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Description
Alternative fragrance house, Etat libre d’Orange, is a unique and respected force in the perfume industry that prides itself on pushing boundaries. Founder, Etienne de Swardt, works with notorious perfumers who embrace the creative freedom to produce unusual and remarkable scents that reinvent the pleasures to be found in the sense of smell. <br><br>Etat Libre d’Orange collaborated with edgy, French fashion designer Roland Mouret, creator of the iconic Galaxy dress, to present this no-holds-barred perfume. Bright, soaring neroli quickly turns into a sensual feast of iris, incense, and leather tones. A gliding vanilla note further tempts you into a midnight world where limits are left behind.
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Etat Libre d`Orange Une Amourette main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Mysterious
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Strong
Complexity
Intense

Etat Libre d`Orange Une Amourette rating and reviews

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Average rating (94 reviews)
2.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/09/2019
Mature
This perfume smells really clean and just a bit sexy. I think it's a fine everyday smell and perfect for the office. I just live being able to smell it all day, too. Let's you know it lasts and everyone, including yourself can enjoy it. I don't know about anybody else, but I like to wear scents that I really love. This is it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/06/2019
LOVE IT!
This smells amazing. If you don't care for woody, strong incense, colon type of scents, this is not for you.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/06/2019
Woody, Spicy, Terrible
Worst scent I have received from Scent Bird.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/03/2019
Just no.
Terrible :( I did not have this in my queue and received it. Very disappointed.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/31/2019
"Vintage" Scent
I felt it was a bit "old lady". It's not a bad smell, but the woodsy undertone had big staying power, whereas the lighter scents that balanced out the oud/woodsy scents melted away quickly on my skin. You could layer the scent to make it work out for a "sexier" scent, but alone, it might age you a bit.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/30/2019
Different
Was a little put off at first but is a great smell as you go about your day.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/28/2019
just too much
I found this too strong and it never seemed to settle into an actual scent. I couldn't smell any particular notes in it.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/28/2019
Dissapointed
I'm no sure what I expected this to smell like, but I definitely didn't expect what I got. it has a very strong woody musk scent. Seemed like more a male scent then for women. Definitely wouldn't recommend.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/23/2019
Ugh
Did not like this scent at all. It was weird. Didn't really smell like what I would expect perfume to smell like. Not good. Would not recommend. Unless you enjoy smelling like you've been rolling around on the ground in the woods.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/23/2019
Hate this !!
Smells like a bengay and Vicks ..very nasty.... Made me sick to smell...wish I could get a different scent. ...gross..
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/22/2019
No no no!
Women should not smell like this unless they already live in the woods. Waste of money!!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
01/18/2019
Not bad
I’m not sure what I was expecting from this. It’s different. I loved the way it smelled at first. I like the deep spicy scent. But then I couldn’t decide. No one around me loved it. But I picked up the scarf I had on that day and thought it was wonderful. So I’m trying it again today. Maybe it’s a summer scent. I’ll keep it and try again in the warmer months. Not writing it off yet!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/17/2019
NoNoNo
Very strong, overbearing and not at all lovely Threw it in the trash, it's that bad
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/15/2019
Etat Libre D'Orange
Overall this was a pretty disappointing scent for it to be my first. It has a very spicy note which is the opposite of what I expected after reading about it. I think I used it for three days before I put it away and waited for my next months scent. It is extremely strong and once you find out you don't like it you're stuck with it all day and even into the next day. Way too powerful and not even a good smell.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/13/2019
Distinctive scent
When i wear this fragrance i am constantly asked what im wearing. It is a very distinctive scent and reminds you alot of some of the classic Jo Malone original scents
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/07/2019
Awful
Smells exactly like something my grandmother would wear. Doesn't even deserve one star **covers nose**
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/07/2019
Too strong
It made me smell like a hippie.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
01/06/2019
Not sure about this
Normally , I Love Love Love spicy more masculine smells, but this one not so much, the Patchouly is overpowering and the undertones remind me of a 90 year old who sprayed on way too much perfume, that she got at goodwill that was way out of date. Now a few days later it was still on the sleeve of my jacket and it smelled great once it died down. Not a fan at all. My fiancé turned his nose up and was like um babe....NO!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/04/2019
Too strong
Not my thing.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
01/03/2019
Too strong
This is a very, very strong scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/29/2018
WOW!
