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    Re: Tree Moss vs. Oakmoss

    There are multiple versions/formulations here. I may be remembering this wrong, if so someone can jump in and correct, but from what I recall they went from oakmoss to oakmoss and treemoss, then...
  2. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    Well I have Vermeil and never considered it anything great.... maybe need more wearings. But then I think Declaration is great and you wouldn't wear it!!! So no way I could predict if Vermeil is...
  3. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    Elderflower Cologne - notes of Elderflower and Gooseberry..... Sounds as much like a backcountry wine as a cologne!!! Curious to smell this one.....
  4. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    Bowling green is all about citrus and pine. I don't get any correlation with Drakkar at all. Usually the people that don't like BG will say it's lemon pledge or something. I don't think too...
  5. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    Applaud your dedication!!! And it's hard to beat all natural dirt and greenery!!!! But going for a spray or two of Olympic Rainforest leaves fewer marks on my arm....:lolk:
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    Yeah, that's why I suggested it as the OP seemed to like the oddness of L'Envol also....

    Roadster is a weird one. I typically don't like something odd just for the sake of odd. And I would...
  7. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    Bowling Green is very citrus heavy, but I agree on trying it, and on Dunhill Edition.

    Another one that is kind of in the ballpark is Dunhill Signature.

    As a big fan of Grey Flannel, there are...
  8. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

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    Obsessed.... then you are in the right place!!

    Some good suggestions already like BVPHE and Mousse. But if you want the ultimate for wood centered fragrances you have to try Olympic Orchids...
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    Updating wardrobe as I go and still no full inventory or total anywhere, so no clue to balance, but I did use up two bottles!!!

    One was a vintage Armani EPH that had been hanging on with just a...
  11. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    How about: Cedar leaves, Green sword ferns, Rhododendron, Forest mushrooms, Beebalm, Myrtle, Oakmoss, Black spruce, Balsam fir, Port Orford cedarwood....


    That's the note list for Olympic...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    I had no idea Roadster was discontinued, I try to avoid recommending anything hard to find. if it is that probably makes it hard to find smaples to try it. I took a look at fragnet and they have...
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    Re: Cold, rainy night fragrance

    Good one!!!

    Several have already mentioned Encre Noire, agree with that.

    Ozarks!!

    Few more.....
    Opus 1870
    Colonia Ebano
    Dunhill Signature
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    Re: Rose Garden Scents

    Eau de Cartier Goutte de Rose
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    Have you tried Roadster? It's one that seems a bit challenging to many people, so you might find it interesting.

    I expected to like Santos more, maybe it just hasn't grown on me yet. If...
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Lots of good questions!! I love Colonia and find nothing else opens like it. It's not the most complex but it's far from linear. Colonia definitely has some stages and is quite different in dry...
  17. Re: Vintage Fahrenheit so many bottles for sale ?

    These things crack me up. There are surely some sellers with perfect feedback but for anyone doing any significant volume of sales one or two people saying "fake" seems to just come with the...
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Glad to hear it!! We make recommendations quite a bit so good when one turns out.

    I still have a lot left in my mini, and it doesn't take much per wearing, so have quite a while before I...
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    Seems some answers here have missed that you found what you were searching for!!!

    Congrats on that, EDM is a good scent. I usually jump to Sartorial for barbershop (and did), but EDM is...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on L'Envol???

    I love it.... both EDP and EDT. I can agree it's polarizing, and I have a lot less experience than some of you as far as things tried to compare it to, but it is quite different and unusual to me. ...
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    Re: Weight of perfume

    Wasn't that in the basenotes 101 guide?
    A - buy fragrances
    B - start off by buying multiples of the same fragrance
    C - weigh fragrances
    D - start thread on weight of fragrances
    E - start thread...
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Mandorlo di Sicilia (is the almond one, in the blu mediterraneo line..... quite nice!)
    The fig in the same line is Fico D'Amalfi, definitely a top fig scent.
    Had a chance to pick up two candles...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    The "not a beverage" part is a nice touch!!
  24. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    You sir are a scholar and a gentleman!!!
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    Re: Recommendations please

    Based on your likes something kind of related but not the same:
    Eau Duelle
    Cartier Declaration +1 with Beck on this




    [QUOTE=Andy_H;5155379]

    I like complexity, development, spaciousness...
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    Re: boozy summer scents?

