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  1. Dior, Dior Privee, Acqua di Parma, Cartier, Prada, Versace for sale

    Bond #9 New Haarlem EDP 100ml 60% full with box US$110
    Christian Dior Homme Eau EDT 100ml, with box, used 5 sprays US$70
    Christian Dior Homme Intense EDP, 100ml with box, 60% full, US$60
    Christian...
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    Re: LE LABO Bergamote 22 alternatives please?

    Eau Sauvage Cologne

    Tart grapefruit PLUS bergamont AND a vetiver drydown too!
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    Poll: Re: Niche summer citrus

    From the comments, would've thought the creed and MFK will be the front runners.

    The polls are suggesting otherwise.
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    Poll: Re: Niche summer citrus

    Waiting for Aqua Celestia Forte instead; so passing on Aqua Celestia (I have a lot of samples)

    I prefer Aqua Vitae Forte over Universalis Forte; prefer the warm glow that one has
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    Poll: Re: Niche summer citrus

    double post
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
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    Poll: Re: Niche summer citrus

    Any comments in Frederic Malle Cologne Indélébile?
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    Poll: Re: Best francis kurkdjian fragrance

    July 2017


    Thank you for your interest in Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

    Lumière Noire has not been reformulated. Do not hesitate to come back to us.

    I stay at your disposal for any further...
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    Poll: Niche summer citrus

    Which of these summer bergamont, lemon, petit grain, neroli type citruses do you prefer and why?

    Also comments on similarity, longevity etc?
  10. Re: Thoughts on MLK's Petit Matin ? Interested in purchasing....Thumbs up or down ?

    This type of freshly plays along the classic cologne vibe.

    Would love to thoughts and preference for
    Petit Matin
    Neroli Portifino
    Bergamont 22
    Jardin d'Amalfi
    Cologne Indegible

    On...
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    Poll: Re: Best francis kurkdjian fragrance

    reformulated?
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    Re: LVMH purchases Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Reposting: from another thread + fragrantica thread

    Yes they sold a majority stake. Which means Marc Chaya and Francis Kurkdjian owns less than 51% of the company now.
    Obviously LVMH will put in...
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Yes they sold a majority stake. Which means Marc Chaya and Francis Kurkdjian owns less than 51% of the company now.
    Obviously LVMH will put in non-compete clauses, certain milestones, and possibly...
  14. Re: Winter fragrance for 27 years old man in Japan

    It's so strange.


    Longevity of my frags totally suck when I'm in Japan compared to U.K., HK, USA

    Absolue Pour Le Soir 4 hours
    Musc Ravageur 6 hours
    Tobacco Vanille 7 hours
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Ignore the top notes of Aventus and Sauvage

    Focus on the citrus base + ambergris/ambroxan + patchouli
    They both give off a fresh mineral-ly, sparkly sensation.

    This part is VERY similar. ...
  16. Poll: Re: FOUR MFK'S: Aqua Vitae/Aqua Vitae Forte/Aqua Universalis/Aqua Universalis Forte: Which is Best?

    AU and AUF squeeky clean citrus florals with a laundry detergent musk.
    Agree that AUF is more fem and very high pitched, with synthetic musk being very pronounced.
    Not sure I want to smell of...
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    wish they were 100ml and not 70ml though.. =(
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    This is very useful. I own a few MFK's and they tend to be very refined and moderate projecting which means potential for over spraying.
    Thanks for sharing! =)
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    Any tips on application?
    Also, compliments within how many hours after application?
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Will be disappointing.

    The whole purpose of Independent Houses and why fragrance enthusiasts explore them is because they are independent. Independence breeds creativity and possibly, innovation....
  21. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    Lumeire Noir is a beautiful rose with Egyptian musk. Wish it was stronger projecting though. Warm weather rose
    APOM: I like the amber more than the orange blossom here. Projection and longevity...
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    Re: NEW: MFK Grand Soir

    Grand Soir: anyone think that it has similarities with Tom Ford Noir? Not surprising though, because both are under the amber vanillic genre. i.e. powdery ambery vanilla, MR, Prada, Tom Ford etc.This...
  23. Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel (edt/edp) vs. Dior Sauvage a.k.a. Battle of the Blue Bottles

    Agree.
    EDPs are generally generally stronger but that doesn't mean it's longer lasting or. Enter. HUGE misconception.
    Anyone that has tried the freshie EDPs from Creed or MFK, Heeley, Frederic...
  24. Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel (edt/edp) vs. Dior Sauvage a.k.a. Battle of the Blue Bottles

    Sauvage is MUCH smoother.
    Sauvage for me.

