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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus hands down.. seriously.
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    Re: No love for Cartier Roadster?

    who REALLY makes this? do they (Cartier?).. I like their stuff as well, and it's not all that expensive, considering the huge bottle it comes in.. I just wonder if they make it themselves.. I am...
  3. Re: Is Olivier Creed really a pro level golfer, mount everest climber and world champion sailor?

    I had read this guy was the stunt double for Ron Jeremy as well.. just an fyi.. Ron was late to a set.. and this guy was onsite.. so they filmed the scenes with Olivier.. then later, they edited in...
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    Re: Bleu, I owe an apology to you

    I think this fragrance is amazing... it smells a lot like other things, but stays consistent.. it's well-crafted and I predict will be a topseller of Chanel's for many years to come.
  5. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water Millesime and Guerlain L'Instant Homme EDT are the only 2 fragrances I

    I think it's refreshing to hear from someone who does not have a boatload of frags.. I have too many.. they go bad after a while.. and you can't smell the differences from one to the next after some...
  6. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    I would take the top 5 frags liked by Basenoters.. and avoid them.. not kidding.
  7. Thread: Fake Creed

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    Poll: Re: Got the Fake Creed Millesime Imperial that I ordered.

    this is among the most interesting discussions on basenotes.. and oddly, maybe I don't check this site enough.. but I don't see enough of these discussions. Maybe basenotes should have a...
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    how are these awards not bought and paid for?...

    how are these awards not bought and paid for? Bath and Body works??? seriously?
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    Re: New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 Utter disappointment

    what is funny about new haarlem... the few places I have seen selling Bond NO. 9 NEVER have this in stock.. it's because they cannot keep it in stock.. since I own a small bottle of A*gel.. I can't...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver 4.2 OZ for $29...Good Deal?

    this is a steal.. amazing fragrance.. you can wear this anytime, anywhere.. and will get compliments.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    good question.. I think so, yes.. It was Tabarome (not Vintage, but the newer/reissue).. it did not at all smell like Tabarome. I had a bottle of (new) Tabarome a few years back and it exploded...
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    I think everyone, including me, is a bit paranoid regarding Creed's authenticity.. I have seen Creed at markets.. in the States.. outdoor markets for $25 per bottle.. it seems they are couterfeited...
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    Re: Need some advice..

    How about Bond NO. 9' Eau De NY? That's a fresh summer scent, for me.. or even BRooklyn. If they sell that @ Saks.. also, I think.. I think they have testers for under $100.. if they have any, I mean.
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    Re: Need some advice..

    Honestly, Creed's Silver Mountain Water would suffice.... I find Guerlain's Homme Intense to smell similar to M7.. maybe I got the wrong/a bad sample from Perfumed Court..
  15. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    in answer to the original question.. "of course.." we'd not likely have heard of this scent were it not by Creed.. I have said this before.. in my humble opinion.. if bond no. 9 came out with this...
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    Re: Soapy scent with great projection?

    Which SMN? Their signature frag?
  17. Re: My love for Chanel Egoiste has grew more and more each day I wear it....

    it's classic, classy, and modern.. it's amazing..
  18. Re: Thought I Had my Wedding Day Frag..... BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!

    Bois du Portugal from Creed.. done!
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    Re: Bond No.9 Blind Buy recommendations?

    I love this line.. and most of their stuff.. what are you wanting?

    1) for formal occassions.. blind buying H O T Always is great. loads of compliments on this.. but it's formal.

    2) for...
  20. Re: Independent exploration of fragrances - how much do you rely on BN?

    BN has helped me.. but I generally use makeupalley.com for frag research.. it has sorting, etc.. better searching, etc.. I love this site's forum.. but I love makeupalley.com's review sections..
    ...
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    Re: Neroli Sauvage last long?

