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    Re: $120 to burn at Nordstrom...

    30 Roses, excellent suggestion! They have the toiletries and candles for those prices.
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    Re: Corpse flower time... at Minnesota

    One flower I would not like to see as a note! It's good to admire it as a oddity, though!
  3. Thread: Derek Lam!

    by Primrose
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    Re: Derek Lam!

    I know Sephora offers them. The price point is about $175USD. I have not tried them.
  4. Re: I always end up buying fragrances that I regret purchasing!

    Sample, sample and sample. Then sample again.
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    Re: Fragrance Starting Lineup (2016)

    Concur with Ken and Jon here. I don't have a rhyme or reason. I just reach for what appeals to me!
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    Re: A masculine Le Labo for spring/summer

    Going by your list, I would go with Iris 39.
  7. Re: Didnt fall in love with Habit Rouge EDT --what are the chances that i will dig HR Dress Code ?

    To my nose, there is very little difference between the Dress Code and regular Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Take 2 - Choose my Leather Scent

    Creed Royal Delight is a scent I truly enjoy, but it's a mild gourmand and slightly sweet. It's a floral leather (jasmine) that I enjoy.

    Other floral leathers I enjoy:

    Parfum de Marly Kuhuyan:...
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    Swiss Arabia smellalikes

    I am wondering what two Swiss Arabia scents smell like. One is for men and one for women.

    They are sold under the name Mukhalat Barq.
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    Re: Any good cheapie Leather Fragrances?

    Cacio, you beat me to it! :)

    Azuree and Aramis are both wonderful. Jolie Madame, Miss Balmain, and Cabochard in the EDP and EDT can also be found at discounters.
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    Lucky Scent specials

    Lucky Scent have continuous specials with the scrolling sales under the search field.

    Different scent lines are featured with some sales being 20%. You have to be in the page of the scent line to...
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    King Baby fragrance

    The biker jewellery line now have an EDP, which is marketed for both men and women. Retails for $145 USD.

    Notes sound intriguing.

    Top Notes:

    Bergamot

    Mandarin
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    Re: Worldwide Supply Shortages

    Kotori, thank you for the article. Very good to know.
  14. Re: Swiss Arabian Dupes - Community Guinea Pig

    Thank you for the update, and let us know your impressions.

    By "dupe," I take it that you mean a clone or smell-alike?

    The Middle East market has a large interested in scented oils. I have an...
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    Re: Dior Mitzah is back?

    I got a bottle of Mitzah lately. Don't know if it's old stock or the rerelease, but I am happy about getting a backup.
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    Re: Ambre Nuit by Christian Dior

    This is an excellent choice from the exclusive line, but I prefer the Gris Montaigne, Bois d'Argent and the now-returned Mitzah.
  17. Re: Luca Turin's Latest Reviews: December 30, 2015

    Thank you for the link. I don't always agree with Turin's reviews, but I always respect his knowledge and opinion. "The Guide" is always a great read.
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    Re: My daughter's first fragrance

    Young women usually like gourmands in the U.S. but I would have her try the mainstream version of La Petite Robe Noire. It's easy to find and sweet enough for a young girl. The graphics and bottle...
  19. Re: Is it considered stealing to spritz juice from a department store tester into an atomizer?

    ROTFL! Well said!

    I would simply ask the SA for a small decant of the fragrance. Nothing wrong with that.

    Decanting into your own vial is crass.
  20. Re: I'm in LOVE with Dior's new refillable pocket sprays!

    I have the black one for Fahrenheit. It is rather heavy for its size, and one wonders why companies do this.

    Even in perfume solids (Bottega Veneta, By Killian, Diptyque, etc.) one wonders why...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th December, 2015

    Habanita in the parfum!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th December, 2015

    Habit Rouge in the EDP.
  23. Re: Suggestions? "beachy" scent for a young lady without the suntan lotion notes.....

    Agree that Bronze Goddess is a good beach scent.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I know the new YSL Opium flanker has coffee, but it's way too sweet for me.

    I opted for Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania with its green tea note.
  25. Re: Can someone enlighten me on the use of Civet today?

