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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    That doesn't sound right. I usually put it on in the evening and I can still smell it the next morning. It's the most enduring fragrance I own.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I had to smile, because even though I'm a Jaipur Homme fan, I can see what you mean by dandyish. It is over top in a dandy and dated sort of way. I just happen to find that fun.

    The other thing...
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    Cinnamon, vanilla, and heliotrope. It is actually the first fragrance I fell in love with. I have the EDP and EDT, and I think the EDT is not worth getting. There is something about the EDP that can...
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    Any of you tried Demeter Black Ginger?

    I just tried Demeter's Black Ginger fragrance and it took me back almost sixty years. I remember my parents having a storage box with this smell in it. Maybe it once stored spices. Or it could be...
  5. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    You might want to sample Demeter's Chai Tea fragrance.
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    Re: Demeter Log Cabin

    I've never tried that one. But I can add that Log Cabin (like most Demeter scents) is a very simple fragrance statement. There is no complexity.
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    Demeter Log Cabin

    I usually don't like woody scents. I also don't get a thrill from the way real log cabins smell. But I like Demeter Log Cabin.

    According to Demeter this is "Texas Cedar for a touch of smokiness,...
  8. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Would be interesting to compare Coldwater Canyon to Yatagon. I don't have a Yatagon sample anymore. but one thing my notes say is there was a sourness in it I didn't like. Coldwater Canyon has no...
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    Re: I must be a pure gourmand nut

    Demeter has an almond fragrance that goes for the roasted nutty smell (rather than the extract smell). I put it on and it seemed a bit strong, and I planned to see how it settled in. But the scent...
  10. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Here's a page for Coldwater Canyon Park http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=72

    Never been to that park, though.
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    I must be a pure gourmand nut

    It all started when I ordered Demeter. Their simple gourmands are taking up all my attention. Well. almost all. On the rotation now are: Cinnamon Toast, Ginger Bread, Cinnamon Bun, Waffles, Chai Tea....
  12. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Yes, The Santa Monica Mountains run through Los Angeles County. I didn't hike specifically in Coldwater Canyon, but it could be the same smells as where I lived.
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    Re: Endymion is back on my active shelf.

    I remember now why I retired it. It is an almost perfect comfort scent with some unnecessary roughness that weaves in and out of the smoothness. This ruined it for me. But now I just try to ignore...
  14. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I wonder if the Coldwater Canyon is the one in the Santa Monica mountains. From time to time I've thought back to when I was young, and the smells associated with hiking in the Santa Monica...
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    Endymion is back on my active shelf.

    I had retired Endymion into the box where I keep fragrances I don't plan to use anymore. Well, I got bored with my usual stuff and took it out again. I like it more now than I ever did. I'm glad I...
  16. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Thanks. I've never tried those places, but now I will. This will make my sampling life much easier.
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Good thing you tried it first.

    The main impressions I get when I smell it are cinnamon, vanilla, and heliotrope.
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    I'd be reluctant to try it in hot/humid. It is a cold weather scent to me. It's a powerful oriental. I use the EDP. I also have the EDT but it seems to miss the point.
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    Do you love cinnamon?

    I just found out I love cinnamon more than I imagined. I discovered this while testing Demeter's Cinnamon Bun and Cinnamon Toast. With these, Cinnamon is the star of the show. And I'm loving it....
  20. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Do any of you know a way to order samples that are smaller and cheaper than those mignon samples he has on the site?
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    I think there is something about shipping dangerous goods in accepted quantities via air mail. I've received packages from Europe marked " DANGEROUS GOODS IN IATA EQ" with a special alert label. I...
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    My current favorite is Demeter Cinnamon Toast.
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    After reading some reviews on the Internet, I think I understand more why I had a bad reaction. Others have reported that Demeter scents (at least some of them) start out strong and harsh, then after...
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    Demeter Flowering Tonka

    Not sure why this one is so interesting to me. I'm wearing it now. To me it smells like a fruity floral. Reminds me of walking near flowering trees that are adding a nice evening scent to the air. I...
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    I'm in the US but I noticed there's a UK website. Some of the fragrances at the UK website also link to Boots. Here's an example: http://thelibraryoffragrance.com/products/fresh-ginger
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    Thanks for the report. I'll have to see how the testing goes. It's bothering my nose and eyes. Not every sample I tried has done this, though. And I might have sprayed the problems ones on heavier.
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    I'm late to this thread but I didn't see a more recent one. I just started testing Demeter. I ordered Six of the 3ml samples, and liked half of them. That is a very high success rate for me. It is...
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    Applying Samples

    Applying samples is an exercise in frustration. Dipping that skinny little applicator into the vial a dozen or so times. Or, if there is no dabber, wet the cap plug by tipping the sample, remove the...
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    Sharif by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo

    The positive reviews here have said it all more eloquently than I can. But I'm posting anyway because there doesn't seem much attention in the forum.

