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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    Tom Ford Oud Wood
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Jacques Bogart Silver Scent Intense
  3. I like Tom Ford Oud Wood - What else should I try

    I've been trying Oud Wood for a few days and am considering a full bottle purchase next time I visit the US.

    Can you recommend me other fragrances that I might like that may be similar to this...
  4. Thread: Tactical Nuke

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    Re: Tactical Nuke

    I have only experienced this kind of BO when I lived in France. Some people there (very few) still consider shower/bath optional.
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    Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Received mine today and to me it really does resemble Royal Oud. Will give it a full wear this week and report back.
  6. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Natura Kayak: pretty common in Brazil, but not well known here.

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  7. Thread: Git

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    Re: Git

    My top 2 are Aventus and GIT, year round...
  8. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    Agreed. I can see that some well-known molecules (like the aforementioned Calone, ISO-E Super, dihydromyrcenol) might be useful for Basenotes members.

    So, it seems I am the one "getting over" my...
  9. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    Thanks for the comments Bigsly. I agree that people will not just "get over it", but my intention was more to provoke a debate than to actually expect that I would make people change their behavior...
  10. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    In fact I prefer the use of notes rather than ingredients. My point essentially is that if something smells good to me, what it is made of (aside from ethical and health considerations) has little...
  11. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    Exactly. But what I feel is even worse is that many people try to infer the ingredients, and usually they criticize a fragrance that smells perfectly fine on the basis of inferred (but not actually...
  12. Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    There you have it. The way I see it, notes are simply a guide meant to help us understand what a fragrance smells like.

    Like in wine, they are used to describe verbally a smell which is...
  13. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    I never owned A*Men (original), but have all three: Pure Coffee, Pure Malt, and Pure Havane.

    Of those, Pure Havane is the best in my opinion. I wish it didn't change as much as it does in the...
  14. Re: So few of the truly great designers mens are for hot weather. Discuss...

    I agree with the observation above. To be more specific, there seems to be a prejudice among basenoters against "fresh designer scents". Obviously, there are many great fragrances for any kind of...
  15. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

    by dilney
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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    I have ordered a decant of Tobacco Vanille, so I'll try it soon.

    I'll also try to find back to black to smell it or get a sample.

    Thanks.

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  16. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    So, today I was in a department store and tried some of the fragrances mentioned here:
    - Herrera for men: Not exactly sweet, but a very nice scent nonetheless. It reminded me a bit of Tabarome (not...
  17. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

    by dilney
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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    From the reviews, maybe the Lanvin is just what I'm looking for.

    Is the tobacco in it comparable to Tabac Rouge?

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  18. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    Great suggestions. I'll start by checking the ones I can find in local stores before I start buying samples or blind buys.

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  19. Thread: Collection Size

    by dilney
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    Re: Collection Size

    I agree with you. That's why I started selling many of the fragrances that were not getting used.

    So far I already managed to sell about 10. Unfortunately, I ended up buying just as many new ones...
  20. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    I like Chergui (sorry, forgot to write in the original post), but don't love it. In particular, there's something that I find strange in the opening.
  21. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

    by dilney
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    Sweet Tobacco

    I've found I really like the smell of sweet tobacco on fragrances.

    So far, I've tried and enjoy (enjoyed) the following:
    - Pure Havane (love the opening, with its blast of honey tobacco, but...
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    Off the top of my head and without looking at my wardrobe:
    - Chanel Egoiste
    - Loewe Solo
    - Loewe Esencia
    - Davidoff Cool Water (people call this "designer" even thouhg Davidoff is a Cigar brand,...
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    Re: Loewe Solo and it's flankers

    I love Solo, enjoy Solo Intense, but didn't enjoy Absoluto that much and gave it away to my nephew.
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    Re: Found some Angel Pure coffee/Opinion's?

    I hope this is not inappropriate, but I am selling one used ONCE (http://www.ebay.es/itm/281354144927?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649). Starting at 0.99 euro and no reservation...
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    Re: Recommend me some fragrances to try

    Can you please give me a bit more info on the genre, or why you recommend these? Thanks!
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    Re: Recommend me some fragrances to try

    I will try these, thanks!

