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    What kind of razor do you use??

    Muhle R89 for few years...later will add a R89 Grande and then after deciding whether I like the short or long one, will perhaps add a R41.

    Or maybe I should go for the R41 Grande.

    Beautiful...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Is it only a bottle changes only or the juice has been reformulated also?
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    First fall/winter fragrance

    While oily skin can be plagued with acne and pimples and blackheads...it comes with two great blessings!

    One - your perfumes will last way longer than on others with normal / dry skin (generally...
  4. From which sites you order colognes ? Are these sites legit ?

    The item listed will show as "sold by Amazon"

    I generally prefer sold and fulfilled by Amazon, wherever available....

    And btw FragranceX is currently offering free shipping internationally...
  5. a guy leaning towards 3 female scents

    I like quite a few scents meant for women....it's all in the nose and what it likes after all.

    I like Chanel and Guerlain women range to be quite good, maybe better than that for the men's line.
    ...
  6. Aventus: Why Does it Smell Like Pinesol???

    Pine sol / Lysol - Type of floor and surface cleaner liquid disinfectant :)
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    Best Leather fragrance poll

    Exactly! The current EDT certainly does not seem to have any leather to my nose...or maybe it's buried deep, deep beneath the incense and woody mid...

    To my nose, Habit Rouge EDT is more of a...
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    Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    Used to love the flinty, mineral notes in the EDT, however newer versions seem to be lacking...

    So the parfum, which is still amazing and very masculine and crowd pleasing.
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    Go there to check out the notes and longevity ratings and yes also the reviews...I like their search function a LOT and the fact that they have a lot of perfumes in their database.

    yes the reviews...
  10. Re: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels - Still Good?

    I have a bottle which is two years old and less than 1/4th used.

    For the price, I think it's a very good old-school type fragrance...wish it got a bit more love from people out there so that it...
  11. What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    Slowly shifting to soapnuts, more natural way of washing clothes with a drop or two of lavender essential oil in the wash and a cup of vinegar to soften the water....though doesn't always work for...
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    Re: Authentic Mainstream Rose Perfumes

    What about Clinique Aromatics Elixir? For a mainstream perfume that's pretty amazing
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Some of the Atelier fragrances seem to share a common lush and ripe lime note (very strong in CE) which is nice...but for other frags it seems to suppress the supposed key note e.g. vetiver fatale...
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    Best dealers

    Only 13 hours old account and first post is this? That's kind of funny no?



    Maybe a shill? :)
  15. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Looks great! Very professional looking finish and nice bottle :) looks a bit like the Bottega Veneta ones
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    Need rose suggestions.

    +1 to what Surfacing said...

    But really surprised by how fragile some people's definition of "masculinity" is :shakes head: :sighs:
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Love and wear Shalimar and No. 5, Shalimar is absolutely fantastic even in its current form! And am a guy :)

    Not to get into an argument - but when did a perfume define the man / woman gender?...
  18. First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    Thanks for sharing the information about Colissimo, good to know :) now I need to just figure out some more French shopping sites which ship here.

    iHerb, one of my favourite shopping sites uses...
  19. Should we spend more on higher quality deodorants?

    +1 to Primal Pit Paste, a little goes a long way...using the regular one, it has a very faint coconut smell and that's all...you can order from Amazon or directly from their site

    I do use the...
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    Alternatives to Memoir Man

    Small query - is there a change in memoir man / re formulation before and after the magnetic cap change?

    And polities for asking this here - Lyric Man is one of my favourite rose perfumes, have...
  21. First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    lol...you guys are used to totally different standards!

    Indian postal system and customs is a Russian roulette, every parcel is a fresh game of chance! Absolute crap...

    getting a parcel in hand...
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    Poll: Re: L'occitane Pour Homme vs Vetyver

    Pour Homme...fantastic soft and sweet lavender with lot of other things going on and lasts on me for 8 hrs or more...not a projection monster but really very nice and works excellently in hot and...
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Caron PH - wild lavender and vanilla but lasts only for 4 hrs or so

    L'Occitane PH - wonderful soft lavender, very long lasting and refined

    Rania J Lavande 44
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    Is Samsara still good?

