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    Re: Drakkar Noir (Vintage)

    Jivago Connect
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Love in Black
  3. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    After slinking home with your ill-gotten gains, shadesofbleu, you enter your abode to find fingerprints on your precious collection of scents. Despite your outrage at the act of barbarity, you notice...
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    Pictures transposed

    The pictures for Bogart pour Homme and Bogart are switched.
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    At the moment and in no particular order.

    Royal Delight
    Royal Water
    Tabarome M.

    That will change as the weather moves into Spring, but the Tabarome is a constant, and appropriate for all...
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    Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    Yes, I have a big bottle of Añeja Lavanda labeled as such (locion de tocador).
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I'd investigate the Edwin Jagger offerings, DPTC. Merkur razors can have some variations in manufacturing quality that can be exasperating. Plus, the Jagger 89 series has a Mühle head for much less...
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    Re: Dress shoes vs dress boots

    Loakes do have some nice offerings, but I've never ventured beyond the bovver when it comes to boots.
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    Poll: Re: Snoods, cowls, infinity scarves for men.

    Never ever.
  10. Re: I'm looking for a fashionable backpack for college

    Another vote for Fjallraven. Everything they make is awesome.
  11. Re: Help Me Identify A Fake? (kennethcole / fragrancenet.com)

    Also, your purchase is in a price range that does not make much sense to fake. A fake Creed is going to net hundreds of dollars of profit for the faker, but KC Black is roughly $25, which does not...
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    Poll: Re: How Many Pairs of Shoes or Boots Do You Own?

    I've cut down some, but right now I have 80 pairs of trainers, mostly adidas and Puma, with some Italian brands thrown in. Did have Gripfast 10-hole, NPS 11-hole and Grinders 8-hole, but my old...
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    Poll: Re: are these t-shirts cool or rude and lame?

    Dear lord, they fall into the same category as Affliction and Tap Out, i.e., a certain type of person wears these. Regardless of age (which, nevertheless, I hope is below 20), that person is what we...
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    Re: What do u think of this shoulder bag for men?

    I tend toward the utility/milsurp look. Best bag I ever had was an Hungarian gas mask bag, I was sorry to see it go. WW2 British map and courier bags are awesome as well. This CN bag doesn't...
  15. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    A slight tap and "Pardon me" as a stranger makes his way past you in this crowd. You think nothing of it, 1280adam, until you examine your possessions and find yourself bereft of your Royal Oud. Damn...
  16. Re: Copying Text from another website and pasting into a post

    Also try "paste and match style" from the edit menu or equivalent. On OS X this is accomplished by option-shift-command-V, dunno for Windows. I just use the menu selection so I don't have use...
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    Re: So I created something I think is wonderful.

    Performing a quick revival of the thread. I'm down to my last little bit of Souk, which I've been rationing out as I value it dearly. The amber is nicely balanced to being on the dry side by the...
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    Re: Unscented Body Wash, Deodorant, etc?

    Since you asked :cheesy:

    I use Tom's of Maine Wild Lavender deo -- the odour is very, very faint. They make an entirely unscented version if that's what is needed. After many, many years of trying...
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    Re: TRAVELLING AZZARO 75ml

    Are these some of those Duty Free only offerings?
  20. Re: Anything like Jeke (a "smokey", non-tobacco smell) which is a bit sweeter?

    Jacomo de Jacomo -- not much sweeter, but smokey in a refined Scotch kind of way.
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    Borsari is quite dense and musty in the drydown. I don't mind musty, but I understand your trepidation.

    Gotas de Oro is lemony in its opening and settles into a nice Spanish style Cologne.
    ...
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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    Endymion is a good suggestion. I would go so far as to recommend Eucris, despite the negative reviews here. Perhaps Jicky if we are venturing into the truly formal old school.
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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    I own Rochas Man and I don't get much coffee at all -- it seems more cocoa with slight chocolate to me. I like it and it isn't that expensive, so give it a whirl. It isn't candy sweet, but there is...
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I really enjoy how dark it is. It is in the same family, spiritually, as Creed's Love in Black, which I also enjoy. With Black Orchid, there isn't the "doughy" iris -- more velvety almost chocolate...
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    Re: Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    Ooops, alcohol on my mind -- it's Remy Latour Cigar and it's here.

    I found all three for ten bucks or less and they do not smell that cheap at all. Cigar reminds me of a cigar box with a musty...
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    Re: Asking for suggestions based on my collection...

    Oh, my, but you have excellent taste in my opinion. I could live with those selections alone, but here are a few of my very humble suggestions.

