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  1. Re: Concerning Ford's Tuscan Leather---Acqua di Parma's Leather

    Own both and I feel Like Colonia Leather is lighter. That's the reason it took me sometime to even buy.
    Thought it was a watered down Tuscan Leather. I feel like Tuscan Leather is a stronger scent...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Decided to add another flacon. A more fruit loaded batch would be nice for the summer. Smelled Aventus in all it's forms, so whatever I get I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
    Best part is the prices have...
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    From what I been told it's a lengthy process. Around 3 years from star to launch.
    As far as the games, I guess it works for them. They have have to market somehow. I would hope no one would take...
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Tuscan Leather
    Patchouli Absolu
    Oud Wood
  5. Re: Something like Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme, with better longevity?

    Bought and still have the original when it was released. I get good longevity with it.
    After reading comments on the net, it looks like it's been reformulated. I have not searched or came around...
  6. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    Truly wanted to like and add this one to my collection. On paper it sounded very promising. Then my SA called me to let me know they had it in store.
    Opening is too close to Colonia Oud. As it dries...
  7. Thread: Back up Bottles.

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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Added lots more myself, around 3 liters of cologne just on the ones I have listed.
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    Re: Sorry I know another creed fake question

    False, don't go by that alone. Main thing is the smell, then you can go into other details after that.
    If you want to avoid all those doubts, go retail. I would advice anyone just starting to go the...
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme 2014

    I found this one very nice. I can kind of see the Green Irish Tweed comparison, but not enough that it makes it redundant.
    Kiton Men smells closer to Green Irish Tweed, but again you can own both....
  10. Poll: Re: Which smells better: Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme?

    Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    I have many bottles of this. Some from the first release to the new 4oz one. First one was from Neiman Marcus. Last bottle I got was from the Creed boutique.
    All the others have come from different...
  12. Thread: Erolfa ?

    by M.T.
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    Re: Erolfa ?

    Agreed.
  13. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    CREED

    Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, Millésime Impérial, Spice and Wood, Original Santal, Virgin Island Water, Original Vetiver, Himalaya, Royal-Oud, Bois du Portugal, Erolfa,...
  14. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    Tuscan Leather, Patchouli Absolu, Oud Wood. Those are my favorite from the Private Label.



    Rarely seen any, I rather not risk it.If you do, just be extra careful. Avoid ebay if possible, too...
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    Re: Bleu de chanel edp or edt

    Agreed!
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Maybe next year on Rodeo Drive. Las Vegas is getting one first.
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    Re: Selection Verte batch codes

    I get good longevity thankfully. No batch on my flacon, it's an older green bottle.
    The only thing that kind of feels weird is the peppermint note. For a few hours my skin feels extra cool. Love the...
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    Re: A quick note on bottle sizes and cost/ml

    Same here.
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    Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    There's 2 scheduled releases that I heard about. One is Windsor, other is for one of the authorized retailers.
    Like they did for Harrods, but this one is for NM.
  20. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    Just waiting for my Bloomingdale's to get it in store. They have it on site, but need to smell it first.
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    Re: Hello! First Thread Here

    Welcome to Basenotes. Tried almost everything from this house, but they just don't work for me.
    Longevity is great, I'll give them that.
    Good luck.
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    Re: Is my Creed Aventus authantic? pics inside

    Doubt they would sell a fake there. Looks real, but up to you if you want to keep it.
    As far as the cellophane, it could of been added by the seller to protect the product. CREED never distributes...
  23. Re: Multimedia wall storage rack to hold fragrances?

    Wouldn't do something like that personally. There's no reason why it can't be done though. Just make sure you locate the studs.
    Good luck.
  24. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud v's Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud

    I use the same, no need to use more with this one.

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  25. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud v's Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud

    Wear it! :D
    No deal, maybe if I waited I could of saved a few bucks. Solid fragrance, so didn't really mind paying for it.
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather blind buy?

    It's a fresher scent. If you love Tuscan Leather, you'll enjoy it.



    You're from OC, so we both know how hot it can get out there in the summer. Wore Tuscan Leather in the heat last summer. Not...
  28. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud v's Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud

    I got the 6oz Colonia Intensa Oud version first. Then wanted to get some backup bottles of it. Ended up getting 2 more 6oz of the new Colonia Oud version. Only after finding out it was the same exact...
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    Re: Not a single creed failed to impress me so far

    I own about 15 or 16 of them. Royal Water is the only one I didn't care for. Didn't buy it.



