Thread: Thierry Mugler - If I must!!
While I'm waiting to buy my next fragrance, I took whiffs of what seemed to be something in the A*Men line from Thierry Mugler. Even with the hates for TM's on Basenotes, I just can't get A*Men off my mind. Many times enough to finally know that I want a bottle. At least it's something to keep me entertained until I get my next bottle of Guerlain.
I'm now trying to decide between these fragrances from TM and would appreciate your input other than the typical "I wouldn't buy any of those". I've only sampled the original A*Men and B*Men.
~ A*Men (original)
~ Ice Men
~ Mugler Cologne
~ Pure Coffee (if it's even available still)
Pure Havane and Pure Coffee are the two best from the A*Men line to my nose. The signature note some people refer to as the 'tar' note seems to be less prominent in those two. Which for my taste is the way I prefer it.
Mugler Cologne is pretty awesome, too. I wore it yesterday and I woke up this morning still smelling it on me pretty strongly over 18 hours later.
In my opinion, Mugler Cologne is definitely an uncommon and quite creative, complex scent, not just by the standards of Mugler, but even an almost niche quality scents, clearly standing out from the designer-market segment
Is this the tar note you are talking about? It's sparkly yet grounded.
I own A*men, B*men, and TM Cologne. Never tried Pure Coffee as it's so rare and overpriced.
The original A*Men - the best of the lot.
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Angel, Mugler Cologne, Pure Malt and Pure Havane
I would go with Pure Malt.
I feel the Pure Malt version might actually intensify that note a bit to my nose. It might have something to do with the way it's aged in barrels for some time. It gives me headaches.
Pure Coffee is not available, even online, except at ridiculous prices.
Pure Havane and Malt aren't on your list (???). I'd pick Havane.
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I like Cologne best. A*men is ok but a little crass.
A prefer the original Angel, especially the "liqueur de parfum" flanker if possible or the extrait as a second choice. Alternatively Angel Violet and Angel Rose are also well done. All of these are preferable to A*Men and its flankers.
I like all of the frags you've listed, but would choose A*Men, hands down. Why? Because with the exception of IceMen and M.C., all the other men's Muglers are mere variations on Angel and A*Men, and I think A*Men does the job best. With sillage and longevity like A*Men's, you also get the best bang for your buck. Besides, I like A*Men the best!
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I think Pure Coffee is way overrated and is only expensive because it's hard to find. If you have any love at all for fresh coffee it will annoy you as the coffee note is far too stale. I sold my bottle and got enough cash out of it to pick up Narziß, which blows it away.
Anyhow, I don't think you can go too far wrong with the original A*Men. Just use a light hand when applying.
Out of the ones listed I'd pick Mugler Cologne, I love the scent and it lasts a long time. I like A*Men as well but, I prefer Pre Malt to it overall especially with the lack of the tar note.
My favorite is A*Men Pure Malt
A*Men and Mugler Cologne
A*Men for sure!!! I'm on my 3rd bottle of this classic!!!
It's hard to beat the original.
The Cologne is good too but I'd still go for A*Men if there's one choice.
I love A*Men & A*Men Pure Malt
I haven't had the opportunity to give it a full wear, but from testing some in the store: Pure Havane is really good!
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Oh well well, a thread involving Mugler A*Men every other day, but don't we never get bored about this?
Still, I've voted for Mugler Cologne and Pure Coffee.
A*Men(original) is my favorite by far.