    This fragrance is definitely not a...
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    Re: Vampire pheromone

    Not if I plan to swim in the ocean.
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    Re: Question about La Via del Profumo

    I bought Sharif. I received it yesterday, and I'm loving it.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    I was embarrassed to mention this before, but the bottle I ordered by mail is a sampler, and it arrived with no cap. Anyway, I guess it does no harm to ask this, but if any of you ever use up your...
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    Re: A note on PS by Paul Sebastian

    I'm a dated guy with dated tastes, and I didn't like it. I would have were it not for a strong sour note ruining it.
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    Re: Question about La Via del Profumo

    So now I've tried Chilum, Grezzo d'eleganza, Hindu Kush, Don Corleone, Feromone pour homme, Tea of the Isles, Milano Café, Sharif and Mecca Balsam. Most of these were disappointing to me. But Sharif...
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    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Timbuktu is one of those fragrances that smells different depending on who is wearing it.
  36. Do associations spoil a fragrance for you

    Some upscale medical buildings use scents in their bathrooms that are not the routine bathrooms scents. They are much better crafted. I was avoiding buying Dia Man at first because it reminded me of...
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    Re: What notes create powder

    So it looks like this can occur in different ways. Probably based on people's experiences with perfumed powders, and the associations people have made.
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    Re: What notes create powder

    Dia Man has a powder feel, and it has



    I assume the powder is in florals.
  39. How do I open the minion bottles from AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo

    I ordered some minion bottles from here: http://profumo.it/perfume/prodotti_mignon.asp. You can see them in the photo at the top of the page. Have any of you bought these? I did, and I can't figure...
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    What notes create powder

    Natural talc has no fragrance to speak of, so the idea of something smelling like powder must be an association people have with perfumed dusting powder. In the U.S. I'm going to guess it's primarily...
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    Re: Fragrance ratings by a visitor

    With Himalaya, I'm still not sure about it. Sometimes I have it on and later in the development a wiff comes up and it smells like "yuch." Something too heavy. Thing is, I had a sizable sample...
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    Re: Fragrance ratings by a visitor

    I wasn't asking my visitor for guidance; I just find other people's opinions interesting.
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    Fragrance ratings by a visitor

    It's rare for visitors to give me feedback on my fragrances that seems candid. But recently I did from a 29 year old woman who seemed very interested in offering her opinion. She took all my active...
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    Dia Man is now on my shelf at home, and listed in my wardrobe.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    I got a hat to wear with Virgin Island Water

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    Re: Question about La Via del Profumo

    I guess I should have also posted my tentative to-sample list. On the list are Chilum, Grezzo, Hindu Kush, Palermo Don Corleone, and Tea of the Isles. Are any of these as deep as Mecca Balsam.
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    Question about La Via del Profumo

    A friend gave me a bottle of Mecca Balsam. It's an impressive fragrance. Not a fragrance for wimps. But too deep for me these days. Perhaps because I'm not in robust health, and so I go for less...
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    Virgin Island Water is now the fragrance I wear most often. There are some days when I get that cloying feel, but most of the time not. And today it is wearing very well.
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    I have a sample now of the EDC and I'm not sure I need the EDP. But I have samples for both so I'll just keep testing.
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    I gotta be careful. I was about to push the button for final purchase and noticed it was the EDT, not EDP. I have a sample of both, so maybe I need to be very sure here.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    I put it on yesterday and it had that same cheap smell as before. I wonder if it changes according to my skin.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Amouage Dia Man EDP
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    Re: Orientalissimo / Attar Maulana

    Here's some information.

    http://www.profumo.it/natural-perfume/Attar-Maulana/pid/178

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26134412.html

    His other fragrances are discussed here regularly.
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    Orientalissimo / Attar Maulana

    Have any of you tried Orientalissimo / Attar Maulana?
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    I never shopped at fragrance.net. And I guess I never paid attention to posts about where to shop. But I see now it's a place that members like.
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    I just called Parfumsraffy to ask about a reformulation. He said the only one he knows of happened 5 years ago when they went from EDT to EDP. If anyone knows of another one, please let me know.
  57. Re: Thoughts on Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo?

