Weekend Perfume Sync June 2022 through June 2023

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Did eventually find a somehow similar/comparable choice for syncing yesterday: Massimo Dutti, that does formally not contain honeysuckle.
On the other hand, its jasmine and citrus opening completed by a honeyed base were the next best choice, as close to honeysuckle as possible maybe just enough for syncing.
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
I have two samples I haven't tried yet that have honeysuckle notes: Goutal Le Chevrefeuille and Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle. I'll extend the weekend synch so that I can try both and report back for @yellowtone :)

Ah! So that's the floral note in Vetiver Pour Elle! Nice to know! Explains why I like it!
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
I've had a fairly enjoyable day with Frost by St. Clair Scents. My wife doesn't like it - for a lot of reasons people here would. To her is smells woody, boozy, and old-fashioned. To me, that provides a great background to a kind of honeyed sweetness that many of us guys like. It's listed as unisex, and I would agree with that, but it's unisex in a kind of "ye olde Kilian" way. Very easy for a guy.
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
@LauraH I'm looking forward to your reviews! I don't know either of those scents, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I tried Gardener's Glove yesterday but I realised that my nose is still not back to normal after my bout of Covid; I could hardly detect it, and I know from a previous wear that this is not a shy scent on me. So I'll hold my horses and will try again when my sense of smell is recovered. This is bad timing because I'm in Copenhagen for a week and I was looking forward to smelling some stuff at the local Niche shops.
 

LauraH

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Feb 24, 2021
@LauraH I'm looking forward to your reviews! I don't know either of those scents, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I tried Gardener's Glove yesterday but I realised that my nose is still not back to normal after my bout of Covid; I could hardly detect it, and I know from a previous wear that this is not a shy scent on me. So I'll hold my horses and will try again when my sense of smell is recovered. This is bad timing because I'm in Copenhagen for a week and I was looking forward to smelling some stuff at the local Niche shops.
I hope your nose recovers soon so that you can enjoy some perfume shopping on your trip!

Reporting back: I’m currently wearing Goutal’s Chevrefeuille. I’m not sure if it’s the honeysuckle in the picture you shared (which I don’t think I’m familiar with); this seems more like the bushy yellow and white flowers, but you may want to give it a try. It’s a very grassy green honeysuckle, not very sweet and with a sparkling quality. Certainly very pretty and a true honeysuckle, just perhaps not the one you’re looking for.
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
@LauraH I'm looking forward to your reviews! I don't know either of those scents, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I tried Gardener's Glove yesterday but I realised that my nose is still not back to normal after my bout of Covid; I could hardly detect it, and I know from a previous wear that this is not a shy scent on me. So I'll hold my horses and will try again when my sense of smell is recovered. This is bad timing because I'm in Copenhagen for a week and I was looking forward to smelling some stuff at the local Niche shops.

Gardener's Glove is a strong one with lots going on! Yes - you need some Covid recovery for sure. Sorry to hear this news, but looking forward to comparing notes when you recover! 😁
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
Tan lines & freckles - There's probably some nice summery scents and aquatics that would work for the occasion.

Creed Virgin Island Water
Creed Millesime Imeprial
Creed Erolfa
L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme
Clive Christian Miami Poolside
Frapin L'Humaniste
Heeley Sel Marin
Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
Guerlain Eau de Coq
Eau de Guerlain
 

filledoux

Super Member
Nov 26, 2021
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!
I’m so sorry to hear this. I had experienced this back in January and it is indeed so frustrating! Feel better soon.
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
Going to start with Guerlain Eau de Coq
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yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
ah yes, I'm on holiday so I almost forgot it's weekend, but here we are with the weekend's theme:

July 23 & 24Tan lines & frecklesLounging around the pool on a long, lazy summer's day

I am in Copenhagen where it has been unseasonably hot for a few days, so I even went to the beach to take a dip in the ocean. I would have liked to wear Freckled & Beautiful by A Lab on Fire, a gorgeous, your-skin-but-better floral with an interesting milk & cookies note but I did not bring it. I'll pop into some perfume stores and see what I can find that fits the theme. The smelling is getting slightly better so it will be a good test.
 

Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
my nose is still not back to normal after my bout of Covid; I could hardly detect it

Oh noooo! Wishing you swift recovery!

Ohhh that sound weird and wonderful! I love that chlorine-in-the-air scent of swimming pools. It's such a childhood memory.

Me too! I adored that smell as a kid, still love it as an adult. It's almost more of a sensation than a smell.

As a person with the skin complexion of a redhead, I have little experience with tan lines since I've always just burned and peeled, never tanning. But LOTS of experience with freckles. Was covered with them as a kid, lost them as an adult, and now in my dotage they're returning as age spots. UGH.

I'd never consider wearing perfume to the pool, since I'd just swim it off immediately, but this sync got me thinking about what a massive marketing opportunity the perfume houses are missing by not producing PERFUMED SUNBLOCK. Those of us with incipient age spots (i.e., the ones with disposable income) would slather that stuff on like there was no tomorrow. And the first ones I'd jump in line to buy would be Dior Dune and Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte. Perfect pool scents.
 

