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  1. Thread: Shaving soap

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    Re: Shaving soap

    Savile Row 3824 enjoys a solid reputation as a great all around brush. I loves mine.

    Steve
  2. Thread: Shaving soap

    by desmoface
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    Re: Shaving soap

    I also have Arko, it's a very good value that provides a nice shave. Works even better with a good brush.

    Steve
  3. Thread: Shaving soap

    by desmoface
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    Re: Shaving soap

    +1. Tabac is a good place to start.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Desmoface/Shaving%20Stuff/TabacBrush.jpg

    Steve
  4. Thread: Shaving soap

    by desmoface
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    Re: Shaving soap

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Desmoface/Tabac1.jpg &
    http://www.shaving.ie/product_images/s/162/mitchells_wool_fat_shaving_soap_dish__77883_zoom.jpg

    Steve
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    Re: any rive gauche alternatives?

    Hi Ken, thanks, I'll seek samples of those out.

    Steve
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    Re: Anyone have experience with Speick EDT?

    Hi Gmm, thanks for the reply. I have the shave stick and I love the fragrance, which has me looking at the edt. I've hear dthe Edc isn't that great, so I haven't considered that. Thanks for the...
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    Anyone have experience with Speick EDT?

    I love the scent of Speick's Shave stick - If this mimmicks that, I'm in. Anyone have experience with this one?

    http://www.shaving.ie/products/Speick-Eau-de-Toilette.html

    Thanks in advance....
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    Re: any rive gauche alternatives?

    Hmm...it appears Rive Gauche Intense is out of stock everywhere. My search continues.

    Steve
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    Re: any rive gauche alternatives?

    I see Azzaro pour Homme all over around here. I'll have to sample it. Jack, thanks, I didn't know they made an intense version, maybe that's what I'm looking for. I assume it's just a stronger...
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    Re: any rive gauche alternatives?

    Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies. It's not too practical for me to bring it with me to work. I may have a problem with YSL in general as I also have nuit de l'homme and as strong as it is,...
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    any rive gauche alternatives?

    Hello,

    As much as I love Rive Gauche, it just doesn't exhibit very good longevity on me. Can anyone reccomend alternatives that are similar, but may give me better longevity? I'd like to get as...
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    Re: GIT: Eau De Toilette vs Millesime?

    I recently received La Male from Walgreens, they had a great price, and it's legit. Can't confirm that it came from fragrance.net, but I did notice that they had a fragrance listed with a wrong...
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    Re: Truefitt and Hill Grafton (longevity)

    I agree with Johno, a good 6 hours...Grafton is a great frag that I wear regularly.

    Steve
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    Re: Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    9 Sprays? I'm a newbie to Frag's, but is that excessive? Maybe that's my problem...I did one spray on each forearm.

    Steve
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    Re: Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    Definitely poor longevity. I took a shower, sprayed it on the underneath of both forearms, not just the writsts...It's been about two hours and it's all but gone. Maybe I got a bum bottle? All I...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    This about mirrors my experience. Still, one of the best frag's in my arsenal.

    Steve
  17. Poll: Re: Looking to try a fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent

    I know this thread is dusty, but this is a fantastic description of Rive Gauche. Great stuff.

    Steve
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    Re: Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    I may give this a try. Maybe spraying in one concentrated area will give it more longevity with me. Thanks for the advice.

    Steve
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    Re: Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    Hey everybody, thanks for the replies...I really love this fragrance, I'm definitely going to give it another go. I think that Jack may be right, olfactory fatigue.

    Steve
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    Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    Is it only me? I loves the stuff, unfortunately it's all but disappeared in a couple hours.

    Steve
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    Re: Penhaligon's Racquets

    Racquets, to me, is a refined barbershoppy scent. I loves it.

    Steve
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    Penhaligon's Racquets

    I wore this stuff today, and I have to say, I loves it. Any other fans?

    Steve
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    Re: Masculine Daily Wear Suggestions

    I love Rive Gauche, but for some reason it doesn't last long on me.

    Steve
  24. Thread: Penhaligons

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    Re: Penhaligons

    I'm quite partial to Racquets, I'm wearing it as we speak.

    Steve
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    Re: does this look legit?

    Good deal...If they ship to the US I'm in..Thanks everyone.

    Steve
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    Re: does this look legit?

    Hi Dimitri, thanks for the reply...I have sent the seller a message about shipping to the US...I would sure love to pick this frag up..I loves the stuff.. Thanks again.

    Steve
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    does this look legit?

