Thinking about buying thierry mugler angel men


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Jan 17, 2012
Hi guys
When i started my journey i read alot about colognes and sampled this thierry mugler angel men and hated it at thag moment
Now after sampling some of the popular niche and most designers i re sniffed this thierryugler angel and really liked it no idea if it cganged or my taste have changed but i plan to buy it for this winter .
My question is to the guys that have batches of 2019 or 2020 what longivity / projection do you get ?
Also do you guys think this is a compliment getter or a challenging scent ?


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Aug 9, 2009
It has not changed. Your tastes have shifted.

I think the batch thing is a bit overblown. Especially with a scent like this.

The "compliment getter' stuff is very arbitrary. Some people will like it and some people won't. They may or may not say "you smell great" or "that smells bad." Spend more time in the "What scent gets you the most female compliments" thread until you grasp that with over 10,000 posts, at some point everything is a "compliment getter."

Just wear what you like and make you feel centered.

It's a great scent, but some do find it off-putting. Not a good business/work kind of scent.

Just be careful with how much you apply. You're probably young, horny and hoping to attract women. Don't over apply this one or it can piss people off.

Don't wear so much it attacks people. Wear it so if someone likes it they have to come closer....


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Aug 15, 2008
I was sort of put off by it ~14 years ago when I first sniffed it, but that was when I was first getting into this hobby. Now it's one of my favorites for cold weather. The tar note can be challenging to some, but it's a great fragrance if you like gourmands.

As a side note, I've read that recent batches (reformulation?) have muted or dropped the tar note, but not sure how much truth there is to that. I personally enjoy that note.


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May 13, 2014
Haven’t had any experience with newer batches, but noticed a strange fact: my metal flask one has better performance than the rubber one from the same year and smells slightly different. I read somewhere that the refil bottles (used in the metal flask) smells different from the rubber ones. I thought it was just my mind playing tricks, but it isn’t. They are (were?) indeed different.
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Jun 12, 2017
I never got on with the A*Men DNA and actually find it off putting. I do love, yes love Ultra Zest though.

So, can't answer the weaker/longevity question; though I hear it's "watered down."

The second part, I would say it's challenging when compared with the general population of today's fragrances. Not always a bad thing, but it is for me in this case.


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Jan 21, 2010
Like many others, I thought it was revolting when I first smelled it, then eventually got on its wavelength. That coffee/bergamot/cedar/whatever-the-fuck that smells like tar in the opening takes getting used to. I don't wear A*Men as much as I wear the original Angel (both are unisex, in my opinion), but I like keeping it around. It's a winter comfort scent to me, all chocolate and coffee and caramel and musky warmth, once that opening salvo is done with.

I avoid the slippery slope toward madness that is batch code comparisons, so others might have more detailed info on whether A*Men has been reformulated and, if so, how drastically; for what it's worth, my current bottle (purchased last year) still smells like the A*Men that put me off all those years ago. It's a pretty distinctive scent - I imagine only the most drastic reformulation would significantly alter its core character, and that hasn't happened (yet). If anything, it probably smells smoother and sweeter than the old stuff - gourmand scents have come a long way since 1996, and I wouldn't put it past Mugler to modernize the materials a bit.


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Dec 23, 2010
It's just too sickly-sweet as it goes on and you will have smelled the typical cloud of A*Men and Angel many a time. People just seem to love to overapply these. Encountered it again a few days ago. I'M WEARING ANGEL was announced approximately 30 seconds before the perp crossed my path. Angel is the more pleasant of the 2.


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Jan 21, 2006
If you really like it, then just buy it.

indeed yes, fully seconding this particular past and opinion.

Besides this happens to be among the quite few (and increasingly fewer) male scents can truly say about and personally/subjectively rate that its good performance and projection as well as unmistakable notes were largely if not even entirely unaffected/unchanged over the years, irrespective of batch, version, formulation etc.


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Jun 21, 2011
I agree with Scents and Sense, and Ken_Russel, if you enjoy it just grab a bottle and don't sweat the reformulations/batches/year produced issues. This one has stayed near the top of my favorites list for almost a decade now, it's just such an enjoyable wear, especially when cold outside. Plus it is pretty cheap at the discounters; I find it one of the best values out there since it goes for like $40 bucks for 100ml.


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Apr 11, 2020
Got a sample of the new angel men (batch not specified , the star bottle) ,i find it quite nice ,performance is actually good , as of compliments I cant really tell since I didn’t wear it outside yet .
I can see this as a winter/fall signature scent , if you like it , go for it.

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