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  1. Thread: Ren or Aesop

    by Kewal
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    Poll: Re: Ren or Aesop

    I love REN, their mineral mask is amazing.
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    I was browsing the Peter Thomas Roth website and ordered some of their eye brightening anti aging pressed powder concealer... for 6 dollars! man, I love that website.
  3. Thread: Austin, TX

    by Kewal
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    Re: Austin, TX

    Ashley at Neiman Marcus is awesome, so sweet! When I shop there I usually buy from her. If she's not there I go to Adrienne or Mistelle. They're all so nice. :)
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    Re: Face Care Routine Advice

    your skin has a delicate layer of lipids/amino acids/oils that it needs in order to take care of itself. Overwashing can destroy that (the acid mantle), so I'd say just rinse with water. When I use a...
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    Re: Advice on Lip Care Products (for Men)

    Allure magazine recommends Fresh's sugar lip treatment... the original is colorless and las spring they released a very light pink tinted one. I have used the lip treatment for about 3 years now, and...
  6. Re: Latest nail polish extravaganza

    I have that same polish on my toes... I find that it gets less matte over the course of a few days. I'll probably just touch it up right now.
  7. Re: The Barbershop I never knew - Tales from a Salon boy

    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Acqua di Parma's Colonia. For me that's the classic barbershop fragrance. Citrusy, green, powdery. It's just a classic masculine fragrance.
  8. Re: Those samples I kindly requested?!! The name and shame thread

    I don't think it's wrong of companies to ask for compensation for samples. I often shop online at preciouscargo.com and order 6 samples for 12 bucks. It's a service that I'm willing to pay for.
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    Re: Two more new Tom Fords?

    There is Grey Vetiver. A friend of mine thinks it's very masculine. Actually, she said it was 'pure sex'. I thought it was a little too severe for me, but I bet it would smell great on the right guy.
  10. Re: Anyone here have the original '70 Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    Chanel PM concentree is probably my favorite fragrance ever. it's the first one I bought, back when I was 14 and I've worn it ever since... I've use (many, many) others but I keep coming back to it....
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    Re: any good designer rose scents

    my favorite rose is Tom Ford's white patchouli, it has a really loud and synthetic rose, but for some reason i LOVE it. I also love the (sadly discontinued) Tuberosa by fresh. It's creamy-rosey but...
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    Re: So am I right, or the SA's right ?

    I think the SA was just following the tone of the conversation... and I do think that Joy smells like old ladies. Oddly enough, so does Juicy, which is really weird considering how trendy and young...
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    Re: How to make a facial toner last ?

    I love toner. it makes my moisturizer last longer since I use less of it, and the toner that i use does something for me that my moisturizer doesn't. I use the Shu Uemura phyto black toner. It's made...
  14. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    Chanel Jade. LOVE. IT.
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    Re: Advise me something flamboyant...

    why are you asking others to define your own personal boundaries? What you find to be 'rich' or 'flamboyant' is TOTALLY different from what others find to be the same. Fragrance is a method of...
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    I bought Mermaid to Order a while back and wore it on my toes for a few weeks. It was a little bright, but I liked it. I want to by the OPI/Sephora Skinny Jeans. Just last week I got the 'new' black...
  17. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    Chanel's Or de russie, it's supposed to be gold, but it's a shimmery golden dark brown.
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    Re: Scents with strong fig note

    Fig Apricot by Fresh, and Marc Jacobs are my two favorite fig frags. If Demeter frags had better longevity, I would include their fig here.
  19. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    my favorites in the citrus arena are:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia, and Fresh's Citron de Vigne.
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    Re: stinky toiletries / cosmetics

    I won a gift certificate to a hair salon in a fundraiser, and it came with a selection of Goldwell hair products. I was really excited because I had used Goldwell hair color back when I was a...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT >>> June 2009

    Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily, 100ml, $100.00 American.

    this is the first JM fragrance I've ever bought, and I really like it.
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    Re: Let's talk gourmands.

