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  1. Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    Have tested and enjoyed a fair share of gourmands over the years, but a fairly recent highlight did already own as decant/sample in the wardrobe and only recently rediscovered to its full potential...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th March, 2020

    SOTD: Prince Classic EDT (not yet in the BN directory)
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    Re: Cheap vs Expensive Neroli

    So far, Neroli by l'Erbolario, although liking Neroli Portofino, Neroli e Cardamomo by Tesori d'Oriente, Eau de Norli Dore, Jasmin Immortelle Neroli and the regular Neroli by l'Occitane as well
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th March, 2020

    Tesori d'Oriente Baobab
  5. Re: Men's Club by Helena Rubinstein - An Under-The-radar Classic?

    While having never seen this fragrance before, must admit off-topic to have had good experiences with vintage formulations of both HR cosmetics and other fragrances-therefore, the first reaction and...
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    Re: Brands with refillable bottles

    Apart from the aforementioned, also Mugler in general apart from/in addition to Angel Muse alone, Azzaro and/or towards the very affordable end of the spectrum, Puma (with a strong unisex...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    To be honest and personally speaking, always found these two very affordable yet liked Halston 1-12 (subjectively) a bit more.
    Considering not just the very low prices but also the decent returns...
  8. Re: Obsession for Men, Which is the best, The latest formula or one of the Flankers?

    Fully agree, had good experiences (at least in terms of performance) with the current formulation of this one
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    Re: I was wrong, so very wrong.

    Possibly also One Man Show Gold Edition, most Marbert scents, particularly Man and Homme, G-Man by Gainsboro and/or Lapidus pour Homme are the ones worth some (re) testing and/or considering-if...
  10. Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Numerous ones do consider very good as actual scent, while as actual performance there can be room for more improvement-including but not limited to Endymion EDC and Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's,...
  11. Re: Obsession for Men, Which is the best, The latest formula or one of the Flankers?

    Though owning just the Obsession Night flanker of this, still liking the current formulation of Obsession even a bit better.
    And though the latter may not be a beast mode anymore, frankly speaking...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    1 for summer- regular Cerruti 1881 (green bottle)

    1 for winter- Bogart pour Homme or Lapidus pour Homme

    1 for all seasons- Bogart Signature

    1 unisex- Best of Chevignon

    1 for the...
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    Same here, impossible to keep track of all the samples owned. Their number being either slightly below or above the amount of normal sized bottles visible.
    While their dimension is obviously much...
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome!

    Also adding to a list of scents worth (re) testing Hugh Parsons Blue and ADG Profumo towards the upper end of the price range but still not ridiculously expensive as well as Periplo by...
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    Re: Poison vs Féminité du bois!

    Though liking both, preferring Feminite du Bois due to additional smoothness, complexity, nuances plus a certain additional unisex potential (at least more comfortable and versatile to wear by either...
  16. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    5-6 ample sprays of Lapidus PH
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th March, 2020

    Lapidus pour Homme
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    Re: Trying to know my type of perfumes

    Possibly Mugler Cologne, l'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, Silver Scent Intense, Best of Chevignon
  19. Re: Octavian Sever Coifan - Writing Again!

    Thank you for the news. Having followed his postings in the past with great fascination, yet irregular frequency, will be even more glad to catch up.
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    Re: Trying to know my type of perfumes

    Most likely, too classic or at least powerhouse or otherwise heavy classics, as well as gourmand, sweet and/or spicy scents are not the best nor most appropriate options regarding your tastes.
    ...
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    The personal top 10 so far, based on a direct copy-paste from BN statistics, at least after having started to use this particular function:



    1...
  22. Re: Started picking up a salivic note in Dunhill for Men

    Never had this problem so far with this particular scent, however will have to re-test its asap for more conclusive/recent results.

    Did however notice in a more off topic way this particular type...
  23. Re: D&G Pour Homme - Which country: Italy? Euro-italy? Germany?

    Would not overthink this, as all bottles tested (irrespective of or at least not paying much attention to the country of origin) turned out ok as performance, also with a good constancy and...
  24. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    From a personal viewpoint alone and based on repeated testings a few months ago-quite likely yes, both as actual scent and also regarding its performance
  25. Poll: Re: Poll: Is my Poison still deadly attractive and powerful?