    All.. Sauvage last much longer... I had them side by side on a 13 hour flight.
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    Re: Hong Kong - Perfume Niche Guide

    Creed is no longer available in Lane Crawford and Joyce
  26. Re: Buying Creed Fragrances in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong

    Seems like Lane Crawford no longer carries Creed...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    then what of another light frag such as Lumiere Noir pour Homme?
    musk vs amber
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Full scoop here
    http://persolaise.blogspot.hk/2016/05/seventeen-families-exclusive-interview.html
  29. Re: Leather lovers, what is your opinion on Cuir Cannage by Dior ?

    do any of you get a heavy dose of cashmeran?
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Frederic Malle par Estee Lauder =(
  31. How niche are niche fragrances?

    How niche are niche fragrances?
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    Re: Frederic Malle perfumes: concentration

    how does purity of alcohol affect the juice?
    The higher the more volatile?
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    Petition to protect your fragrances

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2014/05/26/the-perfume-industry-eu-regulations/

    Guys, EU is going to ban Oakmoss and other ingredients. This means reformulations and Frederic Malle has said that...
  34. Re: Question about Francis Kurkdjian's fragrance line

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q6AHucpmLI

    So apparently his EDTs are around 14% and EDP around 18%
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    Habit Rouge?
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    Niche Designer Lines

    Just wanted to start a catch all thread for designer houses that have an upscale niche line.
    I hope also to differentiate between the must tries and the trashy jump on the wagon and charge premium...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Wow... you guys have very deep pockets.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    How many sprays do you guys use?
    I am aware that concentration is 18%
  39. Re: "Perfect Combination of Musk, Amber and Spice"

    Amouage Interlude Man
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Absolue Pour le Sour
    Musc Ravageur


    Lighter blends
    Ambre Nuit
    D&G The One
    MFK Oud
  40. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    Where to buy at $125 with good and un-stale quality?
  41. Re: Hong kong retail vs airport duty free prices

    Minimal difference.

    Check out Sa Sa and Bonjour for designer fragrances first.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs. Musc Ravageur

    No way...
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    Guys..

    Does Leather Oud or Oud Wood fit the bill?
    Now, nothing even more expensive than the MFK mind you..
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    Interesting!
    I sniffed the opening of it today! I haven't tried it enough to comment. Opening is boozy but a bit feminine too. How long does it last btw?
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    Fragrance is built around the to emphasise the Oud note.
    I.e Amouage has oud, but is more a cacophony of notes.

    I'll check out the Kilian line. Not too strong are they?
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    Thats the issue. Its barely there for that one and you can only detect it at the late drydown.
    Reminds me of Amouage Reflection/ YSL L'homme opening with a synthetic 'precious woods' sweet drydown....
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    MFK Oud Alternatives

    Just wondering if you guys have a good alternative to MFK's Oud.

    Ok. I already have powerhouses like Portrait of a Lady, Amouage Interlude Man, and also Epic Man (looking to sell this if anyone...
  48. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    +1 to this.. The opening is really close to YSL L'Homme and drydown is fresh, musky woods. Fresher than Code though.
    I get no oud nor milk chocolate. Perhaps its the sweet musky woods in this...
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    Re: Tam Dao - King Of Sandalwood

    Any comments on the EDP? Longevity?
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    Re: Amouage Epic & Musc Ravageur

    the incensey panty dropper! Geishas fall weak on their knees upon sniffing the Epic Ravaguer!
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    Re: Amouage Epic & Musc Ravageur

    ok lets expand the question. Any preference over one of em? Lets establish that both are dark, barely any fruits and last a long time =)
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    Re: Amouage Epic & Musc Ravageur

    I don't disagree.
    But let's focus on no fruit, dark, slightly animalistic. That's where I see similarities.
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    Amouage Epic & Musc Ravageur

    Is it just me. Or are there many similarities between Epic and Musc Rav?

