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    Re: L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme ...

    Fuel for Life has similar longevity & is one of my favorites
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    Re: Boss Orange for men

    Well I tried it today and it smells very cheap and very plain, a generic 'woody' man-soap with some musk and a slight apple-y note in the background. The bottle is the only thing it has going for it....
  3. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    APOM pour Homme and Lumiere Noire pH are both excellent. Although my girlfriend thinks the neroli in APOM makes it smell like a woman's frag :(
  4. Re: Which is the better Jean Paul Gaultier offering: Fleur du Male or Gaultier2???

    Fleur du Male, although I find it a bit too raunchy to wear anywhere except late nights out. Maison Francis Kurkjdian's APOM pour Homme is a more 'polite' version. Gaultier^2 smells so much better on...
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    Re: Bond no. 9 Wall Street vs Grey Vetiver

    Nothing alike IMO, and I've worn both a fair bit.
  6. Poll: Re: Simple Question: Gucci Pour Homme 1 or Gucci Pour Homme 2?

    Try Comme des Garcons 2 Man now. Comparing this to the Gucci I is like comparing a Bentley to a BMW ;)
  7. Re: Replacement for Davidoff Cool Water Summer Fizz...? Please help!

    Similar to Cool Water Summer Fizz? I would say try Chanel Platinum Egoiste - it still has that slight freshness to it but it comes off smelling so much richer & classier. I'm not good at describing...
  8. Poll: Re: Simple Question: Gucci Pour Homme 1 or Gucci Pour Homme 2?

    Gucci pour Homme 1 is much better IMO, but personally I believe Comme des Garcons 2 Man is a similar, but far superior fragrance. If you have an opportunity to compare the two I'd strongly suggest it.
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    Re: Looking for Neroli Suggestions....

    Maison Francis Kurkjdian's APOM pour Homme is my favorite neroli & the only niche fragrance I've ever felt happy to pay full price for. I'd highly recommend giving it a try!
  10. Re: Where does Gucci Pour Homme 2 rank among the all time greatest designer fragrances?

    Gucci II was boring to me, and has no where near the appeal of Prada Amber to my nose. Have you tried Gucci II? You should see what your own nose likes rather than ask everyone on here, we cant tell...
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    Re: Surprising blind buys

    Hanae Mori - I got some weird salami smell from it mixed with lemons and chocolate. Not my bag at all. So dissapointed compared to the P.S. London I traded for it.
    Solo Leowe - I was expecting some...
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    Re: I Wanna Make a Memory

    Theres a reason my girlfriend refers to Diesel Fuel for Life as 'Fiji frag.' Its a great idea & it really does prompt happy memories every time you smell it.
  13. Re: Beyond Paradise for Men...What do you think?

    Absolutely nasty. It smelt like fruity bug spray that has gone 'off.' It completely spoiled the other fragrances I was testing that day since it was so overpowering. No idea how it got 5 stars!
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    Re: FINALLY tried La Nuit De L'Homme!

    Very similar to Armani Code IMO. Can't blame YSL for wanting a light, easy to wear gourmand though, can you?
  15. Thread: lock/delete

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    Re: Dear Basenoters, please save me from my paranoid self

    Can you link the articles in question? I'd like to see what they base their research on, as most of the other 'scientific' articles I've seen about how bad modern perfumes are contain pseudo-science...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    Joop! pour Homme.
    Often made worse when mixed with BO and cigarettes.
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    Re: Going to Oz for a few weeks (yay)

    Allure Homme edition Blanche, Terre d'Hermes and Bvlgari Aqua are my choices for when the weather hits 30ºC + (which is pretty much every day in WA from November - February)
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    Re: Local stores in Australia for GIT?

    I bought about 6 or 7 sample vials for ~ $20 AUD on ebay 4 or 5 months ago from US seller 'allshewants.' So thats another option if you want to sample properly...
  19. Re: Cedar scent to replace Tumulte by Lacroix ??

    I think in a blind test I'd struggle to tell the difference between Comme des Garcons Kyoto and Tumulte. Also Incense Extreme is different but I really enjoyed that, as someone said earlier another...
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    Re: Calling all BNers...Looking for a Dirty...

    Have you tried Fleur du Male? The white flowers in it really help 'dirty' up the vanilla / powder in its base, it almost smells like 'sex' if that makes any sense... This note is even more amped up...
  21. Re: Dior Homme VS Dior Homme Intense - Worth the extra $?

    I own all 3, I actually think Cologne is the best of the 3, followed by the EDT. The Intense is very hard to wear, it can be a little overwhelming compared to the other two.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Tried it today with an open mind. The opening was pleasant, lemon, grapefruit, however after that faded it smells like a muted Bvlgari Aqua
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    Re: Creed Himalaya vs. Green Irish Tweed ?

