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    Re: F Black By Ferragamo Longevity

    Longevity from my sample was solid. Like the others have mentioned, 8 hours should be fine. Radiance is good too. Go for a bottle if that's what you are seeking out. Hope you enjoy it ( it was a bit...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Came here to read Remik's thoughts on the fragrance. Thanks :thumbup:
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    Re: Dealing w bottle theft

    Make sure this roommate is gone. Long gone. Kick him out or move ASAP. I would rather spend more money that live with people who made me unhappy. Watch out who you room with.

    I'd have trouble if...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Thanks for sharing your impressions. It sounds good to me. I don't like Bleu like fragrances ( they sting my nose and turn sour on my skin) and this doesn't seem to be of that genre.
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    Re: Calvin Klein Font

    For a second I thought this was a new release :lolk:

    CK Font for Men. I kinda like the sound of it.
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    Poll: Re: L'occitane Pour Homme vs Vetyver

    Yes, I feel the same way. I was actually certain I would pick up a bottle. It seemed right up my alley and the price is certainly right. The sweetness really caught me by surprise.
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    Poll: Re: L'occitane Pour Homme vs Vetyver

    You made a good choice. I was disappointed in Cade and found Vetyver to get a bit too sweet in the dry down. I think I should sample them all again just to refresh my memory.
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    Re: Working on a top 100 fragrances list.

    Wow, kudos to Buysblind for putting up his list ! I have always wanted to do a top 100 list. Once you've been on here for a few years and kept up like a good noble Basenoter, a list like this should...
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Clothing and perfume are completely different things. I really don't know anything about women's clothes or dresses. However, I do know that there are many women's fragrances that I can pull off...
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    Re: Bogart Citytower

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. It sounds nice, although sometimes powdery fragrances can bother me after a couple of hours.



    No problem. I recommend at least trying them out once....
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    Re: Bogart Citytower

    Thanks for the feedback JoJo Lapin X ! I'm a little trigger shy, I must say. I assume this is unlike powdery orientals like the Gauthier's ( Le Male and Fleur du Male) and more like some of the 80s...
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    Re: Bogart Citytower

    OP, overall what did you think of Citytower ? I was thinking about possibly getting a bottle, but never got a chance to sample. I did read some reviews about the incense vibe from it ( I think...
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    Re: Male Summer Fragrance Recommendation

    I thought Pino Silvestre Sport lasted decently and feels like a good summer scent.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    I don't go to Da CLuBz nor am I dating a chiseled man who pulls out his Aventus to get action, so no, I don't smell Aventus often ( those are the situations it would be worn most, I would imagine...
  15. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    Yes, happened to me a couple of times.

    The last time it did, it was Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte and it is one of my favorites this last. I thought it was too green and minted when I first...
  16. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    I was about to contact the Canadian ambassador to the United Kingdom with my grievance !



    :huh:



    I agree. Maybe some tweaking would help, but overall it seems to be good. I have not read...
  17. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    The Marketplace to me and dozens of others is essential for this site.
  18. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Wow :(
  19. Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    Good advice. I really disliked the smell on my hands after one. I also carried a decant of Agua Lavanda or Tuscany per Uomo. I am not sure how well they masked the smell, but I felt better applying...
  20. Re: List 3 female fragrances a man can easily wear

    Gres Cabaret : Rose and some woods. I like it

    Balmain de Balmain : Soapy and green.

    Perles de Lalique : Darker rose and woods.
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    Re: Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo

    I have to agree with the above post. This one was okay, but I expected some more depth. Kind of a let down after G-11 impressed me.
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    Re: Is fahrenheit le parfum a worthy buy

    That's too bad the reviews for this are mixed. I will try to get a sample either way. I don't want a cheap vanilla dry down, that is for sure ! The original just makes me feel like a spilled gas on...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    I was surprised when I saw the same. I really don't get why they ( Dior) do this. Its so easy for people to get mixed up...etc. I will still keep an open mind and have no issue with the look of the...
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    Re: Deal of a LIFETIME.!!

    I am green with envy ( and no, I don't mean the first run of the Gucci men's fragrance :cheesy:).
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    Re: Lavender Fragrances These Days....

