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    [International] Re: Ormande Jayne Women, Caron, Arabian Oud

    bump
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    Re: Estee Lauder acquires Frederic Malle

    Oh, well, to my ears, it means reformation, quality degrading and price jumping...
  3. Re: Niche vs. Designer Fragrances. I Want To Believe.

    +1 although I adore a lot of niche fragrances, I don't see them replacing department store fragrances any time soon
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    Re: What fragrant gifts did Santa bring you?

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    A lovely scent, open with chestnut, dry down to tonka bean. Perfect for festival season
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Taken, on the way to Classact!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hi Everyone,

    I need to clear out my sample piles. I'd like to send one person in the world (anywhere except UK and PO boxes) of following samples. (sorry, I can not ship to UK because of Royal...
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    According to The scent of desire, a book by Rachel Sarah Herz, there is no connection between one's personality and his/her scent preference.
    How one may perceive a smell is genetically coded in...
  8. Re: Cuir de Lancome vs Cuir de Russie -- please compare

    Very different. Cuir de Lancome is light, floral leathery, while Cuir de Russie is rich, deep, fluffy leather coat dusty with powder
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    Re: of all the fragrances you tried

    That's interesting.
    Mine would be more like
    10% Love
    20% Like
    50% Neutral
    25% Dislike
    5% Hated
    For every 10 samples I tried, I'd acquire 3 full bottles.
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    Re: Most feminine frag??

    It really depends on what is your perception of feminineness.
    For grown-up, elegant type of feminineness, I'd say (not in particular order):
    Joy (vintage)
    Parfums MDCI Enlevement au Serail ...
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    My top three:
    Guerlain Eau de Guerlain (especially the old formula)
    Guerlan Vol de Nuit (I find it unisex, not very feminine)
    Creed Original Vetiver (I know, a lot of people don't like it,...
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    Re: your favorite rose

    @30 Roses: I love your rosy list!

    My current favorite roses:
    FM Une Rose: a whole rose plant, freshed pulled out of garden
    Les Parfums de Rosine Ecume de Rose: fresh rose with salty sea-side air...
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    Re: Best niche perfume shops in Amsterdam?

    Is there a rule that if something already mentioned on this site, then it's not allowed to ask again?
    Of course I've read other threads on this site and I've done my research on internet. Found...
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    Best niche perfume shops in Amsterdam?

    I am going to Amsterdam soon next Month. Please recommend niche perfume shops! The more the better!

    Tkx
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I have a bottle of The Perfume Workshop Tea Rose(120ml, 80%full). PS me if you want.

    Worldwide shipping. Please I prefer someone already a member of basenotes over 6 months or having at least 40...
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    Re: The actual popularity of fragrances

    In my part of world, I haven't encountered a lot men wearing perfumes (deodorant doesn't count). However, a lot of women do wear perfumes, maybe 6 out of 10?
  17. Caron, SIP, AG, Chant d'aromes, Cuir de Lancome...worldwide swap

    Welcome to my swap thread. I ship worldwide

    Available for Swap

    Freshly Made Decants:
    I can make 5ml decant spray or 1.5ml glass sample vial of following:

    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise
    Annick...
  18. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    Caron Parfum Sacre, a well-bodied spicy oriental rose, very elegant.
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    Re: What Are Your Perfume Plans For 2013?

    Task one: Sort out my samples and decants! I shall category them into two categories: bottled needed, swap/thrown away, and use them up as much as possible.
    Task two: after finish task one, maybe a...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Lutens don't answer emails. You need to write to their paris royal address. I did twice in the past, once for myself and another time for my friend. In both times, I got a pack of 4 carded wax...
  21. Thread: Which MDCI?

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    Re: Which MDCI?

    If you buy MDCI sample set from their website, they will deduct the money when you pay for a full bottle. No time limit! I got my full bottle of Enlevement au Serail after 2 years of getting the...
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    Re: Suggest a floral for a gourmand lover

    Bond 9 Chinatown, big white floral with gourmand feel
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    Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    This is a very hard question....
    OK, here is mine list of top 10 that I must have to survive (in alphbatical order):
    Chanel No. 19
    Guerlain Nahema
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Kai Kai
    L'Artisan La...
  24. Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    For me, Annick Goutal Quel Amour is the best fruity-floral yet sophisticated and high-quality.
    Also MDCI Peche Cardinal as well.
    Don't forget the amazing FM Le Parfum de Therese, which is both...
  25. Re: Where Did Your Love of Fragrances Begin? A Journey Begins

    It could be my mother's garden. We had white flowers, especially gardenia and jasmine sambac. There were three dates trees, blossomed in late April and early May.
    Or, my uncle's mandarin orchard. I...
  26. Thread: Which MDCI?

