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    Re: Where to start with Comme Des Garcons?

    I'd try 2Man, 2 and Hinoki. But you really ought to try the Odeur series (53 and 71) as well.

    The rest is a lot of fun - and the whole line is unafraid. Love them.
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    Re: Sécrétions Magnifiques

    I like most of ELDO's fragrances - some are off the wall, and they are at the heart they are solid constructions, but the accords are a bit off or unusual.

    I like Elegy for the Traitor and...
  3. Re: Bottles you want but can't justify purchasing

    Frederic Malle French Lover/Bois D'Orage
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Escentric Molecules Escentric 020
    Chanel Sycomore
    MPG Parfum d'Habit and Santal Noble

    These are *just* below the price/like line.
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    Re: Sécrétions Magnifiques

    That fragrance is nearly unwearable to a lot of people. But the company that makes it really makes a lot of edgy fragrances - though that one I find to be the one that takes the greatest chances.
    ...
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Thanks! I didn't get Musk Ravageur, but the shippers say the other things should be at home when I get there!
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    Re: L'Artisan Dzing!: Shoestore in a bottle?

    I do not get the strong-indolic scent everyone seems to have with Dzing - it smells like a new leather jacket, some small woodiness, and a sugar-sweet scent there as well (candyfloss? Yeah, never use...
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    Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Finishing up a 5 day trip to Manhattan, and Between Barneys, Neimann and Aedes:

    CdG Odeur 53
    CdG 2 Man
    Le Labo Rose 31
    By Kilian Taste of Heaven
    L'Artisan Premiere Figeure Extreme
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Whats YOUR Signature Scent?

    Don't have one, though I do wear Ormonde Jayne Man, Hertiage and MdM/Jicky a lot!
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    Re: Now you can smell like a Klingon

    Boy - I wouldn't want to cross the street wearing "Red Shirt"
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes blind buy

    Short Answer: NO WAY

    This is not somethign to blind buy - happily it is something easy to get samples of.

    It is a leathery smell - but like the inside of a well used leather woman's purse with...
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    Re: So I got offered a Job to be a SA

    :evil:

    My mind can't help but veer right for the gutter.
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    Re: "good" enough to be niche

    Me, too. My worst perfume experiences have been with niche perfumes that shouldn't have been released (imho).

    Mass market "bad" will tend to "boring", "simple" or "synthetic smelling"

    Niche...
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami

    I never get too wrapped around the axle about "vintage" vs "reformulated" - the rules change all the time forcing companies to do this periodically anyway, when their marketing department doesn't...
  14. Poll: Re: Which is the best one: among Chanel Allure and its Flankers?

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche beats the pants off of the other ones to my nose and tastes. While the others aren't *bad* per se ... they certainly are not up to Chanel standards.

    And HEB is the...
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami

    All perfumes have been reformulated that have any kind of legs on them. The new Bel Ami is a wonderful scent and just as evocative as the old. Go grab the vintage stuff if you like, but the new one...
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    Re: scent for qatar and dubai

    You know what - if you want a good LOCAL scent, then just go there and haunt various shops. I fear most of them will just carry a lot of mass market things at high prices - but if you can find a...
  17. Re: Chanel, Egoiste or Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Ambre Precieux

    Good choice - you won't find many ambers nearly as good. From some thread along here - this one smells a lot like authentic natural high grade Ambergris.

    Oh it also last a long time.

    I will...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum

    I love Egoiste - but Platinum, not so much. And I wanted to like Platinum.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 27 October 08

    Guerlain Vetiver aftershave balm (er ... CELERY aftershave balm)

    MPG Route du Vetiver as the other SoTD.

    And "hi" I'm back ... :)
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 21 September 08

    Creed

    Tabaróme Millésime
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    Re: Scents other than fragrances that you love

    Coal Smoke on a cold day
    Wood Smoke on a cool day
    Smell of the air when a fresh sea breeze blows in (not so much marine, but CLEAN)
    Rose petals
    Jasmine
    Tar on a hot day (Asphalt)
    Dirt...
  22. Re: What fragrances start to smell great when you sweat?

