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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL was removed from Allure initially, then oakmoss and that led to the new version that isn't a patch on the old. Here's a thread that will help those who wish to know more:...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    I've mentioned it before, Allure has been reformulated 3 times since its launch. The latest salmon pink juice is a pale imitation of what it was and is more like Diet Allure compared to the fantastic...
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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    Has anyone tried this? Pure pineapple sounds like a great scent if its got some power behind it. Any other goodies from this house?
  4. Re: Quality atomizer that doesn't break the bank?

    To prevent leakage you place a little o ring washer between the bottle and atomizer and ensure you've twisted it together nicely. I usually buy tinted glass ones from eBay for the UV protection...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Thanks for the review Scott.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    £27 delivered to the UK:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EDT-CLUB-DE-NUIT-INTENSE-Pour-Homme-by-Armaf-Perfumes-100ml-3-4oz-Apple-Bergamot-/281698545949?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item41968ab11d
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I'll update you if I see any on my travels as this one has popped up on my radar a few times.
  8. Re: Blue and niche...like Bleu de Chanel, but more original.

    The new Sauvage from Dior promises to be their version of Bleu so it may be worth sniffing that once it lands.
  9. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    There are some sheepy perspectives in this thread, I'll say that. To me the scent is rich, opulent, thick and dense - simply magnificent in its composition and performance.

    Those that complain of...
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    Re: Bentley Intense - I am Hooked!

    When I first saw this fragrance for so cheap I too thought it had been knocked off and hence the floods of it on amazon and ebay, thats what inspired me to make my original thread:
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    Superb, its nice to hear a concurrence in a game as subjective as fragrances. In my opinion its better than Eau Tres Fraiche and had this scent been released under that label people would have been...
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    Re: Bentley Intense - I am Hooked!

    Auction listing:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281640928543?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D281640928543%26_rdc%3D1

    Item number 281640928543 from...
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    Hmm, whilst not a clone to my nose it certainly had a familiar scent that made me think of the TdH family tree. I'll give it another wear but for me the lineage is most certainly there even though,...
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    Re: Bentley Intense - I am Hooked!

    Amazing fragrance, I posted a link in the other thread recently where UK/EU members could have scooped a full bottle for £26 delivered. Bargain of the decade right there.
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    Re: NEW: Bond no. 9 Dubai

    What scale do the reductions normally follow? Do they come down to a sensible price or is it still aimed at those who buy silk toilet paper?
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    Re: NEW: Bond no. 9 Dubai

    Does it smell of whores, conspicuous consumption and greed?
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    Re: What is THE 90s fragrance?

    So many memories in this thread, I remember in the 90s when L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme was dropping superior silage over all and sundry in my neck of the country and how I balked at its stupendous...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Hmm, a crowd pleasure and given that its their take on BdC no doubt it will be nice but I was more than hoping for it to be Dior attempting the evergreen pineapple note that a certain fragrance does...
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    Am I the only one who thinks they've taken the tried and true formula of Terre D'Hermes and tweaked it a little here and there without straying too far from the mix? The citrus elements make it...
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    Re: 10 Designer Fragrances on BEAST MODE !

    Is that really strong? I nearly bought a bottle of this on a whim today as the modern Le Male is so weak so its either going to be this flanker or the new Ultra Male which seems to be getting some...
  21. Re: Amazing and simple longevity/projection trick!

    Why is everyone so amazed with this?

    In one sense the proximity to water whilst drinking it in a hot ass club opened up his nostrils due to the moisture and then the contrast of ice/heat made his...
  22. Re: UK ONLY Split Of Creed Original Aventus 10ml- £20 / 20ml - £30 / 50ml - £60 / 100ml - £99

    If you're going for a 14 batch could you see if you can get G01 or K01 instead?
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    Re: New Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive

    What an eclectic combo of notes in this one, will give it a sample for sure.

    Thanks
  24. Were the Manceras reformulated along with the Montales?

    As per title really, just wondering if anyone knows if both lines were watered down/reformulated or just the Montale?

    Anyone who has old and new Manceras and can compare or some experience feel...
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    Re: Zara Custom Tailored

    I can update you and say that 3 hours later its virtually a skin scent, even worse in performance than The One it would seem although it does open up louder for the first hour or so. The One has much...
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    Re: Zara Custom Tailored

    £10 for a 100ml at the moment.

    Had a quick spray and the ginger is prominent in the top notes, very fizzy and bright fragrance which seems about 100% stronger than The One but I had been sampling...
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    Re: P&G sells many cosmetics brands to Coty

    They can't reformulate that one, if they did Evian would sue.
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    Re: P&G sells many cosmetics brands to Coty

    The world of fragrances is funny isn't it? From the outside it appears like there are loads of differing companys offering their own wares whilst competing for market share when in reality there are...
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    [UK] Creed Aventus

    Late for the hype train on this one so I'm looking for some 2013 juice if you wish to hook a brother up. Any size/ml considered so drop me a PM please.


