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    Default Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    So I can either get a bottle of Pure Shot for $30 or a lot of 10 50ml Ice Men for $65 (lol I don't know what I'll do with all that juice). I'm really interested in Ice*Men for summer use this year and have heard Pure Shot is sorta like Ice*Men with less patch and some pepper. Just want to know which would be a better frag according to you guys in terms of projection, versatility, longevity and overall the smell good factor. I'm 24 years old by the way. I'm interested to hear what you guys have to say. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Speaking only for myself, if you think you can use the lot of ten of Ice Men or have potential buyers in the wings to take care of the surplus that you can't use - go with Ice Men. Otherwise, Pure Shot. I own and like them both. I prefer the smell of Ice Men a little better and think it would be a fine summer scent for you. Good luck choosing!

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Wow pure shot is that cheap now?! I'd always heard people say these were very similar and would go for Ice Men cuz it was so much less $. Looks like that price gap has closed considerably
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    I own both. I haven't smelled Ice Men in a while, but I remember liking it. I think I would like Pure Energy (formerly known as Pure Shot) a bit more though.

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    30 bucks is a great price..
    I bought it for $115 when it came out..
    My worst blind buy ever!!!

    I would get both honestly..
    Ten 1.7 oz bottles for $65 bucks sounds too good to be true..
    If they are legit you would make a pretty penny selling them I would imagine..

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Pure Shot is the more substantial scent which is much louder and projects very well.

    Ice Men smells better to me because it is like a watery (watered down?) version of A*men, but it doesn't project anywhere near as much as Pure Shot or any other of those summer watery scents - and I especially like some projection on hot summer days.

    But at those prices - buy them both. The Ice-Men bottles will make handy presents over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Ten 1.7 oz bottles for $65 bucks sounds too good to be true..
    If they are legit you would make a pretty penny selling them I would imagine..
    I agree. That does sound too good to be true.

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    I would get both honestly..
    Ten 1.7 oz bottles for $65 bucks sounds too good to be true..
    If they are legit you would make a pretty penny selling them I would imagine..
    Yea I've got one bottle of Ice*Men coming in tomorrow or Saturday, so I will indeed be sure it is legit before committing to the whole lot. I've heard Pure Shot or Energy whatever has poor projection and longevity is like 4 hours and heard the opposite of Ice*Men. And they were supposedly bought at a Nordstrom closeout sale and are unboxed so we will see. I don't think Ice*Men is known to be faked either correct me if I'm wrong. Though I know any fragrance can be faked lol. Oh an might I add they were originally $102 but best offer was accepted.
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    Check Perfumania if there are any near you. Just got 100ml Pure Shot for $24... they had a few left.

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Personally I don't care for either, but Ice*Men is less bad than Pure Shot, so I would go with the Ice*Men

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Personally I don't care for either, but Ice*Men is less bad than Pure Shot, so I would go with the Ice*Men
    I'm with you...both are completely underwhelming. I'd spend my money elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Personally I don't care for either, but Ice*Men is less bad than Pure Shot, so I would go with the Ice*Men
    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    I'm with you...both are completely underwhelming. I'd spend my money elsewhere.
    It's THAT bad? Maybe I'll return it before I open it lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    It's THAT bad? Maybe I'll return it before I open it lol...
    It's not horrible, just underwhelming. I just know if I owned it I'd probably never wear it.

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    Check Perfumania if there are any near you. Just got 100ml Pure Shot for $24... they had a few left.
    Good God, What a drop from the original $80 retail!

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    It's not horrible, just underwhelming. I just know if I owned it I'd probably never wear it.
    Good way to put it after Pure Havane/Malt and Taste Of Fragrance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    It's not horrible, just underwhelming. I just know if I owned it I'd probably never wear it.
    Agree - not terrible, just nothing that really captivates me at all. Ice is somewhat pleasant actually. Didn't care for Pure Shot though.

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    The 2 smell nothing similar to me, Ice*Men is basically A*Men stripped down to its bare patchouli bone with a tiny bit of chocolate added, nothing sour about it while Pure Shot is a very sour version of B*Men with a powdery drydown. I own Pure Shot for the sake of the Pure collection and wear it time to time when it's really hot, I do not own Ice*Men but then I'm not a big fan of patchouli

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    Out of the two, preferring and recommending Pure Shot.

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    +1 for Pure Shot

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    Ice Men is better.

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    Default Re: Ice*Men or Pure Shot

    I own both and prefer Ice Men.
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    + 1 for Pure Shot

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