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  1. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I recycle the cardboard boxes but I keep the more handsome presentations. I have far too many bottles to keep all of the boxes.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Happy BN anniversary for Cuddlecat!!

    My SOTD is what I have been wearing all week, Lab On Fire My Own Private Teahupo'o. Silly name but a warm amber floral with a savory tinge.

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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Too many to count but I wear:

    Habit Rouge EDP
    Derby
    Egoiste
    Terre d'Hermes
    Bel Ami
    Equipage
    Sartorial
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    It's warm and humid in my part of the world. Vol de Nuit in the EDT.
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    Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Wall Street Journal this evening says Barneys is indeed filing for bankruptcy. Plans to close most stores.
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  6. Re: Avon Mad Men - A Masculine Fragrance History : Part 2, Halcyon Days

    I love those crazy decanters from Avon. They had them for both women and men and are charmingly quirky now.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    My SOTD is Sun di Gio by Giorgio Armani.

    I have been wanting frangipani for the summer days.

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    Re: Lab On Fire My Own Private Teahupo‘o

    Thank you, Lian, for the reply. It looks like I will have to sample this.
  9. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    The 50 ml refill bottle with the butterfly icon (are they getting rid of that?) and the frosted intrecciato bottom is one of my all time reached-for scents. I also have backups.

    For a fashion...
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    Re: J-Scent The Scent of Japan

    Here is the English-language site:

    https://www.j-scent-global.com/

    I am sampling these now and hope some of them interest me. (The Japanese adore Guerlain and Chanel.)
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    Re: Similar to Kat Von d Sinner

    I am comparing these two scents to the newer version of Sinner in the fancy bottle.

    Both of these have a plum/patchouli vibe, but the Britney Spears scent has berries.

    Byredo Bibliotheque:
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    Lab On Fire My Own Private Teahupo‘o

    How much frangipani is in this?

    I am interested in the floral amber, and not so much in the salt or oceanic notes mentioned.

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    Most of the line did not impress me, but I did like Nectar and Tonka. I bought a backup of Tonka.
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    Re: Similar to Kat Von d Sinner

    I can't think of something off the top of my head but search for something with plum and patchouli.

    I know the newer version of Sinner is weaker than the original.
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    Re: Fresh green scents?

    I get a lot of green from Guerlain Vol de Nuit in the galbanum.
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    Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    My husband complimented my wearing the new Givenchy Gentleman EDP.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    When I think of "earth," I think of rooty iris.

    For me, it will be Atelier Silver Iris!
  18. Re: B&BW's One In a Million and Carnal Flower

    Thank you for the suggestions!
  19. Re: Women's fragrances appropriate for medical/mental health work?

    One pal in the medical profession adamantly says no fragrance AT ALL.

    On the other hand, I have smelled Avon Haiku and Oscar de la Renta on some health professionals. I asked.
  20. Re: Any similar or good budget dupes for Hermes Hiris???

    Iris by Fragonard.

    To be honest, you could find the Hiris at e-tailers for about $80.00 USD. I don't know if they are still doing this.
  21. Thread: Penhaligon's!

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    Penhaligon's!

    Just looking at an article from the TV series, "The Crown," and the Queen and the Prince Consort are expecting a baby--and there are some fragrances on the dressing table: some Penhaligon's, to be...
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    Losing one's sense of smell

    Oh, the horrors!

    This is an article on the loss of the sense of smell.
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    Re: Fragrances in novelty bottles

    Any of the Christian Louboutin perfumes.
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    Re: What can you tell me about Masaki Shiro?

    Bumping this for the question. Anyone out there?
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    Re: Parfum Sacre - A Modern Masterpiece !

    Agree! I have the purple fragrance amulet, and the 30 ml fake "stingray" (galuchat) bottle. Lovely and resinous!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st March, 2019

    Nothing too unusual for me, but wearing Habanita in the EDT.
  27. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger by Guerlain

    I love orange and would love to try this. I have two of the Souffle bottles because they are so pretty.
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    Re: The Princess and the Perfume

    Very cute!

