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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Tabac Aurea is probably the richest tobacco scent after Creed's vintage Tabarome.
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    I tend to like the simplicity and sheer classic nature of some of the older Creeds like Royal English Leather, Bois du Portugal, Bois de Santal, and Royal Scottish Lavender.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    Aeroplane by Detaille
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    None of them. Out of the ones you listed, 4711 is the closest to a traditional cologne in form though it uses horrific quality ingredients. For the same price, basically, try Roger & Gallet Extra...
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    Re: Question to UK Basenoters re: Royal Mail

    UPS/Fedex/DHL might be able to import/export perfume from UK, but at a premium price.
  6. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Try DR Harris Traditional Cologne for a cheap fix. Zingy orange oil with an animalic, powdery Victorian Era musk.
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Even though the Creeds aren't as good as some of the others, you could try the neglected Citrus Bigarrade if you can find it. It is a more earthy, powdery, sour neroli that reminds me of the...
  8. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    I didn't really like Orange Sanguine. Try the regular Hermes Orange Verte.
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Neroli is indeed a noble quest. My favorites are C & S Neroli, Kobe Xerjoff, and PdN Colonge Sologne. A myriad of eaux contain substantial amounts of neroli, too.

    I found Tom Ford too synthetic...
  10. Re: Enter the Nutmeg: "Cacharel pour Homme", 1981

    Beautifully constructed, but too spicy for me.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    Lots of good ones out there, but who knows for how long...Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille, Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Parma, Guerlain Eau de Coq, etc.
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme - HELP!

    I conclude based on the fact it says "aftershave" just like my bottle. It lasts maybe an hour or two. If it is strong, resinous, and long-lasting, it is the EdT and should last more than eight hours.
  13. Re: Vintage Acqua Di Parma Colonia need some input.

    I'm not sure it's super vintage though I've never tried any. Good score though!
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme - HELP!

    Believe it or not, it's an aftershave. Not many come in sprays anymore. I have the same bottle. I bought it a few years when some came onto the market. While it pales in comparison to the EdT, it is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Habit Rouge Eau de Cologne
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    Re: Best Guerlains mans fragances

    Tough question. I'd go with vintage Derby or Mouchoir.
  17. Glad to see a few are still interested in the old...

    Glad to see a few are still interested in the old classics (though I would dispute the status of 4711).
  18. Thread: Summer scent

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    Re: Summer scent

    If you like ES, I would suggest trying Aeroplane by Detaille.
  19. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Best of all time was a 1920s extract I smelled. Second best is Creed Bois de Santal. Best extant sandalwood is Villoresi's Sandalo.
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Perhaps Brooks Brothers for Men or RL Safari for Men.
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    Re: Civet! ...modern and classic

    You can't beat Mouchoir for a classic civet fragrance. I was appalled by MdM at first, but grew to love it. Even more classic, the impossible to find Nuit de Chine by Rose, which contains the real...
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    If you include the "older" fragrances, Creed does have a wide breadth of styles though the newer fragrances certainly leave something to be desired.
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    Re: The ultimate fougere

    It is hard say since fougeres are classed any where from classic to aromatic to green. The best green fougere is probably the defunct Crown Fougere. Best aromatic of all time was Dukes of Pall Mall...
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    Re: top floral carnation perfumes for men

    I forgot the honorable mention, Caron's beautiful and spicy Poivre parfum.
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    Re: top floral carnation perfumes for men

    Last year, I researched carnation fragrances extensively trying most available today and vintage formulations. In my opinion, the best there ever was is Roger & Gallet Blue Carnation followed by...
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    I have a small sample of Rosine Nuit de Chine from the 1910s.
  27. Re: It's my birthday and I'm wearing Caron Poivre from 1954.

    Great spicy carnation scent!
  28. Thread: Best leather?

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    Re: Best leather?

    Knize Ten
    Cuir de Russie Parfum
    Royal English Leather
  29. Thread: Good fougères?

    by bokaba
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    Re: Good fougères?

    Vintage Fougere Royale is best of course and not anything like the current EdP. For sparkly, mossy, green fougere, try English Fern or Wild Fern. Even some of the barbershop colognes styled...
  30. Thread: Dumpster scents

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    Re: Dumpster scents

    Do you mean the fragrances belong in a dumpster or that they smell like a dumpster?
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    Hard to pick.

    Bois du Portugal
    Bois de Santal
    Royal English Leather
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934 - made in USA?

    Hard to say, but it smells darned good!
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    Re: Acqua di Parma. Colonial or Essenza

    The Colonia is a classic lemon, herb, and rose eau de cologne right out of the XVIIIth Century.
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    The long-lost Iris Gris is best of course. Followed by Iris Silver Mist. ISM uses a big whack of orris butter, which smells doughy and peppery much like a beat or other dark root vegetable--makes...
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    Re: Adolfo Dominguez and Balenciaga

    No experience with Balenciaga, but AD is quite nice, no frills, barbershop cologne.
  36. Re: Creed Bois du Portugal or bond No 9 Chinatown?

