it was the right time to try it out, so I will get from the mail by tomorrow or so, toghether wit angel EDT which seems to be more masculine than some male scents out there this dayandage. Well, never say never.

Jan
09
2014
aleksandar.dragas6
aleksandar.dragas6

Simply the best! After almost 20 years still original and still on the top! I will have a bottle of this until I am dead! :)

Jan
09
2014
rum
rum

Seriously, this is meant to be a fragrance for men or an air freshener?
I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would wear such a strong and loud scent. Maybe if I were dancing around all night in a club, this could be my fragrance, but in the real world no thanks. This stuff is cloying, powdery, unimaginative and the packaging is virtually satanic. Eau Hell no!!

Jan
09
2014
Daniel.Friedrich42
Daniel.Friedrich42

One of my most worn fragrances and probably the one my significant other loves the most on me.

Kicks off with an almost biting top of tar, lavender and mint. This is something that can make quite some people turn around on their heels.
From there it darkens, goes sweeter and spicyer.
Lots of caramel, coffee. very chocolaty with all the patchouly.

It's really hard for me to dissect into traditional top/heart/base because of all the things going on with this one.

Definitely a coffe-shop, candy-store vibe mixed with tar, some woods, musk and spices.

A*men is crazy and so lovely at the same time. It's love it or hate it, I don't see a middle ground.

Not a fragrance for warmer weather obviously. Can be worn by women too if they want a darker version of Angel.

Longevity(12h+) and projection(potential room-cleaner) are really,really powerful obviously. This is niche concentration at designer-price.

Probably too extreme for a lot of people but most definitely unique and ahead of its time.

p.s. if you can, get the metal version because the rubberflask-sprayer just sucks unless you cut out the rubber.

Jan
08
2014
alexxstylist
alexxstylist

I'm in love with this fragrance! Well, maybe it's not one of those hot & sexy perfumes, but it's so sweeet, cozy and YUMMY! On me mostly vanilla and patchouli, with a hint of coffee. Perfect for winter, makes me feel warm and cozy. Really wish it had such an amazing projection and sillage as an older version though. For sweet gourmand scent lovers. Defo wouldn't recommend to blind buy it - it's not for everyone!

Jan
07
2014
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

I like gourmands, but I just can't understand the resounding love for A*Men.

It smells so cheap and childish to me. I spray it every time I go into a store, just to make sure I'm not being fickle in dismissing a scent so many Fragrantizoids swear by, but each time I'm baffled by the artificial gloopy sweetness. It's in the same vein as Joop Homme -I don't mean in notes, but rather in refinement and appeal. They both have that plastic, syrupy quality that young guys hitting the club just seem to dig at the moment.

I actually would be really interested in a masculine toffee/butterscotch perfume that was properly balanced and refined with dry spice and woods, but this smells like an 8 year old's birthday party. Thoroughly unwholesome :/

Jan
07
2014
markkkkkkkk4444
markkkkkkkk4444

was the best perfume i ever smelled, now they changed the formula, smells suck!

Jan
06
2014
MCvitic
MCvitic

I started collecting fragrances, and I think this one is one of those "must have"..

I got it yesterday, and I use it to "get into a new year" !

He did his job just great, it least on my skin over 13h+

Drydown is just great !!!


When I first try it (month ago), i didn't like it.. but I realised that you have to (kind of) respect this fragrance.. If you don't really like it at first, it doesen't mean that you are not going to love it after one or two hours.. Now, I love even that "hardcore" beginning..

Yes, this is LOVE or HATE fragrance, but... as I say before, DRY DOWN..... put it on your self one-two hours before you go out, and I am sure that people around you are just going to love it :)

Jan
01
2014
fdelval
fdelval

Beast. Drydown smells great. The open is quite harsh and if overapplied, reminds me of cat pee.

The key here is applying the right amount for the time and occasion (closed spaces, seasson, body area)

A going out scent which will give the ONE MILLIONs & LE MALEs a good run for its money.

This one would be a safe bet in a screaming contest to check which scent screams louder lol

Try layering it with other Thierry Mugler flankers to boost its proyection and lower this one's potency.

Dec
30
2014
jp1990
jp1990

I hate to say it because this frag gets a love of love but I cannot stand it. The opening smells like hairspray and tar mixed with a little angel perfume. Its as if they took the womens angel perfume and stirred in some cigarettes and hairspray. I really tried to like it and let it sit on my skin for the drydown, I managed a few hours but I had to shower and scrub it off I couldn't take it any longer and I have never disliked a fragrance to the point I had to shower it off (unless purposely changing fragrances). Some chocolate/cocao came through to sweeten it up but the tar note was still dominant and it was not pleasant. Sorry TM, not for me.

Dec
30
2014
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

This is an old fragrance, released in 1996 (probably not seeing any distribution in the US until '97 or '98). I was in high school in the nineties. I lived in Connecticut, went to a privileged private school with teenagers who had everything. I was painfully cognizant of the styles my peers adopted, their clothing, haircuts, colognes. Not once did I ever encounter Thierry Mugler's A*Men. The suggestion by anyone that this scent has been "worn to death" and is ubiquitous among young men rings false. By virtue of the fact that this fragrance eschews the typical American need to smell "clean" and "fresh," (read: AdG, Cool Water, L'Eau d'Issey), it's unsurprising to me that I've never smelled it on anyone. Now, maybe in Europe this was huge and as common as Cool Water was here in the States. That might be. But this fragrance was definitely not hugely popular here in the nineties, and I don't think it has been widely embraced by Americans even today. That doesn't change the fact that it's a great fragrance.

I don't smell much of a similarity between A*Men and Angel, either, but that's just me. The link might be in how patchouli is handled, because A*Men's patchouli is definitely unique and rich, very dark and dense and even a little spicy. This masculine version of that famous feminine is preferable to me because it incorporates a brisk lavender note into a dark, smoky, tarry oriental structure that smells a little like a coffee house on a dirty street corner in New York City in the summer time. There's the smell of sweetness (all those fancy-smancy Tall, Grande, Venti Mochaccino Lattes with caramel syrup and foam), the smell of straight-up coffee beans for the traditionalists, the intense rubbery smokiness of hot blacktop and car exhaust from the sidewalk outside, and the patchouli oil on the necks of the hippie artists that practically live in that shop. Did I mention the coffee bar is a burled chestnut with sandalwood accents? You'll find anything in New York City.

A*Men smells like that. It's a niche fragrance in a niche bottle on the designer market. It's a masterpiece of contemporary oriental perfumery. It takes some getting used to, kind of like that little coffee shop in the city. But it's totally worth sticking with it, because things like that are worth having in your life. What more needs to be said?

Dec
26
2013
robg303
robg303

I can't think of any fragrance more polarizing then the Angel fragrances, especially the women's version!
I've seen people react with disqust at the mere mention of it. Why, maybe too many negative associations?

I happen to Love them both! The men's version is one of my all time favorites, especially for the winter months. Therein lies the moral to the story!

If someone wears a sweet, spicy, choco-coffee, somewhat aromatic fragrance on a warm day and that combo mixes with sweat and body oder, instead of the mouth watering gourmand effect it's supposed to have.....people will be revolted!

Please don't be that person! The eau de toilette splash can be worn in warmer weather, because it's so much lighter a little more soapy. But the AMen Spray is strong and quite intense. It is certainly best for cooler days and nights.

Funny thing, those same people who said they hated angel, complimented me and were drawn to this, finding it quite irresistible, when it was cooler. Interesting?

This then is a great fragrance when applied sparingly, at the right time.

Dec
24
2013
cachuli
cachuli

@drake S ito

I too laughed a lot too.
No one should argue with who has tried A Men "Pure Woods", not more talk...

;)

Dec
22
2013
1millionintenseboy
1millionintenseboy

Wow. This is God among sweet fragrances. By far the best winter scent. But it's a pitty many men don't realize that. You know, I've got a few friens who like old things like Fahrenheit, Versace L'homme, Kouros, Lagerfeld classic, Eau Sauvage and stuff. I'm always trying to explain them that they are outdated scents. I mean, why would anyone want to smell like bouqet of some flowers, or some old citrus, or leather. I keep telling them that's maybe good for our grandparents, but for us, young men, are things like Joop Homme, Dior Homme Intense and of course A*Men. This is scent for real men, and not boys. Only for macho men who know what they want.

10/10

Dec
21
2013
drakesito
drakesito

@drakecito

I own two 2ml samples of Musc Ravageur. Furthermore, I tried almost all of Amouages, 20+ Montales, most of Creeds, many of Frederic Malle's fragrances, some of Etat Libre d'Orange, ~20 Bonds and much more. Some of them I own as samples. Simply in my "have" or "had" list I put only those that I have a bottle, unlike you.

Dec
21
2013
Rustu_Recber
Rustu_Recber

It can be called strange that I have overlooked this fragrance for years. I'm into fragrances for quite a while now, but Thierry Mugler's best seller simply isn't popular in my country.

I sprayed A*Men on this afternoon, four heavy sprays in total on the neck and chest.


The funny thing is that I liked it for the first two hours, but after this stuff dries down it smells cheap and synthetic and it gets boring after a day. I can imagine people wanting to smell this fragrance in a cold weather setting, but for me this is something you spray on once or twice a month when you really feel like it. I just cannot help the feeling that this smells like some AXE deodorant with caramel on top.

The longevity is excellent as I can still smell the scent eight hours after applying. However, I don't understand why so many people say the sillage is amazing. I received two compliments from girls in the afternoon, but I asked some people this evening and they said they could only smell it near my skin.

Rating:

Scent: 5
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 6,5
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Total 6,5

Dec
21
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I think there's a time and a place to wear this. I didn't care for it much when I purchased it. I'd blind bought it, and expected something different. Then, last night, I decided to spray my pyjamas with it, and fell asleep to a great scent. I sprayed it on again today, and felt somewhat nauseated. I guess I'll keep it as my cuddly, private fragrance to snuggle up to at night, or when I'm feeling blue.

Dec
21
2013
drakesito
drakesito

@Marciu
I have no doubts in it's (Pure Woods) existence, since I own it and used quite a lot of this fragrance. But after I have read your comment, I decided to do my own research on it. And yes, I found nothing about this fragrance as well. Now I started to have some doubts about it's originality. I checked the code on checkcosmetic.net and my fears came up true - the code is not correct. So Pure Woods it is a fake fragrance. What the hell, I used almost halt a bottle of it. But you know what, it doesn't smell like a fake one. It smells like a less sweet A*Men with some cedar and sandalwood in the front.
Anyway, thank you for your comment!

Dec
20
2013
Prne
Prne

this is definitely the best fragrance for men.
i can only note that it is very durable and resistant, one of the best. my girlfriend loves it.

tnx mugler ;)

Dec
19
2013
3starmagnum
3starmagnum

I love this one so much, and hearing there was a previous formulation that people say has better silage and longevity makes me want that one too!! Anyone know where to get the earlier formulation?

Dec
18
2013
Marciu
Marciu

@drakesito - could you give me a link to improve such fragrance (I mean A*Men Pure Woods) exists? I found totally nothing about it!

Dec
17
2013
kit1982
kit1982

The current formulation is weaker and somewhat lighter compared to the old version that I have sampled several years back. When I finally decided to purchase a whole bottle, I noticed that the sillage and longevity is less that what I expected. I need at least 5 spray to get the sillage I want. The scent is still great, better than Angel IMHO. The new formulation is very frustrating.

Dec
16
2013
petranfx
petranfx

Its a cheap frag also because with one spray of this is like five sprays of a another perfume

Dec
16
2013
Jason Harrison
Jason Harrison

For the price. And the performance. Probably the greatest fragrance in the world today.

Dec
16
2013
aleksandar.dragas6
aleksandar.dragas6

Okay, I needed one week to fall in love with this masterpiece. This is the most original and odd of all! I absolutely love it but I think that sillage could be a bit stronger, or to find vintage version. All in all, one of the best!

Dec
15
2013
hainss
hainss

Comparer des parfums à de la musique? Pourquoi pas!

Je me suis d’abord amusé à faire une comparaison entre A men et Radiohead.
Deux produits pop, deux produits qui marquent haut dans les «charts» générales. Deux produits qui vendent et que l’on entend assurément parler.
Suffit d’essayer un petit échantillon et directement, on a l’impression de trop bien connaître sa formule, on ne la peut-être jamais expérimenté consciemment et volontairement auparavant, mais on reste avec l’impression de l’avoir déjà abondamment fréquenté.
Le jeu des associations s’opère alors, et instinctivement on le lie a d’autres produits, certains qui ne nous émeuvent peut-être pas particulièrement, même qui peuvent engendrer un désir de se distinguer d’eux.

On se dit alors, cette formule qui me marque si fréquemment, il me semble que ce n’est pas ce que je peux reconnaître être le mieux qui se fasse, ce n’est pas si beau!? Ce à quoi elle est si souvent identifiée me semble bien banal.

Malgré ce doute, l’expérience nous laisse une impression particulière; on la répète, puis : …. ouin…., encore une fois…. humm…. une autre,…. ouin….. vraiment!?... pourtant…. ben voyons…

Première chose que tu sais c’est que tu as le goût d’y revenir tout le temps.
Tu y prends goût.
Tu remarques graduellement que ce n’est pas si banal que tu te l’étais imaginé; que la production est complexe et surtout qu’elle porte beaucoup.
Bref, dur d’y être complètement indifférent.

C’est un peu l’impression que m’a fait l’essai D’A Men sur mon poignet.

J’en reviens à ma comparaison musicale, est-ce vraiment Radiohead? Je me dis peut-être qu’Angel men s’identifierait mieux a un truc plus club. Daft Punk?

Pure Malt!? Est-ce une meilleure option?

Dec
12
2013
drakesito
drakesito

When will Fragrantica create a page for A*Men Perdu dans la Foret? I simply call it Pure Woods. Bought it in 2010 in Paris and I guess it was a limited edition. Black bottle like that of A*Men, but the star is greenish. What I get from it is creamy sandalwood and cedar on top of A*Men's sweet DNA. Nice, but I like Pure Malt better. Longevity and projection are very good, like with most of A*Men's flankers. Don't know why, but Pure Woods reminds a bit of Musc Ravageur.

Dec
12
2013
Marciu
Marciu

@ aleksandar, yes, original A*Men is different from Pure Havane, but if I were you, I'd pass on the current formulation. It's not worth its money, sadly.

Dec
05
2013
guest_
guest_

just got this from fragrancenet and i don't know if it is real or not cause i don't detect the list of notes (caramel, coffee, peppermint)that everyone seems to love or hate. what i get is a soapy , dead flower arrangement with not much projection or longevity. the code on the inside of the box is not there but everything else seems ok. if this is the great Angel then i will take Cuba Prestige any day.

Dec
04
2013
Marciu
Marciu

OK, so it happened, I tested the 2013 batch code bottle. Oh well, what can I say...

Composition is almost the same to my nose. Patchouli and mint are not so strong anymore... This fragrance was very heavy on patchouli, now it's not anymore. Drydown is the same.

Longevity is a little worse, but still good, about 8 hours.

Sillage is not so big anymore, I'd say that now it's approx. arms.length..

All in all, I won't be purchasing A*Men anymore, I guess. So sad...

Dec
03
2013
elvinmure
elvinmure

The old bottle is the first picture of it under the videos (blue with black framed) the new bottle is black with silver framed just to let peopple know.if you can find old version buy it.I found it :D

Dec
01
2013
ashishpal_007@hotmail.com
ashishpal_007@hotmail.com

( A review from the depth of my heart in a literary fashion !)
To ,
THE " A*MEN " ,
I genuflect to pay obeisance to you .
Your imposing and appealing " Tar " note made me fall in love with you . You're my arch-obsession , my prime addiction . The caramel , coffee and patchouli amalgam you possess is just enthralling and mesmerizing .your immense projection cloud embraces me well . By virtue of your longevity you linger on for aeons . That sweet , smooth , sensual aroma is invigorating and gratifying . Your scent is really potent at garnering compliments . They( women) love me when i wear you . Your supremacy and virility compliments my personality .
You are truly a masterpiece !! , a chef-d'oeuvre created by your father Jacques Huclier .
YOU ARE A DIFFERENT SPECIES .
I hail you as the most pre-eminent and superlative perfume ever made !!!...
Your's biggest fan ,
WHGCONCEPT007 .

Nov
28
2013
Javy_Medz
Javy_Medz

I can verify i have a 2013 batch. If the vintage was stronger then this then i dont know how anyone could pull this off. I was filling up the whole store i work at with this. Note that the ceilings are like 30 feet tall. Everyone was really off put by how sweet it was. The tar was making everyone's head hurt. >:] That "old attic" dirty accord comes off really strong on the dry down with this. The reform of A*Men may be some conspiracy to make people buy Pure Leather more. (Illuminati)...

Nov
28
2013
Bewar
Bewar

It used to be sillage monster :/ Never blindbuy it.

Nov
28
2013
rossw117
rossw117

Having purchased this frangrance on the back of some great reviews I can say that I was surprised when I wore A* men for the first time. I will not lie, this fragrance is not for everyone. The opening some people will not enjoy, the dry down some people will not enjoy. The first time I tried this fragrance I found it very overpowering and very sweet. However the second and third time I tried it the smell was a lot more pleasant. I soon discovered that it smells so much better when it isn't over sprayed. I personally would say 1-2 sprays maximum, any more more and it becomes too overpowering and altogether unpleasant. All I will say is try the fragrance first in a department store etc if you can. If this isn't an option, I would procede with caution. In the fragrances defence it projects extrememly well and last for well over 10hrs for me so it's a great night out fragrance. (Go easy on the trigger though, for the people your around's sake if not your own.)

Nov
27
2013
Marciu
Marciu

A*Men reformulated? Sweet Lord, there is no mercy for fragrances...

I own a 1 fl oz refill bottle that I bought last year in Douglas. The batch code is 009315 - it was produced in September 2010. It's sillage and longevity monster, that's why I use it mainly during frosty winter days, but of course I use it sparingly too when I go out for a party or so.

If the reformulation is true, I don't know what to do, because there is no other fragrance like Angel Men :(

Nov
24
2013
lalelu
lalelu

it has been reformulated, just like le male .. funny how people say only one spray, they must be talking about the older version because with " todays " a*men i get less performance ( projection, longevity..)

Nov
23
2013
stockbreak
stockbreak

Does anyone know if this was reformulated? I bought a bottle from Sephora about a year ago and it reallly has very small projection and sillage. It lasts a long time and smells great but barely noticeable....anyone else notice this?

Nov
23
2013
małgorzata.kupiec
małgorzata.kupiec

It has everything I love - caramel, milk, honey, vanilla, tonka bean, coffee, but still I can't stand it. It has the same patchouli-graveyardish note as Angel which makes me sad.

Fortunately, B*men, Pure Malt and Pure Coffee don't cause such problems.

Nov
23
2013
Bewar
Bewar

I think it has been reformulated .. :/ It lasts for long but with weak sillage. I have been wearing it for 10 days didn't get any complements , nobody has noticed its smell .. Please tell me guys. How do you apply it?

Nov
16
2013
alimuanis
alimuanis

my new update review is :-
******************************************************************
*************************in 4/1/2014 *************************
in first time i open the the box of bottle outside the perfume shop after i buy it, i try it and i spray it on my skin and my shirt i smell it and say what the hell is this smell and what is this fragrance ??
and i buy it with my good friend and i ask him how he smell it on me??
and he smile and say it's OK !!!
and that answer make me crazy and Confused in same time ?
because i was Confused not in mood in that moment .
and then after maybe 15 minutes my mood is good and i smell it on me just waaaaaaaaaaw and i said to my friend i ask you again how you smell this fragrance on me and we get out from other shop and i was the first one come out and he said WaW the smell on the wind after you is amazing .
and i go to my home and i still smell and spray it on me and I realized then
i buy the right fragrance .
And slept in that night and a bottle of perfume next to me, and at that time I was not in my Country.
Then I came back to my Country in the first night of my return i spray it on my skin and my sleeping pajama and first word from my wife was WAW and she said again what is that fragrance who will make me eat you and hug you forever؟؟
in that time i told her with all confidence,it's A*Men / by Thierry Mugler .
and she smile and said my waw fragrance on you .
And she made me promise her that I did not wear this fragrance, but when I am with her, or in the house, and I promised her that . Because I travel a lot.
i think it's fragrance of love, fragrance of night, fragrance who make women close up to you.
amazing A* form Thiery Mugler!!
romantic, quiet, beautiful, gorgeous, sexy, silent, smooth, strange, Delicious, wondrous!!
*************************my old review *************************
after i buy it and wear it now i can say this :-
all i can call it unknown man or man of mystery , hot , manly , strong and quiet . in day and night
beautiful , different, youthfully ..it's worm love love love love love love loveeeeeeeeeeeeee
I bought
Size of the bottle / 100 mL
Price / $75
My opinion is :-
season: fall /winter
time : night
scent 10/10
Projection 9/10
Versatility 9/10
Sillage 9/10
Uniqueness 9/10
longevity 10/10
compliments 10/10

Nov
15
2013
brandaddy
brandaddy

This stuff is really awesome if you know how to use it. ONE SPRAY is all you need. After about 2 hours is when I notice a very warmish woody gourmand smell that feels very inviting and comfy. I was a believer in wearing any frag anytime of the year because if you like it wear it...right? But I have to say don't do it with this one. I tried wearing this in warm weather and it almost made me puke from the cloying smell in the heat. It took me a long time to come back to this after that incident. But now the weather is cold and like I said, one spray and its a beauty. This stuff will last 24 hrs on my skin.

Nov
13
2013
DemitriKalashnikov
DemitriKalashnikov

AND-MAT, yes its true. Im the one who buy and order it blindly. Well, my first impression with this perfume, what is it smells? is this A*men?? from what my nose just sense, this perfume smells woody, caramel, vanilla and warm, there is nothing fresh bout it! so if you prefer the fresh perfume, so stay away from this! I didnt feel sexy when I wear it, just a plain feeling. But the best it, this perfume is very long lasting. It sillage is heavy, you pass someone without unnoticed. I think Im not gonna buy another of it. It seems doesnt suit me well.

Nov
13
2013
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

What a mess!! This perfume has a load of notes that at the first sniff it's so repulsive! You absolutely have no idea what you're smelling. However, on the second sniff... It's still repulsively all over the place! So strong and untamed... After 2 hours of sniffing it trying to give it a chance to develop, I felt nausea and I quit on it. In the end, it became a sugary vanilla scent which is generic and boring.

This perfume sadly... Much like JPG le male (which they are similarly sweet but with different smells), do not work with my skin... Or maybe just my taste.

I wouldn't recommend to blind buy it to anyone. This is a perfume that HAVE to be tested before purchase!

Nov
12
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

CARAMEL

I suppose gourmand lovers will be mad for this - but I prefer something less sweet and more subtle - such as Frapin 1270.

It's marketed for men, but when my sister sniffed it on me about an hour after I put it on she said I smelled like a woman. I think the darker, more masculine notes are not strong enough to balance the caramel and vanilla.

Many hours later, I still get caramel and vanilla.

I'll stick to having my caramel on ice cream.

Nov
06
2013
benkim
benkim

I really really LOVE this fragrance, but my family all seem to hate it! Whatever!! This is very smokey, sweet and addictive!
I can spend all day just sniffing this, and not get sick of it.

Nov
03
2013
KoceFF
KoceFF

I have a smple size of this. So far, three negative coments on the scent. i dont know why, i realy like it. Maybe it just not cold enough yet.

Oct
30
2013
PaperDream
PaperDream

Hypnotic,sweet andd alluring.However,if you spray it more than once it smells a bit like moss?One spritz is perfect though.10/10

Oct
24
2013
Rafael123456
Rafael123456

My all time favorite.. Made for over sexed alpha males. This is a strong masculine fragrance full of personality and sex appeal. Sweet, complex, full, and hypnotizing. Something Tyler Durden from Fight Club would wear.... Cheers.

Oct
22
2013
SDavis93
SDavis93

This is very unique and different fragrance. it grows on you, when i first tried this i didnt like it was to strange, but i found myself constantly going back to the store to test it. now i love its difficult to describe the smell its just so unique. defintley try this, good for winter lasts 8/10

EDIT:
This is probably the longest lasting fragrance i own, I never get good longevity on any of my fragrances, even EDPs and intense fragrances only last up to 4-5 hours its like my skin absorbs it. but this lasts all day on skin on clothes its even longer or until you wash it out. its great, if only there were summer fragrances which lasted as long.

Oct
18
2013
hogan00
hogan00

ok, i have been really patient with this one. i have worn it on several occasions, and i have been trying to learn to love it.

sorry guys, i just can't seem to enjoy this frag. but please don't get me wrong. it has wonderful projection and longevity, but the smell is just too harsh for me.

all in all, i respect Angel men, and i am glad so many people enjoy it. but for me, it's just too harsh.

definitely need to check it out for yourself

Oct
15
2013
Krupp
Krupp

Some has on this page called A*Men for A*Bomb. Larger excesses have been heard before, but not often. If you are swearing for caramel, this perfume is the closest you can get to smear you self with your favorite candy, but for us, who do not want to smell of burnt sugar, A*Men is a perfume that probably requires some habituation.

The perfume opens with a slightly pungent and slightly nauseating odor which fortunately turnes into, well, caramel after half an hour. And here it is so-lying the rest of the day....

Oct
13
2013
stievenko
stievenko

Everybody states it has been reformulated and that it doesn't last. I never smelled it in the 90's but I can't complain. It's a little harsh in the opening but after 45 mins it's really nice and it lasts a long time 10+ hours with great projection in those first 8 hours. Really love this fragrance !! Thank you Mr Mugler

Oct
12
2013
pharhanbadar
pharhanbadar

reformulated.......WTF man !!!! it was a masterpiece and now its just rest in peace

Oct
11
2013
vk_tremor
vk_tremor

bought it the 4th time now...guess what,i thought it's just me...get used to it and do not sense it right but something si different,it is reformulated or what ? I am kind of disappointed :(

Oct
11
2013
kerem34
kerem34

I recently purchased the 50ml bottle (because of its potency). In the past, I've usually had aqua/citrucy fragrances and I wanted to change things up a bit and buying Amen was definitely a radical shift! I like this fragrance because it gives me a warm sense of feeling because of the coffee, chocolate, and sweet notes. It is fall right now and winter is just around the corner so I feel that I have definitely made a good decision with this fragrance. I like the way it smells but it's too early for me to say if I would repurchase.

Oct
08
2013
GUTB
GUTB

After having sampled A*Men on skin several times -- I can report that this a putrid molasses mess with pitiful longevity. I can only assume the raving reviews for this garbage are written by people who have lost the sense of smell...OR, they are reviewing the original, prior to its recent reformulation. I strongly urge anyone considering picking this fragrance up to read the warnings about the reformulation; I can't offer my own comparison because I only have recent experience with this fragrance.

As for being a chocolate gourmand, I can't imagine this being in any way competitive to Bond No. 9 New Haarlem or Guerlain L'Instant Extreme.

Oct
06
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

On my skin, it smells like orange peels and burnt coffee, then it dries down to a sweeter, marshmallowy accord. And that's about it.

If you want a toffee accord, you should check out Angel EDT, even if it's for women. That one's better than A*Men, in my opinion.

Oct
03
2013
tuky
tuky

Not fair ! Where is the chocolate note ?? It's such a pitty they believe that we do not know that choco is here on my skin!

Oct
03
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Well it took me a while to get around to reviewing AMen and can't really add anything that hasn't already been said can I?
Sweet, oriental, spicy juice that is definitely worthy of its legendary status as a classic modern mens fragrance.
I think it's success is due to it's orignality and signiture of quality which runs through the Mugler range. Also I think when this came out it was so different to the other designer fragrances available at the time, aquatics, fresh citrus and sport ones etc...
I had a bottle in the late nineties and liked it but never rebought it. I got a load of sample vials recently and this was among them...I'm wearing it today and it's transported me back.
To be honest the mixture of spice and caramel is a bit sickly at first, even for someone like myself with such a sweet tooth. It sours just after the initial sweetness and gives me something odd, I can't say I'm keen on it. I like the drydown because it mellows but only slightly with coffee notes coming through and the patchouli gives it great longevity but might also be what makes it a little hard going for me.
My conclusion is that I get why people love this fragrance.
It deserves praise for being mainstream but also being very interesting from the unique look of the bottle to the brave use of notes.
It's the kind of fragrance that I would appreciate smelling far more on someone else...I would think they were cool and had good taste.

Oct
03
2013
ateghipc
ateghipc

Nauseating at best. I blind bought this, unfortunately, only to find out the smell makes me want to puke. Good thing it stays close to the skin, and the wafts I get every now and again smell delicious, but the scent itself is disgusting. Not disgustingly sweet per se, but the underlined notes of musk and what smells like cheap petroleum don't blend well with the overpowering patchouli (my nose thinks this is the most problematic and unbalance note in this concoction). This is a cacophony of notes. Some fragrances can pull this off, but most of the individual notes here smell surprisingly synthetic and cheap.

This is the first fragrance I've smelled that I would never consider wearing again, out of some 300+. Sample first, I made a mistake but that doesn't mean you should. I heard the word gourmand tossed around frequently with a men, and since I am a sucker for most gourmands I thought I'd love this....but....this is NOT gourmand. Definitely the most hyped fragrance I have come across, and the fragrance most not deserving of this hype.

Oct
02
2013
jerseyjoe1981
jerseyjoe1981

Definitely does not smell like Hugo Boss 1.

Sep
30
2013
AriesMan
AriesMan

Starts coffee blast, bit earthy. Then is caramel to sweeten coffee. Patchouli adding depth to coffee and vanilla makes it interesting and more appeal I think. Does not smell rubber or burning rubber like others mentioned, maybe you got bad batch or is just unfortunate on skin. Better for night out than daytime. I have extra 3.4 for someone if anyone seeking this wants. Lasts forever this, a good 14+ hours on skin and 24 hours still smelled bit sweet coffee on jacket.

Sep
27
2013
jude1321
jude1321

I respect the admiration so many have for this juice. In short, I am not a big fan. It smells too much like maple syrup. Powerful juice that lasts all day, but I just don't subscribe to the amazingness that so many see. This reminds me of New Harlem by Bond 9. Maple syrup...maple syrup...and more maple syrup. Not for me. Try this though...it is indeed a titan.

To each his own.

Sep
25
2013
hedward
hedward

There is no words to describe my love for A*Men. Now that Mr. Mugler has left the building I truly hope someone keeps sure that they'll never reformulate this immense beauty.

Sep
20
2013
RobbieX
RobbieX

An amazing fragrance. Tar, coffee, caramel, spices...just extraordinary. Cuba Prestige is 95% like this but...A*Men has a cleaner edge to it. A masculine masterpiece.

Sep
19
2013
devynm
devynm

Being new to fragrances I heard lots about the Mugler House so I went to go see what it was like. When I first gave this a shot, it threw me off big time, especially being a newbie to fragrances. Although the top of this is very powerful and quite odd, I still love it. Not to mention when it begins to dry down it gets even better.The sillage is great and it will last me all day. Although it becomes very sweet it does not become sickly at all like JPG Le Male would. I only wish I could wear this in the warmer months because I do love it so much, but this will make winter all the better.

Sep
18
2013
SnowStorm
SnowStorm

I really liked the dry down on this frag - it was just too powerful earlier on. One spray has been giving me a headache and only tames down after about 8 hours. Pure Havane gives me a thick sweet spicy scent without being so overpowering.

Sep
16
2013
SMELLY1992
SMELLY1992

My aunt gifted me A*Men for my birthday. She asked me to choose a fragrance and I picked this one since I'm a huge fan of Angel (I actually own an 50ml EDP Angel).
I had tested this juice on my skin once at the mall and the first impression wasn't quite good (at that time) but the drydown of this bomb is fantastic.
I gotta be honest by saying that I don't really know how the notes listed smell like but I can easily scent the mint accord at the very very begining and then turning into a lavender smell. Then all I can smell is Coffee blended with caramel and maybe some floral smell.
I always spray a quite nice spray on my wrist in order to know how the fragrance evolves.
I own the 50ml EDT ruber edition. This is definitely a night scent for cold weather. Very long lasting and enormous projection. 3-4 sprays are more than enough. Two in each sides of the neck. One in the chest and another one in the wrist, just to please yourself.
Very very different from everything I've smell before. Unusual, mysterious, powerful. (that's what I love about it).
A*men fits perfectly for the men that are not afraid to be noticed and to feel powerful. For the men that like to smell different.
The opening notes my sound too offensive for most noses. An explosion of mint and that weird ''tar'' note but a few minutes later, you got a manly bomb of coffee and burnt caramel. Lasts more than 12 hours. At the end, you'll smell some Angel on it (because of the base, I assume).
A masterpiece that you gotta have in your perfume collection. Thanks to Jacques Huclier who created such a fair version of Angel and Thierry Mugler for taking risks. Great Job!

Sep
15
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

So I finally got my hands on a bottle of this to call my own.

Angel is my signature scent...and I attest to the fact that everything with Thierry Mugler's name attached is a stunning, artistic masterpiece. I own Angel, Angel Aqua Chic 2013, Alien, Womanity, and the four Angel Garden of Stars fragrances...so I was dying to get a bottle of this one as well, to delve into the A*Men line, and hopefully to nab a bottle of B*Men soon.

I always passed this off as a more bitter, ashy version of Angel...but now that I've had the chance to spray it on and enjoy it in the comfort of my own home rather than the vile Macy's counter, my opinions have changed.

I actually smell ZERO caramel in this. To my nose, it's a straight up bomb of coffee, patchouli, honey, tonka, and lavender. The result is a warm, herbal, sweet ashy sort of scent that's reminiscent of fresh-poured espresso shots. I work at Starbucks, so I know this smell all too well...especially thanks to the caramel-note of our espresso roast.

Though this is strong, it's incredibly warm and comforting. It sits well on my skin and doesn't turn my surroundings into a gas chamber.

The dry down is very similar to Angel, in the way that it's a sweet wisp of honeyed-patchouli.

Sep
13
2013
archiroy07
archiroy07

@jivanshi: This may be due to the weather.This is a winter perfume and i wore it on hot summer days having temperatures about 35 degree Celsius.The humidity here is also high..I will definitively try my luck with this one on a cold winter night.May be this will work.I bought it from Jabong,its quite reliable.

