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    Default Synchronized Fridays 2015

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    25/12/15 Your special occasion scent

    Upcoming Synchronized Fridays

    Please go to Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Past Synchronized Fridays

    02/01/15 A New (to you) Discovery in 2014
    09/01/15 Vanilla Note
    16/01/15 The Eighties (Introduced 1981 to 1989)
    23/01/15 Multiple Fruit Notes
    30/01/15 Re-Wear Your First Perfume Ever
    06/02/15 A Clone or Smells Similar to Something Else
    13/02/15 A Jeweler's Fragrance
    20/02/15 Your First Serious "Investment" Perfume
    27/02/15 Discontinued Scent (Reprise)
    06/03/15 A Classic Scent From Decades Ago
    13/03/15 Roja Dove or Calice Becker
    20/03/15 Tobacco or Smoke Note
    27/03/15 Something You Usually Wear in Warm Weather
    03/04/15 Has a Funny or Misleading Name (April Fool)
    10/04/15 One You Have Been Hoarding
    17/04/15 A Random Sample You've Not Tried Before (Reprise)
    24/04/15 House of Jean Patou
    01/05/15 Tuberose Note
    08/05/15 A Favorite "Green" Note
    15/05/15 Let Someone Else Pick Something For You OR Let Basenotes Randomize Something from Your Wardrobe
    22/05/15 A Fragrance You Bought on Holiday/Vacation or Reminds You of a Special Place
    29/05/15 A Blind Buy
    05/06/15 Something From an Italian House
    12/06/15 Yellow Flower Note
    19/06/15 Fragrance You've Received Compliments On
    26/06/15 Reminds You of Sweet Treats
    03/07/15 Fragrance That Evokes the Color Blue or Red
    10/07/15 Something You Usually Wear in Cold Weather
    17/07/15 An Inexpensive Scent (not a sale item but a really inexpensive scent)
    24/07/15 An Exotic Not
    31/07/15 House of Elizabeth Arden, House of Bobbi Brown, House of Helena Rubenstein, House of Estee Lauder, House of Georgette Klinger, House of Dorothy Gray, House of Frances Denney, House of Clinique, or any other make-up/skin care house.
    07/08/15 House of Coty or House of Houbigant
    14/08/15 Celebrity Scent
    21/08/15 Vetiver Note
    28/08/15 Lavender Note
    04/09/15 Aldehyde
    11/09/15 The Perfumer/Nose (Not House) You Have the Most Bottles From
    18/09/15 House of Caron, House of Weil, or House of Comme des Garcons
    25/09/15 Shalimar or a Shalimar Flanker
    02/10/15 Musk
    09/10/15 French House But Not Chanel or Guerlain
    16/10/15 Perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Harry Fremont, or Jean Claude Ellena
    23/10/15 House of Serge Lutens
    30/10/15 Leather Note
    06/11/15 A Boozy Perfume
    13/11/15 Unisex (Sadie Hawkins Day)
    20/11/15 Patchouli Note
    27/11/15 Tom Ford
    04/12/15 Coffee, Tea or Spice
    11/12/15 Niche
    18/12/15 Something worn by a fictional character in a book, movie, play, or TV show
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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    On November 13, how about Sadie Hawkins Day (women wear men's cologne)?

    Never mind: already suggested.
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    Could we move the Patchouli note day out of August? They tend to be heavy scents and there are very few that would fit my August. Maybe replace it with a Vetiver note day in August.

    How about a "Scent you've done a 180 on. Something you didn't really like or get at first, but grew to like."
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

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    Bravo Betsy! 2015 is shaping up to be a great sync year and a lot of fun!

    Darjeeling has a good point that Patch in August might be challenging- maybe move that one to Oct?

    Darjeeling's user name makes me think of a theme How about "a coffee or tea scent" ?

    How about:
    scent from an Italian house?
    a leather scent?

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    On November 13, how about Sadie Hawkins Day (women wear men's cologne)?

    Never mind: already suggested.
    We did that one last year just not on Sadie Hawkins Day.
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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Vetiver has been added in August.

    We did the 180 in 2014. Do you want to do it again? It wasn't the most successful for some reason.
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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Vetiver and leather have been added. Patchouli was changed.

    I added coffee, tea or other spice. There's lots of coffee for the gentlemen but not much for the ladies so I added spice. Fragrantica considers coffee a spice. (?????)

    I was going to add Chanel and Guerlain. Everybody loved those last year and if you look at the most popular they have lots of things in the top ten. Then I changed my mind since we all wear a lot of Chanel and Guerlain anyway. So I added a French House but not Chanel or Guerlain.



    We are now on Draft 3. We should probably leave some open days.
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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Suggestions:

    Lavender note
    Perfumer Jean Claude Ellena
    House of Comme des Garcons
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    Done, done, and done. Added the last two in with other things. Hope you don't mind. We only have 3 dates open and they are special.

    One is around Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and waiting to hear about Sadie Hawkins Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetsyMeszaros View Post
    Vetiver has been added in August.