    BdP is one the best ultra-luxurious masculines. It is much closer to PdN New York than anything by Bond though it is still superior to New York.
  37. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    Try Givenchy Gentleman, Mouchoir de Monsieur, and Czech & Speake Cuba...
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    Re: Pledge to stop buying

    I won't be buying anything except vintage probably as most of the releases of recent years have declined in quality and vision.
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    Re: Unforgivable Flanker Thread

    It is likely the flankers, along with the namesake, are in fact, unforgivable.
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    Re: What should I Sample from Sephora next?

    As far as I know, Sephora carries Acqua di Parma. Try their original Colonia.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit. Want more rose!

    My best roses are:

    Hammam Bouquet: stuffy, fusty, Victorian rose with musk, civet, and sandalwood
    Washington Tremlett Black Tie: well-groomed rosewater with woods and saffron
    CB I Hate Perfume...
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    Re: Best Pine fragrances

    Crown Perfumery Town & Country: excellent improvement upon Blenheim Bouquet, British countryside perfection.
    Creed Epicea: smokey, resinous fir befitting of 18th Century Russian aristocrats.
  43. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    The company says they will send me a sample when it becomes available in the US this spring. In the meantime, for all the PH lovers, I found the current Guerlain Derby to be very similar minus the...
  44. Re: S O T D : TUESDAY ; December 31, 2013(last day of the year)

    1910s Rosine Nuit de Chines featuring real ambergris, deer musk, and civet.
  45. Re: Recommendations to wear to a Great Gatsby themed party?

    Bois du Portugal or Vintage Tabarome.
  46. Thread: Male rose

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    Re: Male rose

    CS no. 88 has a lot of incenses and is not as good as it used to be. My favorite lighter rose is Washington Tremlett Black Tie, which has a beautiful rosewater, saffron, and woods. Creed's tea rose...
  47. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    Just as an aside, let's hope this campaign brought about the relaunch of Patou pour Homme providing some evidence that what we think still counts though I think pressure had been mounting over a...
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Try Creed Epicea.
  49. Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Caron Poivre (if not discontinued, it will be shortly) or the Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia.
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    Re: Citrus-barbershop

    My favorite is the long lost Rigaud Eau de Kananga. You could probably also go with Crown Eau de Quinine or even Penhaligon's Castile.
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    Re: Rote Farina Marke Kolnisch Juchten search!

    Good luck. It's a great scent unrivaled by any modern Russian leather fragrance.
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    Re: Women's greens for men

    We cannot forget the beautiful vintage Vent Vert by Carven (I think).
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    Caron Poivre and Coup de Fouet

    I would like to compare Poivre and Coup de Fouet. I really like the Poivre parfum and have a sample CdF somewhere. Any thoughts on which is superior?

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    I found my CdF sample...
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    Poll: Re: D'Orsay's Creme de la Creme ???

    Arome 3 is my favorite--a brilliant lavender fougere. Next up would be vintage Le Dandy.
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    Re: rose cologne for men a do or dont.?

    Sure. I like Hammam Bouquet and Washington Tremlett Black Tie.
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    Re: Guerlain Les Exclusives Line

    Derby is one of the few fragrances that is actually somewhat faithful to the original.
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    Re: Saffron Based Frag's

    Washington Tremlett Black Tie if you can find it. Top notch rose with a blast of saffron and woods.
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    Re: Requesting info on Guerlain Vetiver

    I have a bottle of the EdC. It is my favorite of the Guerlain vetivers along with the vintage EdT. It seems to have more depth and less sparkling citrus than the current EdT.
  59. Thread: Guerlain Help

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    Re: Guerlain Help

    While Guerlain has largely targeted middle-aged women since the 1920s, there are some masculine and shared masterpieces. Mouchoir de Monsieur is an obvious and hard to find choice. I like Derby and...
  60. Re: Winter is coming - Tobacco Vanille vs Guerlain L'instant Extreme/Derby?

    Derby would be my choice.
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    Re: What Is Your Most Wanted Fragrance?

    If we are wishing upon a star: Iris Gris and Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia (and vintage Hammam Bouquet Extract).
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    Re: Rose growers--True Rose fragrance?

    I would say Creed's Fleur de The Rose Bulgare though it has some citrus snap with a dab of green tea, which I don't really like. CB I Hate Perfume Tea/Rose is quite good. Otherwise, you can't beat a...
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    Re: What are your most loved incense fragrances?

    The discontinued Vendetta by Valentino is nice.
  64. Thread: Soapy Citrus

    by bokaba
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    Re: Soapy Citrus

    I ended up getting Anglia Duncan and a 1940s bottle of Rigaud Eau de Kananga. Floris is nice if you can get vintage. New Floris fragrances are a pale ghost of their former selves. Floris is surely...
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    Re: Royal Oud to be discontinued?

