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    Default Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I am a fan of Amen but I am not sure if I want to smell like cheap sawed wood mixed with vanilla.

    I gave it a few hrs to set on my skin but I just cant stand it.

    I will have to return it, not sure what to replace it with something under $100??

    By the way I have all the Amen's except pure coffee and pure shot
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitealltrac View Post
    By the way I have all the Amen's except pure coffee and pure shot
    Perhaps you can replace it with one of those then.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Good luck with any possible return/replacement- personally considered this fragrance above average among the AMen flankers, only surpassed by Pure Haven, but this is just a personal opinion based on some good impressions while testing Pure Wood only a few times (therefore, will have to test it again for more long-term, profound and revealing insights about this one). By the way, my recommendation from the same fragrance house, even range and within a similar price category is, predictably, Pure Havane.

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    What type of fragrances do you prefer?

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I would buy Pure Coffee if I were you.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Yep! I get that Wood shop class vibe with WonderWood and am rarely in the mood for Wood on steroids
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I think Pure Wood is a very nice designer release. I've worn a spray of this twice to sample, and both times, I was impressed. I'm not sure it's a buy for me, but it is tempting. I don't get as much wood as I expected, based on the name... but then again, I own Gph 2003, which is more wood than Pure Wood. I get an almost gingerbread cookie sort of vibe from Pure Wood, which I assume is actually a trick my brain is playing with me as I smell the combo of vanilla and coffee with a bit of cypress. My nose smells something edible, so I'm pretty sure I'm smelling the cypress as if it's something else.

    Interestingly, I had a friend sniff this one on paper at the store and she immediately vetoed it. A bit later, she smelled it on my hand and loved it (without realizing it was the same scent).

    I really hate those cheap looking A*Men bottles, and Pure Wood might be the worst looking A*Men bottle yet, but some of those scents are fantastic and I think this might be one of them. I've seen pics online of a glass A*Men bottle - not sure where it's from... maybe a limited edition? I don't know, but I thought it looked so much better than the rubber bottles.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I am not sure the return policy for Colognes at Macy's but I am going to try to get the money back and maybe purchase Pure Coffee or A taste of Fragrance.

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    If u have the recipt or if it was purchases w a macys card then you cab absolutely get your m9ney back... if u dont then switchnit from something in store that u like.

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    So, no wood for Pure Wood, eh? Lol.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I wasn't impressed either, what kind of scent are you aiming for?

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    I tried this a few times in store and it's not for me. It was however the best of this line I have tried.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    So, no wood for Pure Wood, eh? Lol.
    When thinking of a pure wood scent I was expecting Bocote, Bubigna, Dalbergia, Purple Heart, Lignum Vitae woods not Home Depot cut ends from the lumber area.....
    Big difference!

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    It's a very average release from Mugler.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Tried it today. Didn't notice much difference from the original A*Men until well into it's development. I was hoping for something original, shoulda known better. I do like it though, just found it too derivative.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Well, I happen to think Pure Wood is the best of the flankers.....It was awesome to me except for the hoaky bottle it came in....Not sure why you weren't pleased with it, but I think the other flankers smell like crap compared to this one, in my personal experience...
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Oak then vanilla syrup.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I thought it was pretty bad when I sampled it. Turned me off immediately.
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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I returned it with no issues fact the lady was very nice about it and said they had a few returns today of the same......humm.....

    I decided to use the money to buy Angel Eau Sucree for the wifey which I could have bought right there at Macy's but decided to go home and buy it at the Mugler website in order to get the 5 free samples, the nice Mugler gift box and the nice free purse all for the same price as Macy's but it has SOLD OUT at the Mugler website UGH!!!

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    That's too bad. I think it's the best "Pure" release since Pure Coffee or Pure Malt. Wonderful fragrance.

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    I think Pure Wood is great. In a year or two it might become the "most wanted", but not yet. My sister tried it yesterday and said it is excellent, very smooth and elegant.

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    Default Re: Got Amen Pure wood for X mas....not feeling it :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitealltrac View Post
    I returned it with no issues fact the lady was very nice about it and said they had a few returns today of the same......humm.....

    I decided to use the money to buy Angel Eau Sucree for the wifey which I could have bought right there at Macy's but decided to go home and buy it at the Mugler website in order to get the 5 free samples, the nice Mugler gift box and the nice free purse all for the same price as Macy's but it has SOLD OUT at the Mugler website UGH!!!
    I'm glad you it worked out for you and I'm sure your wife will be happy with your decision.
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