Sep
11
2013
warlockss
warlockss

well my black rubber bottle of this showed up . sprayed 1 spray on my arm . I get alot of roasted scents from this , very gourmand , first of smells like baked orange peels then burned toffee, roasted marshmellow, burned caramel , some vanilla ,and some sweet cappucino coffee , and some chocolate , then right at the end it smells of burnt powdery rubber . Its very different very elegant and very mysterious. its that kind of smell you always smell on them rich snobs that leaves you wondering what the hell kind of perfume are they wearing . I love it i cant beleive that this is an EDT its very STRONG .
9.5/10

Sep
10
2013
BarristerNMann
BarristerNMann

Tried this on my arm last night. I found it utterly nauseating. I love candy and I love rich scents, but this repulsive, cloying mess made me just about retch. I'd rather go with something a bit drier and not smell like I was just rolling around in a candy bin inside Victoria's Secret.

Sep
09
2013
fooluae
fooluae

about: hot days or cold it deal with every thing
but it become beast of beast at cold days

Sep
08
2013
fooluae
fooluae

different and uniq of smell

best thing to say

it make u feel like high quality chocolate and sweets shop in france in winter

Sep
08
2013
bailarina
bailarina

I just bought this for my husband and I love it, and can't wait for the weather to get cooler so he can wear it. It is creamy and spicy, with the right amount of sweetness. It's caramel done in a masculine way. It's cozy and delicious, but you have to like patchouli to enjoy this one in the opening. It softens up in the dry-down and you smell the vanilla more. I finally got to spray it on "Daddy" and it smells GREAT on him. It's a winner! Recommended :)

Sep
07
2013
jivanshi
jivanshi

@archiroy07: Man, if you took 6 shots of this stuff and you can't smell it, it's either one of these two:
1. Your nose went numb for the smell (true, it happens when overwhelmed by a certain frag, it happened to me once, and you feel any other smell but this)
2. There's something else in your bottle, certainly not A*Men.
May I point out also: do not spray your shirt, put it on your skin. This smells bad on anything but skin. Try with two shots max, six sprays of the real stuff will keep everyone away form you within a 20 feet radius!

Sep
04
2013
Legolas
Legolas

This fragrance is chocolate pleasure on a manly way.. i'm not thrill with the opening,its enormnus sweet,but after a couple off minutes it becames so nice, less sweet,worm scent,koffe and caramel are dominant..it's very longlasting 8h+,with a very good projection,it's one off those "love or hate frag's" i like it..9/10..

Sep
04
2013
ltj559
ltj559

The best way that I can sum this one up is that it is definitely an acquired taste.

When I first got into fragrences a couple months ago I kept hearing people talking about this one. I knew I had to try it.

I visited the testing counter at Macys and after a couple of sprays on my arm I almost gagged. It smelled like dark chocolate mixed with roofing tar.

But then a couple hours later, I found that I couldn't stop smelling my wrist. It opened up very well into a complex blend of caramel, chocolate, and hint of spice. Its a very intriguing scent that draws you in even when you think you'll hate it at first sniff.

Overall one of the more interesting scents in my collection; great for a winter night at the club or a close encounter. Careful about overspray though. This baby goes off like a bomb when it comes to sillage.

Sep
01
2013
roll4fun
roll4fun

Disclaimer: THis review is based solely on getting a 2 spritz paper strip sample that impressed (impacted?) me enough to put forth the following:

I am absolutely convinced that this fragrance should be renamed "A-Bomb". If I had to put a frag in the dictionary underneath "thermonuclear fragrances", this would be it.

For me, most paper strip samples are next to worthless- I have to really try hard to discern the differences between 2 or 3 different strips, much less pick out distinctive notes. (I usually resort to "PAM"-ing samples on my inner wrist, or elbow). Not so this one. Just to give you an idea how strong this sample was: Six hours later, I put sample strip on the bottom of a new shirt pocket. Just putting my nose to top of pocket could easily pick up scent.

About the notes: Definitely "Starbucks on Steroids" with Caramel and Coffee notes predominant. I felt a bit like I was getting a Hershey factory tour thrown in, with a hint of mint, green, and musk notes discernable.

Bottom line- a pleasant aroma, but I like only to honk my horn a bit, not make a foghorn blast loud enough to carry over into the next county.

Aug
30
2013
archiroy07
archiroy07

Everything is good about the perfume but the projection is very poor...even after 6 spays on my shirt people even within 2 feet radius cannot smell the perfume....i wanted to buy a perfume with enormous silage and longevity.

Aug
30
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

I've finally bought it. Too bad about that rubber bottle (I've cut the top out). Anyway, it's really good, but I expected it to project much more than it does. One drop of Angel for women projects quite a lot. This one is nearly a skin scent for me. There's definitely a tar note at the top. I smell a whiff of cotton candy, and mint. The drydown smells like smores on my skin.

Aug
30
2013
jivanshi
jivanshi

@anna.dkr5: They will never discontinue this, except maybe if they go out of business, which is not likely. This is their biggest piece of the cheese, they can't just ditch it!

Aug
28
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Do any of you know whether this is being discontinued? Most perfume stores in my city have stopped carrying it. :(

UPDATE: I've finally found a perfume store whose staff has offered to order it for me. It should be here this weekend! :)

Aug
28
2013
Svezzy
Svezzy

I wear this from time to time. I am still amazed by the persistance of this perfume, it last over a day even showering.

Aug
28
2013
blueribbonbullies
blueribbonbullies

One of the BEST fragrances ever made..I hated this stuff the first time I smells it on a ribbon..I was like what the hell is this weirdass stuff?! I eventually was given a decant and put it on my skin and the magic started..this stuff has balls on it..I like fragrances that make a statement..they have balls--masculine..and are different..this is PERFECT for me..no bs..chocolate..and what women love..masterpiece!

Aug
26
2013
cyber.raga
cyber.raga

Pure caramel/chocolate. It has winter all over it. So christmas. I love it.

Aug
25
2013
archiroy07
archiroy07

I bought this perfume after soo many good reviews from fragnatica users.This is really worth it.Guys you gotta have it.Its simply awesome.

Aug
23
2013
jivanshi
jivanshi

@FRLS16: I have just bought a rubber one last week and it's definitely worth it. I don't know about any reformulation, but this one I could smell an inch from the skin after 24 hours.
About the fragrance itself: You cannot test this on paper. Don't do it. The first time I came across this I tested it on paper, and it literally smelled like a tar pit and not much else. Strangely enough, I was intrigued and sprayed on a cloth: it smelled differently, so I went ahead and put in on my arm. It's only on the skin that the miracle happens. It is true that it still has a tar note in the beginning, but a faint one, and I do not dislike it at all, it gives it character. And then it evolves! This one morpfs on me like no other, I am mesmerized by it. The dominating notes keep switching and it smells heavenly all the way until the drydown, which seem to last forever. The only downside is that it literally forces me to skip shower, I just don't have the heart to scrub it away when I know that there are still a lot of hours of wonderful things going on, I cannot skip them. In the end, after it gets to smell like black chocolate, I know that it will remain like this and only then I get to hit the shower - with some regret though, it's still a wonderful smell. And even at this stage it projects! One more thing: only two sprays, at the most! One on the chest is enought! If you really want to project like crazy, do another one on the wrist pulse point and put the hands toghether - one is more than enough for both wrists. If you go more than that, it's like overfeeding a mogwai (remember Gremlins?) it will go nuclear and turn from wonderful to nasty.

Aug
19
2013
Headhead1000
Headhead1000

This is a stinker . Hella strong and awful sent yuck

Aug
18
2013
Lozzle
Lozzle

A men was actually my favourite until I discovered Pi by Givenchy, now it is a close second. The scent lasts ages and I have had good responses from compliments when I wear it. Balmy and aromatic are two great words that sit perfectly in the descriptor of this cologne. Nice verrryyy nice.

Aug
17
2013
gunnaz562
gunnaz562

I am literally love drunk with this scent!Just got it today from Amazon 3.4oz. I havent tried it out on the ladies but I am excited since it seems to project well.

Aug
10
2013
bloycey
bloycey

A*men has played an enormous role in my fragrance education. After a day of wearing it I now understand how long-lasting a fragrance can be and also how much a fragrance can change over the course of a day. One spray on the neck, and one on each arm is plenty, almost too much. This stuff really penetrates.

It's the drydown that is the best part, after a few hours this fragrance comes to life - it becomes smoother, less sweet, and more...spicy/musky. The usual smell vocabulary doesn't really apply here because the smell is so unique. One thing can be said definitively however, and that is that A*men is certainly a sweet fragrance. And I don't mean sweet in a "Sweet and refreshing", cirtusy, type of way. A*men is sweet in a sticky, dense, viscous way.

Some people have said that the sweetness is cloying... and yes, it certainly can be. I wouldn't want to wear it in a crowded space because it could be overwhelming. Personally I'm not sure about the sweetness... it's not offputting enough to stop me from wearing it, but it is currently the only factor that is holding me back from saying that i 'love' this fragrance, rather than just liking it.

Before having tried A*men I didn't really understand the concept of having a 'signature scent' - I just though that there are fragrances that you like and frangrances that you don't like. But now I'm starting to think differently. A*men has a distinctive personality and in wearing it you are communicating something about yourself. What specifically? I'm not sure yet, but it sure is a complicated and passionate message.

Aug
08
2013
FRLS16
FRLS16

Guys i need some help :'( ....am not sure if the reformulated A*men formula will be as the old one. So... Is it really worth it? :( i really wanted BUT now i doubt about it.. Thanks in andvance!

Aug
06
2013
Jeanks1
Jeanks1

I have this hidden away from my cologne collection because I don't want anyone else to smell like it lol and I know for a fact that none of the people I hang out with wear this or even know what it is. LOVE IT!

Aug
05
2013
Scented Heathen
Scented Heathen

this one is truly a mutant brand, and I mean that in the best possible way, very few people like this fragrance on paper(myself included) but it works with my body in the best way possible. its long lasting and the sillage is truly amazing. never judge any Thierry Mugler juices on paper, spray it on your skin and really give it a chance.

Aug
04
2013
Valfar
Valfar

Damn, i actually hated this fragrance in my mind until today! Tested this one before on paper but because of that harsh opening i threw it away right away and lived with the idea that A*Men is a bad fragrance and couldn't understand all the positive reviews and so many people loving it. But today i decided to test it on my skin and see how it goes. Again that harsh opening kicked in.After that i keept walking around the mall. After about 10 minutes i couldn't belive my nose! THAT SMELL!!! How is this possbile?!?! This one was on my "Dislike" list for a long time but now is in my "Want" list and i intend to buy it very soon! Since i am more into gourmands, i must have it! So don't be fooled by the first 10 minutes opening. Wait for the drydown and be amazed!

Aug
04
2013
smoj
smoj

cannot get enough of this stuff. when i first smelt it i was like.. wtf?! that opening note was really bad.. but as time went on, i really really really started to like it. now its one of the best things about this amazing frag. I'm on my 3rd bottle.

i get a good 6-7 hours out of it, but people can still smell it long after i cant smell it. while it is a winter frag i find i can wear it fine in the summer evenings drinking in bars.

only negative thing is the sprayer is very bad out of the box, i have to cut the rubber off of the sprayer to get a decent spray. besides this i think i will never not have a bottle of this on my shelf.

pure yummy!

Aug
03
2013
iLikeColognes
iLikeColognes

i love the tar note in the opening!

Jul
31
2013
601red
601red

No need to talk about the notes, i agree with most of these comments. This is Led Zeppelin of men's scents...that legendary, hall of fame stuff. Like it or not, you cannot dis-respect their magical, one of a kind, tight flow.... Badass!

Jul
29
2013
RobbieX
RobbieX

Sweet, AMAZING, and full of character. I know there are a few like it, but, A*men is the business. It's a deep, tar, honey, spicy, sweet, caramel scent, and, yes, some floral there. The dry down is fresh too. This is really gorgeous. It really is a genuine masterpiece of perfumery.

Jul
29
2013
shibinabraham
shibinabraham

chocolate with oriental sweetness to it. projection and longevity : legendary.

Jul
28
2013
jraul93
jraul93

I always heard of this fragrance and I was so curious about it. So the other day I found it at a retail store here in Peru, and woooooow, it's very shocking but in a good way, it's sweet and (to me) yummy, i think this one is more for night cause it is strong, so be careful with the dose

Jul
27
2013
dancinleroy
dancinleroy

WOW! Very powerful statement in wearing this. I can definitely see why there is such a love/hate relationship with this stuff. It's definitely not for everybody, but if you are daring enough to wear this, then you probably wear it well.

When I first applied this, I got the same kind of putrid dislike that I got from POLO original. Just a very off-putting scent to me and I wondered how anyone could like this stuff. It smelled like chemicals. Like something I would use to seal the cracks in my driveway. After a half an hour, I could not stop smelling my hand. The coffee started to come into play, and it didn't smell like a sweet foofoo coffee drink either. It smelled like freshly brewed black coffee. It smelled like a friend's house with his combined potpourri and brewing coffee. After about an hour and on through the remainder of the time I had this on my hand which was about 3 hours, the scent was still just as strong, only evolved into a more caramel/sweet/soft vanilla scent that was just very warming and soothing. Even after a shower, this stuff was still on my hand.

I will be picking this up in the fall because of the feeling that this evoked. It was more of a nostalgic feeling than anything. The longevity, I can tell is outstanding. As for the projection, more than 4 sprays of this will be too much though. I usually apply 4-6 depending on the fragrance but this one will have to be tried a few times starting at 2-3 sprays out of courtesy for others.

Jul
27
2013
Wiscan
Wiscan

Such a lovely one to wear. Compared to music its that deep base sound - fills pace and goes to your soul.

I love this one, and Angel on a woman has the same effect on me - loved them both the first time I encountered it. My wife is better at the end of a day wearing Angel - improves with time for me.

Jul
26
2013
dmirror
dmirror

YUCK! What the hell I don't see how anybody would consider this a good fragrance this crap literally smells like crap this stuff will open your sinuses you can really use this as a stink b*mb for a prank anyways I tried this out a while ago and I didn't like it at all also I haven't meet anyone that likes it either it's way too sweet and i'm guessing super strong coffee smell it's a no go only thing your going to attract with this stuff is a female grizzly bear

Jul
24
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Thierry Mugler A*Men is an addictively beautiful gourmand scent. Yes, it is very very sweet, but the sweetness is balanced by such vibrant notes that it miraculously avoids being sickly. The top has some bergamot and a touch of mint that give an interesting slightly metallic edge early on. The middle is a fascinating blend of lavender, honey, coffee, and caramel. The base is a vanilla caramel chocolate tonka patchouli dessert. Everything sounds routine or even yucky if you aren't fond of gourmands, but the combination is exquisite.

A*men is already in the Pantheon of greats.

Jul
24
2013
ashishpal_007@hotmail.com
ashishpal_007@hotmail.com

not at all a sillage monster . joop is far far better . A*men is having just moderate sillage. maybe it has been reformulated

Jul
23
2013
ashishpal_007@hotmail.com
ashishpal_007@hotmail.com

THE A*Men is DEAD !!. It's now an ordinary scent. They have reformulated it.
The reformulation was a fiasco . They have extirpated it's virility. Now it is too feeble in sillage( and obviously projection), longevity .
what all i get is a sweaty smell ,it's just malodorous.
i have bought the 100ml rubber flask (New In Box). it was manufactured in may 2012(as per the code).
does any one else had a same experience ??

Jul
22
2013
al.to
al.to

what beautyfull scent.
changing and iridescent
complex and hot
begins with lavander MINT and animalic honey top.
after develops
tar caramel and dusty powdery coffee patchouly

true male scent to make skin smell attractive.
Not (only) for younger best for thirties or forty provided with manliness

for the detractors: give it a chance and try to listen carefully

10/10

Jul
18
2013
larita91
larita91

To my nose, this is very similar to Angel - only it is so much better! I prefer this one to Angel, the only reason why I don't wear it is because I am a woman (and call me old-fashioned, but I don't want to smell what men like).
Mouthwatering sweet caramel, coffee, patchouli and a hint of vanille to my nose.
Longetivity and sillage are both excellent!
Great job! :)

Jul
17
2013
anguslairdmcangus
anguslairdmcangus

OVERALL RATING: *

Pros: Kaiju sillage and longevity
Cons: Syrupy sweet, overly gourmand

A*Men is one of the most polarizing fragrances on the market today, a true "love it or hate it" product. It's legions of admirers cite the longevity and sillage, as well as the completely original combination of tar and sugar notes. Detractors can't get the sugary, syrupy caramel scent off their skin fast enough.

While A*Men is not a fragrance I would choose to wear, I concede there is something to admire here. If one can get past the neutron bomb opening, the drydown is satisfying. It reminded me of one of my favorite fragrances, Elixir des Merveilles. The difference is that where A*Men is nakedly aggressive and uncompromisingly gourmand, Elixir instead emphasizes patchouli, spice, and amber. The sweetness is still there, but it plays a supporting role. I vastly prefer Elixir, though I admit I wish it had some of A*Men's power.

As others have said, use this sparingly--one or two sprays at most. It seems well-suited for the younger set. Hard to imagine wearing this to the office and being taken seriously.

Scent: 2/5
Sillage: 5/5
Longevity: 5/5

Jul
16
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

I remember just a few years ago when "4-6 sprays" of this one-time gem was WAY TOO MUCH and would be enough to knock out a crowded room of people as well as lasting for 24 hours. I used to love this stuff. I don't anymore, at 1/3 the original strength, the same price, and in an identical bottle, A*Men is a joke. Even the legendary dry-down of A*Men is now more woody and less gourmand then it once was. Maybe the new ingredients are just cheaper and more synthetic. The TM house can suck my nut sack for all I care. They crank out total shite these days.

Jul
15
2013
lalelu
lalelu

silver and black flakon = same juice ;)

Jul
14
2013
Naqash
Naqash

Blind bought it. When I first smelled i I did'nt liked it because of strong offensive opening but when it dries down, it smells really great. Awsome longevity, projects for 8 hours after just applying 6 sprays. Got alot of compliments on it.

Jul
14
2013
kambelz
kambelz

One of the most delicious fragrances I have smelled. I prefer the aroma it creates in the air. If I smell it close to my skin (especially in the opening) it kind of punches me in the face. That burning patchouli, tar and strong mint opening is going to turn many people off (I also get a cinnamony milky accord in the beginning on my skin, anybody else get that?), but the last few hours it's on your skin, it changes from a harsh sugar cookie smell, to a chocolate cake smell. I am not kidding, it smells exactly like chocolate cake at the end. Unfortunately, you kind of have to be patient to wait for the chocolate cake ending, but in my opinion is worth the wait. I have the 3.4oz bottle, which will probably last me my whole life.

Jul
13
2013
perfumlover
perfumlover

This guy is unstoppable.....it goes on and on at least 12 hours....was once outpaced by Le Male but now Le Male is no where near it in terms of projection and longevity......I think Le Male is lost somewhere in bygone era.........For me this is by far the best fragrance in term of projection and Longevity.....Believe me.....

Jul
09
2013
embryoid
embryoid

Bought a 100ml bottle and i have to say that i am very happy with A*MEN. The initial opening that comes out of the sprayer is a very harsh smelling tar/tobacco note which will displease some people then the mid comes in with patchouli into the mix and once it dries after 1 hour you get the lovely delicious caramel gourmand note which will last for the remainder of the base which is a very long 24+ longevity lifespan.

Projection on A*MEN is a beast guaranteed if you spray it on in the morning you will still smell it hovering around you till the end of the day .

You need to be able to let A*MEN cook on your skin for at least 1 hour to be able to enjoy the delicious sweet caramel drydown.

Overall 9/10

Jul
02
2013
gill007
gill007

When i smelled it first time, i hated it. Read all the review and i tried the 2nd time, same reaction. i moved on to next fragrance to test. As i got home, i felt a craving of that(Amen)'s smell, i found myself sniffing my arm over n over. It was so Addictive n beautiful Yet offensive at same time.

I bought a bottel next day. i wear it all the time, and it makes me feel like that bad boy, who is offensive but sexy, who is rude but kind, who acts like some naughty prince but IS a KING.

Jun
30
2013
tnhafiz
tnhafiz

today i bought this A*Men.this is the first time i use this perfume

my comment is:
1)the first time i sprayed it on my arm,the smell is so strong.i couldnt bare it.however,after 1 to 2 hours,the smell became smoother and nicer.i sprayed again on my shirt,the smell automatically nicer compared to when i spray it on my arm.so i think it better to spray it on our cloth.
2)the smell is woody and smokey.i think the caramel note makes it stronger.
3)this perfume suitable for casual use for day and night.not so nice to wear it for the formal occasion

overall: 8/10

Jun
28
2013
guest_
guest_

Sublime, sexy, a very seductive masculine fragrance. Not made for you average"joe"... A real man's man scent... Cheers...

Jun
23
2013
djr0825
djr0825

This scent is great at first it smelled like incense which is not a bad thing to me. Then it gets sweeter as you get to the close of the scent. Also this fragrance lasts all day on me.

Jun
19
2013
hameedbilal
hameedbilal

a beautiful perfume...
makes u wanna eat yourself.....lol
came across this brand quite late....but now got Amen, PS, PM....trying to get PH
became a huge fan of this house....

Jun
19
2013
iancasanova
iancasanova

dont get fool by the hype" trust me this is a must try before you buy! never blind buy this" when i sniffed it on a bottle i said it smells great, ofcourse its in the bottle, its not that strong, but when the sales clerk sprayed it on me i was like "eeeew yuck" im ashamed to get smell by others" go make your self a cup of superstrong and supeeeeer over sweet coffee" thats what you get! i hope its just because of my skin, but nah! on my friend it smells the same, he also hate it,, & another friend even told me that it smells like carabao's manure to him"

Jun
18
2013
Bcard3170
Bcard3170

The first time I smelled this cologne was while I was waiting in line at a Filene's for concert tickets. Some woman came out with a bunch of sample vials and started handing them out. At the time it was the best fragrance that I have ever been in contact with. I don't love it as much as I used to, but it is still better than a lot of new stuff. Longevity is great and projection is great. The only thing that is odd to me is that the female version smells almost exactly the same.

Jun
17
2013
vaibsankhla
vaibsankhla

DO NOT USE IT IN SUMMER or SPRING.

very sweet, and unnatural.

due to its projection maybe good to spray once on the chest as a background smell to ur other weaker colonges.

not worth it. do not understand the hype.

if u want longivity and a bad smell. put a clove of garlic in ur pocket. will be cheaper.

Jun
15
2013
Firmansyah
Firmansyah

A*Men.
After 1 full bottle:

Euggghhhhhhaaaamazingg. Yes, its very very sweet. But masculine for sure. Caramel dark chocolate yummy to the max.
Non stop compliments from women (I'm serious).
My lady really loves A*Men on me. She said, wonderful smell, and she's love the opening! Tar note. A statement. A*Men.
#1 lady killer.
#1 projection and longevity on my skin. Beast mode. More than 10 hours with nuclear sillage.

You'll be instantly being a cassanova. Guarantee.
Trust me. Trust Mr Mugler.

Jun
15
2013
Idlehands
Idlehands

Everything I have smelled by Thierry mugler smells wretched. This is no exception. I sampled this one in the store and wasinstantly hit with the smell of urine?? I found nothing pleasing with this one. I guess it's just not for everyone.

Jun
10
2013
pjd1234
pjd1234

after extensive research i finally agreed on the reformulation for everybodys info the newer version has the silver/metallic box lining on the side and the star is more bluer i mean darker more on the violet side. the old versions has black linings on the box and the star has a light bluish aqua color. once i found this out i mmediately went to my closet and observed my bottle i had the light bluish aqua color means i have the old version you can really diffrenciate both bottles from the other in regards to the smell i cant compare as i dont have the reformulation.

Jun
08
2013
cnotche
cnotche

I bought a small vial of this, intrigued by the sweet notes, caramel, coffee, honey...all sound delicious especially for a men's scent. I like my gourmands spicy and a little dark so I thought I would try it.

Ugh.

Unfortunately for me, on my skin all I keep getting is a blast of cedar. Some patchouli in the dry down, but for the most part it is just a spicy, sharp cedar. Nothing is sweet, no gourmand nuances at all. I smell like I rubbed a pine-fresh car freshener tree on my skin and then topped it off with some Old Spice. Just...ugh.

Of course the sillage is enormous. Why can't I have sillage like this in the perfumes I love? No, it has to be with this one; it's like I'm walking around swinging a mace that'll punch anyone in the face who comes within five feet of me.

I can't describe the disappointment. I can smell it, though. :(

**EDIT**
While this scent still doesn't agree with my chemistry, my husband tried and faired much better. It was still a bit cedar-y, not my favorite note but there also was a spicy sweet note that seemed to whisper off his skin. Sillage was strong, and his case it was a good thing. Longevity was also good as I was still getting whiffs of it later in the day.

On a side note, I've noticed the "popularity" of my review fluctuating greatly. I wrote my review honestly based on how the perfume, in this case, was not cimpatible with my skin chemistry. I feel as though I may have stepped on some toes here. I wish I could like it, it sounds like when it works well with one's skin, it is amazing. But unfortunately it is awful on me.

Jun
07
2013
Alex Souza
Alex Souza

O meu queridinho,é uma verdadeira bomba,projeta e fixa de uma maneira incrível.Perfeito para a balada,uso noturno ou em dias frios,as notas de leite,café,caramelo,baunilha mel e fava tonka me encantam,são realmente extremamente evidentes,não falta em minha coleção!!!!!!

Jun
04
2013
xanthus_69
xanthus_69

What can I say?.....this is just on top of my list....one of my favorites...I feel very confident everytime I wear this scent...can't wait to try the Pure Malt version....

Jun
03
2013
pjd1234
pjd1234

A MEN what can i say a classic i own a new bottle that i bought 2011 i have not smell the new versions 2012-2013 some people are saying that it has been reformulated if it is indeed what a shame and a rip off as far as i know. There should be a law or something that if a company is reformulating a scent they should let the consumer know about atleast and use a diffrent bottle like the dior re formulations. If mugler did indeed reformulate this scent and used thesame bottle and box design they are indeed ripping people off and there should be legal actions that needs to be done (mis representation law or something) anyhow luckily for me i still have the old reformulation my juice stays atleast 10 hours no problemo 2-3 sprays for me is enough. for the untrained nose this smells like crap but for the one who collects perfumes and been around frags for quite sometime this is a master piece. I describe the scent as tarry chocolate with coffee vibe. Its harsh on the first spray because of the in your face tar note but evolves to something magnificent. the heart notes stay for a long time tar note is mixed with that chocolate/coffee bitterness vibe the dry down as i describe it chocolate with coffee,caramel sweet with very slight bitterness on the backround very warm and comforting. It is as they say a love or hate scent out 5 people ive asked 4 out of five love the scent this is not a compliment getter Its one of those scents that you wear it because you love it and not worrying about anybody says and not worrying about those people around you, for me a truly magnificent scent.
longevity 10 plus hours 10/10
sillage 10/10 projects lie a beast
uniqueness 10/10 original and unique indeed
overall smell 9/10 love or hate a love for me
price vs quality 10/10 for sure moneys worth like i said i have the original not the reformulated as people are claiming the new released. i hope somebody do a comparison review of the original and reform one here and add more details if indeed mugler reformulated A MEN.
versatility cold weather day or night

May
31
2013
evolutionx11
evolutionx11

Today was the first time ever smelling this cologne and I was so blown away I felt I needed to give a quick "first impression". Some have noted a tar smell upon first spray which I didn't get. Upon first spray (1 neck 1 each wrist) I picked up on sugary chocolate/coffee bean/caramel/patchouli. This is exactly what I was looking for. Luckily +1 hour my skin is playing well with it and it seems to be getting even better!!! I love the amount of patchouli note as its present yet not overpowering. I feel very sexy wearing it. I'm married so I could care less about attracting women as I know some hate it some love it....all I know is my wife is a huge patchouli fan and she loves it and I love it so I'm all set. This is the strongest projecting cologne I own without a doubt and that was a quality I was looking for along with patchouli. Looks like this will be a good match if your looking for a sophisticated earthy/incense vibe. I'm 33 years old and feel it fits my age nicely and isn't obnoxious.

May
31
2013
nsquared
nsquared

I have a new bottle purchased in 2013. I've been wearing this since the 90's, and I'm sad to say that it has been reformulated for the worst. It used to last all day, smell heavenly, and attracted compliments left and right. Now, I can barely make it past 3 hours and it's gone. It smells totally different now... weak, soft, lifeless. I get a nice soft caramel scent for a while then it's gone. This will be my last bottle sadly. I can't believe Mugler would change such a great and groundbreaking scent in such a way.

May
30
2013
girasolina
girasolina

on my nose at the opening goes straight straight in licorice root.
then heated in hints of cocoa, camphor and then ... and then comes the sweet ... no no no, stopped, it was fine before the dust and powdered sugar.
After two hours, I seem to smell like the ass of children.
Goodbye dreams of glory!

May
27
2013
kitti90
kitti90

a great scent for MEN! young or old, you still have to be a real man to wear it. Not a compliment getter if youre insecure when you wear it.

Its a sweet frag, and if youre a wimp/sweet guy, it may be too much sweet for you. it seems like the guys who pull it ,off the best, are the guys who arent sweet at all.

if you can pull it off, youre awesome. if not, stick with 1 million or something.

May
26
2013
dmirror
dmirror

Ok my first review some how got deleted but A*Men fragrance is horrible this stuff is chic repellent i bought this over two years ago based off of reviews but anyways i haven't meet not one woman that actually likes it out of about 12 had a couple said it was ok but they were older women at work 40+ years old seemed like they were just being nice young guys once again stay away from this stuff and all A*Men scents its for older guys go with younger guy scents that have that sweet smell jpg le male, A code, RW evolution Paco R 1million and others women like these younger women

May
24
2013
calyx93
calyx93

I certainly respect this fragrance, but must say that you should be VERY careful when wearing this for the first time - especially when you're in a bad mood, sick, hung-over, etc.. It makes an bombastic impression - especially the tar/gourmand pairing - and if you happen to be in another state of emotion other than good/positive, it can be sickening and overwhelming. Trust.

Unfortunately, I've got a few really flamboyant friends who love to drench themeselves in this (it seems to be one of the, "I'M HERE, GIRL!!' scents of some guys) and after a few too many drinks, this scent became a virtual finger down the throat - made me rush to the toilet faster than you can take a breath.

BTW - I'm usually the one they run from due to my taste in vintage, animalic and musky scents. The sheer volume and throw can make frangrances of the 70s-80s seem mild - even Aromatics Elixir ... and that's saying something.

I'll have to try this one during a positive upswing :)

May
22
2013
FabulouslyFragrant
FabulouslyFragrant

I may get demonized for this but I have chosen to give my honest opinion. I was excited to see this at my local Macy's and sprayed some on a tester strip. I didn't like it but I decided to give it another chance and as a true test, I went back to Macy's and sprayed it on myself and wore it. (This is the only true way to test a fragrance.) After a few hours, I still didn't like it. To me, it doesn't even smell like cologne. It's more like "SOMETHING smells like SOMETHING." It's a weird smell to me. (Unique is good, weird not as much) Just weird and not that pleasant. So weird that I'm not sure exactly how to describe it. MAYBE one day I'll try it again. No one hold your breath...

Edit: Along with Joop! this is another fragrance that grew on me. (So many similarities with Joop! and A*Men for me) I wore this for only 2 hours just like with Joop! the first time I wore it. Mistake, but I had to shower for work and I didn't know as much as I know now. It is a nice gourmand. Kind of smells like chocolate and/or caramel. Longevity and sillage are above average. I actually smelled this 21 hours after application without placing my nose to skin.

May
21
2013
stockbreak
stockbreak

The smell is very nice, chocolatey, pastry, bake shop.....I just dont get the legendary projection or longevity from this at ALL. I wish I did cos its nice, maybe its my skin? Im always afraid to do more than 2 sprays of this one but I have asked people if they can smell it and they say no :(

Maybe I have a bum bottle, I did purchase from sephora, but who knows?

Will try upping the sprays today and let everyone know how it works out :)

May
19
2013
dominatorpod
dominatorpod

I have bought A*men tester from a local fragrance resaler with numbers on the package all fine.I have never smelled before this freagrance and i dont know if its genuine or not but it lasts whoooooping 26~ hours on my dry skin! I really cant tell if it is reformulated or not.People say that it can be felt on around 3-4 seats from me in a bar etc.I get really harsh tar like burning tar on me for the first hour/hour and half and after that the fragrance calm down.When i hit the 3 and half hour mark its like exploding again but only this time in thick chocolate mocca and vanilla scent and i adore it its absolutely amazing.I can feel the smell around me for around 8-10 hours and after that when i smell the spot of it its still there and kicking alot for more then 24 hours.If that is the reformulated thing i can just imagine what the old one A'men was!

May
18
2013
dmirror
dmirror

A*Man its unique for sure but i just can't get into this fragrance I tried i bought the 1.7oz and body wash & deodorant the bodywash and deodorant smells good the spray is not good at the beginning its strong and overbearing my girl and my sister hates it had it for about two years now my bottle is still full this fragrance isn't for guys under 40yo want a sweet scent go with jpg le male armani code rocawear evolution young dudes stay away from all of the A*man fragrances its for older guys this stuff is chick repellent it smells like diabetes baboon piss don't believe the hype

May
16
2013
Molko
Molko

I must say I don't feel this too sweet on me, well balanced (maybe on woman skin doesn't too sweet) and timeless. Appeared in 1996, but I don't feel it old, just different like the other trendy, powder/sweet scents.
I smell lavender/earth (like a cellar) with a pinch of mint and sweet incense, patchouli, caramel, wood. Very dry on my skin.
Enormous, heavy, harsh, love or hate fragrance, because it's too different and dorky, not for everyone and not only for men. When I use Amen, I feel like I mark out of the crowd, so unusual. I like that I feel all day, not a light watery boring stuff for a tons of money, it's quality that's worth it.

May
13
2013
vitilsky
vitilsky

It smells like chocolate syrup with caramel and woody essence down below. Nice to smell but definitely too sweet.

May
13
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

A... TOTAL... WASTE... OF... MONEY... NOW.

A*Men was my signature fragrance from 1999-2006, and I currently own a full bottle of it that I purchased in 2012, so believe me when I tell you that it is now about 1/3 the strength that it used to be. Two sprays from the bottle used to be almost too much, and would last for about 24 hours. Now I have to use at least six sprays and the fragrance last about 6-8 hours. Now, if that's your gig, then please, waste your loot. I was merely offering some advice to misbehavin that the fragrance he sampled was NOT the one he would ultimately be owning, should he choose to buy it, unless he just got extremely lucky.

May
09
2013
Jiggaman6971
Jiggaman6971

Silage is solid and fragrance last long!!! Too bad I didn't like the smell. Probably the Tar and ashtray smell is what did it. Without that it would be solid!!

May
09
2013
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

I wish these snobs would stop blaming their distaste for fragrances on reformulations. If you're that whiny, then why are you even shopping for fragrances in the first place? Things change, get over it. "misbehavin" obviously loves this, so why are you shooting him down? Leave him alone.

