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  1. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    I was just wondering seeing all the various comments on whether the actual buying process is changing with the influence of new media, bloggers, YouTube and communities.

    Having just said that My...
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Glad you did it Hednic. Thanks for sharing
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    Re: Jakarta, Indonesia

    I am interested in any developments in Jakarta as far as niche are concerned!
  4. Nice knowing were on a quality site :)

    Nice knowing were on a quality site :)
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    Thank you for some rather nice comments. As my...

    Thank you for some rather nice comments.
    As my origins are derived from BaseNotes, I would then wish to have other Bner's somehow profit also from the company Indult.
    Have a good Xmas people!...
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    Re: INDULT is back - "Tihota"

    Ohhh Mimi if only you knew that your one of the reasons why Tihota is back!
  7. Re: Great Interview with Luca Turin - Fragrances, mostly science, worldly matters, Greece, etc

    Thanks for posting! Great read!
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    Re: Any civet fans out there?

    Thanks for that! Got both BUT never thought about the two together..gotta try..
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    Re: Patou pour Homme, is this a fair price?

    Are they completely different smells between the After Shave v. Cologne?
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    Pic's Please! Did you sense any begging in my top notes? Lol
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    Re: Advice for sensual, seductive fragrance

    Terre de Hemes EDP - Sniff as much designer frags as possible before venturing into the niche / Dark side! Lol
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    200ml Blind Buy? They do have 100ml! Keep us informed and what you think ;)
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    Re: Most underrated House

    Divine, Histoires de Parfums, LM Parfums
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    Re: Which male fragrance with elegant suits?

    Dior Homme Intense, Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP, CDior Oud.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 13th, 2012

    Piper Nigrum - lol jumping on a flight in an hour - might be banned from the flight - rofl
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    Re: A Newbie's Tale

    Gratz! Welcome to the wicked corner! You made some wise decisions which I believe might NOT of been the case if you had not been lurking on BaseNotes, lol! Well Done!
  17. Re: Why do so many people recommend to spray eau du toilette on the chest?

    I always start off with a spritz to the chest EXCEPT if its a silage bomb. The vapors tend to waft upwards towards your nostrils and could have unpleasant side effects, example; nausea, headaches...
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    Re: Histories de Parums

    Quite an amazing House! Looking at what I have in bottles - I have more of their bottles then Dior, Channel or Guerlain. Only to be beaten by Serge Lutens. Still have my tongue out to get Tubereuse 3...
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    Re: Lutens first launch in Feb.2013

    Please NOT an OUD!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

    SOTD = Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
    SOTE = Serge Luten''s MKK

    Do we know if Serge Luten is still collaborating with Sheldrake?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    SOTD = Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
    SOTE = Serge Luten''s MKK

    Do we know if Serge Luten is still collaborating with Sheldrake?
  22. Re: Husband had a job interview today and I knew it had to be...

    Nice to hear some positive News for a change - Congratulations!

    Confessions of a Creed Basher! Might get my first Bottle of Creed for Christmas. Hesitate between GIT, Bois Portugal or Adventus?...
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    Re: My Lucky Day, Guerlain Derby Bee Bottle

    Picking up my tonque from the floor - opps NOW drooling all over the keyboard!
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    Re: light and fragrances

    Ohhh dear - does this mean the light bulb in my fridge is destroying my precious juice, every time I open the door? Rofl
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    Re: Recommend a vanilla scent

    Indult - Tihota
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Nov. 22th, 2012

    Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 9th of November

    Bijou Romantique
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    Brian that's an unusual bottle to tip you in? For me it's probably one of her greatest works!
    Bvgalri Black when trying to renew a bottle online, then came across something called BaseNotes lol!,,,,,
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    Re: Looking for an everyday oriental

    + 1Excellent advice Cacio. Do Not take your wife with you to the Serge Lutens counter otherwise its going to be a very expensive day for you! Rofl
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    Re: Iris + Incense fragrances

    +1 agree assuming your not a newbie kb2003!
  31. I loved the book. Could not put it down as it...