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    Re: Which MDCI?

    I love the whole MDCI line. My favorites are Enlevement au Serail, Un Coeur en Mai and Peche Cardinal.
  27. Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    Yes, Parfums MDCI Peche Cardinal and Goutal Quel Amour!
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    Re: Jour d'Hermes by Hermes - NEW FRAGRANCE!

    i love it! Blame my stupid phone!
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    Re: Jour d'Hermes by Hermes - NEW FRAGRANCE!

    This Jour d'Hermes is being raved everywhere :-) It makes me very curious. So far, the only JCE scent I absolutely is Osmanthe Yunnan.
  30. Re: Today I was so touched as Mum handed me vintage perfume

    Sigh! I have a similar story.
    My mother-in-low knows that I am into perfumes. One day when I was visiting, she took out a bottle of vintage No.5 (70s version)... I was speechness and my heart...
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    Try Sonoma Scent Studio Nastagie, aldehyde floral
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    Re: what makes you try new scents?

    B, although I should have been satisfied by A
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    Re: funniest compliments you got

    Ya, chocolate cookie!
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    Re: L'Heure de Nuit by Guerlain - NEW scent!

    Any reviews?
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    Re: Goutal-o-rama

    Goutal-o-rama must have a special signature base of greeness. My three favorites from Annick Goutal are all not so green as others:
    Un Matin d'Orage is fresh, light-hearted gardenia flower after a...
  36. Re: What Scent Evokes the Strongest Memories For You?

    Scent, but not prefume. I normally can recall everything of a particular day if there is a relatively scent associated with it and I smell that scent again.
  37. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Vintage Vol de Nuit, no doubt
  38. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    I tried the wax sample. It's sweet, it's gardenia but doesn't feel the same as another sweet gardenia Isabey Gardenia(one of my favs). Maybe because of the winy notes? Not as powedery as Isabey...
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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    My Favs:
    Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia: very realistic gardenia and tuberose
    Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia: a very realistic gardenia lingered among earthy and sweet notes
    Isabey Gardenia: sweet...
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    Re: Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    I came back from Paris a few weeks ago. I highly recommend Jovoy on rue de Castiglione, the same street where Jar boutique is. There is also an Annick Goutal shop and Guerlain shop near by.

    I...
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    Re: Island Gorse skin perfume.

    Have you smelt real life gorse? It smells like coconut, sweet and milky. Gorse plant is very popular here in Ireland. Actually a lot of people don't like it because it's spiky but I love the smell of...
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    [International] Jo Malone, Caron, Arabian Oud

    I have following bottles for sales or swap

    Ormonde Jayne Women 50ml, 80% full, with box and cap 69EURO
    SOLD


    Caron Montaigne, 100ML, 80% full, with box and cap, 38EURO


    Jo Malone -...
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    Re: Nue Blue Eriu - Dublin

    Unfortunately this shop has been closed down. Another victim of the economic downturn
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    Re: Real Deer Musk

    Chinese banned the using of real musk deer and tiger bones in traditional medicine a decade or two ago.
  45. Re: Perfume shopping in Paris, stores open on Sunday?

    kccparis, thank you! You are very helpful!
  46. Perfume shopping in Paris, stores open on Sunday?

    Please forgive me for my silly question: Would most perfumes shops in Paris be open on Sunday? I am going to Paris but the only time for perfume shopping would be a Sunday afternoon.
    Thanks
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    The official Chinese translation of this one is great - Bai Se Xiang Jian, which means White Fragrant Shoulders (think beautiful young women's bare, slender shoulders)
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    Re: Something Lost/Added in the Translation..

    Ya, sounds machine translation to me, especially the first two.
    I do love "The fellowship of Romance", LOL
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    Re: Unsolicited Compliments.

    That's nice. I never get compliments except from my family. I wear scent only for myself
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    Re: Favorite Niche Brands

    Mine:
    Frederic Malle
    Ormonde Jayne
    Histoires de Parfums
  51. Re: Searching for a scent. Does this even exist?