    Usually, there is something about Lutens' fragrances that don't fully convince me. I don't know if it's the sweetness (although I enjoy some sweet scents) or if there is...
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    Recommend me some fragrances to try

    Designer or niche. I am looking for new fragrances to try.

    Based on the following likes and dislikes, what do you think I should smell?

    Likes:
    - Creed Aventus
    - Creed GIT
    - Creed Royal Oud...
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    Re: Tired of all my fragrances

    Postumo: I agree with you. These days I've only enjoyed the aquatic fragrances of all that I tried in the stores. I ordered a tester bottle of l'eau d'issey to satisfy my momentary desire for fresh...
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    Re: Lush Breath Of God

    LOL! I also dislike it. Not at all what God's breath should smell like :)
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme - vintage

    I have a nearly full bottle for sale. Please check my sale thread.
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    Re: Tired of all my fragrances

    Good point!
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    Re: Tired of all my fragrances

    Thanks for the comments.

    I'm not selling my favorite fragrances, but the ones I really haven't used more than a few times in 3 years. I feel it's also easier to justify (to my SWMBO) new...
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    Re: Tired of all my fragrances

    Milan: Maybe I wasn't very clear. All these fragrances have been used a lot (especially the Creeds which are my most expensive ones).

    I will order some samples/decants. I've been interested in...
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    Tired of all my fragrances

    I've worn fragrances since I was 16, but it was only in the past 3-4 years that I really got into this as a hobby and start owning several fragrances and rotating them. Until recently, I was really...
  35. Love both, but GIT gets my vote.

    Love both, but GIT gets my vote.
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    Re: Anyone tried Black XS L'Exces?

    I find it works fine in warm days.

    I've never smelled Tous in Heaven, but will try now based on silentrich's recommendation.
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    Re: Anyone tried Black XS L'Exces?

    To me this is a sweet juicy pineapple (like a canned sliced pineapple), not a smoky one like in Aventus.
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    Re: Difference between Balm and Lotion???

    Balm usually leaves your skin feeling moist and/or oily. Lotion will tend to make your skin dry. I like to use balm in the colder months and lotion the rest of the year.
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    Agreed. I have and love both Esencia and 7 (and...

    Agreed. I have and love both Esencia and 7 (and Solo is in my top 5...). So glad I discovered the Spanish fragrances...

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  40. Thread: Online Shopping

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    Re: Online perfume sites that are relatively cheap and safe.

    Not a perfume site per se, but they carry the Czech & Speake line: http://www.themandonstore.com/

    I just received a bottle of No. 88 and one of Cuba from them. I have to say that - never having...
  41. Some people like it (I surely do) others don't......

    Some people like it (I surely do) others don't... I don't see the problem with that.

    Just like many people on bn rave about certain perfumes I would never consider wearing. I don't think their...
  42. Thread: Hanae Mori (HM)

    by dilney
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    Poll: Re: Hanae Mori (HM)

    I own a small 30ml EDP bottle and like it. I get mainly the lemon on top and vanilla in the base.
  43. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Jack Hunter:
    GIT
    Himalaya
    C&S Cuba
    Egoiste
    Rochas Man
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    This.


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  45. Everything is fine! I put a small amount in a...

    Everything is fine!

    I put a small amount in a sprayer and applied. Smells great and strong.

    The problem was my application the first time. I'm not used to splash bottles so I applied to little...
  46. Like: most fruit notes, citrus, greens,...

    Like: most fruit notes, citrus, greens, gourmands, aquatics
    Love: sandalwood, Vetiver, ambergris, lavender, woods, musk, cinnamon, neroli, pineapple
    Not a fan of anise, civet, leather

    Sent from...
  47. Re: Vintage Paco Rabanne PH from eBay - Potential fraud

    Ok. Thanks for the advice.

    I will do another test putting some of it in an atomizer to apply a similar amount to what I am used with other fragrances. It is possible that I applied less because of...
  48. Vintage Paco Rabanne PH from eBay - Potential fraud

    I recently received a supposedly vintage Paco Rabanne PH bought off eBay.

    There is nothing wrong with the smell itself. However, much to my disappointment, it is EXTREMELY WEAK.

    Yesterday, I...
  49. Re: Basenotes favorites that you hate... Hated that you love?

