Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mugler A*Men Kryptomint Eau de Toilette: Review

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Mugler A*Men Kryptomint Eau de Toilette: Review
For 2017, Mugler has a new, fresh, and minty interpretation of the beloved A*Men cologne. Available only for a limited time, the A*Men Kryptomint ($99 CAD for 100ml) boasts an accord of frozen peppermint and woody patchouli. I don't think I've tried any minty fragrances before so this is definitely a first. To read my review, click......
Mugler A*Men Kryptomint Eau de Toilette: Review
The Bottle:
Housed in a jade green glass flask carved with a multi-faceted star, A*Men Kryptomint is enveloped in an eye-catching, non-removable mint green rubber casing. Like many Mugler fragrances, the bottle doesn't have a cap. The spray mechanism is built directly into the top of the rubber suit for a sleek and modern design. I've personally never owned a bottle quite like this. The rubbery texture contrasted with the sharp, crystalline star gives the bottle both a sporty and a luxurious feel.
Mugler A*Men Kryptomint Eau de Toilette: Review
The Scent:
Because the scent is named Kryptomint, I was expecting it to open on a sharp whiff of mint. However, I was surprisingly hit with an overwhelming punch of patchouli. I have quite the love and hate relationship with patchouli so I was instantly taken aback. Fortunately, the patchouli faded very quickly to reveal a unique combination of peppermint and geranium that's both refreshing and sweet. I feel like the scent almost takes on a more gourmand appeal, with soft hints of vanilla and tonka beans.

Top Notes: Frozen Peppermint
Heart Notes: Egyptian Geranium
Base Notes: Indonesian Patchouli

Overall, this is a really interesting scent. It doesn't scream masculine so I think both men and women can easily pull it off. The strong patchouli did throw me off at first but I like how it quickly turned into a sweet vanilla peppermint. The longevity felt just okay as the scent became very soft within the hour. However, if you are a fan of mint and patchouli, this is probably one of the few fragrances on the market that will perfectly cater to your taste.

Availability:
The limited-edition Mugler A*Men Kryptomint is available exclusively at Hudson's Bay and select Shoppers Drug Mart.
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