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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    I’m back down under, and although the weather is cool today, 22 C means I’m not going to be able to sync in a winter scent.
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    Totally preoccupied with other things, forgot the sync and put on Bois d’Argent this morning. Let’s see if I can remember to wear Hinoki tomorrow morning.
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    Having recently disposed of Granville and Norne decants this is what I’m going to have to do. I think my choice will be Hinoki.
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    I went with Jubilation XXV because I haven’t worn it for a while. While not overtly spicy to my nose, the notes do list coriander among others. This scent feels oriental in a literal way in that it...
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    Spicy oriental?

    As someone very weak on the history of perfumery who tends to dabble in more single note focused modern scents, I sometimes wonder whether some of the traditional classifications...
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    Getting in late with 2 Man by Comme des Garcons just because I'm in the mood for this. The bottle isn't so weird, and I'd nominate the concrete clad Concrete pebble bottle for something more unusual...
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    Trying to decide whether Bulgari Black’s hockey puck edges out the CdG pebble bottle.
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    I wore LIDGE. It’s French and it’s nice. That’s about as close as I could get.
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    This is the only one from this house that piques my interest. I will eventually sample it one day.
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    I think I have a sample of Fat Electrician sitting around somewhere, but I’m not a fan of it so I’m probably going to sit this one out.
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    Dabbed on some oud oil and some Australian grown santalum album oil on top. The oud dominates, but I like this combination better than the pure oud.
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    That was my other thought, I could go with a rose scent, or see if I have a sample of something with rose and oud even if it is an alcohol based scent rather than an attar.
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    Still a fragrance newbie and never really gotten around to sampling any. It doesn’t help that they aren’t readily available so I’d have to go to special lengths to start exploring them (whether true...
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    I don't have, and have never owned any attars. About the closest I could get is some oud oil.

    Would if qualify as an attar if I mixed oud oil with santalum album oil and wore them together? ...
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    Let’s claim it falls under surf goth (an actual music genre apparently thanks to subcultural cross pollination).
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    The interpretations are interesting because of the different perspectives. Personally I’m going for gothic cathedral with Avignon, although I feel I’ve gone the easy route somehow.
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    Gothic perfume day - are we talking the goths that sacked Rome, the gothic art/architecture era, Victorian gothic, modern gothic fashion, or goth loli fashion?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    Went with Epic Man, albeit a little late (still Friday in the US!) because it was too hot yesterday.
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    Epic Man might work for me. Jubilation XXV is probably a bit rich still.
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    Any suggestions for Dubai other than oud scents? My instinct is to reach for Songe d’Un Bois d’Ete, but it’s still a bit too warm and humid to be wearing that for my tastes.
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    Lovel cool, rainy weather so it’s a treat to be able to wear Bulgari Black.
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    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQG3ceLjvFcClJnXWm9aMalse5JAB7-sLFD3Jw-UX_q-Hx0iIWn
    I guess they they are kind of pretty in their own fashion, but the stings are annoying enough...
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    Relatively cool weather forecast for tomorrow. I may be able to force myself to wear my quintessential autumn fragrance - 2 Man
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    Figs! I like that idea I was going to go with thyme and herbs, but I think it had to be Philosykos EdP for me.
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    I think I’ve got samples of Incense Rose and one other, but they’re far too heavy for the hot and humid weather. Autumnal scents are going to have to wait until mid October or later.
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    Too hot to consider anything animalic. I think I wore Sel Marin yesterday, and I guess it has some similarities to the penguin enclosure at my local zoo...
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    For today’s sync I sniffed the sprayer of Sequoia before shaking my head and putting on a heavy application of Sel Marin.
    Love Duchaufour’s work, but it’s just not on at this time of year.
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    While i own a number of Duchaufour’s scents, they’re not exactly fresh. I don’t mind Kyoto or even Sequoia in moderately warm weather, but the as the weather has been around 37 (around 100F?) with...
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    As someone who doesn’t get on with oak moss, chypres aren’t really a genre I’ve tried much, and I’m not sure I own any.
    With oak moss restrictions and bastardization of the term and accord I wonder...
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    Gorgeous. Work schedule meant I completely lost track of the day of the week. I wore Neroli Portofino on Friday, and Im guessing theres a similar sunny seaside vibe that the two towns share. Id...
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    I could only come up with the cooling sea breeze of Sel Marin, which I seem to be using for a lot of syncs.
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    I’ve been locked into my summer rotation for a few weeks already now.

    Synchronized with Infusion de Vetiver.
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    Good choice! Now I wish I were wearing Philosykos.
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    I went for an easy option of Hermes’ TdH Parfum.
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    Wearing Sel Marin (for the 2nd day in a row).
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    For some mental gymnastics, how about something blue? Traditionally in Japanese (Chinese too IIRC) blue and green were basically considered different shades of the same color. They’re now...
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    Infusion de Vetiver

    a green, grassy Vetiver in the clean styl of the Infusion series.
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    I’m kind of unsure myself. I will be doing some light hiking, so I’m leaning towards Philosykos EdP or Menthe Fraiche, but a Vetiver might catch my fancy.
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    Already hot here, so the OG OV is my only real option.
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    We have a winner.
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    Time to break out A Merlin’s, or was it Lamer Sin...
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    Had to look it up, but


    Friday looks like being too hot for Anus vet, so I’ll have to pick something else.
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    Infusion de Vetiver.

