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    Re: Which of these 5 for fall/winter/why

    +1...
  2. Re: Roja Dove Left me Confused ! What do I do ?

    May be your friends that need help:laugh:
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    Re: Need help selecting 4 fragrances

    2. I find the rose is there but always secondary to the tobacco. The description says bulgarian rose and may rose if that means anything. I find it a darker rose, but overall there is a bit of...
  4. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    No, not that. I think it was the Pal Zileri Cashmere and Ambra.... but it may be that the name is close and is overcoming my memory!!!
  5. Re: Latest Release by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Funny this thread re-appearing now, just finished MFK sampling in last two weeks. Amyris Extrait was the only one I had at/above 3 out of 5 on the first wearing. (Didn't really dislike any of...
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    Re: Need help selecting 4 fragrances

    1. The main difference to me from Encre Noir to the L'Extreme is the latter has a lot of incense mixed in. That is not smoky to me, but if it counts that way to you maybe you will like it. I...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    This wasn't ebay. But since you mentioned it, what's the current process on the bay if a seller bails? I had one cancel and re-list, presumably because it ended lower than they wanted. The only...
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    I may not have been clear, I agree with you I was just not commenting further on that part of the topic. There is no doubt many companies/products that were middle of the road have lost their...
  9. Re: "Dear Sir, Jean Patou fragrances no longer exist"

    Should have added it was a philosophical rant not a loud one as don't own or have any personal connection with the Patou brand.....

    You may very well be right that it was a good time to buy and...
  10. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    I guess I need to buy more now as am not spending big money on fragrance whether vintage or not. Kind of amazing some of the ones I have been able to buy sticking to modest limits.....
    ...
  11. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Completely agree.

    I had something... (can't remember what now, and too lazy to go looking through my stock list, which it's probably in, but not in wardrobe...) that had a big shot of cashmeran...
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    Re: I'm a sample addict

    I was the same at first....There's definitely a case to be made for either way. When I started going from the same old stuff more into a hobby I bought many "lots". Would find one thing I wanted...
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    NIce writeup. No comment on the financial situation of the citizens theme.... but..... what if someone would set up a web site/co to sell and ship Avon colognes from somewhere in Eastern Europe. ...
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    Re: Help me choose one !

    Spice and wood. Because Hednic, ultraisitor, and redraider430 say so!!
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    Re: Bottle OCD (buying testers)

    If only more people felt that way then Andy the frenchy and me could get the testers without caps even cheaper than they are now!!!!
  16. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    If it's talking non-vested non-ipo'd options.... that may or may not happen, not unusual in Silicon Valley....maybe a lot. But in hard cash Forbes says there are just over 2000 in the world. So...
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    Re: What did Miles Davis wear?

    Well if Ferrari colognes were around back then my bet is he would have tried those if not worn them.....or Jaguar....
  18. Re: "Dear Sir, Jean Patou fragrances no longer exist"

    Granted I don't keep up with billionaires much or French heritage for that matter, and if I could get any LVMH products might actually lean to those you drink versus spray..... but still, to have a...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Two bottles of Acqua Di Parma and two Diptyques. Apparently the seller figured out they had put a crazy low price on them, they left me a message that one had broken and they could no longer sell...
  20. Re: MANCERA CEDRAT BOISÉ, thoughts ....worth it ?

    I have a sample and even after three wearings trying to sort out Cedrat Boise. I don't get the Aventus thing at all. It does seem different than other Montale/Mancera but others have more...
  21. Re: for my own enjoyment fragrances. question on Mugler vs Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo

    Haven't cared for mugler much but like Ferragamo PH..... not sure that helps!!!

    Great price on Ferragamo PH so I recommend sampling at least. It's got a very nice citrus/fig thing...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Am not a Hermes fan but had three or four of the smaller tower style (1.6 maybe?) varieties that I bought just due to the name and they were way cheap at some store I don't recall. Every one of...
  23. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    I just tried Petit Malin recently (along with a group of MFK) and it's not really my type of scent, but did seem similar to other recent samples.... I didn't keep notes much just marked as not a...
  24. Re: Noir Anthracite - not long for this world?

