Weekend Perfume Sync June 2022 through June 2023

LiveJazz

Funky fresh
Basenotes Plus
Mar 16, 2006
Syncing with Gengis Khan, original release
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I’ll be syncing with Genghis Khaaaaaan as well.
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
I'm trying to play around with another idea. Something based off of the film Dune.

Two come to mind: Tauer L'Air du Desert Au Marocain and YSL Kouros.
Spice Must Flow by Etat Libre d'Orange was inspired by Dune!

ELDO also has released Ghost In A Shell that's also inspired by the movie and/or anime of the same name.

I do have a sample of Spice Must Flow and I love the idea, but I have another thing planned for today :)
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
First of all: yellowtone, I am sorry you got sick. :(
Wishing you all the strength. Get better, feel better, live long and prosper. 🖖

To be honest, while I'm a huge fantasy fan and I also am interested in dystopias a lot, I'm not that big on sci-fi. But I do have some that I really like, too.

While thinking of this theme earlier this week I kept coming back to one character that I'm especially fond of. It's Donna Noble from Doctor Who.

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She's such an amazing character: on one hand, she's such a comedic relief with her silliness, bluntness, brashness, often inappropriate remarks and confused demeanor, and on another hand she's so brilliant, smart, trustworthy, brave, humble, a true hero, and such a tragic one.

She's such a sensible character with not too much interest in fashion, looks and other frivolities (while still caring just enough), and she also comes from lower middle class (I think?), so I see her wearing something simple, not too fussy, generally pleasant and lovely - not too chic, not too sporty, not too floral, not too avantguarde, not too girly, not too unisex, not too trendy, not too classic/oldschool - so no niche, no luxe, no Chanel or Hermes or Guerlain, these are just too much or too ladylike, too stiff or too perfumey for her, as is much of French perfumery. But I can totally see her wearing some super popular designers like Armani Si, Lancome La vie est belle, Marc Jacobs Daisy or YSL Black Opium or many from Calvin Klein - maybe she got them as a gift, or maybe she got a sample with a purchase or in a magazine and liked it enough to buy it for herself.

I could see her wearing something from Elizabeth Arden, CK, L'Occitane, Body Shop, Lush, maybe some Avon or Oriflame - something nice and lovely smelling, but not too expensive. I could totally see her choosing some very British brand like Yardley or Ghost (I'm not sure about Penhaligon's or Jo Malone - but it could be a gift, right?)

She would probably wear Trussardi Donna proudly, I think! I think she'd love a perfume for her own name, and this simple, easy to wear and lovely smell would fit her aesthetics, I think.

The one I chose for her from my own wardrobe is Lacoste Pour femme - it's just so casual while still womanly and fitting everywhere, it's so easy to like and never cloying, nothing too floral, too sweet, too fruity, too woody, too spicy, just complementing anything. A sensible bottle, a sensible price, a sensible smell, easy to like and easy to get, good for work, home or parties and for every season, so casual, unpretentious and yet quite badass - I just see it as a great signature for Donna Noble.

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filledoux

Super Member
Nov 26, 2021
Spice Must Flow by Etat Libre d'Orange was inspired by Dune!

ELDO also has released Ghost In A Shell that's also inspired by the movie and/or anime of the same name.

I do have a sample of Spice Must Flow and I love the idea, but I have another thing planned for today :)
Love Ghost in the Shell!! (Anime)
 

thrilledchilled

All Is Beautiful
Basenotes Plus
Nov 17, 2018
I loved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, an atrocious series that is perfect for a small boy. There were no women in it, ever. So I am syncing with Ocean Rain, Roudnitska's last hurrah on this earth from what I understand. It's also wonderful but highly synthetic, which is a further reason why I feel it is a decent choice.

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LiveJazz

Funky fresh
Basenotes Plus
Mar 16, 2006
SOTE is El Cosmico by DS & Durga.

Aside from the name, this is appropriate because it was originally developed for a boutique in Marta, TX, an artistic hotspot and reportedly also a hotspot for UFO activity.

It smells like desert shrubs and incense, and an intense blast of ozone, like something otherworldly just happened in the scrub, or lightning hit.
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
I have a couple of scents that I sometimes regard as a bit "sci-fi". One of them is Pi Neo by Givenchy.

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This one was marketed with a modernist theme, bragging up the presence of a key synthetic in each of the three layers of the note pyramid. This fragrance never reminded me of any science fiction story other than its own marketing, but that was always enough to please me.

I did a blog post about it, years ago.


I still love the scent, but I'm pretty miserly with my one bottle, because it's discontinued.
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
I loved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, an atrocious series that is perfect for a small boy. There were no women in it, ever. So I am syncing with Ocean Rain, Roudnitska's last hurrah on this earth from what I understand. It's also wonderful but highly synthetic, which is a further reason why I feel it is a decent choice.

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Yeah, I loved this show, too! LOL. And I've been curious about that Roudnitska fragrance as well! Great choices!
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
How great to see the Basenotes nerds (<- term of endearment coming from me) out in force!
First of all: yellowtone, I am sorry you got sick. :(
Wishing you all the strength. Get better, feel better, live long and prosper. 🖖

To be honest, while I'm a huge fantasy fan and I also am interested in dystopias a lot, I'm not that big on sci-fi. But I do have some that I really like, too.

