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    Re: Online Shopping from Canada

    1001fragrances.ca has nothing I want in stock. I suppose they would be fine, otherwise. Thanks all the same.
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    Thank you for the recommendations, Dorje.

    DSH looks very promising; I will inquire further with them about their shipping policies. As for Agaraura, I have not tried any ouds yet, but I am willing...
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    I just tried Speick soap an hour ago; that is definitely an instant favourite. Unfortunately, it is incredibly expensive.

    I've seen the Crabtree & Evelyn Vetiver Juniperberry soap in stores, but I...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    Glad to see I ruffled your feathers, David.

    Feel free to bash me all you like; thanks to your superior attitude, I have no respect for your opinions.

    Where did I champion all things that are...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    I think that nothing should go unquestioned... It's good that we occasionally raise our heads from aesthetic judgments about this perfume or that perfume to muse about the consequences of our...
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    Re: Health concerns regarding fragrance.

    Not long ago, I had some health issues and I purged most processed foods from my diet. I started to consume whole foods almost exclusively, and I opted for organics wherever possible.

    At the same...
  7. Re: Having difficulty finding a predominant cured tobacco note.

    Winterbourne,

    I want exactly the same thing as you. I looked at all of those same reviews, and I had the same reservations based upon what I read. There is nothing so far that I have read about...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I like the smell of tea and some of the other associated notes in GPHII, but for some reason I am not very eager to try it. Perhaps because it is lighter and greener? (I definitely wouldn't blind buy...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    My bad. I was thinking of Gucci by GPH. Sorry, I should be more careful with throwing names around! I was way off the mark on that one. There was definitely no ginger... (I should probably try it...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I tried Envy the other day; it didn't really speak to me. (I also saw Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood, though there were no testers available.)

    I am eagerly anticipating my GPH sample in the mail......
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    Re: Tom Ford Availability

    Thanks everybody, I'm going to take a look at all of my options. I look forward to eventually trying these scents, whether or not I actually spring for a retail bottle.
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    Re: Tom Ford Availability

    In other words, I can forget about ever owning a retail bottle. lol

    For my purposes, those places you've mentioned are as inaccessible as the moon. It's too bad.
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    Re: Tom Ford Availability

    Vinramani, Holt Renfrew doesn't appear to do online shopping so they're out. (My province doesn't have a store. Or any high end retailers.) I figured that the USPS ban on alcohol would eliminate the...
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    Re: Tom Ford Availability

    Thanks Hobbes. I don't know if they are viable options for me though, I will have to check tomorrow...

    If I was ever going to buy one of these high priced fragrances I'd have to make sure I...
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    Re: Anyone here use just one spray?

    For the most part, I prefer one spray for casual wear.

    Two sprays means that I am going out, and more willing to be noticed...

    I do not like my cologne to have an overwhelming presence.

    I...
  16. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    I am new here, but this sounds like unnecessary tampering to me.

    I'm personally not interested in feminine fragrances, or in learning about the effect of unisex fragrances on women...

    Call me...
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    Tom Ford Availability

    So, I have previously vowed to stay away from niche fragrances (even as late as this afternoon) but I was thinking about getting some tiny decants from The Perfumed Court - so I figure what the...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I'll definitely take you up on this advice. Thanks!

    Honestly, I don't find much love for most fragrances until they dry down. Sometimes freshly sprayed cologne is just too cloying and tends to...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    From all accounts I've come across, Candide, it is discontinued...

    That would explain why supplies are dwindling across the board.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I bought a 2ml sample vial yesterday from Fragrancex. I decided to play it safe and risk that there will be a bottle of Gucci PH around in a few weeks...

    Personally, I am not intimidated by the...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    Yes, that is another factor. The prices are always changing on that site.

    The thing is, though, that I am not rich and I don't want to sorely regret any purchases. Since Gucci PH is available in a...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I live in a sparsely populated part of Canada, so unfortunately Sephora/Amazon/eBay/other retailers are not an option for me.

    That contributes to the "urgency" of a purchase really, because...
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    Gucci Pour Homme - Bad blind buy?

    I really want to purchase Gucci Pour Homme (2003) - I am attracted to the cedary incense descriptions and the countless favourable reviews I've read. Unfortunately, I have never tried it before and I...
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    I wear Old Spice quite frequently, both the Shulton and P&G formulas.

    I also really love Aubrey Organics Spice Island aftershave (which doesn't technically count) as it is a great bay rum-vetiver...
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    Re: YSL M7 and M7 oud

    Not to completely derail the discussion, but is the reformulation a better choice than the Oud Absolu? (My guess is yes)

    The reason I ask is that i'm unlikely to find an original bottle for a...
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    Re: Spicy Oriental

    Longevity is so poor with Old Spice, though... I suppose you could just continuously reapply it.
  27. Re: If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    Buzzlepuff,

    I see the similarities but I concur with some of the other posters - they are different enough that one can have opposing opinions about them.

    Rive Gauche PH is more mature and more...
  28. Re: If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    Thanks Tappio, I am quite happy...