    With my testings of this one, I really felt there was too much vanilla in the dry down. Not to mention, the actual lavender smell in the top and mid notes isn't all that good. I was disappointment...
  26. Re: Do you wear/categorize the fragrances for weathers?

    I do and wish a lot more people did too. I've lost track of the times I have felt sick from some mans sweet or woman's fruitchouli/sweet floral bomb.
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    What's with all this someone in a mall told me...etc :lolk:. I want some facts here. Considering how successful Dior was with Dior Homme and it's flankers, I cannot see them just following Chanel...
  28. Re: Current Giorgio Beverly Hills for men, still a good buy at $US 9.99?

    I would say go for it ! Heck, for that price, why not ? If you like those types of fragrances ( I sure do, they are loads of fun !). Go for it and come back with your thoughts. Worse comes to worse...
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    Re: Who else loves Tonka bean?

    I used to love tonka bean, but over time felt it was used in too many fragrances that were too sweet for me. One fragrance I still quite like is Serge Lutens Gris Clair. Love that dry down ( feels...
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    Re: need a light cologne

    So much to choose from. Perhaps Bulgari pour Homme or even Bulgari Man. YSL L'homme kinda fits the age bracket, but I feel its kinda so-so.
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    Re: Just bought Trussardi Uomo

    :happy: If you like beef soup, I thought Agua Brava fit the bill. Celery ? Perhaps Yatagan.

    The personal care stuff, well, I am back interested in Bulgari pour Homme again. Its got a nice light...
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    Re: Is it worthy to blind buy MONSIEUR BALMAIN?

    I tried to like this, but ended up not being to keen on it. While lemon is always pleasing, I feel like it needs more notes mixed in to make the perfume more compelling. The dry down also was kind of...
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    Re: Just bought Trussardi Uomo

    Yes, that is the older one. Hope you like it, it kinda reminds me of fragrances like Leonard pour Homme and Krizia Moods Uomo ( not saying they smell exact same, just similar). A nice dark old school...
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    Re: Fahrenheit absolute

    If you read the reviews and forum archives, you will know if this is your thing or not.

    Personally, I think you made a good decision. Give it a chance and have some multiple wearings. Hope it...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Yes, I wore the current as well and did not realize the strength was still quite good. I may have applied too much :o.
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    Re: Do you have a fragrance pal?

    Your missed opportunity :

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/400668-I-m-pretty-sure-I-haven-t-told-this-story-before?highlight=
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    Re: What have you STILL not tried?

    Most of the "big" fragrances I have smelled, but my "Test" list is just never ending. There are so many terrific fragrances out there. I never buy into the idea that everything smells the same...etc....
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    Re: What is your's the best by IL PROFUMO ?

    Thank you Trauerkraut. With a little bit of courage and honesty, you too will smell the leather in G11 :kiss:
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    Re: What is your's the best by IL PROFUMO ?

    I disagree, I do smell the leather in G-11. I would also say its more of a 2000s kind of fragrance.
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    Re: Select any 3 from the list please.

    Chanel Coromandel
    Guerlain Habit Rouge ( get the EDP)
    LIDGE
  41. Thread: An oud to M7

    by Surfacing
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    Re: An oud to M7

    :lolk: I guess you did not like it ? Its a somewhat polarizing fragrance. Who knows, it can also depend on climate as well.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Count me in as well :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Rose-Patchouli Compositions

    A very good fragrance with a mysterious feeling ( for me). I can see how this would have been influenced my rose/patchouli combo's from the 80s ( example : Azzaro Acteur ).
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    Re: What is your's the best by IL PROFUMO ?

    I have not sampled enough, but I thought the Patchouli Noir was kind of disappointing. Vetiver Java is decent enough ( if you don't mind the price). G-11 is my favorite, something that is a modern...
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    Re: What would you wear with these socks?

