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  1. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    $240 for a full bottle of House of Matriarch's Blackbird (now renamed Black N' 1)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st February, 2016

    http://www.lloydandco.com/sites/default/files/styles/lightbox/public/3.Gucci-PourHomme-Hero.jpg
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    Re: fresh/clean cologne that is not 'barbershop'

    Encre Noire Sport
    Armani Code Sport Athlete
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    Poll: Re: Sauvage VS Bleu de Chanel

    Bleu De chanel.

    My "Made In France" 150 ml bottle is arguably one of my favorites in my wardrobe. Smells great and has amazing performance.
  5. Re: Myrrh and/or Frankincense dominant fragrance that projects fairly well

    Robert Piguet Casbah
  6. Re: Fragrances that blew your mind when you first smelled them?

    Sahara Noir
    Pure Malt (2009)
    Absolue Pour Le Soir
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    Not a fan of layering but i tried the following combinations and the result was a delightful success:

    - Caron Pour Un Homme on top of Sahara Noir
    - Bleu de Chanel on top of Gucci Pour Homme 1
  8. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    Do you also have those powder- coated ones with different flavors (Gardenia, vanilla etc)? I love those.

    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
  9. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    Omani and Somali frankincense smell different to me and I prefer the Omani by margins.

    Somali to me smells very smoky, dry and has a 'damp' characteristic to it, while the Omani Frankincense is...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Sammarco Vitrum.

    Fantastic smoky vetiver with incredible quality materials. Been kinda sleeping on a sample i had and not really giving it a deserving full wearing, until today when i realised...
  11. Re: Something Like Pekji Ruh? Rose, Saffron, Cardamom, Coffee?

    Maybe Noir De Noir
  12. Re: Can someone recommend a long lasting, well projecting, masculine, warm cologne?

    Bentley Intense
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    Re: Fragrances for the days of snow and ice

    Absolue Pour Le Soir
    Rundholz Apr 3 1968

    Both are very strong with dark smoldering incense smoke mixed with sweet notes to warm things up.

    +1 for 24 Gold although haven't worn this one for a...
  14. Re: What are looking forward to wearing for the warm weather months?

    Armani Code Sport Athlete
    Orange Sanguine
    Encre Noire Sport
    Bleu de Chanel
    Sauvage
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    http://www.fatales.tn/produit/images/Coffret_Fahrenheit_g.gif
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Well it's winter and cold here and I'm wearing it right now. Terrific stuff. The incense fizzy background added to this version makes it so addictive and in my opinion suitable for every weather....
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    It is indeed.

    Not a shy sprayer here lol and this juice is so easy to wear one can just spray away and not get enough. It's so good.

    Thanks. I know you like this one too.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160113/58e2b636c840d81d85e83abf9e184a94.jpg

    Love this stuff!

    I'm on my third bottle. Snatched a good deal from a local store.
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    Re: SPRING (day ) ong lasting compliment getter

    Encre noire sport
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    Oh no, it smells NOTHING like Portrait of a lady lol. Sorry to hear that, that's why i never blind buy anymore, i always sample whenever i can.
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    Re: The Shocking Scent Tom Ford Wears

    I can definatly relate to him not wearing his own creations.

    Maybe off subject but perhaps a relevant analogy : As a music composer myself, none of my music is in my phone playlists nor do I...
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    Re: A good topic for the forum :)

    None yet.

    Will probably pick up something once spring/summer weather kicks in, most likely something like Acqua Di Gio Essenza ( my last bottle finished last year and never bought another) or...
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    Re: Suggestions for grapefruit type fragrance

    Bleu de Chanel didn't cut it ? I'm guessing you tried it ?
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    Re: Best smoky vetiver fragrance poll

    Sammarco Vitrum
  25. Thread: Serge Lutens

    by tdwctdwc
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Own Ambre Sultan and Un Bois Vanille.

    Got rid of Fille en Aiguilles and Serge Noire.
  26. Poll: Re: Jubalation vs Interlude vs Reflection vs Epic

    XXV based on smell. Performance, while not really strong in the projection but the base notes stick on me through showers. Probably the only Amouage i will pay full price for.
  27. Re: which fragrance do you have that usually gets more compliments than these ones?

    Bentley Intense
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Initially it was supposed to be Avignon, then the girlfriend insisted i wear Bentley Intense for Christmas family lunch. It's her favorite scent in my entire collection and she misses smelling it on...
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Interesting! First time i hear about this Serge Lutens scent. Just checked the notes, i'm guessing it smells like turkish Raha (hence the name as well) ?
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Avignon
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Right now:

    1- Absolue Pour Le Soir
    2- Avignon
    3- Rania J Lavande 44
    4- Habit Rouge
    5- Sauvage
  32. Re: Looking for something 'Sprite-like' refreshing

    Armani Code Sport Athlete
  33. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    Absolue Pour Le Soir
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    Re: ADG V Blue de Chanel

    Bleu...to both your questions.
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    Re: Two Days Later..

