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A*Men Pure Coffee (2008)
by Thierry Mugler

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A*Men Pure Coffee information

Year of Launch2008
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 315 votes)

People and companies

HouseThierry Mugler
PerfumerJacques Huclier
PerfumerChristine Nagel
Parent CompanyGroupe Clarins

About A*Men Pure Coffee

A*Men Pure Coffee is a masculine fragrance by Thierry Mugler. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Christine Nagel and Jacques Huclier

A*Men Pure Coffee fragrance notes

Reviews of A*Men Pure Coffee

As good as the coffee note is in this, sadly, it's more of a dense patchouli based fragrance than anything. Easily the most patchouli heavy of all of the A*Men flankers. Longevity is pretty good, but projection leaves something to be desired.

I used to love this much more than I currently do. Its simple composition grew rather boring on me. There are much better, and more complex variations of A*Men, such as Pure Wood, Pure Malt, and Pure Havane.
25th April, 2019
Dark, coffee, wood, spice.
That mature combination of top notes, but also maintaining the youthful base that carries through into every A*Men. My favorite of the flankers so far, followed by Pure Malt in a close second. Not as sweet as PM or PH; has a darker, more mature quality.
The scent is resinous and beautiful, and fitting to anyone between 25 and 60.
A cold weather gourmand, not unlike its brothers, but this one can be a little more forgiving in slightly warmer weather. Solid 6 hours of projection and another 8 as a lingering skin scent. I think it's rare to find such a universally pleasing, interesting, yet unique male fragrance.
28th October, 2018
Not a bad entry in the A*Men "Pure" series, though not one I'd call my favorite. It takes the vanilla-patchouli vibe of Pure Tonka and adds a noticeably bitter coffee-like note married with vetiver, that was tough for me to really get into. Versus some of the other "Pure" flankers - namely, Pure Tonka, Pure Havane, UltraZest, and Pure Wood, for instance - this one has a stronger nod out to the original A*Men's distinctive coffee presence (by design), and it similarly rich and sharp like the original.

Pure Coffee is nice overall, but I think I am more sold on the effects of the aforementioned flankers (as well as their long lost relative, B*Men).

06th February, 2018
nice coffee patchouli .one of the best from the house.
01st February, 2018
There are those that deplore A*Men.

There are those that appreciate all the mugler patchouli/choco-centric offerings and will tell of the various nuances among and between them all.

And there are those that are just OK with all the offerings and will say they do not reflect enough toward the particular name (i.e. here -> not enough of a coffee accord in Pure Coffee) and simply don't differ enough to justify owning more than one.

I'm of the last group. I choose Pure Malt, but just by a wee dram.
13th July, 2016
Phenomenal. The first time I sampled this it made me laugh because the coffee was so distinct and recognizable, I couldn't imagine anyone taking it seriously as a personal scent for the day. Fragrances are works of art indeed, but there's little use for a scent presented as an eau de toilette that can't be worn. If it's unwearable, it's better off as a scented candle or simply a paper strip.

Fortunately, A*Men Coffee made such an impression that after sampling several scents that day it couldn't be erased from my memory. I thought about it throughout the week and something told me I needed to try it again. I did so; it smelled exactly the same as the first time but instead of being amused at how uncannily it resembled coffee, I took notice of just how nice the overall scent is as something to wear. It doesn't make you smell like a Starbucks at all. Instead, it smells entirely appropriate and complete as a men's winter fragrance with this breathtaking note of coffee that's neither too sweet nor too bitter. It's gorgeous, unique, and unforgettable.

I have the original A*Men and have sampled several from the line. Pure Coffee is my favorite head and shoulders above the rest.
12th January, 2016

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