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    Re: Rochas Mystere replacement

    Thanks sunny82 for the comparison. I have wanted to try Mystere but have the aforementioned.
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    I agree and must say I very much enjoyed Boise de Boise TF but for the $$$ it totally lacked longevity on me.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Purchased GFF by Gianfranco Ferre. Excited!
  4. Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I have never had the pleasure of fresh currants as you are right about my climate but I can recognize a generic version of it's scent. If I remember right they have a slightly tart and slight...
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    I feel more like a human being for sure. Thanks for asking. Hope you have been well too?
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    Feminin Pluriel: ​
    I too caught a whiff of green as Feminin Pluriel opened though I simply thought it to be a cucumber and melon accord? I can now say I could recognize what Osmanthus smells like....
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    Tulipano Nero: My honest opinion of Tulipano Nero is it's a fragrance that has so much complexity and lovely ingredients yet all I smelled was a brief dark mandarin in the opening, Myrrh and Vetiver...
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    I must admit I had a slight advantage on capturing that sneaky blueberry note as my father in law and I grow them and I can capture that smell almost anywhere. The plum is elusive as well but a...
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    SOoo Sorry for the delay in the swap! What I had been fending off and though I had succeeded came ah knocking, the Flu!
    I had to take my hubby to the Dr. due to old neck surgery and I have always...
  10. Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Nuit de Tubereuse:I got the citrus, a small whiff of tuberose, mango and some ylang but the opening and middle came very fast on my skin. Again, anyone that knows my scent habits will tell you my...
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    Be Back soon with the others....
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    Une Nuit Magnetique: I was very surprised at the subtle but noticeable blueberry that saved this fragrance from the mundane opening of some 'fruity opening' fragrances of late. Very provocative.
    I...
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    Rappelle Toi L'Ap A fantastic combo of gardenia and gin but I didn't care for the restrained gardenia as it seemed unnatural to keep that 'bigger than life' gardenia odor lashed down. A low key...
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    I hope to still get a little sniff but I can happily contribute mid-pass too. I just wanted to put that out there and the offer stands for whenever and whatever. I have been working with my wardrobe...
  15. Re: Playing "Spin the Bottle" on a few Vintages I have had no luck finding info. Want to help?

    Thanks Mumsy for your nose to the ground fortitude in solving a mystery or problem! LOL:engel017:
  16. Re: Playing "Spin the Bottle" on a few Vintages I have had no luck finding info. Want to help?

    I can always count on a handful of fragrance friends for help and I am not surprised to see (but VERY HAPPY) you all! Thank You! I had not seen many frag friends I recognized anymore or at least for...
  17. Re: Playing "Spin the Bottle" on a few Vintages I have had no luck finding info. Want to help?

    Not sure Kumquat. These are some a friend wants me to try and sell for her and I only have these photos until they actually get delivered to me??
  18. Re: I may have to resort to drastic measures with hubby for this beauty! It is a "GOTTA HAVE"

    Well folks, I went over to Etsy to copy the link where it WAS for sale but it sold!!!! I kid you not: https://www.etsy.com/listing/204282695/art-deco-pewter-perfume-bottle-glass?ref=favs_view_1
    I...
  19. I may have to resort to drastic measures with hubby for this beauty! It is a "GOTTA HAVE"

    31611OH, my face is flush just looking at it!
  20. Playing "Spin the Bottle" on a few Vintages I have had no luck finding info. Want to help?

    31609

    Here is one my fragrant friend from New South Wales is selling but even she has not had any luck with much info. This is her description: This is a rare Coty perfume discontinued long ago....
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    Re: Womens fragrances on men!

    Fragrance is something to be appreciated - not for the gender suggested on the bottle or box - but for the fragrance itself. I will alway encourage questioning the norm, pushing the envelope and...
  22. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    I do keep an Excel inventory db of my collection excluding samples (?) and have an extensive pictorial db as bottle and packaging can change frequently and the visual db is more helpful.
  23. Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Thanks so much Cestrum Nocturnum. I will PM you my addy and stand by!All The Best
  24. Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Good Morning Ladies!
    It has been a while since I last joined in on a sample pass, but I have made my fragrant journey primarily in Vintage frags. I would love to participate to experience what some...
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    Re: August Purchases