    Epic is drier and more harsh but both are animalic and have a sweetish drydown.

    What do you think?
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    Carnal Flower
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    Re: Wanted: Prada amber pour homme

    Have a used 3.4 if you still looking
  56. Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    Amouage Honour Man
    Frederic Malle Noir Epices, this I'm looking to sell actually
    Gucci pour homme 1
    Chanel Allure Original (might be too sweet)
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    Re: Fredric Malle's own signiture scent

    Or any perfumer at that! I read that you met with Christopher Chong the man himself!
    In Basenotes, or any fragrance community, we probably will not own a scent that people identify us to due to the...
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    Re: Fredric Malle's own signiture scent

    Well, not necessarily, I love musc ravageur,
    Bigarade concentree, POAL, carnal flower, appreciate gpm and VE.

    I just notice their focus on florals and if masculines then very dry green...
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    Re: Looking for Bottles and Samples of...

    I have a few things on sale that you are interested in.

    Carnal Flower 100ml, 90% full with box $310 shipping waived
    Noir Epices 100ml, 95% full with box $240 shipping waived
    Portrait of a Lady...
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    Re: Wanted List UK

    Hi, I have Amouage Epic Man, 100ml 1-2% used @ $255
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    Re: F. Malle: Une Rose & Noir Epices

    I have Noir Epices on sale. 95% full $240. Shipping will be waived.
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Amouage is a great house!
    For the fragrances I have, most have insane projection among application but dry down to a close to the body, polite projection within 4 hours.

    Jubilation is dried...
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    Fredric Malle's own signiture scent

    If you follow FM's product brief, you will notice that his fragrances are not for everyone and that one may like one fragrance but not the other mainly because there is no theme or synopsis for the...
  64. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    I like Portrait of a Lady a lot and Musc Raveguer, but I am appalled that they are charging EUR320 for POAL and EUR214 for Musc Ravageur at the Joyce in Hong Kong, this is at least 30-40%% higher...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Timbuktu

    To me, Aventus is more pleasant and easy to like. The "you smell fresh and good!" type of compliments, quite western in construction.

    Wore Timbuktu yesterday and I got a best compliment ever....
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Timbuktu

    interesting observation. not looking at sycomore yet because i have VE, another vetiver frag - perhaps I'll take a whiff of it this weekend.

    During the colder months, I suspect really pulling out...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Timbuktu

    Tried Sycomore which is nice. I categorise more of a smoky vetiver though, something between an encre noire and Vetiver Extraordinaire (which I own). A close comparison perhaps will be Terre...
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    Poll: Creed Aventus vs Timbuktu

    Both have woody and earthy notes so fits quite well for a summer transition to fall type of frag.

    Aventus seems more pleasing to others but you can argue that it is easily liked yet that makes it...
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    Bigarade concentree
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    Poll: Millesime Imperial or Bigarade Concentree

    Which would you pick?

    Millesime - airy salted melon, but after the top notes there what is left is the sweet, waxy ambergris and not much else

    Bigarade Concentree - realistic orange peel/zest,...
  71. Re: I tried Maison Francis Kurkdjian newest Amyris Homme

    This is a very well blended scent and quite natural at that too.
    It does smell common place though, the I have smelt this before sort of vibe.
    It has the booziness of YSL L'homme, the lemony citrus...
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    Re: Vanilla/Amber, Musk, and Woods

    Tobacco Vanille
    Musc Ravageur
    Diptyque Eau Lente
  73. Thread: Musk & Amber

    by spirit966
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    Re: Musk & Amber

    This one is a great one isn't it? Its so simple (like a CK One), with a borderline feminine slant but once the amber kicks in, it feels like you are wrapped and enveloped in a glowing warmth. I find...
  74. Thread: Musk & Amber

    by spirit966
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    Musk & Amber

    Really want to talk about these 2 notes. It is easily differentiable but at the same time it does give me a similar feeling sometimes.

