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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Chanel Sycomore

    OV is a nice light green citrus vetiver, a "workman like" frag. Its not a star fragrance even in the Creed line.

    Sycomore is possibly one of the best frags from Chanel in quite a long time....
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Chanel Sycomore. Slick construction..smoky, green and sweet in just the right proportions.
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    Re: Change of mind about new Creed line.

    Just got the sample set and tried Vetiver Geranium first. Cool, minty, rosy high def geranium surrounded by sparkling fruit notes. Might possibly be one of the best geranium based fragrances ever...
  4. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Borneo, Chene, ISM, and Chergui et al was the golden period of Serge Lutens. After trying the last several lutens: My how the mighty have fallen..
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Breath of God by Lush/Gorilla Perfumes
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    Vaulted scents shocker from Creed

    Hello folks,

    I have not been on BN lately (busy with life and using up my large fragrance stash) but I hope you are well. I was at the local Neiman Marcus and wandered into the fragrance area to...
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    Re: 5 new from Creed

    RP thanks and good to see you still contributing here.

    Yes I still have and like Sublime Vanille - its one of those "effortlessly pleasant" fragrances. Like Occam's Razor - simple efficient and...
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    Re: 5 new from Creed

    Note that the creedboutique.com site now has a section called "Vaulted Scents" read "Discontinued". And yes its pretty much a list of all the old EDT favorites..

    I am skeptical about this new line...
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    Re: Old Spice and Red for Men

    Thanks for this - I will definitely give it a try.

    For now I am enjoying Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue aftershave..
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    Old Spice and Red for Men

    Its been years since I last tried Old Spice aftershave but today I was feeling nostalgic and stopped by my local drugstore and grabbed a bottle of Old Spice aftershave, the one in the shatterproof...
  11. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    Citrus mint is excellent.

    Their Eucalyptus room spray is fantastic - very natural smelling.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    As this thread is witness - from Erwin Creed : "Thank You Aventus", without which Creed would not be able to open new stores around the world. via Grant Osborne

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  13. Thread: RIP Montale?

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    Re: RIP Montale?

    Wow, very strange. I wonder if anyone has had a chance to talk to Pierre Montale.
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    Re: Escada Homme....what happened?

    Ah yes..the citrus orangey top with a dry peppery boozy drydown. Would love to own it once again.
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Yes!, and as the responses to the article indicate: meet the new Basenotes, same as the old Basenotes :D
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Same here Dullah (and others). In the past eight months I have finished the following bottles :D

    Santos Concentree 3.4Oz
    Zino Davidoff 3.4oz
    Creative Mare 15ml decant
    Original Cologne 15ml...
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    The rose question is a lot more complicated than that - you can take into account Rose Absolute, Rose Otto, Rose Absolute synthetics etc.

    BTW how are things with Turin and his startup Flexitral? A...
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    I think it shows the the difference in positive attitude between the two people that Turin chose not to reply to Olivier Creed's request that he would like to meet him but instead chose to post...
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Thanks - I am still 7(!!) bottles away from being back regularly :D
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    Thanks folks - I thought Olivier Creeds response when asked about Luca Turin (possibly) dissing him personally was rather respectable.
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    The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    I have been away for a while trying to fervently consume my vast stash of perfume bottles and samples (my word, the quantity is mindboggling..), but I saw this article online and thought I should...
  22. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    Malle "collaborating" with a fashion designer? This might be the end of the line.
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    Re: Niche conversation starter frags?

    Malle's Geranium pour homme - a pleasing refreshing fragrance with a deep warm base. Approachable and stylish.
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    If Lutens just stripped away the curry and spices from Santal de Mysore and replaced it with a touch of high quality citrus, they would have a nice sandalwood fragrance.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Ok folks, Aventus is now 2.5 years old can we stop the my batch is better than your batch talk ?
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    Re: Anyone else love Original Vetiver?

