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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Here in our part of the world I noticed that some retailers have already (cheekily) increased prices. Thatís John Lewis in the UK.
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    Re: What should I wear in nYC

    I think wearing New York Intense in NYC is a must - wonderful scent. I like to think of it as a modern vintage scent but the name is about as good as it gets in terms of its link to the Big Apple.
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    Re: Please help- fake Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait?

    You've already asked the same question once in the same forum, so this thread will be locked.
  4. Thread: Rose/Oud Frgrances

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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    Agree with Jon - plenty of others like Ex Idolo and a whole bunch from the MFK range.
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    Re: Patrick fragrances of ireland.

    I don't personally think Patrick is good for summer - it's more of a spring or autumn scent. But others have said it's a fresh, soapy, green scent.

    Just be sure to go easy on the sprays - too much...
  6. Re: Halston Z-14 & Zino Davidoff?? Vinatges?? On eBay?

    I've noticed a lot of sellers sticking the name 'vintage' in their listings where there is no way the stuff being sold is actually a vintage. Totally misleading of course but it's important to do...
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    I got my 250ml bottle from a reputable Creed store in Europe. I have barely even made a dent in it but I do tend to go through a few mls during the warm weather. I love to take it on holiday with me....
  8. Thread: Taif Rose

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    Re: Taif Rose

    Perris Monte Carlo do a Taif Rose which is available in EdP and Extrait.

    Totally different rose compared to other more floral scents and not one with oud if I recall correctly. The Perris seems...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Whilst looking for a half-decent travel brush earlier this year, Simpsons were recommended to me. I managed to grab a Duke D1 on Amazon (also sold by Amazon) at a huge discount as they had some sort...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Few! Thanks for that - the similarities are there even in the dry down.

    I never judged PN as a mint-containing scent but after my wife suggested it, I kept picking it up quite prominently. Then it...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Notino might do Villoresi samples, or First in Fragrance in Germany.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Having recently tried Villoresi's Piper Nigrum, does anyone else think the minty and eucalyptus notes are very similar to those in Viking? Just wondering.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Nose should know (sorry!)

    Seriously though - email them and ask. What have you got to lose?
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    [UK] Re: Xerjoff Alexandria II, 40 Knots, Creed Royal Oud

    Bump
  15. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Yup - it took me a while to admit it and come to a conclusion.
  16. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Pour Homme
  17. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I'm beginning to think YSL Rive Gauche... But also Egoiste CC is somewhere in this category too.
  18. Re: Be wearing cologne all my life, I just started on collecting..

    I admire your tastes, Dr Jones!
    Welcome - you will feel at home here.
  19. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    The obvious one I suppose is Ombre Leather which is not so much a clone but so similarly it would almost be blasphemous not to at least try it if you are such a fan of TL.
  20. Thread: Best male Oriental

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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Whilst I can see why people think MR is animalic and, well 'musky', I have to disagree with you stuigi.
    There is no musk or animalic notes in it to my nose. It's a well-blended cinnamon/cloves and...
  21. Thread: Best male Oriental

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    Re: Best male Oriental

    From your list OP I would choose Opium Pour Homme.

    But overall best male oriental for me would have to be between Musc Ravageur and L'Air du Desert Marocain.
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    Re: Malin + Goetz Cannabis EDP??

    I have tried some of their scents including this one and thought nothing of it.

    Their cosmetics range though is awesome! I'm a big fan of their Vitamin E moisturiser. Literally one of a few that...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Strong blast of Fahrenheit on a tourist this afternoon
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    Probably his house is smelling of S&W quite strongly right now and he's realising that a few weeks after he got his refund... We've all been there, done that and got the t-shirt. I seriously hope we...
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    Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Summed up pretty nicely, Andy. This is my view as well. High street prices are just not competitive enough and with the rise of online stores, who often can afford to discount heavily (no store costs...
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    Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Sad news but ultimately it's the same everywhere... the UK high street has also had some very troublesome times and there is currently no let up in the misery.
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    Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    Too many to list for me...

    Chypre, Fougere, Oriental, even some florals.

