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    This was a good opportunity to get out "Lyric Woman" again - I have been neglecting in the past year. Just love the opening, but the middle notes are always a tad too gourmand for me. It does have a very sensual feel to it though...

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    Hi girls. Crikey, I don't believe it! I am twins with Bonsai! Of all the choices available we have both chosen this one, and I thought that it was quite a fun and cheeky choice, so I had my reasons all ready. Here they are;

    My choice for the Arabian synch is Traversee du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumer. Now, come on, I know that the Bosphorus is not in Arabia, it runs through Istanbul. But I can justify it! Here goes;

    1) Turkey and Arabia have close historical and trade links
    2) This fragrance somehow reminds me of The tales of Scheherezade and One Thousand and One Arabian nights, my favourite chilhood book, AND
    3) One of my favourite Basenoters loves this fragrance and he lives in Arabia in real life.

    Yipee! High five!

    Traversee du Bosphore is a beautiful comination of Iris, Sweet Almond, Saffron, a suggestion of leather, and a rose and vanilla accord which suggests Turkish Delight. Very romantic, very exotic, very Arabian.....sigh.
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    By Kilian Rose Oud for today.

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    Foustie, I buy your justifications You may continue

    I wimped out and went with something I'm familiar with - SL Chergui. Lyric Woman would have been a nice sample surprise, but I hate to sample at work. Distracting

    Great synch idea for today!

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    Good morning and happy Friday. Today I'm wearing Creed's Ambre Canelle.
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    Hey y'all -

    I'm in Méharées by L'Erbolario for bonsai's inaugural Synchronized Friday. Congrats bonsai - you're doing a great job, and it's looking quite successful so far!




    Foustie - no need for any justification, really! Istanbul is actually located on two separate continents, and sits on both sides of the Bosphorous, the European (Thrace) and the Asian (Anatolia), so you're totally in the clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabeinstyle View Post
    Good morning biters and happy Friday. Today I'm wearing Creed's Ambre Canelle.
    Tell us more!

    Evangeline. Tell us more!

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    I'm wearing Attar for our sync. It is from a decant simply labeled "Attar", so I don't know whose it is, perhaps Montale's. I've been reading the reviews on that one, and this might be that. It's lovely anyway, and I rather like not knowing. A mystery seems in keeping with our theme.

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    Tell us more!

    Evangeline. Tell us more!
    well, i bought this blind from Oaksbluff. the first day that i wore it was to my boss's house for lunch. His parents and family members were all there. (they are from India) When I was introduced to my boss's father, he complimented me on how amazing I smelled. He knew what i was wearing and it surprised me. He then told me stories about India and how the smelled reminded him of his earlier years.

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    Well, syncing in Shalimar EDP for only the hundredth time or so. Feel like I choose this waaay too often for sync but you say "Arabian nights" to me and it is the only scent that pops into my mind. I'm running to be elected BN's most predictable&dull member!
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    I was not that original either, I wore some Aperçu this morning because my hubby told me it remembered him of Arabia, and SotE is Tabu, which to me has a lovely intricate spicy half life, and then dries down into something very subtle, and in the end I very often smell something citrussy. Has anybody else had that experience with Tabu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabeinstyle View Post
    well, i bought this blind from Oaksbluff. the first day that i wore it was to my boss's house for lunch. His parents and family members were all there. (they are from India) When I was introduced to my boss's father, he complimented me on how amazing I smelled. He knew what i was wearing and it surprised me. He then told me stories about India and how the smelled reminded him of his earlier years.
    Fragrance as a catalyst for friendship and storytelling! Very cool, and what a great story.

    Frou Frou. I haven't had tabu or a long time but you have recently spread the lurve and I must get some.