    Dislike:
    Dior Homme Intense
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Like:
    Creed Royal Oud, Himalaya, GIT
    Cool Water
    Loewe Solo (not generally hated at BN, but mostly ignored)
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    Re: Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    Yes. Does EDP have less Iso E super?
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    Re: Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    Wow, so many suggestions! Thanks! I never thought there would be so many similar fragrances to TdH... I guess I'll be busy trying to sample all these in the next month :)
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    Re: Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    Sorry if I was not clear... I used it up over several days (more than 1 week) and verified that only had headaches when wearing TdH...
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    Re: Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    I assume all the perfumes don't have the same formulation, so they might smell similar without giving me headaches. Actually, I never had a headache with my 2 samples of Galimard Aventure. And yes, I...
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    Re: Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    I'll also try to find this one locally to try...
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    Re: Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    Thanks guys,

    I'll order a sample of Red Vetyver and try to find a sample of Yardley Citrus and Woods.
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    Alternatives to Terre d'Hermes

    I really like the smell of Terre d'Hermes, however, I used up a 5ml sample and got the strongest headaches I have experienced in a long while everyone I wore it.

    I've read that Montale Red Vetyver...
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    I called the store today and the number on the...

    I called the store today and the number on the website does not belong to Montale anymore... I hope they open the new shop and update the site soon...

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    Re: I need a good orange for summer

    Loewe Solo is the answer!
  59. Good luck. I trust they will return your money....

    Good luck. I trust they will return your money. Unfortunately you have to wait.

    I wish they would change the website in order to allow only the transactions they are willing to complete.
  60. I'm not sure how it works with credit card. I...

    I'm not sure how it works with credit card. I have always used Paypal but the funds did get blocked from my account until they refunded me.

    Keep trying to call them.

    Sent from my Desire HD...
  61. I'm sorry to say this, but your order may get...

    I'm sorry to say this, but your order may get canceled by fragrancenet. The only payment method they accept for non-US customers is bank transfer.

    What you described happened to me several times....
  62. I own and enjoy both. Having said that, I only...

    I own and enjoy both. Having said that, I only ever felt they were similar the first time I smelled GIT. GIT is much more complex, has a greener opening, and absolutely amazing drydown. However, I...
  63. Help: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, Bond No. 9 Great Jones, Worth Haute Concentration, or Patrick Cologne

    I recently tried Paco Rabanne Pour Homme for the first time and enjoyed it. I am getting a small bottle of the most recent version.

    Having said that, while looking at reviews online, I found...
  64. Re: What version (reformulation) is this Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    Thanks, will read right now.
  65. Re: What version (reformulation) is this Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    Greener is good in my book :) Thanks!
  66. Re: What version (reformulation) is this Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    Cool collection! Now send me some samples so I can compare them :)
  67. Re: What version (reformulation) is this Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    Thanks!

    Is it any different from the current version? Do you like it better than the current one?
  68. What version (reformulation) is this Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    I am looking to buy a PRPH and have read that older versions had much more oakmoss and were better than the current reformulation.

    Would this bottle be an older, better version or is it the same I...
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    Fragrance aftershaves are usually too expensive...

    Fragrance aftershaves are usually too expensive for what they are: alcohol with a little bit of fragrance. If I want my face to smell like my SOTD, I simply mix a couple sprays of my SOTD with some...
  70. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    My experience with them is similar. First two...

    My experience with them is similar. First two orders were fine, but after that they always left my orders pending until one day when they took the money but didn't send me the fragrances. Almost two...
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    Re: neophyte confused by Eau Sauvage pricing -

    Don't be confused. Sometimes it's just not worth buying from online discounters. They are not *always* cheaper...
  72. www.cheapsmells.co.uk

    www.cheapsmells.co.uk
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    Re: Vetiver hombre questions

    Agreed. I have a small decant of Mugler Cologne, but never felt like wearing it much because of the slight sweetness/femininity. With Vetiver Hombre it's the opposite, I look forward to using it next...
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    Re: Vetiver hombre questions

    I have only tested Guerlain and Encre Noire. I can say that Vetiver Hombre is quite different from those two. To me, it is more similar to Mugler Cologne than Guerlain Vetiver for instance. Since...
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    Agua de Sandalo by Adolo Dominguez

    I tried this one yesterday.