    From the personal viewpoint of still untrained and inexperienced nose alone and based strictly on quite recent (but not always 100% verifiable that newest) formulations of Poison, along with few of...
  26. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Probably vintage Joop! Homme and its almost nuclear beast mode performance
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    None so far, but not due to some skill, merit or other favorable aspect other than still owning a scent lineup quite moderately sized, average and easy to itemize/keep track of
  28. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Horizon by Guy Laroche, Best of Chevignon, Dior Homme Sport, Cerruti 1881 Sport, (if discontinuation ever becomes reversed like in the case of Jules, Moustache etc. and-or vintage prices are not...
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    Re: $600 dollars to spend at Lucky scent....

    Happy birthday!

    Apart from so many great fragrances already mentioned, also adding Royal Mayfair by Creed, Geranium pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle and/or Fougere Royale by Houbigant.
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    Re: You're having a nightmare...

    Regular (1995) Hugo by Hugo Boss, though would not consider its flankers that much of a nightmare
  31. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Considering a classic Givenchy, from vintage Gentleman, to Insense Ultramarine and/or Monsieur de Givenchy (the latter two irrespective if classic or current), Voyage d'Hermes Parfum, Eau des Baux...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Though liking the Chanel Allure flanker Eau Extreme, can second ADG Profumo if this option remains on budget and you still like this
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally (sort of) joined the sync, with Habit Rouge EDP-if not aldehydic, at least one of the few masculines with intoxicating, enthralling floral notes and also among the first designer mainstreams...
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    No worries, wearing this amount of sprays almost exclusively in home office and hardly travelling by bus anyway
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Great addition, please and feel free to share (of course if you want and enjoy this) the pictures of the next, upcoming investment and/or non investment IWC watch (es) with us, having a feeling, a...
  36. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Encre Noire Sport, Antaeus Sport, l'Homme Ideal Sport, TDH Eau Tres Fraiche, Cerruti Image Harmony
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    5-6 is the minimum, lowest limit usually-however it can reach an average value of around 8 to 10, if also including the days of 20 plus dabs/sprays for calculating a median
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    Re: Every day warm climate fresh fragrances

    Possibly also, in no particular order: Mugler Cologne, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, at least one if not few scents within the Roadster lineup by Cartier, Best of Chevignon, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
  39. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Habit Rouge in EDP strength
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Habit Rouge EDP
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Congratulations for the Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme - getting very good performance from this as much as from ADG Profumo and rating both almost equally high, always preferred the Chanel...
  42. Re: Best Recent Releases ? Designer Mens and Womens...Your Recommendations For The Last 7 Years

    Among many others, in no particular order:

    seconding ADG Profumo
    seconding also all Franck Boclet ones released during this time interval
    seconding l'Envol as well
    D&G The One EDP
    l'Homme...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Might join with a fine floral, albeit a probably a non-aldehydic one to celebrate the day (since there are few aldehydic masculine/unisex options around) - Habit Rouge seems to be close.
    If not...
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Thank you for everything and for sharing these kind words with us.

    All the best to you and everyone here within this wonderful community and may we all go through this well, while fully aware and...
  45. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    Usually, the simple, classic bottle shapes-namely Knize Ten, Santos, Antaeus, Habit Rouge, Lapidus, the Cerruti 1881 flankers, any Floris owned so far among the square shaped bottles, Penhaligon's...
  46. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (preferably vintage, quite greener, mossier and richer in its formulation)
  47. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    l'Insoumis or anything from the Noir Premier collection, both by Lalique
  48. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Almost any French classic, traditional designer or niche house, ideally with flagship boutiques and/or main offices either in Place Vendome, Champs Elysees, Faubourg St Honore or further South in...
  49. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Apart from the very spot on choice Green Irish Tweed, this particular picture could also call for something along the lines of Amouage Bracken, Duc de Vervins, Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar or OV as...
  50. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Almost any Cartier for daytime, possibly something more spicy and exotic like Pasha or Must, almost any Frapin that the one already in the lineup for evening/formal/colder weather occasions
  51. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    5 abundant sprays of Boucheron pour Homme EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th March, 2020

