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  1. Re: I want to blind buy Hypnose Homme by Lancome...Need Help and Opinion?

    The top notes r interesting but the dry down smells a bit fishy and powdery to me. If u can get it for a good price then a blind buy alright I guess.
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    Re: Str8 Razor Users?

    Try this forum http://badgerandblade.com/

    U will get really good in depth replies fr the members there. Although their suggestions can be a little pricey or hard to find around SEA. So make sure u...
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    Re: Best moisturizer for oily skin

    4 years too late ?
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    Re: Random fragrance encounters

    I was at a dirt smelly wet market once and I caught a hint of A*Men. couldn't find the culprit though.
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    Re: What fragrances did/does your father wear?

    My dad has used quite a few frags over they years and currently his favourite is Reporter by EuroItalia. To be honest I can't stand this frag. Some of the frags I remember him owning are Drakar Noir,...
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    Re: What was the first fragrance you wore?

    I think I was 12 years old or younger and I secreted a few sprays of my dad's Drakar Noir. He found out soon enough and gave me stern warning to keep away from his frags. A few years later my parents...
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    Re: Which is the best "blue" scent?

    Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude
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    Re: YSL La Nuit vs Dior Homme

    Dior Homme/Dior Homme Cologne

    Although not the best frag for tropical weather, I'm pretty sure the sillage won't be too cloying.
  9. Re: Do you gentlemen ever bother to purchase or use the aftershave, shower gel or deo stick

    I was crazy enough in the past to buy a few overpriced frag matching deodorant sticks but will never do that again unless its for a frag I really really love. I just use an unscented antiperspirant...
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    Re: How many sprays of A*Men?

    I used 5 sprays a few weeks ago. My sillage was drowned out by the sillage from some aquatic frag.
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    Re: Strong pefume for men

    Bogart Pour Homme. It outlasts most of the heavy hitters I own like Le Male, Kouros and Paul Smith London. 2-3 sprays and u won't need to use any other frag for days LOL. The sillage is on a totally...
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    Re: What does "Sport" mean to you in a fragrance?

    Fresh and light, overpriced, overly masculine bottle design and abysmal longevity and sillage...combine all of this and it will definitely be a top seller at department stores all around the world.
  13. Re: Lot no. seems useless for estimating a perfume's age

    Unfortunately I have not smelled the original one so I wouldn't know. Doesn't really matter to me as I am enjoying the current version. I am not claiming or starting a rumour that DH has been...
  14. Re: Lot no. seems useless for estimating a perfume's age

    Quite normal for discounters to hold on to older stock due to various reasons. Well there was some talk about DH being reformulated recently so if it is really turns out to be true your older DH...
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    Re: How to best heal blemishes???

    Good old aloe vera gel would work great to help those blemishes heal fast. It's not greasy at all and absorbs fast. I use the one by Fruit of The Earth but almost any would do as long as it doesn't...
  16. Thread: Test Strips

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    Re: Test Strips

    A lot of people (me included) get duped into buying a frag based on paper testing. I am sure the frag companies are aware of this but to the average consumer it's the top notes that are important so...
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    Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    The problem is the hair wax I use is heavily scented and I don't even want to imagine what my hair wax and frag mixed together would smell like LOL. Plus the scents from shampoo and conditioner..it...
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    Re: This is gonna sound ridiculous..

    When I have a frag on, I'm usually going out..and when I go out I either style my hair with wax or wear a cap. So I don't think spraying frags on my hair will work for me haha.
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    Poll: Re: How well do you groom?

    In terms of grooming I am pretty much similar to Ken_Russell ^ but I must admit I am a product whore and I love trying new products. My room is filled with unfinished products, some still quite full....
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    Re: The right amount--is this blasphemy?

    It all depends on personal preference and a little common sense. But I definitely would want to smell my SoTD throughout the day.
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    Re: best fragrance free and non deodorized soap?

    I use Simple bar soap. As far as I know, it's the only affordable unscented soap available in drug stores over here.
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    Re: sunscreen for men

    I've seen a few sunscreens for men by brands like Clinique, Biotherm and Shiseido. Often these products are inferior to the female ones. Either too greasy or offer low insufficient protection but...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: What kind of soap/deodorant do you use?

    Soap - Simple unscented or a frag matching shower gel that comes free. When I don't plan to wear any frag I use Neutrogena Rain Bath.

