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    Re: Have you ever tried Opium pour Femme?

    Have you ever tried Opium? No but I heard it's a blast.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I get a refunded item or 3 with every order. Hence I order very sparingly from them. They suck.

    I believe their process when adding new items does not reflect what they actually have on hand. Or,...
  3. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    I'm going to evoke Godwin's Law of Perfumes:

    I find Tiziana Terenzi's Orion does the pineapple/birch/green note combo in a much more interesting and enlightened manner than Aventus.
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    Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    As a fougere is already a varied category, and features materials restricted in use these days, what would you consider avant-garde?

    Modern interpretations of fougeres are generally more...
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    Re: Pros & Cons of spraying fragrance on shirts

    I don't spray on my hair, but when it accidentally happens, it is a GREAT way of improving sillage and longevity for a scent!
  6. Poll: Re: Help concerning TF Noir EDP, Noir Extreme and Noir EDT; potential buy

    As a fan of Noir Pour Femme, Noir Extreme and the 1 Million series, I really don't see any similarities. I'd rather wear 1 Million or 1 Million Intense over Noir Extreme, however.
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    It's also 3-5x the cost of most suggestions in this thread so far...
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    Re: Armani Eau de Nuit or Armani Eau de Cedre?

    Nuit smells pleasant but is pretty low-profile, just designed to produce a nice sillage/presence. I wish it performed better and wish it were less boring.
  9. Poll: Re: Help concerning TF Noir EDP, Noir Extreme and Noir EDT; potential buy

    I like Noir Anthracite as a modern fougere. If scents like Azzaro Pour Homme and Rive Gauche Pour Homme appeal, then that might be a good one to try.

    I also agree that Noir Pour Femme is a better...
  10. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    IFRA regulations aren't surprises for the perfume industry: it is their own consortium surrounding self-regulation to avoid greater scrutiny from EU and other governments. So, from sentence 1 of the...
  11. Re: Adventure Davidoff/ Eternity Intense/ Mont Blanc Legend?

    Those scents are everywhere, except Davidoff Aventure isn't as readily distributed in retail stores. Smell them, make your own informed decision.

    I like Montblanc Starwalker as an office freshie...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Time and time again I will make this point: there are other well-performing clones out there that are priced closer to 1/10 of Creeds and other niche company offerings. So, with that said, the...
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Categorizing fragrances into arbitrary groups is bad enough. Arbitrary labels for people is a slippery slope.
  14. Re: At the airport/duty free - what should I buy?

    I focus on what is more difficult to try or buy in the US than just new scents... Duty Free shops generally do not present cost savings (my biased US perspective), but rather an opportunity to try...
  15. Re: Thoughts on Caron & Guerlain + What do I try next?

    Get yer nose on Caron Pour Un Homme Sport! You can pass on Yuzu Man.

    My opinion on your LIDG response: LIDGE is worse.
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    Re: Honestly..does current Giorgio BH hold up??

    Ugh I knew what fragrance this thread is about, but BH as an acronym is ridiculous. Please type that out!
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    Re: NEW: Olfactive Studio - Woody Mood!

    Blind-bought a bottle from FragNet, of course I had others from Olfactive Studio that I was more interested in but FragNet pulled their typical out-of-stock BS.

    Woody Mood opens like some incensy...
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    Still need to find a cheap Caron Pour Homme L'Eau... this looks interesting, nice bottle coloration.
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    Re: Pleasant surprise @ Sephora

    I can confirm the Reserve series, although not yet Acqua Neroli that I've seen, can be found at $25 for 100 mL testers.
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    Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    nice one :rolleyesold:

    Oliver & Co, but stay away from the Nebulae series.
  21. Re: Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    Noir Pour Femme is even better than Noir Extreme. Give it a try.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    Nio is great. It does not resemble kitchen cleaner at all, nor do I have any other scent that does its bergamot/neroli combo, either in profile or longevity.

