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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

    I second this. :)
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    Re: What are some good fig scents?

    Nautilus Aqua.... if you can find it. This is a recent find. I just tested it. It's a different aquatic/marine scent from the mainstream. The fig note is worth smelling. :)

    John
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    Re: Battle of the Aquatics!

    Let's throw in there some Aquaman... the "swimming pool" aqua scent, at least to me. :)

    John
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    Re: Smells like Soap

    Aspen Discovery.. for that "Irish Spring" soapy smell.
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    Re: Still Together For All These Years...

    It's Quorum for me. I've been wearing it since 1st year high. This year i'll be turning 30. :P
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    Re: You decide between these two..

    I agree... ::)


    John
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    Re: Best tobacco scent

    Yes, indeed. Quorum is the scent that started my passion in perfumery... The nice tobacco leather drydown is the one that gives me the kicks. :)
  8. Re: A friend of mine wears Donald Trump The Fragra

    I agree with you on this one. A man having a different preference in perfume from a more informed basenoter doesn't make him a douchebag. :(


    John
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    Re: Limited Edition Summer Frags

    For a limited time, you can get yourself a Lacoste Cool Play for summer. Its a fresh woody spicy scent. ;D

    John
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    Re: have a date with a spanish girl

    Hehehe... I guess he also needs to impress his would be "father-in-law" and not only the girl. ;D

    The Paco Rabanne PH is also a good suggestion.


    John
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    Re: Your Favourite Fragrance Ever?

    Quorum... my very first scent. Fell in love with it instantly. I got lots of fond memories with this one when I was in highschool.
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    Re: Which old school fragrance?

    If you can't get them all, go for the Quorum.... old style class all the way. ;)
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    Re: have a date with a spanish girl

    A Spanish girl you say... I say go get a nice Spanish cologne and sweep her off her feet. Try Loewe Solo. And if you can get Puig Quorum, i'll recommend that also but its a bit old school. And of...
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    Re: suggestions please: xs & lanvin lh

    I also do think that Paco Rabanne XS is not even a bit citrussy. I would categorize it as a fresh fougere. However, with Lanvin L'Homme, citrus is present as well as lavender and some wood notes so I...
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    Re: Fragrance preservation. Is there a "best" way?

    Just store it inside a wardrobe cabinet where its cool and dark. That would do it.
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    Re: Thank you Basenoters

    Welcome aboard! .... I hope you have deep pockets.. :P
  17. Re: Just Tested Lacoste Cool Play... Reminds me of

    Hahaha, I know... I own both Gucci Envy and Gucci Pour Homme and they are one of the best fragrances i have. In contrast, I only have Lacoste Booster which i enjoy very much for its minty freshness....
  18. Re: Just Tested Lacoste Cool Play... Reminds me of

    It smells nothing like its Style in Play "Red" counterpart. This one is a different scent altogether IMO.
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    And the strong incense note is present?[/quote]



    The don't detect the incense note though...
  20. Just Tested Lacoste Cool Play... Reminds me of...

    ... Gucci Pour Homme.

    Whoa! This stuff is the fresh version of the Tom Ford Gucci Pour Homme with the same pencil shavings (woody) note. This one is freshened up with citrus notes and coriander...
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    Re: Handsome, anyone?

    I thought I was the only one who could appreciate this relatively unknown but wonderful scent. :)

    With that said, from what i know there is only one version available for Handsome which is the Eau...
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    Re: Reviews by de Charlus..

    He' s just a figment of your imagination... ;)
  23. Re: Singapore: What to do with unwanted scents?

    Let's see... I think the nearest country from Singapore where a Basenoter lives is the Philippines... and luckily for you I just know that Basenoter personally. I suggest you send them to him as a...
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    Re: the night out cologne..

    YSL Jazz would fit the bill.
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    Re: Great Mint Scents Like Selection Verte

    Try Lacoste Booster. Green mint all the way. :)
  26. Thread: Fresh Coconut

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    Re: Fresh Coconut

    Im surprised, no one has mentioned Diptyque Philosykos yet...


