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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.
  12. 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....
  14. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  30. 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.:) ...
  31. 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?
  34. 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...
  35. 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
  36. 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...
  37. 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....
  39. 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...
  40. 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?
  45. 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...
  46. 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
  55. 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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    Re: Warm, sensual, comforting, spice, masculine

    Thanks for all the suggestions. It will take awhile, but I'm going to try to read reviews for the ones I have not already tried.
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    Not receving email notification

    I'm not receving email notification of PMs or subscriptions. I've checked my email address, junk mail box, and vBulletin settings. The last newsletter I received was Sept. of 2010.
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    Warm, sensual, comforting, spice, masculine

    The title says "Warm, sensual, comforting, spice, masculine." Which fragrance(s) do you think best fit this description?
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    I found the holy grail of shave creams

    This is it: Avalon Organics - Cream Shave Moisturizing Aloe Unscented. I put so little on it's hardly visible. It is so slippery it felt like super oil, and probably hard to wash off my hand. But it...
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    Re: The best Brut?

    Thanks. I was reading the other threads but got confused.
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    The best Brut?

    Is there more than one formulation of Brut, and if so, which do you recommend? Also, is it available as spray.

    BTW, the reason I ask is I have three different "brews" of Old Spice and they are not...
  62. Thread: Clove

    by Andrew_B.
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    Re: Clove

    The biggest blast of clove in my experience is Clubman Bay Rum. Problem is, it's a fragrance that doesn't last long.

    The biggest reminder of Christmas for me is Pierre Cardin Men's Musk Cologne....
  63. Re: La Via del Profumo Mecca Balsam--Sampling Group Discussion

    I need to compare this with other scents. I have tried other frags with similar incense combination of woods and resins. Some of them make me feel like I'm standing in shop in the middle east. This...
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    Most Successful Men's Fragrance?

    As far as I know, Chanel No 5 is the most successful women's fragrance because it has been a top seller for many years. I wonder if there is a fragrance that qualifies as the most successful men's...
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    Re: Happy with my collection

    Sounds like a fun quest, don't tempt me. :-)
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    Your favorite spicy fragrance

    What are your favorite spicy fragrances? The spicier the better.
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    Re: How would you classify Old Spice?

    I have the P&G Old Spice. Because it starts out smelling like bay rum and transitions to vanilla, I'd call it a spicy oriental.
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    Re: Happy with my collection

    I think my earlier quest for the perfect fragrance might have caused me to pass on some fragrances I might have enjoyed now. And with my new attitude, maybe I would buy them. But I'm not going to...
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    Re: Happy with my collection

    One thing that helped is I gave up on finding a perfect fragrance.
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    Happy with my collection

    I think I am finally happy with my collection. Not that I don't think it's weak in summer scents. But I am finally happy. Here's what happened. For a long time I was hemming and hawing about whether...
  71. Re: Love the smell of Creed Bois du Portugal but..

    I recently bought a bottle. I love it.
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    Which Bubble Bath or other Bath Product

    I know someone who uses Lauren by Ralph Lauren (1978). Any ideas for a bubble bath or maybe even soap for a women who likes this fragrance. It is the only fragrance she wears.
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    Penhaligon's Lavendula

    Any of you guys wear Penhaligon's Lavendula.
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    Re: Similar to Creed Bois du Portugal?

    Hmmm. I wonder what will happen if I buy it. I have a sample here, and I've been going by that.
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    Similar to Creed Bois du Portugal?

    A couple of questions.

    What fragrances do you think are most similar to Creed Bois du Portugal?

    In which fragrance category would you put Creed Bois du Portugal?
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    Re: Does anyone use the CHAT room?

    I don't even see the chat room anymore. It used to be under the Community menu.
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    Re: Remembering Fragrance Experience

    Unfortunatly, a password is needed to see it. But doing it online via Google is an idea I had not thought of.

    Yes, that's what I like about it. I can go back and see my experience.

