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  1. Re: what would be an ideal fragrance for a holy man or mystic?

    Czech & Speake no. 88 or Montale Black Aoud / Aoud lime
  2. Re: I'm looking for jasmine recommendations please...

    I absolutely adore Floris Night Scented Jasmine.
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    Re: Quality frags with mild sour notes?

    Floris JF is quite sour.
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    Re: When does price drop on new release?

    Have you tried Allure Homme Sport? It is a similar type of scent and you may find it cheaper as it is older.
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    Re: Staying Fresh for a Very Long Time

    The greatest citrus I have ever tried is Geo F. Trumper's GFT. It is very refreshing and lasts a good 12 hours on me. IMO, the perfect scent for hot and sticky days.
  6. Thread: Creed SMW

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    Re: Creed SMW

    I was totally underwhelmed by this one. All I get is tea and blackcurrant and some sort of 'petrol' note. Very strong projection for a couple of hours before it settles down to the typical Creed base...
  7. Re: Are some fragrances better for clothing than skin?

    I find that spraying my clothes can preserve the topnotes. I really enjoy the topnotes of Ungaro III and so I will spray my chest and then my shirt to keep the topnotes alive. You must be careful as...
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    Re: Give me a reason not to buy BdP?

    Whilst you will never find anything exactly like BdP, Guerlain's Heritage and Parfums de Nicolai's New York are of a similar character, but at a lower price.
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    Favourite: Sweet Oriental Dream (just got to love this one)
    Worst: Jade Goody Shhhh (just such a corny name)
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    Re: let us find a king

    Black Aoud
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    Re: Another Creed vs. MdM

    I much prefer MdM. It has way more class and character and is quite unique where MI seems more commonplace to me. It is also more complex and that is the real winning point for me.
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    Re: Powdery Leathers (or Leathery Powders...)

    Van Cleef and Arpels PH is my favourite leather scent and is rather powdery. Also I will recommend Trumper's Spanish Leather.
  13. Re: Need to make a choice. Givenchy Gentleman or Azzaro Pour Homme?

    I am going to go against the tide and warn you to be careful with Givenchy Gentleman. I own and adore Azzaro PH, but I can't stand Body Kouros and absolutely loathe Givenchy Gentleman. Luckily, I was...
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    Re: Where to find Floris No.89?

    I was told that No. 89 will be reintroduced to the UK & US markets in May/June.
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    Re: Antaeus vs. Azzaro Pour Homme

    I have both and they are fantastic, but I find Azzaro PH to be the more pleasing scent and if I only could pick one to keep it would definately be Azzaro without a doubt.
  16. Re: Any fragrances like a freshly washed towel...

    I think Castile by Penhaligon's smells like freshly cleaned linen in an expensive hotel.
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    Re: What do YOU think are the best Boozy scents?

    Ungaro I - Very boozy wormwood and tonka potion, I love it!
  18. Re: Spring/summer recs needed... but with grapefruit

    Floris Pink Grapefruit is superb, although the longevity is poor as with most citrus fragrances.
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    Sticky: Re: Your most complimented frags this year from the opposite sex

    Ungaro III and Platinum Egoiste.
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    Re: Which Montale Aoud next?

    Thank you for the suggestions. I am quite surprise at the majority vote for Aoud Lime, I was expecting more variation. It looks like I will be getting Aoud Lime 100ml, but what should I ask for in...
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    Re: New to cologne, looking for suggestions.

    I suggest you try Courvoisier L'edition Imperiale EDP pour Homme . It has citrus topnotes and then dries down to smoky tea with leather. Very appealing and sophisticated but rather expensive and...
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    Re: Anyone own or try Clive Christian?

    Wow, that's some spending spree you were on. I have tried X and 1872 and find them both to be incredibly sophisticated and pleasing. However, the price is ridiculous. I would love to have tried No....
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    Re: best shave cream

    You need to get yourself a silvertip badger brush and some Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream or C & S No. 88 shaving soap....There is NO better way to start the morning.
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    Which Montale Aoud next?

    I have fallen in love with the Montale Aoud range. It smells unlike anything else I have tried, so rich, exotic, deep and totally mesmerising. I have tried and loved Black Aoud, White Aoud and Aoud...
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    Re: How long do badger hair brushes last?

