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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Same here Renato,
    I like my EJ 89 so much that I am selling my gillette collection now.
    Cheers
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    Re: Best everyday scent

    L'Homme by YSL
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme - Vintage

    Hi Scott,

    Last Fiday I saw one bottle of the German made one at Paint' n Powder in 13 Royal Arcade. They had two: one is the UK made and the other was Made in Germany. The lady actually was...
  4. Thread: best shave cream

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    Re: best shave cream

    Proraso Blue / Grey cream with Aloe and Vitamin E.

    And yes, I tried them all (almost). Geo Trumpers comes second.

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    A big NO to foams!
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    Re: DE shavers, which blade?

    I am still looking for the perfect blade...

    In cartridge style razors you can't go past KAI double blade razors.
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    Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody using them regularly?

    Same here regarding the brushes.

    I much prefer my old Omega boar brush from the barber range (bright aluminum looking handle) to my 3X Simpson Commodore in Best Badger.

    However, I went through...
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    Re: Classic Fragrances

    Bleu de Chanel

    Chanel pour Monsieur or CpM Concentree.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Thank you Hednic and Navyy8.

    The first time I tried a sample was, like, meh.

    But there was something in it that kept me coming back for more. After about five tims of testing it I knew I had to...
  9. Re: Chanel fragrances - Only available at retail prices?

    Even at retail outlets or pharmacies (here in Oz) you can get a dood discount on almost anything but Chanel...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

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    200 ml of YSL L'Homme. Can't stop wearing it!
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Two watches: Omega Sea-Master Professional Chronometer 300m as a dress watch and a Casio G-Shock Black Knight when I am fishing or outdoors.

    Fishing gear: lures, spinning rods, reels, line and...
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    Buying from Fragrance Gallery

    Did anyone ever buy from them?

    They are an e-bay australia seller with 100% positive feedback and thousands items sold. Based in Victoria.

    Are they any good? Do they sell genuine stuff? Any...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I went a more traditional way in Dec. Happy New Year everybody!

    Cheers
  14. Re: Nothing I Do Gets Me a Close Shave Without Razor Burn or Ingrown Hairs

    Great advice from all the posters however those are based on what works for each of them. One thing I've learned in my 35 plus years of shaving: find the set up that works for you, not someone else....
  15. Re: What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    Yeah, same here. I have never had any good experience with Schick for some reason.
    Out of the mass produced the best that worked for me was Gillette GII or Sensor Excel.
  16. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Horizon
    Bleu de Chanel
    Parfum d'Habit

    Leaving on the 15 nights Pacific Islands Cruise on the 5-th December!
  17. Re: Top 5 scents you will be wearing this spring - Australian edition

    Bleu de Chanel
    Horizon by Lancome
    Jazz Live
    TOBS Sandalwood
    XS by PR
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    Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Most versatile scent?

    Agree with the Bleu de Chanel suggestion.
  20. Re: What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    Renato, Try Daiso on Flinders St. next to CBA ATMs on the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth.
    Cheers,
    Alex
  21. Re: any cheap fragrances with good sillage and longevity?

    Horizon by Guy Laroche

    Almost every Bogart

    Paco Rabanne XS
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    Re: Cheap Good Colognes

    Horizon by Lancome

    Bogart

    Old Spice

    Agua Lavanda
  23. Re: What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    Best: KAI II (discontinued now) and KAI Twin Razor Disposable (Sold at Daiso in Melbourne)

    Worst - BiC single blade and BiC Metal
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    The Coral Skin Food is great! As soon as I finish my Nivea After shave balm, I am going to get a bottle of Skin Food. It has fleeting rose smell (very light) but I find it very pleasant.
    I like how...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    When I have time:

    While I am showering: soak my Simpson Commodore pure badger in hot water;

    GF Trumper's Rose Shaving cream;

    Edwin Jagger DE razor fitted with the Feather DE blade;

    One...
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    Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    +1 For Live Jazz.