    Not sure about leather, Isabey Gardenia is very smooth and buttery to my nose.
    I must say layering is a great idea!
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    Challenge: perfume for a perfume-hater?

    My friend's husband is a perfume hater, who uses only those supermarket deodorants. After many years, my friend is finally sick of those pugent smelling deodorants. She gave me, a perfumista, the...
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    Re: Spring/Summer Refreshing Green Floral

    You have excellent tastes. We share Eau Sauvage, Ivoire and No. 19! You made a good decision of seeking Chamade vintage version. The opening of current version is way to sharp for me.

    Sorry I have...
  54. Re: Favorite Mainstream Female Fragrances from the Last Three Years

    I second (thrid? fourth?) to house of Bvlgari. Also you could consider Cristalle Eau Verte and EL Pure White Linen, both are new scents that are femine and inoffensive
  55. Re: Has anyone tried Eau Demoiselle, the new Givenchy? Thoughts?

    Thank you, w3pearl. I'll add it to my to-test list, as I like nice florals in general.

    First Idylle, then Eau Demoiselle, good at least not synthetic fruity florals
  56. Has anyone tried Eau Demoiselle, the new Givenchy? Thoughts?

    Just read a review on 1000fragrances. He is rather disappointed. Has anyone else tried yet?
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    Re: Most worn in February?

    OJ Ta'if
    No. 19
    FM Une Rose
    Guerlain Indylle
    Guerlain Chamade
    Dior HP

    Each about 3-5 days
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    Re: Dreaming of Perfumes, anyone?

    I had a dream last night - was buying perfume in a shop. The girl at the counter started to mix, yes mix, a bottle for me. I was watching her putting different ingredients into big bottle and it...
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    Re: SotD Friday 26 February

    OJ Ta'if for today
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    Re: PERFUMES: THE GUIDE Favorite Reviews

    He is cruelly funny! I prefer shorts ones, such as:
    Paris Hilton Can Can: Can it?
    Light Comes Within: Battery not included
    Rumeur: Baseless

    And many others....
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    Re: Phantom of the Opera

    Blood-orange: Thanks for sharing the review. I've noticed this one for awhile, since I love the opera very much. I'll put it on my to-test list...
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    Re: What scent category are you ?

    I'd say myself mostly a floral, occasionally a chypre gal
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    Re: Floraldelicated Femenine Scents

    Hi Eva, have you tried Kai? How different is this one from Kai? I am a gardenia fan too.
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    Re: Very cool travel atomizer

    Ya, I bought one today. It's very good. For UK and Ireland customers, you can get from the Perfume Shop. The price is quite reasonable.
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    Re: Longevity of Hypnotic Poison?!

    I have the EDP, bought a few years back. It lasts forever, even after a shower!
  66. Poll: Re: Do You Wear Cologne for Yourself, or for Others?

    I confess I am selfish and I wear only for myself, but I make sure I don't disturb others.
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    Re: Could this be a fake angel?

    As a consumer, stuff initially intended for different market doesn't sound so "dangerious" for me, should they still be real, shouldn't they?
  68. Re: Irritating questions asked at perfume stores...

    :grin: how smart! I must copy your answer next time when I am asked.

    I had an interesting conversation with a SA sometime ago. I was testing Chinatown when she asked me where I heard about it. I...
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    Re: War of the Roses

    I love rose as a note or dominant note but rose solifores seem rather...boring to my nose. My favourite ROSE is FM Une Rose. I also enjoy are OJ Ta'if, Diva, Ecume de Rose.
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    Re: Amber recs please

    I am not a Amber fan, I tried a view but the only one works on me is Histoires de Parfum Amber 114!!
  71. Re: Help find a scent; Old catholic church. What is it?

    No one mention Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Cathedral? It smells catholic church to me:laugh:
  72. Re: suggestions for a lighter modern floral....

    Idylle, the latest Guerlian, is musky floral, quite modern as well
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    Re: Dry Fragrances

    +1 for Balmain Vent Vert
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    Re: BEST/FAVORITE for age 16-25

    What does she like? What perfume she normally wears?
    From Guerlian, you could try various Aqua Allegoria, also the latest Idylle, maybe my beloved Chamade!
  75. Thread: Flankers!

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    Re: Flankers!

