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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th February, 2016

    SotD: Jacques Bogart One Man Show Ruby Edition. One of the 77 Wonders of Modern Perfumerie. So strong, unique, inexpensive. Highly recommended to even the most casual fragrance aficionados.
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    Re: Valentine's hint for my wife....

    Mrscologneguy is asking me for ideas, but most of my fragrance wish list is either too costly, or too hard to buy in time for Valetines Day. Maybe a nice Jo Malone, though my wife is busy cornering...
  3. Thread: Opium EDP

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    Re: Opium EDP

    Both EdT and EdP are well worth tracking down. As usual, older versions are better. Might take a few wears before you fall in love, but once you do, you'll be very happy to have either or both...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

    SotD: a big dose of Creed Neroli Sauvage. Performed beautifully, even into late afternoon.

    SotE: Amouage Reflecton Man. Perhaps the polar opposite of Neroli Sauvage, from a nice vintage...
  5. Re: I want to sample a Clive Christian Fragrance.

    Dress up a little, comb your hair, and work the sales clerks at the nearest posh department stores. Buying at least a little something first in another department, or another store, really helps....
  6. Re: Fragrance similar to Aqua Velva Aftershave?!

    Alfred Sung Hei -- inexpensive, and somewhat close to Aqua Velva.

    Aqua Velva seems to have been reformulated over the years. Most recent bottle I bought, a few years ago, seems thin and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

    SotD: YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme. Haven't worn it in a while. Thoroughly loved it today.

    SotE: Ungaro II. So glad I tracked it down. At home in any well-rounded collection.
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Heavier on spice and much longer lasting. If you like the original version, chances are you'll be very pleased with Extreme. Only drawback: so far, finding it only in the expensive 100 ml size. 50 ml...
  9. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    In order of preference:

    Vintage Dior Homme Cologne
    Vintage Dior Homme
    Vintage Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Homme Eau For Men
    Dior Homme Sport
    Vintage Dior Homme Sport
    Dior Homme Cologne
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    Now in stock at Nordstrom. Wore two sprays from a sample today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. A full bottle is likely to end up in my collection soon.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    SotD: Spicebomb Extreme. From a sample picked up yesterday, two small sprays at 8 a.m., still going strong at 6 p.m. Very nice stuff.

    SotE: Dior Homme Parfum. Good one for a cold winter...
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    Re: Nautica voyage vs. Nautica voyage N-83

    I immediately returned a gift of N-83. Hated it. Voyage is much more refined and sophisticated, IMO.
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    Re: Vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Would kill to find a vintage bottle at a reasonable price in a store. I've been burned trying to buy vintage online. Extremely hesitant to risk it again.
  14. Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    Two to three on weekdays, up to five on weekends. More in warm weather, when I shower more often.
  15. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    Halston 1-12. Still love it.
  16. Re: Suggestions for an Italian-esque Chypre scent

    Versace L'Homme, perhaps.
  17. Re: Roger & Gallet L'Homme - modern or vintage?

    I own the vintage version and love it dearly. If you can find it, pounce immediately. The cool, quirky bottle -- tall, angular, with the odd black cap -- it's worth the extra money almost for that...
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    Re: New from YSL: L'Homme Ultime

    I love this jaded, devastating point of view. Seriously, how the mighty have fallen.

    Nonetheless. . . I find the entire L'Homme line sort of OK, not great. Every time a new flanker appears I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2016

    SotD: Guerlain Eau du Coq

    SotA: Dior Fahrenheit Parfum

    SotE: Ungaro II
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    Re: New fragrance: A men Pure Tonka

    I'll give it a sniff. I like Pure Havane, and the other versions of A*Men aren't bad. Worth a try, at least.
  21. Re: Recommendations for woody but not spicy scents

    Serge Lutens Chene
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    Re: "Monsieur" by Frédéric Malle

    I'm in. Can't wait to snag a bottle of this one.
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    Re: Which Creed Acqua Originale?

