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Description
Advanced in ingredient blending, Montale Parfums harmonizes essences of the East and West while continuing in the ageless tradition of French perfumery. Today, the Parisian fragrance collection boasts over 95 fragrances composed of the highest quality essences with the longest lasting trails.<br><br>Montale’s Aoud Forest features a blend of marine notes against a spiky oud texture and elegant touches of pale rose and ginger in the heart. Grapefruit zest and aromatic rosemary top notes contrast the heart’s translucent spices, and the bright, breezy musk base carries the scent away on a light gust of wind.
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Scent type
Woody
30
Personality
Clean
15
Occasion
Date Night
20
Season
Fall
20
Attributes
Fresh
13
Complexity
Refined
29

Montale Aoud Forest rating and reviews

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3.8 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/04/2020
Aoud Forest
It smelled like a classy fresh fragrance with a forest/pine needle accord that blended nicely but a little too feminine for me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2020
Loved it!
Exactly as described. I love outdoor clean woodsy scents. This is on the mark!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
Smells like cheap men's body spray
I was so excited for a unisex cologne full of citrus and spice, but this genuinely smelled like a slightly more complex version of Axe or some other drugstore men's body spray. It smells overly sweet and synthetic. It isn't an awful smell, but it's nothing special. I don't feel like this is a cologne for adults.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
Good smell
Unisex but not too masculine. I really like it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
AOUD FOREST
I love this scent. Got so many complaints
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Beautiful
Let it sit before you judge.... beautiful notes a bit fruity
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
The ocean water is really coming through. That's my favorite.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
i approve
not bad at all
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/24/2020
gross
nauseating
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/18/2020
Unisex fragrance like Cool Water
This fragrance is unisex but a little more aligned with male fragrances. It smells strongly like Cool Water by Davidoff but not as strong.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
Too masculine
Wasn’t soft enough, i like masculine smells but this was too much for my preference
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/15/2020
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/13/2020
Perfectly unisex.
I love this scent, it matches so well with the description. It's a little heavy for Spring/Summer, but I don't care because I like it so much. Would smell great on a man, as well.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
Awesome
A lot of compliments and my brother loved it told him it was unisex
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2020
Lumberjack Dream
Smells like a really handsome lumberjack who has a lot of secrets.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/03/2020
Although I liked the fragrance it was far more "masculine" than I had thought based on the description
Although I liked the fragrance it was far more "masculine" than I had thought based on the description
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/01/2020
Nice easy going smell
It turn heads.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/31/2020
This is a men’s cologne
This is for men
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
I love this perfume love love love .the notes were perfect for me I get so many compliments from this perfume
I love this perfume love love love it . It’s the perfect combination for a woodsy last layer for me it last all day and it’s on my clothes when I take them off for days thank you for sending it to me!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
love the woody, clean smell of this.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
Where’s The Aoud?
I just tried Montale’s Aoud Forest. It smells like walking through a forest on a coastline. Lots of forest scents, lots of marine scents, just very little Oud. Good for Spring or Summer as a daytime scent. I guess I was expecting more Oud mystery.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/23/2020
I love this one have to get the bottle
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/16/2020
Bug spray!
Sorry, but I’m not a novice when it comes to fragrance and creation of fragrances, having experience in formulating some as a product developer. I got nothing of the described ingredients except the briskness of the oceanic note. No ginger, no rosemary, no warmth of wood. I found this a loud and screechy mixture in which none of my favorite scents peeked out. I gave it several trials hoping that as it settled in, something would shine through. I found this a very linear, offensive fragrance. The bug spray odor did not mellow or soften, and thankfully it was very short lived. Totally gone within an hour, no faint lingering trace. Thank goodness.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/12/2020
Man scent
This smells so manly that I gave it to my boyfriend and he loves it. Sadly I don’t have a perfume this month now :(
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/06/2020
Fresh Fruitty Forest
A freshy with uniqueness and versatility. And as long as my wife enjoys it, so will I.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/03/2020
Too old ladyie
I wasn't impressed with this fragrance it smelled too much of old ladies and formaldehyde. I ended up giving it to my mother in law! Haha I'm not a floral scent person I prefer the woodsy scents, but this has some really sour under notes that I just didn't like.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/30/2020
Liked it, but didn't LOVE it...
