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    What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Lol possibly a UK-centric thread here.
    Fortunate to be going to a World Cup cricket match tomorrow.
    I've chosen Lalique Pour Homme Lion- a classy genteel affair - just like the sport itself!...
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    Man! the magic is in the dry-down.
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Versace Dreamer.
    Pretty tidy - definitely see that it is in similar vein as Lalique Hommage. Have a feeling this'll grow on me.
    Thinking layering up with Hommage wood (!) be a treat, softening the...
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    Re: Notino Sales Question

    Sure do, create an account and you'll be subscribed to the emails with all sales/offers
  5. Re: what smells similar to ombre leather (tom ford) and colonia leather (Acqua di Parma )?

    Gucci Guilty Absolute perhaps.
  6. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Check check 1,2! Feel ya on this. Few dribbled of Eau Sauvage Parfum lasts forever on these things!
  7. What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    Can't sleep.
    Saw some Fifi or Fufu or what haves you on fragrantica, looks pretty swish.
    Wondering what the bods who attend wear and MORE importantly what would you choose from your wardrobe.
  8. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Recently sniffing essential oils at a kinda white-witch/head shop - frankincense, lavendar and vanilla popped together real good. Dollop of ambergris :coolold:
  9. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Sounds dope!
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    Yeah gotta get me a day of TK Maxx snooping :thumbsup:
  11. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Mmm, sounds good this. interested thinky face emoticon
  12. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Lol my effort is a crude version of a essential oil burner now I think about it.
  13. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Excellent post!
  14. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Yeeea-ah! Dry down after a too many hours is stellar. Cull-list regrettably.
  15. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I used to spray on a radiator in my room to 'get the feel ' of a frag.
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    Haha good call!
    Yeah definitely taken me a while to get my head around Hommage. Certainly sticks around, the far drydown is dope, and where I get the oud. Agreed, so far learnt for me it's an...
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Yataghan makes me feel bad *ss!
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    Shouldve SOTD'd it today doh! Alas tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow!
    By the by, I picked up Dreamer so will see what that brings forth!
    (On a deal Superdrug UK 200ml £31.50 to UK basenoters...
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    Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    What are you getting from this?
    Been bugging me recently(!) - not a notes list on BN is simply "Woody notes, Oud, Saffron" and the Lalique website gives nothing away (as it does for other perfumes)?...
  20. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Haha, yes I am also hesitant to type it in my search engine - no joke!
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  21. Versace Dreamer 200mls £31.50 / Superdrug UK

    Superdrug UK - Versace Dreamer reduced to £21/100ml and on the buy one get one half price offer!
    ...
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    Re: Inexpensive gems that perform

    Lots of good suggestions here.
    Lol to keep it simple - Lalique! All can be had around £15-£30 ( whats that ? $20-$40)

    Pour Homme*
    EN
    ENS*
    EN Extreme
    White
    Hommage..
    A nice round line up...
  23. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    Meh
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Prolly mugler from the list. Not sure how it develops over time.
    My first thought on reading the thread title was Geurlain vetiver. Stonking all day performer, all phases are top notch.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Another autumnal day here, Yataghan , far from being a beast on any level, is particularly smooth and sophisticated. Refined and unashamedly masculine, feels effortlessly good. (By effort here I mean...
  26. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Unanimous so far for OV.
    You might get some similarities or just plain like still - Les Infusions de Prada - Vetiver : soapy vetiver - with a little floral and powder.
    P.S. it's EDP strength
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    Re: Tradition et parfum Paris

    Cheers yeah - saw a like basic refiilable looking bottle with this and "cuir fetiche" label on it so my interest was peaked! Not certain its provenance
  28. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    https://www.notino.co.uk/fragrance-outlet/

    mostly 99% full bottles so I assume these are the returns.




    Cool yeah, must be worth it one way or another. Plus like you say is a good hook....
  29. Paco Rabanne PH "made in France / Puig France" ?

    Paco Rabanne PH "made in France / Puig France" dates?
    Thanking you!
  30. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    By the by, I enquired with Notino UK as to whether they take back say something I order, open and use to find I don't like it. They said yes no problems. Never had to do it but assuaged my fears on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Worth PH Paisley edition. Darn good stuff so it is.
    After that old old grey stripe A/S had get this. A/S is pretty heavy , with a proper dank petrol leather that goes down hard on opening and calms...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    How's it? Had eyed this up lustfully in the past!
  33. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Giorgio Beverly Hills. No nonsense big baws .
    Couldn't resist applying the vintage Worth PH, so I've broke my own rules by wearing two at once!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Darn, this is good straight up from first spray.o n my wrists now, Broke one of my own rules by wearing two things at once. Incidentally the other is Giorgio Beverly for Men on my chest Rooaaarrr! ...
  35. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Yes!
    I don't often purchase in store though - mostly due to the sh*tty experiences with SA's and general bad service ( not interested, go away, assuming your ignorance, being perturbed when I don't...
  36. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Feel ya there -my interest in literally giving every other fragrance a niff from the bottle must be curious and arouses unwanted attention from men in black!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Again very cool and windy here today UK. This stuff kinda rocks! Not as wimpy on performance as I initially thought. Sturdy. Masculine. Melds real well with body heat - becomes 'your' aroma...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    :thumbsup: Same!
  39. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Paco Rabanne PH "made in France / Puig France" dates?
    Thanking you!
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    Tradition et parfum Paris

