Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, January 27, 2012

B*Men by Thierry Mugler

Anise, Licorice, Violet, Spices, Cedar, Patchouli, Vetiver, Leather, Vanilla, Musk.

This Mugler release has been around awhile now and it certainly seems to have its share of detractors.  When B*Men first hit the malls, it didn't polarize like it does in the current market.  Now, both Angel and B*Men seem to have lost their luster in the eyes of hobbyists. Not in all eyes however..........

B*Men is as good as its always been. Our preferences  have changed over time. The "no apologies" aroma of  this particular scent is in variance with today's sensibilities. It also doesn't help that for years, numerous people wore way too much of this and Angel.

I am in no way a Muglerite. I guess I am as neutral as one can be when it pertains to Thierry's creations. I hear, I try, I form an opinion and then post it. There's a subtle gourmand theme that runs through numerous Mugler  releases. B*Men is no exception with it's burnt and carmelized agenda.

Perception is in the nose of the beholder. Rhubarb? Coffee? Singed Cocoa? I can't say yes to all of those, but who am I to say that someone else is smelling something that isn't there? To me, there's manifold spices blended together and then sauteed up in a simmering pool of Sambuca.
Tarragon and flower petals are added into the  eclectic brew and topped off with a cup of French Vanilla cappuccino. Keep on simmer for 10 minutes and remove from heat only after the glaze shows signs of burning.

Naturally, the totality of what I perceive doesn't exactly jive with the listed accords you'll find from numerous sites. None of that matters. When I wear B*Men, this is what I get and I admit to liking it more than others seem to.

I have found that misting 2 to 3 sprays works great and I call it good. I can't say I find many occasions to wear it, but I prefer to lounge around the house, from time to time,  reeking of something an irresponsible barista concocted. Sillage is good and longevity is 6 hours plus.

A positive-neutral rating from Aromi for Thierry Mugler's B*Men.


  1. I'm also one of those people who like this more than most. I think it's an incredible fragrance, along with A*Men. They're probably the only heavy sweet scents that I like.

  2. Keep up the good work, mate! Btw, contact me when you get the chance.