This scent hasn't been out as long as some of the classic fragrances that have been drastically reformulated throughout the years, so the reformulation really isn't terribly different. Now fragrances like Opium, Samsara, Kouros, Chanel No*5, etc. DO have very different reformulations, but that's mostly because regulations have dictated that their ingredients change according to new laws and standards.

I adore this. I used to hate it, mostly because I kept trying to stave off my interest in food, sweet scents. When I first sampled this, I didn't give it time to develop, and all I smelled was stale urine and burnt coffee.

But that's because I was only sampling this in passing, by spraying it on a tester card.

Angel is my signature fragrance, so of course, I have a disposition to like this as well, because they're quite similar...This one just depends less on patchouli to carry it, relying more on the foody elements like coffee, caramel, honey, milk, etc. to give it a complex scent all its own. With Angel, it's a straight bomb of patchouli, chocolate, cotton candy, and honey, on my skin...but this one develops quite different for me.

I used to resist buying this for fear that I'd just be spending more money on a very similar fragrance, but I now realize that this is a beautiful scent all its own.

Anyone who looks loud, sweet, yummy scents will love this, regardless of gender identity.

May
09
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

misbehavin, I'm sorry to inform you of this, but that is DEFINITELY the pre-reformulated version of A*men that you sampled and it is no longer available. Two small sprays of the new one would barely last six hours and hardly be a 15/10. :( If you know where to buy the old stuff however, please, please, let me know, because yes, you ARE RIGHT, AT ONE TIME IT WAS AMAZING. Please don't be fooled into buying this however. It's a total waste of money now.

May
09
2013
misbehavin
misbehavin

OH MY GOD!
I was looking through Fragrantica to find something which stays all day long and I decided to order a sample of A*Men. I'm stunned by it's quality and longevity! I had four sprays from a 1,2 ml sample and these were so weak that my skin wasn't even wet and the fragrance lasted 9+ hours on my skin!! I've tested A*Men for two days. That's breathtaking! I can't imagine applying two regular sprays from a regular bottle! At first the sillage was enormous, the fragrance was everywhere and through the hours it was only better - the sillage was fading very, very slow.

I don't consider this fragrance any sweet or vanilla or caramel. It's very fresh, spicy, empowering, hypnotizing, impossibly sexy and luxury. A little bit smoky, but clean at once. I loved it instantly, as well as people around me. So it must be true that this is that kind of fragrance you love or hate, nothing in between.

I would really recommend it for any occasion. I have used it during really hot day, wearing it at work and it worked just fine, with every little move it was flying all around me and I felt just great! I can only imagine how great it works in Winter!

The fact it:
- Superior quality
- Enormous longevity
- Great sillage
- Sexy, sexy, sexy!
- Love it or hate it

Overall: 15 out of 10!

May
09
2013
cybergoth
cybergoth

JUST GOT THIS COLOGNE AND I MUST SAY THIS ONE LIVES UP TO THE NAME THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF MY BEST COLOGNES I HAVE ITS A VERY SWEET SMELLING COLOGNE NOT SOMETHING I NORMALLY WEAR BUT WHEN I DO I HAVE ALOT OF WOMEN TELL ME HOW GOOD I SMELL FROM 1 TO 10 I RATE IT A 10 BECUSE IT LAST ALONG TIME AND THE SMELL CARES A GOOD TRAIL WHERE EVER UR WALKING TO AND ON COOL NIGHT THIS WOULD BE GREAT TO ME IT SMELLS LIKE CARAMEL IN CHOCLATE BUT ITS A GREAT COLOGNE IF U DONT LIKE SWEET STUFF U WILL NOT LIKE IT BUT I DO KNOW THIS WOMEN LOVE IT

May
09
2013
Ricks44
Ricks44

This fragrance divides opinion. I first read about it on here looking for something unique. I ordered a sample. Upon arrival, I sprayed it immediately on my skin. Loved it. Loved the harsh, intrusive tar note. Loved the sweet, ever evolving dry down. Bought a 50ml bottle not long after. Along with the infamous Pure Malt. Now - since then.. My opinion has changed a bit. Let me first say - my family, can not stand it. It almost makes my mother gag and my bro will not be in the same room with me if I wear it. Since wearing this fragrance I've actually not been complemented. Alternatively - Pure Malt is the most complimented fragrance I've ever owned. Some of the compliments on that one have been of a sexual nature and from women I don't know.

The original however - is not exactly versatile. In fact, I struggle to think of a time when such a scent could be used. It's very very sickly on the dry down, with an intrusive tangy sweet smell that is ever strong. It very potent... Better word would be pungent. Sometimes I'm confused as to whether it's ingenious or just a mess of ingredients. This is by no means a shy smell and it is quite a sexual, dirty scent too. 1 spray is probably all you need unless you want the smell to be all up in your nostrils all day long. It's definitely a love/hate fragrance. Something I will love then tire of, then love then tire of... And so on and so on. I do love the fragrance for it's sheer balls and originality. I also love the tar opening - I don't think it's an attractive smell... But I think it's pretty bad ass.

So to summarize, A*men is a powerhouse. A sickly, intoxicating, sweet, LOUD scent. If you can master it, then it's bound to be used to great effect. But it will take quite sometime to understand such a fragrance.

May
08
2013
kitti90
kitti90

Bruce Willis signature:)

May
05
2013
ostase.jon
ostase.jon

this parfume make s me hungry :)) its strong.

May
05
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

I was never a fan of this, until yesterday. Yesterday I sprayed this on my pulse points and I really enjoyed. I get chocolate, coffee, sweetness, aroma, when wearing this. It isn't the most versatile cologne, but it's different. I think this would be good for intimacy. It lasted 16 hours on my skin or more. Lasts long and projects great. Try it.

May
05
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

Just like all of the once great fragrances which have been reformulated, watered down, or discontinued altogether after the Great Recession and the recent tightening of the IFRA regulations, A*Men is now but a ghost of it's former self. Two sprays used to border on too much, now 6 doesn't even last half that long. It's still a "nice" scent to be sure, but it's nothing special, nor is A*Men worth a purchase unless, of course you can locate a bottle that is positively from 2010 or prior. If you know how to do this, or have a full bottle of the original magic, please PM me and let me know. I have a vintage bottle of Givenchy's pre-reformulation Xeryus Rouge that you might be interested in... ;)

Apr
29
2013
BorisRubio
BorisRubio

En serio, uno de los peores que he probado, es originas??? Si lo es!! Pero es ofensivo y escandaloso!! En verdad que si alguien a mi lado huele asi, trataria de alejarme!! Creanme hombres, si les gusta esta bien, pero les aseguro que a las mujeres NO!! Tristemente me rocie hace como 8 horas y aun no se me quita este aroma!!! XD pd. Quien diga que con este perfume se conquistan chicas en los antros y todo eso, les aseguro que es un solitario que nunca lo ha logrado. FIN.

Apr
29
2013
Ecko_rx
Ecko_rx

Also i have tried Animale Animale, and i see that alot of people smell a likeness to A*Men, but guy's if u ever come across Animale Animale, grab that instead...... That one (animale a.) is the better gourmand fragrance than this hideous thing.

Why was it even named Angel when it bears zero resemblence to it being of Divine quality?????

Apr
29
2013
Ecko_rx
Ecko_rx

Before actually smelling this, i clicked on the "i want it" button. I just had 2 sprays of this on the back of my hand and boy is it Pungent. I woud not go too far to call it pungently nasty, but i do not find this scent attractive. ForPure Havane, ok maybe an 80% chance that i might get a bottle but not anytime soon.

I don't understand people's fascination with this stuff. By gosh it's even included on youtube reviewers top ten list's.

Nope, not for me.i have even washed my hand with warm water but that dark scent lingers quite strongly on my skin.

Apr
29
2013
Sweetiekitty
Sweetiekitty

I tried this today because I've been on a Thierry Mugler kick and heard some people prefer this to Angel. The tar note lasts a while, about 30 minutes and is rough to get through. Afterwards, I got caramel and chocolate and it honestly smelled like I spilled a fancy coffee on myself. At that point, it's not offensive, but it's not particularly how I wanted to smell. I can understand why some people are repulsed by that early tar note, but I can see why someone would like the dry down. I just don't want to smell like a Caramel Machiatto

Apr
29
2013
Gyallar
Gyallar

Chocolate and asphalt, vanilla coffe and tires burned... Caramel and melted rubber... it's for the brave ones... crying for forgiveness... you'll never be forgetfull...

Apr
20
2013
Enrico137
Enrico137

worst fragrance ive ever smell...dont like it at all because of the caramel in the opening...so sweet...dislike it..im not a fanatic to this type of fragrance.

Apr
19
2013
MikeDropIt
MikeDropIt

My only wish is that they make an alternative version for those who can't stand the tar and the patchouli. That would have been great!

Apr
18
2013
LanceDior
LanceDior

Just the scent I'm looking for. I don't care what other people say, I love this smell and I get tons of compliments on it. The strangest of which was someone last night saying 'you smell really good... Really fresh' ? I don't think this is a fresh fragrance... But it's very warm, inviting, seductive, flamboyant, theatrical, heroic and it's one of the few that I feel suits me. Actually another strange compliment I got on this was 'you smell like london' lol. It has a gigantic, ridiculous projection cloud for hours and hours... Like literally a ten hour projection cloud - stunning. Also, no one wears this in Australia, so it's completely my scent, along with Black XS :)

Apr
17
2013
SeverinoDuJour
SeverinoDuJour

Wow, a huge number of reviews. Mostly positive. My deepest respect for the guys who give this A*Men 10-15 tries before going from hate to adoration. I like Oriental Woody frangrances. I thought I would love this scent from the reviewers, but no. Opening was so confusing, sweet candy/cake chocolate, caramel, mixed with something horrible-most people are saying tar, but it's like tar/very stale tobacco/almost fecal scent. My initial thought was Geeezuz these two scents do not belong together, because each one is so strong and noticeable. My brain would not understand the mixing of these two scents, they did not blend.
I understand people loving the dry down for it's chocolateness, caramel, rich, edible scents. Now, if a dessert I ordered came to me and I smelled the dry down coming from the cake, I know I would love to eat the cake. But in cologne, I would rather not smell like a rich chocolate dessert. Also, the drydown was so cloying, after a while I got nauseas and had to wash it off.
I understand those that love it (sweet tooth!), but not for me. I'd eat it in a dessert, just not wear it as a cologne.

Apr
12
2013
browne54
browne54

I personally do not care for this fragrance but goddamn do I respect it. I sampled it for a few days in the winter season to get a sense of it. First off, this is a projection beast. Absolutely and utterly serious, two sprays to the chest MAX or you WILL offend people. That aside, it is truly a bold and daring composition. It is just as described sweet, chocolate caramel offset with patchouli and tar notes. What a magnificent contrast. I could not get used to having it on me and I did not receive any flattery from my girlfriend and family because it did not seem to fit my personality, and I have to agree. But truly a masterpiece in its own right. I understand why this is as hyped as it is but I have to say it takes a certain type of person to truly pull this off, and hats tipped to those of you who do. Definitely a try before you buy, but I am sure you could have figured out that logic by its price tag.

Apr
10
2013
mvhooper2
mvhooper2

i bought a sample from fragranceX that must have been seriously expired or something because it reeks to high heaven. i mean its BAD. Opening notes are so sour, and as it dries it smells like crushed leaves and hot coco powder.

Apr
08
2013
del
del

A*Men/Angel Men reminds me of the delicious aroma of a hot chocolate rice porridge (champorado) on a cold morning.

Distinctive, especially the opening "tar" note, which gives it a unique incense vibe. Caramel-y, sweet, chocolate-y -- the drydown is rich and creamy. Longevity is excellent, and the projection is wide, despite the reformulation rumors.

Strong, maybe too strong to some people -- one or two sprays go a long way. I agree with majority's sentiment that A*Men is a love-hate fragrance; and I fall under the love camp. This great gourmand is a must-experience.

Apr
08
2013
guest_
guest_

when you like a scent, you just simply like it.
the scent might not be the best on you, but you would be happy wearing it.

the cacophonic composition of chocolate notes, both bitter and sweet, the odor of milk that almost turn sour masked with vanilla seeds and coffe bean, then comes fresh camphorous vibe from the patchouli and mint duo, toffee-caramel sweet, honey, and a hint sweet sticky scent dry fruits, like prunes or raisins.

i find the composition of note is quite radical, yet turns out to be one of the most potent, alluring fragrance for men. simply amazing.

Apr
08
2013
Alive
Alive

In my opinion one of the best fragrances ever created. It is magnificent, not for the opening (which is very harsh for some people) but for the glorious drydown that lasts like 2 days. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, amber...it is creamy and rich. Some may appreciate this some won't. Always in my top 10.

Apr
06
2013
Rerik
Rerik

Synthetic. A way too sweet, a fragrance how men should not smell. It´s made for women.

Apr
06
2013
amer1212
amer1212

A*Men

its for sure one of the best scents made ever legend & make step up into the modern perfume world ! realy i try 100 of scents but I am not found like this one its Masterpiece !
Tnx thierry mugler.

for me its 10/10.

Apr
05
2013
Iluvsmellies
Iluvsmellies

Lol Renzo, you don't like it then? I normally ignore this sort of 'review' but in this case it's funny to see how dislike of a fragrance becomes a slagging off session of any 'idiot' who doesn't share that view.

Anyway I'm a female in the 40's age group and I am going to be an idiot and upset lots of people at work with it today - watch out world!

I love this stuff, gorgeous unisex, weird and an extreme example of the 'eat me but I'm toxic' Angel genre. I think 'Angel' is as valid a category as 'Chypre' now.

Definitely try it, get yourself a sample off the web!

Apr
04
2013
Na0
Na0

My very first mainstream perfume. I loved it. Even now, I wouldn't be against the fact to wear it, even if I avoid mainstream perfumes.

That's a real masterpiece, an original one.

Apr
04
2013
elisnewthing
elisnewthing

I want to love this so bad... but my lady hates it and wont let me rock it

it is an amazing bom!

had to give it away as i couldnt use it at all never could think of the time i wanted to smell like this

Mar
29
2013
HORRIDFRAG
HORRIDFRAG

Unusual, addictive, and hands down is one of the best frags for men!
it's milk choc + mint or coffe latte with choc shavings n mint leaves for garnish. Temptation at its best.

Well, I do detect kind-of raisin note... like fruitcake, the smell of sugary, tangy sweet of dried fruits...

Mar
25
2013
Firmansyah
Firmansyah

One spray, Tony Stark's scent.
Two spray, Sexy and dandy like David Beckham.
Three spray, Gay.
More than three, alien.


I love THIS cologne.
High quality.


This stuff is dangerous, not for everyone.
Becarefull..

Mar
25
2013
daddydavid
daddydavid

Angel, is my absolute favorite so far & I've tried a lot of ETD & colognes. I love the blend of caramel, coffee, milk, mint, and vanilla, etc., and the longevity lasted for me incredibly well into the next day. I am a confident man of experience and consider Angel a fitting fragrance for the mature gentlemen.

Mar
24
2013
st.petrov
st.petrov

I posted on this some time ago mentioning that I am expecting to start loving this - but not.
It is too much sweet - but dont get me wrong I like sweet- I love Joop Homme , but this is cake sweetness , I am feeling like a candy - very heavy candy .

So I am not wearing this fragrance so much , I like to smell it from the bottle , but not to wear it ...

Sorry orig A*Man - I will probably go for Pure Malt

Mar
24
2013
connor.mcbroom
connor.mcbroom

This is a sweet gourmand fragrance so if you dont like sweet fragrances you wont like this. Opening is very strong and intense. It smells like Dark Chocolate and Coffee but this blast goes away after about 15 minutes and then the fragrance begins to soften down. It begins to smell like a chocolate mint cookie gradually becoming softer.

In the dry down which is where the fragrance is at its best in my opinion it smells like hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows melted in it with a hint of mint. The dry down is slightly powdery.

This is a projection and lasting monster so do not over spray this. For more detailed reviews check out my website mrproductreview.com

Mar
20
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

Tried this again today: sorry but not for me. It would be nice if it didn't smell like something burnt. With sincere respect for the Mugler house.

Mar
20
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

Haters gonna hate, but I like A*Men, and I normally have a strong dislike of coffee fragrances. Well, to me it's mostly patchouli and honey with some balmy accents. When applied correctly it's an intense and interesting fragrance, though I would not call it sexy. Mugler fragrances, though I enjoy them, are not sexy to me.
Literally you only need one spray, much like with Angel. Anything more and you'll clear a room.

Mar
19
2013
cerversa
cerversa

En doft som till slut suger en in.
Den går inte att motstå hur man än försöker hålla emot. Fast det tar såklart ett tag att älska den.... Men när....då är det love for life.

Mar
18
2013
petranfx
petranfx

candy god

Mar
18
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I love it. It deserves to be in my collection always and forever.

The opening doesn't tell anything about the whole fragrance, I'd say it's totally different. Mint plus lavender and corriander - that's what I get.

And then... The real angel comes in. I feel like I'm bathing in the liquid milk chocolate, seriously. Amazing :D I feel it's a complex scent. Heavy. But rather smiling and happy than dark and mysterious. It's getting a little bit bitter at the end, that's the coffee, I guess.

What I don't like in it is the amount of patchouli. I'd say there's a little bit too much of it. But I don't like patchouli at all.

I use it in winter only, eventually during other seasons at night. It's perfect for the party, but applied properly it also fits for the suit IMO. Women around me say I smell beautiful and so manly.

It's definitely a max. 3-sprays frag. It's easy to overspray it, and then it's getting really cloying.
Longevity on my skin is at least 8 h, usually I get 8-12 h with this one. Longevity and sillage are huge.

All in all the whole fragrance is a masterpiece. It's 17 now and I think it'll never get old or outdated. It's a timeless masterpiece.

Mar
18
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

The tar note is definitely there. Tolerable, but I'm not too keen on the burnt caramel note. It somehow smells like sweetness mixed with cigarette smoke. I was really looking forward to trying this and actually liking this. It hasn't worked. Perhaps I'll sample it again in the future.

*UPDATE*

Okay, the drydown is better, and I definitely want to try it on my skin next time. It might even grow on me, but I wish it didn't project as much as it does.

Mar
16
2013
east17
east17

Sorry…but A*Men is A*Scrubber

Tried this on multiple occasions to give it the benefit of the doubt as many others have stated. Fragrances as “good” as this should not be so high-maintenance...and should not make the wearer suffer for ANY amount of time, as this does in the opening. This is the gourmand creature from the black lagoon. The equivalent of being tarred and feathered with hot caramel. Just too much for any kind of serious use.

Mar
16
2013
benlane18
benlane18

Stunning scent, particularly the dry down.
My signature scent, and will be for many many years to come.
Projection is insane, as well as the longevity, 15 hours+
Need I say more?

Mar
14
2013
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

Two words: CLASSY and DELICIOUS! Enough said. :)

Mar
07
2013
SnowStorm
SnowStorm

This is a great frag - one of my favorites.

I must say that like "au naturale" wrote below that I was very put off by this one at first. The really thick sweet smell was overwhelming and unpleasant to say the least. I could not imagine how someone could wear this. I had put two sprays onto the test strip at Sephora and was in the middle of bouncing around between different scents and this one was just awful.

Flash forward about 6 months and I was looking over various popular offerings on the boards and was wondering how this cologne could be so popular so I went in and got a small sampler vial for another test. I was put off again in the store and figured I would probably pass on this one again, but since I had the sample I would give it a try.

When I first tried the sample at home, I burnt my nose out by spraying it and then quickly getting right up close and trying it. This frag has a very strong initial blast that puts me off a bit. Since I had it all over I decided to just wear it for the day. After a while the initial strong blast was gone and the frag started to melo and was interesting. It was not yet appealing but interesting. I had lots of sweet and lots of carmel and was every so often getting a good whiff off my bringing my forearms right up to my nose. I now see that I was really killing my nose by putting my face up so close so often.

I left A*men alone for about a week and gave it another try the next weekend. This time I changed things up a bit. I did some reading and found out that you can really overpower your shnoz by inhaling the full blast right up front. Now I’ve applied A*men with 1 ½ pumps from the bottle and I let it dry a little without breathing in the initial blast right away. By just moving over to a different part of the room for the first breath after the spray was very helpful. The initial opening is still not my favorite, but it doesn’t last nearly as long now. After I throw my shirt on I start getting the nice sweet scents flowing through.

This frag goes through many changes over time. I really like that. Initially it is thick and sweet. After a while I get a good balance and the carmel and coffee hold in there for a while. Later the scents change again and the woody, spicy notes come through. After about 6 hours, I don’t get a lot of the carmel and sweet unless I move in very close. At that point the frag is not strong enough to burn out my nose and it scent changes with distance.

I am very pleased with this purchase. It took a little getting used too, but I can appreciate what others have known for a while - this is a truly awesome frag. A+ in my book.

Sillage is excellent
Longevity is excellent

Mar
07
2013
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

Smells exactly like burnt caramel,n really strong n peppery
Bottle:5
Uniqueness:4
Scent:8
Sillage:10
Longevity:10

Mar
05
2013
mihailow
mihailow

Does anyone have an idea how.to find the Eau De Parfume version in Rome, Italy? Its unbelievable big city and all i can find is EDT.Checked Sephora anf Beautypoint any ideas ?

Mar
02
2013
fresher81
fresher81

One spray of this is good enough for me... This thing is STRONG... The opening smells horrible and is cloying--induces headaches... After about 3 hours on my skin, heaven. I try to spray it about 2 hours to 3 hours before I leave the house... Nasty nasty opening.

Mar
01
2013
EloquentOgre
EloquentOgre

The rich, intoxicating aroma of fresh out of the oven, still hot and moist, chocolate mocha brownies, drenched in delicious molten caramel, all blanketed in sensual haze of the most wondrous patchouli voodoo. Somehow the fragrance conveys not only those basic notes, but an actual sense of warmth. I'm not sure how it has been achieved, but I truly applaud the perfumier involved for his artistry. It is quite remarkable.

This is one of the most powerful fragrances I have encountered. That tar note many have noted I believe is the mingling of the roasted coffee and patchouli at the start, and can be overwhelming if one oversprays. One spritz is enough for me for normal wear, two for when I want to indulge and really let the caramel/mocha/patchouli voodoo do its work. I find also spraying a bit further from the body than I normally would and walking into the mist, distributing the fragrance a bit more over my chest and neck can help further minimize or even eliminate that "tar" phase when the cologne is first applied.

Projection and silage are massive. One spray will be noticed by people around you. For hours. Two will gently fill a room. Few if any fragrances match this level of strength, so spritz responsibly.

Mar
01
2013
lalelu
lalelu

bullshit ! this has monster sillage ..after 6 hours you still smell strong like caramel and other people will notice .. they dont even have to come close

Feb
25
2013
dreyth
dreyth

Only the opening has enormous sillage. There is no way that this thing has "heavy sillage" yet alone it "fill an entire room" once the tar completely fades away.

Feb
25
2013
Chattermonkey
Chattermonkey

Harsh opening, but amazing drydown. Thank god there are flankers.

Feb
24
2013
jtappenden
jtappenden

A unique fragrance.A wonderful mix of patchouli & cinnamon makes this really rock.

Feb
24
2013
Rio~sswi
Rio~sswi

Last night in rainy day~

Feb
23
2013
timetraveller
timetraveller

I think that the secret with this one is how you apply it on yourself:

You have to think of A*Man like if it's a strong EDP. Two moderate (not complete) sprays are enough.

If you follow this rule, you'll end up loving this fragrance (and the people around you, too)

Only if you're on a hot date, you can apply an extra spray. ;)

As somebody here said, this is sex in a bottle. Women loves to smell this on you when they're in your arms.


If you use it as a EDT, you'll end nauseating people around you and yourself.

Feb
23
2013
cougarR
cougarR

drydown 10/9 !

Feb
23
2013
wickedjester
wickedjester

this stuff is amazingly complex it seems to be different each time i take a smell half the time like a sweet rich chocolate, the other half like sweet caramel fruit. i think the best way i can describe it is like a hookah lounge lots of strong sweet scents all mixed together very good and very strong

Feb
22
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

Never have I met such a perplexing perfume! Good god, what a roller-coaster ride this bottle has been. But a good one!

My lesson: 1-2 sprays. MAX! Comfy, sweet lavender, some sort of vanilla cupcake? mixed with some pillow linen... ahh.. such a glorious scent. Like following some sort of angel (what a concept!) wafting along...

But over spray? Dreadful. Harsh, obviously fake caramel. Return to sender. Oddly metallic and repulsive to smell in great quantity.

Do not over spray.

Feb
21
2013
ALEXAJOVCIC
ALEXAJOVCIC

The first time I tested this fragrance I was so surprised by his smell and originality! It was so addicting that I wanted that on my neck! It smells like an old museum (but in the good way). It is so good! And on my surprise, I just got it for my birthday! YAY!
Beware people, It's REALLY strong! One or two spays! This perfume is LOVE or HATE, cuz it is sweet and strange so It's not for everybody. But be sure that people around you will love it (unless you put more than 2 sprays, then, they are gonna hate you.). It's very manly despite all the sweetness. So woody and mysterious. Almost smokey and Indian-like. Coffee, caramel, patchouli, woods are kind of main here. It is a temple! It's gonna stay as a legend for a long time.

Feb
21
2013
MonaThorbourne
MonaThorbourne

I bought this based on reviews. My error in doing so. This is sooooo strong. I bought a new bottle, sprayed it on each wrist and the smell of incense was overpowering. It never dried down into anything, other than incense. :-(

Feb
21
2013
colettemichelle
colettemichelle

I don't really care that this is marketed as a men's fragrance. It's a toned-down, suited-up Angel and dammit it's gorgeous. **spritzes and prances about like a gazelle**

Feb
21
2013
au naturale
au naturale

The first time I tried this in the fragrance section, I was mortified beyond comprehension. I immediately "tried" to wash it off of my wrist, but no, it was still there. A*Men was not only defiantly clinging to my skin, but was mocking me for the eradication effort. What a jumbled mess of notes I had chained myself to....

Fast forward a couple of weeks, and it was as if it had taken my brain that long to "decode" the message in the bottle. Something told me to try it again. Well, I did, and I absolutely love it now, go figure.

Granted, the harsh (understatement) opening is still a mess which will keep most buyers away, and guarantee the rarity of this fragrance when you are out and about (done by design? Brilliant.). However, this initial assault on the senses mellows in about 2-5 minutes, and the masterful drydown begins.

The coffee does not seem to take center-stage, but it is rather a lavender-lined trail leading down to a pond of Caramel. As I sit by the pond sipping an iced-mocha, a warm vanilla breeze swirls the spiced scent of the forest around me. Honey, Cedar, Amber, Mint, Bark, Sap, Roasted Marshmallows..... you name it, it's in there. A very comforting vibe this juice has, with just enough spice to keep it "manly".

Only for those who know how to wear a fragrance: anything more than one spray, and you have entered people-repellant territory. You will also overwhelm yourself, and the only escape at this point in time, is time itself....or molten lava. This stuff is STRONG.

A mature scent for professional, or casual use, but be lighter on the trigger for hot weather or close quarters should you dare to wear it in such environments.

One complex masterpiece of a fragrance.Truly a journey, and I am glad I had a return ticket.

4.3/5

Feb
18
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

I've tried this one a few tines, along with Havane, Malt, Coffee, and Taste of Fragrance. I'm still not sure if I want a bottle of this one but I do think it passes the uniqueness test, so to speak. I wore it the other day and noticed a "clean" smoke/musk type quality that I enjoyed, and the tar note didn't seem too strong (I used very little). There was also a sort of subdued mint that I also liked. Beyond that a gourmand accord struggles to become dominant. Eventually it's quite a nice gourmand though not everyone wants to deal with the tar note. It may be that you should avoid this one if you are going to spray to the chest or neck and just sit around for most of the day, so if you found it too strong, you might want to try again on a cool day when you know you'll be doing a lot of walking. If you don't want the tar note you can go with others, such as Rochas Man or Cotton Club for Men, but at least "artistically" I think this one deserves some credit.

Feb
16
2013
jaypleski
jaypleski

I bought this because I was intrigued by the foody openings, caramel, vanilla, coffee, tonka bean etc, and the few people I asked to rate the tester all loved it. My mistake was that the people whose opinions I asked all had incredibly sweet tooths and weight problems. I quickly learned my mistake.

Feb
15
2013
bcire3k
bcire3k

Top smelled like sweet urine. Yeah, definitely unpleasant; however, the rest smells very sweet, almost sickly, not just quite though. Pretty good, 7/10 only because the first hour

Feb
12
2013
Apocalyptos
Apocalyptos

Without knowing the brand when sampling this I got one of those "Yeah..!" moments. Because the opening was almost the exact same as some incense sticks i have. Rain Forest by Satya. It's heavy on patchouli with some sweetness extract. Anyway, after a while the gourmandish notes takes over and i'm left with a picture of a bong head having the munchies. This is a fragrance I would expect more to find in a new-age boutique

Feb
10
2013
andgac16
andgac16

I love this one from beginning until end but I know many people find the top of this slightly off-putting. My advice try it few more times on your skin and you might be surprised.

A*Men at the top is slightly harsh with its "rubbery" smell although it goes away quickly in my 2012 juice however I heard some people claim that this accord sticks around longer in older juice.

After about 1 hour it changes into an amazing semi sweet, smooth, rich and delicious smell which reminds me of caramel and chocolate brownie with a glass of honeyed milk. To me it's pretty linear as I get this vibe until the end which is a good thing as I love it.

Although I don't get the beast mode performance it projects very well and sticks on my skin for about 12 hours which is excellent. This is definitely a cold weather frag and perfect for nights out.

Feb
06
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

First 1-3 hours (depending on skin, mine... about an hour and a half) absolute desperation cologne, PLEASE, LOOK, HERE I'M IN THE ROOM !!!!!!!!!!111111

Sorry. Words cannot convey the complete inappropriateness of this scent's initial aroma. Too much. Get a room. PDAs. Trying too hard. Sickly sweet, cotton-candy, caramel, with a sharp, acetone/nail polish remover punch of sillage... seriously? Horrors. But I've probably sprayed myself half a dozen times now (on three separate occasions) and finally, I've discovered why...

Strike me down, the drydown is great! I get lime with light floral, maybe something amber-y/musky, with obviously that caramel sweetness aftertaste, but it's good now that it mellowed out! For me, the first impression is borderline intolerable. Darn. Makes the drydown not worth it.

Feb
05
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

The first time I smelled this stuff I recoiled. It was WAY too sweet, drying down to a caramel note. Why would anyone want to smell like this?, I wondered.

Then, many moths later, I gave it a chance and tried it on an arm. Hmmmm. I could get to like this. Does my wife like it? Yes, she does. Hmmm.

Finally, I wore it for a day. What can I say? It grew on me.

I like it and understand it now. Would I buy myself a bottle of it? Probably not. If somebody gave me a bottle would I wear it? Sure! But I like the Pure Malt flanker (which I own) more.

One last note: It a field of weak fragrances which last for a few hours then are gone, this stuff has outstanding longevity; a real throw back to the 1980's. I appreciate that.

Feb
04
2013
LanceDior
LanceDior

Dashing, heroic, poetic and divine. One the greatest, strongest scents I have ever worn. Women love this scent, too. It is very bold, and an extremely whacky scent to make it into the mainstream, but I adore it.

Feb
04
2013
Mirza
Mirza

Well this is my signature scent <3 before i decided to buy this one about a year ago ,i got confuse about this one ,this is an 'either you Love it or you Hate it' and finally i tried it after blind-buy ,and it begins ......... For the first time i swear it totally will make you a little bit dizzy ,but in a minute you'll feel so comfort and you'll be addict to smell it ,i always wear this one to go to school ,yeah right SCHOOL ,because i'm still in senior high school in indonesia

Feb
04
2013
Force
Force

Nice long lasting caramel scent, but it make me angry

Feb
01
2013
itachi
itachi

its a sexy fragrance for the winter, its a real beast if you spray too much it will give you a headache its a bit pricey but you can say it's worth it. overall i give it a 7,5

Jan
30
2013
gpluciano
gpluciano

Would you believe...Someone actually swapped a new bottle of Burberry Original (3.3) from me today for a brand new Thierry Mugler A*Men(3.4)...Must be my Lucky day!

Jan
29
2013
CRIALESV
CRIALESV

This is an acquired taste. I don't know a single person who liked red wine the first time they bought it. I hated this cologne for years. I would never buy it at the store because the opening was so harsh. I decided to order it online one day after really getting into fragrances and still, could not get past the tar note. It disgusted me. I sprayed a little on my arm here and then when I was hanging out at home. Little by little I started to change my mind and now I absolutely love it. Evening the harsh opening has become appealing. And the dry down is amazing!!! Suggestion: Spray it at least 30 minutes before leaving the house. Most people are going to hate the opening but they'll love the dry down.

Jan
28
2013
Spangle
Spangle

I have this!
..... Well, I bought it for my Mr.

I know this isn't a proper review, I'm no expert on Male Fragrance but, from a female perspective, this smell is ORGASMIC.

It's allll of Angel's magic, with added spicy chocolate, coffee and brown sugar.... I can't do it justice in words. I prefer it to my own Angel for women because it's "Darker" :D.

I can't decide between this and Le Male now! Le Male might still be ahead by a little bit... But when my Mr has either on I go crazy for him, could just lay on him and smell him for hours! <3

Jan
25
2013
noori
noori

Oh, I am a terrible person, yes I am. I already have Angel, a dramatic sweetness-bomb, and yet I could not help myself but to get this gem as well. Yes, it is another love it or hate it fragrance, and I found myself in the former group after the first sniff.

The dark coffee, the slight coolness of mint and lavender, the deep patchouli and - probably my favourite - the sticky caramel just makes it so good to smell. Probably a bigger love than Angel.

Jan
22
2013
Kdu
Kdu

Nice!!!

Jan
20
2013
miticothor
miticothor

What can i say? Ok, i was wrong. Dark chocolate, spices. It's good, very good and addictive...

