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    Trying out a new-to-me rose today- Keiko Mecheri Attar de Roses. Gorgeous jammy roses to start but veers off in a too sweet direction in the end. Still, very good. Would definitely recommend to those who like their roses a bit sweeter and muskier.
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    I love rose fragrances. I rarely wear them a lot. It's one of those notes that I love smelling, yet I find it difficult to wear it a lot.

    The only rose that was very wearable for me was Rose 31 but I have a lot of 'intimate' associations with that scent now.

    I'm wearing Sa Majeste la Rose, a real stunner. My FAV rose, actually.
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    The day of the roses. What a great synch. I adore roses. The smell of roses and rose fragrance is entwined with my memories. My first rose fragrance was the one I tried to make from rose petals in a jam jar of water. It always went brackish of course but it never did stop me trying again the next year. We used to open it with great anticipation only to be met with a chorus of "oh no, it's gone off again". Why on earth were we surprised? It happened every time. I didn't want to admit defeat and I remember looking up how to make rosewater in an encyclopedia and if I remember you were supposed to add something like arrowroot as a preservative. I intended to ask the local chemist if he had any for the next year but I never did.

    One of my early real rose fragrances was called simply Rose Musk, an oil in a little bottle which you could put in the pocket of your denims (flared, with rainbow and peace sign patches sewed/ironed on). I adored that perfume. I thonk that we might have got it in Woolworths. Then there were some of the Avon Ones. I think that one was called Roses Roses, then I had Rose Ispahan too mumsy. Then the Body Shop Rose Oil which was great and smelled like I wanted my Rosewater to smell. Crabtree and Evelyn Rosewater is another.

    Time marches on.....

    I have several roses now and samples too. So, without further ado I'm going to go for Serge Lutens La Fille De Berlin. A red, red rose this one.

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    Hmm not sure what rose I'll wear.. Cannabis Rose? Knowing? Paris? Ce Soir Jamais? (sp?)Versace Versus (new)?
    Don't know yet .. But I need to bathe the dog and then shower before I choose.

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    Just had to have not only the rose but the rest of the garden along with it - Diptyque L'ombre dans l'eau EDT. Had a brief flirtation earlier this year with the EDP, which to my nose has a lusher, grown-up, more forward rose and older, greener leaves, but it's time to revisit the good old EDT.

    And as an extra sync, I think I'll spend what's left of the night with the deep, dark, creamy rose of Caron Or et noir.

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    After reading rowan's description I added Sova to my "to sniff" list. The list of ingredients sounds mouth watering.
    bonsai, I do hope you enjoy Sova. It's well worth trying and re-trying for the sheer complexity and quality of the ingredients. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but I've simply learnt to apply it with an even lighter hand than I'm used to, and it is now one of the fragrances I find myself reaching for most often.
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    I'm not really a straight-up rose kind of girl ... I tend to like them a little on the dark side or well mixed with other notes. I'm testing Czech & Speake Dark Rose today and I'm finding it leans toward the dark side. I really like the saffron note, it is rich and spicy, but IMO, saffron adds some sunshine, keeping this Dark Rose not so dark after all.

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    Red Roses by Jo Malone. Do not actually eat roses but love this one for simplisity and lightness.
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    I wore several rose fragrances over a couple of days, but I can't remember them all: Grès Caberet, Les 4 Reines by L'Occitane, Patou Eau de Joy, and a couple of others. I love rose scents from the palest pink rosewater & glycerine soap to the lush winey roses to the dark & deep roses with patchouli, tea roses, cabbage roses...and so forth. And I love fragrances that have a prominent rose in them. I've been wearing Bal à Versailles the past couple of days. The rose in that is liqueur-like. Sapfir, have you tried Jo Malone Red Roses in the bath oil? It is wonderful and highly concentrated. I sometimes use a little as a body oil on shower damp skin. I haven't tried La Fille de Berlin yet, and I think that will be next. I didn't wear it for the synch but my most recent rose discovery is vintage Caron's Nuit de Noel parfum. I bought a sample from The Perfumed Court and fell in love with it. It's on my wish list now. How could we possibly live without roses?

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    Lilybelle, that sounds goood, have not tried oil, but now I definitely will! Thanks for advice.
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    What's the sync for this Friday? The website move has caused the thread to be out of date and currently it doesn't say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matildaben View Post
    What's the sync for this Friday? The website move has caused the thread to be out of date and currently it doesn't say.
    Unfortunately, I don't remember what the next sync was. Maybe somebody will... Otherwise let's just think of a sync we'd enjoy and go with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't remember what the next sync was. Maybe somebody will... Otherwise let's just think of a sync we'd enjoy and go with that.
    My sleep deprived brain can't be 100% sure but I think there was a list of three houses and the mention of Tom Ford? Sorry probably not much help. Maybe a suggestion, Famous Friday? A fragrance that has reached that instantly recognisable or legendary status. For example mine would be Chanel No.5.

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    I thought this Friday was 'English Perfumery', but I could definitely be wrong about that.

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    I haven' a clue???? I usually check on the Thursday.

    English perfumery is the 22nd Nov.
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    Well if it's Tom Ford I've got BO, BOVdF,TF for men Extreme,and possible samples of Violet Blonde/Gray Vetiver .Will check back when I wake up .Night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    My sleep deprived brain can't be 100% sure but I think there was a list of three houses and the mention of Tom Ford? Sorry probably not much help. Maybe a suggestion, Famous Friday? A fragrance that has reached that instantly recognisable or legendary status. For example mine would be Chanel No.5.
    If it was Tom Ford, then those three houses most likely are Gucci (1990s), YSL (early 2000s) and Tom Ford. We might add Tom Ford's version of Azurée. Famous Friday, though, would be a great alternative. What do you think?
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    I don't know either. I think that we should just have a free for all!