    You may also want to try Horizon by Lancome.
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    Poll: Re: Polo Black or Double Black?

    Polo Black has less darker notes. But to me it smells more generic.

    On the other hand, the DB is much reacher, darker and overall is a much better scent.
  28. Thread: Bogart Pour Homme

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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    Quorum anyone?
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    Re: Is It Just Me Or Does Bleu De Chanel....

    BdC is the only one from my lot my wife compliments me on. The other one is, wait... Bogart PH. Unreal!
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    Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Gillette Aftershave
    Drakkar
    Cacharel
    Ted Lapidus PH
    Balafre
    Eau Savage
    Aqua Lavanda Puig
    Quorum
    Zino
    Drakkar Noir
  31. Re: Fav Grooming Brand Pinaud-Clubman,Truefitt & Hill etc.

    GF Trumpers for after shaves and shaving creams/soaps. Musgo Real for the "old school" cologne. For shaving brushes cannot beat Simpson.
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    Re: Purchased a 4oz. bottle of Creeds Millesime Imperial at fragrancenet for $128.15

    Thank you!

    Yes, love them all, a perfect combination, very excited.
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    Re: What's your favorite "casual" fragrance?

    Guerlain Homme and Bleu de Chanel
  34. Re: Polo Green,Paco Rabanne PH, Qourum, Azzaro Pour homme.....What next>?

    Rochas Lui or Ted (Lapidus) if you can find one.
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    Re: Purchased a 4oz. bottle of Creeds Millesime Imperial at fragrancenet for $128.15

    Floris No. 89 pre-reformulated, Trumpers Rose shaving cream and a Simpson Commodore!
  36. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    1. Terre
    2. Habit Rouge
    3. Givenchy Gentleman

    With the honourable mention of:

    4. Polo Black
    5. Kouros
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    Re: Floris Eau de Santal

    Hi,
    I just happened to be at Henry Bucks on Collins Street today and they had Santal for $169 (EdT). I think they were in old packages.

    I was actually looking for Floris No. 89 (vintage) but...
  38. Re: Which (one!) scent would you love to smell on your partner?

    Paloma Picasso
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    Re: whats your worst blind buy ever?

    Versace - Blue Jeans.

    Sweet as and gave me headaches.

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    Do you still have Ungaro III? Was it the pre-reformulated bottle? I am interested...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel vs BN

    Thumbs Up!

    There are hundreds of more boring scents around and they don't take so much beating here as Bleu. Its magic works, look at the sales!
  41. Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    Thanks Renato, I might try some of the pre-shave oils mate.

    Not sure if I am using what you called an "average" shave creams or soaps. Currently I am using Italian Palmolive (menthol), Trumper's...
  42. Re: Any BN's into wetshaving? Straight razor or double edged?

    I am in my fourth year of trying to find an "ultimate" shaver. Cannot count all of the Gillettes and blades I tried over the years.
    Fat boys (2 off), slim and black beauty adjustables, various...
  43. Thread: Skin food

    by Alex
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    Re: Skin food

    Another vote for Coral Skin Food. Absolutely love it as an aftershave. And I agree with the previous poster, you only need a very tiny amount.
    I got some skin food samples from Ludlow's here in...
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    MpG Parfum D'Habit.

    It's a bit dark but definitely is "in your face" kind of thing...
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    Re: Versatile Only Fragrances!!

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: The top 3 best fragrance houses in your opinion

    Apologies, double post
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    Re: The top 3 best fragrance houses in your opinion

    YSL - no brainer

    MPG

    Guerlain
  48. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Azzaro PH

    Live Jazz

    Ungaro III
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    Re: Double Vanille, Pure Coffe, and Tobacco Vanille

    Exactly my thought!
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    Re: Top ten worst releases by designers in 2010/2011

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Bleu de Chanel is a masterpiece comparing to this one.
  51. Re: Name a Personal Gem that never gets mentioned here.