Jan
19
2013
walied
walied

Just got this today and I was warned its very strong and different so be prepared.I went looking for something close to Chanel Allure Sport which I LOVE. The first whiff and I thought mmmm I like. Then I smelled A*Men Pure Havane and said I love this I will take this one..I started smelling other scents still looking for a Chanel match and I kept on smelling the A*men and thought I really don't like it cos the smell went all funny. 20 minutes later and I smelled it again and I fell inlove wow....coffee, vanilla, caramel heaven I will wear this all the time summer, winter I don't care Fantastic. Now I have 4 favourites Chanel Sport, Gaultier2,Calvin Klein Escape..yes I still love it and now A*men

Jan
19
2013
jeffthebarbarian
jeffthebarbarian

HAHAHA!!!
I love Angel. It works well with my skin, and my boyfriend likes it. So I was anxious for him to try A*men. We made a special trip to Sephora for him to try it before we made a purchase.
WOW! It smelled TERRIBLE on him. It smelled like stale cigarette smoke in an old car with milky baby vomit with air freshner trying to cover it up.
I couldn't believe it that it could smell so bad on him, so I tried it on myself.
And on me, it smelled very nice!
The stale cigarette smoke note on him was a semi-sweet tobacco note on me. The coriander has a prominent place on my skin, so I am kind of smokey and spicy at the same time.
The dry down on him was all tar and weirdness. The dry down on me was Angel with a tobacco/caramel note.
He couldn't believe this was the same scent that he tried.
I tried Viktor and Rolf's Flowerbomb on the other arm, and he liked A*Men on me MUCH better.
I would say to those who want to try this scent:
1. Try it before you buy it!
2. If you are a lady, don't be afraid to give this a shot!
3. Wait at least 20 minutes for this to try down before you make up your mind whether you like it.
4. Only use 1 spray for goodness sake, this stuff is STRONG!

Jan
16
2013
Ouch!
Ouch!

As with Angel, it seems this is pretty much a divider of the masses.
I'm in the love category. I think this is a masterpeice fragrance.

The opening is vdery confusing and quite an assault on the senses, it's spicy and yes I get the unusual tar note that people have mentioned which probably comes from the strange mixture of the notes.
The opening has an underlying sweetness due to the 6 ro 7 really sweet notes in the heart and base.

The crazy assault doens't last too long though and after a bout 30 minutes it settles down quite nicely and is a good mixture of spicy and sweet (but still unusual).

The dry down is a complete 180 on the opening. This turns almost marshmallow sweet, I would say it's probably the sweetest fragrance marketed for men I've smelled (in the drydown).

I don't really detect any fruits or the coffee. It's just really a strange mix of spices, patchouli and heavy sweet notes.

Deffo a winner and and masterpeice. The longevity is incredible. Mugler does it again.

Jan
15
2013
herreroph
herreroph

Very, Very strong, sweet, super long lasting.
In one word: THE BEAST.
Use in winter.

Jan
15
2013
chweintr
chweintr

This is not your average frat boy cologne...
Not elegant or gentlemanly either. Nothing subtle about it.
It is Astonishing.

The fact that so many people own this is reassuring... I like knowing that a scent as whacked as A*men can find its way into the world of popular fragrances. It is proof that we are good for a challenge. Not sure we can stomach the heavy-on-the-cumin perfumes just yet, but we are not total scent prudes either.

The punchy opening is startling and addictive--
the warm spicy notes persist through much of the dry down. Later it settles into a slightly singed creme brulee smell -- just enough short of oppressively sweet to keep me wearing it (Pure Malt is oppressively sweet to my nose )... I do still wish some of the sharpness stayed prominent deeper into the life of the fragrance- the sweetness gets close enough to the edge that I don't wear A*men often because I don't want to get sick of it...

I love the crude opening but it is not for everyone (freaky with the patchouli)... I usually put it on about 20 minutes before venturing out... from 20 min to about an hour and a half those spicy notes are in a perfect place...

Jan
13
2013
deadidol
deadidol

Definitely designed and marketed to a specific crowd (1 Million, Gucci Guilty Intense, The One, popped-collars, clubbing, top40, etc.) Cloying, caramel sweetness with a random assault of spices and coffee thrown on top; I get the sense that this was less of an artistic endeavor and simply one of marketing. I'd bet it was largely designed by a focus group or a computer program as the perfumer only seems to have one main line (this and the flankers) and the scent is just a mishmash of "stuff that's popular." To me, there's nothing unique or clever at work--it's basically Axe but with more volume.

With that said, everyone's taste is different, and there's a real warmth to these notes--which is why I could see it being very popular, especially to those who haven't yet explored slightly less-known or obscure fragrances. To me, it's tacky and tasteless--and profoundly nauseating. But, if it works for you, go for it.

But the last issue I have is its dominance--which is very telling of how and who it's marketed to. This stuff is brutal in projection and longevity and seems to be designed to overpower everyone else in the room. (The irony, of course, is that everyone and their mother wears this stuff.) Not only is there an artlessness in the construction, there's something very tacky about a fragrance that needs this much attention and demands that everyone takes note. When something is constructed for marketing to a target group rather than for the aesthetics of fragrance alone, I get it -- conformity sells. But when a fragrance is this belligerent, I can only read is as a giant FU to anyone in its presence. I think "inconsiderate" would be a more descriptive note than what's currently listed.

Jan
12
2013
silvernose
silvernose

Ah, a*men thierry mugler knew what he was doing with that nose of his when he was putting this marvelous fragrance together. People complain and choose to pick at the one thing that doesn't sound pleasant in the list of ingredients. But that tar note is what gives it that confident daring edge and all the other ingredients blend and balance it all out so perfectly! A must have!

Jan
11
2013
kenney77
kenney77

The best cologne ever in my opinion love this kind of fragrance very long lasting thank you Thierry for making this

Jan
09
2013
tastetherainbow87
tastetherainbow87

Animale animale doesn't that smell nothing like this at all to my nose this have too much tar in it this is the type of Cologne that smell wired to me I can't pen point this I don't know what to think of this Cologne I like the drydown nice. Carmel note that I wish it was strong most of all I get the tar note doing the whole time its on my skin but I like this Cologne it's just take some time to get used to it stay on my jacket for day's but on my skin different story sometimes this can be a power house you gotta respect this Cologne and it's unique worth a try by the way not all woman's like this I don't think my girl like this but I do :--)

Jan
09
2013
krishnadasvs
krishnadasvs

Kick ass perfume. Stays for around 18 hours on my skin and have beastly projection. Opening notes doesn't impress, but once it dries down, it smells completely different, which i like the most.

Jan
07
2013
MikeDropIt
MikeDropIt

I really don't get the sweetness every1 is talking about. It's a unsweetened chocolate dipped in tar, all rapped up in a patch box.

Does it smell good? No, it doesn't. The drydown for me is OK, but just OK. I don't get my favorite note (caramel) at all!

Coffee, yes. Chocolate, yes. But it's not your typical gourmand. This is a gourmand with ruff edges (the tar and the patch) which just smells awful.

There is a minty accord going on right from the start, which disappears pretty quick. That's all I really liked about the opening.. :/

As I said, the drydown is fine. It just doesn't smell like caramel or vanilla, at all. Honey, milk? Are you guys serious? It smells nothing like what the people on fragrantica thinks it smells like. To me at least.

Projection & Longevity, here's where the fragrance shines! Big, big, big projection for about 4 hours. After the 4 hour mark it's just moderate. It's becoming a skin scent after 8 hours. Longevity, days! I mean it, it stays on me for 24h+, weeks on clothing!


Final: The main notes in this fragrance to my nose is Chocolate and Coffee, Tar and Patch. Proj & Long is atomic. It's not sweet, it's not your typical gourmand. But I guess it would be, if it wasn't for the tar & patch overload. Disgusting...

Buy - Try - Pass?
PPPAAAAASSS BITCHES!


MikeDropIt

Jan
06
2013
blauriche
blauriche

I bought a bottle of this last year because I was feeling nostalgic for the time when I was first given a bottle over a dozen years ago. The scent is so strong and unique that whenever I wear it I can't stop thinking about this trip I took to Las Vegas right after I received this. I thought I had grown out of this scent, but I think it turns out that I just had to fine tune where to wear it and make sure I wasn't spraying too much. I think this works better with one or two sprays applied away from the usual pulse points. I like it on my forearm, but perhaps it would work just as well on the lower chest or the back of the neck. I'm pushing into my mid-30s now and wondering if this scent might not be a little young for me. I've looked at Chanel Coromandel and Rochas Man as possible replacements, but I'm still on the hunt for a more refined version of this type of scent. I feel like I use this as a room spray more often than I use it as a personal fragrance.

Jan
05
2013
DENIULTRAS
DENIULTRAS

What to say about this perfume, people are not already said? Oops, right at the start, a little apology, in fact, this is not a perfume, it is the embodiment of timeless creations that seemed to come from another world, even other galaxies, some Angel another world, another galaxy Alien! Truly sorry, we met 'in 2001, and then, we are just were the ace, even though I was already in a soft start to the sweet, spicy perfume, I even publicly admit here, buddy sold, but these were moments of recklessness, that will never happen again, I just can not imagine the shock when it appeared in 1996, I think shock is bordered on abstract notions of the essences of perfume, which as such is not had a rival, or in the announcement, the ok.A little with Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme, brought a small revolution in the world of perfume, the 90's, of course, Jean Paul Gaultier, La Male, but to both of them A * Men , acts as a tectonic shift, lucid, at times, unbearable, and then almost a virtual sweetness, so again flirting with all the known and unknown world of this good food, and then come back a little more lenient with the impact of lavender and mint, and avalanche, crazy dark styrax with coffee, which together with tobacco tonka outweighs the musk, which eventually lost the macho charm and character becomes musk in the 21st century, yet the fragrance seems linear, but this is not true, but it does not matter, this fragrant creations all their time telling some story, a pastry filled with a chocolate cake and coffee and a liqueur mint, metallic taste, soothing lavender juice, and the whole candy store in every outlet supply, stands at a Glade air freshener space of vanilla and of course that would be all round, on every table at an indian swabs musk, confectioner's usually somewhere on the Bosphorus! Perfume Mogul, passionate to the point, it is still not understood, arrogant to the end of borders, for which there are no barriers nor border, one of the last bastions of honor Designer, once so fashionable, and so debased today! I brought with me A * Men and went to the woods because I wished to live freely, to breathe deeply, and suck all the juice of life, and and his own, and eventually get rid of all, what is life, that I discovered at the time of death, I never lived!

Jan
05
2013
fonso92
fonso92

I suggest anyone interested in this to put some on, try to get a sample if you can. I was a little iffy about this one, upon first sniff but we have to all remember that most fragrances will change, and I have heard so many good things about the dry down mine is no different. The opening will be strong for some, but give it a chance! It dries down to a softer, sweeter, non offensive scent that is very pleasing to you and those in your surroundings. I picked up a bottle yesterday for my birthday and though I wont sit here and say "I am now the biggest Thierry Mugler fan" I will say that I see what the hype is all about, its a very nice, classy scent if worn properly. By that I mean I would wear this for a nice night out, or on colder weather and take it easy on the trigger! 1-2 sprays on the neck max, and a little tiny spray on each wrist, I would not do more than 4 on this one!

Jan
04
2013
Crusher_
Crusher_

Finally after much anticipation I got to try this cologne today.

Now this is truly one foul f**king disgusting Frankenstein abomination of a creation.

If you were to take a freshly asphalted road, cover an area in baby powder, a little caramel and then vomit on top of it that is as close to this scent as I feel you could get. I'm still feeling I'll atm after smelling this over an hour ago

Jan
01
2013
rlee84
rlee84

Okay, when I first tried thi I was curious about the hype and when I first wore it I was suprised as I didn't get the repulsive tar note that many reviewers noted. I like this frag and it is good for going out. I had women literally putting their noses in my chest and I am by no means a pimp. It is not my fave but is very nice, not quite worth the hype in my opinion but I get why this frag is so praised by many.

Dec
30
2012
kambelzful
kambelzful

The first time I tried it, I hated it. I got very nauseated and had to wash it off, after tolerating it for an hour or two. But I re-tried the fragrance last year and now, I love it. Not as good as Pure Malt, but definitely very close.

The opening is so unique and weird, but there is something about it I am attracted to. Imagine pouring tar into a bowl, along with fresh black coffee and burnt coffee beans, some york peppermint patties and patchouli. And then you burnt it all over again. It’s a very harsh opening, but I love it. And in my opinion, the tar note is there through out the fragrance, even in the dry down. It just becomes lighter. In the middle, I get just a whole bunch of sweet honey, and a little bit of creaminess. Then, it quickly becomes super sweet, and it smells like a Chocolate Caramel Cake with a side of Sugar Cookies, Brownies and Coffee. I don’t get any vanilla out if it. It is definitely a darker sweet scent. I love this scent, because it is SO unique and just like with Le Male, I could tell exactly what someone was wearing, in a split second if they were wearing Angel Men.

Dec
27
2012
Edris
Edris

My Favorite Fragrance and in my top10 list. make sure to try it on ur skin first and then buy it.
9/10

Dec
26
2012
Space Invader
Space Invader

This is one of a kind. Oriental spicy. On this one you have a blast of chocolate, vanilla, toffee. I don't get green notes on this one. It has a tar note, noticeable during the first hour. With time, you'll start to enjoy it even if it smells harsh at first.
A Men makes a statement as if you are the boss. You will be the odd man among the crowd. It does not work with every kind of skin. If you are a shy or reserved person, you probably won't want to wear this in public. But if you do it in private for your own amusement, you have my consideration since this is a great fragrance. Every man should give this one a try. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to check this out...

PS: I prefer this one over JPG Le male

Rating (0/10): 7

Dec
26
2012
iowahawkeye63
iowahawkeye63

The Best Fragrance hands down.

Dec
23
2012
3gecos
3gecos

Please leave this beast as it is Thierry,don't mess with it you too!

Dec
23
2012
SwagScent
SwagScent

I'm not a fan of the tar scent, but the chocolate is quite pleasant.

Dec
22
2012
azim.amzi
azim.amzi

My girl luv this stuff! :-)

Dec
17
2012
fresh_scents
fresh_scents

I bought this fragrance when I knew little to absolutely nothing about fragrances back when it first hit the market. It was different, I liked it and bought it. Many years later, although I have yet to re-purchase A*Men TH, this fragrance is still a winner to my nose.

Dec
17
2012
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

Sorry I absolutely hate it, the opening notes are disgusting and as someone else stated almost turned my stomach. Come on what is all the hype about? It's horrible, and annoyingly lasts all day, I will say it gets better throughout the day, but the damage is done on the opening spray, yuk

Dec
16
2012
tbook15
tbook15

First few times i tried this one i hated it. The tar note in the opening was too much for me. I just recently tested it out again on my skin and the opening wasn't as bad but after the first 20 minutes I fell in love with it. One of the best drydowns ever. I'll spray this on my hand and be tempted to eat my hand lol. It smells that good. This cologne is a chocolate lovers dream come true. Plus projection is a bomb and it has the best longevity of any designer frag. i've tried. If you don't like this one at first keep trying it. Also its super potent so I wouldn't go more than 2-3 sprays with this one and Winter and Fall ONLY. It can be worn day or night but not in the heat and avoid school or work with this one unless your only doing 1 spray.
I have Pure Malt and love it but the longevity and projection of Amen wins hands down. One of the best winter frags you can find. HIghly recommend.

Dec
13
2012
paul.trollson
paul.trollson

I cannot wear this. The opening and mid notes will literally turn my stomach and make me feel sick. The drydown is absolute gold though, the patchouli really comes out and gives this almost silly scent some class.
The coffee and tar note don't go we'll together for me and it turns into a huge cloying mess.
I'm trying to be as objective as possible but this is one of the few scents that I have such an extreme reaction to.
A+ projection and longevity.

If you want to stand out from the crowd I would definitely suggest this. This is for men, party boys do not bother. The sweet notes would juxtapose nicely on a masculine gentlemen.

Dec
13
2012
Maserati__Murf
Maserati__Murf

BEAST must have for collection...!!!

Dec
10
2012
George1
George1

Let me tell you how it realy smells its smells like catholic church insense thats how it realy smells like. It smells creapy

Dec
10
2012
muffinman
muffinman

opens with burnt rubber, burnt coffee, burnt sugar. After 1h it becomes a sweet vanilla scent with strong patchouli smell. Patchouli is still very strong in the final dry-down, which is kinda like Azzaro Visit without the woods. Overall ok fragrance.

Dec
09
2012
WayneDN
WayneDN

This is one you love or hate. I had it and most women did not like the scent. I must say thumbs down on this one.

Dec
09
2012
KittyBaditty
KittyBaditty

I have avoided this one like the plague since it's release - patchouli, caramel, and milk are 3 notes I can't stand. Sadly, someone bought this for DH and it smells like rancid milk, sickly sweet caramel and sweat. DH gave it to his brother, and whilst I still get the rancid milk vibe when he comes over, at least I don't have to put up with it in my home long term.

Dec
08
2012
Nancy Lynn
Nancy Lynn

On my skin this is Lolita Lempicka au Masculin with a bomb of lavender upfront. It is gourmand, but more of a savory gourmand on me. The lavender/coriander combination is giving it a sourness that mixed with all the other sweetness is coming off as roast pork with a balsamic reduction. AND YET, I can't stop sniffing it, and not because I am hungry. I would like to smell this on a man, mixed with a natural manly muskiness, I think it would be deliciously sexy. There is less balsamic sourness on the drydown, and starts to smell like a good Malbec tastes. Gourmand in a way that gets me feeling very hedonistic and glutinous. Yes, hedonistic. Makes me ravenous for indulgence. A very clear image of a spectacular mountain hotel on a winter night with a bottle of my favorite Malbec and the man that smells like this, and you know, indulging in all that, wink wink.

Dec
07
2012
Kostas_Minimal
Kostas_Minimal

Well...After reading some really great reviews and opinions,omg its perfect,omg its unique,omg its the best scent,i went to my local store and tried this one.I was expecting something that would leave me nothing less than astonished...When i smelled this on ny arm i felt like throwing up...It smelled like public toilets.I was like ok ive been warned for its harsh opening and waited...Nothing really changed.I cant smell chocolate,caramel,cofee NOTHING.Only a bad smell best described as an uncleaned toitet...And imagine i was sooooo hyped frm the reviews,that i was gonna blind buy it...Thank god i did not.I ve smelled tons of frags and that one is the worst...The only good thing(which is even worse for me)its the longetivity.I couldn't wait to get home and wash my arm...Im not gonna even put a grade on this one as i usually do...

Dec
07
2012
ScentsAreEverything
ScentsAreEverything

Angel Men could be the modern blueprint of sweet, gourmand fragrances. Could be a great example why fragrances should not have gender - this is NOT masculine, nor feminine at all.

About the scent itself:

I'm a beginner perfume enthusiast, but here is my opinion. Upon applying, you get kicked in the nose because of that "harsh" tar note blended well into the coffee and caramel (maybe chocolate, but it has a bigger role in the heart). Some green notes also come out and say hi (guess it is the patchouli). Chances are high that you will HATE this opening. Even I, an Angel Men addict find it disgusting sometimes.
But stay strong, after a while, say, 15-30 minutes, something happens, something dies, and the scent becomes gourmand lover's galore! It is REALLY reminiscent of a pastry bakery, Starbucks, whatever, in a good way for sure. I often get a "Milky Way" vibe too.

And this vibe lingers for a whole day.

If you don't like chocolate/coffee/caramel I highly recommend ignoring this fragrance. It is LEGENDARY, for sure, but mostly people with sweet tooth appreciate it.

Longevity: 10/10. If you are wearing A*Men in the morning, you're going to wear it in the evening too. If you apply it on your clothes, you will smell the remains of the scent days later on them.

Projection, sillage: 10/10. I applied 2 (!) sprays, one on the neck, the other on the back of the neck, and I'm choking. Very potent stuff, just look at the "sillage" ratings above...it DOES fill an entire room (at least mine). A*Men presents a new level of projection. Really, I ain't hyping this juice.

Versatility: 4/10. Kind of limited to cold weather. Wearing it in the warm weather could be suicidal.

Compliment factor, overall smell: 8/10. Outstanding, but it is just too much sometimes. Compliments: ladies dig it big time.

Age group: can't really define.

Blindbuy: DON'T

Wonderful.

Dec
01
2012
marzipanfuntime
marzipanfuntime

God people there is only one way to put it: on me it smells like vagina. I love angel and alien, I'm a lady, I was trying to get my husband to like this. But after an hour all I or he could smell was vag and something very much like angel. Chacolate, dessert, funk and vagina. It makes me feel very odd to see so many people disliking this smell. Though I didn't exactly like it myself.

Nov
30
2012
reinhard5490
reinhard5490

a magnificent journey offered by Thierry Mugler. Do not expect anything mainstream from him, since he'll trolling you around

first, He sent you the harsh tar notes that might turn you off or even throw you out of the game as soon as possible. its harsh and offensive to some people, makes some people decide to pass A*Men

but if you manage (or even enjoying those very first few minutes of tar torture), a gourmand heaven awaits. the pleasure is like having been tortured by femme fatale wearing tight latex suits giving some slash from her lash, after ended up in agony of pain, she'll sent you to heaven fulfilled with nymphs (Ok, I might exaggerate it a bit). so the point is, if you can manage to ignore the very first 10 minutes, you'll get the caramel-coco combo which is just beautiful

the longevity and projection of A*Men is a legend, so go easy on spray or you'll be as cloying as spilled caramel cakes. and one more, some people said its smells synthetic. yes, it does. it smells heavenly synthetic, and I prefer a beautiful synthetic rather than naturally awful

Nov
27
2012
Gamekingz0r1
Gamekingz0r1

Not really a fan of this one not because it's bad or something but it's just not my thing. The opening for me is horrible with that tar note and the drydown is too sweet and too bitter for me. I would recommend this as a try. If you enjoy this fragrance this can become one of your favorites but if you don't like it you will probably hate it

Nov
25
2012
bcoops
bcoops

How embarrassing!!! I originally hated on this fragrance...bashing the 'tar note' blah blah blah

Then I read someone on here saying u gotta try it like 10 times so I did.......gourmand heaven ..what can I say I was wrong, use sparingly and give it chance...if u love gourmands this is a must for your collection!

Nov
24
2012
Migalex
Migalex

Coffee and caramel. Extremely gourmand. It is very much the same type of scent as Angel. Rather strong as well. Personally I am not fond of gourmand scents, and for that reason I do not really appreciate this scent.

Nov
19
2012
HORRIDFRAG
HORRIDFRAG

A*men really is one of a kind. I would describe this as coffee latte with caramel, a pleasant sweet toffee smell, very much inviting and captivating.

Nov
19
2012
CoolHandLuke87
CoolHandLuke87

Its a shame i dont wear this more...
Put it on this morning and man i almost forgot how great it smells.
So complex....

Nov
18
2012
Teezam
Teezam

Love this perfume... truely exotic... Finding the right occasion is the key since its very strong with a great projection...

I use it in combination with Boss in Motion / Desire Red ar at times with a bit of Aqua di-gio... from what i hear the effects are truely mersmerizing...

Def Not for suited to be worn at suttle work places; also try spraying it atleast 1/2 hour before picking your girl friend or someone speccial.. just don't spray just before stepping out of the car

Nov
17
2012
elvis944
elvis944

Don't know if i got an old bottle or what. I still wore it a few times but it didn't get any better. had to give it away to my nephew. Not sure if he likes it either. My only bad blind buy.

Nov
14
2012
mrfume
mrfume

Pungent- Yes
latte - Yes
choclate - yes
Sweet - yes
Road Tar-yes
and the whole bakery with some bottles of pest killers
lying in the corner some with their lids open yes yes yes !!!!!! not that im saying that this EDT is bad or sick but this is just exactly what my nose detects the Pest note. rest once the top is gone and that pest smell, though i really enjoy the tar,i seem to rather enjoy the base of this EDT, i have also noticed this works well when you sweat it out just does specially after a hot session of dancing this shines,i don't think this is your everyday scent but it has to be sniffed for sure as its a star in its own right,though i must admit when i smelled it for the first time in the store i bought it without a second thought i still admire it for its uniqueness and it being hell different than any other pour homme i have smelt, id be keeping this bad boy for it being so different,not a bad scent at all but it takes a super-hero to wear this and an equally heroic occasion i must say,very very very long lasting.It sure is a try before you buy my dear fragnatics

6*/10*

Nov
08
2012
Danatru
Danatru

This is the second "hate it or love it" cologne I have tried (the first being Kouros [reformulated] - which I loved). This is just awful. It's overwhelming, it's nauseating, cloying, immensely sweet, putrid garbage.

The longevity and projection are immense, but I can't ever see myself liking this. Do not blind buy this!

Smells like a box of Quality Street chocolates that's been left to bake in the sun all day mixed with the smell of the monkey exhibit at the zoo.

Blah.

Nov
07
2012
Chattermonkey
Chattermonkey

I great scent if you can get pass the opening. It is very strong. The dry down is total bliss.

Nov
06
2012
themattsky
themattsky

This is my #1 fragrance.

Nov
01
2012
ninofranzjosef.alonso
ninofranzjosef.alonso

this fragrance is crazy!! smells like choco ice cream i love it! :) well done! :)

longevity:1 day
Projection:12+ hrs
Season:fall & winter
rate:10/10

Oct
29
2012
DJM
DJM

Loud, Louder, Loudest!
Sweet, Sweeter, Sweetest!
Yuck, Yuckier, Yuckiest!

This is about the best way I can describe this Off putting fragrance.

Can't find one note about this cologne that would warrant me liking this one. I know it sells, and is loved by millions, minus one.

This isnt' even a candidate for making my list, unless you are talking about getting rid of it. I simply can not understand how one would want to smell like this.

Angels are good, heavenly things, and to me unfortunately this is not one of them

Oct
26
2012
JMonroy98
JMonroy98

A masterpiece! Mugler has really done it with this one. Many people don't like the top note. but i think it smells very good. Projection and Longevity are out of this world! you don't want to mess with this one. The first time i wore this i was at a party, and i came home very late. When i woke up My brother told why i put on Cologne so early. It will last till the next morning,it doesn't matter if you take a shower you will smell this. Definitely it is in my top 5.

Oct
26
2012
Cody_42
Cody_42

After reading all the hype on this fragrance I was so excited to try it I decided to grab a couple sample sprayers while I saved up for a full bottle. I'm glad I did the samples first.

From first spray I immediately smelled sweet caramel which was inviting. But then this off-putting note came through, and lingered throughout the entire time. I can't describe the bothersome note. I know it seems familiar, almost like something burnt. Maybe if you put some carmels in a frying pan and left them to burn, that would best describe it. I developed a headache rather quickly, and within an hour it actually had me feeling nauseous. But I stuck through it, hearing about this lovely drydown. Sadly it never came. Honey and vanilla started coming through, but that nauseating note stuck around which turned me off. 12 hours later I had to shower to get the scent off.
This stuff is powerful and lingers forever. 24 hours later I still smell it on my bracelet I wore when I applied it. So for people who love this scent, you sure get a good bang for your buck. One spray lasts what seems to be forever.

Oct
25
2012
hellogoddag
hellogoddag

The opening smells very similar to waterpipe-tobacco with cola flavor. Im surprised noone else have got that from it.

In the drydown, the caramel/chocolate/coffee smell appears.
But the main accord all the way through is waterpipe. That makes sense, according to the tar-note everyone is talking about.

I like it, but I think it's a bit too sweet, and it has no wow-factor to me.

Oct
25
2012
brianwatson79
brianwatson79

starbucks in a bottle...

perfect fragrance for the winter day time

Oct
24
2012
thefunkygibbon
thefunkygibbon

A piece of art can be very divisive. It is there to provoke a reaction, for example Damien Hirst, some think his work is genius and pay millions to acquire it. others think he is taking the piss, but in all cases he provokes an emotional reaction and debate, which I believe is the purpose of art. So too does A Men. As we can see from previous comments, some love it others hate it, but it provokes and necessitiates a reaction. Mine, well I love it. I think it is a masterpiece of modern perfumery, however I can see how others find it offensive, too sweet and sickly, overpowering everyting else in the room in which it resides (apart from Montale's Black Aoud). It is not for everyone, hell, even my wife finds it overbearing and too dominant and does not like me wearing it (she suffers in silence when I wear it, almost embarrased when we go out, as I bask in its glorious chocolatey/caramel goodness). For those that like gourmandy fragrances with a touch of sweet spicyness, this is a must for your wardrobe. For those that like the attention, be it good or bad, then this is a must for your collection. Definitely not a blind buy fragrance, you need to try it on your skin first. Projection is a beast, longevity too. In my humble opinion, simply wonderful

Oct
24
2012
Alamkyu
Alamkyu

The opening is just eugh.... It's really nauseating. But when it dry smell really good.

Oct
22
2012
ejade
ejade

What can be said that hasnt already been reflected somewhere here. I have vast experience with fragrance and certainly recognize a quality product when i encounter it. In my opinion, A*Men is is nothing more than a production of "hype". A strong advertising campaign is honestly all this juice has going for it. In all fairness, this juice truly smells like it is the product of all these ingredients squished and squashed and forced through a metal collander without regard to all the nastiness and garbage collected along the way. It's obnoxious and offensive... nothing clever or even remotely interesting. Just one great big mess of jumbled up funk... Please spend your hard earned dollars on something that you will enjoy at first sniff and stop trying to force this horror on your delicate olfactory sensibility. There are many many fragrances that are much better smelling and certainly not something you have to falsely convince yourself of... that's not what a fragrance should be.

Oct
22
2012
josevancouver
josevancouver

Out of all my fragrances, I would have to say I have gotten the most compliments on the original A*Men. More so than Pure Malt, JPG, L'instant EDP for the Fall/Winter.

Many women love this stuff. The secret to getting compliments on this fragrance is easy:
- 3 sprays max
- Don't spray and walk out the door. Spray and let it dry down properly first. The drydown is the best part of this fragrance IMO. I don't mind the opening notes BTW
- Fall/winter ONLY - should be fairly cool outside to pull this off.

Oct
19
2012
WayneDN
WayneDN

I bought this cologne a few weeks ago. It's has a definite projection. I think it has a wierd scent which most woman found to be obnoxious. I stopped wearing it!

Oct
18
2012
vlad.ciurea
vlad.ciurea

This perfume is like that kind of movie that have a bad start and you don't want to watch anymore..but something is telling you that you should go further with it ..and then you realize that you are addicted to it:)
Very sweet-strong at the begining..but the sweetness goes away and then it is oau ! Long lasting and enourmous sillage .

Oct
18
2012
PipeDreams#1
PipeDreams#1

I blind bought this after finding it at a greatly reduced price. I think this cologne and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue are the best examples I can give for why scents shouldn't have genders. The women's version of this scent is wonderfully complex and grounded greatly by the amount of patchouli in it. The men's version is like wearing cotton candy around your neck. It's so sweet and lacks the groundedness that comes with the heavier patchouli found in the women's version. I wear this scent but sparingly, for fear that I'd get a cavity and diabetes from too much exposure.

Oct
16
2012
kida2010
kida2010

I can totally understand this becoming iconic, its a great powerful scent but it is strong and mega sweet, it smells like youve been smeared in caramel syrup lol. After 2-3 hrs it was getting to me and i didnt want to smell it anymore. As a scent its amazing but couldnt hack it for long, just too much.

Oct
14
2012
CoolHandLuke87
CoolHandLuke87

I love the tar and patchouli notes (a lot of people have a hard time liking these)...
Over all i like it a lot, I'm just having a hard time finding where this cologne is going to come into play for me. Ive always had a hard time with gourmand scents, but i do enjoy this. I know when it starts getting really cold around here it will get more use...

Oct
11
2012
sandipraykar
sandipraykar

I blind bought this one in 100ml after seeing how many yotube
perfume reviewers love it.
At first all I was getting from this is cocoa butter and questioned if
this was what I want to smell like. After 3 or 4 wearings something
magic happened, I started getting nag champa and caramel and fell
in love and definately am glad I purchased.
I have sprayed this one on some cardboard just to test and I only
get the opening which is not as bad to me as most say but doesn't
do the basenotes any justice.
long story short, wtih this one try wearing at least 4 times if you
don't like at first on your skin and it might just grow on you like it
did for me.

Oct
11
2012
sandipraykar
sandipraykar

I blind bought this one in 100ml after seeing how many yotube
perfume reviewers love it.
At first all I was getting from this is cocoa butter and questioned if
this was what I want to smell like. After 3 or 4 wearings something
magic happened, I started getting nag champa and caramel and fell
in love and definately am glad I purchased.
I have sprayed this one on some cardboard just to test and I only
get the opening which is not as bad to me as most say but doesn't
do the basenotes any justice.
long story short, wtih this one try wearing at least 4 times if you
don't like at first on your skin and it might just grow on you like it
did for me.

Oct
11
2012
Smyle12
Smyle12

Just like you, Kain, I miss the old formulation. The new one is merely a ghost of its former self. It's a genuine shame.

Oct
09
2012
stromboli77
stromboli77

Like many others here, when I first sprayed this on (on more than one occasion) I just didn't like it. Just the opening alone wasn't doing it for me. I said to myself there's gotta to be something more to this. And..... THERE IS! I have to say that this is definately a cologne that one can grow to love. The drydown is without question the highlight of this fragrance. What starts off as an extremely herbal (almost tar like), slightly minty, slightly citrus opening smooths down to an absolute seductive base with notes of honey, chocolate, coffee and woods. Add a little bit of florals in there and you have arguably the best winter/fall fragrance you can find. This is not for the faint of heart (MONSTER projection and longevity) and definately not one you would want to wear to the office. Definatley more for a night out/special occasion, clubbing or dating, particularly on a cold fall/winter night. There's just not a scent out there that could do a better job. For purpose alone I give this one an A+. Definatley one to check out.

Oct
08
2012
Osrockoo
Osrockoo

For men, but id wear it anyways what a power house
Amen to that.

Oct
08
2012
Kain
Kain

It's quite funny that I wrote reviews about the flankers and I didn't do it for the original!
But I doesn't matter! here it is.
This fragrance is one of those juices that have so many lovers and so many haters!
I'm one of the big fans of this juice because it's quiet different from those generic juices out there.
The opening is very sharp and strong patchouli note surrounded with very sweet and warm caramel note and some chocolaty smell in the background.
I didn't get coffee that much! it's more caramel.
The opening is in your face and you may hate it at first whiff! so don't judge about the scent just by the opening.
In the mid the smell settled down, but did not change that much. so you have still that strong sweet caramel smell mixed with patchouli but a little weaker.
In the base the sweet caramel scent is weak in the background and you can easily smell patchouli that have a wet feeling.
Projection and longevity is insane!
Please don't use it in high heat and don't spray more than three!
This advise is for those guys that have the original and old formula!
The new ones are watered down and doesn't have great projection and longevity like the old ones!
اين عطر جزو اون دسته از عطرهاست كه يا خيلي خوشت مياد يا خيلي بدت مياد و معمولا حد وسط نداره
رايحه اوليه اين عطر بوي بسيار تند و تيز گياه نعناي هندي هست كه رايحه قوي و شيريني از كارامل و بويي شبيه به شكلات اونو همراهي ميكنن
بوي قهوه كه توي رايحه ها ذكر شده زياد قدي نيست و بيشتر شما بوي كارامل حس ميكنين
در ادامه بوي عطر تغيير زيادي نميكنه و فقط كمي ضعيفتر ميشه و در اواخر هم بوي شيرين و كاراملي اون ضعيف ميشه و بوي نعناي هندي كاملا به شمام ميرسه كه يه بوي خيس و نمناكي داره
در كل عطريه خاص با بوي منحصر بفرد كه پيشنهاد ميكنم بدون تست نخرين. شخصا خيلي دوسش دارم
پخش بو و ماندگاري اين عطر بسيار بسيار زياده اما تو توليدات جديد ظاهرا سياست ايراني پيش گرفتن و آب بستن توش! چون پخش بو و ماندگاري توليدات جديد به مراتب كمتر شده

Oct
06
2012
ichallengeyoutoaduel
ichallengeyoutoaduel

I blind bought this one in 100ml after seeing how many yotube perfume reviewers love it.

