Weekend Perfume Sync June 2022 through June 2023

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
Dior Dune Pour Homme - This one for the name, thinking of the sand deserts like the one in Dune. Probably could apply to the Middle East as well.

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Cook.bot

Flâneuse
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
SOTA is Dior Dune

How this relates to the imagery of a dune, I don’t really know, but it smells really cool. A true iconoclast; nothing else smells like this.

Joining you! It finally cooled off enough this evening for me to apply some Dune, after a scent-free day.

Not sure how it relates to the "1001 Nights" theme (deserts, I guess), but if it's good enough for LJ, it's good enough for me. Plus, I absolutely love Dune.
 

CuddleCat

It smells so good in here
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Aug 20, 2009
I was looking through my perfumes looking for a story telling connection and I came up with By the Fireplace by Maison Margiela. Notes include smoky woods, vanilla, red berries and chestnuts. To me this is the scent of sitting around a campfire or fire pit with either family or friends, toasting marshmallows - both white (vanilla) and pink (berries), eating snack foods including packs of nuts, drinking and having fun enjoying each other's company and telling lots of stories. The drinks vary depending on whether it is camping with friends or family get togethers gathered around the fire pit in the backyard that include several generations from young kids through to grandparents.

I will try to find another perfume that fits in more with the 1001 Nights/Arabian Nights location theme for later on today.
 

CuddleCat

It smells so good in here
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Aug 20, 2009
It occurs to me that there probably would have been several candidates among the Imaginary Authors line. Unfortunately I've never been moved to make a full purchase of any of theirs, despite sampling many.
Yes, this brand would work well for this weekend's sync. I've only sampled a few from this line and like you, I haven't made any FB purchases.
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
@Cook.bot not yet, the search continues! I think part of the issue is that there are clearly different types of honeysuckle, and the one I'm looking for seems to be a lesser known variety, although it's quite common where I live. I did end up loving the St. Clair scents though, so I guess the search paid off in discovering that house at least.

Another fun thing is that last weekend's synch rekindled my love for Promesse de L'Aube. I seem to be going through phases with this one: wearing it non stop for weeks and then forgetting it so I can rediscover it. Good fun!

(by the way @LiveJazz: you won last week with the most hilarious pick. I'm still giggling over it)
 

Ken_Russell

Basenotes Institution
Jan 21, 2006
With a both quite generously sized (and likely expanding) fragrance collection that is paradoxically quite under-stocked on cool, fresh, even chill inducing fragrances, might have only slightly above 2-3 to choose from for upcoming weekend sync
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
Ice bath - Things the have mint or aromatic green or citrus feel to them.

Creed Selection verte
Heeley Menthe Fraiche
Chanel No 19
Chanel Cristalle
Guerlain Acqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
Hermes Un Jardin En Mediterranee
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
Mugler Cologne
Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Creed Himalaya
L'Eau d'Issy Pour Homme
Maurer & Wirtz 4711 Original Eau de Cologne
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Cartier Roaster
Christian Dior Homme Cologne
Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
To me cooling scents are citrusy ones.

In the morning before shower I wore Eau de Sisley 3 - this is a bitter and green citrus, very lightly floral, too. The bitterness and the greenery are a bit (ok, a lot) too much for my liking, but they add to the crispness and coolness of the scent. Compared to this No. 19 actually feels gentle to me, but maybe that's just my perception.

Now I'm off to my cousin's son's christening ceremony after layering two other citruses: Love Osmanthus by Atelier Cologne (lots of lemon and cedar, and a little bit of peachy osmanthus) and Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic by Guerlain (lots of sweet juicy mandarine and a hint of basil and green tea). I smell good, fresh, cool-ing and happy.
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
Ah yes, the cooling off weekend!

@thrilledchilled (excellent name for this weekend), what makes your pick seem cold? I'm not familiar with it.

@N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer I have not had a sprite in eons but I do clearly remember the sparkle and fizz that is a combination of the taste and the bubbles, nice!

