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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur homme question

    I sampled both the EDT & EDP years ago before deciding to pay the extra $ for the EDP. It is much better in my opinion and lasts forever on me which most "long lasting" fragrances don't. I live in...
  2. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    This. Judging by your wardrobe, you'd probably like it.

    Edit: oops, just realized you'd already made the purchase.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    LOL, I have a couple of those. None of mine are any good except my homemade Molecule 01.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Vintage Mitsouko EDC 1960's (unfortunately I recently sold it), vintage Chanel #5 EDC 1950's or 60's, Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP metal flask, vintage 1990's Drakkar Noir (a high school favorite),...
  5. Re: Where do decanters get / print those gold labels on their samples?

    I have known of guys getting the actual Tom Ford gold labels from the TF reps. At my local Neiman Marcus they just keep tons of them sitting in a drawer so they can stick them on the small sample...
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    Re: a guy leaning towards 3 female scents

    I was so happy when my wife asked for Light Blue for Christmas last year so I could steal a few sprays every now & then. I really enjoy wearing it as Well as smelling it on my wife.
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    I've heard people say that there is a noticeable difference between the French & Italian made vintage versions, but I've owned both and worn them side by side and never noticed a difference. I...
  8. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    LOL...Chanel was the first thing that came to my mind as well
  9. Thread: Amazing a*men

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    Re: Amazing a*men

    I think at the end end of the post he was asking if PM, PH & PC are limited edition. Yes and no. They say they are limited edition, but they keep selling them. If you know you are for sure going to...
  10. Poll: Re: which A*MEN has the best projection and longevity

    Original A*men. It's a shame you didn't include A Taste of Fragrance in your poll. That one is a beast with regard to projection & longevity - possibly more so than any other in the line.
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    Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Yes, I totally agree. I frequently layer a small amount of Tuscan Leather with TV to tone down the vanilla sweetness and it works well.
  12. Re: Best tobacco scent : Remy Latour Cigar or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ?

    Vintage 1980's - a big +1
  13. Re: Looking for cheapies (

    +1 Havana
  14. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    I think NdN is more suitable for a man, but I like POAL better. I do wear both & enjoy both, though.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs Back to Black

    I like them both a lot, but prefer Back to Black overall.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I own the EDP and rarely reach for it anymore.
  17. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    I love the stuff and actually really enjoy the dreaded tar note :engel017:
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: Convince me to buy it

    I like it a lot, but not enough to make a purchase. It would probably be worth it to get a small sample so you can at least decide how much you like it personally. It is musky, but mostly sweet to...
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    Re: molecule 01, a bestseller ?

    Luckily in Arizona you can easily buy Everclear and a rough estimate of parts of Iso e to parts of alcohol gives you a quick, easy Molecule 01. I can't remember the exact ratio but there are threads...
  20. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Thank you for finally mentioning Back to Black. More complex than Tobacco Vanille with a better dry down and an awesome sweet tobacco throughout the 10+ hours of longevity.
  21. Thread: Best civet?

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    Re: Best civet?

    +1 Jicky
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Silver Black by Azzaro. Way too soapy. Nauseated me and gave me a severe headache. Luckily it was pretty cheap.
  23. Re: What are your thoughts on "A Taste of Heaven - By Kilian"?

    I'm in the minority as well. I like a ton of fragrances from this house (Back to Black is my #1 favorite) but A Taste of Heaven just doesn't do it for me. It smelled great on the tester strip, but on...
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    +1 for Jaipur Homme EDP - especially now that it sells for less than half of what it sold for 3 or 4 years ago.
  25. Re: Show of hands -- who doesn't like The One and why?

    Not sure if I'd grow bored with it after 1 or 2 hours since I never get that far with it. It's gone in about 20 minutes on me.
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    Re: Taking the Creed plunge...

