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  1. Re: La Nuit De L'Homme is back from the death?

    La Nuit has been a pretty consistent seller since its release - despite frag community talk about reformulations, it seems to sell very well. I'm guessing most average Joe's don't magnify the subtle...
  2. Re: Cheapies I used to ALWAYS have but haven't bought in ages

    IZOD is one that comes to mind. I had a few bottles of this over the years, now it's expensive since discontinuation. I wish I had bought more bottles, as I only have about 1 oz left. It's a nice...
  3. Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    :grin::grin::grin:
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    My most challenging frags I own:

    Ambergreen - Hard to find the appropriate time to wear this. I almost consider this a novelty sort of frag.
    Roadster - This one is pretty much straight mint. It...
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    Re: Alternatives to Viktor&Rolf Spicebomb

    Odin NY 11 Semma for a niche Spicebomb, has a better dry down too.
  6. Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    I can't speak on behalf of others, but when I used to smoke, (now smoke free since 2008) I for one, wore a lot more sprays of fragrance, because I couldn't smell what I was wearing, and 2, yes frags...
  7. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Amber Man is discontinued and hasn't been $13 in over 2 years. Sort of the MIP EDP effect, discontinued and than immediately shot up in price to 3-4x what it was going for. Otherwise if it weren't...
  8. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Wow.. I forgot I even sent you that, it's been so long. PM me your thoughts
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    Re: The Cerruti 1881 Line - Pretty Good

    I've only tried/owned Belle Notte (actually still have it and trying to swap), and I think it's just.. ok. The chili note is nice, but that's about it. It's like a less good version of Infiinite...
  10. [CONUS] Re: Black Orchid, Cerruti, Pure Coffee, Exceptionnel, Mancera + more!

    Bump
  11. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    This sounds good, but also kinda sounds like Daddy Yankee for men. I'll keep my eyes pealed for a deal.
  12. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    I don't mind blind buying stuff, it sounds good. Does it have any sharp woodsy smells though, like you know, the Norlimbinol epidemic that's in almost every designer frag released now? I passed by...
  13. Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    It comes down to 3 styles to me. The first past of the decade was tonka heavy, although tonka wasn't in the frag names, EVERYTHING had a heavy tonka base. Then came the oud era, notably oud and rose...
  14. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    I don't see Cedarwood and Geranium online, in anything other than a sample pack, with 3 or 4 other narrow cylindrical small bottles. Is it worth getting that? Do I need to go to the store to find a...
  15. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts.
  16. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    $21 will get rejected, won't even bother lol.
  17. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    This sounds great, and just the stuff I love reading about. Super obscure, high quality fragrances from one hit wonder brands, especially when they have a generic or offbeat name. Though it seems...
  18. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    On Azzaro pH Intense. Max Forte, Redolessence, BFL, Smelling Great Frags, Gentscents, and pretty much all of the relevant Youtube reviewers have reviewed it, and all have given it love. All of those...
  19. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    My pleasure Matty.



    I also read somewhere that Perry Ellis M smells like Corduroy. I have not tried M, and thought about buying a bottle, but I have like 4 bottles of Corduroy now, dunno if I...
  20. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    I've tried the entire men's line and I think 2, or possibly 3 are worth owning. Just Me, the one I mention, is freakin fantastic, you really can't go wrong. It's AdG with incense, and a twist, and it...
  21. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Didn't like this back in the day, maybe I'll buy it again and see if things have changed, as I have come to appreciate more mature frags now



    I've smelled all except the 4th one, which looks...
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka Homme new fragrance!

    Thank you.
  23. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Hello Slayerized, haven't seen you for a while, my friend. I hope you are doing well.

    I used to own one of the Lapidus Soul's, but it might have been the Gold version. I really didn't care for it,...
  24. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    I agree, Bogart pH is a good one, and I too rarely wear it, but it's nice to know I have it, and a bargain at $15-$20.

    I had Bellagio back in the day, and really used to love it. It's indeed...
  25. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Thank you, your explanations of these were very insightful. :lolk:
  26. 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Fragrance is subjective, let's get that out of the way. Though I feel these 5 fragrances have been long slept on and deserve some credibility. Even if only 1 guy tries one of these, that's one more...
  27. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Halloween X
    Jimmy Choo Ice
    Cartier Roadster
    Adidas Moves (vtg)
  28. Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    This house just reminds me of Dua, but with nicer bottles.
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Pine fragrances are my #1 favorite. If I could find something that smelled just like the Yankee Candle scent called Mistletoe, I would be in utter heaven. This is a super green, fir and pine,...
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka Homme new fragrance!

