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    Default A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    i really want to give this powerhouse from the 90's a try. First time and only i used it i almost choked everyone in the bus i was in lol and got kinda embarassed and since then i've never used it, it was a hot summer night maybe that didnt help either.

    anyway who can you imagine wearing this? you must be prepared for praises and criticism, from what i've read here there's not much love for this baby, but it seems chicks seem to dig this.

    what are your experiences?

    thanks

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    Its too cloying for my but appears to be popular with the younger crowd. How many sprays did you apply? lol one spray is enough for me.

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    I have only had positive experiences wearing this.

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    can it be a signature scent or it mostly a winter scent?

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    Yeah I bought a bottle and regret it, sits on my shelf unused, it's too cloying as mentioned, the tar note is off putting and I find myself constantly reaching for Play Intense or Michael Jordan Legend if I have an inkling for a gourmand instead. I think it had its heyday but bottom line, it's too aggressive to be wearable.

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    I wear it in the evenings sometimes. It's better in cooler weather - can be a bit much in the heat. I usually wear about 3 sprays. I like the tar note - that's what makes it interesting.
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    Default Re: A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have only had positive experiences wearing this.
    Same here

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    i was actually thinking of spraying staying at home for a hour or two and going out lol

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    Hot summer night? That was your problem. Save it for the cooler weather - and go easy - A*Men is a projection and longevity beast - no need to be heavy on the sprayer. If overdone, you will smell like a freshly asphalted parking lot. If you go easy, it is quite pleasant.
    However, since purchasing the various A*Men flankers, I don't find myself wearing the original very much. I find Pure Malt and Pure Havane much more wearable, and even better than the original.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
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    8. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. Brückner - Aoud 1

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    is it ok for clubbing if not overspraying?

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    I wear it as a comfort scent at the moment, and plan on wearing it as a daily one in the fall. The trick for me is one, MAYBE two sprays, from about twice the usual distance. The scent is less overpowering if it disperses a bit.

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    I think it is better suited for winter. I think anyone can pull it off as long as they have the confidence to wear this brash unapologetic scent.
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    I like it on specific occasions.

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    If you're gonna wear it in the summer just go for one spray on the neck. Ask an honest opinion of those close to you if it's too strong. If so then just go for one spray on your chest under your shirt. I've heard alot of good stories on here of people who do this in the summer and get great results and compliments.

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    As long as it's not summer and you don't over apply I've never found this difficult to pull off.

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    I could wear 8 sprays in the winter...it could either be my naturally dry skin (even when wearing lotion) or the reformulated version is weak, maybe both?
    It should be illegal to smell this good!

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    just be easy on the trigger

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    I love the tar note. Great fragrance.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Anyone who wants to smell damn good.

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    I don't really find A*Men all that controversial or difficult to wear. They must have really mellowed out the tar note in the reformulation because I don't smell it at all. It just comes across as rich chocolate and patchouli to me.

    Just wait for cooler weather, go very easy on the sprayer and you will be fine.

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    Default Re: A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    I typically don't wear it when there's triple digit heat, but otherwise I wear it whenevs and I roll with impunity.

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    One spray to the chest and one on each side of my neck and I'm enveloped in chocolate/tar for 12 hours. Wore it to work in a pretty confined space and did not choke my coworker out- which is amazing considering its power and its legendary projection.
    Last edited by EncreNous; 7th September 2012 at 03:48 AM.

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    I could imagine myself wearing this, since I wear gourmands on a regular basis, I just don't want to since I am not interested.

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    Less is more with Amen. 1 or 2 sprays under your shirt is all you need.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Thierry Mugler Pure Energy


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have only had positive experiences wearing this.
    Ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Less is more with Amen. 1 or 2 sprays under your shirt is all you need.
    Exactly what i wanted to say. Its hot where i live so A*Men is usually used only at night. One spray under the shirt and its perfect!
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Vile stuff.

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    It's Vile to me as well. Tried to like it. I want to barf and sneeze when I smell the women's version on a girl.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    I can't stand it as it gives me a headache.

    I don't know anyone who wears the men's version, but there's a girl in our office that must think it's great to wear like half a bottle of Angel. Everything in a 5 mile radius around her smells and tastes and chocolate. She's actually going to get avoided a LOT....

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    Default Re: A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    Anybody who wants to smell like a walking chocolate pudding.

    I mainly get the urge in colder weather, so winter, autumn, spring and summer in the UK.

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    Wash it off is the better option

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    Default Re: A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    It's a good oriental for a cooler night. 8 or 9 sprays or more when clubbing.

    For warmer nights, consider orientals with a fresh note in them - I've always been partial to Obsession, Envy and Pi. Or B*Men.
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    Great for autumn and winter, great for clubbing. Tar note at first I hated it, now I love it. The vanilla, chocolate and caramel dry down has to be experienced to actually comprehend it!

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    Does well in a club for me, cuts above the rest of the smells in there and the women seem to enjoy it, I make sure i've had it on for an hour or so before I leave though.

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    It's one of the very few scents i know that is really obnoxious. On me and also if i smell it on somebody other. But i must admit it has an incredible power: longevity and sillage.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    I can honestly say I have worn this countless time and no detected it on me unless the came very very close to me.

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    I actually really enjoy the tar and top notes best. Granted, they are kind of an acquired taste, but i found they became the most interesting part of A*Men to me, and the part I really crave (especially the tar/parchouli combo). I'm probably one of the few, but I wish they'd make a Pure Tar type flanker that featured those bracing topnotes throughout the whole like of the fragrance.

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    Do you know that this stuff is sold at Sephora at the the mall and in every department store in the world????
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Do you know that this stuff is sold at Sephora at the the mall and in every department store in the world????
    It's the newest commodity that rules the worldwide economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH1016 View Post
    I actually really enjoy the tar and top notes best. Granted, they are kind of an acquired taste, but i found they became the most interesting part of A*Men to me, and the part I really crave (especially the tar/parchouli combo). I'm probably one of the few, but I wish they'd make a Pure Tar type flanker that featured those bracing topnotes throughout the whole like of the fragrance.
    I'm in the same boat as you. As nice as the drydown is, the best part to me is the tar and mint, and I really wish those notes would last longer. I would jump all over a Pure Tar/Mint scent.

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    Default Re: A*Men - Who can pull it off?

    it's moreso a matter of do not want to, than it is can.

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