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    Default Synchronized Fridays 2021

    2021 Sync Friday List

    Key Legend:
    (1) House, Genre, Note, Perfumer - 12x
    (2) Geographical Location - 12x
    (3) Interesting/Creative Theme - 17x
    (4) Individual BNers - 12x

    January
    01-01-21 - Nose: Annick Menardo(1)
    01-08-21 - Location #1 Snowy Mountains(2)
    01-15-21 - Inexpensive/Drugstore Gems(3a)
    01-22-21 - A scent that you’ve waited forever to own and now you do(3b)
    01-29-21 - Sunnyfunny’s Vintage Classics Day(4)

    February
    02-05-21 - House: Etat Libre d’Orange(1)
    02-12-21 - Location #2 Coffee Shop/Cafe(2)
    02-19-21 - Opera or a Classic Music Theme(3)
    02-26-21 - Khanada’s Kitchen Sink Fragrance Day(4)

    March
    03-05-21 - House: Amouage(1)
    03-12-21 - Location #3 Countryside(2)
    03-19-21 - Wear a Spring Fragrance/Spring Equinox Day(3)
    03-26-21 - Incense+Heliotrope’s Incense/Heliotrope Day(4)

    April
    04-02-21 - Nose: Olivia Giacobetti(1)
    04-09-21 - Location #4 Spring Meadow(2)
    04-16-21 - Wear a fragrance that you do not like the bottle/packaging/commercial(3a)
    04-23-21 - Panned by the Guide(3b)
    04-30-21 - ExtremeK’s Big Florals Day(4)

    May
    05-07-21 - House: Dior(1)
    05-14-21 - Location #5 Mediterranean(2)
    05-21-21 - Fragrances that evoke the Golden Age of Hollywood(3)
    05-28-21 - DrTricia’s Iris Day(4)

    June
    06-04-21 - House: Guerlain(1)
    06-11-21 - Location #6 Castle(2)
    06-18-21 - Wear a Summer Fragrance/Summer Solstice Day(3)
    06-25-21 - Cook.bot’s Green Day(4)

    July
    07-02-21 - Nose: The Polges - Olivier and Jacques(1)
    07-09-21 - Location #7 Ocean(2)
    07-16-21 - Spa Day/Relaxation Day(3a)
    07-23-21 - French/Italian/American Perfume Day(3b)
    07-30-21 - Larimar’s Great Outdoor’s Day(4)

    August
    08-06-21 - House: Chanel(1)
    08-13-21 - Location #8 Desert(2)
    08-20-21 - Pair a fragrance with something - A character, work of fiction, food or drink, clothing, historical period(3)
    08-27-21 - Fanny’s Perfume Display Day(4)

    September
    09-03-21 - House: Givenchy(1)
    09-10-21 - Location #9 Forest(2)
    09-17-21 - Wear a Fall Fragrance/Fall Equinox Day(3)
    09-24-21 - Cologneconnoisseur’s Traditional Cologne/Barbershop Day(4)

    October
    10-01-21 - Nose: Bertrand Duchaufour(1)
    10-08-21 - Location #10 Graveyard(2)
    10-15-21 - The scent that made you fall in love with perfumes/colognes(3a)
    10-22-21 - Halloween(3b)
    10-29-21 - Richman’sOldSpice Spice Day(4)

    November
    11-05-21 - House: Serge Lutens(1)
    11-12-21 - Location #11 Spice Market(2)
    11-19-21 - The nurturing scent that got you through the pandemic!(3)
    11-26-21 - Sjg3839’s Leather/Tobacco Day(4)

    December
    12-03-21 - Nose: Dominique Ropion(1)
    12-10-21 - Location #12 Grandma’s House(2)
    12-17-21 - Wear a Winter Fragrance/Winter Solstice Day(3a)
    12-24-21 - Raise a Cup/Cheers! Day(3b)
    12-31-21 - Cello’s Amber/Woods/Vanilla Day(4)
    Last edited by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer; 20th December 2020 at 12:58 AM.
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    Thank you for hosting the Friday Synchs again for 2021, NCal ! Much appreciated.