    So aside from the one review from the guy who said longevity sucks, is there any other updates on this one? I just finished my bottle of Au Masculin this past weekend, and while I love it.. it took...
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    Re: Jean Paul gaultier le male

    Same way I feel about Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Jean Paul gaultier le male

    Just get Cuba Gold, smells identical, projects just as good, if not better, lasts just as long. Smells more like vintage Le Male than the current stuff which is heavier on the mint. Cuba Gold is...
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    Poll: Re: Help me buy my 1st Amouage!

    Dia is the best if you wanna smell like a woman.
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    BTW as horrible as the longevity is on GK, it smells way better than Jacomo de Jacomo, now doing another side by side. JdJ isn't even very good anymore. It's a less popular old school frag that...
  35. Re: Frag Newbie ... What Should I Do Next?

    I think you're being paranoid. Nobody has ever been hospitalized for wearing a fragrance.

    As far as advice goes, other than sampling. I would say to read reviews on BN, avoid Fragrantica since...
  36. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    I would say that the majority of the BN community can't stand him, so you're in the right place.

    I simply watch him for entertainment and always have. Never took his reviews serious, and never...
  37. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    I'm guessing the reason this one got hyped was by paid Youtuber's. There's nothing great or unique about this one. Just chemical mayhem, like most other new designer releases.
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    I did a side by side from my mini JdJ and GK, and the openings are similar, but yes like you said they go in different directions. JdJ a;ways smells a little like BBQ sauce in the opening to me.
    ...
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    Well then. Hednic..?
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    So the original is an EDT? The re-release is EDP? Wow.. for an EDP this stuff sucks! it wear like an EDC.

    I have to go somewhere now for a few hours, and put it on. The smell kind of goes with my...
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    Yes, that's them. Also this seller sucked. Shipping got all messed up, and they don't seem to care.
  42. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    The EDP smells like a dressed up Dior Homme mixed with Bvlgair Black to me. Used to not like it, glad I own a bottle now.
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    I bought it from a seller on Etsy.
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    Today I received my bottle of the highly praised Gengis Khan. My impressions are more or less the same as when I tried it years ago. Now as BN grows and so does the reputation of this fragrance....
  45. Re: WWE Fans.. is that Matt Striker reviewing frags???

    I always admired his argyle pattern wrestling tights.
  46. Re: WWE Fans.. is that Matt Striker reviewing frags???

    Wow, awesome! BTW I live around Tampa, and used to go to FCW shows all the time before they switched to NXT and moved out to Full Sail in Orlando. I've met a lot of big wrestlers, as well as a lot of...
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    Poll: Re: Help me buy my 1st Amouage!

    If you wanna smell like tennis balls.. Reflection Man
    If you wanna smell like you fell into a pool of melted Sweet Tarts, then ran through a field of cotton candy, while incense was burning from the...
  48. WWE Fans.. is that Matt Striker reviewing frags???

    OMG.. so I was searching Youtube for a review on Baldessarini Amber Oud, and this came up..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTOOPDCyPSw

    The guy said his name is Matt. He sounds and looks JUST...
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    Re: Baldessarini Ambre Oud 2017.

    Aside from Robes review, what would be the consensus on this one? I am tempted to blind buy it, but if it's too similar to Ambre, I don't need it. I already got rid of my Dunhill Custom, which btw is...
  50. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    Nothing gets more boozy than Baraonda. I was watching someone on Youtube, very recently.. I wanna say Fragrance Bro, or Gentscents, like literally a video they mad in the past 2 days or so, and they...
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    Re: New Banana Republlic?

    Dark Cherry and Amber sounds like it will smell like Black Orchid.
  52. Re: A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    Does anybody else get the opening of Dsquared2 He Wood. It smells like permanent marker, in the best possible way. He wood just keeps going South though, and they are completely different fragrances,...
  53. Re: Guilty: I enjoy fragrances with powerful projections..... Suggestions?

