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    NEW FORUM CREATOR / MODERATOR SOUGHT FOR 2014!

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    20/12/2013 - Snow Queen

    Previous synchronised Fridays


    13/12/2013 - Houses 6: By Kilian / Tom Ford
    06/12/2013 - Smoker's corner
    29/11/2013 - Random sample grab *reprise*
    22/11/2013 - English perfumery
    15/11/2013 - Noses 6: Christopher Sheldrake / Thierry Wasser / Pierre Guillaume
    08/11/2013 - A trip down Memory Lane
    01/11/2013 -
    25/10/2013 -
    18/10/2013 - Seasons 5: An automne scent
    11/10/2013 - Houses 5: Caron / ???
    04/10/2013 - French perfumery
    27/09/2013 - Your favourite leather
    20/09/2013 - A scent with a colour in its name
    13/09/2013 - Noses 5: The Guerlain-s
    06/09/2013 - A natural fragrance
    30/08/2013 - Italian perfumery
    23/08/2013 - White flowers
    16/08/2013 - Houses 4: Chanel and Patou birthday party
    09/08/2013 - Your most concrete, "life-like" scent
    02/08/2013 - Your most abstract, "artificial" scent
    26/07/2013 - A green scent
    19/07/2013 - Noses 4: Annick Menardo / Olivia Giacobetti
    12/07/2013 - A fragrance you were given and grew to love
    05/07/2013 - Love at first sniff
    28/06/2013 - Seasons 3: A summer scent
    21/06/2013 - Houses 3: Rosine / Keiko Mecheri/ Jo Malone
    14/06/2013 - The latest niche scent you bought
    07/06/2013 - The fragrance that seems to be closest to your genuine odour
    31/05/2013 - A blind buy
    24/05/2013 - A fragrance that least fits its name/advert
    17/05/2013 - Noses 3: The Polge-s
    10/05/2013 - Day of the Roses
    03/05/2013 - Your favourite mood lifting scent
    26/04/2013 - A celebrity fragrance you like (alternative: your cheapest fragrance)
    19/04/2013 - Houses 2: A small perfume house
    12/04/2013 - A fragrance you percieve as "vicious"
    05/04/2013 - Random sample grab
    29/03/2013 - Your most silent fragrance
    22/03/2013 - Seasons 2: A spring scent
    15/03/2013 - Noses 2: Bertrand Duchaufour / Dominique Ropion
    08/03/2013 - The most challenging full bottle of fragrance you own
    01/03/2013 - A fragrance with a ridiculous name
    22/02/2013 - Your "comfort blanket" scent
    15/02/2013 - Houses 1: Guerlain
    08/02/2013 - Your loudest fragrance
    01/02/2013 - The oldest fragrance in your collection (date of purchase or date of release)
    25/01/2013 - Seasons 1: A winter scent
    18/01/2013 - Noses 1: Pierre Bourdon / Maurice Roucel
    04/01/2013 - A scent you have never worn before
    11/01/2013 - A scent to warm you up

