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    I realize there's a SOTD thread, but I'm more interested in the why than the what.

    It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., and Thanksgiving in Canada was just a few weeks ago. Christmas will be here in less than a month. This is such a marvelous time of food filled fun and merriment. On a day like this, when the house is overwhelmingly filled with the smells of food, and perhaps the occasion will be a bit more formal than a typical weekend dinner... how do you decide what you're going to wear? Do you even think about that sort of thing? Do you go louder to compete with it? Gourmand to blend in? Perhaps something light and bright for the contrast? I'm still debating.
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    I have chosen to wear a scent that has a cinnamony-pumpkin vibe. Just seems to fit the occasion, so I guess a bit gourmand and spicy to blend in. The scent? Oajan
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    Tilda Swinton Like This would be perfect, but I'm thinking the best one personally for me would either be Safran Troublant or a lighter incense like Comme des Garcons 2 Man.

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    I'm choosing according to the company. It has to be mild and in the background. The final result will likely be Bois de Santal or Frapin 1697.

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    I'm still debating as well. Lots of family in town, so it'll probably be something safe. Already wore Bleu de Chanel to dinner tonight, have not decided on tomorrow. It's between Terre d'Hermes EDT, Burberry London, and Aventus. Oh, and if it makes a difference, I'll be doing a decent amount of the cooking (turkey plus a few sides). Thoughts?

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    I have actually been thinking about this quite a bit today. Especially since i will be visiting 2 families and will be out ALL day into the late evening.

    So i need to not only smell like a superstar, but it will need to last extra long (i don't like carrying atomizers).

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    Tobacco Vanille (possibly the most appropriate)
    MFK - Oud Silk
    Bois d'Argent (always a go to, but could be too light for the occasion)

    edit: How can i forget Atelier's Gold Leather! I think i've found it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    I have actually been thinking about this quite a bit today. Especially since i will be visiting 2 families and will be out ALL day into the late evening.

    So i need to not only smell like a superstar, but it will need to last extra long (i don't like carrying atomizers).

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    Tobacco Vanille (possibly the most appropriate)
    MFK - Oud Silk
    Bois d'Argent (always a go to, but could be too light for the occasion)

    edit: How can i forget Atelier's Gold Leather! I think i've found it!
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    Thinking about wearing Egoiste, or maybe something vanilla

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    I'm going with Gris Clair.
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    LIDGE for me today it seems the most appropriate. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have chosen to wear a scent that has a cinnamony-pumpkin vibe. Just seems to fit the occasion, so I guess a bit gourmand and spicy to blend in. The scent? Oajan
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    Sounds perfect. I am sure a great scent.

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    Eau des Baux for me today.

    It blends really well with the household aromas and while it's noticeable, doesn't clash or interfere with anything. Fits right in.

    Plus, if I enjoy it enough today I'll probably grab a backup bottle considering the recent rumors of a reformulation. It's a good time to make a final assessment on it.

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    Ambre Precieux- very warm and cozy

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    No overwhelming food smells or visiting relatives here in the UK. There are three of us Americans in the office, and we're slightly disgruntled at having to work I'm giving my first full wearing to La Fin du Monde today, and it's going well.

    When food is the main focus I stick with a subtle perfume that won't interfere with anyone's enjoyment of the meal. Vanilla and lighter ambery perfumes work well, I think.

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    I went with Five O'Clock au Gingembre last night. Today, Arabie. In both cases because they seem to fit the food theme of the holiday. May switch off to Egoiste tonight.

    All of the suggestions up thread sound great.

    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah, to all who celebrate those holidays.

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    I went with Burberry London because, to me, it is the epitome of the end of the fall season and is perfect for Thanksgiving. I also considered Jubilation XXV because it has been my special occasion/celebration fragrance. Others I considered this morning were Ambre Narguile, Tobacco Vanille, Eau de Baux (a little too Christmasy, but I might wear it tomorrow when we set up the tree and decorate), Terre d'Hermes, and YSL L'Homme (a little generic, but it's nice this time of year and is a crowd pleaser).

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all. I will be wearing 1 Million today. I have really been enjoying it as of late, and it has the power i need to go all day. Gobble, gobble!!!

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    I don't want to compete with the food, so I am wearing Santal Noble by MPG. It is rich, beautiful but wears close to the skin so I can enjoy it without interfering with the feast.

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    I'm going with Tom Ford's Oud Fleur today

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    My scent of the day is Wazamba by Parfum d'Empire. Perhaps it has more of a Christmas vibe, but it's just what I felt like wearing.

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    I"m stuck between Jeke, Tobacco Vanille, or something less overpowering like GIT... Any thoughts? Also liked Hednics choice of Oajan... So many choice, I'm flummoxed

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    Rouj, Tobacco Vanille would be my choice out of those you mentioned. Though, I haven't smelled Oajan.
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    Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

    I will be proudly wearing Burberry London today, a fragrance that I feel epitomizes Thanksgiving and the holiday season in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones602 View Post
    Do not think you can go wrong with TV...
    You're right, and that's exactly what I did! I was going to wear Gold Leather but made an executive decision at the last minute. I just feel like Tobacco Vanille is most appropriate.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rouj View Post
    I"m stuck between Jeke, Tobacco Vanille, or something less overpowering like GIT... Any thoughts? Also liked Hednics choice of Oajan... So many choice, I'm flummoxed
    Really any of those sound great. If you wanna be mysterious, Jeke is a great option. I also really like the suggestion of TV.

