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Ten Brand New Fragrances To Try: Paco Rabanne / Michael Kors / Moschino / L’Occitane / Calvin Klein

Posted on June 29, 2018

Happy Friday! I hope you’re making the most of this fabulous weather we’re having? Today I’ve gathered together a selection of new fragrances that have either recently launched, or will be on sale very soon. Enjoy!

Let’s start off with one of my favourite scents today – Paco Rabanne Olympea Aqua. I’ve been a fan of Olympia for a long time, and their latest Aqua version is a beautifully luminescent, sparkling re-edition of the signature fragrance. Olympia Aqua is light yet sensual, soft and addictive, opening with notes of Calamondin and Cashmeron, leading to a heart of Lemon Blossom and sensual, Salty Vanilla, and a warming base of Hydroponic Jasmine and Ambergris – this scent is a must-try this summer.

Next I have Michael Kors Limited Edition Sheer. Soft, feminine and delicate, Sheer combines soothing herbal notes with rich florals and woodsy musk, to conjure moments of sheer intimacy. Enveloped by top notes of Bergamot and Tarragon, this luxurious blend is invigorated with hints of fresh Peony, Jasmine petals and smooth white Cedarwood for a subtly alluring finish.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Tarragon, and Green Leaves.
  • Heart Notes: Peony, Orange Blossom Absolute, and Jasmine Petals.
  • Base Notes: Cashmere Wood, Musk, Amber Accord, and White Cedarwood.

I also have the gorgeous Moschino Cheap & Chic So Real – can I just start by mentioning the bottle, it’s completely mad and I love it! In case you weren’t sure, So Real is inspired by Popeye’s other half, Olive Oyl. The bottle, reminiscent of a Picasso painting, was designed by Moschino’s artistic director Jeremy Scott, and as you can probably guess, the fragrance is described as ironic, fun and joyful!

The opening of So Real is sharp and bright, with citrus notes of Bitter Orange and Mandarin, as well as juicy Raspberry and Blackcurrant Sorbet. The vibrant floral heart of faceted Pink peony, airy Jasmine, and Magnolia Blossoms leads to a wonderful base of Cedar, Oak Musk and Ambrosian Crystals. This really is a gorgeous summer fragrance, definitely not one to overlook! Also it’s currently a complete steal at only £14.50! Check the link above 🙂

Calvin Klein Eternity Air is a modern feminine interpretation of a traditional floral, with a burst of freshness conveyed through the Sky of the Sky Accord and a dense sexiness with a Cedarwood base. It’s a cool, bright, and refreshing scent, almost unisex, and perfect for those looking for something light and invigorating.

  • Top Notes: Grapefruit Oil, Black Currant Absolute, Sky of the Sky Accord
  • Heart Notes: Peony, Muguet, Pear Accord
  • Base Notes: Cedarwood Oil, Ambergris, Skin Musk

& Other Stories Moroccan Tea – Ok so I must admit, I was sent this to try and I thought it was a new fragrance, but it’s actually not! Never mind hey! Moroccan Tea is an oriental woody fragrance, with top notes of Cardamom, Mint and Lemon, a heart of Orange Blossom, Mate and Almond, and a base of Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk and Brown Sugar. It’s quite an unusual fragrance that’s definitely worth a look next time you’re visiting & Other Stories stores.

Ariana Grande Moonlight – luminous and alluring, sweet and sensual, Moonlight is surprisingly beautiful. The scent opens with notes of sparkling rich Black Currant and juicy Plum, while the super sweet heart of fluffy Marshmallow and fresh Peony add a captivating wink of intrigue and mystery. A final seductive touch of creamy Sandalwood, Black Amber and sensual Vanilla at the base leave you with a wonderfully warm and sensual dry down.

