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  1. Re: What is the most beautiful smelling flower or perfume material you have ever smelled?

    The short-lived Peony in my garden. I can never smell it for long enough to copy it.

    Then the lilac which I have spent much time trying to capture. It was captured best by putting the fresh...
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    Re: Fragrance Matching Bois Des Iles

    Hello fellow DIYers. Missed you all. Just been too busy for perfumes. I made up this perfume as one of the first 'proper' tasks when I first began. I was using that appell formula. It makes a very...
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    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    Doesn't look like ambergris at all to me at first glance I'm afraid. Your photo needs to be further away to see much better but ambergris isn't usually greasy looking. Break a bit off and stick a hot...
  4. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    Thank you. That is the perfect information. Perhaps this special receptor could be deceived, or even overridden by information getting to the brain of a similar nature. Then maybe the nose/brain...
  5. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    The Nasematto style certainly seems to fit the bill here.

    OP, you don't say whether you are male or female. Do you have any preference for scents already or does this disorder prevent that as...
  6. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    I woke up thismorning having obviously had the mind working overnight. Gardenia is the flower in mind. It has a really deep meaty aroma of its own. Jasmine sambac also with indole. Rose working with...
  7. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    Norimbanol is able to be used at surprisingly low thresholds to be perceived as quite strong, so maybe there is a case for attempting a body spray with an incredibly nano dilute amount to see if that...
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    Re: Which formula composition software do you use?

    I shall apply my mind to this again anon. I was a graphic designer in my pre child life so that part is easy but the computer bit isn't for me. I'd need a techie.
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    Re: Addicted - When is it simply too much?

    I found it again here...

    http://www.basenotes.net/features/61-When-is-it-simply-too-much

    Looks a rather modest collection to me.... hmmmm
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I was in a self created citrus, lavender water in homage to this perfume

    Wiener Lieblingsduft by JB Filz
  11. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    I'll pack you another. It doesn't matter if you end up with two. You can give one away on here.
  12. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    The UK ones should have been there the next day. If you haven't got yours yet, then I can just send another.




    Sort of...... Examine the sequence. (but don't tell on here yet if you guess).
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  13. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    What a lovely idea to suggest pairings..... I love it

    I wonder if you know where I've taken you to....
  14. Thread: Off-Topic

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    He had a jacket like this. I can't find a real pic of it. This was just a costume sketch for it. The real one had longer tassels. My teenage heart was so set on one but it never happened. I'm sure I...
  15. Thread: Off-Topic

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    I was so enraptured with Shatner when he was in star trek.

    Before that it was Trampas... I hankered for a suede tasselled jacket just like his.

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  16. Re: dynamism What gives your favourite perfume sparkle?

    Of course, because they are masters of the skill. Although personally I am not fond of that particular signature accord on my own skin. A few of them work on me, but it depends if ones skin gets on...
  17. Re: dynamism What gives your favourite perfume sparkle?

    I like this question.

    Dynamism for me is when all the elements within a perfume have a highly strung perfect balance to create an overall smooth smelling harmony with no pockets, gaps, lunges or...
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    Re: creating an accrd of dried fruit ??

    Phenethyl alcohol as a small touch would add a dried rose nuance whilst enriching the fruit accord with its honey-ish notes

    and there is always ambroxan

    or real ambergris if you're feeling rich
  19. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    @Julian Yours has gone tracked as Canada is a such a rascal for postage. So it should be there soon.

    Some random notes.....

    For those who have the first batch of modules. Vial 5 could do with...
  20. PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    PONK is an organised regular blind smelling group gymnosium. Fun nose practice for any level of perfumers with a mystery box of untitled materials. There has been a bit of a long gap this summer by...
  21. Re: What materials do you dilute at more or less than 10% for evaluation?

    Type in your own material here

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/search3.php?qOdor=&submit.x=3&submit.y=7

    put armoise oil for an example

    then as the info in post 2, it looks like this
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    Re: creating an accrd of dried fruit ??