    I'll vote for Creed MI ... I was relatively unimpressed with it until I did my workout several hours after applying it and it really came alive.

    But also agree about TdH ... it was made for...
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume

    I like the CB philosophy but haven't found any of them that really "clicked" - though Patchouli Empire was pretty close - they really don't seem to me to be a typical perfume one would dab on "for...
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    Re: Knize Ten is Gorgeous!

    Knize Ten is a really good leather scent. I have a sample and love it. One of these days I'll snag a bottle - but it is really good. I do wet shaves and have been eyeing the shaving soap of it...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 10 September 08

    Caron
    pour un Homme
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chergui

    Chergui is a wonderful fragrance, and is now only Bell Jar. I did a bottle split with Asha of an export bottle. Really nice scent.

    :D
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    Re: Great Fragrances For Under $40

    Oh yes, Rive Gauche pour Homme is one of my favorites and really inexpensive compared to its quality. Probably one of the best values out there!
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    Re: What is you favorite Fall fragrances?

    New: Encre Noir, Gucci PH
    Old: Eau Sauvage, Aramis

    Weekend: Mazzolari 'Lui' :evil:
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    Re: desert marocain

    LDDM I find is comparable to powdery-ambery frags as well as incense frags as well.
    (And a sweet note it sills is comparable to SJP "Lovely" too! :rolleyes:)

    Hmmmm ... what sort of thing about...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 24 Aug 08

    I wore Caron Yatagan today - which was mostly grocery shopping, cleaning and cooking.

    It went surprisingly well all in all!
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    Tom Ford White Patchouli

    My bottle just arrived this morning - along with DC 1913. What a day and what a decision!!
  32. Re: The Street: Which scent do you smell the most?

    Acqua di Giò

    Or one of the Armani's
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday 21st August - 2008

    Escentric Molecules
    Escentric 01

    :D
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    Re: Encre Noir vs. Vétiver Extraordinaire

    I am feeling like a VE sampling is in order after this thread.

    I have Encre Noir and love it - but you can't have too much vetiver. ;)
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 19 Aug 08

    Lalique Encre Noir

    Loving the woody fragrance today - it is unseasonably cool at 63F!
  36. Re: "THE NAME OF THE NOSE" which (Nose) perfumer's creations you would buy blind.

    I am not sure I could say I would buy anything blind - though if I had to I would play attention to the house, too, since they set the budgets and give the "vision."

    I have a weakness for Pierre...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 18 August 08

    Domenico Caraceni
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 17th August - 2008

    Diptyque
    Tom Dao
    SOTE - balmy early evening goes well with this.
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    Poll: Re: Choose The Windfall Bottle

    I agree with this one.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 15th August - 2008

    CdG
    Vettiveru

    Wonderful scent for today - though would be better if it were hotter!
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    Re: Montale Red Vetyver

    I absolutely love the fragrance - the vetiver + the cedar-y smell really goes well together.

    I have a smaple of it and treasure it - when I am out - I may just have to pick up a bottle of it. ...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 14 August 08

    Creed
    Tabaróme Millésime
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    Poll: Re: Who is more macho? The anti-frags

    OOOOH, Yatagan has a special place in my heart for this sort of thing. I think I just figured out my SOTD tomorrow! LOL
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    Re: SotD .. Saturday 9th August - 2008

    Hermes Eau d'Orange Vert

    MMmmmmmm ....
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 August 08

    Lalique Encre Noire
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 07 August 08

    Creed MI

    Surprisingly good.
  47. Re: New White Patchouli by Tom Ford on pre-sale at Neimans

    Neimann's in St Louis had a tester of White Patchouli. I tried it, and pre ordered it. They gave me a sample, too! w00000t!!

