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A*Men : Les Parfums de Cuir / Pure Leather (2012)
by Thierry Mugler


A*Men : Les Parfums de Cuir / Pure Leather information

Year of Launch2012
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 126 votes)

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HouseThierry Mugler
Parent CompanyGroupe Clarins

About A*Men : Les Parfums de Cuir / Pure Leather

Launched to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Thierry Mugler Parfums, A*Men "Pure Leather" is one of four limited edition fragrances offered as a part of the Les Parfums de Cuir series. According to Thierry Mugler Parfums, the fragrance was created by aging the original A*Men fragrance in leather tanks at Clarin’s Strasbourg facility for four weeks, "sublimating the fragrance with the virile masculinity of rich leather." The fragrance is available as a 100 ml eau de toilette. The bottle itself is nearly identical to that of the original A*Men with only slight variations (the bottle has been texturized to resemble leather and the iconic blue star has been changed to a deep, dark red).

A*Men : Les Parfums de Cuir / Pure Leather fragrance notes

Reviews of A*Men : Les Parfums de Cuir / Pure Leather

Stardate 20171231:

This has AMen DNA and some BootPolish leather. On their own they are great accords. But mix them and instead of getting something greater than sum of parts you end up with monstrosity that is less than difference of its parts.
Like Chocolate and Salmon - I love them both but hate grilled chocolate salmon (and yes that is a thing)

31st December, 2017 (last edited: 03rd January, 2018)
If you are a fan of the original (which I was... but no longer) then this is right up your alley. I find this to be just a slight detour from the original from start to finish. I give it a thumbs up due to the quality of the leather that does offset the off putting tarish quality of AMen to my nose. I got this for a surprising price so I find this to be a winner. Too bad it is no longer fall/winter here in the US or I would rock this today. Try before you buy (You may find this a redundant buy if you already have original AMen). Otherwise.... Enjoy!
20th April, 2017
I am sort of an A*Men fan boy, I own most of the line. I love the bottles, the fragrance structure, and the original A*Men DNA (an already brilliant scent) in most of their stuff.

Pure Leather is without doubt the closest to the original A*Men. The leather note isn't as nice as it could be, but it blends well. Despite what others may say they smell, I do happen to get a lot of leather out of this.

This is the original A*men, without the tar note, without the heavy chocolate fudge, and with an added hefty dose of leather. Now whether you like this type of leather or not is your choice.. I find it a bit sharp and "rough around the edges". I would love to see this re-released with a better leather note, like if it had the leather from John Varvatos.. it would be to die for!

Still a solid choice from the line.
07th January, 2017
Just can't get enough of it. A*Men DNA is present, sweet, spicy. Very long longevity, great performance. LOVE ITs so much!!! The price was a steal, will order two more bottles. Totally underrated fragrance.
18th November, 2016
APL is probably more interesting in the perfumer’s head than when set upon paper or skin. Take the Amen base of coffee, cocoa, and patchouli and tack on the driest and most austere leather/birch tar accord and magic will happen! Unfortunately, the Amen base is pretty dry by itself and then the leather is dropped in. It leaves you gasping for air and begs for some sort of balance – maybe more sweetness or citrus or something. Clearly, something is missing. Maybe some Oud would say this! That said, it’s certainly an interesting disaster and I can’t bring myself to rate it negatively so that leaves me indifferent.

22nd August, 2016
Just too much tar/plastic/rubber for me to like this one. I agree with others in that this is very close to original Amen, but it wasn't the rich leather note I expected to blend with the original scent. Instead, it was a plastic, rubber smell for most of the day.
05th April, 2016

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