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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Fascinating thanks.
    I count 40 brushes - would you not be the go-to source for advice on badger brushes?
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: NEW: Tonino Lamborghini - Invincibile!

    Lamborghini's first scent was great.
    But I can't say I've thought much of many of their later releases, which just seemed made for the mid-range market.
    I hope this is an improvement - the notes...
  3. Re: What are in Deoderant Stick versions of Fragrances?

    Unless a designer deordorant stick says it is also an anti-perspirant stick, it will only be a deordorant stick without aluminium salts to stop perspiration. The only designer anti-perspirant stick...
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    Re: Most counterfeited fragrances on ebay?

    No it isn't. You have to read the negative reviews at the seller's site.

    I recollect one seller having similar very high feedback scores years ago for thousands of sales, but who also had four...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    Sung Homme.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Basala - Shiseido > Is It A Masterpiece ?

    It's a scent that I find very fascinating for the first two or three hours, then get tired of it fairly quickly after that.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Davidoff Good Life - Mesmerizing !!!

    I'm down to one and a quarter bottles of Good Life.
    It and Salvatore Ferragamo PH are my best (i.e smell good and are loud) fig leaf scents.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: Kiton men lovers get in here

    Great scent, half way through my first bottle and have a back-up bottle as well.
    Regards,
    Renato
  9. Re: joopland!! which joop??? if any beside homme?Lovers apply-haters no need!

    I don't think much of the two recent King ones or of Nightflight. Roccoco wasn't too bad, but I gave it away.
    All the others you mention, I own and think are great.
    But I've also got one limited...
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    Re: Strongest cinnamon fragrance(not 1 miliion)

    This one, easily.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Girl - Pharrel Williams for Men and Women.

    Thanks for the explanation.
    I feel happier applying it now.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: Girl - Pharrel Williams for Men and Women.

    Thanks. Yes, it is interesting in that slightly discordant way that I find as a characteristic in many niche scents.
    Apparently, according to the packaging, the art on the bottle is slightly...
  13. Re: Will anybody mourn the death of Hugh Hefner with a Playboy cologne?

    After the first five or six, I gave up testing Playboy scents - they were occupying space on the back of my hands or wrists that could be occupied with something of better quality or more...
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    Re: Olfactory Fatigue

    Rotate your scents every few days (maybe with your next most high powered scent) and the olfactory fatigue problem disappears.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Let's talk Comme des Garcons

    I've tried some CDGs in the past, but some like CDG2, just didn't seem to last on me for more than two hours.

    However, today I bought a Comme des Garcons scent for the very first time - the unisex...
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    Girl - Pharrel Williams for Men and Women.

    I wandered into Chemist Warehouse today, and noticed they were selling 100ml bottles of Girl for $14.99, stating that the discount was $180.

    So I bought three bottles, being somewhat skeptical...
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    Re: Harry's Razors...uh, no

    I did.

    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: Harry's Razors...uh, no

    Does the back edge razor on the Fusion cartridge wear out as quickly as the actual five blades do?

    If not, why not just shave with Mach 3 and keep used Fusion cartridge razors to the side, only...
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    Re: Salvador Dali Black Sun Similarirty

    Interesting our varied opinions, I was never fond enough of Armani Code to buy it, but did buy Black Sun. Longevity wasn't great on me, as it was only good for around four hours before it weakened....
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    Re: Dubai Perfume Shopping

    Sorry for my very belated reply of nearly two years, as I just saw your response.
    Good to see another Basenoter knows of those shops at Deira City Centre.
    Thanks for your advice - I don't know...
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    The Most Expensive Scents For Australians.

    I finally found the dearest place to buy designer scents in Australia.

    It's at the Qantas store,
    https://www.qantasstore.com.au/c/Men%27s-Fragrances/08-02-01

    One Qantas Frequent Flyer point is...
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    Re: Acqua di Portofino unisex edt or edp

    On me the EDT has good lasting power for 6 or 7 hours, which I found surprising from what I thought was a light-airy citrus scent.
    The EDP is just a more intense version of the same thing, and...
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    Re: marc jacobs bang..is it peppery?

    That's discounted? Ouch. I'd never pay that much for it;

    It lasts quite a long time on me. I suspect some people's noses turn off the scent in their brain because of the pepper - hence their half...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Fascinating thanks.
    If I can get up the courage, I may insert a battery and try it again.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: recent cheapies that wowed you??

    I just bought a Tonino Lamborghini Acqua gift set - 100ml EDT, 150ml Deodorant spray and a toiletries bag for A$10 (US$7.90).

