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    Re: Real men wear Pink

    I must be a real, real man.
    I have a bottle of, and occasionally wear Joop Homme Sexy In Pink - the leathery version of Joop Homme.

    Good to hear that you like the latest reformulation of the...
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    Re: Indian Attar Manufacture

    Thanks. I was more thinking that particular operation in India could flood the world with its output if it updated it's equipment.
    If for no other reason that all the similar manufacturers have...
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    Indian Attar Manufacture

    After watching this video about how Attar scents are currently manufactured in India, I can't help but think that they could flood the market if they updated their manufacturing techniques.
    ...
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    Schick T+10 Double Edge Safety Razor

    I was wandering around Aldi yesterday when I saw a stack of Schick T+10 Double Edge Safety Razors. The +10 part refers to the unit coming with 10 Schick DE blades. The cost was a mere A$16...
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    The thread is about Body Kouros.
    We are talking about Body Kouros.

    If you feel there is something wrong with people talking about Body Kouros on a Body Kouros thread, please go and complain to...
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    I apologise profusely and unambiguously, as I left out the question mark. Let me restate,
    "Oh well - add licorice and rum notes to Drakkar Noir, Azzaro Pour Homme or 4711, and they'll smell the same...
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    I asked a simple question, but instead of answering it, you instead make the unsupported assertion that I'm jumpy and a wise guy.

    Fascinating.

    I guess the question was too tough for you to...
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    Oh well - add licorice and rum notes to Drakkar Noir, Azzaro Pour Homme or 4711, and they'll smell the same as Yohji and Body Kouros.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    Licorice and rum are two components out of dozens.
    The categorisations group major component grouping styles. .

    You are focusing on two components, I'm focusing on a greater grouping of...
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    On the H&R Chart/Leffingwell Chart, Yohji is an Ambery Fougere whereas Body Kouros is an Ambery Oriental.

    The reason I like that old chart is that the scents in the Ambery Fougere column all smell...
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    Re: Where is YSL Body Kouros?

    I own both.
    Luca Turin is very confused in my opinion.
    Regards,
    Renato
  12. Re: Joop Homme - does anyone else think performance is bad?

    Well, I won't say Joop Go is the greatest scent ever for summer. But the year I bought it (dirt cheap), it did grab me, and I used it nearly every hot day that summer. I haven't done so anywhere near...
  13. Re: I just bought a bottle of Giorgio Beverly hills!!

    I only use four sprays of Giorgio around my wife now.......reduces my climate foot print.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  14. Re: I just bought a bottle of Giorgio Beverly hills!!

    My wife likes Giorgio, but keeps complaining when I put six sprays on.
    Regards,
    Renato
  15. Re: Joop Homme - does anyone else think performance is bad?

    My old bottle of Le Male is sweeter than Joop, but they don't really have much in common.
    I always think of Joop as a cold weather scent, probably because I had the misfortune of having to sit next...
  16. Re: Choosing scents to go away with is like Sophies choice to me

    For me it's easy.
    I just go to my little drawer of small 10mm, 20ml and 30m bottles, and pick six or seven that I like or at random. Then I might pick a 50ml bottle from elsewhere.
    Most of them...
  17. Re: Joop Homme - does anyone else think performance is bad?

    I did test out the current Joop a month ago.
    I thought it was pretty good for about seven or eight hours, and it lasted for a few more hours at weaker strength.

    But the old Joop was good for...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    Hi Alex,
    Shame you missed it. Before Perfume Connection closed down years ago, I picked up a 50mm bottle of Egoiste for $25.
    And that was the only place I've ever seen it down here.
    Cheers,...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    Don't you really mean that you'd want it to smell more masculine?
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th August, 2021

    Lanvin Avant Garde.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    I tried Defy for the first time today on the back of my hand.
    I wasn't really much impressed with it initially - it didn't seem loud enough to me, and it went on to be a skin scent.
    Though I must...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    While I don't mind Egoiste - it doesn't really say "Man Here", in the way that the very similar scent Trumper's Sandalwood Cologne does.
    In other words, I can understand why so many bottles of it...
  23. Re: Is The Current Formulation Of Kouros Better Than No Kouros At All ?

