PURE WOOD by Thierry Mugler

This is much less loud than the original and most of its other flankers. Oak wood in the opening, with the ubiquitous A*Men vanilla backbone present everywhere. A cypress takes over, to me the best part of this scent, with reminiscences of a cheaper version of Gucci Rush for Men. Later a stale, burnt coffee hint is somewhat stale and dull, and in the base I get more vanilla. Never cloying. No chocolate or cocoa here.


TM-style synthetic flanker of A*Men, but quite well done. This is an unusually restrained flanker, with the wood note making a pleasant office scent. Adequate silage and projection with six hours of longevity. Just in the positive score area. 3/5