    What is this?
    Brand?
    Googly search brings up gobble de gook?
  41. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

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    Excited
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    Possibly names that have gravitas - like Mortabar or something!
    Also picking stuff from British and other tradition/history/ancient mythology - Hastings, Inquisator, Et Tu?,
    (Pseudo)...
  43. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    T'is a moreish note - I never really consciously was aware of it until I tried Dior Homme. Addictive stufff!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Tru dat.
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    Re: A new summer freshie

    Adding:
    Ferrari Bright Neroli - Floral Neroli
    Cerruti 1881 - clean enough for summer - has a 'cooling' effect in there - which i feel goes well with the icy looking bottle
    Polo Blue - standard...
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    TdH for me. Never gelled with ESP (yet!?).
    Both versatile, but TdH pips it for me, feels like has more character/depth.
  47. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Good observations. Lol in my limited nose and knowledge - most things 'new' and pushed by SA's smell the same - see that 'what does generic frag mean' thread. Recently it's that woody accord that is...
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    Re: Rate of evaporation?

    Cheers thanks folks. Learning learning learning!
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    Re: Rate of evaporation?

    Sorry my bad, forgot, it's a splash on , little plastic 'head' like on Tabac Cologne bottles, no stopper, screw on cap.

    It's nothing special, was hoping for a gem, St Michaels 'Burgundy' cologne (...
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    Rate of evaporation?

    Couple of questions really
    1. If a bottle remains unopened ever, will it still evaporate?
    2. If a bottle is opened, how fast will it evaporate? (64% vol. ?)

    Context: blind bought a vintage...
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    Re: Niche alternative to JV Artisan Blu?

    Hey, I'm not familiar with this frag but a popular fragrance website has Mandarino di Amalfi Tom Ford as a "This perfume reminds me of".
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Giorgio Beverly Hill Men Vintage - first outing.
    Felt like a juddering smack of masculine to contrast with my pink shirt day. This is excellent. Gives you a spring in the step. Airier, roomier and...
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    Re: Recc Me An Unconventional Summer Fragrance!

    Lalique White perhaps
  54. Re: Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    Lanvin Oxygene perhaps for Aqva alternative? Like £15/100ml - aqua fresh type with a bit of peppery bite. Lasts a good while 4hr+ . Not overpowering even if over-applied
  55. Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    MFD seems to be a lot more active.
  56. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week Starting Sunday 9 June

    Its somewhere in my to do list in my mind - like exercise, eat better and that sorta stuff that niggles away !
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Most of my wardrobe is around the £30 mark. Lol mental £30 wall!
    Too many to list but these stand out for me
    Azzaro PH
    Clubman SR
    Encre Noire
    Hommage a L'Homme
    Lalique PH
    Pour Lui
    Paco...
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    Can't far wrong with Polo Blue - clean and smooth - EDP although not as spritely as EDT, doesn't cloy. Effortlessly says the summer is here!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    I fear HC will be next!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Cheers!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice collection of books!
    "ordinary people have big TV's, extraordinary people have big libraries" :thumbsup:
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    Re: Help my next blind buy..!

    Cool cool. Lol its 3-3 for Zino vs Equus!

    Gonna go for Equus - and keep and eye on for vintage Zino ( got a few months before fall/winter)
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    Re: Help my next blind buy..!

    Haha good stuff!:thumbsup:
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    Help my next blind buy..!

    These are on my watchlist...
    All blind - Check my wardrobe - what you think is a good fit or what is a good contrast?


    Oscar de La Renta Gentleman
    Ferrari Uomo
    Lalique Equus
    Sung Homme...
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Woah! Bad *ss leather here! Not sure how it's drydown goes but a passing sniff from the bottle, yikes this is leather leather and leather!!
    Adding, no relation to the...
  66. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I got a vintage decant of this but never find the right occasion to wear it. I see it's acclaimed as a banging hot weather fragrance, hoping I get the chance to sport this and be a convertee, I'm...
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    Re: What do 'narcotics' smell like!!

    Cheers folks and thanks @BuysBlind for your insights!
    I kinda assumed it was either a gimmick or wrong word used ( if that list is open to the general public to add)
    I get what you mean BB , I'd...
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    What do 'narcotics' smell like!!