    And I really like this appley-spicy-oriental scent, though I don't...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Do you actually use it with the battery vibrating it?
    I tried that once, couldn't handle it, then removed the battery and got a much better shave.

    I think it works very well with all soaps and...
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    Re: Looking for Cinnamon based fragrance

    What do you mean perhaps?
    In the cinnamon stakes, it blasts away every other scent mentioned here that I know.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: Deodorants with alcohol

    I've got a Mennen stick somewhere in my collection. Mennen make great stuff. Their after shave splash (Skin Bracer) is fantastic - it actually soothes skin instead of stinging - and is pretty much as...
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    Re: KLIM Aqua Beyond

    Hi Alex,
    Yes, that's the place. It's currently on sale. But don't confuse it with the newer Klim scent which has a similar name and bottle, and isn't on sale. That one is okay too, but is...
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    Re: KLIM Aqua Beyond

    Your nose either gets grabbed by cloves, or it doesn't.

    Warne's line would be interesting - Eau de Sweat in a cricket ball type bottle.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    KLIM Aqua Beyond

    I sprayed some KLIM Aqua Beyond by Michael Klim on my wrist the other day, while waiting for a prescription to be filled. As I'm a sucker for any scent with cloves in it, I found myself having to buy...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I just ordered yet another four bottles of scent on behalf of my two nephews,
    It's their most favoured compliment-getting scent from girls their age - Paris Hilton For Men.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Oh, that popularity thing..

    Funny. I live in Australia, and have visited Europe, the USA and Asia - and have hardly ever come across lots of guys wearing scents in most loactions and situations.
    Even in nightclubs, where there...
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    Glad you liked the H&R Chart.
    It's been available here since I first joined a decade and a half ago.
    But it drops out of people's conciousness every half decade or so.

    It certainly puts things...
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    Check out all the chypres listed on the H&R Chart - which are real chypres before the regulations started destroying them in 2000.
    Plenty are good, plenty are going cheap now, some are good and...
  36. Re: Safety razor or Double edged wet shaving - question

    We must have different razors or noses.
    I now usually shave with cartridge, but often grab my Merkur DE razor to get that last bit of hair under my nose.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  37. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    Curiously, I never bought TDH when it first came out because it hardly lasted on me.
    The first time I tried MI about 15 years ago, it was as weak as what you describe now, and the MI I tried some...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Thanks. It may be a placebo effect - or it may be real.
    I just bought a packet of German-made 3-blade cartridges, which are meant to last a month each. And on first use I was quite surprised at how...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    What's the difference between Proglide and Proshield on your skin. please?
    I've now picked up four Pro-Glide razors going dirt cheap, I guess because Proshield came along.
    Regards,
    Renato
  40. Re: a couple of cheapies on the radar>>>jovan musk/black musk/playboy -king of the game/play it wild

    The problem with scents made cheap to be sold cheap (as opposed to those made expensive and winding up cheap), is that very often they smell okay to an inexperienced nose and then wind up smelling...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Thanks for the explanation Paul.
    I suspect you won't get too many nicks from this combination.
    While I dislike using shaving oils like Somersets and Oscar because of the way they feel, the amount...
  42. Re: Magnetism For Men / Sentiment For Men ??? Your views Please.

    In my test the other day, I was quite surprised that after spraying each on my hands, 14 hours later they were still going with quite a bit of strength left. I had expected Magnetism to be long...
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    Ozsales are again having big discounts on litre refill bottles of Tom Ford scents....
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Thanks for the explanation about the micro-nicks.
    I guess I must like that type of micro-nick on the blade, because I know they must be there.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    Thanks...
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome Or Dior Sauvage?

    My Chrome, which I bought stacks of many years ago, lasts all day no matter how hot it gets, when most other scents would have conked out. It's like a shower in a bottle.
    But I keep seeing comments...
  46. Re: Magnetism For Men / Sentiment For Men ??? Your views Please.

    I own both, the Sentiment being made by Scannon. I've just sprayed them on each hand.
    I prefer Magnetism as the richer more powerful one - and it's an ambery fougere, which is always a positive in...
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    Re: LUCKY TIGER - Liquid Cream Shave.....

    Thanks.
    Interesting that you haven't come across this impressive US made product, which is now available through that chain I mentioned all across Australia.
    Although - at A$25 a bottle regular...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Thanks for that. I measure the amount of micro-nicks by roughly counting the number of stings I get from using Alum after shaving, with ammonium Alum stinging more than potassium Alum.

    As the...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    I find the shaves get more comfortable after the fourth shave on most of my blades, excluding the Shark ones..
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    I only do one and a half passes per shave - whole face with the grain, and across the grain around cheek bone.

    When I first started shaving, I'd get three weeks from Wilkinson Sword before I...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Thanks. I remember reading that the Erasmic stick had gone from tallow to vegetable oil, and that it was now rubbish.
    But my Erasmic stick is vegetable, and I like it.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: Fragrance Preservation

    Mnay years ago, we had one chap here report on finding his father's scents, which had been left under a kitchen sink in Colorado for 26 or so years, and apparently they were all fine.

    And in an...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Isn't Erasmic - the shave stick and the cream - a cheap brand also available everywhere in the UK?
    I've just finished my first tube of Erasmic cream which I used through two three month trips of...
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    Re: The greatest tropical fragrance.

    The very long lasting Salvador Dali Laguna.
    Regards,
    Renato
  55. Re: What's Your Favourite Designer Scented Aftershave Balm?

    That's cleverly thought out. Well done.
    Regards,
    Renato
  56. Re: How many bottles of Gueralin Vetiver (or flankers) do you own?

    I have the original EDT from 20 years ago, and an EDC splash bottle from that period.
    Curiously, while the EDC is weaker in output than the EDT, it lasts about twice as long as the EDT on my skin.
    ...
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    LUCKY TIGER - Liquid Cream Shave.....

    ......... with Olive Fruit Oil, Caleendula and Chamomile.

    After reading on the box that Lucky Tiger was made in Milwaukee USA instead of somewhere in China, I bought a bottle two weeks ago from...
  58. Re: Gillette Body - Very Aggressive Cartridge Razor

    Thanks. I still haven't tried it elsewhere yet.
    The one obvious area where it should be better than a regular cartridge razor is the hair at the back of one's neck, in the week or weeks prior to a...
  59. Re: What's the most similar edt to Azzaro Chrome?

    Chrome Intense is closest to the original, but smells a bit different.
    Regards,
    Renato
  60. Re: Gillette Body - Very Aggressive Cartridge Razor

    Thanks, but I own about 12 good DE razors (Merkur, Jagger, Gillette, Ikon plus two others I can't remember), and seven or eight not so good cheap ones. After three or four years of enthusiastically...
  61. Gillette Body - Very Aggressive Cartridge Razor

    Wandering through the local supermarket, i noticed that they were clearing out Gillette Body cartridge razors at half price, and that the four pack replacement cartridiges were reduced from $20 to...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I've never been able to smell anything much at all in ADG, and ADG Profumo is an extremely light scent to my nose - but at least I can smell something nice in it..

    And curiously, every aquatic...
  63. Re: What's Your Favourite Designer Scented Aftershave Balm?

    Thanks for the extra input Guys.

    When I first glanced at this forum, I didn't recognise this as one of my threads.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    Ozsales are having their slightly discounted niche scent sale again.
    https://www.ozsale.com.au/ItemsList.aspx?saleID=2fd8a8b2-09bb-4880-9116-69af22b6e236&ui=8&sc=1&c=1#Luxury+Fragrances

    Again,...
  65. Re: Microtouch SWITCHBLADE - Great for Eyebrows, Nose, Ears and Neck

    I hope you like it.
    I went and bought three more units today.
    When I go overseas it does the job of three units I have at home, two of which I used to leave behind and make do with what I had....
  66. Microtouch SWITCHBLADE - Great for Eyebrows, Nose, Ears and Neck

    In the past I posted threads here about the Philips micro-trimmer that was superior for trimming nose and ear hair compared to rotary units, and about the Vidal Sassoon trimmer that was great for...
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    Re: Deodorants with alcohol

    Had any luck with the bargain designer sticks?
    Regards,
    Renato
  68. Shaving Bargains At Harvey Norman Electrical

    I wandered into Harvey Norman today and bought four packs of Oscar Natural Skincare Toiletry bags, each containing 30ml Sensitive Shaving Oil and 150ml Sensitive Shaving Gel. Cost was $9 per bag, a...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thanks for the explanation. That was a good start.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Very interesting thanks.
    I've only ever used Beconase in the past from your list - and that was before I got into scents. I've mainly used tablets for hayfever since, and haven't noticed any effect...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thanks very much. I'm getting there.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Interesting how it took you so long to get over the effect of those medicines.
    Regards,
    Renato


    Thanks very much.
    Though I suspect that as others start having hung around here for as long as i...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    I'm kind of wondering - was it the back surgery that got you into scents, or the marvellous CK Obsession?
    If your physical therapy chap had worn Brut - would we ever have seen you here?
    Cheers,...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    You won your bet! Well done.

