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    Re: How to tell which batch is for me?

    Agree with Hednic - if you hate pineapple, Aventus is not the cologne for you. There's 10s of thousands of other fragrances out there that don't have pineapple as their central note.
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    1. When did you buy your Travalos? I believe the company may have responded to consumer complaints. Evaporation is an old bug. Some folks mentioned it here YEARS ago. I bought them all last...
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    I personally love Travalo atomizers. Their fill system is genius. You don't waste ANY juice filling them, unlike most atomizers where you're spraying from the full bottle and trying to get it into a...
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Thanks for those suggestions. Did you mean Pour Monsieur Cologne Concentree? (Not finding Allure Homme Edition Blanche Concentree and I know that concentration exists in the Pour Monsieur lineup)...
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    Re: What is the best long lasting perfume?

    Aventus
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Trying to dial my usage of this masterpiece back to once a week (if I wear it more often, I start to go nose blind to it and have to over-spray, which I don't want to do with my precious juice!) But...
  7. Thread: Vulgar

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    Re: Vulgar

    Absolue Pour le Soir by MFK
    Antaeus by Chanel

    are a couple that spring to mind for me
  8. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Top 4 right now (hey, even the OP listed 4:laugh:)

    Chanel Egoiste (vintage EdT/Concentree)
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Yves St Laurent Opium EdP (vintage)
    Creed Royal Oud
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree is my favorite.

    Also adore Egoiste EdT, Antaeus, Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, and Bleu de Chanel Parfum. Chanel and Dior are probably my favorite houses.
  10. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    I'm watching. Just such a sad, sad day though. Booger McFarland and the other guy couldn't even get the news about Kobe's daughter out. Both of them almost started balling right on live TV

    Egoiste...
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    Jeeze, my experience has NOT been what y'all are describing at all. In fact, I just went upstairs to check - one of my Travalos has Bleu de Chanel Parfum in it - I haven't used it since maybe July or...
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    I haven't had any problem with Travelo atomizers, and I have five or six of them. Haven't noticed evaporation being a big problem.. I also use them fairly regularly.

    As far as the question about...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 2020 reformulation?

    Pretty sure DHP has been the same formula since its release. and the rumor is that its discontinued, so it would make even less sense that it was reformulated for one year and then discontinued..
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    EdT or EdP?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I also feel confident in saying, you won't be disappointed :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I don't think you have anything to worry about. I'm pretty sure it hasn't been reformulated, and it definitely isn't a "shadow of its former self" lol

    I feel confident in saying that, as I own...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sorry gents, yes its my SOTD. Fahrenheit Parfum. and yes Mr Slpfrsly, its IS deja vu, Fahrenheit Parfum is definitely the most complimented fragrance I own
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Compliment from the lady working at the gas station this morning. "OMG you smell good!" and then after I said thanks and chatted a bit, she repeated it and said "can you just hang around here all...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I'm in :happy:
  20. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Spice and Wood please!
  21. Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    That is tragic sure, but ummm.. a FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ML bottle?!?! holy cow
  22. Re: Which cold weather fragrances do you plan to wear into Spring and Summer?

    Royal Oud
    Fahrenheit Parfum
    Egoiste
    Dior Homme Parfum
  23. Re: Hermes Terre d'Hermes EdT - tips on how to spot vintage(s). :)

    Pretty sure the "Pure Parfum" version is actually an EdP
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Its weird, dudes seem to LOVE Aventus. I've gotten maybe one compliment from a woman, but multiple guys have asked me what I'm wearing and expressed love for it..
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    9 sprays Egoiste Concentree :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    From who, your ex? :tongue:
  27. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    What is Dior's "situation"?? (sorry if it is common knowledge, I have honestly no idea)

    As far as Creed goes, I think its always been an overrated and overpriced brand, especially for what you...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Who are you, the Gym Etiquette Police??


    Same here. and I like a spray or two of Aventus before a workout because this
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    Respectfully disagree with THAT statement! FP is sublime and far superior to the EDT in my opinion. Fahrenheit Parfum is Fahrenheit done right, in the same way as DHP is DH done right. FP is so much...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

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    Please add this fantastic cheapie, my gracious and kind fragrance overlords :beer:
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    Re: Aventus bottle

    PM'd
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    DING DING DING! All us dumb men played right along. It took a female insight see it for what it was.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Well I'm not an expert, but I'd say the first thing you should look for is a decant of vintage Egoiste. (They are out there, its how I was first introduced to it)

    It seems to be pretty polarizing...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Oh yes you can! Vintage Egoiste has Mysore sandalwood. It is divine. Current Egoiste has "New Caledonia" sandalwood (???) and it is assuredly NOT as glorious as the vintage stuff that contained one...
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    Re: How to date Antaeus bottles...

