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  1. Re: Bond No. 9 HTTP:WWW Now that the hype has settled, is it any good?

    My favorite Bond. It's good!
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    Re: Hot summer boat party fragrance...

    Oh, D'issey would be great too! You have some good scents to choose from!
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    Re: Hot summer boat party fragrance...

    Bleu de Chanel or Eternity Summer for Men (2014)
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    Hey guys! I appreciate the suggestions! I chose to wear it again! I got it in the car, and minutes before I arrive, I'm doing a couple of spritzes. Wish me luck! :-)
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    You could be right, but it COULD BE that feather that tips the scale in my favor...
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    I don't think it's similar enough to Le Male to warrant the comparisons. It smells MUCCCH better, and cleaner.
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    I love it, Magnus! Appreciate the advice!
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    Wear what she likes or what you like?

    Hey guys. So I have little doubt that this has been discussed before, but I wanted to talk about it a little bit. So here's the situation: I'll be having dinner with a friend of mine who I sorta...
  9. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    What actually surprised me is that the dry down of Royal Oud does actually smell quite similar to GPH II! I noticed that the last few times I wore it...
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    Re: Fan di Fendi pour homme assoluto

    I tried this last week at Macy's. I actually liked it quite a bit! I had to come on here and find out what my Basenoters were saying about it! I'ma give it another try after work today. This may end...
  11. Re: Best individual compliment you ever got on a cologne?

    Hey guys. I've been lurking in this thread for some time now. Great to see the compliments. I think one of the best compliments I got was from the cashier at a fast food restaurant. I approached the...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Great to see so many GPH2 mentions! This was my favorite fragrance before I met Amouage Reflection. But this is still top 5 for me!
  13. Re: What cheap fragrance generated more compliments when you wore during all day

    Azzaro Chrome Legend. I've gotten a few compliments on that, and I don't wear it very often, so that says something.
  14. Re: I really like Al Rehab Silver, what else would I like from this house?

    I owned both Aseel and Khaliji before. I preefered Khaliji, as Aseel was kinda sharp. But, I go positive compliments on both of them. I was usually layerering them with other scents, typically...
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    Re: 1 Scent for Each Season

    Spring: Gucci Pour Homme II
    Summer: Hermessence Pamplemouse Rose
    Fall: By Killian Back to Black
    Winter: Amouage Interlude
  16. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    I use to own this, until I swapped it for something else. I got it because it was inexpensive, and it had great reviews, but to be quite honest, I never grew to love it. But I'm glad it seems to work...
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    I personally like Hermessence Pamplemouse Rose. The longevity sucks, but for summer time, it's pretty good.
  18. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Given the season right now, If I were going to get something, it would probably be MFK APOM. I've wanted that one for the spring/summer for a while now. Either that or Hermes Pamplemouse Rose.
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    Back to Black
    Apple Brandy
    Straight to Heaven (first By Killian I purchased)
    Rose Oud (I bought 10 1.5 ml samples of this)

    I like Incense Oud and Musk Oud too, but I haven't spent a lot of...
  20. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/29/14): Gucci Pour Homme II vs Body Kouros

    Apparantly, I can't vote, but I love GPH II
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    Right now, it'd likely be Amouage Reflection. If not, it would likely be something else from Amouage. MAYBE Beloved, or something from By Killian.
  22. Re: Insurrection Pure II by Rayene: Review & Experiences If You've Tried It

    I don't like Aventus, but I love Bondno9.com. How close is IP to that? And do you think this then will be a compliment bomb like Aventus is?
  23. Thread: Summer Rotation

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    Re: Summer Rotation

    Issey is the only one that I'd keep.
  24. Re: Creed Royal Water and Hm by Hanae Mori are two of the most underrated scents IMO

    Hm is okay. It smells nice, and does have some similarities to GPH2, but definitely isn't a dead ringer. Royal Water, I very much enjoy. People think it's too feminine. I've never gotten feminine...
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    Re: My Nephew bought.... Made To Measure

    HILARIOUS! LOL It's so sad that most people go to a dept store, spray one or two scents, and then walk out paying retail for average, generic scents.
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I recently tried Jo Malone's Sweet Lemon, and it instantly reminded me of Aventus. I looked up the notes, and sure enough, it has pineapple in it.
    According to Fragrantica, "The composition starts...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    It doesn't smell like pineapple to me, but similarly, I was watching an episode of Street Scents, and Al had someone smell Aventus, without telling them anything about the notes. This was a notice...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I tried this last week and also came away immediately likening it to Aventus. The funny thing is, every scent that I've come across that smells similar to Aventus, I've found to be BETTER than...
  29. Thread: Spring 2014

    by Larwiz
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    Re: Spring 2014

    I haven't given it much thought either, but now that I think about it...