    The cannabis note in Cannabis Santal is really green; it's nice. I was in sephora last year and heard a girl say "that's not what cannabis smells like!!" . That in itself isn't funny, what was funny...
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    Re: Let's talk gourmands.

    i second Fresh's Cannabis Santal, and i will admit that my guilty pleasure is Aquolina's Blue Sugar... i don't want to like it, but I can't help it!!
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    Re: best organic shower gel?

    La Vanila is good, and amazing for the skin.
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    Re: Official Layering Combo's

    I started layering with Fresh fragrances. For a really heady, dark fragrance, I use Cannabis Santal, and equal amount of Sugar lychee, and half as much of Hesperides (2, 2, 1 ratio). I met the...
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    Re: Mineral make-up survey!

    I agree- technically all makeups can make the claim that they're mineral based. It's marketing... That said, I have enjoyed the liquid and powder foundations from Fresh. The base of their foundations...
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    Re: Burr gives Citron de Vigne by Fresh three stars

    Fresh fragrances should be at any Sephora that carries Fresh... but then again, not every Sephora carries Fresh. You can find them in Nieman Marcus at the same price point. Citron de Vigne should be...
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    Re: Toxic ingredients - Coumarin

    Coumarin (or tonka bean extract) is just as prevalent in fragrance as Vanilla/vanillin.

    I don't think anyone has mentioned that the amount of parabens in most moisturizers/cleansers is also...
  29. Re: Cinnamon - The lists, the scents and the recommendations - 2008 edition

    I noticed that you're not a fan of Patchouli Pure by Fresh, but I am a huge fan... specifically because I love the way the patchouli and cinnamon interact. It's a pretty dense and spicey frag, so I...
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel, Creed

    I will agree with the handful of folks who say that Chanel's CdR is amazing. I love it. I also love(d) Bel Ami by Hermes, but it's recent reformulation has disenchanted me. It's a little more spicey...
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    Sales associates are once getting blasted. Sigh.

    it's true that we're usually more passionate about this than the SA's are, but that's no reason to dismiss them or belittle them. Let them do...
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    Re: Mens frags for Women and vise versa

    I am a huge fan of Mitsouko, and whenever I wear it I get great compliments. I also wear Angel.. but the men's version just isn't great on me, whereas the women's is amazing.
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    Re: Looking for something like...

    I wore Chanel pour homme for years, starting when I was about 15. I think it's a state of mind.... I just loved it though! Recently my favorite has been Guerlain's Mitsouka. Technically marketed to...
  34. Thread: chocolate

    by Kewal
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    Re: chocolate

    The cannabis accord is one of the midnotes. I can't find it easily on myself as the chocolate and sandalwood are so prominent when I wear it. Love that one too!
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    Re: Face Powder for Men

    I'm in love with makeup forever's HD powder. It's a superfine 100% silica powder. It absorbs oil and covers imperfections. The brush that comes with it is awesome... apparently Oprah mentioned it on...
  36. Thread: Austin, TX

    by Kewal
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    Re: Austin, TX

    I spent about a half an hour in Enchante, and had a bad experience. The owner lectured me the whole time, and insulted pretty much everything I commented positively on. I did buy a nice Lampe Berger...
  37. Thread: chocolate

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    Re: chocolate

    I love chocolate fragrances! the sadly discontinued Fleurs de Chocolat from Fresh is still in my wardrobe, and thanks to a sale I have two more to go!
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    Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Fresh cosmetics has a 'gold' soap in a holiday box set at nieman's. it's really strong... kinda rosemary/clean. it's awesome.
  39. Thread: Poetic scents

    by Kewal
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    Re: Poetic scents

    Neruda's poetry is very widely known among english speakers. just sayin'.

