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    Re: Tiffany for Men bites the dust

    One of the very fragrances I own a backup bottle of. Quite simply one of the best men's fragrances of all time. Sandalwood heaven.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I got to smell a tile of Viking and it smelled like peppery Ambroxan with a marine accord floating around. I have a feeling many people will like it.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    After seeing it pop up on Fragrancenet, I finally bought a bottle of Full Incense.

    I was looking at either that or Avignon for the fall as both of my decants have finally been used up, and the...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain - Oud Essential!

    I am very surprised at how well this fragrance is done. On first impression, I would easily put it up there with the best niche ouds I have smelled. It's no Leather Oud, but it's damn good!
  5. Thread: Is this real

    by du57in
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    Re: Is this real

    Definitely looks real to me. It would be 16k11. Look up the batch, you'll find similar boxes for the newer stuff.
  6. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    That's the place! It really is impressive for Michigan.
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    Re: Your top 3 most worn this year?

    I haven't been keeping track, but I can guess:

    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Chanel Sycomore
  8. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    Lansing, Michigan is kind of in the middle. We have a Sephora, Ulta and Macy's, so it could be worse. Saks, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's is two hours away, and they have a dizzying selection. I have...
  9. Re: Fragrance that smells like red hots/big red (spicy cinnamon)?

    +1

    Came here to suggest this.
  10. Re: The price you would pay for a great _______________ scent?

    Oud, incense and sandalwood, I am usually more inclined to pay more for as the fragrances I like centered around those notes tend to be more expensive. Something like fougere I would not pay much...
  11. Re: Cologne subscription club to join? PLEASE HELP!

    I used to enjoy being subscribed to Scent Trunk before they pivoted. I've considered Olfactif, which you may be interested in, but I'm in the same boat in that I would like to see some Basenoter...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    If any additional donations are desired, I can send generous samples of Atelier Cologne Silver Iris and some Le Labo Iris 39 body oil.
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I got a decant of Invictus Aqua, just to see what all the Facebook group hype is about. Aquatic, fruity, Ambroxan. That's in, in that order.
  14. Thread: ADG Profumo?

    by du57in
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    I have to admit. I really dislike aquatic fragrances. And AdG has always been one I cannot stand. But I got a decant of this and for some reason I keep coming back to it. I feel like this is a need...
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    Re: Honest Opinion on Lalique L'Insoumis

    Is there any truth to this having similarities to Straight to Heaven?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    Wore it today and it easily went 8 hours. Still a strong skin scent at 12 hours.
  17. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    I totally would have picked Perfume: the Story of a Murder, but since I can't I gotta go with Harry Potter. Huge fan of the series, and I would love to smell those feasts, the cold castle walls, the...
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    Poll: Re: Animalic discussion and a poll

    Raised in the city and I was disappointed Leather Oud wasn't as skanky as I was led to believe. (I think I tried the new "safer" formula.)
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    Found a 50ml bottle of Nautica Voyage from 2007 so I bought it. This reminds me greatly of Creed's Millesime Imperial. Has to be about on par quality wise as well.
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    Re: Ferrari Bright Neroli - best price?

    I follow a search on this one and it's absolutely ridiculous. There's always a few outlandish outliers on eBay, but I have seen auctions ending at around $90!

    I hope it comes down in price soon.
  21. Poll: Re: thierry mugler pure havane vs guerlain le homme ideal

    Prefer almond over tobacco, so my choice is Ideal. Ideal is my fun, youthful dumb reach in cooler weather.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Happened across a rare treat today. I stopped at a chain pharmacy in a small town about 90 minutes from my house, and noticed a "burning planet" box of Dior's Fahrenheit. I checked the batch code...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Been awhile, but vintage Dior Fahrenheit today. And it was 90+ degrees!
  24. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    My go everywhere with me bag has small decants of Guerlain Homme Intense, Rive Gauche Pour Homme and Sycomore.
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    Re: Pass the sample: traditional eau de cologne

    Cologne Sologne might be the best cologne I've tried. Curious to hear what those who haven't smelled it before think.
  26. Re: Designer scent that is NOT Sauvage or Chanel that is a great everyday scent and harbors complime

    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Lalique White
    And yeah YSL L'Homme
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    Re: "NEW" Dunhill Icon Elite for Men (2016)

    Any more impressions of this one? Absolutely love Icon, and Icon Elite can be had for something like $35 for a 100ml tester now. Definitely blind buy territory, but I'd still like to know more.
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    Re: Dior Oud Ispahan and Rasasi Rooh Al Assam !!

