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Synchronized Fridays 2023


Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 20, 2018
Well, one of the first fragrance that came to mind was Noir EDP by Tom Ford, it has interesting notes and they blend into something dark & seductive... unfortunately I haven't brought back my fall/winter wardrobe yet.

I eventually decided to go with the name of the fragrance, Casanova's character was said to be a diplomat, a spy, a womanizer, a magician, and many other things... definitely someone surrounded by mystery.

Synching with 1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfums :)

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Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
Syncing again this time with Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain

A mysterious scent that invokes the desert air.


Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Jun 4, 2022
Which perfumes did you order, Tea_Lilly? Hopefully, your trip is early in 2024 and you don't have too long of a wait before getting your hands on them. I'd love to hear/read your impressions of the perfumes when you do get to try them.
I believe it was Quintis Santal Spirit and I did get something else as well as soap. I'm sure that I'll have to look at the other selections when I'm there as well! You know, something for this trip :D Thanks so much for the recommend. I'm really looking forward to it.


Well-known member
Apr 8, 2021
How about d) All of the above?

I can't pick out a single one of the notes in the pyramid for Anatole Breton's magical Grimoire, or that reviewers claim they can detect -- not even the cumin, a note I love. But it still captivates me with the atmosphere it creates: swirling dust off an ancient book that has been sitting for centuries in a stone-walled room that's perpetually swathed in incense. And then the book is handed to you by a monk who smells of (as ClaireV describes) "the sweet, damp, oniony sweat under the arms of an ancient gardener tending a Mediterranean herb garden."
Grimoire is very interesting! I regret now not having the sample any more...


Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
September 29 - The Earth is Moving and I Can't Feel the Ground.
Wear an EARTHY or a GROUNDING scent.

This is another very open ended synch, and my suggestion is to either think of element of earth and earthy scents or to think about what kind of scents can ground you and give you that sense of balance.

For me it's probably patchouli and sandalwood again. What is it for you?

...OR you can take the theme literally as I referenced Britney's You Drive Me Crazy in the title, and make this a Britney synch if you want :D
(If you do, I feel like her scent Believe could be very fitting as it's a patchouli bomb!)


Well-known member
Nov 20, 2017
The leaves have started turning colour sufficiently that Etro Patchouly EdT, which conjures for me crisp, dry, nutty brown leaves, seems like a good option. Caron Yatagan, evoking autumnal forest floor and dank woods, is another possibility.


Well-known member
Apr 8, 2021
Another nice theme! Sticking still to the end of September with my samples policy, I might for Arcadia by Hiram Green or Erawan by Dusita for greeny-earthy flavours, or as a more conceptual "grounding" option a woody, warmly spicy or incensy scent such as Piano Santal from L'Orchestre Parfum or Santal Precieux from Caron. Encens Asakusa (L'Orchestre) looks like it might suit, but would be a surprise.

As a wild card, from my own wardrobe a perfume that actually grounds itselfduring its evolution: Ashoka by Neela Vermeire. Starts of very woody with notes of fig, yellow floral, leather and all sorts in there, a pretty assertive scent all round - that eventually calms down to a quite wonderful, slightly sweet and soft drydown where I detect a touch of rose. I only wish it would get to the drydown a bit sooner, it's so gorgeous.


Well-known member
Apr 27, 2006
This category is one of my favourites :)
I'm thinking :
Sycomore, Coromandel, Santalum, No 19, Midnight violet, Tam dao, Aromatics elexir, Bois d'encens, Miss Dior(org), Dzongkha, Timbuktu and Razala.

Also Messe de minuit. I find it both grounding and earthy :)

In short I find woods and incense grounding (especially Sandalwood)For earthy I'm thinking patchouli, vetiver, Iris and cedar.
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Well-known member
Jan 21, 2006
Wonderful sync theme again, might already be pre-syncing to this without even having deliberately tried.

Since Arden Men Sandalwood is literally both quite down to earth and earthy, thanks to an unadventurous yet simply reliable combo of its most note with vetiver, patchouli, oakmoss and other hints of increased earthiness.

Also considering to likely prolong the sync, having quite a few options to choose from.
Likely among the ones focusing on fougeres, moss, certain roots like orris but not limited to this-routinely used in perfumery, green-ish and/or woody herbs and/or spices, resins, lavender in its more dense non-sweet rather than airy and lightly suave floral aspects.
And nearly anything else that adds a certain almost rustic aspect, far closer to nature than to cutting edge urban fads, in a fragrance.

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