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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Guerlain Heritage (edp)
    Chanel No 19 (parfum)
    Chanel Bois des Iles (parfum)
    Guerlain Mitsouko (parfum)
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
  2. Thread: Gentleman?

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    Re: Gentleman?

    Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Every time I wear No 19!
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    Re: Bois des iles and cuir de russie parfum

    I have the edt and parfum in both fragrances in the current LE formulation, and prefer the parfum of each, especially CdR. In fact, I like them so well, I bought a backup of both parfums last year...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste :'(

    I wish many, MANY more people agreed with the OP's girlfriend, so prices of the vintage might fall. ;-)
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    Re: What is THE 90s fragrance?

    The '90s take me back to Egoiste, Tuscany Forte and Heritage -- and I still have them in my collection!
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    Have you tried Guerlain's Liu? If not, and you get to a Guerlain boutique to try Vega, you might also give Liu a sniff. To me, Liu seems even more aldelydic/floral than Vega, perhaps because of the...
  8. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/18/14) Round 2: Egoiste vs Gucci Pour Homme II

    Egoiste -- occasionally wear GPH II but, for me, it's not a close choice.
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    Re: Formal Scent suggestion

    That was my first thought, also.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 31, 2014

    Chanel No 19 parfum
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    Norne
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    Re: Top 3 master perfumers

    j & jp guerlain, j polge
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    Re: Creed Windsor - Wow

    Pulled this one forward from the back of the closet today, as temps here are moving out of winter and into spring (70s) and the roses have begun budding. Nice way to welcome spring!
  14. Thread: Tam Dao EDP

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    Re: Tam Dao EDP

    I was given a generous sample of the EdP at Diptyque in SF in Sept 2013. I tried wearing it a few times and, each time, I found it quite linear and synthetic smelling. I think I still have the...
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    Patou pour Homme and Egoiste would be my choices. Unfortunately, I have bad associations with Fahrenheit...had a friend in the '90s who wore it way too heavily, perhaps in his attempt to compete...
  16. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    Bois des Iles for me too, both concentrations are a delight to wear. The modest aldelydes in the edt give the sandalwood a lift and spaciousness when playful romance is the intended effect. The...
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    Three favorites that come to mind among various types or "shades" of green:

    Chanel No 19 - sharp, aldehydic green
    Guerlain Derby- mossy, woody green
    Creed Selection Verte - light, minty green
  18. Re: Sandalwoods galore - my journey with this popular note

    Yes, to me, too.
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    Re: For Guerlain lovers

    So many vintage Guerlains, so little....money!
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    probably Bois des Iles (parfum)...no, I think I have more Heritage (edp)
  21. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Of Guerlain's fragrances "for men", my favorites are Derby and Heritage; prefer the vintage formulations, but also wear and quite enjoy their current formulations. Those "for women" that I like at...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    Paco Rabanne PH (original 1973 formula) EdT & A/S
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 27, 2013

    Egoiste
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    A December splurge:

    Guerlain Heritage EdP (500 ml bee bottle, current; actually ordered October from Guerlain in France and it arrived December) & EdT (100 ml spray, original '92 w/box)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    According to an email sent by Josh to all Zahd buyers about 30 minutes ago, it sounds like Feb. 2014 is the new ETA.
  26. Reading this series of installments about TFS's...

    Reading this series of installments about TFS's success in reestablishing santalum album as a sustainable species is truly a dream come true! "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" ...
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    Re: Frags that you hope to get for Christmas

    I, too, am hoping to receive...
  28. Thread: Too Sweet..

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    Re: Too Sweet..

    Love classic Guerlain fragrances; and sandalwood, specifically, as a note. Gave the original formulation of Samsara edp a try and discovered that, unfortunately, it's too sweet for me to wear. ...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Of course, the older the better...

    Chanel Bois des Iles (parfum)
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Cuir de Russie (parfum)
    Chanel No 19 (parfum)
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Guerlain Heritage...
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    Egoiste
    Pour Monsieur
    Antaeus
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    Re: Oldest Creed you own.

    Windsor (2009) is the oldest that I bought new, but I think one of the bottles of Cuir de Russie or Cypres Musc that I acquired later is probably older.
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    Full testers of Creed Cypres Musc and Cuir de Russie sort of fell into my lap...two of my favorite discontinued Creeds, so am thrilled to have acquired backup! Similar to the photos below, but with...
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export/Site1Files/P120011/S120011_XLARGE.jpg
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    Re: Les Exclusifs Bois des Iles...parfum?

    Thanks, the BdI parfum should arrive in a couple of days.

    - - - Updated - - -



    My wallet is saying, "no, No, NO!" :laugh: I appreciate the recommendation, and I hope to soon.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs Bois des Iles...parfum?

    I was hoping the same, as I do this occasionally with the two CdR concentrations for just the reasons you mention. Thanks!
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    Re: Les Exclusifs Bois des Iles...parfum?