    (Well I did buy 2 Creeds [MI and Tabarome M], and Encre Noire, too)
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 31 July 08

    CdG Vettivru
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, 29th July 2008

    SOTD: Hermes d'Orange Vert

    SOTE: Frederick Malle Musc Ravageur :p
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 25 July 08

    Ormonde Jayne Man

    Green floral goodness
  51. Poll: Re: Poll: Best of: Serge Lutens -Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    MKK is a really good musk - but of the ones I tried and liked, it was at the lower end of my "like" list of SL. As a musk its great, but personal tastes lead me to other musks.

    But my heart goes...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 18 July 08

    Hermes d'Orange Vert

    (Thanks Joe! :thumbup: )
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 12 July 08

    Hermès
    Terre d'Hermès
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 11 July 08

    Comme des Garçons
    Vettiveru

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Re: SotD .. Thursday July 10th - 2008

    Montale Red Vetyver
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday July 8th - 2008

    MONTALE
    Red Vetyver
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 07 July 08

    Comme des Garçons
    Vettiveru

    I think I'm in love .... :tongue:
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    Re: SotD .. Friday 4th July - 2008

    CdG's Vettiveru

    Absolutely wonderful!
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 2 July 08

    Comme des Garçons
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 4 Cologne: Vettiveru

    (TY Asha!!)
  60. Re: I like Japan. Best Japanese scents for men?

    I do think anything by Comme des Garcons has a real "Japanese" aesthetic - but a modern one, not traditional.
  61. Poll: Re: Mainstream vs. Niche: a statistical effort.

    I was 40% Niche.

    But ... I have tons of niche samples. I find the quality of niche to be very very uneven, and the designers tend to be much more consistent in quality.

    But in the end I get...
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 June -08

    Montale
    Red Vetyver
    (TY Asha!! :D )
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 30 June 08

    Montale
    Red Vetyver
    (TY Asha!! :D )
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 28 June 08

    CdG Vettivru
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    Re: Which Acqua Di Parma ?

    Really? It dries down into a fougere - it is not particularly sweet in general. Not sure how it would be "sweeter" than Colonia or Colonia Intensa .... :confused:
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    Re: Which Acqua Di Parma ?

    I think I would put Colonia and Colonia Assoluta on my short list.

    If you want a simple and great cologne, the Colonia is your thing,
    If you want a little bit more longevity and a bit more...
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    Re: I got a bad comment

    Well good for you!

    I must admit I have never smelled Declaration - but it certainly seemed to have broken the ice with that person.
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    Re: S.ot.D - Friday 27th June - 2008

    Its going to be:

    The Different company "Sel de Vetiver"

    :D

    (Since I will be in a office, a bar and a restaurant today since a colleague is leaving and there may be a little bit o' partying...
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    Re: Men's frags rich in aldehydes ?

    I was thinking that - I think most of the scent composition IS aldehydes!
  70. Re: Explanation for divergent Luca Turin reviews?

    I totally agree with you! That is why Secretions Magnifique by L'Etat Libre d'Orange got 5 stars, yet is something that is all but unwearable (and causes some to gag, seriously!).

    I also think...
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    Re: antaeus vs third man vs yatagan

    Actually I think that is a really good description of it, though I don't get "car Mechanic" - I do agree 100% with the portion of your post I made bold.

    It is above all a bold in-your-face scent,...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 26 June 08

    Parfums MDCI
    Invasion Barbare
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 25 June 08

    Okay - I FORGOT to wear my SoTD.

    So ... if you were hanging around me if I had remebered you would have smelled the niceness of Rive Gauche pour Homme by YSL.

    I seem to be rather absent minded...
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    Re: antaeus vs third man vs yatagan

    Hmmmm ....