    I've been dying to pick this fragrance up and this looks like a good deal...Although the bottle does not have the Penhaligons Boetie and box...What do you think, should I steer clear? The seller has...
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    Re: YSL M7 Blind buy

    Hey gang, the m7 just didn't work for me...I wound up selling it..I did receive some other samples, though...I learned from my m7 mistake LOL...

    Rive Gauche - Good, I bought this one. Didn't seem...
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    Re: Messe de Minuit, recent thoughts...

    I'm a relative newbie here, but I have a sample of this and I really like it. Like others, I've yet to actually purchase a full bottle as I don't know if I could actually wear it in public...but I...
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    YSL M7 Blind buy

    Wow, just received this - twas a blind buy...May have been a bad idea as I'm not sure I could wear it in public. After about 1/2 hr, it's still very powdery, almost seems like a female fragrance.
    ...
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    Re: best shave cream

    I've been fortunate to have tried all of the mentioned creams. I had a tub of Tumpers Violet, it created a beautiful lather, unfortunately I was let down by the quality of the shave. It almost felt...
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    Re: best shave cream

    I would get a bowl of tabac's fantastic shave soap. It's cheap, lasts a long time and it provides me with the best shaves I've ever had.
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    Hey, were neighbors, I'm in Mentor... Definitely worth the wait.

    Steve
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    100% free. You have to register at their site.

    Steve
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    Wow, just took a shower, had a classic english style shave, even if it was AOS shave soap LOL...But I did use a classic British Rooney Brush, so I guess that qualifies.

    Just applied a bit of Cuba,...
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    Hey everyone, thanks for the replies...I can't wait to try Cuba and #88 out.

    Steve
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    Hi Tony, Im kind of new to the higher end of the fragrance spectrum, but I couldn't turn down some free samples...#88 is the one I was primarily interested in trying, mostly because of the praise it...
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    Czech & Speake

    Mailman just left a nice treat for me:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Desmoface/Shaving%20Stuff/CS6.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/Desmoface/Shaving%20Stuff/CS2.jpg...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Hey everyone, I did add to my wish list today..Found a good deal on one of the shaving forums I frequent. Now I just have to find Racquets and I'll be happy, for a while, anyway LOL....
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    Re: best shave cream

    I had a tub of Trumper's Violet; man, it did not provide me with a good shave at all...Felt like it had sandpaper in it. Of course, everbody's face is different, I may have just had a reaction to...
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    Re: best shave cream

    As far as shaving creams go, these are two of the very best:
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/87073633.jpg

    My absolute favorite cream, though, at any price, is:...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Hi night,

    I take it you are female?? I certainly welcome a female's opinion as my wife doesn't like anything I have LOL. I take that back, she likes Terre de Hermes, but thats the only one.
    ...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Hi Inselaffe, I have JF and it is a very nice scent. I also have Santal, loved it at first...but now, for some reason it reminds me of Obsession LOL...I didn't like Elite at first, till I shaved...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Hello everyone..Tonight, I tried two more Pen samples...On me right wrist, Quercus - on me left wrist, Opus 1870. Both are very nice. We'll see how they last...That's been my only complaint with...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Ok, I'm convinced that I want it..I just have to find someplace to purchase it at a discount, if that's possible...Which brings me to a good question; Here's what I currently have, do you think I...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Good deal, I'll have to look around on ebay then...Thanks again for the all info..

    Steve
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Eh, ebay scares me...I'm afraid of all the counterfeits floating about...Do you think Ebay is safe?

    Steve
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Ok, thats the next one I revisit, then. Thanks for the input..Now, where to buy this stuff without breaking the bank?

    Steve
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    You know, English Fern is very highly regarded...but here's my experience with it: Took a shower, put some on..asked my wife what she thought...to which she replied: "Your going to have to take...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    I've also got a sample of that, I'll have to check it out..One can go broke with Penaligons LOL.

    Steve
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    You know, I have a sample of it, and if my memory serves me, I didn't care for it..I will have to revisit it though, now that you mention it. Dunno if I can afford to like it though, LOL.

    Steve
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Hi Insellaf, thanks for the reply. I have to be honest, I didn't care for some of the Penhaligons fragrances, such as Blenheim Bouquet and English Fern. I'm wanting a nice big bottle of Racquets,...
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    Penhaligons Racquets

    Hey gang,

    I'm relatively new to high end fragrances, and recently received samples of some Penhaligons fragrances. I am really digging Racquets...any other fans? If only it weren't $100 per...
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    Re: Which tie should I wear?