    Thanks
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    Re: Zara Custom Tailored

    Now that does look very interesting, the sparse reviews that are around state a lot of silage but weak longevity so that would make it the opposite of The One. Maybe a good idea to blend both of them...
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    Re: Niche Alternative to D&g the one?

    Not niche at all but Ed Hardy Villain is exceedingly similar to The One but with much better performance.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    Quick sniff on a card today:

    Similar but different enough, sweet but not One Million territory, an interesting fragrance that seemed to perform well but needs a proper wearing on skin.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Much appreciated for that .de link, I'll be giving them a spin in a few.

    Thanks
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Agree with that one, some of the so called smellalikes make me wonder if people have noses that look like this:
    ...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thanks for those recommendations, I'll take a peek into getting hold of some decants to try them out. Cheers




    Thanks for the help, much appreciated. I'm quite surprised that Cedrat Boise has...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    True, I'm just looking for a sparkly pineapple scent with great performance and longevity and the authentic bottles of Aventus from that time period are a bit thin on the ground, hence why I'm...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Interesting, I was under the impression that due to the heavy fruitiness/lack of smoke effect in the Cedrat Boise it would've been like the earlier 2011 batches of Aventus where the ash wasn't as...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Now that we have lots of experience and many different batch variations could anyone tell me what they'd compare Mancera Cedrat Boise to in terms of composition? From what I can glean it seems to be...
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    Re: NEW Fragrance - Hugo Boss Boss The Scent

    The notes look oh so amazing but I get the feeling that this will come out generic when it could be something quite unique.

    Here's hoping for the latter.
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    Re: Review of Kenzo Totem line and Ultra Male

    Indeed, the original was quite a strong fragrance so I'm wondering how this one performs.
  41. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    Tell me one of these frags that uses the pineapple note as well as Aventus does please.
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    Re: Niche Quality for €3.50 !

    The only thing that really worried me was the room spray. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of a fragrance binge. And I knew we'd get...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    32451 comes up as 2 of September, 2013.

    Hows the performance?
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    08021 isn't a correct batch number, if however its 03021 then its 29 of October, 2010.

    What colour is your juice and how does it perform please?
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Please do as it would be handy as a ref and many thanks for the detailed response.



    Do you have any idea what batch/year it is? It'd be handy to be able to track down the proper version of...
  46. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    Based on the notes this doesn't seem to have much to do with La Nuit as its sliding more into DHI territory.

    Let see...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Any ideas as to when this was reformulated as I've heard people say it was 2012? The latest reformulation had the packaging changed whereas it seems the older one was still presented as it was.
    ...
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    Re: 1/2 year *TOP 10*

    Looks at username, looks at top 10

    http://weknowgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/grandpa-simpson-gif.gif

    Only joking, you've got some great scents on there and I couldn't resist this.
  49. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    10 different batches of Aventus.
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    Re: Fragrances Similar to Bentley Intense for Men?

    I see that a lot of people have mentioned this frag as being similar to BfMI. I recently picked up a bottle for £25 and was so impressed with the juice that it gets me wondering, is Idole (which is...
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    Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    Nothing.


    Nothing at all.


    If you smoke you stink, simple as that. Allow me to illustrate, one day I was waiting for a friend to come by on a Friday night so we could hit the town and he...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    Dior doing pineapple would be very interesting to say the least as I'm sure they'd conjure up something very unique with this note.

    However with this I think they are going to create a polarizing...
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    Re: Bois 1920-Recommendations

    Thanks for that.



    Interesting combo, will check it out.
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    Re: Bois 1920-Recommendations

    I'd also like peeps opinions of Sushi Imperiale if possible as thats the only frag from this house to have caught my attention.
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    Re: Review of Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    Interesting as a lot of the reviews stated that it seemed to be a diluted Essenza with some incense/aqua thrown in. Will sample next time I'm out and about.

    Cheers
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    Re: Review of Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    Is it as strong as Essenza? That is one powerhouse of a scent.
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    In keeping with their style:

    Dior Homme = Very feminine scent

    Dior Sauvage = Very civilized scent

    I predict it will smell like styrofoam, polyester and that "new electronics smell" in the...
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    Re: Good god, just got a bottle of vintage DHI!

    Interesting, thanks for that.
  59. Re: Why do extremes, intenses, and parfums get a better reputation than...

    I like depth, strength, nuance and flow all of which tend to come to the fore with the Intense version when compared to the Regular Joe edition. The diluted down Eau's ought to shampoo my crotch.
    ...
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    Re: Good god, just got a bottle of vintage DHI!

    In related news how does the vintage DH compare to the modern incarnation?
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    Re: Who else loves Tonka bean?

    Beautiful note, so rich, opulent and lush.
  62. Re: AHSEE vs CH Men: Which seems to perform better for you?

    AHSEE is one of the strongest fragrances I have ever worn.
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    Sean Penn wears Encre Noire?
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    Re: Summer night scent

    D&G The One.
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    Re: Is there a grown up version of Clinique Happy?

