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  1. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'd probably nab the Habit Rouge from that massive stash of yours, SillageMonger!
  2. Re: Had to choose two fragrances from this Dior and Chanel list

    Another for Dior Home and Chanel Egoiste. The original formula is worth tracking down. I now own the reformulation which I find rather insipid; I'm quite tempted to sell it and move on.
  3. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur's Côte d'Amour - reduced

    Final bump.
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    Re: Shaving soap

    A good boar, or even horsehair, brush won't break the bank. I mainly face lather soap with a boar or horse more often that I reach for my expensive silvertips - which I often tend to bowl lather with.
  5. L'Artisan Parfumeur's Côte d'Amour - reduced

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130585.html
    http://www.artisanparfumeur.com/shop/product-test/c-te-d-amour-1019234.html
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/L-Artisan-Parfumeur/Cote-d-Amour-5963.html
    ...
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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    Proraso green, Cella and La Toja soap stick are my current favourites. I've tried a fair few and I've plenty more to explore too - French soaps like Institut Karité, Provence Santé and Martin de...
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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    I'm enjoying the Italian soft soaps / hard creams at the moment: Proraso, Cella, RazoRock etc. I've a couple more from that genre to explore yet (i.e. Vitos) but, once I've used up my stock of these,...
  8. Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    DE for me. I own a Gillette Slim Adjustable, a Gillette Tech, a Merkur 34c, and a Gillette Old Type. I have my eye on a Weber DLC when they release their next batch. My favourite blade currently is...
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    Re: Shaving soap

    Funnily enough, I've been solely using the stick for the last week or so. It's excellent stuff! It's interesting that it seems to prefer my loftier horsehair brush to my silvertip badger. That Vie...
  10. Re: The Joy of Alum - Or Who Needs Aftershave Balms?

    I tell you what, I had such a dreadful shave this morning that I had no choice but to use the alum. Cheap blades from Wilkinson's were to blame - a brand called Laser that cost 40p (about 60 Aussie...
  11. Re: The Joy of Alum - Or Who Needs Aftershave Balms?

    As in 'to fall out with someone/something'. Maybe its a British figure of speech! You have definitely convinced me to break it out more often though.
  12. Re: The Joy of Alum - Or Who Needs Aftershave Balms?

    I use an alum block as a deodorant. I do have another if I've had a particularly ambitious or aggressive shave but, day to day, I go straight to witch hazel and/or aftershave balm. I do like alum but...
  13. Re: What kind of shaving brush do you use :)

    I own three brushes - a badger, a horse and a boar. A fairly odd menagerie. I tend to face lather and I tend to use soaps but all three seem to be capable all rounders (masters of none?!).

    Badger:...
  14. Re: What kind of shaving brush do you use :)

    I own three brushes - a badger, a horse and a boar. A fairly odd menagerie. I tend to face lather and I tend to use soaps but all three seem to be capable all rounders (masters of none?!).

    Badger:...
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    Re: Best men's moisturiser

    It depends on your skin type. I'd suggest the humble Simple 'Kind to skin' range: 'Hydrating Light' is you've oily or blemished skin or 'Replenishing Rich' if you're normal or dry skin. For £1.50...
  16. Re: The Secret of Nick-less Wet Shaving Appears to be...............

    Let me know how you get on with that Weber. I'm looking to add to my meagre collection at some point and I'm hearing very positive things about both the ARC and the DLC.
  17. Re: The Secret of Nick-less Wet Shaving Appears to be...............

    Sorry Renato - I've had a look at my post and the tone of it definitely seems a bit off! I think that one of the joys of shaving is in playing around with the different variables to see what works...
  18. Re: The Secret of Nick-less Wet Shaving Appears to be...............

    I can't say I've found any pre-shave oil that has made any notable difference to the shave. I'd rather invest the time/money elsewhere. What does make a difference to beard prep is a hot wash -...
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    Re: Shaving Brush Queries.

    This sounds like a job for a Palmolive shave stick. You'll find it at ~50p at a reasonably-sized Tesco or Asda. Face lather or, otherwise, raid the kitchen cupboards for a shallow mug or small bowl...
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    Re: Razor or Shaving Cream?

    Honestly, I think the lather's more important than the blade. I was away over the Bank Holiday weekend and had perfectly tolerable shaves using a disposable razor along with Taylor's of Old Bond...
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    Re: Favorite Deodorants

    I got fed up of Dove, Sure, Mitchum etc ruining my shirts and t-shirts so started to look for alternatives. After a bit of reading, I've binned anti-perspirants and commercial deodorants in favour of...
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    Re: Whats wrong with shave gel?

