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    Smile Le Male vs Angel Men

    Im interested in Basenoters opinions on which out of the 2 are the best???
    The better smell,longevity,projection etc....

    Also i haven't tried Angel men and might blind buy it thanks to the good reviews..

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    Default Re: Le Male vs Angel Men

    A*Men
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    A*Men
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    From this, Le Male, but based strictly on fragrance notes, while Angel might last and project longer, it never really suited my taste

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    smell - le male is easier to be liked while amen is heavier and requires more taste
    longevity and projection - amen but le male is no chump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    amen is heavier and requires more taste
    does that mean if strangers smell a*men on you -they wouldn't like it?

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    A*Men

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    I like both but I prefer A*Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budbudbudbud View Post
    does that mean if strangers smell a*men on you -they wouldn't like it?
    I guess the initial blast from A*Men could scare some people, but I have only experienced positive comments about it And the taste issue, I guess he referred to A*Men being a more complex and multi-dimensional fragrance, where Le Male has a tendency to be straight up tonka/vanilla and mint, with some subtle woods playing second fiddle in the base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budbudbudbud View Post
    does that mean if strangers smell a*men on you -they wouldn't like it?
    That will depend on their taste because amen is a harsh dark smell for the first few hours that isnt too pleasant. Do not blind buy

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    A*Men. Both are sillage monsters.

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    I used to think Le Male was the strongest, longest lasting cologne I've ever smelled. Then I tried A*Men.
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    Le Male.

    I want to like A*Men but simply find it too cloying and sickly. Sampled it numerous times to try and ascertain what I'm missing, but simply end up with a headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by budbudbudbud View Post
    does that mean if strangers smell a*men on you -they wouldn't like it?
    Only if the strangers are other Basenoters.

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    Which out of the 2 gets the most compliments (for you basenoters )???

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    Both are great and I think you should own both. I would buy A*Men first.

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    Both are great, but Le Male, unfortunately is overworn in my premesis. I chose A*men on account that everyone, and I mean everyone, wears Le Male.

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    I enjoy them both for different reasons. I've really come around to enjoy A*Men, esp now that it is colder, whilst Le Male is surprisingly fun to wear (even though it is terribly popular, its main downside). If I could keep only 1 it would be A*Men though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    le male is easier to be liked
    +1 ...

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    A*men is far better, but try to get some samples off eBay for it is one of the most unsafe blind buys out there.

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    I like both and have both but I prefer A* Men.

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    I voted for Le Male, just because I'm sick of it just a little less than Angel Men. I think both of them are a bit over played. I never really cared much for either to be quite honest.
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    Le Male. A*men is just too much like a pastry shop. I never got that...wanting to smell like coffee and food.

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    A*men!!!

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    A*Men. i can't stand LeMale. it smells good but it doesn't excite me. also IMO it is overrated like Acqua di Gio

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    I own and love both and they are both weekly staples in the winter for me. I'm not sure I could choose one over the other. For me, it just depends on what kind of mood I'm in that day. I highly recommend both though, and you can't go wrong with either.

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    A*Men, but don`t blind buy it.

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    Own and like both.

    Remembering sniffing Le Male for the first time in '97. Stressed to get it because i found it outstanding and thought that everybody would want it. It's so easy to recognice that I wanted people to smell it on ME, like 'I got to it first', before it became too common...

    Because of this, I prefer to wear A*Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budbudbudbud View Post
    Also i haven't tried Angel men and might blind buy it thanks to the good reviews..
    As a couple of other posters have hinted, I would not recommend this course of action!

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    can i choose both. LOL

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    Buy Le Male, pass on the Amen, with the cash saved from skipping Amen purchase Rochas Man. RM has the same kind of feel, is a safer blind buy, has a nice inoffencive quality blend, and has good projection. I find RM more refined than Amen...personally.

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    I like both, but really overdid it on Le Male years ago; by default I now prefer Amen

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    Both are great.
    Both are staples in my collection.

    But A*Men gets the nod here.
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    Amen, I use to hate it now I love it-go figure. The drydown is amazing..

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    A*Men. I think most people react positively to it. I was a skeptic at first - thought it was too sweet. But the first time I wore it, my wife loved it. It was like catnip to a kitten. Its a bit rough for about the 1st hour due to the "tar" note I suppose, but the long dry down is very nice.