    Artimesia
    prunol
    datilat
    fig crotonate
    plum crotonate
    davana oil
    ethyl isobutyrate
    butyl butyrate
    allyl cyclohexyl acetate
    furfural
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    Re: Arcadi Boix Camps

    I think we can all lay off the daggers here. Bear in mind that not everybody has such choice actually. Dojo doesn't grow on trees and childrens/family food and clothing is always more important.
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    Re: New Smelly Game: Incense - Pre-Discussion Thread

    Just a two pennyworth.

    Having hosted many a game. They are actually incredibly intensive work for both host and judges. Not that it isn't fun, but one does need time/energy and it is hard to keep...
  25. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    I don't think I could resist that.
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    Re: this guy has lost it....begging really??

    This thread has been a guinea a minute without anything changing hands at all. I'll stick with Persolaises smelly opinions for my own pennyworth.

    Live and let live for the rest.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    You're not the only ones. There is something in many Guerlains that doesn't sit well on my skin either. The slightly almondy tonka accord I think. I do admire many but just don't wear them. I forgot...
  28. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    ...and i've only just found it!!!

    I was getting quite excited because I hadn't actually missed something for a change. Not a waste of time though because it's nice that peeps want to play.
    Sorry...
  29. Thread: Five Letter Game

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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Burgers Leave Fetid Horrendous Diseases

    DELIC
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Carven Ma Griffe

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    Re: now i have seen it all

    I think we need a SOTD of the clones thread....

    I shall wear Happy.... renamed Crappy
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    Re: now i have seen it all

    It's worth a good look at all of them for the laugh. You just couldn't make it up if you tried. If I was wealthy I would buy them all.... perhaps just because of the effort involved in their names...
  33. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Nope. Not promising, so I really pray and hope it isn't something horrid. We'll forgive any excuse for some news.

    With kids on summer hols, I've been much too busy with home life to pay anything...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Well it is lovely to see some old names popping in to say hi. Nice to see you.

    One of the major issues, asides from a general dearth of decent new fragrances, was the postage ban on ethanol which...
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    Not absolute... but I tinctured some Russian Caravan and some Keemun. Both smoky, very mellow and matured now. I'll send you some. Have a peek at my tincture list in the sig and see if there's...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'm wearing a rose chypre experimental blend in honour of Nina Simone. I couldn't find the right perfume so made one up.


    https://youtu.be/99V0mMNf5fo

    I went to see her here a long time ago.
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    Re: Becoming A Supplier

    No change here. I still love, make and blend with tinctures. They are some of my favourite perfumery materials because of their gentle nuances.

    List in the sig but I do need to update it. You've...
  38. Thread: Five Letter Game

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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Strange Omittance Reveals Regretful Yelp

    PARDN
  39. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    I'm sorry to cause irritation too. Just because I haven't yet does not negate any work you've done though. Smelling them afterwards is a pleasant addition to the game and not a part. If anything it...
  40. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Last game is last game. I just haven't had the time yet to divi the samples amongst the previous players just for each persons own interest. A pre-arranged matter and not anything prompted by this...
  41. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Well I have to admit I am still sitting on all the samples from the last game. I haven't had time to divi them up yet to share. (Nor even smell them). I will very soon.

    I can send David a box and...
  42. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Quite agree. Game, set and match over.....
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    Re: Orris Root Absolute

    T shirt worthy I say....
  44. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    If you didn't mind doing so. This thread and game doesn't matter compared to someones health. I'll PM you too.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    I've been chortling through the pee review.... thank you for the sparkling wit.

    Here is a little gem for you.... one of my own pieces. Don't get too close.... lol. Note the holding of it with...
  46. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    I've sent messages. I fear he isn't well. I hope things are ok.
  47. Re: Combining essential oils without considering fragrance

    For dry skin that is a real problem, you probably couldn't do much better than the Oilatum range with no perfumes at all.

    Read up and have fun. You can be your own guinea pig. Lavender is always a...
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    Re: How do I measure tiny amounts .....

    I use the micro pipette for the control but still weigh it. When diluted, there is very little risk of error. Perhaps within the 0.005 mark unless the hand slips but then the error is recorded by the...
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    Re: Rhubarb long lasting?