    Yikes, this stuff is expensive. I didn't know Rasasi made fragrances that cost over $150 US. Curious to know where those who have tried it purchased a bottle.
  29. Re: Talk me into (out of) getting Green Irish Tweed

    I went through the same thing. Had a large decant from several years ago and I definitely enjoyed it. Once it was gone, still couldn't commit to a bottle so I bought another decant. Didn't like it...
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    Re: The Gate Fragrance

    I was wondering about this house since the only reviews I have seen are on YouTube after a bunch of people received free samples and bottles.
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    I was watching this unfold last night as well. It looks like they've continued posting from the same location today, including one photo of a desert landscape that said "rose adventure."

    I kept...
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    Re: 8 New Dior Privee Coming!!!

    Very interesting, but the real question is which ones will be discontinued to roll these out?
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    Re: New info on the 2017 Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum

    As much as I love the 2012 release, I really wanted to try this! Looks like it will be a little harder now.
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    Re: Suggest 5 fragrances from current wishlist....

    Cologne Sologne
    Fahrenheit
    Green Irish Tweed
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Portrait of a Lady

    I would have said New York Intense, but I think I prefer New York.
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    Re: Hypothetical question for everyone

    Portrait of a Lady would be tempting, but so would Tonka Imperiale.
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    Re: Dreams of Perfume in your Sleep

    Bumping this because I finally had another dream where I clearly smelled a perfume. It was Creed's Millesime Imperial, which is weird because it's been well over a year since last smelling it. It...
  37. Re: I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    Guerlain Homme Boisee is a great suggestion. I'd also suggest Dunhill Icon, a fruity, floral, spicy fragrance perfect for summer. Lush Breath of God is a melon, Incense combo that is perfect in high...
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    Re: A Bucket of Chanel

    Chanel Eau de Cologne for $31 an oz? Count me in!
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    Re: Clive Christian C, L, and V.

    I recently wore Clive Christian V and it instantly shot up to one of my favorite incense fragrances. Very smooth and longevity is off the charts. But is it worth the money? Ehh.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I decided to buy a bottle of this because I found one for $20. I laughed when I sprayed it. I have owned Aventus from 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and this stuff is an absolute dead ringer for...
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    Re: Your St. Patty's day scent?

    Green Irish Tweed, of course.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Just out of curiosity, anyone else's favorite batch the first one they tried? 13z01 was my first and I would kill for more of it.
  43. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I can only echo everyone's words and say that I too will keep you in my thoughts.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    Does anyone have any recommended elemi reference scents? I'd like to smell more before this launches.
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    Re: Affordable but High Quality

    Like others, I would highly recommend Guerlain. To get scents like Habit Rouge, Vetiver, LIDGE, Heritage, Homme Intense, L'Eau Boisee, Shalimar and many others for often around $25 a bottle is an...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    I'm not sure how to feel about this. As much as I like the original, the new one sounds nice as well. Thankfully, this stuff last for ages with just a couple sprays. Don't need much to last you a...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.... what's this?

    So less Rive Gauche can, more Axe can?
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Getting ready for warmer weather. I bought bottles of Guerlain Homme Intense, Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee and Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Poll: Re: Help me to decide my next blind buy (Poll)

    I am a huge fan of Dunhill Icon, but I have found it is surprisingly polarizing. The same goes for many vetiver scents, so Encre Noire Sport may not be the safest bet. I have no idea what the one...
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    Re: New Frederic Malle - "Outrageous"

    Apparently it was discontinued for some time and this is a rerelease.
  51. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    Lalique Encre Noire
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I'm on the hunt for a bottle of Guerlain Homme Intense with the metal plate. Love the design.
  53. Guerlain Homme Intense w/metal plate on the front

    Looking for a bottle of Guerlain Homme Intense, with the metal plate on the front.