    Liz Zorn uses hyraceum in her perfumes. I understand it's the real thing, but also no cruelty.
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    Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari is awesome

    Safari is a wonderfully clean and elegant scent.
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    Re: Violet beyond Fahrenheit/G. Flannel?

    What about Chanel Misia? This is a violet with leather. It also has the rose and iris in it.
  28. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    I tried Sweet Redemption, but it is a bit on the sweet side. It's a new take on orange blossom.
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    Re: What to Wear on a Flight

    Something pleasant and light.

    I recommend Jasmin Angelique by Atelier Cologne.
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    Re: 24 Fauborg by Hermes

    24, Faubourg is a wonderful scent for anyone who enjoys the rich orange blossom and amber. I don't go by "age" designations, but what people enjoy.

    Not all women in their twenties wear body...
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    Re: Violet beyond Fahrenheit/G. Flannel?

    Leather and violet are one of my all-time favourite duos! I love Fahrenheit EDT and the parfum. I just wish the parfum had a little less vanilla.

    +1 I Miss Violet
    +1 SL Bois de Violette...
  32. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    I agree, Kiliwia! I am sending our Kumquat some samples of orange that I have on hand! :)
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    Re: Loving Dior's Little Old Ladies

    Wonderful! Enjoy them all. :2vrolijk_08:

    I like the Miss Dior, now called "Originale." The new Miss Dior does nothing for me. Treasure these classics!
  34. Re: A 4 year old complimented me on Eau Sauvage Parfum by Dior....

    Precisely my thought!
  35. Re: If I really like a fragrance but it doesn't perform well, should I wear it on my clothing?

    It's all a mixed bag and trial-and-error.

    You can also use a lotion with silicones (like Aveno in the blue pump bottle) or a natural carrier oil like almond oil (used in perfumery) to see what...
  36. Re: Süskind's 'Perfume' to get TV adaptation set in modern day

    The best part of the movie were the scenes of the perfumery and the flowers. The whole premise of the film was disturbing, and in the end I lost two hours of my time.

    The film on Coco Chanel...
  37. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    Danieq, I forgot about the L'Occitane Neroli. It was from their Notre Flore line. Yes, a good choice!
  38. Re: New to basenotes, looking for a fresh new scent for winter.

    Welcome to Basenotes! It appears you like oriental scents with aldehydes like Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar?

    How about Chanel Bois des Iles in the eau de toilette format? There is a "gingerbread"...
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    Re: CH Men Prive VS CH Men

    CH for Men is a nice, sweet scent and wearable, while the Prive, even with promising notes, degenerates into a generic masculine scent.
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    Re: Looking for a certain type of cologne.

    As an aside, the Parfums de Marly Kuhuyan is very smoky and leathery (but also expensive) but smells a lot like Cuir de Lancôme, which is a women's scent. Kuhuyan is a floral/smoke/leather. Best...
  41. Re: How is Dior Homme Intense in term of compliments?

    All too often people will presume that fragrance will lead to compliments, a social life and attract a love interest.

    There are many ways to attract compliments as opening conversation: a car, a...
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    Re: Looking for a certain type of cologne.

    When I think of smoke, I think of Tauer Lonestar Memories and Le Labo Patchouli 24. These both have smoke and leather.

    One Million, Dior Homme Intense and Spicebomb are not at all like those I...
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    Re: Coconut / tropical fragrance

    Laurence Dumont Vanille Monoi. This smells just like tiare coconut suntan oil.

    For luxe, Hermes Santal Massoia. A santal with coconut.

    Although marketed to women, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess...
  44. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    Hands down, it has to be Guerlain Derby in the pre-wood bottle. Elegant and moderate, it's not a loud gourmand.
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    Re: Vanilla/Amber/Cinnamon fragrance for Men

    Parfums de Marly Herod:

    Top: cinnamon and pepper wood.
    Middle: osmanthus, tobacco leaf, labdanum and incense.
    Base: vanilla, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, iso e super, cypriol and musk.
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    Re: Most worn in November 2015

    Jo Malone Mimosa Cardamom
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Chanel Bois del Iles
    V&R Spicebomb
    Marly Kuhuyan
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    I bought L'Instant EDP, Jo Malone Mimosa Cardamom and Mugler Cuir Impertinent.
  48. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    My favourite orange blossom is perhaps Caron's Narcisse Noir. I like it in the EDT and the parfum and wish they had it in EDP.

