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    Re: What does millÚsime mean??

    French adjective for describing Veblen Goods. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good
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    Re: The One 'n Only Argan Treatment.....

    The secret of all the various "Moroccan Oil" type products is silicone. But then silicone is more or less your one true friend when it comes to hair care. The serums are usually a mix of D5,D4,D6 and...
  3. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    Depends what I'm in the mood for, in general the shorter your hair is, the less product and fuss it needs. These days I'll use a dab (less than a dime's worth) of Phyto7, or else about the same...
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    Re: razor choices

    I am now of the opinion that the new Schick Hydro 5 razor is better than anything Gillette has on the market. It stays sharp for quite a while and delivers a better shave than the Mach3.You can click...
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    Re: BEST UNSCENTED DEODORANT?

    Almay unscented (comes in a gel form). Works well and has no fragrance.
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    Re: antiperspirant...harmful??

    If aluminum salts found in anti-persperants were actually harmful, you would expect to see more people being harmed? Net/net anti-persperants are harmless.
  7. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    It's very simple, there is a reason why cartridge razors have 100% dominated DE razors. They are safer and work better.

    A Schick Quattro is pretty much the best shave you will get at any price.
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    Re: best aftershave BALM,alcohol free?

    I'd go with both of those and also the new Nivea Extra Comfort Balm, which is IMHO the best all around in the nivea line.
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    Re: NXT Glowing Personal Care

    I haven't see a single one get purchased at my local CVS. This is going to be a flop IMHO.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Sometimes the manufactures/distributors sell direct because TJX/RVI pay quickly and will buy large amounts, whereas most retailers try (and often suceed) at stretching out payment terms. Retail is...
  11. Thread: Fake Kouros

    by Nitromusk
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    Re: Fake Kouros

    Ged, if its at Target it could be older stock or Gray Market. Honestly I wouldn't worry about it. If your in the boston area, you can call up "The Beauty Connection" or "Beauty Way" and the...
  12. Is Creed going downscale as part of a strategy?

    This is just something I'm wondering about now that we're seeing Creed fragrances sold at Costco and Winners (the Canadian arm of TJMaxx). Personally I'm opposed because I think it dilutes the...
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    Re: Dirty English from Juicy Couture

    The Juicy Couture brand is owned by LIZ.
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    Re: Creed at Costco

    Note that YSL didn't provide any evidence that Costco was selling counterfeit goods, they only sent them a C&D letter. Thus costco pulled the products from the shelves, and sought a declaratory...
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    Creed at Costco

    http://www.costco.com/Common/Category.aspx?ec=BC-EC12945-Cat62775&pos=5&whse=BC&topnav=&cat=62839&eCat=BC|62775|62839&lang=en-US

    Proof that so called niche fragrances are very mainstream. You can...
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    Re: my take on "reformulations"

    I think all this worrying is silly, if you don't like the fragrance, find another you like. Half of this perception of reformulations is due to people wanting to smell a reformulation plus hazy...
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    Re: Creed GIT = Cool Water?

    This is why I find the Creedophilia so silly. If you like GIT, why would you care if other people think it smells like Cool Water?

    Personally I would wear Cool Water (which I don't like), just so...
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    Re: my take on "reformulations"

    Maybe, but then again a number of companies are switching to hydroponic naturals to avoid this problem. I'd say on the whole the main issue is the removal of nitromusks and removal of various IFRA...
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    Re: SotD .. Wensday 12th March 2008

    Paco Rabanne PH
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 11 March 08

    L'occi Vetyver.
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    Re: What's so great about Creed?

    Cheaper than penis enlargement. :brolly:
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    Re: Antaeus vs. Azzaro Pour Homme

    Azzaro PH is very blended, somewhat sweet due to anise elements. Try it, you'll like it.
  23. Re: Escentric Molecules : Molecule 01 and Escentric 01

    http://www.iff.com/Ingredients.nsf/0/E69A1213546C4F8B80256993003995C6

    You realise that you can order this from IFF in up to tanker car quantities?
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    Re: Antaeus vs. Azzaro Pour Homme

    Azzaro PH is classic, I'd pick it over Antaeus.
  25. Re: I hate smokers killing my cologne - anyone els

    Depends on the top dressing if any that gets applied to the tobacco. All sorts of goodies to make a cigarette taste good like a cigarette should.

    Most cigarette tobacco smells dry and leafy since...
  26. Thread: L'Occitane

    by Nitromusk
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    Re: L'Occitane

    Vetyver for men $42/100ml. The new Feu D'Orange is nice.

    I'd probably buy the whole line, except that right now my perfume box is full and so I'm not buying anything new untill I reduce the frags...
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    Re: Strange S.A. comment

    She has a point, some black men have a certain natural muskiness that works well with some fragrances.

