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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    How merlot will we go with these puns?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    And when you're out of shape like me, Fabergé becomes Flabergé. I know, I can be a Brut sometimes.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)
  5. Re: Has anybody heard of 'Opinion for Men' by Hanorah ?

    Bill & Ted's Bogus Formula
  6. Re: Has anybody heard of 'Opinion for Men' by Hanorah ?

    That last part is probably against the law in some sort of way.
  7. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    Unless they're the super wealthy nouveau riche tech money, out clubbing, or pub crawling. Those times I smell plenty of perfume in the air on the streets here.
  8. Re: Habanita 100th Anniversary Edition EDP, Red Bottle

    Too expensive really. Does Lalique even do much glass for other people anymore?
  9. Re: Habanita 100th Anniversary Edition EDP, Red Bottle

    They gave it the Lady Gaga treatment.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrances you own

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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    So are you saying that this one will...

    (wait for it)

    ..DEFY expectations?

    *ba dum tish*

    Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all night.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's easy to get IN IRELAND but isn't exported much anymore outside Irish gift shops in other countries, and they don't give the discounts this used to get on big sites like FragranceX or Notino....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland (1999)

    Ironic that a fragrance once considered a modern take on a vintage style is now itself over 20 years old and technically vintage too, plus no...
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    Re: Curve Forest Woods for Men !?

    Forest Woods is kinda like saying Desert Dunes or Ocean Seas.

    Really pushing the creativity over there at Elizabeth Arden these days.

    Apparently came out December 2020 and only comes in 1oz...
  15. Re: Rochas Moustache EdT concentree year discontinued?

    Never gotten to try this one. Seems crazy expensive now.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    I was pretty disappointed by Cuiron myself. I'm in the minority though.
  17. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    Dude-on-dude compliments never happen to me outside friends unless I'm in Capitol Hill. *wink*
  18. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    Maybe you're just uncommonly friendly and empathetic/outgoing? You're definitely not alone but I think society needs more people with your mindset.
  19. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    I agree, context is really king for compliments. If you're in uniform like me, or generally among strangers in a non-social context (like shopping), nobody is going to compliment you no matter what...
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    I never said Bleu de Chanel smelled aquatic, and if you think that I did, you're reading into my statement while ignoring what I actually said, which is troublingly solipsistic. I also feel like...
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    You'd probably like Polo Blue Gold Blend.

    Agree with Acqua di Giò pour Homme. Great stuff but too ubiquitous.

    I like calling Bleu de Chanel and its ilk "post-aquatics" because they keep the...
  22. Re: Grand Slam by Gainsborough ... Anything Anyone ?

    A lot of things in US way back when were often sold as dual aftershave cologne to coax male buyers into using it. Not sure where this scent is from, but could be similar reason.

    You know, the...
  23. Re: excerpt from a new book / Jean Kerléo / Osmothèque archives

    Very cool read.
  24. Re: Has anybody heard of 'Opinion for Men' by Hanorah ?

    With a name like Opinion, it had better be strong, and every Basenoter should own a bottle.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    I liken my taste for the bloooo frags to my taste for fast food cheeseburgers, so I understand you. Soms days it's aged wagyu beef hot pot, some days it's a double jack + curly fries.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Kiss My Name got a thumbs up from me, because it tackles the tuberose floral chypre well, which is probably all he sought out to do; but from personal taste perspectives, I'm not the kinda guy that's...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Ramon Monegal can be hit or miss, but he does a similar naturals/synthetics old school/new school hybrid style like Bruno Fazzolari or Gray Matter, so artisnal snobs and strict vintage zealots tend...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I also read that Loris Azzaro pushed back on the idea of a men's fragrance at first, similarly to how Gabrielle Chanel did. But in Azzaro's case he just needed more convincing from Wirtz then started...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I must be a serious undersprayer because 4 sprays of most things outside maybe eaux de cologne maxes me out, so 8 sprays sounds like a nightmare! My modern Fahrenheit lasts all day to me, although I...
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    Re: Nice Tobacco Vanille clone ?