    1. GPH II
    2. Creed Royal Water (oil replica)
    3. Cartier Declaration L'Essence
    4. Cartier Declaration Cologne
    5. Bond...
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    Man, I woulda asked him. I have absolutely no shame when it comes to asking guys what they're wearing, if I really like the scent.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    I'm mad that it took 15 posts before Reflection was mentioned. Smh lol

    1. Reflection
    2. Interlude
    3. Jubilation
    4. Dia

    Beloved is okay. I don't love it, but it's okay. Reflection is my...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Which two do you have in mind? I could be more disciplined tho. I bought Keiko Mecheri Les Zazous and Serge Lutens 5 o Clock Au Gingembre not too far apart...maybe a month. I paid $115, and about...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Chuck, that sounds like a good plan! I never really impulse bought. Before I buy, I typically test a fragrance several times to make sure I like the scent, because the last thing I want is to have a...
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    Re: What does everyone else smell like?

    LeMale for one...
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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    Lotta good comments. I drastically slowed down with my fragrance purchasing. There was a time where I was getting something like every other pay check. Lately, I've MOSTLY been sampling. I came to...
  36. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Yeah right! Memoir is behind Reflection, Interlude, Jubilation, and Dia, EASILY.
  37. Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    Kate Walsh's "Boyfriend" INSTANTLY reminded me of Black Orchid.
  38. Re: Creed Aventus V.S Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily

    ...what Dougczar said. Sample.
  39. Re: What's Your Opinion on Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time?

    I have it and like it. It is indeed quite different from the typical designer frags. I enjoy the bitter orange opening. Very dark. But it dries down to become a considerably warmer scent. It's good...
  40. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Yaaaaaay!!! Royal Oud won!!!!!! Lol! Man, this thread was really neck and neck! I'm glad Royal Oud got the win! :-)
  41. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Btw, the vendor I buy my fragrance oils from has the Royal Oud oil. He put a dab on my hand, and didn't tell me what it was. I smelled it, and I was like "WHOAH...IS THIS CREED ROYAL OUD?!?!?" It...
  42. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Yeah, I was wrong. It wasn't "more" recommended, but equally, if you include my vote. What say you you, JiveHippo? Or did you already voite? Gotta relook...
  43. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Man! It is absolutely tied up, 11/11. I read though the thread, tallying the votes, on the edge of my seat, cuz one second, it looked like Memoir Man was the clear winner, but then the Royal Oud fans...
  44. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Without reading the thread, I'm gonna guess that Royal Oud was recommended more. That is also the scent I would go with.
  45. Thread: By Kilian Oud's

    by Larwiz
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    Re: By Kilian Oud's

    I bought several samples of Rose Oud, and really like it, but just never find the right occasion/outfit to wear it. Other than that, Intense Oud and Musk Oud were standouts to me.
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    ...and for all those that cautioned me not to wear the hoody, lol, I've decided not too. I'm gonna wear a nice button up shirt with jeans. But thanx guys! Apparently, y'all are fashion aficionados as...
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    Hilarious. Lol!
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    That was quite descriptive, and you painted quite the picture! That's not exactly my style tho. I do appreciate it, nonetheless.
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    Hey guys! Thanx for the suggestions! I'm surprised at how many of you recommended Royal Oud, and also how few of you recommended Reflection. But I think I made my mind up, after spraying this one on...
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    Re: Another Date fragrance thread

    Okay, so Gucci Pour Homme 2, Royal Oud, and Bondno9.com each got 3 mentions. Hmm... Still deciding...
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    Another Date fragrance thread

    Pardon me guys, but I just set up a hangout with a young lady for this weekend. So naturally, one of the first things I started pondering was which one of my frags I was gonna wear.