    First impression: 9/10

    This is definitely a keeper. For $28 tax in, I got 125 ml - Fragrancex lists it for $45! (Old Spice is $17 around here!) I am hoping to...
  29. Re: If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    It's final... I'm going to purchase a bottle today! I didn't realize that that price was a very good one.

    If I really like it, I will buy another bottle later this week...

    I was especially not...
  30. Re: If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    I am new to the fragrance game, but I have read about the role lavender plays in the fougere style. Unfortunately, I have not sampled too many fougeres, so I am not good at determining the level of...
  31. Re: If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    Softer, darker, more anise, with a noticeable shaving cream scent - all of those things sound great to me. I think I am soon going to blind buy the Rive Gauche PH...

    I just had to pick up a parcel...
  32. If I am not a fan of Azzaro, is Rive Gauche out of the question?

    I sampled some Azzaro PH at a drugstore the other day and I was not exactly enthralled by it. It definitely clashed somewhat with my preconceived notions of what it would smell like.

    For one, I...
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    Re: Fragrancenet ordering (Canada)

    Oupavoc,

    Which one do you prefer? Fragrancenet or Fragrancex?

    I want to order Havana and perhaps a couple little samples for my first order, just to check it out...
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    Re: Fragrancenet ordering (Canada)

    double post
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    Re: Fragrancenet ordering (Canada)

    Ok, I am glad that is cleared up. It must have been a misunderstanding on my part...

    sibley, do you have any problems with your orders regarding seizures by customs or duties being charged? And...
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    Does anyone have success with eBay?

    I know there are numerous discussions on the topic, but I would like to ask a specific question...

    Do any Canadians have success stories when buying fragrances on eBay? Are all of the seizures by...
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    Re: Has anyone shopped at 1001fragrances.ca?

    It is too bad that they seem to be "out of stock" or simply don't list most of the fragrances I am interested in...

    I don't even care about the price as much as the lack of availability!

    - - -...
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    Re: Fragrancenet ordering (Canada)

    I read in another thread that the only way to order from Fragrancenet in Canada is a bank transfer?

    That is a really unfortunate practice. I don't know if I'd be comfortable with that...

    Man,...
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    Re: essentialmall.ca question?

    No experiences out there with essentialmall.ca?

    It kind of just looks like an American vendor with a Canadian web address... There's no indication of its location anywhere...
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    Re: Online Shopping from Canada

    Can anyone provide an updated summary of the viable online shopping options for Canada?

    I am guessing that some of the material in this thread is not current...
  41. Re: Can a young man pull off Havana? Recommendations/advice for a newcomer?

    I'm definitely going to get Dominica and the Ogallala sampler pack in the near future; I'll also get St. Johns if I can find a source... (Though I love cloves, there is something offputting to me...
  42. Re: Can a young man pull off Havana? Recommendations/advice for a newcomer?

    I feel very confident about Havana, now... I look forward to purchasing it soon! I will provide some follow up when I actually get my hands on a bottle.

    I may be getting the original Aramis first,...
  43. Re: Can a young man pull off Havana? Recommendations/advice for a newcomer?

    Heperd, I'm sorry - I know I am being really vague but I simply do not know much at all about fragrances. (I live in a small city where there are few places to test or even buy products for men.) As...
  44. Thread: Deodorant

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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    Never heard of it... Maybe some local blend of essential oils? Or was it a mainstream commercial product?

    I find if I spray more of the Aubrey stuff to ensure total "coverage" of the underams, I...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I look forward to making a little hobby out of it... I know that in the long run, it will be a worthwhile investment.
  46. Re: Can a young man pull off Havana? Recommendations/advice for a newcomer?

    Thank you all for the comments...

    Candide, a strong yet "discreet aura" is what I'm after, if that is not a contradiction in terms. I do not want people to be completely bowled over by my...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Thanks a million, Jon. Cheers!

    Another parallel between both worlds that is new to me is the controversy surrounding reformulation - I was oblivious to that notion in perfumery until a number of...
  48. Can a young man pull off Havana? Recommendations/advice for a newcomer?

    As I am almost completely new to the world of scent, I was wondering if anybody can be of assistance to me...

    I am a 24 year old Canadian man, but I don't want my relative youth to define me,...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    My hair is very short and I stopped using shampoo for a long period of time. Perhaps a year, I didn't really keep track...

    I had dandruff problems, and whilst it didn't go away entirely, I felt my...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hello everyone,

    I know little to nothing about fragrance but I have been very interested by the world of scent, lately.
    Two things have drawn me closer to the resources found on Basenotes, in...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I always used Mach 3 and Gillette gel, and I hated the shaving experience.

    After I got sick of buying $20 pack of blades that lasted kissing time, I bought an electric beard trimmer and cultivated...
  52. Thread: Deodorant

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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    I always used Gillette antiperspirants, but I recently switched over to Tom's of Maine deodorant to get away from the constant aluminum exposure. (That and I found that they stopped being effective.)...
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    Re: What kind of soap do you use?

    I also use Dr. Bronner's Peppermint. Next, I'm going to try the Eucalyptus version.
    These castile soaps totally satisfy my shower/handwashing needs; I consider myself a Dr. Bronner's convert for...
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