    Since you like Tom Ford Men, give Escada Homme a...
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    Great thread for me to be picking up some selections to try. Oh were it that the elusive citrus notes lasted just a little longer! I get around it somewhat by making sure some gets on my clothes, but...
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    It has the same base as Tom Ford Men to my nose, with the florals built atop that. Just gotta be careful with the trigger -- two sprays max is how I regulate it.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I've heard a lot of great things about Gems, but I've never owned one. They mostly seem to be cheap as chips on the open market. I think there are Personna single-edges available for it, so it may be...
  30. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    A nigh-silent footfall and a quiet yoink!

    You awaken to a note thanking you for your Ambre Précieux.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    My straight razor is an hundred years old, so I can't really give a good recommendation as far as that goes. When it comes to safety razors, a good first choice is to find yourself a Gillette Tech....
  32. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    This.
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I would say that Black Orchid is a bit more unisex than Hypnotic Poison. They're close, though. I don't exactly consider BO (larf!) to be unisex, but I like it and I get compliments from everyone...
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

    I owned the Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise for a while, but it was too expensive root beer for me -- worked out great for my roommate, though.
  35. Re: rank these creeds from favorite to least favorite

    Hmmm. [pause to think] Limited to the ones I own and have had the time to wear a bit.

    erolfa
    himalaya
    silver mtn water
    original vetiver
    green irish tweed
    tabarome (only own the new one)
    ...
  36. Thread: Agua Lavanda Puig

    by 6of1
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    Re: Agua Lavanda Puig

    Check eBay -- I've bought it from there regularly. Also, Amazon has listings. You'll find it cheaply available from a number of retailers.
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    Re: Which Chanels for women are suitable for men?

    Another vote for 19. I like 5 myself, but sparingly. Sycomore is awesome.
  38. Re: Interesting, complex masterpieces similar to kouros?

    Salvador Dali pour Homme is easily one of the most complicated things I have ever smelled and it is a masterpiece. Not that expensive and highly recommended.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Oh, I've really wanted to try one of those. It's a little outside of my budgetary constraints right now, but I've got my eye on it. Do you Badger & Blade or have you reviewed it anywhere yet?
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    A sad commentary on modern society, indeed. Here in the USA it's even hard to travel with a safety razor -- never mind the blades!
  41. Re: help me choose from Horizon, Rive Gauche PH, Eau de Rochas

    They're all great, but Rive Gauche is the best of the bunch, hands down.
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    Re: What is this Monotheme Nature's Elements line ?

    I've bought two bottles from eBay seller cache4all in the past and they were cheap and quickly shipped. Haven't checked the stock in a while. It might not hurt to contact this seller if you're...
  43. Re: A scent that don't leave the room until long after I'm left? (Help?)

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme. Killer.
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    Re: Need some opinions on a few lesser-known frags

    Jivago Connect smells similar to Drakkar Noir. Perhaps a bit better than the newest formulation. The packaging is neat -- the bottle uses capillary action to get the product to the atomiser and not a...
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    Re: Horizon at Dollar Tree

    Just bough ten bottles in South Point OH, all splash. Great deal.
  46. Re: What's Your Favorite Scents of the Vanilla Variety?

    Bulgari Black.
  47. Re: Looking for a long-lasting and natural smelling deodorant

    I will add a plug for the Aubrey Organics line of deos. They are wonderfully natural smelling -- particularly the pine. They aren't super long lasting, but they also don't have a list of ingredients...
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    Re: 525 by Bourbon French Parfums

    Indeed, thanks for the heads up on this one -- I'm very eager to try several of their concoctions! The Jazz Royale sounds like it could be magnificent.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Thanks, CHSeifert, that's what I needed to know. I own an R89 as well as two Edwin Jagger razors with the same design. I'm looking for something more aggressive and, from what I've read, the new R41...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    What do you think of it? I'm considering the purchase of one, but only if I can replace my Merkur 12C with it.
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    Re: New: One Man Show Gold Edition

    It isn't much stronger, but it is far more dense. A wonderful, complex scent. If you're a Bogart fan, then you could never go wrong with OMSGE.
  52. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Sidney_Falco.

    1 Million. I am really starting to like this stuff...
    Body Kouros. Unsung classic.
    Fahrenheit. Duh.
    Halston 1-12. Green explosion.
    One Man Show. It gets hate, but I will...
  53. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Read my mind.
  54. Re: What would YOU do if someone gifted you Secretions Magnifique?

