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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Thanks!
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Cosmair? How do you verify that? This is news to me.
  3. Re: Ignorance from people who don't know/use fragrances

    This is true. The only difference is that with scent, you are affecting other people's air space. They notice what YOU'RE wearing and will offer an opinion. Or sometimes they'll ask for your opinion...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    Quarry, the Stars were in your favor; sending that messenger of love to your parents. But, wow, talk about 'the Dark Ages'!
  5. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I think $300 is meant as a ballpark figure. Most niche scents (that get my attention) are in the $175-275 range.
    Some that are great in the lower price bracket include 'EL-Azurée' ($50) and the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/misspiggy2.jpg

    ​Happy Birthday, Quarry!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    http://images.playbill.com/photo/c/a/cancan460-ci468ioy.jpg

    Caron-
    French Cancan
    Parfum
  8. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I guess the cheaper scents you're referring to here are, by default, designer. Only because there aren't many niche scents under $100 although I imagine there are some.
  9. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    I am aware of this fact and (I know you're kidding) that's why I do a fair bit of sample exchanges and gifts. Too bad I can't mail stuff to England. There are many BNers I'd love to correspond with....
  10. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I also agree with Alasse​, as I tried to state at the beginning. This need not be an argument over the virtues/cons of Niche VS Designer. That is NOT the point of the thread.
  11. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Asha- you are so right. I forgot about giving scent as a gift. I have totally given up on that!
  12. Thread: Off-Topic

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    OK, I'll get working on it. In between seasons now. Today I'm planting little annuals; petunias, begonias and snapdragons.
    Happy Memorial Day!
  13. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    There seem to be several threads on this subject lately. Personally, I'm always on the lookout for bargains. The more perfume I can get for my money- the better. I store my bottles in a cupboard out...
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    Re: Cool and refreshing

    Hierbas de Ibizia is beautiful!

    http://www.aedes.com/Hierbas-de-Ibiza--Agua-de-Colonia_p_733.html
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I believe it was 'Charogne' that was supposed to smell like the 'rotten meat' flower. For some reason I tried it. Absolutely PUTRID!
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I have 'Delicious Closet Queen' which is a soft, fruity leather. Really nice! 'Tilda Swinton-Like This' is a nice citrus that reminds me of orange baby aspirin. I don't own it- yet.
    ...
  17. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    Thanks, Buddy!
  18. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    It seems that for the hypothetical purpose of this thread- one can assume the buyer feels the juice in question is "worth it".
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    I've also had bad luck with Diptyque. I can't remember which scent.
    Annick Goutal- Eau D'Hadrien was a waste of money.
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    I've had the 'Bob's Flowershop' and it was great. I also got a woody one for a friend and loved that but don't remember which one. I'd guess any with a strong oriental spice or wood would be the way...
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    Trapp is good and not too spendy, which is nice.
  22. Re: women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    I would be happy to get in on a 'White Flower' split but you might want to ask around first to see if there's any more interest. Maybe people just haven't tried it and don't know how beautiful it is....
  23. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    My first few blind buys were duds. I unloaded them ASAP. Since then, I have waited for the fabulous and the rare.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/cy-twombly/untitled.jpg
    Cy Twombly

    ​Profumum- Neroli
  25. Re: women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    I think there might be interest if you float those ideas. I will say splitting is a lot of work. You might want to pm Remik for some helpful comments. I waited so long for a split of Creed-White...
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    I don't understand why many insensitive people continue to insult those who enjoy green scents in this way. I have run across plenty of 'old guys' wearing GIT & Cool Water ​so I don't see how one can...
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    This is a very interesting thread. Some good information. My husband wears this one. He doesn't notice that the formula has changed but I do. I can't get him to change, though. He wears the face balm...
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    Re: Entering the niche world.

    You haven't really entered into niche until you've order samples from a few places like
    http://www.luckyscent.com

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/?___store=english

    http://twistedlily.com
    ...
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    Re: Let us now Praise Profumum

    I know how you feel- mmmm Neroli is luscious ​stuff. I haven't worn it in a while and I think I will wear some today! The Amber and Patchouli are very high quality here, too. The only drawback is the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Thanks for the fascinating info. Love Carl Reiner!
  31. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Yes, this is great!
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    Too bad. Did you try just a small sample or get a spray bottle of EDP?
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    http://i62.tinypic.com/1539x5g.jpg

    Caron- Tabac Blond
    Parfum
    I am reminded of when I first discovered
    this on a trip to New York. It was my first
    niche parfum. Early in my perfume...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    http://i62.tinypic.com/1539x5g.jpg

    Caron- Tabac Blond
    Parfum
    I am reminded of when I first discovered this
    on a trip to New York.
    It was the first niche parfum for me.
    It was early in my...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1d/a9/39/1da939b1ddb19516ac8c1c9b078c83b7.jpg

    ​Gandhajala!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    A few years ago, then?
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    Re: Need help choosing a scent for my wife

    Try 'Armani Code' for a good scent that's easy to find and afford. Charming orange blossom.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/at-the-seaside-sophie-croizette-on-horseback-carolus-duran.jpg
    Carolus Duran

    Chanel- Cuir de Russie
    Parfum
  39. Re: Dior Addict 2012 version, original or fake?