    I loved the book. Could not put it down as it took me through the history of the industry in such an entertaining way. Yes I was entertained! Is that not the objective most writers want to archieve?
  32. Thread: Incense

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    Re: Incense

    Hmm Jean Perez Bal a Versailles incense? Maybe I have a different version. Great post never the less Kagey.
  33. Re: Sweet/creamy patchouli based fragrance...Niche

    Two suggestions to be added to the above great suggestions,
    1. Patchouli Imperiale - Dior exclusive.
    2. Psychedelique - Jovoy (very close too Sege Lutens - Borneo 1834)
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    Re: If you could only own one Amouage...

    Opus 1V has to be one of the best sexiest scents in the market!
    Sniff + Wear introduced to me by Renata from Sens Unique as the most sensual bottle she had in the shop in Paris.
  35. Re: ◊ SUPERNICHE - Best Frag No One Has Heard Of ◊

    This whole LM line has some real crackers - Sensual Orchid but hey guys we got Black Oud by LM too which is really well done! We gonna hear a lot more about LM I assure you.
    Wood & Absinth by Mark...
  36. Great timing Saved inter Parfums financial butt....

    Great timing Saved inter Parfums financial butt. They had recently lost Burberry who bought back their own mark 180€ million as a one off extraordinary payment to Inter Parfums. Burberry did...
  37. Re: Spice Bomb! Spice Bomb! You're my Spice Bomb! and Baby You Can Turn Me On! A Review of SpiceBom

    IMHO. Probably the best Mens Designer Offering for 2012 - Juice wise! Come to think of it the bottle is great too.
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    Re: Can we talk about Dominique Ropion?

    The Man!
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    Re: Are notes a trend?

    Normally I would of said NO - but the pefumers seem to disagree - 2012 seems to be OUD!
  40. Re: Just bought 200ml (6.7FL.OZ) 1 million Paco rabanne (FAKE OR REAL?)

    Should keep you clubbing for a while!
  41. Re: Do People Give Hyped Fragrances More Leniency?

    Yes I am guilty of going with the hype!

    Yes I have bought blind based on hype! You learn quickly though when you get your all exciting hyped bottle, then, after a week or so you realize that its...
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    Re: Law School class scent

    +1 Jack is spot on!
  43. (Burberry license is said to account for half of...

    (Burberry license is said to account for half of all Inter Parfums' net profits OOOpps 50% of your nett profit walks out the door but with a windfall 2012 of 181 million euro - then to keep the...
  44. At last a Book I WANT!

    At last a Book I WANT!
  45. Re: La myrrhe, serge lutens , your opinion about this fragance.is it a must have or not..?

    If you enjoy aldehydic scents, then La Myrrhe is a 'must try'. I find it's fantastic - like a Chanel No.5 for Men![/QUOTE]

    Hmmm did not make the must have"" Lutens on my original list - I had...
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    Great video! Thanks for posting! Curious???...

    Great video! Thanks for posting!

    Curious??? J.Polge I had always associated with Christian Dior and not with Chanel. I thought Christopher Sheldrake got the top job as Head Perfumer with Chanel?...
  47. Re: Can you give some news about the montale´s affair..spinned-off ?????

    Montale's new location for the Montale shop will be in the 8th arr. of Paris. Rue Francoise 1st Serbie,. FYI the same street as the flag store of CREED.
  48. Shop opening? - Paris mid July. Hmmmm... next...

    Shop opening? - Paris mid July. Hmmmm... next week - whooppee
  49. Re: Sharing a secret: the best under-the-radar fragrance prize goes to...

    lol after this thread its gone to the top of my MUST sniff list! Just love Basenotes!
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    Re: Montale Paris shop!

    OK - heard today in Paris that they will be opening up the new shop in rue Premier Francoise Serbie in June. Err hmm thats also the street where Creed flag store is.
  51. Any one notice the change in Etat Libre D'Orange (ELDO) marketing?

    Etat Libre D'Orange (ELDO) was always known and played the image as the “Bad Boy” of the perfume houses with its provocation on the name of its juice and visual accompanying visual imaging.
    It...
  52. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    L'ombre dans L'eau for me!
  53. Re: Can you give some news about the montale´s affair..spinned-off ?????

    The physical premises is long gone - Lingerie shop in its place!
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    Re: Carnal. Sensual. Naughty...