I also have the latest launch from Hollister – Hollister Festival Vibes is a wonderfully bright and juicy scent, perfect for daily wear this summer. Festival Vibes is a wonderfully lively scent, opening with sparkling Italian Bergamot, fresh Quince, and Goji Berries. The floral heart offers a lush layer of Pink Peony, delicate Osmanthus, Vanilla Orchid, and Coral Hibiscus. Finally, the dry down envelops you like a comforting blanket of Cashmere Moods, creamy Tonka, and soft Musk.

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Blue Women – Is definitely another favourite of mine, First Instinct Blue is a bright and energetic scent, radiating happiness, light and positivity. The fragrance opens with top notes of zesty Citrus Bergamia, juicy Blackcurrant, and refreshing Marine, leading to a sensual heart of velvety Apricot Nectar, Jasmine flowers and delicate Peonies. The base comprises of woody Patchouli, Creamy vanilla and Sandalwood for a rich and warm dry down.

First Instinct Blue Woman will be available nationwide from 30th July 2018.

If you’re looking for more of an evening scent, L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere Intense is definitely worth checking out. Perfect for fans of oud, Terre De Lumiere Intense opens with the enchanting oriental scent of Incense, leading to a gourmand heart of aromatic Lavender, sweet Honey and Tonka. This harmony is prolonged by its warm base that leaves behind a woody trail of Cedarwood, spicy Oud which mingles with the softness of Vanilla.

And lastly, Goya Black Rose. Goya have recently re-launched a selection of fragrances from different eras, with Black Rose representing the fabulous fifties, an era of stunning beauty, elegance, and romance. This fragrance opens with a sparkling citrus Green Accord contrasted with Bergamot and Clove. The heart reaveals a fresh and feminine floral bouquet of Rose, Geranium, and Rose Damas enhanced by a confortable drydown of Jasmine, Salicylate and velvety Musk.

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Fragrance: Roja Parfums Scandal Pour Femme EDP

Posted on June 19, 2018

You may remember a few months back I had my first experience with Roja Parfums – Un Amore Eteno was and still is just beautiful. I’m now very excited to share my second Roja fragrance, Scandal Pour Femme Eau De Parfum…

Firstly, I love the name. Scandal just sounds exciting, thrilling, dangerous and tempting – all the things I need more of in my life!! Seriously though, this fragrance sounds like just my kind of scent, it’s described as sweet, warm and very sensual, and it includes two of my favourite fragrance notes: tuberose and jasmine.

“I remember when I first encountered Tuberose, I was shocked that a flower could be so sensual; as you inhale its perfume it becomes almost narcotic. I love how it transports you to the sun, removing you from the grey skies of England. I blended it with other white blossoms, creating an effect that is at once floral, sunny, and deeply sensual.” – ROJA DOVE.

The main attraction here is of course, tuberose. Scandal is an intense, luxurious and seductive fragrance. It’s a chic, ultra feminine woman turning heads, dripping in couture, classic yet striking. This fragrance is both elegant and refined, and it really does smell expensive.

There’s no doubt this is an evening fragrance – Scandal Pour Femme is fresh and warm, yet incredibly sensual. The scent opens with fresh Bergamot, leading directly to a wonderful bouquet of white flowers – Jasmine, Rose, Gardenia, Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom, and Freesia intertwine at the heart. The base of Sandalwood, Musk, and Orris Root blends perfectly with floral notes of Tuberose and Lavender, for a beautifully creamy and warming dry down.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot.
  • Heart Notes: Lily of the Valley, Freesia, Rose de Mai, Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Jasmin de Grasse and Tuberose.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Orris Root and Musk.

Roja Parfums Scandal EDP is available now at Roja Parfums.

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Michael Buble By Invitation Rose Gold SIGNED Fragrance Giveaway!

Posted on May 3, 2018

Hi Guys!

It’s been quite a while since I last hosted a giveaway, and I’m back today with a fabulous extra special fragrance that one lucky reader will win!

Just to rewind a bit, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while (thank you) – you may remember about a year and a half ago I was whisked away on the trip of a lifetime to New York, specially for the launch of Michael Buble’s debut fragrance, By Invitation. I won’t go into too much detail (you can check out my post on that here) but it was an amazing trip, and the fragrance was just as beautiful as I’d hoped.

