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  1. Re: My wife gave me a compliment for the first time in 5 years.

    Not to belabor the obvious here, but if your wife hasn't complimented you in 5 years after wearing numerous fragrances, and then one day she lights up over Acqua di Gio, why wouldn't you just stick...
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    Re: Scent of Apple - MacBook Pro Fragrance Created

    Ha!
  3. Re: An argument with a Sales Clerk ~ A guy testing Midnight Poison EDP for himself

    I feel like the entire retail method for fragrance needs to be revamped. Companies should dispose of SAs altogether and simply employ "cashiers." They say nothing except "Is this all for today?" and...
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    Re: Thoughts on a couple Creed colognes..

    Don't know about VIW, but OS and Himalaya are okay Creeds - but not the best imo. Prefer Himalaya over OS. Nice pink pepper intro, followed by woods and musk. Still, I'd rather go for some of the...
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    Re: Cold, calculating and menacing

    Anything my ex girlfriend wore would do. Bath and Body Works, I'm looking at you.
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    Re: Non-citrus and non-aquatic summer fragnance?

    This.

    Or you could peruse any variety of floral fragrances for men.
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    Re: good cheap colognes?

    As do I.

    The OP might consider Unbound by Halston. Or you could also give the barbershop stuff a try . . . Rive Gauche Pour Homme/Brut Classic . . .
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    Re: Hmmm...bought Joop Homme

    Joop! simply requires some tactics upon application to prevent the overbearing monster effect. It really needs a LIGHT hand. Two sprays to the chest, maybe one to the collar. That's it. That's...
  9. Re: New here, looking for a sophisticated but not overpowering college scent

    And who, pray tell, would be able to afford a $600 bottle of anything . . . other than the fiscally irresponsible, or the fiscally elite?

    Primrose that sentence of yours alone smacks of elitism....
  10. Re: Help me find another word for "powdery" please :}

    This is the best advice. But if you were hard pressed for another adjective, I might toss "dry" in there.
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    Re: Fresh thoughts on Creed Spice and Wood

    I just wore this one again a few weeks ago. I agree with most of what has been said - S&W is very nice, but awfully mediocre, and definitely not worth its price. I felt the same way about Sublime...
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    It can't be done with Black Afgano. Their justification: "This has become harder to find and has very limited production." Which translates to: "this isn't widely distributed but it's still available...
  13. Poll: Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water or Green Irish Tweed

    I wouldn't call the others "duds" per say, but if you're thinking about getting a full bottle in the future, then GIT is the one I endorse. SMW is nice, but it's hard for me to get past its '90s...
  14. Re: I've had Terre D'Hermes for three months without any female compliments. Anyone else experience

    The OP's situation doesn't surprise me with TdH. It's a nicely done scent and captures a pleasant woody-ashen effect that is truly modern and masculine . . . yet isn't the least bit sexy. It's like...
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    Re: Azzaro, Pure Lavender, Jetlag, Pure Cedrat

    I've only tried Pure Cedrat. It was a chemical nothing that smelled quite bad, and wasn't worth the $14 asking price.
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Well, you asked for it. Here it is, from TPC:

    2.5 ML of Serge Lutens' Serge Noir - $19.50 . . . ridiculous price.
    8 ML of Boucheron's Jaipur - $15.00 . . . ridiculous price. Okay, it's not 2 ML,...
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Sorry, these sites are a ripoff. I can't see how anyone would keep them in business. Paying $20 for 3 ml of anything is absurd.
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    Re: adidas sport field, anyone like this?

    It's excellent stuff. Vastly underrated. I tend to think of it as a stripped-down budget version of Creed's Green Valley. Similar components with the grassiness, the ginger, and the vague pink-berry...
  19. Thread: Favorite genre?

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    Re: Favorite genre?

    fresh/green/woody fougeres. Everything from Skin Bracer, to Cool Water, to Tsar, to Green Irish Tweed, Kouros, Sung Homme, the list goes on.
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    Re: Creed's Silver Mountain Water (compared to MI)

    I'd go with SMW over MI any day of the week. Nice fragrance. But frankly I'd wear GIT, OV, GV, and Orange Spice before I'd wear SMW or MI.
  21. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche Discontinued Forever. Pulled From All Stores and Soon to be

    Distribution may have become limited, or in this case "vaulted," but unless it vanishes from the Chanel site, I'd hardly call it discontinued.
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    Re: Looking to buy my 1st Creed!!