    Juniper Sling.... smells like good gin!!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    This!! But it is funny when you think about the occasional thread from a youngster wanting something with massive projection, but only up to $250 a bottle.....
  28. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Sacrilege, sacrilege, in the first sentence!!! Oh wait, you saw the light!!!:laugh: One more for the home team!!!!

    Actually, I don't mind the current and definitely feel it's "wearable",...
  29. Re: If you had the choice between these three male fragrances

    Small variation, I would go with option 2 because I have tried choices 1 and 3 and couldn't buy those..... but seems option 2 may not be so good either....
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    I recommended something else, but seeing your choices the first two are both top 10 favorites for me.... so maybe sometimes I am understated even if didn't fully realize it!!!!
  31. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    Sometimes read comments here how we really like unusual notes or scents that the mainstream don't, and maybe that fits as didn't get more compliments after falling down the rabbit hole of an...
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    Re: NEW: La Collection Celine Haute Parfumerie

    This reminds me of Jeremy Fragrance.... I know nothing about this slimane guy or this celine stuff and after reading only part of one page of the thread I really don't like him....
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Kiton for men
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    Re: Yet another recommendation thread

    This! (by Penhaligons)
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Only had radio or would have looked for you running on the field to join the scrum!!!
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Only caught the end of regulation and OT..... but what a game!!!
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Quite a few Penhaligons that might be possibilities. The first two, the classics, Hammam Bouquet and English Fern. Do you like rose? Hammam Bouquet is all about a heavy/dark rose with old...
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    So four votes for Noir Anthracite and it's not in the poll!!! Granted I have not tried a huge amount of the many TF but it is the only one I would buy again, although I also got it at a very...
  39. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Went by Burlington.... Rarely go there but that L'artisan set looked like a buy and was passing by anyway. Of course, they didn't have it....

    I saw a guy buy all 5 or 6 of the Varvatos Dark...
  40. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    There's one of theirs, pretty sure it's Windsor, that is really pretty nice if you like traditional style. I think I got it for 12, 6 would be quite a deal...
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Ok, I get it now!!! The first one listed is the "brown bottle" version and the second the "black bottle". ADP phased out the brown and transitioned to black. It was my understanding that all...
  42. Re: Spring and Summer fragrances in your rotation?

    Bulgari Aqua line, New York for Gentlemen, Tuscan Soul, Pal Zileri, Illusione for men, Ferragamo PH, lots of Acqua di Parma Colonia and Blu Mediterraneo's
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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    Thought this was an interesting comment as most people complain about the seaweed or fish smell in Marine, not Aqua. I don't get any seaweed out of either one. From the number of comments I have...
  44. Re: Shopping on ebay... Is PerfumePawn (2642) legit?

    It's good not to be too trusting, but there's kind of a spectrum of buyers. Some like Hednic usually or always buy at retail. Odds are you never have a problem doing that, but you pay a lot more....
  45. Re: ‘Eau de Pub’ is a new perfume created to remind you of your local

    If you wear it after a few hours do you start craving beer, chips, and cigarettes?
  46. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    Was thinking the same thing.

    Notice how almost total concensus on this thread, which is pretty unusual. I would join in and say no PDM I have sampled are worth it for a fraction of their price....
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    Not sure I'm following your question here.... The Colonia Vaniglia is in the new black line and as far as I know it only comes in EDP. Whatever it is, I doubt anyone would want it to be much...
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    Re: Best brand glowup

    Guess it's good to hear the new bottles are well made and spray well. Had a negative view for multiple reasons, particularly price increase, so have not bought one yet in the new style. In...
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    Olympic Rainforest - does smell like you are there

    Bulgari Atlantique...... has serious ocean vibe, though some are put off by the aromachems....
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    Re: Violet forward fragrances?

    Forgot to mention one, SOTD today, Zegna Uomo. Solid violet. Find it a nicely restrained scent for occasions where loud is not a good thing.....
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Congrats!! Great stuff. This is one of the ones I have vintage from some time back, but had not worn in years. By coincidence sprayed it on tonight!!! Still good....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Grey Flannel.......... the FF version this time....
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    PStoller strikes again! I thought the only vintage Ferraris were the kind with four wheels! Having just looked this up, it has all of one review by frequent vintage poster Marand75. New...
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    Re: Smooth Vanilla-centric Fragrances?