    I just went and checked how it smells again, but paying more attention. I usually don't try to pick out notes, but this time I did. And I realized that what I associate as the dusty and smoky feel...
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    Someone just told me the that Amouage recently changed the formulation. So I'm not feeling as sure about buying. The last sample I bought was in March of this year, but it might be old stock, or new....
  59. Re: Thoughts on Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo?

    It is like standing outside a fragrance shop in a small village on the road to Mecca, where a mix of fragrances from the shop mix with the dust of the road and smoke from a nearby source.
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    Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    Dia Man is quite a financial reach for me, but I'm thinking of taking the plunge. Any suggestions were to buy.
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    Creed Virgin Island Water

    I bought Creed Virgin Island Water without trying the sample many times. After wearing it a couple times I got very tired of it. It smelled simple and cheap. Tried a few more time later with same...
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    Re: Back on track

    Just please don't get vBulletin 5. It is the biggest forum disaster on the market now.
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    Re: unforgivable black

    You folks made me nervous, so I bought another bottle.

    As usual, the bottle is a tester instead of the one pictured. I got if from a vendor on Rakuten. Looks like the price went up $20 since I...
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    Back on track

    Because I posted some strong negative feedback before, I thought i would just add this. The forum is performing so well I've contacted basenotes friends and encouraged them to give basenotes a try...
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    Xocoatl by Fueguia 1833

    Nobody has reviewed this. I've got it on now. Lucky Scent says the notes are vanilla, rum, and cocoa. Either I got the wrong sample or my nose is broken. I don't smell that. It smells like fragrant...
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    Re: unforgivable black

    Which Tommy Bahama is this supposed to be close to?
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    Re: unforgivable black

    I got it, I like it, I'm wondering why it was discontinued.
  68. Thread: Illuminum

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    Re: Illuminum

    Jergens lotion original has a cherry almond smell. I hope these other fragrances do better than that.
  69. Re: This man wears Kouros to work everyday, so I stopped wearing Kouros

    I sampled Kouros several times and still don't know what is smells like. After the initial top note blast has faded, it goes through at least 5 changes as middle notes. I don't remember the end now...
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    What is closest to Dia Man

    Which fragrance is most like Amouage Dia Man?
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    Re: A note on page loading times

    I'm using Opera and the hesitation right before load is more than I'm used to with forums in general, even large ones. But once it pops on the screen it's all there. This is much better than my...
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    Re: Let's try some Amouage...

    Dia man is a fragrance that grew on me. The first few times I sampled Dia it reminded me of air freshener I've smelled in the bathrooms of commercial establishments. This ruined it for me. I gave the...
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    Re: Update (2nd Nov)

    I think that if this slow transition turns out to be too problematic, you could shut down the site for a few days and just convert it. It might actually be less stress that way. Although, I would be...
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    Re: Shipping Perfume

    It looks like FedEx will ship perfume. I just don't know how far they ship it. They provide a phone number you can call.
  75. Re: Why all the hate for Unforgivable by Sean John?

    I like this fragrance. My first successful blind buy. I also just ordered a sample of Creed MI to compare. If it turns out to be a ripoff, I guess that would explain why it's called unforgivable.:) ...
  76. Re: Fragrances that you have a change of heart with

    I am having a general change of heart. Up until now, my tastes center around spicy fragrances from a couple decades ago. One example is Creed Bois du Portugal. This is not what I would call a subtle...
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    creedboutique.com and samples?

