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    Re: Musgo Real by Claus Porto

    And yes, those soaps are 100% old school (being sold since 1887), so you know you re going to get clean straight with them, there's no big fuss on a XIX century soap :D
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    Re: Musgo Real by Claus Porto

    Humm, sure wasnt it from Portugal (not Spain) where they shipped it from? Ach Brito/Musgo Real is a Portuguese company.
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    Re: Musgo Real by Claus Porto

    Ah, Musgo Real from my hometown's brand Claus/Ach Brito, not long ago their soaps were sold for less than 2 US$ dollars here (in euros of course) but since the vintage hype, Oprah's praise and Johny...
  4. My Grey Flannel has no oakmoss listed, should I hunt down an older bottle with oakmoss in it?

    Got a bottle of Grey Flannel and I quite enjoy it, however I noticed that oakmoss isnt listed on this recent bottle note rundown, does the oakmoss make such a big difference that I should hunt down a...
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    Re: Body Kouros new bottle

    well, if you ask me, I think this is YSL's first ever good move since Loreal toke over it!...
  6. Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    Bought a bottle and tried it yesterday, and though the opening is a bit "old school" it develops in one of the classiest middle and basenotes i've ever encontered, cant wait to use it more and I...
  7. Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    Yes, my thoughts exactly, specially on whats the oud concentration concerned, for me its already oud(y) enough :). To be quite honest my first reaction was a bit of confusion and maybe a bit of...
  8. Re: Habit Rouge EDP new formula, advice needed

    My EdP is from 2011, transparent bottle, guess should be the current formulation and it does a powerful oud note, pretty much like vintage M7 to my nose (without cough syrup).
  9. Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    +1 on this one!
  10. Re: In the 80's were the powerhouses, in the 90's the aquatics,what about the 2000s?

    yes, sweet gourmands are everywhere... and then someone adds a bit of oud to give it an "edgy" touch :D
  11. Re: Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense have traded places?!

    I find the vetiver cocoa quite interesting (and deserving a sniff or three) on new DH, makes it a more rolled-up-sleeves (and yes, maybe more mainstream) fragrance in opposition to the suave night...
  12. Re: Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense have traded places?!

    Interesting, well im not that crazy about the lipsticky iris on DH, so i tend to like more the vintage DHI and current DH :) My favourite iris note is the one on Narciso Rodriguez Musc For Him EdP,...
  13. Re: Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense have traded places?!

    Yes, I even applied vintage DH on my left arm and current on my right one, while Iris came blasting on my left arm it didnt last long and disappeared to a quite tame cocoa and vetiver which I didnt...
  14. Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense have traded places?!

    Now, I know that a loot has been said about DH and DHI formulations, a few days ago when I was circling around all of them, i had a sort of epiphany: DH and DHI have traded places, I'll explain...
  15. Re: In the 80's were the powerhouses, in the 90's the aquatics,what about the 2000s?

    Humm, interesting! Well, I agree, what I've noticed is that in the health club I usually work out, a couple of years ago the locker room had the typical fresh ozonic vibe, now its starting to smell...
  16. In the 80's were the powerhouses, in the 90's the aquatics,what about the 2000s?

    Ok, so every decade seems to have a tendency, the 60's/70's were famous for the green, classic and classy fragrances (that created the nowadays nickname olf "old man smell", a nickname I actually...
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    Re: NEW! Tom Ford Noir for men!

    Great fragrance! TF did it again!
  18. Re: Prada Luna Rossa, new male perfume by Prada

    Was my first thought! Looks even cheaper when you actually see it on the shelf.
  19. Re: Prada Luna Rossa, new male perfume by Prada

    Nothing special, tried it today... Luna Blanda....
  20. Top notes that made you swoon and middle/base notes that made you run for cover and vice versa

    Sometimes you come across a fragrance whose top notes you find mind blowing but after a couple hours turns into a living nightmare that tempt you to have a shower with bleach to get that stank out,...
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    Re: New Fragance: 7 Loewe Natural

    Tried it today... As most could expect, once citrus wears out, all you get is a bit milder (some would call "watered down") version of the regular 7 that still isnt exactly a summer fragrance, since...
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    Re: The coconut scent I have to choose.

