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    Exclamation *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Hello everyone,

    My buddy Matt (whom I share a Youtube fragrance review channel with) got a bottle of Pure Shot in the mail yesterday. In his review, he compared it to B*Men:



    However, other reviews, both on Youtube, as well as text reviews on Facebook, etc. Are comparing it to Ice Men, with a minty smell which Matt did not pick up. There are a few others that smell what Matt is smelling, though.

    With differences as drastic and divided as this, it seems the inevitable has happened: There are two different-smelling batches labelled as A*Men Pure Shot.

    So, if you plan on getting some, don't be alarmed! But when you do get it, or get a sample, I'd love for you to use this thread and tell me what you smell. I think this would be a great opportunity to see what's going on with the Pure Shot batches.

    This is the first time I've ever heard of anything like this relating to the Mugler house. I think Mugler is a great house with quality fragrances, but this is a very strange occurrence, and I'm anxious to see what happens. I find it very Creed-esque, with the batch variations and whatnot.

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    Default Re: Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Find it hard that this would happen this quickly. I definitely get mint in mine.

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    Couldn't it just be that different noses pick up different notes sometimes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    Couldn't it just be that different noses pick up different notes sometimes?
    I'm sure a little anosmia never prevented someone from being a Youtube fragrance reviewer.

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    I definitely get a minty smell, but the drydown does remind me a bit of B*Men... I'll have a new bottle here tomorrow, but I sincerely doubt that there are different batches

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    Wouldn't it be a good thing to actually compare, side by side, before making bombastic claims about batch variations ? For all we know, it's still the very same batch that is in all the bottles.

    Edit;

    Didn't mean to come off as negative. Thanks for the review :-).
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    Thank you for the review Grottola, please keep it up! cheers.
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    Default Re: Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    Couldn't it just be that different noses pick up different notes sometimes?
    I'm gong to go with this theory. It's like people's opinions on Taste of Fragrance. A lot of people said TOF smelled like Pure Coffee with chili pepper. I don't smell Pure Coffee at ALL in TOF. Some said it smelled a lot like B*Men. I don't smell B*Men at ALL in TOF. Some people said Pure Havane smelled just like Pure Malt. I don't think they smell similar at all. I don't smell B*Men in Pure Shot either. Heck, what about the "Cheapies are better" thread where the guy said Pure Havane and Quorum smelled alike??? Everybody's nose is different. There aren't 2 different batches of Pure Shot, it's just people smelling it differently.

    As for me, I smell a lot of mint in Pure Shot. It smells like Spearmint. The closest thing that it smells like to me is Sunessence Summer Storm edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I'm gong to go with this theory. It's like people's opinions on Taste of Fragrance. A lot of people said TOF smelled like Pure Coffee with chili pepper. I don't smell Pure Coffee at ALL in TOF. Some said it smelled a lot like B*Men. I don't smell B*Men at ALL in TOF. Some people said Pure Havane smelled just like Pure Malt. I don't think they smell similar at all. I don't smell B*Men in Pure Shot either. Heck, what about the "Cheapies are better" thread where the guy said Pure Havane and Quorum smelled alike??? Everybody's nose is different. There aren't 2 different batches of Pure Shot, it's just people smelling it differently.

    As for me, I smell a lot of mint in Pure Shot. It smells like Spearmint. The closest thing that it smells like to me is Sunessence Summer Storm edition.
    Damn... Just because someone does not pick up on a note it does not mean that there are batch variations. This stuff is crazy! The fragrance has been out for a week. Please don't feed the hype machine!
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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    There are definitely nose-brain interface variations, but I'm not so sure about batch variations with this one.

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    Hmmm....I dont think there going to be batch variations of this imo

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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Yeah this isn't a new Creed we're talking about.
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    I feel a new folder needs to be established for pure shot discussions

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    Since TM has never done batch variations I would be surprised to find out they did one with Shot

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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    I'm going to assume it's anosmia to a chemical that plays a big role in the fragrance that is to blame for this. Batch differences? All bottles released so far are going to be from the first batch, surely, so I just can't foresee batch variations being a plausible explanation at this point.
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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I'm going to assume it's anosmia to a chemical that plays a big role in the fragrance that is to blame for this. Batch differences? All bottles released so far are going to be from the first batch, surely, so I just can't foresee batch variations being a plausible explanation at this point.
    And certainly not for any kind of Mugler synth-bomb. I would expect Pure Shot to have less batch variation than Mobil One.
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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I would expect Pure Shot to have less batch variation than Mobil One.
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    Default Re: *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    I agree with Redneck, some good info in this "first impressions" review. I am quite curious to try this. BMen is definitely interesting; I hope Pure Shot is a lot less sweet. Thanks for posting Grottola.

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