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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial
  2. Re: 4711 Maurer & Wirtz "exclusives", anything worth trying?

    I'm not 100% sure of which collection you are referring to, but I have and love 4711 Acqua Colonia Mandarine & Cardamom. I have the large splash bottle and I also bought the shower gel. I use the...
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    Re: Top Five Designer Exclusives :)

    I agree, it's too hard to just pick 5!

    I could easily pick five each from Armani's Prive lineup or that of Zegna's Essenze collection. Added to that at least half of Dior's exclusive line, and...
  4. Re: When you die, who would you leave your collection to?

    Coincidentally I only recently had my will re-written at the end of last year and had a special clause inserted to leave my entire fragrance collection to my two best friends (who are partners)....
  5. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    That's a very tough question to ask, but from my collection it would have to be Rive Gauche Pour Homme.
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It was actually yesterday 1st February 2017 Armani Prive Iris Celadon.

    Very warm, comforting patchouli and chocolate with some buttery iris.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Penhaligon`s Sartorial & Perry Ellis' Oud Black Vanilla Absolute.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    One other thing I must mention is the presentation! I'm very happy that Armani have gone back to housing their Prive's in nice wooden boxes with a magnetic closure. It looks wonderful on display!
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Hi all, I hope I didn't set the expectations too high with my comparison to Chanel's Coromandel. The longer I wore Iris Celadon the less it reminded me of the Chanel. However, the comparison to...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Hi faeman, I did buy it on line from 10th_&_Market, but as the link no longer works I'm guessing they only had one for sale. I'll send through some photos & updated review as soon as I can. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    I'm so relieved that my parcel finally turned up today and now I'm happy to finally have this in my hands. As soon as I've had a chance to test it out I'll report back in more detail. I have already...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    My package still hasn't arrived and as it's already Friday evening here in Sydney it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday (sigh). The good news though is that I've learned that Iris Céladon was...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Hi Hednic, I bought it on-line from 10th_&_Market. I've purchased from them before and hope that this purchase will also be OK. As soon as I have it I'll be sure to update this post.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    I'm pretty excited as I just received an e-mail that my Armani Prive Iris Celadon package has arrived in Australia via USPS and I hope to be picking it up sometime this week. As soon as I've got it...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Living in Australia, sometimes there's no other option. When I started out collecting I used to buy a lot of scents blind. No though, my blind buying is much less frequent.

    While Australia does...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    My recently (blind) bought bottles of Z Zegna Shanghai & New York have just arrived. So far so good, but I think I prefer New York of the 2, and Milan of the 3.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    How'd you get on? Any good bargains?
  18. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    From my experience I can detect civet or at least YSL's replication of a civet note in Tattoo. From my understanding civet is meant to smell musky,animalistic and a little bit 'dirty'. Tattoo...
  19. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Diddy, one thing I should mention is that Cologne Sport has light sillage and longevity compared to the rest of the Kouros line. It is aptly named 'Cologne' as it really performs like a traditional...
  20. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Cologne Sport and Eau De Sport and quite substantially different in my experience. My bottle of Eau De Sport which came in a strange plastic white bottle with dark blue accents (compared to all other...
  21. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Actually now that I think about it a bit more, Tattoo is probably in my top 3 favourites of the flankers to the original Kouros (not including 'Body' and 'Silver' which are nice in their own right...
  22. Re: Kouros: Tonique & Tattoo.. The same juice? Or different?

    Sorry I'm a bit late to this party, but in answer to the op's original question, in my experience they are not all the same; especially not Tattoo or Fraicheur. While some of YSL's later summer...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Bargain Bin sale time:
    Davidoff Cool Water Exotic Summer, Mankind Hero & Black Bold both by Kenneth Cole, and Mossimo Pour Homme.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Code Colonia

    Yes please! Armani always come up with new ways to take my hard earned dollars :grin:
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    Re: Mercedes VIP Club performance

    I've only got Addictive Oriental and Infinite Spicy from your selection and agree with most comments here that both perform well and to about the same degree; they last most of a working day. Having...
  26. Re: Armani Code Profumo.... Code Flanker or One Million wannabe?