    Hey Everyone, thanks for the replies. Yes, the suit is navy blue. It seems that between the two, the blue/yellow is the winner. I actually thought that the blue/red was more conservative/subdued...
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    Which tie should I wear?

    Hey everyone, I recently found out that like many Americans, my job is going away in a couple months. So, after numerous resumes sent out, I've got a job interview next Tuesday, and I sure could use...
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    Re: If you really LOVE Penhaligon's Castile...

    You know, I also have some samples and I just applied a bit of Racquets after a shower. I think this stuff is very nice. I'm actually reminded of Messe de Minuit and CdG Avigon Incense, a bit (to...
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    Re: Etro Messe de Minuit Or Avignon Incense?

    Hey everyone, thanks for the replies. I took a shower, shaved and put on some Avignon Incense. Very nice, but after about an hour, it's starting to disappear. The MdM does seem to have a bit more...
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    Re: Etro Messe de Minuit Or Avignon Incense?

    Hi Mike, sounds like you got the Avignon Incense. I've had samples of each and finally decided to revisit them; took a shower, dabbed on some MdM and though; I like this. Asked my wife, she said...
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    Etro Messe de Minuit Or Avignon Incense?

    Hey gang, I have samples of both and am having a tough time choosing between the two. Unfortunately my wife hates both, so she's no help LOL. The MdM is quite a lot cheaper but that's not the...
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    Re: Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion for a good starter set up - I'd start here, with arguably the best value in a shaving brush:
    http://store.crabtree-evelyn.com/acc130291.html...
  61. Re: Looking for After Shave w/ Menthol or Eucalyptus

    Sounds like Proraso (green) may be to your liking: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?ltr=P&t=1387

    Steve
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    Re: Upgrade my shave please.

    I'll add, you may have to experiment with many different products, which is fun, for me, anyway. I've used most of the higher end soaps/creams until I found what worked for me. Taylors Rose Shaving...
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    Re: Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    I'm a bit late, but I'll throw my 2 cents in, which may be worth about half that LOL. I've been traditional wetshaving for a while now, and have used most of the hi-end creams/soaps. AOS creams are...
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    Re: Lectric Shave

    The other flavor is blue

    http://www.lectricshave.com/products.shtml

    Steve
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    Re: Lectric Shave

    Hey gang, thanks for the replies. Oh well, I guess I'll just use the lectric shave LOL..

    Steve
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    Re: Lectric Shave

    Hi Sir Slaty, there are two flavors, your thinking of the other flavor..This stuff kind of reminds me of grey flannel a bit..It's remarkably quite pleasant considering it's origin. This stuff smells...
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    Lectric Shave

    Hey gang, I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to fragrances, I was hoping some of the more worldly in the group would lend a brother a hand.

    I sometimes have to shave with an electric when...
  68. Re: Spanish Leathers Compare: Trumpers; Truefitt & Hill or Santa Maria Novella

    Hello Hirch, I have to be honest, to my untrained nose, I liked all the samples that T&H and GFT sent me. Most of the people that responded to my posts raved about the Grafton, my nose agreed..They...
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    Re: Truefitt & Trumper

    Yes, I get evil, nasty, wicked thoughts just looking at the pics hehe. Thanks for all the replies, it's because of the posts here that I revisited and decided on the Grafton and GFT Spanish...
  70. Re: Spanish Leathers Compare: Trumpers; Truefitt & Hill or Santa Maria Novella

    I received samples of both the GFT & T&H; they are both very nice to me, I went with the GFT if only because I wanted to give the T&H Grafton a shot, and figured I would give the GFT equal billing. ...
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    Re: Truefitt & Trumper

    MMMMM Tasty:
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/89361788.jpg

    Steve
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    Re: Truefitt & Trumper

    Hiya Circa, I think I'm going to save my pennies and get the real thing..I wasn't expecting all these samples to be so good..Thanks for the info, though.

    Steve
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    Re: Truefitt & Trumper

    These are all going onto my "must have" list. I have to try to prioritize the list, that will take a little more sampling..Between these samples and those I have received from Floris and...
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    Re: Truefitt & Trumper

    Hi Latch, it's a very nice scent, from both manufacturers. I was kind of hoping only one or two samples would stand out, but I was unfortunately wrong LOL.

    Steve
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    Truefitt & Trumper

    I can't find one of these that I don't want to buy:
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/89027163.jpg
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/89027178.jpg...
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    Re: Santa, I mean the mailman stopped by

    You bet, it's one of the places responsible for this bad habit LOL.