At first all I was getting from this is cocoa butter and questioned if this was what I want to smell like. After 3 or 4 wearings something magic happened, I started getting nag champa and caramel and fell in love and definately am glad I purchased.

I have sprayed this one on some cardboard just to test and I only get the opening which is not as bad to me as most say but doesn't do the basenotes any justice.

long story short, wtih this one try wearing at least 4 times if you don't like at first on your skin and it might just grow on you like it did for me.

Oct
05
2012
guest_
guest_

TOP OF THE TOP!

Oct
05
2012
harddanceuk
harddanceuk

Simply put this is one of the best scents out there

Oct
04
2012
lalelu
lalelu

you should never spray this stuff on your cloth or hair because the tar note will last much longer on it ..

Oct
02
2012
dukestupid
dukestupid

to get past the tar note: spray it on your clothes at night so when you wake up the tar note will begone

Oct
02
2012
WayneDN
WayneDN

I recently was told about this cologne by a friend of mine. Last week I purshased the cologne and found the spray to be a bit defective. Nevertheless, I got it to work after playing with it for a few minutes. I can't say it is a great scent. It really wears off quickly so I won't buy it again. I think there are much better colognes out there than this one.

Sep
30
2012
manuel.medina
manuel.medina

I've tried this on various separate occasions, sometimes i get a very nice harmonic gourmand smell something reminiscent of a tootsie roll. But unfortunately i've also had times where the tar note is just TOO much to overcome and ruins it for me. Definitely a fragrance you want to sample before you buy, to be on the safe side. Other than that, it is a projection animal, and longevity beast (i've tried to scrub, wash, erase with alcohol on various occasions and it still lingers).

Sep
29
2012
paulogas
paulogas

fantastic perfume; for me the best from them all; so many ingredients so well combined; gets you to another dimension; i love it

Sep
28
2012
zelmu
zelmu

This is by far the most amazing fragrance I've ever tried.

The opening is harsh, but not nauseating at all. It's the opening that makes the "A*men statement" due which many people judge this gem way too quickly. It punches you in the face with that weird and very unique minty tar. I think it's propably the best part of the fragrance, so unique and so daring. During this phase A*men is a true sillage monster.

Then we get to the middle notes which are all about chocolate. It's very very very gentle and sweet; not offensive at all. I dont really smell caramel more like milk chocolate that got burned a little. The middle notes kind of apologize the harshness of the opening. Sillage is huge, but not like Joop! Homme.

In the very end the milk chocolate gains a hint of coffee. It's not that sweet capuccino coffee that we can find in Rochas Man, but more like very dry just grinded coffee beans: bitter. This is the most sensual part, very addictive and mysterious; like dark chocolate.

Sillage is beyond average, but the longevity, however, on my skin is only 8-10 hours. It's not bad at all but people call this the +24h monster. I disagree.

It somehow reminds me of my childhood, A*men smells like happiness. It makes me think of carnivals and amusement parks, chocolate goods, warmth. Just amazing. A timeless classic.

Sep
25
2012
wickyadrian
wickyadrian

Ah..i love this one! sweet and very sexy! it doesnt fit on a day time, except u work in a full air-conditioned room :) I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!

Sep
25
2012
LanceDior
LanceDior

Absolutely delicious... Blind bought it and I'm very pleased that I did. I get better projection than with any other fragrance (Inc. Le male, joop); for example i put on 1 spray and my brother said he could smell it 10m away, outside!! Plus I seem to get no harsh notes, only soft cocoa butter and caramel. I'm in love and have found my new signature scent. This strangely reminds me of Dior Homme actually...

Sep
24
2012
senilis
senilis

The first time I smelt it I didn't enjoy it, but as time passed on I came to appreciate it and even enjoy it. I'm still getting used to the spicy opening, but I absolutely love the sweet dry-down notes. Though I do adore this cologne, it's definitely a fragrance for someone has to truly appreciate before they purchase it.

What I think of this fragrance is that it's a very warm spicy-sweet smell, very appropriate for autumn and winter wear. It's a masculine scent to me, but I can see women wearing this as well. It's a fragrance that stands out among others. Anyone who enjoys sweeter smells will enjoy this cologne.

I think Thierry Mugler made this cologne to follow a sort of "motif". To me, the harshness represents the mortal realm, humans dwell in an enviornment of oppression and cruel realities. As time passes the scent sweetens, symbolizing the transcendence of earthly,mortal and human to the divine, bliss and angelic(hence the name). Just a little wild thought.

9.5/10

Sep
24
2012
dani_i89
dani_i89

Hated it at first, but I knew there was something to it. Later on, I bought it without trying it again and loved it. The opening is harsh, but it turns into something amazing.

Take it from me, when trying this, DON'T spray it in the same spot twice, it really will give you a headache.

Sep
21
2012
stromfish
stromfish

Very harsh, super sweet and synthetic.
Couldn't wear this...

Sep
20
2012
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

One of the best gourmands..lasting alongggg time..if you make it past that HARSH opening tar note..the dry down is similar to givenchy play intense..sweet and warm... lol But again the obstacle..making it passed that awful tar blast in the begining? Ehhhh.....

Sep
18
2012
djjey
djjey

it is unique!

Sep
16
2012
Vastalux
Vastalux

Lasting forever and beast projection on my skin. But i dont like the smell at all. This is love or hate fragrance. For my nose pure havane is much2 better.

Sep
14
2012
LanceDior
LanceDior

Just blind bought this based on reviews and the fact that I love coffee, harsh cologne and brutal projection. Also I live in hot tropical Australia, it's nearly summer (though with cold nights I'll grant) and I'm only 17. Tempt fate

Sep
12
2012
aliabooboo
aliabooboo

This combination of myriad notes smells extraordinarily like incense. That caramel that comes out in the middle note is unbelievable. I also smell honey and a heavy woodsy note. That's probably where the incense impression comes from. I would wear this though, personally. I like to wear colognes and perfumes and this almost beats Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men. I would layer this with Burberry the Beat to add a sharp and feminine edge to the scent.

P.s. it takes a long time for the milk to be there... and I don't smell coffee at all. I must be weird - I only get the green and woodsy notes...

Sep
11
2012
kavi
kavi

I wear this on every occasion possible (mainly in Fall and Winter) and on occasions where I just want to smell it for myself. I love everything about this fragrance. This has been in my collection for the last 3 years and will forever be...like true love :)

Haters of this fragrance, here is some advice: Take it easy on the sprays! Start with small ammounts (e.g. 1-2 sprays MAX). Top notes of this are harsh (e.g. the tar note), this note is love or hate, but if you can wait it out the dry down is amazing on this.

If you feel like you absolutely cannot handle the opening, but like the dry down, try Pure Havane or Pure Malt (heck, even pure chilli/taste of fragrance). Maybe even check out Angel for women, its very similar, without the harsh opening.

If you just hate gourmands, run along...You are looking at the king of gourmands.

Sep
10
2012
Energi
Energi

1996??? I just smelled this today for the first time and its soooo amazing. Definitely adding this to my collection this week. 10/10

Sep
08
2012
Amos Jolthead
Amos Jolthead

I have nothing significant to add that hasn't already been said. I did forget how incredible A* Men is, though - hadn't tried it in years. It is one of a kind.

Sep
05
2012
Little_L
Little_L

I love this fragrance!

The first whip is a bit challenging with its peppermint and tar. They give away a harsh opening, similar to that of a kitchen appliance caught on fire.

But then (after 10 or so minutes) the magic happens...

At the club the patchouli comes alive and produces a manly manly smell, smoothed over by chocolate. You start feeling good about yourself, it is very sexy. You dance with girls, they adore you. When the morning comes, you get a coffee shop smell. So you can say, the girl won who smelled the coffee in the morning;)

Wearing this fragrance is an experience.
The opening hits you in the face and sobers you up. The middle is seductive, intimate and you kind-of loose your mind. The consequence (dry-down) is closer to the skin, addictive and provides you with entertainment (if you know what i mean?).

My advice:
This is a great clubbing scent, seductive, pleasant and with character. Respect it and it will not backfire. Use only 1-2 sprays and you are well set for the day. Spray on skin, let it dry for a few seconds, then put on clothes. Do not spray directly on clothes! Do not use in humid, hot weather (you quickly loose most of the notes and are left with sticky-sweet vanilla-coffee). Do not wear in mind-challenging professions (it will not let you concentrate on work, but on your female colleague's you-know-what)

Sep
05
2012
cjgoehner
cjgoehner

I had once tried A*Men many years ago and I could not stand it. Few weeks ago, I gave it another shot. I did not like it the first time, but you have to be a little patient and persistent, and then it grows on you. As mentioned by other members, you have to try it a couple of times to see if you have the palate (yes, I mean the sense of taste!!) for it. My recommendation: try it atleast three different days, and if you start enjoying A*Men spend few days to get the right quantity to spray on (it will vary for each person's). 

This is a very sexy scent when worn correctly...sadly the majority of men when wearing any fragrance put far too much on; use an after-shave as a scent or fragrance and judge how a fragrance smells after picking up the tester bottle and sniffing it...I mean, come on, do you really know whose nose was there before yours ?!?! haha
With this scent, less is more...or rather when used correctly. When not worn the right way, it is easy to see how people can come to the conclusion that it is sickly sweet and when worn correctly, the dimensions of this fragrance are free to develop into one of the sexiest fragrances ever.
One of the longest lasting EDTs I have come across, - A true masterpiece.

Sep
04
2012
camposg
camposg

If you are in your mid 30s and up do not buy this. I am 28 and yes it is a great cologne but it gives off an "immature" vibe. Not childish. I will not be rebuying because pure malt is king. That gives off mature and style. Buy that instead, trust me. Blind buy if you want

Sep
03
2012
Lerior
Lerior

One of my all time favorite. It's so heavenly I can't even describe it. It always puts me in a great mood. However, I'm a little confused. Here in Fragrantica, it seems that A*Men has many notes! While in Thierry Mugler's website it's only peppermint, patchouli, coffee, cedar, leather notes. Does anyone have any idea?

Sep
01
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

cafeina achocolatado...terroso forte,a saída é assasina,porém com o passar do tempo ele vai secando e adocicando caramelo com chocolate com uma pitada de notas verdes...exala elegancia e atitude.uso para dias frios e noites amenas,fixação nota 10 e projeta bem,economizar nos sprays para nao afastar o publico feminino.

Aug
30
2012
regui8er
regui8er

I for the life of me cannot understand why anyone would like this cologne.

The smell is criminal and it was stuck in my nose. I felt like I need to pluck my nose hairs out to get rid of the smell. The first whiff made me so nauseous, then I smelled it after dry down and it didn't get any better.

My shits smell better than this.

Aug
30
2012
ffarouki
ffarouki

So many reviews and no one seems to have picked up a key, opinion-changing, detail.

Like most people, the first time I tried it I hated it. A couple of years later, I gave it another go and loved it. The secret?

It's all quite simple. People tend to sample perfumes by giving 3-4 bursts all around their next or upper body area.. This is where everyone goes wrong!

If you do this, yes it'll make you feel nauseous, yes it'll stick onto you for a day plus and yes you'll aggregate everyone near you.

What you need to do is have 1 spray, maximum 2 (only in winter) this is the secret!

For all those who hated it, try this strategy. It will open beautifully and settle like one hell of a masterpiece.

Aug
26
2012
holyxhooker
holyxhooker

this is my all time favourite. it starts with a mysterious spicy/woody opening with an earthy quality and then transforms into a sweet, sensual oriental scent. really give this a try, you won't regret it!

Aug
24
2012
yella_light
yella_light

Well done fragrance...The top notes are not my type of scent. The drydown is quite good and unique. It will take at least 3-4 hours before the caramel and coffee notes take over. I would give the top notes 1 star, and the drydown 4 stars.
Ideal for older crowd for certain occasions in the winter

Age group: 21+
Projection: 4.5 stars
Longevity: 5 stars
Versatility: 1 star
Smell: 2 stars
Overall: 3.75 stars

Aug
24
2012
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

This stuff is hysterical. The bottle I smelled reminded me of TANG powdered fruit drink or just straight up Kool Aid mix.

I usually don't write such short reviews but this WAS it.

Aug
18
2012
aqua76239
aqua76239

Its definately different, I will give it that-all TM creations are rather unique so for creativity he gets A+.
I haven't found it to be that sweet or cloying, contratry to what some other reviewers are saying. I thought that combination of coffee and caramel would be a sure winner for me(btw, I am a woman but I do wear some men's colognes). There is nothing more I love than aroma of coffee but this was nothing like what I pictured. Yes, you get coffee and caramel but its smells rather burnt. I sprayed it on my hand and had to endure the smell of spicy burnt coffee for quite a while. To each one their own but this one is not for me(and if my DH wore this, he would be sleeping on the couch).

Aug
16
2012
jamesivan
jamesivan

A Classic. No other suitable words to describe it. Is there any other gourmand like it? Similar stuff exists but nothing comes close to this level. For the juice created in 90's, it's still modern. This is something right?

However, comments about strong opening are true. Your nose may get a surprise if you are hoping for an instant classic smell right off the bat. The magic is in the dry down although I appreciate the scent for all three phases.

Tar, Caramel and chocolate combines to make a craziest scent of all. Under right conditions, this is a kind of scent that can leave a burning print on your memory as it did to me. Strictly for Winters and nights. This could definitely be a party scent. If someone other than me wears it well, the person would definitely gets my respect for having great taste in fragrances. Sure, one can go for 1 million and Black XS. The safe stuff which everyone goes for when going out.

Projection is good. Longevity is good. And I think I have already mentioned about how unique and great the scent is. This belongs in my trophy cabinet for eternity along with other classics.

Aug
11
2012
Zephyro
Zephyro

Unique, sexy, sweet.

My first designer fragrance.

I loved it. The opening is powerful, I got blown away by it, and the smokey sweet dry down is heavenly.

Aug
03
2012
Lance
Lance

Oh I love this frag man. Usually I don't really like sweet stuff but this is different. It's a deep smokey sweet scent, classic and morden at the same time.
I agree this is kinda confuse to wear by anybody, some people will absolutely love it and some others will absolutely hate it. I'm in group 1 anyway lol

Jul
28
2012
bcoops
bcoops

with alot of notes in this I love I thought would love it! I could not have been more wrong....the opening is pretty wicked, I really can't see how anyone can enjoy that but to each his own I guess... the dry down is better but considering the opening it doesn't seem a fair trade...if your gonna put me through that opening you better bring it....he didn't bring it.....at least to me...test for yourself

Jul
27
2012
lalelu
lalelu

who else thinks that this stuff smells like salted caramel ?

Jul
25
2012
bjornkeizers
bjornkeizers

Not a fragrance, more a weaponized crowd control agent.

I got a sample to see what all the fuss was about. Sprayed it, and tried to power through the opening. I just couldn't do it. It smells like burned plastic, tar, mixed with caramel and... something like a fire accelerant.

The overpowering feeling I get is: pyromaniac burning down a candy store. Not good. It gave me a killer headache.

On the plus side, it seems to last forever. Oh god, the horror.

Jul
24
2012
camposg
camposg

This cologne gets 10/10 in every category. Women go ape shit for it. Must have. Defenite hall of famer. Thierry mugler does not play around with fragrances

Jul
20
2012
noirdrakkar
noirdrakkar

A lot of people like this one, however I do not. The vanilla, chocolate and coffee gourmand notes are spot on. However, I think the tar, tobacco and patchouli notes completely ruined it.

Jul
20
2012
mindshadow
mindshadow

A*Men has many distinct attributes which seperated it from the usual crowd when it was released as the the main Gourmand fragrance which took the world by storm and responsible for countless take on attempts

Firstly, it is famous for it's awful harsh and very very intolerable opening. When you first spray this, you are instantly blew away by a heavy, dense and and almost cringe worthy tar note which to my sensitive nose stays with the life of the scent to practically it's dying death. The tar note does seem to lose its strength towards the end though but powers through everything else on the note pyramid

This fragrance is also famous for it's very sweet attributes and another reason people may hate this fragrance. There are noticeable accords of chocolate, sugary caramel, creamy vanilla, coffee mixture vibe here which again are very present even from the very beginning of the fragrance but seem to get stronger as the scent ages and the tar loses it's staying power. The tar note unfortunately cuts through the sweetness and i am a big big fan of the sweetness here. Sometimes, momentarily you can smell just the sweetness giving you a feeling of an oven fresh bakery, it is a beautiful gourmand when the tar note evaporates which in my opinion is too late. Some people may and do like the harsh contrast of the tar against the sugary sweet bakery accords and if you like that kind of thing, you will absolutely love this!

I am guessing the tar and patchouli mix is thrown in to give a masculine twist on an overly sweet fragrance to give it the masculinity is truly has -

The positives (or negatives if you don't like the smell) is the projection and longevity of this fragrance. I honestly have never smelt a fragrance which has this much power (with the exception of Joop! Homme) which even comes close to the original A*Men - it is an absolutely monster in terms of it's lasting power and scent trail. 10/10 in both areas- 24+ hours on anybodys skin for sure. This EDT blows higher concentration perfumes out of the water and people will definitely will smell this on you with even 1-2 sprays of the stuff.

Age group i would say younger adults and up and those who dare wear it! As this is a power fragrance, versitility is fairly poor and wouldn't be a very good signature scent in my opinion, most people would find this difficult to wear and this is definitely a winter cold weather fragrance, please do not wear this in the summer, you will probably cause headaches or even knock people out!!

Overall i feel like i cannot wear thisbecause of the harsh and lingering open tar note (alot of people have mentioned this but i stress it is THAT strong) and this accord puts me off the otherwise great other sweet side of the fragrance. I would say this is a definite try just to experience the legend that is A*Men

Fortunately, Thierry Mugler have released various flankers of the original which remove the tar note and the general popularity and demand for these is great as a result. I consider the 2 flankers A*Men Pure malt and Pure Havane 2 of the best fragrances ever made by a fragrance house and i pretty much dislike the original! I would certainly recommend checking them out as alternatives which keeps the heart of the sweet signature A*men without the harshness,tar, loud and offensive nature and makes them very pleasant. I would advise to try out those 2 flankers out before going for this is you are getting into fragrances or looking at blind buying

Jul
18
2012
darrshan77
darrshan77

Review of Darrshan.

Well just one thing wait for the first one hour to let it settle and then enjoy the dry down awesome gourmand if u like such frag

Jul
14
2012
tots_eminem
tots_eminem

It simply the MUST-HAVE

Jul
14
2012
wchickillo
wchickillo

@dr_spazmo pretty much nailed this one. The opening is VERY strong and may turn a lot of people away. However, it' dries down into a pretty smooth, sweet note than radiates for hours and hours. It's a very sweet fragrance and certainly not for someone that isn't looking for a sweet fragrance. I wouldn't suggest wearing this one during the day either as the sweetness will just be too heavy. Overall I like this fragrance after trying it and wearing it a couple of times.

Jul
14
2012
Dr_Spazmo
Dr_Spazmo

This is my second updated review with this cologne. Since I had about 2 years onward from my previous review I have a good idea what I am getting into. This cologne is obviously infamous for the opening and famous for the drydown. Let me just say, you have to learn to love the opening. Once you keep wearing it, you will actually get used to the opening and maybe even like it. People need to stop bashing this masterpiece just because of its opening and try it. If you don't like sweet fragrances, stay the hell away from this. This cologne lasts 24+ hours on me which is unbelievable. It even projected for that long as well to the point where if i am standing next to someone they could still smell me without having to come to my neck and smelling it. Sillage is monster. People have spread rumors saying it has been reformulated. That's ridiculous beyond words. A*men has been there and will always be. Reformulations aren't necessary. Try this one. To all who dislike the opening, give it at least 10 full wearings. If it still doesn't do it for you, well at least you tried.

Jul
13
2012
TheAnonymous
TheAnonymous

@RAG1987, that sounds JUST like that revolting Diesel Fuel For Life cologne that smelt just like DIABETES. I honestly have NO idea how some people can tolerate sickly sweet, creamy, NAUSEATING colognes...just disgusting.

Jul
12
2012
RAG1987
RAG1987

Review UPDATE! I initially purchased this in mid 2012 ABSOLUTELY HATED IT and after a negative comment from a friend I ditched the bottle and never looked back. I found it to be too sweet and heady, however a couple of months ago I was at work (I work in a university) I could smell something off someone that was familiar and I instantly remembered it was A*Men. I was keen to try this again because after smelling it once more I felt like I could enjoy it.

A*Men is one beast that scared the hell out of me and I felt nervous at the thought of putting some on so I decided to buy a sample and I was pleasantly surpised. Half of a 1ml sample is just the right amount to put on. The tar note is not as prominent if you are careful on the trigger and you are soon passed the opening notes when you wear less. This is the way to tame this beast. I can now enjoy A*men and I have now had a lot of compliments on this. Admittedly this is not a fragrance I would wear all the time as it is not suitable for everyday use but I like to wear it in the cold Scottish winter. This is when the fragrances shines as bright as the chrome flacon it is contained in. Cold weather is the only time A*Men should show it's power. This stuff is Nuclear and should only be enjoyed in certain circumstances. I am glad I revisited A*men because it is now a fragrance I can enjoy. This is not a refined or classy fragrance like my beloved LIDGE (The best fragrance ever made classy and refined) A*men is more of a guilty pleasure but a guilty pleasure I am pleased to have.

Anyone curious to try A*men should give it time to grow on you like I did, I could easily have never looked back but thanks to that one person I revisited this. Not many people wear this where I live, I think because of the harsh top notes and inability to use in moderation. Everyone seems to wear PR 1million so I am pleased to be different. P.S. I hate 1 million I find that to be very sckly and anyone I have come across who wears this (Nearly every guy) seems to bathe themselves in it!

Jul
12
2012
nudden
nudden

Just bought a bottle of A*men.for me, it's smell a bit similar with chanel mademoiselle..but I love it..maybe my favourite perfume after paco rabbane ultraviolet..

Jul
11
2012
jusifragrance
jusifragrance

What a pleasant surprise. Nice gourmand scent with a little bit weird openingtone. That weird tart opening last some minutes and after that the scent gets sweeter. Its still masculine what is great news for men. That chocolate drydown is also worth waiting. Longevity and projection is great. Can be overpowering and can irritate some jealous mens.

Actually think that this scent is pretty versatile. Why people bash this as a summerscent? The greenness of this scent is the key to keep this somewhat fresh so can be used in summer also. Great clubbing scent. This is not overly sweet like pacos one million what is actually just over the top sweet and nothing else.

This is a gourmand scent! so if dont like those this might not be for you.

Jul
07
2012
Mephistos
Mephistos

I tried it yesterday and I have to say that it let me a little bit disappointed. It is far too sweet for me and I didn't smell the coffee at all. I felt like a giant creamy cupcake full of sugar and i had to run home immediately to wash away that sweetness.

Jul
04
2012
keffy
keffy

PEOPLE! if you want a scent that can last you for 24 hours then you've just found it because this cologne has the most powerful sillage cloud that i have ever experience, if you put this on and dont take a shower, it will still be on you, and that goes for the entire Angel Men collection, B men, Pure Malt,Pure Coffee, Pure Havane,Ice Men, Taste of Fragrance,Pure Shot and Sunessence, my friend this collection is a must have, and not only that, one bottle of A-Men can last for a couple of years if you keep it in a cool place.

Jul
03
2012
waine
waine

I thought I had closed the chapter, but I tested this again the other day when a sales lady came to my office and we were discussing perfume. I may have to eat my words after trying to review this controversial juice twice as managed to find some beauty behind the initial introduction.

Here is my new take on A*Men.

When I apply A*Men, It’s like falling in love with a beautiful women, but there is something you just don’t like about her. You get to the point where you want to be with her, to engulf her with passion, but she acts in a way that makes you want to hate her. A secret lover who you want wild, awesome sex with but not to associate with all the time. Yet you just cannot get her out of your head, so you date her anyway in the hope that all her beauty will be savoured and that you will overcome the difficult aspects. The classic Love – hate relationship.

This is the only way I can describe this stuff.

I have decided that I will buy it, just to get what I can out of this unique Bitch! Only then will I get Thierry Mugle’rs A*men out of my head.

I will let you know....

Jul
02
2012
karthiktas
karthiktas

A Men somewhat reminds me Givenchy Play Intense by its coffee notes with Vanilla and Animale Animale by its caramel notes. But not exactly the same. But this one has very strong opening with heavy Tar notes which will make u hate, But soon as it dries down the caramel notes with coffee enters the show, Also the vanilla joins the show. The projection is Beast with monster longevity. It stays more than 10 hours plus on my skin. The projection is like One Million Paco Rabanne, Which will make others turn their heads. Sure u will be noticed. I get many Compliments. If u like Givenchy Play Intense & Animale Animale,Then this will be ur best choice. If it comes without the Tar notes, then this will be one of the best fragrance in the World. I would have loved it if the tar note is not there. Anyway i like it... I give 10/10. Projection:10. Longevity:10. Overall this is a master piece.

Jul
01
2012
Zenith
Zenith

Fascinating and completely unique fragrance. I was prepared to smell like a sweet sugary mocha based on many reviews but instead got this lovely caramel herb opening I have never experienced. Drydown for me was similar but much softer around the edges, maintaining the herbal qualities but less "in your face".

Heady is a good word for it, and definitely not fresh. I like this fragrance a lot for it's qualities and originality, but honestly I can't think it would be one that I would use very often. Very nice, very well made, not for me.

Jun
23
2012
rodolfo
rodolfo

I'm trying hard to like this stuff, Thierry.
But I live in a tropical country. This opening, that lasts forever, is killing me!
Make a version without that tar opening...hey, how about "A*Men Pure Chocolate"?
Then we can talk!

I'll keep trying to like you, A*Men...

Jun
22
2012
rougetnoir
rougetnoir

I don't know if this perfume is a male perfume, in my opinione is unisex. I used to wera Angel Woman in the past, I liked it very much, now I find it a little bit boring.
but Angel Man is very interesting, the same mood but more wearable, more classy, and yet still very seductive

Jun
20
2012
dromidreza
dromidreza

این هم که همه مردم بوش کردن.دوستش دارم

Jun
16
2012
rschats
rschats

Powerful scent, leaves trail wherever it goes, I bought without knowing how it was, I thought it strange at first, but after a while the smell is wonderful. Can buy without fear. trace leaves for more than 8 hours.

Rod - Barra Mansa-RJ - Brazil

Jun
15
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

A melhor fragancia doce existente no mundo perfumistico...uma lenda ,um mito,uma relaidade,nao sei dizer,digo que vale o investimento,a mulhereda adora...transmite poder e modernidade...

Jun
13
2012
RobbieX
RobbieX

A powerful masculine fragrance. You either love it or hate it - very unusual and medicinal with lots of character. I think it's daring and fabulous. When people get a waft of this - they will notice immediately. Lots of vanilla, caramel, and spices and there seems to be a tar note in this. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, Cuba Prestige comes very close. Longevity of Amen is awesome and sillage is an attention grabber - great stuff.

Jun
10
2012
ronnie1975
ronnie1975

Can't stand the opening, make me sick, drydown is very nice though.

Jun
10
2012
Nicely
Nicely

This fragrance punches my in my face. its so heavy! wow, 2/3 hours later you found the heavy chocolate in this !
projects well. Longevity amazing i test it in a fragrance shop i spray this one on my left arm and londen for men on my right, its now 6 hours after londen is clear and a men smells prety the same when i sprayed it ( 4 sprays )

Jun
09
2012
Abstraction
Abstraction

I got a sample today. The first association - a man in a brown sweater and soft brown jacket sitting on a chair by the fireplace and read a book: lol:, slowly drinking tea and eat biscuits. I like the mixture of smells of coffee and chocolate, caramel, etc.., just do not know as much as a perfume. Definitely causes butterflies in my stomach. A winter perfume.

Jun
08
2012
adrian.xuereb
adrian.xuereb

this is by far my favourite fragrance so strong, long lasting and changing very sweet at first and by the end of the night ends up smelling very woody. it is like nothing else it however is a love or hate deal.

Jun
08
2012
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira

DOCE VERDADE,POREM O MELHOR DOCE,ACHOCOLATADO É O QUE FLERTA EM MINHA PELE...CARAMELO TAMBEM APARECE E ALGUMA ESPECIE DE NOTA VERDE,MAGNIFICO SUA LONGEVIDADE E FRAGANCIA,USO DE DIA COM MODERAÇÃO E RECEBO MUITOS ELOGIOS,UM ANJO IMORTAL !!!

Jun
07
2012
stayclose
stayclose

This is what I get from amen. Cotton candy. The opening is sweet: fruit, caramel, honey... all that to me smell like cotton candy but that's not all folksonce it settles the benzoin and iam guessing sandalwoo musk to remind you just in case you forgot that you put it on. Its alive and it wants you to know it and it also sweats and wants you to smell it.

Jun
03
2012
Heverton
Heverton

Angel men, the classic fragrance from the Thierry Mugler house opens up with a caramel note combined with a coffee aroma, not a dry one similar to pure coffee, instead here the coffee present itself in a sweet aspect.

There's also a easy to spot kind of harsh note in the opening that has no sweetness atached to it. Could it be the tar note? I don't know, maybe yes. Trough time the sweetness gets over expressed on this fragrance leaving us with an explosion of caramel combined with other sweet notes.

Anyway, a very solid fragrance from the TM house! Must try for everyone who enjoys fragrances.

May
27
2012
sunnysniffs
sunnysniffs

it'd been nearly 04 hrs. that i'd received my rubber flask, and i'd quickly applied the juice on my wrist. For the first couple of hours this should not be categorized as 'PERFUME', it is more of a sweet n hot caramel pop corns, smells like hot caramel. The next sniff would make you close your eyes and remind you of woods n rain forest. The perfume made me stick my nose to my wrist and completely took over my senses. All in all this bottle is marvel by thierry mugler. I strongly recommend this gourmand because no perfume would smell this 'DELICIOUS'.. ;)
Projection : 8/10
Sillage : 9/10
Longevity : 9/10

May
24
2012
waine
waine

This is my second review.

When I first smelled this I thought “Yuck, sushi wrapped in heavy seaweed.” I never gave it another thought.

However, Thierry Muglers A*Men kept popping up in the reviews and on other threads here at Fragrantica. I am looking for something unique with longevity. My curiosity was pricked; I was almost convinced by the reviewers who admitted that the opening is horrible but that it evolves into something amazing with a decent longevity and a superb dry down.

So I tested it again yesterday with an open, unbiased mind. I applied three sprays on my wrist and then continued shopping. I am not a hyper critical or nasty reviewer but my goodness, the opening notes are nothing short of revolting. I almost felt nauseated by the sushi/seaweed stench. I thought, “Hang on, you are supposed to wait for a half hour for the middle to reveal its beauty.” There was no beauty, only a horrible concoction of everything I don’t like in a perfume.

At home I could not bear it anymore. I tried to like it, I really wanted to, but after wanting to hurl I scrubbed my wrist with soap and water. I made up my mind, this is the worst perfume I have ever smelled and I will not venture here again.

It is almost a pity. I have read so many positive reviews. I genuinely wanted to like this. Perhaps it clashes with my chemistry, Perhaps it reminds me of something negative that is buried deep inside my subconscious. Perhaps I am not looking for a scent that I must be patient with while it is supposed to change. Perhaps it just does not agree with me. I don’t know, but wow, this stuff is nothing short of terrible!

May
23
2012
tahseen
tahseen

I dont know how to comment on to 'the most commented cologne in the world' but here it goes.........

After hearing a lot about A*Men i bought it, when i first sprayed it.. i was thrown off guard, it was very potent and heavy for my nose to bear. It was rumored to be a good hit with the ladies,... so i went to my girlfriend, sisters, cousine, as well to my mom. But all negative reaction, some say way to heavy, too sweet,too nauseous.
I was disappointed to core... back to the cubbord.

( MIND IT! I live near the equator and when the time i tested it.... it was in the middle of summer )

Days...Months.......Years...............passed by, did not test the cologne.

One night in the middle of the coldest winter possible, my ten year old brother was fooling around with A*Men and by mistake he sprayed a bit........... At that very moment i felt like one of the men in there advertisement holding A*Men, and the whole room was engulfed with the aura of the smell. If Angel really exist, they sure smell of A*Men. Though the notes are very gourmandish, but for the mint everything transformed into icy sexy metallic coffee ,caramel, choclate. Very sweet and warm in a manly way. Now i know why girls loves it, anything choclaty can drive them wild.

Ever since i have been a abid user. Definite bye for the WINTER days and NIGHTS..... specially NIGHTS.

P.S-Word of Caution: (( NEVER USE IT IN SUMMER! ))

May
19
2012
manofscents
manofscents

i mean what else do you want to know about it?

May
14
2012
mariomario
mariomario

finally arrived yesterday. I opened the package immediately. And knock two or three sprays into my body. A sharp odor
I feel very good. A very sexy smell the wonderful
10 of 10

May
14
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

I tried this on a teststrip (the SA allready looked at me in a strange way at my request and asked if I didn't mean ANGEL instead of A*MEN), so I thought I'd leave it at that.
On paper it isn't that harsh. I didn't get any burnt plastic or tar. It just begins with the most gorgeous, jummy, nutty coffee aroma. The kind of coffee aroma you get the slightest whiff of in Cacharels NOA and for which you strain to smell more of, only there is none. Well, here there is.
What I did get, suddenly in the middle of development, was a cat-piss note. It was there, and then, just like that, it was gone again. I think the whole fragrance balances on the edge of the cat-piss abyss. If it would stray just a little... :)
There is a wonderful earthy note as well, the patchouli. I allready love patchouli, but here it is execptionally great. It's both earthy and slightly herbal (just like in ANGEL).
And then there's caramel. Slightly salty and so rich, creamy and sweet. But not too sweet, because it's tempered by the coffee.
There also is a very dry vanilla and the most wonderful rich, dark, smoky scent.
To support all this delicious sweetness there is a deep woody scent. Like old, heavy wooden furniture.
It doesn't develop any further on paper, which is a shame, I think.
I do think it has a "male" edge to it, but maybe that's just because I know it's a mens fragrance.
But it's very close on the unisex side. Well, it probably just IS unisex.
I really want to buy it, but I'm not sure if I could get my boyfriend to wear it (he allready has one perfume, and that's enough for him). But then again, if he doesn't want it, I'll wear it :)

May
10
2012
waine
waine

My goodness, I am learning so much here at Fragrantica. This creation has got me mystified -- completely befuddled. The reviews are intriguing and most agree the opening is nothing short of terrible. I smelled this the other day out of the bottle. One thought came to mind, “Sushi” wrapped in heavy seaweed. I was actually repulsed and promised myself to never venture there again. Some say “tar” others say “burned rubber.”