    I had to go and smell it again. Yes indeed, very grapefruity, and with that green sappy earthy rhubarby twang that gets your sour saliva glands pinging at the back of the cheeks.
  50. Re: Combining essential oils without considering fragrance

    Aromatherapy is highly specific, so what benefits would you like to achieve for the skin? I was asking in order to help.

    Dry skin could mean many things. Aromatherapy questions would be along the...
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    Re: How do I measure tiny amounts .....

    This is what I use and they're fabulous.

    68749

    Here is the economy version..
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  52. Re: Combining essential oils without considering fragrance

    Purported healing properties perhaps...

    Firstly the point of the original exercise needs pinpointing. What purpose is the product to be used for if angling for the aromatherapy aspects? Are you...
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    Re: Rhubarb long lasting?

    Rhubafuran. Marvellously strong stuff.
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    Re: How do I measure tiny amounts .....

    I was going to say dilutions is the way. The weight of material is tiny and add the ethanol into the calcs.
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    I've never heard of Divine so had to look them up. It appears to be a collaboration with Robertet. Proper origins then.
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    Please can you show us with a pic?
  57. Thread: Five Letter Game

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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Colonic Jabs Assist Bowel Secretions

    MESSY
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    Re: A vibrant vulva experience

    Stop all this fannying about. Naughty peeps. Lol
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Recommendations for a teenager

    My son loves the Chanel Bleu. He also recently quite liked Joop Wow as well. It's not bad. Fairly sweet but that's ok on a young man.
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    Re: A vibrant vulva experience

    Oh lor... tits and bums postcards still haven't gone out of fashion then... yawn
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Now you're talking. One of my everyday (evenings actually) true love staples with ample back ups for justin. Possibly one of life's most beautiful and complex perfumes. ....in fact now I shall join...
  63. Thread: Labdanum Yuk

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    Re: Labdanum Yuk

    Scales don't have to be expensive. Jewellery scales will do at the start. There is a whole thread on this in the stickies (the yellow notes at the top).
  64. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Love it.... in fact this thread gets better and better.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Coconut....

    The only one I have is a single sample of a wedding perfume made for a Thai wedding for the brides husband.

    Nam Prung Thai (the gents scent)

    Thai Lime & Incense
    Pandanus leaf...
  66. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Oh my goodness. He is so cheesily fantastic. Why haven't I ever seen this dashing smiling pirate before?

    He is definitely wearing The Red Room by HOM
  67. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Comments are always most useful and incredibly helpful so yes please to any thoughts. No matter how harsh. I welcome the help. I really lost my way on this project and it shows in the result.
    ...
  68. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    This.... is the ultimate evidence anyone needs. The tried, trusted and proven way to sift and weed out the bad fragrances from the good.

    It doesn't matter a jot how any house chooses to market...
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    This is exactly who I thought it was when coming to this thread... and it would be a darn fine fragrance... Something like a whopping Joy I think.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'd given away most of my creed samples to a creed lover but I rummaged and found there were still two. Jardin D'Amalfi and Sublime Vanille so went with one on each hand. The Amalfi is a fresh little...
  71. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    A herculean judging job there David. Thank you for your invaluable comments. That was an epic stint here and we need to discuss the optimum comfortably judgeable number of perfumes for our games...
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    Re: Transiting from naturral to synthetic

    Think about what it is you are trying to achieve first. There is, and will be, an endless dripping tap on the wallet when you enter the realms of perfumery. However it is not quite, but nearly...
  73. Re: Have any women around you taken up the fragrance making hobby seriously?

    Lol.... so cute... is this our first BN DIY marriage proposal?
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    Re: Hel with handling resinous material.

    After warming to make your material moveable, then weigh the stick or removal implement before scooping anything out. Then you know what any addition you have on it weighs. Then dilute in a glass...
  75. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Luckily after seeing years of perfumery BS, it becomes much easier to se what is BS and what is not.

    I'm going to be devils advocate for a moment on costs here....

