Running around town smelling like whisky? Not sexy. Running around town smelling like our new favorite whisky inspired cologne? Very sexy.
Thierry Mugler’s new scent, A*MEN Pure Malt, is a men’s cologne that reminds us a little of John Leguizamo in To Wong Fu… surprisingly sweet and girly. The scent is a bit like Mugler’s most famous fragrance, Angel: a mix of honey, chocolate, and patchouli, but softer and spicier.
But this time around, Mugler adopts an interesting technique to intensify his original formula: The cologne is aged in oak casks, like the fine whiskies that inspired the scent, making pure malt whisky one of the main notes of the cologne.
If wearing a men’s cologne inspired by a bar sounds odd to you, don’t think you’re alone. But when we smelled the blend of patchouli, cedar wood, and pure malt, we were sold. Bonus: you can share it with your boyfriend.
$70 at Nordstrom, Saks, and Bloomingdales, or right now on thierrymugler.com