When I first smelled this, it reminded me of Tom Ford's White Patchouli, only slightly different. The first day I wore it, I had three compliments. I honestly couldn't smell it on myself after an hour or so, but throughout the day, I had people asking me what fragrance I was using. And the wonderful compliments continue each time I wear it. I really like this fragrance, and I plan to order a full size bottle!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/28/2018
Lasting Unique smell
It smells very strong at first, but the lasting smell is wonderful. I have had many compliments on it.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/28/2018
Strong and bad
The scent was very overwhelming. I thought it would die down, and pick up some of my body’s own chemistry and scent but no!!! It smelled strong, manly and then citrusy. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but I was definitely disappointed
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/28/2018
ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE UNEAMOURETTEE
The scent is a bit strong but not bad, more of a unisex fragrance. But I wouldn't recommend it unless you're into heavy smells
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/26/2018
Not what I expected
I didn't care for this at all and it is very strong scent. My favorite so far has been Prada Candy. I normally wear Provocative.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/23/2018
Unappealing
Very strong lingering scent but not in a good way. My husband kept thinking he had permanent marker on his hand bc the smell was a lot like that. It was very chemical smelling and too intense. I tried it a few different times but even my kids didn’t like it on me. Unpleasant.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/21/2018
Good weird
I read the previous reviews and knew I would love this scent based on the negative impression from others. This smells like a thrift store meets the cabin with your grandma in the woods. It has so many earthy raw and powerful notes I am in heaven. It's everything I look for in a scent. Very unique and versitile in my opinion. I pair it with my Aveda chakra 1.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/20/2018
Nothing like it!
Definitely not what I expected at first - I think the blend of Neroli, Iris, and Cardamom is what people don’t like, but this fades! Once it’s airs out and dries down the vanilla and earth tones really come across and this smells nice! Feminine and unique. Give it a try! Don’t let the first few seconds fool you - I’ve been getting non-stop compliments on this!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/18/2018
OMG gross
Wow...it smells like rotten wood and old almonds with turned oranges...so gross If you like this then there is something wrong with your sense of smell. I have tried to give it away and NO ONE will even take it from me! Musk, pine, woods, and Old Elisabeth Taylor perfume powered at 100%....its gross
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/18/2018
Give it a minute to air and it is sublime
When I first sprayed this scent I was immediately repulsed, BUT, as it dried (within a min or two) I was enchanted by this scent. It is definitely unique and people will ask what smells so good. I think it may work with some chemistries better than others. This is definitely a love it or hate it scent and I love it! Reminds me of Tom Ford’s Black Orchid.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/18/2018
Love it!!
I love it...very unique everyone will notice you when you walk in the room. I love unique different scents. Not typical for everyone else!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/17/2018
It smells like a sour old man
I HATE PATCHOULLI and it was full of it. Having "Orange" in the title of this perfume is deceiving. I'm more of a citrus-y girl so I thought that's what I'd love about this perfume. I was wrong. I sprayed it once and can't bear to wear it EVER again. I immediately washed the scent off my skin. YUCK.
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Tami
01/07/2019
The “Orange” is in the name of the fragrance designer, not the fragrance. There is no patchouli listed in this fragrance but they do mention insence, that’s probably what your picking up.
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Rated2on the scale of0to10
12/16/2018
More of a men’s
Nothing feminine about this if you ask me. No sweetness. All bitter. Gave it to my bf who thought it was mediocre but not for women at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/16/2018
Stinks!
I don’t know how or why this was added to my queue but my other was deleted and this was added. I hate musk and this smells like a turd on a stick. I even emailed scentbird when it was processing to stop it but they sent it anyway and I didn’t even hear from them. So glad I cancelled my subscription. I guess this might be why it was switched....
