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.
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.
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.