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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I got a pig bristle brush my wife bought me in the 80s, a razor my dad gave me when I started shaving and one I bought in the 90s for $180. Fair doos, I buy a strop every ten or fifteen years. Yet...
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    Re: Sinister fragrances?

    Ungaro III is True Blood. Salvador Dali ph is Nosferatu.

    Encre Noir doesn't frighten me, but it has a dark moody vibe to it. Narciso Rodrigez, to me, is more melancholic than sinister. But its...
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    Re: What is your workhorse, day to day, scent?

    Terre d'Hermes. Long lasting, inoffensive and grown up.

    I do look forwards to getting home and putting something else on, though.
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    Re: Your Pet's Reactions to Your Scents

    I was growling my dog out for rolling in something dead, when she looked at me and said, "What are you talking about? You're wearing Salvador Dali."
  5. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    That would be from the early 80s to early this century. They kind of got swept away with the whole hippy aesthetic and became part of the fat-cop-with-mirror-shades stereotype. Personally I'm glad...
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Dunno how it works where you are. But here, if the UV protection is not up to par, then they are not considered sunglasses and can't be sold as such. I've picked up some great sunglasses that no...
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    Re: Perfume ml question

    There are gonna be times when the precise machines that measure the juice into the bottles run out of liquid. Then I imagine it is up to the quality department whether those partly filled bottles...
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    Re: If I like Parfum d' Habit...

    That turned out to be some very good advice, thanks. Quite different to PdH, but coming from the same general idea. Seems a bit more summery to my way of thinking.

    And, for the price, there's...
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    Re: Samples versus The Real Juice

    Even the sprays can be a bit misleading. I bought VC&A ph after a couple of wears from a 1.5 ml spray vial. It was good but I was totally unprepared for the soapy blast of a full spray from a full...
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    Re: best SMELLLING fragrances in your opinion.

    Don't actually believe it exists, but for me, if I could find something that smells like Pure Malt, minus the monstrous sugar hit, I would be buying up a lifetime supply. When it gets cold enough, I...
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    Re: If I like Parfum d' Habit...

    Yatagan is one of those ones where my untrained nose is not really getting the leather. But its going to be my next purchase anyway. What I do smell, I really like.

    Rien, in fact Etat Libre...
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    If I like Parfum d' Habit...

    Are there any other leather frags I should try before I get a bottle?

    It's not a genre I have explored in much detail so far. But that particular scent is something I would like to smell like...
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    Re: Ideal Man's Wardrobe

    Each to their own I guess. But I find that shoes tend to last me a lot longer than they stay in fashion if I don't wear them often. I prefer to buy a pair that I really like and wear them out in a...
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    I got no clear cut recollection of ever wearing it. But I'd be amazed to learn for a fact that it never happened in my glam rock teenage years. I definitely remember getting all Alice Cooper with...
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    Re: dark fragrances

    Narciso Rodriguez For Him? More melancholy than evil, but there's definitely nothing bright or uplifting about it.

    Encre Noire, Salvador Dali and Van Cleef & Arpels are all good suggestions...
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    Re: How would you describe your personal style?

    Clean'll do it. ;)

    Hoodies with jeans or cammoes in the winter and shorts and T's in the summer. I'll suit up for an occasion and don't mind wearing some bright colours. But mostly I have an...
  17. Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Know it well. After saying on another thread here that I cut myself maybe once a year or less with a cutthroat, I have given myself 3 nicks in about a month.

    I guess its time to get the stone...
  18. Re: To find a Signature, or to wear a multitude ????

    Every day I work like a dog and sweat like a pig. So far, the only thing I have found that is still with me after 8 hours is Terre d'Hermes. And after that time, the Iso e super smells way better...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver v Givenchy Vetyver

    Not yet. I found the Perfume Court online where I can get some samples. I figure I'll wait and give it a good wearing before I decide. Its possible I might end up with both, if the Givenchy is...
  20. Re: What are your partner's favorite scent(s) on you?

    She's complimented Encre Noire and Salvador Dali ph. Which surprised me a bit, but suits me just fine.

    She's never said anything to me about Polo Blue. But I notice she wears it sometimes. And,...
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    Re: Armani PH or Salvador Dali PH

    Then Salvador Dali. Worth a sniff before you buy tho. Its not for everyone.
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    Re: Your greatest blind buy!