    It lacks the star power of Aventus or the history of GIT but OV is a trustworthy work-horse fragrance.
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    Re: Caramelized red apples

    DKNY Red Delicious For Men is a decent comparatively cheaper option for apple liquer notes.
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    Re: Scent of Oger by Creed

    Anyone have a decant/sample of this? Also if you have tried it please write a review in the directory before the fragrance is forgotten forever
  29. Re: Armani Pour Homme vs Monsieur de Givenchy vs Eau Sauvage vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    The Armani might probably be the least impressive from that list, even though it is nice to wear...a nice lemony top with an extremely dry and parched drydown.
  30. Re: Dumb Luck Find/Buy of the Day--Creed Bayrhum Vetiver!

    Awesome..i haven't tried this and look forward to your detailed review.
  31. Re: Creed doesn't seem to have any patchouli based frags

    Creed doesn't venture into heavy earthy notes that often. Notes such as patchouli, civet etc are used with a light hand. I recall reading an Olivier Creed interview where he stated that his style of...
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    Re: Creed Orange Spice VS YSL Kouros

    Orange Spice smells more "natural", but Kouros is more complex...Kouros = orange spice blueprint + more architecture
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    Poll: Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    Blind buy is usual a no-no for a Lutens. I voted for Bois Vanille for the least shock factor and pocket damage.
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    Re: Aventus and Royal Oud Longevity

    Both have good longevity. Easily a day. Royal Oud can't compare to the longevity of the Montale Ouds..one of my coats that I sprayed with Black Oud in late 2011 still has a faint remnant scent of it...
  35. Re: Creed Bath and Body products- opinions/thoughts please

    I have faced this issue as well.

    The deo's are nice, with no anti-perspirtant and sturdy casing. The aftershave balms are surprisingly good - well scented and good at moisturizing. The star...
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    Re: Aventus weakening with time?

    I got one of the first bottles from the first batches. It still smells the same. But then I also dont encounter many of the batch variations from various samples..
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    Re: Chanel neglected men.

    Their cash cows have been women, but perhaps they also focus on "all perfumes are unisex"
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    Re: Creed Aventus bath products

    Tried the shower gel (excellent and as richly scented as SMW, medium lather), deo, and soap. All are richly scented infact put them all together in a box and the aroma of Aventus will infuse into the...
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    Re: Arabie - Serge Lutens

    I dont know what the current formulation smells like but when I tried it a couple of years ago its intensity and sweetness scorched my nostrils and shattered my teeth.
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    Re: Next purchase: Rive Gauche PH or Live Jazz?

    Just finished a bottle of Rive Gauche PH..thats the one for me. The mint in Live Jazz has been degraded to the point where its coriander note sort of overpowers the composition now.
  41. Re: What if Aventus was created by a designer house?

    Aventus-alikes are coming?

    Aventus is more than 2 years old now !
  42. Re: L'Artisan Piment Brulant - any enthusiasts here?

    It needs a stronger vanilla-chocolate base to soften its fiery pepper note. Perhaps a reformulation is in order?
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    Re: Aventus June 30, 2012

    This thread reads differently than the other Aventus thread...
  44. Re: Creed returning a Scent this fall that has been unavailable

    I...dont...geddit...what? Acqua Fiorentina?
  45. Re: Bond No. 9 - I love New York for All - Marriage Equality

    Lets give credit where its due - a majority of the Republicans in both the State assembly and the Senate actually voted against the bill. The Assembly bill sponsor was a Democrat, a majority (or...
  46. Re: Creed returning a Scent this fall that has been unavailable

    [QUOTE=Shiny Beast;2592956]I hope it's Pure Malt
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    Re: Pure Malt - don't get the hype !?!

    Pure Malt is an aura of A*Men with a whiskey note. Its is fine for what it is.
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    Re: Creed Aventus bath products

    The GIT Aftershave Balm is fantastic. There was a period a couple of years ago when it was sold out and very hard to find.
  49. Re: Creed returning a Scent this fall that has been unavailable

    My guess is Amalfi Flowers or Fleurs de Gardenia although I think neither has a very large fan base.
  50. Re: Creed returning a Scent this fall that has been unavailable

    http://www.facebook.com/creedboutique
  51. RIP, enjoyed many of his classics.