    Love the infusion line. Everything I’ve tried is beautifully executed.
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    Totally forgot it was Friday and ended up wearing Cologne Indelebile. One of my Prada scents or AdG tomorrow morning (surely still Friday in the US) will have to suffice.
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    As it has warmed up, my options have narrowed. The only suitable warm weather Dior’s I have are Granville and Dior Homme Cologne, so ive gone with DHC.
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    Loving them all. Great contributions. Love seeing everyone getting into the spirit of it whether serious or humorous.

    Although theyre wll referrd to as haiku in the West, senryu have the same...
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    Herbal Neroli
    Childhood climbing lemon trees
    Transported back home


    Ended up wearing Cologne Sologne
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    Working from home now
    once again a scent free day
    no true Basenoter


    :p
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    Damn, forgot cinnamon. Kyoto city is a cinnamon bomb both in incense and traditional sweets.
    Have to think of something that I can do a haiku/senryu for tomorrow that also works as an office scent...
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    lovely. Issey Miyake has just opened a new boutique in Kyoto. Stunning balance of modern and traditional



    https://www.isseymiyake.com/ja/news/1863




    i need to seek out more rice notes...
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    i should’ve listed moss. Although I don’t have associations with oakmoss, the abundant use of moss in temple gardens is amazing. I just want to lie down and roll around on all that soft, fluffy green...
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    nice. Not too many people get to the botanical gardens, but they’re wonderful. Some great cypress trees from around the world. The CdG store in Kyoto is my favorite CdG boutique and I associate...
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    Kyoto
    my strongest scent associations would be typically Japanese. Hinoki in the surrounding mountains and in the old wooden structures, sugi, plum and cherry blossom, iris, incense (including...
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    Wearing an iris scent today , assuming it’s still Friday somewhere in the world. The lovely Orris & Sandalwood.

    also features violet.
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    Totally forgot about the sync. Hmm, some figs ripen to purple. Will that do :)
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    My limited imagination just narrowed it down to a leather scent day. As it will dip below 20 again tomorrow Bulgari Black might work for me, although with the cherry blossoms and so much else in...
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    FWIW, we had a snow storm on the spring equinox. Made for some nice photos of the rare pair of snow and cherry blossoms, but the weather was miserable. The worst of winter.
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    FOr some reason Aventus and Sugi scream spring to me, and I seem to mainly wear them in spring, so I’ll be wearing Aventus today.
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    Infusion d’Homme. Actually performs pretty well, but there’s something so civilized about its soapy iris. It seems to sit at just the right distance so it is present but not imposing itself on anyone...
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    I’m at a bit of loss for Barcelona fragrances. Im afraid I’m going to have to resort to wearing a CdG scent licensed to Puig (a brand from Barcelona) because I have no idea what Barcelona smells like.
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    Ambre Sultan. The remaining portion of my decant has developed into a thick, dark syrup.
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    IIRC it shipped to me from Turkey. There were no other intermediate owners, but the journey from Turkey to Japan and then on to you certainly clocks up some miles on the odometer.

    Friday’s...
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    Went with Songe d’Un Bois d’Ete because it made a long pilgrimage to get to me.
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    I've never made a pilgrimage to buy scent. One of the advantages of almost always living in the largest metropolis in the country.

    I guess I could wear Dior Homme Intense or M7 Oud Absolu which I...
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    Le Jardin de Monsieur Li
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    So we’re in China again tomorrow. Either that or something that smells doggy for Chinese New Year and the year of the dog. I guess I could call it Korean New Year too as it’s based on the same lunar...
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    For the star anise in 5 spice powder that seems prominent in the roast duck/goose and pork I’ll be wearing LIDGE.
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    Hong Kong smelled much like Chinatown in Sydney to me, so the smell of star anise from cooking was probably the most striking scent memory for me. I was thinking something featuring aniseed. My other...
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    Me too. I was torn between wearing one I haven’t worn in ages or a sample that I love (incense rose), but went with Avignon.
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    Incense! The hard part will be choosing which one.
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    I couldn’t find her review, but I’m wearing Kyoto because I bought it from ClaireV.

    This is an easy reach scent that I can use for just about any occasion. Although it doesn’t remind me that much...
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    Forgot about the sync but I am wearing Norne. Not massive in terms of projection, but I go very light on the trigger and it lasts forever. Definitely one of my heavier scents. I have an event at my...
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    Many describe immortelle as smelling partly like maple syrup.

    I guess that at a stretch one could wear something that reminds one of the cold or snow.

    I mght wear Black by CdG for the...
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    I hit my boozy scent yesterday with Sequoia (rum note). Today I’m wearing M7 Oud Absolu, which kind of feels a bit boozy in the opening, but I don’t think there are any liquor notes in the official...
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    It’s interesting that I’ve been on a traditional style EdC kick because I’d always described my tastes as dry wood and incense with things like Tam Dao, 2 Man, Oud Wood, Black by CdG, Kyoto, Epic...
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    Thanks for your work putting the list together and thanks to all the contributors.
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    The obvious one is Kyoto. There are also scents named for Tokyo (or Edo, as it was formerly known, such as Oyedo).
    I think Kyoto is more typically Japanese and less of an international city. I can...
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