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  1. Re: trying to get started, so many choices, and so hard to choose

    Well, they are sort of gourmandy or, for Kouros, powerhouse, which is better for dinner or a night out, but if worn sparingly you can get away with them in class as well. I have worn A*men, M7 and...
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    Re: 'Must Try' Creed Fragrances

    Royal Oud
  3. Re: trying to get started, so many choices, and so hard to choose

    Instead of L'Instant de Guerlain I would recommend http://www.basenotes.net/images/small/BIGM.gifL'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme-- it is just absolutely awesome, and if you can find it your...
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    Re: New girlfriend: cologne rankings

    Interesting. Lucky though: my wife just sneezes spasmodically whenever I wear ANY of my scents.
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    Re: POWER House fragrances!

    Yatagan, baby!

    edit: Oh yeah, don't forget Kouros and Polo green (although I don't like Polo that much, but it is hella powerhouse). I guess this could go on for quite a long list.
  6. Re: Your top three from Dior's La Collection Privee

    1) Leather Oud
    2) Leather Oud
    3) Leather Oud

    I have samples of Ambre Nuit and Bois D'Argent, and they are very nice, but to me Leather Oud is a towering masterpiece.
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    Re: What does my wardrobe "need"?

    +2 -- Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme Extreme
  8. Thread: Carnal Flower

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    Carnal Flower

    Got a bunch of samples in a few weeks ago, including FM's Carnal Flower. Wore it last night and today, and I am loving it. Not too feminine at all, to my nose. Sort of fruity, flowery and powdery,...
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    Re: Bad, bad news for me.

    Lol, actually she DOES have seasonal allergies, which are much worse right now. But there is no doubt that when I am wearing certain frags-- particularly Montales Ouds, and the other day with the...
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    Bad, bad news for me.

    Well, I have been experimenting with and acquiring frags for the past 6 months or so, really getting into it. My wife, it turns out, is highly allergic to many, if not most of them! Lately, she...
  11. Poll: Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water or Green Irish Tweed

    I would go either MI and GIT or SMW and Aventus.

    JK... I voted for GIT and Aventus. The other two I can barely smell after an hour or two of spraying.
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    Re: l'instant de guerlain extreme... idk anymore

    I say keep it awhile. I loved it from the get go, but I loved it even more after a few wears over a couple of months time. No harm giving it 4 or 5 wears, and if you still don't like it, then you...
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    Re: Emper: what's the deal?

    They have some cool bottle, lol. Hopefully some mega collector will pick up some and give a review!
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    Re: Purchase Gone Wrong: Encre Noire

    Love it, and like vetivers in general. No accounting for taste! Sycamore rules.
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    Emper: what's the deal?

    Noticed this house in the fragrance directory. They have a handful of scents, no reviews. Has anyone tried any? Any good ones?
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    Poll: Re: YSL Rive Gauche vs Jazz vs Live Jazz

    Me too.
  17. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    Yes, it rocks.
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    Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle - second full wear

    Got a small decant, like 2.5ml, of this on BN'er's recommendations. Really enjoying it. Trying to decide if it is masculine or not. It opens with a bit of flowery scent, which dies down very quickly,...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    Dove is great. Old spice makes a fresh scent that is not very prominent, and I find soes not interfere at all with my frags. I used to use Arm and Hammer baking soda-containing deoderant that worked...
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    Re: My newest addition...

    Umm...I think it is just a blurry pic? Lol.
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    Re: Wish I could wear more than one or two a day.

    That's the problem. My favorites have a lot of longevity and frequently sillage. Leather Oud, for example. I haven't tried Tuscan Leather yet, but sounds like this does as well.
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    Wish I could wear more than one or two a day.

    Most frags that I own last so long that I cannot wear another unless I take a shower that day. If I do hit the gym and shower, I'll switch to another, but I won't shower just to change frags! Very...
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    Re: Wearing Cologne While Working Out ?

    Haha, I do this too-- either cheapest or least favorite (not always the same).

    Btw, too much is a bad thing-- I have seen guys walk into the gym and stink it up horribly-- smell them from a mile...
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    Re: why is perfume hype?