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    I didn't vote because I wouldn't be without either of them.

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    I hate both but prefer a*men

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    A*Men smelled like harsh chemicals to me so I had to scrub it off before drydown. However, I'm more sensitive to chemicals than most people. I like Le Male but don't own it. I think it is safer and more versatile (if sprayed lightly). And versatility is a big factor for me.
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    I own both of these. I just got my A*Men this morning actually, I blind bought it.

    First impressions - I always smell the inside of the box and this one smelled lovely, like cookie dough or something. Very nice. I just sprayed it once on my hand, first reaction was 'wow, the guys on Basenotes weren't lying about the dark opening'. I can definitely smell it. Very dark and strong.

    Le Male I like as it's quite linear but easily likeable and a beast on projection and sillage. If I had to choose one, so far I'd go for Le Male. Will report back when I've had a chance to experience the drydown of A*Men.

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    That tar note in A*Men is starting to get to me...

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    spray according will help the harshness

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    i voted a*men, but don't blind buy it! why should you? it's widely available in drugstores and they have usually testers.

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    Angel for me all the way!!!
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    The drydown of Angel Men is very nice.

    Prefer Le Male though.

    Also when you buy the refills, how do you put them in your flask?

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    I love BoTh

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    I have both, like both, and probably prefer A*men..........but I find Le Male to be more versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    Also when you buy the refills, how do you put them in your flask?
    Of the A*Men rubber flask, you mean? The bottom of the case pops out - it has a seam, if you look carefully. I bought mine used, and it pops out and back in pretty easily, but I've read that it is lightly glued into the bottom when new.

    I've never seen a metal one first hand but I have seen photos of one split open. They split in half front-back somehow to replace the glass bottle inside.
    Last edited by rubegon; 13th December 2011 at 06:56 PM.

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    Let's hope it's a fight to the death as I can't stand either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Of the A*Men rubber flask, you mean? The bottom of the case pops out - it has a seam, if you look carefully. I bought mine used, and it pops out and back in pretty easily, but I've read that it is lightly glued into the bottom when new.

    I've never seen a metal one first hand but I have seen photos of one split open. They split in half front-back somehow to replace the glass bottle inside.
    Yeah mine is the rubber flask, I can see the seam but can't open it. It's very difficult.

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    Mine must have already been opened before I got it because it snaps in and out pretty easily. I think it's glued and you have to crack the glue seal to separate the bottom the first time you open it. Maybe if you pry carefully at the seam with a small knife or screwdriver?

    Has anyone reading ever opened a Mugler rubber flask for the first time?

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    I just managed it. Took about 10 minutes, I had to use a lot of force and my house keys (slipped once and stabbed myself, bled a little) but it's all sorted now.

    If I buy any more Mugler fragrances I'll try to get the metal flask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Mine must have already been opened before I got it because it snaps in and out pretty easily. I think it's glued and you have to crack the glue seal to separate the bottom the first time you open it. Maybe if you pry carefully at the seam with a small knife or screwdriver?

    Has anyone reading ever opened a Mugler rubber flask for the first time?
    this should prove helpful >>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmrctom8OQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    this should prove helpful >>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmrctom8OQ
    Thanks for the link - this is actually about how to cut the bottle so it sprays better, but I was wondering about that. The question was about how to open the bottom of the flask to replace the glass bottle inside, though.

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    This thread is wrong, im right.

    LE MALEY!!

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    Angel Men hands down. Le Male is, in a word, nasty. Angel Men, if worn correctly (meaning sparingly) can make a great daytime fragrance. In low dosages, the scent comes off as clean and fresh in the dry down. The shower gel, from what I remember (used about six years ago) was great. For a department store fragrance, it is fairly unique and well-made. Sillage is good.

    As far as Le Male, I consider it the "Poison" of the male fragrance world: brash, gaudy, outdated, and nauseating. Save a friend or loved one, and do NOT wear it!!

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    Angel Men by a mile. Cuba Gold can be bought for $5 and is waaaaay better then Le Male.

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    A*Men in a one-sided beatdown. Not close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I used to think Le Male was the strongest, longest lasting cologne I've ever smelled. Then I tried A*Men.
    A*Men beats everyone but smells bad........

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    A* Men.
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    I don't like Le Male, but I love A*Men.

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