    I thought, though, that Mulan would wear something more Asian, such as Revlon Xia Xiang.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

    My SOTD is the one I wore yesterday, Givenchy Gentleman in the EDP.

    This is not the classic scent, but the newer one that resembles Dior Homme parfum and Fahrenheit parfum. It's and iris with...
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    Re: EPCOT Disney World fragrance inventory 2019

    Quarry, thank you for sharing and reporting. It's always nice to know what is current and out there!
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    Re: MaxAroma 25% Off Memo Paris Fragrances

    Thank you!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

    My SOTD is Shalimar Initial. Too bad this scent is no more and can only be found for extortionate prices.

    Despite pink juice, very unisex as the original Shalimar. Warm and wearable.

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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    I can't say what my grandmother wore, but my mother wore Chanel No. 5 and Chanel No. 19. Always a Chanel gal. The scent of No. 5--whether I wear it or on someone else--brings back memories of her.
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    Re: By Kilian purses (?)

    I know there was a line of jewellery with ceramic inserts to hold fragrance, but I am more interested in simply jewellery and scents separately.

    They now have a line of scented lipstick.
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My mother word Chanel No. 5 and in the 1970s wore Chanel No. 19. The smell of No. 5 always brings back memories of her.
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    Thank you, Dane. The most recent find I made with Angel EDP was the 50th anniversary, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

    MY SOTD is one of my go-to scents: Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste.

    Lovely patch, floral and leather. I think this is still in production, though reformulated, but is found for extortionate prices...
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    Re: Diana Vreeland Parfums?

    Sample them and then make your choice to buy--as in all scents. Everyone has his own likes and dislikes.

    Bottles and names, and the spokesmodel, are not often an indicator of quality or scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019

    My SOTD is Cuir de Lancome. Time after time, I come back to the jasmine, smoky leather. Not as smoky as, say, Lonestar Memories, but a floral leather not to be missed.

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    Re: Tom Ford White Suede - Doesn't last!

    What a shame! Most of the Tom Ford line are power beasts.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

    Late to the party, but Cuir de Lancome was my SOTD. It may be my SOT (tomorrow!) because I love it so much!
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    Re: Tom Ford to launch Beau de Jour

    I will have to sample this. This does sound like a fougere, but I have enough patch/ambers.
  43. Re: Recently your fragrance tastes have changed how?

    Still loving leather, resins, woods and florals, but not afraid to enjoy gourmands now.
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    Re: Chanel Chance eau Tendre---New

    Has anyone tried this?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th December, 2018

    My scent of the day will be Jo Malone Myrrh and Tonka.

    It's cold in my part of the world now, and I wanted something warm and resinous.

    Best wishes to all.

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    Re: For those looking for Iris Silver Mist...

    MegaMav, thanks for the tip! :thumbsup:
  47. Re: Im getting really tired of FragranceNet's antics on eBay

    Some online vendors will ship you the wrong item, then hold your order hostage until you return the item to them.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th November, 2018

    Late to this party, but wearing Satine by Lalique.
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    Re: Hyde

    Great review! Thanks for the link, Cazaubon!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

    My SOTD will be Lancome Hypnose for women.

    Uncomplicated vanilla, floral and vetiver.

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    Re: NEW: Byredo Rodeo

    Duplicate.
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    Re: NEW: Byredo Rodeo

    Bumping this.

    Has anyone tried this? It's not in the directory.
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    Magnolia Pourpre by MPG. This is discontinued but a great leather floral.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212261.html
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    Re: Gift - Van Cleef and Arpels First

    First is a classic!
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    Re: Angel - history of bottles/special editions

    Thank you, Dane. I enjoy Angel, but I would go broke buying each and every special bottle.