    Aside from that the vast majority of gels and foams will not stand up to a well-lathered soap or even cream - cost-efficiency is a concern of mine. Whilst there is the initial outlay for a brush, a...
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    Re: Sweat Stains!?!??!!?

    I'll put my hand in as another who's converted to using an alum deodorant. I thought I'd knocked it on the head a few years ago when I found Mitchum but, as with the OP, my work shirts are...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eJK2yIRnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    +1 for the Merkur 34c HD. After years of flymo razors - King of Shaves, Gillette etc - I'm a fully fledged DE convert. I do get...
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    Re: Favorite Office/ Work scent?

    Bulgari pour Homme, really, if I'm suit-ed up and being conservative. I don't always wish to screamingly project my frag - especially as a teacher - but want something comforting and close-wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Wed, Sep 15th, 2010

    Cold but bright morning, Dior Homme... wonderful.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    Bulgari pour Homme Extreme.
  28. Re: SotD - Tuesday 22nd July - 08 .. + 1000 Up !!

    Happy Birthday!

    Creed's Millesime Imperial. Love it - definitely feel I need to branch out to trying more Creeds.
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    Re: Today I Tried . . . (July 2008)

    Acqua di Gio, Armani: like a cleaner, soapier Issey and unsurprisingly I'm bored silly; hardly masculine, seemingly weak longevity - after about an hour it seems like I'm down to the base.
    Emporio...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 21 July 2008

    Silver Mountain Water, Creed.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 20 July 08

    Ralph Lauren's Romance Silver. Inspired after last night; now drying down to a nice (but synthetic) spiced woods and light musk finish. Thumbs just about up.
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    Re: SotD .. Saturday 19th July - 2008

    Rive Gauche, YSL today. It's come up very soapy.
    SOTE: Romance Silver, by Ralph Lauren.
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    Re: How much have I made you spend?

    Arguably £500! Quite a lot, considering I'm also paying my way through university! The other hobbies - trekking, hockey, whisky and music don't come cheap either. Ho hum.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 18 July 08

    SOTD: Silver Mountain Water, Creed.
    SOTE: Emporio Armani Night He
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 17th July - 2008

    Musc Ravageur. The slow, sweet, lingering counterpart to MKK's bottled carnal desires.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 16 July 08

    Cool Water. And needless to say I'm enjoying it!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Unfortunately, DKNY Men and Cool Water. But then most of my friendship circle are barely 20, so it figures. Not that I particularly dislike either of them: the Donna Karan is an occasional (club)...
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    Re: Today I Tried . . . (July 2008)

    Went into town to buy a book, and decided to have a wander round Debenhams en route. Hermes caught my attention so I had a spray on both arms.

    Terre d'Hermes: Ughh, it's awful; reminded me of the...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 15 July 08

    Dior Homme.

    I'm really noticing the lavender and leather (suede?) playing out with the iris from under my fleece today.
  40. Poll: Re: The best Calvin Klein Men's fragrance is...

    cK be. Not all that deep, not all that interesting: a clean, soapy, 'easy' scent with fruits and florals playing harmony to a light, close musk that blends perfectly with the skin. I really like it....
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 14 July 08

    Chanel, Platinum Egoiste. No reason, just seemed appropriate.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 13th July - 2008

    Creed's Millesime Imperial.
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    Re: What scent led you to basenotes

    Bulgari Blu, actually. My first 'adult' scent after the teenage years of Lynx body sprays. How I wish I'd kept that one - I really do quite miss it.
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    Re: Brussels-Belgium.

    Well from September I'll be living in Brussels as part of my degree. I'm licking my lips - or whatever the olfactory equivalent - in anticipation!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 12 July 08

    Fumerie Turque, from Serge Lutens. The last of the sample, and weighing up whether to take the splash and use my overdraft to buy a bottle... there is a gap in my wardrobe after all. I think I need...
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    Re: Which Fragrance do you use most often?

    Silver Mountain Water. I suppose it's become known as my signature scent, as much as I play in the others, and I have no real problem with that.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 11 July 08

    Platinum Egoiste, Chanel.

    A frag the woman tries to show neutrality on - but came close to nuzzle when I left her in bed this morning.
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday July 10th - 2008

    ck be - just for monging about the house complaining of stomach ache and man flu.
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    Re: Suggestions please - Casual scent

    "Casual scent" is a fairly large remit.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8 June

    Had a craving earlier for Romance Silver, by Ralph Lauren. Now: just a short spray of L'Eau d'Hiver, Malle.
  51. Re: which fragrances are loved most/hated most by your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend

    First date with the ex: wore Dior Homme - she didn't like it.
    Second date with the ex: she bought me Armani Mania - she liked it...