    Yes, still here.
    I don't post much on scents nowadays because I've regressed from niche scents and mainly buying cheap designer scents.
    It's winter here too, but only15C - and curiously I was...
  24. Re: Is The Current Formulation Of Kouros Better Than No Kouros At All ?

    Let's face it - if you live in a country where men are men, and the women like them to smell that way - you aren't going to be happy if your Kouros becomes weak.
    If desperate, tell him to switch to...
  25. Re: Is The Current Formulation Of Kouros Better Than No Kouros At All ?

    Sad to hear that another great scent has been neutured.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Girl - Pharrel Williams for Men and Women.

    Glad you liked it.
    It's still going cheap down here in a few places.
    Regards,
    Renato
  27. Re: Direct communication from Mugler, Pure Havane is done..

    Just remember that wherever we post or comment, to say that this or that A*men flanker is the absolute bestest, greatest scent ever made in the history of humanity, and that anything made by L'Oreal...
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    Re: Revisiting designer classics: Part 1

    I own every scent you mention.

    Interesting that Magnetism is going for so much. I have an unopened 50ml bottle somewhere in a cupboard. Not sure why anyone would pay so much for it - I think Vera...
  29. Re: King Of Shaves, 2 in 1, Dual Use - No Foam Shave Cream & Daily Moisturiser

    No problem, though, as I said, people may not be that impressed with the comfort, as the oiliness makes shaving feel rougher. This King Of Shaves cream isn't as oily as the L'Oreal one.

    I tend to...
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    Re: Shocking amounts of grey in passport photo

    Touch up the hair in your photo, not the hair.on your head.

    My wife makes me take and fix her passport photos all the time.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  31. King Of Shaves, 2 in 1, Dual Use - No Foam Shave Cream & Daily Moisturiser

    I was somewhat intrigued with King Of Shaves, Dual Use - No Foam Shave Cream & Daily Moisturiser, as I'd never seen such a dual use thing before.

    So I bought it and, as I had a three day growth...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Lot's of people like Villoresi Sandolo here. I did too.
    But I once sprayed it on my arm and went back to the office, and some of my colleagues asked why I "wanted to smell like a girl".

    I like my...
  33. Re: Silver Mountain Water and Al Rehab Silver, I can’t believe it!

    Out of idle curiosity some years back I bought the bottle of Al Rehab everyone here was saying was the same as SMW (which I own). To me, they didn't smell anything near as similar as what others said...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th August, 2021

    Dunhill Edition.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: alpha wolf macho masculin fragrances

    Sung Homme.
    Regards,
    Renato
  36. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Interesting. I thought I was the only one who liked Morgan De Toi.
    I keep it with my remote controls next to TV - so that it's always handy should I be rushing on my way out.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Do any of these stand out?

    Gucci No 1. - if you are referring to the version from the 2000s is great - when I want to feel like a lumberjack and feel okay. Woodiest scent I ever came across.

    Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de...
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    Re: Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    AC/DC Black Ice EDT is pretty much the same thing as US Army Black Medal EDT.
    Regards,
    Renato
  39. Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    I like it. Especially with 12 sprays.
    Regards,
    Renato
  40. Thread: Lemon fragrance

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    Re: Lemon fragrance

    Art of Shaving Lemon Essential Oil EDT (long lasting) or
    The original YSL Pour Homme (short lasting), or
    Acqua di Portofino (very similar to YSL PH, but lasts a lot longer).
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th July, 2021

    Aramis New West.
    Renato
  42. Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    Lanvin L'Homme and Azzaro Pure Lavender come to mind.
    Yardley English Lavender is a tad on the feminine side to my nose.I like Atkinson's English Lavender more.