    Try Dior Fahrenheit 32, has no coconut officially listed but just try it!
  23. Re: Fragrances you've received negative comments on..

    M7 "You smell like an esoteric products shop!"
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    Re: Best vintage warm weather fragrance.

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste from 1993 if thats vintage enough for you :)
  25. Re: Is Allure Homme Sport worth getting if I already have Bleu de Chanel?

    Hello there and welcome!
    IMO I find AHS a good fragrance but I do have same complaint: doesnt last long on my skin, after 5 hours its hardly noticeable in me... And yes, its quite similar to Bleu,...
  26. Re: Is Allure Homme Sport worth getting if I already have Bleu de Chanel?

    Hello there and welcome!
    IMO I find AHS a good fragrance but I do have same complaint: doesnt last long on my skin, after 5 hours its hardly noticeable in me... And yes, its quite similar to Bleu,...
  27. Re: What is your least expensive fragrance that you own that has brought you a ton of compliments???

    Great find! But actually in my country isnt so easy to find it cheap, usually a 100ml bottle goes around for 84 US$ :S !
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    Re: Best fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Fahrenheit, and I feel that everytime i smell it!
  29. Re: What is your least expensive fragrance that you own that has brought you a ton of compliments???

    Denim Cologne, 14 US$ for 3.4OZ, cant get much cheaper than that! Its a cheap version of Azzaro PH that smells quite nice even if with shorter longevity.
  30. Re: 'Summer' frag recommendation for 40+ man

    Welcome Fozzy,
    Here's my humble opinion:
    Dirty English is better for winter with its cedar base.
    Bvlgari BLV - should be ok, as far as i remember
    Obsession Night - a bit too heavy for daytime.
    ...
  31. Re: Question about how fragrance is made vs. price... please forgive my ignorance.

    Actually when talking with a perfume saleslady from whom I sometimes buy fragrances I was slightly "depressed" (well not really, i was counting on that) when she told me about her travels to France...
  32. Re: Biggest change of heart towards a fragrance

    Humm, Declaration... Have tried it and didnt exactly fell "head over heels" for it.... Actually, I cant seem able to really like any Ellena's fragrances ( I know thats blasphemy for many people...
  33. Re: My Fragrances: What should I add to my collection???

    Hummm, I would say you should at least try something dirtier and wintery: Fahrenheit, Hermes Equipage, Chanel Egoiste, Rochas Lui, M7 to make a change from your mostly summery and sweet fragrances....
  34. Re: Biggest change of heart towards a fragrance

    Cool, tell us about it afterwards! May not be easy to find though, I think its already or about to be discontinued :S
  35. Re: Biggest change of heart towards a fragrance

    Also interesting! Actually I think that the leather note is quite addictive, tried Eau Sauvage Fraicheur de Cuir, and couldnt stop sniffing the back of my hand while walking down the street, people...
  36. Re: Biggest change of heart towards a fragrance

    Very interesting! Was there any particular gourmand that made start looking at them with different "eyes"?
  37. Biggest change of heart towards a fragrance

    How many times has it happened to you? With which fragrances?
    Either was your mood, your age, whatever... but there was this fragrance you thought rubbish when you started wearing it, left it on the...
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    Re: Reformulated DH vs Vintage DHI...

    Even If im not biggest fan of DHI, I do have to admit that I like more original formulation because the lipstick note does stay around screaming and pulling people's hair for so long and the cocoa is...
  39. Re: The worst you ever tried, straight to the point.