    That being said, I wouldn't pay...
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Well, Chanel can do niche pricing for Bleu de Chanel... here comes Dior.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    I can make that comparison between Sauvage EdT and EdP. Hence my original comment. It better be better differentiated, but I don't expect it because of past performance.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Bleu de Chanel varieties are better differentiated than Sauvage.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    I really hope it's better differentiated than the EdT <> EdP.
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    Re: What are the most controversial notes?

    Geosmin/soil notes.
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    Re: Does chest hair increase longevity?

    Started shaving? :laugh:

    I'm becoming more of a rug with each passing year.
  29. Thread: Thread "rollups"

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    Re: Thread "rollups"

    Ye common users won't do a search before posting. It doesn't happen here, it doesn't happen elsewhere, it cannot be enforced.
  30. Re: Mugler and Azzaro under new parent company ownership

    Was reported here recently:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/467342-With-the-recent-L%92Or%E9al-buyout-of-Mugler-Azzaro-Etc-Are-You-Worried

    And, no, not really concerned because I have what I...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Edit: Just replied to a 1-post shill, not worth my time.
  32. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Not in production, used to be around $70 per 2.5 oz discounted now it's getting the eBay discontinued markup.
  33. Thread: Mix

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    Re: Mix

    I think the term more commonly used is 'layering' and I don't do it.
  34. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    I guess it depends on what you mean by hyped. High profile designer release? Something that gets the internet-posting blogging vlogging niche fanboys all excited?

    I'm going to assume more of the...
  35. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Not really regrets, but blind buys that did not live up to expectations:

    Chopard 1000 Miglia Vintage. Salt and asphalt and more salt. Somehow made it into production.
    LIDGE. Sweet chocolate and...
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    17 total scents worn this month, so a lot of variety. Started to appreciate Invictus more but it's still tough.



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    Re: Can there be such a difference........

    Batch variation is not really a reported issue for most of the industry. Reformulations may impact longevity and performance.

    Generally one's experience is dependent on how many sprays applied and...
  38. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    Own both. Can more easily wear Gucci Guilty Absolute than Yatagan. I prefer GGA's chewy leather dry-down.
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    Re: Anyone use Aftershave AND Cologne?

    I have two Canadian Booster aftershaves that I use occasionally: Mosswood and Polar Ice. They don't last long nor conflict with my scent of choice. However, I do also have frag-scented balms which I...
  40. Re: does anything resemble or come close to the patchouli dry down of L'Instant de Guerlain PH EDT ?

    Adding all mentioned to my do-not-sample list. :tongue:
  41. Thread: Wedding Scents?

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    Re: Wedding Scents?

    I wore Ultra Male to my wedding.
  42. Thread: Boucheron

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    Re: Boucheron

    No experience myself, but those two would be ones I'd target to sample. So many designers with exclusive lines don't have good distribution, purposely or not, so I find it hard (and as a result,...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I stopped by a Nordstrom yesterday and came across the Creed display. Bottles are nice, yes. While there could be pretty rough customers responsible, half the bottles on display were either missing...
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    Re: Guerlain Cologne du 68 - thoughts?

    Not bad - opens green, dry ambery. Definitely Guerlainade-y. It's been shelved for a while for me.
  45. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    I'd attribute your change in preferences to an evolving taste, maybe increased sensitivity to certain components, but not necessarily their synthetic nature.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    dougczar summarized additional points very well. To also add on Bond No. 9: marketing their scents as fashionista objects/NYC fetishism/elitism instead of respectable creations in and of themselves;...
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    Re: Best cheap lavender-dominated men's fragrances

    Came here to post Caron Pour Un Homme too... or its stronger cousin L'Impact.
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    Re: *NEW* Pure XS Night Paco Rabanne (2019)

    Just picked this up. I don't have the original Pure XS but experienced some sort of affinity towards it when I sniffed.