    Please do not ask me to make an offer, send me a photo with the amount of money you are asking.

    Thank you
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    Re: Fresh Office cologne

    Reading your description, the first thing I thought of was Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
  55. Re: looking for (cheaper) alternatives to Straight To Heaven (by Kilian)

    This almost sounds like an improved Straight to Heaven in some ways. Too bad samples in the US are practically impossible to come by.

    I did try another fragrance that, while not a dead ringer for...
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    Re: Dreams of Perfume in your Sleep

    I may have posted this before, but I had a dream one time that I met Patton Oswalt in a small comic shop he owned. I walked past him, recognized the scent he was wearing, and asked if he was wearing...
  57. Re: Has there been any change in the colour of Noir de Noir?

    I think you're right. Wearing it again, I feel like it's best for spring, and the lighter version works very well for that.
  58. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    Terre d'Hermes, Eau Sauvage Parfum, Dior Homme, Shalimar (iconic), Dior Prive (only because of the perfume colors, otherwise not as great) and one of my favorites, Dunhill Icon.
  59. Re: Help me identify this Creed sample based on description alone

    When I first sprayed it on, I could detect some citrus notes, and now in the base, there's wood with the "Millesime" "ambergris" base. The similarity to BdP I detect has to be musk maybe? The more...
  60. Help me identify this Creed sample based on description alone

    In a swap some time ago, I received an unmarked, hand poured Creed sample that the sender could not identify. No clue what it was. Maybe you can help.

    It smells like the base of Millesime...
  61. [USA] Re: Bottles, decants and discovery sets; niche, designer and everything in-between

    Been a long time bump.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    If Creed, or any company, withheld a fragrance because they were trying to "build hype" on sites like Basenotes or Facebook groups, they should immediately fire anyone even remotely associated with...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Got a great deal on a travel set of Dunhill Icon. Comes with two 30ml bottles and case that looks like the original Icon bottle. Very excited to receive it in the mail
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    One of the options to consider for going fragrance free and still smelling good, according to the article, is to wear a "natural" perfume instead. I didn't need to read anymore after that.

    If...
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    Re: Bleu de chanel - made in FRANCE

    I really want to try to find some of this "Made in France" Bleu. Are there any bottle indicators other than the writing on the bottom?
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    Carven Homme and Green Irish Tweed are two more good ones. Though Green Irish Tweed is maybe closer to a favorite of mine.
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    Most worn, not most loved

    Are there any fragrances that might not make your list of most loved in your collection, but you wear all the time?

    For me, while more than one could fit that description, Dior's Eau Sauvage comes...
  68. Re: Perfumes that smell different to you than to anyone else, seemingly

    I remember smelling Baccarat Rouge for the first time and thinking it smelled like Terre d'Hermes Parfum, but with a balanced sweet aspect. I have not found it overly sweet or syrupy whatsoever.
    ...
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    Re: Please help me pick!

    Portrait of a Lady would be my pick.
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    Re: Suggestions for a new spring scent

    Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial
  71. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    Once you are home, remind me and I will send you a healthy sample of the vintage stuff.
  72. Thread: Patchouli fans:

    by du57in
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    Re: Patchouli fans:

    Patchouli is the next fragrance I want to go all in on and buy a ton of samples. So I haven't tried many of the most popular patchouli dominant fragrances, but Patchouli Imperial is one of the best...
  73. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    Was this a new bottle from the store?
  74. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    Tiffany for Men is one of two fragrances I already own backups of, Guerlain's Heritage being the other. I will continue to buy backups, especially since I always thought if I can't buy the vintage or...
  75. Re: looking for (cheaper) alternatives to Straight To Heaven (by Kilian)

    I was just wearing Sultan from Al-Rehab the other night, the EDP spray version, and I was thinking it is kind of similar to Straight to Heaven. Not a dead ringer, but I could see someone looking for...
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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161220/94f0d7c526bf417ad348058a284e2f7c.png
  77. Re: Has there been any change in the colour of Noir de Noir?