    That's true, vanilla will turn brown over time. I'd forgotten that.
  40. Re: Dior Addict 2012 version, original or fake?

    I sprayed mine to test. It had only the faintest pale amber color I would not have noticed unless I was looking for it- so, basically, clear.
  41. Re: Dior Addict 2012 version, original or fake?

    Sorry to say, but if this was really used as a department store tester, it could be damaged. These sit on hot countertops all day long and they get cooked. Your juice may have been compromised.
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    Re: Looking for a Fragrance Suggestion....

    You could try Ô de Lancôme ​for a light herbal green. It probably won't match, but it's a nice summer scent.

    http://www.olamperfumes.com/images/LANCOME%20O%20DE%20LANCOME%204.2oz%20wb.jpg
  43. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    It gets plenty hot and humid here in Nebraska. I'm of the lighter, cooler school for hot weather but I know lots of people get bored with that and wear ambers or even Orientals, probably Oud, too....
  44. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    Right, it's just that threads like these make me realize just how wacky this kind of thing has gotten. I have a half-baked plan to sell my collection either right before I die or put it in my will...
  45. Thread: Ladies only!!!

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    Re: Ladies only!!!

    Mazzolari- Vetyver
    Divine- Un Coeur D'Homme
    Etro- Sandalo
    Givenchy Gentleman- vintage
    Tom Ford- Grey Vetyver
    F.Malle- Vetyver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    So you don't like sweet florals. Are there any other sweet florals that you DO like? It seems you have rushed to judgment based on a limited area of comparison. To each his own. This is a fine...
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    Chanel does tend toward the aldehyde side. Moon Fever ​has a juicy quality I quite like.
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    Verona, yes Coromandel is ​a patchouli fragrance in essence. I find it too insistent and linear.
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Hmmm, I didn't know that would work. Learn something new everyday.
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Does anyone know how this works without alcohol? I'm skeptical. This will be a little lemon and water, that's all. Oh brother!
  51. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    You might like to try this one: ​Trefle Pur
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/51003/trefle-pur-by-atelier-cologne

    And this new one- Moon Fever is a nice citrus.
    ...
  52. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    I use a few sprays a day. No where near a full ml. With over 250 bottles averaging, let's say 50ml each comes to 12,500 mls, or enough to last for 34.25 years at 1ml per day. About 70 years at 1/2 ml...
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    I hate to sound like a broken record but I think Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon ​would be sparkling and tangy, lightly citrus and great for summer.


    You might like this new one from 'Memo'- 'Moon Fever'
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab109/lacilu22/Unique%20Animated%20Glitter%20Art/0WdBz.gif

    ​Dior Addict
  55. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    Guerlain- Vetiver Pour Elle ​is delightful if you can find vintage. Not so sure about what's out there now. I think it may be discontinued.

    Some to try are Mazzolari- Vetyver, Serge Lutens-...
  56. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    This one sneaks up on me. I didn't realize how strong it was until I bought the spray.
  57. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    Montale- Soleil de Capri & Hierbas de Ibiza
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    Re: Fleur d'oranger

    Y'all need to check out the Mazzolari. That and the Lutens ​are my absolute favorites.
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    Re: Steamy South

    Another way to go would be ​Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon.
  60. Thread: Flanker Hate

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    Re: Flanker Hate

    The idea of a 'spin off' is theoretically sound; something good made different but still good, like putting cream in a cup of coffee. Coffee is good, coffee with cream- also good, just different. Too...
  61. Re: Dior Addict 2012 version, original or fake?

    This looks real to me. If it lasts as long as you say, I'm sure it's correct. Vanilla is the main note you should get.
  62. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil comes to mind. It is light green and fresh. Possibly Chanel no.19 or ​Ô de Lancôme.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    http://www.socialhistoryofart.com/photos/DegasStar1879-81DrChicagoA%20web.jpg
    Edgar Degas
    ​31 Rue Cambon- Chanel
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    Re: Perfume as Mood Elevator?

    I also don't believe I would bother with perfume unless it elevated my mood. That's the attraction for me.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

    http://www.sothebys.com/content/dam/stb/lots/N08/N08303/N08303-182-lr-1.jpg
    Penhaligon's- Ostara
    http://www.ibtimes.com/spring-equinox-2015-3-things-know-about-pagan-ostara-festival-1853196
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    Re: Entering the niche world.