    Just a few things: I lucked up on a fabulous early 80's 100ml bottle of Nahema PDT, a 'back-up' bottle of vintage No. 22 and some fantastic bottles to add to my growing collection. Thought I had...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    @Unvisible, I would suggest calling the Las Vegas Boutique,Guerlain at the Shoppes at the Palazzo and asking for Johnathan Nieto. He knows how to get what you need even if you may have to wait a few...
  27. Discontinued Fragrances Source/Database Sorted by Year Intro and Year Discontinued???

    http://www.basenotes.net/vbimages/icons/icon1.png Discontinued Fragrances Source/Database Sorted by Year Intro and Year Discontinued???
    I have been searching for a comprehensive source that includes...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 27 May, 2014.

    Hello Everyone!

    Vintage Dioressence EDT is the fragrance of the day for me. I have not given it a proper wearing since I bought it. Alas, it seems to not stick to me as so many frags wont. DRAT!
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  29. GREAT line-up and some thoughtful choices!

    GREAT line-up and some thoughtful choices!
  30. Re: Your choice for modern commercial perfume with fresh spring floral theme

    :vrolijk_26: AomaX, I must sideline the conversation for a moment to say I checked your blog out and love it. I was drawn to the link by one of the most beautifully poignant quotes I have read in a...
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    Re: Dita Von Teese scents now on HSN

    M24 I like your description of the smokey, floral, sounds very nice.The Rouge sounds more up my alley though. I have not tried her frags yet, but am a personal fan of hers.Not for any sexual reasons,...
  32. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    You can carry anything off my friend! Yes I'm still alive and can't wait to read your reviews!

    southerngardens
  33. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Thanks so much Genie Jeanie for starting this pass! Sign me up please for group 3.
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday 23rd April, '13

    Eitenne Aigner No.2 for men. A great classic from the 80's!
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    Re: What do you love about scent?

    I love scents because it makes me feel good most of all, but I enjoy the variety of scents, the history behind some scents, the great friends scents has brought me,the memories they bring back, etc.....
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thank you love!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I would like to claim the ones below bogsc!

    Christian Dior Oud Ispahan 2.5ml
    Nasomatto Duro .5ml
    Creed Fleur de Bulgarie 1.5ml
    Kenzo Flower 2+ml
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Sure!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Cello, I have PM'd you about the In Black. Very Interesting!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 9 April 2013

    ​Bvlgari Jasmine Noir
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    Re: Attrape Coeur from Guerlain

    I love Mitsy! That's why I would like to try it. What was your impression Jujy?
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    Re: Free to a good home

    No problem! Family comes first! Prayers and thoughts going out to your Family.
    I got my Weil Pour Homme in and will get a sample to you as soon as possible. It smells similar to something that I...
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    Re: Scent of the Day, Monday April 8

    Good Morning Everyone!!! SOTD: Apecur by Houbigant EDP
  44. Re: Is it okay for a guy to wear a woman's scent - HONEST ANSWERS PLEASE!

    I happily wear just about any women's perfume I like because I wear them with confidence and no care for what others think. It has expanded my scent journey tremendously, not being tied down to just...
  45. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    20106For Your Girlfriend!
    This set just came in the mail from another member( thank you). It's a delightful perfume set of mini perfumes called Miss Vietnam. The fragrances are not my style and I...
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    Re: Attrape Coeur from Guerlain- A Men's Frag Returns

    I went back and spoke to Mr G from the Blogspot where the article was borrowed from and he said that is was not coming back. I read the article wrong. My apologies! However, some members of an...
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    Re: Attrape Coeur from Guerlain- A Men's/Unisex Frag Returns

    Mr G,

    I must have read the article wrong. I am in a international fragrance group on Facebook and quite a few members said that they were able to buy it in certain places in Europe,so, I assumed...
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    Re: Attrape Coeur from Guerlain- A Men's/Unisex Frag Returns

    Twolf, it's obvious you don't like me for some reason. It shows in the way you talk down to me and I don't appreciate it. Would you like to tell me why? I posted this just to let members know this...
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    Re: Attrape Coeur from Guerlain- A Men's Frag Returns

    They are marketing to men though. It sounds feminine, but I haven't sniffed this one, yet.
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    Attrape Coeur from Guerlain

    If you can imagine an amalgam of Mitsouko's spicy peach-jasmine-oakmoss harmony, L'Heure Bleue's romantic violet and the musky sandalwood base of Jicky, you get the feel of Attrape Cur. Behind this...
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    Attrape Coeur from Guerlain

    If you can imagine an amalgam of Mitsouko's spicy peach-jasmine-oakmoss harmony, L'Heure Bleue's romantic violet and the musky sandalwood base of Jicky, you get the feel of Attrape Cur. Behind this...
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    Re: SotD: Friday 5th April 2013

    SOTD: Jicky EDP
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hey Jujy!