    Perfumed Lady. You, boring?! Not in a million years. Maybe we should challenge you to find a good reason to match Shalimar EDP to every synch. That would be a hoot!! But then you would miss out on other stuff, so maybe not.
    Last edited by Foustie; 6th January 2012 at 07:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Hi girls. Crikey, I don't believe it! I am twins with Bonsai! Of all the choices available we have both chosen this one, and I thought that it was quite a fun and cheeky choice, so I had my reasons all ready. Here they are;

    My choice for the Arabian synch is Traversee du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumer. Now, come on, I know that the Bosphorus is not in Arabia, it runs through Istanbul. But I can justify it! Here goes;

    1) Turkey and Arabia have close historical and trade links
    2) This fragrance somehow reminds me of The tales of Scheherezade and One Thousand and One Arabian nights, my favourite chilhood book, AND
    3) One of my favourite Basenoters loves this fragrance and he lives in Arabia in real life.

    Yipee! High five!

    Traversee du Bosphore is a beautiful comination of Iris, Sweet Almond, Saffron, a suggestion of leather, and a rose and vanilla accord which suggests Turkish Delight. Very romantic, very exotic, very Arabian.....sigh.
    You're right it is very Arabic. Leave political borders and geographic maps. Arabs have been trading for centuries. Even though Turkish are not Arabs per se, but we are otherwise very similar in most aspects.

    You have my Arabian seal of approval! lol
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    Just read this fabulous thread. Thank you Bonsai and all.

    Imagine fridays will be just that more interesting especially when books/movies/travel/geography come around.

    The only *theme* I could think of, after the great ideas here was a painting/sculptor/photograph would inspire.

    Thought of this as Eve Arnold that magnificent photographer sadly has died and I wore Aesop today but actually thought of Number 5 because of the truly beautiful photographs she took of Marilyn Monroe.

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    HAPPY FIRST SYNC OF 2012, ALL!
    the posts referencing Istanbul started an earworm on my head of the old & silly song:
    Is tan bul is Con stan ti no ple, Is tan bul is Con stan ti no ple, Is tan bul is Con stan ti no ple, la da da da lalala da da...........

    Right now I'm in Vallee des Rois by Mira Takla, even though it references Egypt but later I shall indulge in Chergui.
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    I went with Epic after all -- Arabian Nights is a great epic itself, and Amouage, and I really expected a serious baroque scent, but it turned out far more delicate that I thought it would be! I thought of spices, amber, dark Amouage signature incense, but I am smelling a much more gentle floral oriental composition which is, according to Mr. W who lived in Florida for many years, centered around a live ginger blossom. Lovely, but how well I fit with the theme - that I do not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Perfumed Lady. You, boring?! Not in a million years. Maybe we should challenge you to find a good reason to match Shalimar EDP to every synch. That would be a hoot!! But then you would miss out on other stuff, so maybe not.
    Lol, lol! You're too kind,Foustie! The sad thing is I know I could probably find an excuse to sync Shalimar every Friday! I promise I won't though- I'd have you all wanting to throw rocks at me in no time!
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Roses View Post
    The only *theme* I could think of, after the great ideas here was a painting/sculptor/photograph would inspire.
    Welcome!

    Thank you for this fun sync idea - I have added it to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Perfumed Lady. You, boring?! Not in a million years. Maybe we should challenge you to find a good reason to match Shalimar EDP to every synch.
    It would be fun to hear your reasoning for wearing Shalimar every Friday (even if you choose to wear something different).

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    I love the art idea. Maybe specific paintings like what do you think the Mona Lisa is wearing? Or maybe Olympia or [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus_(Botticelli)"Venus[/URL]
    Currently wearing: Montecristo by Masque

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    I love the art idea. Maybe specific paintings like what do you think the Mona Lisa is wearing? Or maybe Olympia or Venus
    Fun! I love the idea of selecting a few specific paintings (or photographs, maybe sculptures are harder to associate scents with?) instead of leaving it entirely generic.

    So I'm calling on you ladies to cast your votes on paintings, etc., you'd like to see scented. Sea Roses, maybe you have some suggestions for photographs? If there are many suggestion then we could make the sync into a series covering a few Fridays (we still have several months in 2012 to fill in anyway).

