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    Default Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    According to my Clarins rep they have received word that the new flanker for A*Men this year will be Pure Wood to be released fall 2014. She didn't have any other details for me.
    Maybe it will have some Oud in it like many have wanted, but hopefully it will be done well. I was kind of hoping they would bring back Pure Coffee since I hear so much love for that one.
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    Ill pass on the oud and maybe it will be a sandalwood heavy frag instead!? Ill check it out either way of course.

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    It will be interesting to see what the result will be when it makes its appearance.

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    I agree, I think the world is over saturated with oud and it's being bastardized all over the place. Hopefully Pure Wood will be a step in the right direction for Mugler. And if they do a special edition bottle that has a real wood casing, that might be pretty sharp to have in a collection
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    Worth a sample when it comes out. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I hope it's cedar based..
    Chocolate and tobacco and Cedar would rock!!

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    Thanks for the info - despite not being a big fan of their last release, I will be looking forward to giving this one a try!

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    They might as well just take my money right now

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Were overdue for something new.Yesterday I asked my local SA if she had heard anything new for Mugler. She had no idea. Waiting I am, waiting...
    Beauty is in the nose of the beholder.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Thanks for the info - despite not being a big fan of their last release, I will be looking forward to giving this one a try!
    Which release is that? I still have nightmares about Pure Shot, but I really like Pure Leather. (I don't count the reissues as new relases, so just wondering)
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    That name is funny ?... Pure wood .... Sounds like a morning problem for most guys

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    Very interesting... Thanks for the info....

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    That name is funny ?... Pure wood .... Sounds like a morning problem for most guys
    Yeah, similar suggestive thought came up in my mind immediately. They may be overestimating the maturity and sophistication level of their audience with that name...
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    Yeah, similar suggestive thought came up in my mind immediately. They may be overestimating the maturity and sophistication level of their audience with that name...
    Or maybe that is EXACTLY what they were going for!

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    I doubt it will have aoud, otherwise they would call it simply "Pure Aoud " ( ??).

    I'm guessing they're going to aim for something similar to the He wood series by dsquared, or maybe not !

    Looking forward anyhow....
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    I really hope this is good, TM hasn't had a hit in quite a few years, and I can't remember the last release they had that really excited me. Hopefully this reverses that trend.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I still remember Pure Leather..

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely check it out.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    That name is funny ?... Pure wood .... Sounds like a morning problem for most guys
    That was kind of my initial impression as well.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    That name is funny ?... Pure wood .... Sounds like a morning problem for most guys
    Waiting for the first reviewer to proclaim, "I love pure wood!"

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOpera View Post
    Which release is that? I still have nightmares about Pure Shot, but I really like Pure Leather. (I don't count the reissues as new relases, so just wondering)
    I agree - Pure Shot was pretty bad.

    I was actually referring to Pure Leather. Not a bad scent at all (I have it and wear it sometimes), but was so much less than I was hoping for. It smelled a bit like a sneaker to me (rubber and leather), rather than a distinctive leather fragrance - and a bit too similar to the original A*Men (Pure Malt and Pure Havane on the other hand, while having the A*Men DNA, were quite different from the original). I guess I had my hopes up too high and feel like they could have done leather so much better.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Pure Iso E Super sounds better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    I doubt it will have aoud, otherwise they would call it simply "Pure Aoud " ( ??).
    Probably not. Most casual fragrance wearers have no idea what oud is.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Probably not. Most casual fragrance wearers have no idea what oud is.
    SA's will tell them it's expensive and that's why it costs $185 a bottle. That's when you tell the SA that a bottle of real oud the size of the bottle they're trying to sell costs more than the car they drive.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Sounds nice. Can't wait to try it. Hopefully it'll be more original than Pure Leather. Pure Leather is the most unoriginal flanker IMO. Way too similar to A*Men.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Are there any updates on this? Mugler needs to get back on track IMO. The last couple of Pures weren't worth owning to me,

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    I haven't heard anything since I first heard the rumor. And sadly, Clarins has revamped the way they deal with their models. They have divided the models up by the different lines (Mugler, Mont Blanc, Azzaro, Puig, Lagerfeld and Prada to name a few). My main contact used to be in charge of all lines in our area but now just has Mont Blanc and Lagerfeld for the men's line so she hasn't heard anything else as of late.
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Chocolate and Aoud wouldn't be a bad combo. Nasomatto does it pretty well in Pardon.

    Then again, if they want to latch onto the hottest craze in perfumery, they should just cave in and release Pure Aventus. They would be guaranteed a sale by most of this constituency I recon.

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    Except for Havane and Chili which were exceptional, and Malt were good, the rest were ok to be gentle.
    Pure Sh*t was as bad as its advertiser.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I'm looking forward to this one, as I like most Mugler fragrances. I do have to admit, I'm a little tired of the oud trend, however.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I think most of us know what to expect.

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    I'm interested, but I don't get why Mugler doesn't just make a new fragrance. There are way too many AMen flankers already.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    I'm interested, but I don't get why Mugler doesn't just make a new fragrance. There are way too many AMen flankers already.
    Totally agree. The formula is wearing old.

    I think it has to do with risk. I'd say probably 4 out of every 5 fragrances fail. So, you're better off getting a stable but predictable and still good amount of sales than play the lottery.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by SereneGreen View Post
    Totally agree. The formula is wearing old.

