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Brands that live up to their hype

Branding is often irrelevant to me but others come to rely on brands that meet their needs and serve them well.

Are there any brands that consistently live up to your expectations? Can be restaurants, resorts, entertainment, computers, food, clothes, whatever.,

by Anonymousreply 369March 5, 2023 9:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 1October 31, 2022 7:56 PM

TINA, bring me the Axe!!

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by Anonymousreply 2October 31, 2022 8:22 PM

Kirkland products at Costco.

by Anonymousreply 3October 31, 2022 8:23 PM

Grand Seiko watches.

by Anonymousreply 4October 31, 2022 8:23 PM

Polk speakers, especially the newest heritage line.

by Anonymousreply 5October 31, 2022 8:24 PM

Omaha Steaks

by Anonymousreply 6October 31, 2022 8:25 PM

ZeroSurge surge suppressors...the absolute best.

by Anonymousreply 7October 31, 2022 8:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 8October 31, 2022 8:25 PM

Miele, Lindhaus, Nilfisk vacuum cleaners

by Anonymousreply 9October 31, 2022 8:26 PM

SVS subwoofers

by Anonymousreply 10October 31, 2022 8:26 PM

LG OLED 4k and 8k tv's

by Anonymousreply 11October 31, 2022 8:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 12October 31, 2022 8:31 PM

Cummins Diesel engines

by Anonymousreply 13October 31, 2022 8:31 PM

Honda Powersports

by Anonymousreply 14October 31, 2022 8:31 PM

Omega watches

by Anonymousreply 15October 31, 2022 8:32 PM

Waterford Crystal

by Anonymousreply 16October 31, 2022 8:32 PM

StarLink internet

by Anonymousreply 17October 31, 2022 8:33 PM

I have my favorite non-vintage champagnes that deliver excellent bubbly, year in, year out. Thats the entire point of the premium paid for a brand. It is always the quality one expects and always the house style one likes.

Sports equipment - hiking, camping, skiing. Once you decide you want "high quality" and then choose a brand that is high quality - it's always good. One exception can be hiking boots. There are international mass market brands reported to be high quality but are in fact hit or miss. But if you choose a French, Italian, Swiss or Austrian brand, the boot will be what you expect.

by Anonymousreply 18October 31, 2022 8:33 PM

Mark Cross

by Anonymousreply 19October 31, 2022 8:33 PM

Snap-On hand tools

by Anonymousreply 20October 31, 2022 8:34 PM

Creed fragrances

by Anonymousreply 21October 31, 2022 8:34 PM

NAD electronics...especially the newest amplifiers

by Anonymousreply 22October 31, 2022 8:35 PM

Leica cameras

by Anonymousreply 23October 31, 2022 8:36 PM

VENTRAC lawn mowing equipment

by Anonymousreply 24October 31, 2022 8:36 PM

STIHL yard and forest equipment

by Anonymousreply 25October 31, 2022 8:37 PM

Chevron gasoline

by Anonymousreply 26October 31, 2022 8:37 PM

Tiffany & Co.

by Anonymousreply 27October 31, 2022 8:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 28October 31, 2022 8:38 PM

Chef Boyardee

by Anonymousreply 29October 31, 2022 8:38 PM

Lotuff leather products

by Anonymousreply 30October 31, 2022 8:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 31October 31, 2022 8:39 PM

Great Value

by Anonymousreply 32October 31, 2022 8:39 PM

S.T. Dupont cigarette lighters

by Anonymousreply 33October 31, 2022 8:39 PM

Goyard leather products

by Anonymousreply 34October 31, 2022 8:40 PM

Louis Vuitton

by Anonymousreply 35October 31, 2022 8:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 36October 31, 2022 8:40 PM

Harry Winston jewels

by Anonymousreply 37October 31, 2022 8:40 PM

Trump steaks

by Anonymousreply 38October 31, 2022 8:41 PM

Vacheron Constantin

by Anonymousreply 39October 31, 2022 8:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 40October 31, 2022 8:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 41October 31, 2022 8:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 42October 31, 2022 8:44 PM


by Anonymousreply 43October 31, 2022 8:44 PM

Jenny Craig

by Anonymousreply 44October 31, 2022 8:45 PM

Range Rover

by Anonymousreply 45October 31, 2022 8:45 PM

McIntosh Labs stereo equipment

by Anonymousreply 46October 31, 2022 8:45 PM

Klipsch speakers

by Anonymousreply 47October 31, 2022 8:46 PM

NOCO automotive battery chargers

by Anonymousreply 48October 31, 2022 8:46 PM


by Anonymousreply 49October 31, 2022 8:47 PM

John Deere

by Anonymousreply 50October 31, 2022 8:48 PM

Bushmills Irish Whiskey

by Anonymousreply 51October 31, 2022 8:48 PM

Whistle Pig whiskey

by Anonymousreply 52October 31, 2022 8:49 PM

Maytag washers and dryers

by Anonymousreply 53October 31, 2022 8:49 PM

Whirlpool washers

by Anonymousreply 54October 31, 2022 8:49 PM


by Anonymousreply 55October 31, 2022 8:50 PM

AMSOIL motor oil

by Anonymousreply 56October 31, 2022 8:50 PM

Aldi and Lidl. Just consistent good value, no tricks.

by Anonymousreply 57October 31, 2022 8:50 PM

Marbain steel mower blades

by Anonymousreply 58October 31, 2022 8:51 PM

SMYTHSON fine stationery

by Anonymousreply 59October 31, 2022 8:52 PM

STICKLEY furniture

by Anonymousreply 60October 31, 2022 8:52 PM


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by Anonymousreply 62October 31, 2022 8:53 PM

ZODIAC boats

by Anonymousreply 63October 31, 2022 8:54 PM

Feadship yachts

by Anonymousreply 64October 31, 2022 8:54 PM

Stop this thread. It’s just a brand role call.