    John
  27. Re: Friendly Request to all Noters...Please Read..

    I got my simple wish list ready for X'MAS!!! ;)
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    Re: What did you wear in college?

    I wore Hugo (a female classmate loved sniffing this on me ;D), Brut Actif Blue, and a scent called Bad Boys.


    John
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    Re: SotD Monday October 24

    YSL Jazz
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    Re: Is Jazz worth it? Similarities?

    Yes, Jazz and Tsar are very similar... I have worn Jazz for many years now and it has been one of my top scents to go to whenever i have a hard time picking what to wear due to its versatility. Its...
  31. Re: Been out of it for awhile, a little help here.

    If you want an old classic and something heady, then you should definitely try QUORUM.


    John
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    Re: Best Masculine Citrus Colognes!

    CITRUS WITH TEA IS my cup of tea scent.

    concerto by fragonard a great chemistry between citrus and tea

    My only scent

    laurent
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    Re: Best Masculine Citrus Colognes!

    My vote goes to Eau de Rochas. If you want citrus with some tea then you should try Philosophy Amen... a clean citrus tea combo that is very underrated.

    John
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    Re: Masculine Rose Fragrance

    Yes, indeed. :)
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    Re: i wanna go fruity :)

    Yes, I definitely agree. I tested Black XS at a department store last night and immediately a blast of fruity notes emerges and lasts for quite some decent time. But Im not yet sure if i like it or...
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    Re: QUICK TOP FIVE...

    Ok now....

    Lanvin L'Homme
    212 Men
    YSL Jazz
    Must de Cartier L'Essence
    Loewe Solo


    John
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    Re: What's your best buy?

    I got my 100ml brand new Lanvin L'Homme for around $20 from EBay. It sells around $80 retail in this part of the world... :)


    John
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    Re: SotD Friday, 30 September

    Don't have GIT.... I'll wear Loewe Solo instead.


    John
  39. Thread: Gucci Envy

    by MacCOOL
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    Re: Gucci Envy

    Yes, indeed!



    John
  40. Thread: a good laugh

    by MacCOOL
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    Re: a good laugh

    Hmmm.... the bottle is very similar to JPG Le Male. Is this just a coincidence? ::)

    John
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    Re: Suggestions on Hugo Boss

    Yup, its very bad indeed. I got to test it at a mall and its just another run of the mill scent created to capitalize on the success of the Hugo Boss sporty fragrances.


    John
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    Re: Suggestions on Hugo Boss

    Have you tried Hugo Dark Blue? I think it will a good addition to your wardrobe. Not too "young" smelling and not too overwhelming. It has the right balance of modernity and mature character.

    ...
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    Re: What scents make you feel sexiest?

    Any scent that makes the opposite sex take off their underwear. ::)
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    Re: Your fragrances and your pets

    They say that CK Obsession has a very interesting effect on cats. :o Check out the reviews.


    John
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    Re: Where are Basenoters?

    Here at the Far East... Philippines to be exact.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 28

    Benetton Cold for a hot sunny day. :D
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday September 27

    Adolfo Dominguez Alegria Para Hombre
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    Re: a good deathbed scent?

    Kenzo "Time for Peace" ;D
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    Re: Amen vs Bmen Vs Rochas man

    Yup, Rochas Man for me too. A smoother choco-vanilla blend.


    John
  50. Thread: synthetic ??

    by MacCOOL
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    Re: synthetic ??

    I agree with you on those ones



    laurent[/quote]


    Me too! Think about CK Eternity....
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    Re: Do you tell the truth?

    For me it depends on the person asking. If the person is the type who is also interested in fragrances, then I would tell and even mention from which house it came from. If he/she is just asking...
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    Re: Perfume Icons - updates

    I saw the Agua Brava and Agua Brava Sea Power bottles in there. Perhaps you could make me a Quorum bottle, if its not much trouble. Thanks!


    John
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    Re: sample of UDV best of

    They make the Rectoverso line, which if im not mistaken has some fans here in Basenotes. I personally have their Tom Prune Coral Island which i find very nice for the cheap price.


