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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Agreed. Once you learn to use it, and find the right blades for your face, there is no better shave!
  2. Thread: Deodorant

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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    I'm with you there Laph. I like the stuff but I find roll-ons annoying. I mean are you actually supposed to stand there with your arms in the air until it dries? Or am I doing it wrong...
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    Re: Dissatisfaction with Himalaya

    Update: I emailed strawberrynet stating that I understood I could not return the bottle because the 14 day returns period had passed, but that I was unhappy with being sold such an old bottle. They...
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    Re: What is your favorite Creed Soap?

    No idea what the quality is like, but here is some knock-off GIT soap http://www.heirloombodycare.com.au/sweet-cakes-green-irish-tweed-creed-type-p-1372.html

    Actually ignore that.... there are...
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    Re: Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    @BurgundyMarsh I agree this is an interesting phenomenon. I learned yesterday that Black Orchid is now marketed a unisex scent here in Australia.
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    Re: Dissatisfaction with Himalaya

    Hmm... I this (http://www.basenotes.net/threads/270780-Creed-lot-numbers...SOLVED) is true then my bottle was produced in 2007. It was sold to me in 2012. Could that be the reason for such poor...
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    Re: Dissatisfaction with Himalaya

    I have XS. I agree it's similar but it's definitely missing something in my opinion.
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    Re: Dissatisfaction with Himalaya

    Thanks guys. I'm pretty sure it's not olfactory fatigue as I asked a rather attractive female colleague if she could smell my new fragrance. Only when her nose was touching my wrist could she smell...
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    Dissatisfaction with Himalaya

    Hi all,

    Maybe this post belongs in male fragrance but there's an amateur element to it so hear me out...

    I bought a 30ml Creed Himalaya from strawberrynet a couple of months ago. The scent is...
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    Re: What is your favorite Creed Soap?

    +1 for Imperial Leather. I bought 5 for $6 and it's amazing!
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I use a merkur DE and a straight razor. I'd like to use the straight razor more but it's very time consuming because you need extra passes. In my experience the straight razor also gives an inferior...
  12. Thread: Deodorant

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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    I sweat a lot. Recently I've started using a solid called Speedstick. Dirt cheap in the supermarkets here in Australia. Phenomenal protection. I'm amazed every time I wear it!
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    Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    I'm a pretty masculine guy (well I'm not afraid of spiders), but I have found a couple of female fragrances that I'll happily wear.

    What female fragrances have you found that you think really...
  14. Amouage Gold vs. Dior Homme (new formula) - drydown

    Hi,

    In the drydown I find these two very similar. Appreciate that DH is iris and G is some kind of rose but after many hours (both have extraordinary longevity on me) they seem extremely close.
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    Using sample vials

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    Can anybody give me some tips for using small sample vials? I have a number of 0.5ml sample vials that I have received and I'm trying to figure out the best way of applying the fragrance....
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    Re: Wearing perfume oils

    Thanks for clearing that up for me Cacio! Fasinating how it can be so potent. I must try!
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    Wearing perfume oils

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    How would one apply a pure perfume oil? I see people buying a 12ml bottle of Amouage Tribute and stating that it will last them the rest of their life. How can this be possible? I assume...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    Thanks all

    @Derbyman Thanks for that advice re the label.

    I'm going to bid on some vintage!
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    Thanks guys. Ideally I would test both but that's not likely. Would the difference really even be discernible to my novice nose? Or is it mostly noticeable to the experts? Sorry to be pedantic, but...
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    Givenchy Gentleman

    This was the first fragrance I ever owned. My father gave me a tester when I was a small child, about 25 years ago. I remember cherishing it dearly and would like to buy a bottle but first a...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons: General

    Haha thanks Laph. Mecca indeed! Which is the best one? Oxford St.?
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    Re: Comme des Garcons: General

    Wow I had no idea there was such a broad range. Excellent comments, thanks. I'll start testing this weekend.
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    Comme des Garcons: General

    I'm curious about this house. What are its strengths and weaknesses? What fragrances do people like? What fragrances are controversial? Any comparables (e.g. if you like xyz you'll like CdG)?

    Keen...
  24. Re: Reformulated Dior Homme VS Reformulated Dior Homme Intense?

    Warning: Newbie response

    Make sure you test Dior Homme on your skin and give it a good solid wear (several hours). As everyone mentions there is a strong iris note, which does smell exactly like...
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    Re: Amber for beginners

    Lots of suggestions. Thanks guys!
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    Amber for beginners

    Hi all,

    I have just tried, and been very impressed by, a couple of amber scents. Both seemed very different to me and I'd like to explore amber a bit more. I tried Tom Ford Amber Absolute and Jo...
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