    Deodorant - Lab Series antiperspirant deo stick (unscented...
  25. Re: 3 questions regarding your bottle of Kouros

    1. I'm not sure how old my bottle is but I'm guessing it's manufactured date was somewhere in 2009 or 2008.

    2. It's listed as ISOEUGENOL - "2YF02-3". I've no idea about the difference.

    3. The...
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    Re: sick of using rubbers???

    Since buying both A*Men and B*Men in rubber flasks, I could never get it why so many people are complaining about the sprayer. I actually expected the worse when I bought them but since then the...
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    Re: Summer Gourmands?

    B*Men would fit the bill quite well as a summer gourmand.
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    Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    I thought there was a small Creed counter at the men department of Tangs ?
    There is a Creed section at Isetan@The Gardens but the selection is quite pathetic compared to Isetan KLCC.

    So what...
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    Re: ASIANS: How do you spray your fragrance?

    The trick is to apply to the right parts of the body. I normally use 4-5 sprays...3 sprays to the chest and abdomen and 2 more sides of the neck. If the frags is really strong I will only do 1 spray...
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    Re: Shaving cream help

    Tried it before but really hated it.
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    Re: AWFUL CITRUS NOTES - anyone?

    Same here and the addition of ginger in the top notes doesn't help. It's one of the most abrasive citrus frags I have ever smelled.
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    Re: Skin care for men BLOG/FORUM??

    I agree warlandsboy about B&B and recently I needed some help with buying a quality brushless shaving cream and got a lot of help from the members there. It's not that I am criticizing B&B at all its...
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    Re: I got a compliment while wearing Kouros.

    You are one lucky guy ! I've never gotten a compliment wehn wearing Kouros.
  34. Thread: Le Male

    by JoNnY 4
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    Re: Le Male

    No problems with the sillage or longevity of Le Male on me. I get about 10-12 hours longevity (I honestly haven't had it own longer than that before) and strong sillage even after 3-4 hours that can...
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    Re: What the heck is Arabian Oud?

    Well you are mistaken. I shall not go into details but a quick search will show that Japan did exist before the 5th Century and further. But if u are certain about your facts please let us know your...
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32 vs. VPH.....for summer?

    Definitely VPH for summer as 32 can get cloying in hot weather.
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    Re: A yearning to be reconnected

    Azzaro Chrome is one frag I miss. I didn't finish but I gave it away to my bro after just 3 wearings. I really regret doing that even though Chrome is pretty much widely worn here. Chrome has become...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Azzaro Aqua??

    I've seen it around all the time when I go frag sniffing but never bothered trying it LOL. I think the word "Aqua" kind of puts me off it to be honest. But I think I'm going to give it a try when I...
  39. Thread: Hello Members

    by JoNnY 4
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    Re: Hello Members

    Hi John ! Welcome to BN. I'm sure all of us are looking forward to your future participation. Why don't you display your fragrance wardrobe so we can see the frags u currently own.
  40. Re: House of Creed to sue P.Diddy (Sean Combs) for blatant imitation.

    LOL damm it u got me. Good one. I think some of the earlier posters didn't get that it was an April Fool's joke.
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    Re: Animal Attack..!

    Phew...for a moment there I thought I was going to be affected too. Lucky for me all looks good on my side here...my avatar is still the same.

    @Le Grand Duc - u must be joking...
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    Re: CK One or Cool Water

    I do like both but Cool Water edges ahead slightly for me. Like the others have mentioned ckone is citrusy.
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    Re: When is too many, one too many?

    I am trying to keep my wardrobe below 100. Right now I have 70+ bottles but I am trying my best to limit the no of bottles I buy this year to below 10.
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    Re: What do you do after the fragrance arrives?

    I am extremely paranoid about any kind of deformities with the bottle so when my fragrance arrives the first thing I do is take a bright light and use it to make sure there are no leaks, cracks and...
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    Re: Using Less-Loved Colognes as Room Fragrances

    I couldn't agree more with you. I do quite the opposite, the frags that I like I tend to use more often as room fragrances and car fresheners.
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    Re: top 5 most underrated colognes

    - Solo Loewe
    - Versace Pour Homme
    - Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    - Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitue
    - Paul Smith Story

    not all flankers are bad !
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    Re: L'Instant de Guerlain

    L'Instant is very versatile and would work for both hot and cold weather.

    @joey86, GH isn't even good enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as Kenzo Power let alone to be considered a...
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    Re: Salicylic Acid Daily ?

    Yes I am very aware that BHA = Salicylic Acid and AHA = Glycolic Acid.

    I don't think it's the salicylic acid but something in her products. Since then I have used astringents and other products...
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    Re: Salicylic Acid Daily ?

    I tried it before last year and your HG that is Paula's Choice didn't work at all and in fact made my face worst...Satisfied ?