    That will most likely be the next one I add to my collection. Want to add it, but always end up...
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    I like Polo Supreme Oud, but love Royal-Oud. The Polo to me is not as wearable for some reason. Maybe the cinnamon note. It did get my attention when I first got it, but just don't even reach for it...
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    Re: ADG Essenza VS 212 men

    I like both but still haven't bought a bottle of 212.
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    Re: TF: Patchouli Absolu

    I love Patchouli Absolu, but I agree. I can't wear it everyday. I have 2 decanters, that will cover me for life.
    Javanese Patchouli I can use it more. Got around 6 bottles of it so far. I have a...
  33. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia + ambergris, nice!
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    Re: Aqcua di Gio vs Aqcua di gio essenza

    Own and like both. Longevity is good on both. Compliments from women is equally as good too.
    Only negative I see with the original is everyone knows it, or wears it. It's been out since 96, but I...
  35. Thread: Aventus Blind Buy

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    Re: Aventus Blind Buy

    Enjoy your CREED purchase op.
  36. Re: DHS 2008 vs 2012 - not to beat the dead horse but...

    Love 2008, but didn't care for 2012. Anyone got a line on 2008?
    Want to get a few extra bottles for the summers.
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    Re: Choosing your daily scent

    I'm with you on this one.
  38. Thread: Creed performance

    by M.T.
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    Re: Creed performance

    I have no longevity issues with them. For the most part they're still there the next morning.
    Projection is a different story. I wonder if some base longevity on projection.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial or Neroli Portofino

    Millésime Impérial
  40. Thread: Current Top 5?

    by M.T.
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    In no order,

    Aventus
    Bois du Portugal
    Javanese Patchouli
    Patchouli Absolu
    Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    You would need to get some Timbersilk or have someone else describe it. I been in this hobby for years, but I'm not good or thorough on descriptions like many here.
    When I compare them it's...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Yes, very similar.
    It's a newer synthetic, it's always confused for ISO E Super. Impressive that you guys can detect it.
    I seen other posts around here of people detecting ISO E Super, but it's...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal 4oz bottle

    Wish it didn't but it does matter.
    When you rebuy a fragrance you expect for it to smell the same as the one before.
    Usually brown, dark yellow and anything around that range will have a strong...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Not at all, and many here will agree that they're not the same even after time.
    And there's no ISO E Super in Aventus. It has Timbersilk.
  45. Re: Has your blind buy success rate improved over time?

    I agree with this. Bought a few bottles without sampling. Won't happen again.
    Not that they were bad, just nothing special. Cost was cheap so no major loss, just a lesson.
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal 4oz bottle

    My 4oz bottles, 250ml flacons and 500ml flacons are all of that tint.
    And the newest flacons that I own are from 2013. Glad to have what I have if they indeed changed it.
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    Re: A scent of Innovation: Nautica Oceans

    Water
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    Re: Guess My Compliment

    Eternity/ Fierce
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    Re: Javanese Patchouli vs Patchouli Absolu

    It stays. I can usually still smell it the next morning.
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    Good to see Tobacco Oud mentioned. If someone likes Tobacco Oud, I can see them liking the Polo.
    Tobacco Oud with toned down spices, then replace the whiskey for cinnamon.
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    Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    Serious sounds about right, this one means business. Found 2 sprays works for me. One to the chest and one on the forearm, then dabbed over the other. If I do more than 2 I can see where it becomes...
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    Re: Do you stop-short your bottles?

    I have a few bottles for that same reason. If I really like or love something, now I get a few extra bottles as backups.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    For that price my bet is on C42B11X02. Glad I still have 2 flacons left. 1 full one and one I used about 20ml out of it.
    One of the best.
  54. Re: What's the most uncommon large fragrance bottle you've ever owned or heard of?

    I think this is one of them, might have others stashed away.

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    Re: Help me pick my next Creed

    Bois du Portugal would be my pick. It would go with those cool nights out there.
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    Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    Still like the others from 3 years ago, but they changed in order.

    Aventus
    Spice & Wood
    Royal-Oud
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    Re: Reusing empty Creed bottle question...

    The way they're put together might just not be worth the trouble of trying to reuse it.
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    I'll have to take your word for it. Like I said for whatever reason the original gold label just didn't last on my skin. I liked the scent. Kept testing it over the years, but just didn't last. I...
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    It smells the same to me, but get great longevity with the new bottles. The scent from the brown bottles wouldn't last on my skin.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Aventus

    Aventus. I love and own many Tom Ford releases, but TV smells like http://www.glade.com/-/media/Images/Products/Product%20Shots/pure_vanilla_joy_room_spray.jpg?sc_lang=es-US.
    No thanks.
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    Re: Are there new Creeds coming out in 2015?

    Nothing new...
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    By volume, CREED Aventus. Over 4L of it.
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    Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    +1 for Bois du Portugal
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    I have a 2014 10oz bottle that I have used a few times now. Sprayed it 5am on thursday, woke up 7am friday morning and it was still there. Had my doubts from the first few wearings with the new...
  65. Re: Your favorite from Acqua Di Parma house of colognes?