by Anonymousreply 65October 31, 2022 8:55 PM

YETI coolers

by Anonymousreply 66October 31, 2022 8:56 PM

TITO's vodka

by Anonymousreply 67October 31, 2022 8:56 PM

Hillstone Resturants

by Anonymousreply 68October 31, 2022 8:56 PM

HONDA business jets

by Anonymousreply 69October 31, 2022 8:57 PM

r65 can't afford it, maybe??

by Anonymousreply 70October 31, 2022 8:58 PM

VEEDER mailboxes

by Anonymousreply 71October 31, 2022 8:58 PM

Michelin tires

by Anonymousreply 72October 31, 2022 9:01 PM

TOTO washlet computerized Japanese toilet seats

by Anonymousreply 73October 31, 2022 9:03 PM

Energizer Lithium batteries

by Anonymousreply 74October 31, 2022 9:03 PM

Better Life cleaning products

by Anonymousreply 75October 31, 2022 9:04 PM

Perrier water

by Anonymousreply 76October 31, 2022 9:04 PM

ABLOY deadbolt locks

by Anonymousreply 77October 31, 2022 9:05 PM

Moet et Chandon

by Anonymousreply 78October 31, 2022 9:05 PM

Griot's Garage car care products

by Anonymousreply 79October 31, 2022 9:06 PM

BoarsHead deli meats

by Anonymousreply 80October 31, 2022 9:06 PM

Devialet' stereo speakers

by Anonymousreply 81October 31, 2022 9:08 PM

SprayWay glass cleaner in the blue and white spray can, it is beyond belief...

by Anonymousreply 82October 31, 2022 9:08 PM

I have had an iMac for years and imo it is a miracle product. I'm thrilled with it.

I buy Tide laundry detergent and Jif peanut butter and have for decades. Somehow I am addicted to the delicious taste of Good Seasons Italian dressing spice blend packets. I freaking love the taste and have for fifty years!

by Anonymousreply 83October 31, 2022 9:09 PM

SubZero refrigerators/freezers

by Anonymousreply 84October 31, 2022 9:10 PM

Germanicure nail cutting implements

by Anonymousreply 85October 31, 2022 9:13 PM

Shun and Case knives

by Anonymousreply 86October 31, 2022 9:13 PM

LiftMaster garage door openers

by Anonymousreply 87October 31, 2022 9:14 PM

Tempur-pedic Mattresses

by Anonymousreply 88October 31, 2022 9:15 PM

CorrosionX multipurpose lubricant...simply the best out there

by Anonymousreply 89October 31, 2022 9:17 PM

Warby Parker glasses

by Anonymousreply 90October 31, 2022 9:17 PM

Ruffles Potato chips they are very strong!

by Anonymousreply 91October 31, 2022 9:21 PM

Taco Bell. Mexicans agree

United Airlines. I haven't been dragged off yet!

by Anonymousreply 92October 31, 2022 9:25 PM

Apparently we have Miss Gloria fucking Vanderbilt here posting from the grave. 90% of the posts in this thread are from the same person.

by Anonymousreply 93October 31, 2022 9:28 PM

Paradigm speakers

by Anonymousreply 94October 31, 2022 9:37 PM

Casino G-Shock watches. I had mine for 20 years. I shit you not. I had to change the battery and replace the wristband when it got all dirty and stinky 🦨

It finaly died in 2021. Getting another one for Christmas.

This one looks nice.

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by Anonymousreply 95October 31, 2022 10:10 PM

Kerrygold Irish butter.

by Anonymousreply 96October 31, 2022 10:18 PM

Mac knives.

by Anonymousreply 97October 31, 2022 10:19 PM


by Anonymousreply 98October 31, 2022 11:11 PM

R93 I love to block OCD posters. Which number should I block to make it disappear? Thanks

by Anonymousreply 99October 31, 2022 11:16 PM

I hate OCD posters but weird ass posters like the Richard Rimerez night stalker fetish thread are psychopathic.

by Anonymousreply 100October 31, 2022 11:20 PM

OMG that was easier. I guessed it was "Cartier" and blocked that. over 50% of the thread disappears. Fucking lame ass loon!

by Anonymousreply 101October 31, 2022 11:32 PM

[quote]It’s just a brand role call.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 102October 31, 2022 11:40 PM

Farrow and Ball paint.

by Anonymousreply 103October 31, 2022 11:41 PM

"Branding is often irrelevant to me but others come to rely on brands that meet their needs and serve them well. "

What an idiotic post.

by Anonymousreply 104October 31, 2022 11:41 PM

Red Dragon Cheese

by Anonymousreply 105October 31, 2022 11:54 PM

[R34] sorry to break it to you, but goyard is plasticized canvas. A lot of these products are what nouveau riche pretenders think are cool. Lame thread.

by Anonymousreply 106November 1, 2022 12:03 AM

R106 all my goyard items are lined with impeccable calfskin

by Anonymousreply 107November 1, 2022 12:24 AM

Les Schwab for anything related to car tires, although I’m not sure if they’re only local to the Pacific NW.

by Anonymousreply 108November 1, 2022 12:28 AM

[quote] Sports equipment - hiking, camping, skiing. Once you decide you want "high quality" and then choose a brand that is high quality - it's always good.

What specific brand are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 109November 1, 2022 12:29 AM

Les Schwab is in California, but I find their franchises here aren’t as well run as the ones on OR and WA.

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by Anonymousreply 111November 1, 2022 12:39 AM

Dicker & Dicker of Beverly Hills

by Anonymousreply 112November 1, 2022 1:26 AM

McDonald’s. Always thought it was crap, and it never disappointed me.

by Anonymousreply 113November 1, 2022 1:44 AM

Love Affair - Strawberry douche 🍓

by Anonymousreply 114November 1, 2022 1:57 AM

Les Schwab gets services commercial fleets in Seattle - fast, zero bs.

And, I’m saying it: Wedgwood. I gave away all my queenly possessions to move across the country and I have chipped up two sets of “every day” porcelain. My plain Edme creamware was crazed like hell, but it saw me through countless relapses, sobriety, and a relationship with a bipolar gemini - which is how he described himself. Nice dick.

