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    I am again wearing En Avion (from yesterday) and I have to say, it fills the bill, ornate-wise. It is far more complex than I remembered. I just got this bottle of extrait from France. It is just out-of-this-world, heavenly. An enveloping creaminess of complex floral bouquet that dries to a womanly powder. Normally I don't go for such baroque florals, but this one has so much depth and profound beauty, it really has me overwhelmed!
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Foustie, ornate or not, LPdT is bee-yoo-tiful! Love that scent! You smell fabulous!

    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    I forgot who- (sorry!! caffeine has not circulated sufficiently yet) but whoever it is who wants to wear Shalimar for every sync- go for it today- it certainly fits!
    That would be me, Knit! I agree, Shalimar would do just fine. Warum already used the word that describes it best for me- baroque. Really came close to wearing it today but felt I should find something, anything else to talk about!

    In that spirit, I did go with Ivoire de Balmain. A 1980 bomb of a scent, even in EDT. Aldehydes, lots of green notes, nearly every floral under the sun and a luxurious base that even includes a jammy raspberry note. My Grandma always had a bottle of this on her dresser (and Ambush and nothing else) and I knew even when young I would someday, too. Mine is the current formulation, one of the best reformulations I know. Inspired by an elegant woman spotted by Pierre Balmain at the opera. Exactly where I feel I should be going when I wear this.
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    PL I loved Ivoire back in the day. One of my 'greenies'. I'm delighted the latest formulation is still good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I am again wearing En Avion (from yesterday) and I have to say, it fills the bill, ornate-wise. It is far more complex than I remembered. I just got this bottle of extrait from France. It is just out-of-this-world, heavenly. An enveloping creaminess of complex floral bouquet that dries to a womanly powder. Normally I don't go for such baroque florals, but this one has so much depth and profound beauty, it really has me overwhelmed!
    Gasp. I am nearly swooning just reading this! Well...if I was the swooning type. A BN friend sent me a little of the En Avion Extrait and it was love at first sniff. Some day!

    You girls, and gabeinstyle, are all fascinating today, Bois D'Encens, Bal a Versaille, Ivoire de Balmain, Theatro all Scalla, Valle Des Rois, the Amouge line. WOW! Look at that line up. This is really a watch and learn day for me (not so as you would have noticed so far) so I will shut up now!

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    Perfumed Lady!! Yes yes, tis you! Thank you for the shout out! BTW- I LOVE and adore Ivoire Actually i love all Balmains. Agree 1000% that vintage and modern formulas are nearly indistinguishable.

    soooooo, I ended up in Caron Parfum Sacre EDP.
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    Foustie, you are so funny, I really enjoy your posts.

    I finally got around to synching in L'Heure Bleue edp (from a BN friend's decant). I suppose it is ornate, but I don't get anything "grand" in this, which is what I keep thinking ornate should be. I don't get anything melancholy in L'Heure Bleue either. To me, it is always cozy, sweet and vintagey. Maybe sleeping in it overnight will give me a different impression from my subconscious, since my conscious mind is too scatterbrained these days to concentrate for long.

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    For the upcoming synchs -- travel theme 8 "Great White North" (perhpas, I am too tired and not reading the list, can include Scndinavian countries, frosty smells. what was it about Neil Morris in Finland?), travel theme 9 "My journey -- where and why?" (one can travel where they want to -- Australia, Hymalaii, Hawaii, Russia, Thailand, Chilie -- with the help of their scents).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    For the upcoming synchs -- travel theme 8 "Great White North" (perhpas, I am too tired and not reading the list, can include Scndinavian countries, frosty smells. what was it about Neil Morris in Finland?), travel theme 9 "My journey -- where and why?" (one can travel where they want to -- Australia, Hymalaii, Hawaii, Russia, Thailand, Chilie -- with the help of their scents).
    Thank you, great ideas! I added them to the list. I switched around the order though, thinking that the "Great White North" might be more fitting for the December cold.