    So, for...
  52. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Lol@ the one person that said Tuscan Leather.
  53. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    Tobacco Vanille.
  54. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    ^5 on the CK Shock and Chrome Legend mentions. I recently picked up the latter for $15 at the Marshalls. It's a nice scent. I would never reach for it on an occassion where I'm trying to impress...
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    Re: I am somehow blown away by Nautica Voyage

    I've been back and forth with this one for a minute. When I first tried it, I thought it was nice, and worth a purchase. And I still think it's a pretty decent scent. The only thing is, I don't LOVE...
  56. Re: I need some input from members that own Gucci Pour Homme II.

    Looks real to me.
    *edited to add* My current bottle of GPH2 is lopsided at the bottom too. Juice is still 100% legit tho!
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    Re: Something on par with Bogart Pour Homme?

    I owned it for a second and quickly got rid of it. It was soooo cloying, oh my God! I just couldn't do it. I gave it to my friend. He then told me that he got a compliment from his girlfriend on it....
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    Re: Top 5 designer spring/ summer fragrances --

    Well it's available in the stores here in the U.S., but it doesn't seem to be all that popular. But for the Spring & Summer, there aren't many fragrances that are better than Declaration Cologne....
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    Re: Making the right first impression

    Oh. That's a scary thought. I've heard talk on the board about fragrances being reformulated, but I never had to deal with that with any of the fragrances I own. Hopefully, the reformulation isn't as...
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    Re: Making the right first impression

    So I haven't tried Uden, but Dolce & Gabanna Pour homme is an outstanding fragrance. In fact, I really oughtta buy a bottle when I get my taxes back. It was good when I owned it.
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    Re: Making the right first impression

    Lol!
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    Re: Top 5 designer spring/ summer fragrances --

    Great to see Declaration Cologne getting love in here. It's highly underrated imo...
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    Only 1: Gucci Pour Homme 2
  64. Re: Joop nightflight got me more compliments than Creed Aventus!!

    I have Nightflight. Got it with a swap. I hate it. Gave it to my dad. He never wears it. It serves no purpose for either of us. lol But I'm glad it works for you.
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    Re: What " Niche Brand " is your favorite?

    Amouage, and then By Killian.
  66. Re: If you had a 130 bucks, what Niche would you buy?

    Keiko Mecheri Les Zazous.

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    Wow! We picked the same scent! This is my newest scent of interest! I sampled it about a month ago, and have been smitten ever since! It's my...
  67. Poll: Re: Mercedes Benz-Bentley-Porsche-Ferrari-Jaguar-Cadillac

    Interestingly enough, I saw 2 Cadillac fragrances at Marshalls this week. They were cheap, and I was like hmm...I wonder if they're any good. But I'm not big on blind buys, so blind buy I did NOT....
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    Les Zazous Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri
    Notes: Rose, lavender, sandalwood, balmy notes, vetiver, ambergris, mahogany honey wax, iris, blonde tobacco, incense and vanilla
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    Re: Jay Z is lauching Gold for Men

    I'll try it, but I've seen those notes in many fragrances. I think with the name "Gold", he should have gone with less generic notes, and gone a little darker, woodier, etc.
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    Poll: Re: Best date fragrance (cool weather)

    Why is By Killian's Back to Black not an option? That would be in my top 3 for cooler weather...
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    Re: Kings of Versatility

    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    Amouage Reflection
    Bond #9 Chez Bond
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    I prefer Chez Bond to them both...
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    Re: Looking for the Perfect Summer 2013 Fragrance

    I like Creed Royal Water and APOM for warm weather...
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme II - Possibly Discontinued?

    I still have about 90% of my 100 ml bottle left, but I am starting to get scared. Man. I remember going into a Marshall's some time last year, and seeing about 5-6 50 ml bottles of GPH 2 for like...
  75. Re: Jubilation XXV is not my favorite Amouage anymore

    My favorite fragrance of all time has taken over!!!!! All hail Reflection!!!! lol
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Back to Black bruh! TV is too strong and boozy. I don't care for it all that much. Back to Black is the SMOOOOOTHE operator of the two. It's sweet, creamy, and hits the spot! Bet on "Black"! lol
  77. Re: Cant decide, Divine L'homme Sage or 34 Boulevard St Germain ?

