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(Cross-posted from Sybarites) [13 Oct 2005|10:31am]
Hi!

I just thought I'd share a little advice in Manly Grooming from another community. If you're a member of both, I apologize for any inconvenience from seeing this twice!

When it comes to scents, I'm not at all about these new feminized colognes they're rolling out by the cartload. Give me something strong and masculine that my grandfather wouldn't have been embarassed to wear. There's a very simple equasion to help you figure out how to buy cologne, fellahs. The more something smells like hard liquor, the more inclined you should be to slap it on your skin. This is known as the Man Ratio.

The best, by far, is Bay Rum by Pinaud (who also make a fine moustache wax), which proudly (and titularly) exclaims its Man Ratio. Pinaud's been doing its thing for well over a hundred years, now, and it shows.

The best place to find these products is on the way bottom shelf in the mens' department or at the barbershop. While you're there, pick up some good hair products (Brillcreme, Groom & Clean, a bottle of Brilliantine and a good tin of Pomade) and a cake of shaving soap and a bristle brush. If you don't already own a straight razor, beg for, borrow or steal one immediately. If you own a bag of disposable Bics, then all hope is lost. The same goes for any of those brightly colored female hair products blazoned with breves, accent marks and umlauts and containing substances you would find in an orchard or a swamp. (Sap moss? In your hair? Come to your senses, man!) For the record, the Man Ratio applies here, too.
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[13 Oct 2005|10:35pm]
trad. spanish fan language:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/andthro_femme/29103.html?mode=reply

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