    I like threads like this, thanks for the explanation. I have and like both NA and Ebano but never really considered any similarity. But many times once someone points something like this out...
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    Re: Might Be Time To Stock Up On Creed

    I have to admit used to get a small satisfaction wearing a Truzzi shirt, especially linen ones.... But bought it without any sales person hype and same thing, it's nice enough without the history...
  26. Re: Are fragrances affecting your organism ?

    For a minute there I thought organism was being used as a euphemism..... best to say no comment.....
  27. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    A quick search found this (so it must be right huh!)......list of American-only billionaires, as of 2010, had an average age of 66. Average of 66.... Another reference showed worldwide less than...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    I finally got to this one today and it was less challenging than I expected. On one wearing I like it but not sure about loving it for full bottle, might be one that a travel size is fine for an...
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    Re: The Quest for Fig

    You've got Phylosykos...

    Goutal Ninfeo Mio - this is the other most fig-centric one I have. I did a compare to Phylosykos recently (EDP) and found the fig note to be very similar. Still get...
  30. Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Maybe I'm not reading the right threads, but for the just-out of-college person asking yes you might get one reply say Creed GIT but only this year that is impossible to find or whatever, but then...
  31. Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Have bought every ADP in my collection from online or other discounters and perfectly happy. I guess if they were unavailable it would be different, but if they are at discount then doesn't matter...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Was passing so tried Marshalls and TJ Maxx both. No finds at either but more stock and variety than last time. CK, little Burberry, Hilfiger, Tommy Bahama. One thing that was interesting at...
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    Re: What smells like a burning temple?

    Eau sauvage.
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    Re: Carrera and Carrera Black Pour Homme?

    Since was passing by anyway decided to tempt futility and stop at Marshall's today, and they had some Carerra, not sure if black or just regular. It was a big bottle like 4 or 5 ounces but didn't...
  35. Re: Recomendations ( Azzaro PH Intense, Gucci Intense Oud....)

    Encre Noire à l'Extrême.... but only if you like incense notes
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    Re: Fresh, spicy, and easy to wear?

    https://www.basenotes.net//vbimages/smilies/yabb/thumbsup.gif
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    Re: Old School Aftershave Fragrance

    Perhaps Visconte Modrone Acqua di Selva.... even sounds similar....
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    Re: No idea which fragrance to wear.

    That's a better reply than "neither"!!!!
  39. Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    I agree with slpfrsly's comment in general. I have only a few wearings for quercia and vaniglia so a little early perhaps, but so far those fall lower in my ratings. The vaniglia seems extremely...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I had forgotten till your post, but one of the first post-covid/return trips I made to a TJ Maxx they had added two standalone checkout stations/registers further down from the usual row of them. ...
  41. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    Well I'm partly in the clear having done no swap with you..... What I'm wondering, did you ever intend any male to try this or just to pass it on? Am a big fan of BV PH and PH extreme but don't...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    Ok, now there are enough pictures to sort these out.... (note that my comments are based on US market/web sites and may vary from your UK options....)

    I very rarely see 2 ounce for sale and...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    I have not seen the clear glass in any size other than 100 ml 3.4 ounce, but have only had two and seen very few. There may very well be other options that were available. Very occasionally I...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    To further confuse things there was an older clear glass line of 100 ml - 3.4 oz:
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    That's a newer 150 ml - 5 oz on the left. I didn't realize till taking the pic that the older 4 ounce is actually taller. The old 75 ml - 2.5 ounce look exactly like the 5 ounce just shorter........
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    I never had the 60 ml - 2 ounce you mentioned. But the older 120 - 4 ounce looks basically the same:
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    I know what you mean now.... I took a few pictures which follow....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Had a similar thing maybe couple months back at Marshalls. First the frag area was empty, then they moved the shelves to a different spot and filled it up with mostly shaving/deodorant/shower gel...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    Not sure am following, have the Blu also been reformulated? As you are talking about buying the new version? Or just a new bottle of the same kind? With the lack of batch code data I have...
  50. Re: Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Noir vs Eau Parfumée au Thé Noir Intense

    I like this one too. Very rarely see the intense version and often asking price is pretty steep, so have never been able to compare it....
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    This sucks.... so by the time it feels safe to fly again won't be able to do the old "buy lots of vat stuff and wonder wth my bag is so heavy" routine....... Some people just want to take all the...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Is that why I always lose???