Fuck it! I’m stoned. I nominate self-describing bipolar geminis to our OCD list.

by Anonymousreply 115November 1, 2022 2:02 AM

Dawn dishwashing liquid

by Anonymousreply 116November 1, 2022 2:09 AM

Bar Keeper’s Friend

by Anonymousreply 117November 1, 2022 2:11 AM

Zippo lighters. Pretty much unchanged for decades.

Even if you don't smoke, it's fun to play with and feels good in your hand.

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by Anonymousreply 118November 1, 2022 2:20 AM

Saint Laurent

by Anonymousreply 119November 1, 2022 2:32 AM

New Balance

by Anonymousreply 120November 1, 2022 2:37 AM

Dominion voting machines

by Anonymousreply 121November 1, 2022 2:43 AM

Gibson Guitars- Marshall amps- BBC-

by Anonymousreply 122November 1, 2022 3:02 AM

Cheetos, the original fried ones.

Been eating them all my long life and the taste and crunchiness have never changed. Unlike my waistline.

Which reminds me I've only got two sacks left in the cupboard. Time to restock.

by Anonymousreply 123November 1, 2022 3:11 AM

[quote] Cheetos, the original fried ones.

What do you mean the "original fried ones"? The "crunchy" (vs. the puffs)?

by Anonymousreply 124November 1, 2022 3:13 AM

What’s “impeccable calfskin,” R107? And what distinguishes it from calfskin that is not impeccable?

I suspect other manufacturers have now caught up, but Sub-Zero really was in a league of its own for decades. Thru really do keep food fresher and, while they never would have paid for themselves by making groceries last longer, the shallower depth could make an otherwise awkward kitchen work and that could help save money on a reno that would have otherwise required moving walls and even plumbing.

I’ve also been impressed with g-shock and vitamix.

by Anonymousreply 125November 1, 2022 3:24 AM

What are you guys making in your Vitamixes?

by Anonymousreply 126November 1, 2022 3:26 AM




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by Anonymousreply 128November 1, 2022 3:31 AM

Donald Trump

by Anonymousreply 129November 1, 2022 3:31 AM

R124 Of course the crunchy ones. The puffy ones are baked and are garbage. Suitable only for throwing to pandas at the zoo.

And "original" also means the original cheese flavor, since they've now got more flavors than Baskin-Robbins.

by Anonymousreply 130November 1, 2022 3:31 AM

Cherry bombs.


Fire crackers.

by Anonymousreply 131November 1, 2022 3:40 AM

Sorry, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 132November 1, 2022 3:41 AM

Wolf's chili. No hype. Does not disappoint.

by Anonymousreply 133November 4, 2022 6:00 PM

I just got a couple of L.L. Bean bathrobes and I like them a lot. So, I'd say L.L. Bean. The customer service was really good as well.

by Anonymousreply 134November 4, 2022 6:33 PM

To R80, I agree with you...BoarsHead Deli meats are excellent.

Wawa used to use BoarsHead when they made sandwiches& Hoagies (They sliced the meats then) Now, its generic mystery meats from their warehouse distributions center in Carneys Point NJ (Mcclain's).

Also, whoever posted KerryGold Irish butter; you forgot the Irish cheese (its that GOOD!!)

by Anonymousreply 135November 4, 2022 6:46 PM

I'm the one who posted Kerrygold butter and I also like the Dubliner cheese (buy it from Costco).

Sorry, but I tried the Boar's Head turkey slices and wasn't impressed.

by Anonymousreply 136November 4, 2022 6:50 PM

Clarins and LaRoche Posay make some nice cleansing products. Also Cetaphil soap.

Some Persil detergent work well. Also, as mentioned above, Clorox. I buy their bleach pods.

by Anonymousreply 137November 4, 2022 6:57 PM

Oyster sailing yachts, I keep telling myself that I'm going to look into buying one.

My neighbor has one (60 ft sailboat), I am rarely jealous, but I want one.I have to learn how to sail first!!

by Anonymousreply 138November 4, 2022 6:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 139November 4, 2022 7:02 PM

Belmond hotels. Four Seasons, Peninsula.

by Anonymousreply 140November 4, 2022 7:06 PM

The North Face jackets, winterwear and luggage; same with Columbia. I've had the same North Face carry on for over 10 years and taken over many continents.

Smirnoff vodka - don't drink the 100 proof that Mrs. Alfred Steele does but the regular is good and wins taste tests.

Arm & Hammer products - toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent.

Mario Badescu facial products. Have purchased the caffeine eye cream and cellufirm drops for years.

by Anonymousreply 141November 4, 2022 7:07 PM

Lululemon. Yes, Lululemon. Very good quality.

by Anonymousreply 142November 4, 2022 7:08 PM

Hate the stuff, but let's be honest it's never changed: Spam.

Neither has another product of like derivation: Jell-O.

by Anonymousreply 143November 4, 2022 7:19 PM

Bounty Paper Towel. All other brands are terrible.

by Anonymousreply 144November 4, 2022 7:22 PM

Merle Norman

by Anonymousreply 145November 4, 2022 7:31 PM

To R143 Love them both& still cook with them.

My grandchildren love my Spam Mac&cheese, plus Jell-O with fruit& whipped cream

by Anonymousreply 146November 4, 2022 7:34 PM

Pampered Chef

by Anonymousreply 147November 4, 2022 7:35 PM

Skinceutical CE Ferulic acid.

Anything cheaper is BS.

by Anonymousreply 148November 4, 2022 7:39 PM

Quilted Northern

by Anonymousreply 149November 4, 2022 7:48 PM


by Anonymousreply 150November 4, 2022 8:08 PM

Anker earbuds! Amazing quality and super cheap. I think I paid $40 for mine, and that was almost two years ago. I swear I'm not a shill

by Anonymousreply 151November 4, 2022 8:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 152November 4, 2022 8:55 PM

Dirt Cheap fun fun

by Anonymousreply 153November 4, 2022 9:03 PM

I second Persil laundry detergent. It's fantastic.