    1. Agua Lavanda - Puig

    2. Balafre

    3. Cacharel pour Homme
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    Re: What is the best masculine Rose?

    Ungaro III vintage
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    Re: Fragrances inducing headache

    Versace Blue Jeans for me.

    BTW, Anyone wants it (free to good home, but you pay for postage). Posted in Australia only
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    Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme

    Well, since you are hooked on Balenciaga, there is another one for you - Portos (if you can find one...)
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme...worth a blind buy?

    NO,

    Try before you buy this one. Seriously...
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    Poll: Re: poll: live jazz vs. prada amber

    Live Jazz.

    there is nothing like it...
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    Re: What's in your Wishlist?

    Floris 89 (not sure if I am ready to outlay AU$158 for an original 100ml bottle. There are only few left, time is running fast, I know),

    L'Instant EDP, one day maybe...

    AdP Colonia - timeless...
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    Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    Age: 53

    1. MPG Parfum dHabit
    2. Ungaro III
    3. Floris 89

    If it were 5, then I'd add:

    4. Aqua di Parma
    5. Agua Lavanda by Puig
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    Re: Coriolan by Guerlain

    Accidentally, there is the original one for sale at the moment in Sales forum (but only limited to Australian buyers)
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    Shipping frags from Australia

    Hey guys (and gals),

    Just posted few items in the For Sale section.

    I was wondering if anyone can enlighten me on how I can post frags to overseas via Aust. Post / other. I know that it is not...
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    Re: Pick your favorite from each of these houses.

    My answers are above...
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    Re: Shipping time to Australia from fragrancex?

    Man, I thought it only happened to me! I placed an order on the 15 December and still am waiting. I queried the delay with them by e-mail and they told me it's on it's way. However they did mention...
  63. Re: Where can I find Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, and what scents should I try first?

    Parfum d'Habit
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    Re: Going to Oz for a few weeks (yay)

    Good choice, however I personally prefer Colonia.
    Also, may I recommend YSL Live Jazz? Enjoy your stay here mate...
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    Re: Write your "Must Have" fragrances ?

    1. MpG Parfum d'Habit

    And the rest:

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
    Ungaro III
    Balafre
    YSL Live Jazz
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    Re: Colonia, Assoluta or Intensa?

    Colonia, the original and the best!
  67. Re: If the "Rat Pack" was a current phenomenon......Colognes?

    Agua Lavanda is still in production...
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    Re: Favorite Jeans & T-Shirt Scent

    Blue Jeans of course!
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    Re: Recommendations for 'man-florals'?

    Aqua Lavanda by Puig.
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    Re: Do I kiss my 61 bucks good-bye or what?

    I feel for you.

    Always exchange money before goods!

    Cheers,
    Alex
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    Re: Spotted at Aussie K-Mart

    It's a previous release bottle, not the latest.

    But i think it is 50 ml for 49.95

    Cheers,
    Alex
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    Re: Spotted at Aussie K-Mart

    I tried XS (the unboxed one) the other day from the Chemist Warehouse. Didn't last an hour on me.
    Usually it lasts and lasts. Not sure but I think it was off / old stock. That's a first time I had...
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    Re: Non 80's frags, which smell like 80's powerhouse

    Ted Lapidus pour Homme (1978)
  74. Thread: Coriolan

    by Alex
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    Re: Coriolan

    Exactly my thoughts. Very well described, aaz.
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    Re: Fans of original Guerlain Vetiver must-read

    Yesterday I saw Guerlain Vetiver 50 ml bottles (the ones that are in boxes as shown "end of the 90's") for AU$49.00 in a local pharmacy.

    Is it a good price? Should I get one? What do you guys...
  76. Re: Rare/Discont/HTF Fragrances Basenoters Should Know ?