    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
  53. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud, Coach for Men, D&G Intenso
  54. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Almost any Frack Boclet, especially Tobacco
  55. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Le Troiseme Homme and/or l'Anarchiste by Caron, Lacoste Essential and/or the 1980s initial masculine Lacoste, while a Hermes might also work, mostly the Eau d'Hermes and Voyage lines
  56. Re: Polo tester smelled like a BBQ full of burning hair

    Never experienced this particular sensation with various of the editions/vintages/manufacturing years of this fragrance so far, neither with its flankers (though remotely this possibility might have...
  57. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Harley Davidson (the fragrance), almost any vintage Jacomo, l'Erbolario Osmanthus, anything among the Les Parfums Remarquables incense EDPs by Le Couvent des Minimes- since all these fragrances,...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Seconding especially the Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme recommendation and also adding D&G Intenso, Rochas Man, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche to a possible (re) testing list
  59. Re: Is there a female perfume that smells like 1 million by Paco Rabanne?

    Maybe also the Lady Million lineup itself- from the regular Lady Million EDT to the Prive, EDP and other flankers, there must likely be something worth at least considering and/or some (re) testing...
  60. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    Rochas Man is on budget and quite likely one of the better options in terms of multiple gourmand notes
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    Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    Voted for 3, simply due to not meeting very frequently people wearing both spectacular fragrances, outstanding enough to catch the attention and be complimented on the spot and even less having such...
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    Re: Do you buy similar fragrances?

    Owning and liking flankers of the same scent line, brand, price category, would incline towards yes.

    Habit Rouge, Azzaro pour Homme, Bogart One Man Show are just some of the fragrances do enjoy...
  63. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of EDP strength Zara White Tag
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    Zara White Tag again
  65. Re: Current fragrances you find the most calming and relaxing?

    Seconding lavender, especially how this note is rendered in l'Occitan, English Lavender, Lavande by La Maison du Savon de Marseille, Caron pour un Homme, the Panier des Sens Lavender EDP, to name...
  66. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    Among others, in no particular order:

    Joint by Roccobarocco
    Spazio Krizia
    Furyo and Force Majeure by Bogart
    Eau de Vetiver by Yves Rocher
    Lanvin Vetyver
    Ungaro II
    Gucci Nobile as well...
  67. Re: The Delicious Nutmeg in Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme

    Do like this note rendered especially in Dunhill Edition among the thread-staring scents, while also in Eau de Vetyver and in Derrick by Orlane (even if nutmeg is not formally, officially...
  68. Re: YSL L`Homme - Niche house alternatives?

    The house of Frederic Malle has nice floral as well as fresh notes that characterize YSL l'Homme-while not identical nor even very similar to the YSL scent, French Lover has some facets of YSL...
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    Re: YSL Y EDP or YSL Y Live

    Another vote for the EDP-getting a better performance and also liking the actual scent of this one, highlighted by this good performance, a bit more
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    Re: Mugler Cologne

    Maybe also, to certain extents Zara Vetiver, Azzaro Visit and Bright Visit, Chopard Noble Vetiver, Etro Vetiver, Givenchy Blue Label
  71. Re: 1800s Colognes: Guerlain, Roger & Gallet

    Thank you for the post and its accompanying picture.

    Always liked classic EDC style scents, from traditional brands and with the formulation/composition hardly or not changed since their first...
  72. Re: What I received since my Jan 01 BN break :)

    Congratulations for the impressive new additions, very high quality classics enriching the fragrance collection
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Tesori d'Oriente Baobab
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    Re: A stronger alternative to JPG Le Male

    Apart from the very good performance do already get from Le Male-while also bearing in mind that everyone's skin is different and might have been just coincidence/luck, have reached even further...
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    Re: Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    Possibly also Habit Rouge EDT and EDP, as well as Declaration d'un Soir to certain extents
  76. Re: Strong Aftershaves As Hand Sanitizer During Coronavirus?

    Already enjoying the aftershave splashes currently owned, would most likely be inclined to try this anyway.
    Even irrespective of actual effectiveness, that might however be/provide an added bonus...
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    Re: Examples of "foggy" scents

    Possibly also Quartz by Molyneux (though not so much foggy as abstract, fairly cold mineral earthy) and G-Man by Gainsboro (another scent with a grey, neutral cold aloofness, but also a certain smoky...
  78. Re: What should I add to round out my collection? Should I sample the most popular fragrances?

