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  1. Re: Dolce and gabbana the one, true to its name?

    I've got D&G and Light Blue. The One passed the paper test, but was just ok on the skin. I'd pass.

    Both D&G and Light Blue have been getting passed by into rotation as of late. Maybe with the...
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    Re: Help! I'm Alone in the Fragrance World!

    That's one great thing about the internet is being able to find people to discuss different things. I was just on GlockTalk.com a few seconds ago. Scents and sidearms - I can't think of anybody to...
  3. Re: Help me ID a frag by the bottle description?

    Atomizers are usually a woman's fragrance. Was it an atomizer that was just a bulb on top or small hose with a bulb?

    triangular-ish bottle? What type of triangle?
    ...
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    Re: Any Good Coffee Scents?

    I like it. It's like a cafe mocha.
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    Re: The Famous Creed Ambergris Base

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4642722.stm

    BTW, where do you think musk originally came from?
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    Re: is DK Fuel really worth a blind buy?

    Buy blind only if you're willing to end up with a terrible scent. No matter how many people say it's good, you might be different especially if it reacts weird with your skin chemistry. Always test...
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    Re: B*men question.

    BTW, Marshall's has BMen in stock by me. YMMV. Hmm, maybe I'll get it.

    I just picked up Pure Coffee last week. Yeah, it's another variation, but I think it's the best one. Mocha and coffee. Sure...
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    Re: Best scent-neutral/unscented aftershave?

    What can help a lot is buying better shaving lotion/gel and possibly a better razor.
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    Re: how many? and just collect or use?

    100? A Zocchihedron, duh!

    http://www.unclesgames.com/product_info.php?products_id=4952

    Otherwise you can buy three different colored 10 sided dice numbered 0-9. One die for each numerical...
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    Re: dollar store fragrances!

    Essential does have a hint of color, the bottle is clear.

    As far as ripoffs, hell no. Ask for a frag as a gift or buy some of the cheaper, but still good scents.Get some Old Spice for under $10.
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    Re: Guerlain Pronunciation

    Since English steals from other languages, I don't think it's that big of deal to say it right. Tortilla, jalapeno and gyro are usually pronounced their "non-English" way plus it's a name. I don't...
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    Re: Rochas Man

    Agreed.
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    Re: how many? and just collect or use?

    It's just faster to buy than to use up. It takes me about a year to go through a 4.0 oz bottle. I've got about 13 bottles, only 1 that I never use. (Damn, that's more money than I thought) I tend to...
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    Re: Strip Club fragrance

    Since you're paying them, I don't think it really matters. I'd drench yourself in some Old Spice for the hell of it.
  15. Re: what do you think of CREED:ORIGINAL VETIVER?

    It's a nice clean vetiver. I like it.
    There's clean vetivers(Creed), slightly dirty(Guerlain) and roll around in the mud (Fredric Malle).
  16. Re: Fragrances that garner ZERO compliments...

    I usually wait until after to get the phone number.
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    Re: My new FAVORITE fragrance

    It still looked like it stained her collar.
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    Re: Orange is Safer than Lemon?

    Disagree. Unless the orange is really well done, I automatically think household cleaners.
  19. Re: Gentlemen, anyone want to help me find a fragrance for my husband?

    Instantly thought of this



    I think it's work friendly and well liked.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Why so expensive??

    Don't worry, they're are people who LOVE Farenheit. A woman I knew for a short time bought a bottle for me because she absolutely LOVED the scent. After we parted ways, I gave the bottle away to...
  21. Re: Gourmand choice - Hanae Mori, A*Men, Rochas Man

    Thanks for the replies. I would never have thought of trying a woman's gourmand. I'll admit I'll be chicken and try them out as a gift for a "friend".
    I'll try to give your other suggestions a...
  22. Re: Gourmand choice - Hanae Mori, A*Men, Rochas Man

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin was way too overpowering when I tried it last. The vanilla and licorice overwhelmed me. I'll give it another spray when I see it next time though since I used to think...
  23. Gourmand choice - Hanae Mori, A*Men, Rochas Man

    Thinking about getting a gourmand and I'm not usually a gourmand person. What's your take on Hanae Mori, A*Men, Rochas Man?

    I haven't seen A*Men Pure Coffee anywhere so I haven't tested it.
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    I hopefully learned my lesson with Paco Rabanne XS. Everyone says XS is so much like Himalaya. I like Himalaya but not enough to drop that much cash for it. XS starts off like Himalaya then drydowns...
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    Re: Old School? New School? Give me a break!

