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    Re: Hypothetical question for everyone

    Portrait of a Lady would be tempting, but so would Tonka Imperiale.
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    Re: Dreams of Perfume in your Sleep

    Bumping this because I finally had another dream where I clearly smelled a perfume. It was Creed's Millesime Imperial, which is weird because it's been well over a year since last smelling it. It...
  3. Re: I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    Guerlain Homme Boisee is a great suggestion. I'd also suggest Dunhill Icon, a fruity, floral, spicy fragrance perfect for summer. Lush Breath of God is a melon, Incense combo that is perfect in high...
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    Re: A Bucket of Chanel

    Chanel Eau de Cologne for $31 an oz? Count me in!
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    Re: Clive Christian C, L, and V.

    I recently wore Clive Christian V and it instantly shot up to one of my favorite incense fragrances. Very smooth and longevity is off the charts. But is it worth the money? Ehh.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I decided to buy a bottle of this because I found one for $20. I laughed when I sprayed it. I have owned Aventus from 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and this stuff is an absolute dead ringer for...
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    Re: Your St. Patty's day scent?

    Green Irish Tweed, of course.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Just out of curiosity, anyone else's favorite batch the first one they tried? 13z01 was my first and I would kill for more of it.
  9. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I can only echo everyone's words and say that I too will keep you in my thoughts.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    Does anyone have any recommended elemi reference scents? I'd like to smell more before this launches.
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    Re: Affordable but High Quality

    Like others, I would highly recommend Guerlain. To get scents like Habit Rouge, Vetiver, LIDGE, Heritage, Homme Intense, L'Eau Boisee, Shalimar and many others for often around $25 a bottle is an...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    I'm not sure how to feel about this. As much as I like the original, the new one sounds nice as well. Thankfully, this stuff last for ages with just a couple sprays. Don't need much to last you a...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.... what's this?

    So less Rive Gauche can, more Axe can?
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Getting ready for warmer weather. I bought bottles of Guerlain Homme Intense, Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee and Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Poll: Re: Help me to decide my next blind buy (Poll)

    I am a huge fan of Dunhill Icon, but I have found it is surprisingly polarizing. The same goes for many vetiver scents, so Encre Noire Sport may not be the safest bet. I have no idea what the one...
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    Re: New Frederic Malle - "Outrageous"

    Apparently it was discontinued for some time and this is a rerelease.
  17. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    Lalique Encre Noire
  18. Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I'm on the hunt for a bottle of Guerlain Homme Intense with the metal plate. Love the design.
  19. Guerlain Homme Intense w/metal plate on the front

    Looking for a bottle of Guerlain Homme Intense, with the metal plate on the front.

    Please do not ask me to make an offer, send me a photo with the amount of money you are asking.

    Thank you
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    Re: Fresh Office cologne

    Reading your description, the first thing I thought of was Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
  21. Re: looking for (cheaper) alternatives to Straight To Heaven (by Kilian)

    This almost sounds like an improved Straight to Heaven in some ways. Too bad samples in the US are practically impossible to come by.

    I did try another fragrance that, while not a dead ringer for...
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    Re: Dreams of Perfume in your Sleep

    I may have posted this before, but I had a dream one time that I met Patton Oswalt in a small comic shop he owned. I walked past him, recognized the scent he was wearing, and asked if he was wearing...
  23. Re: Has there been any change in the colour of Noir de Noir?

    I think you're right. Wearing it again, I feel like it's best for spring, and the lighter version works very well for that.
  24. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    Terre d'Hermes, Eau Sauvage Parfum, Dior Homme, Shalimar (iconic), Dior Prive (only because of the perfume colors, otherwise not as great) and one of my favorites, Dunhill Icon.
  25. Re: Help me identify this Creed sample based on description alone

    When I first sprayed it on, I could detect some citrus notes, and now in the base, there's wood with the "Millesime" "ambergris" base. The similarity to BdP I detect has to be musk maybe? The more...
  26. Help me identify this Creed sample based on description alone

    In a swap some time ago, I received an unmarked, hand poured Creed sample that the sender could not identify. No clue what it was. Maybe you can help.