    If I got it I would wear it every effing day until the bottle was gone, just to be hard-headed about it, but that's my style. ;)

    Oh, and I would swear on a mountain of all holy books that I loved...
  55. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From taint it sweet:

    Silver Mountain Water
    M7
    Fahrenheit
    Bulgari Black
    Black Orchid

    That was too easy... It seems we think a little alike. Lots of great stuff in there -- pure class all the...
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    Re: Aromatic WOODS - what do you recommend ?

    Lagerfeld Kapsule Woody. Modern, but not too much so. I find myself quite fond of it. Works in any situation.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    dibs!

    :)
  58. Thread: halston z-14

    by 6of1
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    Re: halston z-14

    Strapping stuff that is macho enough to jump out of the bottle and whip yer tail. I love it. They really don't make 'em like this anymore...
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    Re: Question about aftershaves

    Renato has the best advice, I think. My knowledge extends to the more industrial side of solvent activity, but it would never hurt to double up.
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    Re: Question about aftershaves

    One would face the perils of oxidation. The scent could possibly be damaged. Plus, during evaporation, it isn't just the alcohol that's leaving...
  61. Re: Has this ever happened to you? Wearing winter frags in summer

    You are not crazy -- Knize Ten is all seasons for me, too! I find that some of the affordable Cigar/Cuba scents are great in oppressive summer as well. Cuba Gold and Remy Latour Cigar especially.
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    Re: Nice Guys Finish Last !!!

    Many great suggestions here, so I will chime in to bolster recommendation for Azzaro pour Homme, Habit Rouge and Paco Rabanne. No serious wardrobe can really be without these.
  63. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by 6of1
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    Re: Fragrancenet.com problems.

    The pending transaction will never be collected, so it will just disappear in a few days and you won't be charged owt for it.

    Yes, the checkout is a bit baroque and probably just a minor IT...
  64. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by 6of1
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    Re: Fragrancenet.com problems.

    I have had this same problem. Here is a workaround if you aren't going to use a credit card.

    First, don't worry about the floating PayPal transaction -- it will disappear without a trace in a...
  65. Re: Duped on eBay with phoney Creed Original Vetiver!

    This.

    The 4oz is where the fakery occurs. If one desires the 4oz, it is best to seek it from a reliable source. I don't think anyone has taken the time & effort to forge the 2.5s yet.
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite Accord/Smell

    Rose in all various forms and combinations. Tough call against lavender for me, but edged it out narrowly. I think, however, most of us might find it easier to vote for the one we don't like... :D
  67. Re: Anyone try Linari fragrances/Mark Buxton's niche?

    Samples here. Ach, but they don't ship to the US. :sad:
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    Re: Layering: Burberry Brit & Halston Z-14

    Interesting. I don't own the Brit to do a test, but I do layer The Beat with Susanne Lang Tamboti Wood and get a really nice combo that brings the more arid notes of Beat into somewhat of a sublime...
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    Re: Happy Saint George's Day people!

    My grandparents were from Sunderland and East Yorkshire. ;)
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    Re: Happy Saint George's Day people!

    http://i52.tinypic.com/2hcp1ky.jpg
  71. Re: Thoughts: Photo Lagerfeld Original versus reformulation

    Is the new formula the dark bottle? I am taking it that the one with the yellow print is the old formula. As it stands, I have only tried the new one and I have to agree with Shamu -- it is great...
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    Re: Ogallala Limes and Peppercorns smells familiar

    Not only do they make the best Bay Rums, but you will find the soaps to be excellent as well. I can't speak highly enough of their products. I don't get much similarity at all between L&P and GV,...
  73. Re: New Fragrances: L’Artisan Parfumeur Mon Numéro (City Exclusives)

    I agree on #7 -- that's the one that stands out the most to me. With the not unreasonable price, I may begin squirreling away my meager pennies for purchase.

    LOL at the #8 dig -- for iris I will...
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    Re: Favorites and Best Shower Gels

    I actually use either a no-name Greek olive oil soap or Musgo Real soap most of the time. I've tried several gels, though, and kept two: Creed Silver Mountain Water and Creed Erolfa.
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    Re: Your Shaving Routine/ Set-Up.

    Those are the Dorco 301 blades, right? Have you tried the 300s? Is there a difference between the two?

    I picked up some Gillette Goal and Supermax Blue Diamond blades recently and find them both...
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    Re: Tom Ford Violet Blonde

    Now that's some news! I have been wishing secretly for a bigger GV product line and now it's happening.
  77. Re: Have You Listed In Your Wardrobe All Your Samples/minis/Decants?