    Nothing wrong with that, as I sure white folks have their own characteristic smell as well....
  28. Re: Burr gives Aqva Pour Homme Marine by Bulgari two stars

    If you guys really want a nice aquatic fragrance, you should get Lanvin's Oxygene PH.
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    Re: Went to Kyoto and all I got was Tumulte

    A little more complex than that.

    The sensory profiles (and you really need that in addition to GC/MS) are used for Multidimensional preference scaling. Not too surprising but companies try to...
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    Re: Critique My (limited) Wardrobe + Suggest

    Good Aquatic == Lanvin Oxygene PH.
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    Re: Went to Kyoto and all I got was Tumulte

    I'm not seeing where everyone is getting incense from Tumulte. I get basicly a very clean non-irritating cedar note with maybe a touch of juniper/wood tar. Pretty much all there is to it for me at...
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    Re: Burr gives Angel Men Pure Coffee four stars

    As if we needed more evidence that Burr is an affected blowhard.

    If you have nothing to say, say it in french so you sound smart and sophisticated. :brolly:
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    Re: Which is the best green, musky fragrace?

    Paco Rabanne PH. Or any other green aromatic fougere.

    Polo Green is more a combination of conifer notes with a bit of civet.
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    Wrong, it's geared towards insecure people with...

    Wrong, it's geared towards insecure people with disposable income. Be it $20 or $200. :brolly:
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    Re: OMG! A Kouros Story!....SA

    But it has connotations that aren't good. It's rare that people would describe something that is good as dirty.

    Either way, the SA was an ass, and you should call up asking for the store's...
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    Re: Best Scents Reminiscent of the 1970's?

    Seriously, no one was wearing half the fragrances mentioned in this thread so far. Jovan musk is your best bet for having a 1970s vibe going.

    Halston Z-14
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Azzaro Pour Homme...
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    Re: Kiehl's Original Musk

    It smells like Jovan Musk. Probably the same single musk chemical but with somewhat better floral top notes in Khiel's.
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    Re: Dirt Cheap Finds

    But why reveal yourself as an idiot? :brolly:
  39. Re: Candidate for Worst Spray Mechanism of All Time

    The problem with the Dior homme sprayer is that it needs alot of force. Otherwise the bernouli effect doesn't kick in so you get a stream instead of a spray.

    It works ok if you leave the bottle...
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    Re: Finest L'Occitane for men?

    I think Vetyver is the best of the collection. They do have a new fragrance "'L'Feu d'Orange" which is based on blood oranges. It's very nice, and I may get it to round out my fragrance collection.
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    Re: 2008 price raises on their way?

    So long as people are willing to pay the prices, they will charge what the market will bear. The kind of people who would drop $192 for 100ml of perfume are probably not bothered by an increase to...
  42. Re: Looking for a cologne for super conservative friend....

    Honestly, the best would be to get a bottle of Brooks Brother's for men, otherwise Azzaro PH (the original not any of the later stuff).
  43. Re: Candidate for Worst Spray Mechanism of All Time

    Must be a individual thing, my new 100ml bottle works great. :brolly:
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    Re: Best Fragrance From Macys

    It's the typical mainstream junk with a few exceptions. But everything depends on what you like.

    Burberry London
    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    L'HOMME Yves Saint Laurent

    Are probably your best...
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    Re: Annoyed at Macy's SA's Once Again

    Remind me again who pays their salary? :confused:
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    Re: Dior Homme vs Allure Homme

    Dior Homme, it's interesting and elegant. Besides women love the smell of lipstick, otherwise why would they wear it.
  47. Re: The recent shift in gender distinctions in fragrances

    Basicly, big diffusive floral/aldehyde/indole type fragrances are obviously feminine. If a man tries wearing something like Lanvin Arpege, people are going to think you have been playing in your...
  48. Re: What would you consider a "harsh" fragrance?

    A fair number of older frags tend to be a bit harsh as the top notes come off. It usually doesn't pay to worry about the first 3-5 minutes of the fragrance. Thesedays perfumes are designed to smell...
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    Re: RL Purple Label

    Nice, what is this outlet called?
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    Re: Today I bought...

    Sent in an order to scentiments.

    Doir Homme
    Paco Rabanne PH
    YSL Rive Gauche (A blind buy)

    I'm also wavering between getting an Azzaro PH gift set at FB or getting a bottle of the new L'occi...
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    Re: The Chemistry of Fragrances

    That should be a sign of the regard of Turin and his theories in the chemoperception community.
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    Re: Fleur Du Male

    ++, and then publicly flogged with a silk rope for introducing such awful crap as "Le male" bronzing powder. I'm just waiting for the Le male mascara.
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    Re: answers on amber

    Amber is an odd term. Either people use it to describe fragrances with various ambergris type aromachemicals or various amber/sweet dried sap/resin aroma chemicals or its used to describe a mix of...
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    My wishlist. 1. Dior Homme, 2. L'occitane...

