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  1. Re: Looking for the perfect tobacco/cigarette perfume

    I've smelled a lot of the scents you lot have recommended for that "freshly opened pack of cigarettes" vibe and none of them have that certain something that I'm looking for as there are other...
  2. Re: [UK] Aventus (17N01 - Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    SMW 3 arrived and decanted, will be shipped tomorrow.
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    Re: Never getting compliments on my fragrances

    Wear a little badge that says "tell me I smell nice".
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    Re: M7 mystery ingredient?

    Isn't that just the way that YSL highlight the formulation of juice that's in the bottle and not an actual ingredient?
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    Re: Evening w/a Mobster & DUA

    One shill, two shill, three shill more...
  6. Re: Looking for something similar to D&G The One. but niche

    There isn't.
  7. Re: Looking for the perfect tobacco/cigarette perfume

    Great thread, I'd like to find a tobacco frag that wasn't sweet, spicy or the usual tricks but did smell like a freshly opened pack of cigarettes with very little else added into the mix.
  8. Re: [UK] Aventus (17N01 - Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Thanks for the updates folks, hope you enjoy your juice.

    SMW 3 ordered
  9. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Aventus 23 has landed and its another 17N01. You must be so proud :cheesy:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    There are so many things wrong with your statement that I'd have to derail the thread to address them. Instead, seeing as pictures are worth a thousand words I shall leave these two choice pieces...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    It does make sense for them to cannibalise their existing market with the new release given how exponentially Aventus is growing as there will always be more clients coming in. I base my perspective...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Viking is Creeds forthcoming male scent that is due out this year:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/429631-The-Official-Creed-Viking-Thread
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I have my suspicions as to what they've done to it that's led to these differences and I'll share them once I'm sure as at the moment I'm going solely off intuition and feel based on two wears but I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Nice one, did you see what I mean when I said that the way the pineapple was blended was reminiscent of the 2013 era batches as it was lower in the mix and came and went throughout the performance in...
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    Re: Pure Malt discontinued?

    Interesting as I thought you were going to comment on the performance and not the composition.
  16. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 2015 and onwards: Reduced longevity and sillage?

    IIRC there was some talk that TV had been watered down and its performance took a hit. On the plus side it wasn't as palpably thick any more.

    That said I find Franck Boclet Tobacco and Phaedon...
  17. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    SMW 3 payment requests out


    Almost full:

    Dior - Fève Délicieuse 50ml £69 - 1 slot left
    Bond No 9 New Haarlem 30ml £55 - 1 slot left
    Mugler Pure Tonka 20ml £14.00 - 1 slot left
    Chanel -...
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    Re: Pure Malt discontinued?

    Just out of curiosity what difference did you find between the two?
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Purple Label?

    To me it smells like a prototype of Aventus sans pineapple but then given that the same company made both that shouldn't be a surprise.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water vs Mefisto

    No lies were told. Great reinterpretation as I dig the use of rose in this composition.
  21. Re: Aventus is Discontinuing the 120ml and 75ml Bottles. Replacing with 100 and 50ml Bottles.

    Ah, well in that case it's a rite of passage so resume beating. :D
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    Given the fact that most of your posts state that you have half a working olfactory receptor I'll take the bold part as you being ironic and keep it moving.
  23. Re: Aventus is Discontinuing the 120ml and 75ml Bottles. Replacing with 100 and 50ml Bottles.

    Could you beat that mule a little harder, newb? I don't think it's dead, the sneaky fuckers just pretending. :p
  24. Re: Tried the new Zadig & Voltaire This is Him! EXCELLENT

    Sampled this and thought it had piss poor performance. An edp retooling could be of some interest but I generally dismissed it after a quick sniff as there was nothing in it that particularly caught...
  25. Re: How do you have confidence in your perfume compositions...?

