Summary: B*men is one of those fragrances that people seem to smell all kinds of different things. To me it smells like over ripe fruit and caramelised sugar, with some vanilla thrown in for good measure. The patchouli and vanilla combination is present (is it my imagination or does Mügler use this lot?) and the result is a rich gourmand that to my nose is streets better than A*men.
Summary: Wow, talk about Gourmand... Only 15 minutes into B*men. And I felt like I've eaten an entire bag of Licorice Allsorts !!! Especially those with mostly black in it. You either love those, or you hate'em. Fair warning. I love'em. But even then... Thankfully, B*men does eventually cease shoving Allsorts through my nose, and mellow out into something vaguely like a gourmand version of YSL Body Kouros: Resinous woods, with heavy spice, and rich anise(y) sweetness (I'm not...
Summary: I purchased the 3.4 oz spray for my husband and he loves it, he uses this cologne as well as Angel for men by Thierry Mugler all the time. The only down side is that bmen scent does not last as long as Angel.
Summary: whoa whoa, stop it, please stop! This is tremendously vile, vulgar and tenaciously difficult to wash off unfortunately. 1 spray on the wrist produced an overwhelming feeling of nausea, simply not the sort of thing you spend hard earned money on a cologne for.
Summary: This is the more wearable version of A*Men. A*Men does perfectly in creating a gourmand to be enjoyed, however its way too syrupy-stuffy to actually be worn most places, not to mention its also a bit feminine. B*Men is the perfect fix for it, it maintains similar gourmand elements althout not at the same intensity but has a masculine touch to it and to me it allows the wearer to have alot more confidence wearing it.
Summary: Hmm, is that rhubarb I can smell? I like it better than the amazing A*men. I think I can still smell coffee in the opening that was present in A*men, but this has more of a fruity side to it rather than the dessert food notes that was in A*men. It's also has the same kind of longevity and sillage as A*men. It's a keeper.
Summary: Outstanding fragrance here. Consider this to be a drier, less heavy and less sweet version of A*Men. There are many similarities between the two, with the biggest being that both have the original Angel accord at their core. It's sweet, woody and very spicy, just like A*Men is, but without the heavy chocolate note. Unlike A*Men, B*Men has a crispness to the topnotes, likely from citrus and lavender.
Summary: I am an undoubted fan of A*Men, but to me B*Men is the superior of the two as it is unmistakably masculine and to my mind very handsome. As a scent, it undoubtedly has a close family resemblance to A*Men but to me has an awesome burnt sugar/tar note that gives B*Men a beautifully mysterious darkness that A*Men lacks. I reckon that B*Men could easily have been named “A*Men Black”, but the deep red inset in the rubberised bottle also suits the mood of the smell nicely.
Summary: Smells good when sprayed on a test strip, but not when sprayed on my skin. On a test strip, the texture is creamy, and the fragrance smells like a mixture of baked bread, burnt caramel, wet cement (?), and spice. Not bad. On my skin, however, this smells overly spicy, and I can even detect a BO note in there (I'm spraying this on freshly showered skin mind you). It doesn't come off as totally disgusting, but it deters me from wearing it.