    As for myself, I am still undecided. I'm pretty much torn between TV and Jubilation XXV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Rouj, Tobacco Vanille would be my choice out of those you mentioned. Though, I haven't smelled Oajan.
    Thanks! I think that's going to be my choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I'm pretty much torn between TV and Jubilation XXV.
    Spray TV on left, and JubXXV on right arm. Problem solved.

    ;-)

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    I am going with my tried and true, although it is in a different form this year. Thanks to a forum member, I get to wear Vintage Guerlain EdC.
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    Pure Distance M is my choice. Smells nice, but it is really flat on my skin. Very much a skin scent on me. I guess that's good with so many guests and relatives around. I'd hate to pay for a full size of this. I'll just use up my samples.

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    Today is actually our preparation day for a celebration on Black Friday (think of us as providing the dinner for people who threw dinners). So today, I'm wearing Chanel no.5 Eau Première, because I'm very thankful for the scent, and thankful that I got warning of its possible reformulation/repackaging. Change is inevitable - warning is invaluable.
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    I decided to go with the understated elegance of Bois d'Argent today since my house-full-of-smelly-foodie-activities happened early in the day.

    Tomorrow, it'll probably be Interlude Man since Black Friday is the perfect day for something a bit on the bombastic side with astounding longevity.
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    I went with L'Artisan Havana Vanille to combat the foody aspect, but yet not a huge bomb of a fragrance. It is casual enough, but also distinctive enough for a more than casual meal. It worked perfectly. Frapin 1270 was another option that I almost went with, but chose the vanilla in the end.

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    I chose something beautiful and that won't compete with the food... Mona di Orio's Violette Fumée.

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    I went with the original Gucci Pour Homme its clean, dry incense.

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    Decided to go with Pure Malt today. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    I went with Sova by Slumberhouse - so yeah I basically smelled like the food I was eating (pumpkin, milk, honey). It clicked wonderfully. I need a FB of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Decided to go with Pure Malt today. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I went with Sova by Slumberhouse - so yeah I basically smelled like the food I was eating (pumpkin, milk, honey). It clicked wonderfully. I need a FB of this.
    Sova seems to be getting a lot of attention! I need to try this one. If you're talking FBW, I'm very likely to fall for its charms!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Pure Distance M is my choice. Smells nice, but it is really flat on my skin. Very much a skin scent on me. I guess that's good with so many guests and relatives around. I'd hate to pay for a full size of this. I'll just use up my samples.
    Try Hermes Bel Ami, instead. Current formulation is OK and personally I quite enjoy it, but if you can find it, go for vintage - it's noticeably richer.

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    Went with Jubilation XXV from a sample today because its something that I would probably never wear often enough for FB, but I totally like and respect. An easy decision. And it's still going strong fifteen hours later.

    Tomorrow I will try to satisfy my recent craving for sandalwood by choosing between Egoiste, GIT, Blue Santal or Santal 33.

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    I ended up going with Creed Millesime 1849 - guaranteed that nobody had on what I had and the florals (upon dry down) wouldn't interrupt with anything served up today. I got a couple of compliments once I gave out hugs, but all-in-all, 1849 plays so close to the skin, it wasn't some thermonuclear projection that would sour even the best of spices and seasoning on the food.

    Tomorrow though? Not one clue... avoiding the crowds at the stores, relaxing at home, drinking my hidden stash of beer and just relaxing after cooking for the last two days.

    Can't wait. Might just repeat the 1849 - trying to decipher this scent.

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    Black Friday SOTD shall be Iunx L'Arbre

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    Gucci Pour Homme I. Just reminds me of the holidays.

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    We were attending dinner with a bunch of families from church in a smaller house, so there was a lot to consider (strength of the scent, contrast with all the food aromas, possibility of the temperature rising over time, plus I wasn't trying to draw attention to myself), so I went non-offensive, subdued, fresh, but sophisticated: Dior Homme Sport (reformulation). Just something that would smell good if someone caught a whiff, but nothing heavy enough to start pulsing off of me if it got warm or stuffy. I was quite happy with my choice. Happy Thanksgiving holiday to everyone!

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    I wore Dior Homme Intense yesterday, my mom loved it.

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    Put on Armani Oud Royale from a sample and then didnt think about it for the rest of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byandthrough View Post
    We were attending dinner with a bunch of families from church in a smaller house, so there was a lot to consider (strength of the scent, contrast with all the food aromas, possibility of the temperature rising over time, plus I wasn't trying to draw attention to myself), so I went non-offensive, subdued, fresh, but sophisticated: Dior Homme Sport (reformulation). Just something that would smell good if someone caught a whiff, but nothing heavy enough to start pulsing off of me if it got warm or stuffy. I was quite happy with my choice. Happy Thanksgiving holiday to everyone!
    Dior Homme Sport is really nice for any situation - great fragrance for a get-together. One of my faves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Dior Homme Sport is really nice for any situation - great fragrance for a get-together. One of my faves.

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    Eau Noir. This Immortelle bomb of a gourmand has always smelled like Thanksgiving to me. In fact, Thanksgiving is probably the only time I ever wear it.

    For Christmas, I have the same direct association with Opus IV. (Though Interlude Man - with it's incense-meets-baked goods vibe, might be a contender this year). Come to think of it, Jubilation XXV always loses a cm in the bottle during the holidays as well. Maybe it's the 3 kings's Spice Rack, but Amouage always gets heavy rotation at Christmas.
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    I tend not to wear anything on Thanksgiving because I don't want the smell of freshly cooked turkey, baked bread, pies, and stuffing to get distracted by what I'm wearing even if it's a light fragrance. I can go a day without a fragrance.

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