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    Default A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    Hi,

    How do you rate (on a scale of 1 to 10) Pure Malt on the following parameters?

    1) Scent alone
    2) Projection
    3) Longevity
    4) Versatility
    5) Compliments
    6) Overall rating

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    One of my favourites.

    Scent: 9.5
    Projection: 9
    Longevity: 8
    Versatility: 5 (I only feel comfortable wearing it out to bars/clubs)
    Compliments: N/A
    Overall: 9 (despite this not being the average of my scores, I place heavy weighting on the scent which blew me away on first sniff)

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    1) Scent alone - Top notes 9, rest 6
    2) Projection - 5
    3) Longevity - 5
    4) Versatility - 8
    5) Compliments - none
    6) Overall rating - 6.6

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone: 9/10 - start to finish
    2) Projection: 8/10 (2-3 hours)
    3) Longevity: 8/10 (8-10 hours solid)
    4) Versatility: 7/10
    5) Compliments: 9/10
    6) Overall rating: 9/10 (have grown to love it)
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    1. Scent alone: 8
    2.Projection: 8
    3. Longevity: 7
    4. Versatility: 7
    5.Compliments: N/A
    6.Overall: 8

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    1) Scent alone 9/10
    2) Projection 7/10
    3) Longevity 10/10 15+hours easy.
    4) Versatility 5/5 it's best for a night out and that's pretty much it.
    5) Compliments 8/10
    6) Overall rating 8/10

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    1) Scent alone - top 9/10, middle 6/10, base 8/10
    2) Projection - 8/10
    3) Longevity - 9/10 (I would give it 10 before I tried Montale line)
    4) Versatility - 6/10
    5) Compliments
    6) Overall rating - 8/10

    Unique stuff, which is different enough from other A Men Flankers. Only downside for me are synthetic middle notes that have plastic vibe and rather low versatility.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Thierry Mugler Pure Energy
    3. Lalique Encre Noire


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. Eau des Baux
    2. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    3. Dior Homme

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    Overall rating: 8/10

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone

    9/10

    2) Projection

    8/10

    3) Longevity

    8/10

    4) Versatility

    6/10

    5) Compliments

    2/10

    6) Overall rating

    8 or 9

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    My skin must eat up this one, it doesn't project/last much on me (after the top, which projects nicely), it's my main beef with it. I'm wearing it today, it doesn't take very long and all get is a faint, light vanilla fairly close to the skin.

    I'd happily sell it for that reason but I'm currently still craving the top notes.

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    1) Scent alone - 8
    2) Projection - 8
    3) Longevity - 8
    4) Versatility - 6
    5) Compliments - 7
    6) Overall rating - 7.5

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    1) Scent alone 8/10
    2) Projection 8/10
    3) Longevity 8/10
    4) Versatility 6/10
    5) Compliments 7/10
    6) Overall rating 8/10

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    1) Scent alone 7/10
    2) Projection 10/10
    3) Longevity 10/10
    4) Versatility 5/10
    5) Compliments 8/10
    6) Overall rating 7/10

    As a comparison, my overall rating of Pure Havane would be 8/10, and that's the one I'll re-buy.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    1) Scent alone - solid 9
    2) Projection - 10
    3) Longevity - 10
    4) Versatility - 7
    5) Compliments - 9
    6) Overall rating - 9/10

    Ive only worn it once, and got compliments but they were all from guys (maybe the booziness of it lol). On the flip side, when I wear original A*Men girls can't get enough of it.

    But, obviously I dont wear it for other people. I personally like Pure Malt and it edges out the original, every other flanker and B*Men as the best A*Men iteration imo (although ive never smelled Pure Coffee, ill track it down one day).

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    I used to really enjoy Pure Malt, but I began to notice a plastic note that I'm not too fond of.


    1) Scent alone 7/10
    2) Projection 9/10
    3) Longevity 8/10
    4) Versatility 7/10
    5) Compliments
    6) Overall rating 7/10

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    Overall 9/10

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    8/10 across the board for me except 8.5 for scent alone
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    1) Scent alone - 8
    2) Projection - 8
    3) Longevity - 8
    4) Versatility - 5
    5) Compliments - 0
    6) Overall rating - 7

    I prefer Taste of Fragrance, B*Men, and Pure Havane to this. Although, Pure Malt is nothing shy of remarkable.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone 8.5/10
    2) Projection 6/10
    3) Longevity 7/10
    4) Versatility 4/10
    5) Compliments 3/10
    6) Overall rating 7.5/10

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    Thanks for all the replies.
    Now, I tried its sample and kind of liked it, especially because the opening is not as harsh as that of the original A*men.
    Though, I found it linear (it didn't change too much). Anyone else experienced the same?

    Versatility is a big factor for me, since I'd like to wear a fragrance as and when it like, not having to worry about the time of the year.

    In that regards, is this worth a full bottle purchase? If not, what are the alternatives?
    (I'm fairly new to this wonderful community, and have a modest collection which includes TdH, GPH–2, Dior Homme Sport, AdG, and Le Male).

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) 7.5 - The best is in first few hours, drydown becomes quite annoying for me
    2) 8.0 - About average
    3) 10 - It does last for a long time, but leaves a trail for maybe 4 hours tops
    4) 8.0 - Strictly casual/clubbing for me
    5) n/a - Not a single one yet, so.. maybe a 0?
    6) 7.0 - Ii is a okay scent to have, but I will not be replacing the bottle once its done. Definitely not

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone 9/10
    2) Projection 7/10
    3) Longevity 8/10
    4) Versatility 4/10
    5) Compliments 8/10
    6) Overall rating 8/10

    Incidentally, I have discovered that at L'Occitane, they have a diffuser oil/candle scent that very closely mimics Pure Malt. It's called Candied Fruit. I haven't yet tested it side-by-side with my actual bottle, but I swear it smells so much like it.

    At $16 for the diffuser oil, I'm half-tempted to try it on my skin

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone - 9
    2) Projection - 7
    3) Longevity -8
    4) Versatility - 6
    5) Compliments - 7
    6) Overall rating - 9


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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone - 6 Artificial with no subtlety. like being shouted at.
    2) Projection - 8 Strong
    3) Longevity -8 Also strong
    4) Versatility - 6 There might be an occasion when I would wear it, though I can't think what.
    5) Compliments - n/a
    6) Overall rating - 6 If it was a bit softer, smoother and had more development I could get interested. As it stands it reminds me of the kind of scent you find in carp fishing bait.

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone 8/10
    2) Projection 7/10
    3) Longevity 8/10
    4) Versatility 5/10
    5) Compliments 6/10
    6) Overall rating 7/10

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    1) Scent alone. 8/10
    2) Projection 7/10
    3) Longevity 7.5/10
    4) Versatility 4/10
    5) Compliments 9/10
    6) Overall rating 8/10
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Overall 9/10

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone 9
    2) Projection 8
    3) Longevity 8
    4) Versatility 4
    5) Compliments 8
    6) Overall rating high 8/low 9
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    1) Scent alone 9
    2) Projection 8
    3) Longevity 8
    4) Versatility 4
    5) Compliments 8
    6) Overall rating high 8/low 9
    I see this has grown on you since April (Post #18)

    For me:

    1) Scent alone 9.5
    2) Projection 8
    3) Longevity 8
    4) Versatility 7
    5) Compliments 9
    6) Overall rating 9

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    Default Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    1) Scent alone - 8
    2) Projection - 8
    3) Longevity - 8
    4) Versatility - 4
    5) Compliments - 6
    6) Overall rating - 8

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