    Oooh oooh! I would SO be in for that! I can't actually provide anything (yet...) but I would love to be a part of it. Hoping to have a ~2015 era bottle in my possession soon
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    Re: What are the best fragrances from Dior?

    Haha I'm glad there is agreement on how much Tauer's sprayers suck..


    anyhow Dior is one of my favorite houses too. My favorites are:
    Dior Homme Parfum (disco'd, get it while you can)
    Eau...
  37. Re: Niche fragrances similar to Joop homme?

    Amouage Reflection Man
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Anyone else have a preference for current Antaeus? If so, have you smelled vintage juice to compare? Why do you prefer current?

    Has Antaeus been reformulated more than once? From reading through...
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    Re: How to date Antaeus bottles...

    ^ thanks, that is very helpful! :)
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    Re: Aventus bottle

    Both fake.
  41. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I think you're probably right. I used 4 sprays of ECC last night for the Nat'l Championship game, and today (I wore the same shirt cause I had only worn it for a few hours after my halftime shower) I...
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    Re: How to date Antaeus bottles...

    Can anybody else chime in on this? I'm also looking for some info regarding various Antaeus reformulations... although from searching old topics on the subject, it seems as though theres a lot of...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    What do you mean "contemporary rocks"?

    I also have an early 90's bottle as well as a current one, and the drydown seems very close. (and the drydown is the best part of this stuff!)
  44. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    I'd have to say, the fat lady is warming up.

    edit: that fumble was pretty much the final nail. Its over
  45. Re: How much should you spend on my fragrance collection?

    $2,145.65 us
  46. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Sync'd! and LSU is starting to pull away here I think!
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    Re: Regarding shelf life

    Side question, where are you buying DHP from?? Its already become hard to find - no online retailers have it - and prices are skyrocketing on eBay...

    also, I have Aventus from 2014 and its fine....
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    A LOT of people, myself included, spray a little fragrance before bed. (There's a whole, 16 page, thread about it,...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    Why did this thread get moved to online shopping?? Its not about online shopping at all, its about what we all do when shipping fragrances!!?


    you mail a lot of adult "toys"??? :laugh:
  50. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Gonna jump in the shower at half time and sync up with you Mr N.CAL :thumbup:

    ChuckW, my brother (and family) live in Arkansas, so I know all about SEC country :) (I have been to War Memorial...
  51. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Anybody else excited about the CFB National Championship Game tonight?!? Tigers vs Tigers!!

    Personally cannot wait. If the Ohio State-Clemson semi-final game was any indication, this should be a...
  52. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    Recent diappointments (REALLY hoping to like most of these, cause they get raved about)
    L'Oudh by Tauer
    Burvuvu by January Scent Project
    Pasha by Cartier
    Black Gold by Mancera
  53. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    ^ thats funny, I reach for Eau des Baux a LOT during football season. especially when actually going to a game

    But Egoiste is rapidly supplanting EdB for me this season :)
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    Re: Enhancing projection...... myths

    you know you can edit your post after you've posted it right
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lonestar Memories while I root for the Texans :coolold:
  56. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    and I'm loving the smoky, incens-y leather that is Lonestar Memories while I root for the Texans. Feels appropriate :)
  57. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Yeah, quite a game for sure! Would really like to see the Texans put another TD or two up and make this game interesting again though. Its been all Chiefs since the start of the 2nd :undecided:
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    Go big or go home.
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Well for sure its at CVS and I'm pretty sure Walmart is stocking it now too, so thats probably a yes.

    Seriously, the stuff changed my life.
  60. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    I like that you switched frags for the night game :thumbup:

    I had Eau des Baux on for the day but I sprayed it early (9am) so by 5 it was pretty much gone. Went with (vintage) Bois du Portugal for...
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    Would like to hear your thoughts on it too
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    Re: Tauer L'Oudh

    I can't imagine why anyone would want to smell like this. This is the worst perfume I've ever smelled why would you want to smell like burnt tires and rotten mushrooms??
  63. Re: Wear Kilian Rolling in love to nightclub?

