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    Re: What I viewed at Macy's was shocking!!!!!!

    Good god almighty. I make fun of BNers for wearing over three sprays, but 20~? That is complete and utter insanity for ANYONE!
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    Re: S o T D - Friday, February 6

    Paul Smith Story. I'm wearing out my sample (now that I have a full bottle), though it's incapable of atomizing so it's a jet of fragrance. My full bottle jets unless you apply more pressure than I...
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    Re: SotD, Thursday 5 Feb 09

    Canali Men (from a sample) and Zino Davidoff (from a decant). The Canali smells amazing and the Zino smells better than anything else I've smelled from the 80s, though I might be a bit too young for...
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    Re: Wal-Mart: where are the Men's frags?

    At my local-ish Wal-Mart, the men's fragrances aren't near the beauty stuff either, just in a locked cabinet with the women's fragrances near the front of the store. But yes, asking an associate is...
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    Re: What makes a just out of the Shower Scent?

    Mugler Cologne. A bit soapy, and very clean.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 03 Feb 08

    Hugo Energize and Boss Pure (from samples). The first smells like a slightly lighter version of Hugo, aka gross, and Boss Pure is just plain boring.
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    Re: SotD, Monday, 2 February

    Boss XY and In Motion Blue (from samples). Not really impressed with either of them, they both smell alright but nothing special.
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    Re: SotD, Monday, 2 February

    D&G The One (from a sample). This does indeed smell kind of like a lighter version of Michael Kors for Men, which is a good thing, though I'm still not sure it smells that great on me.
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 1 Feb

    Racquets Formula and Douro (from samples). Racquets is greener than I remember it being, and Douro starts off with a lemon that I've grown to not dislike so much.
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    Re: Is Aqua Di Gio a Keeper?

    I smelled it on a card in 2005 because my friend wore it (and we were at Macy's and he wanted me to know how it smelled, I guess) and I thought it smelled nice but it didn't stand out in any way....
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 31 Jan 09

    Paul Smith Story. My full bottle arrived today and it smelled a bit off, but now my sample of it smells a bit off too so it's more likely my nose being weird than anything else... hopefully.
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    Re: S.O.T.D .. Friday 30th January 2009

    Penhaligon's Endymion and Quercus (from samples). I've put a lot of my vial samples into atomizers and got completely different reactions to dabbing them. Endymion now smells amazing, and if the...
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    Re: SotD - January 29, 2009

    M7 Fresh and Egoiste (from decants). The first is way too light (especially considering it's winter), and the second has enough of a rose scent for me to not really care for it. Ho-hum!
  14. Re: Anyone else not a big fan of seemngly endless longevity?

    I don't like it when scents don't last on me (Baldessarini, you bastard!) but am infinitely more annoyed when ones I don't like last overnight and into the next day, which most of mine seem to do....
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    Re: SotD - January 29, 2009

    Le Male (from a sample). It smells nice, though its bottle kind of creeps me out.
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    Re: what am i missing?

    Some popular casual ones:

    Azzaro Chrome
    Bvlgari Aqva
    Mugler Cologne

    They're all light, inoffensive scents, certainly suitable for work.
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    Re: Perfumeshoppe.com website down?

    It works for me, but bad news... the domain is apparently for sale!

    http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ <-- a useful site to see if a page is, well, down for everyone or just you.
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    Re: SotD, Wed, 28 Jan 2009

    Boss Bottled and Boss Soul Man (from samples).
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    Re: Eau d'Italie (wow)

    Are the samples atomizers or vials? Lafco sells them for $2.50 a pop, including shipping, which is pretty good!
  20. Re: your Holy Grail('s) - from curent collection

    Hugo Boss In Motion. The first I've tried from their line, and after sampling a lot of the rest, this is the only one I've really liked. My first and last blind buy, too.
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    Poll: Re: Bvlgari Aqva or Issey Miyake?

    I voted for Issey due to Aqva making my clothes smell like dust. And I'm not in love with Issey anyway!
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    Re: SotD, Wed, 28 Jan 2009

    Baldessarini (from a sample). I just sprayed this, but holy CRAP it smells good. Just realized what it reminds me of... Space NK Man. Both have patchouli, but I don't remember patchouli smelling so...
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    Re: What are some good green frags?

    Thanks again! And indeed, tons of suggestions! It'll take a while before I get through them all but they'll be on my test list just the same.
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    Re: House With the Best Bottles

    I like Hermes' bottles, at least for Terre d'Hermes and d'Orange Verte's.
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    Re: The Most Offensive of the Designer Scents

    A*Men indeed! While I find B*Men to be boring, oversprays of A*Men would probably kill someone.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday - 27 Jan 09

    Paco Rabanne PH (from a sample). Went on almost as a green gourmand, now it's died down on the sweetness a bit.but still smells very nice. Will have to get this one now.

