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  1. Thread: Expensive taste

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    Re: Expensive taste

    I used to do that with honeysuckle and grevillea (sp?) too! I was an odd child...
  2. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    'Sus le wat!
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Charlize Theron. I like her somewhat-out-there approach. Doesn't hurt that the woman would look good in a dress constructed entirely of recycled chip packets...
  4. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    Dunno if this has been covered, but...leggings as pants. As in, not even covering one's bot-bot. Not cool, particularly when the leggings are worn out and less opaque than they should be. Can result...
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    Re: Oooh look! BN on Wikipedia

    Yay! About bloody time!
  6. Thread: What's your bag?

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    Re: What's your bag?

    I have a black polpropylene shopping bag that I use for all non-'dressy' occasions. I really can't afford to replace my big leather handbag that I spurned when I went vegan in February.
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    Re: How men are portrayed

    I agree. The people I have the most difficulty tolerating are those who do not allow for the complexity of individuals (i.e. engage in stereotyping - they are/like/think X, so they must be Z).
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    Re: The $5,000 Dior Cellphone

    If something (I can afford!) is 'costed' beyond a certain price point I start thinking in 'wells' That is, how many wells could be provided for impoverished, third-world communities...I just feel so...
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    Re: whats your man-magnet ?

    My bloke loves Bulgari Black. Although, the vanilla isn't all that prominent when it reacts with my skin chemistry. I end up with a lot of rubber and smoke!

    I honestly don't like wearing scent to...
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    Re: Your favourite all-rounder?

    Yet another vote for Bulgari Black!
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    Re: Scents you've TRIED to love and can't

    I'm yet to find a Chanel that appeals to me!

    No. 5, No. 19, Cristalle (not sure which fomulation it was), Chance, both Coco formulations (EdP and EdT) - I don't know what it is. Though, I haven't...
  12. Thread: Diet philosophy?

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    Re: Diet philosophy?

    I agree with you entirely! Being a vegan has made me realise how much "filler" is put into the average bit of bog-standard chocolate. Give me some Green and Black's or Haigh's any day!
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    Re: most feminine scent sold as "pour homme"?

    Unforgivable by Sean "first impressions is everything" Combs. Quite feminine, in contrast to the marketing attached to it.
    That, as well as Bulgari BLV. I like it on my boyfriend, but I think my...
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    Re: Perfumes that just smell awful on you!

    Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermes. The only way I can describe the smell is solid car air freshener. Citrus scented.
  15. Thread: Diet philosophy?

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    Re: Diet philosophy?

    Recently vegan (about a month since I switched). As a result, I'm generally less tired at uni, and it's not as hard for me to fall asleep.

    Sugar's still an issue for me. My weight is stable, but...
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    Re: Time for Another Contest! PLEASE VOTE!

    Too late to apply? Aw, shucks. i was going to reel off a description of my frag, 'Verboten' ! I figured that perfume lovers are exposed to so many mispronunciations and 'manglings' of the French...
  17. Thread: Comfort scents

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    Re: Comfort scents

    Ha! No, actually, I didn't. Far from it. Although, I was pretty much raised on BBC period dramas...
  18. Thread: Comfort scents

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    Re: Comfort scents

    Bulgari Black. I find it so relaxing. Smoke, tea and a little bit of rubber...
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    Freak out the straights! (as in middle Australia/America/Azerbaijan etc.)
  20. Thread: Creme de La Mer

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    Re: Creme de La Mer

    I know what you mean! When I was in high school, medication turned my skin desert dry. My mother worked for Mary Kay, and insisted I use some MK dry/sensitive skin cleanser. Just imagine slathering...
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    Re: New: Marc Jacobs Splash scent-trio.

    Read a review a little while ago on the New York Times website. Chandler Burr bagged Rain out pretty hard!
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  22. Thread: March Purchases?

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    Re: March Purchases?

    Ralph Lauren Romance. Terribly MOR, I know. A purchase partly fuelled by both my disappointment in the many other, more "credible" fragrances I tried this morning, and my astonishment at finding a...
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    Insolence. Pah!
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    My mother has worn Estee Lauder's Pleasures consistently since it came out. I don't mind the smell of it, but would never wear it - I don't want to smell like my mother!
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    Re: Are You a Victim of Marketing?