    A few basic thoughts :

    House : Guerlain, Hermes (max chance that people can join in)
    or
    Nose : Thierry Wasser (if Guerlain not selected); J C Ellena (instead of Hermes) - both having done other work too
    Other noses :
    Annick Menardo (has worked on a large number/wide variety of scents)
    The Polges : Olivier and Jacques (Chanel, effectively)

    Themes :
    You most recently acquired sample, why did you choose it, and a mini-review
    The scent you own (FB) with the earliest release date (no matter if you have a later reformulation)
    The scent you own (FB) with the most recent release date

    Harvest Festival (fruit, hay, vegetable, cereal notes)
    Halloween (something dark or scary)
    (as well as keeping the (solstice and equinox) seasonal weeks, which are always well-supported)
    Wear a summer scent in winter, and tell us how it works
    Wear a winter scent in summer, ditto

    Looking forward to seeing what interesting and creative ideas you all come up with.
    Summer is here : greens, vetiver, aromatics. Selecting from : Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT; Guerlain Vetiver, Etro Palais Jamais. Aramis Tuscany; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Knize Sec; Caron Yatagan; . Evening : Etro Ambra, Etro Shaal Nur; Knize Ten, Penhaligon's Elixir.
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    Nothing new or creative but I always enjoy the Guerlain and Chanel Sync days.

    I'll have to put my thinking cap on and try to come up with something more creative....
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    For BNer days - P.Stoller had a day this year so how about DrTricia and has incense+heliotrope had a day yet.

    Edited: Just noticed that ComDiva has a BNer day coming up in December! Has cook.bot had a BN day yet?
    Last edited by CuddleCat; 26th November 2020 at 12:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    For BNer days - P.Stoller had a day this year so how about DrTricia and has incense+heliotrope had a day yet. ComDiva?
    I've not yet had a Synch day, and would be honoured.
    Either 'wear a scent with an incense or a heliotrope note; bonus points for a scent with both';
    or 'an artemisia plant family note (artemisia, wormwood, absinthe, tansy, tarragon, sagebrush, etc - if its Latin name includes 'artemisia', it counts)'
    Summer is here : greens, vetiver, aromatics. Selecting from : Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT; Guerlain Vetiver, Etro Palais Jamais. Aramis Tuscany; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Knize Sec; Caron Yatagan; . Evening : Etro Ambra, Etro Shaal Nur; Knize Ten, Penhaligon's Elixir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    For BNer days - P.Stoller had a day this year so how about DrTricia and has incense+heliotrope had a day yet.

    Edited: Just noticed that ComDiva has a BNer day coming up in December! Has cook.bot had a BN day yet?
    DrTricia and cook.bot haven't had BNer days previously. What themes do you think would work for them?
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    My beloved Dr. T. has a pharmacy board exam coming up on Dec. 4, so she probably won’t be thinking about this much before then, but she says she’s honored and hopes she can chime in after the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    DrTricia and cook.bot haven't had BNer days previously. What themes do you think would work for them?
    For DrTricia, iris may be a good option with her love of Chanel No.19 and there are quite a few iris scents in her perfume wardrobe. She might chime in with something better after her exam.

    For cook.bot, I know she loves green scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    For DrTricia, iris may be a good option with her love of Chanel No.19 and there are quite a few iris scents in her perfume wardrobe. She might chime in with something better after her exam.
    She might indeed, but iris is a good call, given she also loves Irisss and Iris Silver Mist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    My beloved Dr. T. has a pharmacy board exam coming up on Dec. 4, so she probably won’t be thinking about this much before then, but she says she’s honored and hopes she can chime in after the test.
    There's several weeks before the list needs to be completed. I'd like to get the list done before Christmas. Feel free to contribute some ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    For cook.bot, I know she loves green scents.
    Yep, if you assign a day to me it should probably be in the spring or summer, 'cause you know I'll call for it to be greens!