Also: Volvo cars (aside from their Ford era in the mid-2000s, which I am pretending never happened).

by Anonymousreply 154November 4, 2022 9:07 PM

Bleach my butt cream

by Anonymousreply 155November 4, 2022 9:14 PM

Jansport backpacks

by Anonymousreply 156November 4, 2022 9:17 PM

I had some North Face jackets that lasted forever and looked good, as well.

Absolut vodka was popular, then not. I don’t drink aymore, but Absolut was my favorite. No “off” flavors. Price was OK. I never got sick on it. (Sadly, I did get sick from Tito’s a couple of times.) I also liked the Absolut bottle. The bottle is compact and I could store it upright in my freezer.

by Anonymousreply 157November 4, 2022 9:25 PM

[quote]Anker earbuds! Amazing quality and super cheap. I think I paid $40 for mine, and that was almost two years ago. I swear I'm not a shill

Same with me, I bought a couple of years ago from a Black Friday sale and they still work fine.

by Anonymousreply 158November 4, 2022 9:28 PM

Not sure if it's a "brand," but Bulletproof coffee. It really is a weightloss miracle because it keeps you satiated for hours.

by Anonymousreply 159November 4, 2022 9:40 PM

No, that’s not a brand.

by Anonymousreply 160November 4, 2022 9:42 PM

I second Cetaphil products.

by Anonymousreply 161November 4, 2022 9:51 PM

Lea and Perkins Worcestershire sauce

by Anonymousreply 162November 5, 2022 2:58 AM

I meant Lea and Perrins

by Anonymousreply 163November 5, 2022 2:59 AM

R159 I see Bulletproof coffee for sale on Amazon. It’s expensive. Is it good like Illy?

by Anonymousreply 164November 5, 2022 9:40 PM

[quote]Brands that live up to their hype

Circle Bar with my first initial in the middle.

Of course it lives up to its hype best on the proper rump.

by Anonymousreply 165November 5, 2022 9:46 PM

Rainbow vacuum cleaners - trapping filth in water is fun and disgusting. Plus, the machines are simply built and run forever.

Nutone kitchen exhaust fans - I have burned many food items in my lifetime and these remove the smoke. I installed them in two different kitchens at move-in.

by Anonymousreply 166November 5, 2022 10:21 PM

For the ladies, LUME deodorant product

by Anonymousreply 167November 5, 2022 10:37 PM

R166 These both look excellent. I never heard of either one.

by Anonymousreply 168November 6, 2022 12:00 AM

R2 I feel like the generic famous smell of classic Axe/Lynx etc. only appeals to other men. Every woman I know, including myself, hates it.

Yet straight and bi-leaning straight men will still insist on bathing in it as if it's a leg-opener.

by Anonymousreply 169November 8, 2022 5:09 PM

Can recommend Vicks (especially the First Defense Nasal spray) for nipping common cold viruses in the bud.

That shit works, I don’t know exactly how—some kind of mega potent zinc/succinic acid concoction, per the label.

by Anonymousreply 170November 9, 2022 12:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 171November 9, 2022 1:29 PM

Can anyone who knows fragrances list the best perfume houses or lines, in terms of quality and value for money respective to price point?

There is so much overpriced and overhyped shit out there that just doesn't smell like the million bucks they charge for it. Likewise, there's a lot of cheap shit that smells like cheap shit. One of my newest most enjoyable hobbies in life is sampling and reviewing scent, but I keep getting burned by bad scents.

by Anonymousreply 172November 9, 2022 3:03 PM


by Anonymousreply 173November 9, 2022 3:27 PM

Patagonia (better, more innovative than North Face)

Tide (and Procter & Gamble products, generally)


Carhartt (durable, affordable)

by Anonymousreply 174November 9, 2022 3:30 PM

The gold Parker fountain pen that my businessman uncle bought for me as a baby (to have at 18) is still going strong. It was purchased decades ago.

by Anonymousreply 175November 12, 2022 12:02 AM


by Anonymousreply 176November 12, 2022 12:13 AM

Samsung, HP, Gain detergent, Softsoap scents.

by Anonymousreply 177November 12, 2022 12:29 AM

Mackie and Audioarts audio mixers. Shure SM7B microphones. Sony MDR7506 headphones.

by Anonymousreply 178November 12, 2022 12:31 AM

Aveeno body wash.

by Anonymousreply 179November 12, 2022 4:09 PM


by Anonymousreply 180November 12, 2022 5:08 PM

Tussy and Menthol Virginia Slims

by Anonymousreply 181November 12, 2022 5:19 PM


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by Anonymousreply 183November 12, 2022 8:11 PM

I like Tide and Jif and Whirlpool.

by Anonymousreply 184November 13, 2022 1:13 AM

And Dove and Oil of Olay

by Anonymousreply 185November 13, 2022 1:14 AM


by Anonymousreply 186November 13, 2022 1:43 AM

Kaboom cleaning products

by Anonymousreply 187November 13, 2022 2:17 AM

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream, Blistex lip balms, Nivea showergels

by Anonymousreply 188November 13, 2022 2:24 AM

Dawn Powerwash in the spray bottle is incredible.

by Anonymousreply 189November 13, 2022 4:58 PM

Bon Ami Cleanser

by Anonymousreply 190November 13, 2022 11:02 PM

Coca Cola Breyer Stridex Biofreeze

by Anonymousreply 191November 13, 2022 11:08 PM

R188 what hype do Blistex and Nivea shower gels ever receive???

by Anonymousreply 192November 14, 2022 12:30 AM

Carrington for Men. It's every bit as bit as sexy as John Forsythe was.

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by Anonymousreply 193November 14, 2022 1:18 AM

How are the Rao’s sauces? I’ve heard mixed things.

by Anonymousreply 194November 14, 2022 2:59 AM

Heinz Ketchup

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by Anonymousreply 195November 14, 2022 3:14 AM

Barbara Ryan Originals

by Anonymousreply 196November 14, 2022 3:41 AM

Barkeeper's Friend cleansing powder

by Anonymousreply 197November 14, 2022 4:25 AM

[quote] How are the Rao’s sauces? I’ve heard mixed things.