    Steve
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    Re: Santa, I mean the mailman stopped by

    Hi Narcus, it's a Canon eos 10d, the lens is a Tamron SP AF 28-75mm
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/59726052.jpg

    Tis a nice camera, although it has been replaced in the Canon lineup with a...
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    Re: Santa, I mean the mailman stopped by

    The JF is very nice. I didn't care for it at first, but it quickly sunk it's teeth into me hehe.

    Steve
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    Re: Any Floris JF Fans?

    Yes, I got mine today...I didn't like the jf and elite at first, after shaving with them they are must have's..I have to get the aftershave balm and edt of both..I do already have the santal, and...
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    Re: Santa, I mean the mailman stopped by

    Hey gang, thanks for the replies. Narcus, how do you like these photos? This stuff makes me look forward to getting up in the morning
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/87073755.jpg...
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    Santa, I mean the mailman stopped by

    You know, I've come to the realization that the mailman/ups man is to adults, what Santa Claus is to kids.
    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/88312661.jpg

    Steve
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    Re: Any Floris JF Fans? Floris sale

    Hey gang, just scored a 1.7oz JF edt, there is currently a sale going on at Floris USA's website, here's the info.

    MIDNIGHT MADNESS EVENT

    The Trick
    FLORIS clearance items get even tastier at...
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    Any Floris JF Fans?

    Hey gang, I have samples of this, and never really got into it, that is until I wore it. I shaved with the JF Soap one morning and used the JF Shave Balm, and throughout the day, every once in a...
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    Re: the next addition to your wardrobe?

    http://www.pbase.com/desmoface/image/87693080.jpg

    Steve
  85. Thread: Floris JF

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    Re: Floris JF

    You have to get it now, it's your signature scent hehe.

    Steve
  86. Thread: Floris JF

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    Re: Floris JF

    Hi Joe, my inital impressions of it were indifferent. I thought it was ok, but nothing to get worked up about. Of course, that was just sniffing it from the sample tube. I'm learning that things...
  87. Thread: Floris JF

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    Re: Floris JF

    Hi Jamie, good deal. I think I am also turning into a fan. If I find JF on sale, I may have to pick it up.

    Steve
  88. Thread: Floris JF

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    Re: Floris JF

    GIT? I'm new to this, you'll have to help me out with this one.

    Steve
  89. Thread: Floris JF

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    Floris JF

    Hey gang, just thought I'd post some impressions of Floris' JF EDT. I received a package of samples from Floris, pretty much wrote off JF, Elite, and No.89. Ordered the Santal edt, shave balm, and...
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    Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Hi Manicboy, here ye is: Penhaligon's By Request (USA & Canada)
    USA Toll Free: 1 877 PENHALIGONS (1 877 736 4254)

    I just called that number and got a nice package from them. The endymion is very...
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    Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Hi Joe, yeah, you know your right. I put some on my wrist a few hours ago and I can barely detect it.

    Steve


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    Yep, Floris too. With good reason I might...
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    Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Hi tvlampboy, you know what I just realized? This stuff smells like the Extra Bergamot Earl Grey tea that I just so happen to be drinking..I took a sip and it hit me LOL.

    Steve...
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    Penhaligon's English Fern

    Hey gang, just got a bunch of samples from Pehnhaligon's, first up was the English Fern that I've read so much about on the shaving boards. This is one mysterious scent. Now, I'm new to all this...
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    Re: Ordered a bunch of samples

    Hey Mike, thanks for the reply. I'm still up in the air on the Avignon Incense, I actually do like the scent, just don't know that I'd wear it much in public. I may still eventually get it. Thanks...
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    Re: Ordered a bunch of samples

    Hiya DustB, your absolutely right. These were only my initial impressions, just sniffing them from the container. I have to take a shower, make sure I don't put anything on that will detract from...
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    Re: Ordered a bunch of samples

    Hey gang, got me bloody samples. Now, here's a disclaimer, I am totally new to higher end colognes, I have an untrained nose, don't really know what I'm smelling, but here are my first impressions. ...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Top 5 Faves

    My thoughts exactly, I like the scent but I fear that nobody else around me will. I once had a cologne that smelled similar, I forget what it was, but my wife hated it. I couldn't understand why, I...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Top 5 Faves

    Just received my sample of Avignon Incense. I dunno if I like it enough to buy it or not. It definitely has a unique scent. I'm up in the air on this one. I've also got a sample of Kyoto coming.
    ...
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    Re: Ordered a bunch of samples

    Alright, thanks for the reply and all the info.

    Steve
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    Re: Avignon Incense anyone?

    Hi Mike, thanks for the reply.

    Steve
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