    Ha! Good one.

    Frankly, I agree, this is one of their best.

    Green Irish Tweed is the best Millesime imo. Worth checking out.
  23. Re: What makes a fragrance Bristish, French, Italian or European?

    Creed isn't British "by all the advertising hype" (which is nonexistent since they don't advertise beyond their own site), they're British transplanted to France - by historical truth. They are...
  24. Re: OK, maybe I am pathetic, but this smells like pencil shavings!

    75% of all men's "woody" fragrances seem to end up smelling like pencil shavings. Bad trend.
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    Re: Frederic Malle - overpriced?

    Only one I tried was Une Rose. It was very nice, but definitely overpriced. Had a very "perfumey" vibe.
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    Re: Why discontinue ... ?

    If it doesn't sell, it discontinues itself.
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    Re: Scent for a Funeral Service

    If it's a man's funeral, perhaps the scent he wore. He's want it around, wouldn't he?
  28. Re: What makes a fragrance Bristish, French, Italian or European?

    Well typically it should have either British, French, Italian parents, and obviously should be raised in its home country. The whole "European" thing requires living in Europe, funnily enough.
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    Re: (( attn: Basenoters ))

    Yeah, don't believe anyone here. Don't believe me either. Just read, formulate your equivalent opinion of the subject at hand, sniff away prior to buying, live long and prosper.
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Yeah, I think it's just a way to keep track of how old the bottle is, for the majority of the scents. Not much point in trying to note differences between "batches."
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    Re: Tried Creed MI today at Neiman

    It's one of Creed's "olfactory fatigue scents."

    Nice enough, but not my thing. I got two detectable hours out of it, but I'm sure others could smell it on me for longer than that.
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    Re: Why no love for...

    It's some kind of contemporary French chic throwback scent, playing off the previously used title.

    I was reminded of Silver Mountain Water while wearing it. This is just a so-so reaction for me,...
  33. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    I have read parts of this excerpt. It is very interesting, and kudos to the Turin/Sanchez duo for including it in their publication.

    With due respect to Ms. Sanchez, she comes across as someone...
  34. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Symbolism - this is more deeply ingrained into man than you might think. If you haven't already, I suggest you check out Jung's book on this subject. Yes, it is dated, but it is very effective in...
  35. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Yeah, this is an interesting take on the subject. If you take the deodorant, body wash, soap, and perfume of Terre D'Hermes, in the end it's still all the same scent, a creation of Jean-Claude...
  36. Re: I finally got the chance to try Creed Aventus at Neiman Marcus

    I savaged Aventus in my basenotes review. But really, I'm kind of neutral on it. It smells uninspired to me, and at times synthetic. But it does have some good points, too. The blackcurrant is...
  37. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    To your first question: symbolism isn't something that is necessarily "used" in art. It is often a subconscious act, a visual extension of an idea that the artist did or did not intend to convey. Art...
  38. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Yves Klein, a man who trademarked his own shade of blue and used nude women as paintbrushes on a floor in front of an audience, would disagree with you immensely, as I do. The nature of craft, or...
  39. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx19/bryan805/stilllife.jpg

    I think you're lost because you're having definition problems here. I ask you: if Hammam Bouquet (the original 1870s scent that you...
  40. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    This is really interesting, and I'm with you up to a point. I agree that Bleu de Chanel is like that Guns 'n Roses album cover. But you lose me when you get to the idea that perfumery is an art in...
  41. Re: Dove Clean Comfort 0% alcohol antiperspirant = JPG Le Male

    I've never tried the Dove product, but I've noticed this doppleganger phenomenon in other products. Old Spice Hair & Body Wash is awfully close to Green Irish Tweed to me. And Denali (I think it's...
  42. Thread: Acier Aluminum

    by MOONB
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    Re: Acier Aluminum

    Not sure. But it's kind of clear by how they've been treating them that Creed is going to discontinue most of, if not all of its grey cap Creeds. They recently discontinued REL. AA, Orange Spice,...
  43. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    I think it gets easier to say what is and isn't fine art (there is no other kind of "art" in the proper sense of the term) when you study art in college. Studying art is about studying history,...
  44. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    No more than Penhaligon's Castile is a reflection of Aleppo soap makers' castile soap, which is to say, so what? Scent often reflects like things - lavender soap smells of lavender, good castile soap...
  45. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Excellent point. I would add that car lovers and perfume lovers are not that far removed, and for a reason: both cars and perfumes are products of design, not art. There is a difference between...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Sorry you had a bad experience. Always sucks when an internet transaction goes awry.