    You might like to try 'Heeley - Cardinal' or 'Profumum- Ambre Aurea'.
    I'm not sure if niche "smells better" as a rule but it opens up another huge area of possibilities.
  67. Re: Disaster strikes! You must vacate your home. What 10 scents go in your survival kit?

    Bumping this thread to see if anyone has a new list.
  68. Thread: Only One!

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    Re: Only One!

    That would be like only drinking one beverage for the rest of your life. What a bore! So glad this is not going to happen.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/SwansCygnus_olor.jpg
    Floris- Bouquet de la Reine
    ​Top notes: bergamot, blackcurrant buds, peach, violet leaf
    Heart notes: jasmine, lily of the...
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    I randomly selected Floris- Bouquet de la Reine which, I don't think I have EVER worn, so here goes!
    Fizzy, citrus and light florals. This is lovely! I will look up the notes.

    Here they are-...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Jujy, if I were you I would go for ​Patou- 1000!
  72. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Funny bird!
  73. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Thanks, 30 Roses and Jujy for your kind remarks. I appreciate it.
  74. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Heroic Dog

    Love this clip! What a hero!
  75. Re: How to decant from a broken bottle into a new bottle?

    How did this work out?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/White_eyed_Parakeet,_Conure%3B_Aratinga_leucophthalma%3B_green_parrot_at_Mayaguez_Zoo_in_Puerto_Rico.JPG
    Estée Lauder- Azurée
    ​Exquisite green
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    As I was away this weekend, I could only dream of my favorite greens; Ormonde Jayne- Woman & Estée Lauder- Azurée.
    Today I will get caught up with Azurée.
    ...
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    Re: Favorite Jasmin

    You might like this one from 'The Different Company'
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/25304/jasmin-de-nuit-by-the-different-company

    Jasmine de Nuit is very modern due to the black current note....
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    Re: What should I buy for my mom..?

    My favorite Department Store fare is 'Dior-Addict' (tangy vanilla) and 'Armani-Code' (sweet orange blossom) For all other fragrances, save a few, I prefer niche.
  80. Re: Looking for something that smells like a JUNGLE

    Dark green chypre would work well.
    Try- 'Ajne- Savoir' or 'Ormonde Jayne- 'Woman' , Welcome to the Forum!
  81. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Those cockatoos were wonderful! The dancer was VERY enthusiastic!
  82. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Try 'Frontline' for fleas and ticks on your dogs and cats. Works great! Just a drop on the neck once a month.

    http://www.thecatsite.com/t/260910/frontline-plus-and-profender-question
  83. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Must be an accord that creates that slightly sweet woody note. Probably benzoin, opponax or similar but I'm no expert. Someone help me out on this.
  84. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    I think you are getting amber and "white woods" at the end.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th May 2015

    http://www.vanmeuwen.com/medias/sys_master/8808223047710.jpg

    ​Penhaligon's- Ostara
  86. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Ha Ha, all these mellow dogs. This is great! I especially thought it was cute that this retriever was so obviously jealous of the dog in the tub. He was chomping at the bit to get his turn!
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    http://www.laparfumerie.org/uploads/parfumedia/1418735609.jpg

    La Parfumerie image. Profumum- Tagete
  88. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Of all the times they had animals on the show, I'm surprised this didn't happen more often. Actually, they had pretty good luck, considering.
  89. Thread: Off-Topic

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    http://youtu.be/EubuphQ79z4
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    EL- Estée and Aliage
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    Re: Strangest Gift With Purchase?

    We don't use that stuff either. I have more plastic mirrors and lotion samples than I could use in ten lifetimes. How about a shower cap? There's a useless item.
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    Re: returned to heaven!

    Welcome back! Enjoy those good smelling fumes of home. Thanks so much for your service!
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    https://www.ftdimg.com/pics/products/RP96_330x370.jpg
    ​30 Roses, thank-you for all you do!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    http://www.happybirthdayquoteshd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/happy-birthday-balloons.jpg

    Mocha!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    http://www.finecooking.com/assets/uploads/posts/5552/ING-oranges_sql.jpg

    Serge Lutens-
    Fleurs D'Oranger
  96. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    I was inspired to write a blog entry on this one. It's my 100th! Click on the link at the bottom of my post.
    How do you like it, DarkDreams?
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    Re: "Why so many bottles of Rochas?"

    Charming. I love both of these.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37666&stc=1
    Penhaligon's Ostara
    ​exactly replicates daffodils
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    Re: which is the Best Amouage Florals?

    My favorite is the new one- 'Sunshine' such pretty osmanthus! Really nice but expensive.

    Ubar and Gold were lovely, not sure what they're like now.
  100. Thread: Off-Topic

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    That was cute, "I'm a ghost"!
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