    I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know. (famous Honeymooners episode).
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    Re: Which fragrance for taking a shower?

    Well, I usually still have the drydown of whatever I wore that morning or the previous day (depending on when I am showering), so it would end up being a layering thing. Not to mention it would be a...
  26. Thread: On Blind Buying

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    Re: On Blind Buying

    I have to say, as being still fairly new to this hobby, I believe as I gain experience that my tastes will change, and I will probably become somewhat pickier. At that point, my collecting habits and...
  27. Thread: Power Scent

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    Re: Power Scent

    Kouros, baby!
  28. Thread: On Blind Buying

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    On Blind Buying

    I own about 25 bottles and a few large splits to date, and I have about 25 samples and small decants, say 5-10mls or less. About 60 or maybe even 80% of my FB's were blind buys.

    Now, I know blind...
  29. Re: For the love of Dog, PLEASE stop hitting the "submit" button more than once!

    U can just open the thread in a new tab and see that it has posted (probably) and then close the old page. If u care, that is. I am sure the glitch will get fixed eventually. It is particularly bad...
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    Re: YSL Live Jazz: Worth a blind buy?

    I blind bought this shortly after posting in this thread, and I love it. It does have a sharp spicy note in there, which I guess is the cilantro and maybe the coriander mentioned above, which gives...
  31. Thread: &quot?

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    Re: "?

    I think it is a typo.
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    Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    80% of my collection is blind buys, and I like all of them. Conversely, many of the the frags I bought after sampling at a department store, I ended up not liking so much after a few wears. The best...
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    Re: A Strong Raspberry Note

    I know I would probably like all of these frags, but the notion of smelling like a raspberry seems comical to me.
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    Re: Is this possible?

    Lol, oh well. My nose is defective!
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    Is this possible?

    I was struck with the notion, yesterday, while wearing Bulgari Black, that is smelled a lot like Rive Gauche! To me, that is, at that moment.

    Throughout the day I continued to notice it. It is the...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances in your house?

    Same here.
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    Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Givenchy Play
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    Re: "What does niche smell like?"

    I don't know, that is kinda like saying, pick one painting that represents the best art/artist. Not possible. (Unless you are one of those Mona Lisa fans). You could easily pick a representative pop...
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    Re: Windsor or Royal Oud?

    Haven't tried Windsor, but LOVE Royal Oud. Can't go wrong with that one.
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    Poll: Re: Which would you choose between these 4...

    NdN
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    Re: Best Leather fragrance poll

    Gonna throw in a vote for REL and Knize Ten.
  42. Thread: Oud Fatigue?

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    Poll: Re: Oud Fatigue?

    Love Oud based frags, and frags with oud in the mix, including some of Montale's, Creed's Royal Oud and Dior Leather Oud. I am no Oud expert, but I just like the way they smell. No fatigue here.
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    Re: is it worth buying big bottles? (i.e. 6.7 oz)

    I go for the smallest I can find, including a split, if available, unless the difference is only 5 or 10 bucks. If I use a frag so much that I run out pretty quick, I will go ahead and get a bigger...
  44. Thread: polo blue

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    Re: polo blue

    +1 In fact, I don't like any of the Polo's I own: green, blue, black. Of the three though, I can at least tolerate green on occasion, since it does have that nice pine note and a bit of character. I...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes EDT or Parfum?

    +1^
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    Re: ysl kouros or l'homme/ l'homme libre

    I love kouros. I blind bought it btw (bad idea, but it worked out for me).
  47. Re: Fragrances you keep but you wouldn't mind if they suddenly were gone

    Well, givenchy play, issey miyake pour homme (gifts from my wife, gotta keep them, and I'll wear them around my wife, she likes 'em), polo green, blue and black (bought when getting my feet wet with...
  48. Thread: Bvlgari Black

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    Re: Bvlgari Black

    Love it.
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    Poll: Re: Nothing beats Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male...