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    I think we should all choose our own artwork, and post it with the associated perfume we are wearing. And maybe if you want to explain why the artwork reminds us of a certain scent.
    That would be really interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I think we should all choose our own artwork, and post it with the associated perfume we are wearing. And maybe if you want to explain why the artwork reminds us of a certain scent.
    That would be really interesting.
    Ok, I'll leave it as it is. The fun of this sync will be indeed, to see each other's choices and read the explanations. Thank you.

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    That's a fun one, the artwork idea.

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    I like the artwork idea, too, with the art posted.

    As a result of Arabian Nights sync Mr. W had fallen in love with Epic Woman -- he's completely smitten, had never been smitten like this with a perfume! Whoa, whoooo kneeeewwwwww?????

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    There is a good synch.... a perfume that has the OH smitten.... and we don't want any detailed reports.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    As a result of Arabian Nights sync Mr. W had fallen in love with Epic Woman -- he's completely smitten, had never been smitten like this with a perfume! Whoa, whoooo kneeeewwwwww?????
    Who would have thought that our syncs will have such an effect? Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    There is a good synch.... a perfume that has the OH smitten.... and we don't want any detailed reports.....
    No, we sure don't want detailed reports.
    We already have a "family favourites" sync in the list btw.

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    Hi,

    Some really great ideas, I love aldehydes, vintage, blast from the past, buried treasure, random sample, even some of the geographical ones, however, some I find too restrictive but ok I guess we are all different)).

    What about something uber feminine, your most feminine or even descriptive things like your most sensual fragrance, etc.

    I also love the idea of a woody fragrance but then should we not have a gourmand, a floral, etc. etc.

    I also have a question about the list, I was really shocked because it is very different from the lists I have read so far. On the ones I have read so far Diorissimo would definitely be a five star fragrance and totally agree there, Clinique AE is also listed as a five star and Clinique is completely missing from these lists, so does Chloe; my fave Love, Chloe usually earns four stars but is nowhere on these lists. Has anyone else noticed it is entirely missing fragrances that should be there and others are there lower or higher? Ok, it is somewhat subjective but it is very strange to see juices in the top of other lists that are entirely missing from even the four star frags here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OVincze View Post
    Hi,

    Some really great ideas, I love aldehydes, vintage, blast from the past, buried treasure, random sample, even some of the geographical ones, however, some I find too restrictive but ok I guess we are all different)).

    What about something uber feminine, your most feminine or even descriptive things like your most sensual fragrance, etc.

    I also love the idea of a woody fragrance but then should we not have a gourmand, a floral, etc. etc.

    I also have a question about the list, I was really shocked because it is very different from the lists I have read so far. On the ones I have read so far Diorissimo would definitely be a five star fragrance and totally agree there, Clinique AE is also listed as a five star and Clinique is completely missing from these lists, so does Chloe; my fave Love, Chloe usually earns four stars but is nowhere on these lists. Has anyone else noticed it is entirely missing fragrances that should be there and others are there lower or higher? Ok, it is somewhat subjective but it is very strange to see juices in the top of other lists that are entirely missing from even the four star frags here.
    Welcome! I hope you'll join us for the next syncs, we're having a lot of fun over here.

    With the geographic syncs the point is to use your fantasy: in one of the previous posts we have listed some ideas on how one can approach it. I think it is much less restrictive than it seems at first glance.

    Thank you for the sync ideas! I am not sure about the "most feminine" fragrance - I wouldn't know what to wear. I find that the wearer makes a fragrance really feminine and sensual and not the other way round. Let's wait for the opinions of the others on this.

    I am adding the gourmand and the floral scents to the sync list.

    About the 5- and 4-star lists: they are taken from "The Guide", Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez's book. Thus the lists reflect the opinions of the authors and they are by no means a "universal truth". Every one of us loves some scents which were bashed by LT and TS and hates some which were ranked high by them.

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