    A quality badger brush will last for many years, 5-10 in general. This is as long as you wash and dry it thoroughly after use. Some advocate rotating between two brushes to ensure complete dryness in...
  26. Re: No info: seraching for a powedery perfume! Any help welcomed!

    Floris No. 89 : A real classic and has a powdery rose finish. Very gentlemanly and refined.
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    Re: What shaving products to get for my man?

    I bought myself a bottle of this but cannot use it as an aftershave due to a sickening honey-sweet scent which lingers.
  28. Thread: Lalique PH

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Lalique PH

    I think Guerlain's Heritage is of a similar nature.
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    Old formulation Ungaro III

    I absolutely adore Ungaro III. Ever since I bought it I have been reaching for it more and more and it is just delicious on me. Now, I have read that the old formulation was even better. Could anyone...
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    Re: Geranium - the forgotten note?

    Ungaro III has Geranium and Patchouli as middle notes.
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    Re: Scents with Ambergis!

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Your favourite Montale Aoud - And why?

    I love almost all the Montale Aouds but Royal Oud is one that I do not favor. The beginning is magnificent, a really beautiful and strong Oud scent. However, after a few hours the oud disappears and...
  33. Re: Which one would you prefer? Himalaya by Creed or Bond´s Wall Street?

    Wall Street. I don't like Himalaya very much and it has very poor longevity on my skin.
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    Re: Your favourite Montale Aoud - And why?

    I love Black Aoud and Aoud lime. I also find Red Aoud to be amazing although it is a little too 'rich' for me to wear comfortably.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance names

    Fumarie Turque
    Ambre Sultan
    Aoud Queen Roses
    Sweet Oriental Dream (how can you resist this one?)
    Spanish Leather
    English Fern
    Hammam Bouquet
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Best orange fragrance?

    Another vote for Orange Spice by Creed
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    Re: alternatives to Gucci Envy.......

    I find Floris Santal to be a much more refined Envy
  38. Thread: Guerlains

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Guerlains

    I think that the 'My Insolence' smells adorable on a young lady.
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    Re: What would you consider a "harsh" fragrance?

    I have never tried anything as harsh as Floris JF. It is a sour kind of smell and can really irritate the back of the throat when first applied.
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    Re: Masculine frags that aren't sweet

    I agree that Dior Homme is quite nauseating. For a beautiful, non-sweet scent try Floris Vetiver or Ungaro III. They are both refined and sophisticated, especially the Floris.
  41. Re: Fresh, bright, summery, sophisticated, quality ingredients

    Trumper's GFT
    Penhaligon's Castile
  42. Re: Ever peeped at people using 'tester' in the store?

    This tends to happen on weekends here where teenage boys will walk into a store and spray themselves 3-4 times on the shirt and walk straight off. They cannot afford to buy the stuff so just use the...
  43. Thread: Le Male Or PI

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Le Male Or PI

    I would steer well clear of Le Male. I find it to be nauseatingly sweet and here in the UK it is the signature scent of spotty adolescents. Those who cannot buy a bottle sneak into shops like...
  44. Thread: 55 & Humid...

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    Re: 55 & Humid...

    I have Equus as well but my favourite is definately the original Lalique PH EDP with the Lion etched on the bottle. I have never experienced a fragrance so well blended. If you read the reviews then...
  45. Re: Throw down your Fleur du Mâle and get thee L'Occitane Neroli Edp!

    If you want a good neroli scent then try Castile by Penhaligons. Neroli by Czech and Speake is also fantastic.
  46. Thread: 55 & Humid...

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    Re: 55 & Humid...

    Try Lalique pour Homme or Floris Elite. Elite is a woody/flowery scent.
  47. Re: Just received some Montale samples, including Red Aoud

    Well, now you've got me itching to try that Red Aoud. Where did you get your sample from?
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    Re: Exfoliant - best brand

    Am I the only one in the world who uses a FACE BRUSH to clean and exfoliate my face in the shower. I just lather it up on some Mitchel's Woolfat shaving soap and then go with circular motions on my...
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    Re: Favorite 80's designer "power" frags...?

    Definately Antaeus (although I am not a fan) and Fahrenheit
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    Re: Cold, wintery, fresh scent

    There is something about Blenheim Bouquet and cold, frosty mornings. The sharp pine is wonderful in cold weather and really makes me want to inhale deeply. I can't stand the stuff in summer, though.
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    Re: pi by givenchy:like it ?

