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    Hello everyone. Mine would be VC&A First. I didn;t hate it but when i first tried it it didn'y do anything for me. It just wasn'y my style. Then various friends sent me little bits and pieces of it, and I read a lot of very postive things about it too. When I tried it again with an open mind, I realised it's beauty. I have been privileged today to have been wearing the Extrait, thanks to a Basenotes friend.

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    My SOTE (Tabarome Millesime by Creed) also fits today's theme.


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    Please take a look at the Synchronized list. If there is anything in there you think isn't doable or won't be popular please let me know.

    One that I question is:

    17/10/2014 Houbigant, Coty, Rocher, Caron or Weil

    It seems very disjointed to me.

    Knit At Nite I have added four of the perfumers you suggested putting two on each day. They were chosen randomly from your list.

    The days with a particular House or note seems to be the most popular. The most unpopular ones were "something you received as a gift" and "something that reminds you of an old flame". Won't be using those two again anytime soon.

    Suggestions welcome.
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    I don't like that sniff either. I always liked the ''decade'' thing. Thank you for all the work you are doing to keep the synchronized Fridays going.
    How about ''Your favorite seduction frag'' Although that will be problematic for going to work maybe.
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    I think it's a great list. Sure there are some weeks that don't really work for me. However, I'm betting someone else looks forward to those weeks with great anticipation. I know I'll enjoy reading about what people choose, and will perhaps be inspired to try something new.

    I agree that the ones I most enjoy, even in anticipation, are those featuring a particular note or house.
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    Agree - great stuff, Betsy

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    Hi there, Betsy!

    I wanted to add my thanks for picking this up - you're doing a great job! I've been enjoying reading about everyone's choices, but I haven't been playing along for quite some time since I play tennis on Fridays and I'm pretty particular about what I like to wear on the court. But I'm so pleased to see that y'all are doing Estée Lauder this week, and that'll be a breeze for me - I've got *two* from Estée that are on-court favorites! I don't know which it'll be yet, but I'm looking forward to joining in the fun on Friday.
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    It's funny, I guess none of us wants to be reminded of old flames much. And the perfume I wore (what little there was) wasn't the best.

    Are the perfumers all taken? Something from Pierre Balmain would be nice.

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    You are doing a great job, Betsy!
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    Thanks, Citypark, ​that's the Bavarian Rose Festival.
    Certainly not Bavarian, but rather Bulgarian.
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    Well since I only own one Estee Lauder Private Collection that will be mine on the 27th
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    Thank you all so much for your encouragement. It is appreciated more then you know.

    Kumquat, House of Pierre Balmain has been added. I paired it with House of Lanvin. I hope that's okay.

    FrouFrou, "Favorite Seduction Fragrance" has also been added.

    Must go put on my latest buy and try it out again today. It was Mahora. I'm on a tuberose kick right now. My current favorite seems to be the one I just bought until it isn't anymore. Then it's back to Shalimar. Love Basenotes because it has taught me there is life beyond Guerlain and Chanel. (Says she that purchased another Guerlain).

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I like the favorite 'seduction' idea. Is there one to represent ' your choice of flower, herb or grass'?

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    There are only 3 spaces left to fill.

    Does chypre cover herb and grass? I was thinking of adding Iris Note because lots of basenoters seem to like iris. Maybe your favorite flower would be better? Or one with blue/lavender/purple flower?

    Must go for awhile and actually do some housework which I have not done all week. Such a boring drudge. We are expecting more snow. I am so over it.
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    I was thinking it could cover Vetyver, and any herb or flower as a feature.

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    I adore Iris. Vetyer I do not do(unless its a base note and beaten down by other notes), it turns *bog body on me

    * You know those bodies they find buried in bogs, well I imagine them as damp and gassy bog smelling. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    I adore Iris. Vetyer I do not do(unless its a base note and beaten down by other notes), it turns *bog body on me

    * You know those bodies they find buried in bogs, well I imagine them as damp and gassy bog smelling. LOL
    Ha Ha Donna. Great name/concept for a fragrance," Piltdown Man". Tee hee.

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    As I don't have any Estée Lauder perfume right now, I tested several this week when I had the chance. My favourites are: Sensous Noir - dark fruity and spicy, Cinnabar - oriental spicy and Knowing - chypre. It would be difficult to decide between them.

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    Today's synch is great. The house of Estee Lauder. The thing is that I have a real crush on the house of Estee Lauder at the moment.

