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    Re: Not second bottle worthy?

    Ha ha! :grin:
  2. Re: The Most Embarrassing Ad, Packaging, and Bottle

    Most cringeworthy ad campaign:


    'When the love is just so strong, there are two words you can't help but blurt out'
    http://img.miumag.pl/0001/c0238.jpg
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    Re: Does the current HR edp have an oud note?

    I'm wearing HR Beau Cavalier Edition today, which is the only EdP version I have tried (a limited edition from 2009, I believe only the bottle was different, the juice as standard). There is no trace...
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    What have we become?

    As a general observation, many seem to become dismissive of designer (or 'drugstore') scents when exploring the wider fragrance world. At a later stage, preoccupation with high end or niche subsides...
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    Re: What have we become?

    ^^ yep, you're only halfway round the 360 degree voyage most of us do eventually :)
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Luciano by Pavarotti
    http://www.admegastore.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PAVAROTTI-LUCIANO-H-EDT-125ML-SP.jpg

    Shiseido Basara
    Habit Rouge L'Extrait
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    Re: Affordable masterpieces

    Adding Equipage, Vol de Nuit, Versace L'Homme (vintage still affordable).
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    Re: Your most worn for July 2015

    Dear John by Gorilla/Lush
    VC&A Tsar
    The Dreamer
    Aramis Devin
    Black Gold
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    Re: Fragrance that will make me taller

    Try Black Orchid
    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sick/puking-on-screen-smiley-emoticon.gif
  10. Thread: only women

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    Poll: Re: only women

    'Just Starting Out' might be better.
  11. Thread: only women

    by Marais
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    Poll: Re: only women

    ^^ technically that would be incorrect as this forum is for the discussion of 'male fragrances'. The female fragrance forum is for what the title suggests.

    IIRC, the last time someone asked a...
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    Re: Grow thick eyebrows!

    In the UK this is known as 'scouse brow', originally popular with footballers' wives etc and has filtered to all echelons. Sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face.
    ...
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    Re: Post a picture of yourself

    Unexpected Aventus effect no. 143:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v9kOXrsVUCo/TY00NxKeWyI/AAAAAAAAAgw/P5pD-WcQ_Nc/s1600/ratbag%255B15%255D.jpg
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    Re: Mini bottles vs bottle

    Smaller volumes tend to go 'off' faster, something to do with the air/liquid interface being proportionately greater wrt the total volume of liquid, plus the effect of lower quality plastic caps and...
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    Re: I understand now

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wHzU8YXdL._AC_UL320_SR226,320_.jpg

    (Shows age)
  16. Re: What exactly is 'Royal Pineapple' in Aventus?

    Manila Luzon
    http://41.media.tumblr.com/b78de0b31a9c45e895211a86c5364f81/tumblr_mkprbjcZFX1qdqrpco1_1280.png

    But seriously, 'Royal' is surely just a general adjective rather than a specific...
  17. Re: A fragrance that encapsulates a spring/autumn drive in a sports car in rural UK?

    English Fern by Penhaligon's!
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    Re: Post a picture of yourself

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances2/500x/1061327.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Best date fragnance

    Ha! Dzhari by Phaedon is a good one.
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    I only traipse over to Fragrantica if there isn't a useful review or two on a scent here. Often I do find something helpful in the review section (not counting the numerous 'can't wait for this',...
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    Re: Finally stopped lurking :)

    Selfridges stock the Mancera range. Try Kumkat Wood and Cedrat Boise.
  22. Re: Eau Sauvage v Eau Sauvage Parfum v Fahrenhite

    ESP is wonderful, but any more than 1 spray is a mistake IMO. The force is strong in that one.
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    Aventus and allergy

    I don't have this problem but it could represent a variety of the Oral Allergy Syndrome. Unlikely if you are OK with fresh or tinned pineapple though (or blackcurrant).
    ...
  24. Re: Amouage Dia Man vs Guerlain Arsene Lupin Dandy

    Dandy is louder than Dia and lasts longer, Dia is probably more versatile as it isn't as heavy. Both are great.
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    Re: perfumesclub.co.uk?