    Having only played around with the most basic, rudimentary component of composing scents I can't speak on that element yet but in terms of reviews I've been told that my words are like "blunt force...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    Essenza is AdG done right, its an absolutely stunning fragrance and it performs admirably as well. As for the egg notes, I remember reading somewhere that that may have something to do with the notes...
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    Re: Calvin klein obsession cologne

    Women's version. Masculine is tagged for men and has a totally different bottle.
  28. Thread: Best Oud

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    Re: Best Oud

    Vintage M7
  29. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Added a few more designers:

    Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct 20ml £15
    First Instinct perfumer, Phillippe Romano, said: “I wanted to create a modern fragrance that balances both the fresh...
  30. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct - faulty bottle?

    How is the juice? I was going to add this to my splits as I found the notes so interesting but a lot of the reviews state the melon based accords only show up briefly in the opening before the...
  31. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Thanks for the updates folks.

    Aventus 23 ordered. Would be very interested to hear what you lot make of 17N01 as there is definitely a different vibe as highlighted in my review that becomes more...
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    Re: Stronger Vetiver Babylone?

    Next on the list.
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    Re: Stronger Vetiver Babylone?

    Tried the Bamboo today and whilst it is very nice and I can see why it would remind folks of VB its only a tad stronger and doesn't quite have the same magic.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Very interested to hear your thoughts on this one.
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    Re: Do you mix by weight or volume?

    Interesting that you don't need mega expensive scales as the amounts you mentioned are easily measured although thus far I've been more of a spontaneous chef throwing in a bit of this and some of...
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    Re: Stronger Vetiver Babylone?

    Nice one, I do like ginger based frags too so I'll sample that one.



    Damn skippy, I actually mentioned that in my review as to me it feels EDC concentration which is a joke given its pricepoint...
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    Re: Stronger Vetiver Babylone?

    Hmm, will bust out the 10 sprays and see how that fares. I don't think I've ever applied a fragrance that much before...
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    Re: Stronger Vetiver Babylone?

    Thanks but I've already tried most of those and they aren't in the same lane as VB which is altogether more ethereal, creamy and then comes the fruit. I do pick up vetiver in there, playing a nearly...
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    Stronger Vetiver Babylone?

    Specifically the first three hours. It doesn't really last much past that on my skin but that opening and transition is wonderful if a bit weak. Anyone smelled anything that swerves in the same lane?...
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    Re: Do you mix by weight or volume?

    Top man, thanks for that clear and concise explanation. I'll stick to the drops method for now as creativity and calculations are at opposite ends of the spectrum :)

    Cheers
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    Re: Zara Vibrant Leather, EDT

    Nope. Not at all.
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    Re: How many aromas do you need?

    Some artists can't paint anything even mildly inspiring with the widest range of the highest quality materials in a state of the art studio whilst some can scribble on the back of an old betting slip...
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    Re: Do you mix by weight or volume?

    Could you speak on that conversion process please? I'm currently only experimenting with the drops method of creation whilst tinkering so it would be nice to learn about this evolution for when I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yes, I see. Crazy how subjective fragrance is and the differing ways in which we express this sentiment when sharing our experiences. It's quite a noticeable difference to the composition so it will...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Ah, thank you. Saved me from having to track down a 16M flacon to check as I was curious about the amped woods. To my nose in 17N its definitely not the woods that get my attention but the "bigness"...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Interesting, they may have changed what they are using for the woods then as it definitely smells "bigger". All of the 2016 batches felt transparent and airy to me, even 16H11. Speaking in terms of...
  47. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Thanks for the updates folks, much appreciated. Aventus 22 has landed and its the latest batch,17N01 of which my review is here:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    17N01 quick impressions:

    First of all this is strong, now it may just be because its been a long day as I'm sitting here decanting but I could actually feel this one searing my nostrils and...
  49. Re: How long did it take you get sick of Le Male? Or did you never like or dislike it?

    Kaern comes through with another acerbic observation :D
  50. Re: How long did it take you get sick of Le Male? Or did you never like or dislike it?

    Popeye and Ultra Male are quite good but the original was simply overworn around my way back in the days and even into the current age. It certainly has its adherents.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    The 17N01 has landed.

    Haven't decanted it yet but you can tell that its strong as I could smell it through the packaging and sealed transit box. Opened up the box and was immediately hit with...
  52. Paco Rabanne XS + Issey PH = How 90s can you go?