    Vetiver Geranium. I bought Cedre Blanc and immediately became bored by it. I keep it in my collection, hoping someday I'll end up loving it, but so far it's not happening. Shame, too -- it smelled...
  24. Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Winner: Best Thread Reply
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    David Bowie: Where the f*** did Monday go?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th January, 2016

    Versace L'Homme. From a fine, vintage bottle I found only a few years ago. It's beautiful, been wearing it a lot lately. One of my best finds on a random shopping safari, the kind of buy that...
  27. Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Open White

    It's a flanker of Roger & Gallet Open. I'm was looking for something appropriate to wear to this year's Oscars party.
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    Re: Jako Lagerfeld

    I bought it many years ago. I recall it having a strong, sweet, synthetic effect, akin to hairspray. Sounds terrible, but you might actually like something like that. In any case, new stock is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th January, 2016

    SotD: Guerlain Tonka Imperiale

    SotA: Chanel Coromandel

    SotE: PdN New York

    Luxury Fragrance Day.
  30. Re: Quintessential English Gentleman's Fragrances?

    No votes for Dirty English?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    Creed Royal English Leather. It is divine.
  32. Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Parisian Break

    My guess is that flankers are cheaper to produce and market. There's already some brand equity built up - less paid media needed. Packaging is already worked out - just use the same bottle with a...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme vs Guerlain Homme Intense

    Original version is best. Guerlain got it right the first time. Plus, it's recently discontinued. Buy now, before the price goes sky high. It's lovely stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2016

    SotD: Guerlain Heritage EdP

    SotE: Roger & Gallet Open

    Two of the finest warm, spicy fragrances, perfect for a freezing winter day.

    R&G Open - hands down one of the all-time best values...
  35. Re: Does anyone else have a favorite era for fragrances?

    My favorite period is right now. We're at an interesting crossroads in fragrance appreciation. There's still enough vintage stuff available to make this hobby interesting and (literally) rewarding,...
  36. Re: Xeryus Rouge by Givenchy: A Few Questions

    I have the reformulated version. My wife hates it. I don't wear it very often. I like the idea of this juice, but so far it's been a near-complete fail for me. At least the red bottle looks good on...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2016

    SotD: Versace L'Homme - from a fine, early vintage bottle I found at an out-of-the-way fragrance shop, at an incredibly good price. Every now and then the Fragrance Gods smile upon us. I love it...
  38. Re: I'm a college student and new to frags, can anyone give me advice?

    Best advice: study hard, get good grades, land a high-paying job, and you'll be able to explore this hobby as much as you'd like.

    Second-best advice: Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2016

    SotD: Serge Lutens L'Eau. A brilliant masterpiece that's frequently overlooked. Light application under formal, crisp office-wear at 8a. Still performing magnificently at 7p. An uproariously fun...
  40. Re: Is there discrimination against men and offensive fragrances?

    Everyone has to bear the brunt of one sort of discrimination or another. Best to just rise above and carry on. Don't bother with trying to change the world with regard to petty frustrations....
  41. Re: For a gentleman with class, style and elegance.

    +2 - Pasha plus one of the New Yorks.
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    Re: Starting to think I'm cursed.

    Only known way to break the curse: you must smash a full flacon of Vintage Tabarome upon a black mass altar at midnight.

    Let us know if this works for you
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    Re: Amouage Reformulations

    My newish bottle of Dia Man isn't nearly as rich and fantastic as the vintage, official sample I have. A real letdown. When I wear the vintage version I get lots of compliments from women. The...
  44. Re: What if Garry Shandling was the face of Dior Sauvage ... still as popular?

    Hated it so much upon initial sampling, haven't been inclined to give it another try. I left the house right after I sampled it. My wife came home after I left, and later asked me about the terrible...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Whenever I'm on a business trip I spend a powerful amount of time trying to figure out how I can ditch my clients and co-workers so I can indulge in a little fragrance shopping. I've scored some of...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    It's not too late to find new parents. It's getting pretty tough to find HR Dress Code. As a Basenoter, you must prioritize accordingly.
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    Re: I'm done with Macy's

    Bergdorfs and Neimans - not inexpensive, but worth the extra cash when it comes to dealing with U.S. department store mail order. A fun time out in their bricks and mortar operations, too. I'm a...
  48. Re: Grooming products that smell similar to popular fragrances

    Yep. First association I thought of when I saw this thread title.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster

    I like it, and for once the sport flanker is even better. Good for cool weather wear, both office and upscale casual. Yes, mint is in there, and I like it for that. Cartier does mint well - see the...
  50. Re: F Black by Ferragamo is proof women have horrible taste

    I've dated several good-looking, smart, successful women, and ended up marrying one. That is proof that women have horrible taste.
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    Re: Insense Ultramarine Givenchy

    Masculine spring/summer floral-aquatic. If that combination sounds appealing, give it a try. It's good quality stuff, well-priced, and the packaging is nice, too.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud discuss

    Lots of compliments whenever I wear it. I love it, too. Highly recommended.
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    Re: Anyone tried Joop Homme Wild?