    RIP, enjoyed many of his classics.
  52. Re: Bond No. 9 - I love New York for All - Marriage Equality

    The Tea Party types wont give it a spin mainly due to the name - I dont know what the notes are but it could be an interesting mix worth trying.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Heeley Menthe Fraiche

    Roadster is good stuff, certainly more natural smelling than something like Lacoste Booster, although it does have a bit of a scratchy woody-drydown late in the show. Heeleys is higher fidelity but...
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    Re: Done for a while.

    Thanks RP - that and the "perfume pledge" - have to get through a bunch of bottles before I am tempted back in via discussions of new seductive juices...
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    Re: Done for a while.

    I moved recently and it was only then I realized how many fragrances and samples I had...it was shocking. Hence I made a pledge: I will only buy a new frag when I use up 3 of my existing bottles. Its...
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, or GPH 2?

    I still have a bottle of GPH and its austere, dry, cedar-pencil shaving starkness has maintained well over the years. GPH2 with its violet leaves + tea accord smells more welcoming but less...
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    Re: Creed Selection Verte

    Martin, Dullah and others - thanks for the pics and updates. I will never forget that one day in early 2007 when I got a decant from a fellow BN'er and the hyper-realistic lemon oil coupled with the...
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    Re: No. 88 / Cuba are disgusting.

    I tried Cuba again. Its moist, gooey fecal note is what makes it special.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Damn, Aventus will be reaching its 2nd anniversary soon..
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    Re: Why is Aventus totally clear ?

    This might be worth reading: http://botoblog.com/2011/09/05/perfume-by-colours/
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    Re: Xerjoff's Dhofar & Uden - Impressions

    Uden is one of the dullest Xerjoffs. I mean I can eat hot sauce with custard but does it really make sense? No...neither does coffee and aquatics and the result, despite Xerjoff's attempt to be...
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    Re: I'm looking for a nice fresh Aquatic

    Being a fan of the genre, and having tried most of the offerings on the market, it seems to me that overly salty juices are not what you are looking for. Hence I would strike out fragrances like...
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    Re: Netflix of Scents

    Its a great idea - I would like to collaborate with you. I have an advanced background in web applications, "Big Data" technologies such as NoSQL, large-scale distributed computing, recommendation...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff Opinions?

    To me its the best of Davidoff..even in its current incarnation it has that moist, damp floral-woods accord which is quite addictive.
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    Re: new CREED in 2012

    Where does it say that a whole new "line" of marine scents is to be released? The official Twitter feed only says a floral and a marine fragrance launch.
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    Re: Axe body showergels - some reviews

    Added review of Thai Massage
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Excite, Unilever do it again!

    Dark Temptation shower gel is pretty good. Infact I would say its a must try for Angel/A*Men fans. Check my thread in the grooming board for reviews of the Axe shower gels.
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    Re: The Golden age of Creed

    Selection Verte is so damn good..

    I don't subscribe that the current generation Creeds can't match their old time predecessors. History can sometimes be kind in retrospect (its true in many other...
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    Re: pure malt vs new haarlem?

    Pure Malt is cool, New Haarlem is warm.

    Take your pick - a cool alcohol breeze over a warm base, or roasty coffee with a steam-iron warm note.
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    LMAO - the outburst reminded me of this South Park episode


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL__RozGNWQ
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    Re: Inexperienced with Caron. What to check out?

    From their regular mens line, the 3rd Man is my favorite. I don't care for their old world "exclusive" french classics.
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    Eh what? Where is this coming from. Spray some Original Cologne !
  73. Re: Since Montale was running its own little scam job...

    Eh what? Creed 'disbanded'? What proof is there that Jasmin Imperatrice EDP was not commissioned by Napoleon III...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Playboy Berlin

    I dont know why but I was expecting a Vetiver-based scent...
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    Relax guys, Luca Turin is just doing a Newt Gingrich impression..
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    Re: Thoughts on Givenchy pi neo ?

    Its Keanu Reeves in a bottle. And thats not a compliment..
  77. Re: If you were to go with just ONE oud based fragrance ?