    John
  54. Thread: Ozone

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    Re: Ozone

    From what i know in my highschool chemistry, ozone, although helps us in filtering UV rays on the atmosphere, is a very dangerous gas. If you were to inhale it, it may have a very unpleasant effect...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, September 24

    Gucci Envy on a rainy day. ::)


    John
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    Re: Upgraded Posting Options

    WOW!!! Some pretty cool stuff we got in here Grant! Nice job!!! :D


    John
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23 September

    Loewe Solo from a sample... and loving it. :)


    John
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    Re: Which Perfume would Harry Potter wear?

    How about Halston Catalyst with its nice "chemistry" bottle....


    John
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    wow thread still goin. :P

    speaking only for myself, this would not cause me to leave. otherwise i would have left a long time ago. in fact, a couple years ago i would have caused myself to leave,...
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    Re: what do GAY/BISEXUAL basenoters wear

    Now, this is the best post I've read so far! :)

    John
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    Re: what do GAY/BISEXUAL basenoters wear

    Why do we make things more complicated that it is? He was merely asking for some preferences of gay people... if it does exist. He himself mentioned his fav scents and of course any non gay person...
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    Re: what do GAY/BISEXUAL basenoters wear

    Yeah, I think a lot of the posts in this thread are really overreacting.

    [/quote]


    I think so too...

    He was just asking an honest question that needs straight answers. Maybe he was trying...
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    Re: cooments on rochas man intense?

    I honestly think that you won't really have a need for the Intense version of Rochas Man. The original Rochas Man is fine as it is, already a strong, long lasting gourmand scent. I find it very hard...
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    Re: unisex fragrances

    My GF and I wears Agua de Loewe, a fresh citrus scent with green tea notes and a smooth sandalwood base. Perfect for everyday wearing.


    John
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    Re: SotD Wednesday Sept 21

    My recently acquired Lanvin L'Homme at a bargain price...


    John
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    Re: What do your Partners hate?

    My GF loves Lacoste Booster on me. But basically she likes all the fragrances that i wear. Once i tested Le Male at a department store and when she got a sniff of it, she reacted very negatively....
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    Re: Similar to Sculpture..

    I had tested Dunhill Desire in the past and when I recently acquired Sculpture, it reminded me greatly of this scent from Dunhill.


    John
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    Re: Wanting a classy mint.....

    YSL Live Jazz. Very good minty freshness.
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    Re: What scent led you to basenotes

    If i remember it right, I was searching for a review of my beloved Quorum and that lead me to all these madness. :)


    John
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    Re: I need one for the close embrace ...

    Ditto with Gucci Envy....

    I must also add Must de Cartier L'Essence Pour Homme.



    John
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    Re: Quorum and Azzaro Pour Homme

    Wow... Its good to know that you are having the right chemistry with your Quorum. Like Steve said, there are many Quorum haters here, but same as him, I really don't see any good reason for this...
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    Re: How old are basenotes members?

    28 here....
  73. Thread: soapy scents?

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    Re: soapy scents?

    From what i have in my wardrobe, I think Paco Rabanne PH is soapy.


    John
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    Re: pinoys is rochas man available in pinas?

    Hey Doc,

    It would be respectful for the other members of the board if we all could write our posts in english so that they would understand it even if you address your posts to other Filipino...
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Osme,

    It really seems that your passion for perfume goes way back. Well, I guess now we Filipinos know whom to ask when it comes to appreciating classic scents here . I would love to see for...
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Thanks Roberto for that info. I guess i'll have to check out that place sometime.



    John
  77. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    Her bidshot name is "Jinggoy" but i doubt it if she still has bottle of Lanvin. She said some friend just asked her to sell it for her. So I think she only had one bottle of Lanvin L'Homme and I...
  78. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    Try to go to bidshot.com. It's a Philippine bidding website. You'll find lots of bargains in there. You have to register of course. :)


    Regards,
    John
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Where did you get that notion that Creed fragrances can be bought cheap. As a matter of fact, they are one of the most expensive scents out there. They are "niche" scents in that they are not widely...
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Yest there are Creed fragrances available in the Philippines. Although I think it the price for a 100ml bottle would cost around PhP 5,000 ($100). You can find them within the gray market. Fragrance...
  81. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    Hi Doc Jason,

    Polo Blue sells for around Php4200 at malls and Dunhill Desire Blue at around Php3500.