Well, Michael is now back with a bang – in terms of fragrance, and he’s recently launched the next addition to the By Invitation line – By Invitation Rose Gold…

For those that have already tried the original By Invitation fragrance, in comparison, the Rose Gold edition is more intense. It’s a floral oriental gourmand scent – very feminine and sensual. It’s of course similar to By Invitation, but this sister fragrance offers another level of glamour and luxury, and I guarantee if you liked the original, you’ll love By Invitation Rose gold.

The fragrance opens with sophisticated top notes of radiant magnolia, red fruits and granit pear, leading to a tender rose and peony heart, with a hint of black plum. The base features notes of lingering praline and vanilla, with just a touch of precious spice, leaving this beautiful scent with an elegant and warm dry down.

Today I’m giving away a massive 100ml bottle of By Invitation Rose Gold Edition, and the box is signed by the man himself! This truly is a collectors piece, and would be just perfect for Buble fans! To be in with a chance of winning, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run for two weeks and is open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch – good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Fragrance: The Amazing Nina Ricci Limited Edition Les Monsters Fragrance Collection

Posted on April 26, 2018

Hi Guys!

Ok so these are probably the most awesome and quirky perfume bottles I’ve ever seen! I love anything fun, kitch and a bit off-beat – and Nina Ricci’s latest limited edition Les Monsters fragrances literally tick all these boxes for me!

For SS18 Nina Ricci has teamed up with Brazilian artist duo Ana Strumpf and Guto Requena to transform the label’s iconic apple bottle into the most irresistible and cute little monsters. The limited edition Nina and Luna fragrances are also finished with a fun coloured pompom which can be re-used in any way you wish – I’m thinking maybe an oversized hair bobble (if that’s your kind of thing) or maybe you could add a clip and turn them into fluffy bag charms? Either way I think this playful touch is the perfect addition to these cute little cartoon monsters. Now let’s take a look at the fragrances –

Joyful, carefree and courageous, Nina Ricci Nina Monsters EDT is a citrus fruity-floral scent with cotton candy facets. The Nina Monsters bottle is bright fiery orange, and looks quite like a sweet little owl!

The fragrance opens with notes of of sparkling pear intertwined with blackcurrant. Cotton candy provides a second dose of deliciousness at the heart, before romantic freshness follows thanks to a sprinkle of peony petals. Tonka bean and ambery notes round out the fragrance with smoothness at the base, creating a signature that is sensuous and bright.

  • Top Notes: Pear, Blackcurrant
  • Heart Notes: Cotton Candy, Peony
  • Base Notes: Ambery Notes, Tonka Bean

Next we have Luna, described as Nina’s alter ego – intense, bewitching, mysterious and captivating. This little monster looks almost cat-like, with big almond eyes and whiskers, and a bright blue pompom.

Nina Ricci Luna Monsters EDT is a delicious gourmand perfume with juicy pineapple facets infused with lime. The fragrance opens with with bright top notes of juicy pear and tonic lime, leading to a delicately feminine floral heart of freesia and orange blossom. The base is rounded off beautifully with rich, delectable notes of caramel and blond woods creating a signature that’s good enough to eat.

  • Top Notes: Pineapple, Tonic Lime
  • Heart Notes: Freesia, Orange Blossom
  • Base Notes: Caramel, Blond Woods

You can probably tell that I absolutely love these bottles! The fragrances are also lovely, and very wearable. The Nina Ricci Les Monsters Limited Edition Fragrances are available now at Debenhams and FeelUnique.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Mother’s Day with Debenhams & £100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Posted on March 6, 2018

Hi Guys!

It’s almost Mother’s Day! And if you’re anything like me you might have a nice day of relaxation planned – I’m hoping this year’s ‘breakfast in bed’ might be a slight improvement on last year but we’ll see! 😀

Mother’s day is a day to think of your mum for everything she does for you – all those little things that you take for granted. As I’m a mum myself now, I really have a whole new perspective on everything my mum did for me (and what a complete nightmare I could be) when I was growing up!