    I could have sworn I bought a bunch of samples from creedboutique.com. I also remember a section there just for samples, with several sample sets and descriptions. So either they discontinued this,...
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    Chocolate/Incense fragrance

    Anyone know of a fragrance that is primarily chocolate and incense?
  79. Re: USPS' Perfume Crackdown March 1; No Air/Priority Shipments

    I don't have the link, but I read on an ebay forum that it's possible to ship overseas by boat. This avoids the whole "air flight" thing. I just don't have any details on how to do this, or where it...
  80. Re: USPS' Perfume Crackdown March 1; No Air/Priority Shipments

    I'm not sure, but it looks like perfume low hazard, but you can mail it in small quantities if it is packaged, labled, and shipped correctly.

    http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52apxa.htm
  81. Re: USPS' Perfume Crackdown March 1; No Air/Priority Shipments

    Two days ago I read on the USPS website about how to mail perfume domestically, including special labeling. Now when I look up how to mail perfume, it simply says I cannot mail it. No mention of...
  82. Re: Why all the hate for Unforgivable by Sean John?

    Which scent category would this fall into (ex. spice, oriental, aquatic, etc.).
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    I think pulse points are over-rated

    It's almost a mantra of the perfume industry that applying to pulse points is the way to go. Supposedly the heat of your blood makes evaporate faster. And this assumes one wants to increase silage....
  84. Thread: My top three

    by Andrew_B.
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    My top three

    My top three right now are:

    1. Bois du Portugal by Creed (1987)
    2. Guess Men (original) (1991)
    3. Romeo Gigli (1991)

    I think these are all classified as spice. I also just noticed they are...
  85. Re: best deodorant stick that is NOT anti-perspirant :)

    Maybe I'm a little off topic here. I was using the mineral salt powder and it worked amazingly well. The place I bought from discontinued carrying it, and I worried they had heard something bad about...
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    Chaz for Men - 6 Cigares

    I just received a gift in a big blue and gold box. The box says "Chaz for Men" on the front and "6 Cigares" on the back. That's Cigares, not cigars. Inside the box are 6 long plastic tubular spray...
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    Blind buy success rate

    Anyone here do a lot of blind buys. And if so, what was your success rate?
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    Re: Blue Sugar!!!

    For me it started out like coffee. Then moved to a coffee and burnt sugar. Then it settled into a general gourmand smell but without any one note standing out. Once it settles in, it's not bad. I'll...
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    Young scent for old man

    What would be a good young scent for an old man to wear, without him appearing to be wearing a scent that is too young for him?
  90. Re: The perfume I have been wearing for 15 years has discontinued :(

    I've purchased three bottles of a fav discontinued frag from ebay. Two were good, one was a dud. So I discarded the dud. You might want to get a couple bottles that way, and keep them on hand as you...
  91. Re: Ack! Can't stand husband's Irish Spring! Help me find a solution?

    I don't know how old your husband is, but Irish Spring came out when I was young. So maybe he would also like a different soap of similar vintage. Try Dial Gold. Make sure it's the gold, not the...
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    Re: What's the ultimate Alpha Male scent?

    Someone should create a men's fragrance called "Alpha."

    Remember, you heard the idea here first. :)
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    Re: I found the holy grail of shave creams

    Just an update here. I still think this stuff works like magic. But I no longer try to put on a thin a layer (per instructions). I put on an ample amount. OTOH, I don't shave every day. So maybe...
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    Re: Not receving email notification

    Thanks. I just got an email notification for your message here, and another for the PM. So it's working for me now. I don't know what Grant did to fix it, or if it somehow got better by itself.
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    Re: Not receving email notification

    I just received am email notice for this thread. So, at least, that works. I don't know about PM. But if someone would send me a PM, I could see about that.
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    Room Ramblings

    I have some Spring Rain potpourri in a plastic bag and a bottle of Spring Rain oil. I keep them inside a metal tin. Over time the scent really builds up inside this tin, so when I want some scent in...
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    Re: I found the holy grail of shave creams

    Interesting. I might try it. But I have to say that if any of it is lather-like or foam-like it won't be good enough. What I'm using now puts down a slippery layer of something that actually works...
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    Re: I found the holy grail of shave creams

    too bad there is no way to by a sample set of all the top shaving creams.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    I think this bottle looks pretty bad. http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120258.html
  100. Thread: Chat Room

    by Andrew_B.
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    Re: Chat Room

    I get a gray info bar where you explain who can use chat, and there's nothing below it. I'm using Opera. But I've used addonchat from within Opera before. So this is odd.

    BTW, there is a totally...
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