    +1 Green Irish Tweed, Royal Oud, Original Vetiver, Aventus & Silver Mountain Water
  27. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    My wife hates all Oud fragrances. Period. It makes it tough for me because I love the dark smell of most Oud scents, but have to be cautious wearing them around her. She tolerates my spending habits...
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    Re: Green irish tweed

    Boss posted a link that explains how the fragrance grey market works. They're generally legit fragrances if purchased from a reputable discounter and the grey market is legal (although I'm sure the...
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Cumin. Smells like armpits to me. I hate the smell so much that I can't even eat food if I smell cumin in it. And why anybody thought to put it in fragrance is beyond me. Yuck!!!
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    Re: Green irish tweed

    Try beautyencounter.com
    I love GIT but wouldn't pay more than $150 for it. You can find it cheaper than that on occasion as well. Great fragrance to get your collection going. And I totally...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    33998

    Looking forward to this one. Got a great one for Christmas, now this for my birthday!
  32. Thread: TV problems..

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    Re: TV problems..

    I get poor longevity from some fragrances that are supposed to be longevity monsters while others perform just fine on me. Sometimes my skin just seems to soak up some heavy hitters and they don't...
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    Re: Rose Calligraphy Compared To...?

    No, I'm not familiar with that one. I think I read that you stated in a thread that you weren't all that impressed with Calligraphy Rose. Was there something specific about it that turned you off to...
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    I hate it when women walk in with a cloud of Angel or Flowerbomb hovering around them. They're usually the ones that are more concerned with who is checking them out than their actual workout.

    I...
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    Re: How does Lolita Lempicka Au masculin smell?

    Black licorice with a bit of sweetness. A lot of women seem to like it.
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    Rose Calligraphy Compared To...?

    I've only smelled a handful of rose fragrances to compare with, but am considering blind buying Calligraphy Rose. I'm mostly familiar with Kilian's Rose Oud, Malle's PoaL, TF's Noir de Noir and Cafe...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I think the rose in Rose Oud is a smoother, more jammy rose that really dominates the fragrance. I don't find the rose in NdN to be the dominating note. And there is a slightly off-putting note in...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I think the rose in Rose Oud is a smoother, more jammy rose that really dominates the fragrance. I don't find the rose in NdN to be the dominating note.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir d Noir vs Tom Ford Cafe Rose

    I own both but prefer Cafe Rose out of those two. Have you ever sampled Kilian's Rose Oud? I find it far superior to either of the aforementioned Tom Fords. The price is similar, but it's harder to...
  40. Re: The Impossible Happens: New Favorite (Musk Oud), Same House (Kilian)

    I did not like Musk Oud very much which really surprised me as I thought I would love it. Kilian is my favorite fragrance house and I have a lot of respect for everything Kilian puts out. Back to...
  41. Re: What's a good Alternative to Tom Ford Neroli Portofino?

    If you bought something cheaper as a substitute (which we've all done with different scents) you'd only end up regretting not buying the real thing the first time around. I've actually started...
  42. Thread: Montale

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    Re: Montale

    Thanks for putting in a plug for The Perfume Shoppe here in AZ. They have a fantastic store with very friendly staff, I love stopping in whenever I get the chance.

    As to the original question...
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    Mitsouko. Ended up selling a vintage edc and more current formulation edp for fairly cheap. My wife wouldn't even let me spray it on in the house & I had to totally scrub it off when I came home...
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    I don't sweat it too much. I do a lot of sampling at numerous different stores and try to make a purchase every once in a while at them, but I can honestly say that I've sampled at Sephora and NEVER...
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    Re: WTB Official Tom Ford PB Travel Atomizer

    PM sent
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    Not to change the thread subject, but I also received a By Kilian refill (Back to Black) and was wondering if the refill bottles are always only 75-80% full (a little above the label) brand new? I'm...
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    You can send that 24 Gold my way...LOL...no seriously, though, send it!!
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    By Kilian Back to Black...mmmm...mm...good stuff
  49. Thread: USPS Tracking

