Weekend Perfume Sync June 2022 through June 2023

Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
If I were going to wear the scent that I wore the most in the '70s, it would unquestionably be Lauren, the original first scent from Ralph Lauren. It was like a uniform for me as I transitioned from kid to adult.

But the women's scent that was the actual personification of the disco 1970s was without a doubt the original Halston. It was the unofficial perfume of Studio 54. Wrap dresses, ultrasuede, platform shoes, a Qiana caftan, and Halston. You simply had to have it. (And the men had to have her little brother, Z-14.)

I have a modern bottle whose contents are beneath contempt, and my vintage bottle has only a few precious MLs left in it, so I'll expend a few of them this evening for the sync. The Elsa Peretti teardrop bottle is still a pleasure for the eyes.

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Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
I have a few darlings that I could wear.
Rive Gauche by YSL
Pour Homme by the same.
Givenchy Gentleman surely.
Aromatics Elixir goes without saying.
Eau Sauvage is an old Standby although it was from the 60's it fit into my 70's wardrobe quite well.

Much as I love all of those, if I had a vote in your choice I'd go with Rive Gauche. There's still really nothing comparable.

Private collection by Estée Lauder

^ Possibly the only perfume I've ever smelled that was actually too green even for me.

a head-shop patchouli would be more fitting.

Patchouli-soaked hippies were definitely a prominent subculture in the '70s! I knew quite a few of them. Of course, they weren't wearing perfumes, just head-shop oils that reeked of wet mushrooms.
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
First one I'm going with is the recently acquired Z-14. I'm actually enjoying this one a bit, more than I anticipated.
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Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
Well, I have bad news from Vintage Givenchy Gentleman Land. My wife says that Japanese railway stations from the 1960s and 1970s want their toilet-cleaning fragrance back. This, after I got mega-compliments for Bulgari Black yesterday, and with her borrowing that one today.

Looks like GG is now "jiji", and I've even been asked to not wear it around her!
 

grayspoole

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Feb 4, 2014
I was a kid in the 1970’s so the only perfume that I can remember wearing is the Sweet Earth Woods solid perfume compact—Sandalwood, Amberwood, and Patchouli. It cost $2.75 back in the day, but to be honest, I think I shoplifted it.


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Today, if I had o pick a perfume that expresses my memory of the 1970’s, I would go with Aliage or Diorella.

Vintage Aliage (1972) is even greener than Private Collection, IMHO. I like Private Collecion but it has some honeyed floral notes woven into the greenery. Uncompromising green chypres seem to define the 1970’s in perfumery.

I am always blown away by vintage Diorella (1972)—the vintage EDT and a bottle of the vintage parfum that I hoard like Gollum with his Ring. In addition to the weird melon, and the scent of peacefully decayed mouse (Brosius), there is wonderful (real, funky) patchouli, just like in my Sweet Earth compact.
 

yellowtone

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Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
Thank you for coming up with these Synchs, yellowtone. I can see a lot of potential in my wardrobe already. Might even take part !

If I were going to wear the scent that I wore the most in the '70s, it would unquestionably be Lauren, the original first scent from Ralph Lauren. It was like a uniform for me as I transitioned from kid to adult.

But the women's scent that was the actual personification of the disco 1970s was without a doubt the original Halston. It was the unofficial perfume of Studio 54. Wrap dresses, ultrasuede, platform shoes, a Qiana caftan, and Halston. You simply had to have it. (And the men had to have her little brother, Z-14.)

I have a modern bottle whose contents are beneath contempt, and my vintage bottle has only a few precious MLs left in it, so I'll expend a few of them this evening for the sync. The Elsa Peretti teardrop bottle is still a pleasure for the eyes.

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Halston is one I'd dearly love to try, but it never was a big thing over here so not much chance on the local vintage market.
Well, I have bad news from Vintage Givenchy Gentleman Land. My wife says that Japanese railway stations from the 1960s and 1970s want their toilet-cleaning fragrance back. This, after I got mega-compliments for Bulgari Black yesterday, and with her borrowing that one today.

Looks like GG is now "jiji", and I've even been asked to not wear it around her!
Haha, bummer! You can't win them all!
I was a kid in the 1970’s so the only perfume that I can remember wearing is the Sweet Earth Woods solid perfume compact—Sandalwood, Amberwood, and Patchouli. It cost $2.75 back in the day, but to be honest, I think I shoplifted it.


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Today, if I had o pick a perfume that expresses my memory of the 1970’s, I would go with Aliage or Diorella.

Vintage Aliage (1972) is even greener than Private Collection, IMHO. I like Private Collecion but it has some honeyed floral notes woven into the greenery. Uncompromising green chypres seem to define the 1970’s in perfumery.

I am always blown away by vintage Diorella (1972)—the vintage EDT and a bottle of the vintage parfum that I hoard like Gollum with his Ring. In addition to the weird melon, and the scent of peacefully decayed mouse (Brosius), there is wonderful (real, funky) patchouli, just like in my Sweet Earth compact.
Shoplifting! You?! I'm one to talk, I swiped lipsticks whenever I had the chance...

Diorella I've only tried in its recent formulation, and it's nice, but I can tell that there has been more to it. It still has a bit of that 70s Lauren-Hutton-gap-toothed-smile-sexiness though!