    This ad actually made me avoid trying Coco Mlle, even though it's supposedly designed/marketed at women around my age!...
  26. Thread: March Purchases?

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    Re: March Purchases?

    Bulgari Black. It doesn't smell particularly rubbery on me - I just smell like smoke and tea. Considered Parfumee...The Rouge, but it just smelled as if I had spilled red bubble tea all over myself!
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    Re: Has anyone tried Flowerbomb EDT?

    I tried it out quite a while ago. It's far too powder-heavy for me . Don't know why, but on my skin, if there's a "powdery" note hidden anywhere in a scent's composition it will show up and disgrace...
  28. Re: Class and scent: Nouveaux riches, old money and plebeian???...

    I agree with you on this 100%. Marketing campaigns put me off. I'm yet to test a Chanel fragrance that I like (maybe it's just my skin chemistry and their composition?) but I just can't bring myself...
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    Re: Compliments: How, Where, When?

    I've received compliments from loved ones, but never from strangers. However, an elderly lady once complimented me on the scent of my sunscreen (I was sans frag and reapplying 30+ at a crowded bus...
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    Re: Melbournians - Where can I find these?

    Thanks for all the advice! It'll all come in handy on my next expedition. Just picked up a bottle of Bulgari Black, which should tide me over for a little while...
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    Re: Scent gurus, enlighten me!

    Bulgari BLV.
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    Re: Most complimented

    Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. By both genders! I got on to it after hearing a radio interview with Chandler Burr (NY Times scent critic).The man is the David and Margaret of the perfume world!
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    Melbournians - Where can I find these?

    I recently asked for suggestions re. a new frag (thanks again!). I received many wonderful suggestions.

    However, I did struggle to find some of the scents. I was hoping a fellow Melbournian...
  34. Thread: Young noob

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    Re: Young noob

    I'd also recommend Bulgari BLV (Blu) Pour Homme. It's good stuff!
  35. Thread: Any suggestions?

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    Re: Any suggestions?

    Thank you all so much for your suggestions. I went on a little expedition into the city today to try out all the ones that I could find and feasibly try out in one sitting (the range in Melbourne can...
  36. Thread: Any suggestions?

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    Any suggestions?

    My treasured bottle of Light Blue (Dolce & Gabbana) is almost empty. I always like to buy new fragrances, instead of buying the same perfume again.

    Any suggestions re. a new scent?

    Note:
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  37. Thread: Help me. Please.

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    Re: Help me. Please.

    Nivea Visage does a cheap and cheerful under-eye cream that's good.

    L'Oreal and a few other moderately-priced brands do skincare ranges specifically for men. I'm assuming these'd include eye...
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    Re: How much do you think a 5'5" female should weigh?

    Ha! try www.askmen.com. Apparently, If a woman weighs more than a dachshund and has a skerrick of hair anywhere other than her head, all is lost!

    Note: PLURAN - according to the aforementioned,...
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    Re: Unscented lotions - Recommendations?

    The 'Simple' skincare line works well for me. www.keep-life-simple.com

    I have sensitive skin. One thing that I've learned is that if it just says "suitable for all skin types" they're generally...
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    Re: How much do you think a 5'5" female should weigh?

    You can't really put a figure on that. Sure, 100kg would be v. much a worry, but you have to consider various genetic factors. For instance, wider hips, a rounder bum and larger breasts kinda add up,...
  41. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Michael bty Michael Kors. I don't go by brands, and can't stand big logos. It's hard for me to find ones that suit my face!
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    Re: Red lipstick article - NY Times

    I stick to berry tones if I'm going for a deeper colour. Maybe I just haven't picked the right shade yet, but whenever I wear red lipstick, I look reminiscent of the poor little child beauty queens I...
  43. Thread: Best Eyecream

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    Re: Best Eyecream

    Nivea's 'Aqua Sensation' eye cream does a fairly good job. And fits my uni student budget.
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    Re: 3-step program: Do I have to?