    I agree with this. Yes it's sweet but so are hundreds of other fragrances. To my nose it definitely has the original Code DNA and it definitely does not have the rancid rotten orange smell that I...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th December, 2016

    Acqua di Gio Profumo
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Although I've had Skin on Skin for some time now, I have only recently been able to source bottles of some of the other L'Artisan Explosions d'Emotions fragrances. I have been particularly impressed...
  29. Thread: Azzaro Club

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    Re: Azzaro Club

    I too blind bought this one. It's nice and was fairly cheap, but I don't reach for it often. I didn't really detect any specific cannabis note as such. Like hednic, I also found it to have a strong...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Finally .......... L'Air du Desert Marocain. What a stunner!
  31. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    Too right! :smiley:
  32. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    Too right! :smiley:
  33. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    It's a no from me. In regard to your mention of Kouros in particular, of all the many times I've worn Kouros in public (including of course during the fabulous 80's), I've never had a negative...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Dior Sauvage and the following all from L'Artisan Parfumeur: Noir Exquis, Timbuktu, L'eau D'Ambre Extreme, & Mon Numero 10. I also bought a bottle of LEA Classic After Shave Splash Locion.
  35. Re: NEW: Addition to Mercedes Benz Line - Cologne!

    I had a look on Saturday but I couldn't find it anywhere here in Sydney. The entire line of Mercedes Benz fragrances, including the fairly new 'Man' (except the new 'cologne') is for sale in our...
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    Re: Kouros v. Creed Orange Spice

    +2, agree you've pretty much summed up my feelings (although I have never gotten a 'urinal cake' vibe from Kouros).. I have both but prefer Kouros.
  37. Re: NEW: Addition to Mercedes Benz Line - Cologne!

    I haven't seen this Cologne version down under yet, but I'll be heading out on Saturday for some retail therapy and will have a hunt around for it :smiley: If I see anything I'll report back.
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    My pleasure. I really was hoping to try the other cities but the sales rep had no idea when or if they would arrive. Luckily for me Milan was the one I really wanted to try just based on the fig note.
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    Re: Animalic Musk

    You could also try Zegna's recent Essenze Musk Gold. I have found that one to be probably the most animalic musk in my collection; which includes MFK Absolue Pour le Soir - which I don't find...
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    I just bought Z Zegna Milan. Unfortunately, the store only had Milan and no testers were available for the other 2 cities Shanghai or New York City.

    Milan is interesting and a million miles away...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    Z Zegna Milan.
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Z Zegna Milan - Fig, clary sage, & sandalwood. This is interesting and a million miles away from Zegna's original Z fragrance.

    It's a very dry woody fig with some smoke and a touch of sweetness....
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    Poll: Re: Poll : Your Fav of the AdP Colonia ?

    I voted for Intensa, but it's very closely followed by Essenza.
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    Re: Vetiver Babylone discontinued.

    My local Armani Rep told me that it was exactly the same juice but there was a 'potential issue' with the use of the word Babylone (whatever that might mean!). I recently purchased a large 250ml...
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    I just checked when I got home...... I have 4 x full 125ml tin cans, plus 2 x 75ml cans, plus 2 x back-ups of 60ml Rive Gauche Extreme glass refills, and 1 and a half full 125ml tin cans of Rive...
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    Despite my largish collection I still manage to finish off full bottles each year. I'm on at least my 6th or 7th full tin can of Rive Gauche Pour Homme in the last 5 or so years; but I have plenty of...
  47. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    That's a bummer. Thankfully I'm yet to ever have one of my fragrances go bad!
  48. Re: Moschino Uomo? And Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    It's strange as I've never detected any lemon in Moschino Uomo (vintage). I just checked the notes listed here and also on that other website and no lemon to be found anywhere. Although Kumquat is a...
  49. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    I don't actually find or consider my interest in fragrance to be peculiar. How is an interest in fragrance more peculiar than an interest in anything else?