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/29/2020
Too masculine
It's not bad, but not for the female skin. I will have my guy try it on him. I like Agarwood, but this is for a trendy metro man. Definitely would mis more with make skin.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/28/2020
A very clean and refreshingly different. I love the sillage. excellent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/26/2020
more masculine
a very nice oud but much more masculine than feminine...too bad because I live for Oud
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/25/2020
I love it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/22/2020
You screwed me
I like the scent but got a broken spray bottle. Not even two squirts and it was done. BS
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/22/2020
Love this smell!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/07/2020
Nice, woody, warm. Love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/06/2020
The Ocean & The Forest
Gender neutral, fresh and woody. One of my all-time favorites
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/30/2020
Fades quickly
Great scent! Tends to fade fairly quickly though
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
My my Montale, you shouldn't have!
LOVE IT. Hands down, you wont find a more complex and beautifully layered perfume. I will wear this any time for any reason and almost always will be stopped and asked, "what perfume are you wearing?" It is art.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/23/2020
Fresh and Sexy
Beautiful scent, loved it immediately. This could be something I wear everyday and feel confident in it. I got one from this brand before and it was very intense but this one is very clean, fresh and just the right amount of citrus and sweetness.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2020
Best one yet!
Still one of my favorite scents!! Love how the smell stays all day!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/19/2020
Aquatic scent
On the initial spray, this fragrance smelled very masculine to me. The dry down smells more like a unisex fragrance, which is more so aquatic than woodsy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/17/2020
smells good
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/13/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Middle ground for me
I liked this scent. Smells alot like a spa to me. Very strong grapefruit notes. Comes off very strong and stays that way for a while. Softens to the sea ocean waves kind of smell after a while. Probably would not buy it in store but not bad
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/12/2020
Smells old lady
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/04/2020
Doesn’t last long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2020
So unexpected, I love this scent, so wintery!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/19/2020
Smells Great!
Love the musky scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/17/2020
5/5
Such a beautiful unisex scent. It honestly smells like sex: musky, lush, alluring. I love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2020
Glorious scent...Want to wear it all the time!
This was just a really pleasant surprise to me...Everything about this was lovely to experience and worth the adventure...Great dry down and the scent lasted a good 5 to 6 hours on me...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/29/2020
Loved the smell of woods
I really recommend this fragrance, it has a Forest wood smell that I love,
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
Sexy
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/17/2020
It is too musky for me. Feels too old fashioned.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
I just love this one so much on my man cant get enough
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
Super masculine, extremely deep and not a sweet aoud scent at all. It lasts all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/21/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Okay so...
So I absolutely love this perfume. It smells amazing, like a forest. HOWEVER, I think I might like it because it smells like a man. You know what I mean? Like I’m not sure if men would like it as much as other women would.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
beguiling & refreshing
While I was originally hoping for something a little more forest-like and on the masculine side of gender-neutral, I fell in love with this crisp, clean, almost-floral fragrance. The flavor notes blend really nicely, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other, but the freshness of this perfume does call to mind some kind of watery escape. Perhaps it should have been named "Aoud Forest Creek." Upon first application, the scent profile is piquant but not spicy--surely the result of the ginger-grapefruit-oud combination--which then settles into a refreshing almost powdery effect, at least on my skin. It seems versatile (and unassuming) enough for the office as well as a romantic outing; perfect for a spring-summer evening.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/13/2019
.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Oily
Oh dear!
This is so so so strong.Not what I expected from such a prestige house.Smells like the ethnic fellow in the line at the gas station who sprayed 10 sprays of something inexpensive and foreign.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Sensitive
More masculine, less unisex- but good!