If you’re in need of picking up a gift or two this week, Debenhams definitely have you covered. They have the most fantastic selection of gifts available for all budgets, to suit all mums whatever their tastes. From fragrance, to beauty, and home gifts to experience days, there’s bound to be something perfect at Debenhams to suit your mum! I have a few gorgeous gift ideas to share with you today –

If Mum’s a bit of a skincare fanatic, this super luxury ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Day Cream could make the perfect gift. Luxury skincare brand Elemis’ brand new Collagen Marine Day Cream is specifically formulated to target fine lines and wrinkles. This day cream blends a powerful combination of ingredients, including padina pavonica and ginkgo biloba, to improve the skin’s appearance, increase hydration, and improve elasticity and suppleness. It also contains a micronised sunscreen that leaves no white streaks on the face, which offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.  

Or for something more affordable, how about the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel? Perfect for those with combination or oily skin, the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel is dermalogically tested and fragrance free, so it’s perfect for those with a more sensitive complexion. This oil free gel hydrates the skin leaving it feeling softer, smoother and younger.

I also have the stunning new Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar EDP – this fragrance is honestly so beautiful, and it’s easily one of my new favourites! Flowerbomb Nectar is the newest addition to the Flowerbomb collection. Described as a sensual flower liqueur, with an explosion of floral notes and a surprising twist, this scent opens with notes of fresh bergamot oil and rich sweet blackcurrant syrup. The heart unveils a feminine and enveloping white floral nectar of Sambac Jasmin and Orange flower combined with sweet notes of Osmanthus, leading to a beautifully addictive gourmand blend of warm spicy hues of tonka bean and creamy soft vanilla at the base.

I’m also giving away a £100 Debenhams Gift Card, so you can treat your mum, a loved one, or yourself to anything you like! All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open for two weeks and is open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, and good luck!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Fragrance: Brand New Perfumes Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Posted on February 13, 2018

Hi Guys!

I have a gorgeous selection of brand new fragrances to share with you today, which would be just perfect for a Valentine’s day treat! These perfumes are all reasonably priced, and you can pick most of them up from the high street too – enjoy!

Starting with Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Nectar EDP (£62.00 for 50ml) – this is just such a beautiful, easy to wear, every day scent. L’Eau D’Issey Pure Nectar EDP is wonderfully feminine fragrance with delicate notes of Rose, sticky Honey Pear, with sweet Aquatic facets, and a creamy Sandalwood base.

  • Top Note: Honey Pear.
  • Heart Note: Sweet Rose.
  • Base Note: Creamy Sandalwood.

Next, in contrast I have Carolina Herrera Good Girl EDP (From £72.50 for 50ml) – this is possibly the most striking bottle I’ve seen in a long time! Good Girl EDP is a sweet, white floral fragrance with creamy facets, it’s described as audacious and powerful, designed to celebrate the modern woman. This fragrance is perfect for fans of more intense, captivating evening scents.

  • Top Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom, Praline and Cinnamon.
  • Heart Notes: Bergamot and Lemon.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Cashmere, Patchouli, Amber Notes and Transparent Musk.

Next I have Coach Floral EDP (from £35.00 for 30ml) – Inspired by the signature tea roses that appear on the brand’s leather bags and accessories, Coach Floral EDP is an uplifting fruity floral scent opening with splashes of zesty Citrus and icy Pineapple Sorbet, and a touch of effervescent Pink Peppercorn. The floral heart of Rose Tea, Jasmine Sambac and Gardenia leads to a soft dry down of Crystal Musks, Creamy Wood and Patchouli Essence Indonesia.

  • Top Notes: Pineapple Sorbet, Citrus Coeur and Pink Peppercorn.
  • Heart Notes: Rose Tea, Jasmine Sambac and Gardenia.
  • Base Notes: Crystal Musks, Creamy Wood and Patchouli Essence Indonesia.

