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A*Men Pure Wood is a popular limited perfume by Mugler / Thierry Mugler for men and was released in 2014. The scent is woody-sweet. It is being marketed by Clarins. Limited Edition

Fragrance Notes

Oak, Coffee, Vanilla, Patchouli, Cypress

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (113 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (74 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (77 Ratings)

Bottle

6.6 (94 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 08.06.2019
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JosephAzzato

20 Reviews
JosephAzzato
JosephAzzato
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it's okay not a fan
it smells like a piece of wood freshly cut then sweetened!!! then there is another note that kinda takes it from smelling like wood at the same time! kinda weird! any one remember avon tai winds & wild country?? it smells like some one took these two layered them then dumped sweetness in there :/ but I can say I do like it a little more then when I first sprayed it but can't say I like it still before I just did not! at all actually any who think I am going to get rid of it I just don't care to wear it! I do like the old avon wild country but thats because of the heavy note of oakmoss! but not this, it's a little splattered together not happy with it
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Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
Very helpful Review    5
Oak and Guaiac take on Amen
The Thierry Mugler brand seems to explore on their line an answer to the following question that come into my head: How far you can go with flankers of a consolidated best seller on the market without tiring the audience? It is a task interesting somehow, because it requires you to be able to transform your perfume to the point it seems a new and interesting concept but at the same time keeping the link with the original creation. In some editions of the Pure Collection we have seen this approach be very successful, with Pure Coffee, Pure Malt and Pure Havane standing out among the most celebrated. The Flankers Taste of Fragrance and Pure Leather / Cuir were also able to bring interesting details the original idea, but failed to create a distinctive aroma and its evolution makes them much like the Amen so it is difficult to keep the interest in them after a few uses. I expected Pure Wood to follow suit them, though its scent seems to show that it is still possible to extract interesting variations of woody oriental theme in Amen.

First, it is interesting to note that despite the name indicating a possible dominance of the aroma of woods, Pure Wood does not go the obvious route and doesn't shows a saturation in cedar, sandalwood, oud or synthetic amber materials that can pass a heavy, dry and diffusive wooden aroma Some of these woods can even be perceived as secondary, but what really stands out and gives a new life to the smell of Amen is the use of oak wood in the composition. It brings a little explored commercial woody nuance, a scent with nuances of rum, honey and dried fruits.

Although not listed, besides the oak aroma I notice a very obvious smell of guaiac, a wood interesting for its spicy aspect and phenolic impression (smoky and rubber like) while having also a slightly sugary touch. We still have a secondary and sophisticated scent of leather aroma that mingles with the sweet, sugary scent of vanilla and roasted smell of coffee. These two notes together with patchouli end up being the main responsible for making the connection with the traditional AMen while the oak, guaiac and aroma of sweetened ambery resins give a new look to the oriental aroma composition. Although little known and commented it is one of the most interesting flankers in the line in the way ut explores the concept, bordering on an approach that would not be bad in a niche perfume or a more exclusive one.
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OoohAdonis

6 Reviews
OoohAdonis
OoohAdonis
Helpful Review    4
The Quiet Man
From the time Pure Wood was released, I wasn't too excited to go with the hyped train on either a bottle or decant due to neutral and not too highly regard feedback by perfume reviewers and aficionados. I was wrong.

Last month, I was offered by the SA a tester bottle of Pure Wood (80ml) left, should I buy a bnib Mugler Ultra Zest. Who wouldn't bite this offer right? I was also flooded with 40+ assorted carded samples.

TM's Pure Wood to my skin is a well balanced of notes with a moderate emphasis on oak and other woody notes. Since I am a coffee lover and has a fond for patchouli, both notes here aren't so pronounced but one would know that Pure Wood possess a gourmand essence in an almost perfect sweetness and spice. The aromatic character is only a coating upon application for it melted away some few minutes later. But a very refined yet gentle, suave, smooth essence came after. Such a smell that neither boast nor brag it's presence but one can attest that the quality and rich blend was there. Bold yet tamed. Pure Wood is a fragrance for self pleasure, for comfort and not for self seeking praises/compliments. This is a perfume that quietly captivates. Merely 2 to 3 hours (on my skin)but mind you, it is a very good close quarter smell with it's pure woody magical aroma, manly contained sexiness and unique scent dry down. Actually, Pure Wood's character reminded me of one classic Calvin Klein (both of them have very different smell) which radiated wonder, sensuality and spellbinding over dry down/close quarters: CK Be (black bottle). Pure Wood may be different from Thierry Mugler for Men fragrance dna, but it is a distinct composition that deserve an applause and respect. I would have rated it higher if projection and longevity would be beast mode. Maybe a Pure Wood Extreme or Intense might pop up soon. For now, my rate on Pure Wood: 8/10

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