Don't bring up Rao's sauces! It's a sore topic on DL.

by Anonymousreply 198November 14, 2022 4:40 AM

Easy-Off oven cleaner. I've lived in lots of different rental apartments. The ovens, upon moving in, are often disgusting and dirty. Easy-Off simply works.

I even found out that Easy-Off fume free works to clean the floor of my fiberglass (molded) shower stall.

by Anonymousreply 199November 14, 2022 4:42 AM

r195, Heinz is good, but Hunts (HFC-free) Ketchup is my go-to.

by Anonymousreply 200November 14, 2022 7:02 AM

R200 cunts

by Anonymousreply 201November 14, 2022 9:50 AM

Speed Queen washers

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by Anonymousreply 205November 16, 2022 7:00 PM

Citizen brand solar powered watches. I have 3 pairs of them, one of them is going on 12 years old now. They work flawlessly.

Their kinetic powered watches sucked though. They were heavy and if you weren't wearing a given one regularly, they would lose power quickly.

by Anonymousreply 206November 16, 2022 7:18 PM

Rentmen.com escorts. Each inch is worth $50.

by Anonymousreply 207November 16, 2022 9:01 PM

Mercedes S-Class

by Anonymousreply 208November 16, 2022 9:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 209November 16, 2022 9:14 PM

Helman's mayonaise. Gilette Mach3 razors, Prego, Downey liquid fabric softener, Tide.

by Anonymousreply 210November 16, 2022 9:20 PM

I agree with Gillette. I've tried using cheaper razors and nothing competes with it.

by Anonymousreply 211November 16, 2022 9:57 PM

Schonbek crystal chandeliers. Founded in 1870.

by Anonymousreply 212November 16, 2022 9:58 PM

Miele appliances. Kitchen, laundry, vacuum.

by Anonymousreply 213November 16, 2022 9:59 PM

Le Creuset. I was a bit sceptical at first so my first purchase was a cheap, second hand example, but I'm a convert now and have a broad selection.

by Anonymousreply 214November 16, 2022 10:03 PM

Queen Helene

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by Anonymousreply 215November 16, 2022 10:05 PM

R172 If you are anywhere near Los Angeles I recommend a trip to the Scent Bar (and if not, Luckyscent.com) for some exploring. My recommndation for a brand would be L'Artisan Parfumeur for having unique, interesting and not-overpowering or overly trendy perfumes. That's a personal recommendation, though. If you tell us what notes you like, or moods etc., perhaps we can recommend some specific perfumes?

by Anonymousreply 216November 16, 2022 10:17 PM

Twats sportswear

by Anonymousreply 217November 16, 2022 10:21 PM

Aroy-D is one of very, very, very few brands that combines, on a supermarket shelf, "best quality" with "lowest price."

Dr. Bronners (Sal-Suds for the house, liquid castile soap for self)

Blistex (for dry winter lips)

Crosse and Blackwell malt vinegar

my Yeti liter drink container looks as good as it did the day I bought it 3 years ago (and it gets heavy/daily use) but I've heard cheaper brands are equally as good as apparently this kind of product it very easy to make well?

Justine Tabak women's clothing, sustainable/UK-made brand, very well and durably made in my somewhat limited experience

by Anonymousreply 218November 16, 2022 10:24 PM

Dr bronners sucks. Dry your fucking skin out with his shit

by Anonymousreply 219November 16, 2022 10:46 PM

That sounds fishy R217. Is it?

by Anonymousreply 220November 16, 2022 10:52 PM

R219 It's just soap and it only cleans (home or self), it has simple and few ingredients and none of them are moisturizing. I do use moisturizer and conditioner on my body/face/hair after using it but honestly I had to use that anyway, even with separate body wash/shampoo/facial cleansers etc. that labeled themselves as "moisturizing". I just wanted to simplify my personal and home cleansing routine to the fewest, simplest products and Dr Bronners does the thing i want it to do: clean, and without a massive list of ingredients I don't want.

by Anonymousreply 221November 16, 2022 11:41 PM

R221 I’ve tried it and it’s harsh

by Anonymousreply 222November 17, 2022 12:26 AM

Hellman's/Best Foods mayonnaise is the Gold Standard.

by Anonymousreply 223November 17, 2022 1:38 AM

My Trump University degree has opened doors you could never have imagined.

by Anonymousreply 224November 17, 2022 1:54 AM


by Anonymousreply 225November 17, 2022 2:07 AM

^^^ I meant Suave

by Anonymousreply 226November 17, 2022 2:08 AM

I have to ask the OP is she knows that "reputation" is the term, not her pathetically hip elegantism of "hype."

People here are talking about jars of mayonnaise. That is not a subject that involves "hype," for fuck's sake.

by Anonymousreply 227November 17, 2022 2:14 AM

Gun Oil Lube

Kitchenaid Appliances


Spanx for Men



Tide Liquid ( the stain release version )

Cascade Action Packs with Dawn

Bounce Pethair Dryer Sheets

Rice a Roni

Pop Tarts

by Anonymousreply 228November 17, 2022 4:11 AM

Scrub Daddy sponges

by Anonymousreply 229January 21, 2023 9:44 PM

What do you use them for, r229? I bought a box based on someone's recommending them—maybe you—but I find them too big for my hand when doing dishes by hand.

by Anonymousreply 230January 21, 2023 10:01 PM

R230 is stupid

by Anonymousreply 231January 21, 2023 10:31 PM

Yeah, I found Dr. Bronner's to be harsh and drying. Too bad, because I love the almond scent.

by Anonymousreply 232January 21, 2023 10:31 PM

Toyota. Boring and bland but you get your money’s worth.


Tide. I tried Dirty Labs laundry detergent and it’s meh.

North Face.