    We did the 180 in 2014. Do you want to do it again? It wasn't the most successful for some reason.
    Sorry, didnt realize. I agree. Leave it out. Now that I think about hose kinds of threads I've read, most people don't really change their mind on scents.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Betsy, good idea to add spice in with coffee/tea. You are doing fab job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Betsy, good idea to add spice in with coffee/tea. You are doing fab job.
    +1 on both. I know there's plenty of tea and coffee scents for the guys, but not so sure about ladies. Thanks for all of your work on this year's thread and the 2015 thread. Much appreciated.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
    3. Yes, it has been reformulated.
    4. Looking for a signature scent? You've come to the wrong place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Sorry, didnt realize. I agree. Leave it out. Now that I think about hose kinds of threads I've read, most people don't really change their mind on scents.
    It really surprised me that it was not too popular. I have changed my mind over time about different perfumes. There are some I thought everyone would jump on and they didn't and then again there are ones I would think - "nobody's going to participate in this one" and it was very popular. You just never know.
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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Mike,

    I added the lavender in August. Is time of year okay for this?

    I matched Jean Claude Ellena with Harry Fremont and Rodrigo Flores-Roux to get the most participation. Was this okay or is there a better match-up?

    I also put House of Comme des Garcons with House of Caron and House of Weil to increase participation. I thought it would work well because House of Caron and House of Weil are mostly female scents.

    If either of those is not okay let me know.

    Everybody -- Please go take a good look at the list and see if it needs refinement. Is there an area that is too skewed to one sex or another? It there one that is so esoteric it will limit participation? Is there one that should be changed to a different time of year?

    Give some thought to Thanksgiving and Christmas and we'll fill those in later. They are very special days to some of us. Synchronized Friday falls on Dec. 25 next year.
    Betsy

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    How about a special occasion fragrance for the holidays? That way it is broad enough to encompass almost any fragrance and still warrant the specialness of the day. For those who do not celebrate, they could still share what constitutes a special fragrance to them. Another option is to have a seasonal fragrance or something that reminds you of home. That way almost anyone can participate regardless of whether or not they celebrate. Plus it will be interesting to see what people in other hemispheres associate with this time of year. Just a thought.

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    At BRM85262's suggestion I have made 25/12/2015 "A Special Occasion Fragrance". I think the rational was sound and it was a very good suggestion.

    The list is now complete so please review and let me know if anything is amiss.

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 5 Voile today. I had forgotten how much I like it. Hope you all have a wonderful week.
    Betsy

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    Thank you for putting this together!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Betsy those are all great, thanks!
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    Betsy, it looks great! Thank you for organizing this for everyone. Looking forward to synching in 2015! Although I understand your rationale in omitting it, I thought the Chanel synch day was a lot of fun because it's something nearly everyone can really get in on. The iris synch was also a lot of fun and got lots of participation. Perhaps they can be readded for 2016.

    You're the best! Thanks again!
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    Thanks for your suggestions ErinK. If the group feels strongly there is nothing that can't be changed. If I"m still doing this in 2016 I'll put those in there for sure if we don't get them in this year. (If I forget remind me).

    Thanks for your help.
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    Thank Betsy! This is going to be great! I am already looking forward to 2015!
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    Nice list. Thank you. Lots of fun suggestions there.
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    Hi Mumsy, my ''Discovery of 2014'' is going to be ''Cabochard'' (if the bottle comes in time), your sample convinced me I really needed to add this to my wardrobe.
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    Hi Mumsy, my ''Discovery of 2014'' is going to be ''Cabochard'' (if the bottle comes in time), your sample convinced me I really needed to add this to my wardrobe.
    Well how wonderful. I can nearly smell you already. I love Cabochard. The new one too, even if it is a lighter granddaughter version of the original.
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    The sample you gave me said (new) and i still loved it. It was very incenssy on my skin. I was shopping for Christmas, and every time I went back into the car the scent from my wrists came to me and I loved it!
    Now as soon as I have saved up some money i will be going for a vintage bottle too of course
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    Could someone sticky this thread and unstick 2014? Please please!
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    Could someone sticky this thread and unstick 2014? Please please!

    LPP are you still out there?
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    Interesting choices - I am looking forward to the synch.

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    I can't believe it's already time to start a new Friday snyc! Today I am going with Tabac Aurea by Sonoma Scent Studio. Both this fragrance and house are new to me last year. I was looking for a good tobacco fragrance, and I kept getting recommendations for this one. I ended up purchasing a handful of fragrances from SSS, and each one has been fantastic. The prices are a steal considering the quality.

    Tabac Aurea is one of the most true to life tobacco fragrances out there. I sprayed it on, and it immediately took me to last September when we were in Virginia on a family vacation and walked into a barn where tobacco leaves were drying out. It captures the tobacco and woods perfectly. Amber, labdanum, and vanilla add some sweetness, and I think there may be a bit of patchouli and possibly some leather. It's blended to perfection. This was a very happy discovery for me, and I have to thank all my fellow BNers who pointed me in this direction. I'm still looking for the perfect tobacco note, but right now this comes pretty close!


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    New to me in 2014 will have to be Ex-Idolo 33 as a favourite. I met Matt and he is a lovely man. I'm looking forward to seeing where he goes with perfumery this new year and more.



    Happy New Year peeps. Xxxxx
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