Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A*Men


I know A*Men is (or was) considered a fragrance suitable for younger guys, and I am 50 years old, but man, I still adore this scent.  I don't know if I look ridiculous walking around smelling like chocolate and patchouli at age 50, but I don't care.  I'm not someone who cares about re-living his youth; my youth came before A*Men was released, and I wore Drakkar Noir.  I wear fragrances for my own enjoyment, and I enjoy A*Men immensely.  My enthusiasm for this scent has not waned at all over the years.

A*Men is like sex in an atomizer.  I don't care what the note pyramid says on this - to me, A*Men smells like a blend of malt whiskey, dark cocoa, caramel, rose and patchouli.  I don't even like sweet fragrances in general, and this may be the sweetest perfume ever made for men, but I find this stuff totally enchanting.  I can't help but be in a good mood when I wear this potion.

Its legendary longevity and sillage will bring down the house, but there is nothing particularly masculine smelling about this scent.  In fact, I think a woman could easily rock this.  It doesn't matter to me.  I still love it.

I remember when A*Men was first released, and it was the most controversial men's fragrance in years.  There was no middle ground: you either loved it or hated it.  I have not kept up with the current attitudes on A*Men, and I wonder if it is still as divisive a scent as it was in 1996.  I laughed the other day when I saw a video review that called A*Men an "old school" fragrance.  I must be an old fart, because this still smells completely unique to me, and completely different from the other fragrances I usually wear.

There is nothing I don't love about A*Men, and therefore I give it a perfect score.

MY RATING: 10/10

4 comments:

  1. One of the pleasures of aging; not giving a f about trends.

    There's something utterly pathetic about 30+'ers trying to look like 20. Botox, mascara, painted beards, whatever...

    12 year old single malt beats Sex on the Beach any day.

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  2. My father gave this to me. Said it was too sweet not manly enough. This was twenty years ago. I wore it a lot. For some reason it must appeal to us powerheads. Anyways I recently bought Cuba prestige gift set. Very close....slightly less quality but damn good.....Chris.

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    1. Chris; A-Men is a good frag. Period.

      There are two kinds of everything; good and bad, be it music, books, movies or frags.

      Then comes the human factor; some cosider Tchekov to be great litterature, others prefer the Twilight saga (poor them...).

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    2. So true! And Twilight....ugh...

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