    I just got my Zibeline PDT in the mail today, but I would love to smell the Weil de Weil!

    Thanks!

    southerngardens

    PS. I've become so interested in Weil, I've ordered the Weil...
  54. Re: How have your tastes evolved since getting into fragrances?

    I didn't know that my nose was maturing until a few months ago when I started noticing I was not liking every frag I smelled. I thought I was becoming a frag snob, but it was my nose maturing and...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thank You so much,Schilling! I appreciate it!

    SG
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I would be interested in it. It's very generous, Schilling!

    southerngardens






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    Re: Free to a good home

    I don't think these set of rules should apply here. There was a misunderstanding between myself and Lisa and does not warrant imposing these rules here. We worked it out between ourselves.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Lisa,

    You haven't sent me anything in a long while! I never received the perfume set, so, let's forget about it?
    You can do what you suggest. No big deal.


    southerngardens
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I pm'd you earlier about the Omar Sharif and a spray sample of Delices de Cartier.
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    Re: Seeking an incense fragrance

    Modern Givenchy Gentlemen reminds me of a insence and is economical to be had and easy to find a sample of.
  61. Re: Hi everyone--sort-of newbie looking for an accessible (non-niche please!) rosy men's cologne!

    I would recommend Acteur.
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    Re: Guerlain discontinued fragrances?

    Please check out my reviews of Sous Le Vent and Philtre d'Amour blogged here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/blog.php
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    Guerlain Philtre d'Amour
    Guerlain Vetiver vintage
    Signoricci 1&2
    Monsieur Balmain vintage
    Cerus no 4
    Bigarade vintage
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    It's been another tough day and I wore Quereles de Fleurs by Houbigant.
  65. Re: Jean Patou Ma Collection - Vacances has arrived

    Hey Lili,

    The Vacances sounds so nice, but I'm am mighty jealous of your Coty Chypre purchase too! Great Find! Enjoy!

    southerngardens
  66. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    Hey Lili!

    As my review showed, I could not find the pleasure in Apres L'Ondee. I do love L'Heure Bleue and find it calming and relaxing. I'm positive the vintage version is even better, but ALO...
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    I love all my babies and wouldn't choose one over the other.
  68. Re: Can Anyone Date This Bottle of Zibeline PDT That I am Buying?

    Agreed. I am surprised this company did not do better into the previous century. It must have been what would be considered a niche brand before it's time or ran badly?
  69. Re: Can Anyone Date This Bottle of Zibeline PDT That I am Buying?

    That's sounds soooo nice! I heard they used to spray fur coats with Zibeline. Could you imagine! A fur drenched in that scent?

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    I am going to enjoy it as much as I can. It is...
  70. Re: Can Anyone Date This Bottle of Zibeline PDT That I am Buying?

    That's wonderful! Good to hear because there aren't many reviews to read. I found mine on Facebook from a lady clearing out old stuff from her collection. Saw it going for $175 on eBay, but I'm...
  71. Can Anyone Date This Bottle of Zibeline PDT That I am Buying?

    I have found a marvelous deal on this 100ml bottle of Zebiline PDT by Weil, but I am not sure of it's age? I was guessing 70's early 80's? What do you think?


    19838
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 24th March 2013

    I am wearing today John Varvatos for Women. This is the first wearing of this frag and I think it's a little to fruity/floral for me.
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday March 23rd, 2013

    sotd: Vintage 80's balisarino
  74. Re: a must-have for every man's collection

    Givenchy Gentlemen
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Jicky or Monchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
  75. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    Mike,

    Jaunderer should have them and then they go to The Smelly Scientist.

    southerngardens
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    Re: Guerlain - your picks?