    I own it and it lasts 5+ hours.. I would not listen to all the reviews.. two sprays.. 5 hours.. sometimes longer.. always get compliments on it as well.
  22. Re: Santa Maria Novella Fragrances / SMN Fragrances For Men

    I wear/wore Melograno.. and loved it.. I found it unisex.. I own Nostalgia, Potpourri, and Muschio.. they are all wearable for men.. I have rediscovered Peau de espana.. amazing company/house.. I...
  23. Re: Name a Personal Gem that never gets mentioned here.

    Floris Santal.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water. Is it still worth it?

    not really.. I'd opt for Aventus.. but even that doesn't smell good.
  25. Re: Step Closer to my Wedding Day Scent! And Needs opinion/help

    for Bond No. 9.. their formal frags are Wall Street.. among others.. but I'd recommend Eau de NY.. it's easy.. soapy, dressy, not cloying.

    overall, though, I'd recommend Bois Du Portgual from...
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    Re: Fragrances inducing headache

    seriously.. Kouros gave me a headache when I wore it..
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    Re: What is your current TOP FIVE???

    1. Chanel Antaneus.. why? no idea.. the more I wear this, the more I love it.
    2. Creed Silver mountain Water.. anywhere, anytime, anyplace.. this is amazing stuff.. always has been.. lasts forever...
  28. Re: Creed Aventus has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever smelled

    I got a sample of this.. plain and simple.. it's okay.. were it not by Creed.. and say.. by Bond No. 9.. it would be scandalous and people on this site would be bashing it left, right, front, and...
  29. who decides which frags are selected? Bath and...

    who decides which frags are selected? Bath and Body Works?? right..
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    Re: Your must haves

    I don't think there's a right answer.. my opinion is.. the more crap you have, the worse off you are.. I have a decent collection, but there are not enough days in the year to wear it all.. so it...
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    Re: Angels of Florence by Santa Maria Novella

    I can say this is pure class in a bottle.. it's by far the best woman's frag I have smelled.. it's subtle, but apparent at the same time. it's amazing..
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    Re: Best Tobacco Fragrance

    santa maria novella's Acqua Di Cuba is my fav.
  33. Re: I think I know why Chanel Egoiste is no longer available at department stores in the U.S.

    I have seen Egoiste all over the East Coast.. not kidding... where I see Platinum Egoiste.. I see Egoiste.. I am even seeing Pour monsieuer.. (forgive the spelling) at many places. I love both...
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    I disagree.. but that is ok.. I find Creed and others to be overrated.. yet, I still love them.. here's why I disagree.. when I wear Bond No. 9's stuff.. I get loads of compliments.. that rarely...
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    I own HOT Always, Brooklyn and Eau de New York. Of these 3, easily the best for men is Eau De New York.. check my review if you wish to know why.. I have not smelled a Bond No.9 I dislike, though....
  36. Re: Bond No. 9--do they change their bottles ever?

    my tester is white, with reddish polka dots.. based on the description.. I got the right stuff. I love this place's stuff.. it's just confusing buying their stuff online. to me.
  37. Re: Bond No. 9--do they change their bottles ever?

    I called the story.. the lady says the larger bottle, this time, was clear.. so who knows.. I just grabbed a tester of the stuff. I love Bond stuff.. I just wish they would get more consistent.. and...
  38. Re: Bond No. 9--do they change their bottles ever?

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/bond-no-9-eau-de-new-york-fragrance/bond-no-9/mens-fragrances/mf/en_US/20013
    maybe this was it.. I think so. why all the bottle changes, etc.. I predict this company will...
  39. Bond No. 9--do they change their bottles ever?