    The are so many combinations of these that I love as well.
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    Amen to this! It's really becoming ridiculous and now the seller has to have postal insurance included as standard and cannot charge extra for it.
  29. Re: Came across this excellent interview of Andy Tauer

    I found his answer to question 9, about distribution, really enlightening. It explains what 'grey market' is very well. Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    +1 for each of Musc Ravageur, Italian Cypress and Halston Z14 (especially current formulation).
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Guerlain Vetiver this morning
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    How abut Patchouli 24 by Le Labo with its Lapsang Souchong tea note? Close enough to gunpowder?
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Chanel AHS Cologne
    Polo Blue
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    Re: Indie Fragrance Makers - Let's Collaborate!!

    You've already posted the same question, OP. Cross-posting is not permitted on BN, so this thread is being locked.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari Opinions Worth Considering?

    I think the opening of Pasha is more a synthetic (but nonetheless pleasant) mint note, blended in with the fougere accord, whereas Safari is Caribbean spices + fougere.
    The dry down of Pasha might...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari Opinions Worth Considering?

    I've forgotten about how close Safari is to Cartier's Pasha. Any fan of Safari not able to find a Cosmair bottle should seriously take a look at Pasha. Maybe not as spicy as Safari but a worthwhile...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather worth it in 2019?

    Honestly neither formulation tickle my fancy.

    Hermes Bel Ami is currently my favourite leather. Works well in the heat too. In fact it's quite versatile.
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    Re: BDC Parfum vs The One EDP vs YSL Ultime

    BdC Parfum is a woody marvel and very versatile. No contest.
  39. Thread: best mancera?

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    Re: best mancera?

    I did a multi-sniff marathon at Selfridges once which stocks a few Mancera's (not sure if it's the whole range though). Cedrat Boise is the best of a bad bunch in my opinion that can be had at a...
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    Re: Recc Me An Unconventional Summer Fragrance!

    Definitely give Amouage Beach Hut Man a try for its summery minty-ness and also Diptyque Philosykos... because fig is a summer fruit, right? You mentioned not liking florals too much but I still...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Pour Un Homme by Caron on a tall dude today.

    Plenty of Sauvage though in the last few weeks that I am not bothering to post about these days...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari Opinions Worth Considering?

    I see that being a valid comparison too. They're both loaded with tonka in the base, but nothing like Chanel's AHS type of tonka. Not sure if they're using the same molecule though.
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    Re: Molecules and candles

    You have already started a thread in DIY for the same topic. Posting the same question in more than one board is not allowed on Basenotes, so this thread is being closed.
  44. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    I should probably give an honorary mention to Sauvage as well, despite the fact I can't stand it on me. It does smell quite pleasant from a distance. This is just an ambroxan bomb.
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    Re: Notino 20% of Amouage Sale

    Damn! Knew I should have waited longer! Bought Reflection for £135 a few weeks ago. Arrrrggggghhhh!!!

    Happy with my bottle though. Magnetic top made in Oman and it lasted the whole day on me.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - vintage 400ml bottle

    Yup that sounds right. I think we have some similar info in the entry for it in the Basenotes directory.
  47. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    The opening might be 'nice' and nothing more, but I found the dry down of both editions hard to get past. There are better myrrh/incense fragrances out there although I can see this appealing to the...
  48. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    You're not alone on that point - didn't like either ESP version.
  49. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    Chanel PM is sure enough a wonderful citrus chypre but for some reason I can't get to wear it in the warmer months. I just associate it with autumn or even winter. I get a lot of the spices and to my...
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    I should have mentioned two designer houses as well that also get along well with:
    Chanel, Ralph Lauren and YSL.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari Opinions Worth Considering?

    The vintage of this is one of few baseline fougeres for me. I also had it when it first came out and have some really good memories of it even to this day.

    I have done a side by side with the...
  52. Re: Recommended Amouage scent for the summer (Humid, Texas weather)

    Reflection Man work a treat. You don't need much and the current version is just fine. I've recently got a bottle and am wearing it today.