    It smells like the base of Millesime...
  27. [USA] Re: Bottles, decants and discovery sets; niche, designer and everything in-between

    Been a long time bump.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    If Creed, or any company, withheld a fragrance because they were trying to "build hype" on sites like Basenotes or Facebook groups, they should immediately fire anyone even remotely associated with...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Got a great deal on a travel set of Dunhill Icon. Comes with two 30ml bottles and case that looks like the original Icon bottle. Very excited to receive it in the mail
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    One of the options to consider for going fragrance free and still smelling good, according to the article, is to wear a "natural" perfume instead. I didn't need to read anymore after that.

    If...
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    Re: Bleu de chanel - made in FRANCE

    I really want to try to find some of this "Made in France" Bleu. Are there any bottle indicators other than the writing on the bottom?
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    Carven Homme and Green Irish Tweed are two more good ones. Though Green Irish Tweed is maybe closer to a favorite of mine.
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    Most worn, not most loved

    Are there any fragrances that might not make your list of most loved in your collection, but you wear all the time?

    For me, while more than one could fit that description, Dior's Eau Sauvage comes...
  34. Re: Perfumes that smell different to you than to anyone else, seemingly

    I remember smelling Baccarat Rouge for the first time and thinking it smelled like Terre d'Hermes Parfum, but with a balanced sweet aspect. I have not found it overly sweet or syrupy whatsoever.
    ...
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    Re: Please help me pick!

    Portrait of a Lady would be my pick.
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    Re: Suggestions for a new spring scent

    Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial
  37. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    Once you are home, remind me and I will send you a healthy sample of the vintage stuff.
  38. Thread: Patchouli fans:

    by du57in
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    Re: Patchouli fans:

    Patchouli is the next fragrance I want to go all in on and buy a ton of samples. So I haven't tried many of the most popular patchouli dominant fragrances, but Patchouli Imperial is one of the best...
  39. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    Was this a new bottle from the store?
  40. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    Tiffany for Men is one of two fragrances I already own backups of, Guerlain's Heritage being the other. I will continue to buy backups, especially since I always thought if I can't buy the vintage or...
  41. Re: looking for (cheaper) alternatives to Straight To Heaven (by Kilian)

    I was just wearing Sultan from Al-Rehab the other night, the EDP spray version, and I was thinking it is kind of similar to Straight to Heaven. Not a dead ringer, but I could see someone looking for...
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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161220/94f0d7c526bf417ad348058a284e2f7c.png
  43. Re: Has there been any change in the colour of Noir de Noir?

    Used to be dark amber, then went to a translucent pinkish color. Sometimes it looks more pink, but I think it has to do with the volume and angle you view it from.
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    Re: Holiday 2016 Gift Thread

    I usually ask for a handful of less expensive bottles and sample sets. This year was Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche and Guerlain Ideal EDT, along with a Tauer, HdP and ELDO sample sets.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    1993 edp
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    Re: Need help picking out xmas present for friend

    What you want is Dolcelisir by L`Erbolario. Cinnamon, honey, caramel and vanilla. Smells like a fresh baked pastry and definitely within your budget.

    As a second option, Cologne of the Missions...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    This is pretty spot on. There's no denying the power or powder of Tiffany for Men. Personally, the sandalwood note stands above everything else, but it takes getting past the orris root.

    I have a...
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    Re: They say no perfume is worth more than $100

    This thread is perfect for the arguments related to perfume being art. If it is, or if you buy perfume that is, $100 is arguably inexpensive. You can buy dupes for next to nothing if that's what you...
  49. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Monsieur Guerlain has an update on this. The website is up, but heavily under construction, and the bottles look strangely family. At least the cap does....
  50. Re: If you could bring back one VINTAGE cologne from any year,which one would you choose??