    Yes, and I find it great! And actually im happy that its not like in music blogs where people start insulting eachother based on preferences like: "You like that band? what a &*#$ing moron!"
  40. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    and If anyone wondered if that "party-crasher, dressed in leather and smelling a dangerous mix of gasoline and booze...and that would eventually end up thrown out in the gutter by the bouncers aften...
  41. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    No, no, didnt mean that. "Frozen Cologne" is like a "summer-evening-cocktail-party" frag...
    Then answering Daniel I said that a Scent of Hell would have a totally different vibe, like " leather,...
  42. Re: The worst you ever tried, straight to the point.

    And the name "Elizabeth Arden Red Door".... For Chrissakes, it's almost like....it reminds me... Jeeezus...sorry, I have to say it: a sequel for "Behind the Green Door" or something! :D :D
  43. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    double post sorry!
  44. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Ahah! Nahh, this one is more "summer-evening-cocktail-party" type of fragrance!
    A 7ScentsOfHell fragrance wearer would be the one worn by the party-crasher, dressed in leather and smelling a...
  45. Re: The worst you ever tried, straight to the point.

    I DARE all of you to try...:

    Davidoff Champion Energy...

    I DARE you!

    AHAHAH! (evil laughter)
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    At Carnival, in my country, there are these tiny glass vials with some stenchy liquid that kids use to throw inside shops or whatever crowded place as a prank, after breaking the stench those...
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    Re: Gucci Envy or M7

    This is one of the questions where i surelly feel inclined to say: Just buy both of them, they are both essential.
    But if needing to make a more safe bet on a more versatile frag: Envy for Men, for...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Acqua Di Gio... I rarelly wear it but that stuff sure sparks Pavlovian compliments on women!
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    Re: Best Iris fragrance, please help

    for women: Prada Infusion D'Iris, very nice, youthfull and elegant
    for men: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection EDP - fascinating one, shows the "side-b" , the dark side of the Moon of the...
  50. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought a backup bottle of and why?

    Gucci Pour Homme I - News of discontinuation made me run for a backup... Its a staple, a milestone in my collection
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    Re: Gucci PHII spritzer

    I think its fine too, actually i prefer sprayers that dont spray that much allowing to dose better how much and where we want :)
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau New Fragrance

    Ok, done a proper wear:
    Basically after the nice citrus opening dies it becomes very close to the original but less strong as expected, quite nice.
    Naturally the longevity isnt the same, but...
  53. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Sorry people, but I have a winner here! Maybe next time! Thanks for the interest anyway! :)
  54. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Hey, Mikesc, Heperd, d4N13L, teemas, Oupavoc if you really are so anxious to try this, I just got a sample of this one yesterday, and since I have already tried it and I dont find it so important to...
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    Re: Your top 5 Discontinued fragrances

    Gucci Envy For Men
    Rochas Lui
    Gucci Pour Homme I

    All these I find amazing...and consider a crime that they were discontinued
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau New Fragrance

    Tried it yesterday and IMO it's exactly what the note rundown and the fragrance name propose, a citrusy (but not too much) and slightly aquatic (some would call it just "watered down" which can be...
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    Re: Dior Homme smells like make up??

    lmao!!!

    Actually i think Dior nailed it in the campaign when they casted Jude Law, who I always thought to be the typical quirky, vain, pretentious, ex-jock that likes to wear pink polos with...
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    Re: Dior Homme smells like make up??

    lmao!!!
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    Re: Blind buy of Fahrenehit

    Yes... I can imagine that Fahrenheit on a woman will surelly give her a dangerous, edgy-yet sophisticated vibe...hummm!
    Personally I love Fahrenheit, yet I cant use it at office, it sort of pulls...
  60. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    so there you go:
    I would say that after 6 hours the last tiny trail of scent vanished from my skin. Thats the longevity i got from this one.
    Personally I was never a fan of La Nuit, and this one is...
  61. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Summer evening...
    Still I dont see it as natural born summer fragrance, it has a too "warm" vibe for me, for instance, i do get an almost cinammon/peppery note combined with sweetness now......
  62. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Ok, since people want to know im posting here an update:
    Tried it again on my skin about 1hr ago.
    Again i can say its slightly fresher than the regular La Nuit but dont think its some kind of...
  63. Re: What fragrance is on the verge of being discontinue? Going extinct...