    Used to be dark amber, then went to a translucent pinkish color. Sometimes it looks more pink, but I think it has to do with the volume and angle you view it from.
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    Re: Holiday 2016 Gift Thread

    I usually ask for a handful of less expensive bottles and sample sets. This year was Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche and Guerlain Ideal EDT, along with a Tauer, HdP and ELDO sample sets.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    1993 edp
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    Re: Need help picking out xmas present for friend

    What you want is Dolcelisir by L`Erbolario. Cinnamon, honey, caramel and vanilla. Smells like a fresh baked pastry and definitely within your budget.

    As a second option, Cologne of the Missions...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    This is pretty spot on. There's no denying the power or powder of Tiffany for Men. Personally, the sandalwood note stands above everything else, but it takes getting past the orris root.

    I have a...
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    Re: They say no perfume is worth more than $100

    This thread is perfect for the arguments related to perfume being art. If it is, or if you buy perfume that is, $100 is arguably inexpensive. You can buy dupes for next to nothing if that's what you...
  83. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Monsieur Guerlain has an update on this. The website is up, but heavily under construction, and the bottles look strangely family. At least the cap does....
  84. Re: If you could bring back one VINTAGE cologne from any year,which one would you choose??

    Eau Sauvage is a good one, because so many notes in the fragrance are volatile. I imagine anything from the original formula wouldn't smell nearly the same it did when it was fresh. Most of my other...
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    Re: Very sweet and masculine with good performance

    Eau des Baux is my go-to recommendation for this kind of thing, but I think most any Mugler A*Men would work well, especially the original, Pure Tonka and Ultra Zest.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Richwood made me think I loved sandalwood from the way people talked about it, when it was the patchouli that I really loved. I came to love sandalwood through other fragrances, but I think Richwood...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I ordered some of these and just received them in the mail. Simply amazing. I will be buying many more!!! Thank you very much for the suggestion.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Sandalwood, or sandalwood and ... ?
  89. Thread: Historic scents

    by du57in
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    Re: Historic scents

    Pour Un Homme de Caron is a wonderful historic scent is you want to further explore lavender.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Looking forward to this thread. I think I may have something you will be interested in...
  91. Thread: Almond Note

    by du57in
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    Re: Almond Note

    I've worn Guerlain Ideal EDT a few times recently and I have to admit it's growing on me. Totally unisex with a big almond note.
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    Re: Fall is for Amber.

    Every time I think I find an amber I really like, I eventually move away from it. Ambre Sultan was nice and interesting, and for a soft amber I like Ambre Fetiche.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I have a hard time picturing this as anything but aquatic Aventus. Ambergris, black currant and oakmoss from Aventus, sea salt and fruity notes from Millesime Imperial.
  94. [USA] Re: Bottles, decants and discovery sets; niche, designer and everything in-between

    Bump
  95. [USA] Re: Vintage L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, rare Dsquared2 Potion oil and more

    Bump
  96. Re: Have you ever mixed up sample labels by accident?

    I have a bunch of Nicolai samples that have no labels and I got them mixed up. Now I have no idea which one is NY and which one is NY Intense.
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    Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I still subscribe to many but my current favorite is FragReviews.
  98. Thread: Halloween

    by du57in
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    Re: Halloween

    Same thing I've worn for the last two years: Olympic Orchids Dev #1.
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    Re: Getting married, what to wear? (Male)

    I struggled for a long time trying to decide what to wear to my wedding. I even let my fiance sample each one multiple times, doing comparison after comparison. I bought new samples too, tried things...
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    Re: Five fall fragrances worth pursuing this year

    Great list. I have wanted to try Cologne du 68 for a long time now, but I kind of forgot about it. Your description has certainly piqued my interest again. I'm always in search of good, interesting...
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