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Caraceni 1913

    I really well written review Colin. Thank so much. I'm happy that you got a hold of a bottle and am sure this will make it's way down to N.America.
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    Re: Speech Police

    :huh: Hmmmm...that's really unfortunate. I can smell my SotD all day generally ( aside from a couple of short lived ones I don't mind). If I had the same experience as you, it would be my Sot15Mins...
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    Re: New "Balmain Homme" - June 2015

    Please, if you get a chance Jon, let us know how your sampling went.
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    Re: New "Balmain Homme" - June 2015

    The bottle looks sharp and the notes sound promising. After Carbone, I am quite impressed with Balmain's masculine offerings.
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    Re: Looking for reed diffusers

    ^ Wow, I think I am gonna pick up some of those Beeswax candles :D Never used them before, but now I am highly interested. Sound a lot better than the candle section at the regular home and garden...
  51. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Serge Noire, although it is not easy to like for many. It is far from the creamy sweet releases.
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    *Throws Mugler Cologne in trash bin*

    I'd never wear an old geezer perfume.
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    Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    Take a few days off from wearing/sampling fragrances.

    Improve your sense of smell

    Make changes to diet perhaps.

    Don't over spray. You just get olfactory fatigue. All those scents you listed...
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    And all this time I was under the impression that all of Creed's releases were for babies. :engel017:
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    Re: Taxi by Cofinluxe

    I read that Mark Buxton ( Comme des Garcon's perfumer in the past ) was the perfumer behind this scent. I was thinking of going for a bottle, but from the online reviews and blogs it is a fougere...
  56. Re: New: Kenzo Totem - Totem Orange, Totem Yellow and Totem Blue

    I love the look of the ads. Very interested, but I think they may be a bit more pricier than the regular Kenzo fragrances ( like pour Homme...etc).
  57. Re: Joop! Homme nothing like Aspen or Cool Water.

    The results from my lab tests have come back. Confirmed and affirmed ;) !
  58. Re: Joop! Homme nothing like Aspen or Cool Water.

    To me, all three fragrances smell the same. Very little difference, however, everyone perceives scents differently.
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    Yeah, that's hilarious.
  60. Re: Need recommendations for new stuff to try in the 'leathery/tobacco/wood shavings' vein

    You should give the EDP a try ! The current is quite good :) It is not woody or leathery, but if you like Heritage edt, you may like this more.
  61. Thread: Havana

    by Surfacing
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    Re: Havana

    Yes, it certainly is a classic. It had to grow on me before I liked it. Good stuff .
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    Re: which to choose between these 3 classic

    Nothing classic in this nauseating and highly chemical smelling vetiver/myrhh fragrance. Eau Sauvage Parfum is just a headache in a bottle to me ( and others I see ;) ).

    Want a classic, I do think...
  63. Re: How about Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fragrances ?

    I'm not sure why that would be the case. I suppose you are just unlucky ?
  64. Re: There is only so much of this I can hoard ....

    Ah man, I thought it was good if ya like that old late 80s/early 90s charm in scents met with some modern aspects. I can understand someone not liking it, however. A total winner in my books, though....
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I really see this as a non issue.

    Also, OP, please do a search next time. A quick use of the function led me to this very similar topic:
    ...
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    Joke of the day ? :lolk:
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    ^ This is what I want to know as well ;)
  68. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Right Here Scented For You by Richard Marx
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    It's really just an EDT version of Nivea aftershave balm.

    Whether you like it or not ( or are somewhere down the middle) is up to you. The edt I sampled 4 times a few years ago ( before...
  70. Re: There is only so much of this I can hoard ....

    :o Sorry, I really should have pointed that out ! I do find them quite similar as well.



    Fair enough and I see what you are saying.
  71. Re: There is only so much of this I can hoard ....

    If you did not like Havana and Tuscany per Uomo, I'd imagine you would not like this.

    I like it, personally. But also like the above two as well. Wore it a couple of days ago and find it solid.
  72. Re: How about Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fragrances ?

    As of late, I have been having trouble getting along with many vetivers. However, Racine from MPG is an exception. When I sampled it, Racine had almost every element in a vetiver fragrance I had...
  73. Re: Popular fragrances you've smelled on others in public ... that just didn't impress

    It is not really all that often I even smell over-appliers of fragrance. I think I may be the one person that is guilty of it :o If anyone around me is over applying, it is usually the 20 to 35 year...
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Thanks for sharing Russlan. I enjoy your personal experience with fragrances shared on here ( just like the Egoiste story :))

    It can be somewhat awkward asking other men what fragrance they are...
  75. Re: There is only so much of this I can hoard ....

    A really solid fragrance that shows that it is clearly possible to release a fragrance that can appeal to all ages of men ( whether 16 or 61).
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    ...perhaps a deodorant spray ;)
  77. Re: CORIOLAN by Guerlain, the "failed" Masterpiece: a 100-pictures mammoth review.

