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    Default new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

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    Thierry Mugler has launched AngelMen (aka A*Men) Pure Coffee, a limited edition variation on the original A*Men fragrance with an overdose of coffee:

    AngelMEN Pure Coffee, a new interpretation of AngelMEN's signature note of gourmet coffee beans, is a
    woody-coffee-oriental fragrance-created using a new carbon-dioxide extraction methodology where strong
    Arabic coffee was removed directly from the seed. "It's less vanilla with a more modern, woodsy blend,"
    said Pierre Aulas, olfactive consultant for Thierry Mugler.

    A*Men Pure Coffee was developed by perfumer Jacques Huclier, who also created the original A*Men scent in 1996. The notes include arabica coffee, musk, patchouli, moss, cedar and vetiver.




    sounds fantastic, looking forward to it as it's the same nose who created the original.
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    I would LOVE to try this. I just have a huge problem with the chalky like consistency of A*Men. If they could somehow round off A*Men without the chalky-ness, I'd take a liking to it a lot more. I'm afraid Pure Coffee will have the same feel!

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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Sounds fantastic - I can't wait to try it!

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    I saw that as well. I have always said that I wanted a cologne that smelled like the inside of a Starbuck's, so I am looking forward to seeing what it is like. Are there any others that would be similar?

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    You must try Ava Luxe Cafe Noir...
    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    I saw that as well. I have always said that I wanted a cologne that smelled like the inside of a Starbuck's, so I am looking forward to seeing what it is like. Are there any others that would be similar?

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    how will it stack up to polo double black? Of course is Mugler went all the way to columbia, hand plucked each bean, disected the bean to remove the starch just above the germ layer, secretly found a way for probiotics to digest away all but the essence, then triple distilled and filtered the essence before infusing it in with another secret "S" ingredient, then it might be better. LOL! Just kidding guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by giannis View Post
    You must try Ava Luxe Cafe Noir...
    Ditto

    If Mugler can recreate what Ava Luxe has been able to in CN, then AMen Pure Coffee might be worth considering. If not, I'll pass.
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    I'm sorry to say I didn't like Ava Luxe Cafe Noir. It was too sickly sweet for my liking even though I'm a coffee lover most of the time.
    Sounds good though, I can't want to try it.
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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    I saw that as well. I have always said that I wanted a cologne that smelled like the inside of a Starbuck's, so I am looking forward to seeing what it is like. Are there any others that would be similar?
    Have you tried Bond No. 9 New Haarlem? It always reminds me of Starbuck's when I smell it.

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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by giannis View Post
    You must try Ava Luxe Cafe Noir...
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Ditto

    If Mugler can recreate what Ava Luxe has been able to in CN, then AMen Pure Coffee might be worth considering. If not, I'll pass.
    Quote Originally Posted by ifconfig View Post
    I'm sorry to say I didn't like Ava Luxe Cafe Noir. It was too sickly sweet for my liking even though I'm a coffee lover most of the time.
    Sounds good though, I can't want to try it.
    I'm a long-time lover of Ava Luxe's Cafe Noir. Still, I admit that its sweetness is something which strongly attracted me to it; I find New Haarlem muted and short-lived on me, and Angel*Men is reminiscent of IHOP's coffee -- it's better than Denny's, but nowhere near as good as what I drink at home (home-roasted, hand-ground, and fresh-brewed).

    I'm certainly willing to try Angel*Men Pure Coffee, I certainly hope that it's a more fully-flavored coffee than Mugler's given us to-date, and I certainly pray that it won't be an over-roasted Starbuck clone.

    If not, I've still got the lion's share of my Ava Luxe Cafe Noir.

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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Has anyone tried Jo Malone's "Black Vetiver Cafe"? I haven't, but from the name, it might be worth coming into the future comparisons. One basenoter writes, "Black Vetyver Cafe is exactly what it sounds: vetyver and coffee!".

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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    they got it spot on, although it's a little vetiver lite. i dig it, but longevity seems pretty short.
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
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    When will it be available?

    And how does the bottle look?

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    Have you ever tried il profumo "café vert" http://www.ilprofumoshop.com (click "english version" button and than click products and than "classic line", than you see Café Vert and Chocolat (better than Angel).
    I think this niche fragrance beats the A*Men coffee, believe me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Try it.

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    I love the sound of it! But is it unisex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calista View Post
    I love the sound of it! But is it unisex?
    It's rich, but not particularly masculine. It's pretty much A*Men with richer coffee topnotes and the tar-rish sort of heart toned down. It's odd that it was a summer release because I think it would be much nicer in the winter or late fall. A woman could get away with it.

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    Pure Coffee was a bad surpriese for me....I didnt like it....very similar to the original....Not surprise.
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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    It's rich, but not particularly masculine. It's pretty much A*Men with richer coffee topnotes and the tar-rish sort of heart toned down. It's odd that it was a summer release because I think it would be much nicer in the winter or late fall. A woman could get away with it.
    I love, love, love it. I would wear it in a heartbeat.

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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Does anyone know of a site that still has a few bottles of Pure Coffee? I can't even find it on ebay

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    Pure Malt still reins supreme
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    Both wonderful IMO.

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    Default Re: new a*men: pure coffee. thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Caesar View Post
    Does anyone know of a site that still has a few bottles of Pure Coffee? I can't even find it on ebay
    +1 bought a decant on here recently. none available anywhere except an occasional one popping up on ebay for way over $100.

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