    Try Paco Rabanne XS, its very similar to Himalaya - probably a bit less smooth - but lasts 2-3 times as long
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    Re: YSL La Nuit vs Dior Homme

    Dior Homme is interesting, unique and sophisticated. La Nuit l'Homme is YSL's grab at some of the $$$ that Armani Code makes. No comparison in my opinion.
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    Re: TF Black Orchid..

    Have you tried wearing it, or just spraying a bit on your wrist? I dismissed Fleur du Male until I actually wore it (2-3 sprays) and got to see it properly evolve. Black Orchid is one that needs a...
  26. Re: Coconut AND Masculine (Well, Not too Feminine, at least)

    Joop! Jump.
  27. Thread: Korous

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    Re: Korous

    My girlfriend thinks Kouros smells like piss, I do not. Its all in the nose of the beholder.
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    Re: Fury by Mt Romance? Aussies!

    I'll try and swing by their factory next time I'm in Albany. Not sure of any stockists in Metro Perth, most only sell Larrikin.
  29. Re: Recomendations for a dirty, animalic, dark lavender?

    Surprised no ones mentioned D & G By. Good luck finding it though! I'm savoring the last few mls of my decant.
  30. Re: I think I just went temporarily insane... ( Vetiver Content )

    Try Kenzoair for a more sublte take on vetiver mixed with anise and cedar. Great for hot summer nights
  31. Re: Is Sean John I AM KING considered good around here?

    Creed's Silver Mountain Water or Bond No. 9's Wall Street are much nicer and will outlast I Am King. But then they are much more $$$.

    Fuel for Life does calm down after 30-40 mins. Its one of my...
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    Re: How many sprays of GIT?

    4 sprays of Cool Water........
    ;)
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    Poll: Re: M7 or Dirty English

    M7 Fresh. M7 is just too much for me. But if you like M7 buy it, its truly original.
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    Re: My Nephew's Complaint

    Unbound smelt like a more floral, watermelon-y Bvlgari Aqua mixed with Issey Miyake. I don't think it was worth me keeping it when I already owned & preferred both of those two.
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    Re: My Nephew's Complaint

    I think your 10 year old nephew has more frags than me!
    How did he use half a bottle of Blue Jeans in a week? I'd be worried about his poor sinuses!
    Its good you got them in the habit of using...
  36. Re: I want to buy my first Creed, help me out a bit...

    Paco Rabanne XS. Himalaya with balls ;)
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    Re: Gym & recommendations

    Joop! Nightflight would work
  38. Re: Name one long-term absolute favorite fragrance

    Rarely use but will never be without a bottle - Joop! Nightflight.
  39. Re: What are some similar niche frags compared to what I own.

    L'air du Desert Morocain by Andy Tauer is an excellent suggestion, it has a pleasant sweet amber-y smell (and there is a fair bit of amber present in Christian Audigier / L'Homme). If you are getting...
  40. Re: Can u name a cologne that is similar with platinum egoiste?

    Lomani smells nothing alike IMO. I think A&F Fierce, Cool Water and Joop! Nightflight are all 'similar,' but I haven't found anything 'really close.'
  41. Thread: Sohum

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    Re: Sohum

    Haven't hear of them over in Perth. The only Aus-made fragrance I've tried is Larrikin - a very sweet, masculine sandalwood fragrance.
  42. Re: Where to buy Narciso Rodriguez Musc or EDP? Can't find anywhere!!!!

    Yup countless bottles in the Myers and DJs over in the West. Its a shame its $110 AUD, if cheaper I'd consider buying it just as a collectors item. I don't love it though so I can't justify the...
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    Re: Sexy Werewolf Smell

    I'm going to go with Narciso Rodriguez for Him, mainly because in the dry-down I get a strange wet-dog odour that puts me right off it...
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    Re: Fans of JOOP HOMME: Why the love?

    Personally I hate it, but a friend of mine that wears WAY too much of it likes it because it 'mixes well with cigarettes.' I couldn't imagine anything worse than cigarettes mixed with Joop! Homme...
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    Re: Help a hopeless cologne dude out!

    Maybe Platinum Egoiste? Its another fresh, easy-wearing fragrance similar to Tommy
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    I really enjoyed Incense Extreme and Incense Rose by Tauer, but I felt they were a little too much after a few hours wear. Rose has a slight animalic tinge that keeps it interesting.

    2 Man and...
  47. Re: Wierd discussion about Secretions Magnifique

    Its moments like this that you wish your brain had an 'unread' function.
  48. Re: What do you consider a great "value" men's fragrance

    Cool Water ;)
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    Re: Alternatives to Creed Millesime Imperial

    Have you tried Aramis Cool Blend? Its one of the better 'fresh and fruity' fragrances without being too generic.
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2

    Comme des Garcons are very much into artistic scents, I doubt you'd find a house with a wider range, although some of their woody-incense fragrances are a bit 'samey'
  51. Re: YSL Live Jazz & Chanel Allure Blanche..........Incredibly Similar.......Right?