    Some great suggestions already suggested by some very respected Basenoters. I would like to confirm and add a few more
    MKK - Serge Lutens
    Bal de Versailles - Perez
    Musk for Him - RD
    Kingdom -...
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    Re: Oud - francis kurkdjian

    FK tried to keep this away from a straight Oud scent style scent. He used the term "Parisien" styled this one.

    What was interesting was that I saw in an edition of French Vogue - Homme...
  56. Re: Xerkoff - have they a branch in paris ???

    Was in Jovoy Saturday smelling the latest OUD collection from Xerkoff!
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    Montale Paris shop!

    Montale Paris shop is gone! Replaced by a lingerie shop. Does this mean they have moved to some where else?
    What happened to the great staff and helpful staff that were there. Where did Celine go?
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    Re: My experience with Clive Christians X

    I was given as a gift the three bottles in one set X, No. 1 & 1872. I returned them back to the person who gave them to me because simply I could not find myself overwhelmed with any of them. Neither...
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    Re: Clean cut, professional and well groomed !?

    Just one thats springs to mind from my own collection it is awesome for the clean cut, fresh look - ÉFM Vetiver Extraordinaire (Dominique Ropion)
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    Re: Creed advice for a teenager

    Hawaii - lol Adventus got a pineapple vibe!
  61. Re: Most worn in March and the First Quarter of 2012

    5. Habit Rouge EDT
    4. Chergui
    3. Santal de Mysore
    2. Musc Ravenger

    and NUMBER ONE spot

    Leather OUD - CD ..this is so so brilliant!
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    Re: Musc Ravageur in the summer?

    I can wear this all the year round. The only difference is I do a very light application for hot summer days and it still projects without that cloying effect.
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    Re: First Time Shopping In Paris

    oppps left off Maison Francis Kurkdjian - 100m away.
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    Re: yerbamate and lorenzo villoresi frags

    LV frags - I have several and one thing I have learnt is that Villoressi scents have a certain vibe about them. Literally whatever different LV scent it is - you can blindly recognise the Villoressi...
  65. Re: A novice needing help choosing a quality men's fragrance

    Only one advice: Go with your own nose and not let the hype lead you by the nose.
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    +1 Dior Leather Oud All the other Ouds are great but Dior Leather Oud is the male OUD I can and love to wear!
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    Re: First Time Shopping In Paris

    and 300 metres away add Divine + Artisan.
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    Re: First Time Shopping In Paris

    Printemps for sure! Jovoy have a new shop its the largest independent niche shop in Europe! You will find over 36 "niche"brands in their including some exclusives to the Paris shop. Its on rue...
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Oh dear I found the thread! THIS IS THE THREAD!
    First off let me tell you both Francis Kurdjian for sure and Jean Vlaude Ellena have Google Alert when their names appear.

    FK made a comment to me...
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    Re: V&R Spicebomb @ Harrod's ....

    Sniffed this yesterday! Put it on the back of my hand - first impressions pretty ordinary - after a hour I could smell something really nice and mellow around me. Sniffed the back of my hand - WOW...
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    Re: SCOOP: Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere

    Update: Had lunch with Marine de La Morandiere in a Parisien brasserie.
    News: Smelt from a tester the new batch of Genghis Khan! Vintage stuff.
    Small hold up at the moment on the part of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Thought this qualifies for a posting!
    Some of you know and alot of you may not know but my work occassionally takes into the company of minor celeb's.
    Spent several hours with this lady had lunch...
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    Re: Formal cologne, but not to feminine.

    Hermes - Bel -Ami, Frapin 1697, Guerlain - Tonka Imperial, CDior Eau Noir + CDior - Leather Aoud ( ok add Granville :))
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Its a love or hate relationship with 1740. Immortelle makes it this way. Immortelle can get quite cloying but if applied lightly has a heavenly effect that lasts through out the day. 1740 is a...
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    Re: Are all of these safe for the office?

    Your safe with Creed. You and your colleaques will not be offended by it, regardless of the number of sprays or were you spray for that matter.
    Your safe only on ONE provision. It takes longer then...
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    Re: Serge Lutens - Which to Buy

    SL is Not my favourite house with those horrible bell jars!
    I do admit to having a couple of bottles - Chergui, MKK, Jeux de Peux, Vetiver Oriental, Arabie, Santal de Mysore, Fumerie Turc, Five...
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    Re: SCOOP: Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere

    Update: Before Christmas I had a telphone conversation with Marc de La Morandiere who confirmed that he has sourced the original materials for batching along the original, vintage Genghis Khan...
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    Re: Daily Rose Scents for men?