    Sniffed this in the air today and woah does it induce that timewarp factor, so much so that I felt naked without one of these:
    ...
  53. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Disregard wife.
    Acquire fragrance.
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    Re: Dua fragrances

    You've about hit the nail on the head with that there as that's the modus operandi. Cloned juice at niche prices sold to fools and reviewed by shills.
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    Re: Creed SMW/VIW/Himalaya

    VIW is the best of that list by a mile.

    Instead of SMW I prefer Al Wisam Day which just smells better to me thanks to the addition of a rose note along with great performance for pennies....
  56. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    GIT 7 arrived and will be posted on Monday
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    Re: Dua fragrances

    If you like paying over the top for the same old clone oils in 30ml atomizers then knock yourself out otherwise save that cash and spend it on real fumes.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Pornflakes? Ha. What a username, it certainly made me smile :D
  59. Re: Please HELP. Newb here and want to create my own scent.

    Homebrew is this way, gent:

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    It's hard to explain but I tend to "see" my scents and thus find it quite easy to know which elements go together and which clash.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I'm all for layering even though some shudder at the thought, to me if it works, it works. Simple as that.



    A few, check:


    I tried the Tuscan Leather + Aventus combo and found it just...
  62. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Thanks for the updates folks. For those of you that are into layering and looking for a little extra something something, check this:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    This is an amazing combination, I never realized how strong VIW until I layered it with Aventus as it amps up all thats good about it and blends perfectly with the accords of Aventus. 2 sprays of...
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    Re: Feel bad for any particular perfumer?

    Yes. So much so that I've crafted a little voodoo doll of them that I liberally douse in Joop every now and then as I yell "Whos smelling good now? Huh?" at the top of my lungs whilst cackling...
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone is an absolutely enthralling fragrance and smells just how I like my vetiver based frags (ie. can't smell it at all). Such a shame that its around EDC strength though as...
  66. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Here's what I'm going to in order to help wrap this TOAK up, for those that are sitting on the fence or haven't inhaled any of the listed scents before I'm going to help you out by allowing you to...
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    Re: Most influential fragrances ever?

    Platinum Egoiste had loads of companies jumping on that attempted clone wave as Aventus did so many decades after if imitation is how you measure influence?
  68. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    Armani Prive - Vetiver Babylone arrived and despatched
  69. Re: Can you determine a person's personality with a well-written set of fragrance questions?

    Yes indeed, anything is possible but the end results depends on the quality of the brain behind the algorithm as there are questions that generate replies and those that leave you with data and there...
  70. Re: [UK] Aventus (Same Day Shipping), Floris, HdP + Lots Of Cheap Designers Just Added...

    VIW 3 arrived and despatched along with all outstanding Aventus allocations.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge thoughts

    One of the best sweet tobacco renditions out there due to how well balanced it is, performs very well and is also excellent value for money.
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    Re: GCMS data to perfume

    Fantastic post, I once commented that using GC formulas to recreate fragrances was akin to giving an average woman and Michelin star chef the same recipe and ingredients and then being surprised that...
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    Re: How do you feel about wearing CK One today?

    What was it that this contained truck loads of? Was it hedione or something else?
  74. Re: [UK] Valentino Uomo Acqua (Exclusive pre-release - In hand ready to ship), Aventus, HdP, Floris

    There are a couple of outstanding payments that I'm still chasing up but will cover the costs myself and order it today as they are regular members. Will update once it arrives and ships bud.

    GIT...
  75. Re: [UK] Valentino Uomo Acqua (Exclusive pre-release - In hand ready to ship), Aventus, HdP, Floris

    16K11. Quick review of the batch:



    Added some more cheap designers:

    Valentino Uomo Intense 20ml £18
    The composition is suave leathery, deep and bright; a typical Italian fragrance style....
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    Re: does the packaging matter

    If some houses put the effort they put into the juice instead of the boxes there are many compositions that would've been much better for it. Generally though the most important thing to me is the...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Acqua (2017)

    Yes, it does seem a bit off as it needs to be in stores now in order to make a splash in the right time as I think this one will fly off the shelves as it garners great responses.

