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    Default Re: Pure Malt - What's the Fuss?

    It's the kind of scent that I just always want to reach for but know I have other fragrances to use.

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    Default Re: Pure Malt - What's the Fuss?

    Insanely expensive, but even though I disliked A Men and Pure Havane, I really like pure malt because of the warm, brown, smoky-ness I get out of it. Or maybe its just because I wore my sample of it on vacation, in a beautiful location

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    This is my first blind buy. In the beginning I did not like it. Now I started to appreciate the scent. It is good IMO but not the best gourmand.

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    It's a great scent no doubt, but keep in mind that the only reason it's so expensive right now is because of supply and demand. Re-sellers are the ones selling it for $100+ on eBay, the last time it was available on TM's website it was $70, a very reasonable price for this fragrance IMO.

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    i still dont get it

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    Never understood the hype about this one either. But then I am not into gourmands, most of them are combination of sickly sweetness and sratchy synthetic woody amber to me, with the exception of Guerlain L'Instant EDP.

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    I spent to much, honestly, for Pure Malt on ebay (I'll let you wonder how much), but I'm glad I did. If it is ever re-released I will gladly purchase another bottle at retail just to have a backup. I just love the smell and so does my wife. For the record, I am not a big fan of original A*Men, but Pure Malt is just great. I do like Pure Haven as well, but it doesn't last as long on me. Thinking back, the first smell of Pure Malt I just thought it was ok, but seems like every time I wear it I like it more and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    It's a nice scent, but overrated. I think the whole mystique about Pure Malt is the fact that it's discontinued. If it was still in production, not nearly as much people would give a damn.
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    Pure malt is THE most over rated scent. Hell is had its own subsection in the forums. I won't say it's a bad fragrance because it's not. I owned if for a while and used and liked it but at the end of the day it was A Man with some berries and whiskey added to it. I think for me the main problem I had was I HATED the original A Men and the only reason I bought it was to see what the fuss was about. But it left me feeling slightly...underwhelmed

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    I think it's pretty good myself. I don't hype it, but I can see why some might. Like a few others here, it was one of the scents that jump started my fragrance hobby.

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    Default Re: Pure Malt - What's the Fuss?

    imo youtube and fragrance site, over-hype TM frags like crazy.

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    I like it and was gaga over it for a first few months but hardly find oportunity to wear it nowdays (because I rarely party and IMO this is purpose of Pure Malt) so I sold all my backup bottles. It may be overhyped but is still one of best (if not best) designer fragrances in last 3 years.
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    I love it. There's a time deep in the drydown where I'll catch a whiff of it here and there, it's the perfect sweet whisky/caramel/patchouli blend, it just makes me smile to smell it on a cold day. That said, it is very much over-hyped. Though lately the hype machine has been shifting to L'Instant Extreme and Dior Homme Intense.

    The ebay prices are not related only to the hype, but also the limited and dwindling supply of this fragrance.
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    Default Re: Pure Malt - What's the Fuss?

    It is a unique scent that has gotten way too much attention. I still think Pure Havane is the best flanker from TM.

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    It has the most realistic slut-in-a-club-breath accord that is both fascinating to me and utterly unwearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nouveau Nez View Post
    Not looking to hijack the topic at hand but, is there some certainty or even an ETA on when Pure Malt or the other much-ballyhooed (sorry, just always wanted to use that word ) flankers will be re-released or re-re-re-released?? I'm a bit new to the TM line so, I don't fully understand the company's M.O. re: these flankers - seems like it's the ol' OPEC school of limited supply game. And it sounds like when/if they re-appear it may only be via the official TM website...thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
    While I have no official date whatsoever on the re-releasing of PM and other flankers, I can recommend you send an email to [email protected] with my name and mailing address and they will actually add you to their waiting list for the Pure Collection.