    I was @ a store in Charleston, SC.. on King St.. they have only Bond No.9s.. but they have "all of them" for testing. I tried what a lady said was Eau de New York and I loved it.. but.. the bottle...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    totally true.. if we had loads of guys wearing Montale, etc.. I firmly believe we'd have Montale at the top of the list.. or Santa Maria novella.. my top compliment getter lately has been any of the...
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    Re: do i need m7 in my life?

    if you happen to be in a band.. and play live a lot.. I think M7 is the scent to wear.. from what I have seen, it never fails to get compliments from women (and men) in the crowds.. or offstage in...
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    Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    I have received compliments everytime I have worn this.. amazing stuff.. that's just me. nothing else smells like it.. I get sand, etc.. it lasts forever.
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    Re: SoTD: Friday, April 15, 2011

    mine is DSquared Rocky Mountain Wood.. smells like paint thinner and ink correction (actually, it's a Comes de Garcon ripoff) but I like it in any case.
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    Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    this among the very few frags (and I have have LOADS of them) that has gotten compliments from women.. I kid not. Now, I don't own a bottle, but bought a small sample from perfumed court.. it smells...
  45. Thread: Leather Scents

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    Re: Leather Scents

    correction: I bought a sample of Oud Cuir d'Arabie.. from Montale.. I love it.. but not as much as cuir d iris.. I am thinking Parfumerie Generales is a different kind of company.. might be wrong.....
  46. Thread: Leather Scents

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    Re: Leather Scents

    I bought samples of Cuir d Iris by Parfumerie Generales and Montale's Aoud Leather.. I am astounded at how amazing these are.. the Cuire D Iris smells absolutely amazing.. I love it.. I love anything...
  47. Thread: Leather Scents

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    Re: Leather Scents

    thanks for all comments.. I never cared much for Knize Ten.. I do have a sample of it.. it smells like copier paper/ink.. I am finding, more and more, I don't care for the older scents.. I am wearing...
  48. Thread: Leather Scents

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    Re: Leather Scents

    I actually own Nostalgia.. I like it.. but I get too much Vanilla.. I will try a lot of what is mentioned above.. I recall the Peau de espana.. seriously.. was disgusting... but I find myself wanting...
  49. Thread: Leather Scents

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    Leather Scents

    I used to own Peau de espana.. from Santa Maria novella.. I did not like it.. I find myself wanting to acquire it again.. I am wanting a leather scent of some kind.. the SMN was a tad strong.. but I...
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    I own loads of Creed, Santa MAria Novella.. I prefer Gucci by Gucci above them all.. amazing, but true.
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    Re: Which frag left the largest impression on you

    hi, what is MKK? I have really enjoyed this thread...

    my fav for impressions=
    Creed Neroli Sauvage
    Bond No. 9 Wall Street
    Creed Vintage Tabarome (I cannot tell if I hate this or love this, but...
  52. Re: Which one would you prefer? Himalaya by Creed or Bondīs Wall Street?

    I think Erolfa is better than Wall St.. after reading about lawsuits and litigation threats from the Bond company.. against "mom and pop" companies no less.. I won't buy their products ever.
    ...
  53. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    Here is an update, years later.. I tried the Merkur.. it was good, but not as good as the Mach 3 for me. I did not try it for more than 7 days, though.

    As far as shave creams go, I have switched...
  54. Poll: Re: Where did your Green Irish Tweed come from and is it good?

    I have bought SMW and GIT from scentiments.com. They are real and arrived fresh. I questioned their authenticity prior to buying and the lady who runs the site referred me to both this website and...
  55. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    I checked my Creeds.. I consider scentiments.com to be reputable. Their GIT I bought from them is real.... I am responding to kharisma92's post. I highly recommend scentiments.com, but need to check...
  56. Re: What a fake CREED looks like????!Great Pics.!!GREEN FRICH TWEED,Yes FRICH

    Thanks for this post. It makes me wonder about online stuff. Is scentiments.com reputable? I hope so, because that has been where I've been buying my Creeds from.. that and perfumedcourt..I think my...
  57. Re: Tobacco based fragrances...please recommend :)

    Vintage Tabarome.. is one of the few scents I own (decant, of course), that I actually had two women stop me and ask me what it was.. it's been happening more lately because I have worn more of what...
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    Re: Comme de Garcons - comparisons

    No. 2 is a clone, to me, of Guerlain's Vetiver..

    but if you want comparisons to each... I cannot give that.. I only have No. 2.. so perhaps I should not have posted!
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    Re: Which scents go well with a leather jacket?

