B*Men was introduced by Thierry Mugler in 2004, reportedly as a perfume that found its source of inspiration in the superheroes described by the comic books. As the second superhero with supernatural powers, the first being A*Men, this fresh and woody fragrance comes as an evidence of Thierry Mugler’s childhood passion for comic books and the heroes features by those.
B*Men is a masculine oriental woody fragrance developed by perfumers Christine Nagel and Jacques Huclier, who intended it as a more dynamic version of the already classic A*Men. The composition of the fragrance is based on the well known olfactory pyramid with its top, heart and base notes, which is a construction dominated by the captivating aroma of licorice, that renders it a special touch.
The scent opens on a blend of rhubarb and violet, which is transformed quickly into a woody heart (similar to the structure of A*Men), imbued with sequoia wood and spices. The dry down in which B*Men reveals its true character is sustained by the aroma of licorice wood, juxtaposed by a combination of white musk, patchouli, amber, leather and vetiver.
B*Men comes in a bottle that is a re-interpretation of the theme from its predecessor, this time with a modified color scheme. The shapes of the flask remain unchanged, while the combined red and kaki shades are offering a new dimension to the meaning of the word strength. The packaging box is a mixture of the same hue of red found on the bottle and an elegant shade of black. The scent is also available in a rechargeable metal bottle, which has a rather robotic look, with is metallic feel and thick color. Overall, B*Men is a fragrance ideal for a dynamic men, who may not necessarily be a superhero.
B*Men Thierry Mugler Perfume Details
- B*Men by Thierry Mugler is available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette Spray, 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray Recharge, 100 ml Eau de Toilette Metal Flask Refillable Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Hair & Body Shampoo and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2004
- Perfumers: Christine Nagel and Jacques Huclier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual