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    Re: Ciao! Off to Tuscany!

    Have fun!
    Thats a really beautiful place.


    Dave
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    Re: Habit Rouge: New bottle. New formula?

    It would really be something to check out a bottle of the original formulation. The new bottle I bought was pretty marginal, almost nauseating. At the time of purchase I thought "this is pretty cheap...
  3. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    I have sincere respect for Guerlain, theyve been around a long time and have some timeless classics. In this day and age when the ability to keep generating a new 'latest and greatest' titillation...
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    Re: So I have a first date.... need suggestions.

    iStink, your straight up approach is ready to roll.
    Of all the scents in the wardrobe, the Rive Gauche would be my choice, lightly applied.

    Dave
  5. Thread: Old man

    by Dave_D
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    Re: Old man

    D'oh!

    Now I'm old, you just named half my wardrobe.

    I think Penhaligons do the best job at old man smell, don't know what it is but some combination of notes hits that aura. The Floris line on...
  6. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    [Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?]

    Yes, its easy. When the little kids start make believe coughing and looking at you to make sure your noticing, you might have put on too...
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    Re: How is sandalwood supposed to smell?

    I dont know of many 'true' sandalwood scents these days, most of them seem to be artistic interpretations of sandalwood rather than a true scent. Some of them are pretty good, but comparison to a...
  8. Re: Do You Ask/Require Your Partner to Wear Scent before Love Making?

    Heck no I dont ask about that. Once the ball starts rolling in that direction I roll with it by thinking (and talking) as little as possible.

    good grief.

    Dave
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    Re: looking for opinions on wet/dry shavers

    Electric razors never really worked for me, although a rechargeable Braun was my go to for years. More than 2 days worth of stubble though and it was nearly useless.
    Last year I was ready to change...
  10. Thread: What fragrance

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    Re: What fragrance

    Brut or Old Spice.
    I dont know any of the hard core riders that fuss over perfume.

    Dave
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    Re: 10 Disasterpieces - Your list

    While none of these have been a disaster, they have moved on. Some of these are really great scents that would smell nice on the right person:

    M7 - YSL
    A'men - Mugler
    Sequoia - CDG
    Sables -...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Jicky - Guerlain
    Vetiver - Guerlain
    Bois du Portugal - Creed
    Tam Dao - Diptyque
    Eau Sauvage - Dior
    Santal - Floris
    1818 - Brooks Brothers
    Musc Ravageur - Frederick Malle
    Pour Homme - Gucci...
  13. Re: Guerlain's Vetiver (modern version): a fresh scent??

    The new version seems fresher and lighter to me as well, the vintage version is more earthy and has the 'soap' nuance to a higher degree than the new one.
    Both nice. I originally didnt care much...
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    Re: A*men? I don't get it!

    A'men was one of the scents that recieved many accolades for awhile, it probably works great on some folks. I couldnt get past the cutesy candy smell of it to appreciate it much.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan: Why oh Why??!!

    sugared butt sweat......man butt.. are you kidding me?

    I did a double take on the posts here and retrieved my decant to refresh my memory. Nice husky scent, slightly sweet, a little animalic,...
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    Re: Which Creed do you prefer?

    Bois du Portugal.

    amazingly great hallmark of what a formal masculine scent should be. imo
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    Re: Nose Hair Trimmers

    2nd Sante's rec. The high quality rounded end scissors work best for me, curved blade. It pays to get the good ones.
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    Score! in Mendocino

    I was tripping through Mendocino with my dad today and asked him "do you know where any perfume places are around here?" he then told me of a new place that had opened up in town that had everything...
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    Re: best shave cream

    The 3 Ts (Taylors, Trumpers, Truefit & Hill) all great.

    www.qedusa.com - for Taylors and Trumpers
    www.shavingcream.com - for Truefitt & Hill
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    Re: tshirt and jeans scents

    Kouros or Drakkar Noir


    ;D
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: your views

    Musc Ravageur was the one I decided to buy after recieving a 3 scent sampler from Malle. It is sexy.
    One of the very few scents where I cant honestly sing.... "I'm, too sexy for this scent, too...
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    Re: Fragrances that really smell like piss

    Ive smelled alot of colognes and perfumes and have yet to smell a nasty urine note in any of them (yea, that includes kouros)

    Some scents can have an ammoniacal note to them that might hint in...
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    Re: Crystal Deodorants?

    The crystal has been working great for me. Apply it right after a shower while the skin is still wet, full coverage of any and all offending areas under arms.
  24. Re: How important to you is a scent's "masculinity

    fwiw mark me down for: Minimally important, but no Chanel No. 5, etc.

    The concern over the 'masculine' aspects of scents to be worn by men is a tired one. There are many contrived definitions...
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    Re: Who wants to smell like a Pimp?

    A few aquaintances tend to go overboard on the application, made worse by the not so great cologne choices. The last time this happened I gifted the guy a bottle of M7 and said "remember, two to the...
  26. Thread: Sweet Tooth

    by Dave_D
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    Re: Sweet Tooth

    The scents that have made the cut in my collection all have some sweet note to them. It is a balance thing because sweet can be overdone, Lutens Santal de Mysore comes to mind. I compare the...
  27. Re: Casual Long Sleeve Summer Shirts Recommendatio

    Thanks for that recommendation, those linen shirts look like the ones!
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    Re: Best DE replacement blades

    Here are a few to consider in addition to the ones youve already tried:

    Derby Extra - made in Istanbul. These are my favorite all around blade, you can buy them by the hundred for about $20...
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    Re: single blade vs two/three/four, five...

    For DE wet shaving? A few recs for someone on a budget:

    Merkur HD Classic
    A 5 pack of Merkur blades
    A tube of Trumpers Shave Cream
    Saville Row Badger Brush
    For sensitive skin you could finish...
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    Re: What makes a house?

    Bricks.

    Please wait until the evenings festivities to zap me with the Santal.
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    Re: 100% natural fragrances? Are there?

    There are many natural scents available, some great ones. Most of them cant compete on the same field as the synthetically derived and or enhanced contemporary products, either in longevity of...
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    Re: I have a Shalimar Priblem?

    Hey Dan,

    Sounds like the possibility of a 'turned' bottle to me. Ive smelled a few perfumes that went south and those terms describe what they smelled like, although none of them was Shalimar. I...
  33. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Dave_D
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I like the classic wire framed oval lense style (19th century riding glasses?) would be nice to find a pair with the riding style cable temples.
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    Re: earring(s) on a guy

    When I first saw ear piercings done as a kid, I wanted one but was told I had to wait until I was older. Years later when mom and I were on our way to dinner and passing a jewelry store I got one. It...
  35. Casual Long Sleeve Summer Shirts Recommendation?

    Hello All,
    I am looking for recommendations for casual long sleeve summer shirts for Summer wear.
    A few caveats:
    No button down collars, the smaller the collar the better, even no collar is...
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    Re: Trumper's Aftershave Non Balm

    I will vouch for the Trumpers skin food, the coral (rose) has been good to me. Doesnt sting, non greasy, a bottle lasts for ages.
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    Re: Failed a final because of Kingdom....

    Hahaha!

    classic
  38. Re: This Dude Freaked Out When I Gave Him a Compli

    I'm going to err on the side of caution on this one and say it probably isnt a good idea in western culture for a guy to comment on another guys, cologne, appearance, couture, etc. I wish it wasnt...
  39. Re: Wore.............................and got beate

    Wore (pheremones) and got beaten!
    Hey, I heard the stuff that works with the chix tends to make guys wanna beat you up!

    Wish I'd read that before I walked into a biker bar!
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    Re: Pheromones - A Joke Or What?

    Wearing them for their intended purpose would seem covert. So many other things a person can do.
    Save your money and spend it on the evening with her.
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    Re: Gentlemen by Givenchy--new-to-me

    Package arrived in great shape Dan, thanks!
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    Re: Which old school fragrance?

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: have a date with a spanish girl

    Dior Homme.
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    Re: egoiste vs. jaipur - i got both

    Jaipur is a great scent, wearable even on warmer days if you keep it light on the application.
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    Re: How is fragrance regarded in your culture?

    Culturally, fragrances (on men) are widely regarded as somewhat effeminate. Yes, the marketing can say otherwise, women certainly do. Most men still have a hard time with it.
    The post regarding the...
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    Re: What did your Father use?

    I asked him this the other day, got a non comittal look and a mumbled something about * *"musk"
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    No great remorse on these. They were worn, determined not to personal preference and swapped or given away:

    YSL M7 - couldnt take a liking to the medicine note.
    CDG Sequoia - had reviews of...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 22nd April

    Day: Jaipur
    Evening: Eau Noire
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    Re: Natural and synthetic composition breakdown

    -deleted-
    written while Ben posted the more accurate answer.
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    Re: 80's frag for party

    Drakkar or Kouros, both standards of the 80s.
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    Re: Baie De Genievre

    I just recieved a decant of this, reminds me of Floris 127.
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    Re: First Date Scent

    Another vote for Bvlgari PH. Subtle enough to be discreet yet has a nice warm scent that will be noticeable up close.
    I tend to make first dates all about her enjoyment, as few expectations for...
  53. Thread: ...

    by Dave_D
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    Re: What's the best way to preserve fragrances?

    I keep out of rotation scents in a footlocker on the floor where it stays cool.
    Refrigeration of scents seems like a bad idea to me. Avoid high shelves since thats where all the heat goes, and...
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    Re: What's your best buy?

    There was a deal on the sales/swap board of Givenchy Gentleman, Gucci PH, Cartier Santos, Dior Homme all 100ml sizes NIB for about $55 shipped. Included Boucheron Jaipur PH as a bonus, I lucked out...
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    Re: Price Your Collection

    about a grand, I sold quite a few unused toys on ebay to pay for it so Ive been able to excuse the expense as a conversion of inventory rather than an outright purchase *;D


    and then we have my...
  56. Re: Do you have a fragrance that makes you feel HO

    No.
    similar to what KV said. scent associations with great times can give that scent some influence, not the scent itself.
  57. Thread: M7, wow!

    by Dave_D
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    Re: M7, wow!

    The allure of M7 completely escapes me, mediciney topnotes that smooth out but never quite vanish. It does have an ambery musk like drydown, if it werent for that medicine note.
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    Re: favorite scents that aren't in a bottle

    My GF after...
  59. Thread: 3 Staple Scents

    by Dave_D
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    All purpose: Tam Dao, Bvlgari PH
    Power Play: BdP
    Romantic: Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Lat minuite decision: Gucci PH vs. Jazz

    There are only a few scents I have 2 bottles of, Gucci PH is one of them.
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    Re: Which scents drive women wild?

    A great scent is, at best, an introduction to the person who wears it. It is the hint of an encore which should surpass it.
  62. Re: Old juice formula vs new, a definitive guide.

    The new version of Guerlain Vetiver smells better to me, lighter and better lasting, not as soapy as the original.
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    Scents and Attire Redux

    Hello All,

    Another topic for your consideration and maybe the source for a few ideas for me. This is in regards to matching fragrances to ones attire.
    Up to this point I havent given much...
  64. Re: What product to use with a shaving brush...

    The replys here will be wide and varied but heres my take on it.
    I havent found a reason to scrub / pretreat my face prior to a wet shave, although my skin isnt very sensitive either so that might...
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/ow

    Bois du Portugal, although Musc Ravageur is close.
  66. Re: Last time you wore the same scent for a week?

    I'm somewhat of a signature scent man, though not entirely. Scents get changed weekly or monthly for contrast.
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    Re: whats the best scent when your drunk

    I also gave up booze, cant remember what the best scents were.

    One of the reasons I gave up booze...
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    Re: Fragrance ridiculousness

    Ive actually cologned the cat, gets rid of fleas and keeps him out fights...for awhile.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    about 3 hours after a shower, clean sweat. chicks dig it.
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    Re: The Best Sandalwood?

    Tam Dao.
    Many of the scents that are called 'Santal' or supposed to have notes of Sandalwood fall short of the mark to my nose. Ive tried every sandalwood I could get my hands on including: Santal...
  71. A scent taken out of rotation for memorys sake?

    Hello All,

    Been out of the loop awhile, had one heck of a ride the past few weeks.
    It all started with an aquaintance of mine bringing a lady friend (they werent involved) back from South...
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    Re: Who needs niche?

    Discovering niche scents has been similar to discovering a really good chocolate that I had never heard of in the mainstream. Once I had experienced it I started wondering what else was out there...
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    Re: 10 smells that define your life.....

    An evolving list.

    Tam Dao
    Bois du Portugal
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Santal Noble
    Musc Ravageur
    Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Green Irish Tweed
    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: A few considerations...

    In response to a few things that have been brought up:
    Participant limit - In the box passes we would usually mention at the outset of the pass what the max cut off number would be, that way there...
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    Re: bvlgari pour homme

    Make that a 2nd for the original. This ones going to see some action this summer.
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    Re: A Great Idea!!! eveyone read

    I used to be part of 'box passes' in the cigar community where we did a similar take on what was outlined above. They can be great fun provided the logistics have been reasonably planned out (but the...
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    Re: Do Women Really Smell Better?

    Yes I would say that women generally smell better than men. Exceptions? of course, but for the most part I really prefer smelling women rather than men. jmo.
  78. Re: Best I-Don't-Really-Like-It-But-They-Love-It S

    M7. I liked this one at first but after a few trys couldnt get with the mediciney undertones. Seems popular though.
  79. Thread: Toothpaste..!!!

    by Dave_D
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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    Tom's of Maine. Cinnamint when I can find it.
    Will check out Marvis, sounds like a good one.
  80. peace

    Indie, good thoughts are sent your way.
    Ive enjoyed reading your thoughtful and straight up insights on scents and life in general, refreshing.

    Hope youre back here posting again after the...
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    Re: OK, I have jury duty ... what to wear?

    [I've never served jury duty, but aren't employers obligated to pay you while you are serving?]

    Not in California. There is a mileage allowance and some novelty pay from the court, enough to cover...
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    Re: How bottle design affects us

    ["How shallow am I?"]
    No more than I my friend. Presentation is part of the package, much as we could wish otherwise.
    I have alot of fun with trades and sometimes do blind swaps just to see whats...
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    Re: do you tell what you're wearing

    Ive had compliments, but no requests for the name. but Ive got an answer all lined up for special occasions...

    Souffle de Rongeur by Chat Affamé

    haha
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    Re: Merkur DE razors

    If you are already skilled with a straight razor you could probably pick whatever suits you. I started with an HD Classic and still like it. The Progress is my current first draft choice, it can be...
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    Re: Resisting Impulse Buys!

    I havent been resisting, but I have been getting very resourceful on supplemental sources of income to pay for it all.
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    Re: OK, I have jury duty ... what to wear?

    [i'd wear something repulsing . . . you don't wanna do jury duty, trust me.]

    heh heh, yup!

    I served as a foreman on a jury several years ago, a learning experience it was. Biggest waste of the...
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    Re: Home Alone Fragrances?

    I wear the usual selections, at volumes that are triple what I'd dare to venture outside with ;D
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    Re: Where do you apply your fragrances?

    ["It's because we're a bit more mature than those guys in the Axe or Tag commercials that spray a "trail" of scent down to their nether-regions in hopes that for females it will "show them the way."]...
  89. Thread: Mmm, mmm, M7!

    by Dave_D
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    Re: Mmm, mmm, M7!

    I prefer Musc Ravageur (sparingly) over the M7 because the Ravageur seems more refined and full bodied. If the occasion is right for musc, subtlety is less of an issue for me. As previously noted,...
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    Re: SotD 25 February Saturday

    Newer Spice from St Charles Shave, pretty good. Has a very noticeable Frankincense note.
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    Re: Where do you apply your fragrances?

    wow.
    For me, once on the chest. Occasionally an extra on the nape of the neck.
    It gets noticed. Some of the weaker scents require a little more but I'd rather go light in most cases.
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    Re: Fragrance Frontiers ~ What's yours?????

    The Attars might be the next frontier in my journey. Something about the Mystic East and my preoccupation with the writings of Rumi and Gibran.
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    Re: More manly scents for a much younger crowd....

    I usually just ask, or e-mail a request to the perfume house.
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    Re: More manly scents for a much younger crowd....

    If you can get some samples and try out a bunch, thats the best way to find out what would work. When trying out scents keep in mind that they smell very different on those sample cards at the...
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    Re: The staple of a man's collection...

    [Does Eau Savage smell anything like Guerlain Vetiver?] Not to this nose. Eau Sauvage has a light citrus note completely missing in GV which has an almost soapy note to it.

    The scent I would...
  96. Re: A Bunch of Stories, Observations... a "Catch-a

    D'oh!
    You got me Indie. Some folks take things wrong on bulletin boards so I revised it. Glad you recognized it in jest, as intended.
  97. Re: A Bunch of Stories, Observations... a "Catch-a

    I was reading this thread at work and pretty much laughing my a$$ off. Great story.
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    Re: How do I use these samples?

    Wouldnt it be great if they could just shape the end of the wand like the eye of a needle so it would hold a little perfume?
    I'll try the roll on method next time I get a sample.
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    Re: Shipment lost advice?

    alaya - 50ml Musc Ravageur was $116 US to California

    Godzilla - thanks for the great info, I will go that route next time.

    Best Regards
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    Re: Shipment lost advice?

    All is well, it arrived today.
    Just tried some out, this is some kind of wonderful.

    For the record: Editions was very helpful through this mix up, prompt response to e-mail inquiries etc. I think...
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