    I always find it fun to refer to things like that "They are so 20th century"
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    Re: It is time for help

    I'd head to the nearest department or fragrance store with a decent selection and start sniffing.

    1. Keep track of what you're sniffing, take some notes.
    2. Take time to step away and smell the...
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    Re: Signature Scent vs Perfume Wardrobe

    I used to be a signature scent guy. It would take 10-16 months to use a 4oz bottle wearing it almost everyday. I'd then be tired of that scent and try to find a new one. I started searching for a new...
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    Re: What's The Best Perfume Guide?

    Yeah, I stumbled upon this site thinking it was baseball. J/K

    While books are nice, a good internet review site will be better. It's more up to date. It has reviews from a large number of people...
  29. Re: Pi smells terrible, help me find a new scent

    Why are you worried about having only 3-5 women to ask? That's more than enough. Go pick out what you like then take one to narrow it down to the final one.

    My go to guy on what "random college...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You're walking around and shopping. You go up and down aisles, around stands, passing by people. They smell you as your cologne spreads out then they walk up to you.

    I suppose you could be walking...
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    Re: how much should one spray on clothes

    Let me get this straight, you spray 20 sprays of GIT on clothes then you what? let that shirt hang for 5 days or wear it? Do you base what you wear on the smell or look then? What if you don't like...
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    Re: how much should one spray on clothes

    Agreed
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    Re: workout fragrance

    I'm against scents at the gym. You're there to sweat.
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    Re: Cutting one's own hair

    $35 is a lot for a buzzcut. I've seen too many people who think they do a "good" job at cutting their own hair though. I used to do mine when I was doing a one length super short buzz.(no guard)....
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    Re: Scents and Sinus Problems

    Going on the allergy train, try single notes or oils or track the fragrances to narrow down the causes. If you've had a complete allergy test that would help.
  36. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - your thoughts..

    A couple of years ago, I emailed them as I was nowhere near a Barney's. They kindly sent me samples to try.
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    Re: Where Can I Buy Terre D' Hermes?

    Yep, I saw it in Sephora today.
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    Re: YSL L'Homme vs Valentino V Pour Homme

    I've tried both and I think I like both. Nothing too exciting, just nice. They settle down into soft notes, but I think L'Homme outlasts V in longevity. I don't think I get enough life from V. I'll...
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    YSL L'Homme vs Valentino V Pour Homme

    YSL L'Homme vs Valentino V Pour Homme
    Just a random battle of two scents that possibly want to steal from my wallet. Your opinions?
  40. Re: Men's Health: "Wear a Scent She'll Find Irresistable"

    Of course, magazines are about fads! If you took 12 issues and filled them with the best knowledge of say, exercises. What are you going to do next year? While there have been some changes in how...
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    Re: frustration

    Yeah, it's rough. I'd say hit the stores to test what you can. Leave the store wearing two scents on your wrists each time. Paper is ok for cutting the herd, but you have to wear to find out if you...
  42. Re: I wore a "womens" fragrance to a job interview

    I wonder if the interviewer (assuming a guy) was attracted to your perfume.
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    Re: Crystal Deodorants?

    Second day of Crystal Body Crystal Sticks. I work 12.5 hour shifts, so the odor can sneak up on me.
    First day, I hopped out of the shower and wiped it under my arms. Result = BO at the end of the...
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    Re: Crystal Deodorants?

    I was about to order Pitrok when I saw a package deal on a Crystal Body Crystal stick and spray, so I thought I give the stick and spray a try.
  45. Re: I am just so f*cking tired of "piss" posts....

    I've heard that Civet has cat piss quality to it. I've never personally singled Civet out as a note, so I'm going on second hand info. Civet is the musk that the Civet "cats" produce: it is used in...
  46. Re: I am just so f*cking tired of "piss" posts....

    Man, are you pissed or what?
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    Re: Crystal Deodorants?

    Which L'Occitane deodorant?
    http://usa.loccitane.com//product/category.asp?type=Usage&parentCategory=usg%5FMensCorner&categoryName=usg%5Fmc%5FDeodorants&Sort=1
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    Re: Crystal Deodorants?

    I've found a bunch of brands - Kiss my Face, Crystal Stick, Crystal Body, Thai, and the aptly name PitRok - that sell in the US. It just seems that DeoNat only sells in Australia. Sure, some AU...
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    Re: Crystal Deodorants?