    Some of my all time favourites:

    Balenciaga Portos

    Balafre by Lancome

    Havana

    Original Ungaro III
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    Re: Rive Gauche or Body Kouros

    Bk !
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    Re: Tried Quorum Today: A mistake

    My wife ;)

    Sorry for a double post (forgot how to delete the previous one)
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    Re: Tried Quorum Today: A mistake

    My wife ;)
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    What will you be wearing tomorrow?

    I am looking forward to my newly purchased Rochas Lui.

    Pure class!

    Cheers,
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    Re: What fragrances are you considering for purchase?

    Nothing fancy:

    AdP Colonia (the best out of three IMHO), Guerlain L'Instant, Habit Rouge EdC (if I can find one here), Gucci Nobile and the original formulation Ungaro III.

    But firstly I need...
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    Re: Tried Quorum Today: A mistake

    It's like a good bottle of whisky on sale, nothing wrong to pay less for a better product :)

    And yes, I have both the aftershave and EdT.
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    Re: Is Thierry Mugler Cologne Too Generic?

    Yes,

    Too strong, too much vetiver note and it is too linear.

    I tried it twice. Wore it on my wrist for an hour and both times tried to get rid of it under hot water immediately after coming...
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    Re: Help me spend some money

    MpG Parfum D'Habit with some spare change left.

    Cheers,

    Alex
  85. Thread: TM Cologne

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    Re: TM Cologne

    You are not alone.

    I just don't get it. It reminds me (top notes) of Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez which I didn't like and sold. (I am not a big fan of Vetiver).

    Cheers,
    Alex
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    Re: Battle of the Scents: M7 or Rive Gauche

    +1 on RG. I am asking myself the same "Why?" question. Cannot wait to finish the bottle. Very overrated (to my taste, of course). Makes me feel that I am wearing Brut and everyone around me knows...
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    Re: Blue Jeans vs. Baby Blue Jeans

    First of all apologies for hijacking the post.
    I need an opinion: Is Blue Jeans similar to Body Kouros? I have BJ and like it very much. I also liked BK on a card and was thinking to add it to my...
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    Re: MPG - Parfum d'Habit, tell me more

    It is an old formulation in 90 ml bottle. I knew you gonna love it mate. Nothing else smells like it.
    A big thanks to Renato who shared his knowledge of where I could get MPG in Melbourne a few...
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    Re: Spotted at Aussie K-Mart

    Hi Trufflehunter, your luck may change if you hurry up!

    As I posted some time ago my local Chemist Warehouse is selling boxed Coriolan for $29.95 for 100ml. They had the last bottle today on a...
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    Re: MPG - Parfum d'Habit, tell me more

    Card posted today. Tell us what you think

    Cheers,
  91. Thread: Items for sale

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    Re: Items for sale

    Thanks, fixed.
  92. Thread: Items for sale

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    Items for sale

    Moved to the Items for Sale thread.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.
    Alex
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    Re: MPG - Parfum d'Habit, tell me more

    I am in Melbourne and I can offer you a spritz (only a small one) of my cherished PdH (original, thanks Renato for a tip! It 's a shame really that you've opted for Racine though. I tried them all in...
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    Re: Is acqua di parma a young scent?

    Yes
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    Re: Spotted at Aussie K-Mart

    Mate, you are just unstoppable
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    Re: Aftershave/Cologne wanted

    I suggest Acqua Di Parma Colonia. Very classy
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    Re: New niche online store for Aussies

    They sell Coriolan for $140!

    3 weeks ago I bought 100 ml bottle (splash) at My chemist warehouse for 29.95.
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    Re: New niche online store for Aussies

    Thanks for sharing. I bookmarked them for future references (and maybe purchases)
    Cheers,
    Alex
  99. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    +1 Absolutely. Get it if you can. Cannot say the same for Givenchy Gentleman though. Juice is far superior (as it should).

    Cheers,
    Alex
  100. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

    by Alex
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    SOLD to the fellow Australian Basenoter.

    Thanks,
    Alex
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