    Walgreens has an excellent return policy. All you have to do is bring the bottle to your local Walgreens...
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    Re: Pretty much bored to tears with designer scents

    I don't find designer scents to be all that bad. The question is, which designer scents have been given a fair shake, and which are simply being dismissed without due process.

    Grey Flannel -...
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    Re: Creed's History discussion

    The funny thing about this is that Farina himself contradicts the copy on Farina's website, rendering the whole Farina story about plagiarists to be useless as a historical comparative. The_Good_Life...
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    Re: Aventus and GIT - Can't live without them

    Double ha!!
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    Re: Aventus and GIT - Can't live without them

    Ha!
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    It rather surprised me that Quorum was not in the Guide. It really should have been.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley DISCONTINUED - False!

    Oh I definitely get ambergris in GV. But I'm with you in putting it way over GIT. As it's all I can get now, I'll settle for GIT. But if they wanted to "revamp" GV and re-release something very...
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    Re: Aventus and GIT - Can't live without them

    Agree on GIT. I can live without Aventus.
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    Re: Stupid Question: Why do top notes exist?

    To sell a fragrance to the undiscerning public who sniff for forty seconds and decide they want what they smell in that short time frame.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley DISCONTINUED - False!

    Creed does "green" very well. They need to come out with a new green fragrance to replace Green Valley.
  56. Re: Sales tactics I've noticed in some privately-owned fragrance shops

    I once had a guy in a local perfume shop tell me his bottle of "Green Frich Tweed" was spelled that way because it was "something Creed did the first week of Christmas."

    I bid him adieu whilst...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The projection and longevity does suck with 2011 batches - at first. It isn't until you get about 70% through the bottle that a noticeable change occurs. If you're a moderate GIT user like me, this...
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    Re: Your favorite soapy frags ?!?

    Grey Flannel
    Sung Homme
    Original Vetiver
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    Re: Sport perfume flood continues...

    Ditto.
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    Wincing in pain.
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    Re: Orientals for Men

    Old Spice.
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    Re: Do you like ANY sport fragrances ?

    To my nose, the reformulation of Azzaro Pour Homme is little more than an upscale sport fragrance. They've neutered the powerful elements out of it, and left a clear, slightly anisic toilet water....
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    Threads like this are the reason Creed gets accused of fabricating lies to market its scents. Aventus never had a backstory. It just had an "inspiration." Napoleon was the inspiration for whatever...
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    Re: Match the Creed to the Season

    Spring: Chevrefeuille Original
    Summer: Original Vetiver
    Fall: Orange Spice
    All Season: GIT

    Sorry, I don't know if Creed has officially ended production on the spring and fall pics. I suspect...
  65. Thread: polo blue

    by MOONB
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    Re: polo blue

    Ever try Chaps? The original Chaps that is?
  66. Re: Fragrances you keep but you wouldn't mind if they suddenly were gone

    Guy Laroche's Horizon. Nice enough, but wouldn't lose sleep over its sudden disappearance. And I know it's considered an aftershave, even though it gets charted as a fresh fougere, but Skin Bracer's...
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    Poll: Re: Nothing beats Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male...

    I'm fairly certain almost everything beats Le Male these days. Back in 1996, maybe a different conversation.
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    Re: What are your favorite Azzaro fragrances?

    Would have to be Acteur for me.

    Actually, I'm looking forward to trying the reformulation. I liked my vintage but true to Azzaro fashion, I think the juice aged badly (I also had a bottle of Pour...
  69. Thread: polo blue

    by MOONB
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    Re: polo blue

    This is indeed one respectable thing about Polo Blue.
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    Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    I recall the year it was released, and having a good friend who immediately became a fan of Le Male. At the time we were teenagers and in love with everything trendy. Le Male was actually not overly...
  71. Re: Andy Tauer says that the greatest perfume discussion board is...