    There is one scent that always seems poetic to me... fig leaf. Michael by Michael Kors is one, but even better than that...
  40. Re: Which scent got you some male attention/curiosity?

    i went out one night wearing Blue Sugar, and was surprised by a guy (a drunk guy) grabbed me and said 'YOU SMELL LIKE COOKIES" and actually LICKED MY NECK. There wasn't much left to smell after I...
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    Re: grapefruit scents

    hesperides by fresh. Fresh.com says:

    # Top layer sparkles with Italian lemon, orange and grapefruit to give it a bright citrus zest.
    # The middle layer bubbles with effervescent bergamot, lotus...
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    Poll: Re: To enjoy some Fresh Cannabis or not...

    during the daytime I wear cannabis rose and layer the mangosteen fragrance from fresh on top. Cannabis santal is great for evenings. I wore it out to dinner last night and (as usual) kept trying to...
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    Poll: Re: To enjoy some Fresh Cannabis or not...

    Blue Mercury has 28 locations all over the country, I'd order it online from fresh.com since they'll send along samples.
  44. Thread: Recommendations

    by Kewal
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    Re: Recommendations

    my favorite in a green bottle is from Hermes - Eau d' Orange Verte . mmm, love.
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    Re: Your views on 3 Classics

    I had a brief fling with Zino in the mid 90s, and I still remember liking it at the beginning, but the patchouli-vanilla basenotes turned so powdery on me... not my favorite thing. Patchouli and...
  46. Re: New White Patchouli by Tom Ford on pre-sale at Neimans

    I have a friend in Houston who is trying to track down a sample for me, but I'm not putting too much into that and will probably just wait until it's in the store to try (my connections in the...
  47. Re: New White Patchouli by Tom Ford on pre-sale at Neimans

    I just called a friend who works in cosmetics in Nieman Marcus (in Austin, TX) and she let me know that the fragrance is available for pre-sale on their website. if you preorder it will ship to you...
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    Re: SotD Sunday June 29

    i'm going to play softball today... i'm going to wear....

    Patchouli Pure by Fresh. It was discontinued last year, but I just heard that it will be coming back this fall- available only in their...
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    Re: What is the best fig fragrance out there?

    marc jacobs for men does have a great fig leaf scent to it, i also like (okay, love) Fig Apricot by Fresh.
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    Re: Shower Gels for Men

    my favorites are:

    Cannabis Rose shower gel by Fresh
    Mangosteen shower gel by Fresh
    Black Pepper body wash by Moulton Brown
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    sake bath by fresh. do it before bed, and don't plan on doing anything other than sleeping.
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    Re: Fresh rose scents?

    Cannabis Rose by Fresh is a great recommendation, especially awesome about 5 minutes after you spray it on.
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    Re: Has anybody tried new Fresh Cannabis Rose?

    Fresh is a good line for layering to find that perfectly unique fragrance, and I found one that I love. take one spritz of cannabis rose,and then layer an equal amount of Fresh Mangosteen on top of...
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    Re: Best Daily Shampoo?

    I switch every two months or so... i go back and forth between the Daily shampoo from Fudge and the Soda shampoo by Fresh.
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    Re: Fresh fruity frags for men?

    Mangosteen by Fresh is nice. Very tropical, so you should try it before you commit.
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    Re: The SA/Vendor Rep Snob-o-Meter

    I shop at NM pretty frequently; it's where I get most of my skincare and fragrance. The prices are the same as any other outlet in my city. I think the reason I love my NM is because Austin has such...
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    Re: Fresh Violette - anyone sniff this yet?

    Have you had a chance to try this yet? I wear it myself, but I have to wear it a certain way...

    I only spray it on my wrists, and about 10 minutes later I layer Fresh Pomegranate Anise on top of...
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    Re: Experiences with Fresh Index scents?

    I'm glad I ran across this thread... I love Fresh fragrances, and have even spent time tracking down some of their discontinued fragrances. Right now I have:
    Cannabis Santal
    Cannabis Rose (it's...
  59. Thread: Creme de La Mer

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    Re: Creme de La Mer

    oh yeah... two things that I feel I should bring up after reading some of these replies...

