SOTD: Friday, 8th October 2021

hednic

Well-known member
Oct 25, 2007
Citron Caviar by LM Parfums

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tdem1961

I smell something…
Basenotes Plus
Jun 19, 2005
Hello and best to everyone. Welcome to Basenotes, Nosyla! Nahema is a beauty.

Welcome back, Warum!

In synch with De Profundis. Wish you all a good day and weekend ahead.
 

JON RODGERS

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 5, 2007
Good morning all !. Warum, what a lovely surprise to see you checking in after so long :)

Decided to go with a patchouli orientated scent for this week's synch. The earthiness of this beauty seems reasonably appropriate today and it is always a pleasure to wear. Ulrich Lang - Nightscape.


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ExtremeK

Some of my paths in life are dirt
Basenotes Plus
Jul 5, 2010
Hi, Kiliwia! <waves>

Welcome to Basenotes, Nosyla!

Q, what a nerve-wracking job, typesetting blindly! That would have totally triggered my slightly obsessive need for things that are supposed to be aligned and straight to be *in fact* aligned and straight.

Trilby, where are you starting your desert hiking training?

I’m in sync today with Une Fleur de Cassie.
 
Oct 7, 2021
Thank you so much for a very warm welcome 🤗
I’ve just received a bottle of Calandre (Paco Rabanne) - a blind buy. It reminds me of Rive Gauche but less powder.
 

Trilby Lark

Sillage Monster
Basenotes Plus
Feb 17, 2013
Trilby, where are you starting your desert hiking training?

ExtremeK, I'm meeting up with a group in Las Vegas at the end of the month to commence a week-long hiking program in Death Valley. Due to Covid, I wanted to do a program I could drive to and one that would be outdoors for social distancing. Death Valley fit the bill. I've been there several times before and love the place. By the way, I like your new signature.
 

foxbins

Somebody made me a mod?
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Sep 5, 2013
Welcome Nosyla and welcome back, Warum and RHM!

I could go for a GC samples/unloved bottles meetup! See how I expanded that to include the bottles??

Trilby, have a wonderful time hiking in the desert.

Oh Quarry...I've experienced the same thing with specialists. I do hope that your pain issues were addressed.

ExtremeK, I tried Chipmunk last night and it's one of the few perfumes that has made me laugh out loud. I think it smells like the inside of a gianduja truffle, and it was so unexpected. I thought it would be more green but it's all nuts on me, and unlike anything I own. I may need a bottle.

I'm wearing Aedes this morning and watching my FedEx shipment circle Portland for the seventh day. They are awful here.
 
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Cook.bot

Common Lackey
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Jan 6, 2012
I’ve just received a bottle of Calandre (Paco Rabanne) - a blind buy. It reminds me of Rive Gauche but less powder.
Welcome aboard Nosyla, and you're winning my heart with one of my favorites!

I wasn't in the mood for a "graveyard scent" for the Friday sync; I felt like keeping the vetiver parade going because our rain spell is continuing and it's such a nice soft, temperate rain. Our rains usually come in stormy bursts but this feels like I imagine the rain in Scotland or Ireland, and it's pleasant.

Sycomore EDT (R.I.P.) by Sheldrake and Polge for Chanel

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Quarry, I have the exact same quibble with my doctoring: I've seen so many of them in the past year, and not a single one of them seems to have the overall "big picture", nor do any of them seem to want to achieve it.
 
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Quarry

Doing the BN salute
Basenotes Plus
Aug 9, 2005
Nosyla, please feel free to dig in and make yourself comfy here.

I've poured on the JM Black Vetyver Cafe, eternally wishing this had more oomph, especially for longevity of the opening coffee note. It's just so earthy and calming. It's making me question whether I should get a bottle of the re-released juice. As time goes by, I'm finding I now appreciate how some of my early "likes" are so special that I better bank up on them while I can.

Font talk with Trilby & ExtremeK: The 7200 was a headline setter, and it indeed required blind keystroking. After typing a string of headlines and ad text in either 24, 30, 36, 48, 60 or 72 pt., we pulled a film canister from the computer and fed its ribbon of positive film (black text on white photopaper) through a darkroom box for development. After that, the ribbon was run around a hot drum dryer and then through a hot waxer for pasteup. On another Compugraphic that set smaller type and looked like a giant typewriter, a plain paper tape (as Trilby remembers) visibly wound through on which you could see both the typed character and its computer code. One could back up a couple spaces to black out errors. Then this paper spool was fed through the front of a refrigerator-size computer, and a shoebox-size film canister was pulled from this beast and processed like the headline film.

Okay. Don't want this to become my ailment of the day posting, but ... I ended up in the ER last night and thus was seen immediately by the right specialists today. They LISTENED and supported my observations! At last. They told me not to do what that doofus doc suggested yesterday. Five diff docs will be awaiting my CT scan on the 18th, and I'll trust the surgeons' advice over that of my PCP and that sports medicine/pain guy.
 
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foxbins

Somebody made me a mod?
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Sep 5, 2013
Quarry, so sorry you ended up in the ER! Whatever it was must have been bad to take you there. Thank goodness they listened to you. Your pain guy is sports medicine?? I think you should ask for an oncology/post surgical pain person.

Your memories of typesetting in the old days reminds me of computer programming with 80 column cards and paper tape. So many steps where it could go wrong, and nothing automated.
 

RHM

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Basenotes Plus
Oct 18, 2005
Hello! I’m new here. Hope you are all well.
Wearing Guerlain Nahema today.
Welcome & Nahema is lovely. Smells like rose but doesn't have any rose in it, or so I've read.

So much going on.....I've missed you all!

Started the day with what (apparently) smelled like "bug spray". It was Tauer Perfumes Attar AT. I love it but that's me.
Now I'm sporting Zoologist original Bat in all it's damp earth & mineral glory for the sync.
 

Wingie

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Basenotes Plus
Dec 2, 2009
Like Cook.Bot I wasn't really feeling the graveyard sync today, so I'm going to get cozy in some Iris Nobile EDP this evening as we finally have a proper chilly Autumn day here. I don't really consider this one an iris scent at all, but more of a fall comfort scent.

Welcome to Basenotes Nosyla!

Quarry, I'm sorry you wound up in the ER last night but glad you're now getting the medical attention you need.
 
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Shycat

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Basenotes Plus
Oct 18, 2005
Hello! I’m new here. Hope you are all well.
Wearing Guerlain Nahema today.
Ooooo, Nahema! One of my favorites.

But today I wore a couple of small spritzes from a Tocca Florence sample. My son got up and from 15 feet away said "Something smells a lot like perfume."

I pressed him. "Do you like it?"

The best answer he could come up with? "It doesn't cause me distress."
 

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