While thinking of this theme earlier this week I kept coming back to one character that I'm especially fond of. It's Donna Noble from Doctor Who.

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She's such an amazing character: on one hand, she's such a comedic relief with her silliness, bluntness, brashness, often inappropriate remarks and confused demeanor, and on another hand she's so brilliant, smart, trustworthy, brave, humble, a true hero, and such a tragic one.

She's such a sensible character with not too much interest in fashion, looks and other frivolities (while still caring just enough), and she also comes from lower middle class (I think?), so I see her wearing something simple, not too fussy, generally pleasant and lovely - not too chic, not too sporty, not too floral, not too avantguarde, not too girly, not too unisex, not too trendy, not too classic/oldschool - so no niche, no luxe, no Chanel or Hermes or Guerlain, these are just too much or too ladylike, too stiff or too perfumey for her, as is much of French perfumery. But I can totally see her wearing some super popular designers like Armani Si, Lancome La vie est belle, Marc Jacobs Daisy or YSL Black Opium or many from Calvin Klein - maybe she got them as a gift, or maybe she got a sample with a purchase or in a magazine and liked it enough to buy it for herself.

I could see her wearing something from Elizabeth Arden, CK, L'Occitane, Body Shop, Lush, maybe some Avon or Oriflame - something nice and lovely smelling, but not too expensive. I could totally see her choosing some very British brand like Yardley or Ghost (I'm not sure about Penhaligon's or Jo Malone - but it could be a gift, right?)

She would probably wear Trussardi Donna proudly, I think! I think she'd love a perfume for her own name, and this simple, easy to wear and lovely smell would fit her aesthetics, I think.

The one I chose for her from my own wardrobe is Lacoste Pour femme - it's just so casual while still womanly and fitting everywhere, it's so easy to like and never cloying, nothing too floral, too sweet, too fruity, too woody, too spicy, just complementing anything. A sensible bottle, a sensible price, a sensible smell, easy to like and easy to get, good for work, home or parties and for every season, so casual, unpretentious and yet quite badass - I just see it as a great signature for Donna Noble.

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Owww, I fucking LOVE Donna too!!! The best companion to the best doctor, in my book at least. You've captured her perfectly with your choice of scent!

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In honor of Star Trek Voyager:
Patou Voyageur

An old school mossy aquatic. Like Voyager’s Captain Janeway, it’s a little stern, straightforward in expressing itself, and always acts appropriately no matter the situation.

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Ha, yes, excellent. I know the quality of this series is hotly debated, but I loved it. It was one of the first Star Trek series I consistently saw, in the form of reruns on TV when I was in college. Janeway is a gem.

I'm a huge sci fi fan. Probably Volutes EDT. Because Rachael in Blade Runner.....
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Beautiful choice!

Syncing with L'Air du Desert Au Marocain - Perhaps that's what the Duke of the House of Atreides could've worn.

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It seems more than fitting. Aaaand now you've got me thinking of Oscar Isaac and his beard wearing LDDM.... *scurries off to @Cook.bot 's beefcake thread*

I, in the mean time, have stuck my foot in it. Yesterday I happily declared that my nose remained unaffected by Covid, so today I woke up smelling and tasting NOTHING at all. I hope this passes quickly because this makes life very dull and frustrating!
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
How great to see the Basenotes nerds (<- term of endearment coming from me) out in force!

Owww, I fucking LOVE Donna too!!! The best companion to the best doctor, in my book at least. You've captured her perfectly with your choice of scent!
I absolutely agree - to me she was the best companion, and I loved it so much that there was zero romance or sparks in her and Doctor, just two people hanging out! Great friendly chemistry though. And Tennant was just the perfect Doctor, my favourite too. Although I really love 9th and 11th, too!
I, in the mean time, have stuck my foot in it. Yesterday I happily declared that my nose remained unaffected by Covid, so today I woke up smelling and tasting NOTHING at all. I hope this passes quickly because this makes life very dull and frustrating!
Oh no!🙁
Get well soon, and get back your sense of smell and taste as quickly as possible!
I have lost my sense of smell due to headcold last year (not because of covid though strangely or at least I tested negatively) and it lasted for 3 or 4 days, it was scary. But I still used perfume and sniffed the bottles every day to see if it's coming back, and it started coming back. Wishing you that your recovery is as swift as mine was.

They even sell nose training kits with cinnamon, clove, lemon and other strong smelling oils just for this reason, to get your nose working again. I used my kitchen spice rack and my perfumed wardrobe for that.
 

LiveJazz

Funky fresh
Basenotes Plus
Mar 16, 2006
Today, an ode to a core concept of sci-fi, and the reason I’m attracted to it: The Future.

Whether the future is simply a storytelling venue, or an object of hope, or a warning, or thought experimentation/extrapolation, it’s a wonderful, conceptually diverse and often fascinating vehicle when used well.