    I put minis in my regular wardrobe, but samples and decants I don't bother recording. Just keeping track of the minis is enough for my rotten brain and tired fingers.
  78. Re: Fat Electrician by ELO smells like nothing (No-Scent)

    Perhaps a touch of the ol' anosmia?
  79. Re: Fat Electrician by ELO smells like nothing (No-Scent)

    Heh, certainly an unusual vetiver interpretation. With my electronics technician nose I get the olfactory joke -- for a while, FE smells like burning electronics to me.

    Hamster cage, LOL. Damn...
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    Re: Al-Rehab Khaliji - er... wow.

    Sure enough, but a lot of the ones I own are not. This company must have an enormous product base.

    Today I received an order from Al Hilm. Picked up Silver, Balkis and Sondos. I only got a cursory...
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    Re: Al-Rehab Khaliji - er... wow.

    I agree -- they make for an excellent change of pace. I find that some of the earthy ones like Banan layer well with anything herbaceous. Add to that the excitement of (for me) mostly unexplored...
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    Re: declaration flankers

    Sure doesn't, but you can count me as someone else who loves it. Nice and transparent for summer.
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    Re: Spikenard - Unisex?

    Indeed! The Speick EdC is a wonderful thing that I would never be without. It is so wonderful -- spikenard and mineralic all the same. I wish there was an EdT of it.

    I am a very happy user of...
  84. Re: On the advice of some here.....I tried some unusual fragrances today....

    Wow, I love the Bandit EdP. Is that what you tried? The florals seem more subdued in it to me. This is one that I cannot live without. I need to go on a vintage hunt for this one...
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    Re: Spikenard - Unisex?

    Well, spikenard is good enough masculine for me! Please check out the offerings from Speick of Germany and you will be happy. Plus, the oil is not expensive and lends itself well to some great...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Sport Cologne

    Scented Monkey carries it for about eighteen bucks...
  87. Re: Perfume is like Wine, Creed says. Interview with Erwin Creed in my local paper this morning.

    >>#15

    /thread
  88. Re: Just got Cigar Aficionado's only release, I swear, this has only been on my skin for 30 minutes

    That's a bold statement! :D

    I am going to have to give this a try again. Every other time, however, it really just reeked of some kind of institutional disinfectant to me. I can't describe what I...
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    Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Thus it is with anything citrus -- far too fleeting.
  90. Thread: Sergio Tacchini:

    by 6of1
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    Re: Sergio Tacchini:

    I wouldn't say that it is like XS or Swiss Army much at all. I own it and like it, but find it closer in heritage to other Italian scents like Trussardi. No mint, assuredly, as said substance causes...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

    Pino Silvestre Sport.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Sport Cologne

    I own it and love it. Similar to PS, but a different approach. I don't understand why it has been sitting in missing fragrances for this long when it has been out three years, though... :(
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    Re: Applying frag without a atomizer?

    Bah, you all missed the point. :grin:

    Please enjoy the High Efficiency Splash Application Method (tm).

    1. Remove cap, stopper, what have you.
    2. Hold bottle above body to take best advantage...
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: frag I most wish to be back

    Well worth the $20 you would drop on a bottle. I find it to be a very adequate substitute for Nobile. Not a knockoff, but more of an homage really. It is well-constructed and exudes quite a powerful...
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    Poll: Re: What Colonge shall i Purchase?

    Heritage, but do yourself a favour and get both the EdT and the EdP. Yes, that's a bit of an outlay, but they both fit into a wardrobe nicely. I love them both. Petruccijc mentioned Kouros -- try...
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    Re: Best Projecting Fragrances

    Ha, ha -- yes, Habit Rogue can kill 'em with class. I learnt that the hard way, too, the first time I wore it.



    I will be chuckling a long time over this. I am not a Joop fan and I find this...
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    Re: Your Shaving Routine/ Set-Up.

    Our water is heavy on the chloramines here, too. That's one of the reasons I switched to creams. I do drag out the soap on occasion, but not very often.

    Another thing I've found to help was by...
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    Re: A unique and safe fragrance please!!!

    I will put in votes for Creed Silver Mountain Water and Cartier Déclaration Bois Bleu. If you want to seek out another, I am certainly fond of Pino Blue -- it is discontinued, so jump while you can!
  99. Re: Does the newest Quorum formulation have a lot less lavender ?

    I originally suggested to PC that he try Quorum Silver over in the PFUG. For the uninitiated, it is the cedar Quorum, as opposed to the pine Quorum. That's oversimplifying it a bit, but it works.
    ...
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Contribootin -- bear in mind I cannot recall the situation of purchase due to selective and/or failing memory. ;)

    Green Irish Tweed 4.0 -- REF 11120-32 LOT A3210F01
    Royal Water 4.0 -- REF 561205...
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