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