    Already a very good collection and since the houses of Lalique and of Azzaro were already mentioned, would also consider a (re) testing of Lalique Homme EDP, Encre Noire and flankers by the same...
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    Re: How long until fragrances expire?

    Also tending to agree and/or to belong among the ones here on BN that own, use and can routinely encounter, purchase and test fragrances that can last decades.

    While several vintage ones among...
  80. Poll: Re: Wearing More or Less Fragrance Due to Lockdowns, etc. ?

    Fairly unchanged, with a slightly increasing tendency-almost completely unrelated to the lockdown though
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

    Eau des Baux
  82. Re: Please suggest good frankincense fragrance

    Also adding most of the unisex fragrances in EDP concentration from the Parfums Remarquables range by Le Couvent des Minimes
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    Re: Let's talk about Bentley for Men Intense

    One of the few Bentley scent do know but also enjoy, having liked both the actual scent and the performance gotten from it
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd March, 2020

    l'Occitan
  85. Re: What's the most "mature" scent that you own?

    Numerous ones, including the aforementioned Jaguar for Men as well-up to the point of becoming easier to name the "youthful", modern scents currently owned, while being in an age group fairly similar...
  86. Re: Burberry Brit Rythm Intense vs Burberry London

    From a personal viewpoint alone, quite likely a seductive scent with vibes fairly similar the ones deservedly enjoyed and admired here on BN, but also with the further advantage of being slightly...
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    Re: Looking for advice, need guidance

    Further seconding the DIY forum recommendation, since there is higher/better likeliness to find more of the BN fragrance professionals and/or fragrance industry amateurs there, that can provide a...
  88. Re: Fragrance Similar to OLD Bvlgari Black?

    Possibly also to certain extents, and not so much due to similar naming as much as a similar theme, maybe Black XS and/or Cerruti 1881 Black.

    However bearing in mind the fairly significant...
  89. Re: Does A Fragrance Exist That Literally Just Smells Like Cigars?

    With a certain stretch of imagination, Aramis Havana as a both boozy and surprisingly, almost counter intuitively clean barbershop cigar smell, while Bogart pour Homme and Eau des Baux as a sweeter...
  90. Re: Burberry Brit Rythm Intense vs Burberry London

    While slightly preferring London out of these 2, especially in tune and based on your requirements, Rhythm Intense does honestly speaking not lag far behind London in terms of value for money,...
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Also adding a few additional quite underrated or at least not very popularized, bestselling and/or hyped scents, in no particular order:

    since the house of Rance was mentioned, Le Vainqueur ...
  92. Re: No better time than now to wear - perfumes you couldn't/wouldn't wear to work

    Already working from a home office before, 90-95%, if not even 99% of the time anyway before and for reasons completely unrelated to the current situation, looking forward to even more time and...
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    Re: Is Creed Royal Mayfair underrated?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, one of the better if not even among the best Creeds tested so far.

    Light, versatile yet with way above average, nearly outstanding performance too, while the...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    For sentimental reasons, a personal ideal of signature scent is Armani Eau pour Homme or at least several designer and niche citruses close to this.

    Much closer to everyday fragrance habits, far...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum vs Intense?

    Liking both very much and getting extremely good performances from either, would slightly prefer DHI.

    Also seconding the opinion that they are just different enough from each other to justify...
  96. Re: Encre Noire à l'Extrême vs. Hommage à l'Homme Voyageur

    Thank you for the observations, very on topic, detailed and accurate.
    Thick jammy patchouli does describe this best and can be both a showstopper and an acquired tastes-therefore one of the more or...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances List of Lists

    Favorite vintage powerhouses, including but not limited to:

    Gucci Nobile
    a few Lancetti, including Uomo and Uomo Concentree
    Furyo by Bogart
    Salvador Dali pour Homme
    Derby by Guerlain ...
  98. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 hefty sprays of Habit Rouge EDT
  99. Re: Help me find The Best Pipe Tobacco Fragrance.

    The discontinued Very Valentino pour Homme is a slightly icier but also unisex floral sweet rendition of pipe tobacco notes, on the both smoother, velvety side.

    Possibly also Yves Rocher Ambre...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    Habit Rouge EDT
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