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    Re: french manicure kit

    I'd say instead of spending $5 on a kit and an hour trying to do your nails yourself, spend $10 and 25 minutes for a professional job at the nail salon. You don't have to pay for a full manicure to...
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    Re: Penhaligon Endymion

    Bottle worthy? Castile. That's my first answer. I think this one's a masterpiece. There are so many neroli scents out there and they're all so very alike. But Castile combines it with rose and...
  3. Re: The shade of your (toe)nails? AKA The Nail Polish thread

    Thanks so much- I go back and forth as to whether or not I should be trying to pull off the look. It's one thing to be barefoot at home and something else to be in public with painted toes. I...
  4. Re: Elixir (Penhaligon) and its Eucalyptus Steam note

    You and I are on the same page. I got a bottle for Christmas, and I totally love it, but I don't know how far away from the holidays I can go without it seeming "forced"... Then again it's probably...
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    Re: your top 5 Creed fragrances

    Private Collection-
    Feuille Verte
    Selection Verte
    Windsor
    Bois de Santal
    Cypres Musc

    Millesime-
    Green Irish Tweed
    Green Valley
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    Re: mens fragrance

    Not only did you wear the "perfume", but you've managed to make your way to an online community of "perfume"-lovers! So what have you got to say about that, my friend?! Welcome!

    So what...
  7. Re: My mom needs a hands cream, help please....?

    As is the case with fragrances, I need to ask, how much do you want to spend?

    I am a foot cream connoisseur, and I've tried tons of stuff. Needless to say, when you use it on your feet, you use...
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    Re: Man Manages Minor Makeover, Models Makeup

    I don't think he looked TOO bad pre-makeover - he is a humanities professor, and certainly looked the part to me.

    I do think he benefitted from the haircut and overall cleanup, but (and this is...
  9. Re: The shade of your (toe)nails? AKA The Nail Polish thread

    Sally Hansen Deep Purple
    http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/43953/2697282300079194873S425x425Q85.jpg
  10. Thread: Tennis

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    Re: Tennis

    +1 on the Trophee Lancome and Racquets!
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    Re: men wearing make up

    Yeah, that's great and all, but he's literally dressed like a pirate. And as they say in the movie "Dodgeball", YOU are NOT a PIRATE. :D
  12. Re: Jersey Shore Ah the Guido's - whats that scent?

    You are absolutely right - They run that same BOD X2 commercial no less than half a dozen times during the hour-long show.

    Le Male is also another one that I must wholeheartedly agree with. In my...
  13. Re: Jersey Shore Ah the Guido's - whats that scent?

    A girl at the bar last night just told me that the residents of New Jersey (or should I say New Joisey) are starting to complain to MTV that the show is giving them a bad reputation.

    Yeah... it's...
  14. Re: Jersey Shore Ah the Guido's - whats that scent?

    Yeah, definitely something from Armani or Versace. There's no way a guido could acknowledge a higher power in the universe than these two brands!
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    Re: Are all atomizers the same?

    The leather-wrapped atomizers that Creed sells are completely different than those used on their glass bottles.

    I agree though, that they aren't worth the $110 they're charging now. Even at $60,...
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    Re: Are all atomizers the same?

    Dior Homme has a great atomizer. You could easily measure out a quarter of a spray, which would be a lot more difficult with a Creed atomizer. Creed atomizers give good coverage, but they don't...
  17. Re: Burberry London for men: Elegance, refinement and greatness.

    If I was just an average Joe (and not the end-all, be-all god of fragrances that I am) I would be lucky to come upon Burberry London and give it a chance. It is miles better than most of the...
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    Re: Michael Storer fragrances.

    I sort of feel the same way as the person who wrote the review you originally quoted. The fragrances themselves don't particularly fit my sense of style and how I'd want to smell, but as for the...
  19. Re: Tell Us Your Best Kept Secret (Niche Fragrance)

    Yeah, apparently, Original Santal - worn sparingly
  20. Re: Hoarding, The ONLY way to time travel in Fragrance.