In the same vein, I also have Jimmy Choo Blossom Special Edition EDP (From £36.00 for 40ml) – If you’re ever not sure about buying a fragrance for somebody else, Jimmy Choo scents are always a winner. The latest in the Jimmy Choo line is Blossom Special Edition EDP, a bright, joyful and sparkling scent, perfect for the coming spring.

This tropical fragrance opens with a sweet accord of Exotic Fruits, drenching the creamy facets of Frangipani Flower at the heart. As the fragrance develops, deep facets of warming Sandalwood glow in the base for a dry down that is delicious from top to bottom.

  • Top Note: Exotic Fruit Accord.
  • Heart Notes: Frangipani Flower.
  • Top Notes: Sandalwood.

On to Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo EDP (From £45.00 for 30ml) – Amo is Italian for ‘I love’ – and this scent is described as a declaration of a free spirited young woman who is ready to seize the world. This is a bright and glamorous scent in which blushing floral notes blend with crisp aromatic notes and mouthwatering fruity facets. The scent opens with top notes of Italian Bitter Accord, Blackcurrant and Rosemary, leading to a light heart of Jasmine Sambac, Mate Absolute and Rhubarb. The dry down finishes with a woody sweetness of Tahitensis White Vanilla, Ambrox and Sandalwood.

  • Top notes: Italian Bitter Accord, Blackcurrant and Rosemary.
  • Heart notes: Jasmine Sambac, Mate Absolute and Rhubarb.
  • Base notes: Tahitensis White Vanilla, Ambrox and Sandalwood.

And Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue (£98.50 for 100ml) – evoking Greek culture and mythology, the Pour Femme Dylan Blue bottle is reminiscent of a Greek amphora (storage vessel) Donatella versace created this scent as an ode to femininity – a strong, sensuous yet refined fragrance for a woman who knows her own power.

The scent opens with notes of refreshing Blackcurrant and Granny Smith Apple to create an unexpected fruity accord, while a bouquet of imaginary wild blooms at the heart leads to Woody base notes of Styrax, White Woods, Musk and Patchouli, creating a captivating and sensuous dry down.

  • Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Granny Smith, Clover, Forget-me-not and Shisolia.
  • Heart Notes: Eglantine Rose, Petalia, Rosyfiola, Icy Infusion of Peach and Jasmine.
  • Base Notes: Styrax, White Smooth Woods, Musk and Patchouli.

And lastly, I have the brand new Alaia Nude EDP (From £52.00 for 50ml) – The new Alaïa Nude fragrance from Alaïa Paris is a fruity and floral creation designed to tantilise the senses. The scent opens with a blend of Cedar and Cashmeran, leading to a heart of Orange Blossom, and the base is enriched with warming notes of Tonka Bean, Musk and Leather.

  • Top notes: Cedar and Cashmeran.
  • Middle notes: Orange Blossom.
  • Base notes: Tonka bean, Musk and Leather.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Valentine’s Luxury Beauty Gift Guide for Her

Posted on February 11, 2018

Hi Guys!

Valentine’s day is almost upon us, so I thought it was about time I shared my Luxury Beauty Valentine’s Gift Guide! As you can probably guess, this gift guide is packed full of wonderfully luxurious beauty treat, from makeup, to skincare to fragrance – I hope you enjoy!

Ok so this isn’t exactly a beauty product, but I wanted to include this gorgeous Culti Room Spray in Fuoco (£34.00 at Harrods) – described as mysterious and magical, this room spray includes notes of Rose, juicy Citrus, Clove and romantic Patchouli – the perfect room scent for a romantic night in.

Onto fragrances you can wear now, I have a couple of niche fragrance to tantalise your senses! Dear Rose Come Une Fleur EDP is an evocative Eau de Parfum combining the delicacy of sweet Turkish Delight with the vibrancy of zesty Lemons. For the sensual yet vulnerable, the graceful yet strong, the alluring Comme Une Fleur is a stunning masterpiece in perfumery.