    My favorites would be Eau Duelle or Mandorlo di Sicilia, but neither one is really vanilla-centric.

    One that might be a fit that is heavy vanilla-centered is the new Acqua di Parma Colonia...
  55. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    Excepting the volume/bot part same deal, no idea how long was reading reviews only before reading or posting in forums....

    But when I did first read the forums it seems like every recommendation...
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    Z-14, Grey Flannel, Jaguar for Men (vintage versions preferred but current wearable...)
  57. Re: Looking for smooth long lasting fragrances with good projection that don't have "sharp" quality?

    Other opinion here!!! I get the citrus family/neroli but none of it is sharp to me, and a bit of florals to lighten it. Would put it neutral as far as dry. Guess that's why we all have...
  58. Re: Any cheap fragrances with good sillage and longevity?

    +1 for these.

    Quite a few of the Ferrari fragrances have decent longevity if you like them: black, light essence, silver essence, vetiver.
    Two by Commodity picked up cheap at discounters...
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    Re: Violet forward fragrances?

    This is a good one, also the concentree version. Not sure that is is more "concentrated" overall but it does seem to have more violet in it. These seem to be where someone that loves Grey Flannel...
  60. Re: Looking for smooth long lasting fragrances with good projection that don't have "sharp" quality?

    Great suggestions!!! +1
  61. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Well that is making me wonder..... I assumed it was the attempt at lime that bugged me since I really wasn't getting any lime out of it. I was thinking something I did like people said had lots...
  62. Re: Beast mode Orange, Fresh / Semi-Sweet Versatile fragrance.

    This one fits but I don't find the current to be beast mode. Love the vintage, and it lasts much longer, but not sure if it is truly beast mode even though from the powerhouse era.
    ...
  63. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    You are the winner today and will project out of the week too!!!!! Nice find!
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    Re: Marine with notable violet note?

    I get the Casual Life and it fits. Touch definitely has good violet, but I didn't think of it as being a marine scent. It's usually the "fresh" description that doesn't make sense as to what is...
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    Re: Let's talk about "pepper"

    Good question. Maybe some experts will chime in. I have several frags listed with pink pepper and had never heard of it before. Pink salt it a bit of a trendy thing recently, the Himalayan salt...
  66. Re: Linearism: No Detection or Minor Detection Changes

    I would agree with you generally. Looking at either designer or "mainstream" fragrances, I find a huge percent of them from the last 5 or 10 years come across as more linear than older scents. ...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Very nice!!! And it has the classic vintage look with just a touch of wear!!! Congrats!
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Sandalo Oud edp ???

    Assume you saw this somewhere reputable, or in person? Not a mash-up online listing with a seller in Siberia?:laugh:
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    Re: Thoughts on Mandarina Duck men's line?

    Funny you say that.... I am pretty sure I have Happy and got it as an extra in a lot. From what I remember, it was being compared to something else I like a lot, but I tried it and didn't see the...
  70. Re: Has Paul Sebastian discontinued everything?

    Sometimes the cheaper part does happen, we just don't know the full story. I bought something at TJ Maxx, rare case where one was out and was able to test it. After more wears liked it so when I...
  71. Re: I started a FB survey regarding the sexiest male fragrance...

    Hold on, I thought the right way to do this was to interview 187 women that are all quite young outside of your office on the street at 5 am????
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    Meant to post in the new purchases when I got OO order but messed up the picture and never got back to it. But do have pics of the travel size. Some people are just about the scent, but others...
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    Re: Thoughts on Mandarina Duck men's line?

    So I'm wondering about a rarity too.... oops! Yeah, I don't put too much weight in reviews for the most part, but seems like about 3/4 of them were negative when I checked, enough to make me...
  74. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Same here, usually let it go even if don't like something hoping it changes. Very few times, definitely under 5, have had to try to get rid of something. And same as you it happened on a second...
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    Re: Hai Karate Commercial

    Thanks for posting. That's some funny sh@@! Compared to Johnny Depp in stupid clothes in the desert, would definitely choose Hai Karate if buying based on advertising.....
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    Re: Thoughts on Mandarina Duck men's line?