    The Jo Malone Orange Blossom is very pleasant and easy to wear.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 29th November 2015

    For me, Angel Cuir!
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    Re: Best scents for a gentleman?

    I am wondering about the definition of "gentleman," but my list is:

    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Richard James eau de toilette
    Guerlain Arsene Lupin Dandy
    Guerlain Habit Rouge in the...
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row

    I have the original release Richard James. I think it's funny that they have a "white shirt accord," whatever that is. :grin:

    A nice men's tuberose and very wearable. Enjoy your purchase.
    ...
  52. Re: How about a 'Fahrenheit day'?

    I love the original but also enjoy the parfum. I wish the parfum did not have as much vanilla, though, but it's a wonderful scent.
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    Re: The SWEETEST frags you can think of?

    Dior Addict
    Guerlain Chypre Fatal
    Givenchy Pi
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    Poll: Re: A gift of sandalwood

    Thank you all for the kind and varied comments. I have decided the recipient will sniff these scents from my collection to choose! To be honest, I love them all. I will consider those not on my...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 8

    A is for Azuree and it's male counterpart Aramis.
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    Poll: Re: A gift of sandalwood

    Thank you both for the recommendation. Chanel's classic is always a wonderful choice.
  57. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    Actor Eddie Redmayne wears Black Orchid. Scroll down on this article.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/fashion/eddie-redmayne-of-les-miserables-the-talk-of-the-town.html?_r=0
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  58. Thread: Bandit

    by Primrose
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    Re: Bandit

    Bandit is a leather bomb. Any man can wear it as it's more like a modern masculine.
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    Re: Guerlain Signature? Jicky 125 ml

    You may wish to repost this to the bottle forum. What a find!
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    Poll: A gift of sandalwood

    I am looking for a sandalwood scent to send as a gift.

    The recipient already has Tam Dao.

    Please add any others to this list.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Best throwbacks

    How about Fahrenheit? It's in a class by itself. Reformulated now, but the parfum is nice take on an old favourite.
  62. Re: Can you rate these "houses" from the most "upscale" to the least?

    All of these are design houses who make leather goods, saddles and clothing as well as fragrance. Chanel has consistently high quality scents.

    I would also add Guerlain as they are one of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    Welcome, KatelynStein! Pull up a virtual chair and join in! :)
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Online

    It's best to check back to discounters from time to time. I just scored the 100 ml Fahrenheit with a small shower gel and very cool mini refillable vial for $92.00.
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    Re: Pretty New, What to buy next?

    Dior Fahrenheit in the perfume. It's like Fahrenheit with a touch of vanilla.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 8

    C is for Coriandre by Jean Couturier.
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    Re: Going crazy trying to find a fragrance!

    This is the closest thing I could find in a Celtic perfume. It's called Innisfree.

    http://www.gaelsong.com/product/151164/celtic-gifts-for-her
  68. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    I don't have a signature scent just as I don't wear the same clothes every day.
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    Re: Thoughts on Bergdorf Goodman?

    BG is very good if they have what you want. Only one time was I totally disappointed.

    The SA sent me the wrong fragrance. Rather than immediately dispatching the correct one with a return mail...
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    Re: Cuir Impertinent

    Sampled this today and it's indeed a wonderful scent. Longevity and sillage are not what I expected, though, from a luxe offering. I have several bottles of the Angel Cuir in the 30 ml bottles. I...
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    Re: Fragance's advertisement

    I think of Santorini in an old ad of Kouros:

    http://www.escentual.com/yves-saint-laurent/kouros/
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    Dior re-releases

    I don't know if anyone has posted this, but Dior is now rereleasing its discontinued Mitzah, Vetiver and Eau Noire.

    I can't say for reformulations, but it's good to have these back.

    It appears...
  73. Thread: Poll

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    Re: Poll

    I agree with Spicebomb. I smells a lot like a very expensive French scent called Herod by Parfums de Marly. It is pleasant and smells nice, and easy to find.
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    Re: Hi! I'm new here.

