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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 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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

    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_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud Musk______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

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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 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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


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

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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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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