    Antaeus has tremendous sillage - and the synthetic wood is addictive, but gets very powdery on me rather quickly. Too quickly for me to love it, though it is very nice and I appreciate...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 20 June 08

    Frank of Los Angeles
    Frank No 2
  76. Thread: Lavender

    by Bromo33333
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    Re: Lavender

    "Caron pour un Homme" by Caron if you want an inexpensive full fragrance (my current favorite fragrance!)
    "Caldey Island" if you want a holographic lavender (I do understand the musk - reminds me of...
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    Re: Only one bottle from Paris

    Does the air carrier have restrictions on liquid? Anyway - good luck - I don't have any suggestions beyond those already made, though I would be partial to some exclusive line in GUerlain or Serge...
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    Re: Used Car Salesmen

    Aramis, Stetson or some other leathery fragrance that isn't too expensive. Must also combine beneficially with cigarette smoke!
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 19 June 08

    Caron pour un Homme
    Perfect for the weather today - clear, dry 56F
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    Poll: Re: What do you use for your armpits?

    I ususally use unscented Mitchum. But, you know ... sometimes I use NOTHING AT ALL! :eek:

    (Was that a choice?)
  81. Poll: Re: Amber Amber Amber -- Your Favorite Amber Frag?

    Serge Lutens or MPG's offerings - but if pressed I would go with MPG's.
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Monday 16th June - 2008

    Caron pour un Homme
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Sunday 15th June - 2008

    After a nice bike ride along the Erie canal ... after a shower washing off the SOTD, I moved to the SOTE:


    Robert Piguet
    fracas
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Sunday 15th June - 2008

    Geo F. Trumper's Sandalwood
  85. Re: Has the U.S. economic downturn affected your perfume buying?

    I went to a high end stereo shop and things that usually went for about $8-10k used (yeah, one of THOSE shops) were going for about $5-6k. Not that this is in my league or anything. Salesman also...
  86. Re: Aldehyde, how does it effect a perfume & is it going out of style

    Aldehydes are used in small amounts in just about every fragrance whether it is listed or not. When they are used in such a large dose (a la Chanel No 5) that they are noticeable in their own right...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    No scent today ... movers and such here
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    Re: SotD, Tuesaday, June 10, 2008

    Caron
    Pour un Homme
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    Re: Most vile smelling thing ever!

    I second Secretions Magnifique by Etat Libre d'Orange. No contest, really. Dirty English, Hypnose, anything else that you may feel "smells bad" smells absolutely wonderful compared to that nausea...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 7 June 08

    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: SotD Thursday, June 5, 2008

    Escentric Molecules
    Escentric 02

    Day 2 of wearing it. Lighter application - and scent is much more open and better. :)
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    Re: Colognes that last, and last, and last

    If you lose the smell in 5 minutes - it will be nose fatigue as even the most fleeting fragrance (topnotes only) will stick around at least 20 minutes. With the Creed base, the chemical will last a...
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    Re: Colognes that last, and last, and last

    YSL Rive Gauche - lasts 12-18 hours 1 spray on skin, but if you get it on anything else but skin (like my metal watch band) - lasts 72+ hours.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 3 June, 2008

    I meant to go scentless today but put on a shirt I must have worn before with YSL Rive Gauche - so I smell of that today!
  95. Re: The influences of Jean-Claude Ellena and Andy Tauer

    Loved the article!

    Seems like perfume-artisans are becoming celebrities much the way some chefs are.
  96. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange: Leather, leather, everywhere

    You know - it has the Pine-Vetiver accord (as does Mazzolari, BTW) - and they are kissing cousins - but I find Yatagan to be more dirty and animalic.
  97. Re: Etat Libre d'Orange: Leather, leather, everywhere

    ELd'O has a house similarity - and while most of the scents are pretty good - I find all hard to wear, though I think Rien is an excellent leather scent - and not sweet at all!
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    Re: SotD Monday, June 2, 2008 - dedicated to YSL

    YSL
    Rive Gauche pour homme
  99. Re: Green Irish Tweed & Cool Water created by same perfumer - WTF!?!?!?!

    Look at Olivia Giacobetti and Dyptique Philosykos and L'Artisan Premier Figueir - they are about as close as GIT is to CW.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 May - JC Ellena SSD!

    For JCE day, I am wearing:

    Hermès
    Un Jardin en Méditerranée
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