    Only one I liked and bought was Colonia Intensa Oud.
    Overall the whole line is nice and wearable to me.
  66. Re: Favorite Discontinued and Limited Edition CREEDs that you love and like?

    Selection Verte. Love it, might have to get a few backups of it before it's gone.
    Just hope the batches aren't to different from my first bottle.
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    Re: What bottle size do you tend to prefer?

    Largest size available, any house. Wish CREED would sell by the liter again.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Yeah, if your not happy just return it. No point in keeping something you're not satisfied with.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Got that 2 days ago too. They filled the atomizer up, witch was nice.
    Originally was going to get Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather, but ended up just getting another backup of Tuscan Leather.
    Colonia...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    OP you ain't the only one to notice this.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/395540-Getting-really-awful-longevity-with-Bleu-de-Chanel

    Just a recent thread on the same topic. And I'll state it...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Been there. If you read my response on that Bleu de Chanel thread, I wasn't pleased either.
    I had a flacon of Aventus 2014 shipped to me a few weeks back. That thing was kicking like a mule from ...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    It's real. Own both and when new they seem to lack longevity.
    You'll get that longevity back in time. From the replies to Aventus and Bleu de Chanel I been reading lately, it has to be an...
  73. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Yeah that's my 4th 10oz bottle added to my backups.
    I'm sure I did at one point, but have learned and only use 3 or 4 sprays. :D
  74. Poll: Re: La nuit de l´homme x allure sport extreme x DG the one

    The One
  75. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    Give it a few more uses. I have some left from before it was released and a few bottles added over the years.
    I tried a new 10oz bottle I got few weeks ago. I was getting max 1 or 2 hours with the...
  76. Re: How important is it to keep the original boxes of your fragrances?

    Was tossing them out back then. Now I keep them, it keeps things more organized for me.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    It's real. Enjoy.
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    Re: Good projection, then... (Bleu de Chanel)

    My bet would be that you're getting use to it.
    Just switch it up here and there.
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    I don't like either, but Tobacco Vanille would be my pick between those two.
    There's way more Tom Ford scents that I enjoy.
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    Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    Agreed. This one does last.
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    $45.42 for those that still want to get in before they're gone.
    http://www.perfume.com/yves-saint-laurent/rive-gauche/men-cologne

    $56.78 take 20% with code CYBER22

    Perfume.com & FragranceX.com...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    Tuscan Leather
    Didn't like the other one.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    John Varvatos Vintage, good stuff.
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    For some reason I kept sniffing my arm with this one. It's not like any of the other oud fragrances I own. So can't compare it to any of them.
    It feels very subtle to my nose. Got a few compliments...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Great scent. If by online you mean discounted, then it will be hard to find. Chanel keeps distribution very tight.
    One of the few house I will pay retail for. Not worth the hassle.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Congratulations!
    Still love the smell of my first bottle when it first released. But C42B11X02 was stronger and longer lasting than any other. From what I have tried and own that is.
    They're all...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Don't need more Aventus, but still decided to add a 2014 release to my never ending Aventus collection.
    Got a flacon of S042C14C01, might get a second one. Haven't tested longevity but I feel like...
  88. Thread: Kiton for Men

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    Re: Kiton for Men

    Like this one very much. You can use this year round. Last all day and my girlfriend likes it on me. Win win.
    Shop around and you can get it under retail.
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    Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    CREED Aventus
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme question

    I think Tom Ford Extreme will fit what you're looking for.
    Another one of my favorite Tom Ford scent.
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    Re: Erolfa lasting power?

    I get a days worth of it. Doesn't project much after a few hours, but does last on my skin.
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme Different Packaging?

    I wanted the one that separated when I added this to my collection.
    Was told they changed it to distinguish the Signature line from the Private Blend line.
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    Re: How is Creed Windsor?

    Tried the last batch, but just didn't care for it.
    Still has a strong following though.
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    Re: Javanese Patchouli vs Patchouli Absolu

    Own and love both of these. Javanese Patchouli seems more of a fresh green scent compared to Patchouli Absolu.
    Don't find them redundant as they use patchouli differently.
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I like patchouli and love it on those two scents. Also like using the pure oil here and there.
    It's a very distinct note, and can seen why others wouldn't like it.
  96. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    Love this one, I'll get one just to have a flask of it. At the current retail of $365 they will be asking around $510.
  97. Thread: Back up Bottles.

    by M.T.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    No offense taken. Guess I just don't like changes. So I got extra of what I really like.
    But even I know this is over kill.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    Try layering it with Bois du Portugal.
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    Re: Patchouli with green flavor?

    Another recommendation for Ermenegildo Zegna Javanese Patchouli.
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    Re: New here and to collecting!--MY COLLECTION-

    Welcome
    Good and diverse collection.
    My advice is to sample, try before buying. You won't waste your money on something you might end up not liking.
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