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  1. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    This makes me sad. Did not think he would pass away. A solid contributor here on the forums. Life is short and precarious.

    Rest in Peace.
  2. Re: Banana Republic Icon Collection just released

    Sampled a few days ago some of these. Overall, just so so. But as always, need more testing. Or rather, need vials and time to spend with the fragrance.

    The one that smelled the nicest is Oud...
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    Re: Proraso Colognes

    If Wood and Spice is something of an aromatic fougere, I definitely want to try it out !

    Hopefully this becomes available in Canada.
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    Maybe one day I will try it again. But the last time I sampled my coworkers bottle ( we were working out a swap), I just could not stand it. First hour was rough for sure, but even after I just did...
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    Re: What you been wearing

    These days, more specifically Monday to Friday, I am in such a rush out the door I usually have to go for whatever is easiest. Or rather the "dumb grab". Fragrances like Malizia Uomo, Perry Ellis 360...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Thanks for sharing Russlan. Look forward to trying in the future. Its amazing, to me anyways, how many fragrances this company releases.
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    Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    Years ago I made the mistake of throwing out a fragrance. I still dislike the scent ( which will go unnamed), but throwing out something that can be used by others is just plain wasteful.

    Once in...
  8. Re: A short tribute to my avatar - Jaipur Homme EDP

    Good post and thanks for sharing your passion !

    I have a sample of this one. One spray was always good enough and I do like it more than the EDT. It's still sold at department stores here, which...
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    Re: I hate ISO E Super

    Thanks for the reply Buzzlepuff. In some way, it's kinda unfortunate for me lol. I tend to veer towards concentree or intense versions.

    Fragrances like Terre d'Hermes really grate on my during...
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    Re: I hate ISO E Super

    Are there mens/unisex fragrances with no or very little amounts of iso- e- super in them ? Or has that ship sailed long ago ?
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    Re: I hate ISO E Super

    :) I know it's a typo, but that could work as a name for a fragrance.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled a nice one yesterday evening. Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui. It gets criticized for being harsh, but it smells good once the top notes move on.
  13. Re: Any new babershop or nice old fashion fougere you have found lately??

    I gotta try this one. Is this available at any stores ? I've seen a few soaps around, but can't remember seeing a mens fragrance.
  14. Re: You get what you pay for..how many times I heard this growing up

    Boucheron pour home EDP is a solid scent. I think you will like it.

    Grey Vetiver on the other hand is a snooze fest ! Why this gets so many props here is beyond me. If have sampled and like it,...
  15. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    None of that actually happens.
  16. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    No need to apologize. It's all good. Would never want to be around the site if you were not around.
  17. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Having the forums close down for a few days is fine. I am amazed that some users here make it that big of a deal. The Directory was still open as well.

    For the whiners : Watch a movie, pick up...
  18. Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    Berries and woods. Smells nice. Really, what could go wrong with two or three sprays ? I'll tell you what...nothing. Its a pretty easy going fragrance in winter.
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    Re: Aramis Aramis - First thoughts

    I had to pull out my sample of an older formulation. It's nice and I like it better than I remember I did. It's similar to a lot of other fragrances. Bel Ami, Moschino pour Homme, Antaeus...etc. Add...
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    Re: Retested the TF Private Blends yesterday

    Buy a 5 or 10 ml decant. This usually satisfies for this kind of instance. The best of both worlds. It allows for a strong variety of scents as well.
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    Re: L'Occitan thoughts

    It needs more oomph or something. It is close to being good, but by the time 4 hours comes by, it seems to be fizzling off. Perhaps having the accords stand out more. It needs to be more lively. It's...
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    Re: Aramis Aramis - First thoughts

    Not as good as Kouros, but at the same time I do feel this is one scent that is kinda neglected on Basenotes. I remember reading a review from someone comparing it to being the Acqua di Gio pour...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II reformulated

    HiM edt is not bad, but I am a bit mixed on the dry down. It is that "smooth sweet amber" that doesn't sit that well with me. In other words, while Gucci pour Homme ii has a nice chic mix of black...
  24. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    Hooh. I'd be going back there every week if that happened to me :happy:.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II reformulated

    Yep. And it has been generally easy to find online in the last couple of years as well. Nice fragrance. Surprised other designers didn't try to mimic this one.
  26. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    I totally agree with this comment. Even more puzzling is posts like #63 by tspencer. What makes any of those special for a university student ? They are just fragrances being sold to anyone for...
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    Re: Incoming: New launches and flankers

    :mad: !!