    Nostalgia, Santa Maria Novella..
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    as mentioned above...
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    Re: best aftershave BALM,alcohol free?

    proraso balm.. also Baxter
  61. Re: Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    Thanks for the comments. If Crystal is simply aluminum... and I will read the ingredients before I get it, there is no point. A few months ago, I had a weird redness on my legs.. then it was on my...
  62. Re: Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    Reminds me of Superman movies.. ha
  63. Re: Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    I checked this out.. it gets rave reviews. Thank for the advice. I am going to get this product. I noticed they have a men's version..
  64. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    Bois du Portugal.
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    Bois might not be boozy, but it is wearable, woodsy, and spicey. I find it's boozy in that you can picture it being worn at a cigar bar,...
  65. Re: Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    nah, not a health concern.. just wanting to find something natural that works.. and it's been tough. Nothing compares to the stuff with aluminum. Thanks, though....
  66. Are there Natural Deodorants that are Effective?

    I have tried Jason's Tea Tree, Tom's of Maine Sandalwood, Nature's Gate Pampelmousse.. I cannot find a natural deodorant as effective as Gillette, Axe, Old Spice.. stuff containing aluminum. Frankly,...
  67. Re: Download mouthwatering Guerlain brochure of their deluxe stuff

    It is sad.. at first, I thought Guerlain was nothing special.. then I realized they are. Why? Because so many fragrances rip off Guerlain's scents. Floris Santal, CDG's stuff, many others..
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    Re: Legit Compliments

    to me, a legit compliment is either body language or a "you smell nice.." comment.
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    Re: SMN Pot Pourri - Update

    One could argue SMN's "lack of hype" is in fact their hype, but I do not believe so. I think they are way overpriced for what you get, same with Creed, but I still think they are among the best as...
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    Re: SMN Pot Pourri - Update

    thank you, Barry.. don't fall for the hype, you know? Buy what you like. A lot of people despise the stuff I love (from bands like Rush to fragrances)..

    Nostalgia, is in my top 5 all-time...
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    Re: SMN Pot Pourri - Update

    Nostalgia has to be worn to be believed.. it's simply astounding.. in a good way.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female compliments?

    Green Irish Tweed is the only time a STRANGER complimented me on a fragrance.

    But I get the most compliments from women I know on Santa Maria novella's MUSK and 212 (which blew me away how fresh...
  73. Re: What to wear to the Nutcracker Gala tonight...

    Bois du Portugal is a gentleman's fragrance to the nth degree. It was made for formal events like you're attending (my opinion).
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella - yowzas!

    you have to wear SMN to understand it, in my opinion. Like Potpourri, for example, changes as the day goes on. That's a fragrance. My opinion is you cannot judge any fragrance upon smelling in a...
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    Re: Arg. Arrogant (French) salespeople.

    I laughed at this.. but for what it's worth, while you are right.. don't let a person working in a frag store make you mad.. just have a laugh about the whole thing {because you are correct).. they...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella - yowzas!

    I wish there were a way to get more SMN locally.. anyway, some great guy on here referred me to perfumedcourt.com..........

    I have ordered Nostalgia in a decant.. and plan on getting more SMN...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella - yowzas!

    Acqua di Cuba smells like cigar smoke and vetiver, with flowers intertwined. I don't care for the scent much, but it's simply my taste. The scent is 100% class, wellmade, and lasts forever. It's...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri?

    I hope so.. just an fyi some people hate it.. but I sincerely can tell you no one has stated they "hate it" when I wear it.. I even have worn it to a US movie theater.

    Also, when I was in Europe...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri?

    and I do not think this is blind buy.. but the story above about "giving the bottle away.." I paid $80 USD for my bottle, and have not at all regretted it. I bought it blind also. At first I was not...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri?

    "This does not appeal to everyone, but you must give this scent TIME. It changes throughout the day and becomes less like potpourri and more like incense mixed with some spice. It really is like...
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    Re: Your Current Holy Grails and Why?

