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  1. Re: How to best evaluate if a fragrance works for you?

    Its usually easier to assess one at a time becasue you won’t get any overlap of different scents. You might find that a couple of hours after first spraying you get nice wafts that you like and find...
  2. Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    This was tough. I could’ve easily named 30 but here are my picks.

    Top ten greatest (in no specific order) -
    Bois du Portugal
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Aventus
    Egoiste Cologne Concentree...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    As a grandad reminding fragrance, Old Spice. (A fair bit of cinnamon and cloves here)

    Also vintage Obsession For Men and +1 for Musk Ravageur.
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    Also Creed Himalaya. Very cool fresh, contains a gunpowder note and absolutely no boozy notes.
  6. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I haven’t had the pleasure yet Paul. :smiley:
  7. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Yes Bill you’re right. Many businesses have adopted different models so looking at CK or Davidoff, they’re usually found on the edge of the shelf staring right at the bargain bin. CK One and Cool...
  8. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I agree in part but I dont think this is purely because of inflation. The quality of more fragrances was higher overall even some cheapie brands because of the abundance of certain ingredients but I...
  9. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Thanks for posting this grayspoole. The interview revealed some interesting insights. The point about availability of ingredients seems like a crucial difference between vintage and modern when you...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chypre Siam by Rogue Perfumery

    Really enjoying this one today. A great classic chypre fragrance and the drydown is stunning.
  11. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I already stated that I'm not a perfumer. My profile does however state male. Are you seeking some full definition of my use of 'fundamental difference' as a non-perfumer. I posted here to get some...
  12. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Hello Paul, thanks for shedding light on the matter.

    So it would seem there are fundamental differences in the way fragrances are constructed. Regarding the normal top/middle/base note...
  13. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I'm sure there are many extremely skilled perfumers. I don't dispute that, I just don't know if they're ability becomes stunted somewhere along the line because they aren't using all the colours or...
  14. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Hey grayspoole, thanks for your input. Ingredient cost cutting is an issue that always rears its head and seems to be a running theme with many perfume houses/companies. Keeping a company viable is...
  15. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Thanks for your insights Bill. So because of the heavy industrywide use of only a few materials this has limited the olfactive profile of modern fragrances. Seems to be the same reason why so many...
  16. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Thanks cacio. Ingredient restrictions I'm sure play a part of it. Trying different formulations of a fragrance across many years certainly illustrates that side of things well and some fragrances...
  17. Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I just want to start by saying I'm not a perfumer....at all, so my question is really a curiosity that I would really appreciate some help understanding. I enjoy and appreciate fragrance from a pure...
  18. Re: Old School Vs. Modern What Do You Gravitate To Most?

    Currently my wardrobe is split almost exactly 50/50 between classic/old school and modern scents by year of release but its a bit more complicated than that,

    Rive Gauche for instance is styled as...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I haven’t tried Bois Noir so unfortunately I can’t compare the others to that. Of the original EDT and Concentree its close but I prefer the composition of the Cologne Concentree. It just has...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Older formulas of Antaeus (and its YSL counterpart) definitely conjure up the 1980s which unfortunately newer Antaeus doesn’t. Glad to have both as I enjoy them in different ways. The newer...
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    Re: Men vs. Women

    Its really a non-issue as to who frequents the forum more, whether men or women. Thereís plenty of server space for everyone to have their say and choose whether to post into the General, MFD and/or...
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    Re: CH Men Prive - Experiences

    Hi xaero and welcome to Basenotes. Remember that most of the people you come across in your daily life won’t be Basenoters and you will get compliments on all sorts of fragrances that are rarely...
  23. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP USA Site Backordered/Now Sold Out

    Pour Monsieur EDP was temporarily out of stock and feared discontinued by many here in the UK but the good news is it now back in stock at least here. If any of you PM EDP lovers are planning a visit...
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    Re: Jeroboam Vespero