    Upcoming synchronised Fridays


    27/12/2013 - The biggest love of 2013


    Synchronised Fridays of 2012

    28/12/12 - The best 2012 release
    21/12/12 - A 180 degree fragrance: From hate to love
    14/12/12 - Four Elements 4 - Earth
    07/12/12 - Travel Theme 9 - Great White North
    30/11/12 - Your favourite gourmand
    23/11/12 - Why don't I wear it more often?
    16/11/12 - A new love from 2012 (doesn't have to be a 2012 release)
    09/11/12 - Four Elements 3 - Fire
    02/11/12 - A fragrance that makes you feel sexy
    26/10/12 - Travel Theme 8 - My journey - where and why?
    19/10/12 - Four Elements 2 - Water
    12/10/12 - A fragrance you love but hate its ad/description
    (Alternative: a fragrance that does not match its ad/description/name).
    05/10/12 - Your favourite woody scent
    28/09/12 - Four Elements 1 - Air
    21/09/12 - A bomb
    14/09/12 - Travel Theme 7 - Africa
    07/09/12 - A fragrance with a musical theme
    31/08/12 - A floral scent
    24/08/12 - A scent picked up on one of your travels
    17/08/12 - Chanel and Patou birthday party
    10/08/12 - A fragrance you associate with a painting/sculpture/photograph
    03/08/12 - Travel Theme 6 - Tropical Islands
    27/07/12 - Your favourite refreshing scent
    20/07/12 - Random sample grab
    13/07/12 - Vintage fragrance sync (25+ years of age) *reprise*
    06/07/12 - A current obsession
    29/06/12 - Your favourite scent advert / official description
    22/06/12 - Travel Theme 5 - The Far East
    15/06/12 - A Transporter
    08/06/12 - A scent from a niche house named after its founder (or a small indie/niche house)
    01/06/12 - A buried/forgotten treasure
    25/05/12 - A "pink" juice
    18/05/12 - Your most minimalistic scent
    11/05/12 - Travel Theme 4 - The Mediterranean
    04/05/12 - Blast from the Past
    27/04/12 - Your favourite leather scent
    20/04/12 - A fragrance created by Olivier or Jacques Polges *reprise*
    13/04/12 - House of Guerlain
    06/04/12 - A compliment getter / a family favourite
    30/03/12 - Travel Theme 3 - Wild Wild West
    23/03/12 - A fragrance slammed by 'The Guide' *reprise*
    16/03/12 - A scent from the wardrobe of another BNer
    09/03/12 - House of Dior (Poison if you have it) *reprise*
    02/03/12 - Ornery Opulent Oriental *reprise*
    24/02/12 - A fragrance marketed for the opposite gender
    17/02/12 - Travel Theme 2 - Latin America
    10/02/12 - A scent with a number in its name
    03/02/12 - A fragrance you associate with a book, movie or fictional character
    27/01/12 - Your most ornate scent
    20/01/12 - Shalimar sync (alternative: your favourite vanilla)
    13/01/12 - An aldehydic fragrance *reprise*
    06/01/12 - Travel Theme 1 - Arabian Nights

    - - - Welcome note - - -

    Welcome to the Synchronised Fridays of 2013! A game where every Friday we all choose our fragrance from the same theme and share our experiences.

    There are still some places left in the list for new sync ideas!

    You can find the old forums here:
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    Thanks for having agreed to create and moderate this thread for the upcoming year. I can't think of a better person, honest!

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    Here's a few suggestions. I've not participated much in Synchronised Fridays 2012, but hopefully this will change in 2013!

    Love at first sniff
    A fragrance you were given and grew to love
    A celebrity fragrance you like
    The oldest fragrance in your collection (either date of release or date of purchase)
    Fragrance with a ridiculous name
    Fragrance that least fits its name/advert

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    Your loudest fragrance
    Your most silent fragrance
    Is there a fragrance you perceive as vicious?
    The fragrance that seems to be closest to your genuine odour

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    Your favourite mood lifting scent
    The most challenging full bottle of fragrance you own
    A natural fragrance
    A blind buy
    A scent you have never worn before
    Your confort blanket scent

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    Thank you, Bonsai for such a wonderful job in 2012 and taking it on again for 2013!

    I always enjoy the "House Of ... " and the certain perfumer synch days.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Thank you for all the great ideas! Please keep them coming. I'll soon start assembling the list so that we won't have to spend the first Friday of 2013 without a sync (THAT would be a nightmare, wouldn't it? ).

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    Oh and BTW, I will probably lock the 2012 thread after a few days ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    Oh and BTW, I will probably lock the 2012 thread after a few days ...
    Please do, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    Thank you, Bonsai for such a wonderful job in 2012 and taking it on again for 2013!

    I always enjoy the "House Of ... " and the certain perfumer synch days.
    I suppose we could safely do a Guerlain and a Chanel day (probaly most of us have fragrances from them in their collections). Which other houses (or groups of houses) would you all like to see in the 2013 list?

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    A happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 to you all!

    I thought it fitting to use Alytike's "A scent you have never worn before" idea for the first sync of 2013 as the symbol of opening new scented doors in the new year.

    Working on the rest of the list... Ideas are still welcome, of course!

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    Great idea for a first synchronised Friday!

    House etc ideas: How about L'Artisan Parfumeur, your favourite indie line, a Bertrand Duchaufour?

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    For the first sync of 2013 I've decided on Volutes EDT. I am wearing it for the first time and it is truly delightful, it will surely be added to my collection sometime.

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    I will have a rumage in my samples and see what I can find. Report back later.

    Back again. I was given quite a few samples last year by the lovely I Hate Civet, so had a good look through them.