    Despite the .co.uk bit, it is based in Mallorca, and with the strong £ and weak euro those prices might well be sustainable from a discounter. You might have trouble returning anything across borders...
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    Re: Sport scents that aren't so sporty?

    I was given DHS shower gel as a gift once. I rather liked it. It's much nicer than most scents with the 'sport' label IMO. I must try the EdT.
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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    Thanks for that. One wonders how they get away with this:

    http://www.shaverevolution.com/collections/gingers-garden/products/gingers-garden-aventus
  28. Re: Just How Good Is Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    I wore it yesterday, it gets a 'not bad' rating from me. I chose it deliberately because I had to attend a meeting with lots of other hot bodies in a stuffy room and I wanted something low key and...
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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    If you can trademark 'Apple' you can surely trademark Green Irish Tweed. Whether Creed did or not I do not know.
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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    Try marketing a Mickey Mouse soap and see what Disney has to say about it! Either Creed don't care (? regard it as good advertising for the bottled scents), or they haven't got the financial clout to...
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    Re: Habit Rouge After Shave

    I have the stick and deodorant, I use the stick whenever I wear HR, but hardly ever use the deo spray (which was a gift). Not sure either add much, but I do like using the stick.
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    Re: Habit Rouge After Shave

    I have a bottle of the current aftershave and wear it whenever I wear HR in any formulation. It's very good. Much more persistent than you might expect (might as well be an EdT), and is the most...
  33. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    Caldey Island. Job perks to include annual stays on the island and 20% off chocolate and shortbread.

    http://www.caldey-island.co.uk/abbeyviewsmall3JPG.JPG
    ...
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    Re: Creed Trademark?

    There's lots of these GIT-alikes in the shaving world:

    http://www.queencharlottesoaps.com/Green-Irish-Tweed-Type_p_23.html
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  35. Re: I need help!!! I'm might have to give up my collection and further plans!!! :(

    Don't worry, you'll likely be selling most of them before they've had time to spoil :laugh:
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    Most of mine are in one of these:

    http://asset1.marksandspencer.com/is/image/mands/CP_05_T65_6386_V0_X_EC_2?$PDP_MAXI_ZOOM_NEW_IPAD$

    With a few more displayed on 2 of these:
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    Re: Aventus Fans Thread

    FundAventusists? :D

    Anyway, I think it is very good. In fact, it was my first Creed, and in spite of all the nonsense, remains my favourite.

    http://myfirstchat.com/myfirstworld/april13/8798.gif
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    ^^ Black Gold is smoother and the cardamom is less prominent and it lacks the obvious iso-e-super. Also the oud is stronger in Black Gold. The divergence is most obvious in the drydown, when Black...
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    Re: Rochas lui????????

    Not the same, but I found TF Noir EdP to be in the same ballpark.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    A further thought...haven't OJ been quite canny here, business-wise? They have sold a lot of expensive fragrance they otherwise wouldn't have sold (ok next day delivery isn't cheap, even though the...
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Personally I prefer this one over Puredistance M, Chypre Palatin and Diaghilev (I wouldn't wear the last two, M was OK though). I got 11 hours from my 8 sprays yesterday, although I do feel that I...
  42. Re: Original (old formula) Italian version of the D&G Pour homme

    ^^ Miniatures are usually splashes. They are seldom if ever faked - where is the profit in that? The only possible snags are 1. Used sold as new 2. It's gone off 3. It's been used and re-filled with...
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    Re: Present day powerbombs a la 1980's

    Definitely! Also Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Re: Oooooo, that smells a bif like .....