    Welcome to the forums! You will find yourself in good company discussing fragrance!
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Organza
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 8

    F is for Fougere Royale.
  77. Thread: Thanksgiving!

    by Primrose
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    Re: Thanksgiving!

    I will probably wear Coromandel. Good for cooler weather and very pleasant. I usually don't fuss over fragrance for family gatherings.
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    Re: My Father's Birthday

    How kind and considerate!

    How about Dior Homme in the eau de toilette? This is easy to find and very wearable for men of all ages.
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    Re: Best fragrance for a financier

    Guerlain Derby in the bee bottle. Pure elegance. Nothing sweet or sugary but subtle and timeless.
  80. Thread: Jammy Rose

    by Primrose
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    Re: Jammy Rose

    jbthorpe, here is a nice review of 04 London:

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/new-fragrance-review-les-voyages-olfactifs-04-paris-london/
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    Re: Les Exclusifs Concentrations

    I think spraying on clothing might help with longevity issues. I spray on a clean cotton handkerchief and tuck into a breast pocket or tie on bag or briefcase.

    I own Beige, Coromandel, Sycomore,...
  82. Thread: Jammy Rose

    by Primrose
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    Re: Jammy Rose

    Hmm. Rose and jam.

    No one mentions this one, as it does not get a lot of love here, but try the Guerlain London 04 from Les Voyages Olfactifs.

    This is getting discontinued if it already has...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Late to the party (fashionably so, that is) but I wore my L'Instant in the EDP on Friday!
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    Re: Gift decision help please

    How about Hermes 24, Faubourg in the eau de parfum? I has a classic feel, yet is from the 1990s.
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Samsara
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Beach Girl, I LOVE this one!! :grin:

    NCALF

    "Northern California Airlift Leaves Friday."

    CTLCM
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 8

    B is for Bleu de Chanel.
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    Re: Let's talk Chanel....

    My mainstays from the exclusives are Misia, Coromandel, Cuir de Russie and Sycomore.

    Some just don't last of me, even though they are nice scents: 31 Rue Cambon and Beige.

    Of course, I adore...
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    Re: What to buy from Guerlain?

    Oh, my, where to start...

    I would go with the extrait of Vol de Nuit. As you like the EDT, you will enjoy the richness of the parfum.

    Most of all enjoy sampling!
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    Re: Houbigant Le Parfum Ideal

    Great news! I have the Houbigant Oranger en Fleurs in the 100 ml bottle.

    Sadly the cap is a cheap plastic one. :sad:
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    Re: Does CVS Pharmacy sell fake fragrances??

    I would not think a chain would sell fakes or counterfeits because of the liability, but I have seen some grey market items at drugstores.
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    Re: Joe Malone Scents

    Orange Blossom!
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Thank you for the tip, Ken!
  94. Re: On the fence about Guerlain L'Instant in the EDP

    Thank you all for the input! :smiley:
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    Re: Two New L'Occitane Fragrances

    Thank you, Roses!
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    Re: Jennifer Aniston perfume discontinued?

    This was last sold at Sephora, if I can recall. Maybe some brick-and-mortar stores have it on their shelves. Worth calling stores and asking.
  97. Re: On the fence about Guerlain L'Instant in the EDP

    Finally decided on a bottle! It can be found at discounters. :2vrolijk_08: The slightly sweet florals sold me.

    It's a nice scent to have. :)
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    Re: Tabu, past and present

    The current Tabu is powerful and easily found at discounters. I can't say for the vintage, but the bottles in the violin shape are delightful!
  99. Re: Wow, just finished watching a 30 sec. commercial for No. 5 w/Gisele Bundchen.......fave?

    Charlize Theron is the face for Dior J'Adore, and Nicole Kidman was the face for the launch of Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere (when it was in the tall bottle.)

    Both beautiful women to promote their...
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    Re: Can a guy pull off Dior Hypnotic Poison?

    Confident or not, scent is a matter of taste. If a scent like Dior Homme Intense can be worn by a man, then Hypnotic Poison certainly can.

    Forget gender labels. It's all marketing. For...
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