    DC...Marvel... same thing.
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    Re: Incoming: New launches and flankers

    The Gaultier's are just a special packaging for Marvel. No change really in fragrance from a previous edition that was done for special packaging. I'm really ...amazed...yes, I think that is the...
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    One of the few instances where I find that the EDP is more easy going and lighter to wear than the EDT.

    To me, while the EDT is impressive, it is a bit too tough and musty for me to wear. It has...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    I hope note. I like this one !
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    Re: Bah Gawd Coromandel smells amazing!!

    It's a shame to read that it has changed. Nothing really feminine about the original. Good stuff that I was keen on back when I was on a patchouli kick.
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    Re: D & G The One Gentleman

    This one annoyed me the more it was on. I saw nothing in it that made me want to put it on. Once even met a fragrance shop owner who said he wanted to clear them all out for $20 because it sold so...
  33. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    The 80s. I adore so many scents from that era, but I would not say that it is the important whatever for male fragrance. Men's fragrances would have been just fine without the 80s. There are so many...
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    Re: Anucci Man- Bottle worthy?

    Just keep in mind it came out n the late 80s ( 89 ?), so the feel of the scent will be different. A white floral with powdery texture. It was good, but not for me. Hope you enjoy it !



    I...
  35. Re: Ocean Rain - Mario Valentino (Edmond Roudnitska creation)

    I really don't find it to be aquatic at all. It feels more like a throwback scent to the 60s or 70s. Leather and florals are there for sure. It feels damp, but it is not aquatic in my opinion.
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    Re: YSL la nuit - overhyped

    :lolk: Whew ! Glad we have a certified independent non establishment kinda guy here.
  37. Re: The more scents you gather, do you like more smells?

    :lolk: What a nonsense argument.
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    Re: YSL la nuit - overhyped

    I remember wearing it one day. A young lady sat close to me, started sniffing, then moved as far away as she could:lolk:

    If you are reading this, whoever you are, the guy in the blue coat who...
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    Hilarious. All you do is complain. Paragraphs and paragraphs of it...and you call that single line from me "bitching" ? Aren't you the guy who called the MFD board hostile in the past ?
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    Re: Current Fragrances

    Very nice eclectic and diverse mix there Silverbullet. :thumbup:
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    Re: Chergui alternatives

    Wow, you are so sharp. Nothing gets by Detective Trauerkraut.
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    Re: Pure Havane VS Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Pure Havane please. No one should have to endure Eau Sauvage Parfum. Dreadful stuff.
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    Re: Lalique Pour Homme (Lion) EDT vs EDP

    How long ago did you sample the edt ?
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    Re: Tell me about Montana cologne

    It is sorta in the same ball park as Havana. I could be wrong, but I think the same perfumer did both.
  45. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Psssh ! Now your just showin' off :rolleyesold:.
  46. Re: Scents similar to Terre d'hermes Eau Tres Fraiche?

    I tend to agree with these. Exactly what I though when I wore a sample.
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    Re: Midnight in Paris what a deal

    To be fair, eBay and fragrance shops are far worse than Basenotes. They really jack up the price. At least people here ( who will pine for it) will actually appreciate the fragrance.

    As well,...
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    Re: Ungaro III reformulation thoughts

    ^ Much appreciated Nsamadi. I always thought the reforms of this one were decent.
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    Re: Tell me about Montana cologne

    I am sure that the 1989 is not the blue box version. 1989 should be the red box. Anyone else can confirm ?
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    There are far more than 2 or 3.



    Rose has been used in fragrances for a long time. Acqua di Parma, Iquitos ( and many other 80s "power" fragrances), Czech & Speake No 88, Washington Tremblet...
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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    I've had a tough time with Vetivers. Current Guerlain was just annoying to wear, Sycomore did not impress that much, I can't remember if I tried Viloresi's ...

