When I first tried this I thought it was just okay. I think I was still getting used to the A*Men base. I really like it now. Reminds me of wet tobacco leaves and booze. Gives off a warmth as well. It's quite different from most fragrances, past or present. Projection is good and longevity is very good.
pure havane foundation is what i love,with that cocoa and tobacco undertones....there is something that is not mentioned in the notes that is off putting to me..others has mentioned a cherry like note, and thats what it smells like.
Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane is perhaps the best-known of the flankers to the original A*Men, having followed the original by almost two decades, but its fame now seems to exceed its parent's.
It's a very sweet tobacco fragrance, a combination of honey and a cherried (albeit synthetically) tobacco accord, in concert with the standard A*Men dry down of patchouli that is consistent with most of the line (original, Leather, Malt, Wood, Tonka, Coffee) but not some of the lighter-themed offerings.
It's quite sweet but not overwhelmingly sweet in my opinion. Some my criticize it as too sweet, lacking the bite of the tobacco and/or patchouli, but I enjoy the harmony that leans toward the sweet side, and the synthetic cherry sweetness is not problematic, as it is subordinate to sweetness derived from the honey.
Pure Havane is not quite as refined as Pure Malt and thus remains ever so slightly my second favorite Mugler behind Pur Malt, but Pure Havane provides unencumbered sweetness, much like Pure Tonka, whereas Pure Malt's brilliance is in what it holds back.
Performance is quite good, among the best-performing EDTs I've ever worn, along with some of the Scentstory 24 line (especially Gold and Gold Oud), and since often available under $60 for 100ml, Pure Havane is a bargain, like many of its A*Men brethren.
Truly a scent and a deal to be adored, if you like sweet tobacco fragrances, you should try this out.
9 out of 10
sweet cherry powdery tobacco honey scent
this one opens up with a powdery sweet cherry note with honey and tobacco in the background. then the honey, vanilla and tobacco start to power up. the fragrance remains somewhat powdery and sweet throughout. the fragrance still have a bit of the a men DNA. the similarities to pure malt are there but are not significant. i prefer it over pure malt. performance is very good.
One of the unique and best scents ive ever smelled.its in the class of niche fragrances.best tobacco base scent.