    I find it quite a plain vanilla scent that is rather boring. I prefer Habit Rouge or some vanilla scent mixed with woods, spice, etc. I find plain vanilla ice cream a bit boring too.

    Try Lalique...
  52. Thread: Lotion!

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Lotion!

    I love my Castile EDT by Penhaligon's and I bought the body lotion and shave cream. The Body lotion smells absolutely amazing and helps extend the longevity of the cologne. It would probably smell...
  53. Re: Something Special for my Girlfriend:Need some good choices please

    Since she likes all things pink, then I am sure she will love Vera Wang's Truly Pink.
    My sister wears this frequently and it smells lovely on her.
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    Re: winter snuggle thread

    Heritage is fantastic on drydown and is very masculine.
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Wow, those fragrant twins are glistening too!
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    Re: Your thoughts on Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

    Synthetic, sickly sweet and utterly horrible. I don't care if the chicks like it, I can't stand the stuff and I would prefer to attract a girl with better taste than to go for this crap.
  57. Re: What deodorant to use in combination with EDT or EDP?

    Crystal deoderant, for me, is the Holy Grail of deoderants. It is super-effective, odorless and natural. It is also pretty cheap if you consider that a stick will last a whole year (unless you drop...
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    Re: Whats Some Good Vanilla Type Frags

    Another vote for Habit Rouge.
  59. Re: Are there any true 'black' fragrances out there?

    Czech and Speake No. 88

    Very dark, mysterious rose mixed with incense. Must have been conjured up by the dark wizard.
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    Re: How safe is Body Kouros for a blind buy?

    I wouldn't advise buying this one blindly. It smells very different to most mainstream colognes and is incredibly sweet, not to my liking at all. It should not be too hard to find a department store...
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    Re: Casual Creeds?

    Another recommendation for Original Vetiver. Clean, crisp and beautiful.
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    Re: male fragrances you didn't like but girls do

    At work, I am surrounded by mostly women, of different ages and backgrounds, so I like to test out my colognes and ask their opinions.

    I wasn't too impressed by Endymion but I was astonished by...
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    Re: Penhaligon vs Trumper & Truefitt

    I have a preference for the Penhaligon's scents over GFT and T&H. Castile is my absolute favourite and is just a wonderful scent which is so pleasing to wear. Racquets is another finely made vetiver...
  64. Thread: Fougeres

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Fougeres

    Penhaligon's English Fern and Wild Fern by Trumper's are hard to distinguish. I prefer the Penhaligon's slightly but they are extremely similar.

    To me, Blenheim Bouquet and Crown Perfumery Town &...
  65. Re: Help me find the perfect fragrance for my boyfriend?

    For something smooth and classy try Lalique pour Homme (Lion).
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    Re: best aftershave BALM,alcohol free?

    I like my splashes but in the dry winter the balms are good too. A very good value balm is the Nivea Extra soothing balm without alcohol. It has a nice milky texture and a light scent which...
  67. Re: 4 smells most appealing to women: which colognes have them?

    I can't believe anyone is stupid enough to use vaginal blood flow as a measure of how appealing a scent is. Another cooked up comedy.
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    Re: Good scents for the Tropics

    I was in Dubai in the middle of summer this year and took with me Trumper's GFT. It was wonderfully refreshing amidst the high temperatures and humidity.
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Nothing can beat fragrant twins ;)
  70. Re: Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    Crystal is not aluminium but it is ALUM. It is a compound of aluminium. It works as a deodorant but not antiperspirant so will not block your sweat glands. The sweat is 'cleaner', however, as it...
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    Re: Shaving....need help

    I never fancied the straight razor, too much work honing and stropping. I do have a shavette which uses a snapped DE blade and use it for shaping my facial hair. I did try it for shaving my whole...
  72. Re: Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    I find that the crystal natural deodorant is highly effective for me. I can go over 24 hours without any BO using. The great advantage is that it is natural and odorless so it won't clash with your...
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    Re: Shaving....need help

    The Futur is my favourite razor (hey, I only own 6). I just love the size, weight and feel of it.

    Bin that Fusion gel and whip up some Penhaligon's Castile shaving cream with an Edwin Jagger...
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    Re: Best All Season Frag?

    Guerlain Vetiver, great all year round.
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    Re: Shaving....need help

    I recommend that you spend some time reading the reviews on the shaving boards:

    www.badgerandblade.com
    www.shavemyface.com
    www.theshaveden.com

    You will find there are so many different...
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    Montale & MPG in London?