    I would get a sample Goose. Just based on your tastes and recent posts, I am not sure you will be fond of this. For similar fragrances, I thought Boucheron pour Homme EDP ( The Edt is more musty to...
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    Re: Got a Bottle of New West by Aramis

    I like the fragrance, but have only tried the original bottle design. Justin, did you try the gentleman's collection bottle by chance ? How is longevity and radiance ?

    I feel New West is...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart City Tower

    Any more thoughts on this fragrance ? Thanks :)
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    Poll: Re: What Are Men Wearing Nowadays???

    Cool, enjoy your preaching on what it means to be gutless bro !
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    Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    Van Cleefs & Arpels pour Homme and Boss Number One are a couple of decants I wore recently and do have to say they are quite good !
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    Poll: Re: What Are Men Wearing Nowadays???

    LOL yourself. Calling people gutless for not wearing fragrance ? Get off it.
  83. Re: What's the reason they call agarwood fragrances "Ouds"?

    ^ Amar is a genius and has uncovered the most groundbreaking discovery in fragrance since bottles were invented.
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    Poll: Re: What Are Men Wearing Nowadays???

    It has absolutely nothing to do with offending people, so calm down. Likely a variety of reasons : cologne is for young people/my younger days, it stinks, no time for it, never thought about it,...
  85. Re: What's the reason they call agarwood fragrances "Ouds"?

    Who cares ?! Oud sounds fine to me.
  86. Thread: Kouros 2015

    by Surfacing
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    Re: Kouros 2015

    ^ I don't think it would be the first reformulation on Kouros by L'Oreal.
  87. Re: Furyo and Force Majeure by Jacques Bogart

    Furyo certainly does have a similarity to Balenciaga pour Homme ( good call Bigs). I get the same civet/honey kinda accord. I've gotta say, it does kinda turn my stomach. Jean Pascal also has this...
  88. Re: Multimedia wall storage rack to hold fragrances?

    ^ I wouldn't chance it either. I'd feel more safe with what sjg recommended.
  89. Re: What the Well-Dressed Man Smelled Like in 1961

    ^ Will look into it. Thanks :)
  90. Re: What the Well-Dressed Man Smelled Like in 1961

    Love seeing and reading stuff like this. Thanks for sharing. I kinda wish I had picked up some Knize Ten when I had the chance a while back.
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    Re: What do you think of Bond Hot Always

    I had a chance to get this one a good deal, but still passed up. I can't see this being on par with the 80s civet laden powerhouses ( the pre 2000s Kouros, Jean Pascal, Jacques Bogart Furyo...etc)....
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    Re: Aventus and Roadster - separated at birth?

    I actually do agree with the OP and would say that these 2 fragrances are pretty much the same in smell.
  93. Poll: Re: Poll: a masculine modern classic father's Fragrance to remember you by?

    A fantastic list that shows OP has great taste. I really don't know what to choose, as there is more than one here for sure. Good question to pose as well !
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    ^ I wore my edt vial same day :)

    A nice scent for sure. One day I will pick up the profumo. I will use this hope of getting it as a motivational tool perhaps in life :)
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    Re: which do you prefer

    Same here. I never really was that into my sample of Aoud Musk. Its okay, but doesn't make me want to pursue it anymore than just a sampling.

    Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia is really interesting,...
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    Re: anyone else getting a weird site when trying the home page?

    That's awesome ! Nice one Grant ;)

    I have a soft spot for the days when the internet was cool and more care free.
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    Anything can be a good blind buy if you know what you are getting into. There are enough reviews and threads on multiple websites to give anyone an idea of what this fragrance is like.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    I just started to really like my LV Uomo edt sample. The profumo seems super hard to get a hold of this side of the Atlantic. Either way, I feel this scent has hit the mark in terms of creating a...
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    These are two really good feminines. 24 Fauborg being my favorite of the two. Tocade is good, but a little too candied sweet to me.
  100. Re: Is there a non synthetic good oud under $20?

    With a question like this, I would say you know little or zilch about oud. Have you also smelled many ouds ? If not, the synthetic ones are actually quite nice to my nose. I am not a connoisseur of...
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