    I have to say that I enjoy the smell, although I am having difficulty picking up the sandalwood even after 20+ hours (the test paper still smells good, but not too...
  76. Hednic, from what house is this?

    Hednic, from what house is this?
  77. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense Vs L'instant de Guerlain Extreme

    I can't see myself wearing Dior Homme Intense, while I enjoyed L'Instant Extreme from the first time I tried it. I'll buy it in my next international trip at the airport's duty free shop...
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    Creed Himalaya

    Creed Himalaya
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    Re: Talk to me about Creed Bois de Santal

    Thanks for the detailed comment. I am not sure if I know how civet smells though...
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    Re: Talk to me about Creed Bois de Santal

    Do you think it's worth 350 Euros (~475 USD) for a 250ml flacon?
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    Talk to me about Creed Bois de Santal

    I just ordered a decant of this from a basenoter. I am loving other sandalwood fragrances at the moment:
    - Lutens Santal de Mysore
    - Chanel Egoiste
    - MPG Santal Noble
    - Floris Santal
    - Trumper's...
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    It's going to be Creed Silver Mountain Water.

    It's going to be Creed Silver Mountain Water.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    Chanel Egoiste
  84. Thread: Chanel?

    by dilney
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    Re: Chanel?

    I don't have much experience with Chanel fragrances, but I love Egoiste.

    Allure Edition Blanche smells nice, but I'm not sure I would buy it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble
    Been enjoying it for the last 9 hours and still going strong...
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 11th November, 2011

    Esencia de Loewe
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    Re: SOTD Monday 7th Movevber (lol) 2011

    Esencia de Loewe
    http://www.99perfume.com/image/ES767M.jpg
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    Re: Would you wear Creed if......

    Cologneist: I would still love and enjoy my Creeds if they were $20. However, as has been mentioned, if they became so common that every other person would be wearing them, then my answer would...
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens for a man?!

    I enjoy Santal de Mysore and find it masculine, especially in the drydown. Feels very woody.
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    Re: Non Perfumes, Non Fragrances

    Non perfume = No smell = Not buying it!
  91. Re: Why do people buy full bottles instead of samples?

    A very simple reason is that price/ml is much lower if you buy full bottle. Sometimes, even if you use 50% or 60% of the bottle, it can be cheaper than buying decants from online stores (although...
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    Re: Woody Serge Lutens?

    Thanks, I'll definitely try Chêne, Fille en Aiguilles, Santal Blanc, and other suggested here.

    One more thing: would you say Chêne is dry like CDG Wonderwood?
  93. Poll: Re: dior - homme intense VS. thierry mugler - a*men

    I voted A*Men as I find DHI not very masculine...
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    Woody Serge Lutens?

    I have a decant of Santal de Mysore and love it. Although it opens quite sweet, the drydown has a strong presence of Sandalwood (I smell wood and believe the company's claim that it is sandalwood).
    ...
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    Re: Creed is growing on me like a fungis

    I find that Lutens and Creed have completely different styles of perfumes. Of the Lutens I have tried, I have enjoyed Chergui, love Santal de Mysore (on my Christmas list), but haven't enjoyed much...
  96. Poll: Re: Which would you buy: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Loewe Esencia

    Creed is winning.

    As I said, never smelled OV, but I just got my bottle of Esencia today (with my Chanel Egoiste, which I'm wearing right now). Gonna give it a nice full wear tomorrow :)
  97. Thread: Pure Malt

    by dilney
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    Re: Pure malt still featured on Mugler's site = back in production ?

    I saw a few bottles for sale in a duty free in the Chicago O'Hare airport in October.
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    Re: Creed is growing on me like a fungis

    Check out Aventus and don't mind the detractors. Many feel the same way about their preferred niche brands...
  99. Poll: Which would you buy: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Loewe Esencia

    Thanks for your input on my other poll/thread. Now on to some "green" scents...

    I have never smelled Original Vetiver, but I like other Creeds and the reviews on this one are very positive. I...
  100. There is a bottle available in a store in Madrid...

    There is a bottle available in a store in Madrid in case you're interested (I saw it yesterday).
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