I found this scent reminded me of high-end aftershave. That's not a bad thing, but not what I was looking for. Woodsy, clean, fresh but not soapy. Smelled terrific on the hubby. Would buy again for him.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/28/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Combination
Fresh
This cologne is my favorite! I am glad that I picked it out this month! My hometown is a warm climate. It is so perfect to match smelly. I would buy a big size of that on my upcoming birthday. It does not smell too feminine or masculine. It smell just right.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/22/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
After further use
In the beginning I liked this cologne but I didn't see anything special. But after sometime now my opinion has changed, as well as my wife's opinion, as now we both love it. I think it took me getting a couple of colognes completely different than these clean scents to recalibrate my sense of smell. It's a fantastic cologne!Just keep in mind 2 things - 1. People's opinions on scents are just that, subjective opinions. 2. Colognes smell different on most people due to body chemistry. What may not smell amazing on me may be that way for you. There has to be a reason so many other people rate this so high.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/15/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Love the combination of scents
Woody and delicious in all the right ways.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/11/2019
Not bad!
The only reason I gave it only 3 stars is because I’ve like the other fragrances in my que so much, makes it tough. Otherwise it would probably be 4.5 stars.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
gorgeous
Woody fresh and pines trees hint
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/26/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
Salty Rose 🌹 in the Ocean
This is an absolutely beautiful mix of to my nose green leaves, seawater, and rose. The dominant notes are seawater and rose along with green leaves to my nose. It is also totally unisex but some may think it leans slightly feminine due to the rose note. But what a rose note it is! It's absolutely stunning and one of the greatest impressions of rose I have ever smelled. It's like a salty rose in the ocean just floating adrift but near an island with long grasses. I don't really get much oud in this but that's ok thanks to the wonderful rose note in this. :This is better for Fall as I accidentally hit the Spring Option: Sillage is moderate while longevity is pretty good with 4 hours of solid projection. Overall, this is pretty great.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/26/2019
Overpowering version of Light Blue
Smells like “Light Blue” Was hoping for a more woodsy scent. Very strong as well, can still smell it on my wrists even after my shower, it’s overpowering and not in a good way.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/25/2019
Really sweet
Too sweet , I didn’t like it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Montale
too perfume not enough manly
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
Excellent!
Great scent overall and very good sillage. I get about 4-7 hrs with this one. Beautiful scent for the fall
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/27/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Nice for cooler summer days
I like this scent it is fresh and woody which lends it to spring and cool summer days but does not have the staying power for anything cold it last about 4-5 and projects for about 30-1 hour off my skin not that great but its a nice skin scent after that first hour
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/20/2019
Great scent for the office
This scent gets plenty of compliments
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
Age:
65 or over
Skin type:
Combination
A great Montale fragrance
A lot of them are winners in my book and this is one of them. Not quite as "intense and interesting" as some of the others, hence the 4 starts instead of 5. I would purchase a full bottle of this.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/12/2019
Understated and welcoming
Good for work. Always get compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/29/2019
Hot Hot Hot
SEXY! My husband loves when I wear it, and I love to wear it. Woody and musky. Like a woman’s voice.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/04/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
For a very particular taste
This scent is very strong/overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Unique scent everyone won’t have
Very different and unique scent. Very Mature sent that is long lasting. I really enjoyed this scent. Can’t wait to try more from this house
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/24/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Top favorite scent so far, no staying power.