    Based on responses (thank you!) and my experience with BdI edt, I'm going to try the parfum. If it turns out to be something I'm not comfortable wearing, it will make a beautiful gift. But I'm...
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    Les Exclusifs Bois des Iles...parfum?

    I'm quickly becoming addicted to Chanel's LE line! I started with a bottle of Sycomore last summer; a couple of months later I was seduced by Cuir de Russie parfum, followed by CdR edt and...
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    Re: Reducing my collection

    I love the Chanels on your "wish" list, along with Sycomore as someone added above. LE Eau de Cologne is another that I find refreshing, especially during the hot, humid summers here in LA.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, May 4th, 2013

    In response to the cool weather today...

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.7145.jpg
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1006.jpg
  41. Thread: Next Chanel

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    Re: Next Chanel

    I'd suggest also sampling Cuir de Russie.
  42. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    I would LOVE for the dry down of Chanel Les Exclusifs Bois des Iles edt to last longer than the 2 - 3 hours I get. I don't mind that it wears close to the skin, but after a few hours it seems to be...
  43. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    ETERNITY it is...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    ...a couple of Chanel "exclusifs" to keep the Sycomore company:
    Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum
    Chanel Coromandel
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    Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    I have a small sample of Chanel Coromandel, and the first time I applied it I was reminded of Guerlain Habit Rouge. Honestly, I've had an issue with HR being too powdery and sweet during its...
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    Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Boucheron Pour Homme edp
  47. Thread: Chanel Sycomore

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    Re: Chanel Sycomore

    Love it, too!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Apr, 5th, 2013

    Creed Cuir de Russie
  49. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    Several that I enjoy and associate with specific seasons:

    Winter - Norne (Slumberhouse)
    Spring - Aventus (Creed)
    Summer - Selection Verte (Creed) and TdH Pure Perfume
    Autumn - Sycomore (Chanel)...
  50. Re: Which latest designer scent release did you try and think of it as FBW?

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: What will be your Christmas SOTD this year?

    Slumberhouse Norne, provided the temperature here in the South is cool enough, otherwise Chanel Sycomore or Creed Windsor. Past Christmas temps have ranged from 35 F to 80 F...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Called my "regular" Neiman Marcus frag SA looking for a particular house's Russian Leather. He told me that his dept had a 2.5 oz. unused tester of Creed Cuir de Russie...guess what my new purchase...
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Habit Rouge and Tiffany -- I think it's the POWDER in both that don't agree with me -- along with Farenheit (for other reasons) would be near the top of this list for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

    Kolnisch Juchten by Regence
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    Re: The Powerhouse I love

    vintage Givenchy Gentleman...at least, I consider that one a powerhouse.
  56. Thread: TDH vs Sycomore

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    Poll: Re: TDH vs Sycomore

    Td'H Pure Perfume and Chanel Sycomore are both near the top of my favorite and most versatile fragrances, but I find Sycomore more interesting.
  57. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    You may consider ordering the sample set next. In my case, Josh was willing to swap out the Norne for another scent when I bought a sample set since, like you, I already had a bottle of Norne. If...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 7th of December 2012

    Slumberhouse Norne
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite leather?

    Farina Kölnisch Juchten, Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum, Creed Cuir de Russie, Cuir de Lancome
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    Re: Automatically expanding ads

    Yes, it's a Levi's advert that expands constantly. Just checked and it's still there. Thank you for looking into deleting this feature.
  61. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Me too, email received today notifying me that my order from the sale weekend has shipped!
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    Re: Automatically expanding ads

    I'll check back periodically to see if the auto-expanding advert is still here, and immediately log out if it is. That is the most annoying "feature", and frankly I can't be bothered. I come to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

    Chanel Sycomore
  64. Thread: Slumberhouse

    by demcav
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Sorry, I have no experience with FeA. However, in some reviews (and listed notes) for FeA there are references to spices and sweet fruits in its dry down. I don't detect either spice or fruit in...
  65. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    So glad to read that you did, as Norne really is such a quality, natural pine/balsam fragrance. If you like these notes I'm certain you'll be happy with your decision. Just be prepared for its...
  66. Re: Something's changed...my nose or the fragrance...please help!

    Thank you, ALL, for the responses. It's reassuring to read that the concensus is that it's unlikely my fragrance is breaking down. I'll return to it in Spring and hope that my "original" Aventus...
  67. Re: Creed Leather Atomizer; The Woes of Purchasing it retail!

    I've gotten several of the Creed atomizers in various colors for the Creed fragrances purchased in larger splash flacons -- black/silver for Aventus, grey/gold for Windsor, green/gold for Selection...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    I bought a bottle of Aventus about 4 months ago from Neiman Marcus, and enjoyed wearing it during the summer. The fruit and smoke combination really grew on me and with each wearing I looked forward...
  69. Something's changed...my nose or the fragrance...please help!