    Creed to discontinue a fragrance, and not a very good one at that...never...only to resurrect it as a limited edition leather atomizer for $1200.
  66. Thread: Molinard

    by bokaba
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    Re: Molinard

    Molinard makes pretty good simple fragrances. I would like to try more, but they are somewhat hard to find.
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    Re: what is your oldest fragrance?

    Farina Gegenuber Kolnisch Wasser (1714); my actual oldest fragrance is a small vial of Rosine Nuit de Chine from the 1910s.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    Jicky
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I recently sampled MFK and while it was a nice scent featuring soft balsams, I did not feel it was a great rose fragrance. Let me also add CB I Hate Perfume Tea/Rose, which is exactly that--and black...
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    Re: Vendetta pour Homme by Valentino

    Vendetta is a nice incense fragrance. Powerhouse? Maybe? I've only worn it once or twice, so I can't really remember.
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    Re: Traditional Fougere

    If no one has mentioned it, Crown Fougere is excellent. It is much deeper and richer than either English Fern or Wild Fern and a good bit stronger--probably what English Fern was like long ago.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 13th, 2013

    Creed Epicea
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    I suppose I would consider Eau de Guerlain lemony, but it is really more than an eau de cologne. It is also quite herbal with caraway and a very strong musk. Quite good in fact.
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    I ordered a sample of Monsieur Balmain. I thought I had one, but I guess I traded it?

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    It may well be. However, you can only concentrate natural citrus oils up to a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 12th, 2013

    English Fern; it's 105 F today.
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    Any other ideas?
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    Re: creed toilet water?

    Looks go to me. Original Santal isn't a highly counterfeited one. Just make sure that it smells like Joop or Jovan to be safe.
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    Les Scenteurs Molinard

    Is there any difference between the blue bottles and the newer arch shaped bottles of the same fragrance like Musc or Patchouli?
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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    I don't really like sweet scents, but I'd go with d'Orsay le Dandy or even Fragonard Zizanie.
  80. Re: Aftershave Splashes Vs. Aftershave Balms vs Aftershave Emulsion

    A splash is usually a less concentrated form of the EdT sometimes with menthol, toners, etc. added. A balm is a moisturizer. I am not sure about an emulsion.
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    Re: SotD: Saturday - 11.May.2013.

    100 F here today, so Eau du Coq.
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    Re: Summer Creeds Question

    You should certainly try Neroli Sauvage, Selection Verte, and Citrus Bigarrade.
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    Never heard of de Oro. I forgot Creed Boise de Cedrat and Guerlain Fleurs de Cedrat.
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    There's something I don't like about Borsari. Probably just snobbery after having smelled 1960s vintage Farina Gegenuber EdC. Any other ideas?
  85. Thread: male bar soap

    by bokaba
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    Re: male bar soap

    I like Yardley soaps--principally the lavender. I also like Williams soap even though it is technically a "shave" soap.
  86. Thread: Vintage.

    by bokaba
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    Re: Vintage.

    It's hard to tell without seeing a picture of the front of each bottle. The figurine bottles are likely made by what we would call "drugstore" brands like Avon, Coty, Old Spice, Williams, Mennen,...
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    Acqua di Genova is way too floral and way too sweet for me. I think I have a sample of Sicilia somewhere. I have Arlington, though Arlington is a more English take on the eau de cologne with "doughy"...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 10th, 2013

    Crown Esterhazy
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    Lemon Eau de Cologne

    What are your favorite lemon eau de colognes? Off the cuff, I think of Alvarez Gomez Colonia and Acqua di Parma Colonia.
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    Re: Williams Shave Soap

    Does Arko make an aftershave or cologne with the same scent?

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    I've got a sample of L'Occitane Verbena on the way. Let's hope for the best.
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    Re: Citrusy summer (hotter weather) frags?

    You can't go wrong with:

    Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille
    Alvarez Gomez Agua de Colonia Concentrada
    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: Williams Shave Soap

    Verbena is probably the case possibly along with lemon melissa.
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    Williams Shave Soap

    I adore the simple scent of Williams shave soap, which is available at most drug stores. It is a simple, dry lemon soap. Any ideas on fragrances that smell similar? I get a hint of it in Roger &...
  94. Thread: Next Chanel

    by bokaba
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    Re: Next Chanel

    Get the non-concentree Pour Monsieur if you can find it.
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    Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    Buy Lorenzo Villoresi Sandal now. You can even get a sample from Lafco NY for $2.50 if you call them.
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    Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
    CS Myrrh & Frankincense when it was made by Forester Milano
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

    Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille
  98. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme Rare Fragrance Sighting

    Last time I checked, they were readily available online.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

    Guerlain Apres de Londee
  100. Thread: Dunhill Edition

    by bokaba
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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    It was a bit too spicy for me. Try their original Dunhill for men 1934 in the same bottle, but clear.
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