    Speaking as someone who...
  76. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    Thank you chaps. It is a hard job to evaluate a larger group of perfumes and especially when your clientele are the likes of us. It'll be very interesting to see what comes out of this challenge....
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    That is rather definitive. What are the prices like? That usually gives a clue before even smelling them. We are the wrong people to tell porkies to.
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    I hope there are some nice ones too. I never particularly like public showdowns if somebody is doing their best.. unless of course it's all a deliberate con. We are pretty picky customers. Sometimes...
  79. Re: One ticket available now for todays Perfume exhibition in London, Strand, UK

    It was a steaming hot day yesterday in London, so unfortunately nobody took the ticket. Never mind.

    What about a BN'er meet up one day to go to it? It is on until the 17th September, so plenty of...
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    That will be most interesting.

    We always live in high hope that any artisan is true to his task. Sometimes there is also genuine ignorance within some suppliers too. I had a fantastic set of duffs...
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    I bet there is not one of us who haven't smelled a few duds on this journey seeking the perfect ingredient. It's just as important to learn to recognise the wrong as well as the right.

    Sometimes...
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    If there is any oil in something then presumably it can be extracted, but the oil has to be there in the first place. Lilac is my divine goal because it has none, but something is still achievable in...
  83. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Perfume is a luxury end product and it's all a ludicrous price and a rip off if you want to look at it like that. That is the beast it is. You pay for the box, the bottle and the hype. One mans...
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    Well maybe I wear your work. I love their skin cream products.
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    It might look very artisan but Greece is a veritable hotbed for wonderful perfumes and skincare products. The Korres range for a start. I love them. (no affiliations)

    The Facebook page looks fab....
  86. Re: Which fragrance houses have been in business for 100 years plus?

    Adam wore it too....
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    Re: perfume for hot activity,any offer's?

    Try some of the Santa Maria Novello series. Lots to choose from but all well blended and lovely. Uncomplicated perfume at it's best IMO.

    The Aqua di Sicilia is fresh and lovely but read the...
  88. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Perfumes always speak for themselves with the reviews or lack of reviews they get. Wheat from the chaff and all that.

    Front of house hype and destruction is nothing new so ne'er fret.

    Have you...
  89. One ticket available now for todays Perfume exhibition in London, Strand, UK

    Admits one for today. First to say yes on here has it. It's an electronic ticket and I'll send it to you. (given not bought)

    Perfume: A sensory Journey

    It's at Somerset House, the Strand London...
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    Re: Is it REALLY impossible?

    Tell us who/where he is. We go to that area sometimes and I'd love to check it out. There is often the rambling appearance of a charmingly rustic set up in that area and it definitely isn't as...
  91. Re: "The demise of..." thread: what has been losing ground?

    Not a specific note as such, but there is an utter demise of the 'massive' 'huge' 'all encompassing' perfume style. Not in a vile or vulgar way of just screamingly loud, but the older, well...
  92. Re: Do you show off your vintage collection? Do you find others are interested?

    Don't you dare be soon. I jolly well hope that was a glib slip of speech.

    I don't show off my collection as such. It stays behind closed doors for only those who express an interest. Then whoomph.
  93. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    I don't mind you asking at all. It proves how difficult it is to be clear from the onset. I shall clarify for the records sake although it is arbitrary anyway.

    Final submission date to aim for......
  94. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    From post #1

    Brief date 18 March 2017
    Final submission date to aim for = 1st June 2017 allowing two weeks approx for international deliveries
    Evaluation starting around the 15-18th June 2017
    ...
  95. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    No matter... let the smellathon begin... and may the judges nostrils be blessed with pleasant aromas....
  96. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    A deadline is a deadline and there was a two week postal grace period built in. Good job it's a game and not essential surgery...

    xx
  97. Re: March 2017 smelly game - transparent, light, summer, daywear perfume

    @Godmu... The mention of 23 is misleading. That was the number of entrants, not perfumes submitted. Only those in green have submitted.

    List so far... those in green have sent entries or said they...
  98. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Terre de L'Encens by Cloon Keen Atelier
  99. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    My daughters new dress for the prom,
    arrived, and has made us so glum,
    made in China with haste
    yet no glue, nor no paste
    can fix what should be undone

    So floaty and sweet was the pic,
    the...
  100. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Something to go with your towel

    Sel Marin
    Sel de vetiver, the different co
    Eau de Merveilles
    Fleurs de Sel
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