Soft Scrub.

by Anonymousreply 233January 21, 2023 10:32 PM

Soft Snatch

North Ass


by Anonymousreply 234January 21, 2023 10:34 PM

Lululemon jackets. Somewhat expensive, but very durable.

by Anonymousreply 235January 21, 2023 10:37 PM

Pussymoan underwear. Somewhat expensive but very durable. Protects pussy from the elements.

by Anonymousreply 236January 21, 2023 10:40 PM

This is going to sound crazy, because it's a made for TV product, but haven't been let down yet by Flex Seal. The tape and spray worked exactly as advertised. Sprayed some foundation cracks that would leak -- hasn't been a problem for 3 years now. Then we had a canvas driveway tent for storage that had ripped under the weight of snow. Taped it up and it was better than new.

by Anonymousreply 237January 22, 2023 12:57 AM


by Anonymousreply 238January 22, 2023 1:57 AM

Bleach My Butt

by Anonymousreply 239January 22, 2023 1:59 AM

R237 I'm also a Flex Seal fan. Not all "as seen on TV" products are crappy. Alien Tape products are decent.

by Anonymousreply 240January 22, 2023 2:29 AM

I just love my pillow and my pillow slippers. That Mike Lindell is such a rounder!

by Anonymousreply 241January 23, 2023 10:51 PM

Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Salad Dressing 🥗

by Anonymousreply 242January 23, 2023 11:36 PM

Citizen solar watches - I currently have 3 in total, two of which are over 17 years old and still working flawlessly, far beyond their supposed 10 yr lifespan.

Dietz & Watson lunch meats and cheeses - worth every penny.

Victoria marinara sauce - This is by far the best jarred tomato sauce, beating out Rao's IMO as well. The ingredients are dead simple, whole tomatoes in juice, onions, garlic, sea salt, basil and spices. That's it. Tastes essentially identical to when I make home made sauce myself.

by Anonymousreply 243January 24, 2023 12:03 AM






Sara Lee Artesano

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by Anonymousreply 245January 24, 2023 12:33 AM

[quote] Dr. Bronners (Sal-Suds for the house, liquid castile soap for self)

I'm not a fan of the Dr. Bronner's castile soap. But, I like Sal-Suds as an all purpose cleaner.

by Anonymousreply 246January 26, 2023 4:34 PM

Clover Valley at Dollar General

by Anonymousreply 247January 26, 2023 11:29 PM

[quote]Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Salad Dressing

Aunt Martha's Old Fashioned Salad Dressing

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by Anonymousreply 248January 27, 2023 12:37 AM

Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Salad Dressing is real, bitch!

by Anonymousreply 249January 27, 2023 12:54 AM

I shoot a short squirt of Dr. Bronner's lavender liquid soap in my laundry water along with my detergent.

by Anonymousreply 250January 27, 2023 12:57 AM


by Anonymousreply 251January 27, 2023 1:28 AM

Why, R250? For the scent, or does your laundry come out cleaner?

by Anonymousreply 252February 8, 2023 11:37 AM

Enterprise car rental.

by Anonymousreply 253February 8, 2023 11:48 AM

I believe today, I will try... Bold.

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by Anonymousreply 254February 8, 2023 11:49 AM

Felco secateurs and sharpening stones

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by Anonymousreply 256February 8, 2023 12:15 PM

R252 -- I make my own dry laundry detergent with laundry bar soap, borax, washing soda, and oxygen bleach. When washing my sheets and towels I use the Dr. Bronner's to impart a faint scent when I dry them.

And BTW, I line dry all my laundry year 'round.

by Anonymousreply 257February 8, 2023 12:31 PM


Shrink wrap that works. And the 750 foot roll lasts a year.

by Anonymousreply 258February 8, 2023 12:36 PM


by Anonymousreply 259February 8, 2023 12:36 PM

Barkeeper’s Friend

Burt’s Bees Res-Q ointment

Frye Boots (Doc Martens are garbage now)

by Anonymousreply 260February 8, 2023 12:36 PM


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by Anonymousreply 262February 8, 2023 1:31 PM

Mr Sheen

by Anonymousreply 263February 8, 2023 1:48 PM

Honda. The appliance of autos.

by Anonymousreply 264February 8, 2023 4:21 PM

Brandt’s Boys.

by Anonymousreply 265February 8, 2023 5:14 PM

I just set up a my new MacBook Pro w/ the M2 chip. Coming from a 8 yr old MacBook Pro.

by Anonymousreply 266February 8, 2023 9:12 PM

Speed Queen Washers and Dryers

Miele Dishwashers

Most higher range Proctor and Gamble products

by Anonymousreply 267February 12, 2023 7:10 AM

Gore-Tex rain jackets.

by Anonymousreply 268February 12, 2023 7:12 AM

Loving this thread.

Another vote for Apple. A friend gave me her old Mac and never have I had one glitch. It’s a 2017 model and works way better that my other newer laptops (Dell and LeNovo).

by Anonymousreply 269February 12, 2023 10:20 AM

R267 MARY!

by Anonymousreply 270February 12, 2023 11:02 AM

Dove soap, Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair (my skin is as soft as fresh marshmallow), Dawn dish liquid, Puffs tissue, among other things

by Anonymousreply 271February 12, 2023 11:06 AM

^^ my skin is as soft as fresh as a typical old gay

by Anonymousreply 272February 12, 2023 11:31 AM

R266 & R269. - my macbook pro recently died. I bought it in [bold]2009[/bold], and it worked just fine and I was always able to update it no problem. I loved it so much. (rip)

Re Dr Bronner’s… I use the castile soap in various concotions, diluted, and it’s good. I don’t know about other products; I just buy a big bottle and make things with the soap in reusable glass bottles in order to save buying more plastic.

