Not sure I'd want Mr. Bella to show up at home, or the office, smelling like whiskey. But something about a boozy-based fragrance piques my curiosity. Thierry Mugler — the mind behind the honey-vanilla-chocolate gourmand scent Angel — will release A*Men Pure Malt, a limited-edition man's fragrance based on pure malt whiskey extract. Hic.
Much like liquor's aging process, the cologne is aged in oak casks to reveal a peaty, lingering scent when done. Finishing up the sophisticated bouquet are hints of cedarwood, patchouli, and coffee. Coupled with the sweet confection that is his trademark female fragrance, the two of you could smell like dessert and an after-dinner drink. I'd bet this scent will be more complex than a whiff of any old Jim or Jack, but we'll have to wait a few months to find out. (It will be available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales for $70.) Will you sniff it out?