    I'd go to Fragrantica before PoL. That's just me.
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    Re: Saint Patrick's Day! March 17, Saturday, 2012

    Either Patrick, GIT, or Sung Homme.
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    Re: Laughable Clive Christian Pomp and Nonsense

    Or perhaps a piece called "All Things Are Relative."
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    Re: So, is it too obvious?

    If you wear Sung Homme you'll smell like Irish Spring soap. Possible alternative. Cheaper than GIT.
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    Re: So, is it too obvious?

    Straight from Ireland. It's an excellent one. Was a memorable frag for me, I think I still have a few drops left in my bottle. I'll be wearing GIT this year.
  76. Thread: Oud Fatigue?

    by MOONB
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    Poll: Re: Oud Fatigue?

    This craze has to be the biggest "fake" craze I've ever seen. Relegated to a very select few designers and a ton of niche brands. Have yet to meet anyone who even knows what oud is, outside of this...
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    Re: Laughable Clive Christian Pomp and Nonsense

    Case in point.
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress = Halston Z-14

    Think you got that backwards.
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    Re: So, is it too obvious?

    Yeah I'll stand behind that. My ex was gassed out by GIT regardless of how much I applied. 2011 is a potent year indeed.

    To the OP - it's not that obvious. No one I know owns GIT. And so far,...
  80. Re: Montale - operating or not. wont respond to emails

    THAT's what it is. Thanks, I couldn't remember the new name. I would think this would put the brakes on any correspondences with Montale from now on.
  81. Re: A spring garden of fragrance - please add your suggestions

    Paris Jardins Romantiques
    Silences
    Green Valley
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    Re: Manly scent notes

    Yeah, I feel the same way about Jasmine. Oddly unisex that one.
  83. Re: Montale - operating or not. wont respond to emails

    Wasn't Montale changed into something else entirely? I thought they had a new name now.
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    Perhaps, but that's where the similarities would end for me.
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    Re: Creed has discontinued the wrong fragrances

    It's sad to me how many of these have been discontinued now. I buy 'em to wear all by myself. Not into sampling them out. Pretty soon there won't be any of the grey cap Creeds left.
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    I don't really see much of a connection between Antaeus and Quorum. But I get what you're saying. Quorum definitely should be appreciated more by fans of classic scents.
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    There's a bit of a resemblance. I always thought the green and white flecked box was an allusion to Irish Spring. But down to nuts and bolts, I think GV is quite a bit different, more complex and...
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    Re: Shelf life regarding Creed batches

    I never was good at math.
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    Definitely compliments Irish Spring beautifully.

    I have to say though, the more I think about it, the less I see a connection between I.S. and Mugler Cologne. Or Original Vetiver, for that matter,...
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    Re: Just received Creed Himalaya

    I am glad for that, sir.
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    Re: Manly scent notes

    I'm not talking about you here, but I find that often they are the tool for passive aggressive posters.
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    Re: Manly scent notes

    Yeah, I tend to ignore emoticons.
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    Re: Manly scent notes

    I did not mean to imply that lavender is reserved for men and cannot be used by women. However, you'd be hard pressed to find classic fougeres that didn't employ lavender in some way. The notion that...
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    Re: Just received Creed Himalaya

    Maybe, but that bottle's number was not etched off, nor was it painted over. Also the silver looks awfully speckled.
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    Yeah, the green is definitely in Sung. Plus the soapiness.
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    I take back what I said about Sung Homme. I wore some today. I have a big bottle of it. You know what? This stuff is ridiculously close to Irish Spring bar soap. In fact, I have a bar and I did a...
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    Re: Shelf life regarding Creed batches

    Geez, you wear one spray? Why bother? It's Creed! You can't smell anything less than three sprays with Creed!
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    Re: Manly scent notes

    Gunpowder is a note I wish I smelled more of in perfumery.

    Some flowers are reserved for men. Lavender, for example.
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    Re: Creed or Bond No. 9?

    Hard to say for me. I've tried a boatload of Creeds and own a few. But I've only tried one Bond. I liked the Bond quite a bit, and found the quality to be on par with Creed. So I guess I need to try...
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    Re: Ultimate barbershop fragrance?

    This is an excellent article!
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