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    Default Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    I don't feel like searching through tons of threads, so I'm started a separate one.
    Sorry if it's redundant.

    I've decided my nest purchase is going to be one these.
    Which one of the two has the least amount of sweetness?
    For frame of reference, in terms of sweetness level of the A*Men's, this is the order I put them in.
    From most to least:
    A*Men, Pure Malt, Pure Havane, Pure Coffee, Ultra Zest, ToF.
    I've never tried Pure Leather.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    For me, Pure Leather has less sweetness.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Pure Leather in the first 10 seconds is extremely sweet like peppermint candy. After that it smells like a sexy peppermint/leather combo. Once it dries down it's very close to the original A*men which is a very good thing. Pure Havane is a cherry tobacco with honey and vanilla. Once it dries down it smells like French Vanilla. I would say Pure Havane is sweeter, but not by a huge margin.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me, Pure Leather has less sweetness.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    B*Men and TOF.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Pure Leather isn't nearly as sweet as Pure Havane
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    PL.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Thanks for the replies.

    At this point, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna take a risk and pull the trigger on Pure Leather.
    Pure Havane is very nice, but at the end of the day, there is too much vanilla imo.
    I wish they would have have amped-up the tobacco and toned down the vanilla.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Has anyone ever ordered from this seller?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Angel-Pure-L...item4ae626df06

    Are they reliable?
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me, Pure Leather has less sweetness.
    Agree

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    Has anyone ever ordered from this seller?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Angel-Pure-L...item4ae626df06

    Are they reliable?
    Sounds like you're contemplating a purchase.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Sounds like you're contemplating a purchase.
    You got me hednic! LOL.
    Yeah, I'm 99.8% sure I'm gonna order it.

    For piece of mind, I think I'll just pay the extra few bucks and order it from here.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Angel-Men-Pu...item2a2f42cdfe
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Leather in any situation, Pure Havane having a bit more sweetness to it

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Pure Leather is less sweet than Pure Havane. It is a more refined approach to the original A*Men. Toned down, however not less potent. Pure Coffee is even less sweet than the original A*Men and Pure Leather.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    You may like Pure Coffee.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    I went in a totally different direction and ordered a 30 ml bottle of Kenzo Homme.
    I've been curious about this one for a long time. But there always seemed to be something else I wanted more.
    I figured it's about time. Plus, I miss the rush of the blind buy!
    From all the things I've read about it, I'm pretty sure I'll love it.
    Even if I don't, I'm not out very much money.

    Because I ordered the 30 ml bottle, I'm hoping I'll get the non reformulated version.
    I'm guessing there's more of a chance with the small bottle because most people order the larger bottles.
    I not holding my breath though.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    well you sure did go 180° on this

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    well you sure did go 180° on this
    You can say that again!

    I couldn't make up my mind.
    I kept going back and forth between the Kenzo, Encre Noire Sport, Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee and Pure Leather.
    My love for unique fragrances won out in the end. With a collection the size of mine, it's harder and harder to find one of a kind scents.
    I can only imagine what it's like for hednic...

    I really hope the Kenzo lives up to the hype.
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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc View Post
    You got me hednic! LOL.
    Yeah, I'm 99.8% sure I'm gonna order it.

    For piece of mind, I think I'll just pay the extra few bucks and order it from here.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Angel-Men-Pu...item2a2f42cdfe
    Bought from them many times without issue. They use the Fed-Ex/USPS combo shipping which may add a day to the Fed-Ex tracking.

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    Default Re: Pure Havane and Pure Leather: which is less sweet?

    Btw, Pure Leather is a a great fragrance, really underloved flanker.
    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
    Want to buy! "Nothing?!, well that's a first."

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