Opening with a fresh and breezy combination of Petitgrain and Orange Blossom, the perfume has a heart of sweet, dark and earthy Patchouli and a rich woody base of Ambergris effect and Cashmere Wood. This fragrance is both distinctive and feminine.

  • Top Notes: Petitgrain and Orange Blossom
  • Heart Notes: Patchouli
  • Base Notes: Ambergris and Cashmere wood

I also have the beautiful Mizensir Edition de Veronique  – this scent opens with soft White Musk, leading to a fresh Rose Infusion with Sambac Jasmine and an added hint of Citrus. Iris Absolute and smoky, woody notes of Cade Oil make up the heart, and finally, warm Amber Wood and soft Musk round off the fragrance at the base.

  • Top notes: Fresh Rose Infusion and Sambac Jasmine Tea.
  • Heart Notes: Iris absolute and Cade Oil.
  • Base Notes: White Musk and Amber Wood.

When it comes to fragrance, Tuberose is one of my favourite notes, and the beautiful Aerin Tuberose Luxuriant Body Cream (£70.00) is just Tuberose at its finest. It’s described as a rich body cream that hydrates, smooths, and softens with the delicate scent of a luxurious Tuberose blend, which perfectly complements both the Aerin Tuberose Le Jour and Tuberose Le Soir fragrances.

If rose scents are more your thing, the Maison Francis Kurkdjian “A La Rose” Scented Body Cream and Shower Cream could be perfect for you. These beautifully scented bath and body products make the perfect addition to the Maison Francis À la rose range, adorning the body with a dazzling floral scent with notes of of Centifolia and Damascena roses – just beautiful!

And what would a luxury gift guide be without a bit of Tom Ford? The Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzer (£75.00) really is the height of luxury, and for the price, you’d expect nothing less than the very best. The packaging is of course beautiful, and this bronzer is also super sized, so you know it’s going to last. The Tom Ford Ultimate Bronzer features a silky, lightweight texture with an exclusively formulated mineral blend of Sunstone, Amber and Black Tourmaline Crystals, combined with unique pigments to flawlessly highlight your skin’s natural radiance.

I also have a matching Tom Ford Ultra Rich Lip Color in shade 04 Aphrodite (£40.00) – I mean you really can’t beat Tom Ford lipsticks, and the Ultra Rich Lip Color’s are just what you need if you’re looking for full coverage, vibrant, moisturising high shine colour – what more does a girl need?

From Chantecaille I have the stunning Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Colour in ‘Bee’. This is one of those products that’s just so pretty and special, that you don’t actually want to use it!

Chantecaille’s Philanthropy Cheek Colour is a finely milled, featherweight pressed powder blush, designed to deliver a light veil of naturally flushed colour. Inspired by magical creatures of the wild, the Philanthropy collection is dedicated to six charities that work to support endangered species around the world, reflected in each intricate, shimmering embossed design. With this cheek colour, your morning makeup routine becomes a mindful, reflective act, brushing on lightly and blending in seamlessly to create a rosy glow.

And I also have a Chantecaille Lip Chic Lip Colour in shade Hyacinth – This beautiful hybrid lip colour combines the high shine and plumping effects of a gloss with the rich, even coverage of a lipstick. The formula also contains hyaluronic acid, giving a soft, lightweight texture that helps to soften and condition the lips.

And lastly I have the ever-so-luxurious Rodial Rose Gold Skincare Collection. This collection is possibly Rodial’s most lavish yet, and comprises of three products – a moisturiser, serum and deep line filler, each promising to deliver both immediate and long term anti-ageing skin benefits. The products in this collection contain Fresh White Rose Cells to oxygenate the skin, increasing cellular respiration and renewal for a radiant, bright complexion, and 24 Carat Gold Technology to stimulate powerful vertical and horizontal wrinkle smoothing action. Each product includes only the finest ingredients to promote smoother and luminous looking skin.

I’d love to hear if you have any plans for Valentine’s day? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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