    The performance...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Acqua (2017)

    Thats interesting as the batch code on mine points to an October 2016 creation date so its been on deck for a while and the reviewer that sold me my bottle had already had it for a couple of months....
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    Re: I hate ISO E Super

    :cheesy:
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Acqua (2017)

    Wore this again today and the weather was much warmer, the extra heat made the citrus notes much bigger and they felt like they were floating on a shimmering cloud of iris. Projection is suitably...
  81. Thread: Lddm?

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    Re: Lddm?

    Its a phenomenal fragrance and there really is nothing like it. My initial thoughts were:



    Based on your wardrobe I think you'd like it if lightly applied as it can beast out if you go too...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    First thoughts were a chunk of nutmeg and a sprinkling of mandarin, everything in there smells "brown" and it needs another element in there to provide a counterpoint.
  83. Re: Etiquette for returning a reformulated perfume?

    In order to be surprised they'd first have to admit they've tinkered with the formula which most of them don't. I have returned a reform before and it was to a store that had a very strict...
  84. Re: [UK] Valentino Uomo Acqua (Exclusive pre-release - In hand ready to ship), Aventus, HdP, Floris

    Armani Prive - Vetiver Babylone payment requests out.

    VIW Bottle 3 ordered.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Sampled this the other day:

    Old dry farmyard barn that contains a broken down tractor thats been leaking vital fluids all over the floor but was made during a time when good components and trim...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    That is whats so awesome about the 2012 batches, they literally have the most realistic smoking/cigarette note you can ever imagine. So much so that you yourself will often to a double take wondering...
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    Re: Middle Eastern Exclusives

    Ck euphoria pure gold

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/435921-NEW-Calvin-Klein-Pure-Gold-Euphoria-Men
  88. Re: Dior Homme Intense has a new reformulation (2017 bottles)

    True but the linearity that provides that iris all the way through instead of the peek a boo the accord plays in DHI is one of the reasons why I actually prefer it to the vintage juice. Horses for...
  89. Re: Dior Homme Intense has a new reformulation (2017 bottles)

    Have you tried Valentino Uomo intense? The iris note really gives the old DHI a run for its money and I actually prefer the modernised composition.
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    Re: NEW: L'Eau by Tauer Perfumes

    My thoughts exactly, looking forward to sampling this one as Tauer certainly does put his own spin on things.
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    Re: Best Travel atomizer?

    Travalo Milano is a great option if you like style along with your spray, Boston Rounds are the best in terms of outlay but it depends on the quality of the sprayers you can get.
  92. Re: New Escentric Molecules - Escentric 04 and Molecule 04

    Thanks folks, I remember reading about this molecule in Turins book and this thread reminded me that I'd intended to look into it at some point.
  93. Re: You Guys Should Try Boss Bottled Intense Eau de Parfum

    Will give this a sniff solely on your recommendation buysblind as I've dug quite a few of the designers you've mentioned before plus the note combo sounds delicious. I only hope it hasn't got the...
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Pure Gold Euphoria Men

    Thanks, that was the same price that Liquid Gold was going for when it was an exclusive over there. Here's hoping it materializes at the importers with a 1/3rd off as the last one did.
  95. Re: New Escentric Molecules - Escentric 04 and Molecule 04

    Both of them do sound superb, thanks for sharing.

    Anyone know any other standout frags built around Javanol?
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Pure Gold Euphoria Men

    joov you make it sound even better each time you share more info, where abouts are you based and what is the RRP of this juice?
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Acqua (2017)

    Managed to score a tester of this for my splits:
  98. Re: [UK] Valentino Uomo Acqua (Exclusive pre-release - In hand ready to ship), Aventus, HdP, Floris

    Added Valentino Uomo Acqua 10ml £13
    Upon initial application you can see why they’ve gone for the acqua tag as you’re blasted with a summery/playful rendition of the familiar iris and leather accord...
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Pure Gold Euphoria Men

    This sounds more and more awesome with each report as I've been looking for a genuine cardamom scent and the Santal Royal vibe is just icing on the cake.

    Let's hope it lands here quicker than...
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    Re: GAME: Fragrance Houses Theme Songs

    :cheesy: So on point with this one.
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