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 4
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/16/2018
I love it
Right away I really liked it...it did not fade away... it is distinct not soft and flowery... it is spicy romantic and mysterious....it made me think of ysitis....I really like it
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/15/2018
Did nor like
Nope. Maybe as a room spray during the holidays, cause it smells like straight up pine tree.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/14/2018
Horrible
I bought this for my wife. She and I didn't like like the way it smelled, do not recommend this perfume. Smells line old Grand ma. Dead carcass
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/12/2018
Etat libre d’orange
This smells more like a cologne then a perfume did not like this at all. The thing is it was not in my lineup oh well but it’s more for an older man like my grandpa.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/12/2018
Odorous
My compliments of this perfum wasn’t that great. I was asked do you smell spick n span (old cleaning solutions) that was embarrassing. I do not like.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/09/2018
Terrible fragrance
Unfortunately, this fragrance smelled more like cleaning supplies and anything else. I tried wearing it a second time and just could not stand it Stay away from it!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/09/2018
Terrible
My cat hissed and wouldnt come near me until I washed it off. My husband told me I smelled like one of those pine tree car deodorizers. It's a no for me
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/07/2018
Mystic
Love this scent. I like unique...this is it! A must try if you dare!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/07/2018
It’s a no for me
I was expecting a more soft and sexy fragrance being that that’s usually what I get with vanilla and wood notes but this one was so strong I literally coughed after spraying it. It’s a very powdery fragrance and very mature if you know what I mean. Not for me at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/07/2018
Horrible scent
Too much of a musky powder scent. Can't believe Allure would put their st as mp on it.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/06/2018
Unpleasant for my liking
This scent wasn't even in my lineup however I received it. I personally DON'T like this fragrance, very over powering and depending on who is wearing it..it stinks. Very masculine.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/04/2018
Like alcohol and patchouli
Not a feminine scent at all. Very strong. My hubby could not stop sneezing! I thought with wear it would lighten up and I could wear it when I felt super confident and badass... but this is just not good. I don't know how Allure gave it it's seal honestly. It's an acquired scent. Very strong of alcohol and incense mixed with patchouli and musk. It's very difficult to describe. Let's just say, if you're like me and you love a good fresh clean scent with a hint of flower, then this is NOT for you.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/03/2018
Not for me
I like more feminine scents. This one is strong and not fruity smelling as I thought based off of the name. Is very overwhelming. I am disappointed. I want to return or exchange this please.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/02/2018
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’m not sure how the perfume smells since I never got it.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
12/01/2018
Unique fragrance
This lerfume starts out very sharp and bitter but it mellows to a sweet vanilla almond that will have you coming back for more. Its a very mature fragrance, good for an intimate dinner date or at the office
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/30/2018
Does not smell right
Doesn't smell good on me way to manly and just musky
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/27/2018
LOVE
absolutely loved this one
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/26/2018
My new favorite
This perfume was a total surprise for me. At first it has such a huge Neroli hit; but after that it’s got an amazing dry down, it smelled different to everyone who smelled it. I was hooked in days and had to buy a whole bottle. Highly recommend.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/22/2018
Olfactory heaven
I really don't know how you can't love this! Such a sexy, intense scent! Love
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/21/2018
Like Classy Bug Spray
Very medicinal and masculine. Smelled like a nice bug spray. Not my favorite.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/21/2018
Too strong in a repugnant way
The scent is overwhelmingly citrus-y. Not good at all
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/21/2018
Not for everyone
intially, i wasn't sure about this scent. Definitely a strong one. Less is more for this baby. Way less. Kind of reminds me of patcholi. Which i like, but in small quantities. The wear down is much more desirable. Like sweet vanilla. Just have to get past the strong front. Certainly, an acquired scent. Like i said...it's not for everyone. If you like to stand out, then this is the scent for you.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/20/2018
Agree with all the negative
I got this based on a review in a magazine, I should have read the reviews on Scentbird. Way too strong and masculine. Smells like a dope-smoking great-grandmother. I'm literally too scared to put it on my skin, so this review is based on out-of-the-vial smell. Not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/20/2018
Smells like cologne
Starts strong then fades into almost nothing. My husband hated it!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/19/2018
ETAT LIBRE D ’ ORANGE UNE AMOURETTE
To musky. Does not smell good on me at all!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/15/2018
Yes, its woodsy
This is definitely a spicy woodsy scent which I love.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/15/2018
Can I send this back?