    She also liked cK be, Bulgari pour Homme, Eau de The blanc. She...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 6th

    Armani Mania, for the first time in ages.

    Connotations of my ex (she bought it for me) straight away, but I love it nonetheless. It's fresh, without discernibly fresh notes, and I especially live...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, December 5th

    Musc Ravageur, by Malle.

    The girl I've fallen for isn't all that keen on perfume for herself; think I'll be tuning it down with either Bulgari pour Homme or Armani Mania (its been a while) later...
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    Poll: Re: --( Citrus Poll )--

    Bigarade Concentrée by Malle is the one I have had most exposure to. Sniffing at the bottle now, the bitter orange is exactly that. It's not intended to be fresh as such; more of a true, earthy...
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    Re: I Want to Try M7 Fresh, But . . .

    Going against the grain just slightly; I much prefer the original to M7 Fresh. I appreciate the Fresh, but it just never clicked with me. Whether or not there were resemblences to M7 is...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, November 29th

    This morning for lectures and seminar: Silver Mountain Water. This evening I'm testing Musc Ravageur. Yummy! :D
  57. Thread: *top 10*

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    Re: *top 10*

    This is actually quite hard for me? I know the Top 5 would be:

    Dior Homme
    Bulgari pour Homme
    Eau Parfumée au Thé Verte
    Millésime Impérial
    L'Eau d'Hiver

    Other than that, quite probably:
  58. Re: What do you wear when you can't decide what to wear?

    Usually whatever Bulgari scent seems most appropriate at the time. Saying that, I've developed a close affinity to L'Eau d'Hiver by Malle this last month.
  59. Re: Bvlgari White Tea - masculine or feminine?

    I very much get the connection too. I'm wearing Thé Blanc now, and I definitely associate the heliotrope, iris and white musk as a common accord. I'll wear both tomorrow and see what I think. The...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, November 12th

    After a lay-off, Bulgari pour Homme. I don't think I've ever smelt the tea so pronounced on me before - I really like it.
  61. Poll: Re: THE MAIN reason for you to wear fragrances?

    For my own self-indulgence, in all honesty. Fragrances I wear are for myself, and often wear them as a reflection of my mood. I don't wear certain scents based on what those around me are 'supposed'...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, November 11th

    Bigarade Concentrée, by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.

    I fancied a proper orange fix this morning! :D
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    Re: Holy Grail / Top five all-time

    Dior Homme
    Bulgari pour Homme
    Silver Mountain Water
    Millésime Impérial
    M7

    Probably my Top 5, although this is by no means concrete.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, November 3rd

    L'Eau d'Hiver, by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.

    On a freezing day, whilst confined to my room writing a paper on Human Rights, I thought I'd wear one of my slightly more eclectic scents....
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    Re: Looking for my nexts frag

    Perhaps Gucci Envy, or Body Kourous by YSL? I suppose A*Man has to pop up, and with it possibly Givenchy's Very Irresistible, for chocolate. There are plenty of threads on gourmand fragrances: search...
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    Re: Sotd 31st October 06 - Halloween!

    At this precise moment, Millésime Impérial. Tonight, possibly Envy or Rive Gauche - I'm going clubbing, after all. I wonder which would best suit a pirate...
  67. Re: Fragrance of the day, Sunday, October 22

    Dior Homme... heaven. Haven't worn it in a good month.

    Last night: Rive Gauche.
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 15

    Early this morning: Bulgari pour Homme

    Now, some Burberry Touch - giving my full attention to those I'm not taking with me to uni this week! The Bulgari is coming, however.
  69. Re: I hate to do this, but fall intricacies..

    Rive Gauche? Give it a full day's testing, it might surprise you. Autumn's my favourite time of year scent-wise! :D
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 13

    Mania.

    Yesterday: tested Rive Gauche & Gaultier2
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    Re: How many frags do you bring to college?

    Heh, thanks, but I'm going to have to do some reordering when Rive Gauche comes through! If I'm going to stick to that box, something will have to go (most probably the Cool Water)!
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    Re: How many frags do you bring to college?

    These:

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/JonesBen/000_0357.jpg
    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b28/JonesBen/000_0358.jpg
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    Re: what's going on???

    I've tested Freshman on a couple of occasions, but whilst very aware of the similarity from the outset with Cool Water I never tried them side by side. Alas, my sample has run out. Whatever it is,...
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    Re: SOTD Monday September 11

    The last sprays of Creed Himalaya this morning. Now enveloped in the relaxing embrace of Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc.
  75. Re: On average, how many times do you apply fragrance(s) throughout your day?