    There are some shared notes between Vespero and Aventus but there are more differences than similarities. Its Extrait de Parfum so no complaints on longevity and it has a very prominent leather note....
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My Mousse Illuminee projects enormously and it lasts all day from 2 sprays. I rarely say this about fragrances. I also had a sample which would boom from a dab on each wrist. Performance certainly...
  26. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    Looking over your list I’ll suggest two that expand the boundary of your current collection. Fahrenheit by Christian Dior is a timeless and unique fragrance that has a fantastic leather with a...
  27. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    ;)

    ...and so the moral of the story boys and girls is when in doubt choose the fire hose.
  28. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Photos of the new bottle are so thin on the ground I could only find this one photo online. The bottle also no longer has the older style push on lid but clicks shut instead.

    104314

    The scent...
  29. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    The new bottles I’ve seen now have a short gold stubby type sprayer, very similar to what you would typically find on a Jaipur Homme bottle so I don’t think they’re fake. The scent has been...
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    There aren’t any that come to mind left. Restrictions and the resulting reformulations more so than a change of market styles or tastes have left designers lacking any true chypres. Anyone that has...
  31. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Either Sandalwood and Musk for a sweet creamy woody feel with some warmth, or Sandalwood and Cedar for an enhanced overall woodier profile with a marine edge.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Real slow ATM guys. A 10 second lag at least.
  33. Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    Eau Sauvage EdT or EdP all day long.
  34. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    ...and that’s being kind!


    Some of their L’Homme line is ok but overall it feels like their heyday is behind them. Would love to smell something new, inspired and worthwhile from YSL once more. ...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    I don’t find the two patchoulis very similar. Although there is some patchouli in Kouros I don’t think of it as a patchouli fragrance because of the way its blended into the mix. GG on the other hand...
  36. Re: Best Sleep-Inducing Fragrances For Bedtime?

    Two sprays of Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT to the chest and you’ll sleep like a baby.
  37. Re: Menís Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Carolina Herrera Chic For Men
    Calvin Klein Contradiction For Men
    Moschino Uomo
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Eau de Paco Rabanne
  38. Re: BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    Thank you for posting this. The perfect accompaniment to my cup of coffee.
  39. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I’ve just found and linked to the original thread for anyone thats interested in the comparison

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265996-Creed-Windsor-1st-amp-2nd-Batch-Differences
  40. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I remember reading a thread a few years back where DULLAH compared in detail 1st release Windsor, 2nd release Windsor and finally its re-release as Royal Mayfair. IIRC the original flacons were...
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    Re: Keeping skin and hair moisturized

    Your routine seems fine. It might seem basic but do you drink much water during the day?
    How hydrated you are can have a drastic effect on how moisturised or dry your skin looks. I usually aim for...
  42. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    Love the scent of Royal Mayfair, just not something I would want to smell of personally. Maybe a guy in a tweed suit and a pipe? As well as the eucalyptus, gin, rose and tuberose, although not...
  43. Re: Why so much hate for dior homme spor 2017?

    What Chuck said.


    There must be an ingredient they share that grates on me. My only Dior Homme line dislike.
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Yes and yes for sure and onions. In fact anything from the allium genus should probably be strategically used / not used if you have a disposition for bad odour - mainly due to the sulphur compounds....
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Diet, medication, natural ph and genetics among other things affect odour. Covering it up is the worst thing to do. There was one kid at school that would always use deodorant after PE without...
  46. Re: Javoy private label & Incident Diplomatique

    Have tried all three and preferred Incident Diplomatique by far which I then went on to buy. Good patchouli, but the vetivers in this are exquisite with very dark undertones almost like bitter dark...
  47. Re: Dry (or semi-dry) fragrances with strong anise and/or clove notes

    +1 for Caron Third Man for a phenomenal floral clove.

    For a nice niche clove and anise try Olim by Trudon - has bags of both.

    Possibly also Brut for a cheapie but goodie anise with lavender...
  48. Re: Question for 1-3 Sprays Fellas That Can Smell Their Fragrance All Work Day (6-8 hours)

    A fragrance like Creed Royal Oud is exemplary in this regard. It creates a plentiful scent bubble that isn't invasive to those close by but the wearer will enjoy for most of the day through regular...
  49. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    There’s stuff in each genre that I do / don’t like.