    XS PH (from a sample). My...
  27. Re: I haven't found anything new to buy for MONTHS!!!

    It took me probably about a year after joining Basenotes before I bought anything, but that was more lack of money than lack of things I wanted to try.

    Anyway, I'd say with all the selection out...
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    Re: What are some good green frags?

    The inexpensive ones are the ones I'm worried about, it wouldn't take too much convincing to make me get a $18 bottle. Argh, damn this economy! Thanks again for all the recommendations!
  29. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    Bought a 1 oz bottle of Paul Smith Story on eBay for $12, including shipping. And yes, before Basenotes, I didn't think of colognes so critically.. more of "oh this smells nice, I'll buy it." :P Now...
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    Re: Best way to ship a bottle of perfume?

    I think it depends on the size; as in, full bottles might be illegal to ship via USPS. Samples should be OK, or there's a lot of companies breaking the law. I know private carriers like UPS or DHL...
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    Re: What are some good green frags?

    I've got samples of Paco Rabanne PH (which I haven't tried yet) and L'Ombre dans L'Eau (which I have) so I'll have to give them a whirl soon.

    As for the rest, I read reviews on them and they...
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    What are some good green frags?

    I can't think of any green frags that I've tried and disliked, so I was wondering what some other good ones might be.

    I've tried and liked Mugler Cologne, Paul Smith Story, and Eau d'Lierre. The...
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    Re: SotD, Monday, 26 Jan 2009

    Concentre Eau d'Orange Verte and Paul Smith Story (from samples). Trying to wear out my sample of the latter to see if it's good enough for a full bottle.
  34. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    Just bought a 1.6 oz Concentre d'Orange Verte from a BNer. Woohoo!
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 25 Jan

    Michael for Men (from a sample). Started off quite medicinally, it has simmered down into something pretty nice.
    Gucci PH II (from a sample). Smells almost exclusively like tea. If I wanted to smell...
  36. Re: Howdy and where to from here suggestions?

    Don't worry about brand reputations, or at least not to the extent where it'd get in the way of enjoying a fragrance based on its own merits. I also think it's silly to ask for alternatives to...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 24 January 2009

    Paul Smith Story (from a sample). It smells nice, and I imagine it will smell nicer when the weather warms up.
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    Re: Your go-to fragrance

    Armani Code, until I find something better. It does well in colder weather, and every lady I've been involved with in any romantic sense seems to like it. Such are the joys of living in a small town,...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 24 January 2009

    Concentree d'Orange Verte (from a sample). I wish the orange didn't smell so candied like Oyedo's, but at least there's some greenery in here.
  40. Poll: Re: A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    I went with B, I haven't tried nearly enough to even assume I'd like something as a blind buy. I've only had one completely blind buy and was glad that it panned out, but... I want more than just 3-5...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 24 January 2009

    Started off with some Cool Water (from a splash mini), and it reminded me a LOT of Aspen... so I sprayed some of that to compare (mostly to see if it was Aspen in that mini) and they were different....
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    Re: SotD, Thursday 22 Jan

    Bvlgari Aqva and Bvlgari Aqva Marine (from samples). Not sure either are really up my alley.
  43. Re: What would you do with a scent you're not sure about but gets you tons of COMPLIM

    Why wear something you don't like because somebody else likes it? You should want them to like the ones you like, and not just be happy that they like something you have.
  44. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    Just bought more decants! Allure Homme, H.M., Tommy Bahama, Himalaya, D&G PH, Burberry London, and Rochas Man. Bringing it to a total of 22 samples/decants that are headed my way... oh dear.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 16 Jan 09

    Boss Bottled (from a sample). Reminds me of Hugo, but this one's not so dry and has a bit of sweetness to it.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 15 Jan 09

    SoTE is Mugler Ice*Men (from a sample). Not a whole lot going on with this one, is there? I can barely smell at all literally two minutes after I sprayed it on my wrist, twice. What the hell!
  47. Re: Non-fragrance products/scents that you like

    Fresh tomatoes and gasoline are always a hit. Mitchum unscented gel smells good too.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 15 Jan 09

    Hugo (from a sample). Somewhat boring, and I'm glad I didn't blind buy it when I saw it at Ross a while back. Reminds me distinctly of another frag, possibly Zegna Intenso... which incidentally, is...
  49. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    Mmmm, L'Anarchiste. I still want a sample of that, among many things. Speaking of which, I just bought samples of these:

    Gucci PH II
    Paul Smith Story
    Eau d'Orange Verte
    Paco Rabanne PH
    XS PH...
  50. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    I've heard L'Anarchiste described as such.
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    Re: SOTD, 12 Jan, Monday

    Chrome Azzaro (from a sample). Pretty boring scent, though it does smell nice.
    Emporio Armani He (from a sample). Just sprayed this, the very first whiff smelled like pure alcohol. Now it smells...
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    Re: How do you Shave?