I very much enjoyed wearing Bruno Acampora's Prima T yesterday, and may end the weekend with some vintage No. 19 EdT, which has been adopted by my husband.
 

camel-lips

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Nov 9, 2013
Went with Dior Dior today as it's a 70's scent.
One night in a Disco, I was captivated by a woman who was dressed in a very chic Escada-like red blouse and European cut Ivory belled slacks. I had one dance with her and got close enough to scent something Dior perhaps Eau Sauvage. Could have been Dior Dior and I'd like to think it was.
Only the one dance though and I concluded she was way out of my League.
She was dark, however have no recollection of a Hairy Chest.
 
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CuddleCat

It smells so good in here
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Aug 20, 2009
I was born during the 70's but was extremely young so no perfume memories from that time but my love of scented soaps started as a toddler. Cussons Imperial Leather soap and Maja soap are probably my earliest memories of scented soap brands.

I wore Opium by YSL over the weekend as it was first released in the 70's.
 

camel-lips

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Nov 9, 2013
Well, I have bad news from Vintage Givenchy Gentleman Land. My wife says that Japanese railway stations from the 1960s and 1970s want their toilet-cleaning fragrance back. This, after I got mega-compliments for Bulgari Black yesterday, and with her borrowing that one today.

Looks like GG is now "jiji", and I've even been asked to not wear it around her!
I think your wife is hilarious!
Probably a good match to your nonsense!
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
This weekend will have some magic!
June 18 & 19A Midsummer Night's DreamEnchanted forests & shrewd and knavish sprites

I am only now noticing that this month's themes skew very green, interesting!

Like @Ken_Russell I was thinking forresty-with-some-whimsy, something mossy-sparkly maybe? I first thought of Dryad, but that is a bit serious. Maybe Flora & Fauna by Rogue will do the trick, it's less mossy but more mischievous.

Heaven knows I can use a bit of magic this weekend, as I am finally moving back to my renovated house after 5 months. It's not yet completely finished though, so we will have to live with builders coming and going and without a functioning shower for a few weeks more. I'm never doing this again!
 

Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
I am only now noticing that this month's themes skew very green, interesting!

Awww, and I thought you did it on purpose, just to make me happy. 🤗

Heaven knows I can use a bit of magic this weekend, as I am finally moving back to my renovated house after 5 months.

Hurrah! I sure hope you wind up thinking it was worth it.
 

yellowtone

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Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
Awww, and I thought you did it on purpose, just to make me happy. 🤗



Hurrah! I sure hope you wind up thinking it was worth it.

I sure hope so too, for now I'm very much over it, and my cat is done with the upheaval as well. I just caught him pissing in the house plants... Now I have to repot them and cover them with chicken wire. Jesus.
For Enchanted forests & shrewd and knavish sprites - First one that comes to mind is Rogue Perfumery Mousse Illuminee.

Rogue does seem a good fit for this weekend! Though I ended up with another choice quite by chance when I came across a sample of Nuit de Bakélite and it is turning out a fantastic midsummer night's dream scent: bitter green, honeyed florals, and a hint of something poisonous that's perhaps a bit too severe for a comedy, but it suits my mood to a t. And it's rather strong; that's a bonus given that I have to clean up some cat mess.
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Joining the Midsummer Night sync or at least trying to with good old classic Guerlain Vetiver:
a quite woodsy classic that does stand out wonderfully in summer weather (especially during damper and cooler summers), also with a hint of summer night mischievousness, rendered in a fairly exotic and "classy tobacco" sort of way- at any rate an evergreen option worth (re) discovering again and again.
 

Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
I sure hope so too, for now I'm very much over it, and my cat is done with the upheaval as well. I just caught him pissing in the house plants... Now I have to repot them and cover them with chicken wire. Jesus.

it's weird (but common) how some cats think the way to express their disapproval of a situation is to piss on something inappropriate. I once had a cat who had perfect toileting manners until we moved house from the one he had grown up in. First thing he did when I opened the carrier to let him out in the new residence: walked straight over to my handbag and took a long piss into it. Five years later, same cat, another new house: walks straight out of carrier and takes a piss in my shoe.

I'm taking the morning off of my 3-day perfume project to join the Midsummer Sync with the most enchanted forest scent I know of, which also happens to be one of my Top 5 Scents ever. A perfect summer fragrance, with its tomato leaves, grasses, and cool, watery fig leaf.

Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal

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incense+heliotrope

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 20, 2017
Just seen that this Weekend Synch and the Friday Synch offer the opportunity to do both, in Synch.
Forest+green-brown vegetation Yatagan yesterday, and green Guerlain Vetiver today.
Thinking that Tom Daxon's Riven Oak might work for tomorrow - not worn my sample for a while.
 

CuddleCat

It smells so good in here
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Aug 20, 2009
On Saturday, since it is cold and wintery here, I went for perfumes that I enjoy in the wintertime so more of a midwinter than midsummer enchanted forest/woods theme with Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme (berries and cypress on a base of rose/patchouli) and Lolita Lempicka Mon Premier (green ivy and vetiver weaving with gourmand notes). Violet is listed as a note but I wouldn't be surprised if there is some violet leaf in there as well. Violet leaf and an enchanted/magical forest theme seems like a very good match to me!
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
On Saturday, since it is cold and wintery here, I went for perfumes that I enjoy in the wintertime so more of a midwinter than midsummer enchanted forest/woods theme with Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme (berries and cypress on a base of rose/patchouli) and Lolita Lempicka Mon Premier (green ivy and vetiver weaving with gourmand notes). Violet is listed as a note but I wouldn't be surprised if there is some violet leaf in there as well. Violet leaf and an enchanted/magical forest theme seems like a very good match to me!
Ah yes, a winter forrest for you!
 

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