    As some of you know I enjoy rocking a mossy or classic but some are just too much.

    Certain ‘classics’ like Quorum and Yatagan are a big no....
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    I’ve made my views known. Are all studies the same? No. But you are getting a view that is heavily skewed towards corporate funded research and sometimes worse. If you spend long enough looking with...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    There are those that know whats going and those that don’t. It seems many here don’t and its a shame because they’ll keep doing things that will make their lives miserable as they become older with a...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    Your eyes are obscured by a lifetime of lies. Do you not see the inherent problems with studies?

    Its like believing a study conducted by a brewery on the benefits of alcohol and then publishing...
  53. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    Eau Sauvage
    Cool Water
    Mousse Illuminee

    which are all fitting to their respective fragrances.

    I also like saying Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse. Just sounds cool but if you say it three times,...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    All I hear from you is blah blah blah
    and “Wikipedia states”....which is of course more blah.
    I’ll take my ‘unsupported assertions’ over your supported drivel any day.

    Science is one way to...
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    Re: Playful casual floral for older men

    I would suggest trying the following, with the most playful being at the top


    Goldfield & Banks Pacific Rock Moss
    Creed Asian Green Tea
    Penhaligon’s Halfeti
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017)...
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I couldn’t agree more. They nailed it with this one. I’d be chuffed to have more fragrances that wore the same way as RO.
  57. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Brilliant :grin:

    I think it has a half life of about 27,000 years so many species worldwide would develop anosmia for their own survival
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    All about the 16M01 people. Thats all I’m saying.
  59. Re: Please recommend me some woody frags with less sweet for warm seasons

    Poivre Electrique by Atelier Cologne
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I own both and can happily say Royal Oud would make a fantastic addition next to BdP.

    It is a wonderful smoky woody fragrance with no hint of oud. Actually a smouldering cedar with some...
  61. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Would have to be Cool Water...even the Anunnaki would love a splash of the blue stuff.
  62. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    Sample first if you can, are words you will come to appreciate more and more.
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    Re: Chanel Collection for Men

    Newer Antaeus for sure would be a good addition - fresher and less animalic than your vintage version. (Both have their own charm)
    Egoiste and Pour Monsieur EDT are excellent quality with a slight...
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Remember Ďin sickness and in health...Ď.
    Well it seems BDP is your sickness. Your wife should show some understanding.

    How many times a year would you realistically wear it? Its a top 3 of all...
  65. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    My personal favourite of the 3 would be DHC. Its sparkling citrus is hard to beat, is very crisp and fresh probably due to the grapefruit/bergamot and I get very good performance. AHSC would be a...
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs Blu De Chanel Parfum

    Of the two, Bleu Parfum.
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    So far you’ve contributed nothing to the discussion and looking at your previous posts its clear you just troll members looking for a reaction. I won't give you another second. On the ignore list and...
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    Would fit what? He is a beast of a man usually clad in leather or plate. Kouros and the others I mentioned would fit him hand in glove. He and most of the others in that setting would probably bathe...
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    The Hound wears Kouros as his daily driver. Guaranteed.

    Maybe Polo when he’s going down to The Dire Wolf for a quiet pint (and some chicken).

    And Fahrenheit when he’s painting the town red.
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    Re: Vintage Eau Sauvage. Need advice.

    The packaging looks correct but I can't comment on the liquid in the bottle.
    I have a pre-barcode bottle and I get a hefty oakmoss that accompanies the aromatics and citrus. The initial projection...
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    Re: Wear what you like in ANY occasion

    No limits here. I just find some fragrances smell better in certain weather. Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP on a cool spring day smells better to me than in high summer heat. DHC is the opposite.

    Horses...
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    Re: What would you recommend

    BTW Iím going purely on their personailty/ public image not what theyíre wearing in the photos. Hence no No 4.
    Could never imagine Bill Murray in a serious fragrance. Heís the kinda guy would laugh...
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    Re: Expensive disaster!