    My wishlist.

    1. Dior Homme,
    2. L'occitane Feu' D Orange. (I sampled this, very nice blood orange scent).

    I tend to go for stuff that is uncorrelated to my existing collection. Interesting FB...
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    Re: Today I bought...

    The main plan for me is to get some Paco Rabanne PH, and Dior Homme. Looking forwards to the Paco Rabanne, as I swore off big fougere's after too many nasty encounters will cool water. In the past...
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    Re: Such a thing as a "complicated" scent?

    I think complexity is a factor of how well blended the fragrance is. Too much, and the fragrance is basicly a single "accord" if underblended, the fragrance will be discordant and unstructured.

    An...
  57. Thread: a musk have?

    by Nitromusk
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    Re: a musk have?

    Paco Rabanne in the green bottle is pretty musky, Kouros as well. The problem with Kheil's musk is that it's got too much floral's and and the musk is a bit unidimensional.
  58. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    What you save on blades, gets made up for in expensive shave potions. IMHO ya'll should try the shick quattro razors. I find them to be much better than my trusty Mach3.
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    Fresh & Vivifying YSL Kouros

    Having enjoyed my bottle of Kourous for two weeks now, I'd not exactly describe it as "Fresh and Vivifying". But it is indeed "The fragrance of the triumphant masculinity: a divine and conquering...
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    Re: Question for Body Kouros owners

    I like regular Kouros. Overall, I think its best to rotate otherwise you will get bored. Given that the Kouros frags are heavy on the musk, they do tend to last along time untill fading away to to a...
  61. Re: Arpege PH or John Varvatos JV Men (original)

    Dior Homme over Arpege PH. I think JV is better than Arpege on my skin, but some people prefer arpege. So try both.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 27 Jan 08

    Kouros!!!
  63. Re: Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    IMHO excessive manscaping makes you look like a guido. Use a tweezer to remove the occasional errant hair or a comb/scissors to get rid of excess bushiness, but anything more than that is not manly.
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    Re: Every Man Jack products at Target

    It's good stuff, I've used the cedarwood showergel. I'm not a fan of soaps, since in my area we have hard water. When I burn off my stock of Nivea shaving cream I'll use my can of EMJ shaving cream. ...
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    Re: Anise for Spring

    LLAM,

    Basicly, Anise, Ivy leaves, over a base of toasted sugar and "licorice woods". LLAM is *very* different than pretty much any other common men's fragrance.
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    Re: Latest scores at TJX

    Not quite TJX, but I did score a bottle Azzaro PH for $20/50ml at Filene's basement. Very nice classic 1970s fougere, marvelously well blended with a fair amount of musk in the base. Something that...
  67. Re: male fragrances you didn't like but girls do

    You realise that most women are very good at faking?

    Fact is SA's work on a spiff system, they get paid min wage plus bonuses for pushing a particular line. So long as they can get the cash out of...
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    Re: Ultimate "gentlemanly" colognes

    Somehow I always thing of big *musky* fougere's as being very masculine. So I'll put down for.

    Azzaro PH
    Paco Rabanne
    Kouros

    I guess woody/aromatic/orientals are a bit more gentlemanly.
    ...
  69. Thread: Cancer?

    by Nitromusk
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    Re: Cancer?

    They are discontinuing use of pthalates because consumers are asking them to do so, safety has nothing to do with it.

    The pthalate issue is so overstated. There's more estrogenic activity in a...
  70. Re: choose two out of givenchy blue label, V V man , BMen and Lolita Lempicka au masc

    LLAM, two bottles.
  71. Re: Bijan Wicked (and a snippet about Graphite Blue) at TJMaxx

    Fundamentally stuff ends up at TJX/FB because it didn't sell at the original retailer.

    That's why you see such large amounts of mediocre Liz Claiborne/Elizabeth Arden/Escada/Perry Ellis type stuff...
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    Re: Lempicka au Masculin Fraicheur

    Au Fraicher was the just the original diluted to about 60% strength and remixed to be slightly fresher. I.e less toasted sugar/praline notes. IMHO don't be a wimp, wear the original. :)

    I really...
  73. Thread: Cancer?

    by Nitromusk
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    Re: Cancer?

    Probably, but you have to die of something. Probably increases your risk of death as much as smoking 12 cigarettes in your lifetime.
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    Re: The Psychology of Value

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good
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    Re: Azzaro Pure Cedrat/Pure Lavande @ TJX

    I just tried Azzaro PH, (after visiting my local beauty supply store) and so now I'm on the lookout for a bottle. I swear I've seen some in the past at TJX, but passed on it, as a result of smelling...
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    Azzaro Pure Cedrat/Pure Lavande @ TJX

    While snooping around, I found bottles of Pure Cedrat/Lavande on sale for 14.99/50ml (or perhaps 100ml?). Are these any good and worth a blind buy?
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    Re: Woody vs Fougere!