    Musk: translucent and slightly gloopy. Seems to give the...
  75. Re: MFK APOM Pour Homme - Gorgeous Heaveny Orange Blossom Amber Fragrance

    Like this one too.
    Wear a white buttoned down shirt after a shower. Very clean feeling to it.
    The amber embraces you like a hug.

    I'm battling if this is better or my Carnal Flower.
  76. Re: Absolue Pour le Soir Maison Francis Kurkdjian similar to Tom Ford Amber Absolute?

    The incense note is similar, so the mid-notes do have similarities. But they go off in different directions, one being thick and resinous then sweet and the other being dirty, sweaty then honeyed...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 23 April 2012

    Saturday: Dior Fahrenheit
    Sunday morning: Bigarade concentree and night Spiriteous Double Vanille
    Today Geranium Pour Monsuer (back to work!)
  78. Re: Mugler Pure Malt or Dior Homme Intense - what would you choose?

    what about Musc Ravageur vs DHI?
  79. Re: L'INSTANT DE GUERLAIN POUR HOMME EXTREME (edp)

    Any resemblance between this and Prada Amber Intense?
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme

    Its pretty much available in Hong Kong actually.
  81. Re: Absolue pour le Soir compared to Lumiere Noire Pour Homme

    Its not comparable at all.. Different genre.....
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    Re: Lumiere Noir pour homme

    4 sprays.

    Longevity is good (chest or behind ears). It's not a projection beast but last fine for me.
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    Re: Fou d'Absinthe

    Regret this purchase and looking to sell.
    Its nice and transparent, but the boozyness reminds me of the smell of cleaning liquid.
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    Re: Lyric Man...why I've

    I have no issues with this. 4 sprays a warm weather rose.

    More in the formal side of things but it's a beauty.
  85. Poll: Re: Une Rose vs Lipstick Rose vs Portrait of A Lady

    Would have that there is more love for POAL actually.
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    Re: Work Scent for Winter

    Much appreciated guys.
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    Re: Lasting power of FM Carnal Flower>>>>>

    Its super long lasting for me. 1-2 sprays is a lot. The musky undertones last forever.

    Where did you apply the frag?
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Also, the analogies of paintings is not complete. You can use subpar materials for a painting and still it can be beautiful, artistic and expensive. Why? Because it is it is composed beautifully....
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    This really is a farce. Ok, I agree with his comments on JCE, but that is only personal opinion not fact, in this case I agree with him that less is not always more. Also, its really ironic that he...
  90. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs YSL La Nuit de L'homme

    wow the tide has turned!
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Really well written buddy.
  92. Re: A Man's Chest: The Best Place to Apply a Perfume

    Really good point.
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    He does have a point, as the end user and laymen, we really don't know the entire process.

    Haha, kind of reminds me of my profession though! My clients only cares about the final result and not...
  94. Re: New Frédéric Malle Dans Tes Bras Notes & Info

    How do you rate projection, longevity between other FM?
    Projection like vetiver extraordinaire / Hiver?

    Seasons and application?

    More a mood scent?
  95. Re: New Frédéric Malle Dans Tes Bras Notes & Info

    Like it but not sure if I love it. Any one here can encourage me to buy this and that I will wear this frequently enough (you guys have a change of heart)?
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    Re: Something like Noir de Noir?

    Une Rose from Frederic Malle
  97. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur & Diptyque & Honore Des Pres

    To add, I don't really find Eau Lente's opening that off putting actually.. May be I have tried dirtier things like MKK, Musc Rav and Absolue Pour le Soir..
  98. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur & Diptyque & Honore Des Pres

    Thanks guys.

    Just went and spent my coupon.
    The L'artisan line was really limited but I got Fou d Absinthe and Diptyque's and L'Ombre dans l'Eau. I hope I will grab for FdA during hotter weather...
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    Poll: Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Hahaha that means I should have Timbuktu, Dzongkha, Kyoto, Epic, Jubiliation, Avignon all in my collection!?
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    Poll: Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I do have Amouage Epic and Jubiliation and CdG incense series under my consideration also.
    If that is the case, will Timbuktu be a better fit
    (I like this more than...
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