I absolutely ADORE this scent. It's so earthy and warm, the grapefruit coming in subtly and crisp. On my skin, perfumes come out "sharp" (maybye I'm acidic?) which definitely brought out the ginger, and made the rosemary shine bright and beautifully. My boyfriend also tried it on minutes after me, and with his skin chemistry, it dried down more warm and woodsy, making the aoud the star of the show, which he loved. However, there was ABSOLUTELY no staying power on either of us. it literally vanishes within 5 minutes, if that, which greatly disappointed us, seeing as how this was the first fragrance that maxed both of our tastes, and complimented both of us. I read online about lathering on some lotion and spraying perfume over it for a stronger staying power, so I tried a sandlewood+lavender lotion that was gifted to me earlier this month, but the perfume STILL didn't stick around for longer than a few minutes. I see other reviews stating that it has a strong staying power, so maybe I received a bad bottle of it? I've never had this problem with other Montale scents I've received. Maybe next year I can add it back into my queue for another go, but for now I'm so unbelievably bummed out. I sprayed it on, 3 sprays on my arm before I began typing this, to better give an accurate description of the smell. It's already faded into nothing, and this was my 4th attempt at wearing it...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/08/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Great scent for any gender
It's a very pleasant ocean and woodsy smell with a touch of citrus. Great for any occasion. Not too masculine or too feminine. I got several compliments on it. It is powerful, though. 2-3 sprays is perfect for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2019
Perfect
Perfect scent with strong marine overtones
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/25/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Fresh and Surprising
Initially the scent on the bottle was unappealing and I worried this wasn’t going to work out. When I sprayed it on it changed and is amazing. It’s like dinner outside in the spring after it rains. Fantastic
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/02/2019
It's okay
It's okay. I was hoping for more forest, less oud.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/23/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Nobby101
This is a very clean, very sexy scent. Very nice projection, last long. Women have given wonderful compliments! Nice with a suit or a Jean's and button up shirt date night! Fellas don't sleep on this one👌🏿
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/20/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Laundry
This fragrance reminds me of clean laundry. It has a very "fresh from the dryer" scent. I do like it. It is a bit stronger than I anticipated - I definitely notice I'm wearing at times, but not constantly in my nostrils.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/19/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
Súper clean
This an everyday clean perfume. Smells like the ocean and lasts a very long time
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
Spud forest
A little too strong for me, even when using fewer pumps
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Love it
Love the smell of this
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
All purpose class
Wondeful spicy wood scent. Sophisticated - appropriate for business suit and yet can be worn with jeans
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
Save your $
Skip all the prose about magical forests, it's bull$hit. Just go buy a bar of Irish Spring soap, then spray a cheap drug store men's aquatic cologne over it and you'll have the same scent. Why is Oud even a part of this imposter's name? I waited and waited to smell oud even though I wanted nothing more than to scrub this away. It never appears.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/23/2019
Love it!
very nice scent. Could be my go-to scent for everyday.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/19/2019
Love it!
I loved this! The opening was very perfumy and I was skeptical initially. The dry down, though, opened up a lovely marine, fresh scent. Made me think of an oldie but goodie-- Nautica. I couldn't get past the fact that it's just a touch masculine for me, though. I turned around and bought a full bottle right away to gift to my son for his birthday. Fresh!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Perfection.
This fragrance smells exactly like a number of my prized Oud Incense jars that I have at home and have been collecting for years. When I say that, I do mean EXACTLY. More specifically, it smells like Oudh Nasaem. It is utterly astounding just how perfectly the two match, at least to MY nose. Another similar fragrance is the designer fragrance Mukhallat Shahrayar, which advertises an Oud fragrance as well. In short, I'm in love with this stuff.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
My mistake I guess...
Obviously a very masculine cologne for a man.
Amber
01/02/2019
Listed as unisex. Not your bad at all. Glad I read this!
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/25/2018
mr
nice, crisp scent...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2018
Found my new favorite
This scent is clean, refreshing and warm all at the same time. It reminds me of someone from a long time ago. I love this scent. I read the other reviewers comments and was concerned that this would be far too masculine to pass for a unisex scent. Thankfully we all are different. I adore this scent. My boyfriend loves this scent on me. As a matter of fact, he wants to purchase the full-sized bottle for me so I can wear it every day. The scent lasts a long time without losing its brightness.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/10/2018
Cool and Green, then Fades to Floral
I love the first impact of this scent, it is cool, blue/green, damp and mossy - fresh and dark like shadows on the forest floor. After the dry down it softens considerably and warms. It almost turns floral, like walking from the cool forest into a sun-drenched field of flowers. It sometimes reminds me of Pleasures halfway through the day. I prefer the first notes, the dark, cool, shadowy parts of the fragrance, but overall it's very nice and totally wearable.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
Heaven
Montale’s Aoud Forest is something special. Montale knocks it out of the park once again with this monster projection of oud based frag. I get the rose, ginger & spices. In the dry down I get more of the musk.. Like most montale frags... Projection & sillage is through the roof!!! Definitely not for everybody so sample here before you buy!!