    CD Ambre Nuit it will be.
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    Hello. Allure edp for me today. Received a sample of it when I purchased another Chanel, but have never given it any air until today. Pleasant enough.

    Some ideas for synchs - a frag you associate with spring/summer/autumn/winter to tie in with changing seasons; sample lucky dip; I also like the 'House of ...' and 'Perfume created by ...' synchs (I like Maurice Roucel, Annick Menardo, Dominique Ropion).

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    For synch today, I've chosen a sample of Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours that I received with a purchase from Luckyscent last month. We will see....

    Edit: Well, Cuir Velours is very interesting. The leather is kid glove smooth, but with occasional whiffs of gasoline/petrol to rough it up. The immortelle is a wonderful addition, with it's syrupy sweet smell. Kind of a gourmand leather, with gasoline edges
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    For todays sync "A scent you have never worn before" I chose Profumum Rosae Mundi, which has notes of rose, patchouli, vetiver and cedar. Very unisex and not sweet at all, you definitely get a dose of vetiver. It's alright but there are other rose fragrances that I like a lot better.

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    I'm flattered at Bonsai choosing my suggestion to start 2013.

    Synching in Ormonde Jayne Ta'if which is rosy in the style in which Lyric is rosy and how I like my rose based scents. Big, blowsy, jammy and dense without any souring green notes in there. I really adore Lyric but this is less expensive and I'm enjoying it just as much. When the Lyric's drained OJ Ta'if may well take its place

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    cestrum nocturnum's package, including the HDP tubereuse sample pass, has arrived just in time. Appropriately, I start with Tubereuse Virginal, which is "green" in both senses of the word—inexperience and the flower/leaf/stem naturalness. Far from that Sheldrake/Uncle Serge rococo variation Tubereuse Criminelle, yet clearly the unspoiled—or undespoiled—relative. Little does she know what lies ahead. A fracas perhaps (;
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    Thanks for having agreed to create and moderate this thread for the upcoming year. I can't think of a better person, honest!

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    Alityke, not to be an enabler- but the Ta'if bath oil is also just gorgeous!

    I came to BN completely Caron illiterate but have been working hard to remedy it- today I'm finally seeing what all the Tabac Blond fuss is about! Now I see. Something about the florals in the middle bothered me but now in the drydown, they have softened and the tabac is more pronounced. Lovely!
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    Thank you for the tip PL duly noted for future reference. My NY resolution is to refrain from fragrant purchases for 90 days to make me "shop my own wardrobe" and actually wear all my samples and report on them. I have many generous care packages which are in need of more love and who's donors deserve my detailed thoughts.

    I do love a bath and body range I must admit

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    A recent purchase: Cuir de Lancôme. With the first spray I was a bit too careful I think. I just recognized a soft leathery note. It needs a little stickiness on the skin to disclose this hint of styrax-sweet and ylangy-luscious components; tamed by birch and lifted by iris. A nice and discreet fragrance.

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    Today I sampled Hermes Poivre Samarcande, a fragrance I had never worn before and will never wear again. Alas, cumin is not my friend.

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    Just realized there IS a sync for today .Well I was shopping TJ Maxx and nabbed a bottle of Bijan for men for $5 .Never triedit before so here goes (after all it's 11:10 pm here if I hate it I only am sticking it out for 50 minuites...) Spritz -spritz. Hmm. sorta pine-y soapy(fougere) with some zingy cloves. Definitely more masculine but not bad .Think I'll keep it (unless my Dad or my brother fall in love with it) This kind of gives the feel of chewwing pine needles.
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    Thank you for all the great ideas. I have entered most of them in the list, leaving out only a few which I though might be too restrictive.

    I'd be glad to hear your ideas for the "Houses" syncs. Groups of houses also work well when otherwise we'd end up with a too small list of scents (or a house which many of us haven't explored).

    Comments on the list are welcome as well as more ideas.

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    My warming scent is L'Air du Desert Marocain - woody, smoky, spicy, lovely. And I can at least imagine I'm somewhere exotic today instead of damp and dreary Yorkshire.

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    I have taken a different slant to the brief. MPG Eau des Iles, warm coffee and spice for a cold day.
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    Syncing today by testing Huitieme Art’s Fareb, thanks to the generosity of a very lovely Basenoter!

