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    Default If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    I absolutely love A*Men, and I don't even hate the tar note (which only lasts like 20 minutes or so for me). But I've heard such better things about Pure Havane and Pure Malt that I think it may be better to just get those rather than A*Men. I also love Animale Animale which smells a lot like A*Men, and some say smells even more like Pure Malt.

    Given these preferences, is Pure Malt / Pure Havane a safe blindbuy? or do you think I should just get A*Men since I like A*Men.

    I'm definitely leaning towards Pure Malt, and if Pure Malt dries down as heavenly as A*Men and it has the fruity sweet top notes like described, I can't imagine not liking it.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    Yes, even though they're quite different from the original. If you don't like them, you'll be able to sell them without much of a loss.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    IMO Yes.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    A Men is like full cream milk, and the flankers are 2%, non-fat and skimmed.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    If you like A*Men, you should like Pure Malt and Pure Havane with no problems.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    I guess here is a followup question.

    Are the flanker more versatile to wear?

    I pretty much reserve A*Men to going out to the bar or club. I think its too much to wear during the day to work/school. I'll always reach for things like D&G PH, Brit, HM, or even Aventus, MI and DHI for day/work wear before A*Men. I may be overreacting in this regard though, some people may be more inclined to wear A*Men to work than DHI or Aventus. I dunno.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    Havane, Malt, and Leather...yes. Chili...maybe. Pure Shot...no.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    I like the original A*men, so I bought the flankers......and then sold them.

    To quote someone else, "I didn't care for the flankers from this house".

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    Of the two you mentioned you should thoroughly enjoy them.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    malt,havane,coffee and taste of fragrance are all great alternatives.

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    Default Re: If I like A*Men, will the flankers be safe buys?

    In all probability, you will like the flankers, but the best way to do it is to get samples of all of them and then decide which ones you want a full bottle of. No need to be in a hurry. Make an informed decision based on your nose, not the nose of others.
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