    Thank you all for the sync ideas and for the enthusiasm. We have nearly filled up the entire 2012 list and I am really enjoying our shared Fridays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Agree 1000% that vintage and modern formulas are nearly indistinguishable.
    Alityke, I couldn't have asked for better back up than this quote from Knit. She probably even has a bit of vintage and modern Ivoire to have done a side by side comparison (do you, Knit, and have you?)! Seriously, if you think you'd like some for old time's sake, grab it- I don't believe you'll be disappointed.

    I'm ashamed to admit I haven't tried the other Balmains! I don't even know how G-ma ever discovered Ivoire; Balmain was just never seen in the small town where I grew up. Sampling the rest of the line is actually at the top of my 2012 perfume to-do list. All this sampling I've done and still haven't gotten to Balmain- pathetic!

    This was really a fun sync! Thanks gang and especially thank you, Bonsai, our fearless leader!
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    Alright, y'all, you didn't loose me! Yesterday I've been traveling, having work meetings and then jumped right into the blind sniff in the evening (which was way over by then, but great, amazing fun!). I have to admit that on the way to work I tested some samples, but then as soon as I was free to go from meetings, I pulled out my small spray of Estee Lauser Beautiful and applied. 3 (yes, three) small sprays. Whoa, the entire evening I was in the gorgeous cloud of a classy floral perfume. I don't think it is technically a chypre, but it has the feel. Very classy. Pretty ornate. I could've done LouLou, too, which would be even more ornate, or Epic Woman, but I don't have even a mini of those -- only samples. A Beautiful I have a mini of and I'll certainly reach out for it more. I haven't touched the bottle after a bad experience last year when I overapplied and felt as if a huge beast made from flowers and soap jumped at my head and throat. I sat in horror through the symphony concert and all I remember from it is the monster. Hence three sprays. Three small sprays, every one of them only more precious that way.

    I still smell the rich base this morning. So I am still wearing it in a way! Call it perfume hangover (PL, wink wink, I love ornery brains, takes one to know one) or a morning drydown, it's gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I think maybe I barged in impatiently and didn't really experience it properly. (Do you ever do that?) Now, approaching it more calmly I find that this is very, very beautiful.
    Foustie, yes, actually I do it quite often.
    Sometimes I need to have a full wearing of a sample to realize that I don't like it because I expected something from it and it ain't that. So I put the sample away then and experience it later on its own terms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    For the upcoming synchs -- travel theme 8 "Great White North" (perhpas, I am too tired and not reading the list, can include Scndinavian countries, frosty smells. what was it about Neil Morris in Finland?), travel theme 9 "My journey -- where and why?" (one can travel where they want to -- Australia, Hymalaii, Hawaii, Russia, Thailand, Chilie -- with the help of their scents).
    Great themes! Andrea Maack perfumes would fit literally to this theme too, and anything with aurora borealis, I guess -- wouldn't that be a neat name for a perfume? And yes, I think it would be an especially fun Friday sync when we all share our dream journeys and the dreams behind them... I already know mine...

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    This was really a fun sync! Thanks gang and especially thank you, Bonsai, our fearless leader!
    Yep, plus one! Thanks, Bonsai, and thanks, y'all! This is great fun! I'll go put new syncs on my calendar.

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    Wow, we really did cover almost a year!
    Should we include for the end of the year our more or less traditional ones: (1) the frag I fell in love with in 2012 and (2) the best 2012 release?
    Or not worry about that because these syncs fall on Dec 21 and Dec 28 and some of us would wear a new love on New Year's eve?
    What say you?

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    Missed the boat on this, but I would have chosen Penhaligon's Sartorial. It's a very complex and ornate scent with 24 notes.
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    I was in Donna Karan by Donna Karan 1992 (the first label perfume by DK) last Friday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    Should we include for the end of the year our more or less traditional ones: (1) the frag I fell in love with in 2012 and (2) the best 2012 release?
    Or not worry about that because these syncs fall on Dec 21 and Dec 28 and some of us would wear a new love on New Year's eve?
    I have included both, they are great end-of-the-year syncs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    I have included both, they are great end-of-the-year syncs.
    Thanks!