    My favourite is Acqua di Parma...
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    Re: Similar to NIKOS SCULPTURE

    Try Diesel Plus Plus (in the white can) - very similar apart from the milk note, but lasts for ages on me.
    Also, Sander for Men has strong similarities to my nose.

    I've got an old bottle of...
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    Re: Cologne buying bender.

    Hopefully you got them all inexpensively and not full price.

    Some good selections there, but after 20 years of owning it, I'm still not sure about Horizon. To my nose, it still smells very...
  45. Thread: Why EDT first?

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    Re: Why EDT first?

    My observation from buying hundreds of men's EDTs and women's EDPs, is that the men's EDTs very often last longer (or a lot longer) than the women's EDPs. The woody and leather basenotes often found...
  46. Re: Alcohol Aftershaves Best smell and must try for barbershop lovers ?

    Mennen Skin Bracer.
    I like the classic scent from 1931.
    And as a bonus, whatever it is they put into it, it soothes the skin nearly as well as using an aftershave balm and doesn't sting like most...
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    Re: Your perfect vetiver wardrobe

    My favourites......in order.
    Easily the best - Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
    Etro Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver (EDT and EDC)
    Carven Vetiver
    Prada Infusion de Vetiver
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Vetiver...
  48. Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    I haven't seen L'Homme Ideal Blue or Black yet.

    I've only got L'Homme Ideal Cologne.
    Regards,
    Renato
  49. Re: In defence of the eau de Cologne, and the beauty of simplicity.

    Interesting thread thanks, but I'm not actually sure which category of scent it is about.

    You mention 4711 and Colonia in relation to Eau De Cologne - which to my mind are the more short lived...
  50. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Yes. Generalising from limited information.

    I saw another video on the same channel on Shaving, where the same chap made the unambiguous statement that cartridge razors aren't as sharp as Double...
  51. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    Well, it was six sprays of Third Man and two of Yatagan.
    She said "You're wearing something?"
    I said "Yes"

    Instead of saying something like she usually does - "That's nice" "Pretty good" etc,...
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    Re: Karl Lagerfeld Paradise Bay PH

    Thanks for that information.
    I just looked at my bottle KL Paradise Bay, and I've used up half a bottle in the last five years. That makes it my most used scent.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  53. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Interesting you bring up the sprayer mechanism. In an interview published here a decade and a half ago or so, Michael Edwards of Fragrances of The World fame, said all his thousands of fragrances...
  54. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Thanks. I've had about a dozen scents in my bathroom for two decades. Plenty of steam in there - nothing wrong with them......yet.
    But then again, we have soft water down here.
    I suppose someone...
  55. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    Well, I've been wearing my Third Man plus Yatagan for quite a few hours now. The 14th is nearly over down here.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  56. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Hmmm - still, that's a pretty bad failure rate. I commiserate on your misfortune.

    Regards,
    Renato
  57. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    I've only had one turned juice - which turned after about 20 years.
    It was Macho by Faberge - but it was a splash bottle, so I don't think it really counts as it was lacking a seal.
    Regards,...
  58. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Three bad ones - and expensive stuff too.
    That's amazing.
    Any idea how long you'd had them for, before they changed?
    Regards,
    Renato
  59. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Thanks but if Chanel does that, they plainly don't know what they are doing - unless they expect their testers to be stored adjacent bright sunlight in shops.