    Too screechy, thin and synthetic with a jasmine / floral note projection massively with 5 sprays...samsara edp in an Indian summer after a 30 mins walk to the office :)

    That said, it's really nice...
  25. 1 spritz of Leather Oud = big complaint

    Lol...after being gassed by a lady sitting next seat on a two hours flight, having over sprayed some cloyingly sweet perfume, I can understand what a torture a strong perfume can be in small enclosed...
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    Re: Online Shopping India

    Perfumecrush is good...then Splash Fragrances in eBay is a known person (Gaurav in Lucknow)

    Also you can join the Desi Frag Heads community in FB (send a PM to Jammy here in BN to get...
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    Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    ok, am hooked!! blind buy for sure and moves to the top of the list :)
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    I like Papillon Anubis...really nice oriental and worth sampling.
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    That's a great description...reading the lines made me see and smell it...almost!

    Now I have a hankering to try all of those!
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    Re: Fragrancing Fictional Fathers

    Ok thanks...will check it out on the website
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    Re: Fragrancing Fictional Fathers

    In tapatalk the link is not working...getting an invalid link msg :(
  32. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Thanks...That's a good point and I have forgotten that a few times when buying from eBay :(

    Will keep that in mind....
  33. Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Perhaps we can keep the Splits section if possible? It offers a lot of us a good way of trying out expensive or hard to get stuff.

    And a request Grant - would be nice if the new forum software is...
  34. Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    Would love to see your list :)

    While I like SL frags (the ones I tried) a lot, no way I can afford anything with such markup :( anyway no need to get tempted, since it will be all Paris exclusives
  35. Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I like the current polo green...smells a it thinner than what I remember but still decent pine and bitter green scent
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    lalique encre noir

    The regular - Excellent smell yes even the short inky opening...unfortunately on me while it does last from morning to evening, it does become a skin scent very fast with almost zero projection.
    ...
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    Splitting, what's in it for them?

    From a splits buyer viewpoint - First, thanks to all the splitters who make the inaccessible accessible...for a lot of us, decants and samples are not cheap or easy to come by when factoring in...
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Generally ISO E plays well on my skin...the EDP works fine :( maybe my nose is changing or something
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    Think the TDH EDT has become thinned down....can barely smell the EDT from my bottle purchased last year :(
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    Re: Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    Thanks ...guess I got to try it myself and see :)
  41. Re: Keep track of brands/perfumers you like

    Interesting and very useful option...would be great if some companies offer free samples too...could be useful as a source of beta testers perhaps :) tbh not expecting such...

    Thank you for this...
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    Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    So what's the longevity like on either of the two? Am quite intrigued by these two releases...need to try.
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Wish you all the best and a speedy recovery aphexacid.

    How about some hydrosols such as rose water or orange water or lavender water? They are not really perfumes / colognes perhaps but something...
  44. Re: Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Lol...customs duties are the norm here....duties not being charged is an exception :) a jealous of your guys...

    Today had placed a $50 order and made a mistake in the address...sent them an email...
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    Recieved my Tauer samples today

    Of the three that I have tried, LADDM and Lonestar are absolutely brilliant...both very different but fantastic compositions.

    Hated the Rose Incense though...too much of Indian fizzy and cheap...
  46. Re: Dior partners with Johnny Depp as face for upcoming fragrance

    I kind of like Johnny Depp and his acting and his movies (some of them)... I can identify more with him than a teen heartthrob like Pattinson...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    I get a nutty Vetiver vibe in the Atelier Vetiver Fatale...maybe not peanuts but definitely some nut though I can't identify which one :)

    Atelier I think says its hazelnut but never tasted it so...
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    Re: Best everyday scent

    ADG essenza
    YSL L'Homme
    Dior Homme
    Davidoff Coolwater
    Chanel Egoiste and Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Bleu
  49. Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Am sure some of his frags are nice and surely he has his market of buyers for his asking price (else why price them so high) but to be honest I can't afford to pay his price...

    If his business...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    Good to know that, thank you



    Hmmm I guess I will do that...the temperature has been hitting 46C and above regularly and wearing anything heavy even with less number of sprays is a pain...one...
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    Any idea if the big 800ml bottles come with a sprayer? Or do I need to get the small 50ml bottle too along with the big one...

