A*Men Angel Men 1996

A*Men / Angel Men by Mugler
Bottle Design Thierry Mugler
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A*Men is a perfume by Mugler for men and was released in 1996. The scent is sweet-gourmand. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Perfumer

Jacques Huclier

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
CorianderCoriander
LavenderLavender
PeppermintPeppermint
Heart Notes Heart NotesHoneyHoney
JasmineJasmine
CaramelCaramel
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
PatchouliPatchouli
CedarwoodCedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
BenzoinBenzoin
CoffeeCoffee
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
StyraxStyrax
Tonka beanTonka bean
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.3824 Ratings

Longevity

9.1632 Ratings

Sillage

8.9606 Ratings

Bottle

7.1610 Ratings

Value for money

7.962 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.10.2021.
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MinoTaurus
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MinoTaurus
MinoTaurus
   5  
My first own fragrance
In the midst of my high school graduation stress in 1997, I came across A*Men. So there it was, the silver bottle with sky-blue box and iconic Thierry Mugler lettering, and I had to test it, fall in love with shock and buy it immediately.

I already loved Angel! And finally there was an equally worthy men's fragrance!

This first fresh, somewhat biting top note, then pleasantly warm base note, the soft finish and the indescribably good durability were exactly as I had imagined a fragrance.

And today? Sometimes I put on A*Men still. And remember the beautiful time.

Let's see if L'Oréal can deal with the legacy of Thierry Mugler, or whether this brand now also adapts to the mainstream, is sold off or stamped in the long term....?!
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7.5
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SaSu77
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SaSu77
Helpful Review    2  
One who needs time
It took me a while to get used to this scent myself. In fact, I have received him as a sample and at first sniffing not liked at all. The fragrance I had actually already checked off, but after about 10-15 min noticed that a fragrance combination arises that I want to smell again and again. Shortly back to the prelude, ... and the question why this fragrance has to smell so unpleasant at the start (chocolatey tar). Apparently it has to be that way in order to create that nice drydown. Who evaluates the fragrance directly after spraying makes here really a mistake. Likewise, the question arises to which occasions the fragrance fits well at all. Currently a little difficult at Corona times, but I think he fits, for example, very well to go out to eat. For me, it is in any case nothing for the office or sports and also not for the summer. "My wife doesn't like it by the way". Positive ladies reaction to this are probably rather meow, if it is important to you.

I just smell Him myself with pleasure, because he also comes across very masculine and am glad to have Him in my collection. Definitely something different. In the drydown he has convinced me after this really very difficult start.
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HugoMontez

40 Reviews
HugoMontez
HugoMontez
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The Gour(man)d !
Thierry Mugler (Nowadays just MUGLER) changed the perfumery in 1992 when Angel was launched. A fruity patchouli, intoxicating and mesmerizing. A fragrance that defined a new olfactory family: Gourmand.

After the huge success of it, they needed a counterpart and hired Jacques Huclier to try this theme in a masculine fragrance. A very risky try because at that time, the world didn't have many sweet fragrances (Joop! Homme and Le Male were the 2 most popular ones, i guess), but it turns out to be another successful creation.

This masculine version takes the chocolaty patchouli heart of Angel which made it unforgivable and adds tar, caramel, coffee and lavender. And its freaking delicious!!!

The lavender helps it be more wearable and less sweet and the tar opening turns it more masculine. The development is quite flat but the composition is so glorious that i don't care. Tar, caramel and coffee are super strong in the opening. A sweet bite that immediately takes you to heaven. The tar is present in the early stages but quickly fades out as the fragrance evolve and the lavender-patchouli combo became more evident. The thing that makes this fragrance unique and mesmerizing is this strange masculine combination of lavender and patchouli with this eddible caramel-chocolate-coffee thing going on througout the fragrance lifetime, and it's much more evident here than in the flankers which are more focused on other compounds like the sweet tobacco on Pure havane or the boozy-caramelized whisky.

This is a true masterpiece that is overshadowed by his flankers, which some of them are great like those cited above, but not as remarkable as the originator.

The longevity is excellent (8+ hours easily) with good projection for the first hour.

Thierry Mugler made a timeless masterpiece and he never reach this level again, despite some great flakers.

5/5
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Schruppen
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Schruppen
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Mugler's A*Men Vs. Killian Intoxicated
In fact, there are similarities here as well. You can kind of argue that: Where A*Men left off, Intoxicated is just getting started. That metallic sweetness just seems pretty flat on A*Men. Killian just makes it more rounded. I also feel the sillage is just kind of mediocre on A*Men. Intoxicated seems to be superior to the A*Men fragrance in all sub-disciplines. Just not in the price performance. Nevertheless, that is complaining at a high level. Who likes sweet fragrances, should buy A*Men blind.
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GivenchyPi
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Helpful Review    5  
Not my cup of tea
Although I have no aversion to sweet perfumes, I did not like A*Men by Thierry Mugler at all.

Over the whole period from opening to closing, an enormously synthetic sweetness stands out, which in my opinion is too much of a good thing. This is an enormously dull sweetness. In my opinion, the scents as a whole appear enormously synthetic, almost plastic. Big changes are also not present with the time. It smells consistently dull, synthetic and sweet.

This is a perfume that gives me the impression that the individual fragrances have been mixed up wildly. They do not harmonize well with each other. Almost all the components seem synthetic and extremely dull, so dull that it almost makes me sick.

It's not my case at all. But that's like all matters of taste. If you like the scent, I can highly recommend this perfume, because the shelf life is very long and the sillage is very strong.