Tea_Lilly

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Jun 4, 2022
Oh noooo! Wishing you swift recovery!



Me too! I adored that smell as a kid, still love it as an adult. It's almost more of a sensation than a smell.

As a person with the skin complexion of a redhead, I have little experience with tan lines since I've always just burned and peeled, never tanning. But LOTS of experience with freckles. Was covered with them as a kid, lost them as an adult, and now in my dotage they're returning as age spots. UGH.

I'd never consider wearing perfume to the pool, since I'd just swim it off immediately, but this sync got me thinking about what a massive marketing opportunity the perfume houses are missing by not producing PERFUMED SUNBLOCK. Those of us with incipient age spots (i.e., the ones with disposable income) would slather that stuff on like there was no tomorrow. And the first ones I'd jump in line to buy would be Dior Dune and Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte. Perfect pool scents.
Oh, that would be brilliant! I would want a Un Jardin Sur Le Nil and a big jasmine as well. It'd double as a room scent after I doused my toddler in it. The possibilities!
 

thrilledchilled

All Is Beautiful
Basenotes Plus
Nov 17, 2018
Un Jardin Apres la Mousson lotion. It smells of melon - I feel like I'm at a poolside picnic. This is the first time I've worn this in quite awhile - when I was expecting this was just too much. I hadn't tried it for quite awhile - yay for weekend sync.
kind of poolside when there is a quick summer thunderstorm and that delightful smell afterwards of the quick steaming concrete getting dry...
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
Oh noooo! Wishing you swift recovery!



Me too! I adored that smell as a kid, still love it as an adult. It's almost more of a sensation than a smell.

As a person with the skin complexion of a redhead, I have little experience with tan lines since I've always just burned and peeled, never tanning. But LOTS of experience with freckles. Was covered with them as a kid, lost them as an adult, and now in my dotage they're returning as age spots. UGH.

I'd never consider wearing perfume to the pool, since I'd just swim it off immediately, but this sync got me thinking about what a massive marketing opportunity the perfume houses are missing by not producing PERFUMED SUNBLOCK. Those of us with incipient age spots (i.e., the ones with disposable income) would slather that stuff on like there was no tomorrow. And the first ones I'd jump in line to buy would be Dior Dune and Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte. Perfect pool scents.

High-end scented sunblock is a very nice product idea! :cool:
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
I synched yesterday evening with Guerlain Terracotta - people say it smells like a sun cream, and therefore it fits:)

Today I'm on my way to the lake wearing Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde - to me it smells a lot like a lovely cocktail you would drink by the pool like they do in the movies - lots of juicy sugared lime.

I don't mind wearing a fragrance on the way to a lake - yes, I will wash it off as soon as we arrive, but it takes two hours to get there when we include getting some food on the way and taking two buses to go there (and we missed the 2nd one as it went just when we were walking out of the first one, ghhh). Fragrance is very welcome in this case!🙂
I wish I had a car in instances like this. We would get there in 20 mins...
 

purecaramel

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Nov 9, 2013
At the moment I may look like I am traveling to Vancouver however I'm really laying on a beach in Maui drinking Virgin Pina Coladas, slathering Coconut Oil on myself and my Girl watching the Freckles as they appear on my Ruddy skin.
Such is, House of Matriarch Coco Blanc.
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
For the 1001 Nights theme I'll probably have to consider something that has ties to Arabic whether it's the name, the culture, or the location.

Tauer L'Air du Desert au Marocain, Dior Dune Pour Homme, and Guerlain Samsara for geographical fitting

Guerlain Djedi for the name

Some kind of oud based scent for the culture
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
This weekend we're going sultry!

July 30 & 311001 nightsSomething inspired by Scheherazade, a tale within a tale

Follow N.CAL's approach and pick something with Middle Eastern vibes, or have a more abstract take on the theme, get creative!

Samsara is a great pick, but it's high summer here and I don't think I'd survive even a small spritz, so I'll probably go with a scent that tells me a story; something that unfolds with unexpected twists and turns...
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
Ohhh I just found the perfect pick for this theme when unpacking my back up bottles: Promesse de L'Aube! In 1001 nights, Sheherazade kept telling her stories every night to avoid getting killed off by her new husband, so I imagine she would have been eagerly awaiting the first light of dawn which meant she made it through another night; the promise of dawn seems fitting and it's a gorgeous, rich jasmin and sandalwood.
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
Might consider for the upcoming sync something both Oriental and complex-especially regarding "a scent within a scent", "the mystery around/in a fragrance" etc.
Likely to choose among samples by few niche houses being simultaneously quite good at exotic notes and at cultivating, even celebrating/highlighting "deliberate intricacy". Or maybe from a few Middle Eastern houses more obscure in terms of popularity, but at least equally high standards of accomplished craftiness.
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
I haven't yet @filledoux but I like Murakami so it's on my radar.

The nose is back and enjoying Promesse de L'aube very much. Damn it's a great scent! Thick, rich jasmine and peach on a bed of smooth sandalwood, heady but just the right side of cloying. It's the only sweet floral / fruit scent in the MDCI lineup that doesn't devolve into an intensly thick sweet syruppy mess.
 

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