    And fleeting is how fleeting? Do I need to spray every 15 mins LOL?
  52. Re: Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Lucky you :)

    Being in India, by the time one factors in the currency conversion and cost of a bottle in euro / dollars + shipping + customs duties...the cost for Serge Lutens bottles become same...
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    Online perfume stores

    ParfumMaria

    Escentual

    Liberty London
  54. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Hmmm am already planning to sample skive, perhaps time to add Lampblack to the list also.

    And a nice perfume guide would be really interesting but please have an ebook version also if possible at...
  55. Re: Tauerville Vetiver and Petitgrain: a water-based spray for body, home and linen

    As of now, I can't stand Rose Incense but love Lonestar and LADDM and overall appreciate his fragrances a lot...look forward to trying his Tauerville perfumes...
  56. Re: Terrible experience with StrawberryNet.com

    Hey Remik sorry to hear about your experience with them...

    I have placed five orders from them till now within last one year, latest was a month back and all of them have gone smoothly, with a...
  57. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Lol...he is anything but boring :) good time pass when going through his writing though of course it hurts a bit when he pans something that one likes.
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    "KNIZE TEN" extravaganza.

    Both of you have fantastic blogs and your focus :) enjoy visiting and reading both so please keep up the good work...

    And Knize Ten is probably one of the best leather around...never experienced...
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    L'Occitane

    Agree...quite often slips under the radar for many, but have some really nice fragrances at a very fair price point.

    I personally like the Pour Homme and Eau Des Baux...Verbenna is a nice and...
  60. Re: Similar to Ermenegildo Javanese Patchouli & Z Zenga

    Thanks will check it out....


    Hmmm I guess I'd better get a sample first and see:)
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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    Good for summers and those occasions like interviews when you just want a hint of something fresh :)
  62. Re: Similar to Ermenegildo Javanese Patchouli & Z Zenga

    Thank you..been looking but no luck yet and NM does not ship perfumes to India yet. Will keep an eye out on eBay...

    Since you seem to be find of patchouli, what's your take on Nicolai Patchouli...
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Thank you...:)

    I love lavender scents, Caron PH and LOccitane PH are two of my favourites, IB is also nice and liked it but not enough to spend on a full bottle yet (though I love Chypre...
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    This is Pluriel Homme which is being talked about?
  65. Re: Similar to Ermenegildo Javanese Patchouli & Z Zenga

    In India its super expensive! 125ml costs over $320 ...is it that expensive elsewhere? Quite liked the Javanese Patchouli, more than the Haitian Vetiver when I sampled it at the boutique
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    New Italian niche house - Unum

    My two cents - differing opinions are fine, this is a discussion forum after all so why all this fighting and finger pointing (without the lack of real data)...hype may get the wheels rolling but in...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells of urine?

    Kouroi at one point used to smell like someone was knocked face down into an urinal, years back...nowadays I don't, I get something awesome and beautiful...guess the civets lacking or changed.

    A...
  68. Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Yeah...reserving it for winters and probably not more than three sprays...not the nine sprays like last time :)
  69. Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    This is one monster frag...made the mistake of over spraying on a summer day before leaving for work and now have a "boozy raw tobacco mixed with vanilla" burned on my scent memory forever! Turned me...
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    Nicely explained ...thank you :)
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Ordered some phenonip and germall plus from an ebay seller who was kind enough to ship to my country...next month going to order a few essential oils for my super oily skin homemade face wash and...
  72. Re: R.K sons and company - quality of oils?

    Well, based on my experience RK guys are interested only in selling outside not internally within the country...they are least bothered to return phone calls or sms or respond to emails and when by...
  73. Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    +1 to what Jack Hunter said...I personally don't like creating new threads unnecessary

    And sometimes someone bumping old threads bring up some really interesting ones which I would otherwise have...
  74. Re: Fragrances for hot and humid / tropical weather?

    I also believe that but trust me...when the daytime outside temperature maxes out at 41C and ranges between 35C-40C on an average, my beloved ambers / leathers / heavier stuff become almost painful...
  75. Fragrances for hot and humid / tropical weather?

    Something from Parfum de Nicolai? Today I dug out an old forgotten sample of New York and remembered why I had liked it...just the right kind of nice for an India summer.

