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    Default pure malt vs new haarlem?

    What do you guys think?
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    i think the drydown of new haarlem is much better than pure malt
    not a big fan of the ultra sweet burnt sugar feel of the opening though. I still like it, but I look forward to the drydown more.

    Pure malt is also very nice but I think new haarlem is more unique

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    New Haarlem without question.

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    Pure malt. I really like that whiskey note

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    I like Pure Malt for its invigorating opening and the typical A*men dry down. I love New Haarlem for what it is, a dark, rich, syrupy sweet monster. I have to say New Haarlem, but not without regret at leaving Pure Malt in a close, yet distant second place.

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    New Haarlem all the way.

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    Pure Malt

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    I love this "VS"threads it's so really entertaining, it's like Chicken Vs Beef ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    I love this "VS"threads it's so really entertaining, it's like Chicken Vs Beef ....
    Beef hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    I love this "VS"threads it's so really entertaining, it's like Chicken Vs Beef ....
    beef for sure

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    Default Re: pure malt vs new haarlem?

    I'll go for the versatility of chicken whilst acknowledging beefs superior drydown.

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    Pure Malt.

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    Pure Malt has one of the best openings for a fragrance. However, New Haarlem has a superior drydown. Since the drydown lasts way longer it should be an obvious choice. It is for me.

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    New Haarlem by a country mile. Great stuff.
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    eyes set on New haarlem thanks guys

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    Opening - Pure Malt
    Over all - New Haarlem
    Beef.

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    New Haarlem
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    New Haarlem in Winter, Pure Malt every other part of the year. But I'd take Chicken over both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    Pure Malt has one of the best openings for a fragrance. However, New Haarlem has a superior drydown. Since the drydown lasts way longer it should be an obvious choice. It is for me.
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    Just do both, you know, chicken on warmer months and beef for cooler. For spring and fall I suggest layering them.

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    I haven't tried Pure Malt, but New Haarlem's opening was way too much for me. Bond No. 9's I Love NY For All's opening has much more dark, java-espresso vibe, yet a more toned-down version of New Haarlem. I wore it to work the other night, and when I got home six hours later, I could've sworn I was smelling New Haarlem on my wrists. I Love NY For All is a delicious alternative, and it's much cheaper.

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    Pure Malt is cool, New Haarlem is warm.

    Take your pick - a cool alcohol breeze over a warm base, or roasty coffee with a steam-iron warm note.
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    Pure Malt for me.

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    I will pick Pure Beef over New Chicken.

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    would i still like pure malt if dont like the smell of alcohol and A*mens drydown doesnt wow me

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    Posting Pure Malt in your thread title is sure to garner more responses, so I would pick that.

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    Pure Malt and Beef

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    probably chicken

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    New Haarlem

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    Pure Malt has a great 5 minute opening, then things go downhill fast. New Haarlem by a MILE.

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    Would i be better off copping a 3.3 New Haarlem for $160 or wait around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    Would i be better off copping a 3.3 New Haarlem for $160 or wait around?
    Seems like a good enough deal. I'd go with that, personally. Especially since you're want to get the most play out of New Haarlem in the winter time.

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    I've tried New Haarlem at my local Saks 5th Ave. Not a fan, and certainly not at the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog127 View Post
    I've tried New Haarlem at my local Saks 5th Ave. Not a fan, and certainly not at the price!
    was it too sweet for you? or what because i dont mind sweetness as in rochas man type sweetness

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I'll go for the versatility of chicken whilst acknowledging beefs superior drydown.
    True, but I find the animalic note in beef a bit off putting. Chicken is quite lacking in depth and I feel like chicken is the "sport flanker of beef"

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    Default Re: pure malt vs new haarlem?

    hows pure malts drydown compared to amens because amen wasnt amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    hows pure malts drydown compared to amens because amen wasnt amazing
    A Mens dry down is way better than Pure Malts.

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    Default Re: pure malt vs new haarlem?

    now that i have pure malt, i prefer it over A*Men and new haarlem

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    New Haarlem. Have em both, like em both, but NH is better. Dries down much nicer, lasts and projects wayyyy longer. And - smells better.

    Pure Malt is still great though.

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    I choose Jessica Alba over Beyonce anyday and New Haarlem over Pure Malt...
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    I like Pure Malt better

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    New Haarlem for me. Now, I would choose the original A*Men over New Haarlem, and maybe Pure Coffee over NH, but I just am not that crazy about Pure Malt. I don't really care for alcohol that much, and to me Pure malt is lacking the depth & strong patchouli/tar I love in A*Men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    New Haarlem by a country mile. Great stuff.
    Me too!!

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    New Haarlem no contest. Pure Malt is good but personally I like the original A*Men better.

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    And the winner is...................... Pure Malt! Intoxicating fragrance! NH is a good one too, but if they are Highlander there can only be 1
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    Pure Malt is cool but NH sexy and my choice is P.Malt

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    Pure Malt has a better opening but New Haarlem has a better drydown, and since the drydown is much lengthier than the opening, New Haarlem wins.

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    Pure Malt. Not a fan of New Haarlem's opening...

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    New Haarlem all the way

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    ok i gotta be honest here, Pure Malt hands down without a question.

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    Default Re: pure malt vs new haarlem?

    i prefer pure malts drydown

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    Quote Originally Posted by moore View Post
    Then I guess you'll preffer New Haarlem. I've heard Nuits de Noho is an improved A*Men. Have you or anyone else tried it?
    lol this thread is old. i own both now and they smell different but both are amazing in their own ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moore View Post
    Lol! Sometimes deads come alive here and catch us! And how about Nuits de Noho? Have you tried it?
    nope. i tend to stay with the hype lolz

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