    Too many to mention. What comes to mind now:

    - Casbah
    - Rundholz Apr 3 1968
    - Noir de Noir
    - Encre Noire Sport
    - Egoiste

    Many more...
  36. Re: Your best and most impressive niche acquisition of 2015 ( regardless of which year it was releas

    Without a doubt it's Absolue Pour Le Soir: It's been on my wish list ever since i first tried it 2 years ago. A masterpiece.

    Honorable mention: Rania J Lavande 44 : A beauty of a composition...
  37. Thread: Nsense Flash

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    Re: Nsense Flash

    Rundholz Apr 3 1968
    House of Matriarch Devotion
    Absolue Pour Le Soir (tons of incense once it settles on the skin)
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    Re: The best male lavender fragrance

    My can't-wait-for-it-to-arrive bottle of Rania J Lavande 44
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    Re: Encre Noir or Encre Noir Sport?

    Burning barbershop is not sugary at all. I was just wearing my sample yesterday in fact. It's oily, smokey and slightly 'fizzy' with just a touch of floral natural sweetness to balance it's smokey...
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    Re: Encre Noir or Encre Noir Sport?

    If you want to shell that extra money on one of them, go for Encre Noire Sport.

    With that said, neither one will give you that bonfire smoke you're looking after. For that inquiry, i would sample...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Yes i read your review on it and i agree about it being a love child between Bois D'ascese and Caron Pour un Homme. If i wasn't an incense freak and did not own Apr 3 1968 and Sahara Noir and and and...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    You won't be disappointed. Absolutely beautiful scent. Was debating between this and Burning Barbershop as I had both on yesterday on each arm respectively. Let me just say that Burning barbershop,...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    It's classified by the perfumer as "aromatic- woody". For me it's "aromatic sweet" in the beginning turning into "aromatic woody" in the later stages. It's got it all. That's why i loved it.

    The...
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    Re: Acqua di gio - porfumo

    I wouldnt say rebundant but i would say Essenza is better. More so, the original is WAY better.

    Profumo and Essenza start out the same (first 30 minutes) but take different paths later on...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    $85 for a 50 ml. Tauer's stuff costs more :) One of the best scents i tried this year. I love how engaging and interesting it stays even through the drydown.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Rania J Lavande 44
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://nicheparfum.cz/img/p/1/1/8/9/1189-home_default.jpg
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    Re: Acqua di gio - porfumo

    Can't ship outbound from where i am due to customs rules, Sorry. I usually swap stuff i don't want locally or just give it away.
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    I don't but usually the drydown of my scent of the evening carries on overnight.
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Burning Barbershop is gooood. Yeah it does NOT disappoint. Wearing my sample now. Thanks for the suggestion guys.

    I read Buysblind review and i have to agree about it being a love child between...
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    Re: Bentley Intense: DAYUM!

    It's my girlfriend's favorite scent on me along with Gucci Pour Homme I and my hands-down most complimented scent in general.

    The only reservation i have with it is that if sprayed too generously...
  52. Re: what's your favorite dark fragrance with a fruit note?

    Rundholz Apr 3 1968
  53. Re: I find 24 Gold by Scentstory very dirty in a good way and not that linear

    Not sure about Ambre Sultan as I don't find similarities even in the drydown, but I agree with you about it NOT being linear. I love the woody spicy middle stage of guaiac with hints of Jasmin and...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    3.5 ml official samples of:

    - Musc Ravageur
    - Portrait of a lady
    - Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Let's see what the fuss is all about.
  55. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Bleu De Chanel
    Terre d'hermes
    Armani Code Sport Athlete
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Bentley Intense

    Almost finished:
    Sahara Noir (less than a dozen spritzes left)
  56. Re: Should I buy Dior Sauvage or Prada Luna Rossa Sport?

    Sauvage
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    Re: What is your go to Date Fragrance?

    Bentley Intense
  58. Poll: Re: Do You Think Bleu De Chanel Has Been Re-formulated?

    Haven't noticed any difference in my "Made in France" bottles. My 2014 150 ml bottle smells the same as the first bottle i got years ago and has the same great performance.
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    Re: The Ultimate Vanilla-Cinnamon Combo

    Jaipur Homme
    Brecourt Farah (previously named Haram)
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    LOL Thanks.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Thanks. Yes stunning indeed.

    Congratulations. Enjoy!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Thanks! I've been sleeping on the fact that MFK have a webstore....all this time. So finally, it's mine.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Thanks!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/product_assets/C/0/T/P/4/NMC0TP4_ek.jpg

    Wow. I just realised at this very moment that MFK have a store on their site and they actually do free shipping as well...
  65. Re: fragrances that people cannot be indifferent of

    Casbah
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    Poll: Re: Poll, pick the most beautiful scent!

    Terre d'hermes
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    That's reassuring to hear. I think she will love it. I kept the test card with me until now and the late drydown is so good.

    Thanks i have access to a L'occitane store here so i'll check it out.
  68. Re: Which perfume would you wear on a date with.....?

