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View Poll Results: My next blind buy should be:

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  • A*Men Pure Shot

    12 50.00%
  • Cuba Cactus

    12 50.00%
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  1. #1

    Default Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    I'm buying blind here, so help me out.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    A*Men Pure Shot

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Double Post

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Try Pure Shot before you buy it, it definitely has very polarizing reviews thus far. I like it, but I am also a huge fan of anything with patchouli in it.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Pure Shot IMO.
    "The most beautiful sea hasn’t been crossed yet. The most beautiful child hasn’t grown up yet. The most beautiful days we haven’t seen yet. And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell you... I haven’t said yet…"
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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Pure Shot, but don't blind buy!
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Definitely Cuba Cactus. It's a masterpiece.
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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Definitely Cuba Cactus. It's a masterpiece.
    I hope your being sarcastic :P

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Definitely Cuba Cactus. It's a masterpiece.
    I know, but the cost of shipping is a rip-off: http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=23122833

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Wait...are you two being serious right now, your not trolling us?

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Wait...are you two being serious right now, your not trolling us?
    I would totally buy Cuba Cactus. I know Pure Shot has more votes, but not one person has explained why it's a better scent. Usually BNers have so much to say!

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Skip the Pure Shot. Return one of those JAR bottles and buy 300 sticks of Cuba Cactus....
    Please let us know your thoughts once you receive it.
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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Hey BC, I understand what you mean, but all the Cuba's I've tested, are so cheap, synthetic, nothing special. Never tried Cactus so I cant comment on that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Skip the Pure Shot. Return one of those JAR bottles and buy 300 sticks of Cuba Cactus....
    Please let us know your thoughts once you receive it.
    lol

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Good Thread !!!!!

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Go Brian, go!


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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Pure Shot, if you don't like it you can sell it to a UK BNer.

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    Cuba Cactus fo' sho'.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Cuba Cactus fo' sho'.

    At worst, it can be a room spray without feeling guilty about wasting money. Hey, at least no one can call you a sheep .
    Really lol.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    I had a cat once. Its name was Boots.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    What are the notes in Cuba Mexican Cactus?

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    "Cactus was created by Cuba for men. Refreshing and cool with notes of greens florals and spices. It will take you to another level."

    Level aka Circle. I wonder which one?

    From Wikipedia:

    "The nine circles of Hell... First Circle (Limbo) ... Second Circle (Lust) ... Third Circle (Gluttony) ... Fourth Circle (Greed) ... Fifth Circle (Anger) ... Sixth Circle (Heresy) ... Seventh Circle (Violence) ... Eighth Circle (Fraud) ... Ninth Circle (Treachery)"

    Lust sounds ok but I'm gonna wait for Cuba Cactus Sport Extreme Purgatory Edition

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    The inhabitants are important, too:

    First Circle (Limbo) ... Unmemorable Scents
    Second Circle (Lust) ... Celebrity Fragrances
    Third Circle (Gluttony) ... Clive Christian
    Fourth Circle (Greed) ... Excessive Flankers
    Fifth Circle (Anger) ... Jean-Paul Guerlain
    Sixth Circle (Heresy) ... All Reformulations
    Seventh Circle (Violence) ... Bijan
    Eighth Circle (Fraud) ... Bad Creed Batches; Creed Marketing
    Ninth Circle (Treachery) ... IFRA

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    "Cactus was created by Cuba for men. Refreshing and cool with notes of greens florals and spices. It will take you to another level."

    Level aka Circle. I wonder which one?

    From Wikipedia:

    "The nine circles of Hell... First Circle (Limbo) ... Second Circle (Lust) ... Third Circle (Gluttony) ... Fourth Circle (Greed) ... Fifth Circle (Anger) ... Sixth Circle (Heresy) ... Seventh Circle (Violence) ... Eighth Circle (Fraud) ... Ninth Circle (Treachery)"

    Lust sounds ok but I'm gonna wait for Cuba Cactus Sport Extreme Purgatory Edition

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Seventh Circle (Violence) ... Bijan
    Hence Bijan's illegality in Connecticut

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Seventh Circle (Violence) ... Bijan
    Brilliant! ROFTL!