If it were not for Fragrantica I would never have even given this a second thought. The reviews here have pricked my curiosity so much, primarily as I am on a longevity quest. This may do it for me, only if I can get over the vile opening note. I just love perfume that evolves on my skin. This may be the one.

Only one way to get this out of my curious zone: test, test and test.

May
07
2012
erin.mitchell
erin.mitchell

My husband got a sample of this last time he was shopping at a department store, and I sprayed it on my arm just to see what it smelled like. It smells AMAZING on me! I might have to buy it for myself! The female version doesn't smell right on me (it goes sour/acidic in a bad way) and this version gives the same feel without the sourness.

May
03
2012
mr_lonely
mr_lonely

This could call "THE SWEET NIGHT"
This is the very true cold night frag, I wear every time I'm in a night club.
Very Seductive, Attractive, Sweety, Yummy and every thing you needed in the night. It's still turn on the instinct which inside all Ladies around you. But keep it in the brain guys, it's "THE NIGHT" not for the sunshine and hot day.
For me, I Love, no !! it can call crazy. I am very crazy in this, cant go out home with out this in the night.

Just try this and love this like me guys.

Apr
26
2012
EnragedApollo
EnragedApollo

Smells sweeter than Angel IMO.

Apr
26
2012
nando80
nando80

I had never smelled the lines of fragrances from Thierry Mugler thoroughly and I got the chance to when I saw this one at Macy's. After reading the majority of positive reviews and comparisons to Animale Animale, I wanted to see what all the hype and fuzz was about. Definitely not worth the hefty price tag... The scent is dominated by coffee notes mixed with caramel and vanilla. Those notes usually work for me but not in the case of this fragrance.. Too strong and repugnant in my opinion. Animale Animale is much better.

Apr
20
2012
tots_eminem
tots_eminem

my signature scent. I tried it and experienced that this perfume when u spray close to skin, (about 3inche) and it'll stay for a whole day.
Perfect scent!

Apr
16
2012
Quade
Quade

I'd be lost without my bottle of A*Men. Its been my companion through the world of fragrances. Its been like my best friend, never let me down and never ever gets old, im always discovering something new and more beautiful about it everytime i put it on. This is the kind of scent that is just instantly recognisable, some people mistake it for Angel upon first application but once it settles, it becomes its own unique distinctive sort of smell. Something which I believe both men and women can wear. The Caramel, Coffee, Vanilla, Patchouli...It all works and in reality it should come out smelling like an Easter gift basket thats been out in the sun for days but instead it smells like an expensive dessert. Guys love smelling this on guys. Girls love smelling those on guys. Being gay, i love it when a guy says i smell good, cos thats always a great feeling to know. If you haven't smelt A*Men. Go out and smell it. Its an experience!

10/10

Apr
12
2012
jrichart
jrichart

A Men de Thierry Mugler es siendo totalmente sincero el único perfume de la perfumería moderna que le doy cinco estrellas porque ha marcado un antes y un después en el mundo de la perfumería. Digo que le doy cinco estrellas porque el perfumista que creo este perfume tuvo arrojo para crear un perfume que fuera único y no un crowd pleaser(algo que gusta al gran público) como estamos acostumbrados haber en la mayoría por no decir en casi todas las fragancias modernas. En mi humilde opinión es una fragancia que me arriesgaría a calificarla incluso de obra maestra si uno deja prejuicios a un lado y se centra en la fragancia se dará cuenta a lo largo de sus fases de desarrollo que hay elementos de varias familias olfativas; hay toques herbáceos y hespérides en la fase de salida, hay toques gourmands( a mi se me hace un olor lácteo y a toffee) y florales en la fase de corazón y en el fondo hay toques maderosos con vainilla. Resumiendo, A men es a la perfumería moderna lo que Jicky fue a los orígenes de la perfumería. Doy un consejo personal, no se apliquen mas de dos o tres pulverizaciones porque entonces es cuando A men puede avasallar e incluso inducir a la angustia.

Apr
08
2012
franciscus xaverius
franciscus xaverius

very nice and unisex

Apr
05
2012
st.petrov
st.petrov

I have this fragrance from a few days.
Many reviews and comments I have taken in mind before buying it.
And yes , this is a fragrance which you need to learn how to like it
First few times it is rough and heavy, then I started to like it , now I expect to start loving it
It is the same with the good music and automobile complex car design like Alfa Romeo :)

Apr
01
2012
spumyland
spumyland

day 1:hypnotic
day 2:buy
day 3:i don't know what to get my brother for christmas....
this scent its too sweet for me ...bored sniff

Mar
27
2012
kweemeng
kweemeng

The top note is horrible. It smells something burnt and ashy. Thankfully it will be gone in 1-2mins and thereafter, the drydown is a warm, sweet and chocolatety...its like ur body is smear w fudge and cookie dough. U either like it or hate it. I like it!

Mar
26
2012
ladyleelu
ladyleelu

The overly sweet and almost spunky stench you get when you first spray A*Men can be horrifying. The near cat-urine quality of the top notes is, well, off-putting and may scare you away. But don't let it! There is hope.

Within a few patient moments and into the next few hours, the scent melts onto the skin with the sweetness of caramel and milk, progressively grounded with the earthy qualities of patchouli. It settles and caves to a bareness that rivals the initial intense and heady reaction the cologne produces. Be patient with this scent - if your skin is like mine and doesn't react well with it, try giving a few sprays onto a pillow-case or favorite blanket. It's oddly both comfortable and sexual, as the scent eventually evolves into the sexiest combination of sweat, dirt, and man. Yes, man - that is the best way I can describe this cologne.

Mar
25
2012
micrtin
micrtin

it is like play intense but sweeter, more sophisticated, just awesome.
I find it ridiculous to spray some on before going to bed, but I do with this one!
Totally addictive. I have barely used my other bottles since owning this
love at first smell for me, its inviting and i don't find it harsh at all, its sweet and calming
10/10

Mar
25
2012
bigjakeriz
bigjakeriz

I had to vote dislike based on my personal opinion. The top of this is harsh and not too appealing. And to my nose it stays throughout the whole fragrance. I dies down a little but its still there. The only thing about this is that my cousin has it and when he's wearing it and comes over i can smell it and its not bad. But for some reason when i spray myself i just can't stand it. Who knows maybe my taste will change eventually but every time i go back to my decant to try it again. I have the same reaction. So not for me.

Mar
22
2012
frostyicy
frostyicy

What can I say about this scent??? Wow. I hated on this scent for the longest time. Spraying it on a test strip the opening is ridiculously harsh. For this reason I never sprayed on my skin because I hated it. The tar note is a middle note but it is apparent on the initial spray and it is just putrid. I decided to spray on my skin and spraying on your skin is still bad, not as bad as on a test strip but still not the best....BUT THEN...comes that dry down which I never was able to observe on a test strip and oh my that dry down.

The dry down of this scent is absolutely marvelous. The top notes only last about 10mins on my skin and to my nose the peppermint lasts throughout the entire length of this fragrance it hides in the background peeking it's head out every now and then.

I'm going to skip everything and jump into the dry down being that it is the part that lasts the longest. The base notes of Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Caramel, Chocolate, Musk. This dry down is legendary. You get the caramel, the chocolate, the tonka bean, the musk, and a faint whiff of the vanilla. The dry down is just delicious. Though it isn't listed as a note I get a whiff of some honey, tobacco and maybe just maybe nutmeg in this fragrance. Honey and tobacco are definitely prevalent to my nose though.

The scent does last, on my skin I'm not getting monster longevity the way this fragrance has been described as. I only use 2 sprays 1 to the chest and 1 to the neck so that could be the case. I would say I get maybe 8 hours on it.

Projection I'm not really sure about...I applied 2 sprays maybe an hour before getting on a party bus and no one seemed to notice anything. So as I stated it could be that the 2 sprays on my skin, which could be increased.

I will say that this scent is not one that can be worn by anybody. It takes a very confident person to pull this fragrance off good. I would not recommend anyone to spray this on a test strip. Just spray it on your skin, this way you can witness the dry down first hand (lol no pun intended).

This is popular in the fragrance community but not to much outside the fragrance community (maybe due to lack of knowledge on fragrances and that stinky first impression on a test strip). I have never smelled this on anyone. So if you want to be daring and step outside the box of the normal favorites I would highly recommend this fragrance.

All in all this is a great gourmand scent and it is legendary for a reason. This will always be a part of my wardrobe.

*Edit upon further wearing and more sprays than 2. This stuff is a longevity beast. Showered and still could smell it.

Sillage/Projection: 10/10
Longevity 10/10
Scent: 9/10
Compliment factor: N/A haven't received any yet
Purpose: 8/10
Season: Will work preferably Fall and Winter. Can be worn in cooler parts of Spring. Warmer parts of Spring, and Summer if you wear be careful with the trigger and apply appropriately.

Mar
22
2012
Tubykap20
Tubykap20

Loooove it!!!Love the coffee note,the caramel...the smokyness!!!
Mugler is the only house that,in my oppinion,can blend that crazy number of notes into something...CRAZY! People who like it are CRAZY about it,and who don't...just hate it! There is no middle way with this!
What can I say! I used to hate Angel and the Mugler house with it! After trying Alien and Angel La Rose...I smell addiction again!



***Must get this for my husband quick!!! I'll eat him!***

Mar
17
2012
Nichehead
Nichehead

all hail the dry down on this one, very smooth, warm and inviting. The tar note may turn people off in the beginning, I happen to enjoy the top of this. Please if you are going to try this one, give it a few wears and wait an hour or so for that amazing dry down. Be open minded and you may be surprised on what you may find.

Mar
16
2012
seensoon
seensoon

One word, "beautiful".
Enough said....

Mar
01
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

Upon 2nd review, and after comparing to Female "Angel", They are extremely similar. In fact, they have exactly the same notes, just different volumes tweaked between them. Angel pour Femme is an opening blast of melon, watery florals and Jasmine, drying to Caramel, spicy patchouli.
A*Men opens with Spicy Patchouli and Caramel Coffee Latte first, and the florals step aside quickly. Yes, the Jasmine is there, i see it now. These are brilliant. Addictive and damn sexy. It's like a concentration of that special something in Chocolate that draws you back to it time & again. It is, Le French ;3
Mugler's an eccentric genius, just check out his fashion shows.

Feb
27
2012
kbro4897
kbro4897

Scent 10/10
Projection 10/10
Longevity 10/10
Value 10/10
Overall 40/40

My winter signature scent. When I wear this, I can't stop smelling myself, lol. I know its pretty popular, but I don't care. The harsh opening fades in 5-10 minutes and you are left with 12+ hours of "awesome". Very masculine gourmand and a great compliment getter.

Feb
20
2012
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



now first of all this is not for those who dont like sweet fragrqances, this opens a little harsh but the real game starts after 2 hours it settles to a great very warm sweet scent and the longevity is mind blowing for hours and hours.

Feb
17
2012
dmoman
dmoman

Some like the burn tar smell but I don't at the very least. But the drydown is what you want in this cologne. I don't like food sweet colognes this strong but I can see a woman with a chocolate sweettooth would love this (think getting a woman strategy). Longevity is oh God easy 15 plus hours, and projects out there big time. If you love sweet fragrance you probably own this and if not that is a surprise. I will not rate this because I don't wear very many gormant colognes but many Like it and its not fair for me to rate it.

Feb
12
2012
pachoulihead
pachoulihead

The best that i have and the first gourmand i ever baught. This fragrance is what opened up the fraghead world for me. I love how i smell with this and the opening in my opinion is amazing!..

.And the women's version is great too...i love this stuff on my girlfriend...when we go out and she is wearing it i am always sniffing her, sometimes a bit too much..heh heh

Feb
11
2012
Divinus
Divinus

Warm,dense,sweet,chocolaty, caramelized,thick, bit of spice and incense in middle phase.

Very harsh opening, very pleasing dry down. Try it on skin and give it some time to develop.
ideal for very cold weather, not many guys wear it. Projection, longavity are one of the best you can get.

Smell- 7.5/10 (dry down)
Projection- 10/10
Longavity- 10/10
Uniqueness- 8/10

Feb
03
2012
baba
baba

The following is a review by an "Average Joe" and in no way reflects the thoughts of the fragrance community.
Where ever in the world you may be, please read the following out loud with a "working class" accent.


Cop a squat, we're about to start...

Greetings to you my Internet friends, I am "Average Joe"... and dis is my review about dis smelly water called ay mens, or A Men or Hey Man by some guy named Theory Mugger.

Anyway, you wanna hear sumptin funny? When first sprayed, dis ting smells vaguely of cat piss.

But hold on there pee sniffer, after dat, Tah-Dah! some kinda magic happens, and after a half hour or so da cat piss turns into smooth clouds of sweet masculine loveliness!

Then, guess what? More friggin magic, dats what! Because then it mellows into something almost euphoric and more smoooooothly sweet than before!!

Dey should call dis stuff "David Blane...Street Magic Scent" cause it keeps changing right before your very eyes.

Anyhoo, I'm no homo but I love dis stuff, and to me dis stuff is pure magic, I just have to put a clothspin on my nose for the first 5 minutes after I spray it on.

Buy it? Steal it? Give it to your parole officer?

I would buy dis, no problem. Even retail price, it's dat good, and dats my review of A Men by Theory of a Mugger and I am just an "Average Joe".

Tanks for reading, I'll smell ya later.

Jan
30
2012
joshua.dhanisworo
joshua.dhanisworo

Just Headache...

not for me..

Jan
29
2012
omarilm1
omarilm1

This has better longevity than creed git

Jan
26
2012
rivet6
rivet6

I am a female and received a sample of this.I sprayed it on me.Its wonderful.I am thinking of purchasing a bottle for me for next winter.Love it.

Jan
25
2012
pingui
pingui

I originally tried Angel as it is such an iconic fragrance for women, but there was a note that seemed chemical to my mind. I didn't like it.

Then, my boyfriend and I were shopping for new colognes for him and we tested this. All I can say is "mmm". It is definitely addictive, sweet, and yummy on him and myself. When he wears this, I want to cuddle in to be enveloped by him and this cloud of patisserie like cologne, but it also inspires me to devour him in a carnal sense!

Jan
25
2012
ekopengen
ekopengen

This perfume together with Thierry Mugler B Men have poor sillage and longevity on my skin. I don't know, maybe because i live in Indonesia which is in South East Asia that have tropical climate, these perfumes don't work very well.

Jan
25
2012
thoushaltnotdefy
thoushaltnotdefy

The opening isn't too nice, like many people say, it starts off with an unpleasant tar note, but give it 30 minutes and this fragrance transforms in to a lovely smooth mix of chocolate, caramel and coffee - and this literally lasts for days. I've never smelled a fragrance with better longevity or projection than this in my life. I sprayed it once in my bedroom and the next day I could still smell it FROM A DIFFERENT ROOM - no exaggeration there either, it's a bomb.
One, maximum two sprays and that's all, if you overdo it with this beast you'll make people sick.
Great for the winter and you'll get a decent amount of compliments too.
Overall: A smooth chocolate and caramel beast in a bottle that lasts forever, people will smell you from across the room even if you're only wearing one spray. I'd recommend spraying this at least 30 mins BEFORE you go out though as the opening is quite sickly.

Jan
23
2012
neptune1121
neptune1121

I like the base note, rather than the top notes of this A*Men from Thierry Mugler. Because the top notes definitely chocolate, caramel, sweet things, you name it! But when it comes to the base notes, it change into nice woody and grassy, with a bit touch of cocoa, what a magic.

Jan
22
2012
sherapop
sherapop

I acquired a small tester bottle of Thierry Mugler A*MEN a while ago purely out of curiosity. Having now worn ANGEL's little brother (or is it boy toy?) a few times, I finally feel qualified to issue a verdict.

I only don this juice in anticipation of a coffee bath (I have expresso-scented showergel (-:), and what I find is that on the whole it smells as though someone spilled a venti Starbucks all over the interior of his brand new car. The experience induces in him an intense headache, first, because of caffeine deficiency and, second, because of the thought of how much it will cost to clean the mess up.

I will not be buying a second bottle.

Jan
21
2012
diego.rzse
diego.rzse

It smells like burned sugar with coffee. I simply love it!

Jan
20
2012
Mirza
Mirza

Actually the first time i sprayed this perfume on my arm i smelled so strange and bad ...it's too steong for me ...and after 1 day i give a chance more for this angel and after i did the shoot on my arm i'm so confused ,the smell not too bad ,and for make sure i took the second shoot after that i really felt in love with this one ...here's some trick for you to use this perfume use it when you are really at cool time then sprayed it on your body and you're rady to hunt a nice chick out there

Jan
19
2012
smokva
smokva

I can't stand any of Thierry Mugler *Man scents and this is worst of them. It makes me wonna puke.
It is one of those love or hate, I hate it...
A*Man - hate
Kouros - hate
Fahrenheit - LOVE

Jan
19
2012
Smellzgood
Smellzgood

This is a "signature" for me. Opens with a bitter almost sour lavender/mint note, but this tames quickly and is followed by a mix of pipe tobacco, coffee and sweet chocolate. The base note is a fantastic bittersweet chocolate that works perfectly with my chemistry. This is a top five for me, but winter only!

Jan
17
2012
daveysis
daveysis

An Amazing juice...this is a great fragrance for the winter nights...i love it. Last all night long ,this is a monster.

Jan
17
2012
Rankn504
Rankn504

This stuff makes my hair stand on end. Everyones in intitled to their opnion bu this stuff i dont know how ppl love it so much ugghh i could never ever wear this stuff EVER!!! but ppl love it and say it the best stuff idk i never liked or will or any of thierry muglers flankers of it..

Jan
16
2012
Freakmotion
Freakmotion

So so good. Nothing compares to the smell, there's just nothing like it... But, unfortunately, this isn't for everyone to wear. It's a MUST TRY BEFORE YOU BUY kind of fragrance, because it reacts so strangely with every skin. For example, a friend of mine wears it at times and his skin settles more the woody aspect of it, while on my skin is the caramel that stings to everyone. All in all, you smell the same and you can tell it's A*Men, but with a different interpretation.

A must smell fragrance, a smelling adventure.

Jan
14
2012
andy
andy

great scent its one of the few scents with a great chocolate drydown and its very sensual. A'men and it's newer versions are strictly club and night time scents but could be worn more subtle for an office setting because of their great smell

honestly these scents are the best out of the dept stores and have MUCH more to them than many other scents on the same counter

Jan
13
2012
jozi1991
jozi1991

Very sweet, strong and unique scent which i really enjoy. Specially I like the dry down. Definitely winter/fall fragrance. Longevity and projection are insane so its good. Smells like coffee and milk blended with caramel and little bit of honey. Unrepeatable, sexy smell. Overall 9/10

Jan
12
2012
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



very nice fragrance for winters . its sweet but feels very good, u hav to wait after initial sprays for an hour b coz its very good after it settles.

Jan
10
2012
babybash44
babybash44

I think it smells great, and I love the manly yet delicious chocolate aroma it surrounds the wearer in. However I wouldn't buy it, because I wouldn't want to use a fragrance that although some people love, many people are passionate against it and isn't the point of fragrance to smell good (to everyone)? I'd use a shower gel of it or something but it's too risky to wear an EDT that so many downright hate.

Jan
09
2012
steveniox
steveniox

All I get is caramel and coffee. In the first few minutes of applying it had a weird, plasticine-like smell. Not very nice in my opinion.

Jan
07
2012
stephan
stephan

Oh no. Men please don't wear this. Try Shalimar EdP instead, it's much more virile and seductive. A*Men is nauseating.

Dec
31
2011
alfarom
alfarom

A*Man, together with Acqua Di Gò, L'Eau D'issey and a bunch of other mass-market fragrances was surely a groundbreaking release during the 90s. Its minty-chocolate top notes paired with a strong caramel-coffee accord gave birth to one of the most innovative and distinctive smell in modern perfumery but I still can't say I like it. It may be because A*Men has been overused (ad nauseam) by herds of teenagers overwhelming the population with its overly sweet aroma, it may be because after A*Men, Thierry Mugler invaded the market with countless (and IMO pointless) micro-variation on the main theme, it may be that, after all, A*Men is just a less radiant version of Angel but, as a matter of fact, I don't like it.

That being said, this is probably one of the best option to get introduced to a genre that, during the years, had a little more to offer...

Rating: 8.5/10 (for its relevance)
3/10 (for my personal taste)

Dec
30
2011
hazaa3
hazaa3

This Thierry Mugler's fragrance for men stands apart from the rest. Unique, quite sweet warm smell. Angel for men gets 2thumbs up from me

Dec
29
2011
liam51193
liam51193

A masterpiece! Divides opinion due to the burnt caramel in the opening and it's sweetness. Incredible silage and longevity plus the ability to keep me guessing every time I where it makes this a true classic in my eyes. A must try for anyone!

Dec
27
2011
micah.mcgahee
micah.mcgahee

This scent is truely unique!! When first applied, you smell the lavender and the coriander. Then in the dry-down, you begin to smell the mixture of vanilla, chocolate, honey and coffee which is heavenly in my own opinion. I get compliments everytime I wear it!...which is usually in the Fall and Winter. I HIGHLY recommend this fragrance!!! Thanks, God bless!

10/10

Dec
20
2011
JimTheGreat
JimTheGreat

Do not judge a book by it's cover! Not so great at first spray but gets better and better as it goes on. And believe me it goes on and on and on, especially if it gets on clothing!

9/10

Dec
20
2011
benjililin
benjililin

Hard to handle at first spray, top notes are over powering. But give it 5-10 mins, and you will fall in love with this! I myself have had many compliments.
Beautiful dry down. I must admit, this is a love or hate fragrance, and you must be brave to wear it.
Also a silage monster!
Projection is great!

Overall - 9/10

Dec
20
2011
Molko
Molko

I think this fragrance is not like Aquolina-Blue sugar, not too sweet and caramelly, it's like an insence, pleasant woody scent, good for men and women:)

Dec
20
2011
darrshanjvoraa
darrshanjvoraa



now ok , i tried this b for some years i just hated it,but b for few days i ve started using the vile of this and i hav changed my mind, its starts very heady and not friendly good smell type, but after 2 hrs the real smell starts and it settles to a beautiful sweet scent, this is real gourmand perfume and not for those who like citrus and fresh scents. its a love or hate not an easy one.

Dec
20
2011
Kharnak
Kharnak

Another Unique and rather inventive, and extremely Gourmand Chocolate fragrance. Unisex. I can imagine this on a female. I don't find all of the other notes listed in here... i just dont.. it's just toasted Brown sugar, heated caramel, Peppery Vanilla. It's almost a slightly burnt sugar scent. A Bit quirky, but the dry Down is a peppery spice, like a food pantry in the winter. The Peppery Chocolate note is pleasant actually, Appetizing like a Cinnamon bun topped with black pepper and dark chocolate syrup.
I Must admit i disliked it at first because of the burnt sugar note.... but each time i give it another chance to Mature, i like it more... and more.
The DryDown is always the best part.. it's a curiously sweet cacao mustiness... that harmonizes seamlessly with a guy's body smells... and to be specific, (please bare with me on this) it's like... when you lick someone, let the saliva dry, and then sniff that spot. Strangely addictive. Like the Sauce is to steaks, A-men is to armpits. I think it's the Patchouli & Styrax.
It highlights ones own body odors, working alongside it rather than covering it up. I think people don't realize that that's what they find attractive about this.
Having said that, I'm reeeeeally curious of Muglier's "Womaninity". I wonder if he got the woman smell down too.

A*Men is WAAAAY Better than the AXE body sprays and Deodorants, the "Dark Temptations"(Tonka Coumarin overdose) Line. Heck, compared to that, Angel Men is Awesome!! This is what Axe failed to do.

Dec
18
2011
hisounder
hisounder

This scent is great. But I had to get used to it. It takes some personality to where this stuff. And I'm not sure I'd where for summer but i haven't tried in the summer heat yet. It's great for the fall/winter, really cozy. Like most, I notice the "edible" notes and patchouli very heavily in the front, after the first spray. I'm not a huge patchouli fan but on my skin the patchouli fades and what remains for hours is a subtle, NOT too sweet chocolate, powdery, tobacco aura. If i spray on my skin then put on a shirt the patchouli stays on the fabric but not on me, which i quite like.

Dec
18
2011
jovejove
jovejove

Very interesting and unique fragrance, but not one I would like to wear. If you like to wear this fragrance, you need to be aware that most people around you don't like it. The name makes this fragrance popular, otherwise its not a real shining star like its sister. It is very feminine with the sugary tones. There was a customer in the Sears that I work at and he tried "A*Men" on one arm and "Le Male" on the other. He asked about its popularity and I told him that "A*Men" is very particular. He wouldn't believe me, so he took it to the aisle and started asking other customers and associates around him. He probably asked over 30 different people. Only one grandmother said she liked "A*Men". The majority of the women said its repulsive and a few said it smelled like a very sweet incense. If you have to wait 2-4 hours for it to tone down...consider the fragrance to be offensive to the majority of people.

Dec
17
2011
happychub
happychub

just bought this, all i can say is WOW !!! this is a great fragrance for men. i can detect caramel,coffee,vanilla,honey and milk from morning until evening. Great design, great sillage,delicous smell. well done !

Dec
15
2011
ALANIN_RUSLAN_
ALANIN_RUSLAN_

I conducted an experiment sprinkled dior homme intense on my scin after 15min sprinkled a*men on it after 5hours a*men completely disappeared and dior smell like the first time i was shocked dior homme very longest longest longest SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH

Dec
12
2011
junglefun
junglefun

Over-hyped in my opinion, I don't know why it's so popular. Great projection, as most are aware which is the best thing about this frag I think, and the longevity. But aside from that the scent is nice but just doesn't appeal to me that much, and it's not something I really want to project. Very unique, especially for it's time, but not a buy for me.

Dec
11
2011
zoe.305
zoe.305

10 out of 10! I love this fragrance so much, its the type of fragrance that sticks for ages and has me following my nose anytime someone is wearing it - absolutely melts me! YUM!

Dec
02
2011
jplaza
jplaza

Best of the Mugler line by far....

Nov
29
2011
newyorknick
newyorknick

My very first Thierry Mugler Fragrance and i say...AMEN!!!!! Can't wait to buy Pure Havane or Pure malt.

Nov
25
2011
mynameischarlie
mynameischarlie

I've owned this since it first came out. I like everything about it except for one note, milk, because on me it stands out as kind of a sour note--like listening to a fine symphony where one player is way off key. Still, overall I like it. I'd give it a 7.5/10. If it weren't for that one note I would have said that this is one of the best mens frags of all time.

Nov
22
2011
Vampiraag
Vampiraag

I totally love this parfum and don't like the women version at all.
Has a long lasting power, even after a shower is amazing.

Nov
22
2011
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt

I am so in love with this fragrance. I have the original 'Angel' basically the female version of this and I love it (I'm one of those weird people that love angel as well as alien, lol), but when I smelled the mens 'A' men' oh wow! My initial thought was that I like this more than the womens, if it was just a touch less masqueline, I'd ditch angel for it...so what I found myself doing is layering angel on top of a small spritz of A'men (which I bough on ebay used for myself, lol) I also like buying my favorite mens cologne so that when friends come over to check out my ..ehhm....'enormous collection, I can also share with them my male friends..as well as using it on my unsuspecting victims :p

I have the black rubbery bottle with glass star that nicely shows the blue juice beneath, and I just love this bottle...it's different and unique without being girly at all! I think this is an excellent fragrance for either a young man with more eccentric taste or an older gent with a young heart, it's better worn in the cooler to cold months... this might be a bit heavy for the summer... but a cool summer night? sure! longevity I found to be 6'ish hours...which for my skin is GREAT, my boyfriend it lasts (correction ''lasted'' all day!)

The A'men flankers..like malt (i believe) sound amazing as well cant wait to sniff :-)

Nov
21
2011
faline9162
faline9162

As an 18th birthday present for my brother he requested that I get him this. I honestly don't know if I like it or not. It's this very complex mix of notes that can slap you in the face at first but I do know I LOVE the dry down to the end notes. My brother, thinking it would be funny, sprayed me with it and after a couple hours I was like "what is that amazing smell?" forgetting he had sprayed me earlier. I just might wear this myself sometimes, so much for him thinking he could get away with making his sister irritated.

Nov
21
2011
constantine
constantine

This one is a love or hate one. Definitely a daring choice for anyone coz its an uncoventional men's perfume. Has an extemely long lasting power. I'm wearing it since I was 19 years old and I get many compliments about it.

Nov
20
2011
lucamalnati
lucamalnati

amazing stuff. girls love it, men hate it. chocolate, caramel, honey, vanilla and spicy notes. incredible longevity... I suggest AMEN only for clubs, dinners or dates.

Nov
20
2011
Redpula
Redpula

I live in a place where it is hot even in late afternoons but this didn't stop me to use Amen.
Been using this frag for over a week now, what do i get? when sprayed sparingly (max two sprays only and i mean only). i got wonderful compliments.. when you've got a long day of activities ahead, after 5 hours or so of wearing it, you may spray once, lower throat area but just once and you smell consistently good and yum!

longevity and projection is great, dry down smells like dry tobacco and dry less sweet chocolate but wonderful. This is 10/10 since I haven't tried TM Pure Malt and Bond no. 9 I Love NY for All yet.

I love this perfume. it compliments on my skin but again, spray sparingly and you'll gonna get good notice especially from women. Since my place is hot, I put my frag on the fridge/chiller, but it's covered with the transparent plastic box. Didn't notice any change with the scent and longevity.

For me, this is my number 1 and just to share the rest of my best 9 so far: TM BMen, Burberry London, Aramis Havana, Versace The Dreamer, YSL Rive Gauche, Emporio Armani White for He, Paco Rabanne Ultra Red, Givenchy Very Irresistible and Lanvin Sport. Cheers!

Nov
17
2011
rani
rani

u cant appreciate it from the first sniff cz the oppening is so strong and so sweet, u have to wait a couple of hours to discover its beauty, very strong sillage and lasting power

Nov
17
2011
Matt Oldham
Matt Oldham

Dag, man. It is incredibly strong. But fantastic anyway. I wore it yesterday and I had to take Imitrex today because I have a migraine. Probably too much to wear and too much to expect others to bear but so what? The main thing it smells like is the fake chocolate smell that dog toys used to be infused with. Could be an ultra-glamorous women's evening-at-the-Copa scent. Like the lyrics to Virginia Plain:...midnight blue casino floors, dance the cha-cha through to sunrise...oh wow. Definitely exciting in a Flying Down to Rio kind of way, if you're up to it.

Nov
11
2011
armaniboy
armaniboy

Katy Perry's "E.T" song in a bottle.Unique-sexy-inviting-warm a cologne with an attitude.Love it.

Nov
05
2011
behzad1280
behzad1280

It’s very strong cologne with super longevity and projection. To my nose, it was a strong combination of tobacco and coffee. It reminds me those oily tobaccos using for hookah! Drydown is warm and it’s getting sweeter and darker. Good for daily usage.

یک عطر بسیار گرم و تند که آدم رو یاد تنباکوی نیمه سوخته قلیون میوه‌ای میندازه. دوام و پخش بوی خیلی زیادی داره و به مرور زمان شیرین‌تر و گرمتر میشه. به نظر من عطر خیلی برجسته و دلفریبی نیست. حتماً قبل از خرید و انتخاب، تست کنید

Nov
03
2011
nghiadu
nghiadu

in my opinion, very small amount of us can "love at first sight" with this stuff. So strong and... something made you headache :(, but this one is truly thing you should learn to love it, after 1 or 3 hours, it will turn into something pretty good :)

Oct
31
2011
Jordan13
Jordan13

This is potent stuff. I can't pull it off. I have a bottle missing about four of five sprays and am looking to make a trade.

Oct
30
2011
Everton
Everton

Rodolfo, of course you can wear it. Here, in Brazil, I live in a really hot area but during the morning I wear it in just one spray. At night, two or three. Of course you'll be smelling very good and won't be going bad.

Oct
30
2011
gasperk
gasperk

Oh god. I tested this today and i had really high expectations!

Sprayed on my arm, waited for like 2 mins... and... oh man what the hell is this smell... it was so bad.
... after 1 hour... damn this stinks! ran to the WC and washed this crap from my hand...could not stand it any more.

I really dont know why... but it smelled so bad on me.

Oct
27
2011
DominicMC
DominicMC

To me it smells like a Choc Caramel Hot chocolate with a a bit of a salty smell to it, its very warm so where it on a cold day not a hot day, It wouldn't be good for a club or resteruant its more of a daily scent, stay at home scent to me at least, nice perfume but definelty a try before you buy 8.5/10

Oct
21
2011
manimani
manimani

This time I will not describe that note and as is develops, 'cause I think in order tu ruin him the beauty of space!If the JOOP Pour Homme, the most revolutionary fragrance(meaby),this vanguard(certainly), perfumes BAUHAUS!I see that still causes controversy, wich is fine, I can only imagine how it was when it came out thee 96, horror film!I met him in 2001,we are glad 'cause I was ready for this type of shock.It was then when he came 96, maybe I would not be ready for him, this was all ok.I had my,me and them a shock, but an absolute pozitive,I was so unrealy, fascinating, absolute passion and joy in the ordinary bottle of perfume, on me and determine direction of my favorite perfume to date, types of gourmet sweet, slighty oriental, and therefore I told him, all my soul and heart thank!!!

Oct
17
2011
keshwean
keshwean

great sillage
powerful projection
leaves a trail behind u
make your presence be known to others

wonderful

9.5/10

Oct
16
2011
Everton
Everton

The most delicious gourmand male perfume I've ever smelled. People usually make good comments about it, but they don't ask the name, fortunately.

I love it. And when my flask come to the end, I'll buy a brand new one.

Oct
09
2011
Seraphic
Seraphic

This is a nice sweet, musky, and woody fragrance. This fragrance brings me to my knees when I smell it on my boyfriend and I just want to smell him all day. Definitely has more of that sweet and very warm quality to it. Absolutely love this one.