    Best would be to include in the thread also those on the verge of being reformulated... even if knowing that is even harder :S
  64. Re: What fragrance is on the verge of being discontinue? Going extinct...

    Goddamn! After the murder of GPH I, that would be terrible: my fave spring fragrance :( !
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Never tried Quorum but I find Cool Water totally "uncool" (lame pun, i know...), it basically burns my nose in a bleachy kind of way... Can't see whats so aquatic about it, unless you mean the water...
  66. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Actually i was in a hurry so i just tried it on paper and walked around with it in my shirt pocket for an hour and a half or so before I disposed it, so cant tell for now. Anyway for the benefit of...
  67. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Well here (Portugal) its already out...
    I think it came to the local stores 7 days ago or so.
    Don't tell me i've just done a "first opinion" about a fragrance here on Basenotes! :D
  68. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Tried it last weekend and to my nose it did came out "fresher" than the original (so it achieved its goal): it does have a citrusy and fruity top that somehow makes an odd combination with the more...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    er.... Actually Memoire d'Homme is my latest adittion to my SOS... should have taken attention to your red flag! :(
  70. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    YSL M7 - Was already expecting it though...
    L'Instant de Guerlain - Wasnt expecting...

    Anyway just push good ol Acqua di Gio and we have a little happy camper! ahah!
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit question

    Now... here's something new for a change, a bulgarian ebay seller auctions this peculiar type of Fahrenheit: modern bottle in a vintage box... Could it be thats how it looks in Bulgaria?
    Check by...
  72. Re: "Stop The (Flanker) Madness" Campaign: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    Eheh, sure i dont hate anything before or after I test it :) Hating is just a waste of time, and I like to keep things in perspective!

    Actually the "Stop the Madness" thing is just a small pun on...
  73. Re: "Stop The (Flanker) Madness" Campaign: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    Eheh, sure i dont hate anything before or after I test it :) Hating is just a waste of time, and I like to keep things in perspective!

    Actually the "Stop the Madness" thing is just a small pun on...
  74. Re: "Stop The (Flanker) Madness" Campaign: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    "Pointless Flankers are no fun. Pointless Flankers endanger the noses and happiness of millions. They must stop. We appeal in particular to the designer brands of today.

    STOP THE POINTLESS...
  75. "Stop The (Flanker) Madness" Campaign: La Nuit de L'Homme Frozen Cologne

    Nice folks there at L'Oreal/"YSL" have done it again:
    Just what the world needed...Another flanker of L'Homme, or to be precise a flanker of a flanker... Yawn...
    Am i being too harsh here?
  76. Re: Rochas Lui. Could it have "gone bad"? Help needed!!

    Thank you! Actually I've sprayed it 5 times 4 hrs ago to max its power (I usually spray other frags 2,3 times ) and now its quite overbearing, i feel like a cedartree that has someone thrown a...
  77. Rochas Lui. Could it have "gone bad"? Help needed!!

    Hi!I bought 2 brand new 100ml / 3,4 Oz bottles of Rochas Lui yesterday, opened one and the fragrance has quite an harsh, bitter opening, but on middle and base notes comes quite smooth, woody and...
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    Re: Some good Cheap fragrances..!!

    Denim Cologne, its dirt cheap and smells fine (in the Azzaro PH vein...)!
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    A*Men- already gave it a 2nd chance, wondering if my "evolved" nose would get its "charm" 2 years later... Nope! Smelled even worse!