    Anyway, Pure XS Night: similar sweet, nutty composition as, say, 1 Million...
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    Re: Clean Reserve Sueded Oud

    My wife enjoys Reserve Rain and Skin. One to note is the more recent Acqua Neroli, which is very close to Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

    I do somewhat like their super-laundry-musky scents but cannot...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    So... a niche Eros Flame? :tongue:
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    Re: How Should I Build My Collection?

    Two approaches:

    - Sample everything and often. Build interest based on similar fragrances, or a desire for something you don't already have (e.g. if you don't have a sweet gourmand scent, research...
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    Re: Mugler B*Men: What are our thoughts in 2019?

    Can't be worse than C*Men?
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    All of us have to use the toilet, some just choose to do so online.
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    I can't explain my early/mid 90s Parfums Corp splash. It just is what it is, although I don't often reach for it.
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I think the general consensus is that Dior did a good job maintaining the essence of the original. Of course, this can be tested at your local Sephora.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Getting reacquainted with a recent L'Oreal release of Body Kouros. Should I bother with a 'vintage' bottle? This one is decent.
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    Re: marc jacobs bang..is it peppery?

    HeWood DSquared2 Rocky Mountain is all vetiver and cedar... pepper probably just a byproduct of its notes.

    Have you tried Amouage Honour Man? It's cedar, geranium and black pepper and very...
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    Re: Mugler B*Men: What are our thoughts in 2019?

    Have you tried A*Men Taste of Fragrance Hot Chili Pepper? Very similar.

    I think it's OK but it never kept my attention like A*Men and flankers have...
  59. Re: Impressions, dispair and misery on me - search for a new summer scent

    That's an exclusif, right?

    I'd suggest Chanel PM EdT but it's not available in the states anymore. Mature yet uplifting.
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    Re: Perfume Authentic

    Truth be told, this company chose the worst name for filtering purposes!
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    Re: Perfume Authentic

    Why did this get moved to appraisals? Did a moderator not read past the thread title?
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    Re: Which Jacques Bogart should I blind buy?

    My recommendation would be to stay away from the Silver Scent series...
  63. Thread: $1000 budget

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    Re: $1000 budget

    Unless there's some huge sale, I don't see the value in blowing $1000 all at once.
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    Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    My former boss and I share a common interest in fragrances, so he was my last compliment. Maybe a couple months ago. I think it was Amouage Ciel Man.
  65. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise or Lemon Line or something else

    I own both. Dior Homme Cologne is quite different from Mancera Lemon Line: the former focuses on the fleeting effervescence of bright citruses and bergamot (smells like a luxury Sprite without the...
  66. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise or Lemon Line or something else

    L'Aventure is marketed as an Aventus clone... so proceed accordingly I guess. Different dimension than Lemon Line, which is all Lemon-forward sweets with a musk base.
  67. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise or Lemon Line or something else

    Lemon Line smells like lemony Fruit Loops. It's pleasant, catches attention and lasts decently. Not Lemon Pledge-y, usually those comments come from peeps who equate everything lemon with cleaning...
  68. Thread: Second Fragrance

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    Re: Second Fragrance

    D&G The One is not only poor in performance (including the EdP version), but its composition is chaotic and the drydown smells cheap. I still have a bottle but I couldn't imagine rocking it as my...
  69. Re: Close comparables to Tom Ford Costa Azzura Acqua?

    Some do, some definitely don't. I don't have experience with the longevity of Ginepro, but the Fico di Amalfi lasts on me, as does Colonia Club, as examples. They are worth a sample to figure out.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Respect.

    I really don't want smelling scents and BO at the same time while working out.
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    Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    Not man enough to wear Aventus, huh.
  72. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    I see what you're asking, but I'm going to provide the answer you don't want to hear: Sephora!

    Anyway, beyond that, I like what Banana Republic did with their recent Icon collection. Zara has...
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    I always feel deficient in masculinity whenever reading Duke Cannon's marketing collateral.
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    Hey man, no hard feelings. I am sorry Acqua di Parma decided Assoluta and the two Blu releases are finished.