Oct
06
2011
raquique
raquique

Very powerfull scent!!!! For those who wants to be very!!! very!!!bad guys and also smell like ones!!! everybody will love-hate-desire you for your smell and at the same time will never forget you!!! The smell will stay impregned in places and furniture so you will be there even if you are not physically!!!

Great idea to wear it and dress all in black so you´ll become a real Bond Villian!!!!

REALLY COOL!!!!!!

Oct
05
2011
jtd
jtd

A*Men is saved from a thumbs-down by my own cautiousness. Not wanting to dog this fragrance for circumstances out of its control, I’m not giving the negative rating that I otherwise would have. The last time I wore A*Men, I applied it a half hour before launching into a 24-hour GI virus. The sensation of retching and the scent of A*Men are now gloriously bound in my nervous system. Oh, the irony of fusing a gourmand fragrance and gastric distress.

But here’s what I thought pre-emesis: This is a gender bias on my own part, but there’s Angel (clever, quick and wonderfully badly-behaved) and there’s A*Men (a clod.) In trying to recalibrate the notes of Angel and sell it to the boys, Mugler fell prey to the mistake of all the Angel-imitators. It’s not the flavors, it’s the composition.

There’s an irony to a 24 year-old woman wearing the short-skirted catholic schoolgirl look. The look carries its own slight misalignment that, despite relying on a conceptual pedophilia, is socially acceptable. It’s ‘good’ pervy because we stuff all the potential negatives into the large bag of justifications marked “fantasy” and allow ourselves feel the thrill but not the guilt. Take the above description and exchange man for woman. The vaguely askew but not socially line-crossing feel becomes invisible next to the social anathema of gender borrowing. Such a simple act triggers a fascinating, learned emotional response. The classic two male witness/audience reactions are: 1) stare, because something terrible is about to happen, or, 2) look the other way, because if you’re caught looking, you’re participating. #2 is probably the more common and more visceral response because of the inferred next step: if you’re looking, and he looks back and makes eye contact, by the rules of straight manhood, you have acknowledged him as your object of desire and are queer.

It’s not the skirt; it’s the intention and the modulation of the reference. A*Men misses the point of Angel and looks to her list of ingredients, not her bad behavior, for inspiration.

Sep
29
2011
Falasca
Falasca

A very powerful, sweet and warming scent. Unique as well.
I like the smell of chocolate, coffee, caramel, candy ... but not in my skin. It doesn't match, no matter what. I can sniff and test it many many times, but i'm not getting used to it.

However, on the other side, it's an excellent fragrance to "gourmand" lovers, a must have. Just different from any other scents I've ever smelt.

Cautions: Make urself a favor and do not overspray it. 2 sprays max. And use only clubbing or winter days.

Sep
26
2011
jazmam
jazmam

I love this so much and have so much to say on this, I dont know where to start or where to end, so I'll just say. WOW.... LOVE IT!

Sep
23
2011
Dj_play_manson
Dj_play_manson

SEXY!!!!!
D+ esse perfume!!

Sep
21
2011
ADCout
ADCout

I must say I HATED this when I first smelt it!!

The opening is really, how can I say,... maybe... "hard to smell"! And when I first tested I put this on the paper, and then I put in the trash bag!

The second time I smelt it, it was the same sensation in the first minutes, but since I put this on my hand instead of the paper,I went with this perfume a little more time! The first impressions were gone! After the opening, this turns into a smooth milkshake of caramel and coffee, with some delicious vanilla and honey! The drydown is one of the most amazing things I've ever smelled!

From one of the most hated, it is one of my favourites!

Thank you for this wonderful masterpiece, Thierry Mugler!

Sep
13
2011
badkarma
badkarma

spray this on. Wait 3 hours... then go out... the axe effect? nah. If that tar note is all i have to go through to get 12+ hours of a seductive coffee and caremel mystery, Amen!

easily 14 - 16 hours on my skin.. A close to the skin fragrance once it dries down, not a lot of projection after that, but it stays there for anyone who wants to come closer..

Sep
05
2011
AMDs44
AMDs44

I just got it today at first i didn't like it but after sniffing my hand later i went again to the store and bought it smokey sweet caramel really nice

Sep
04
2011
xerces1492
xerces1492

I don't know if it's just my asian sense of taste hiding the notes but this smells like something you eat for dessert not wear. Way too feminine. I might just buy one of the versions of it but this one does not impress me in the least. I guess it's one of those things you either love or hate.

Aug
26
2011
RedFloyd
RedFloyd

This is fantastic! Warm, sweet and comforting. Works really well alone or combined with the female version. Like, one spray of A*Men on the chest and one spray of Angel on the wrists. The combination makes the chocolate more pronounced, with much more patchouli. I also like to lightly spray A*Men on my pillows and sheets in the morning, so I can go to sleep at night surrounded by that light caramel/cotton candy smell.

Aug
24
2011
secamel
secamel

Another A-Men review?? Yes, I know it´s not very original, but I´ll try to keep it interesting.

I wont trash A-Men ( I don´t like it at all) but I just wanna say that this fragrance is a classic example of the variety of tastes in regard to scents and our need to accept these differences.

I´ve smelled this one on other people and I ´ve liked it, but on me it just sucks; this also is quite nice in my opinion, because any fragrance can become a masterpiece on the right skin.

Aug
22
2011
Karenin
Karenin

I first bought A*MEN in 2000 as I had fallen in love with the fragrance. I thought it was original and different compared to other same-smelling mainstream fragrances. And it was my first designer fragrance. I remained faithful to this one for about 3.5 years, and then decided to kiss it goodbye and move on to something else. I still have a little bit left and the othe other day, just for the heck of it, I sprayed a few drops on my neck before going to bed. I shouldn´t have because I had problems falling asleep, thinking "I used to love this one?!?". I don´t know, it just seemed overpowering, too ruthlessly present. I can understand why people either love it or hate it- but to me, this controversial reception is an essential property any well-made fragrance should possess. I probably won´t return to it, but it does bring back a lot of fragrant (and other) memories...

Aug
22
2011
cjgoehner
cjgoehner

Dark chocolate bar dipped in licorice and sprinkled with coffee beans. It is incredible, only takes one squirt and it lasts an eternity. Great for the colder seasons, can be worn for any occasion depending on your application. Not for me, I prefer the “tea” notes, but still deserves a thumbs up!

Aug
19
2011
Guinea54
Guinea54

Angel Men By Thierry Muegler

This was the scent that started my hobby in collecting fragrances. Before I found the fragrance community on youtube, I was more familiar with the mainstream fragrances out on the market such D&G pour homme, ADG, le male, the dreamer, etc. This was the first fragrance that I came across that made me step back and say… wow, I never smelled anything like this before…. And than the hobby really began.

At first I didn’t even care for this scent, it was too new to my nose and too extreme. I was more used to the typical fresh/aquatics that constantly flooded on the market. After time however, I really began to appreciate and love this scent..

Angel is a gourmand concoction of incredible potency that has notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coffee. These sweet notes are blended with darker notes of tar, patchouli and musk which help create a gourmand that is not only sweet, but dirty and masculine at the same time. It is a sugary desert with a dark side. It is one of those fragrances that many have a love or hate relationship with. I find Angel to be a fantastic winter fragrance that is unique, long-lasting, and gets the job done during the colder months better than most other fragrances in the market. A little bit goes a long way, so it is also an economical buy. If you are looking for a unique gourmand that is bold, daring, masculine and very sweet look no further.
Scent- 10/10
Projection- 10/10
Longevity- 10/10
Compliments- 8/10

Overall- 9/10

Aug
17
2011
ecerusen
ecerusen

long lasting perfume and its sillage is powerful.
if i were a man, i would use it.
delicious

Aug
12
2011
princess_buttercup
princess_buttercup

It's definitely a version of angel. Similar to the womens, but less sweet. Still very strong and overpowering at first. If you can bear it through that, the drydown of this is insanely delicious. It's very difficult to wait for, though. On me it took too long to get there- most of a day. Honestly. Not sure if I will ever try it on again again. I'll probably try, just to meet that amazing drydown again. I am female and I find it definitely more pleasant and easier to wear than the female version.

Aug
11
2011
tuturudka
tuturudka

I love it so much, but when I smell it from the bottle. A few times I spray it on me with the big desire to work well on me, bue everytime it smells like mold. I think this smell comes from the patchouli and it's awful. The truth - I can't use it although the scent is incredible.

Aug
11
2011
Mia_Kya
Mia_Kya

I was impressed with this perfume and bottle shape.

Although this fragrance doesn't really appeal to shy people.

A*men seems to be unisex fragrance. I's a strong hints of vanilla. The scent is sweet and spicy, lovely chocolate notes. This fragrance is typical Thierry Mugler's product- grabs you or you hate this, you can't ignore A*men:)

Aug
11
2011
pablOSO
pablOSO

im such a sucker for chocolate....so i luv this one...

it is very strong and overpowering..but who doesnt like sweets?

thumbs up!

Aug
06
2011
Attar
Attar

I suggest not being too harsh, moreover rudely harsh to the frag that gaines more than 600 votes.
In my opinion, i'd call this fragrance neat, gourmand and seductive. Women love candies, cookies so if u want to represent urself as a big sweet gentle guy, don't worry, wear it for ur date or to seduce/attract shorties/cuties/bellas (whatever))).
Moreover the base of A Men is really smooth, calm and sweet (again, but not as in the beginning) despite a bit too сandied inception. I recommend this perfume to all chocolate, vanilla, candy-lovers and to all those who want to smell tasty, nice, pleasant and noticable. I consider it to be more afternoon/evening fragrance.
Generally, don't be afraid to test, experience and use new fragrances, cos' it's the best way to discover one's favorite and adorable

Aug
04
2011
Brahmsfourth
Brahmsfourth

The most suffocatingly saccharine essence ever, IMO. Obnoxious it may be to me, but it has legions of devotees and a religious-like cult following. This fragrance is the prototype for modern masculine "gourmand" scents and it has inspired many imitators. All I smell is strawberry cheesecake, coffee and cotton candy.

Jul
31
2011
Grottola
Grottola

I can't really establish myself as a respectable reviewer until I give Angel Men a decent review. I don't like it, but I'm gonna give it a fair chance.

Angel Men has a weird pissy-musty note in the top that turns me off. Otherwise it's a decent gourmand. The lavender, chocolate, and coffee are all pulled off great. I guess it's the caramel note or tar or whatever that goes off on my skin. Anyway, after about an hour Angel Men calms down a bit and segues into a smooth chocolate-patchouli drydown with the coffee note in the distance. This part of the fragrance basically lasts forever.

The problem I have with Angel Men is that it's a bit more sickeningly sweet than the women's Angel, and it has that strange unpleasant note in the top. The coffee note is great when I can smell it - which means I'll have to get my hands on some Pure Coffee. Otherwise, I'd rather just wear the original Angel.

FYI, I'm not a gourmand fan in general, but at least I gave it a shot.

Jul
29
2011
soned
soned

Que porqueria.........get Animale Animale, it beats this by far at 1/3 of the price, or if you want to spend more, get Givenchy Play Intense, now we are talking!

Jul
24
2011
noodleman23
noodleman23

Boy do I love this stuff… this certainly wasn’t love at first sniff but after training my to nose accept and embrace harsher notes, primarily the tar note, I grew to love this.
The scent is reminiscent to a slice of chocolate cake drenched in an espresso caramel coffee. Picture yourself in a Starbucks that’s in a chocolate factory.
*Monster projection
*Monster silage
*Monster longevity
I travel during the summer to wear this in the winter !

Jul
22
2011
cezarmac
cezarmac

I hope this one don't get so popular as Le Male,because a masterpiece deserves to be unmistakable,and not a habitual smell that is used in any occasions in any time,as happened with Le Male,without discernment and suitable situation.

Jul
19
2011
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

50 CENT
Ye
Ah Ha
So Sedcutive
I'll take you too the Candy Shop
I 'll let you lick the lollipop
Go head Girl, Don't you stop
Until you hit the spot

Jul
16
2011
cte
cte

the tar note is certainly present. when i sniff it on myself it smells like someone has just come out of a cigarette smoke filled room. not sure i like it much.

Jul
16
2011
Sly88
Sly88

I like this alot its very nice gourmand creamy smell although I personally prefer the womens version maybe because of its sugary smell while A*MEN has more of creamy smell

Jul
11
2011
mismai
mismai

I JUST LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!!! PERFECT!

Jul
05
2011
bp
bp

Thierry Mugler is surely the best brand of perfume in the world ...
Especially the female's range ...
I'm sorry there is no such a wide range for men ...

As for A * Men, I can say that for my tastes is a great scent ...
Wonderful longevity and projection ...
If so could use a perfume for the rest of my life, maybe choose this ...
It is impossible to get tired of this wonderful smell ...

Jul
04
2011
junior halston
junior halston

You look at how complex Angel for women is right at first spray you receive sweet juicy berries against aged rich patchouli and you know your nose is going to be in for a complex ride.

The men's version on the other hand is just a rambling of mish mashed items thrown together. I feel that Mugler was not involved in this creation as with the womens and not much time was devoted to it. The women's took about 4 years to create the mens ..3 months maybe?

What lacks in the men's version is any contrast that the ladies has. This scent is just very sweet vanilla chocolate down dry that dominates the whole fragrance. I don't know why tar was added but it does play such an affective role as the patchouli in Angel. I can see why after this Mulger no longer ventured out into any new Men's scents.

Jul
01
2011
Anup
Anup

A story for you before i give my review :).

About 5 years ago, my mother managed a lancome at a local mall, and she would bring me different samples at least once a week. I specifically remember the day she brought this to me. I had cleaned my room, and was laying on my bed. She walked in with the typical weekly bag of samples, i gave her a kiss and said "thank you".
I then ripped into my bag of goodies only to find that i'd smelled them all before. Except for one...AngelMen. I thought to myself, AngelMen? I had never heard of it before. I read the card, and removed the little black sprayer which read, "a*men" with a little star, and the words Eau de Toilette. I sprayed it on my skin, and was in love ever since.

This scent if nothing else is unique. It starts out with a blast of earthy, savory patchouli with some sort of coffee mixed in there.

As it begins to dry down you get that "fresh asphalt in july" smell. It must be the tar note in it giving it that effect.
Also on the "aftersmell" the little half second after you're done inhaling a fragrance, i get this INSANE blast of hearty spices, almost like a nod to B*men. I understand B*men to be a spicy fragrance. A*men dries down into a creamy coffee dream with some very stringent patchouli left over.

This fragrance makes you feel studly and famous(at least it does for me), and i couldn't help but "sex-glare" every attractive person i saw that day, because i was sure they could smell me from 30 feet away. This fragrance puts me in the mindframe that everyone one wants a piece of me, and so far, is the only fragrance to do so.


I approve

Smell: 10
Longevity: 10+
Sillage: 10+

Jun
27
2011
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

WOW

Sticky, Sweet, chocolaty, tingled on my skin and made itself known in a cute way to others

Lasts 16 hours

Suits the teddy bear cute man, cuddly and nice, yet fun and seductive and could jump out of a birthday cake...

Quality

Jun
26
2011
drunkenwithsilence
drunkenwithsilence

Too strong and overpowering. Screams out, "Hey look at a me!" Not in a good way. Way too sweet also. Won't be buying a bottle anytime ever.

Jun
25
2011
K1
K1

What exactly leads you to rank a perfume as feminine or masculine? Most of niche perfumers refuse debate on gender by ranking their stuff as unisex. Clive Christian No1 for men - for example - can be a feminine perfume as well.
The fact is that we sort them on our pre-knowledge. We've learnt what smells too hot and floral like this one, is a feminine perfume. Of course its time is passed, but around classical ear men used to wear highly deep floral perfumes and make up their face with cosmetics! For that time it was routine and chic!
When the border between men and women is hiding gradually, it's not necessary to rank a perfume as feminine; specially a mostly men's favorite!

Jun
25
2011
Angel10
Angel10

I agree with you Habanita....too feminine for a male.
Better for a lady, if it weren't for that funny tarry note that makes it off-putting.

Jun
22
2011
chulobonito
chulobonito

OMG!!!! ESTE PERFUME ES LA DEFINICION DEL PERFUME, SENCILLAMENTE INCREIBLE, DULCES, CHOCOLATES, VAINILLAS, MADERAS, CARAMELOS TODO EN UN MISMO FRASCO, ES Y SERA MI FAVORITO SIEMPRE!! LO AMO!!

Jun
22
2011
m-hani
m-hani

با سلام
نیاز به توصیف نیست
کاری است بازم مناسب فصل سرد سال
و جذاب هم می باشد
از همه نظر عالی
اگر برای فصل سرد سال می خواین یه عطر خوب داشته باشین این همونه
با احترام

Jun
20
2011
musky
musky

Wow a truly unique frag. I could really smell the coffee. Although it smelled very unique and incredible on paper, the frag did not go well with my body chemistry, it became cloying and began to smell funky (in a bad way) in the dry down. Perhaps it will provide better results for others. I'll stick with B*men for now.

Jun
18
2011
JustinV
JustinV

On my skin
Top : What the hell is this? LOL! Tar + Tobacco + coffee at the top?

Middle: OH! Now it morphs into Vanilla! Tonka Bean! Chocolate! Coffee! Vanilla! Honey! (At this point, this scent just keeps on going, and going, and going, and going, and going, and going, and going, and going. Sweat all you want. Rub all you want, it just hangs there, LOL)

Base: Similar to the middle, but tone down.

WTH is this! LOL! This is a Cookie factory bomb! Its is chocolate, vanilla bomb! This fragrance, omg, so damn strong!

EDT? This should be EDP! With the warning sign saying: Warning: Wear it at your own risk, we are not responsible if you get cloying and people think you are that cologne guy.

But the sprayer sucks XD

Unisex to me, the top note doesn't last long, so ladies, you may wanna try this XD


2 on each arm and 2 on each pulse points, quickly dap on your neck.

My rating (base on 5 stars)

Scent: 5 (Cookies!!! Wo hoo~~~~!!).

Sillage: 5 (WTH, this is a cookie bomb).

Time length: 5 (Get ready for the next 24 hours!).

Occasion: 1 (Clubbing, or you wan to go to a cookie factory, LOL).

Overall base on mathematics: 4/5

You know who can wear this! Charlie! Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Jun
11
2011
Shavit86
Shavit86

You can't remain indifferent to A*Men.
People admire it or hate it madly.
Defenitly not a frag for a 1st date.

Personally, i think it's one of the richest frag ever created.
Longevity is crazy. about 12 hours on my skin.

May
30
2011
Senzadite
Senzadite

As i was driving to my job there was only one thing that came to my mind: childhood...it could be strong at the beggining , but it milds pretty soon...a wonderful concept for a fragrance that is not trying to sell sex, power or money; it goes beyond that...it talks about the power that grants self confidence to wear it...chocolate: yes; tar: yes; milk, honey and coffee: you bet.A unique masterpiece.

100/100

May
26
2011
picasso_x
picasso_x

It's best men perfume from Thierry Mugler. Best bottle design.Best sweet type male perfume good for cool day and night time.It's very strong. Don't worry about longevity.It 's over 10 hours.Usually, I love this brand .And I love A* Men too. This is one of my favourite.

May
25
2011
silentrich
silentrich

Definately strong and if over applied can be a nightmare for yourself and those around you. 1 spray only and not on exposed skin. 1 on the chest and 1 on the wrist at the most. Now, why is it so popular then? It's like walking through Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. It's a love or hate with A*men, but the drydown alone is worth the price of admission.

May
16
2011
oxm
oxm

This fragrance goes beyond everything.It was a book woul be:The night of wishes by Michael Ende,it is a'alchemy,a magic potion on Christmas Eve where the children waited for their sweet,and now become adults rediscovering these moments in this perfume that smells of chocolate and coffee.The time machine also passes the smell...
VERY LONGEVITY
VERY FANTASTIC
VERY BOOMBASTIC

May
15
2011
chel
chel

The very first time I tried this one, I was actually disgusted with the drydown. So much thick sweetness, impossible to bear. Yet, every time I enter a perfume store I just have to try it on. And every single time it keeps smelling better and better.

When i spray it on my arm, I just want to eat my arm. actually tried licking it, didnt taste very well, though.

I definitely am not bold enough, don't have enough self-confidence to wear this one. But I absolutely would not mind this one on a girl.

An awesome and seducing fragrance, not for everyone and really not for many occasions.

May
13
2011
Mick5781
Mick5781

Amazing Fragrance , and Girls love it too , it's the perfume girls notice the most to be honest , dont over spray it and dont use it during summer though

May
12
2011
leecher88
leecher88

i love it on other people but on my skin it smells horrible and very strong and offensive sadly i cant wear it any more !

May
10
2011
babybash44
babybash44

Sweet, daring, warm! Don't let the blue star fool you, this is definitely a cooler season cologne. If you can't shell out the big bucks for this, there is a dollar store knock-off (Jaroche something or other) that smells hilariously close, for only a dollar! I wouldn't recommend wearing the dollar store version to a wedding or a club, but if you like the smell of A*Men's chocolatey goodness, try dollar tree.

May
09
2011
asmhfdbds
asmhfdbds


Lot of caramel,vanilla,honey ,chocolat super sweet scent.
U can not wear a men daily .that's for sure.
Wear it in most cold days when u'r going outdoors,maybe skying or something like that.
Never for class,work ,summer or spring.
One shot of a men will give u 12+ hours longevity with a bomb projection!

Apr
27
2011
Slamwich
Slamwich

A*Men is a powerful beast. It makes its presence known with firmness and from a distance. Because of this aggressive nature, it’s most definitely going to cause you to take a strong stance on liking it or hating it. The probability of finding someone that’s indifferent or on the fence about A*Men is so ridiculous, it would be about as probable as finding someone willing to defend the film Battlefield Earth that isn’t a Scientologist. It just won’t happen.

Angel has been considered the fragrance that brought extreme headway to the gourmand style of fragrances. With its thick layerings of dessert-like notes, the original Angel buried the “less is more” philosophy and crammed as much as it could into the scent. To make a grand understatement, it’s intense. The masculine version, A*Men, opted to drop most of the fruit notes, and substitute them with bit of a floral and citrus blend at the start, followed by the chocolaty caramel wave, and finally ending with vanilla, patchouli, and coffee. This is the best of what I can make out, at least. There’s actually an absurd amount more in this, but when you get hit with such a potent onslaught, picking out each individual note has a success rate on par with getting involved in a land war in Asia.

For the most part, you get a powerful mashup of a few very prominent notes, and the rest just float by undetected as your nose recovers from shock. Spraying this stuff is pretty much akin to kicking your nose in the crotch. It’s overwhelming, and for me, initially unpleasant. I find it too aggressive.

Luckily, as it dries down, it becomes much smoother. Still potent as all hell, but in a warm and tasty manner. The base notes of this fragrance are where it really shines. The caramel, vanilla, and chocolate are the most pronounced, but there’s the essence of patchouli hanging out at the sidelines as well. It’s a good thing I enjoy the base notes, since this stuff will last on your skin for a good 12 hours or so, easily.

I can’t think of any other fragrance that compels me to give a warning to people, but I feel this is necessary to anybody unfamiliar with A*Men. You have to be careful with this, not just in terms of how much you spray (Protip: Very little), but proximity as well. I sprayed this on each wrist the other night, one up close, and one farther away, and after about a half hour they were both totally different. The distant spray went into the nice and comfortable chocolate warmth, while the close spray still held on to the aggressive top notes I’m not very fond of, along with and almost burnt tinge. I also must stress that if you plan on spending your day in close confines with other people, such as an office or school, wearing A*Men is about as considerate as just not showering for a few days. Unless you work in a night club or something seedier, I would say it’s too aggressive for a professional setting.

All in all, this is a good fragrance to use in the colder time of the year, and for informal social events where you really want attention drawn to you. Be advised that A*Men throws subtlety out the window, and hopes it will hit someone on the way down. It will get noticed, and due to the style of it, it can just as easily garner negative reactions as it can positive. As an example, any time I would prefer to sleep on my girlfriend’s couch, I can wear A*Men when I visit her, and that just sorts itself out. Spray it at a distance, spray it modestly, and it should work out nicely for you. If you would prefer something subtle, or good for an all around use, this has very little to offer you.

Apr
26
2011
rick.jansen
rick.jansen

Bought this 15 years ago first time when on vacation in the Canary Islands, am now on the 3rd refill. This is the most distinct perfume I know, it's quite... special. It's very strong too, I wish the spray would dispense a quarter it does. Since I bought this on Gran Canaria A-men is nicknamed "Canaria" in this household :-)

Apr
26
2011
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

this is my second perfume from Thierry Mugler, first one is B*Men...yes I know B*Men comes way after this perfume, but somehow I like B*men because to me, it is more spicy than A*Men. Back to this perfume, I don't really like the opening...it is too sharp for me, but I let the middle notes take over and I start to like it, and the drydown...wonderful! It makes me feel comfortable, very good perfume!

Apr
17
2011
pepper
pepper

I love this perfume on the first smell from the sample I got in 1998. I like pleasing aroma of warm coffee and vanilla after. Very powerful and long lasting smell.

Apr
14
2011
JohnMc
JohnMc

A gourmand fragrance in my humble opinion; sensuous, sexy and very appealing to anyone with a sweet tooth! I love this scent and don't care that it is very pronounced in the sweetness department. Not a typical man's scent in the established sense, but elicits many a fine compliment from women nonetheless. Like a flowery shirt, if worn right and with confidence, the juxtaposition of gender 'norms' are often appreciated.

Apr
09
2011
Minimephisto
Minimephisto

Unisex? It is certainly a male version of Angel already. Yet, it is unquestionable that those men who wears this are those who are courageous enough to tell the world who they are.

Smell of dessert in its first splash. Then, waves of wood and ferns eventually steps it, making it absolutely delightful for the entire day.

Preferable for day use.

Apr
09
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I don’t know if its because I am older or if it is because they redid this one since I bought it when it launched but it smells nice. There was something very… unfinished that I remembered about the initial Angel. This however smells creamy, smooth but with a kick and punch that’s very exotic! I prefer my Euphoria ( I wear the one for women) to this since euphoria and Angel are in the same category. Anyway, nice job on this. I was pleasantly surprised that it smells different.

my review below was based off of a memory. this one was based off of my encounter today at Macys.

Apr
07
2011
grgfourtinas
grgfourtinas

Ok i really liked the Axe Dark temptation , in the winter time. the girls also liked it ;). then i found out it was a imatation of A*men so went out and bought A*men in a flash!! So the oppening is harsh for the avrage person ! i personally like the opening. After about 1 hour this harsh opening fades away and the chocolat,carmel,mint and honey mix together and leave you with this HEAVENLY/SEXY/WARMING drydown. imagine walking into a pastry bakery during the winter time,and in that bakery ur chewing spearmint gum while smelling the chokolate cakes being baked ! thats what it smells like! This is my winter sig. scent so far! i adore this one! highly recomend it,the ladies will love you!

Projection: intense
Longevity: 18+ hours
smell: to die for
ocation: casual
season:winter

Apr
05
2011
Mr. Nose
Mr. Nose

Right, A*Men is sweet and bold indeed. But damn bold. Annoying bold.

That heavy patchouli scent is, also, unattractive to me. Can't help it.

I'm not really sure if this fragrance is Angel's brother or sister, actually. But if you're looking for a strong and sweet fragrance, fella, there you go.


PS: honestly, don't buy it. Leave the sweetness for the girls. Appreciate that.

Apr
04
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

Angel for men just is not the bomb. Sorry. Angel for women is my favorite womens perfume next to Euphoria for women ( and don’t forget about cool water) anyway, I hate this for men. I was really disappointed too because I think that Angel for women is so stand alone that I was hoping for the same sensation with this… NOT! Its so rambunctious and thick! Ugh. I totally didn’t like it. Its like the cologne that never settles. Gave it away to a friend from Ethiopia who loved it. I was happy to see it go and he was happy to smell like…that! It really made me ill from smelling it. Not a good look.

Mar
26
2011
KS84
KS84

My naive nostrils were not so lucky to be warned that they were not going to smell an Angel... more like some queen Bee in a remote beehive decided to get f?cked up on chocolate, snorted a couple lines of coffee, then OD on caramel, and got gang raped by skunks.

God damn it's funky; however after a while, within this strong aromatic mess there is an intriguing warm sweet strange smell worthy of respected originality. It absolutely lives up to Thierry Mugler's design aesthetics, beautiful in its bold and odd way.

The hairs on my arm rise to think of anyone applying this on a hot humid day... plz have mercy on us.

Longevity: very long.

Mar
21
2011
AquaCitrus
AquaCitrus

I tried this at the Fragrance Shop today....and HATED it!! Its very unique no doubt, but smells awful. Sadly it reminded me of some industrial strength toilet disinfectant (from my childhood days in boarding school). Don't get the hype at all...:(

Mar
19
2011
twlahue
twlahue

Yes, Yes, Yes...
Love the "tar note" top notes
Love the "chocolate cake mix" mid notes
Love the "cocoa baking powder" dry down
Awesome!

Mar
16
2011
bigfattonypwnsyou
bigfattonypwnsyou

The woman's angel men isn't much different.. just doesn't have the tar note.

Mar
15
2011
Papi
Papi

Men's side of A*Men should win "chemical-allergic" award in the industry.

I am for women's Alien (Angel would do too) but men's one... no comment.

I would comment other A*Men scents but copy+pasty will not do any good.

2/10

Mar
14
2011
riri
riri

I love it on my husband!!!! I was longing for the IT perfume for my husband and finally I found the One. He loves it as well coz it's not so overpowering and it's different. He wear it everyday and it's signature smell now :) The chocolate, vanilla, coffee, sandalwood, and milk are the things that would remind me of him. A Men got them all, IN ONE BOTTLE. That the awesome thing about this perfume.

Mar
08
2011
kifli
kifli

love the smell, not common, different to the others perfumes, long lasting & creative.. i like it very much. refillable, with 2 bottle already.

Feb
26
2011
scentury
scentury

Smells fantastic! However, if you are on a budget, try Axe Temptation- the poor man's A*men.=>

Feb
12
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

B*men's older brother is a ratbag that still nuggies and wet-willies him. A*men is still a big child at heart and just wants to stir up the authorities and cause chaos.
I can see a relationship between the two. It seems as though B*men was set on a mission to pull his mischievous sibling into gear with a stern backbone, that is outside o fighting crime. Do not let them spend too much time together in one room, they're just too noisy and obnoxious and they do not get along. Any room is better off dealing with just one.
A*men will always be the boisterous, dominant, yet reliable elder, without insult or jealousy.
A*men is fantasically gourmand, with cappuccino, chocolate, milk, beeswax, tonka and the woods being immediately apparent. Most other notes are subtle and the fruity notes barely noticeable, to my nose, making it essentially a gourmand fragrance.I don't consider it oriental woody, I class at a creamy food fragrance, sweets being the main attraction.
The projection of this masterpiece is powerful and in control, not offensive but more intimidating. That said, I would recommend to anyone who loves Black XS, Boss Soul, Ralph Polo Double Black, or if you love D&G the One for it's smoky dominance.

Feb
06
2011
2CentsOnScents
2CentsOnScents

I really dig this scent even though I agree that it is not the most versatile scent out there. It is strong, longlasting, and has great sillage that many people can appreciate. To me, the opening is very minty but I don't think that the strong opening is as unbearable as many say but I do agree that the dry down of the scent is a masterpiece. I get plenty of chocolate, caramel, vanille, and mint in this fragrance.
10 out of 10

Feb
06
2011
MCMXCII
MCMXCII

Ah Angel Men, what to say what to say?...Alright folks let's face it, if you have ever smelled this you will know that Angel Men is either a love or hate kind of scent. It has minty chocolate & a powdery effect on your skin. I own this fragrance and I like it, eh about 2 hours after it's been put on my skin. It honestly never really wears off so thats great for you who love it, & horrible for those who don't.

Feb
03
2011
nattonline
nattonline

Strong and dense, and almost gourmand. What I get out of A*Men are (condensed) milk, chewy caramel, coffee beans, honey, white floral, musky amber, and sandalwood. All of these wraps around pachouli. It's not something I could wear all the time, but it's a nice welcome, and it's great to wear something out of ordinary once in a while. If you like sweet and heavy scent. Give A*Men a try. It'll either blow your mind or make you wish you never laid your hand on this crazy creation. FYI, this is not a starter gourmand fragrance! And it takes me a while to like this.

Feb
03
2011
asianmetalhead
asianmetalhead

The dry down is heavenly, but that tar note is ridiculous haha it takes 5 hours for it to go away. givenchy play intense is a better opinion its pretty much a*men without the tar note and more coffee :)

Jan
29
2011
Cologne Junkie72
Cologne Junkie72

Wow! I love this fragrance!If you can tolerate that initial tar note for the first few moments,then you will enjoy the chocolate, mint,caramel vibe on this one.The projection is a monster.The longevity on me is 10 plus hours on my skin easily.A must buy for you guys out there that want a fragrance that shouts HEY!!!! to your nose.

Jan
20
2011
denaldy
denaldy

unisex fragrances , best for cold night, insaneee longevity!

Jan
16
2011
jerichodeg
jerichodeg

Why anyone would want to smell like this is beyond me. It's too confusing. Imagine a guy that works at Starbucks in the morning, then works the later shift of Jamba Juice. Smell his shirt at the end of the day. :(

Jan
04
2011
diorshowman
diorshowman

Just got this today and upon first whiff it was very...strange. I haven't smelled a fragrance like this before and like Dior Fahrenheit, Angel Men seems to be a "niche fragrance trapped in a designer's bottle." The opening of this is very intense and the tar note stands outs quite a bit. The tar never actually leaves, even in the dry down where you get the chocolate vibe, that tar note is still present. This is what kind of bothers me about this scent: the tar note. Because of the tar note, the fragrance never quite "smooths" out and that tar can get annoying at time. you think : "I just want to smell the chocolate..NOT tar mixed with chocolate." Aside from the tar note, this is a truly unique fragrance and I would consider this very much a niche caliber scent.The longevity and projection on this is excellent, so be very careful with the trigger. As far as versatility goes, I don't see this as being very versatile fragrance, partly because of its incredible projection and longevity. In the office it would be very loud and for such a non-mainstream, non-run of the mill scent(*ahem* Aqua di Gio)I can see how people can get offended by it. I wouldn't recommend this fragrance for those who are starting to get into fragrance or for those starting to get into gourmands. This is a very complex and rough gourmand...try Rocahs Man or Hanae Mori HM if you are just starting to get into gourmands and build your way up to Angel Men.