    Dry, perfumey, ambery CUMIN – unfortunately not to my test (too curry spice-y), but definitely warming. Resinous notes are starting to come through, which I prefer, but still too much cumin

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    Serendipitously wearing SL Un Bois Vanille burnt caramel and vanilla. Yummy warming fragrance

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    Well, I needed this "warm-up" sync- Jicky for me today
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    I'm wearing Cinnabar today. So much warm, spicy, sexy goodness!
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    My warm-up scent on Friday was Diptyque's Eau Lente. It was a blind buy for a ridiculously low amount and luckily I do love it. Warm, cinnamony goodiness without ever becoming really gourmand. Mmmmm....
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    I too wore Eau Duelle yesterday. I find it lasts rather well, still lingered a bit this morning!

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    I own fragrances from both noses, but more from Pierre so it will be one of his.
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    I have more from Mr Roucel, so will be one of his for me. Musc Ravageur perhaps. I think that will go well with the snow we're expecting tomorrow.

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    Okay, Pierre Boudan's Institut Tres Bien Tres Russe. This is available as a cologne but I bought blind on ebay the parfum version.
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    Feminite du Bois for me today.

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    I'm wearing L'Instant de Guerlain today. Maurice Roucel is the perfumer and the release year was 2003. It's a rich, honey-ed magnolia scent. Just lovely!

    Notes: citrus honey, magnolia, jasmine, ylang ylang, amber
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    Musc Ravageur in the snow today. Mmmmmmm...

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    I gave Maurice Roucel's L for Lolita Lempicka some skin time today ,all day in fact. I enjoyed smelling of incense and giant vanilla wafer cookies.
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    Guerlain Winter Delice.
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    Hi girls. It is almost the end of Jan and this is the first time that I have checked in at the synch. Sorry. So busy with the new house. So, today, a bit predictable perhaps, but the lovely L'Eau D'Hiver for me!

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    Well, it was bound to happen, wasn't it? I'm Foustie's identical twin. I'm afraid winter doesn't inspire me much. Thank goodness for L'Eau d'Hiver, no thinking required! I'll think next week, I promise!
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    I have finally pulled out my vintage Nu EDP which I have neglected throughout 2012.

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    A winter warmer for me - Hypnotic Poison (any excuse)

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    I wore VC&A First the long honey drydown is rather cozy in winter and can be a bit much in humid southern US summers.
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    I wore VC&A First the long honey drydown is rather cozy in winter and can be a bit much in humid southern US summers.
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    I 'warmed' myself with Byredo Pulp today.
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    Auntie Knit, nice to see you. Is everything all right in your world?

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    Going with some vintage tomorrow - Givenchy III, probably oldest in my collection by date of manufacture, and one of the few vintages I own. May treat myself to the parfum.

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    Well, sorry but since the site was down I couldn't remember what it was suppose to be.
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    I went with oldest by issue date ... and that would be Habanita from 1921. I love Habanita, but I seldom wear it to work. It feels too big, too bad-girl or something ... but I really enjoyed it today.
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    I wore Heliotrope Blanc by Piver.
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    I was standing in front of my bottles, trying to figure out which I purchased as first. I had to admit that I have absolutely no clue.

    So I went with the other option and pulled out my decant of vintage Shalimar. If the label is right then it's from the 1920s. It is for sure the oldest scent I have.

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    The loudest fragrance I own(ed) is Shalimar Parfum Initial. It's one of the only two fragrances my co-workers ever notice on me (the other one being Coromandel). I've emptied my decant this morning and am enjoying it enormously on this cold winter day. Definitely FBW.

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    Wearing Gorilla Lust at the minute. Boy is it LOUD on first spray.... diffuses beautifully after a couple of hours

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    I'm wearing Fracas. Subtle it ain't!

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    Well, aren't we demure and shy today, lol! I'm also subtle in my whopping spray of Insolence EDT. Quiet refinement, I think that describes us well!
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    lipstick rose

    Is that loud enough?

    Have a great weekend girls. Moving into my new house this weekend so will hopefully have more time soon.

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    Good luck with your house move Foustie!

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    I'm going to synch with Foustie and put on my

    lipstick rose

    to support you in your house move from a distance..... lol x

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    Drat! Didn't have time to check the theme before leaving for work this morning, so missed the synch. Wore Calamity J, which, while not exactly a wallflower, isn't really loud either. Going to douse myself in Carnal Flower now - that's pretty loud, but it has a lovely voice.

    Good luck Foustie!

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