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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd September, 2015

    http://www.essentialoilscompany.com/shop/images/Gardenia%20Oil.jpg
    Madonna- Truth or Dare
    Bois De Jasmine-
    Truth or Dare is a lush tuberose, with other white floral notes amplifying its creamy...
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    I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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    Thanks for all these links, Betsy. Very interesting.
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    A friend of mine had an operation on her shoulder. Now her hand is not functioning at all. She is expected to be back to normal but not until next APRIL at the earliest! These things take a VERY long...
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    Thanks! I just love stories like this, too.
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    That's an impressive talent for drawing. It's the shadow that makes it work so well!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2015

    Illuminum- Bergamot Blossom - Bergamot Blossom is a simple clutch of ingredients; lemon, blood orange, bergamot, Tunisian neroli and musk.

    Maybe it's the neroli, but I get a distinct "male" vibe...
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    http://youtu.be/3JLGi3cPoV0
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    http://youtu.be/PmiAcIQjEJ0
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    Re: Alternative for Le Labo Vanille 44

    Why don't you get a split? Then you'll have what you want.
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    Re: Quelques Fleurs

    I do have one additional bit of advice, I DO NOT reccomend the parfum concentration in this case. I recently spent the afternoon with a friend who was wearing it. She had just purchased it from...
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    Re: Quelques Fleurs

    I have a good bottle of he original. It is lightly citrus and the florals are genteel. The modern remake has a strong floral note, maybe ylang ylang, that is somewhat overpowering, but still...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2015

    Trying David Jourquin- Cuir Altesse which is giving a great impression of leather/tobacco/honey. It's fairly strong so you have to be committed. I'm on the fence. All in all, it's a fine, light...
  14. Re: Help! LUI GUERLAIN Is $7 a ml a decent price???

    If this is the case, then you're in luck, go for it!
  15. Re: Help! LUI GUERLAIN Is $7 a ml a decent price???

    A "decent" price? Hell no, it's exorbitant, but what can you do if you love it?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 31st August 2015

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2h6ysrn.jpg

    ​By Kilian-
    In the City of Sin
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2015

    I have to agree about the Vero Profumos- I couldn't tolerate any of them, Tried them all.

    Today I'm trying By Killian- In the City of Sin and this is the nicest one so far in the line. Usually, I...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30th August 2015

    http://i47.tinypic.com/330y1io.jpg

    ​Frou Frou!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30th August 2015

    http://www.chinaoilpainting.com/upload1/file-admin/images/new11/Gustave%20Caillebotte-595874.jpg
    Gustave Caillebotte
    Mona di Orio- Chamarré
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30th August 2015

    http://i47.tinypic.com/vq00mp.jpg

    ​Terry, I am so sorry. Love to your family.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29th August 2015

    Quite an impressive bottle. Another 'Bombshell' frag!
  22. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    Plus 1, this is lovely. Get an older one if you can.
  23. Thread: More sprays =

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    Poll: Re: More sprays =

    Consider what happens when there is a spill on a rug- the more juice, the longer the scent lingers.
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    Sago Palm, I love Hierbas di Ibiza! Great choice.

    I happen to have a lovely lavender, not well known- Mona di Orio- Chamarré. A sensuous, warm perfume that is no longer available.
    here is one of...
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    Beautifu and wondrous!
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    This is a superior pine scent. Very tangy, probably due to the cedar but it does have a citrus edge.
    Profumum- Arso http://www.luckyscent.com/product/33931/arso-by-profumum
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    http://youtu.be/jqZueLp_3yU
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Parfums DelRae- Illuminee is one of the nicest lavender scents I know and own. Tonka is used effectively here, even though I'm tired of that note, here it is very soothing and compliments the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 26th August 2015

    https://rafrogblogus.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/8643555154_75192aae14.jpg

    ​Houbigant - Aperçu EDP
    The fragrance notes are bergamot, neroli, jasmine, tuberose, lemon, green leaf,
    sandalwood,...
  30. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    For a snappy chypre (that is all about tangy green sap) cinnamon bark oil and bergamot jump forward in Houbgant- Aperçu.
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    It won't last any longer but it will be stronger while it's there. (My opinion)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 26th August 2015

    What a great looking bottle! I'm intrigued. Thanks for posting.
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    Yes, and they are unafraid- and will walk right up and kick-box you. Amazing.
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    These are like deer to us, I suppose.
  35. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Yay! Can't wait!
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    Terrible! I'm so sorry you had to suffer like that. Incompetence in medical treatment is so detrimental and seriously debilitating. I had a similar problem when my mother was in the hospital. They...
  37. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Makila- another I've never heard of...
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26137288.html
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    Zeniba, I love Shoyeido! I can recommend 'Circle' (something like that) and the cherry-blossom scent, among others. I need to check.