I’ll add a product that’s local to me: John Fluevog shoes! They range from practical to ridiculous/avant garde, but they’re always well-constructed of good materials. They last forever (even the ridiculous ones)!

by Anonymousreply 273February 12, 2023 12:00 PM

Omega watches. I have a rose gold Seamaster that my Dad bought in Switzerland in the 1950’s and a stainless steel Speedmaster I got as a graduation present in 1969. Both work perfectly and the Speedmaster is worth more than some new cars. A month after I got mine, the astronauts wore ‘em on the moon.

by Anonymousreply 274February 12, 2023 2:06 PM

BandAids meet and exceed expectations.

by Anonymousreply 275February 12, 2023 2:57 PM

R274 I have two Concord SS Mariners one black and gold the other stainless and gold.....both since 1978 are going strong

by Anonymousreply 276February 12, 2023 3:31 PM

Dawn for dishes, great on dishes and to get stains out of clothing.

by Anonymousreply 277February 12, 2023 5:35 PM

My Dirt Devil hand vacuum, but only the vintage model, Erno Laszlo skin potions and Cape Cod Wavy potato chips.

by Anonymousreply 278February 12, 2023 5:51 PM

[quote] Most higher range Proctor and Gamble products

R267, what are the "higher range" P&G products? Aren't they all pretty affordable?

by Anonymousreply 279February 12, 2023 5:54 PM

Zenni Optical

by Anonymousreply 280February 12, 2023 6:12 PM

Zenni Optical.

by Anonymousreply 281February 12, 2023 6:14 PM

Surface Studio computers.

by Anonymousreply 282February 12, 2023 6:19 PM

AG1 - fantastic product and the Rocket espresso machine

by Anonymousreply 283February 12, 2023 6:23 PM

Honda autos....Wegman brands....Smuckers peanut butter (creamy)....Tide....Whirlpool washers and dryers....LL Bean (nice flannel shirts and sweaters)....Samsung TVs

by Anonymousreply 284February 12, 2023 7:37 PM

R275 is really really reaching for brands

by Anonymousreply 285February 12, 2023 9:06 PM

[quote] Speed Queen Washers and Dryers

I’ve known a few speed queens and spun out.

by Anonymousreply 286February 12, 2023 9:20 PM


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by Anonymousreply 290February 13, 2023 8:46 AM

My Cuisinart food processor went kaput so was checking out different brands and finally splurged on one made by Breville. The adjustable slicer wheel may put my grandmother's mandoline (also adjustable) out of service though.

I anticipate it will last long enough for someone to use it to prepare funeral potatoes for my wake.

by Anonymousreply 291February 13, 2023 8:56 AM

Any shoe brands worth recommending? Many favorites from other brands have been discontinued. Palladiums continue to work for me, but they're rather specific in use.

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by Anonymousreply 292February 13, 2023 9:04 AM

Trader Joe's

by Anonymousreply 293February 13, 2023 9:53 AM

Tea: PG Tips and Bigelow Constant Comment

by Anonymousreply 294February 13, 2023 10:09 AM

Rice A Roni and Pasta Roni

by Anonymousreply 295February 13, 2023 10:09 AM

Eileen's Cookies

by Anonymousreply 296February 13, 2023 10:10 AM

Kraft Mac and Cheese

by Anonymousreply 297February 13, 2023 10:10 AM

Papermate Flare Pens

by Anonymousreply 298February 13, 2023 10:10 AM


by Anonymousreply 299February 13, 2023 10:11 AM

R297 what is the hype with Kraft Mac & cheese?

R298 what is the hype with Papermate pens?

by Anonymousreply 300February 13, 2023 5:52 PM

Vans sneakers

by Anonymousreply 301February 13, 2023 5:54 PM

Skippy peanut butter.

by Anonymousreply 302February 13, 2023 5:54 PM

There's no hype around them, but I think that Lidl and Zara have good products for the price you pay. Lidl has great cheap wine and beer selection. It's ten times better than wine or beer you would get for that price at any other store. Also, all Zara stuff i bought has been great. Especially considering the price.

by Anonymousreply 303February 13, 2023 5:57 PM

Dove chocolate. Very nice consistency & flavor.

by Anonymousreply 304February 13, 2023 5:59 PM

Agree about Dove and enjoyed a lot of it over the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 305February 13, 2023 6:02 PM

Kraft Dinner is fucking shite now and has been for years. Annie's shits all over it. This is coming from a Canadian with an emotional attachment to the Kraft bullcrap, too.

by Anonymousreply 306February 14, 2023 8:14 AM


by Anonymousreply 307February 14, 2023 8:25 AM

Summer's Eve

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by Anonymousreply 309February 14, 2023 8:38 AM

Teletubby robes

by Anonymousreply 310February 14, 2023 8:40 AM

I’ll say what doesn’t have consistently have quality is Vineyard Vines.

by Anonymousreply 311February 14, 2023 9:36 AM

you get me?

by Anonymousreply 312February 14, 2023 9:37 AM

R300 you, sir, are no gentleman.

by Anonymousreply 313February 14, 2023 3:43 PM

The Papermate pen is a "Flair" pen, not a "Flare" pen.

by Anonymousreply 314February 14, 2023 11:10 PM

Rao's Marinara Sauce. Not so much any of the others they make.

by Anonymousreply 315February 14, 2023 11:11 PM

Inaba Churu. I swear that stuff is cat-crack. My cats go insane when they see me pull a sleeve out of the jar. Whatever they are putting in those tubes, can't be legal.

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by Anonymousreply 316February 14, 2023 11:17 PM




Thos Moser

by Anonymousreply 317February 14, 2023 11:22 PM

R317, what's so good about Patagonia? I admit to buying expensive athleisure and hiking-type jackets, so I'm curious.

by Anonymousreply 318February 14, 2023 11:44 PM

Ass mints

by Anonymousreply 319February 15, 2023 1:00 AM

Lume deodorant. Just slide it between your butt cheeks and file your class action lawsuit when your crack falls off.

by Anonymousreply 320February 15, 2023 1:24 AM

Moderna. Pfizer.

by Anonymousreply 321February 15, 2023 1:36 AM

Another shout out to Speed Queen laundry machines. They were in a house I bought and I love them. Incredibly effective and durable. Dries in minutes.

by Anonymousreply 322February 15, 2023 2:08 AM

OXO Good Grips, Apple (hate them but trapped with them), Miele, Alessi, WÜSTHOF. Excellent brands which consistently live up to their hype.

by Anonymousreply 323February 15, 2023 3:33 AM

Not everything OXO is great, but I do have a colander (for ... straining my pasta) and a silicone food flipper that I like. Oh, and the Y-shaped peeler is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 324February 15, 2023 3:38 AM

R318" Quality, durability, functionality.. Standing behind their merchandise and fixing flaws. Customer service with live people.

by Anonymousreply 325February 15, 2023 12:48 PM

I agree about WÜSTHOF. Great knives.

by Anonymousreply 326February 15, 2023 9:44 PM

Eden's Garden essential oils.