    I am starting to think you work for Paula. Her products may work for...
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    Salicylic Acid Daily ?

    I understand the benefits of salicylic acid for the face but do I need to use a product with salicylic acid on a daily basis ? I'm asking this because I am getting sick and tired of using toners and...
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    Re: Toner: Do I need it?

    In the day after cleansing I use Shiseido Men Hydrating Lotion which is a toner/light moisturizer as I have oily skin. I splash this on and it feels really good in the mornings plus it saves time as...
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    Re: Shiseido Men Moisturizing Emulsion

    I've decided to go with the Shiseido Men Moisturizing Emulsion as I have given up on the Clinique M Gel that is just too light even for my oily skin.

    @eastwest, seriously u joined BN just to post...
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    Re: Recommendations Request.

    For the past month I have been using Shiseido Men products. The products aren't exactly cheap but the amount I need is half of what I previously used with products from Clinique, Biotherm and Lab...
  54. Re: does it worth to own Burberry Brit if I own London?

    Both are different frags so it all depends on whether you like Brit or not.
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    Re: Arpege Pour Homme.

    I just wished they designed the caps properly as the one on my bottle is so loose and doesn't lock on at all. A few others have complained about this too.
  56. Re: All natural body soap bar? Kirk's gives me a rash :(

    Currently I am using Simple Pure Soap Bar as it is the cheapest I can find over here in Malaysia. However I am not sure how natural the ingredients are but it is unscented.
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    Re: Had fragrances stolen from me.

    This is one reason why I don't let friends into my room.
  58. Poll: Re: Basenotes Demographics (What kind of a Basenoter are you?)

    After quite a few impulsive full bottle buys that I ended up not really liking or just "meh" i decided to control my buying habit. Since January I only bought Le Male and Heritage. I even decided to...
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    Re: Does Platinum Egoiste smell soapy?

    Not soapy to me either.
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    Shaving cream help

    Since I started shaving I have often gotten acne, razor burn and bumps around the shaven areas of my face. Up to a point that I hated shaving but recently I have begun a proper pre and post shave...
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    Re: Égoïste: How many sprays?

    I own the newer version and I apply 4-5 sprays and sillage and longevity is quite good.
  62. Re: Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense: forum feedback

    While the original Solo Loewe was one of my favourite frags, the newer Intense smelled kinda generic and aquatic to me.
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    Re: Most disturbing video review of a cologne

    I feel like throwing away my bottle of L'Homme...
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    Re: Davidoff Cool Water Deep

    Cool Water Deep is quite a decent aquatic IMHO. The top notes I don't really like but the drydown is quite good.
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    Re: ckone longevity

    I get about 6-8 hours longevity from ck One. The sillage ain't too bad either.
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    Re: Chrome vs Ckone

    I must admit that I like both frags but I find ck One to be easier on the nose as the metallic note in Chrome gets a little annoying after a few hours.
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    Re: Aramis Cool Blend -

    Tried it and it's nice period.

    I won't be buying a bottle.
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    Re: Help with adult acne

    I have been suffering from acne since my teens (i'm 27) and I have tried various types of products. Recently I have started using Avene Diacneal at night on my spots. After using various types of...
  69. Thread: Aspirin Mask

    by JoNnY 4
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    Aspirin Mask

    I read about this cheap and easy way to exfoliate the facial skin on a few blogs and forums. So last night I went out and got some aspirin and tried the aspirin mask. Although the results were not as...
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    It's not that u look fat in your picture, it's just that u look slimmer and younger in your video haha.

    Probably caused by the lighting or shot angle.
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Your review is superb and for all the other YouTube reviewers this is an example of how it's supposed to be done. This is one video review I wish was a little longer for once LOL.

    Did u lose some...
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    Re: What do you think of Black XS

    I love the smell of strawberries or anything strawberry flavoured and I was not surprised when I bought Black XS almost instantly after testing it.
  73. Re: What's your summer rotation?? (let's limit the count at 8)

    It's summer all year round here so no special preference for me so I just wear most of my frags regardless of weather. But my hot weather (day) favourites would be:
    - Bulgari Aqua ...
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    Re: Skin care for men BLOG/FORUM??

    No problem...if you do find any other good men skin care forums or blogs remember to share them here :)
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    Re: Scent to cover up a hangover

    I like a few sprays of Dior Homme Sport whenever i am hungover. The ginger really awakens u.
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    Re: Skin care for men BLOG/FORUM??

    Here are a few sites I visit from time to time.

    http://scform.blogspot.com/
    http://www.styleforum.net/
    http://www.menessentials.com/forum/
    http://www.makeupalley.com/...
  77. Re: Sean John unforgivable - is the deo-stick any good?