    So it doesn't have anything to do with cars after all?
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    Re: Sad News for NYC - Century 21 is closing

    Am thinking two possibilities.... 1 - you are not into clothes much like you are fragrances.... or...... 2 - viewed it more as a tourist place to go not for locals, it seemed like it had that...
  54. Re: What fragrance would you use to go to a History Museum ?

    You beat me to it.....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Some days you learn something interesting....
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    Re: Woody Amber Boozy ( unspiced, unsmoky )

    Don't know idole scent, but do have Ebano. It's great stuff if you like very dry dark wood. But I don't get any booze type notes in it at all. Very good longevity and decent projection.
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    Re: Autumn In a Bottle

    This!!!!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Welcome....

    Is it just me or does the guy on the bottle kind of look like the Joker????
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Batch Codes

    I love colonia and essenza and mine are post-italy label, last 10 years or so. Makes me wonder about the prior ones.....

    As to Blu I have almost the entire line even the discontinueds.... choose...
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    Re: does this count as vintage?

    That makes two of us. And the other great thing is you have a significant amount left of the Polo and a solid half or more of the Halston. And with the Halston it doesn't take 10 sprays or 12...
  61. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Something from the "keep or sell" box Varvatos Artisan. Had trouble with sprayer and oversprayed and it's way bad.....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I will admit to a general shortage of interior decorating skills or perhaps over-manly lack of taste, but that is a seriously interesting looking bottle with lower box. I would probably just stick...
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    Re: Sad News for NYC - Century 21 is closing

    I don't remember in the longer term, but the last few times I was there say the last 3 years they did have fragrances. I believe the mens were on the top floor against the wall kind of next to the...
  64. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Mine is more general, just "soap" or 'soapy". I just never think a fragrance smells like any soap and it seems to be extremely common as a description, especially "more soapy"!!!!

    As to your...
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    Sad News for NYC - Century 21 is closing

    https://www.thestreet.com/investing/century-21-stores-of-ny-files-chapter-11-and-will-wind-down



    I'm not sure if Century 21 is very highly regarded by BNers or not..... My recollection is they...
  66. Re: Has anyone started a thread on how humidity effects projection/silliage?

    But everyone thought you smelled wonderful...https://www.basenotes.net//vbimages/smilies/yabb/cool.gif
  67. Re: recommdations, next purchase, must try ( Halston Z, Prada Amber PH,D&G The One ..)

    Lalique Encre Noir
    Halston Z-14 It's really worth looking for vintage with z-14 if you are inclined to spend any time looking. Vintage can often be had for very little markup it's...
  68. Re: So...assuming I wanted a smooth vetiver...?

    I like Le Vetiver but some seem to think the "green" part of it is over strong, perhaps not smooth. But agree worth giving a try especially if can sample.

    Another vetiver I like a lot is Goutal...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    I had this and remember next to nothing about it, but then it was 20 years ago or more. To the comment it is quite strong or striking I don't remember that, but had it mixed in with vintage...
  70. Re: Is there an earthy 'peat' scented Fougere or green scent?

    https://www.basenotes.net//vbimages/smilies/yabb/thumbsup.gif


    Checked my overlarge sample stash and have some Le Labo's but not that one. Let us know once you get it if it fills the peat and...
  71. Re: Are there any remarkably good fragrances here? recommendations

    Valentinos and Lalique quite good.... remarkable..... maybe not. ymmv.....
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    I haven't got to second wearing yet but really liked it the first wearing. Very heavy leather!!

    Today I tried Hamsa. The best description of this is is Woodcut "lite". Mainly features...
  73. Re: Is there an earthy 'peat' scented Fougere or green scent?

    Lapsang souchong is great. You can put the cup to face and just smell it like a fragrance and not even drink it!!! Always wondered if there was a cologne that did that. I did sample one, but...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Agreed, very scenic and relaxing.

    Looks like just the place to jump in and wash off some bleu de chanel!!!https://www.basenotes.net//vbimages/smilies/yabb/laugh.gif
  75. Re: A swing and a miss- Phuong Dang...Has ANYBODY tried this?