    Beach Hut Man however is one that is going to be hard to...
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    Re: Getting a straight razor to shave

    Sounds like your razor wasn't honed. Did you strop it before using it? It could also be the angle you are holding it wasn't correct. The blade should be at no more than 45 degrees to your face/skin....
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    Surprised no one had mentioned Chanel Pour Monsieru EdT so far. Wonderful cardamom note in the heart. Best part of this scent.

    Declaration by Cartier (the original) is another one with a good dose...
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    Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    And this is from a recent bottle?

    Iíve been having some very good results with the ACDD. Much better longevity and despite a slight rebalancing of the strength of some notes (I like my spices), I...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    ďYou smell absolutely lovelyĒ was among several back to back compliments today from the wife.

    She absolutely adores Bleu de Chanel Parfum and so do I.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    Their Fougere offering is the only one that caught my eye (nose?). Very grand green and mossy opening very much like the GIT I grew to love in the early 2010s. Not sure if it lasts on me though so...
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Right now these are quite high up on my list, owing to how many bottles I have of each:

    Amouage
    Creed
    Frederic Malle
    MFK
    Xerjoff
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I like both in current forum and I have tried and owned their vintage versions as well.

    Egoiste has been altered a bit but is still Egoiste through and through. I prefer the current to vintage but...
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    Iím beginning to think that as well but literally one spray is more than enough and lasts a full day.
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    Yes exactly
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    Interestingly (and I never understood this), the card that comes inside the box lists this as being an amber oriental!
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    I discovered this one roughly when this thread was started, thanks to a generous sample from another member.

    I do get a soft powdery note as well and at first dismissed it as I hate powdery notes....
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    Code of Conduct:
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    Whilst the thread (in concept) is perfectly acceptable, some political or blatantly off topic posts have been deleted from this thread.

    If members cannot behave and stick to the topic (fragrance),...
  66. Re: Does Aventus use natural Ambergris or is it Ambrox?

    A good article to read is this one by Basenotes' very own ClaireV: http://www.basenotes.net/features/3377-ambergris-myths-truths-and-half-truths

    Basically, the answer is there isn't a drop of the...
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    Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    Seen as you already have BHM, I am going to suggest a recent discovery that I think gets quite a bashing around here: Escentric 02 by Escentric Molecules. It's important not to confuse this with...
  68. Re: The fragrances you smell on others when out that always puts a smile on your face.

    I would say the EdT version of this would work on a man much better than the feminine-leaning EdP.

    I still hate the scent nonetheless.
  69. Re: The fragrances you smell on others when out that always puts a smile on your face.

    Sadly, this would be my answer as well. Wonderful from far away; terrible on one's self.
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    Re: Help me to find a dark perfume from past

    VC&A Pour Homme and Polo Green would be my suggestions as well.

    I also think it could be something very common like Antonio Puig Quorum. Which has been quite popular (just like the others...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I had put one spritz each of Au Coeur du Desert and LADDM on each hand from my official samples. After a few minutes whilst opening the door, my guests commented that "something smells nice in here"....
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    Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Iíve been doing a side by side comparison between LADDM and ACDD from recently acquired official sample set.

    The spices come off the LADDM version almost right away. The ACDD is more ambery from...
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    Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    Doesnít LADDM contain birch tar as well? At least I though I saw that somewhere...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    It was only released a month ago so it's probably too new to be found on the discounter sites.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme: Similar products?

    You should try out Terre d'Hermes which was made as an attempt to have a staple men's scent in the Hermes collection. In my opinion, it's a good contender and I've seen many people swapping between...
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    Re: Tauer L'air du desert marocain - weak performance

    I still have my mini LADDM (see my previous post from Jan 2019). I also have an official sample which I got from AT's official website. The LADDM still seems weaker and my mini has been sat there for...
  77. Thread: Leather for Summer

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    Re: Leather for Summer

    It might seem odd but I am getting on quite well with the current Antaeus in the heat. Two sprays is more than enough to last all day. The fresh soapiness this one gives out is really good in all...
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    Re: Notino UK 10% off until 11pm on 27th June

    Pppffff I wasn't so lucky. I placed my order on Tuesday and it's still not with me!
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    Sam, you've put it better than I ever could!
    I would just add that for me a true fougere/barbershop should always contain two notes: lavender and coumarin/tonka bean. Geranium perhaps should also be...
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    Re: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne

    I can't remember if this applies to their US or UK entity, but I read a long time ago now that they have been in administration for ages and by that I mean a number of years. But it was only one part...
  81. Thread: On an ideal date

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    Re: On an ideal date

    Nice one hednic!

