Here we are with another Thierry Mugler fragrance review, which has become one of my favorite line of colognes out there, today. I received a sample of the 2007 release, Ice Men, which provides that cooling energy, but does it smell and perform well enough to make a full purchase out of it? In this post, I’m going to go over how it smells, performs, when it should be worn, and if I think that it is ultimately worth it.
Notes include: mint, patchouli, nutmeg, musk
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The opening of Ice Men is a blast of crisp mint and patchouli that does as the names suggests and creates and icy aroma. I think this cologne has an interesting dynamic from some of the other ‘Ice’ scents that I’ve smelled before, in that, it doesn’t rely on a citrus note like lemon and utilizes mint and nutmeg as some of the main players. I’m not the biggest fan of the opening 20 minutes or so, as it has a bit too much patchouli for my tastes.
As it moves along, the nutmeg and the musk develop more and give Ice Men a rather unique scent. It’s quite fresh with a spicy kick to it but retains it’s chilled personality throughout. Honestly, it’s a pretty linear fragrance after the initial burst.
Projection wise, it’s okay, Ice Men starts out loud but quiets down a whole lot within an hour of application. From then on, it’s somewhat noticeable but mostly stays in the background. Longevity, seems to be in the 4-5 hour range, which isn’t impressive at all.
I think that’d I’d only use this stuff as a casual scent, maybe to wear at the gym or something like that. It’s not really a stand out fragrance but could be decent on a warmer day, just as a change of pace.
Overall, this cologne smells pretty good, but it just strikes me as completely average. Not great but not terrible in almost every respect. It’s definitely a step below the other Thierry Mugler colognes that I’ve reviewed on the site. In that way, it’s kind of a disappointment, that it doesn’t live up to how good the others have been. I don’t see much use for Ice Men cologne, in my collection, but I don’t hate it either.