    Nothing that has been mentioned thus far is a patch on the shiny effervescent pure unadulterated joy that is Happy. It really does what it says on the tin.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    That is what I'm saying. I've ducked in and out of this thread a few times in the past years to take a peek at batch hysteria (as it develops) and noticed that the majority of folks hated the 2014...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    And that would be? That Aventus is now more like Aventus Sport and batches only rise in grandeur with the passage of time?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Anyone else think its weird that all through 2014 people were complaining how bad the batches were in comparison to the "classics" of 2013 and now that 2015 has rolled around the same process is...
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    Possibly but two things come to mind:

    1) Those chaps tend to stay away from frags that use alcohol
    2) Why would they spend cash on western brands imitating what their own local labels do better?
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    A valid point but I generally dislike this note and the blatant whoring of it moreso. I would be very surprised to see it become a large crowd hit though as it can be quite polarizing to the...
  71. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    £25 a bottle delivered for all my EU people:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281640928543?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Such a give away for an excellent fragrance.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    Stick a fork in the oud, it's done.
  73. Re: iDivo Armaf for men(The only authentic clone of Creed Aventus)

    Welcome to Armafnotes.com
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaOgZwk9rN8
  75. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    Thanks folks, just wondering why it was so cheap.
  76. How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    I paid £70 for this when it came out and now its all over the place (amazon etc..) for around £30. What gives? Has this been faked that much or did it just not sell?
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Incorrect. I dislike the EDT (much like LIDG) but if the retooled EDP is akin to what they did when crafting LIDGE then oh yes indeed it could be something special. We'll see.
  78. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    http://www.mpactpr.com/wp-content/uploads/I-Keeps-it-Real.jpg

    These smellalike clones may be close (and sometimes very far off the mark) but the performance is never a patch on the real thing....
  79. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    Anyone tried this yet?
  80. Re: insurrection pure II -- What a JOKE don't get scammed!!!

    None of the wannabes come close to the experience of the real thing. Its a false economy as I spent loads on the "inspired frags" till I realized I'd be better off just getting the proper swag.
  81. Re: Products (unrelated to cologne) that smell like a fragrance?

    https://well.ca/products/kiss-my-face-natural-man-4-in-1_92933.html

    https://well.ca/products/kiss-my-face-natural-man-deo-all-day_92941.html
    ...
  82. Re: Products (unrelated to cologne) that smell like a fragrance?

    Kiss My Face Natural Man 4 in 1 bodywash smells like Aventus.
  83. Thread: Fierce Intense

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    Re: Fierce Intense

    Stupendously overpriced in comparison to other scents of its calibre.

    Is it worth the spend?
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum... Thoughts please.

    Heh, the basenotes tendency.

    The equation always rings true, :D

    Thanks
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    Fahrenheit Parfum... Thoughts please.

    Now that the uber disappointed hype has died down around this release from those of us that were expecting something more on par with the good old juice of old what is to be said of this frag?
    ...
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    Re: Sme help with Le Male please :-)

    1st one is vintage (early 2000s) second one is a later bottle, you can tell from the detail on the necks.

    Everything you need is in this post:
    ...
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    Re: Ferrari Essence Musk.

    This is an excellent way to review frags, keep it up.
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    Re: Kokorico or/or neither Kokorico by Night?

    Top man, thanks for that.
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    Re: Kokorico or/or neither Kokorico by Night?

    Great price, where was that from?
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    Re: Angel Men Ultra Zest Review

    Thanks
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    Re: Yohji Homme - I smell a discontinuation

    Thanks for that.

    Theres so many of them, whats the best from this house? Also how is the performance?
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    Re: Angel Men Ultra Zest Review

    Do you find it substantially weaker in terms of projection and silage than say Pure Malt?
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    Re: Now I understand Molecule01's hype

    I layer it with weaker citrus based scents to give them some depth.
  94. Re: Anything similar La Nuit De L'Homme or Dior Homme Intense?

    Avant Garde by Lanvin for the former and Arpege by Lanvin for the latter.
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    Re: Yohji Homme - I smell a discontinuation

    Any links for where you can get it cheap in the UK please.
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    Re: Kokorico VS Kokorico by Night

    Been interested in these too but never sniffed them, anything like LIDGE?
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    Where did you find a 2009 version in the UK? The earliest one I could find was a 2011.
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    Re: Very Happy with Dior Homme Parfum

    Yep yep, the parfum is the perfected version of this scent as all the notes work together so well. DH/DHI are both good scents but DHP is on that "grown and sexy" vibe whilst the others are still...
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    Re: Looking for a Fahrenheit alternative.

    There is one, the name escapes me at the moment but its an Italian niche house and they've got a leather/petrol based frag that is supposed to be very close to the original Fahrenheit.

    Got it:
    ...
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    Bwahahahhaah - ze visuals.
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