    I wouldn't be wearing a helmet if I didn't already know that the bus driver was retarded.
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    Re: Rakishly handsome frag

    I love that many of the fragrances I love have been mentioned in this thread.

    However, I have no idea what a rake is, nor what it means to be foppish or spendthrift. (great words, though!)
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    Amouage Epic. Surprisingly kinky!

    In a quaint suburb of Detroit called Royal Oak, there is a store called Noir Leather. In the front, they sell all sorts of weird rock n' roll type clothing and other curiosities. But in back, there...
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    Re: Creed Store Now open In New york

    55karl, nothing you ever post has to do with the topic of the thread you're posting in, and all you ever do is try and trash-talk Creed and promote Bond No.9.

    I am one of many who believe that you...
  24. Re: Diesel Zero Plus Diesel Plus Plus and RL Polo Sport

    See now, I LIKE that one. That was my signature scent for a long time before I discovered basenotes!

    But the RED one, I hate! (Zero Plus)
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance names

    I was about to say - Nobody had mentioned Green Irish Tweed until now!

    Another favorite is Iris Silver Mist.

    Green Valley
    Royal Delight
    Royal English Leather
    Royal Scottish Lavender
    Zeste...
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    Re: Green Tea scent for men.

    Second the recommendations for L'Occitane and Bulgari tea stuff. All very nice.
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    That makes me want to get up and breakdance!

    ...done.
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    It's people like you that keep me going. Regardless of how many people I might alienate (and btw, just about anything you do is going to alienate about 75% of people ) I know there is going to be...
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    Re: Fragrance for a snowstorm

    I figured Tea for Two would be the first response!
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    Toenail-painting, hummus-loving, fragrance-obsessed, ballet-dancing, picture-painting, furniture-matching, meal-cooking, apartment-cleaning, well-spoken straight guy here. :D

    Not MY friends, but...
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    Re: Are you Over Bond 9 Scents?

    Oh, man. :rolleyes: I don't know where to start. :D
  32. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    Finally got my share of this, and of course, it is gorgeous. I'm really impressed at the great job everyone has done in describing this scent. It smelled exactly like I expected it to! It is nice...
  33. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    Is it weird that I wish I had the feet of a 20 year-old ballerina and I'm a straight male?:D
  34. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    I'm trying NOT to reply, because it just makes me look like even more of a poof, but needless to say, I'm beyond tickled by your responses, and I subconsciously damn well know that I wouldn't have...
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    Re: Some gifts for a US beginner

    ???
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    Re: need help from the Pros (shaving)

    Stop reading this thread and follow the above advice!
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    Re: Toner as After Shave

    http://ak2.static.dailymotion.com/static/video/439/418/12814934:jpeg_preview_medium.jpg

    You can, but... OUCH!
  38. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    What's that, ubuandibeme? Could you say that a little louder? I didn't hear you...:D

    I compliment to my feet is worth 100 compliments to anywhere else on my body!
  39. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    My usual French/American-tip:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2635/4176943638_c3f910454f.jpg

    What do you think?
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    Re: Perfume for aunt for Christmas

    No - by all means, it's not too late!

    Keep 'em comin'!
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    Re: Perfume for aunt for Christmas

    Thank you so much everyone!
  42. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    This is one of the most insightful and well-stated things I've read on basenotes, and especially pertaining to Creed - and I think it holds true for many of their fragrances. I don't care if they're...
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    Re: What Fragrance does Santa Wear?

    I heard Creed uses the highest percentage of natural reindeer civet, and only that of the red-nosed breed (which is said to have the most frosty texture)
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    Perfume for aunt for Christmas

    Hello ladies!

    I'm hoping to get some input and suggestions for a nice perfume for my aunt for Christmas. She has been expressing a lot of interest in my fragrance hobby lately, and she is about...
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    Re: What Fragrance does Santa Wear?

