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1 Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:24 am

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For many a year, 20 or so, I've used one cologne. Fahrenheit. Now, horror, it is no longer available and I must find another apres shave.

So, I look to the wimmin of the sandbox to advise me on this matter. What is your favourite mins fragrance?


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2 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:39 am

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It's been banned in Canada due to gov't pressure to shove the metric system down our throats.


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3 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:39 am

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not willing to buy off of Ebay?


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4 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:19 am

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Drakkar Noir - another classic
Pi - by Givenchy (I love this one and it is new, not too heavy)
Chanel for Men - another classic


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5 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:52 am

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Drakkar? (Shudder)

I just got a whole bunch of samples when I bought my regular stuff. Girls in the office seem to like Porsche, but not as much as my regular wear.

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6 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:58 am

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GOM, I think you better stop shaving!


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7 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:00 am

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Well it is an individual thing St. N.....it is hard to recommend as everyone has different preferences. I used to like Grey Flannel but I do not know if that one still exists. The Calvin Klein series is good as well the Jean Paul Gaultier offering. Dolce and Gabbana is another one to check out. I would recommend that GOM get some samples as it is hard to tell when in the store, too many to choose from. Best to try a few at home and see what one thinks of it after a half hour.


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8 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:01 am

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My husband wears Swiss Army but on him it is nice. I have smelled it on others and it is horrible. You may want to try Perfume Paradise on Vaughn to see if they can still get your cologne as they seem to be able to get a lot of the discontinued perfumes and colognes. I have in the past bought my mother Chantilly which has been discontinued for many years.


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9 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:03 am

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Triniman wrote:It's been banned in Canada due to gov't pressure to shove the metric system down our throats.

Trin we have had the metric system since the 1970's. Mathematically speaking it makes more sense than the old imperial system which can be confusing when bouncing between British and american measurements.


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10 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:05 am

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Many work places now have scent free policies. My advice - use soap and water instead of covering up the BO.

11 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:09 am

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Miz point wrote:Well it is an individual thing St. N.....it is hard to recommend as everyone has different preferences. I used to like Grey Flannel but I do not know if that one still exists. The Calvin Klein series is good as well the Jean Paul Gaultier offering. Dolce and Gabbana is another one to check out. I would recommend that GOM get some samples as it is hard to tell when in the store, too many to choose from. Best to try a few at home and see what one thinks of it after a half hour.

Yup, too true.

Although a lot of people think of Drakker as that one baby step up from Old Spice.

But yeah, get some samples and try them. There are a lot of supposed high end colognes that I think smell like crap.

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12 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:10 am

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eViL tRoLl wrote:Many work places now have scent free policies. My advice - use soap and water instead of covering up the BO.


Which is unfortunate, because unless you are right close to the person, you really shouldn't be smelling it - it shouldn't be a workplace issue. Problem is that most apply too liberally.

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13 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:10 am

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Miz point wrote:
Triniman wrote:It's been banned in Canada due to gov't pressure to shove the metric system down our throats.

Trin we have had the metric system since the 1970's. Mathematically speaking it makes more sense than the old imperial system which can be confusing when bouncing between British and american measurements.

Sigh...you knew I was kidding, right? Guess not.


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14 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:11 am

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Miz point wrote:
Triniman wrote:It's been banned in Canada due to gov't pressure to shove the metric system down our throats.

Trin we have had the metric system since the 1970's. Mathematically speaking it makes more sense than the old imperial system which can be confusing when bouncing between British and american measurements.
The US congress actually had introduced use of metric system in 1866! There are only illiterate US hillbillies and leading countries such as Myanmar and Liberia that are not metric.

15 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:14 am

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For the first time I heard them using metric to describe a suspect in a robbery on the radio the other day "suspect was xxx cm"

Had to think about that and mentally convert to feet.

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16 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:15 am

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St Norberter wrote:
eViL tRoLl wrote:Many work places now have scent free policies. My advice - use soap and water instead of covering up the BO.


Which is unfortunate, because unless you are right close to the person, you really shouldn't be smelling it - it shouldn't be a workplace issue. Problem is that most apply too liberally.

Exactly....less is more is the best approach. I can always tell (smell) a knock-off as after first smell all that lingers is this cloying alcohol effect. A good cologne will cost you and it will last whereas a cheapie offering is what it is - cheap and annoying to others.


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17 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:26 am

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Deank wrote:not willing to buy off of Ebay?
I am! Did not realize it was available there.


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18 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:32 am

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Miz point wrote:Exactly....less is more is the best approach. I can always tell (smell) a knock-off as after first smell all that lingers is this cloying alcohol effect. A good cologne will cost you and it will last whereas a cheapie offering is what it is - cheap and annoying to others.
I live in a high rise and sometimes I am unfortunate enough to share the elevator with several men (usually of uncertain ethnic origin) and their stench makes me dizzy by the time the elevator is down. How to get the message across to these types without violence?

19 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:37 am

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GOM, theres a fragrance only available in the southern United States you might like, its call "Eau de Du Dah Day."

20 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:45 am

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I am a member at the Wellness and have been on the machines when along comes Mr or Ms " I need to smell perfect to workout" with a god awfull scent on.
I have literally gotten off the machine, wiped it off and proceeded to another machine because of the smell. I have also seen people being told to go "wash off" the scent by the fitness consultants because it is so bad, enough to make people gag. It is one thing to wear a scent but to bathe in it???????
I have some pretty severe allergies to scent so my nose is quite atuned to the good and the bad.


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21 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:00 am

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grumpy old man wrote:
Deank wrote:not willing to buy off of Ebay?
I am! Did not realize it was available there.

heh.. ALMOST everything is available on the internet these days.


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22 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:03 am

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HG, it wasn't me.

I experience great discomfort due to certain scents. I think it has more to do with whats in them, rather than the "scent" itself. The same thing happens on the bus. I have suggested that we implement a "no scent" policy at work, as by doing so, it takes away the stigma attached to the offender as well as the offendee, but to no avail.

Hate ot say it, but I find that, at the Wellness, its generally "older" people who overdo it.

23 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:04 am

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Why do all older women end up using the same scent? Or is it just that they put so damn much on, its so strong you cant really tell what scent it is?


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24 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:07 am

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My husband, being a redhead, had many allergies so I only bought parfums and essences.....more expensive but not cloying nor chemically smelling.....he could live with those.....like I said before, knockoffs are terrible. Cheap is not good when it comes to scents and from what I saw on a show one night about what goes into the cheapies? Gross.


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25 Re: Cologne... for men. on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:09 am

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Deank wrote:Why do all older women end up using the same scent? Or is it just that they put so damn much on, its so strong you cant really tell what scent it is?

Not all "older" women end up using the same scent. Once again it is a matter of whether or not they are using crap scents - the knockoffs or cheap crap bought at Shoppers or Walmart. Cheapies all smell the same after the initial twenty seconds of exposure as there is no real organic components in it.


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