    The moustache is where hairs are toughest, I don't get nicks there myself but they're more difficult to cut. Shave that spot last to let the shaving cream soak in a little more.
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    Sticky: Re: Any places give away free samples?

    I've always meant to ask, do the L'Artisan samples come in atomizers or vials? I'm guessing vials.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 10 Jan 09

    Canali Men (from a sample). I hate these dabber samples, they make it so you barely even smell the stuff. Also Le Male again (from a thankfully atomized sample), the whiffs of it I was getting a few...
  55. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    Bought some samples of Hugo XY and Azzaro Chrome, and now some decants of By Man, Envy, Egoiste, Zino, and M7 Fresh.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 9 Jan 09

    D&G The One (from a sample), and Le Male (also from a sample). Le Male is le boring and D&G The One isn't that great either.
  57. Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Boss In Motion. Many here say it smells like orange creamsicle, and it very well may with how much BNers like to spray! Twice is plenty for any frag I've ever come across.
  58. Thread: Armani Code

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    Re: Armani Code

    Zegna Intenso smells somewhat like Armani Code, though it isn't much more affordable either.
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    Re: How do you Shave?

    Mine is: shower, rub more hot water into my face, rub shaving cream in, shave (with a Parker DE) with the grain, rinse face with hot water, relather, shave against grain, rinse with cold water, dry...
  60. Thread: Diptyque

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    Re: Diptyque

    Of the ones I tried, I really liked Eau de Lierre and thought Tam Dao was pretty good.
  61. Re: Is 1 ML enough to get a good feel for a frag?

    My atomized samples must be magical if they should be empty in 10 sprays. My Mugler sample (I think 1.5 ml) has been sprayed at least that many times and is still half full.
  62. Re: Today I Bought - January 2009; HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS :)

    I ordered eight samples from beautyencounter, got two free samples along with that, and then three more free samples from my Sephora order. I should find something I like in all of that!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 13 June 2008

    Idole and Le Vetiver by Lubin (from samples). Idole started off weird, turned good once it started smelling rummy, turned horrendous when it dried down and smells like cumin powder moistened in rum....
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    Re: Fragrance and Music

    It's really easy to advertise music, just play the song on TV or radio and you're good to go. With fragrances, you have to actually go somewhere to smell it.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 3 June, 2008

    Gave Terre d'Hermes another squirt today, and my goodness, it is much, much better than it seemed the first time I tried it. Granted, this time I sprayed on my chest instead of my arm, but... man. I...
  66. Re: Anyone else have this problem with Mugler's B*Men ?

    I sprayed it once, smelled it fine for hours. Didn't really like it very much though, so I wish it went away faster. ;)
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    Re: Can you use Shampoo as a Shower Gel?

    I'm using my shampoo as a shower gel, but mostly in the parts of my body that have hair anyway which means... everything but my back.
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    Re: SotD, Thursday, 29 May 08

    Hammam Bouquet and Blenheim Bouquet, by Penhaligon's. The first smells kind of like a musky rose, the second like a lemon cough drop (in other words, a sweet, menthol-infused lemon). Once it dries...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 27 May 08

    Quercus and English Fern by Penhaligons (from samples). Quercus smells amazing, while English Fern smells like fern, which in turn apparently smells like something I do not want to smell like!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 23 May 08

    Douro and Racquets by Penhaligons (from samples). The first starts off very sweet, much like Oyedo, then dries down to a muted version of itself and ends up smelling like cleaning fluid. Racquets is...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 21th May 2008

    Testing out another two, Cravache by Robert Piguet and Caspian by Angela Flanders. Cravache smells lightly spicy, nothing too overbearing. Probably something I'll really like in 5-10 years. Caspian...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 21th May 2008

    Bois de Seville and Earl Grey, both by Angela Flanders. The former smells very much like I'd expect the latter to (in that it smells very much like Earl Grey tea, with all the bergamot) while the...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday May 19, 2008

    Floris - Eau de Santal. I'm really diggin' it! Can't say the same for their No. 89...
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    Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I wouldn't think of it as a more mature scent myself... but who can put the smell of rotting oranges in an age group? ;)
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    Re: SOTD Monday,12 May,2008

    I'll end up wearing Boss In Motion for a wedding later on in the day.
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    Re: Shoes Problem!!