    I got the Unforgivable deo stick as part of a gift set. Overall its a good deo stick as the scent from it lasts longer than the average scented designer deo stick. However my issue with it is the...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Guerlain Shalimar
    Guerlain Mitsouko
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 1st March 2010

    Clinique Happy for Men
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana's The One

    I really like the topnotes of The One but the drydown is a rather bland and disappointing. But nice bottle though.
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    Re: KOUROS: Why all the hate?

    People will either like or dislike Kouros at first sniff and nothing in the middle. But these kind of Kouros threads will always end up turning into a personal attack thread or nation bashing thread....
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    Re: KOUROS: Why all the hate?

    I recently upgraded Kouros in my wardrobe from a 50ml bottle to a 100ml one. I love this stuff !
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    Poll: Re: Where do you spray?

    Skin - a couple of shots on the neck and three more to the chest. I find spraying to the chest almost equal to spraying to fabric because the it ill absorb some of the chest sprays.
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    Re: Shiseido Men Moisturizing Emulsion

    Shiseido Men looks promising. I am tempted to get the moisturizer.

    Anyone else ?
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    Re: Blind bought Kouros ! And I love it .

    Personally I would think twice about wearing Kouros when taking the bus, train or plane. However I think it could work but you will need to let Kouros settle down for an hour or 2 before heading out....
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    Re: Has a Fragrance Ever Made You Violently Ill?

    Only Paul Smith London has ever made me feel nauseous.
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    Re: Gucci PH I being discontinued?

    Definitely never trust them. I have been told by SAs here that D&G Pour Homme, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Body Kouros and Bulgari Black have been discountinued and that I should look for newer alternatives...
  88. Re: Shelf life of balms, moisturisers etc in fragrance's giftsets?

    I store my balms, shower gels and other ancillary products on my shelf. A few of my aftershave balms have turned in terms of texture. Originally the texture was thick now it's all watery and runny....
  89. Thread: Rocabar!

    by JoNnY 4
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    Re: Rocabar!

    It's a very stylish frag that oozes maturity and class without smelling old fashioned. It works quite well in hot weather too. Some have said that Rocabar lacks in longevity and sillage coupled with...
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    Re: Moving more threads to Just Starting Out

    Good idea bluesoul as I noticed a few threads by new members either getting ignored or getting very few responses on the MFD recently.
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    Shiseido Men Moisturizing Emulsion

    Anybody used this Shiseido product before ? I am looking for something heavier than my Clinique M Gel-Lotion for night time use as my acne treatments can get a little drying. Based on the product...
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    Re: How to Best Measure Partial Bottles?

    Take a strong bright LED light and place it behind the bottle and you will be able to see through most opaque bottles. I tried this with my bottles of Antaeus and Kouros and was able to see how much...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance purchase?

    Bulgari Aqua

    I was still in love at that time with aquatics and wanted something better than AdG so i bought Aqua rather blindly. The blind buy worked out quite well in the end.
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    Poll: Re: Kouros vs Chanel Antaeus

    Antaeus for me (yes even the current one). I like how the feminine and overly masculine aspects of Antaeus blend into a perfect harmony.
  95. Thread: Sport

    by JoNnY 4
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    Re: Sport

    My current favourites from the sport genre are Polo Sport, Silver Shadow Altitude and Allure Homme Sport. I find vetiver dominant frags like Paul Smith Story, Original Vetiver and Mugler Cologne to...
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    Re: Cologne/ Personal Hygiene Products

    All depends on the frag I am using on that particular day. If it happens to be something strong like Kouros or Antaeus then I won't really care about scents mixing about. However if it's something...
  97. Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    Platinum Egoiste to me is a workhorse fresh frag in the same vein of Chrome because of it's very good longevity and sillage.
  98. Re: Does Prada Amber pour Homme have the word "amber" anywhere on the package?

    I have a 50ml bottle of Prada Pour Homme/Amber Pour Homme. On the box, it says "eau de toilette pour homme". But on the bottle itself there is a metal plaque attached which says Amber Pour Homme...
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    Re: Eye Cream in the 'fridge?

    I think the Garnier Nutritionist Eye Roll-on is available here. I bought the Garnier Men Refreshing Eye Roll on instead. I'm not sure but I think they are almost the same thing. The main ingredient...
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    Re: Tried Polo Black - YUCK!

    You are not alone. I made the mistake of buying this because it was on sale. I ended up wearing it three times before giving it away to a friend for his birthday.
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