Haven't seen the pure perfume here, but then again I haven't looked in that case in a while. I smelled the EDP and it reminded me of licorice and Brut mixed together. It also smells similar to Angel to me. The EDP didn't work well on my skin. However, the EDT (Tendre) smells absolutely wonderful on my skin. I agree that a man can definitely pull this one off. I will look for the pure perfume next time I go sniffing.