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    Re: USPS Tracking

    Sometimes it will show the package in the same place for a few days as it travels across country, especially if it's traveling from coast to coast. I've done 2 splits and a few of the packages that...
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    I have both, wear both and like both, but I'd go with TV.
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    +1 Cuba Gold
  52. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    I was very underwhelmed when I first sampled several Bond No. 9 frags as well. I had big expectations for them and they fell way short. If you kind of liked Tuscan Leather, try layering it with just...
  53. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    +1 Bvlgari Aqva
    +1 Mugler Cologne (great longevity when sprayed on clothing)
    ++++1 Chrome ( excellent longevity, women love it & it's an interesting scent)
  54. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    I've gotten as many compliments while wearing inexpensive fragrances as I have when wearing pricier ones.
  55. Re: Looking for new fragrance, something unique...'ish

    +1 Royal Oud...fantastic stuff
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I think since Bois du Portugal is one that I always come back to, I'd have to say it's my Holy Grail.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Not today, but yesterday - Bois du Portugal and Chergui
  58. Re: What is You Most Complimented Daytime Fragrance?

    Jo Malone's Vanilla & Anise has gotten me some compliments as well as Black (Ralph Lauren) layered with just a touch of Unforgiveable (Sean John). The latter layering combo has gotten me many...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    I totally agree. The opening is my favorite part.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan blind buy?

    I purchased Ambre Sultan blind and don't regret it, but it really gives me a headache - even in small doses. I really enjoy the bitter herbal opening, but after that it is just a generic amber...
  61. Re: How to boost projection/sillage/longevity in fragrances?

    I find that spraying the fragrance on the back of my arm where I have have some hair helps with longevity. Other Basenoters have commented on this as well. I'm not a big believer in the pulse points...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nice. I was able to score a 4 oz bottle of GIT for $110 from a trusted online site a few years ago, but haven't seen it for that price in a while.
  63. Re: Please help me pick my next Creed... or other niche.

    +1 silver mountain water. Right up your alley.
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    Re: Is pure malt ok for a 18 year old?

    I think it would be perfect for an 18 year old. While everyone else at your school is wearing cheap aquatics and crap that smells like melons, you'll stand out in a good way.
  65. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    Kouros. As much as I want to like it, it just smells like I sprayed urine all over my body. Not a good thing unless you like people to think you are homeless.
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    Thanks for the input
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    I think they posted a typo because it's half the "real" price
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    Bestperfumesonline.com

    Anybody have any experience with the online fragrance discounter? Some of their prices are VERY good, but I've never heard of them and a quick search here and on the web turn up nothing about them....
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Vetiver Extreme - Guerlain
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    Re: My Friend Kouros

    I've tried soooooo hard to get it to work for me, but I just end up smelling like a urinal for 8 hours. Thinking about giving it another try though. Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment.
  71. Thread: ambe sultan

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    Re: ambe sultan

    I actually REALLY love the slightly bitter herbs in the opening. It's my favorite part of the scent - but I'm not a big fan of amber. This is one amber fragrance that I enjoy although I do find it...
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    Re: Hints to avoid fake from eBay scumbags

    I have had mostly good luck buying on ebay, but I am very cautious about it. I investigate the seller as best as I can and generally contact them to ask where they got the item. If their story...
  73. Re: Fragrance net/BeautyEncounter/scented monkey/fragrancex/amazon

    I have to put in another plug for Beauty Encounter. I just (10 minutes ago) pulled a package from them out of the mail that contained the Ambre Sultan that I ordered 2 days ago. The juice is...
  74. Wanted: Chinatown, Bois du Portugal & Silver Mountain Water

    I'm interested in Bond No. 9's Chinatown as well as Creed's Bois du Portugal and Silver Mountain Water. PM me if you have any to sell or swap. Thanks.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Vintage Mitsouko EDC ?1970's and 2 bottles of vintage Chanel No. 5 EDC. The Chanels are harder to date but one is definitely older as it is in the "Chanel France" rather than the "Chanel New York"...
  76. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I've sent out freebies before and always appreciate it when the recipient leaves positive feedback.
  77. Re: Which fragrance you love on others but hate on yourself

    Definitely Kouros. I smell like a urinal scent cake all day :thumbdown: , but had a friend that smelled great wearing it.
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man

    It was a scrubber for me, too much rose. Became nauseating after a while and gave me a headache. I really wanted to love it, but I've decided that Portrait of a Lady is my rose of choice (at this...
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    Re: Allergic reaction

    My wife gets some weird reactions to some in my collection which I had a real hard time understanding until yesterday. I put a fragrance on that I've worn before without incident and my nose,...
  80. Re: Where can I find 30ml Bottles like this in the UK?