    Eau Sauvage is a good one, because so many notes in the fragrance are volatile. I imagine anything from the original formula wouldn't smell nearly the same it did when it was fresh. Most of my other...
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    Re: Very sweet and masculine with good performance

    Eau des Baux is my go-to recommendation for this kind of thing, but I think most any Mugler A*Men would work well, especially the original, Pure Tonka and Ultra Zest.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Richwood made me think I loved sandalwood from the way people talked about it, when it was the patchouli that I really loved. I came to love sandalwood through other fragrances, but I think Richwood...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I ordered some of these and just received them in the mail. Simply amazing. I will be buying many more!!! Thank you very much for the suggestion.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Sandalwood, or sandalwood and ... ?
  55. Thread: Historic scents

    by du57in
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    Re: Historic scents

    Pour Un Homme de Caron is a wonderful historic scent is you want to further explore lavender.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Looking forward to this thread. I think I may have something you will be interested in...
  57. Thread: Almond Note

    by du57in
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    Re: Almond Note

    I've worn Guerlain Ideal EDT a few times recently and I have to admit it's growing on me. Totally unisex with a big almond note.
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    Re: Fall is for Amber.

    Every time I think I find an amber I really like, I eventually move away from it. Ambre Sultan was nice and interesting, and for a soft amber I like Ambre Fetiche.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I have a hard time picturing this as anything but aquatic Aventus. Ambergris, black currant and oakmoss from Aventus, sea salt and fruity notes from Millesime Imperial.
  60. [USA] Re: Bottles, decants and discovery sets; niche, designer and everything in-between

    Bump
  61. [USA] Re: Vintage L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, rare Dsquared2 Potion oil and more

    Bump
  62. Re: Have you ever mixed up sample labels by accident?

    I have a bunch of Nicolai samples that have no labels and I got them mixed up. Now I have no idea which one is NY and which one is NY Intense.
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    Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I still subscribe to many but my current favorite is FragReviews.
  64. Thread: Halloween

    by du57in
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    Re: Halloween

    Same thing I've worn for the last two years: Olympic Orchids Dev #1.
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    Re: Getting married, what to wear? (Male)

    I struggled for a long time trying to decide what to wear to my wedding. I even let my fiance sample each one multiple times, doing comparison after comparison. I bought new samples too, tried things...
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    Re: Five fall fragrances worth pursuing this year

    Great list. I have wanted to try Cologne du 68 for a long time now, but I kind of forgot about it. Your description has certainly piqued my interest again. I'm always in search of good, interesting...
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    Re: Metal container for Dior Collection Privée

    I've never seen this before, but I know some companies package refills for testers, etc. in aluminum bottles.
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    Re: Dating Montale based on box address?

    This makes sense, thank you.

    I wonder why I cannot find a bottle of Full Incense with anything but the 10 Vendome address.
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    Dating Montale based on box address?

    I'm looking for an older bottle of Montale, and let's just say there's more than a few threads and articles on the authenticity/date of Montale fragrances. One thing I did not find was a definitive...
  70. [USA] Re: Vintage JPG Le Male, vintage L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, rare Dsquared2 Potion oil and more

    Bump
  71. Re: Can I wear Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche in the Winter?

    I actually prefer citrus scents like TdH ETF in the winter or cooler weather. It works very well, the cool "mineral water" that some describe really stands out.
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    Re: Do You Detect A Lot of Sandalwood in Sycomore?

    As others have said, there isn't a ton of sandalwood. The newer stuff (2013 and on) is definitely more smooth, but whether or not that can be attributed to sandalwood, I cannot say. I personally much...
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    Re: Tom Ford Cafe Rose v Tauer Rose Flash

    That's for you to decide.

    Cafe Rose is a little more subtle and sensual. Imagine sitting in a bright cafe while the smell of roses hangs in the air.

    Rose Flash is thick and syrupy. Imagine a...
  74. Re: the most interesting scents issued in the last 2 years

    :thumbup:
  75. Re: 4 Bottles for the Rest of Your Life - 1 Per Season

    I don't have to say how hard this is, but, well...

    Spring: Chanel Sycomore
    Summer: Dunhill Icon
    Fall: L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    Winter: Guerlain LIDGE
  76. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    Nice! Free shipping to the US. I bought a set, but skipped Tuberose Flash (really do not like tuberose). I can finally get a decent size sample of Fruitchouli and Amber.