    I like le male, but is not very unique, and there are a bunch of similar frags out there with a strong, linear, sweet composition. Rochas Man comes to mind, and if you have one, you don't need the...
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    My two favorite Ouds! Of the two, Royal Oud is by far the easier to wear, I agree. Also, I don't know which M7 I have a sample of, from the TPC. Dunno if there is a new reformulation, or if they send...
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    Re: Live Jazz vs Bvlgari Extreme vs Others .

    Drakkar Noir? I thought this was one of those 80's power house sillage monsters.
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    Re: Is it my choices, or just me?

    The only ones I have tried on your list is the Creed, which doesn't last too long on me either. I have sprayed other Creeds on myself (VIW in particular) and could barely smell it on myself, or not...
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    Re: So many choices, all too popular.....

    I wear Bulgari Aqua frequently, and love it. It is pretty light, but it lasts around 6 hours for me, which is plenty for a night out, I would think.
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    Re: So many choices but had to buy one only....

    TdH, or L'instant, if the extreme version.
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    Re: YSL Live Jazz: Worth a blind buy?

    Here we go again-- I'm gonna blind buy this one too. It's been on my list to test, anyway. Just picked up Rive Gauche and then Kouros blind, so I am on a blind roll.
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    Re: What notes make a fragrance earthy?

    Also, maybe it has to do with what the vetiver is mixed with. I find Sycamore and Encre Noir to be much earthier then TF Grey Vetiver or Givenchy Vetiver, for example. Not sure about the others, but...
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    Re: I'm about 1/2 hour into Ambre Nuit...

    Funny, it does smell sweet to me, although not overpoweringly so. Maybe it is the amber and rose I am interpreting, perhaps in error terminologically, as sweet (didn't recognize the rose, but now...
  58. Thread: Carven Homme

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    Re: Carven Homme

    I see another blind buy comin' on, baby!
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    Re: Just received my Rive Gauche.

    Update: wore it all day today, and it just got better and better. After 13 hours there was still a nice creamy slightly soapy scent, even with a bit of mild projection remaining. Happy, happy, Joy,...
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    I'm about 1/2 hour into Ambre Nuit...

    ... by Doir, and loving it. Has a fantastic opening, sort of spicy and sweet, and it is still pretty much the same but getting a bit sweeter. Still hasn't got to the heart yet, but the opening is so...
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    Re: Why I don't wear Aventus

    I think it's good, but it's not on my "must own" list.
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    Just received my Rive Gauche.

    Package was waiting for,me when I got back home around 8pm. After hanging with the family a bit, spritzed some on. Lovin' it! Truly awesome frag. Was a blind buy, and just as described in the...
  63. Re: Finally bought Kouros,, yes I am sorry for another Kouros thread

    That does it. I am getting this one!
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    Re: Should I blind buy Eau de rochas?

    I say go for it!
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    Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    Royal Oud, REL, GIT.
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    Re: Best Montale Fragrances

    I need to revise my opinion, having sampled a few more: Dark aoud, red aoud, aoud lime and black oud. I prefer aoud lime followed by dark aoud. Rose aoud is way too much for me, and black oud is too...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Customer Service

    I agree with the following:
    -Don't return anything before refunded. Atm you are out the cost of two bottles of the stuff, and apparently with their CS rep, you can't be sure of a refund with any...
  68. Re: So is there a point in buying Animale Animale if I already really enjoy A*Men?

    I was contemplating AA as well, and wondering the same. Seems like it might be different enough, mellower.
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    Re: L'instant De Guerlain

    +1^
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    Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    There are like a billion of 'em. Not sure, but I don't think I saw Noir de Noir by TF yet. That's a blaster. Also, Rose Aoud by Montale-- it is an oud, but soooo sweet, to me it is really a musky...
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    Re: Amouage And Tom Ford First Impressions.

    Love both houses, and all of your examples.
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    Re: Creed SMW - anyone else disappointed ?

    I like many Creed offerings, and I like SMW on paper, but when I tried samples-- two separate orders-- I experienced very poor projection and sillage.
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    Re: Which plum do you prefer and why?