    That aside, I don't for one second...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    The Armani Prive line is probably my all time favourite line from my collection. Like Hednic my absolute favourites are from its 1,000 only limited edition releases: Sable Or, Nuances and Nacre;...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    It's my scent of the day today and will be my first full wear. I'll let you know how it performs after today.
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    L`Envol de Cartier ........ bought a full bottle on the spot!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    L`Envol de Cartier
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th August, 2016

    Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot
  55. Re: What fragrance(s) are you holding onto even though you don't like it?

    For me the best example I can think of that fits your description from my collection is Creed Aventus. While I don't really dislike it, I very rarely reach for it. The last time I did wear it was...
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Ginepro di Sardegna
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    Re: Beloved Man!!!

    I agree! I would never blind buy this (or any other Amouage for that matter). Although I don't regret my Beloved purchase, it took me a long time to really get to know Beloved and I rarely reach for...
  58. Re: Inimitable fragrances... what comes to mind? Unique perfume.

    The first 2 obvious choices that popped into my head when I read your op are Rive Gauche Pour Homme and Zino Davidoff.

    I would also add (mostly because the production was limited to 1,000 bottles...
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    Yes that's exactly what I was referring to. That velvety smooth impression that feels almost like a good cognac or brandy.
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    Re: NEW : Armani Eau De Nuit Oud

    I just tested this and bought a bottle on the spot. My review:

    This new Armani fragrance is like a sweeter, more floral and not as dry version of Armani Prive’s Oud Royal, with just a dash of Rose...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    Sounds divine hednic! I'm hoping that this will eventually make its way Down Under.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive Cuir Majeste

    Actually here in Sydney they have been selling oversize 250ml bottles of selected Armani Prive's since the beginning of the year. They had Cuir Noir, Bois d'Encens, Vetiver Babylone (now re-named...
  63. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    OK so I picked up my Essenze Musk Gold from Fedex last Saturday and boy is this a strong musk! It is not remotely in the style of a clean or laundry musk, it is as indicated by AntonPan a rich...
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    Re: Z Zegna Cities - 3 NEW fragrances

    Wow Estee Lauder's recent output in the name of Ermenegildo Zegna has been prolific! Since 2011 they have released the Entire Essenze line (including the new 'Gold' Essenze & Acqua di Bergamotto),...
  65. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    OK so I picked up my bottle of Amber Gold from FedEx on Saturday and it is truly a wonderful amber indeed. I wore it all day Saturday and chose to wear it to work today.

    Like all of the Essenze...
  66. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    I'm so glad I didn't wait for these to arrive in store in Australia. I just visited the Zegna Sydney store & was informed they won't arrive until the end of the year!
  67. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Hi Mr Envy,
    I ordered it online at: http://eaudeluxe.com/
    It came to AUS$237.00 + postage. As the regular Essenze line retails for AUS$250 I thought it was too good a deal to pass up. I was sick...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Ermenegildo Zegna Amber Gold
  69. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Thanks hednic I have feeling this will be right up my alley.
  70. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    I just ordered Amber Gold for practically the same price (in Aus $) as the other fragrances in the "Essenze" line. Can't wait for this to arrive!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th July, 2016

    Armani Eau de Nuit
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    Re: Best sand fragrances

    + 1. In my mind Sable Fume also conjures up images and the feeling of sand dunes.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Emporio Armani City Glam for Him & another back-up bottle of Essenza di Zegna.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

    Dia Man by Amouage.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    A few days ago I bought Armani Prive Fil Rouge.
  76. Re: Tried Yves Saint Laurent Le Vestiaire des Parfums. Tuxedo, Caban, Caftan, Trench. Mixed feelings

    I tried all of these over the weekend and my impression pretty much mirrors that of Antonpan. Tuxedo is by far the most appealing with Caftan a close second. Although like Antonpan said it's very...
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    Poll: Re: Were you ever taken in by a "hype train" ?

    I voted 'Once not as a newbie'. The only fragrance I have ever bought blindly just based on the 'hype' was Bentley for Men Intense and I regretted it almost immediately. Such a disappointment!