    Once for the day, once for the evening. I don't generally reapply the same fragrance either.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 10 September

    Dior Homme. God, I've missed you. Bring on the cooler weather!
  77. Re: Can't find the beauty in "Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme"

    It works well in pubs, clubs and bars - and thus (my) work - in that its strong, copes with the smoke and sweat, and the detergent-affect base makes being covered in alcohol, sweat and cigarette...
  78. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    ... humbug...?

    I'll get me coat...
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 8

    Touch, by Burberry.
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    Re: Fragrance Help.. Please?

    As a quick starting point:

    Bulgari PH
    Dior Homme
    DKNY Men
    Allure Homme Sport

    Like anything, you'll only know what you like and need by trying them first hand. They're all slightly different,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday September 7

    The sun's shining. DKNY Men, after a work out, then Envy tonight at work.
  82. Re: Correct places to apply cologe and how many sprays?

    I go for 4. 3 split between the chest and neck, 1 either on the shirt or - if I wanna smell the scent closely for the day - the wrist.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 6

    Bulgari pour Homme Extreme.
  84. Re: What aquatic/marine scents have the best sillage/longevity?

    L'Eau d'Issey is long lasting, but isn't really my taste. There's also a consensus here of sorts that Bulgari Aqva lasts reasonably. Check out DKNY Men, to throw something slightly different in, as...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5 September

    Burberry Touch, for myself, this evening. I forgot to throw anything into my bag when off to the gym, grr.
  86. Re: Did it ever happened to you to go into a club and..

    D&G PH, M7 & Envy get the nod for club nights at the mo. The clubs round here unfortunately hardly have soap on hand, let alone fragrance! Maybe its because your feet stick to the floor and you get...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    MI is rather nice! I'd buy a bottle if I wasn't being to purposely tight at the moment. It lasts a fair time on me, and is both fresh and rich at the same time.
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    Re: How many frags do you bring to college?

    However much I can fit into my D&G gift presentation box? My winter wardrobe, mainly, and hopefully 7-8 plus whatever decants will fill the gaps. Maybe

    Bulgari pour Homme Extreme
    Dior Homme...
  89. Re: The start of meteorological fall has me jonesing

    God, do I know what you mean. Just craving for the opportunity to snuggle up with a warm oriental or musk (or both!). All the worse for taking a grand total of two scents with me on my hols - being...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday August 17

    Wore my lucky frag today, Bvlgari pour Homme, to go up and collect my A Level results. It worked, so I'm off to uni in September! Off out in a bit to celebrate/get somewhat drunk, so will have a...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 August

    Cool Water, by Davidoff today. I don't know why; I opened my wardrobe with an open mind and it just called out to me. There's nothing wrong with the fragrance - it's just overplayed! Came home and...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 August

    Also Millésime Impérial, by Creed. I don't know what it is, but I'm getting a rich, buttery quality in the background today which isn't usually so apparent. Spot on for today's mood and climate;...
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    Re: SOTD Monday August 14

    Fallen in love again with Dior Homme. Tonight, I'm craving the altogether more masculine, brusque Gucci Envy.
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    Re: The longevity of Bigarade Concentree

    It lasts reasonably on me. 4~ hours is the norm? Again, test it on your skin.
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    Re: SotD Friday 11 August

    It will be the new, ridiculously inexpensive 100ml bottle of M7 Fresh that came through this morning. Taken a bit of a risk in buying blind, but I already own and enjoy M7. I somehow doubt that it'd...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 August

    Millésime Impérial, by Creed. Seem to be having a bit of a Creed and Bulgari love-in at the moment. I suppose the calm sensuality is appealing to me at the moment.
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    Re: Orange Blossom for men?

    Actually, this interests me too. I'm looking for something with an orange blossom predominance, with a fresh, sweet, floral yet masculine feel to it.

    Does it even exist?!

    :o
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    Re: I Am A Complete Fragrance Virgin

    It's all about skin type, and essentially how the Creed natural essence oils break down. I suppose I'm falling into the trap of using myself as a test dummy! All of the Creeds thus far have led a...
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    Re: Compliment OF The Day

    Maybe when people are complimented, his intention was for people to note the fragrance and describe the situation? This needn't be every day for obvious reasons.
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    Re: I Am A Complete Fragrance Virgin

    Hehe, again I'm throwing that Himalaya out at you! Erolfa might also be a line to follow. It's aquatic in the marine sense, and although you discounted Creed because of longevity both of the above...
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