    A dinner date with Jennifer Love Hewitt, wearing Bentley Intense.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    http://www.parisgallery.com/products/images/zoom/1-paris-gallery-narciso-rodriguez-158-89263500000.jpg


    Blown away by this!

    I bought it as a gift for my girlfriend but i'm considering getting...
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    Being a perfumista and her knowing that i am one, i couldn't let Monday arrive without getting her a perfume.

    I'm still getting her Samsara from Ebay just in time for Christmas.

    But for her...
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    Thank you for your reply. Yes no Ebay :(

    Most likely and if i did not find a bottle locally, i'll ask a friend from overseas to buy it for me. Might as well buy more than one in that case.

    For...
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    We were planning to this Christmas lol, but then we decided it to postpone it till April. We both have many close friends there.
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    Yes we have the private blends here and we do have a lush store here though last time i was there an SA told me they stopped selling perfumes (?), only soaps etc. I'll visit it again.

    She does...
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    Thanks. We'll go shopping this weekend and we'll test Egoiste. Great idea ! If she didn't like it, i'll see if i can find a vintage Samsara hidden somewhere in those small shops around here. I was...
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    Yes well i can get her something else (not a perfume) for her birthday, then get her the perfume for Christmas.

    I can't buy from Ebay. Paypal does NOT support my country, so only credit card...
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    Re: Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Chanel les exclusives are not available in stores here, so that means I have to order it online...

    Looks like a tougher task than I thought.
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    Similar to Samsara (Vintage) ?

    My girlfriend's birthday is coming up Monday and i want to get her a fragrance.

    She always raves how she used to love Samsara (vintage formula) in the past as it was her signature, but she said...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/26/ef6fc0b0ac27a61175b7bce67465ef9a.jpg

    Been meaning to buy this for years.

    All I have is the hardcore frankincense stuff in my collection, but nothing...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    http://media.details.com/photos/55e9d045f3c1bdcb2aed638a/master/w_806/blogs-daily-details-dior-sauvage-bottle.jpg
  80. Re: Jubilation XXV Worth blind buying??? Tester bottle

    Yes.
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    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    Encre Noire fits in my category of "I won't be getting another bottle when it's finished but i won't give it away as well".

    Encre Noire Sport is a different story, hence i'm on my second bottle. ...
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    Re: Best designer gourmand?

    Pure Malt Creation 2013.

    Wore it 2 days ago and there was never a dull moment. The sweetness is never cloying even for an oversprayer like me and the booze in it feels refreshing and "icy" unlike...
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Thank you very much. I will seek it and try it.
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    http://s10.postimg.org/e3fyinovd/Capture.jpg


    Order placed. Looking forward. Thanks guys,
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    Re: What is your first love at first sniff?

    Casbah. Yes i still love it but i learned that it develops better if sprayed lightly and evenly, meaning not spraying the same area twice, or else the ashy smoke will overshadow all other notes and...
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    Re: Gucci Intense Oud

    Yup, my grandmother used to always have a bag at home for chewing. I used to have one here and there, it tastes very bitter.



    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Added all suggestions above to samples cart except the Amouages hence i will try them in store.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Thanks, added to cart.
  89. Re: Where do you guys purchase your frags online?

    First in Fragrance. Even though i end up paying the 19% taxes when my package arrives locally, i like their tracking system, huge selection and fast shipping.
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    It smells amazing and that's coming from someone who hates layering of all sorts. I like that combo so much i'm going to do it as a full wearing tomorrow (chest/neck sprays etc..). Let me know what...
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    I haven't Doug nope. Wow must be that good huh? I ruled it out in advance hence its obscure availability as a full bottle, so I rather not go through the 'tried it and I want it now' part, since it...
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Thanks for all the recommendations guys. Adding all recommendations as samples in shopping cart from First in Fragrance.

    Will wait for more recommendations. Keep them coming.
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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Okay Thanks Jivehippo.

    So one note for : Opus II
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    Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    I'm not a fan of layering and i almost never do it, but today i sprayed Sahara Noir on top of Caron Pour Un Homme and i freakin love that Lavender smoky-franks combo.

    Is there any scent, other...
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    Re: Your favorite cocoa fragrances

    Chocolate Crave
    Ore
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    Thank you. I tried it a year ago from a sample and since then i was planning to get bottle. Really impressed by the quality of this house.

    I requested a sample of Incensi with my order because...
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    Re: Favorite Cold Weather Fragrance?

    Rundholz 1968

    I suspect my recent buy Dior Homme Pa​rfum would also be great to wear in cold weather.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61tDDDzDHBL._SL1500_.jpg
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes questions

    Try both.

    I prefer the EDT by miles because of how dynamic it is in terms of smell. Why? because the EDT has what i like to call the magical stage, where the benzoin and flowers start blending...
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    Re: 24 Gold / Gold Oud

    24 Gold is a great buy. Even with the higher price ceiling it's going for these days compared to a year ago, it's still a bargain in my opinion. Just don't spray on a small concentrated area on your...
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