    I agree with this. After all it was defined as a masculine scent and from a House that only specialises in Rose scents, they might of hit it on the nails with these. Pure Rose scents tend to be light...
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    Re: Most underrated house

    Divine + Jovoy
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    Re: help me pick my first serge lutens! :D

    Chergui
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    Re: What is the better smelling leather scent?

    lo.... Just "HIT me reading this thread, "

    I have;

    Cuir Mauresque
    Cuir Ottoman
    Leather Oud
    Cuir de Russe
    Tuscan Leather
  82. Thread: Cerruti 1881

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    Re: Cerruti 1881

    Hmm never had this one! Must sniff! Whats its new flanker Fairplay like?
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    Re: Longevity & Silage of these Searge Lutens ?

    Hmmm.... Give Santal de Mysore a sniff and tell me what you think? I think its really under the BN radar and deserves more love then it gets!
    If you like 5 o'clock then Filles des Aiguelles is...
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    Re: What is your favourite L'Occitane fragrance?

    + 1 only stand out for me.
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens has the best sillage???

    Here is one! I have quite a collection of Lutens ( Arabie, Mkk, Chergui, Cuir Mareusque etc.. and for me, believe it or not, its Santal de Mysores!
  86. Re: CARON : Post yur thought about this house please?

    Apart from a very long tradition of quality scents and THE House that says NO"to Bernard Arnault/LMVH has got my attention!
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    Re: Holiday scent for Thailand....any ideas?

    Have you considered Jo Malone Lime, Basil + manadarin layered with Pomegranite Noir. The other suggestions are great BUT the last thing I want to be reminded of on holiday is the office!
  88. Re: "1697" Permanently Added to Frapin's Regular Line-Up

    IMO. The only vibe that is evident here and not in those above is "cognac" - sniff first!
  89. Re: Lumiere Noir pour Homme by Maison Kurkdjian or Le Labo's Rose 31

    I have both and am a huge fan of FK, BUT in this case, if I am honest. Le Labo 31 is pure Wicked Rose!
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    Re: Help - Costume National Homme or Scent 21?

    CN Homme - look who the perfumer is. Quality all the way down the line! Scent 21 is great too but found it a bit to pretty for my tastes!
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    Re: SCOOP: Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere

    Marc de La Morandiere Meeting.
    We met up on a wet evening in a typical Parisien cafe. He is an older gentlemen type with full set of wavy grey hair. He did not come alone he came with his beutiful...
  92. Re: End goal - Know I'm about to arrive 10 minutes before I arrive

    Rofl: alfarom you starting to give me a complex I have three bottles of the above as for the others I am now interested in revisitng a couple and sniffing the rest that I have not tried! lol
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    Re: SCOOP: Genghis Khan by Marc de la Morandiere

    Any other questions for Marc de La Morandiere! Appointment is for 18.30 Today!
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Grief or a Broken Heart?

    Broken Heart - then head for a Lutens bottle! One that you think might offend your EX! Does wonders for the moral!
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    Re: Woody Serge Lutens?

    Like you I love Santal de Mysore. It is the Lutens I use most. I am like you prefer the masculine side of Lutens as they generally are a bit of the sweet side. Serge Noir - MKK - Borneo are probably...
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    Re: Shiny bottles!

    I have two

    Divine= L'homme de couer
    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/135x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/f/i/file_9_10.jpg

    and

    Juilette has a gun -...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 5, 2011

    Lorenzo Villoresi - Yerbamate
    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/135x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/L/o/Lorenzo_Villoresi_Yerbamate_EdT_5.jpg
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

    Looking at all the above lists HOW MANY BOTTLES from the list do you have currently in your collection TODAY!

    Will start off - 21
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    Re: Jakarta, Indonesia

    010 - keep us posted and any other niche brand that you come across just keep us informed please! Old stock that might be lying around from Jean Patou or Guerlain would be of interest to us.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Is The GREATEST FRAGRANCE OF ALL TIME

    lol Jonny - yes your right its a great scent! Wonder which of the two bottles you will get through fastest?
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