    La Mer's ingredient list is what turned me off. Their highly regarded creme felt heavy to me, so I read...
  60. Thread: Help me. Please.

    by Kewal
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    Re: Help me. Please.

    for eye puffiness: Chantecaille's Vital Essence. Kinda pricey, but it will last you for ages and is great as an anti-imflammatory for breakouts as well as promoting an environment where bacteria...
  61. Thread: Toothpaste..!!!

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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    I love Vicco!

    i switched tho, and am actively looking for that Marvis jasmine toothpast...
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    Re: Exfoliant - best brand

    I use Fresh's appleseen resurfacing kit once a week to completely exfoliate. It's a 3 step mask kit and works immediately. It's an AHA and BHA and glycolic treatment. Every night I use their...
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    Re: hair style: out of bed

    I like Dirt by johnathon. It's the only thing in his line that I've used... it has good hold for blow drying if it's longer and you want it to be shiny and smooth. My hair is short and I usually like...
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    Re: Best Non-shiny Moisturizer

    Umbrian Clay moisturizer from Fresh. It's a light oil free moisturizer, has anti-iflammatory properties, and the clay in the formula absorbs oil so that you appear matte even when the skin oils make...
  65. Thread: Toothpaste..!!!

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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    I need to try Marvis, that jasmine sounds amazing. Is it foamy? that makes me gag... I usually use either Vicco Ayurvedic paste from the health food store; their cardamom cinnamon is hot 'n spicy!!...
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    Re: best aftershave BALM,alcohol free?

    Skin Soother by Fresh. It's a balm, and it's an olive oil base but surprisingly isn't oily. I'd notice that, being naturally super oily. I usually use a serum and moisturizer over it.
  67. Thread: Anti-aging line

    by Kewal
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    Re: Anti-aging line

    there is no difference between a men's line and a women's line besides packaging and the fragrances they use to make something smell more masculine. It's all marketing :)

    with that said, I...
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    Re: Tooth whitening, stain removal, bleach - HELP!

    I really like GoSmile. The whitening kit is a 30 day process that I found to be pretty easy and didn't make my teeth more sensitive to cold as I'd heard from about from other brands. There are also...
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    Re: Black Nail Polish

    I've been wearing Chanel's Blue Satin, which looks black at first glance but is really a super dark blue. When I want black, I wear Chanel's Ceramique Noir, which has a bit of shimmer to it. I only...
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    Re: Help with Sandalwood

    i agree wholeheartedly. I found some great Mysore Sandal Soap at World Market. Yum.
  71. Thread: Best Eyecream

    by Kewal
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    Re: Best Eyecream

    I bought the la mer eye concetrate and liked it a lot, but I have to admit that what I loved was "the orb" that comes with it... it's a silver egg with a handle that you apply it with and I think it...
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    Re: Any recent purchases?

    Go to Sephora and look for Supernova mascara, especially if you allergies and waterproof mascaras irritate your eyes. Or if you have dry or brittle lashes... it's an oil base, so it makes them soft...
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    I'm a man, and I always have my toenails done. I don't usually paint my fingernails, but I did regularly for years. Hard Candy had a line of men's polishes- I'm sorry, they sold nail VARNISH to...
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    Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

    I'm a natural cosmetics fan... here is my recommendation.

    Drink LOTS of water.
    Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night (if possible, I know it doesn't always fit into my schedule).

    And then...
  75. Thread: Creme de La Mer

    by Kewal
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    Re: Creme de La Mer

    Similar to La Mer in effect, but also very natural is Fresh's Creme Ancienne. As the name implies, it's a pretty old recipe, dating back over 1700 years and made by monks in the Czech Republic. I use...
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    Re: Has anybody tried new Fresh Cannabis Rose?

    I have a bottle of it, as well as corresponding shower gel and body creme. I have to admit, I didn't love it right away, but found myself wanting to wear it just a few days later. It's similar to...
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