    Eau des Baux technically came out a year before Tobacco Vanille, so it isn't a clone. I prefer it over the TF

    (The more expensive one isn't always the originator of a style, despite what FragBros...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th July, 2021

    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'll switch out for dried cranberries please.
  33. Re: I can honestly say I dont enjoy any PDM fragrances

    Parfums de Marly seemingly began life without much direction beyond the pomp and circumstance of the Sun King history they repurpose. The early stuff felt like garden variety niche fare, some...
  34. Re: If I like Floris & Penhaligons & Geo F. Tumper ( Recommendations Classy British Style )

    Murdock London does some good stuff in this vein. Also a British barbershop perfumery, just not with the century+ history that GFT and Floris have.
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    One of my favorites is Versace Man Eau Fraiche
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)

    Too lazy for formatting today
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Guess this makes you Silvestre Stallone
  38. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    A) For me, the decade is the 90's. Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger (1994) seems so loud and extroverted now, but it was considered easy-wearing stuff back then, but powerhouses and such still mingled with...
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    Service Unavailable - Directory

    Specific fragrances in my wardrobe will not load, nor will some random fragrances I try clicking on from SOTD feature or when externally searched from Google.

    Cannot access Giorgio Beverly Hills...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Crawling in my skin....
    These pages will not refresh...
    Fear is how I fall...
    Unable to post my comments...

    *guitars*

    (seriously, another slow day)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart Eau de Toilette pour Homme by Jacques Bogart (1975)
  42. Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    We tend to think of mass appeal versatile men's fragrances as a relatively modern concept, and that's because it seems the entire designer market is bent on delivering them (and nothing but them)...
  43. Re: Chanel celebrate 100th anniversary of No. 5 with Chanel Factory 5 Collection

    Some of these look cool. I think there was a missed opportunity at putting the EdT in a trigger bottle, but I guess Moschino and B.O.D. already beat everyone to that.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Same for me. Maybe BN is trying out a retro net speed function to make it feel like we're back in 2000 using the site with AOL or Netscape?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Pascal Morabito Or Black (1982)
  46. Re: "Super Ambrox" and the rise of overdosed fragrances

    Fun thread. Ambrox Super is crazy potent, but the various sandpaper woody aromachemicals are what have me screaming. Too many to name, but Tom Ford seems particularly fond of them.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart by Jacques Bogart (1975)
  48. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    You made it fun too!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th July, 2021

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    Caron Yatagan (1974)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Caron Yatagan (1974)

    For Yatagan Day
  51. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

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    Stand and be counted for Yatagan Day
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

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    Avalon by Murdock London (2010)
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Généreuse and Squirrel
  54. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    I'll be there in vintage red label Yatagan.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Boucheron pour Homme (1991)

    Eau de Parfum

    Perfumer: Raymond Chaillan
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

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    Boucheron pour Homme (1991)

    Eau de parfum.
  57. Re: Caron- Pour un Homme Sport - Very Underrated...

    I'm a fan and agree it needs more love.
  58. Re: Hello from FragWag, new frag enthusiast / blogger

    FragWag is an interesting and fun name. Welcome!
  59. Re: Any houses where you automatically blind buy every release?

    Nope, but I get pretty close with Avon.
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    Re: Ho Hang Club vs Maxim's pour Homme?

    Definitely not. Aramis 900 is basically "Clinique Aromatics Elixir for Men", and all about green rose + jasmine hedione. Ho Hang Club is leathery, musky, patchouli. Rose is only a part of it.
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    Re: Ho Hang Club vs Maxim's pour Homme?

    The rose is identical to the one in Boss #1. It's a dark jammy green rose. Also similar to Furyo or Joint's rose. You won't be bothered by it, at least I'm mostly sure you won't. Ho Hang is more...
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    Re: Ho Hang Club vs Maxim's pour Homme?

    Ho Hang Club is closer to something like No. 1 from the rose, and has some "cherry" nuance that I might be the only one getting, plus also has a pretty big slug of patchouli in it.

    Maxim's is more...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th July, 2021

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    Aspen by Coty (1989)
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Parfum!

    New fragrances can be good, very good even.

    What some of us bemoan is the fact these flankers have literally nothing to do with the pillar release anymore, not even a single trace of something...
  65. Re: Is deep vintage OMS worth it when I already own vintage Krizia Uomo?