    I'm wearing Santa Maria Novella P'Eau D'Espagne, what about you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I don't know either. I think that we should just have a free for all!

    I'm wearing Santa Maria Novella P'Eau D'Espagne, what about you?
    A free for all -- that's the spirit! I'm wearing a sample of ELdO's Archives 69 -- it's a bit of a free for all, you know? Quite a bit, in fact.

    Foustie, was it you who asked me last week in this thread (now archived somewhere) about Coze? I'm going to pretend like it was. The short answer to how I felt about it after two wearings from my little sample vial is two-part:
    1) After the first wearing, I was all-in. Full bottle time. So interestingly rich and bitter. Like nothing else I have. Then . . .
    2) After the 2nd wearing, not so sure. All of a sudden, the 2nd wearing was mild, soft cocoa. And I mean cocoa in the American way, which means drinking chocolate. A small cup of mild drinking chocolate with a little milk and sugar. No bitter, no smoke. *Very* different.

    So I'm in limbo, and I guess I'll have to try it a 3rd and 4th time to see what's up.

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    So glad I'm not the only one that feels a little lost after the latest move. It took me awhile to find you guys. I went to Sniffapalooza in NYC last weekend and loved it. Will definitely go again. Got introduced to a lot of new niche perfumes. If you ever get a chance to go please do. It was my present to myself for not being able to go to Chicago for the Basenotes Meet-up. (Only $23 round trip and a couple of hours between Philadelphia and NYC).

    Friday, since I had no idea what to wear and love a good free for all I wore Chanel Coco.

    Does any one have a clue what next friday might be?

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    Can we please get an update on what it will be next Friday the 8th????

    I actually wore nothing on the 1st(oh the horror), as I was a little lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveStPaul View Post
    A free for all -- that's the spirit! I'm wearing a sample of ELdO's Archives 69 -- it's a bit of a free for all, you know? Quite a bit, in fact.

    Foustie, was it you who asked me last week in this thread (now archived somewhere) about Coze? I'm going to pretend like it was. The short answer to how I felt about it after two wearings from my little sample vial is two-part:
    1) After the first wearing, I was all-in. Full bottle time. So interestingly rich and bitter. Like nothing else I have. Then . . .
    2) After the 2nd wearing, not so sure. All of a sudden, the 2nd wearing was mild, soft cocoa. And I mean cocoa in the American way, which means drinking chocolate. A small cup of mild drinking chocolate with a little milk and sugar. No bitter, no smoke. *Very* different.

    So I'm in limbo, and I guess I'll have to try it a 3rd and 4th time to see what's up.

    You?
    Yes, it was me. Dave, I'm exactly the same, but different! Ha Ha. I've had a sample of Coze for ages. I find it so intriguing. I'm the opposite of you because on early try's I found it interesting but just a bit much, a bit intense. On a recent try I found it to be very comfortable and I really enjoyed it. Now, all of that suggests to me that it is a keeper. It's on my never ending wish list.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    Can we please get an update on what it will be next Friday the 8th????
    I actually wore nothing on the 1st(oh the horror), as I was a little lost.
    I am working on updating a list. Trying to remember what other syncs we have decided on...

    I added "A trip down memory lane" for coming Friday. This could cover vintage scents, fragrances evoking emotions, memories, etc.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The list is now complete. If you'd like to change anything about it please let me know.

    Today I am syncing in Etro's Dianthus. It transports me back to a sparkling summer day on Helgoland, standing on the top of the island and looking out over the sea (and enjoying my delicious and oh, so happy Dianthus).

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    Thanks Bonsai!
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    Okay I have gone for Rochas Femme pdt from the early 80s(before the horror that is the cumin version), I first bought this as a teenager in the 70s. I was in my first job and smelt it in a department store, saved up and bought the parfum. It was for me the first real classic fragrance I bought, before it was using my mum's Youth Dew or my own Coty Wild Musk oil.
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    Ha! Donna. It is so obvious that you are about the same "vintage" as me. I could have written your post!!

    But today, I am going with a fragrance inspired by Bonsai's post and I am house twins with her too. I'm wearing Etro Patchouli because it takes me back to the day when we wore straight patchouli oil. A LOT of straight patchouli oil. The Etro has a straight up camphoraceous patchouli at it's heart but it is enhanced by a lovely aromatic geranium note. I think that it is terific.

    Happy synching everyone.

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    Synching with Rive Gauche. Half my life ago, I bought some when a guy I liked mentioned it was his favorite. Didn't get the guy, kept the fragrance.
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    Fabulous memories, ladies! Synching with Jil Sander's No. 4. My very first fragrance back in the 90s.
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    Good afternoon/evening, fair smelling friends.

    I'm synching in Rive Gauche pour Homme. It's like I'm stepping out of the old barbershop.

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    Greetings syncers! It's vintage Caron Royal Bain de Champagne for my journey into memory....and a little visual /aural to go with it.

    start at 4:40


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    I went for a vintage scent (though not really one I wore in the past -probably smelled it in the past ) Max Factor Aquarius. Smells soappy(Dial like) and like Obsession and a bit tobbacco /amberish . Bottle sprays like extra hold Aqua Net hair spray -Fast! So be warnned fellow Fume lovers lest you use much more than you intended! My bottle looks like a golden egg (Prop from a Disney or Willy Wonka movie?) in case anyone else wants to hunt some down in a ebay hunt.

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