    I have Assoluta In Villa, but will be ordering a backup 6 oz/5 oz Blu ones of each soon.
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    Hey Bavard, not necessarily pointing at you :thumbsup: And good on you keeping up the logging; my partner lost interest in doing so a long time ago. For me, coming up on 3 years of consistent tags.
    ...
  76. Re: With the recent L’Oréal buyout of Mugler Azzaro Etc. Are You Worried?

    You opened a can of worms, bud. There's a difference between flipping for $20-30 more than 3-5x what you paid.
  77. Re: With the recent L’Oréal buyout of Mugler Azzaro Etc. Are You Worried?

    L'Oreal has been on the warpath for a while ruining everything they touch. Not worried though, I have what I want from Mugler.
  78. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    Which one have you worn less? Wear that one.
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    Re: New Haarlem question

    I think few would agree that Bond No 9s are 'worth it' at list prices. A few other 'niche' companies are in this category too: lots of releases each year and high prices.
  80. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Yep. An instant classic.
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    I tag only once a day, so very rarely, wear more than one frag a day. So 99 wears x 3 frags would take me the better part of a year.

    I wish we had some better stats coming from Basenotes aggregate...
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    Re: Oliver & Co. Niche Perfumery Thread

    The Nebulae series are not representative of what Oliver & Co have to offer. I find Carina OK, Veil not so much. The Illuminated series is very good, however.
  83. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    That's not the only reason formulations change. L'Oreal cost-reduces the heck out of YSL products; they probably do the same across the board.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Au contraire, 20 minute reviews for a fragrance is ridiculous! :thumbsup:
  85. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    It would be nice to extend more Private Blends into the Signature line, but I'm surprised this notion would come so soon for Beau de Jour. Ombre Leather 16 was completely off-market for some time...
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Gunpowder-485.html

    Haven't tried any, but the EldO came to mind from my readings.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Right. He could have stopped after that instead of unloading on other reviewers, etc. as mentioned already.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    He critiqued the concept and Jeremy more than the fragrance itself.
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    Re: BDC Parfum vs The One EDP vs YSL Ultime

    Bleu de Chanel would be my choice. Not sure how the Parfum compares, but the EdT is nuclear on me.
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    Fair enough. I think the matter is settled (unfortunately).

    Had you and/or others chimed in a month ago when I initially asked, there'd be less of a question. Or, leading with something official...
  91. Re: 15x01 think it’s fake but just want confirmation

    Regional variation for the Middle East market? Everything else seems fine, so I'm not sure why that tripped your authenticity alarm.

    Also, I don't own a bottle of Aventus, but wow, plastic sprayer...
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    Re: Bentley Intense vs One Million Prive ?

    Bentley Intense suffered from a lot of hype a few years ago -- hype that I believe it never lived up to. I never found it that enjoyable, especially compared to 1 Million Prive, which is, in my...
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    Re: Creed Purchase in Paris

    Need to clarify what size. Could be 30 mL, 50 mL, 75 mL, 100 mL, 120 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL...

    120 mL of GIT set me back $135 or so a few years ago at a discounter.
  94. Re: 'Merica! Your Most Patriotic Scent for Independence Day

    Serious answer:

    Other than particular scents associated with, say, PDO products or traditional compositions (e.g. gentiane or anise liqueur smells, monoi oils), scents don't really have regional...
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Aren't Oliver & Co. releases exciting? I see you're wearing La Colonia today. I picked up most of the Illustrated series and regret none! Might pick up Carina in his sale which ends soon (several...
  96. Re: What differences between these mugler colognes?

    As far as I know Mugler Cologne and its rebrand are the same (maybe reformulated at some point) and were always EdTs.
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

    Summer is threatening but spring is fighting back with storms just about every day. Still focusing on lesser-worn, spring/summer fragrances.



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    Poll: Re: Vote please, potential next purchase

    :evil:
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    (It's the same bottle, just a black cap and maybe a different base contour so it can free-stand.)
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    Did you feel the same way when Opus first came out?
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