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    Inexpensive/drugstore gems
    From hate to love (and vice versa)
    Your desert island scents
    Impulse buys - you bought them on the spot
    The one(s) that you waited forever to own and now you do
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    (1) Pick a particular perfumer or house. I would suggest picking one that enough BNers can participate.

    Houses:
    Etat Libre d'Orange
    L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Nose:
    I second Annick Menardo

    (2) Geographical location. Choose a city. We could also do Around the World again if there are enough BNers interested.

    I'd suggest (again this year) avoiding cities. They're really hard to do, and countries/regions seemed to draw more participants.

    (3) An interesting, creative idea. Brainstorm some ideas, think outside of the box. If it's unique or never done before even better!

    One-Hit Wonders -- a house or nose that only made one (or maybe 3 max) scents

    Panned by the Guide (again) -- everyone seems to enjoy this.

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    House - Dior or YSL.

    Nose - Bertrand Duchaufour.

    The scent that made you fall in love with perfume.

    Your "go to " scent of choice.

    French/Italian/American perfume day.

    The nurturing scent that got you through the pandemic!
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    I would suggest a theme based on either an opera or a classic music theme. For house I suggest Amouage.

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ineespenes View Post
    I would suggest a theme based on either an opera or a classic music theme. For house I suggest Amouage.
    I love your theme idea!

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l've been right through the list of BNers who've previously had their own synch day, & here are some who've not yet had one, apart from those already mentioned:

    sjg3839
    Larimar
    cologneconnoisseur
    cello
    RichMan'sOldSpice
    fanny
    24 Faubourg
    *dora*
    khanada

    Would any of these BNers like to pick their own themes?
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    It's that time again to begin putting together another edition of Synchronized Friday! I was thinking of following the same format as last year.

    Here's the following categories:

    (1) Pick a particular perfumer or house. I would suggest picking one that enough BNers can participate.

    (2) Geographical location. Choose a city. We could also do Around the World again if there are enough BNers interested.

    (3) An interesting, creative idea. Brainstorm some ideas, think outside of the box. If it's unique or never done before even better!

    (4) BNer Day. I want to give priority in this category to BNers who have NOT had a BNer Day. After that if there's space, I'll open it to those who've had BN Days in past years.

    Let's get started! I want to see what you guys come up for these categories!
    Here are my suggestions...

    1. Olivia Giacobetti (Perfumer) Sync
    2. City: Las Vegas
    3. Wear a fragrance that you do not like the bottle/packaging/commercial
    4. I nominate "khanada" for her own BN Day
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l've been right through the list of BNers who've previously had their own synch day, & here are some who've not yet had one, apart from those already mentioned:

    sjg3839
    Larimar
    cologneconnoisseur
    cello
    RichMan'sOldSpice
    fanny
    24 Faubourg
    *dora*
    khanada

    Would any of these BNers like to pick their own themes?
    A great list. It probably wouldn't hurt to share some ideas in the event that they don't provide any input.
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    I especially like these -
    Recent sample and why you got it
    Nurturing Scent that got you through the pandemic
    Las Vegas
    Classical Music/Opera theme
    Italians
    Drug Store cheapies
    Desert Island
    For sure panned by the guide


    I like syncs that pair a fragrance with something - a character, work of fiction, food or drink, clothing, historical period.
    I resolve this year to attempt to get samples ahead of time for any house/perfumer syncs not in my collection.

    Many thanks to N.Cal for organizing again!
    ”I want all the perfumes”

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    Just thought of a couple more BNers: ExtremeK & Sunnyfunny.
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    For BN-ers days, I'm all for everyone who has been mentioned already!

    I do not care too much about the location synch, but I'll second Cook.bot about choosing countries, islands, continents, areas etc instead of cities. On the other hand, locations can be fun - like desert, tundra, ocean, forest, Mediterranean, orchard, spice market, castle, grandma's kitchen (something to think about childhood and cosy scents), club, cafeteria, boudoir, factory, spring meadow, graveyard, library...