Piguet Futur
 

LauraH

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Feb 24, 2021
I’m late to the party, which is a shame as I love sci-fi. @ClockworkAlice DONNA! AN ABSOLUTE QUEEN. She ties for my favorite companion with my choice for the synch. And @LiveJazz I’m here for the Janeway appreciation! Great perfume choice for her too.

Today I’m inspired by my other favorite Dr. Who companion, Amy Pond.

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Yes, it's a bit on the nose. But I think The Girl Who Waited would have been amused the first time she saw a scent called Alien and would have been drawn to the weird purple bottle and the juice inside. One Basenotes review describes it as “space jasmine” and I think that’s exactly right. That otherworldly jasmine, combined with Alien’s woody heart notes, reflects Amy’s grounded-but-adventurous - and just a little bit flirtatious - personality.

In any case it’s the closest I can get to her signature scent, Petrichor.
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ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
I’m late to the party, which is a shame as I love sci-fi. @ClockworkAlice DONNA! AN ABSOLUTE QUEEN. She ties for my favorite companion with my choice for the synch. And @LiveJazz I’m here for the Janeway appreciation! Great perfume choice for her too.

Today I’m inspired by my other favorite Dr. Who companion, Amy Pond.

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Yes, it's a bit on the nose. But I think The Girl Who Waited would have been amused the first time she saw a scent called Alien and would have been drawn to the weird purple bottle and the juice inside. One Basenotes review describes it as “space jasmine” and I think that’s exactly right. That otherworldly jasmine, combined with Alien’s woody heart notes, reflects Amy’s grounded-but-adventurous - and just a little bit flirtatious - personality.

In any case it’s the closest I can get to her signature scent, Petrichor.
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@LauraH - OMG, Alien is such a great choice for Amy!
Amy is very cool too. As is Rose and many others. It's just that Donna is my favourite of them all :)
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
Yes, this weekend is selfishly dedicated to my quest for a perfect honeysuckle!

July 16 & 17HoneysuckleOk, this theme is entirely self serving and rather specific. I'm looking for a scent that resembles honeysuckle, and not just any type of honeysuckle, but this one:
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The plants tend to be spindly, the blossoms purplish, and they smell like the nectar of the gods. I have never smelled a perfume that captures this scent, and I very much would like to. It smells different from this variety (bushy, with yellow/white flowers) of honeysuckle, which smells more lemony and jasmine like.
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Also lovely, but I'm looking for the former. Anyone?

I love the scent. We had a plant in my backyard when I was young, and when my mother pointed it out and let me smell it I was in awe. I still make detours when taking a walk through my neighbourhood to smell the ones I know bloom in my neighbours' gardens (they must think I'm mad).

I have tried and tested a few (purported) honeysuckle scents, and I'd rate them as follows:

Davana & Honeysuckle - Jo Malone - no, this does not smell like honeysuckle. I don't know the smell of Davana, but this fragrance smells unpleasant
Clair Obscur - Keiko Mecheri - This is supposed to be a jasmine fragrance, but to my nose it is a deliciously accurate, creamy jasmine honeysuckle (so the second, bushy type). It's a tad lemony and lacks the honeyed nectar-aspect I am looking for, but it is great nonetheless.
Demeter - Honeysuckle - This is odd, it starts with a very strong aniseed note, like a dead ringer for the aniseed flavoured sugar cubes we have in The Netherlands that you are supposed to dissolve in hot milk to make a calming nighttime drink (it's very old fashioned). The scent then morphed in a decent but one dimensional impression of lilac, and then it's gone. Not a honeysuckle scent.

What I still need to try:
Aerin - Mediterranean Honeysuckle - It seems to be gone from the display at the Estée Lauder stand, an SA informed me that it is on the way out, to make space for a new version...
Aerin - Mimosa & Honeysuckle - apparently the new and improved version of the above, but as yet not yet available in stores
Caprifoglio - L'erbolario - Impossible to find in stores, I'd have to blind buy this. Does anyone know this one?

This weekend I will be trying 2 scents by StClair fragrances, that Kafkaesque ascribes honeysuckle notes to:
Gardener's glove (I love this name)
Frost


I'll report back with my findings, and I hope you will share your thoughts on this note.
 

Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
I must bow out of this sync due to complete ignorance of the topic (and also because I don't much care for the smell of honeysuckle). Also, I've never seen the pink variety in your photos, @yellowtone , only the yellow and white ones, which used to grow like weeds all over New Orleans and perfumed the air to an almost sickly sweetness in certain areas. I also tend to get them confused with Carolina Jasmine vines, which I dislike equally.

I started to make a comment that you should try Goutal's La Chevrefeuille, because it's, you know, right there in the name, but then I discovered that there are *15* scents in the directory here with chevrefeuille in their name! More popular than I had imagined.
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
This weekend I will be trying 2 scents by StClair fragrances, that Kafkaesque ascribes honeysuckle notes to:
Gardener's glove (I love this name)
Frost


I'll report back with my findings, and I hope you will share your thoughts on this note.

I'm trying Frost right now!

The opening has a honey-sweet, fresh floral character very reminiscent of YSL L'Homme, a favorite of mine. There are, however, different and stronger basenotes.
 

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