    Richard James EdT is very fancy and different to the run of the mill stuff.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I gave it 8 sprays this morning and 5 hours later is still going strong. As commented above, the sprayer is pretty stingy.
  46. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    Grant thinks he's got problems...

    http://yahoonewsdigest-intl.tumblr.com/124270026582
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    A couple of hours later and the citrus has boiled off completely. Now a bit like a darker, spicier version of Wonderoud.
  48. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    Ha ha very clever!
  49. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    Another new exhibit for the court:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/bond-dubai-s.jpg
  50. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/bonjour/bj11.gif
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    I received mine late this afternoon and have had it on for a couple of hours. I wore Ormonde Man yesterday to remind myself of that as I expected some similarity and I wasn't wrong. It smells to me a...
  52. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    Is that you, Walter? ;)

    http://blog.vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/liberace.jpg

    (only joking, we all have different tastes).



    Love it :D
  53. Thread: De Profundis

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    Re: De Profundis

    Honestly I would urge sampling this one, it is a bit of an oddball. A pretty accurate representation of the chrysanthemum I think - is that a nice smell? Not to me, but YMMV.
  54. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    This is my favourite:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk2VlEyCQAAe2uU.jpg

    It makes a good strong flavoursome cuppa. I have to restrict myself to 2 cups a day due to a commitment to caffeine...
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    Re: strawberrynet.com/

    Off topic, but I noticed Amazon UK recently started selling Lutens fragrances, at competitive prices.

    As you were.
  56. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    Dior Homme Parfum. Particularly if the stories of Eau Sauvage Parfum being reformulated are accurate.

    Bentley for Men Intense.

    Just Grapefruit (the Aventus of yesteryear).
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    Re: strawberrynet.com/

    My understanding was that the UK prices included VAT so there was no additional duty to pay. Of course the GPO may not always 'catch' the ones with no duty pre-paid but if they do, you then also have...
  58. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    :thumbdown:

    Creed (except for the few I own) which are mostly vastly overpriced, tackily marketed, cheaply packaged and of inconsistent quality; and I fail to understand why some people get their...
  59. Re: medium/slightly sweet designer with monster projection...help please

    Adding Eau Sauvage Parfum, Chanel Egoiste and Cartier Roadster.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Thanks chief, order placed, sounds lush :beer:
  61. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    More elegantly, yes; as entertainingly, no way!

    Back on topic, feast your eyes:

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.29287.jpg
  62. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    I only ever get positive comments on this beauty. So much so that I have to beat them off with a sh*tty stick! Which is no mean feat considering I look like one of Dr Frankenstein's rejects.
  63. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I thought it was funny myself!

    http://wallpapersprison.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Joker-Hd-Why-So-Serious-Free.jpg
  64. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    http://image.slidesharecdn.com/chapter24-150417201109-conversion-gate01/95/art-through-the-ages-chapter-24-25-638.jpg?cb=1429301546

    Almost 100 years later, The Fountain is no longer shocking - to...
  65. Poll: Re: What would be yours choice from the line of Costume National?

    I only ever gelled with Homme in this line. It's been compared to Quorum but I think it smells much nicer (as do most scents).
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme.....

    As far as rapport qualité prix is concerned, it's one of the best bargains out there.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Is it comparable to anything else? How prominent is the plum note (not keen on strong plum but ok in eg Dia Man).
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Black Gold now available online.

    Has anyone tried this? V tempted but little to go on. Only one review above and one in directory.
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    Poll: Re: Best "clean" - fresh type smelling fragnance?

    West Indian Lime by C&E.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage: DIA vs REFLECTION ?!

    Ditto.
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    Re: New from Acqua di Parma: Colonia Club

    http://sc.mogicons.com/share/crying-emoticon-293.jpg
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    A great, relatively new one is Rania J's Lavande 44. Not much chatter as not many have tried it.

    Maxim's pour Homme is an oldie-but-goodie.
  73. Re: Men/women with scent knowledge, please lend a little help!