    Ok Habit Rouge - now I get it! Took me a minute!
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal

    Yes, in fact, I consciously agreed with you when I read that, I just didn't type it. :)
  47. Thread: shaving tip

    by Scentronic
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    Re: shaving tip

    I also used to SWEAR by the quattro titanium, but then I started reading on Badger & Blade and switched to double-edge classic-style shaving and using a brush. Haven't looked back ever since
  48. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    You are entirely correct. About all I need to know is that this is the new/hot/rare juice from Creed at the moment, and all of this history stuff really does nothing at all for me. The word...
  49. Re: What happened to Vibert's reviews and recent posts?

    Put it back to normal (please!), take as long a break as you need, and all will be forgotten. Nothing to be embarrassed about in any regard.

    If for some reason you didn't feel appreciated,...
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    Re: i need....some suggestions :p

    It is a pleasure to recommend Diesel ++ masculine to you, as it abides by all of your rules, and meets all of your requests as well. Just go easy on the trigger.
    ...
  51. Re: What happened to Vibert's reviews and recent posts?

    Whaaaaat?!

    Dude.

    C'mon.

    Your reviews aren't weird. THIS is weird.
  52. Re: What happened to Vibert's reviews and recent posts?

    Edit: Derp! :o
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    Re: Extraction of oakmoss and others

    That sounds like it would yield about as much alcohol as you poured in, right? So then what do you do with that solution?

    Isn't the idea to get it down into a concentrated oil? Fill in the...
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    Re: Extraction of oakmoss and others

    Ok, so what's next? I'm totally new to this! I'm assuming some sort of draining/separation/skimming? What will these quantities yield? What kind of alcohol should I use?
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    Re: Fragrances you like, but your partner...

    Iris Silver Mist is fragrance art to me. Among the strangest, most unique, and exotic things I've ever smelled. If you can pull this off, then that's awesome!
  56. Poll: Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Lately I have been just crazy about Elixir. I am definitely going to get a bottle. I will ask for it for Christmas...
  57. Poll: Re: Favorite women's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Too bad - I didn't list that one because I didn't think it was available! Isn't there any way to add a poll option?!
  58. Poll: Re: Favorite women's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    For me it was no contest...

    Ellenisia could make an ugly girl seem pretty. I'm, like, horny for this scent. :D
  59. Poll: Re: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Is there no way to change it to English Fern? (instead of Engligh Fern) :D

    Castile is indeed amazing. Maybe even perfect. Nothing captures spring better for me - the very moment that the flowers...
  60. Poll: Favorite women's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    http://www.notcot.com/images/2008/09/penhaligons8.jpg
  61. Poll: Favorite men's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    http://www.notcot.com/images/2008/09/penhaligons8.jpg
  62. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I agree - Creed makes amazing "green" fragrances.
  63. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    Mindbrain (buddy), I think the issue is that you personally must experience this buyer's remorse on a pretty regular basis, considering the rate at which you buy and sell fragrances! I've seen you...
  64. Miniature distillery! Good idea for a starter?

    My aunt brought this to my attention. Seems pretty cool!

    http://www.hammacher.com/Product/76796
    ...
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    I will probably go with Burberry London.

    Chergui was a good suggestion, too.
  66. Re: Buyer Beware: The Neiman Marcus Online Store

    Nice. Don't get me started. They're idiots.
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    Re: leather + honey

    Dior Bois d'Argent. Change your budget.
  68. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I'll check it out.
  69. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I decided not to respond, but now I guess it's in order! In fact, I tried to ignore Windsor altogether. (That lasted about ten minutes)

    Geez, that sure would be nice, wouldn't it?! I don't think...
  70. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I was hoping at least one person would say that!

    I remember seeing orange in the notes, too. I guess we'll see...
  71. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I happen to have an orange and silver leather Creed atomizer that I was hoping would fit the bill for this. (I am in on the split)

    Do you think that would work?
  72. Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    If you could put this fragrance in any color of leather Creed atomizer, which color would you choose and why?
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    Re: My First Creed

    BDP is fantastic on paper, from a vial, or (best of all) sniffed from the glass stopper of a flacon.
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    Re: My First Creed

    Cool story! I still remember my first sampling like it was yesterday. Green Valley and Original Santal.
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    Re: Similar like Quercus

    I personally find Quercus to be almost identical to CK1!
  76. Re: Which scent would you most like to be associated with?