    Looks like a silver lining after all bud :beer:
  74. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    ...sniff your wrists more than 10 times a day.

    ...when you own original, 1st reformulation and current versions of the same fragrance and use them all simultaneously instead of finishing 1 bottle...
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    Re: What would you recommend

    No 1 Keith Richards - Jovoy Psychedelique

    No 2 Bill Murray - CH 212 Sexy Men

    No 3 Ian McKellan - Creed Royal Mayfair
  76. Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    Not a note I usually seek out. As others have mentioned GIT is a good example though. Really stands out in the opening phase.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    On the train, a guy near me wearing BR540. Makes a change from the usual smell of BO or Sauvage.
  78. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    You might need rehab ;)


    (Before you get to the Tyrone Biggums stage)
    https://media.giphy.com/media/MEtP6XftcuDoA/giphy.gif
  79. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    ....when you have so many samples you could choke several Shetland ponies.

    ....when 9 times out of 10 you rediscover a forgotten decant in a jacket pocket.
  80. Re: What is the best Masculine Fig Fragrance?

    Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial has a great fig leaf note. The perfumer has somehow even managed to get across the furry quality of the leaf. Took a sample on holiday some time back and was very...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Jubilation Man

    101735
  82. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Calvin Klein Obsession for Men
    Davidoff Cool Water
    YSL Kouros

    All of these are extremely different to their original incarnations.
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    This is the last time I’ll respond just so I make myself abundantly clear.

    I do not care what your peer reviews say, or what you say, or what the official government position is on the matter. Oh...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I’m with you on this one Chuck. Pacific Rock Moss is very good but unfortunately its early hype due to a certain female Youtube reviewer means its been overlooked by many here on the forum. One of...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I concur Man, its gorgeous juice. One of Chanels best IMO - very opulent! Its been on my list for some time. It leans slighty feminine to my nose but its so damn good I may get it anyway.
  86. Re: Suggestion request : sweet woody, a little oriental, for man

    Did you choose one Marco?
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Just saw this on the creedfragrances.co.uk website


    Aventus Cologne
    The House of Creed is proud to introduce Aventus Cologne - a new legend that perfectly complements its acclaimed forerunner,...
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    Re: Outdated fragrances?

    Many things happen in cycles and fragrance is no exception. The wheel will turn and what was once outdated or forgotten will become the best thing since shell suits.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    :beer:
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Same here.

    I’d rather get this occasional error message than that loooooooooooong loading time that would time out. Getting closer....
  91. Re: New Here, currently one basic question as follows:

    I understand what you mean by the whole age thing though its becoming less of an issue these days. Taking into consideration what you mention, I would recommend trying Chanel Allure Homme Sport. (Not...
  92. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Not sure where you live. Here in the UK, Rive Gauche PH can easily currently be bought for less than $100 (£77), via online discounters.
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    I think many of you have unfortunately missed the point. Someone above mentioned my original post was not an established fact. The Earth being flat was an established fact in the eyes of almost...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    I’ve observed the world long enough to see certain things as they are and this is one of those things. Scientific evidence is always a step behind observation and when the observations don’t make...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    For many years it was a ‘substantiated’ fact the Earth was flat so don’t believe everything you read or are told. Observe long enough and you see.


    No one can substantiate life, yet here we are.
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    Aluminium = Alzheimer’s

    I personally think its a bad idea to clog up your body’s natural ability to remove toxins. Just think for a moment what happens if the sewers in a city get blocked!
  97. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Bleu De Chanel EDT
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
  98. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Like a moth to a fragrant flame my friend :grin:
    My partner loves it on me too.
  99. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    I’ll be sure to get a sample with my next FB :wink:
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    Re: A freshy with cypress and juniper?

    The newest version of Polo Green with the extra short sprayer and lid that clicks closed fits the bill. It’s more like a Polo Green L’Eau.
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