    OT, I've yet to pick up a sample of Pure Malt or Pure Coffee though I do plan on it. Pure Havane I purchased because I was able to test it in Macy's when it was still available and I loved it. Still curious if Pure Malt would have the same effect. Any BNers willing to send a tiny sample?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nen View Post
    Me as well... not sure if that has been a good or bad thing?!?! Have probably spent over $1500 since my 1st bottle of Pure Malt.
    lol tru dat! daym you basenotes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Good, but not great. Nothing more, nothing less. Never understood the fuss personally.
    agree ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerloop View Post
    While I have no official date whatsoever on the re-releasing of PM and other flankers, I can recommend you send an email to [email protected] with my name and mailing address and they will actually add you to their waiting list for the Pure Collection.

    OT, I've yet to pick up a sample of Pure Malt or Pure Coffee though I do plan on it. Pure Havane I purchased because I was able to test it in Macy's when it was still available and I loved it. Still curious if Pure Malt would have the same effect. Any BNers willing to send a tiny sample?
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    After all the positive reviews I took the gamble and bought Pure Malt as a blind-buy. I already own Pure Havane and A*Men Classic. It smells terrific but I am utterly disappointed in the longevity and projection of Pure Malt. After one hour or so it is virtually non-detectable anymore and just very close to the skin. That is just unacceptable. Clearly the weakest scent of the whole Pure-line in my opinion.

    Can't understand all the rave reviews on here as the quality of Pure Malt is below par.

    Where the A*Men classic last 10-12 hours with huge projection, Pure Havane lasts about 4 hours and Pure Malt only 1 - 2 hours with little to no projection after an hour.

    Utterly disappointed.

    Do you have the same experience?

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    Thankfully have no longevity problems with Pure Malt.

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    I don't have any problems either. Did you get it from a reliable source??

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    I get at least 8 hours with my Pure Malt. In fact, all the flankers last at least 8 hours on me. The original definitely has the best longevity. Olfactory fatigue perhaps?
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    Are you sure this isn't olfactory fatigue? There is just no way Pure Malt should be gone in an hour or two. It's barely past the initial stage at that point and should last at least two more hours, if not many more.

    And yes, this is one of the most overhyped fragrances in history. Personally, I find it average -- not a bad scent, but not bottle worthy. Of course, I find the original A*Men unwearable, so factor that into your consideration of my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Are you sure this isn't olfactory fatigue? There is just no way Pure Malt should be gone in an hour or two. It's barely past the initial stage at that point and should last at least two more hours, if not many more.
    Ok I may have to agree with this, maybe you over worn the scent. Try something else then the a*men line for a week and go back to it.

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    This lasts a little longer that PH for me, and about the same as Amen, PC is the shortest lasting. And out of all of them it smells the best to me.

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    Seriously, where are you guys still buying Pure Malt from?

    Is it purely from ebay/other basenoters?

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    Got mine on ebay for a decent price. Wait until the last second and don't give them a chance to rebid.

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    Same here -- got it on Ebay. I think the price I paid was about eighty or ninety dollars. I haven't seen any reports of Pure Malt forgeries -- the bottle is very unique and probably very expensive to try to knock off.
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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt disappointment

    I blind bought PM from a basenote member who ordered it direct from Mugler. I was interested in PM from owning Pure Havane. I find that PH and PM are very much alike. I do find Pure Havane to be a powerhouse compared to Pure Malt. I know others will dissagree, but I've got to be honest with my impression. I feel PM to be a lighter version than PH, which contradicts what others have said on a few threads; but is in agreement with some others. I feel their top notes are very very simular except that touch of tobacco in PH, and it's towards the latter part of the middle that PH and PM become even more alike with PH just being stronger. I find as the OP that it's longevity is not up to par. However, I really do enjoy PM. The one thing it reveals to me that PH does not is an ever slight floral, or is it amber? I dont know, so go ahead and call me crazy, but I pick up a pretty little touch of something in the booziness which I enjoy; it just strikes me as floral. However, to me Pure Havane should have got the hype over PM due to the attributes of having more depth, stamina, projection and pressence througout a long wear, along with delivering such an amazing scent throughout the full wear, easily 10 hours for me. I guess if I owned PM first, I would have picked up PH. But if I had smelled PM, I would have passed since already owning PH. Reguardless, I'm glad to have both.

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