    Basicly, woody fragrances are predominantly wood. I.e Christian Lacroix Tumulte PH or L'occitane Eau de Baux

    Fougeres, are going to have an aromatic base which may include woods, but will almost...
  78. Re: My friends don't want to smell like their maids

    I'd just tell him I worked for the CIA. But to please keep it to himself.
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    Re: Extremely Conservative

    Brooks Brothers, original EdT for men.
    Pinaud Clubman.
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    Re: Influential Perfumes? Just Trash!

    They have been reformulated, which is function of squeezing maximum profit out of the product with a declining consumption curve. As the products selling price moves down, the fixed costs...
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    Re: Your biggest U turn fragrance

    I'm the same way with Arpege PH, I really wanted to like it, (as I like Lanvin's Oxygene PH and Vetyver) but it never got off the ground. I guess too much iris and vanilla/tonka. Dior Homme is has a...
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    Re: If I Like AdG What Will I Like

    A&F Fierce, etc. Honestly you would have a much harder time finding something that didn't smell like AdG.
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    Re: Burberry Touch or Arpege Pour Homme

    For some reason Arpege PH reminds me of Dior Homme, and I prefer Dior Homme to it.
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    Re: can college age pull off a true vetiver

    ++ On L'occi's vetyver, Nice and rooty, I find it much better than Guerlain's vetiver, which is IMHO soapy and dense.
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    Re: Scottish town too low class for Chanel

    Tell us how you really feel? BTW I 100% agree with you, which is why I don't buy chanel products. Also I find the "HUGO BOSS: Selection" fragrance ironic, given that Boss made uniforms for the SS....
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    Re: Anyone tried Christian Lacroix Noir?

    I'm trying to find someone at work who does Avon, so I can get a sample. I loved CL Tumulte PH, and the pyramid for Noir sounds interesting.
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    Re: Deeply Oceanic/Marine frags.

    The way that all the ingredients blend together to create that impression is amazing. Also very long lasting 6-8 hours on me.
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    Re: Female Fragrances "wafting" ability

    Floral fragrances often have high substantivity. (e.g they are reasonably though not excessivly volatile *and* have a low odor threshold)
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    The whole Kouros thing IMHO comes down to the fact that as a very musky and substantial fragrance, you only need *very* little of it. If you apply the same amount of Kouros as you would a normal...
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    Re: Looking for a HEAVY black licorice scent..

    Have you tried a fresh bottle, the juice can change over time? The women's version is also very heavy on the licorice/anise.

    I'm waiting for "L" for men to come out.
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    Re: Deeply Oceanic/Marine frags.

    Lanvin Oxygene Homme, if you like fresh water.
  92. Re: Bath & Body Works Woodland..is this bottle real?

    Doubt it, it's probably filled with "Green Irish Tweed". ;-)
  93. Re: Saw some new vetivers on Luckyscent, has anyone had any experience with them?

    Nope, light almost aquatic vetiver. Good office scent.

    I'd recomend trying L'occitane's Vetyver, I like it alot, nice and rooty.
  94. Re: List of 2008 fragrance releases - which ones are you excited about?

    Brooks Brothers fragrances for men & women (November 2008)

    David Yurman fragrance

    Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland (February 2008)

    Fendi fragrance for men (2008) <--- Oh Karl !!!
    ...
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    Re: What would Harry Truman wear?

    Revlon makes a "Top Brass" brand hairgoom, which you can find at walgreens. It's similar to Brylcreem or Suave Clean and Groom, predating acrylates copolymer based hair gels. Use about a dimes worth...
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    Re: What would Harry Truman wear?

    IIRC, he worked as a Habadasher before going into politics. Thus pre-WWII stuff like 4711 (which is known to have been used) or Pinaud Clubman would seem about right. Various spicy fragrances such as...
  97. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    If you can find it, Lanvin Oxygene Homme, is IMHO by far the best aquatic fragrance, and very long lasting in my experience.
  98. Re: WSJ: Why the Perfume Business is Starting to Stink

    If not for profits then what are customers for? The desire for a buck is what drives the entire fragrance industry from the lowliest "Bamberry Weekend" in a dollar store, to the bottle of SDV at...
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    Re: uh oh, reccomendations needed!

    But what if that person is just a rube, with more money than taste, looking to buy something expensive?
  100. Re: Best and Worst Designer (not niche) Releases of 2007?

    The issue as I see it, is that so many releases were mediocre, and so there was a lot of missed potential. I didn't think CK In2U was that bad. FdM is down there for worst, probably knocking around...
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