    Y'all are crazy! Divine L'homme Sage is a great fragrance, and has gotten me several compliments. Lol@ whoever said they had longevity issues with it. HAAA!!! You mean like, it lasting too long?!?!?...
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    Re: Black Afgano by Surrati

    Well that's actually my next fragrance sample task: the Montales and other oud offerings.
  79. Re: My first experience with Perfumed Oils - through Al Rehab

    I tried Khaliji and Aseel. Khaliji was quite fresh and was nice to wear as a base for some of my citrus colognes. And it lasted forever. I may just get another vial of it. At first, I didn't care for...
  80. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    GREAT advice!
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    Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    *sigh* It's a bit frustrating/overwhelming, having so many darn options to try regarding oud scents. It's like...the second you feel like you've sampled a good number of them and have narrowed down...
  82. Re: I've Never Listened To A Single Word by A Sales Associate

    Lol Your approach is amusing, and one that I can understand. Often times, I am waaaay more knowledgable than the SAs. I throw out terms like "sillage", "gourmand", or brands like "Amouage", and they...
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    Re: What is cheaper alternative to Eau Sauvage

    Good recommendations. Lately, I've been liking Armani Ph, but recently, I retried O de Lancome, and it instantly took me back to Armani Ph. And as I thought of these two, Eau Sauvage came to mind as...
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance for men?

    Amouage Reflection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol
    Totally subjective man...
  85. Re: Ordered 5 colognes, dislike all of them, need advice please!

    Lol! Really tho...
  86. Re: Smelling great off of body butters/lotions?

    Thanx guys! If I ever come across either, I'll give em a sniff.
  87. Smelling great off of body butters/lotions?

    So this Saturday, I was out with some friends. One friend was wearing this fragrance that came off like a dead ringer to Etat Libre d'Orange Fat Electrician. So when I asked him what he was wearing,...
  88. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    Actually, Back to Black gets a lot of mentions around here...
  89. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Do you have and wear Amouage Reflection?
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    Re: Black Afgano by Surrati

    I like the rose and the kinda lightness of Rose oud though. I don't like ouds that are too dark/harsh in nature.
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    Re: Black Afgano by Surrati

    Speaking of Black oud, how close is By Killian's Rose Oud to that? I've seen some comparisons here and there, and I really like Rose Oud. Really, I should have tested Black oud long ago. I should go...
  92. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    HILARIOUS! LOL Still, I would be willing to put my Amouage Reflection against Aventus in a head to head comparison. We could get 100 women and have them try both. I'm pretty confident that more women...
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    *sigh* Women are great. :-)
  94. Re: NEW fragrance Dark Obsession for men by Calvin Klein

    It's a nice oriental. I tried it, and was quite surprised at how nice it was. If I saw if for really cheap, I would consider a purchase.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes SPORT

    Wow! Looks pretty good for a fake...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    Lol@ this thread. I was actually quite surprised when I tried the Bond No. 9 fragrances because I liked so many of them, yet I recalled many on here giving them a bad rap for being Creed ripoffs. But...
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    Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    Wow. I didn't even see this thread before I posted my thread this week about Interlude Man lasting 16:45+ hrs on my fore hand. I have yet to try Black Afgano, but it's just hard to imagine a...
  98. Re: Help me with learning my notes...L'instant Homme and LIDGE

    I was where you are at one point in my fragrance journey. For fragrance notes familiarity, I would suggest you to go to the seasoning section at your grocery store and try (where possible)/buy some...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    My impression of TdH was that it was nice but overrated, and in terms of citrus-themed fragrances, I found Declaration and L'Essence to be more interesting. I eventually bout L'Essence. But a few...
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    Re: Perfumania...somethings not right???

    Hey Cellect, I respect your position on this, and perhaps I should consider adopting this mentality. However, as a consumer, I tend to look out for my pockets first. When I'm shopping for a fragrance...
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