Friday, August 8, 2008

Thierry Mugler - Angel Men Pure Coffee

The original A*Men is one of the most complex mainstream fragrances available. With this in mind, the result is nothing short of flawless. There are so many facets to that classic that you can hardly count them. I haven't experienced a single one of it's drydowns to be quite the same yet. There is always some new nuance stepping up, be it another shade of the earthy patchouli, spicy lavender, burnt sugar, dark and bitter coffe or that weird but lovely tar note.

n this new, interim flanker release from Mugler the focus is obviously on the coffee bit. And what a lovely cup they´ve managed to emulate. Dark, steaming, sharp java is what the top notes immediately hit you with. The coffee accord stays pretty strong during the entire progression of the fragrance, and like it´s big brother the longevity is excellent. The sillage and projection are a bit toned down compared to the original though, which isn´t necessarily a bad thing, especially for summer and spring wear.

verall Angel Men Pure Coffee is a somewhat redundant gourmand release, but in the wait for the next big Mugler fragrance for men this patchouli espresso is a keeper. With it´s similarities to A*Men but significantly muted sillage it´s also a decent alternative for people who find the original too strong and eccentric. Naturally,with that trade off, what you win in wearability you certainly lose in originality.

Year of Launch:
Gender Classification: Masculine
Reminiscent of: Thierry Mugler A*Men, Bond No 9 New Harlem, Yohji Yamamoto Yohji, Rochas Man
Longevity & Sillage: Excellent longevity, moderate sillage
Overall rating: 6/10

1 comment:

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