    I bought a bottle of Aventus about 4 months ago from Neiman Marcus, and enjoyed wearing it during the summer. The fruit and smoke combination really grew on me and with each wearing I looked forward...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès vs Terre d'Hermès Parfum

    I tried the EdT some time back and decided it was not a fragrance for me...too synthetic, sharp and flinty smelling on me. I am glad I gave the Pure Perfume a try, because it totally works for...
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Must also include Givenchy Gentleman (vintage), but I don't dare remove one of the 5...so it's 6 for me!
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    Re: Where do you apply your perfume?

    Fragrances with good projection and longevity I usually spray on the under (skin) side of my forearms. Those fragrances that don't project as well and/or have a shorter longevity on my skin, I...
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Dior Eau Sauvage (vintage)
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes Pure Perfume
    Chanel Sycomore (current)
    Creed Windsor
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Slumberhouse Norne - just felt like taking a walk through a dense evergreen forest today. ;-)
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    Re: Fall/Winter Recommendations?

    As the season is turning and cooler days are becoming more regular here in the South, I am really going through a change with Chanel Sycomore. The smokiness in the opening seems to belong in the...
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    During high school years I wore what all the other guys were wearing...Canoe, Sterling Silver, English Leather, etc. without really giving it much thought. During college years I studied music and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 7th of November

    Arrived yesterday, so 1st day wearing...Chanel Sycomore.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 6 November

    Givenchy Gentleman here on this cool autumn election day.
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    Re: Today I Bought: November 2012

    Chanel Sycomore.
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    Re: Slumberhouse bottles redesigned?

    Cool that Slumberhouse ships the bottles in a presentation bag, but I can't imagine I'd actually store the bottle in one after arrival. My frags are kept in a dark, climate controlled closet so no...
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    Re: Slumberhouse bottles redesigned?

    The full bottle (Norne) was ordered from Eden Portland, and did not arrive in a pouch/bag...could be that the SA did not know or forgot to put it in a bag, or possibly that shop's inventory did not...
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    Re: Slumberhouse bottles redesigned?

    Mine arrived VERY recently in the second (rounded shoulder) bottle, and really enjoying the juice! Also, got the sample set with Sova in place of Norne due to having the full bottle of Norne.
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    Re: Today I Bought: November 2012

    Slumberhouse Norne
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    Re: Most versatile, every day frag?

    Terre d'Hermes Pure Perfume
    Chanel Sycomore
    Creed Windsor (except $$$ for everyday)
    Creed Aventus
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    Re: 3 great work scents...

    Terre d'Hermes Pure Perfume
    Creed Selection Verte
    Guerlain Vetiver
  86. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    Habit Rouge...several times, but most recently a few days ago. I've owned 50ml for about 20 years, and periodically I try it hoping I will like it, but I doubt it will every happen. I should just...
  87. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    L'eau d'Issey
    CK Eternity
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Creed After Shave Balms

    Thanks, RUM, for your response. I decided to give it a try, purchasing a tube from an eBay seller about 6 weeks ago. My feelings are very similar to yours. I'm not sure it's price-worthy, although...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Givenchy Gentleman edt (original)
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    Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgare...Men???

    Along with the various wood notes, I enjoy the rose in Creed's Windsor, which has caused me to investigate additional Creed fragrances that include rose. Would FdTRB be an option as a unisex...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    Creed Selection Verte
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    Re: Creed Aftershave Balms

    Renato, thanks for the link to the GiT balm thread...very helpful.



    Thanks, StylinLA, for your experience regarding the product's soothing properties, as well as your overall impression of the...
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    Creed Aftershave Balms

    I originally posted this in "Grooming", but a member suggested I re-post in "Male Fragrance"...

    Would anyone who has tried Creed aftershave balm in any of the available fragrances please comment...
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    Creed After Shave Balms

    Would anyone who has tried Creed after shave balm in any of the available fragrances please comment on their experience. I would hope that for $85 for 75ml the cream is fairly concentrated, but not...
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    Re: Creed Aventus - All Hype?

    It's not all hype to me -- I genuinely enjoy wearing Aventus. The lot I happen to have is C42B11Z01, and its longevity is not an issue for me, but obviously that's a personal body chemistry thing.
  96. Re: Which cheapie did you wear in high school that got you massive compliments?????

    British Sterling, Canoe, Jade East were my regulars back in the day. I haven't smelled these in years, if they're even still produced. But I'll bet it would be like hearing Unchained Melody or Ebb...
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    Re: Have you ever apply fragrance in your hair?

    Canoe...OMG...I'd totally forgotten about it and how much I loved wearing it SO long ago. In fact, it was so long ago that I no longer have hair.
  98. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    Of what I own it would be Creed Windsor...understated luxury.
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    C&E Sienna...I stock up when I get to a C&E outlet, otherwise it would be beyond my budget for everyday use. Triple-milling prolongs life, moisturizes, contains vit. E, and has a clean scent.
  100. Thread: Shaving soap

    by demcav
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    Re: Shaving soap

    Tabac, Cella; I travel with a tube of C&E Sienna cream...go figure! :confused:
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