    I am keen to try some more Montale and Maitre Perfumier et Gantier fragrances. The samples I have got are divine but I was wondering if there was a retailer in London so that I could try a few more...
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    Re: most unique scents

    Black Aoud and C&S No. 88 are both very unique and bewildering.
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    Re: Cleanest, Classiest Vetiver ?

    Floris Vetiver is very clean, classy and elegant.
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    Re: Natural Musks?

    Well that site is amazing. I am really tempted to buy some just out of curiosity for what real musk should smell like. I expect it would smell quite heavenly, just like real aoud does.
  80. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    I don't know if anyone else has this but I won a bottle of Penhaligon's Esprit de Roi on ebay a while back.

    It smells a little bit like Castile but without the floral element and a bit sweeter....
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    Natural Musks?

    I know that the musk deer is now an endagered species and it is not permitted to use musk from it for perfume. However, are there any other natural musks in perfume and could you name the source and...
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    Re: Newbie looking for a new perfume

    Try Guerlain Heritage or Floris Santal (which I think is a much improved version of Envy).
  83. Thread: My entry.

    by aljinnie
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    Re: My entry.

    Since you love No. 88, I expect you will like Montale's Black Aoud. It is dark and has a deep rose scent that is just magical. Again, very unconventional, just like No. 88 and yet so beautiful with...
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    Re: Frankincense, but rich and long-lasting?

    It does but I prefer the Incense and rose dry down of No. 88
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    Re: Wich one is your favourite bottle?

    Eucris or any other of the crown top bottles by Geo F Trumper
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    Re: Shaving...be honest

    I know a lot of men who get good shaves with the Fusion/Mach3/Quattro etc. However, there are many, myself included, who get ingrown hairs with multiblade razor. Switching to the DE and learning good...
  87. Thread: Zirh Products

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Zirh Products

    I used the shaving gel a while back and was not impressed. I moved back to King of Shaves as it was just as good at a fraction of the cost.
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    Re: To get for my wife?

    I have never smelled Champs Elysees. Definately Castile is very beautiful and I use it frequently myself along with the excellent shave cream. I can see how it would smell very nice on a woman too. I...
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    Re: Men's favourite scents on women...

    I like Penhaligon's Bluebell, although it needs to be on a pretty, slim blonde (like Princess Diana) for it to work. My sister uses Vera Wang Truly Pink and I think it smells fantastic on her.

    I...
  90. Re: I hate womens perfume BUT... I need to know a good fragrance (Please help)

    Vera Wang Truly Pink is a really beautiful scent without all the spice, vanilla and fruitiness most perfumes now have. I also enjoy some of the Penhaligon's scents which are more subtle, like...
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    Re: To get for my wife?

    Penhaligons do some very subtle yet beautiful scents for women. I think these are most suited for someone who is not used to wearing any perfume, rather than something stronger like Guerlain's or...
  92. Thread: Classy Citrus

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Classy Citrus

    My favourite citrus has to be Trumper's GFT.
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    Re: Recommend One of the 'T's

    You are not specific as to what kind of fragrance you are looking for.

    If you want a nice citrus scent I love Trumper's GFT followed closely by T&H 1805.

    Trumper's Spanish Leather is another...
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    Re: We’re paying too much for fragrances. HONEST.

    You are paying not just for the ingredients of the fragrance. I feel that you are paying also for the skill and artistry of the fragrance creation. It is like buying designer clothes, the materials...
  95. Thread: Grapefruit?

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Grapefruit?

    Floris Grapefruit - very nice scent,
  96. Thread: Pine Scent

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Pine Scent

    Bleheim Bouquet, or I prefer Pino Sylvestre.
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    Re: Shaving...be honest

    I have wet shaved for years now using the latest gillette multiblade. I finally got the fusion vibrating last year and used it for 5-6 weeks exclusively shaving every other day. I got the worst...
  98. Re: Spanish Leathers Compare: Trumpers; Truefitt & Hill or Santa Maria Novella

    I really like the Trumper's Spanish Leather. The T&H was not as apealing.
  99. Thread: Hair Tonic??

    by aljinnie
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    Re: Hair Tonic??

    I have virtually all of the Pashana hair tonics with oil and use them daily. I really love the smell and how it makes my hair feel. My favourite is Pashana Original Brilliantine, which is heavy on...
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