    ^^^^^^^^^^ Asks same question ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Santemon, do you live in Australia? I've only found DeoNat from Australian sites.
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    Re: GRRROAN!!! Just when you thought...

    If I don't like it, I don't wear it. It's a little different if you think it's just ok then maybe I could see wearing it for others.
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    Re: Fragrances that really smell like piss

    If I can stop someone from smelling like piss or crap by saying so, I'll do it. Honestly, if I think it smells like piss, I really don't care what you think of it.
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    Crystal Deodorants?

    Has anyone used a crystal deodorant? What brand? How well do they work?
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    Re: Beard Trimmers & Facial Hair

    I much prefer using a hair trimmer compared to any "beard" trimmer I have tried. The only area that is a slight problem is the top of the mustache by the nostrils. One or two hairs might have to be...
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    Re: Tanning alternatives?

    With the right tanning lotion, tanning beds can work for people who don't tan easily. It's not exactly like being outside and the lotion makes a huge difference.
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    Re: Which Lolita Lempicka?

    Honestly? Neither, they're too sweet and overpowering for me.
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    Re: Possible Jackpot...Need Advice!

    I just walk in and out at Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Though take your time reading the box. I almost grabbed M7 aftershave due to the huge price sticker covering the front of the box with a real low...
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    Bulgari Black $3.99 YSL M7 $5.99

    for soap and shower gel >:( Marshall's got my hopes up then crushed them. They had one or two regular deals then a whole bunch of crap. It was my first visit to a Marshall's. Maybe I'll check TJ Maxx...
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    Re: Creed authenticity?

    Ebay Seller Feedback Thread
    http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1138040344

    I don't see why you shouldn't post a name. If you don't want to outright say he's selling fakes, just post...
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    I read the title wrong, and thought it said "Blind guys you have most regretted..." and I had to blink at the screen a couple of times.
  60. Re: see that 'lil word....it says "chat!"

    Chris, at least you're not repetitive like some others that we know.
    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e296/stephen_b6/basenoteschat2.jpg
  61. Re: see that 'lil word....it says "chat!"

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e296/stephen_b6/basenoteschat.jpg



    It was kinda funny because shadesofbleu logged on then off without saying a word after I did this.
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    Re: Is Sephora the best place to....

    Sephora is a good RETAIL store to sniff at and buy from. It won't be as cheap as a DISCOUNT store.
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    Re: Creed authenticity?

    Is there a number on the bottom of the bottle matching the number on the bottom of the box?

    It sound fake to me.
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    Re: Shower time?

    I shower when I get up and later on if I need to. If you just shower after work, that's probably not enough. When you sleep, you're laying in one spot for 6-8 hours, possibly sweating without...
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    Re: best shave cream

    I currently use Zirh Shave Gel and really like it. I doubt I'd ever go back to a cream. Making a production out of shaving with the brush, etc. is just too much work for me, though I understand why...
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    Re: Help me with my bad hair

    Yeah, a photo would help

    I'd go with #1. Last time, I moved to a new area, it took me several haircuts to find a good stylist. I'm not some drama queen and don't have weird hair. Pick out some...
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    Re: Creeds - what should I stock?

    x2 for the Men's stuff. I really only like GIT and Himalaya, but the other 2 are pretty popular.
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    Re: Age and frags

    It's not your age that matters. It's the age of the women that you're trying to get. So tell your father and father-in-law to stop going after 19 year old women.
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    Re: vetiver note...description?

    Pretty much what they said. Vetiver fragrances fall into 2 categories for me. Dirt and something else. I mostly like the something else's like Creed Original Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver where...
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    Re: Mega Men Multi-vitamin

    Here's a chart comparing MegaMan to a couple others. http://www.geocities.com/newnoiseimage/vitamin.htm
    Since I'm about to run out, I just ordered NOW ADAM from...
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    Re: HUGE PORES

    In addition to the answers above, you may want to try to use a steamroom. If you don't have access, check out area gyms. Some have a free week trial.
  72. Thread: Scope

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    Re: Scope

    Probably better since Listerine kills the good along with the bad.
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    Re: My thoughts...