    Maybe my "castoreum bomb" remark has been accidentally viewed in the negative. I really enjoy the note, which is why I fumigate myself with OMS, Yatagan, VC&A pH, Antaeus, and Maxim's pour Homme...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    A little! This is mostly like a Paco Rabanne XS/Chanel Platinum Égoïste type fougère that adds more noticeable rose and some fruity elements in the top to round off the geranium. So in other words, a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th July, 2021

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    Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali (1998)

    Fresh Fougèe McWougèe
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    [size=6]Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali (1998)

    I think DiamondFlame is the only other BNer besides me who openly likes this, correct me if I'm mistaken. I like knowing who else digs...
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    $155 for 2oz as a regular-line designer feels like their testing their luck with mainstream affluence as well.
  70. Re: Is deep vintage OMS worth it when I already own vintage Krizia Uomo?

    My opinion is based on vintage 100ml sprays. 85% abv
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    The higher concentrations have gotten progressively smoother, richer, and sweeter (for better or worse), with the parfum having a pretty heavy slug of tonka in it. I don't think this "elixir" would...
  72. Re: Tom Ford Fakes Are Becoming Passable - Subject: Tobacco Oud

    It seemed to last okay on me when I sampled it, but this experience put me off.
  73. Re: Tom Ford Fakes Are Becoming Passable - Subject: Tobacco Oud

    Oh it didn't even smell like actual Tom Ford for Men. Not sure what was in the bottle, but it wasn't even remotely similar.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th July, 2021

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme (2012)
  75. Re: Is deep vintage OMS worth it when I already own vintage Krizia Uomo?

    I haven't smelled the Krizia, but I do know vintage OMS is a castoreum bomb while the current has more prominent pine.
  76. Re: Living Rurally and Trying to Find Scents Online

    :evil:
  77. Re: Anyone recall a . . . . . .

    Derek Mohr is me.

    I don't know that particular set but sounds like Avon Leather (1966), Avon Wild Country (1967), and Avon Spicy (1968) were in it.
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    Re: Panouge Business Man

    Business Man

    For the businessy men who do the business.... man.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th July, 2021

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    Opium pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (1995)
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    Re: Latest Ralph Lauren - Ralph's Club!

    Not having smelled it, I can only guess that it's something meant to plug a presumed hole in their marketing net that they didn't want to fill with a Polo flanker, so the claims of generic sweet...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Opium pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (1995)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Agreed!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart by Jacques Bogart (1975)
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    Re: WELCOME to Coneheads v.2

    Do Coneheads 2.0 consume mass quantities like the original ones do? JK

    I was in the old one just rarely posted.
  85. Re: Opinions on the best of the La Nuit de L'Homme line?

    Of the original L'Homme, the first and the Ultime.

    Of the La Nuit de L'Homme range, the original so far.
  86. Re: Tom Ford Fakes Are Becoming Passable - Subject: Tobacco Oud

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    I got burned recently on a fake Tom Ford for Men. Got my money back but seller gave a bogus return address because I guess they weren't expecting to get...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    157123

    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger (1994)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th July, 2021

    157121

    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Coromandel Brooks' History of the Eau Pt. 1

    (Also, makes sense.)
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    Avon actually spends good money on bottle designs though. Have you seen some of them? :lolk:
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    Re: Dunhill Driven For Men EDP (2021)

    Pickled sandalwood lol

    We need to stop letting sandalwood go to the pubs before being placed in perfume.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd July, 2021

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    Dirty by Gorilla Perfume (2004)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th June, 2021

    This forum was somehow left unlocked.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Corcaramelhowiemandelgargameldudeyouregettingadell EdT
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    One of the things I like about SOTD now is it lets you re-log the same scent after 6 hours.

    So, if you're someone like me who likes to count wears based on a set amount of applications (eg. if an...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd July, 2021

    156997

    Dirty by Gorilla Perfume (2004)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Fragonard Zizanie (1932)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Come up to the Pee Enn Double-Yew and get some Seattle weather.
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    You never know, it could be good. Note pyramid isn't promising though.
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