    I...
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    Re: Black orchid

    This is a new discovery for me and I really love it. I admit that as it wears quite 'heavy' on me it's not in my usual choices that I would wear to work. That aside, I think it's a beautiful...
  79. Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I've never found Absolue Pour Le Soir to be particularly strong in terms of sillage or projection, but it does last a good deal of time on my skin. I have several fragrances in my wardrobe that are...
  80. Re: What is your favorite edition of YSL's La Nuit de L'Homme?

    My current favourite that I'm wearing more often is La Nuit de L'Homme L'Intense, but I really like them all equally. I find that all four are different enough that each has its own special merits....
  81. Re: Versace Eau Fraiche vs Varvatos Artisan Vs Michael Kors For men Vs Pasha fraicheur menthe

    I currently own 3 of the four you mentioned and used to own the Versace. The Versace was an absolute scrubber for me so I wouldn't recommend that if you've never tried it before.

    Of the other 3,...
  82. Re: Popular scents that everybody loves that you dont!

    Nautica Voyage (horrible), Creed Millseme Imperial (OK smell but insubstantial & over-priced), 1 Million (obnoxious & over-bearing), Gucci Pour Homme II (nice enough smell but incredibly weak),...
  83. Re: NEW: Three New Zegna Essenze Fragrances for 2016!!

    Thanks for the heads up on these Hednic. No doubt I will shortly be handing out more cash to add these to my Zegna Essenze collection :grin:
  84. Re: How close is Bentley Intense for Men to Amouage Men's fragrances

    I own all 3 of the fragrances mentioned in the Op's post. Unfortunately for me Bentley Intense was a huge let-down, while both from Amouage were not. I can see why someone might believe that the...
  85. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    No. I have 40 or so samples, but mainly full bottles.
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Profumo, for winter?

    Absolutely IMO too! This is an outstanding fragrance that can be worn year round.
  87. Re: Do you just wear the scents you love to smell?

    I'm in total agreement with Jon Rogers.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    Armani Prive Vert Malachite and Rouge Malachite. YSL L'Homme Ultime.
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    I'm wearing this as my SOTD today and it's very nice. It's a bit early for a full review but it's not like the original L'Homme, nor the parfum intense version (which I happen to really like). It's...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon Absolute

    I picked up a bottle of this last week in Sydney and I have to say that I haven't experienced any of the performance issues mentioned on this thread. While it's not the loudest perfume on the market...
  91. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    These 3 are my favourites too; but I would add Cuir Cannage.
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    The absolute top of my list would have to be Rive Gauche Pour Homme; I just can't imagine not having this around! If I had to pick another 2 it would be Armani Prive Sable Or and Essenza di Zegna.
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    Thanks for the detailed review Sawyer.:smiley:
    Unfortunately for me 30% 1 million is about 29.9% too much :sad:
    I'm still hoping this makes it to Australia so I can test it for myself, but it...
  94. Re: La Nuit de L'homme release date in AUSTRALIA

    I remember buying a gift set of YSL's La Nuit de L'homme from the Myer store in Chatswood in mid 2010. From my recollection at that time they were heavily advertising it in store so I would have...
  95. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    When I asked the Sydney store Armani Rep when Code Profumo was being launched down under, she checked her book and it wasn't even listed for a launch date! :sad:
  96. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    Thanks for clarifying Antonpan! We have to wait until the 1st week of March to even see these here in Australia.
  97. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    I admit that I've never ever tried anything from Burberry. The brand just never seemed that interesting.
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    Re: Take 2 - Choose my Leather Scent

    I'm with cacio on this, I wouldn't consider Dior Homme Parfum as a 'leather' fragrance to suit your preference for creamy leather. While the leather is noticeable, it is a background note.
  99. Re: 2 x New Armani Prive Releases - Debuting January 2016

    Thanks for the info AntonPan.

    Interesting price point - 250 euro in Russia converts to about $380 Aussie dollars; which is more expensive than the widely available gold top 1001 night Prive's and...
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Me too! :grin:
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