    This is kind of fun. The music is too loud, though. Some good...
  39. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Yes, it was a different time. The scents did need to compete with and compliment smoke. (Not a fan) but I do like the smoky fragrances; ambers and vetivers, patchouli and so on.
    ...
  40. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    I thought I would mention Houbigant- Aperçu for those of you who may not be familiar with it. Originally released in 1925, re-released in 2000. This is a definite "take no prisoners" chypre. The...
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    I agree. Not my favorite but they're very good.
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    The food looks delicious!

    Check out this young girl band on 'Ellen'. Ages- 10-15!

    http://youtu.be/bx3BCYJE58c
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    What a shame! So sorry to hear this...
  44. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    I'm fortunate to have some antique Tabac Blond parfum as well as some from the Paris Urns from about 5 years ago. Both are very spicy and not powdery to my nose. I'm not sure if you refer to EDT or...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24 August 2015

    Wow, Jon Rodgers & Com Diva, jealousy rears its green monster head! How much fun was that?!
    Good for you. Sounds like a lovely outting all around.
  46. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    http://www.parfumo.net/perfum_imagery/7/6/3518_77f16bfbbcce307866e817fa7cb4bacc.jpg

    Vol de Nuit- Guerlain from 1933 is another aviation-based perfume, although the focus wasn't just on women but...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd August 2015

    That's wonderful. So happy you're enjoying it.
    I hope you like your new job, too.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24 August 2015

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/09/20/article-0-1BED326B000005DC-789_634x370.jpg
    Chanel-
    Cuir de Russie
    Parfum
  49. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Caron- En Avion
    was created in honor of female pilots. It still has plenty of pizzazz, especially if you get the parfum from the French Boutique Urns in Paris- Oh La La! That golden neroli is to...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum, EDT, or Both

    I agree with Gandhajala- if you like the EDT, you'll swoon for the parfum. The parfum is best of course, IMO, it just usually is unless it's too strong but in this case it's just super creamy. It's a...
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    Re: Let's talk about Iris

    A sweet, sensuous floral (not dry/rooty) Iris can be had in ​Frederic Malle- Iris Poudre.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd August 2015

    http://7-themes.com/data_images/out/64/6991078-colorful-balloons-on-sky.jpg
    Congratulations, KBE, on 21,000 Posts!
    Well done!
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    Re: Ylang ylang fragrance recommendations?

    Penhaligon- Ostara is perfect with its magical rendition of springtime supported by ylang-ylang. Give it a try.
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/441008/ostara-by-penhaligons
  54. Re: Vanilla as a man-trap? Some light Sunday reading

    Yes, whipped cream! Why didn't I think of that?
    Actually, I remember my mother once told me she had heard of farm wives using vanilla as perfume. Desperate times require desperate measures. Maybe...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd August 2015

    http://www.memrise.com/s3_proxy/?f=uploads/mems/865398000141228194102.jpeg

    Caron-
    French CanCan
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    What a nice dog, trying to play with the cat!
  57. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    Yes, maybe what you're thinking of isn't really cinnamon but amber. When I first got interested in perfumes, amber was the first thing I responded to. You might try MPG Ambre Precieux. And welcome to...
  58. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Yes, and the first version of this scent was so gorgeous! Not so good these days. But if you can find the antique one, definitely check it out.
  59. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Yes, Bal a Versailles is from 1962 so that would fit. http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Jean-Desprez/Bal-a-Versailles-3972.html
    Badarun, The info on Snuff ​is fascinating. Thanks for bringing that...
  60. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Yes, and it's interesting that the war seemed to be the impetus for its creation in 1944.(Bandit)
    Schiaperelli Snuff- that's something I've never heard of. Do you have notes on it?
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    Interesting story! I guess that's a good reason they shouldn't be constantly in that state of fighting. My fish was in a tank with other fish he was compatible with.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 22nd August 2015

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JrYn-EEFLtI/TfFBtvSfSDI/AAAAAAAAo_Q/sTBriXT5DvU/s1600/Adrien%2BHenri%2BTanoux%2B%2528French%252C%2B1865-1923%2529%2B%2B%25E2%2580%2593%2BPortrait%2Bof%2Ba%2BSpanish%2BLady.jp...
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    Re: emoe down

    How nice! Welcome home and good luck to you. Every day you get better and stronger.
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    That's a lot of bears! Oh well, that's Mother Nature for you.
  65. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    I think Bandit- Piguet qualifies, too. The version I have from a few years ago is very perky. I don't know how it is now, though.