Hated it! Why didn’t I read the reviews?
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/13/2018
Nope
It was musty smelling. I did not like it at all. Tried it many times and it did not grow on me. Thumbs down for sure
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/13/2018
Sexy Spicy
When you first spray it on it almost smells like cologne. It has a sharp distinctive smell at first. Then it calms down to a musky vanilla like smell. I love it!!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/12/2018
Overwhelming 🤢
The scent is very woodsy and strong. The scent seems to be missing something to balance it, maybe more vanilla or something to add a lighter, sweet note. It reminds of what my grandmother wore mixed with a pine air freshener. It becomes slightly better after drying down and weakening after a few minutes however I personally still find it displeasing. Update: one day after spraying the perfume, the scent is still lingering, quite strongly, and giving me a massive headache
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/09/2018
Amazing!!
I have received so many compliments on this fragrance. Some say it smells deep and dark, some say it smells like the holidays and it makes them want to go home and decorate. I was also told that it is a "me" scent and that is the scent that comes to peoples minds when they think of me. I love the heady neroli and patchouli tops notes and the deep dark wood notes. I love this fragrance so much I've added it to my list twice. I highly recommend this fragrance :-)
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/09/2018
Smells terrible
I have really tried to like this brand but every scent I try, it seems like the scent is off to me. This one is the worst I have tried. There isn’t anything about it that is nice. I feel like I wasted a month on this one as it will be going in the trash.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/09/2018
Not for the meek
I LOVE this scent! But this is a perfume for the SERIOUS scent nuts! It’s not tame, or typical and it’s very woody. I love the throw of this scent and how it smells after it dries down. I will say I believe this scent is ideal for a person with a “stronger” body chemistry. This is a scent you’ll want to apply directly to your skin, not on your clothes. I got the best notes by spraying it under my hair at the nape of my neck. It really did beautiful things once it got the opportunity to mesh with my skin/chemistry. I think the haters just weren’t ready for the woodiness and earthiness of this scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/09/2018
Like a hippy nursing home
Gave it the benefit of the doubt. Scent doesn't change the initial spray it what it smells like dry
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/09/2018
Strongly Dislike
I’m a bartdender and I put it on right before my shift and people commented on mildew or old and just a gross, way too strong smell. Which I totally agree with. Didn’t wear it again but it was in my purse and my friend asked to borrow it and we both hated it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/08/2018
Rich
Earthy and low key. Love it.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/08/2018
All day
Smells just as I expected it to. Soft and slightly woodsy. It lasts all day with a subtle hint here and there.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
11/08/2018
Loud, sharp, slightly masc
I have had ELDO scents before, so their off beat style isn't new to me. I'm actually quite fond of Noel au Balcon. But what I want to know is how they have the *audacity* to name a perfume An Affair when it smells so sharp and so harsh that my person of interest screwed up his face like he had gotten a whiff of a litter box. Quality wise, the projection and longevity are excellent, but that's only a plus with scents that are actually pleasant. It's a no from me, y'all.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/06/2018
Noooo
I would give this no stars if I could lol. I cant decide if I smell like an pld lady, a man or a christmas tree?
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/04/2018
No thank you!
Did not like this at all. Smelt like old lady perfume!
Reviews: 6
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 2
Products received: 2
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/03/2018
Smells like old lady perfume
Strong spicy smell. Smells musty. I’m 28, female. Favorite perfume to date: Versace bright crystal.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/03/2018
Sweet..Spicy..and Refreshing
Very bold smell but very refreshing as well. One of my top picks!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/01/2018
An Intriguing Scent
I want to preface with this: I think a lot of the negative reviews are coming from people who judge this perfume in the first 10 minutes of wearing. When it dries down and interacts with your body chemistry in COMPLETELY changes! Onto my review- I was really excited to try this one based on its' notes. I love spicy, sweet incense inspired fragrances. I have to say, this truly is a unique and beautiful. To me, it is the epitome of a unisex scent. I was worried it would lean too masculine, but it absolutely does not. I think it is perfectly suited for both women and men. I will say, at first spray and for the 15 minutes that follow- I do not enjoy it. It's very strong and off-putting. But it dries down into such a masterpiece. Which is why I am still giving it five stars. What it takes away it gives back tenfold. The staying power isn't great either, but like I said- when it's there, it's so good that I'm okay with a quick fade. I've never smelled anything like it before. The Akigalawood reminds me of driving through the redwoods in the Northern California coast. It invokes an almost nostalgia of a gorgeous, magical wet and shady forest. Like the Oregon coast. I can almost see the butterflies dancing in the sharp rays of light peeking through the tree tops. But again, it achieves this without smelling too manly. I think this is where the Iris, Neroli, and Vanilla help out. They soften and sweeten the sharpness of the wood notes and tie up the fragrance with a gorgeous bow. I'm really into it. I get excited to put it on. I understand why this may not be for everyone but if you like unique, spicy and sweet unisex scents I absolutely recommend giving this one a try.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/31/2018
Dislike
This smells like my Dad's cologne. It smells like old man.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/31/2018
Smells like menthol.