    Millesime Imperial - Sexy, successful, timeless, rich, often duplicated - but never replicated.
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    Re: date cologne

    I agree with Tim.

    Day: Green Valley, Green Irish Tweed

    Night: Millesime Imperial, Endymion
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    Re: What smells like a man's sweat???

    :D Nice.

    I've seen a few documentaries about this topic. Sweat is tinged with the characteristics of the things we eat, as well as the products we use on our skin (obviously). When these ...
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    Re: Should a Man Have an Arsenal?

    We don't take kindly to folks like you 'round these parts... :D
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    I will not personally verify this, as I'd require further side-by-side testing/comparison-

    Some people have mentioned Domenico Caraceni 1913 as having been reformulated, at the same time as the...
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    Re: What is "powder" scent--Exactly?

    For me, the use of the word "powdery" represents more of a texture than an aroma. There are all types of scented powder, but the one thing they all have in common is their super-fine granulated...
  82. Re: What do the Bond Warhol fragrances actually have to do with Andy Warhol?

    Does any Bond fragrance have anything to do with the pretentious crap it's supposed to be reminding us of?

    I really loathe this brand. Even if the vapid idiots that are responsible for this brand...
  83. Re: MICHAEL KORS (for men) vs. GUCCI POUR HOMME

    You ask this question as though there is a correct answer...:)

    They are both extremely well suited for this weather. They are both in the same ball park, and it will just come down to which one...
  84. Re: Anything similar to Penhaligon's Opus 1870 ?

    I will humbly disagree with everything I've seen suggested so far, except for Blenheim Bouquet, to some extent, because of the pepper.

    It (Opus) is a very simple scent - pretty much just a very...
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    Re: Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella

    Does anyone have a sample of Nostalgia that they could spare? I've been wanting to try this for a long time, and it sounds really interesting!
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    Re: Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella

    I am totally with you!

    And do you know what I REALLY love?! The smell of the mail when it comes! Our apartment building has one of those big wall units with dozens of mail boxes, and I can...
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    Re: For my fathers birthday suggestions

    Dunhill 1934 - smells like a dad, in the best sense of the word!

    Disclaimer: I'm 29 and with no kids, but I wear it.
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    Re: Bay Rum - wtf???

    I really like that Burt's Bees Bay Rum as well. I might get another bottle. That was one of the best bang-for-your-buck scents I've ever found.
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    Xeryus Rouge - This is the smell of the color red... jammed up your nose.

    Dunhill Desire Red & Blue - Again, very reflective of their stated colors, and just way too plasticy and sweet and strong....
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    Re: Closest to Creed Santal Imperial

    Arden Sandalwood is in the same ballpark, imo
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    Re: Fragrance like Nivea After Shave

    The sensitive balm was somewhat similar to Lacoste Essential for a while, but they keep changing it. It was a bit like Drakkar, only much lighter for a while too.

    Kouros... No. :D
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Layering?

    Are we to assume that they be mixed in equal amounts?
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    Re: Creed Ambre Canelle

    Buddy - ONE SPRAY. Don't ruin it for yourself like we all did. You've been warned.
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    Re: I'm a cologne addict with mild anosmia

    Oh, I just didn't know you were quite that far along! Rock on!
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    Re: I'm a cologne addict with mild anosmia

    You've done exactly what I figured I would have done if I had endured such a loss. I've actually thought about this before.

    In short, I definitely think it will work for you.:)

    Even if you had...
  96. Re: How can it be that men's fragrance are 4 times more discussed?

    I schooled my gay friend in the art of perfumery!
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    Re: Amouage samples

    Reflection is my favorite. I'm quite taken with it lately.
  98. Re: Has Luca Turin's Fragrance Writing Style Influenced Your Thinking?

    More likely the other way around
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    Re: Tom Ford TV or SDV

    It probably wouldn't take me long to find out, but just for the sake of the conversation - What is SDV?
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    Re: Sandalwood cologne advise needed !!!

    For my money, it doesn't get any better than Dunhill 1934.
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