    A*Men (older formulations have better projection)
    Joop!
    Interlude Man
    One Man Show
    Pretty much anything else from Bogart has beastly projection too
    Black Orchid
    Polo Red Intense
    Ferrari Forte...
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    Monsieur Balmain is another great one. I don't think it's discontinued, but it seems to be getting increasingly harder and harder to find. Probably my favorite designer lemon fragrance.
  55. Re: A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    Like others have stated it smells like vintage Polo. I have never smelled vintage Poison, only the current stuff, and I don't get that correlation at all. I do however get some Kinski in it, without...
  56. Re: Possible Sticky Thread: Today I got a compliment while wearing:

    Great story. Surprisingly more common than we may think. Like in my experience the other day, this guy knew the brand Halloween, but he had never heard of fragnet, lol. I have never seen Halloween...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    I don't condone mixing any oils in full bottles. Better choice: get a smaller bottle to test the correct formula with before ruining a full bottle. Add say 1/2 oz and add 1 drop of oakmoss absolute...
  58. Re: Possible Sticky Thread: Today I got a compliment while wearing:

    Halloween is a spinoff from Jesus del Pozo. They have about 4 or 5 flankers to the original. I'm not sure what caused the separation of the house. I think Halloween is kind of a strange name for a...
  59. Re: Possible Sticky Thread: Today I got a compliment while wearing:

    Anyways, I'll start with today. Today I was working with someone I know but works at another facility and was just filling in today. He asked me what I was wearing, and I said "you've most likely...
  60. Possible Sticky Thread: Today I got a compliment while wearing:

    If a thread like this exists, could somebody link me please. I only see "which gets you the most female compliments" sticky thread. How about a thread for just random compliments in any given...
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    Re: 6 new Paco Rabanne release?

    One of these has a pumpkin note which is interesting. The name Erotic Me just makes me laugh, especially since milk is one of the notes.
  62. Re: Your top 10 of this decade (2010 - 2019)

    I'll follow the criteria and just make one list :)

    In no particular order:
    1. Nasomatto Baraonda (2016)
    2. Diptyque Eau Duelle EDT (2010)
    3. Rogue Perfumery Mousse Illuminee (2018)
    4. Midnight...
  63. Re: Latest Thierry Mugler - A*Men Ultimate!

    When I first saw the bottle and didn't even read the name of the frag, I thought "YES - we're getting a berry version!". Much to my disappointment. I'm not sure what to make of this really. A creamy...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    Vintage is smoother because of the real oakmoss. It's very noticeable in the base, just as with Polo. Although Azzaro pH current formula still has a wearable dry down, Polo's is pretty much just...
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sel de Vetiver, off a sample I bought on Ebay. On my vetiver journey for my next vetiver fragrance.

    This one is nice, but also very dull, and uninspired to me. Kind of just smells like Bois de...
  66. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP or Extrait - Do you need to own both? If not, which one?

    The extrait version is one of the strongest things I've ever smelled in my life in the opening. Honestly, it's so strong that i can't even make out what it is. Until it's on skin marinating for a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today I wore CK Be, because I wanted to.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    As much as I enjoyed reading the OP's reviews, I felt there is a huge gap. A lot of vetiver frags missed.
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    Re: JV x NJ: The New King of Compliments

    I stopped caring about compliments long ago.
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    Re: Alternative to Black Orchid?

    Most of these recommendations are laughable imo.

    I own Black Orchid (trying to swap it actually), and I used to own Jesus Del Pozo In Black, and they are VERY close. When I bought JDP In Black,...
  71. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Looks like Commodity is starting to make its way around discounters, and for insane discounts. I was at Marshall's (New Tampa/Wesley Chapel - FL location), this was last Tuesday now. There were...
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Somebody linked this topic, and i thought to bump it with all the threads discussing vetiver frags lately. This is a very good and informative one that I will be using for reference. Thanks to...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    As a vetiver lover, I honestly don't get any in Mugler Cologne. I think Mugler is more about the neroli and bergamot. It's very tastefully done and unlike most fragrances similar. It also has a soapy...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    So I decided to cancel my order on Vetyverio lol. I remembered how much the dry down truly sucks. I remember I had to reapply it twice, on a day I wore it out - and for a vetiver based fragrance,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    :grin::grin::grin:
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    Re: Similar to Pasha

    I agree, Creed Viking does have some of the same facets as Pasha, but just costs way too much. Also, there's already batch variations on Viking, some of which are REALLY bad, and almost remove the...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    Wore it again to sleep last night, still getting the dry down on skin this morning. Vetiver fragrances always linger very long on my skin, with usually the end very soft stages being a citrusy/Iso E...
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    He's a has-been, and I don't even know who that Lori chic is on there, never heard of her. Ryan Seacrest's biggest accomplishment is/was hosting American Idol. Not sure if he still does, because I...
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    Wow, now that Ryan Seacrest approves Montale, I'm gonna buy the entire line! I can't begin to imagine how much Montale's stock has gone up after this ad went live.
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    There's only one Le Vetiver by Carven, and it only comes in one bottle.