    Read about it here-...
  66. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Another favorite 'Bombshell' personality of the day; Jean Harlow. She appeared often wearing little more than a smile, yet she always looked elegant, not slutty. I believe she was usually associated...
  67. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Yes, that's a great match-up. I didn't have any particular woman in mind, just the bombshell concept that was embodied during that time-frame. I think that female was sexy/sensual, but not overtly...
  68. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Also Balmain- Ivoire , Vent Vert
    ​Fendi (femme)
  69. Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    I'm attracted to these 'bossy' scents from the era when women began asserting themselves. This photo made me think of the 'Bombshell' scent. Which are your favorites from that era? Some of mine...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 21st August 2015

    Mike Perez, How great that you are enjoying the Profumum Rosae Mundi ​so much! It has to be one of my all-time favorites, too. Highly recommended for all rose-lovers. A juicy, jammy raspberry-like...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 21st August 2015

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/Ethiopia_2008_vetiver_grass.jpg

    ​Mazzolari Vetiver
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    http://petattack.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/blue_siamese_fighter.jpg

    I had a Siamese fighting fish like this for a few years. It was in an aquarium with some other fish. I inherited it from my...
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    How sweet. Clearly a declawed cat, but this is so sweet.
  74. Re: Daughter "graduating" from Daisy, any suggestions?

    Maybe the spicy vanilla of 'Dior Addict' would be a nice transition.
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    I believe I'll wear one that is most beautiful and often overlooked- ​Mazzolari Vetiver.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26128976-9240.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th August 2015

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T7diho4tJ7s/VcSEpgpd-dI/AAAAAAACE6M/CH7dC5KPHZU/s1600/5%2BGeorge%2BFrederic%2BWatts%2B%2528English%2BPre-Raphaelite%2BSymbolist%2BPainter%2Band%2BSculptor%252C%2B1817-1904%25...
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    Re: Perfume prices... cost + benefit

    We pay but we're not happy about it.
    Women are somewhat used to this concept, anyway. We have known forever that a $20 tube of lipstick contains about .10 worth of actual materials.
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    Re: Recommendations for a complicated(?) girl

    Lately I am loving Serge Lutens- Fleurs D'Oranger; a gorgeous orange blossom scent that does not disappoint. Give it a try. (Not smoky, more waxy.)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 19th August 2015

    https://gynocentrism.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/rose-shamrock-and-thistle.jpg

    Tom Ford-
    Noir de Noir
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    I like that spinning handle. Odd.
    I dislike going to cocktail parties as much as the next guy, but this is a pretty extreme solution. Even I would get too lonely where there was no internet...
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    Re: Perfume prices... cost + benefit

    Point taken.
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    Re: Perfume prices... cost + benefit

    Something like Serge Lutens is way over-priced when you consider that they do zero advertising. All their reputation is by word of mouth. That goes for most niche.
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    Those dogs are amazing to see. My sister had a rescued black nuefoundland because it was actually suited for smaller houses- they said. It was very well behaved. It did develop bad hip and back...
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    I have a tiny sample of original Doblis -what a great loss to our olfactory treasures!

    http://boisdejasmin.com/2006/11/hermes_doblis.html
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    Sorry if this is a repeat. It's very sweet.

    http://youtu.be/e4OD8dxIry8
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    Here's a really stupid pet trick.

    http://youtu.be/Ap633UWtaxI
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Mine, too. How to choose?
    Vetiver Oriental- Lutens
    Mazzolari- Vetiver
    Guerlain- Djedi
    Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver
    FMalle- Vetiver Extraordinare
    That's all for now.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17th August 2015

    http://www.cdpaintings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/George-Inness-The-Brook-1890.jpg
    George Inness, The Brook, 1890

    Strange Invisible Perfumes-
    L'Invisible
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    I'll bet it's yummy, parfum? This looks to be a special edition. Enjoy!
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    How nice! The Stars were with you. I'll bet you're a charmer!
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    Is that 'Quelques Fleurs'? Looks beautiful!
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    My favorite find was an Acqua di Parma Profumo vintage for $10. Full, unused. It was listed simply as "Italian perfume". That was an understatement!

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/ACQ14.jpg
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    Re: Loving Tom Ford- Café Rose and here's why-

    Not the Jardin line but several others-

    Amber Absolute is out of this world fantastic. Also similar to Profumum Ambra Aurea

    Santal Blush is slightly sweet/soapy sandalwood. High quality.
    ...
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    This is funny! He's not exactly 'going for the burn'.
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    Re: Birthday Perfume

    George Sand Perfume is a beautiful patchouli.

    http://www.enchanteonline.com/pages/fragrances/gantier/gantier.htm
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 16th August 2015

    http://superfoodhealthbenefits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/pixabay/b/orange_blossom_1413519832.jpg
    Serge Lutens-
    Fleurs D'Oranger
  97. Re: Most impracticle bottles or Form vs Function

    Lubin- Nuit de Longchamps and others in the series are top-heavy in the extreme. Heavy stone tops and tiny bottoms.
    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5768.jpg
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    My old ex-bf wore Aramis and I remember liking it. It was a charming green floral men's chypre. One of the best. I haven't tried it in years. I didn't want to have that scent in my life anymore. A...
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    No this was 20 years ago (time flies!) we've had so many cats over the years. She was from a litter we kept from a farm cat we adopted.
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    These must be indoor cats out for a walk. Very curious. I guess it's one way to do it.
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