    I have had Estee Lauder fragrances over the years. My sister wore Cinnabar a lot for years after it was launched. Then for many years, I bought Estee Lauder cosmetics but the fragrances didn't really interest me much. I have now discovered, and rediscovered, some fantastic fragrances from this house. Shall I tell you about them?

    Ages ago, either my lovely Perfumed Lady or my lovely Lillybelle sent me some Azurée. It wasn't widely available outside USA. I loved it. Then recently I swung by Estee lauder and I discovered.......

    Wood Mystique, a new launch (here anyway). Its the Estee Lauder Oud. It is really luxurious, rich, very woody, good dry woods. Really terrific quality for the price, as is typical of Estee Lauder.
    Amber Mystique, equally luxurious, a partner to Wood Mystique, more fruity. Lovely too but I prefer the wood.

    Then ta dah! I noticed that they also had;
    Azurée. A wonderful very dry chypre with a real tart "twang". I love it.

    and, I also discovered
    Private Collection. Phew. This is something isn't it? It's wonderful! have seen it mentioned in SOTD over the years.This is a very confident fragrance. It is a delightful surprise to discover that this is extant, and that it smells as it does. Again it's fantastic quality, and inexpensive.

    All of that said, I don't own any of these .....yet! But thanks to the Friday synch for reminding me that I should!!

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    Wonderful, thoughtful post Foustie, as always. You've picked some real winners, too - I adore Azurée, as well as Private Collection, which has always reminded me of a more opulent and glamorous Vent Vert, like Vent Vert Pour Le Soir, if you will.

    I'd be in Azurée today had I not recently found some very well-kept new-old-stock of Aliage, vintage-70s "Sport Fragrance Spray" ...which roughly translated must mean "The *Strongest* Perfume In The World" ...lol! Y'all know Estée; she just doesn't really "do" subtle.

    Seriously though, I really can't wear a lot of it - just a spritz at my torso and one shared between my wrists is all it takes, and I always need to be mindful of that when I'm choosing something from Estée for sports ...not like Cristalle Eau Verte or Bel Respiro; I really tend to be *lavish* with my "Tennis Chanels," hehe. Anyway, Aliage is at once a bright and refreshing and bracing "cologne" on top of a bitter green, deeply herbal and mossy chypre ...impeccable and chic and completely unisex.


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    Happy Friday!

    Today's sync is Beyond Paradise for Men. To be honest, I expected more from this one considering it received a 5-star review from Luca Turin, but I find it to be just OK. It will be nice for the upcoming spring and summer weather (although it has already been in the 80s in my neck of the woods). This was my first experience with a men's fragrance from this house, but I remember as a child, my grandmother wore Beautiful when it first came out.
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    Wearing Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir for sync Friday. Notes include jasmine, queen of the night, rose, rose oil, black pepper, Crème Noir accord, kencur, melted woods, patchouli prism, amber, benzoin, honey and vanilla.



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    My one and only Estee Lauder - Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
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    Estée Lauder-
    White Linen
    Crisp, sharp, sparkling and surprising.
    ​I chose this as a variation from the green.

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    I too adore Estee Lauder. Great scents and very nice prices. I think they deserve a lot of credit for keeping the old standards in the line through the years, though you may have to ask a sales assistant to pull them out of the back of the display.

    My top three are Private Collection, White Linen and Azuree. I'd love a few more, including Tuberose Gardenia and Knowing.
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    I am in synch with my only Estee Lauder, ''Knowing''. Although I think I should give Azuree a try.

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    Azureé and vintage Private Collection are probably my favorites. Azurée ​is sappy and leathery. The best thing is you can still get it for around $40. A real treasure! I wore it yesterday and it lasted 8 hours, easy.
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    I surprizingly found Azurée Soleil Eau Fraîche in my closet that I had forgotten about which I just applied. Not quite wintery but fabulous anyway.

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    I only have one Estee Lauder fragrance and that is Cinnabar. I went through so much Cinnabar back in the day ... I wore it pretty much exclusively when my sons were little. But after a bout of pneumonia, it fell out of favor with me. I had breathing problems for a long time afterwards and Cinnabar was difficult for me to wear. I also found Angel in 93 or 94 and I let Cinnabar slip away from me ... Several years ago, I felt homesick for Cinnabar and put it on my Christmas list. My sons, now grown, bought it for me and one sniff brought back wonderful scented memories for them and for me. I'm so glad that Cinnabar is back in my collection ... and that it no longer causes breathing problems!
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