Thread: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood
Short odds on this getting added to my Pure flankers collection...even more so since I FINALLY bought a full bottle of ATOF a few weeks back, after about 2 years of deliberating...!
Current Spring Favorites:
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
3. Dior - Vetiver
4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
5. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
7. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
9. Creed - Aventus
10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1
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High hopes this turns out well. I like the way TM does it's major releases.
Juice here looks more brown than orange like Pure Malt.
Pure malt juice looks a little bit more orange tinted.
Then again it's only pictures so who knows.
At least to me the bottle looks transparent.
I have a hunch it'll be a hype for a while, unlike for what happened to "The Taste of Fragrance" flanker.
Latest from Fragrantica site:
"Thierry Mugler announces A * Men Pure Wood, a new limited edition of its most popular men's fragrance A * Men from 1996, which will be released in June of 2014. The fragrance announcement promises: “The untamed energy of nature collides with the refinement of A*Men. A wild encounter, for connoisseurs only ... A*Men Pure Wood, bold seduction.“
The composition is described as an oriental-woody with a distinctive note of coffee. It is made of oak notes, coffee, vanilla, patchouli and cypress."
The notes sound great - can't wait to sample this one (and fingers crossed it's not the disappointment that Pure (P)leather was...!)
Cypress ? Well i'm less optimistic now because i don't usually appreciate that note in any oriental woody composition.
Cypress is the biggest reason why i just like Eau de Baux and not love it.
I still hope it will be good !
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Creed Millesime Imperial
3. Lalique Encre Noire
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
2. Dior Homme
3. Eau Des Baux
This is going to be a must buy for me. I've been looking for a Coffee frag I like for ages. Oak (a true Oak note) is slightly vanillic (it's what gives dark rum its key flavours). And I'm a big Eau des Baux fan.
Let's hope it shows up on Muglers UK site.
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Does anyone know if they're doing preorders or if you have to get it on day of release?
Here's to hoping it's smell isn't 90% identical another one in the existing line.
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
Two more months, two days and 19 hours before we can order from Mugler USA.
I'm thinking it will smell just like Bond's New Harleem
Probably amen that's been aged in oak barrels. So 95% amen with a hint of wood.
Good points, Dave & Tmoran
Dont get me wrong. I dont think pure coffee smells bad. But to me, the coffee note isnt really what I would call a true coffee smell and at that its way too fleeting. And as far as it being able to easily pass as niche? Sure I could see that. But I could many many fragrances in the designer world that could pass as niche. If there is one thing I have learned niche doesnt mean your good and designer doesnt mean your bad. If I started making perfume in my basement and started marketing it I would be a niche house. But that doesnt mean I would be able to hold my own against Le Labo or Nasomatto. If by it could pass as niche because of how far off the beaten path they decide to go when making a fragrance nearly nothing in the Mugler lineup could be considered commercial except their fresh flankers. So I would say in that respect the majority of the house could pass as niche. Still the term niche means less and less everyday except in a few localized areas IMHO.