    Thanks, mate. Great advice! I shall endeavour to follow through with it.
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    Re: Women's hairstyles

    I understand the impulse to just hack it off in a fit of Spears-ian pique! I lost my hair to chemotherapy in my mid teens (a loss not nearly as traumatic as people told me it would be!).

    Half a...
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    3-step program: Do I have to?

    I'm 21 (OK, almost 22!) and just can't get into the habit of 'cleanse-tone-moisturise.' I have, however, become somewhat of a sunscreen fiend out of necessity.

    Will my skin really fall apart down...
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    Re: i want an evening scent...not flowerbomb

    I know what you mean. A while ago I tested a Jennifer Lopez scent and it wasn't half bad. But, I just can't bring myself to wear "celebrity fragrances." Something about the whole concept just...
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    Re: What does it mean?

    Figured as much!
  49. Thread: Toothpaste..!!!

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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    Colgate Total
  50. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    Haha! I completely understand. Woolies uniforms are totally revolting. A true fashion plague upon this country. They need to be purged.[/QUOTE]

    I'm right with you, mate. Does that sage-y colour...
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    Re: What does it mean?

    For example, the Aussie version of Harper's Bazaar describe Cate Blanchett's style as being slightly edgy and "directional". Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your reply, mate.
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    Re: Perfume aficionados and cosmetics philosophy

    Yep, sure am. The hardcore, anti-immunosuppression, enhanced-protection variety. If I fry my skin now, it won't look good 20 years down the track! (I'm 21).

    Some people still don't heed the...
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    Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

    I used to use Innoxa concealer in a stick formulation. Not sure if they sell it in the US, but.
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    Re: Perfume aficionados and cosmetics philosophy

    My skin burns really easily, so perfume is the the only thing I can wear during the day. At night I'm a minimalist. I'm not really into spending 20 minutes+ painting my face.
  55. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    I agree entirely. One of the few fashion "rules" that I stick to is:

    'Just because it comes in your size, doesn't mean you should wear it'.

    A lot of women my age (21) just wear the colours and...
  56. Thread: Expensive taste

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    Re: Expensive taste

    It's not Just Americans who aspire to luxury "lifestyle products." If your interested, I'd recommend that you order a copy of "Affluenza" by Clive Hamilton. It addresses this very issue.
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    Re: Perfume Salespeople - your experiences?

    Rudeness seems to be a bit of an issue, particularly with Chanel counters and the like. I've worked with luxury retail brands myself, and don't really see the need, or the point in treating customers...
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    Re: Is anyone else tired of smelling like food?

    Yeah, I see your point. It's better to smell like food than smell like cleaning products (some do)!
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    What does it mean?

    In the context of fashion, what does the term "directional" mean?
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    What does it mean?

    In the context of fashion, what does the term 'directional' mean?
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Aside from Audrey, I'd have to put in a vote for Cate Blanchett. Classic, but a bit edgy.
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    Re: What makes a fragrance 'masculine'?

    Certainly not the marketing campaign or classification. Anyone try 'Unforgivable'? Incredibly girly, despite the "sexy" uber-macho adverts.
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    Re: Clean, not "trying too hard"

    Mate, Dolce & Gabbana 'Light Blue'. Hands down. I got onto it after hearing a radio interview with the NY Times perfume critic. He raved about it, I gave it a burl (translation: try), and followed...
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    Re: Recommendation 4 a 22 yrs. old Male

    My favourite fragrance on a man is BLV Pour Homme by Bulgari. Very clean and unobtrusive. I liked it so much I bought it for my (22 yr old) bloke!
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    Re: Best fragrance which screams out charmer

    Coming from a female perspective - BLV Pour Homme. Classy. Not at all 'try-hard.' I don't know about London, mate, but it wins points in Melbourne!
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    Re: What Was The Fragrance That Got You Started?

    Halston's Unbound. Obscure and unoffensive. Don't think they make it anymore!
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    Re: i want an evening scent...not flowerbomb

    Try Lolita Lempicka's eponymous fragrance. It's very sexy, and not all that many people use it (in Melbourne, anyway!).
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    Is anyone else tired of smelling like food?

    I used to be a devotee of Clinique Simply (which I think uses soya bean notes or something). I've now switched over to greener, less 'edible' scents.
    Is anyone else sick of the whole...
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