    Dior Homme/Intense: well my first post on this thread has it...
  80. Re: trouble with original gucci pour homme (1976)

    Hello!
    I have a bottle just like that one GPH1976 (bought it BNIB) and smells exactly like you described, i think its just the way its supposed to smell... I feel many of the 70's early 80's...
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    Re: Top 5 Year Round scents???

    L'Instant Pour Homme Guerlain
    Allure Homme Sport Chanel
    Gucci Pour Homme II
  82. Re: If you had to have only ONE scent in your life..

    I'll second that, for sure!
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Eheh, seems Versace "The Dreamer" ends up in many SOS situations!
  84. Re: 7 Scents of Hell, which ones do you consider would fit the bill?

    Humm, Elixir from Azzaro,intriguing... would have to blind buy it, where is it different from regular Azzaro PH?
  85. Re: 7 Scents of Hell, which ones do you consider would fit the bill?

    Hi everyone, and what about Ungaro III, I havent tried it yet, everyone goes around saying how dark it is, yet most people dispise its current formulation, is it that bad compared to the vintage one?...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    A*Men - Really must be a Love or Hate fragrance... tried it 2 years ago and i felt i was being poisoned, after reading so much praise and after feeling my nose had evolved quite a bit on last 2 years...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Humm...
    Ungaro III- I love dark fragrances, and everyone says this one is dark, yet everyone also says current formulation is crap... Havent tried it yet.
    Versace the Dreamer- Totally agree, ...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    1 Million... that "bottle".... just gets on my nerves.... i find it sooo tacky!
  89. Thread: Leather

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    Re: Leather

    Allmighty FAHRENHEIT all the way! Gasoline, mandarin, violet and LEATHER you can't go wrong with that!
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    That sounds NASTY! Gotta keep away! :)
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    Re: YSL have castrated M7 with Oud Absolu

    Thanks a lot, glad you enjoyed it!
    Sad i was one of those who "bought un' o those cough-syrup-with-moonshine-bottled-in-sum'thing-with-a-red-sticker" but i didnt fell for those "darn cubes"... One...
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    Re: YSL have castrated M7 with Oud Absolu

    The year is 2007, somewhere in France at L'Oreal's YSL Bootlegging Shack:

    Junior: Hey, Pa'! We's got no mo' of those red bottles for our "improved" (wink, wink) M7 juice!

    Pa: Ain't that a darn...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Not at all! It's within topic range anyway! Where I'm from they'll only hand out samples IF you buy a fragrance (buy one, get one free sample of some other fragrance - rule)...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Drumnbum, something sort of similar happened with me and Acqua di Gio...Well you know what usually they feel for that fragrance, and honestly i dont think its that bad, its just thats its EVERYWHERE!...
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    What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Ok, first of all i want to say sorry to all those who felt offended with the title of my previous post "what's in your sack o' S-word", wasn't my intention neither did i think it would break any...
  96. Re: 7 Scents of Hell, which ones do you consider would fit the bill?

    Thanks Moore! well i could agree with your judgment on many of them, not with Azzaro PH though, i was raised by a barber, and Azzaro PH totally reminds me my dad's smell whenever he arrived home at...
  97. Re: 7 Scents of Hell, which ones do you consider would fit the bill?

    ahah, well you guessed 2 of my own entries: Fahrenheit (my nr1!) and M7!
    what exactly you mean with the 2 categories "for hell" and "from Hell"? i get the feeling you mean that the "from hell" ones...
  98. Re: 7 Scents of Hell, which ones do you consider would fit the bill?

    First of all: I want to sincerely show my gratitude to all those that contributed to this thread... Its really great! Was first time I joined any internet forum (and i've been tempted to join forums...
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    Re: azzaro silver black/ onyx is awesome!

    I think it's already on discontinuation lane...
  100. Re: 7 Scents of Hell, which ones do you consider would fit the bill?

    "L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme ".... i guess you mentioned that one in the same way you could have said "Acqua Di Gio" :D
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