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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    The inhabitants are important, too:

    First Circle (Limbo) ... Unmemorable Scents
    Second Circle (Lust) ... Celebrity Fragrances
    Third Circle (Gluttony) ... Clive Christian
    Fourth Circle (Greed) ... Excessive Flankers
    Fifth Circle (Anger) ... Jean-Paul Guerlain
    Sixth Circle (Heresy) ... All Reformulations
    Seventh Circle (Violence) ... Bijan
    Eighth Circle (Fraud) ... Bad Creed Batches; Creed Marketing
    Ninth Circle (Treachery) ... IFRA
    lol

  26. #26

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by brian chambers View Post
    the inhabitants are important, too:

    First circle (limbo) ... Unmemorable scents
    second circle (lust) ... Celebrity fragrances
    third circle (gluttony) ... Clive christian
    fourth circle (greed) ... Excessive flankers
    fifth circle (anger) ... Jean-paul guerlain
    sixth circle (heresy) ... All reformulations
    seventh circle (violence) ... Bijan
    eighth circle (fraud) ... Bad creed batches; creed marketing
    ninth circle (treachery) ... Ifra
    ftw!
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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Still haven't decided eh?
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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Still haven't decided eh?
    Done: Cuba Cactus. It's officially been voted better than Pure Shot by an 11:9 ratio.

    Review forthcoming.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Done: Cuba Cactus. Review forthcoming.
    Cant wait

  30. #30

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Duplicate yet again...what's wrong with the servers?

  31. #31

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    I recently bought a 4 pack of Cuba's the "Latino" series which included Cactus. I'm all for trying cheapies, however, most of these were pretty bad, including cactus. The notes don't match, I get a bitter dry leather, lavender and some sort of peach like fruity note. It just didn't work out.

    As for the topic. I have not tried Pure Shot, but I can't see how it can be anywhere remotely like in smell to Pure Shot. TM has consistently put out quality fragrances, so ya really can't go wrong. However, if it smells mostly like B*Men, as many are saying, I would just get a bottle of B*Men for under 20 bucks.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Done: Cuba Cactus. It's officially been voted better than Pure Shot by an 11:9 ratio.

    Review forthcoming.
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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    I recently bought a 4 pack of Cuba's the "Latino" series which included Cactus. I'm all for trying cheapies, however, most of these were pretty bad, including cactus. The notes don't match, I get a bitter dry leather, lavender and some sort of peach like fruity note. It just didn't work out.
    So, kind of a leathery thing with an agave/fruit twist? Mami, take me home.


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    1997 called and wants its SLA back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Duplicate yet again...what's wrong with the servers?

  35. #35

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    You really need to get both and layer them.

  36. #36

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    You really need to get both and layer them.
    I'm thinking I will need both the minty and non-minty batches of Pure Shot to do this successfully.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Hey Brian, did you get thus in yet? Review?

  38. #38

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Brian must like them old

  39. #39

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    lol I don't understand how some people think you're being serious, double faceplam

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    I'd be careful on both of them, apparently there are reformulations out there...

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    I haven't smelled either, but I would go with Pure Shot.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    True story: I went to Kmart to make good on this poll and, having left my wallet at work by accident, found myself unable to pay $7.99 plus tax.
    Last edited by Beranium Chotato; 14th March 2012 at 11:08 AM.

  43. #43

    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Rather than Pure Shot, you should try A*Men Sunessence summer storm. I see its still available on Mugler's site.

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    True story: I went to Kmart to make good on this poll and, having left my wallet at work by accident, found myself unable to pay $7.99 plus tax.
    the irony has a taste like fresh nopalitos

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    Default Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    True story: I went to Kmart to make good on this poll and, having left my wallet at work by accident, found myself unable to pay $7.99 plus tax.
    lol what?

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