    Would also mention TDH...
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    Essenza Nobile

    One correction - for Premiere Avenue, for my country India, VAT is suppressed automatically just like the FIF And Essenza...I got my MKK from them :) only wish their shipping was a bit less and then...
  77. What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    When I had only three bottles of different perfume, then I managed to finish Gucci Envy two 100 ml bottles (one per year roughly)...which was a good 4 years back before I seriously started gathering...
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    DE shavers, which blade?

    For me Wilkinson Sword works great...least amount of cuts...when combined with my homemade shaving oil, almost zero cuts and smooth shave
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    Essenza Nobile

    If it was for me then...

    First, no I don't work for Essenza...lol, am in India...but I have certainly purchased from them as they are one of the few who do ship to my country at a reasonable...
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    Essenza Nobile

    Well sadly skins.nl seem to be charging taxes for international shipment to other countries whereas it's not levied by other similar vendors
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    There's a hair in my...

    My two bits - expecting the postage and packaging for returns is fair...expecting them to send a new bottle may not be.

    To be fair to them they do seem to be trying to sort it out, but till date...
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    What would be your Next Purchase?

    1. Torn between Villoresi Sandalo or MPG Parfum d'Habit or MFK CPLS...can only buy one for next few months...not sure which one to go for...maybe Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    2. Summers so looking for...
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    How macho is your wardrobe?

    I love No. 5 and Shalimar :) specially after having sniffed the no, 5 extrait, I want some!
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    Re: How macho is your wardrobe?

    Hmmm mine ranges between 3 and -3 ....I love Guerlain range for women and I firmly believe that Chanel's range for women is way better than that for men :)...similarily a few from Serge Lutens women...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    What kind of longevity does one get typically from Blenheim Bouquet, Sartorial, Opus 1870, Endymion? These are the ones who's notes I liked and thinking of trying out...okay maybe blind buying...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Salvador Dali something...first spray and the whole cap and sprayer comes loose...am left holding an open bottle of liquid :( never got a chance to smell it...
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    Dry Lips!

    Body shop hemp lip balm ...works wonders even on my dry smokers lips!
  88. Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    :) either my bottle is faulty or a not smelling it nowadays but no urine smell...something herbal and nice and soothing with some hint of a nice musk

    Interestingly, even MKK changes into something...
  89. Re: Guerlain HERITAGE - Eau de Parfum versus Eau de Toilette ?

    Thanks for sharing that ...mostly see the EDT at online shops so stuck with getting that.
  90. Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Thanks...and oh why on earth do they want to change the formula :(
  91. Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Yup it's available, checked the mfk website just now...I can add it cart also :)

    Now to wait for FIF or Essenza Nobile to get the bottles :)

    Perhaps the BN crowd sample size is quite small but...
  92. MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    APLS seems to be available only in few places ...Amazon, Luckyscent and MFK own website :(
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Thanks :)

    Just noticed while surfing, Essenza nobile stocks the Santi Burgas....Loence seems to be missing though.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    For those of you who have placed an international order, can anybody confirm if there is online tracking available ?
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    Sticky: Off-Topic

    Is there an addiction withdrawn thread or something? Been back for a week or so after a hiatus and promptly popped for a bottle of LIDG.

    Again my dreams are filled with dreams of perfumes and...
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    Kouros 2015

    I guess my nose and skin chemistry has changed but I no longer get that urinal cake smell :) all I get is something quite different and superb...toned down offensiveness but loud projection and lasts...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    +1 that's why I appreciate him too...

    Heck not everybody wants or is able to write long exquisite monologues like Darvant or DI, two of the many guys here whom I respect and appreciate a lot.
    ...
  98. Re: RK sons and company - quality of oils?

    Last year tried to reach out to them get some stuff...surprise, surprise they do not seem interested to sell to the domestic Indian market...tried calling them up many times, sent email saying am...
  99. Re: How do you buy, store and organize samples of perfume?

    Keep them all in a cardboard shoe box...must admit digging through them is real fun...suddenly I will come across a forgotten sample and am like 'wow I still have this?'

    And I keep the sample...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    A bottle of Guerlain LIDG from strawberrynet at nearly 50% off of their daily sale
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