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    Aramis Havana

    From Fragrantica Top notes are artemisia, caraway, mandarin orange and basil; middle notes are carnation, fir, cinnamon and tobacco; base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss and vetiver. Up front. I love it this old school scent with a tobacco twist and the wife loves it too. I get a...
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    Davidoff Leather Blend

    Saffron, Black Pepper, Amber, Rose and Leather are the notes listed in this wonderful scent. I really enjoy this one. I get a leather fragrance with some spice and a smooth undertone. The rose is not very pronounced but more noticeable in the opening. This is not a hard black leather type of...
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    Quorum Silver Review

    From Fragrantica opens with fresh notes of bergamot, ginger, artemisia, mandarin, cardamom and lavender. In the heart, there are red pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, while the base features cedar, patchouli, guaiac wood and amber, This is a nice spicy fragrance. I was thinking it was heavy clove...
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    Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo

    I have had this for a while and have never written a review. Upfront this is not worth retail but at 35-40 I would buy it again. I don't wear sweet frags often but I do enjoy this when I am in the mood for something sweet and in cool to cold weather. Top notes: black pepper, cardamom and...
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    Amouage Memoir Man - a Review

    From Fragrantica central note of absynth. Top notes are basil, mint and wormwood; middle notes are lavender, incense and rose; base notes are sandalwood, guaiac wood, oak moss, amber, vanille, tobacco and leather. Amouage Memoir Man This fragrance is very green/herbal and kind of...
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    Azzaro Wanted Review

    From Fragrantica Wanted was launched in 2016. The nose behind this fragrance is Fabrice Pellegrin. Top notes are lemon, ginger, lavender and mint; middle notes are guatemalan cardamom, juniper, apple and geranium; base notes are haitian vetiver, tonka bean and amberwood. I have a decant of...
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    Fragrence Review - Montale Spicy Aoud

    It has been a while since I have posted reviews but I am back. I will try to keep these coming. For those interested in my LONG thread of fragrances reviews from before see here https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/fragrance-samples-discussion-thread.449361/ Montale Spicy Aoud From...
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    Frag reviews

    It's been awhile since I have spent time here. Been thinking of starting another review thread. Anyone interested?
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    New Soap for my B-Day

    Been thinking of getting a new soap for a while. Maybe a smaller artisan company. I care more about slickness than cushion and a nice scent is a huge plus. Maybe something from CRSW or B&M. I also prefer tallow based soaps. Recommendations?
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    I just got a bunch more small decants. I will be doing a lot of reviews soon. Mostly Montale and Mancera scents.
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    Enigma by Roja Dove

    Thought this one should have its own post rather than here Fragrance Samples Discussion Thread Enigma - a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand. Today Roja Dove Enigma Pour Homme (Creation E) Info from the Roja Dove Website “The mystery of the name drove...
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    Dress Shirt Question

    I have a few long sleeve button down shirts with a button down collar. I dont always button the top button when I dont wear a tie. Collar buttoned or unbuttoned?
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    Fragrance pif

    I have a PIF going in the frag area http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/492770-Samples-PIF scroll through to see the additions
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    I have made a few brushes in my day. I have to say something about some brush makers that just drives me nuts! I have seen many brushes on homemade craft sites for sale that are GORGEOUS. I mean just perfect and then..... The knot is set just at the plug with a huge loft and a big glue line...
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    Samples PIF

    I wanted to put together some samples for someone to try. Some are near empty and would only be enough to sniff and others would be worth a few wears. See the picture below. I will also be adding some more samples of some sort as we go. At least one will be something special and larger than a...
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    Fillet Knife help

    I am a chef knife nut but know nothing about a good fillet knife. A coworker is looking for one for her son as a gift. Can you all suggest one or two fillet knifes. One that is around $20 and maybe one that is a higher end knife. Most of the time I would look up a knife on chefknivestogo but the...
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    La Collection Couturier Parfumeur Leather Oud Christian Dior for men

    First since I have limited time some pictures. This came today from the Dior Boutique.
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    Amouage Epic

    Pretty sure I did a review somewhere in the below already but I wanted to add something http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/449361-Fragrance-Samples-Discussion-Thread Talk about longevity! I wore this yesterday and today I could smell it on my jacket. Even after I took off my jacket...
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    Vintage Ads

    Anyone find a source for vintage advertisement prints other than the bay
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    New Gyuto

    I am thinking of selling some of my knives and buying a new gyuto. To narrow it down I would buy from CKTG and 210mm. Keep it to $110 or less. I have used stainless and non-stainless before and I am open to both. What would you buy? Better yet what do you have already and enjoy?