    Saw this on a popular fragrance website
    Left me scratching me head!!
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  69. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    I did fall for the vintage , and picked this up for not much. Lol very hesitant to use it . More of a nice 'thing' to have and admire!
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  70. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    Happy to hear this!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Was raining this morning and it's pretty cool out.
    Hommage a L'Homme is working magic. Has a similar 'taken me ages to get' as per EN.
    By the bye, has anyone worked out the proper note breakdown...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's sure is pretty smoooooth
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    Agree with this.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Worth Pour Homme
    Second time round ( I got rid quickly the first time)
    Man it's good. All sorts of refined masculine goodness here. Relatively soft in projection and sillage, yet I feel it's suits...
  75. Re: Worth Pour Homme lovers - through the ages - any pics ?

    Cuurently enamoured with this so picked up a Paisley one too for splashing on with abandon. Seriously good stuff!
  76. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    Sometimes give new FB's a few days in a row to get into them.
    Usually a few times in the week of receipt.
    Proportionally less and less as my collections has grown!
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    I purposely stocked up on some stuff for summer - yet summer is evading us here!!
    Hoping to give these some good wearings when it finally does warm up !
    1. Lalique White
    2. Guerlain Vetiver
    3....
  78. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Not sure what to expect but took a punt on a few vintages of late.
    Anyone shed any light in this!
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  79. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Worth PH Grey Stripe version.

    Proper tidy and refined. Nicely balance, nice blends. No qualms about this.

    Effortlessly good.
  80. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Good stuff so it is! A little murky but smells fiiiiiine.
  81. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Vintage Giorgio Beverly Hills Men.
    Spiffing strength - clearly discernible 24hrs later! Have read up on this quite a bit and have to agree it shares more than a few similarities with the OG GG. Yet...
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Heady and intoxicating are fitting descriptions!
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    Re: Perfumed business cards

    I often spritz a little summit summit in greetings cards, but never when I used to chuck out business cards. Doh I got silky business cards at the mo so no good for spritzing.
    I reckon it might be...
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    Re: Your favorite fresh scent

    I quite like Lalique White for a tangy spicy and different take on fresh.
    I seem to associate fresh with hot weather - I need to undo this brain association. So for this
    Bright Neroli works well...
  85. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Halfeti - tried proper today.
    Wozza! I'm not usually into ouds - and this treads a lovely line - and i like it!
    Lovely warmth oud leather , lush rose juicy and fruity even, seasoned right with...
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    Re: SOTD for Eid Festival

    It's the tall bottle - latest but one version - silver cap 2013 .
    Lol its one of those I can't work out - but one that I reacquired - go figure!!
    How to describe - I get mainly tangy citrus...
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    Re: SOTD for Eid Festival

    Cheers all! Bless!

    Lol everyone knows my fragrance love so I've been dappled with HR ( 10 sprays yeahhhh!) , Halfeti, and got my nose on some proper musk from Malaysia and just about to crack open...
  88. Re: I seem to have been struck somewhat anosmic recently, what are your cures?

    Ditto - take a break !
    Better - take a break from the frags that you are using often/daily that you've got anosmic to.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Old school (literally old!) Paco PH. Felt like something rather dry and austere that'd reset my nose before the celebratory fragrance onslaught over the next few days! 11 hrs on - I still smell like...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    You have the EDP ? Can only imagine - the EDT I have is a few years matured and agree its monster - yet still very refined. Like the politest punch in the face you can hope for!!!
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    Re: Oakmoss essential oil

    Lol hopefully better than the coconut oil n Frankincense steeping (failed!)
  92. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Giorgio Beverly for Men (yellow)
    After Red I thought I'd check out what else the house has, plus it's parallels to GG sealed the deal!!
  93. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    At all? Or the vintage ?!
    It's a tiny miniature I'm waiting on, I will be like the goblin in Lord of the rings savouring it!!
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Lol feel like I'm tooting my own horn but yeah I ensure better fit. Shoes are decent enough, though the tight ankle cut does no justice to them (personal taste) like em a little wider so they fall...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    Feel that yo
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    Re: SOTD for Eid Festival

    That's a shame. Lol get them on BN!!
    Lol I can't breathe for it usually haha. I'm fortunate to be part of a band of spiritual wayfarers amongst whom are instructed to always be fragrant and often...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    Feel that
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    Re: SOTD for Eid Festival

    Cheers folks! Indeed we are all brothers and sista's after all and I try to love you all unconditionally :thumbsup:
    Yeah I'm planning ahead :) Thought I'd break out the older version of HR for a...
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    SOTD for Eid Festival

    What will you be wearing over the Eid Festival?
    I'm thinking of going for Habite Rouge - fancy shmancy dressy dandyness!
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    What I think I look alike:
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    What I actually probably look like ( with better shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!):
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