    Fetch the straight jacket, we've got another one!
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    Re: Terre D'hermes Pure Perfume Question

    Not sure what they are on about. Its definitely a Parfum, although I still prefer the original.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron Pour Homme

    I'll have to go with the majority and say I don't see it either... Cuiron is much 'smoother' to my nose, and as mentioned all about subtle leather, while Antaeus is quite sharp at the beginning...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Terre d'Hermes?

    Try them both, but over the two I'd pick Terre d'Hermes.
  55. Re: Getting a laxative affect from a fragrance (has this happened to you?)

    A new meaning to trying a fragrance 'For shits and giggles'?
  56. Re: Age range for Chanel Allure Homme Sport and Allure Editon Blanche?

    You can only wear it if you are between 19 years and 3 months and 39 years and 6 months. If outside of those age ranges your skin will begin to swell up & eventually you will spontaneously combust....
  57. Re: Getting a laxative affect from a fragrance (has this happened to you?)

    *Rasied eyebrow* No
  58. Re: Usher VIP.. Overlooked and underappreciated.

    I initially sprayed VIP on my wrist & then did the tester card comparison. I used to wear Fahrenheit alot and it smelt dead-on like a cheap, poor quality clone to my nose. I'll just agree to disagree...
  59. Re: Usher VIP.. Overlooked and underappreciated.

    As soon as I first tried it, I thought 'Fahrenheit,' so I went and sprayed some Fahrenheit on a tester card and yup - its almost identical, with VIP having much poorer longevity, complexity and...
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    Re: Does Halston Unbound Even Last Long ?

    Pretty good longevity for a watermelon/aquatic frag, its so cheap that its easy enough to re-apply anyway
  61. Re: Usher VIP.. Overlooked and underappreciated.

    Its a crappy rip-off of Fahrenheit, how you could say its even worth sniffing is beyond me...
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    Re: Coconut Fragrance Recommendations?

    Joop! Jump is dirt-cheap and has a strong coconut smell. Also Comp Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu has a strong coconut lotion smell
  63. Re: Spicy aquatics with serious longevity and projection

    l'eau d'Issey should fit the bill
  64. Re: Mood Lifter - Which Fragrance lifts your mood?

    Diesel Fuel for Life - Probably because this was the only fragrance I wore in Fiji & every time I get a waft of it, its like hearing "BULA!" for the first time all over again.
  65. Re: Dior Homme: a classic for a lot of basenoters but...

    So if Kouros or Antaeus, debatedly two of the manliest scents ever, were sold as feminine, you wouldn't wear them? What I'm getting at is what about Dior Homme do you think is feminine? And did you...
  66. Re: Dior Homme: a classic for a lot of basenoters but...

    I know what feminine means, what I was implying is I'd like to know what the OP means as 'feminine' in terms of perfumery. I'd love to hear what Paolo thinks of Fleur du Male!
  67. Re: Do colognes or perfumes with more natural oil's have a short shelf life?

    It differs from oil to oil. The general perception is that synthetic oils tend to have a longer shelf life than their natural counterparts. That said, Sean Jean's Unforgivable, which I'd say is...
  68. Re: Dior Homme: a classic for a lot of basenoters but...

    Define 'feminine'? If you don't have the confidence to wear it then sure, it probably is.
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    Re: Looking for Something Sweet and Sexy

    Jaipur pH, Dior Homme Intense, Chanel Antaeus (Manly but the beeswax keeps a sweetness to it), Lolita Lempicka au Masculin are all worth a shot if you like Code. Also Andy Tauer l'au Desert Marocain...
  70. Re: A&F Fierce smells just like Joop Nightflight!

    There is a slight similarity but I wouldn't say it smells 'just like' Nightflight
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    Re: how many sprays of Creed MI?

    One less than too many
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    Re: FragranceX.com yo

    If you don't mind waiting a few months for it to arrive they are fine, but to Australia 25 working days to arrive is just too long IMO.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him. Good Blind Buy?

    Not a smart blind buy, I love it for the first few hours but then I get some weird, kind of animalic note that smells like my grandparents house (they have a dog that sheds hair everywhere) that...
  74. Re: What's a good, basic, everday or work fragrance?

    Chanel Allure Homme edition Blanche. When I just want a nice frag to wear to work & nothing tickles my pickle, more often than not I'll reach for this.
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    Re: Mainstream fragrances

    Try all the Men's Bvlgaris - Aqua is my favorite. Most have a citrussy-fresh vibe, with a bit of musk and tea thrown in. They arn't all that popular either.