    I think it has to do with risk. I'd say probably 4 out of every 5 fragrances fail. So, you're better off getting a stable but predictable and still good amount of sales than play the lottery.
    I don't quite agree here. Mugler is pretty renowned in the designer game. I wanna bet more people would try out his new fragrance than there are people willing to buy yet another flanker.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    From a philosophical perspective, I agree with you.

    But when it comes to money, there's a lot less flexibility.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by SereneGreen View Post
    From a philosophical perspective, I agree with you.

    But when it comes to money, there's a lot less flexibility.
    Yeah, it reminds me of the concept of movie sequels. One major reason why studios prefer to create a sequel instead of an original movie is because the movie would already be well known and the title itself is enough marketing to get people to buy tickets. Movie sequels generally make more money than originals.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Exactly.

    Movie grosses $100,000,000 profit.

    Option A: Risk a net loss or make $100,000,000 profit at most anyway.

    Option B: Make a sequel and be sure to get at least $50,000,000 profit.

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    A woody fragrance released in mid July....mmm...

    Wondering what else is in the notes.
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    Now there's no doubt.
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Hopefully the wood is not oud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    Hopefully the wood is not oud!
    +1 Oud bandwagon is not fun anymore.
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    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Well, there it is And being released right around my birthday I like it I too am interested in the notes and will try to do some digging.

    I think it would be neat if they had a special wooden case, I might just buy that
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    I bet that the original will continue to be the best!
    They should try an intense version instead!

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    From the email:
    The untamed energy of nature collides with the refinement of A*MEN. A wild encounter, for connoisseurs only... A*MEN Pure Wood, bold seduction. Exclusive access on 7.15.14 at muglerusa.com
    Color of the juice looks like Havane. Wood casing looks nice. But I'll be out of the country on its release date so I'll wait for reviews before pulling the trigger.


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    I bet the bottle is made out of rubber that looks like wood, just like Pure Leather.
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    I haven't really been a fan of Taste of Fragrance or Pure Leather, but I'm sure I'll be pulling the trigger on this one when the countdown reaches 0.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    I really do wish that Mugler would give us something original and new. This flanker business is so hard to get excited about.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Well, not a great surprise. Last flanker was Pure Leather which I came to appreciate and that was in 2012. so 2013. was being devoid of flankers. I'm quite interested in this, might prove to be ingenious like Pure Malt or Pure Havane

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I think I'll wait and see the reviews.

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    I really hope it's not just a Pure Malt with an out of place stale cedar note. Despite the "oud bandwagon" talk I would actually welcome some oud and be interested to see what TM could do with it.
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I'm also hoping Pure Wood will be something unique and not very similar to the likes of Pure havane, Pure Malt etc but I do expect it'll be a gourmand take on a woody note and that sounds appealing.

    Looking forward to this, Pure shot was bad (even though for a bit I was trying to defend it, I came to realize its just redundant) and I still enjoy Pure leather but won't buy a second bottle. It's been awhile since Mugler has released a really great mens fragrance.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by RS2AM View Post
    I think I'll wait and see the reviews.
    Same. Based on the reviews, I'll either buy it retail or wait 6-9 months for it to go on the grey market for half price.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Same. Based on the reviews, I'll either buy it retail or wait 6-9 months for it to go on the grey market for half price.
    I'll get it from their site if reviews are good, but I thought their last 2, and probably 3, weren't worth having.

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    After the last two releases I no longer get excited for A*Men flankers, but they are due for a good one. I hope this is it.
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Hopefully it is a rubber bottle with 'wooden look'. That way I can still cut out the stupid piece covering the sprayer and at least make it workable. if it's a wooden bottle I may have to get the chisels out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by darcy666 View Post
    Hopefully it is a rubber bottle with 'wooden look'. That way I can still cut out the stupid piece covering the sprayer and at least make it workable. if it's a wooden bottle I may have to get the chisels out....
    Lmao, nice.

    But if it's not in fact a wooden bottle we will miss out on some pretty interesting "Pure Wood Bottle Modification Instruction" threads with beautiful diagrams and tool descriptions. I say bring on the solid oak.
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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    +1 Oud bandwagon is not fun anymore.
    oudbandwagon.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I haven't really been a fan of Taste of Fragrance or Pure Leather, but I'm sure I'll be pulling the trigger on this one when the countdown reaches 0.
    Curious - how can you be so sure, if you didn't care for the previous releases? Do you know something we don't? :-]

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    Default Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    oudbandwagon.jpg



    Curious - how can you be so sure, if you didn't care for the previous releases? Do you know something we don't? :-]
    I was thinking that too. Tell me it's a Muglerized Tam Dao THEN I'll pull the trigger.

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    Default Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    oudbandwagon.jpg



    Curious - how can you be so sure, if you didn't care for the previous releases? Do you know something we don't? :-]
    I'm not sure - and I don't have any inside info. But I have a feeling they will make this one a bit more unique than Pure Leather was (was too similar to the original A*Men I felt). I really like PM and PH, so I am willing to bet they will pull off a good wood scent - whether it's Oud, sandalwood, cedar, or more of a general "woodsy" vibe. I'm willing to take that gamble - unless I hear that it's really bad before it gets released...
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
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    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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