    If it makes you happy, gives you confidence, makes you feel sexy... go for it!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Very funny this came up, I was just pondering the differences between modern and vintage BdP today. I have both an early 90's bottle, and a recent release. The dry down smells very similar, I'm not...
  66. Thread: Game Day!

    by Diamond Joe
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    Re: Game Day!

    speak for yourself. I guess I'll have to comfort myself with wearing one of my SIX Superbowl Champions locker room hats :tongue:
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Thanks for that suggestion! I will definitely seek that out :)


    It was a joke. The box in the back right of the pic looks like its floating (I'm assuming it being held up by the cellophane wrap...
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    Guys I'm telling you - different shave gels, balms, moisturizers, different razors - whatever - it doesn't matter

    ALL you have to do is use this stuff! and you can use whatever shave products you...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thank you sir! I'm quite enjoying it :)
  70. Sticky: Re: A simple, fast, cheap, and effective way, to PROTECT your old perfumes.

    You are good if they are in their boxes. A lot of people store their fragrances in their boxes on top of a bureau or whatever, so they can have them out in the open where they can be seen and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Opium EdP (1995)
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    You apparently own the rarest of all Egoiste, the rare and mysterious "levitating Egoiste" batch!!
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Thanks for starting this thread Bavard, so many excellent responses (and of course, Zealot Crusader crushed it, waay out of the park). Its funny because I've been talking to several of you in this...
  74. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Welcome back!
  75. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    "Diamond Dan for Fahrenheit Friday" - I like it :thumbup:
  76. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Blasphemy! your membership in the oversprayers club is temporarily suspended sir
  77. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    My wife adores Versace's Eros if you're looking for another "date-night non-niche" scent
  78. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Its strange, sometimes I'll spray Egoiste 3 or 4 times and have the most glorious scent cloud, other times I do the same and can't smell much of anything and double up the sprays to get the same...
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    I certainly am! I have a full bottle of the first year release as well as two backups with the newer style box. and I have four backup bottles of DHP as that one actually has been disco'd and prices...
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    Re: Winter Wears Recommendations

    Fruit top notes eh? The obvious answer is Egoiste. There's a reason why everybody recommends it. Its divine. (and no, NOT the Platinum version)

    I'd second Layton also, its a really gorgeous scent...
  81. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    Well it doesn't and it isn't, so you didn't!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

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  83. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    I know Polo Red is pretty popular with guys around that age, so thats a valid suggestion (I've never tried it personally).

    I think any of the popular Versace fragrances would work well, and...
  84. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    Thats helpful :rolleyesold:
  85. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    This.
  86. Re: Best fragrance for wearing All Day / Night around your date outdoors.

    I adore The One EDP and find that it has pretty decent performance. Arms-length projection for a couple of hours, and then it sits a bit closer to the skin for another few hours. I have a decant of...
  87. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Hand over the Reflection Man and nobody gets hurt!
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Sometimes I'll do a spray in the air then walk through the mist. Other times, I'll spray directly onto the shirt (usually twice, one on each shoulder). Some frags I won't spray on my clothes at all....
  89. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    Well, if I have to pick just ONE.... LV Ombre Nomade

    (aaand... a bottle of vintage Antaeus. I'm a Basenoter, I can't pick just one :) )
  90. Re: Rolling in love kilian how many sprays?

    I'd go 5 to start. Two to the chest under your shirt. 1 to the back of the neck. One to each hand or wrist.

    Increase as needed, and post in the "over sprayers" thread when you do :)
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    Re: Dior Homme or Sauvage?

    Dior Homme Parfum
  92. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I love TdH Parfum and I find that the projection is pretty perfect (for my tastes). I can smell it (fairly) strongly for hours, which is really all that matters to me with fragrance. I want to be...
  93. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    ~20 sprays of Back to Black by Kilian
  94. Re: 2019: Five First Quarter Finds Worth Discussing: Black Gold, Mystery Tobacco, and More....

    Man, I tried so hard to like Black Gold - I love the house - but it was just waay too floral for me. Maybe I'll give it another try...

    Thanks for this write-up BB, you do such a great job...
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    Re: Date night fragrances for hot weather

    I think Layton is a fantastic warm weather fragrance. Girls LOVE it. Ditto for Dior's Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017 version). One of the all-time greats, that one.

    One of my favorites in warmer weather...
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    I USED to get really bad razor burn/ingrown hairs too. Then I found this:
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    You're welcome. (Buy a good tweezer too, for the occasional ingrown hair) My neck is clean and clear now and has...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Wow, Hednic, what is that like 4 days in a row with Genghis Kahn?? not like you to repeat that much
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Love this oud-y, cinnamon-y, tobacco masterpiece
  99. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Well Mr Perez, I WAS gonna steal an Areej frag, because you have entirely too much ALD, BUT then, I saw it: The ORIGINAL (Extract of Mysore) Sandalwood, by Crabtree & Evelyn. Oh. My. GAWD!

    Gimmie...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Wait a minute - I just looked up SOTD - most popular Men's for the last month - there it is - tied for 1st!!!


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