    I have the 25 year special Angel bottle.
  56. Re: Marilyn Monroe's perfume in Don't Bother To Knock

    The only bottle I know off the top of my head is Lalique, but that is a modern bottle. Lalique may have had one from the 1950s.

    Good post!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th October, 2018

    Late to this party, so SOTE is J'Adore EDP. This is the modern iteration.
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    Re: New Bottega Veneta: L'Absolu

    I hear BV and I go into high alert! Surprisingly, isn't the BV Homme parfum an EDP? I will have to take a second look at my bottle.
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    New Bottega Veneta: L'Absolu

    I hear Bottega Veneta and my heart skips a beat! :grin: :2vrolijk_08: No, really!

    I ADORE the original EDP and the Eau de Velours, and the parfum is utterly dreamy. The EDP and the EDP are...
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    Re: Need ideas for my wife.

    Both good suggestions, vagabond.

    I would go for the Coco Mademoiselle Intense version and the EDP of the Bottega Veneta.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th October, 2018

    My SOTD is Natori EDP from 2009. A plum oriental.

    The bottle is very beautiful with a "port hole," or very ugly, depending on your aesthetics! :grin:

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  62. Re: Recognition: Basenoters Who've Made the Best Personal Recommendations

    Where is Barry?

    I have to tip my top hat to Mimi Gardenia (AKA mysticknot) for introducing me to so many classic Guerlains.

    And a thanks to Cazaubon. She has tipped me off the several nice...
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    Re: Prada + Valentino leave puig

    Foamy, thanks for the update. I love several in the Prada line.
  64. Re: What is your favorite Yves Saint Laurent fragrance

    I would have to say M7. The re-release is not too bad a scent. Also Nu.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th October, 2018

    Great choice! My SOTD is Hermes Twilly!
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    Re: GQ best fragrance list 2018

    At least they included Bibliotheque, one of my all-time favs.
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    Re: Bentley for men black

    I have sampled the original Bentley and the Intense, and they are both spicy and leathery. Maybe something with a gourmand spin?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th October, 2018

    Late to the party, but I am wearing Natori from 2009. An oriental with rich plum notes.
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    Re: Womanity - what went wrong?

    I have to be in the mood for Womanity. The salty, non-gourmand scent is indeed very unlike the other Mugler feminines.

    I love his Angel, Aura, Muse and Alien in the EDP versions.
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    Re: “You always smell good.”

    I wear scent for myself first and foremost, but it's nice when someone makes a compliment.
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    Re: The No5 War BBC4 30/8/

    Thank you, Donna!

    I have the book by Tilar J Mazzeo, and it's a fascinating story: The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume.
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    Re: Crazy Rich Asians perfume mentions

    I was so happy to see those perfume counter bottles (Mitsouko! Bee bottles!) in the TV series, "Mr. Selfridge."

    "The Sopranos" had bee bottles! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    For a celebrity-fronted scent, ToD is very wearable. My version is EDP, and I don't know if there was an EDT.
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    Re: Crazy Rich Asians perfume mentions

    I love references to scents in film, TV and literature!. Thanks for the post, Snaird.

    The Asian market has always been of interest to Western (European/North American) companies.

    I recall when...
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    Re: Lavender -Modern/Avant-Garde?

    JIcky always seems somehow modern to me. It's now a very popular scent, nor a crowd-pleaser--therefore not trendy.

    Wearing it (I prefer the EDP) always makes me feel calm (lavender?) and happy.
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    Re: September 4, 1801: The birth of a dandy

    Hednic, I felt bound to share this historical tidbit!



    Jon, I adore Royal Leather for its floral/leather vibe--and excellent choice I heard it was on the chopping block so I bought a backup. ...
  77. Re: Fragrances Women Prefer To Smell On A Man.

    It depends on the man, really.

    An amiable and attractive man wearing Dior Homme Intense is still an amiable and attractive man.