    Ok, now I have to read about plums.
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    Re: Kouros vs. Yatagan

    I keep hearing about these two, but haven't tried them. Putting on the sample (or maybe just the blind buy) list.
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    Re: My Fragrance PickUps!!!

    Nice frags! I recognize a bunch in my (much smaller, and slower growing) collection.
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    Re: My Creed Collection

    Awesome!

    I would just chime in about the Royal Oud, as well. One of my favorites.
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    Re: What Montale aoud samples to get...?

    Wow, that will be a thorough sampling! Not exhaustive maybe, but very thorough. Looking forward to your impressions as well.
  78. Re: Hello From a New Member in Nashville - A Couple Questions

    My goodness, if you like the GIT, go for it! It is an awesome scent, very popular, and miles ahead of Coolwater, most people will agree (not all, of course).

    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Canīt decide between: Tobacco Vanille and M7

    Have both and love both. M7 is easier to wear, for me. I agree, they are both worth having in the wardrobe, but I have a toughntim choosing which I would chose overmthe other. Probably TV, but if...
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    Re: Kiton Men and Kiton Black

    Thumbs up on the Kiton Men. Have it, and like it.
  81. Re: Blind buying Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan...Do you think I will like it?

    Probably, but you never know!
  82. Thread: Loving Creed

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    Re: Loving Creed

    My favs are Royal Oud followed by Royal English Leather, but they have a lot of great scents.
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    Re: Thoughts on Silver Mountain Water by Creed?

    It's good all year. The samples I have tried have had poor longevity and mild projection.
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    Re: Breath of God by Lush

    On the ole' "to test" list.
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    Re: My Arranged Marriages To Date

    This is some wacky thread! By the time I got to the end, I forgot what it was about.
  86. Thread: Ok, M7...

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    Ok, M7...

    .......ROCKS THE HOUSE!!

    Just had to get it off my chest, been working through my sample the last few days, and I am just floored by this. Nothing new to add, and I don't know or care about...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    LOL, what a story! Are you sure you didn't mis-hear them? Maybe they said they are glad the counter is there so you cant get any closer. JK!

    Seriously, I am not a fan of Aventus, but I like Creed,...
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    Re: Lolita Lempika Masculine and Rochas Man

    Love Rochas. Dang it, now I have to try LLaM.
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    Shanghai shouldn't be to hard to find ;)

    Seriously though, I am too new to the hobby to have one, as I have barely gotten to know all the new bottles and samples I have amassed in the past few...
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    Re: Newbie in the House!

    Welcome aboard salesgroupcloser. Your handle mkes me feel like I am at a corporate convention ;)
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille

    TV is unique, a great TF frag, and worth the price if you go the decant route, and can spare the bread.
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    Re: Le Male or 1 million?

    In the category of synthetic popular sweet scents, I prefer Rochas Man.
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    Poll: Re: If you had to choose?

    Haven't tried any of these yet :(
  94. Re: Here is my (very small) fragrance collection...help me add to it

    Bogart pour homme
    Rive gauche pour homme
    Azzaro pour homme
    Dior homme
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    Re: What Montale aoud samples to get...?

    I like your list. In fact, those are the exact Montales I am currently testing. The Aoud Lime is sufficiently different then the Dark Aoud to warrant testing both, and the Lime has turned out to be...
  96. Thread: Best Pineapple?

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    Re: Best Pineapple?

    +1 for Aventus
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aqua Fahrenheit

    I just received a sample in the box with a purchase of Leather Oud. Very nice. Haven't tried any of the other Fahrenheit's, either original or flankers so I can't compare, but this Aqua F. Is much...
  98. Re: Establishing an identity through scent - are us enthusiasts missing the boat?

    :laugh: rofl
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    Re: Just For Fun: Fragrance Comments

    Sampled Red Aoud today, and when my wife walked into the kithcen she exclaimed "Oh my god, what are you wearing!" and promptly had the most violent sneezing attack I have seen in awhile! I felt so...
  100. Re: Niche Houses: what are some of the most well known on Basenotes?

    Sweet, thanks again! I have now acquired samples from many of the above mentioned houses, and am happily working my way through them.
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