    You got that right, about the economic growth of Vietnam. In the West we wish we had a decade like that. Maybe when you get an extended boom, the people who are now better off and willing to...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    I wish I got the fir balsam!!! See my prior comments on woodcut, tucson, and Rainforest. The Blackberry is quite nice but I just lost the rest of this one behind that one sweet note. I have...
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    Re: Is this actually Gucci Pour Homme?

    Pretty sure I had a Gucci plastic bottle but don't remember for sure if it was PH or Nobile..... I did not get it off a cruise ship, sure on that. There was one other oddball in plastic from...
  78. Re: 2 frags - classy, versatile daytime & Classy, versatile evening...?

    Accounting for all the do not likes listed, and noticing you are focused on sophisticated and classy one vote for Penhaligon's Sartorial.
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    Re: Current guilty pleasure?

    Maybe Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud since almost every comment in a recent thread was against it.... but haven't been wearing it in this heat. So could be about any Ferrari or Jaguar scent I have...
  80. Re: Best 2 current Givenchy Fragrances for Men ?

    Big fan of the old Xeryus but haven't tried the new one. Only one I like a lot now is Gentlemen Only but wish it lasted longer....
  81. Re: Best 2 or 3 from this list ( L'H ideal Intense, Guccy G.Absolute,Bvlg Man in Black,CH Men Privé

    Valentino Uomo.

    Bulgari Man in Black.
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    Re: Woody Vanilla fragrances recomendations

    Acqua Di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia has a strong almond/vanilla note and has woods in the base. I like this a lot but would sample first as opinions seem to vary widely on it.....
  83. Re: whats a good inexpensive mens cologne or deo spray that would go well with a hawaiian shirt

    +1 Here!!
  84. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Dunhill for men
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    Re: Choose 1 available classic

    I expect almost everyone will say eau savage with a few guerlain vetivers, but the classic to pick is Dunhill for Men!!!! Quite reasonably priced and besides being classic not as common as some of...
  86. Re: Looking for a bit of a specific suggestion, details inside...have at it folks!

    Sounds like a Declaration Essence day.
  87. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Oud Your Thoughts?

    Made a similar comment but more as a complaint (to self) earlier today, as I wanted to identify the note I don't like but have no idea. Does there exist some "cologne 101" pack of common...
  89. Re: Rethinking my thoughts that colognes are seasonal

    There was a similar thread not too long ago that made me revisit some of my assumptions and try more variations. But like Swiftscent I still find that certain fragrances just work better at...
  90. Re: A swing and a miss- Phuong Dang...Has ANYBODY tried this?

    Point taken.





    I'm not sure if these mean me or others that were critical of the line. I was not intending to make fun, bash, or show any hostility, to Phuong Dang the person - who I...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP2vTc0W4AAKi06?format=jpg&name=small
  92. Poll: Re: Which Fragrance do Women like more on Men? WOMEN ONLY

    I really did laugh at this reply!!! Maybe the poll should be "do just fine" versus "go down in flames".....
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Oud Your Thoughts?

    Very close to my take on it. I find the drydown very dark and pleasant with decent longevity. If you go for lighter scents you probably won't like it.
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    So today is Blackbird and am kind of going "huh?"..... Definitely a nice berry note, but after that I get something that is common in a lot of designer scents that drowns out the rest, kind of...
  95. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Krizia Uomo
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    I completely get the common thread you mention. If you had not mentioned or I had not tried back to back it may have taken longer to pick up on it, but it's almost like identifying one of the house...
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    Re: Vintage Castoreum Bombs

    Starting off with a dumb question as I have no idea what castoreum really smells like..... I understand it to give off a leather-like scent. So.... if a fragrance has a leather scent or lists...
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    We've had scotch and several other items but no one has mentioned wine yet... bottles!!!! The advantage is when you build up too much vintage wine you just invite some friends over and open it...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Hahaha, I see what you did there!
  100. Re: Any decent budget resinous/balsamic fragrances?

    You might like Bottega Veneta. There's the Pour Homme, Pour Homme EDP, and Pour Homme Extreme. None are sweet and all have fir/balsam and are great wood scents. PH and EDP do have other...
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