    A jerk wearing Dior Homme Intense is a jerk, only one wearing...
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    Re: Perfect Leather blend?

    I have three go-to leathers:

    Bottega Veneta EDP (very much unisex)

    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman

    Histoire de Parfum 1889 Moulin Rouge
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    Re: Fahrenheit parfum

    I like the Fahrenheit parfum. It's a different spin on the original. the violet and leather are still there, but warmed with vanilla.
  80. Re: Parfums De Marly Launches Their Latest - Percival!

    Thank you for the heads-up. I love this house and want to try this.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th September, 2018

    My SOTD is Hermes Bel Ami.

    A classic patchouli and leather.

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    Re: Cuir Cannage - Discontinued

    I am so thankful I bought a back up when it was released. Floral leathers are top interests.
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    September 4, 1801: The birth of a dandy

    Men wearing fragrances is often considered a very dandified thing to do.

    In fact, I love the image on the bottles of Hermes Bel Ami and Bel Ami Vetiver showing the titular dandy of Guy de...
  84. Re: Your Most Formal Serious Women’s Fragrances?

    Shalimar and Chanel No. 5--feminine mainstays.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

    Jon, it must be hard just to walk straight through without stopping! :grin: I can barely walk through a department store without a stop at the fragrance section!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

    thediamondsea, have a nice time with your parents. Cherish them--you only get two of them.

    Jon, thanks for the pic of the Roja Dove brick-and-mortar store. So very Victorian (actually...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th August, 2018

    sjg, congrats on the 38K!

    Kewart, keep getting better. Good news!

    My SOTD is Byredo Bibliotheque. I want wanting plum for some reason.
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    Re: Portia's Room - A Photo Essay

    I can relate. I use shoe boxes for my collection. :grin:
  89. Re: Is benzoin in perfumes related to benzene?

    Good question and good technical answers.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    I am still thinking of The Body Shop Smoky Poppy as a bath shop Shalimar.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I smelled Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia on a woman in a grocery store. Unmistakable.
  92. Re: Alexander McQueen Launches A Collection Of 8 Scents!

    Thank you, Hednic. I love the controversial Kingdom, and the My Queen. i will look to sampling these.
  93. Upcoming film on Colette: A perfume scene

    A new film about the author Colette has a scene with a perfume. You can see it at 00:55 in the trailer.

    BTW, HdP has a scent called 1873 Colette. Nice, but I much prefer 1804 George Sand and...
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    Re: NEW: Atelier Cologne - Iris Rebelle!

    It did not get me, too. I mucher prefer some other scents like Sous Le Toit and Camellia Intrepide.
  95. Re: Ranty Post! HoF UK Customer service - again! (with a positive ending!)

    Sorry to hear this, Ifti. It's the same on this side of the Pond. Luxury boutiques who look irritated when you ask for help, don't return phone calls.

    Some high end department store perfume...
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    Re: New marketing for Parfums D'Orsay

    Le Dandy of the 1990s (when the company was based out of Rue Marignan, I seem to recall) in the EDT was very sparkling with a whiskey note.

    The EDP, gutted thanks to IFRA, lost the oakmoss. I...
  97. Re: Visiting Tigerlily in San Francisco on Thursday, August 9th

    Great to hear this! What a fun time!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th August, 2018

    BRM, happy birthday!

    Late to the party, but wearing Shiseido Zen "original" EDC. Too hot to wear anything else.
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    Re: New marketing for Parfums D'Orsay

    J.R. indeed! :grin:

    The Rouliier White site has the old 1940s illustrations when Parfums D'Orsay was very popular and launched Arome 3 and Chevalier. The name of the illustrator escapes me, but...
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    Re: New marketing for Parfums D'Orsay

    Not entirely, Red. If you look under, "Manifesto," they have a version of the Comte d'Orsay story.

    And, yes, they entirely redid the site and apparently got rid of their old line.
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