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9.5
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10
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8
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4
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Rquill67

198 Reviews
Rquill67
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Masterpiece!
I seem to be late to the game on this one. I finally purchased the original A*Men from Mugler and it's amazing. I can see what the buzz is all about. The caramel, the milk, the coffee... wow.... amazing, especially for the year it came out in the fragrance community. I absolutely love this fragrance, it's sweet, gourmand, yet spicy, manly and milky all at the same time. I smell coffee, but would like to smell more, and perhaps it's just how this fragrance reacts on my skin. I can't say enough about this fragrance by Mugler. Definitely a compliment-getter! I give this a 9/10!
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NotNull

3 Reviews
NotNull
NotNull
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A little too out there.
My journey with Thierry Mugler started with Pure Malt, possible my favorite fragrance today, and my first real, "quality" fragrance. And so when I first smelled the original I desperately wanted to like it. Badly. And I sort of did, sort of. I even went so far as to buy a bottle. Firstly, much like the other A*Men scents, the sillage and longevity are amazing. And alot of the sweet notes are done perfectly, the honey and caramel notes are balanced very well. That being said, there is something deeply off-putting in the scent as well, borderline offensive. I believe it's the coriander notes coming out, they absolutely dominate everything else for the first few minutes to half an hour. Whilst I don't hate it, for me it certainly doesn't live up to any of the Pure series, especially Pure Malt, even though Havane and Tonka are amazing too. I still wear it come winter, but only rarely, and I apply it well before I plan to appear in public, as it evolves into a truly beautiful fragrance in time. So in summary, right after application, it's too bold and exotic for my olfactory palate, so to speak, but in evolution, it becomes sweet, distinct, and very warm.
8.5
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9
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TomFragance

30 Reviews
TomFragance
TomFragance
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Timeless
Timeless!
Sweet, but not that sweet cloying spicebomb or similar crap.
It's the male version of angel, another pillar of perfumery, and in fact the analogies are there. Gourmand, woody, sophisticated, vibrant.
The opening is made very sweet by tonka, honey sandal and coffee, but it is all very spicy with citrus and coriander. Very woody base always clean calm and relaxing sweetness.
To say that this masterpiece is a blasphemy.It is like saying that the daisy tastes like basil!
Powerful and long-lasting, ideal in the cold months.
I heard the version today, and the sweetness is very syntetic and watered down, it is worth covering an older one.

rating 8.5
GewoonBB

59 Reviews
GewoonBB
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A*Men (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
• THIERRY MUGLER A*MEN •

I've been avoiding Mugler's men's line for no better reason then absolutely hating the bottle designs, so it's about time to dive in.
A*Men is a familiar scent, although I never tried it myself. To my nose, the sweetness is a bit too much. It's mainly a chocolate scent, but not a powdery, lifelike chocolate, rather a syrupy dark chocolate sauce. A bergamote and mint brings some welcome and quite interesting contrast to the sweetness.

I went a bit light on my first wear, which I preferred smell wise, but it fades too quickly. For the second time I sprayed some extra, resulting in a harsh sweet opening, almost going into liquorice territory. I wish the coffee note was stronger, but I know Mugler has better options in their line-up for that purpose.
A*Men is not something I'd wear myself, but it's an appealing fragrance for a reasonable price, so I can see why it's popular •

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Frankenstone
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Frankenstone
Helpful Review    8  
Giving the fragrance its time
A very unique, strong fragrance, I am surprised that it is still available in the drugstores. With 3 sprays you have almost overdosed. The top note smells very pleasant for me, sweet with a male-minty freshness. After a few hours the fresh fragrance disappears and the fragrance develops very sweet, caramel-like - which is not bad at all! however, this sweet is always accompanied by this tar note which can be too much of a good thing from time to time. But it is precisely this "tarry" (Thierry-ge haha) that makes the fragrance unique. It's best to test it yourself and give the fragrance a little time. I smelled it the first time in Paris and found it terrible. It was only after the third attempt that I found him interesting. Today I like to wear it in winter
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RatsaladRatsalad 1 month ago
I really can not detect any other notes than coffee! Maybe slightly honey, caramel. That's all
InbnkInbnk 2 months ago
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This is timeless perfume. Released in 90s but now is still in trend. Nice gourmand with great longevity. No re-formulate effect like others.
Aquarius1Aquarius1 3 months ago
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Intoxicating scent in a bad way, I find this concoction to be revolting from top to base, up to the point of making me nauseous. Not for me.
Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 4 months ago
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All the best notes: coffee, caramel, honey, milk, patchouli. Sweet, but not a "generic" sweetness, it's very coffee/chocolatey. Top gourmand
StaticStatic 6 months ago
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Like JP Gaultier Le Male , this is an icon! Lots of great memory’s back in the 90’s.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Amazon1975Amazon1975 6 months ago
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5
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These bottles are so bad but the scent is good Yes has a "tar" like accord longevity and sillage are very very good. It's a tad soapy too.
HugoMontezHugoMontez 11 months ago
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One of my favorites of all time. A great combination of patchouli, caramel and coffee, with some vanilla in the drydown. 5/5
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
6.5
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9
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I usually love strong scents, powerhouses, and I love some flankers of A*Men but there is something here that i really dislike, a sweet tar.
TombbbTombbb 1 year ago
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I didn't think I would ever rate a frag as a 1/10, but here we are. Absolutely disgusting smell. Chokingly sweet, donut, caramel.
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
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Weird and risky the aromatic-gourmand-resinous accord giving to this scent the typical "TM" imprinting. A warm and strong winter perfume
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