    Would this be the tall boxy bottle with a flat-ish style? There are other bottles in uniform with it. I thought maybe...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    Yes Le Vetiver.

    Thank you for the vetiver recommendations, but again, I am trying to keep it priced more low for a couple reasons. One.. I have quite a bit of vetiver frags, maybe not 30, but at...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    So based on the comments, I see most people have had this same problem! Sadly there is nothing that can be done. You can't superglue it, because well.. you just can't lol for numerous reasons that...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    Yes same one. It looks like it's up in price now, so likely discontinued. I paid like 15 or 20 bucks when i bought it and see it's 50-80 range now from most sellers.

    I see Vetiverissimo is 125 for...
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    Re: FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    You'd probably hate Kenzo Air then.. vetiver and licorice.
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    FINALLY - Found a vetiver I don't like

    Like many on here, vetiver is a favorite note. I love everything about it, until I met Carven Le Vetiver.

    Oddly, I have had this fragrance in my collection for many years, and other than the first...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today I wore what I wore today, because I wanted to wear what I wore (which was Mont Blanc Emblem).
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    Well.. I decided after seeing such enthusiasm from others to give this one another shot. It was years ago when I last tried it, so hopefully this time around I will see what others see, and if not, I...
  88. Re: Interest in a Mystery Swap? Contiguous 48 States

    I already do this with Buysblinds all the time. We've exchanged at least 20 fragrance over various mystery swaps. It's definitely fun, and interesting but if you open in to the whole forum it will...
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    Re: Burberry London Packaging has changed

    Hey guys, there was a topic on this very recently, within the past 2 weeks I believe and it was moved to "is my frag fake" forum. The guy who bought it showed the box and bottle, and the bottle looks...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019

    Cereus #4

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.2253.jpg

    Not really a fragrance I ever wear. Tbh, I have worn this once, since I bought it a year ago. Now that I have it on though, and I will...
  91. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Ah, I quoted what someone else said and it deleted my first reply. Well.. in a nutshell. I think this should be a sticky, for us vetiver lovers. Also I think you should make a section on the OP...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Intense Gold??

    I think the audacity these clone houses to have to charge basically niche prices is ludicrous. They are only capitalizing because they know with enough social media pushing, people will eventually...
  93. Re: NEW : CALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Eau De Parfum

    Not a fan of original Eternity either. Used to love it though. Now, it just kind of smells like Cool Water that got stuck in the 80s/early 90s and never changed its ways. Cool Water has managed to...
  94. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I also didn't see Viaggo d'Africa listed, and Franck Oliver has Sunrise Vetiver, though I never tried it., and David Beckham Instinct.
  95. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Chopard Noble Vetiver is super good, and insanely underrated. It's quite hard to find now, and been on my wish list for a while. Not sure if it's worth the prices people want for it.

    Also didn't...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Intense Gold??

    Lol, tbh I think this house is ridiculous. They created a brand to clone Aventus (obviously), and with its success (thanks to Youtube hype trains), kept the brand going with the name "Pineapple...
  97. Re: Anything similar to Silver Mountain Water, but not a clone?

    Bumping this cause..

    I can't believe I never noticed the similarities between SMW and Ed Hardy Love and Luck. I think it's perfect for what the OP is looking for, a different take on SMW. Maybe...
  98. Re: Perry Ellis 360 red or Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man

    Get both.
  99. Re: NEW : CALVIN KLEIN Eternity for Men Eau De Parfum

    Whoa, when did this come out? I see no info on it anywhere. Also, Crave was my signature scent in my early college years too, I remember stocking up at TJ Maxx when they were $15 a bottle way back...
  100. Re: What do you spray on the sheets before bedtime

    I only spray my pillows, and I do between the 7 fragrances on my nightstand, they are all perfect for falling a sleep as they are calming fragrances. CK Be, Cool Water, 4711 Ice Cologne, Acqua di...
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