    Though I'm wondering if the anesthesia being from natural ingredients like morphine is less likely to cause the problem, than when it comes from synthetic ingredients...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thaanks.
    You are braver than me.
    Cheers,
    Renato



    I hope my surgeon didn't use any of that stuff because of my scent.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thanks very much - but I like to think of myself as an enthusiast.
    Surely, I'm not that unusual with respect to scent usage.
    Cheers,
    Renato


    Interesting. A month is a very long time....
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thanks for your good wishes.
    Yes, I think enjoying scents is a sign of good health.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thanks a lot.

    Interesting your perspective on F Ferragamo - I can hardly smell it.

    I'd have thought Polo Double Black to be on the loudish side, though the other two are more subtle and would...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Thanks, as soon as I was over my affliction, I was back to my regular six sprays of any scent I wore.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    No, even though the Fentanyl made me nauseous and I hardly ate anything for the next four days, I didn't hate the smell of the food that was brought to me.

    When a nurse was next to me wearing...
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    I actually posted here about ten years ago where I wore Bvlgari Homme for my then surgery.
    Notice how I go for subtle scents, so as not to affect the surgeon.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Oh - you've reminded me - I didn't like food much either after that. I didn't eat anything much for the next four days.
    Glad you recovered.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Yes I am, thanks very much.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    The Day I HATED All Scents.

    Hi Everyone,
    Well, it's been written about here in the past in relation to what some people had heard, but I never thought it would actually happen to me.

    Just over a month ago I...
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    Re: Australian subscription service

    Interesting thanks.
    Any idea how many millitres are in each sample?
    I can't find a quantity written anywhere.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Deodorants with alcohol

    I wouldn't spend big on designer deodorant sticks, and I've never bought full price ones. Most of my designer ones either came in a gift set, or I paid A$5 for them when they were on sale - though...
  87. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Grey Flannel was the scent that immediately came to my mind when I saw this thread.
    I sometimes wonder if it should ever have been in circulation.
    That said, to my nose it's sort of not too bad...
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    Re: Deodorants with alcohol

    The old Dolce and Gabbana deodorant stick was soft (unlike all the hard non-alcohol ones), and its scent was about half the strength of the EDT - I've got three of these.
    I agree with you, the old...
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    Re: Just a Heads Up - Avoid This

    I posted at Badger and Blade about five years ago that this one wasn't much good. Thanks for the reminder.
    Regards,
    Renato
  90. Re: My Secretions Magnifiques story (with a little extra)

    Your post is very reminiscent of my post about this horrible scent of some10 or 12 years ago. A slaughter house smells much better than this scent.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    If you like Tom Ford scents, then these bottles ranging from 50ml to 250ml to litre size may be of interest to you....
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    Re: Boss Bottled Oud - what a "surprise"

    If this is the same oud scent I tested in Abu Dhabi a year and a half ago, my thoughts then we're that it was very nice and interesting for about an hour or so, after which it reverted to smelling...
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    Re: Emporio Armani He/ Lui / Il

    Sorry for the tardy reply.
    It doesn't matter what those notes say. I perceive it as mossy green. If you come across Michael Edward's fragrance recommendation suggestor at various sites, you will...
  94. Re: NEW : Joop! Homme Red King & Joop!Homme Black King

    I wasn't fond of either of them.
    To my nose, all the other Joop Homme flankers I've tried have been better.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Kiton men VS Hommage L'homme

    Kiton Men - my secret weapon that landed me my wife-to-be 14 years ago.
    She did not have a chance.
    Regards
    Renato
  96. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I am really sorry to hear about this shocking misfortune which has befallen you Richard.
    I wish you all the best.
    Regards,
    Renato
  97. Thread: Chrome Intense

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    Re: Chrome Intense

    Chrome Intense isn't as potent or long lasting as my bottles of Chrome - but I bought them a long time ago.
    That said, Chrome Intense seems to have pretty standard lasting power and strength.
    Sad...
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    Re: Talcuum powder - any use?

    Fascinating, thanks.

    If i want the smell of talcum powder, I find I get it even more strongly and more long lasting by just applying Royal Copenhagen EDT.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme wearers:

    One note (I don't know which) is sharper in the original, but nowhere near as sharp in the next version.
    Otherwise, I find it very difficult to tell the two apart.

    Yet that slightest of...
  100. Thread: Downsizing to 5

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    Re: Downsizing to 5

    I've smelled Royal Water which was unisex in a tester, and Royal Water which was way too feminine in the bottle I bought on-line (I had to give it to my wife, it was way too girly for me).
    SMW is...
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