    Bought it cheap, based on BN hype. I was hoping to find a hidden gem. No, it's a synthetic turd in plain view. I kept it in my gym bag for a while, thinking it would be good enough for a quick...
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    I am tired of fatigue.

    Also tired of going by fragrance counters in major department stores and finding nothing new worth sniffing.

    Tired of empty, blowhard presidential candidate debates on...
  55. Re: Tester colognes / perfumes mother load found...pics inside

    A spine-tingling frag porn adventure. Thank you for the vicarious thrill.
  56. Re: Chanel No. 19 Limited Edition EdP - any BN guys tried this yet?

    ^^^^ Thank you, gentlemen. I am mighty interested in giving this version a sniff.

    I gave my wife a bottle of the latest EdT a few years ago, and both of us agree it smells good, but not quite...
  57. Re: What are you going to wear for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

    Only liked the first two. Walked out of 3 & 4. Caught only minutes of the last two on cable. Still, the latest looks kind of promising. If I see it in a theater, I'm likely to wear something modern...
  58. Chanel No. 19 Limited Edition EdP - any BN guys tried this yet?

    Chanel website suggests it's a return to the spirit of earlier versions. Posting this in the men's forum because I want the guys' POV, though women are certainly welcome to chime in. It's often...
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    Poll: Re: Thoughts about my next purchase

    Guerlain. You'll be very happy with this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th December, 2015

    SotD: Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport

    SotA: Guerlain Heritage EdP

    SotE: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
  61. Re: Old Spice varieties: glass and plastic bottles

    Absolutely desolute, the worst kind of corporate cynicism. Seems that finally some corporate types are giving the public at large some credit for being smart enough to detect the worst, cheapest...
  62. Re: Old Spice varieties: glass and plastic bottles

    Worst version I've found is a mid-1990s cologne that I tossed many years ago. Again, some of the later versions are superb, but there was a serious dry spell in the '90s and 00's during which Old...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th December, 2015

    SotD: PdN New York

    SotA: Guerlain Habit Rouge Dress Code

    SotE: vintage Carven Homme. It too includes a nice honey/praline note.

    Looking at this list it's easy to see the common sweet...
  64. Re: Old Spice varieties: glass and plastic bottles

    Big fan of Old Spice. I've bought many bottles over the years, and strangely - by the usual BN narrative, at least - the most recent one in my collection, U.S. retail purchase from about two years...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

    SotD: Dior Fahrenheit Parfum. Two sprays at 8 a.m., still going strong at 6 p.m. Surrounded by a soft, woodsy vanilla cloud all day. Superb.

    SotE: Guerlain Habit Rouge EdP. I have been on...
  66. Re: This is America! (or UK) Speak English! (Translate the name of your fav. EDT)

    Habit Rouge = old, stuffy white guy wearing a red coat.

    Further etymology reads "and he will never get laid again as long as he lives if he keeps wearing this."

    PS: I am a white guy in my...
  67. Re: Scented pocket squares for men by Kilian

    A stupid idea. Just buy nice-quality handkerchiefs, and scent them with your own favorite fragrances.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th December, 2015

    SotE: Amouage Dia Man

    SotE: Amouage Gold Man

    New Dia, vintage Gold. I have a sample of vintage Dia Man, and it is far superior to the latest version. Vintage Gold Man is amazing stuff. These...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th December, 2015

    SotD: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    SotA: Revlon That Man

    SotE: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th December, 2015

    SotD: Guerlain Sous Le Vent

    SotA: Revlon That Man

    SotE: Patou Pour Homme

    Big slugs of all three. Luxury fragrance day. Most enjoyable.
  71. Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    Cuir Amethyst for me, too. The incense one is good, but not really all that special, IMO.
  72. Re: Scents that basenotes forgot (or lost momentum)

    Revlon That Man. It's good stuff. Seems to have been missed by most Basenoters. Readily available online, last time I checked. Recommended.
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Wore Dress Code to work again today. It was great all day long, dreamy and beautiful. A great buy. If you find it, buy it immediately. Best current fragrance investment value, especially if you...
  74. Re: Who's gonna wear Creed to the new Creed movie?