    The only person I know who has smaller feet than me is my dad but he doesn't have dress shoes, just boots! Anyway, I ripped out the original soles and put in some Dr. Scholls and it's snug enough to...
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    Re: Shoes Problem!!

    They are not tassel shoes, just boring loafers. The only way they'll steal anyone's eyes is if I shine them to high heaven, which I have a right mind to (currently they're only shiny). I will...
  78. Re: Blind and Unblind Buys Arrived! - Thoroughly Reviewed and Rated for Your Pleasure

    Funny, I gave that one a 8.17241 (well, assuming I'd smelled it [it's one that I want to]). I enjoyed reading the reviews! Glad you seemed to really enjoy all your selections as well! BN has gotten...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female compliments?

    I've gotten compliments on Boss In Motion (an amazing vanilla orange scent to my nose, though the reviews mostly beat up on it) and Armani Code. Wearing In Motion, a girl told me she was in heaven...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, May 11, 2008

    I went a bit crazy so I'm wearing 6 at the moment.

    On my left arm: Castile (a masculine... something, don't get any citrus), Cereus No. 7 (kind of an odd citrus), and Cereus No. 11 (reminds me of...
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    Re: I Hate CB's I Hate Perfume

    Ditto. They get talked about a lot but I doubt you'd find them being mentioned in the SoTD threads very often.
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    Re: Cat Loves Creed Royal Water

    My cat would thoroughly nuzzle my hand for as long as I'd let her after I had a smoke. Very perplexing, indeed.
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    Re: Suggested Names For New Boss Fragrances?

    I would totally wear all of those!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 10 May 08

    Testing out frags again, even though the ones I sprayed on yesterday are still somewhat noticeable on my skin.

    Mugler Cologne on my right arm, which is good but not quite as enjoyable now that...
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    Re: Dinner Anybody? - Condiment Scents

    Every time I smell Iskarfand, all I get out of it is pepper and I feel like I should be spraying it in my soup or something.
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    Shoes Problem!!

    I'm not really sure where to put this, but it probably fits here more than anywhere else.

    Anyhoo, I'm one of the ushers at my friend's wedding so I figure it's time to dust off the 'ol dress shoes...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - Good for hot weather?

    You could use a decant spray or such, though that's only if you have one available. Anyway, I hear it does work well in hot, humid environments. It doesn't work for me, but maybe if I left my house...
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    Re: Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    I've never been able to tell a difference with a pre-shave oil either. It really comes down to the shaving cream or soap with me. And aftershave isn't necessarily for cuts, it helps to soothe razor...
  89. Re: Few great designer frags introduced after '03. Why?

    I'd say it's the first two. (Because I don't want a bunch of BNers throwing their canes at me for calling them old!

    The designers only need innovation when what they're currently doing isn't...
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    Re: Scent and personality

    I don't think I'd judge someone's personality by the frag they're wearing, though at the same time, it'd be weird for a laidback person to wear a very loud frag. Then again, my only criteria is...
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    Re: Best electric razor available?

    I've never had good experiences with electric razors. My dads's got a fairly recent Phillips one that works pretty well, though. Try to hold your skin tautly when you shave, it might help to get it a...
  92. Re: How often do you buy frags before AND after discovering basenotes?

    I very rarely bought anything before BN (3 frags in 4 years), but those were all blind. I can't imagine buying something blind now, when I know how many there are out there that I actually like and...
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    Re: What have you learned/figured out lately?

    I've learned that karma is indeed real, as one day after I cleaned my bathroom (which might I add was quite dirty, and some would say disgusting), I got 5 packages of samples in the mail. Completely...
  94. Thread: Fake Creed

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

    If the counterfeiter goes through all the trouble to make it seem as realistic as possible, why not use the white plastic on the nozzle?
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 8 May 08

    Space NK Man (from a sample). A bit sweet right now but it smells very pleasant!
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    Re: Scent for 21st birthday

    I'll say Code, since you'll be out late at night and it fits that as well as your relative youngness.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    Terre d'Hermes (from a sample). Pretty interesting scent! Quite different than most things I've tried yet.
  98. Re: What happened to the Beautyhabit website?

    Works fine for me.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    I can still smell 3 Diptyque frags that I sprayed on my skin once... days ago. What the HECK.

    Besides them, I've got Colonel Conk's Amber aftershave on my left hand and his Bay Rum aftershave on...
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    Re: Shower Gels for Men

    I have an Every Man Jack shower gel (well I think it's termed body wash but they're pretty much the same thing!) that smells like peppermint. It's their "signature" one. I've tried a few Old Spice...
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