When I sprayed it I thought it smelled like Vic’s Vapor Rub but thought that would fade. It did not and lingered in the room. Very disappointed.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/31/2018
🙊
Description does not match the scent at all. I do not smell orange, I smell an old man sitting next to me in a cigar bar. Definitely don’t wanna wear that all day.
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Erica
11/01/2018
The name of the company that creates the perfume is Etat libre d’Orange, the name of thescent is Une Amourette. It does not contain any notes of orange in the perfume.
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Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/31/2018
Terribly intense, overpowering scent of old woman- waste of a month's shipment
Hate this scent. I don't smell any orange notes at all. I wouldn't expect to smell this fragrance on anyone under age 70. Extremely overwhelming musk that taints your nose and skin all day. I only sprayed it ONCE when I got it and immediately put it back in the container. NO.
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Erica
11/01/2018
Just wanted to let you know that the name of the perfume manufacturer is ETAT LIBRE D`ORANGE. The scent is not supposed to have any notes of orange in it.
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Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/30/2018
Zero stars!
This scent is horrible, it is overwhelmingly abrasive to the senses. It is a not subtle combination of week old body odor, pine car air freshener, and nursing home.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/30/2018
Way too strong
This scent is way too overpowering and absolutely horrid.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
10/30/2018
Nadine
I sprayed this and immediately my eyes stared to water. I've worn it for a couple of hours now and the intense scent of pine is still causing my eyes to water. Im allergic to pine and some part of this scent is very pinelike to me. Not something I'll be wearing in the future.😞
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/29/2018
Um
I don’t like it as all
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/29/2018
Mortified
The scent is horrible. My daughter said it smelled like sweet cat litter.....it does!!!!!!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/29/2018
Deep and woodsy
I was surprised by the deep woodsy/musky scent as it is completely different than anything I have ever worn. My husband said that it is his favorite on me so far... another surprise. I’m giving it a chance! It is a deeply seductive sort of scent; not fruity at all.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/29/2018
Yuck
This scent is terrible
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/26/2018
The Scent Made Me Nauseous
It smells like a funeral home. It's bad.
Reviews: 7
Upvotes: 4
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 1
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/26/2018
Glorious patchouli-iris-indole
A loud, unique twist of patchouli, iris, and indole. It’s warm and fresh, clean and skanky. Not for everyone. But aren’t we here to try things out?
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Sue
10/27/2018
U r right, I wish more people would agree to disagree on the net n not get nasty. I think scents r different on women too. When I wear something I've liked on someone else it turns out to be a big expensive mistake.
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Rated2on the scale of0to10
10/25/2018
Jane
It smells like incense, sweet and woody. Not really my thing.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/24/2018
Une Amourette
This is a woodsy scent. A bit masculine. Sharply scented upon application with a relatively small afterscent that dissipates very quickly. Multiple applications are required throughout the day. This is certainly a fragrance that I will not choose to purchase. However, I'm quite sure it's all about personal preference regarding ones own perception of fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/24/2018
hate it
this smells terrible ... very sharp smell
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/22/2018
Horrible
Horrible smell. Don’t recommended
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Sue
10/27/2018
It's too much, overpowering. If I woulda worn this 20 years ago I woulda been in a dark bedroom for 3 days w migraine.
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