    I would sit through the most boring, insipid chick flick, on a bad date, before I'd see another Rocky movie. Hell no.
  75. Re: Let's talk about Valentino V for Men ... a.k.a. my secret weapon

    Bought it in an out-of-the-way fragrance shop a year or so ago, thinking it might be collectible. Good call on that count. Wearable is another matter. I've tried it a few times. So far, not so...
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    Re: Vanilla/Amber/Cinnamon fragrance for Men

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, definitely
    Serge Lutens Five O'clock au Gingembre, sort of
    Caron L'Anarchiste, maybe
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux, give it a try
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    Re: Penhallagon’s: Best offering?

    Sartorial
    English Fern
    Opus 1870
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    Re: Thoughts on Bergdorf Goodman?

    Always a good choice for serious fragrance collectors. Superior customer service.
  79. Re: Name some Sweetest (sickening) Men's Fragrances

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal. Nice and sweet. Be careful with it, unless you actually like eliciting stares from strangers in public
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    Re: New movie about Creed opens today

    There's a scene where the protagonist does a punishingly tough run through the streets of Philadelphia, ending atop the stairs outside the Philadelphia Art Museum, where he raises a bottle of Vintage...
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    New movie about Creed opens today

    It's the story of two guys who get into a fight over Aventus batch numbers and Creed's legendary history, and they settle it all in a boxing ring. At least, that's what it looks like in the...
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    Re: Creed Deodorant Protection

    I own Creed Original Santal deodorant. It's ok if you're not planning on doing a lot of heavy physical labor. Smells nice, just like the EdT. I like it, but I'm not rushing out to buy more pricey...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd November, 2015

    SotD: Penhaligons Opus 1870

    SotE: Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au Gingembre
  84. Re: Montale - Sweet Vanilla & Aoud Spicy Musk

    Calling Mr. Hednic. . .
  85. Re: L'homme Ideal Cologne actually quite wearable!

    I like both the EdT and cologne versions. There's something so-wrong-it's-right about going around smelling like atomic cherry Play-Doh. Wear enough of the EdT and you'll draw weird stares in...
  86. Re: Some new sampling- Lyric Man & Invasion Barbare

    Lyric Man - maybe on a very cold winter evening at home. Otherwise, not my style.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th November, 2015

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille. So fine.
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    Re: Sartorial and Reflection Man

    Own and love both. Not very similar, IMO.
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    Re: Wife gives thumbs down on my collection

    Basenoters give wife thumbs down.
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    Re: Aramis JHL - Quite a Ride

    I keep trying to like JHL, but my newish bottle seems thin and watery. Not at all the powerhouse I was hoping for.
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I bought Mitsouko EdT at a local Dillard's, where it was sold in both the men's and women's fragrance departments [not a comment on the fragrance itself, but I found that interestingly progressive...
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine man

    Recently sampled Sunshine Man at Harrods. A shopping trip on a cool November afternoon, I have to say that my wife and I both loved it. Strikes me as a return to Amouage's strange experiments with...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Asked about Dress Code at Harrods and Selfriges last week. Looked for it in duty free. Nowhere to be found.
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    Re: Best of British

    Just returned from a week in London. Great fragrance shopping there. My only fragrance purchase was Penhaligons Opus 1870 - dry, austere, vaguely reminiscent of pencil shavings. A welcome...
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    Re: Favorite Vetiver Fragrance?

    Sycomore in first place. Creed '48 is a close runner-up. My vintage bottle of Roger & Gallet Vetyver is very, very good -- third place. Fourth place: Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd October, 2015

    Molinard Teck. Highly recommended.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Arabie

    ^^^^^ good advice. One of my favorite SLs. Unisex IMO.
  98. Re: Fall and winter is here...time to break out the _____ (fill in)

    . . . organized crime, so I can figure out a way to pay for all the new fragrances I want.
  99. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    I own and like the Le Patfum version. Interested to see if this is any different.
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP

    Always found both EdT and EdP hard to wear, back in the day. Interested in trying them again. Strongly suspect my POV might have changed.
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