    Tester bottles get used very quickly....
  60. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Didn't your mum know she was supposed to have chucked it out in 1960???:laugh:
    Thanks for that information.
    Cheers,
    Renato



    It's an interesting theory, and I've sometimes wondered about that...
  61. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Double Post
  62. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    The only scent that has ever deteriorated on me was Tiffany For Men. After about five years, the top notes had changed and weren't anywhere near as delicate as I remembered them. That said, after 15...
  63. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    Thanks, but I have to disagree.
    I've got dozens of designer scents on my dressing table which have been sitting there for over ten years, some even 15 years. About a quarter I bought as partially...
  64. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    I suspect you'd be one of the extremely few with the real/original/100% real Obsession as it was meant to be.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  65. Re: 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    I was certain you wouldn't!:laugh:
    Cheers,
    Renato


    My wife hates Blenheim's Bouquet.
    I got it cheap for A$25 (US$18.75), tried wearing it and she asked me why I was wearing Pine-O-Clean (but...
  66. 8 Classic Fragrances For Men.....Plus One Big Myth

    I was watching this video on Classic Fragrances which does mention Basenotes and overall gives pretty decent reviews - though I couldn't understand how one can review Blenheim's Bouquet without...
  67. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    Hi Sixcats,
    I'll try six sprays of Third Man and two of Yatagan.
    See if she gets annoyed with me again over Yatagan.
    Cheers,
    Renato
  68. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    My wife doesn't like me wearing Yatagan around her.
    It'll have to be Caron Pour Un Homme or Third Man instead.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: How many milliliters you use in a year?

    At around 8 to 10 sprays per ml from most 100ml bottles, 6 sprays per ml for Creed and older Boss bottles and 12 or so sprays per ml from 30 and 50ml bottles, my rough estimate would be about 365mls...
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    Re: Cheaper A Men Alternative

    "Animale Animale for Men" was the gourmand scent that came out before A*men, and to many people has strong similarities to A*men (except it doesn't have A*men's tar note), and it is a lot cheaper. Or...
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    Re: Qualities that make a night vs. day scent?

    My personal opinion is that heavy orientals are more night scents - they have an air about them of wanting to party or dance or eat. There are clothes you'd wear to such evening events that you...
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    Re: Joop Homme - Different versions?

    I've got the second one on your pictures, and it lasts for six or seven days on my clothing, or until a shower or two on me.

    I checked the latest version in shops a few weeks back, spraying some...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I don't know what to make of Boss Orange,
    To me it's an ambery fougere like Boss Elements Aqua, minus the Aqua and plus some Orange.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I think Boss-In-Motion White is a better orange scent than Boss Orange.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    I use Alum Crystal Anti-perspirant after every shave - on my face.

    When I do wear it as an antiperspirant, I agree with you that it's pretty good for 12 hours or so. Though not quite as long...
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    Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread—look!

    I wore Sables the other day for the first time in ages.I still have no idea what this immortelle is, but whatever is in Sables - i keep sniffing it all day long, unlike with other scents which I...
  77. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    Hi,
    No, I have never smelled that 80s EDC version that you have.
    Fascinaring what you describe it as smelling like, thanks.

    My only reference point is the 90s EDT and EDC - both in the...
  78. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    I've got a spray bottle of pre-2000 EDT and a splash bottle of pre-2000 EDC.
    The EDC smells the same as the EDT, but has weaker strength..

    The curious part was that whereas the stronger EDT was...
  79. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    I sort of agree.

    They way I see it, one isn't a true Fragrance Head until has gotten into niche, bought dozens of weird niche scents........and then has the thought "What was I thinking?".....and...
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    Re: Some powdery fragrances

    Those are powdery fragrances?

    I'm not very good at detecting powdery scents - except for two which were so powdery I thought I was applying talcum powder.

    If you can find them anyhwere...
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    Re: The great "mass market" ambergris scents

    Black XS has ambergris?
    It's No3 on this list.
    https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/gallery/best-mens-ambergris-fragrance-guide

    Regards,
    Renato
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    Many years ago I smelled Royal Water in a shop. I thought ii was pretty good, though not particularly masculine, neither did I find it feminine.
    Then I saw that Strawberrynet was selling a big...
  83. Re: Acqua di Selva vs Pino Silvestre vs Lacoste Booster

    Can't say I get the same vibe from these three, or think that they're very similar.