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    03/02/12 - A fragrance you associate with a book, movie or fictional character
    Hmm...

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    I can only think of Sunflower by Rebecca West, but I don't have it.
    I have Happy and that just reminds me of that silly penguin in Happy feet.... Naaaah

    I think I might wear something reminding me of Louise Brooks, she is my all time femme fatale, so something like Worth Dans la Nuit, which I do have.
    Currently wearing: Montecristo by Masque

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    i'm stuck on this one.

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    i actually just found this site thanks to google.

    http://www.celebrityfragranceguide.com/

    going with George Clooney and wearing GIT.

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    My theme scent for today-2000 film Le Chocolat and scent Chocolovers Aquolina
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    hmmmm Scarlett O'hara in GWTW...the smell of turnips or Mauooussin's Histoire D'eau...The Story of O (wink wink)
    I guess I'm going to go with Fleurs de Rocaille from Scent of a Woman.
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    Caron Narcisse Noir extract. Well Gloria Swanson wore it and made them spray the set of Sunset Blvd before she would step on there.
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    These are great! Sophi, brilliant! All I could come up with last night was Yardley Lavender or Violets for Miss Marple, lol! But I'm not in the mood to be Miss Marple today. I guess I'll pick a fragrance and try to apply a character or work of fiction to it, rather than the other way around. Will report back later.

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    The smell of turnips knit? I'm offended on Scarlett's behalf, lol! I thought of her too, btw. The cologne she gargled with is fictional - Cheautard's Eau de Cologne - otherwise, I'd certainly own a bottle of it!

    I went with Rosemary Woodhouse's Detchema - I love it so I'm always happy to wear it, but I don't believe I have anything else with a proper fictional character link.
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    Took the easy road today - syncing in Mitsouko. Comes complete with its own literary association and it just so happens I needed to make up a sample of it this morning for another BNer. That's great because I really couldn't get my brain going earlier - was foggy, just like the weather I woke up to.

    Could have worn Shalimar - it has so many associations. My favorite involves the character "Emily" on The Bob Newhart Show, played by the fantastic Suzanne Pleshette, bless her soul. She's talking (complaining) with a friend about having mentioned ONCE to Bob that she liked Shalimar, which she then received from him so many times that she was up to her eyeballs in the juice! I can sympathize; as much as I love it, how much Shalimar does one need? After we've stocked up a lifetime's worth, it is nice to receive some other fragrant gifts occasionally!
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    In the film "Hannibal", Dr Lecter is seen in the Santa Maria Novella shop in Via Della Scala in Florence. It is one of my favourite places. There is also a wonderful scene where several noses try to analyse a scent that he has left on a letter to Clarice Starling, a hand cream. That is what takes the hunt to Florence. I have been wearing SMN fragrances, and using their bath and body products for many years, so, Santa Maria Novella "Iris" later this evening for the synch.

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    I've been thinking on this for the last two days but could not come up with anything. All the associations I could make were for scents which I did not feel like wearing. But this morning the idea came: Pom-Pom from the beloved Hungarian children's series "Pom-pom meséi" (The tales of Pom-Pom). Mona di Orio's Musc would fit Pom-Pom well:



    Gombóc Artúr, the chocolate-addict bird from the series would smell like warm feathers and a mix of all kinds of chocolates, but I don't know of a perfume which smells like this:


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    good morning all. i changed my mind last minute. Wearing Creed Bois du Portugual. Frank Sinatra used to wear it. all of you smell wonderful! hope that all of you have a great day

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    Lord of the rings is my favourite book ever! Midnight Violet by Ava Luxe makes me think of Galadriel , "Lady of the forest".
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    I decided to wear Elizabeth Arden's Provocative Woman today. The provocative woman is a stock character in film noir. How is that for my Scent Synch association?

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