A*Men has a very unique smell, you don't get this in any other fragrance. I particularly love this fragrance, I think it is amazing. It is very, very powerful. 2 sprays is all that you need. Don't do more than this or you will overwhelm other people. It has huge projection.
The opening is extremely powerful, with the peppermint right on your face, but I like that. It screams to you right away that it has lots of personality, and if you don't, or don't like powerful and full of character fragrances, better run away and stay with your safe Acqua Di Gio (which I also love and own a bottle by the way, but they are completely different fragrances).
The caramel, patchouli and coffee combo are easily noticeable since the beginning, and the vanilla at the base can be noticed a little later on. Anyway, and summing the other notes, like leather, cedar and musk, among others, this truly is an one of a kind, very masculine and powerful fragrance.
You won't get this anywhere else. The question is: do you have enough personality to wear it?
*The unity I reviewed above was a bottle I bought around 2007, a 30ml metal flask with the light blue colored box. Today I received a new 100ml rubber flask, still with "Thierry Mugler" written on the box,but black and silver box, and the reformulation is quite different. The opening is better on the new one in my taste, the peppermint is less aggressive, it's smoother and creamier. But the problem I found on this new one is after the drydown. around 4~5 hours of application, they increased too much caramel on it, it's way too sweet with caramel. I didn't really like it after the drydown to be honest, it made me even want to return it. In the older flask, there's way less caramel after the drydown and you get a lot more coffee and patchouli, and a deeper, darker and more complex smell, which I think is much better. Now I feel like a caramel candy to be honest, not much more than that.
*I ended up returning the new bottle unfortunately. After the drydown the smell is basically just caramel, almost nothing more than that. If that truly is a new and final reformulation, for my personal taste they ruined it. Fortunately I still have some of my little old 30ml bottle, which my main review was based on. That is an amazing fragrance. I will see what I will do when that flask is over.