    That doesn't always work well. I don't like a lot of scents so I don't really have a big list of frags that I want. Also blind buys is the last option for me because of this. I went to a lot of...
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    Re: When Fahrenheit goes bad

    When Fahrenheit goes bad - is that when you open the bottle the first time? :P
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    Re: Dolce & Gabanna PH: Opinions

    It's a good frag. Pretty well liked when I've worn it. It's a good addition to your wardrobe even if it is pretty mainstream. I usually use it for casual and work.
  76. Re: What year was your Green Irish Tweed bottled?

    You really shouldn't have put that last choice
  77. Re: Great opportunity or fake - opinions wanted

    If you trust the seller, $80 for a bottle of Creed is a common price from ebay or discount stores like scentiments.
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    Re: YOU'LL BURN ME FOR HERESY, BUT ...

    Can't find the BAN button >:(

    Oh well. It's not like it's anything that different. People buy tons of clothes and music CD's. Do they really need all of it? No. Do they buy some of it blind? Yes....
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    Re: Help me pick a niche vetiver

    Your poll and post got different answers from me. I voted for Creed OV because you asked for the best, but you really should not get it. You wanted something more organic, earthy, and dirty and Creed...
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    Re: BO, oh no!

    I've heard white vinegar works for that, but I don't know if there would be any problems with the special material.
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    Re: Mega Men Multi-vitamin

    I've used it before. The problem with multi-vitamins is how do you know it's working well. I can show you a bunch of ad-hype studies, etc. Even if it's a pure and good vitamin with way over the top %...
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    Re: Designer Deodorants

    Go with unscented or something lightly scented and skip the designer deo
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    Re: 3 compliments in 3 days...

    I must be ugly since when I wear Rive Gauche I don't get bite, hugged or even complimented.
    Damn you, Rive Gauche!
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    Re: Essential by Lacoste

    No clue. Good longevity and the woman liked it so much she bought it for me.
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    Re: Look over here. Young guy needs help.

    Where do you live?
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    Re: Fragrances for a younger guy

    Definite compliment getter. I like it a lot more than XS and I have both. I love GIT, but never would have dropped that much on cologne when I was 16.
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    Re: What's worse for sensetive skin

    It's all available in the US. The Custom Plus is just a 2 blade disposable with a lubricant strip found in a resealable plastic bag. It can be found at a lot of grocery stores, pharmacies, etc....
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    Re: Neutrogena Shave Cream vs. Tend Skin

    Yeah, we used to have aloe plants around the house. I know Zirh shave gel has aloe in it and I think it works pretty nice. I've never tried Tendskin so I can't compare. Maybe I'll have to give...
  89. Re: Vetiver Tonka and a new idea perhaps? *

    Samples are a much better idea. Otherwise, you have to decide between your idea and decants. Figure at least $5 to reship your fragrance then you have to give them enough of a deal that it was...
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    Re: Neutrogena Shave Cream vs. Tend Skin

    Are you looking for a gel or a cream? I use Zirh shave gel (tube) and really like it. It's a little more expensive than TendSkin if you get the tub. Some people like creams better. If you like...
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    Re: What's worse for sensetive skin

    I've avoided electrics for a long time. I'm sure they've improved since I used them last. I was about to pick one up last year, but the warning on the box that it might take a month for my face to...
  92. Re: 11 Colognes For Every Man -- Article by AskMen

    This article is sponsored in part by Perfume-Bay.com
    Yep
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    Re: od'd on favorite frags

    I used to use a signature scent aka one scent guy until I ran out or got sick of it then moved to the next one.
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    Re: Your Biggest Volume of Scent

    No, but I've been tempted by that 25.6oz bottle of Brut. Stand in the shower and just bathe in it before I go somewhere. If someone says anything, give them the innocent look and say I thought it was...
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    Re: I just got my GIT and Bulgari

    I would really do a retest when you're not sick as it usually affects how you sense things.
  96. Thread: Meow

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    Re: Meow

    It wouldn't hurt to have her checked. It could be something treatable or at least something you can help with. Bowel problems, arthritis, infection. Does she still #1 in the litter box? I don't know...
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    Re: Billy Jealousy #1

    You big meanies! You've scared him away.
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    Re: Your worst frag gift ever?

    Farenheit
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    Re: Rejected on the Malle sample request

    Do you live in LA? When I wrote them, I pointed out that I don't live anywhere near their US reseller locations. Tiphaine asked me what I normally wore and I narrowed down my selection.
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    Getting clean in the shower

    What body wash/shower gel/soap do you use to get clean in the shower and why?
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