    For a literal interpretation, try Siskiyou Cedar from Juniper Ridge.
  74. Thread: Off-Topic

    by Marais
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    Marlborough grow some of the world's best Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. The North Island has two main wine growing regions in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Their Chardonnays are superb. I worked in...
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    Re: Importing from USA to UK- awesome news!

    ^^ you will note from that link that VAT is chargeable on fragrance of ANY value, not just over £15 (as for booze and fags).
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    I've had more luck in Europe, inc. the Canary Islands. The good stuff is usually on the top shelf (he he); sometimes on the bottom but seldom at eye line.
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    My shillingi will be staying firmly under my hat, unless they decide to re-release 'vintage' Tabarome or Bois de Santal.
  78. Thread: Rant

    by Marais
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    Re: Rant

    D&G Intenso is looking like the winner of my 2015 'Turkey of the Year' award, so far.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Some of the golden oldies there :thumbup:
  80. Thread: Yardley Ink

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    Re: Yardley Ink

    I like to challenge my prejudices. The notes list is run of the mill and the Yardleys I have tried to date are crap. But I can't say for certain until I try it, I might be pleasantly surprised; it...
  81. Thread: Yardley Ink

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    Re: Yardley Ink

    Sounds awful. I'd like to bet this is total dross but I'll make sure to test it to be sure.
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    Re: Mens Suits/shoesOnline Affordable

    Only heard bad things about these. Avoid.
  83. Re: Pretty bell jars all in a row: which non-export Serge Lutens should I try?

    Fumerie Turque is a must try in my book.
  84. Re: Damn, just blind bought 150ml/5oz of Dior Homme Intense

    Calling Tropics! Another load of blind-bought DHI for returning!

    http://static.neatorama.com/images/2009-01/donkey-overturned-cart.jpg
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    I like these:

    Light incense frags: Lutens L'orpheline and L'eau Froide, Idole de Lubin
    Heavier: Bentley Intense, Sahara Noir
    Middleweight: Frankincense & Myrrh by C&S, CdG 2 Man
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Just about everyone has chimed in now, there aren't many fragrances which can arouse this degree of passion. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Your mum is lucky to get that beauty and have such a thoughtful son :birthdays::cry:
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    Re: "looking for brand new colognes"

    This is 'all the rage' I believe:

    http://www.axewhitelabel.com/assets/images/products/night/products-dry-spray-night-main.png
  89. Poll: Re: Cologne recommendation for late teen& early 20s

    Boo to Bleu, who wants to smell like everyone else. Booooooooooooring. #Endymion
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    I ordered a dozen spray samples 3 years ago. Just not my style I am afraid. I found them all very dense and tending toward the crude. An olfactory equivalent of this:
    ...
  91. Re: How to Improve Ability to Detect Notes and Describe Perfume

    Great quote! Very true.
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    True, I should have said 'most'. (Although I secretly still suspect it would be everyone eventually, based wholly on my own observations to date).
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    Re: Sweet-Mossy-woods ?

    I would try the recently-discontinued but still available gem Must pour Homme by Cartier.
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    Re: Aventus smels like piss

    Lots of beginners are repelled by the urine note, but seem to come round to it eventually. Same as for Aventus.
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    Re: Coconut based fragrances.

    Tosserand do a range with a coconut oil base, for the National Trust. Sound right up your street.
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    Re: cologne recommendation for 18yr old boy!

    I would leave Essenza, unless you want the girlies calling you 'grandad'.

    Endymion is very nice but Kristiansand New York is just as good and cheaper. Also Avant garde by Lanvin is worth...
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Everyone seems to come round to it eventually.
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    Re: Gengis Khan - a question about 'vintage'

    Ye old Bay of E, back in 2011, from Portugal.
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    Re: Gengis Khan - a question about 'vintage'

    I second this, I have the vintage and the best thing about it is the bottle. Otherwise, 'tis a clove bomb.
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    Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody using them regularly?

    I've a few sticks but as others have said I mainly use them for travelling. D R Harris Marlborough is my favourite, I love the smell.
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