    SMN's Potpourri is my fav and best. Others might not like it, but it's timeless, old, and dynamic. It truly changes throughout the day. And not everyone knows what it is nor likes it (but I do!).
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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    Hi, for what it's worth.. Marvis and SMN are made by same company... like SMN shave cream being Proraso @ 10x the price (nearly).. I would not waste time with Santa's toothpaste as I believe it's...
  83. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    Hmm.. thanks again. I use very hot water.. and when I said I've been living with irritation many years.. since I've moved to Zirh and others, it's much much better. The shave is also closer.. Anthony...
  84. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    I shave daily and have a very bad beard.. I do not at all have a light beard. I have lived with shave irritation for many, many, many years.. and I am jokingly told I get a "10 o'clock AM shadow!"
    ...
  85. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    beau_sillage, thanks. I appreciate when people reply to me.. sincerely.

    I do not ever want to shave in the shower.. I am lucky enough to be able to wash, shampoo, etc.. without irritating my...
  86. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    Oh yes, my hair is so scraggly that I have to 1st shave with an electric, just to trim, and THEN I start shaving with a razor blade.. after I am done, I have NO stubble whatsoever when using an...
  87. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    I am astounded by the above, and thank you so much for posting.. I have never really read a post (although new to researching this for last 6+months) that was so contrary to the DE support group...
  88. Re: Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    I think I meant a Merkur "Progress," sorry.
  89. Has Anyone ever Switch to Cartridge from a DE?

    If anyone has switched to Mach3 or Quatro, or Extreme3 FROM a double - edged razor, I would like to hear of it. I always only read of vice versa..

    I am so very very tempted to buy a Merkur razor,...
  90. Re: What Razor blade lasts longest? I need help..

    Since I had posted, I ordered a pack of Cryo blades, Shick Extreme3.. they are OK thus far. I do notice they last much longer, like 3 days, but are so expensive it's not worth it. Shipping took 1...
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    Re: Best shaving gel (men)

    Thanks so much. I have stuck with various products for some time.. Nancy Boy, Tend, and Zirh. I only try Anthony once a week or so. I have never tried Proraso.

    Because hairs grow quickly, I really...
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    Re: Best shaving gel (men)

    ok. I shaved with Anthony L this morning. As usual, I got the closest shave ever, better than Zirh, Nancy Boy, Taylor even....

    but my skin is red and irritated.

    My question: does getting the...
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    Re: A better hand cream?

    interestingly.. Nutra Plus, and likely many others, has "10% Urea..." whatever it is, it must mean something because it's good.
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    Re: Best shaving gel (men)

    that is good to hear. I used an entire jar of Nancy Boy once.. it's a great product.. I mean really.. none of us can go wrong with any of the above products, like Anthony, etc.. it simply comes down...
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    Re: A better hand cream?

    Here's a new one..

    NutraPlus.. not new, but not mentioned herein.. great great stuff.
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    Re: Best shaving gel (men)

    I am not trying to be mean, but I think, for me, Zirh is better than Taylor and Nancy Boy, both of which I've tried..

    interesting website, though.
  97. Re: What Razor blade lasts longest? I need help..

    Here's my verdict on cyogenically frozen blades..

    they last at least twice as long..

    but they are twice the price..

    so I do not believe they are worth the extra money.. despite lasting...
  98. Re: What is your Favorite formal/classy scent and

    I love Creed regardless, but let's simply say I am suspicious of any company who is gimmicky enough to brag about Jennifer Lopez wearing my stuff.. next thing you know they will making a frag for...
  99. Re: What is your Favorite formal/classy scent and

    I have Acier Aluminum and it's the strangest fragrance ever. I cannot tell if I hate it or love it.. it smells different everytime.

    Why am I skeptical about Creed's celeb list.. I am not sure,...
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    Re: Looking for an after-shave balm...

    I thank you for the compliment. I spent quite some time preparing the Nivea comment. I was unsure of the wording, but after some deliberation, went with it..

    I really, wholeheartedly recommend...
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