    For me it was Amouage Epic Man. It was maybe one of the times we bumped into each other perhaps just before or just after our first date (can't remember exactly but it wasn't a...
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    Re: Martin de Candre Eau de Toilettes?

    Thanks for this post, Constantine.
    I have used the soap on and off since 2010 (it does smell just a bit to me) but never had the courage to get even 15ml of their EdTs. This puts to bed a...
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    Re: Older Creed VIW Needed.

    That's true. It's madness when it comes to a scent that is packed full of citrus top notes.

    I for one would just walk away from a fragrance like that. I am sure I could find something else to get...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    That's quite a statement. I need to try this out again!



    I agree. Melograno is interesting. Pomegranate has no distinctive smell as such but Melograno is literally one of the nicest powdery...
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    My thoughts exactly. The concept isn't new. I am interested to see how Amouage have interpreted the accord.
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    Nope, but it is his last. There is another scent coming out later this year and I *think* that's his as well.
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    It's the same style of bottle as the Library Collection.
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    Re: Italian perfume houses -- help!

    SMN and Villoresi are both worth checking out if you can.

    I also know that Xerjoff is an Italian brand, but I have no idea if they have an outlet or bricks and mortar store in Italy. Perhaps...
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    Notino UK 10% off until 11pm on 27th June

    Use code sale10gb

    The offer is literally only for a few hours so hopefully some UK Basenoters can benefit from this.
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    Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    My suggestion would be Escentric 02 by Escentric Molecules.
    This one is not to be confused with Molecule 02 which is not the same as Escentric 02.

    It's a very clean, zesty, long-lasting fresh...
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    Re: Fragrance suggestion for corporate gala diner

    From the above description alone, I pictured Tom Ford (the man himself) in the ad for his Grey Vetiver EdP scent.

    It may work in 25C, but I don't think much of the scent itself. I just pictured...
  92. Re: Get 5 free samples (Discovery Set) when you buy FB(s) at Tauer perfumes

    Getting perfume into the UK is not an issue at all. Getting it out is the issue which is odd as both into and out of use the same shipping equipment, carriers, etc.





    Switzerland is part of...
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    Re: Strange Box design for Amouage Fate Man

    TBH I think it may just be a personal thing. I somehow associate a 'get well soon' feeling with cumin-like notes in cooking. I remember once eating a spicy meal (cumin in meatballs I think) and...
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    Re: Strange Box design for Amouage Fate Man

    Yup some good deals to be had on this one.

    I would say it's one of a few scents I can wear when I am suffering from respiratory infections (cold & viruses, etc).
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    Re: Getting a straight razor to shave

    I think this post puts everything into perspective. Straight razors come with alot of 'overhead' for maintenance, etc.
  96. Re: Parfums Vintage - Latest releases... L'Humaniste???

    Why do we need a new thread when we have this current thread?
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/462085-So-Parfums-Vintage-just-dropped-more-scents
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    Re: Getting a straight razor to shave

    OP, the two posts quoted above make some very valid points.

    You won't get very close to your upper lip/bottom part of your nose with a DE. That's why most of our (great) grandfathers had...
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    Moderator Message

    You already asked the same question in another thread you bumped. Why not ask once, which is what the rules state, in a new thread?
  99. Re: No idea what kind of can of worms my brother has opened

    Welcome!

    You have a wonderful start to this hobby - Amouage, Creed and Frederic Malle are among the best in the business!
  100. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Second all of these and would also add Tabac Original, which at one point was available at nearly every independent chemist in the UK.
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