Wednesday, June 17, 2020


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


  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.

  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.

    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...).

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