    There is Silver Mountain Water sold here in Manila but it in the gray market. Please refer...
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    Re: Help to decide: Quorum or Azzaro ?

    Although I love Quorum, I think Azzaro is much easier to handle... a more versatile scent. Both are classics. If you can have your way, go get them both. They are both worth owning IMHO.

    John
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Yes! You're the one I was thinking of. I remember you recommended one of the Lacoste scents for hot weather and I made a note to seek it out for testing as it isn't exactly as ubiquitous as, say,...
  84. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    Ah yes, Milamber's Laguna... :) I'm also curious to know how this smells, but unfortunately I can't find it here in the Philippines. I have tested Dali's Le Roy Soleil and I find it very good for hot...
  85. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    Mabuhay!!! Kabayan!

    Well it seems you are quite new here, so I would just like to welcome you to Basenotes. Enjoy your stay here. :)

    If your preference is for the aquatic scents and you are...
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Hi there Doc Jason!

    Well, it seems Buzzcut was refering to me.... I do live in Makati. :) I've been a member of basenotes for quite sometime now and have contributed a number of posts.

    Before...
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    Certainly, Quorum is not a scent for all. Its a dry, herbal, spicy, leather and tobacco scent. By this description alone, you would tell that it would be very difficult for an "average" guy to be...
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    Re: Your Favourite Cheap Fragrances

    aahaha what happen with your nose ????????

    i recognize that adidas fragances and deo. too.. nice smell ..

    but tell that is almost the same with CHIC.. !! nooo... !



    [/quote]
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    Re: clean crisp fragrances

    How about Amen by Philosophy... a nice citrus and tea scent, very crisp and clean.

    Or you can try their Pure Grace... smells similar to Gendarme. I think they renamed it to "Soap and Water".

    ...
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    Re: Does anyone like Samba Ice Man

    The Samba line of fragrances although inexpensive, are good quality scents. They are well made and indeed have lasting power. I gave a Samba French Kiss as a gift to my girlfriend and she loved it....
  91. Thread: Ummmm...

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    Re: Ummmm...

    I definitely agree with K. They are very different from each other. Live Jazz is ideal for a casual day out. Great for summer days and nights. Jazz however, is a classic 80's fougere, fresh and a bit...
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    Re: Speical.. that makes u go WOW!

    Yes i agree with K here. Go give him Puig Quorum. A perfect fit for the description you've given. Its a nice blend of spices and tobacco with a formal aura. And you get to save a lot of bucks and buy...
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    Re: NEW! Quorum Silver

    Whoaaa.... Quorum Silver??? I have never heard of this one before.

    I have been a Quorum lover ever since i first used it in highschool. But i must admit, I don't enjoy it that much anymore......
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    Re: Gucci Nobile for a 17 yr. old?

    Go ahead and wear it. Don't mind the "age-specific" concerns. You shouldn't be bothered. I wore Quorum when i was 15 yrs. old. It was such a joy to wear during that time. Although I think Puig...
  95. Thread: Black XS

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    Re: Black XS

    I'm looking forward in acquiring this one. I have the original XS and its a wonderful all around scent IMHO.


    John
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    Re: Cinnamon recomendations?

    Must de Cartier L'Essence has the best cinnamon note, IMHO.


    John
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    Re: members from all around the world

    From the Philippines, here! I share your sentiments with regards to the availability (or lack thereof) of most recent launches in the perfume industry. But it seems, some old and hard to find...
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    Re: Name THIS Vetiver

    Maybe Vetiver de Puig.
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    Re: recc's for young, fresh, care free

    I would really suggest for you trying Eau de Rochas Homme. Its a clean, crisp and refreshing citrus with an elegant touch.
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    Re: The SEXIEST fragrance you know/own..

    Gucci Envy...
    Must de Cartier L'Essence version
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