    I love Tom Ford Black Orchid Volie de Fleur, hate Black Orchid.
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    Re: Gardenia Petale by Van Cleef & Arpels

    The first 30 minutes of Gardenia Petale by Van Cleef & Arpels is true gardenia, but it turns very vallia-like on my skin after 30 minutes. I like Gardenia Patale and I LOVE Velvet Gardenia
    Songs is...
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    Re: Is www.luckyscent.com trustworthy?

    luckyscent is the HOLY place for niche scents lovers!:laugh: Sadly they are never on SALE
  78. Re: Black Orchid vs Black Orchid Voile de Fleur.

    Discontinued?! I just brought a full bottle from a online discounter!
  79. Re: Black Orchid vs Black Orchid Voile de Fleur.

    Agree! That's the reason I prefer VdF:smiley:
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    Re: Spring scent recommendation

    L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons is very springlike to my nose, however, it's quite femine.
    I've heard that Ormande Jayne Tiare is very springlike
    +1 for my favorite Chanel No.19
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    I resently had good experience with perfumes2u4u. The juice is real.
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    Re: SotD Friday 8 January

    Today i am in the mood of Chanel No.19
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    Re: Tropical florals!!!

    I can't wear Manoumalia either, I keep getting something meaty out of the big bomb of white florals
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    Re: Tropical florals!!!

    +1 for Ormonde Jayne Frangipanie
    Kai is very tropical for me
    Looking forward to try Amaranthine :-)
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    Re: Feminine sandalwood scent?

    Definitly second to Samsara and Tam Dao...For me, Samsara is more wearable and super feminine. Tam Dao is more unisex to my nose
  86. Re: Annick Goutal's Un Matin d'Orage and L'Artisan Fleur de Liane?

    Many thanks to all of you!:grin: Will definitly try Matin d'Orage first. Probably will leave out FdL for now.
    I usually don't like anything too vegetal, even Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion is too...
  87. Re: Annick Goutal's Un Matin d'Orage and L'Artisan Fleur de Liane?

    Very interesting. I don't mind good aquatics either. Never liked cool water.
  88. Annick Goutal's Un Matin d'Orage and L'Artisan Fleur de Liane?

    I am thinking of testing Annick Goutal's Un Matin d'Orage and L'Artisan Fleur de Liane. They look similar by description. Has anyone tried both? Opinions? I am big gardenia fan but I usually dislike...
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    Re: Beyond Paradise

    I tried a few times. It is lovely (but no subtleness) on paper but synthetic and harsh on me.
  90. Re: He loves, loves, loves Narciso Rodrigeuz For Her

    And Guerlain Idylle, a paler, floral version of NR for Her
  91. Thread: Eau arpege?

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    Re: Eau arpege?

    Thank you, good to know :)
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    Re: Your reference "rose"...

    YOu said all i wanted to say!:D
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    Re: Your reference "rose"...

    FM Une Rose is my reference rose :-)
  94. Thread: Eau arpege?

    by j_mysscent
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    Re: Eau arpege?

    Thank you lilebele for the link. I just read, it's interesting but I'd like to know more about its history, if possible. Hope our knowledgable basenoters would help me :-)
  95. Thread: Eau arpege?

    by j_mysscent
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    Eau arpege?

    I can't find any information about EAU ARPEGE, only ARPEGE by Lanvin. It's not in the fragrance directory. What does this EAU ARPEGE smell like? Which year it was introduced/discontinued? Can anyone...
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    Re: Your "I want it I want it!" list

    I am trying to keep my wishlist small. Here is what I truely want:
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit (vintage)
    FM Une Rose
    Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Gardenia Petale
    Divine by Divine
    Chanel...
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    Re: Perfume for aunt for Christmas

    I have an observation: people I know who love spicy oriantals either go for Opium or Coco but rarely both. I find it strange.
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    Re: Favorite creamy florals?

    Normally, white florals turn to be creamy to my nose. Creamy florals I like are:
    Divine by Divine
    Aqua di Parma Iris Nobile
    Marc Jacobs Essence
    Osmanthe Yunnan in the Hermessence
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    Re: Elegant scents?

    I vote for Chanel No.19!
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    Re: Powdery Jasmine, suggestions?

    Thanks, everyone. Great suggestions. I'll definitely pass on to her. My friend is not a perfumista (I am, er, in-training:D). She probably never heard of those. I'll find some samples first:D
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