Incredible quality without the MLM creepy culty+ridiculously priced brands Young Living or DoTERRA.

by Anonymousreply 327February 15, 2023 9:53 PM

Another vote for Belmond - hotels, tours and of course trains

by Anonymousreply 328February 15, 2023 10:41 PM

Soft Scrub cleaning products

by Anonymousreply 329February 22, 2023 3:47 PM

What is the hype r329?

by Anonymousreply 330February 22, 2023 10:28 PM

URTH men's face scrub; is truly the best.

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by Anonymousreply 332February 23, 2023 12:30 AM

Cup of Noodles

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by Anonymousreply 335February 23, 2023 4:03 AM

Madonna. She’s a household brand and always delivers

by Anonymousreply 336February 23, 2023 4:04 AM

R336 what does she deliver these days besides mass disgust?

by Anonymousreply 337February 23, 2023 6:35 PM

Clinique 7-day scrub

by Anonymousreply 338February 23, 2023 6:35 PM

Strivectin SD Advanced PLUS Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate.

by Anonymousreply 339February 23, 2023 6:42 PM

Clinique Moisture Surge

by Anonymousreply 340February 24, 2023 3:16 PM

I’m really enjoying the can of Maxwell House coffee that a colleague regifted to me at Christmas. It’s no High Point, but it still has deep, rich flavah.

by Anonymousreply 341February 24, 2023 6:27 PM

Clinique Moisture Surge

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by Anonymousreply 343February 24, 2023 10:57 PM

Zenni Optical

by Anonymousreply 344February 25, 2023 4:42 PM

Miele vacuums, Vitamix, both built like tanks.. Macbooks.. had my first for 10 years until I cracked the screen, friends went through several other brand laptops during that time. Molton Brown bodywash if you like lasting fragrance, and you only need to use a little. Asics Gel Nimbus for walking or running.

by Anonymousreply 345February 25, 2023 6:26 PM

I just used my Vitamix to make the puree I put in my dog's food (kale, blueberries and craberries mix, and yes I have already been informed by DL that I am insane) and you're right, R345, that thing is a tank. It sounds like one, too.

by Anonymousreply 346February 26, 2023 12:21 AM

R4- I have a Seiko solar powered watch I bought on Amazon in August 2012 for $121 that still works perfect. I wear it every day.

by Anonymousreply 347February 26, 2023 12:29 AM

I ❤ Braswells Mustard- not all of the varieties, some are just okay but others are FABULOUS

But I never heard of the mustard. I just tried it out of the blue.

by Anonymousreply 348February 26, 2023 12:32 AM

Love my new Vitamix.

by Anonymousreply 349February 26, 2023 1:30 AM

California Scents air fresheners

by Anonymousreply 350February 26, 2023 3:24 AM

R127 is posting from 1979.

by Anonymousreply 351February 26, 2023 3:25 AM

Dyson. The vacuums. They’re as plastic as the less expensive brands, but they live forever. Not sure why, but they do.

by Anonymousreply 352February 26, 2023 3:33 AM

Love Affair Pinecone Douche

by Anonymousreply 353February 27, 2023 12:51 AM

Spic and Span powder cleaning products. Works on great on cleaning walls.

by Anonymousreply 354March 2, 2023 11:48 PM

R354 I haven’t seen spic in a long time.

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by Anonymousreply 356March 3, 2023 1:32 PM

Man wipes

by Anonymousreply 357March 3, 2023 5:32 PM

R356 It's just water. How could it taste any better than other water brands?

by Anonymousreply 358March 3, 2023 7:38 PM

[quote] Dyson. The vacuums. They’re as plastic as the less expensive brands, but they live forever. Not sure why, but they do.

Thought once as you do, R352.

Then a purchased an expensive Dyson.

What a piece of plastic junk! Even the cord began to erode exposing electrical wiring within 12 months.

Worst vacuum I ever owned.

by Anonymousreply 359March 3, 2023 9:53 PM

Same, R359. I bought one after hearing a lot of hype, it was fucked within a year (lost its suction power, nozzle broke). You're also correct that they're made out of shitty plastic parts. I was kind of appalled when taking mine apart to try to sort out the loss of suction and realized how little those bits of plastic must have cost compared to how much I paid for the damn thing.

Not saying others haven't had good experiences, but mine wasn't great and I wouldn't buy another.

by Anonymousreply 360March 4, 2023 12:43 AM

Glad Press’N Seal plastic wrap.

by Anonymousreply 361March 4, 2023 2:15 PM

The Dyson I bought around 2005 is a tank. Still has great suction. It IS a lot heavier than other vacuums like the Shark I bought for vacuuming our stairs and upstairs bedrooms.

by Anonymousreply 362March 4, 2023 7:13 PM

[quote]Stretch-tite... and the 750 foot roll lasts a year.

Ha! I bought two 750 foot rolls packaged together at Costco in 2008. I'm still using the first roll and the second I will have to will someone.

by Anonymousreply 363March 4, 2023 8:32 PM

I like the Press 'n' Seal. The Press 'n' Seal works good for storing blocks of cheese.

by Anonymousreply 364March 4, 2023 8:36 PM

White privilege. That shit really is nice!

by Anonymousreply 365March 4, 2023 8:38 PM

Weather Tech products

by Anonymousreply 366March 4, 2023 9:54 PM

Josie Maran 100% argan oil

by Anonymousreply 367March 5, 2023 9:27 PM

That cunt cream that stops the itch

by Anonymousreply 368March 5, 2023 9:37 PM

Money house blessings smells like Indian spirit - grape

by Anonymousreply 369March 5, 2023 9:43 PM
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