    But so far I really like Maitre...
  52. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    Glad to see you are enjoying this one. I knew you couldn't go wrong with this purchase !
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    You got the wrong impression. There is nothing wrong with discussion. People here are generally easy going.
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    ^ Nobody is attacking anyone. Why would you think that Mr Envy ?
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    Re: NEW: Azzaro Flanker - Chrome Pure!

    Look forward to reading your thoughts Hednic ! Is your grandson a bit of a fragrance fan as well ?
  56. Re: Héritage EDP new packaging: the end of the romance

    I will be so upset if they mess with Habit Rouge EdP :mad:
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    Why does this stuff matter ? :lolk:
  58. Re: Héritage EDP new packaging: the end of the romance

    It really is disgusting. Very short sighted policies and actions. Do they not know that other companies and niche outfits can take away their loyal customer ?



    I look forward to your thoughts...
  59. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    Thanks, much appreciated.



    Yes, the EDP is super strong ! This would be a 1 spray scent for me.
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    One thing that should be taken into consideration :

    It is not incumbent on the reviewer to help someone make a purchasing decision on the fragrance. Buying is not everything.
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    Re: 2003 Bottle of Givenchy Pi

    :confused:Your post makes no sense. The OP should have been more transparent. It's not a big deal anyways. But I don't understand your rant about niche fragrances, 1000 years, :lolk:
  62. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    I feel like this Eau de Parfum fragrance came out only in 50ml. Anyone can confirm or disagree ?
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    Re: NEW: Azzaro Flanker - Chrome Pure!

    Had this been called Pure Chrome, we would all think it was a new Thierry Mugler flanker.
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    What forums ? I'd love to know. Is it the one where people post pictures of fragrances and consider that contributing to discussion ? Reviews here are what makes this site great. They are what drives...
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    What this post really shows is that wannabe wisdom is not sound advice. At your elder age you should know better how fragrances work. Shame on you.
  66. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    I may have to give that 3rd Man decant another shot. It's a nice scent, no doubt. Whatever Caron did in the best, they did it with a statement. L'Anarchiste, The 3rd Man and Yatagan. Not things I...
  67. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    It's funny you posted about this Buysblind, because I was just thinking about Opium pour Homme this evening. I was jotting down some notes on how I felt about it in my notebook ( kinda nerdy, I...
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    Re: any point in reading reviews?

    ^ Agree with Bigs here. Blind buying can be fun. A stash of cheapos can certainly be interesting.

    Just do your best, but most of all, understand YOUR taste. As well, sometimes people just assume...
  69. Re: Food you eat or alcohol you drink that transforms your fragrance the next day.

    I find weather and my mood to affect my enjoyment of a fragrance and change how notes come out or are perceived. What I eat ? Never.
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    Re: 2003 Bottle of Givenchy Pi

    I would say $90, but that's just my opinion.

    Damn shame they ruined this scent as well. I gave it a negative review, but it was also a best seller. This is what happens when accountants and stock...
  71. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    To be fair, I know a couple on here work from home. So when you see some guys post 12 dabs of Grey Flannel, I wouldn't be too concerned. It all depends on where you are....etc.

    That being said, I...
  72. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    That's pretty borderline. I'd go 8. But with that nice rare fragrance, I'd nurse it a bit as well.
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    Re: Rochas Lui: Your Thoughts?

    I remember being interested in this a few years back when I saw a bottle on the cheap side. I had a sample of it and after a couple of SotD's, I decided however it wasn't something that I was totally...
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    Re: Mouchoir De Monsieur

    Oh gosh, now I want bottle after reading these last few posts.
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    Re: Equipage vs Z-14 / Long lost brothers?

    OP, not that similar to me, but in any case, you have good taste !
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    Re: Mouchoir De Monsieur

    I have a sample of this one from a few years back. To me it's not that hard to wear. It makes more sense later in the day, but the civet is very well blended in. I would have went for a bottle, but...
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    Re: Pulling off 1980s scents today

    :p

    You tried a knockoff version of Polo, Aramis ( a 60s leather scent), Cool Water ( a prelude to 90s synthetic clean fougeres, along with Eternity for Men. It's a harsh fragrance as well) and...
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    Re: Caron l'anarchiste

    This is one fragrance that is not talked about as much as it used to be. Something that grew on me. Actually got a huge compliment from a coworker a few years back when wearing it in the summer.
  79. Re: Hugo Boss Baldessarini - Does This Cheapie Cologne Deserve A Second Chance?

