Thread: Pure Havane Discontinuing?!?!
BN sales: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/300...avidoff-Bombay.
Off-BN sales (super rare CREED): http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=95
A*Men Tabasco will probably be one of the ones that I don't like (Ice*Men, B*Men, Sunessence), as I've always HATED chili or cumin notes in fragrances. Something goes wrong with my skin chemistry and it comes off as BO or Indian food. Yuck!
The chili note in bond saks for him is quite interesting. Though that is more of an incense fragrance, I'm interested to see how they utilize it here with he amen formula. Hopefully its not some very faint note that's hard to detect, which is my only gripe about PH in that the tobacco wasn't as prominent as I'd hoped for, despite it still being a very nice fragrance. The box sure looks interesting, there are pics in the comment section of grants article on the bn homepage.
One of my Macy's had 4 bottles left - three of those appeared to be returns (missing cellophane and sliced or re-stuck stickers), and some damn redneck in a ball-cap walked out with the other one. Nordstrom was zeroed out.
We're down to the dregs, boys. Get 'em while you can.
As for the chili version - I know that Tabasco Slim Jims and Tabasco Kikkoman soy sauce are extremely awesome. If you think about it, it's just a different version of pepper in fragrance. Potentially cool. They clearly got this past the initial tests, so it must work at least reasonably well.
I just passed through London Heathrow Terminal 5 and the shop there had lots of bottles of Pure Havane.
Somebody get this guy outta here!
Don't panic, if you really want it call the Macy's at Warwick RI. They have a lot. Free shipping too since the order will be 87 straight. This of course is for us US'ers.
mmm i was planning on buying this one soon , i think I've got to hurry ... i like the tobacco note in this one , i wish it had that tobacco note in the dry down 2 because all i can smell in the dry down is vanilla!
Not much tobacco for me either. It doesn't smell bad, it's quite good indeed, but i was looking for some tobacco and couldn't find it. And it's too sweet for my tastes too.
Yes, probably easy to find at dutyfree shops at airports. Everything is posible, even production stopped before arriving here (Spain)at regular shops, so it is not bad idea to take a look at 'Julia' if someone wants to find it easily available or any backup bottle.
I actually bought a bottle at the Barajas "duty free" as early as May (!).
In Heathrow, I saw it on discount in April, but I passed up the chance (stupid, stupid).
I find it the best of the A*Men flankers, it's delicious and not cloying as Pure Malt can be during the top notes. I love the cherry notes.
Recently I asked for Pure Havane at ECI Clarins SA and she knew nothing about this release, but ... she also ignored entirely previous A*Men flankers and was thinking I was kidding her...
I agree every letter at your post!!!