    Kenzo is another great line to explore...
  76. Thread: Hong Kong

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    Re: I live in Hong Kong FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Strawberrynet (strawberrynet.com) are based in China. Would be a good place to start. I'd suggest trying Rochas Man, Dior Homme and A*Men for other 'chocolately' scents too.
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    Re: Kenzo - Air & Air Intense

    I don't own Intense so I cant comment on the longevity, but as I said above it smells different to the original.
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    Re: Kenzo - Air & Air Intense

    I've since worn the original Kenzoair alot and find it to last well, its a very light scent but it will easily last a whole day. I believe the intense has a bit of cumin in it (spice) and more of a...
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    Re: Scents like Nightflight?

    I went on the same search... The only things I find similar are Cool Water and Eternity. Nothing really matches the lemon / pineapple vibe that Nightflight does so well.

    As a fan of Nightflight...
  80. Thread: scents

    by Anthony87
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    Re: Advise me some kinds

    4 threads exactly the same is a bad way to start. But to answer your question - try Polo by Ralph Lauren.
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    Re: The longevity god

    Joop! Homme, Bogart pour homme and PS London all last forever
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    Re: New Fragrance: L'Occitane Verdon

    Not released yet here down under it appears.
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    Re: Post your favorite Comme des Garçons

    2 Man and the Incense series are a good place to start. The 'white smoke' note in 2 Man is particularly interesting IMO
  84. Re: Fragrance TV Ads. I guess the scents are not the only ones getting recycled...

    Despite all the hoo-hah about how explicit they were, I didn't mind the Tom Ford for Men ads! But Id agree that most fragrance ads, particularly mens fragrance ads, are just recycled. You can usually...
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    Re: Fleur du Male vs. Fleur du Male la Cologne

    Its more soapy than the original, but I think it smells more indolic (the 'human body' note you smell in white flowers). I'd buy it if it were cheap, but for now I'm happy with the original.
  86. Re: Looking for a very good scent for a man who likes armani code

    Rochas Man, A*Men, Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, YSL La Nuit l'Homme and Body Kouros would be places to start.
    A*Men in particular smells like Dark Temptation.
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    Re: New Fragrance: L'Occitane Verdon

    Hopefully my local l'Occitane has this so I can try it at lunch! Will report back...
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    Re: Kanon Norwegian Wood

    Love Potion no. 9 is my favorite sandalwood, closely followed by Mt Romance Larrikin (Australian Niche). Larrikin has more of a rosewood / pine vibe, whereas LP No. 9 is sweeter. No longevity...
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    Re: Dior Homme Vs. Intense

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/245491-Dior-Homme-Intense?highlight=dior+homme+intense
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    Re: New fragrance reviewer looking for ideas.

    What about a 'Yahtzee Zero Punctuation' style review? If you have no idea what I'm talking about I'd suggest googling it ;)
  91. Re: something like encre noire for the hot summer

    Have you tried Kenzoair, Terre d'Hermes and Mugler Cologne? Kenzoair is a very fresh vetiver that works well in extremly hot weather, not a very 'loud' fragrance but the basenotes hang around forever!
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    Re: Best Fragrance out of these?

    You guys are crazy... Hes asking which of these is suitable for summer and your suggesting Joop! homme. He was asking what will smell good, not make everyone withing a 20 ft radius feel like they are...
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    Re: Best Fragrance out of these?

    One or Hot Water. The CK Summer's arnt bad either, but I didn't like the 09 one (smelt too feminine on me).

    Have you tried Diesel Fuel for Life? Probably my favorite 'casual' scent.
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    Re: Happy or Fuel for life

    Fuel for Life. Awesome longevity and sillage too. I wore this exclusively on my Fiji holiday & it suited the warm, balmy weather to a T.
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    Re: help me choose a summer fragrance?

    Have you tried l'eau d'Issey or Allure Homme Blanche? Both are hot-weather favorites of mine
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    Re: Male fragrance with a strong licorice note

    Kenzo Air, Body Kouros and (as you mentioned) Lolita Lempicka au Masculin. I smell a bit of licorice in Rive Gauche pour Homme, but thats probably the anise
  97. Re: Green Irish Tweed V Cool Water - Real Life Head to Head challenge

    What do YOU prefer though?
  98. Re: Allure Homme & Cool Water: Luca Turin May Want to Reconsider

    Cool Water was an extremly influential main-stream fragrance that, for better or worse, has completely alterred mens perfumery. Allure Homme is definitely worthy of more than 1 star - I'd personally...
  99. Thread: What next?

    by Anthony87
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    Re: What next?

    Id try a few good orientals/gourmands, vetivers and woody fragrances. Also consider trying some of the florals marketed at men, although these arn't as 'newbie friendly.'
    Gourmand - Lolita Lempicka...
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    Re: Looking for the all natural men's

    Many natural ingredients are being phased out due to the IFRA's ever tightening restrictions on what they deem good or bad for your health. A lot of classics that once contained natural ingredients...
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