    I found the character of the fragrance to be different. The original EDC seems to be more easy to pick out the notes, with better note seperation. The orange peel in the top comes across as nicer to...
  80. Re: Hugo Boss Baldessarini - Does This Cheapie Cologne Deserve A Second Chance?

    Baldessarini is an Eau de Cologne. It generally lasted 4 hours, with small hints after. But it is an Eau de Cologne, so you cannot expect it to last longer. It should last longer than 2. I had a few...
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    Re: NEW: Jovan Tropical Musk for Him

    Sounds like a nice fun scent. Look forward to some reviews.
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    Re: The new Mugler A*Men for 2017: KRYPTOMINT

    :vrolijk_1: Classic.
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    Re: Pulling off 1980s scents today

    Tuscany per Uomo and New West are both easy to pull off. Neither are too strong either, I would even say they are pretty close to the body scents.
  84. Re: Terre d'Hermes, Citrus & Wood (Yardley) - old man colognes?

    Citrus and Woods is very modern, yet classic. Anyone can wear this. Nothing about it says old man...etc. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I never understand what that even means. I never...
  85. Re: Unisex Guest Bathroom Scent with a nice bottle - Under $50/3.4oz

    Cartier is a good choice. Eau de Cartier line is quite nice, unisex, not overpowering

    Bvlgari as well ? Tea line is nice, but also pour Femme makes a nice scent. Pour Homme nice and easy going...
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    Re: Inofensive fragance for school

    It has been 3 years since I sampled it. It took me awhile to sample it, but I recognized it as the one scent that really annoyed and irritated me when passed by it's wearers in public. Its a somewhat...
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    Re: best colognes to compensate?

    It is not the size, it is how you use it. Finesse is better.
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    Re: Inofensive fragance for school

    I can't think of anything more offensive than Nautica Voyage ( that's so readily available to purchase). Not clean, not inoffensive. Stinks and it is LOUD.

    Clean and inoffensive. It really depends...
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    Poll: Re: Done to death

    I smelled Profumo on an acquaintance of mine ( I didn't know what it was and asked him). It smelled really good ! A nice surprise.
  90. Re: Scents you would wear more if you could dial them down a notch?

    There must be a serious reformulation here then. I remember my old sample being quite potent,
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    Re: Dior homme parfum

    I'm embarrassed I have not tried this one, but hope to soon. Wore the original edt back in the day, one of my favs, but those days are over. This talk of suede has me interested.
  92. Re: Scents you would wear more if you could dial them down a notch?

    Giorgio for Men is one. Bogart pour Homme is another. Both have massive radiance.
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense

    Salty sounds good to me. I never liked the original. Always thought it was mediocre from it's release ( before I really got into fragrances).

    The other day I smelled something very "cologney" on...
  94. Re: Is it possible that there is a fragrance industry "Bubble"?

    I really don't see it as a bubble. Market over saturation ? Sure. When I think of a bubble, I think of something that bursts and people are left thinking what happened, in shock, and there is some...
  95. Re: What fragrance or kind of fragrance to interview with?

    I just wear my SotD.

    If you think a scent would be too inappropriate as an interviewer, then you are either wearing too much or wearing the wrong type of scent for the job I suppose. There are...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    Where is the OP ?! C'mon, people are waiting to see which Bogart you are referring to !
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    After reading fragrance forums for a long long time Bigsly, it's actually really hard to tell sometimes ( I'm not meaning to pick on the OP btw).

    edit : Reading the previous thread on suggestions...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    Sir, which bottle are you referring to ? The 70s release or the 2004 release ?
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    Okay, but I am counting 10 or 11 replies here that are referring to the 2004 release.
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme ?? thoughts

    I never thought I would ever read that. To me, Bogart pour Homme doesn't have longevity. It has a half life. It also projects far. I have smelled this is public as well, in places where there was no...
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