    Try Bestbottles.com (link included below). I know this company is out of California, USA, but they have the cheapest prices that I have found. I used the exact bottle that you are looking for in a...
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    Re: "Cheapies but goodies"

    +1 for Ikon. One of my favorite cheapies and very underrated.
  82. Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    Pi is nice for the price, but Jaipur Homme EDP is a much nicer fragrance - spicy, sweet, powdery, and very sexy.
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    Re: Cannot smell my frags

    Sorry to hear this. You could always sell your fragrances to me on the cheap side :laugh:. I promise I'll take really good care of them.
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    Re: BeautyEncounter and Dior Homme Intense

    I purchased Green Irish Tweed from Beauty Encounter recently and everything was perfect. I know I don't have to point out that GIT is one of the most frequently "faked" fragrances out there, and...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    Bond #9 because most of their fragrances are junk. Chinatown and New Haarlem are great, but I would die happy if I never smelled another scent from this house.
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    Re: Need cheap long lasting cologne

    +1 and women LOVE the way Chrome smells. One of the best inexpensive fragrances in my opinion.
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    Re: It's time to buy again.....suggestions?

    Most guys here on Basenotes would probably suggest TdH as a "must buy" fragrance, but I'm not a big fan of it. I think you are smart to have GIT on your "for sure" list even though you own Cool...
  88. Poll: Re: Givenchy Pi smells old and mature - Yes or No?

    I don't find it to be an "old" or "mature" scent. Pi is a very sweet scent that could be pulled off by a male or female, old or young. Personally, I like the EDP version (hard to get in the U.S.)...
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    Re: What Amplifies a fragrance?

    There is also info on Chris Bartlett's website about different fixatives as well as synthetics and EOs that act as fixatives, amplify fragrances, and "round out" different types of notes and accords....
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    For me this week - Chanel Coco Noir (nothing for the wifey - boo hoo)



    Good choice on the Chypre Palatin - my SOTD today!! I love it.

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  91. Poll: Re: UNGARO pour Homme, I, II, III, what do you prefer personally?

    I have issues with longevity with III. I do like vintage UIII much better than the bugspray they are calling III now. I have actually never tried I or II, but given the longevity issues I have with...
  92. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Re: Bond no. 9

    I'm surprised that dougczar is the only one (from what I read) that even bothered to mention Chinatown. This is the absolute best fragrance (IMO) from this house - hands down. I'm a straight man...
  93. Re: Fragrancenet: Amouage Epic woman unboxed refunded because it's out of stock..a LIE!

    Again, it may not have been a pricing error at all, but a tactic to get us to their site. Retailers use similar tactics all the time. How many times have you found an item advertised at a fantastic...
  94. Re: Like Le Male? Then this HUGE bottle is for you.

    Nice...LOL
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I've been a BN member for several years and a frequent visitor for quite a while before joining and it always amazes me when members start posting comments about what a "terrible job" Grant and other...
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    You obviously weren't visiting Basenotes when Pure Malt was released. The moderators had to dedicate a whole forum to just that one fragrance.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    We have a ton of TJ Maxx's and Marshalls out here and they have had total crap for quite a while. The last really good frag that I remember seeing at TJ's was Guccy Envy about 2 years ago and like...
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    Re: Chocolate/Incense fragrance

    Monk by Michael Storer has a hefty dose of incense with cocao in the background. Sometimes I can really smell the cocao and other times I can't really smell it that well. When I do smell it, it's a...
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    Re: Help us Pick a Logo

    That's funny, 25 is one of the ones I like the least. I find some of the more "elegant" scripts and designs a bit more appealing. But, that's just my opinion.
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    Re: Help us Pick a Logo

    I like the elegance of 23 the most, but if you were looking for something a little more "toned down," I'd go with either 9 or 10 - very simple yet pretty chic.
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