    Well there's a new thread saying Mandarina Duck Man is hard to find or maybe a unicorn.....

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487211-Mandarina-Duck-MAN-Need-help-finding-it!

    And that's...
  77. Re: Signature scent decision - Help me choose.

    The voice of wisdom, in a Bugatti no less!!
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    Re: Manly vanillas aka Manillas

    I generally agree with you. It's not flat, but it didn't make me want to buy it tomorrow like most ADP. I would definitely not buy it at full retail, am not sure yet if would want to buy at...
  79. Re: Correct sealed Roja Diaghilev box bought at Bergdorf but with Fragrance du Bois inside

    You're right..... However it was a typo in my comment (not in the web looking), the rest was accurate. Bergdorf doesn't carry FDB... and using other sources that FDB selection was much cheaper...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Well I thought I was doing my part..... I haven't quite reached the point of sending away full bottles yet, but by sending a nice sample of the most wonderful London juice you will then rush out...
  81. Re: ....."Forgive me Father for I have Sinned".

    SixCats!!! Tip of the hat for your investigative skills and ability to find retails deals in the current age!!!!! It's been a long time since I have found more than the occasional deal,...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Wow!!! I own something that is not in the PStoller collection!!! Let's update to qualify that as something "good".....

    This seems like something that should be addressed post-haste.... ...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Congrats, great stuff!!!
  84. Re: Correct sealed Roja Diaghilev box bought at Bergdorf but with Fragrance du Bois inside

    Just imagine if some other retailer people are buying the FDB and getting the Roja.......
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    Re: Manly vanillas aka Manillas

    Seems no one has mentioned Acqua Di Parma Colonia Vaniglia. It's in the "black" line, don't be put off by the "Colonia" in the name it really doesn't have the house citrus opening or prominent...
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    Re: Happy International Fragrance day!

    Wondering how Hallmark managed to create this one.....
  87. Re: Correct sealed Roja Diaghilev box bought at Bergdorf but with Fragrance du Bois inside

    Ok, so I can add a comment to make this almost more strange..... Bergdorf Goodman (at least looking online) do not carry Bois Du Portugal!!! So they sent something they don't sell.... Now if...
  88. Re: oakmoss sightings? List them here, please!

    Never noticed that but may help explain why I like both of them......
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Perry Ellis............ different presentation than the recent "vintage bought", will try to get a picture next time....
  90. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    148776


    Was right by so stopped in TJ Maxx. This one usually doesn't have much stock and lived up to it. But did see a lot of things had never seen before.... wondering if these are more...
  91. Re: Dirt cheap Long Lasting, Fresh, Clean and Airy perfumes.

    +1



    +1



    Aqua is a step up from the rest of these and has great longevity, but I don't know where you can find it even a 1.7 for under $30.....
    Aqua Atlantique has even more projection...
  92. Re: What are under the radar spring/summer winners that we should all know but few of us have tried?

    Agreed on Tuscan Soul. Can't recall seeing it listed as anyone wearing it as SOTD. Another newer Italian one somewhat similar in style is Bottega Veneta Illusione (for men).
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    Re: JAGUAR FOR MEN: Old vs. New

    Agreed.... You can definitely identify the scent dna in the current version, it's just done better and richer and longer lasting in the original. Given how cheap you can find the current it's...
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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    Surprised there are almost no postings on Commodity Vetiver since it seems to have hit the discounters a lot recently. The other thread had one comment that it was not vetiver-centric and that's...
  95. Re: Beware the Ides of March! (March 15th.) What Fragrance type would Julius Caesar have worn ?

    Obviously he'd be wearing a liberal amount of Caesars Man. And though everyone would want to flee the room or complain "what the blank is choking me out, it's worse than the subway?", they would...
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    Re: Help me pick a summer fragrance?

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia
  97. Re: Help choosing my next full bottle purchase.

    Quite flexible, the way to go....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Krizia Uomo
  99. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    That's what I was wondering? Don't know these frags at all but it seems like the classic case of a great deal, so I would have bought it....
  100. Re: spicy, but not fruity, No vanilla, No tonka...recommendations

    All very good suggestions.
    One less expensive option Ferragamo F Black

    Two great ones that come to mind:
    Opus 1870
    Burberry London
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