    Thanks for the heads up.
  77. Re: Scent like fall/burning leaves (not harsh or chemical)

    DS Durga Mississippi Medicine. Smells like the steam pouring out of a freshly extinguished bonfire.
  78. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    The crew from Fragrantica shared some initial impressions of ACdD after Pitti:

    "Wood was the most common theme at Pitti. It was served with spices, smoke and a variety of aromatic notes. For two...
  79. Re: If you had to recommend just ONE fragrance ever...

    Interesting, what do you not like about it?
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    Re: Fragrance Reviewers... Who to trust?

    https://s14.postimg.org/y35b7gg5d/Trust_No_One_tagline.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    All it takes is one person to ruin it for everyone. The first time someone complains that another's fragrance is too strong, most likely by saying their "allergies" are acting up, it's no more scent...
  82. Re: If you had to recommend just ONE fragrance ever...

    Only recommend one fragrance for other people? I suppose I'd be torn between Grey Vetiver, Sycomore or Dunhill Icon. But I think I'd go with Icon.

    Good any season, complex and great from start to...
  83. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    I can't imagine a much stronger LDDM. This is a definite must sample.
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I have the same "W/N" (working name) bottle. I would have loved for it to launch with that name, as a Privet entry. Though I have seen other signature line Tom Ford fragrances in those same bottles...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Has this happened with any other Tom Ford fragrances?
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    Re: Carven Homme (original) Performance?

    Excellently said.

    This is my current obsession, and I'm easily getting 6-8 hours. By the end it's a close skin scent, but it smells magical.
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    Re: If I love Serge Lutens Chergui...

    This is a good suggestion, and comparatively affordable.

    I'd also recommend Phaedon Tabac Rouge, I imagine it would be right up your alley.
  88. Thread: Your Big Three

    by du57in
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    Re: Your Big Three

    This is pretty much always changing for me, but right now I would have to say:

    Dunhill Icon
    Carven Homme
    Guerlain LIDGE
  89. Re: Signature/Office Scent: Long Lasting, "Professional" Suit & Tie Fragrance needed

    Came to suggest this. Perfect all year round. Different notes seem to take center stage depending on the time of year, but it's always classy, clean and professional. I think of Grey Vetiver EDP as a...
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    Re: Sweet spices for a man

    Eau Des Baux is my favorite in this genre.
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    Re: slack group for frag heads

    I've used Slack for several different things. Just recently switched to using Discord for two groups, and I really like it. I believe if there was one, people would use it.
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    Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Expensive: Dior Patchouli Imperial
    Affordable: Guerlain LIDGE

    Both are two of my ultimate favorites.
  93. [USA] Vintage L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, rare Dsquared2 Potion oil and more

    I have two vintage designer fragrances for sale among a couple others. Prices include shipping CONUS.

    $65 - Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme - 75ml, 99% w/box (early vintage)
    $40 -...
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    Re: Serge Luten's Fille en Aiguilles alternative?

    Cape Heartache by Imaginary Authors doesn't necessarily smell the same, but it could possibly scratch the same itch.
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    Re: NEW: Incense Oud by Parfums De Nicolai!

    Saw this earlier today and got excited. I know Nicolai does French, classic type fragrances very well, but I've never tried anything from the Oud line. Any impressions?
  96. Re: Sweet/spicy/powdery winter scents for a teenager

    Give the affordable Carven Homme a try (make sure to get the clear bottle on eBay for around $18).
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    Re: Modern Perfumers' Greatest Works

    Jacques Cavallier comes to mind for many reasons, but Rive Gauche Pour Homme tops the list for me. Truly a modern masterpiece, with little to rival it. Rodrigo Flores-Roux is also high up there and...
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    Re: Vintage Offers You Couldn't Refuse

    Got a backup bottle of Tiffany for Men today, and the same place had a vintage bottle of Le Male, so I figured why not.
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    Re: Looking for Good "Luxury" Travel Atomisers

    Totally forgot about these. Another wonderful option.

    Tom Ford also makes 20ml atomizers, but I think you have to buy a large flacon to get one.
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    Re: Looking for Good "Luxury" Travel Atomisers

    Came to suggest the offerings from Frederic Malle and Creed. Creed's are a bit big, but Malle's are the epitome of luxury.
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