Juan
01/16/2019
is it anything like santal wood?
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/22/2018
Old fashioned men's cologne
Disappointed. I do not smell any of the listed notes. Reminds me of something my Grandpa wore when I went to visit. Very sharp and spicy woods; I can't smell any of the lighter notes because of this. Kind of generic, like a Bath & Body Works canned men's spray: it smells masculine, but not necessarily in a pleasant way. Extremely strong (it actually makes my sinuses hurt to sniff my arm). I might use it as a room spray, but I can't wear it and I do not like it well enough to have my husband wear it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/17/2018
Great Scent
Loved Montale Aoud Forest - strong but subtle. Clean and smooth is the way I would describe it. Very refreshing and perfect for a night out.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/09/2018
Disappointed !
This month when i received my scent the bottle was only half filled. I believe you haven't changed the quantity of the product.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Dominant Oud
the oud is dominant. Lasts 3-4 hours after applying 3-4 presses. Good perfume for oud lovers. I think scent bird is diluting the effect of the perfume, After a few weeks the perfume doesn't last that long and the oud is no more dominating.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
Great scent!!!
My favorite so far!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
So awful
This smells like the most rancid, cheap, overpowering perfume ever made. Instant headache, all I smell is chemical grossness.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/16/2018
Strong but nice
Very strong , can definitely detect that they used a lot of alcohol in it, but still a very nice scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/08/2018
Good
I needed something that lasts longer and you can smell from afar. It did that but I didn't like the smell... a couple of girls did though... so yeah overall a very good fragrance but not my type..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/26/2018
Smells soooo good!
This is a new fave for me. Very sexy. I absolutely love this scent. Tons of compliments!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/24/2018
Great for your mom.
I know it says Uni-sex, but really there's not many masculine notes in this scent. Men should stay away. With that being said, great for women.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/21/2018
Very clean
I like. Has a very clean smell. I’m very big in unisex colognes. This smells really good imo.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
Montale - Aoud forest
It was a nice fresh scent. But, not a scent that I was looking for. It's nice to be able to test out the scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/01/2018
Great scent for me!
Im a pisces and i love anything ocean smelling! This is definitely sea water forward, with the amazing reminder that agarwood is a note too. Agarwood is one on my fav scents. If you like quality incense and the sea, you'll prob like this perfume.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/24/2018
Very Nice
I've tried a few of the Montale brand and they are definitely more refined fragrances. While I do like Aoud Forest I'm not 100% sold on it. Since it is a more unisex fragrance the top notes present during the first stages of it's long life cycle are quite floral. I would equate them to a paprika or patchouli. Almost like something a elderly woman would wear. Once those notes do fade, however, the more earthy notes become more present and are quite fresh and pleasant and more suitable for men at that point. While I will use this fragrance from time to time, it's not really for me. That said, it's an amazing fragrance and definitely worth a try.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/18/2018
Reminds me of a forest after a cleansing, cool rain
I really love this perfume as it is a great spring/summer scent. I would say the strength is medium, so strong enough to last but I would not label this a strong scent at all aside from a few seconds upon initial application. At first you really get the water notes and rosemary with an undertone from the oud. My daughter and I both said "This smells like a forest right after it rains" simultaneously. On dry down the ginger and grapefruit round it out with a bit of needed sweetness, but it is not cloying and the other 3 notes are still the stars of the show. I do not feel it smells powdery, as I am not really a fan of powdery perfumes. If it is then the fresh clean scent makes it take a back seat enough that I like this one. What I also love here is the lasting power. So many perfumes I love only last a short time on me. This one lasts all day. If your preference is floral or definitely fruity this is not it, but it doesn't claim to be.
Jennifer
09/01/2018
Such a great description!
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