Category: 1996

Thierry Mugler A*Men, 1996

Perfumer Jacques Hulcier The last time I wore A*Men, I applied it a half hour before launching into a 24-hour GI virus.  The sensation of retching and the scent of A*Men are now gloriously bound in my nervous system.  Oh, the irony of fusing a gourmand fragrance and gastric distress. But here’s what I thought pre-emesis:  There’s Angel (clever, quick…

Guerlain Champs Elysée, 1996

Perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain Champs Elysee starts off with competing notes of a sharp sweetness and an insecticide-floral.  They merge for a bit, then the insecticide (which I’d hoped would win) gives way to a sweet, bland floral.  It’s blaring, though.  It’s like sitting near a very loud conversation in a language you don’t understand.  You can’t escape the volume, but…