    Salvador Dali ph
    Encre Noire.

    And I thought my nick was a pun on my location.

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    You brought that blind? You're a braver man than I am. Or a richer one.
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    Re: How do you apply your fragrance?

    Newby alert. Other people know more about it than me. But one thing I've found that no one has mentioned here is the distance to spray from. Scents that do not last on me can last a lot longer if...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver v Givenchy Vetyver

    Thanx, fellas. Some food for thought in those replies. Sel de Vetiver looks interesting but at $175 for 50 ml its probably not gonna happen. If I can find it cheaper, it might work for me. I'm...
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    TF Grey Vetiver v Givenchy Vetyver

    Just tried Mr Fords concoction. Very nice, I have to say. Light and fresh, I could see that filling a summertime hole in my little collection. But when I was reading up on it, I saw a lot of...
  26. Re: Power, intelligence, strength, moral character, sexy

    If you intend to have a serious relationship, its probably better if you don't hypnotise her.


    If you are smart, sexy and nobody f..ks with you, you should wear whatever you like. Anything that...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

    Ungaro III. Its vampire cold out there.
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    Re: Malodorous/Foul Smelling Fragrances

    Well I know which one I prefer. But semi-sacrilegiously, I prefer it in an old fashioned glass rather than a snifter like tumbler. ATEOTD, if people drink what they like and like how they drink it,...
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    Re: Antique books

    I was thinking Encre Noire, but that sounds like the one.
  30. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I don't believe that Aviators will ever relive their glory days of the 70s or that Wayfarers will get to do the 80s again. But I don't think either style is in danger of becoming anachronistic any...
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    Re: Malodorous/Foul Smelling Fragrances

    Pretty new to this myself, but I am noticing that, in my limited experience, many of the more acerbic notes occur in the initial spray and mellow out as the scent progresses. Its also worth a...
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    Re: Best blind buy and would you recommend it!!

    That's it.

    I bought Polo Blue after trying it. Impressed by the freshness I guess. After a few wears, it started slipping down the scale. OTOH I just got Encre Noire blind and I'm loving it...
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    Re: Shopping in Melbourne Australia.

    I checked out both those stores on the net and didn't see much outside of the mainstream. And Myers I have been going thru at Highpoint. I sort of figured that a big chain like that would pretty...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I don't mind spending on vet bills, but it is all about the quality of life. I let the last dog go coz he injured his back and had a lot of pain. All they could offer was painkillers. And even...
  35. Thread: Suspenders?

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    Re: Suspenders?

    I've tried a few times. But I've never found braces made for the taller man. I'm sure I don't have to go into detail.

    I actually saw a young Asian chap in a mall today, wearing braces hanging...
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Aviator and wayfarer style are probably my favourites at the moment. But I have a collection got to be well past 30. Sometimes you just want to wear the glass onion and that is that. I never know...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I've got 2 dogs. Puppy food for the baby is as expensive as that gets. Although the old girls vet bills might start to spiral in a couple of years.

    For shaving, I don't think you can beat the...
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    Re: Shopping in Melbourne Australia.

    Cheers, mate. It just keeps getting better.

    What a site.
  39. Thread: Hi

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    Re: Hi

    A few more to check out. Thanks for that.

    I think I might be confusing things a bit when I keep mentioning Pure Malt. Its logical to think that that is a boozy fragrance but there are better...
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    Re: Hi

    Had the feeling that that might be the case. Boozy is not what I had in mind. Although Pure Malt is in the ball park. If I was a much younger man.

    I have to say, I do enjoy a Speyside single...
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    Re: Shopping in Melbourne Australia.

    Thanks Laph. That looks exactly what I was looking for.

    And thank you, Candide. I pride myself on using the search functions. But it never occurred to me to search for an Aussie forum.
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    Shopping in Melbourne Australia.

    Title says it all really. I have tried a few scents in Myers and a couple of smaller shops. But I haven't found anywhere I can sample any of the less mainstream fragrances. I've done ok with some...
  43. Thread: Hi

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    Re: Hi

    Firstly, thank you for the welcomes. Next, some appealing suggestions there, to go by the reviews. Sadly, here in Melbourne, I have no idea where I could buy them, let alone try them. Guess that...
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    Hi

    I've been having a productive old time lurking on this site. Most of the questions I have thought to ask so far have been easily answered by judicious use of the search button. Last night, however,...
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