    As for houses/perfumers, I agree it should be something popular enough so that many could participate. Chanel, Guerlain, YSL, Dior (well, I personally don't have a Dior but that's fixable). Etat Libre d'Orange or L'Artisan Parfumeur that Cook.bot mentioned are probably less common, but very popular here, too, also maybe Serge Lutens or Lush, or maybe Thierry Mugler/Tom Ford, although these two are probably more polarizing?
    Annick Menardo and Bertrand Duchaufour sounds great. Also Dominique Ropion maybe?


    I also really like these ideas by others:
    Nurturing Scent that got you through the pandemic
    Drug Store cheapies
    The scent that made you fall in love with perfume.
    Impulse buys - you bought them on the spot
    Halloween (something dark or scary)
    Wear a summer scent in winter, and tell us how it works
    Wear a winter scent in summer, ditto
    Harvest Festival could be fun, too

    ...I also really loved Breakfast theme for my BN day this year, but maybe it's too early to repeat it? Last year there was a Boozy day, maybe we could do a Raise a Cup day - non-alcoholic ones like juice, coffee, tea or milk would be allowed, too. Or two separate ones - Boozy drinks and Virgin drinks?

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    Default Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    locations can be fun - like desert, tundra, ocean, forest, Mediterranean, orchard, spice market, castle, grandma's kitchen (something to think about childhood and cosy scents), club, cafeteria, boudoir, factory, spring meadow, graveyard, library...
    This is a great idea!
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    Some more:

    Scent a book or a character from a book you like!

    Wear your oldest scent (not the one that was released the earliest or the most vintagest bottle, but the one you have for the longest time) and tell us how it got there and how do you like it now!

    Wear your newest scent and tell us how you like it and what made you buy it (or maybe it was a gift?).

    Spa day/Relaxation day: Choose your most comforting, relaxing or soothing scent.

    The scent that you changed your perception of. Was this a dislike that turned to love? Love that turned to meh? A scent that you found new notes/accords you didn't get at first? Tell us about it.

    Wear a scent that you rebought/would rebuy/already have backups.

    Wear your favourite (though this might be too similar to the one above).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    On the other hand, locations can be fun - like desert, tundra, ocean, forest, Mediterranean, orchard, spice market, castle, grandma's kitchen (something to think about childhood and cosy scents), club, cafeteria, boudoir, factory, spring meadow, graveyard, library...
    I like these ideas - they would work well instead of actual places/countries/cities.
    Summer is here : greens, vetiver, aromatics. Selecting from : Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT; Guerlain Vetiver, Etro Palais Jamais. Aramis Tuscany; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Knize Sec; Caron Yatagan; . Evening : Etro Ambra, Etro Shaal Nur; Knize Ten, Penhaligon's Elixir.
    Currently wearing: Knize Sec by Knize

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    Any ideas on themes for some of the BNer's who've been nominated that don't have a theme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Any ideas on themes for some of the BNer's who've been nominated that don't have a theme?
    Just to follow up, Dr Tricia endorses the iris-themed Friday in her name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice View Post
    I do not care too much about the location synch
    That's surprising, since you've been a veritable encyclopedia of helpful information for all the location syncs this year!

    Last year there was a Boozy day, maybe we could do a Raise a Cup day - non-alcoholic ones like juice, coffee, tea or milk would be allowed, too.
    Excellent idea -- we could call it a Cheers! day.

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    Well, I will chime in
    If I had one, I would say wear your favorite Chanel and tell why. Default, just wear a Chanel.

    Another idea (I have not gone through every suggestion, so excuse me if it is already listed) is to wear the House that you own the most from, and tell a little bit about what you enjoy about that House (any theme running through their fragrances, creative inclinations etc.)

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    See list at top...
    Last edited by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer; 20th December 2020 at 01:15 AM.
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