    Acqua di Selva smells really good, but I find it is only good for two or three hours.
    Pino lasts a lot longer,...
  84. Re: I can't help but worry over fragrance shipped via truck in the Summer over a week.

    i think you are concerning yourself over nothing.

    Most fragrances survive heat very well. I've had plenty in my car surviving 50C temperatures.

    It's mainly direct sunlight on a clear bottle...
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    Re: How many blades is enough?

    We must have very different skins and beard growth.
    When I'm in Italy on vacation, I use a packet of Gillette 7 O'Clock I keep over there, and a blade easily lasts me a couple of weeks.
    The ones I...
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: Is there anything similar?

    Nothing smells like Nobile.
    But then again, while I think it's okay, I also think it has generally been pretty over-rated here over the years.
    Regards,
    Renato
  87. Re: fragrancex negative reviews on productreview.com.au

    I placed an order with them about 13 years ago for fragrances I couldn't find down here.
    After a month I got an email saying the order was cancelled as the scents (all of them!) weren't available,...
  88. Re: Fragrances you feel hold up well under extreme heat and sweating?

    I don't know about current formulations, but when I want to smell fresh all day when doing the tourist thing of walking around perspiring in hot weather I use,

    Chrome (never conked out on me)...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    I own Cuiron and think it's quite good - but - I also think it's pretty weak and doesn't last that long. It really is a cologne.

    But that may be because I'm a fan of strong, long lasting leathery...
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    Re: Frags that never made it to discounters?

    I remember one fragrance that hit the discounters very shortly after its release.

    I could have bought a big bottle of it at my local discount chemist for A$60 (US$46).
    I smelled it - I thought...
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    Re: JOOP! Homme Eau de Parfum

    Yes indeed.
    I posted here 15 years ago about what living with Joop Homme used to be like.
    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/215777-Joop-City-Melbourne-Australia?highlight=Joop

    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: JOOP! Homme Eau de Parfum

    Thanks for the update.

    That's disappointing. I didn't like Black King much, and your observation that the EDP is very weak. Every Joop flanker I own can't be described as weak. Still - I'm looking...
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    Re: Coloring small areas of your hair

    The tube and bottle in a Just For Men packet seems to be designed to do the long hair of a member of Led Zepplin or any other heavy metal band.

    I mix smaller amounts from the tube and bottle in a...
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    For me it's
    6. Cool Water smells great on everybody else - work colleagues and even the young cleaning woman we had working here (yes, she wears the men's version) - but I don't particularly like it...
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    Plus.....generally speaking......,most designer scents last longer than niche scents, and one doesn't get the blank looks from women, that often comes when wearing niche scents.
    Cheers,
    Renato
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    First fragrances purchased - Drakkar Noir, Boss Elements, Sung Homme, Obsession, Eternity, Tiffany For Men,

    Eventually got around to Creeds, Villoresi, L'Artisan, Maître Parfumeur et Gantier,...
  97. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    When I was working, I'd wear anything to the office so long as it wasn't a rich ambery oriental or spicy oriental of the kind that gave the message,
    "I'd rather be out night-clubbing or hunting for...
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    Re: How many blades is enough?

    I have a Jagger 89 and a Jagger 87 in my collection - fine, relatively mild razors - a good choice.

    I'm surprised you haven't had any nick problems with Astra SPs - I rate them as my worst for...
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    Re: How many blades is enough?

    You aren't wrong there about using the right soap or cream for a good shave.

    I tend to favour the best creams because either they have great slickness (Trumpers, Art of Shaving, Crabtree &Evelyn,...
  100. Re: Blue Stratos Cologne. What do you think of it?

    I sprayed some Blue Stratos Edt on my hand after reading your post. It brought back memories of all the times I wore Blue Stratos anti-perspirant, which along with Old Spice and Brut used to be...
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