    I estimate...
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    Remembering Fragrance Experience

    I don't know about you, but I can't remember everything I've tested. Nor can I remember what it smelled like. In fact, I just stumbled onto a thread I was in a couple years ago, and I was commenting...
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    Re: Los Angeles County

    There are two listed in the first message for Sherman Oaks.

    Also, there's a store in Studio City that is on Ventura Place (not Ventura Blvd.). Ventura Place is only a block long, so if you are...
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    Re: How many backup bottles?

    No special deals. I already have more than two bottles of discontinued Guess Men 1991 in good shape, and I'm wondering whether I should be on the look out for more.
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    Re: How many backup bottles?

    This is the question I'm wrestling with right now.
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    How many backup bottles?

    How many backup bottles do you keep:

    For a favorite fragrance?

    For a discontinued favorite?
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    I'm sure lots of us do this. Lots of us go nuts. :)

    The thing to ask is how it's affecting you. Are you starting to feel overwhelmed? Does dealing with the quantity feel stressful or negative in...
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    Re: Does anyone use the CHAT room?

    The way the chat room used to work a few years ago is someone would enter the chat room, then they would also post on the board saying they are in the chat room. Usually some other people would pop...
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    Re: Can't post in Men's Frag Section

    Thanks Matthew. For several hours it was doing that, but I just tried again and my message went up. The odd thing is that during the time I could not post, other people were posting. But then again,...
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    Vintage Frag w/ Strange Odor

    A couple years ago I bought some vintage Guess Men 1991. Because I already have some, I stashed it away for awhile. But I recently tried it, and it and the opening has a bad industrial chemical...
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    Can't post in Men's Frag Section

    I've tried posting a new thread several times in the men's frag sections and get this: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in...
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    Re: Home Fragrance for Dummies

    I have some oil base fragrances. I wonder if that would be bad to heat up.
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    Home Fragrance for Dummies

    What are some of the best ways to use one of my personal fragrances to scent the room. Someone told me to put some on a light bulb, but I actually don't use light bulbs in my living room.
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    Re: Barneys - tragically wasted resources

    I had a great time at Barneys in Beverly Hills. There was a rep from L'Artisan Parfumeur who helped me sort through their line, and I actually found one I thought I might like. So he created a sample...
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    Re: Is Jaipur Homme EDP discontinued?

    Where did you get your 1.7?
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    Re: Is Jaipur Homme EDP discontinued?

    Okay, I looked a little more and found one. But lot's of places are out of it. And in light of what people are reporting about the Boucheron webpage, it is probably discontinued.
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    Is Jaipur Homme EDP discontinued?

    I see places selling Jaipur Homme EDT, but it looks like the EDP is out of stock every place. Is the EDP discontinued?
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    Re: Fragrance in Los Angeles

    Hi KiatBkk,

    I'm not the best person to answer your question, but I'll try to help. Someone already mentioned Scent Bar and their website at luckyscent.com. If you read this whole thread, you will...
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    Re: Today I bought >>>>> JULY 2009

    Penghaligon's Castile Eau de Toilette Spray - 50ml. It is selling for $40 (half price) on the Penhaligon's web site. Plus I had to pay tax and shipping. Total was $55.90.
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    Re: Los Angeles County

    Hi Adonis. There used to be (and maybe still is) a perfume place across the North parking lot from Farmer Market.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>> May 2009

    Penhaligon's Scent Library Set. I didn't think I was going to buy any more samples, but I could not resist.
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    Re: best shave cream

    On a whim, I bought some Avalon Organics Aloe-Unscented shave cream online. It is so much better than anything else I've tried, I could not believe it. I'd put it in a class above all other products...
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    Re: Bottle with dabber?

    Yes. I have noticed this with many fragrances. But I never understood "why." Now I think it is because spraying areates the liquid, which changes the way the notes play.
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    Re: Bottle with dabber?

    Guess Men (original 1991). I think it makes a big difference. And I noticed something the other day. When I spray, I get an initial stronger rush of alchohol coming up. Maybe this affects subsequent...
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