Thread: Pure Malt
I have Play Intense and I'm on the fence if I should blind buy Pure Malt or not, do they smell the same?
This Pure Malt frenzy is driving me nuts.
Current TOP 7 from my collection:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Chanel Coromandel
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
4. Encre Noire
5. Dior Homme Intense
7. Dior Homme
While many here are all in a frenzy over it, the public at large is not necessarily sweeping it off the shelves. You should have time to wear the first bottle a few times and decide if it's all that.
I wouldn't get hopes up insanely high for this if you haven't smelled it before. I'm definitely getting a bottle, but I still think A*Men is better than Pure Malt.
Last edited by RyanT; 19th September 2010 at 01:58 AM.
It's at the Nordstrom in my neighborhood now. The helpful and cheery sales associate graciously made not one but two generous samples - so much that I might not even have to buy it now. Mmmmm. . . hate to punish them for good behavior, but seriously, it's pretty strong stuff. One spray and you're done. Still, I might consider buying a bottle now that it's reasonably priced - $70. If it's really a limited edition, that would be a pretty good investment. Bet you could turn it on the net in a few years for a handsome profit. That is, if you're not using it all up.
Personally, I think it's not bad stuff. But I doubt it would become an essential part of my wardrobe.
I got my bottle today! Nice box
:O i bought the last bottle of pure malt that they had at the bay store here in brampton, ontario, canada for $80 cdn and i got l`eau d`issy for 30% off
and A TON OF SAMPLES
Ordered it from Nordstrom's tonight. We'll see if it actually arrives as it sounds as though certain supplies are selling out. All the enthusiasm meant a blind buy.
Pure Malt just blows my mind. Im so glad that i bought two bottles. I cant wait to actually wear it places.
Had a sample about 8 months ago, just ordered a bottle from fragrance.net, have wanted this since i first smelled the sample.
Cant wait ^_^
Socal's Arcadia and Glendale Nordstrom are sold out of pure malt don't know if they will get more, that was quick. 5 days all gone. When I checked they had 6 each...
I'm interested to grab one before it's all gone. FragranceNet sells it, will it be safe to get off FragranceNet or should I pay full retail price in store? Cheers.
Cheers, remixx. Since the formula for release is the same I might just get the old batch from FragranceNet. Hopefully the quality is equally good and not inferior to new batch, fingers crossed.
idk if its an old batch that they had in the stock room or something because they re-released it on the same date that nordstroms and thierry mugler website did. But anyways hopefully shipping is fast for you since you're in australia. Its already taking 8 days just to get here from NY to California! I hate UPS and FEDEX!
I've yet to spray my bottle, im afraid to let a microliter of air in lol. I've been wearing my samples first ( the nordstrom lady gave me 2 filled samples the day i pre-bought it) to get a feel for it. I'm hoping for it to grow on me like A*Men did...it went kind of toxic on me today though, i just wasn't feeling it. It got extremely smokey after about 5 hours, something i've never smelled it do. Now its at a weird vanilla.
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i'm serious, it's not this mind blowing fragrance everyone makes it out to be. I won't deny it's great but the level of hype it gets is unwarranted. Try to sample it first. This is coming from one of the biggest A*Men fanboys of all time too
anyone else's bottle from fragrancenet not come with plastic wrap on the box?
Needless to say i will be buying my backup bottle from nordstoms
Looks like it's ~95-98% full. Oh well. Still good stuff, very, very interesting.
if any of my bottles are unwrapped im going to file a complaint on paypal -_-. I ordered 4 of them!
hmmm, im scared now. i should get my pure malt from fragrancenet this week.....any longevity issues? it should be 10+ hours.
I haven't gotten that much out of it yet but I didn't really properly apply it, and I also went to the gym in between. It's certainly potent, not sure it's at the level of A*Men. I'd be more interested to know what condition your bottle from fragrance net is, whether the box is plastic wrapped and if the bottle is 100% full.
I ordered 5 from fragrancenet and got them today they are all wrapped. A couple of months ago I ordered a few from fragrancenet and they were opened but appeared unused. I complained but since the price was good I didn't want a refund.
hopefully mine will be wrapped as well
Yeah i'd contact them about a bottle with missing juice. I could deal with no wrapping if the bottle was in tact with full juice, but that bottle in the picture is as full as my A*Men bottle that i've used a ton
got mine today from fragrancenet, no plastic, the box and bottle were pretty scratched up, but the bottle is full and serials matched. ill post pics after work sometime tonight
My two pure malts are coming tomorrow. Ill report the condition they came in as soon as I get them
guys, don't you see.... probably the opened, plastic missing bottles are those that have been returned by people. and now they are being resent back as new to you. really shady business if thats true
Got mine in from fragrancenet today. Not wrapped, bottle looks fine though. It's full and its authentic. Smells just like my sample. I don't see a reason to return it.
Last edited by RyanT; 24th September 2010 at 01:25 PM.
received 2 pure malts today from fragrance. 1 is brand new wrapped blah blah. Other is a opened bottle most likely used, top of the star has 1 cm missing from it. I can confirm that fragrancenet is receiving/recieved returns from department stores. I have the macy's return label still on my box. What should I do complain or just use it or return ? exchange ? its much cheaper than getting it through nordstrom.
I called them today and told them what happened with mine and they sent me a prepaid postage slip to return the bottle and the woman offered to put a quality control notice on the order if I wanted them to reship it. I figured I'd give them a chance to make it right and see what happens. If they screw up again then I may return it for my money back.
I got my pure malts today and all of them are wrapped. The sprayer sucks btw
Last edited by remixx; 22nd September 2010 at 11:41 PM.
i have to use both my thumbs just to press it down for a complete spray LOL if i dont it comes out like a stream -_-
Recieved my order of 8 bottles just now from Fragrancenet...one of them being my second/back-up bottle of Pure Malt. It is wrapped up tight as are all the other bottles. I've been wearing Pure Malt since I got off work @ 3....I want to chew my arm off!! Smells so good as always. I hate the sprayers on the rubber A*Men bottles.
Haven't had a problem with Fragrancenet yet in my few time ordering from them.
Hey can we get a picture for Pure Malt? I hate looking at my wardrobe and seeing fragrances with missing photos. How can we make that happen?
Does anyone know if the internals of the rubber flasks are the same as the metal ones? I might swap my malt bottle into my a*men metal flask.
Yea, I'm having issues with my sprayer as well. I think I will just decant some into a 10ml plastic atomizer. So far I have been pretty happy with their spray pattern.
Ah, so the rubber flask is just as restricting as their other rubber flask bottles. That's a shame. I had the same problem with B*Men, and after I cut the bottle out the rubber it worked SO much better.
If no one cares about mutilating their Pure Malt bottle, you can make a small cut to make it a lot easier to spray.
You can not cut it where the dotted line is if you don't want to fully cut the rubber flask apart.
Last edited by Smeghead; 23rd September 2010 at 01:30 PM.
Does anybody know if the packages received from fragrancenet though UPS require signature or will they just leave the box outside
Last edited by Akalucas; 23rd September 2010 at 05:52 PM.