    I just finished reviewing quite a few Guerlains. The Vetiver Pour Elle is a nice version of Vetiver, but is light on the vetiver compared to masculine versions. However, this is a good choice.
    I am...
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    Re: Perfecting my 15 bottle collection.

    Guerlain L'eauBoisee- for summer
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Monchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain Derby
  78. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    I agree Mike that this is a safe scent to wear,anytime, anywhere and probably sells well because of that. If you know little about frags this would be a safe buy. You are lucky that you get average...
  79. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    * I used the unscented lotion technique while sampling these.

    Jicky Parfum- Floral Chypre

    Jicky, the legendary perfume debuted in 1889 and has been in manufacture longer than any other...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I agree it is yours to do with as you please, but it was not clear that was the way you wanted it to work. I have had more than my fair share of perfume giveaways going wrong on the men's giveaway...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Two RAOK sample packs going out to:

    1 claimed by Elizrj
    1 claimed by Schilling


    1 RAOK box going out to Joseph Sagona

    ENJOY!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks for your generosity Twolf! It's very kind of you and appreciated! :thumbsup:

    southerngardens
  83. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    Hey Jujy,

    I am a Shalimar lover as well, I think it smells sensual on a man. However, the bottle of Jicky EDP I acquired has me a little twisted. I like it a lot and it suits a man very well. I...
  84. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    Like you said, I am not a Creed Fanboy,so, I said why bother! and sent it on.
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    Re: Best of Eighties Decade

    Worth Pour Homme
    Balideserano
    L' Programme Homme
    Eitenne Aigner No.2
    Jacomo de Jacomo
  86. Re: Rocabar with deposits/sediments: Is it Bad?

    I would say something is wrong with it. I would not by from that store again, especially if they don't accept returns!
  87. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    Thank You jujy for that. I really thought I was going through a temporary ansomic phase or going crazy! I have a new bottle of Jicky EDP and can smell civet in it, but yesterday I just did not get...
  88. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    The creaminess sounds interesting as well. Your right, not what I would expect from a men's frag. I guess I am going to have to track down another sample!

    Thanks,

    southerngardens
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I have an overload of samples from a sample pass that didn't happen from Facebook Fragrance Friends. I am sending out 3 RAOK sample packs of at about ten samples a piece of unisex, feminine, niche...
  90. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    ****I am sorry, but I am not sampling today. I am in a depressed mood and need to wear a full body scent from my collection instead! I will see you tomorrow.******


    Mike I think I am experiencing...
  91. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    I can't wait til tomorrow, Lili, when I sample Jicky parfum. Surely the civet will show up in it! I bought a new bottle of Jicky EDP recently and the civet is there in it. Very perplexing!

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    Re: My First Blind Buy Was A Strike Out!

    Sample,sample,sample first!!!
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    Re: Are all the perfumes counterfeited?

    I agree, It's the very popular fragrances that are in simple packaging make the easiest target for counterfeiters. There are fragrances that are cheap that have been diverted from the grey market or...
  94. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    Wonderful review Mike! I didn't get a chance to sample it before sending it out! It sounds like a pretty good citrus except for the ambergis accord!
    Sorry there was so little left and it was a 2ml...
  95. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    I believe now that we all must smell things differently because, I didn't catch the peach,Mike, in Chant D Aromes and I think my nose is maturing because I'm able to smell things I hadn't before and...
  96. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    That's a good idea Twolf! I think I will.
  97. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    Thank you all for your opinions and support. I am tough on the Guerlains because I expect so much from them. Some of the reviews have been overwhelmingly posiitive because they really deserved it....
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    Re: SOTD Saturday March 16th, 2013

    It's been a beautiful day today in the South. High 70's and plenty of sunshine! I did some sampling this morning, but I'm wearing a new frag for me, SIGNATURE BY ST DUPONT. It's a lovely light floral...
  99. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    Tomorrow's reviews will be Vintage Vetiver EDC by Guerlain and Une Ville, Un Parfum: Shanghi by Guerlain!

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    Auntie you are a doll for considering breaking out the good...
  100. Re: Southerngarden's Samples Review-Samples Provided by MikePerez23

    Thank you Auntie Knit for the cheek kisses! I am enjoying myself posting my impressions of these mostly beautiful frags! Mike should get your smoochies for being a wonderful guy and Guerlain enabler....
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