Longevity:A
Projection:A
Uniqueness:B+
Versatility:C
OVERALL: B+


Douche Meter: 2/5*

*check out my profile to see what the douche meter is

Dec
31
2010
cloyd42
cloyd42

A surprisingly good unisex for a confident man or woman. This is a melange of notes that blends into an altogether pleasing scent--sophisticated and unexpected. It opens floral with notable spiciness and gradually warms to caramel and coffee with honey smoothing the transition. After several hours it settles into a mellow incense and coffee blend with occasional hints of spice and flowers.

Sillage starts extremely strong then settles into a rather close body after about half an hour. If you want the high sillage (dancing?) you will need to reapply about every 45 minutes but be careful or you will end up smelling like a 90's fern bar full of smoke and Brut. If you want the subtle drydown apply about half an hour in advance. The close sillage lasts for hours.
Sillage: see above
Longevity: excellent/see above
Fabulosity: excellent
9/10

Dec
26
2010
K1
K1

A*Man is one of the most iconic men perfumes of all time, and one the most successful formulas among designer perfumes.
This warmth attractive bomb in my first experience on the house of Mugler. I remember the day I smelt it I was so doubtful, one side the fragrance is so mind blowing and extraordinary, and other side the bottle is so repulsive. Anyway during time I get used to the bottle.
The scent, highly recognizably opens with a fresh aquatic minority tone in a galaxy of warm spicy herbal note than plays like a carnival in Brazil that you hear its noise integrated from some streets away.
This scent is so warm, so friendly, so big, so frank and yet so so so odd and mystic.

Dec
25
2010
mehrdad
mehrdad

ادکلنهای این کمپانی واقعا از لحاظ دوام جزو بهترینها هستند و خصوصا این ادکلن که جزو یکی از پر طرفداران مردانه برای فصل پاییز و زمستان محسوب میشود
بسیار شیک
جذاب
مردانه
بسیار با دوام
با پخش بوی بسیار بالا
تاثیر گذاری در هر محیطی که وارد میشوید
مطمئن باشید که از شما در مورد نام آن سوال خواهند کرد خصوصا خانمها
در تابستان استعمال زیاد آن و اسپری کردن آن میتواند برای بعضی آزار دهنده باشد
چون شیرینی آن در تابستان بیشتر خود را نشان خواهد داد
این عطر جزو بهترین عطرهای کمپانی

Thierry Mugler

میباشد در کل از خرید و استفاده آن یعنی از
A*Men by Thierry Mugler
لذت خواهید برد به شرطی که بوی آنرا بپسندید و رایحه آن برایتان فرح بخش باشد
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Fantastic!
Fantastique!
Fantastisch!
Fantastický!
Excepcional!
Фантастический!
환상적!
خارق العاده!
خيالي!
פנטסטי!
Fantastico!
ფანტასტიკა!
奇妙!
素晴らしい!

Fantastic in all languages!

Dec
20
2010
mtx_ibrandon
mtx_ibrandon

this is definitely my new favorite. I cannot stop smelling my arm every time I use it. It smells delicious and lasts ridiculously long on my skin compared to the other fragrances that I have.

Dec
17
2010
omarhadi
omarhadi

Coffee Sweet, an excellent fragrance and girls dig it :)

Nov
28
2010
yudisuseno
yudisuseno

this masterpiece got a strong memory connection with me, first i hate it so much, i thought who wants to smell like this?
in the end, i love this fragrance so much, a squirt for all day is enough.

A*MEN is dark, mature and arrogant, which is SO MUCH FUN. lol

Nov
16
2010
martin_nemo
martin_nemo

This is really love-or-hate frag. I know many people who use it every day from release. Personally, I can't stand those cloying terribly sweet caramel-coffee-lavender notes. But who cares, I have some perfumes that I adore and people around me just can't stand it, so wo cares. The bottle is awesome.

Nov
09
2010
masboi
masboi

this is love or hate frag.
kinda harsh on first spray.
but the dry down is to die for.
longevity is amazing, all day on my skin, even if i had a shower at night, i can still detect the chocolatey, caramely, yummy smell on me.

9/10

Oct
28
2010
gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

When I first read the notes of this fragrance I thought God, who would want to smell like that? Tar? But as I have learned the notes are only half the scent and until you smell it, and see how it is mixed and how it develops you cannot judge it. A*Men has made me much more open-minded about fragrances in general...

*Thank you, ArkangeL for the generous sample of this delicious fragrance!!*

Mugler has created a stunning consort for his favorite lady, Angel with this scent. It begins brightly with greens, mint and bergamot surronded by a fruity herbal type of smell and the lavender is barely perceptible until the top notes subside, and blooms more fully in the midnotes. Then the lush heart of gourmand treasures greets the nose (honey, milk, carmel) with the added woody strength of cedar, the green sheer floralcy of muguet and a lovely patchouli. This is so different from any other cologne I've worn and I just adore it! The dry down is where its oriental nature becomes apparent with sandal, more patchouli, tonka, benzoin and vanilla. The musk, coffee and amber make it dark, rich and oh so SEXY!

Sillage: very good
Longevity: excellent
Overall: 4.75/5 Stunning!

I too, was an avid comic book reader as a child and teenager, so this ad campaign really appealed to me. Albeit 10 years after everyone else. This is something a superhero would sport, I believe. It has great sillage, strength, and longevity, and and a mysterious almost otherworldly feel. I don't get the tar note others complain of, just a dark, heavy smoky note I find very appealing-if this is what TM's hero wears I would love to smell what he 'os-magines' for the villain!

Oct
14
2010
kerrso99
kerrso99

This is my all time favourite fragrance.Everytime i wear it the women always coment saying what a lovely smell. Its very chocolatly and caramel in smell, and lasts absoulutly ages, i mean a few squirts and thats it on all day,FAB,

Oct
04
2010
thatsmr2usir
thatsmr2usir

Now when I first smelled this years ago I said WTH IS THIS???? it was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to strong & overpowering.. But then after it settled & I said ok.. I can somewhat tolerate this! But it smells to much like chocolate & coffee! Which of coffee I dont like to smell like. It also bares some chemical smell which almost makes me want to give this a thumbs down... @ any rate. The longevity of this is awesome! 2 days! & for that I give it a neutral rating! Winter frag no doubt!

Sep
26
2010
Dad jax
Dad jax

Finally Finally i got the 1.7oz today for around 51 euros.This is my second encounter with this dude and i am surprised that the longevity in this bottle is higher then the previous one,i wore it around 6pm evening and still i feel it allover,this makes me think that my first bottle was over matured or i cant figure..
But in the end i am happy with this buy !

Sep
24
2010
glamazoid
glamazoid

i love this on some of my friends,
but on me it doesn't work.
end up smelling all the wrong elements.

Sep
17
2010
murysusanto
murysusanto

Potent formula, definetely not for anyone. This one seduces women by far.

Sep
06
2010
vadim
vadim

I like this one: the smell it's a bit synthetic at first but the middle notes are more natural (I think). This fragrance it's so powerful , you cans spray 2 times and will last all day. Great smell, very modern

Sep
03
2010
sanziana29
sanziana29

Well, I am a woman and wearing A men is very strange. But I love it. Comforting scent, not at all artificial- at least to my nose. Not a masterpiece, but an Inoubliable poison! Thank you, Thierry!!

Aug
26
2010
murysusanto
murysusanto

TOP PRODUCT..BEST OF ALL MUGLER'S. Tried pure coffee and composition wears off fast unlike this classic one which last much longer and yet awesome dry down. I'm keen to try pure malt and if it's as good as this or better, I won't hesitate buying it. Out of my 40's collections this one hell of a great fragrance.

Aug
24
2010
liam0225
liam0225

and enough of this "you have to be confident or have a big ego to wear this" whatever your personility, when you wear this your body chemistry will make it your own!

Aug
19
2010
liam0225
liam0225

Hmmm well, i must try this again as when i first smelt it, it was like curry powder and soil, yeah nasty!,but i had the same reaction to angel for women, when i first smelt it, to me it smelt like britney spears' believe but with a dirty sweaty piece of rotting wood hanging right in the middle of it, on my second try it didnt repulse me but i still wasnt getting it really, now i wear angel all of the time, no more sweaty logs!! so i am going to try this again, i really want to like this and smell its wonderfull caramel, chocolate and coffee, yummmmyyyy!

Aug
19
2010
andrevarx
andrevarx

This EDT is very interesting notes too much cacophony, input your notes are dry and even perceived a strong smell, bitter and slightly sour, middle notes change their sweetest notes and collecting dry wood, sweet tones, which can cloying. Its base notes are sweet woods.

I personally almost never say, but I do not recommend this fragrance for nothing, is like a very bad version of some similar fragrances like Paco Rabanne One Million, or Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men by Giorgio Armani that are not actually my favorite scents , have good quality in its structure. The notes of this fragrance is powerful and even intimidating perceived. Not recommended.

Aug
18
2010
Lotofire
Lotofire

Se que hay mucha gente que detesta este aroma, y no los culpo; pero tampoco formo parte de su grupo.

A Men es una de las mejores fragancias que he adquirido; un clásico atemporal,poseedor de una personalidad única e irrepetible.

La primer aplicación es intoxicante...llena de aromas extremos, definitivamente el alquitrán puede olerse en una explosión aunado al inconfundible aroma de la lavanda, la cual le proporciona una frescura que resulta efímera pero no deja de ser placentera.

una extraña mezcla de chocolate, leche, pachuli,miel,flores y frutas, empiezan a abrazarte proporcionando una sensación de embriaguez.

La nota de café se mezcla con la de chocolate uniendose al musk..después de 10 horas aún puedo oler la presencia de este espíritu libre embotellado en un frasco arte/objeto.

No trataré de convencer a nadie de que la use, cada quien sus gustos; pero para mi, es una obra maestra inconvencional y totalmente sui generis.

Originalidad: 5/5
Duración: 5/5
Proyección: 5/5
Frasco: 5/5
Precio: 2.5/5

Aug
12
2010
youngreview
youngreview

yes.
10/10 I love this scent!
starts of right away with a carameling cotton candy thing. by floral green notes and citrus matures it from other scents like blue sugar. then a slight notes of darek chocolate bounce in and out through out the scent.
longevity - 8/10 (8 - 12 hours)
projection 5/10 (sorta mysterious! ;)
warm bright fresh modern happy sexy and sweet, A*Men makes for a perfect signature scent!

Jul
17
2010
missk
missk

A*Men is the male equivalent of Angel, to put it bluntly. It has all that chocolatey goodness with a touch more richness to give it that masculine touch.

If Angel is milk chocolate, A*Men is dark, bitter chocolate. I dare say that I prefer A*Men over the very controversial and very popular Angel.

Despite the fact that this fragrance has been emulated many times, for example, Very Irresistible for Men by Givenchy, this is a truly unforgettable scent.

A*Men is somewhat linear. Throughout most of its wear it smells like a perfect blend of golden syrup, dark chocolate, coffee, musty patchouli, lavender and rich amber.

Only in the drydown does it change ever so slightly into a musky, chocolate powder type scent.

A*Men intrigued me with its darkness and rich chocolatey notes which you don't expect to smell on a man. All men seem to wear these days are those predictable fresh and citrusy scents. It was nice to smell A*Men for a change.

If you're looking for a stronger, more classic version of A*Men, I do recommend the classic Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels. It has that strong chocolate note without the sweetness.

Talking about strength, A*Men lasts for a very long time. The sillage is also phenomenal, very strong, so beware. I wouldn't be game enough to wear this in Summer, but for Winter, despite its popularity, it is a wonderfully unique and sensual choice. I urge the ladies not to dismiss wearing this fragrance either. Do not let the name fool you into thinking it is just for men.

Jul
15
2010
Casi
Casi

A*Men is spicy, velvety-smooth, rich, creamy vanilla-hazelnut coffee. It is caramel coated and dripping with honey. Cedar, mint and bergamot add cool crispness to this sweet, musky blend. The hearty dose of earthy patchouli, lavender and "green notes" inject A*Men with a strong and invigorating masculinity.

A*Men is a sublime "masculine" interpretation of Angel. Like Angel, A*Men has strength, character and style. This is a powerfully potent concoction. A*Men's big ego MUST be matched by an equally ostentatious personality. This Eau De Toilette has impressive sillage, range and depth. He goes for hours....

Jul
13
2010
tank94
tank94

I bought it today, and I love it. It has sweet, gourmand notes, but it becomes masculine with the musky, sandalwood notes. It kind of smells like Angel for Women though.

Jun
25
2010
instantjim
instantjim

I finally got to try this. I have had B*men for some time and always wanted to try its brother fragrance.

Well, I'm glad I have B*men and not A*Men, for A*men is vastly inferior in my opinion. Yes it is very sweet in a synthetic vanilla kind of way. I once found 1.7 oz of synthetic vanilla fragrance oil in a cheap variety store. It cost me $3. It is very caramel-like smelling and strong. Add some patchouli to it and a few other ingredients and essentially you have A*men. I made a fragrance that smells just like this by messing around with essential and fragrant oils. It is nothing special and even a little offensive (and liable to nauseate susceptible people).

Jun
10
2010
Alee
Alee

When i first read a review of A*Men, i wanted test it right away...since Thierry Mugler scent is not that popular here so its very rare to find it in stores..

Last nite i bumped in to it while i was taking a flight to Tawau, via Kota Kinabalu Airport (note to self, if i want to find any perfume..i should just go to the airport!!!)...it was here all along!!! DAMN!!!

i took the bottle and spray it on my wirst...then, DISAPPOINTMENT!!! it was chocolate with a sharp woody smell...ermmm...then i left the counter and i cant help it to smell it over and over again on my wirst..its a scent that u will try to love...and at the end I LOVE IT!! but not recommended in the tropical/sunny area, basically this is a winter perfume or you are staying in a air condition room...this perfume had a MONSTER projection and trails for the whole day...be careful with the sprayer...:o)

May
28
2010
Miss Guerlain
Miss Guerlain

A stronger, much less re refind version of Guerlain Bois d'Armenie. Compare these two yourself, and you will se!! I enjoy this one a lot!

May
18
2010
teedee
teedee

this? popular among men? that's a surprise for me... i tought this is more feminine than masculine. i kinda like it actually...

the opening was rather soft and easy going vanilla kind of smell... but then...here comes attack of the coffee! very strong coffee and pepper. the dry down was caramel chocholate coffee combo on me. yum~ if i can stand that strong middle notes that is...

May
07
2010
jae
jae

I'm torn on this one. I've avoided it for over a decade because if its popularity. So, here in April 2010, I finally test this one out. Well, it's not bad. But it's not to my taste, either. Yes, it's intense. But that's not what's bothering me. It's extremely spicy, in addition to already being sweet. I like my gourmands to be rather mellow and laid-back. I prefer D&G 11 La Force for a vanilla, overall. But I'm not dismissing A*Men as a bad fragrance. It's very good, especially during the drydown and it's a sillage MONSTER. 1-2 sprays should last for +8 hours. It doesn't suit me, but I still like it.

UPDATE: once this settles down for real, it's stunning. I could totally wear this. But there's this thought of someone coming up to me and saying, "So you like A*Men, too, ha?" that bothers me. Like I said before, I'm torn on this one. I take pride in my individuality, especially in my fragrances. But this is tempting.... We'll see......

Apr
23
2010
Lady Love
Lady Love

Milk-Caramel-Cofee-Patchouli and Mint! What a unique and risky combination and A-Men Work them Soooo well!

When I try A*men I thought this had some incense note, but I was wrong, so maybe i believe the honey and coffee part can cause this incense-feeling.

A*man mint notes are powerful but they are tempered by the other notes in the scent. The powerlasting is beautiful, A*man will never leave you, can last all day, this is the reason why you should have to apply just a little.

I know this is a ultra sweet fragrance, but this doesn't mean lack of masculinity, this fragrance is very virile!

Apr
19
2010
lfmars98
lfmars98

This fragrance blew me away as I never smelled anything like it before. Very intense for the first 30-60 minutes when applied but the drydown is amazing. Sweet chocolate, caramel, coffee, mint, and lavender. Less is more 2-3 sprays tops. Great sillage and it last 8-10 hours on my skin. You have to be bold to wear this. 10/10.

Apr
01
2010
seabear
seabear

WTF! This stinks! First impression upon application of a tester this morning was chocolate mentholatum. PU! Never again! If I had had the time I would have taken another shower to wash off the stink.

Mar
31
2010
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

I first purchased for my husband B man (now discontinued) and we liked it a lot, before he finished that one I got him a bottle of Angel men. At first I wasn't sure if I like it but now I do. However, I still like B man much better. It is more wearable and masculine than Angel. He keeps reaching for B Man and has 1/4 of a bottle left. If I see another bottle of B Man I will purchase it without hesitation.

Mar
27
2010
jazz444
jazz444

The second I spray it on, I feel crazily powerful and unbelievably confident. And it never, never fails to get me scores of compliments. (Interesting note: I'm not a big patchouli fan, but I love how my shirts have a low-humming patchouli affixed to them days later after wearing A*Men.) A stunning, memorable scent.

Feb
28
2010
LenaBel
LenaBel

I can only see someone wearing it in the winter, at nightime. It is sweet, strong and powerful and I actually do find it sexy. As many have mentioned honey, vanilla, caramel and coffee notes are most prominent. Although it is like an Angel for men, I think I would rather wear A*men than Angel lol. I think A*men is one of a kind, not many men would dare to wear it!

Feb
24
2010
aktp-iciook
aktp-iciook

Caramel and chocolate punch me in the face. Truly and deeply gourmand at its best :)

A*Men is cloyingly sweet yet creative. I fully admit Thierry Mugler's talent to have created such a powerful juice. But I have to say NO to this fragrance.

If I were to name this juice, I would call this one "(TRULY)ONLY THE BRAVE" lol :P

In short: Longevity of Angel is incredibly lying somewhere like 12+ hours to infinity. lol


Cheers,

Feb
24
2010
Mindphlux
Mindphlux

I wanted to like this one but I found it so overpowering and repulsive. I tried it in all different ways, 1 spray on neck, 1 on chest, 1 on wrists, and combinations of all those. Every time it was too much for me, even with only one spray. It didn't get me any compliments either. All the girls at work who smelled it on me said it was strange and didn't like it. Well i'll go with what the ladies like. Oddly enough, I adore Ice*Men as its nowhere near as potent as this stuff. So don't be afraid to try that one if you don't care for A*Men.

Feb
21
2010
rafaeleleniz
rafaeleleniz

We have to recognize one thing about this fragrance, it broke the mold. In the history of fragrances there is a "before A*MEN" and "after A*MEN", it was so different then, but today there are literally hundreds of fragrances that follow the lead from A*MEN and it is not such a novelty anymore. It has been surpassed by others and actually it does not do aything for me. Blue Sugar from Aquolina is very similar but far far superior, it kinda softens the hard edges of A*MAN so BS is not so rough, so agressive, it is more pleasant. If you like this scent, try BS and you will be very satisfied. And it is a lot cheaper to boot

Feb
13
2010
Tuvok
Tuvok

Chocolate, coffee, carmel and so on, but...i totally love it. I like sweet scents but this gourmand is the best. Everyone used to tell me how great i smell. Girls used to call it "sweetie" and my buddies used to borrow it before going out to the club. Use it during cold weather because it will show it's true nature only then. Spray 2-3 times, otherwise you'll die and with you the civilisation within 1km radius. Lasting time is in my case great - 7-8 hours and you could smell it after dancing in a crowdy place, with lots of cigarette smoke inside. Spraying with A*men is like puting on a chocolate scarf, and we all know girls like candies, don't we? :)

Feb
03
2010
ilikethequiet
ilikethequiet

Who would have thought that caramel, milk, lavender, mint and bergamot would make a great combination? But it is! The top and middle notes are wonderful!

This is gorgeous, from top to bottom. I definitely smell the caramel and honey, as well as the coffee, musk, vanilla and amber. The dry down is at once bitter and sweet, burnt and warm, green and powdery. It. is. heavenly. Plus, it contains my favorite note of all, patchouli. The amber in there softens it all and balances all of the bottom notes beautifully.

I *love* A*Men. But that isn't a surprise as I love most of Thierry Mugler's creations.

Jan
31
2010
ep-1990
ep-1990

I personally don't like the moment you spray it on, but after that its the best fragrance i have ever smelled.

5/5 !!

Jan
16
2010
ahmed ehab
ahmed ehab

campycamp i totally agree !!
A*MEN is indeed heavenly and the dry down is a little weird but yet 5/5 !!!

about the 24 hours , on me it went for only about 10 or 12 hours !!!

yet still magnificent !! it broke my wardrobe record for the longest lasting perfume !

Jan
11
2010
BIG
BIG

This is the frag that turned my world upside down. It's very complex: sometimes it smells like tar-coffee, other times like milky-caramel or chocolate-coffee latte. This changes all the time. If you're into gourmand scents, you have to OWN this!!!

Jan
05
2010
Sultan
Sultan

it's like love it or kill it. nothing in between. unique? thinking how popular it is and spots selling this product - no. sexy? if you imagine a cute guy - may be, if a fat ugly man - noup! sweet? too sweet that people in surround cannot stay close. pleasant? no way! legend? absolutely.
I love it no matter what from the yaer the fragrance met the world.

Jan
04
2010
BIG
BIG

it's best suitable during cold winter weather!!! the sillage is powerful!!!

Dec
19
2009
misiek_pl
misiek_pl

My signature winter fragrance. Genius product.

Nov
05
2009
scenturian
scenturian

This is a love or h8 scent.
One reason of h8, people overdose it or spray so closer which makes not evolving and becoming sickly sweet.
Perfumes should be sprayed min 10 cm away, but this must be sprayed min 20 cm away and 1 spray is enough on both neck sides.
I love it, it smells so delicious.
Very potent almost all street smells like u when u wear it!
Sweet and warm woody drydown.

Nov
03
2009
andy
andy

great smell how many guy scents have chocolate like this but its VERY potent

if this is too pricey 4 u try creation lamis diable bleu thats what i got and its the same great scent for a MUCH lower price and larger bottle

Oct
26
2009
Mazinho
Mazinho

In a world of male fragrances which love to blend in(to) the background and be oh so (olfactory) correct, this male fragrance dares to be Different, dares to be Big and dares to be Bold. Love it or hate it. A pirate among sailors, a vagabond a rebel. It's the lovable, mischievous pirate Jack Sparrow and not the cute clean boy (whats his name??) It leaves many confused, others infatuated and some loathing it. This is what makes this male fragrance so great: no one is indifferent to it. Simply one of the greatest, a modern classic, a REBEL with a huge HEART.

It is one of the most cleverly crafted male scents out there. After the initial blast (which is powerful and has a hint of tar in it), this demon of an angel starts settling into something really special, sweet (in a masculine way), earthy and deep.

Definitely not suitable for every skin (or character), but if it mixes well on your skin then it mixes fantastically (as I said before, it's Hero or Zero, no in between). When I have it on it draws compliments and smiles from those around me. On the Latin dance floor, when I wear this, some girls don't simply dance with me, they bond with me, with their noses buried deep in my neck.

Love it or Hate it? I choose to Love it... a lot!

Tip: with A*Men less is actually more.

Oct
12
2009
minister smellgood
minister smellgood

longest lasting thing to come out since grey flannel!smells alot better tho.but they stole the smell from animale animale which came out before this.check it out for yourself.

Aug
21
2009
pirata
pirata

This one is my favorite cologne, the sweet chocolatey, caramel, coffee and vanilla blend so well together. It is defeniteley one of a kind and although most say to wear it in winter, i like to wear it anytime of the year, mostly at night. Its very strong and lasts hours which surprised me because my skin doesnt allow cologne to last too long usually, I dont usually spray more that 2 sprays because of how strong it is and how much it projects. It is definetely a love it or hate it type but the problem with this cologne is when people smell it on a test strip they dont like it much, I didnt the first time, but I tried it on my skin anyway and began to really like it, so I bought it and now love it! If youre interested, test it on your skin, give it a chance and see if you get to like it after wearing it a few hours.

Aug
18
2009
ZeeK
ZeeK

For me A*Men is a comic world Villain while the B*Men is raised to save Mugler's comic world as a Superhero... The severe and intense -ve affect of A*Men could only be revived by B*Men and nothing else...

For me A*Men is a "hate" symbol and to love it you have to get B*Men.

A*Men is simply a junk drink of caramel, coffee and chocolate... while B*Men no doubt has a burning sugar aroma and coffee touch but with bearable amount and manly affect that is blended well with spicy and woody notes.

I tested both deeply on each hand with generous amount... as a result and matter of fact, I was trying to keep my hand away from my nose where I have sprayed A*Men while I really admired sniffing the forearm where I have splashed B*Men.

No doubt A*Men is better in power and silage but only if you want to feel like a COSTA AD of COFFEE in VANILLA & CARAMEL flavor... yakhhhhhhhhh....!!!

Aug
12
2009
andy
andy

very few scents dry into chocolate this is definately a great drydown but u gotto leave a good 2 to 4 hours til it starts working with ur body chem for the scent to start workin

Aug
11
2009
alexkos
alexkos

Like the post under mine, I agree, that there is nothing in this perfume, that can stimulate me to have it on. It is disgusting, although the bottle is gorgeous, the scent is like a mud or dirt, like old veterans from the war placed in a nursery home. Burned and dirty, I can't even say, that it is classic or too heavy male fragrance. I like sweet fragrances, especially in the winter, but this one is way too much for me to stand it.

Aug
11
2009
hoelahoep
hoelahoep

Sorry, but i can't find one thing i like about A-men. Its over the top,to sweet, to many elements i prefer in my cup to drink or to digest (chocolate, caramel and coffee).

It smells,stinks,like burning sugar, totally confusing and utterly unwearable. To my nose just a sickly sweet stench. It's only good as a breathtaking deterrent to keep everything living and breathing on a safe and sure distance of 25 metres.

If you wear this one to work, your collegues will bring out the peck and feathers, and throw you out over the city borders....

no doubt about that.....

Aug
11
2009
wakemeupalready
wakemeupalready

Just wait until you have tried the new A*Men Pure Malt edition.. I got my bottle today and I'm blown away... i'll always have a place in my heart for the original A*Men its a daring fragrance, it takes guts to wear it, Its a love it or hate it scent but an absolute classic.

Aug
11
2009
Yiorgos
Yiorgos

Strong and deep! I love its unique character! Its really long lasting and sweet perfume.

Aug
11
2009
jonr951
jonr951

I CANT stand this horrifying cologne! Its got to be one of the worst scents ive even been unfortunate to experience. Its a horrible mix of way too much different things! Gosh i hate it. But its still not as horrifying as Angel! Thats probably the worst fragrance ive ever smelled!

Aug
06
2009
jonovon
jonovon

If there's a word to describe A*Men, it's ohmygod. That's an absolute classic, in a gender of its own.

Its top notes last nothing. Which, honestly, is of little importance. I feel the twingey tones of bergamot and lavender only when I first spray it. Then, like 30 seconds after, they're gone and tar, chocolate, caramel and every sweet substance you can find takes place, alongside with a heavenly patchouli that slowly grows over them.

Some will hate A*Men, and I can't get it, even though, like any classic, there's the love it or hate it thing. Some would find this perfume too feminine because of its sweetness. I can't agree. It's so well balanced and austere in keeping a perfect blend - and that's something I associate with good gentleman scents. Plus, there's a nasty, dirty BO note underlying its lifetime that can only be masculine. For instance, this BO effect is so strong in B*Men that I find it nearly unwearable. But in A*Men it's just essencial in keeping balance. Just like jazz needs dissonant chords to feel alive and harmonic.

Now, any A*Men lover knows it, you should NEVER spray it more than ONCE. With one spray you get a balanced, non-overpowering aura. Giving it 2 sprays or more will keep any living being from getting any closer than 50 meters from you. Add to that one of the longest perfume lifetimes I've seen (but it still doesn't beat Joop! Homme).
So, know how to dose and use it, learn how to match it with your clothes and behaviour to create a mysterious, sexy, playful persona. You'll be rewarded with some curious girls' neckturns and random compliments.

Aug
03
2009
sunnysniffs
sunnysniffs

Well..A men is
Thierry mugler's one of the best creations...
at first it seems like chocolate sauce with caramel candy...
but later as it dries down.. it gets more woody n aromatic...
get it on... be ready for compliments..
A definite head turner..
10/10 for it ..

Jul
29
2009
Budaqueen
Budaqueen

I wore this as an alternative to the Angel perfume, which everybody wore. I think it is suitable for a girl, I loved the tar, leather and coffee smell... and guys certainly liked it on me. I would not wear it again, but I really like it. Sadly, my boyfriend does not like it so he won't wear it.

Jul
25
2009
6opar
6opar

This fragrance is lovely and crucial. Famous and outstanding. You cannot get any sweeter than Angel. it is refined and maybe the most important edt of the 90's. *****

Jun
20
2009
pimentosugars
pimentosugars

Cappucino with incense!

Oh, how clever this scent is! So like Angel, but where the gourmand chocolate/vanilla softness of the feminine version just keeps coming, here a spicy undertone builds very softly, without every being too dry or rasping.

I find the whole 'smelling like a cookie' aspect of modern perfumery very curious. Chocolate and vanilla were long considered aphrodisiacs, particularly for women; is this why so many of us love the suffusing rounded sweetness of Angel? many men love the smell of Angel on me; on themselves they are less sugar inclined. No way do they want to smell like home baking!

In A*Men, the gourmand element is elegantly curtailed and balanced with spice and patchouli; a scent for a man with confidence in his own allure, A*Men is something of a hedonist. I can't imagine a man wearing it in the office. Like its angelic sister, A*men comes into its own at night or in cooler weather. Unlike the beautiful blue star, it hasn't been overdiscovered - yet!

Jun
10
2009
jasonx
jasonx

@ ahmed ehab: I think it's ok to use it at night (not so hot night though). I live in a tropic country so I do not have winter. One warning though, this one is very controversial, some might love it dearly, some might hate it guts, so be sure to try on your skin, wait at least 8hrs before you decide to buy it.
Hope this help

Jun
08
2009
andy
andy

yeah very rarely do i find a cologne with CHOCOLATE in it so this is a must have, i got the diable bleu so i wouldnt have to wait 8 hours for it to smeell good and paid 10 but this is a MUST HAVE scent for the night club its very edgy and chicks love it

May
19
2009
vdxl
vdxl

Too caramelish sweet and strong. It smells cheap because of the sugary note associated with the vanilla. If it hadn't been for this note, it would have been a great woody-incense-vanilla scent. It is also very common, and I do not know why many men in my country use it in the hot summer days. This one is not for that even if applied sparingly.

Apr
26
2009
falovalo
falovalo

I get patchouli right away, along with caramel, milk and honey. The sweet notes don't stick around long. After that youre left with patchouli and musk. It's very sharp and has a body odor note... kinda odd... like some guy went on an eating binge and scarfed down 50 carmelo bars and raided a bag of sugar then the sweat from all that work started to mix with the musk that he put on that morning!

Apr
19
2009
jasonx
jasonx

This one is not that bad IMO. Actually, it'll smell so good if there's no "cat pee"-spicy effect interfere with the sweet chocolate smell in the dry down. Not as unique though since this is the smell of most Oriental Woody fragrances.

Mar
22
2009
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

I prefer B men to A men.but about description..
at the first sniff it's masculine and just a bit sweet.I think it gets it's masculine power and sharpness from bergamot and lavendar.
but after less than 5 minutes it becomes so damn sweet.it's the same smelling of angel.I really can't recognize if it's a man perfume or female one!
I can't take a woman who wears sweet to this extend,so obviously a man would be untakeable!

Feb
14
2009
mariotgomez
mariotgomez

Today I felt like visiting a long lost friend. That friend being A*Men.

It was nice to be surrounded by the creaminess and sweetness of this fragrance. Just a short spritz is all you need. As I was walking to work today, I kept getting a smell of the scent. The smell cause me to have a craving for a Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks.

Every once in awhile it is nice to be able to catch up with a long lost friend. I am glad I have kept this fragrance in my collection since its release in the late '90's.

Feb
03
2009
gio
gio

just one word:LEGEND!!!!!!!!

Jan
07
2009
tuky
tuky

Very strog at first! after 2 hours is creamy, delicious -> yummy! Long lasting, unique, warm on the skin, it goes to "imaginary world", everything..! Superb! (but not everyone likes it)! Le Male and A*men - No.1 for me.

Dec
21
2008
tessture
tessture

Delicious, foody and woody, but can be easily overpowering.

Dec
14
2008
debbborra
debbborra

I wear this. I wear it on the weekends and I wear it to bed, because I'm just not brave enough to wear a well-known men's fragrance in public. To me the original Angel smells like it's missing something. Whatever it is, A*Men's got it.

When you close your eyes and inhale, you get the bergamot first, tartly fruity over the wood, coffee and caramel.

But I don't get as excited about trying to pick out each note as I do about the combination of these smells.

The total effect here is midnight mass at a cathedral. It's thick incense, rich and inspiring, and a bit dark.

The scent is more masculine than feminine, its true, but mostly it's just rich and sensuous. This stuff just smells good.

Dec
12
2008
Jani
Jani

It can create a lot of debate of it sweetness
but *de gustibus non est disputantum*
very strong but nice and mistical fragrance

Nov
06
2008
acc
acc

masculine, virile, complex and sweet. not for every man and should be used with care. even 2 sprays could be overpowering. should never be sprayed on clothes because it lasts forever on them :)

Oct
25
2008
toyoutoyou
toyoutoyou

Not for anyone. Just for me...!

Oct
24
2008
elgab89
elgab89

This is for me the Angel created for men. Just like the women's version it can create a lot of debate, due to the sweetness of it.
Not unpleasant, although tenacious, it does turn heads wherever it goes (of approval and disapproval).
I personally prefer BMen - more woody and somehow more manly.

Oct
08
2008
Daniel-el-unico
Daniel-el-unico

This is my favorite perfume, because its so different to the others perfumes.
its a great fragrance. Its the only perfume I never recommend because I want to be the only who wears it,

Sep
30
2008
dandy721
dandy721

MMMMM i'm not sure about thierry mugler's fragrances mans and womans they are so plastic so laboratory fragrances except cologne which i found it very green fresh and irresistible

Sep
30
2008
chocolateguy
chocolateguy

You should have ( at least ) one. Uniquely sweet, modern, strong. So damn attractive.

Aug
27
2008
gigimarketing
gigimarketing

My favourite...not common at all, very warm on the skin...it has the right point of sweetness,it lasts for hours and it is not absolutely feminine...I think is a perfume for a confident men and absolutely uncommon and not banal

Aug
25
2008
dgoosenberg
dgoosenberg

Ewww.... too sweet even to be a perfume. It smells like sugar and extremely feminine. Either you will like it or you will hate it. Personally I would absolutely not recommend this cologne.

Jul
09
2008
afraafra
afraafra

Very hypnotic, addictive and unisex

Jun
01
2008

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