    I would currently vote for Creeds Royal Oud for its very wearable and great mix of spicy-wood notes and Diors Oud Leather for its distinctive take on oud integrating it with leather. I am done with...
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    Re: In Defense of Cool Water

    I can't defend Cool Water. Lets leave the GIT vs Cool Water battle for now - its not worth discussing when Cool Water is having trouble standing toe to toe with current designer fragrances. The way...
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    Re: mona di orio pased a way

    Surprised to read this and may she rest in peace. Does anyone have any details on the cause?
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    Re: Best scent from L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    Patchouli Patch with Dzing! a close second.
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    Re: Anyone tried the new Montale Dark Purple?

    LoL seriously?

    p.s. the short to the point reviews are smartphone friendly and a refreshing alternative to Octavian/1000fragrances' 1000 page fragrance reviews...
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    Re: Aramis disappointment

    There's nothing to get a handle of in the new Havana. I tried the old formulation several years ago but can't recall that right now. The new formulation smells severely attenuated, and I get a demure...
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    Re: Axe body showergels - some reviews

    Updating reviews with Excite:

    Excite: coconut, hazelnut, caramel

    While not my favorite in the Axe range, its an interesting smell. I would actually list the notes as cherry, orange/mandarin,...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Andy Warhol by Bond No 9

    Bond no. 9 is phoning it in on the bottle artwork this time arent they ?
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    Aramis disappointment

    After a long delay, I finally decided to buy two Aramis fragrances I had always wanted to add to my collection: 900 cologne (vintage formulation), and Havana (new formulation)

    I have to say I am...
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    Re: New Villoresi fragrance: Theseus (unisex)

    Sounds like a typical 70s masculine release.
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    Frederic Malle's Duftnotes

    For a short period of time, Frederic Malle took a page out of Luca Turins book and wrote a short series of perfume related columns for Allure magazine - I believe he doesn't write them anymore but...
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    Re: Your Favorite Independent Perfumer

    Ayala Moriel has some good frags, and a very good and informative blog.
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    Re: Axe body showergels - some reviews

    From the ones that I have tried, none linger after a shower.
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    Axe body showergels - some reviews

    I managed to get some good deals on a bunch of Axe showergels. The deo sprays didn't really work for me - I found nearly all to be overpowering. However the the zany funky bottle artwork of the gels...
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    Re: Sooo, I finally tested Musc Ravageur....

    Its cuddly, friendly and safe, like Super Mario Maurice Roucel himself.
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    Re: Chlorine/bleach + florals = ...

    How sperm smells depends on diet - try eating more garlic and spices and it will be stronger and more intense (alongside its base profile). Not sure if Ellena V knows this.
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    Re: your top 5 creeds at the moment 2011

    For some reason despite all the Windsor fans here it never really made my top 5 list. Here's what my top 5 most worn/faves currently are (in no order):

    Love in Black
    Royal Oud
    Virgin Island...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Keith Urban Phoenix

    A leathery gourmand doesn't really suit the image of this metrosexual Australian redneck. Who's he trying to impress or what point is he trying to make ?
  95. Re: Creed Aventus sample smells nothing like tester

    Just to confirm if you are not trolling: which Neimans did you go to? I have wide coverage of neimans in the US and can either go there myself to confirm your claims or have someone test it or send...
  96. Thread: M7 poll

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    Re: M7 poll

    Its not powdery. You might be hinting at the musk note in the base.
  97. Re: Creed Spice and Woods available for purchase!!!

    I went back to S&W after a couple of months and it held up really well. The mix of fruits, peppery clove, and the birch+tar cedar base is very attractive. Its a simple but very effective mix. Its...
  98. Re: Luca Turin's error is that he doesn't award any points for quality ingredients

    To be fair he destroyed Guerlains SD Vanille in his review (which might be more complex than Sublime Vanille but can't match its ingredients).
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    Re: $1700 bottle of Creed huh?

    t_g_l just means that you deserve what you get, which based on your comments is what you really want (i.e, not an incredible juice but a collectors bottle, signatures, storage box).

    I have not...
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    Re: New XerJoff line: "Sospiro Perfume"

    Not a fan of the bottle, reminds me too much of Mysterio (from Spiderman) - that said, Vivace sounds the most promising.
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