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    Pure Malt.
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    Pure Havane by far. Pure Malt is forgettable for me.
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    Pure Malt is superior in all aspect.

    But Pure Havane is decent one, too. Get both if you can.
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    Pure Malt, but Pure Havane is still a great one. I agree with the poster above, get both if you can.

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    Pure Malt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    Pure Malt is superior in all aspect.

    But Pure Havane is decent one, too. Get both if you can.
    i already own pm...are they that much different to garner a purchase of both?

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    I prefer Pure Havane. Pure Malt is loudness controlled A*Men with a fruity boozy note. Pure Havane is its own thing with sweetened Patchouli in the drydown to give it some A*Men DNA.

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    In my opinion, they are the only two Mugler's currently worth owning a full bottle of, blasphemy to some I know, but these two flankers are the best of the line.
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    Taste of Fragrance for me But out of this two it have to be Pure Malt.
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    IMO Pure Malt is better but get both if possible. Havane is worth buying too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunSun View Post
    In my opinion, they are the only two Mugler's currently worth owning a full bottle of, blasphemy to some I know, but these two flankers are the best of the line.
    The third one is Taste of Fragrance

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    Pure Havane is a good fragrance but it has no much tobacco as its name suggests, at least in my opinion. In the other hand, I detect a very present note of cream of whisky in Pure Malt; also I think its smell is better, so I prefer this last one.
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    Pure Havane (in every aspect in my case ) , only shot wich Pure Malt have in this fight - nicer bottel ( I prefer black )

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    Pure Malt for me. Pure Havane last longer and that's only advantage for PH

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    Pure Malt!

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    I used to think havane was better, but I think I'm more of a malt fan now. Love the fruitiness
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    Pure Malt, but Pure Havane is still a great one. I agree with the poster above, get both if you can.
    Yes, both for sure. You can't lose either way.

    I think the poll results will end up even. This is a very hard poll to take but I gave Pure Havane the edge

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    Wearing pure malt now

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    Pure Havane was way better for me. Smooth cherry tobacco note with honey, cocoa, and patchouli. Pure malt has a whiskey opening I didn't care for. Not a John Walker Blue Label type...the cheap Jack Daniels type. Def try both to be on the safe side.
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    I own Pure Malt. I have only worn it two or three times.

    I felt no need to buy Pure Havane.
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    Pure Malt by far. I honestly just didn't like Havane.

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    Pure Malt for me. Love the caramel/vanilla mid notes on this one. Havane is ok but smells medicinal to me. Also it's very close to the much cheaper Bogart Pour Homme to me. I would've liked it more if it was a sweeter pipe type tobacco instead of spicy, medicinal cigar type tobacco.

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    Havane edges out Malt but in truth I think both are worth owning.

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    Havane, just more original and more substance than malt. I own both and wear Havane 9/10 times that I reach for a Mugler.

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    I own both I prefer Havane. However you can get that Havane scent vibe from other colognes, while in my opinion Malt smell much more unique. I still prefer Havane.

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    Pure Malt..

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    Pure Havane

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    I wore Pure Malt a couple days ago. It's one of the few 100ml bottles I have that is half gone already. Great stuff.
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    Pure Havane

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    I personally find Pure Havane more wearable but Pure Malt has the better scent so voted Pure Malt.

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    And for fans of Pure Havane, last time I was in Bloomingdale's (Thursday) they had it in stock.

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    Flip a coin. I only have pure malt but after testing pure havane not too long ago I find it equally enjoyable.

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    Both great scents, but Pure Havane is something special.

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    I own both, but I prefer Pure Havane.





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    Pure Havane for me

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    Pure Havane

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    Both are amazing fragrances and great acquisitions to anyones collection.

    Are they different enough to warrant owning both...very much so! PM=A*Men DNA with fruits and whiskey, PH=A*Men DNA with cherry-vanilla tobacco!

    I love both but PH wins by a slight margin.

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    Really tough decision but I think Pure Malt wins. Both are must haves IMO.
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    Really surprised at the results of the poll so far. I would have guessed that PH would have taken it with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Really surprised at the results of the poll so far. I would have guessed that PH would have taken it with ease.
    Me too...PM smells like A*Men without the tar...PH has more depth.

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    For a more unique take on the once-original-now-repetitive A*Man DNA, it's gotta be Pure Havane. I find both of these a tad bit too sweet (and, from what I recall of a single smelling in a Paris Duty Free, I may like the newer pure CUIR better than both, though it's more like the original fragrance - and DARKER).
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    The ladies around me are liking pure havane. Gotta go with PH. PM is great too.

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    Pure havane. It's more wearable, versatile and 'less heavy'. You can pull off Pure Havane in warm weather too, but not Pure malt. Pure malt is very heavy and a bit too boozy smelling. Maybe good for clubbing.

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    Pure Malt is legendary..
    Pure Havane is the Lil Bro

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    Since originally posting two years ago, I have grown to like Pure Havane more than before.

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    Pure Havane. I got tired of Pure Malt.

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    Pure Havane, I grew tired of Pure Malt much faster as 601red says. Pure Havane followed shortly thereafter.

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    I'll have to agree, Pure Havane is the better one. Pure Malt is too boozy and for whatever reason it does get awfully boring really fast.


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    Been using PM for a few months now. Its a gorgeous frag. I'm picking up PH today. Looking forward to it!

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    I will overwhelmingly vote for Pure Havane. It's more complex, lighter, sweeter, more wearable, and in my eyes much much better than Pure Malt. The fruity cherry note in Havane is just magic to me.

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