I am thinking of scents in my collection that feel cool but I don't feel like wearing any of them, zo I'm picking my Nivea Sun EdT which smells like their sunscreen used to smell; a nostalgic scent that immediately sends me back to days spent at the local public pool or at the beach.
 

thrilledchilled

All Is Beautiful
Basenotes Plus
Nov 17, 2018
Ah yes, the cooling off weekend!

@thrilledchilled (excellent name for this weekend), what makes your pick seem cold? I'm not familiar with it.

@N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer I have not had a sprit in eons but I do clearly remember the sparkle and fizz that is a combination of the taste and the bubbles, nice!

I am thinking of scents in my collection that feel cool but I don't feel like wearing any of them, zo I'm picking my Nivea Sun EdT which smells like their sunscreen used to smell; a nostalgic scent that immediately sends me back to days spent at the local public pool or at the beach.

Ignis is a celebrity scent from the past that is actually very good. The outstanding notes of geranium, coriander and artemisia to me read very very cold. Very austere. Frigid. You can see some of that at work in the better known Geranium Pour Monsieur, but Ignis lacks mint.
 

thrilledchilled

All Is Beautiful
Basenotes Plus
Nov 17, 2018
Ice bath - Things the have mint or aromatic green or citrus feel to them.

Creed Selection verte
Heeley Menthe Fraiche
Chanel No 19
Chanel Cristalle
Guerlain Acqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale
Hermes Un Jardin En Mediterranee
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
Mugler Cologne
Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
Creed Silver Mountain Water
Creed Himalaya
L'Eau d'Issy Pour Homme
Maurer & Wirtz 4711 Original Eau de Cologne
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Cartier Roaster
Christian Dior Homme Cologne
Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant
What a great list!

Thinking on this — I think cloves, coriander, artemisia, mint, and geranium are some of the most “cold” notes.
 

thrilledchilled

All Is Beautiful
Basenotes Plus
Nov 17, 2018
I exhausted all my imaginative powers on Friday's sync, so today I'm going for the obvious, the iciest scent I know: vintage Chanel No. 19 EDT, a big ol' splash from a vintage 1970s bottle.

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She's a cold one -- and wonderful! Why resist? In fact, nobody can!
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
That would be the goal. Normally I would run half marathon distances, I've done a number of those this summer.
And in California heat!
Lots of respect for you. (If respect from someone who only runs to the bus counts!)
Hopefully you reach your goal soon!


(And I changed into Hermes Hiris from a decant - not an icy scent, but a cool and cooling one)
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
I wish somebody would invent an Iced Tea scent. Black tea, somehow made to seem very cold, and possibly slightly fizzy.

And it could have a flanker called Southern Sweet Tea -- just the same, but with added sweetness.
L'Erbolario Rabarbaro half-captures this - as in slightly sweetened black tea scent. However it does not smell icy to me, as it goes a route of soft spices (cardamom I think) and that suggests hot/warm tea to me more.
The rhubarb part should feel more cooling in theory but I don't smell it much there in practice.
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
@ClockworkAlice I would switch No. 19 and Eau de Campage around in terms of biting greenness. To me No.19 feels quite plush because of all that Chanel iris.
You said it so well.
The iris softens and smoothes it to me, too - and I'm thankful for that.
I haven't tried Eau de Campagne but I think I can imagine what you mean.
 

CuddleCat

It smells so good in here
Moderator
Basenotes Plus
Aug 20, 2009
I'm wearing What I Did on my Holidays by 4160 Tuesdays. Lots of menthol in this one as well as a suntan lotion note, sea breeze accord and lavender. Although, I've just realised that I don't really reach for this much during summer heat, what I do reach for is lightly powdered scents - powdery musks (Narciso EDP, L'Instant Magic) and perfumes like Moonlight Patchouli by VC&A that has a supporting "powdery feel" type note to it in summer. Just like applying a light dusting of powder makes you feel less hot and sticky in a heat wave so does the aroma of light powder, it instantly takes the sticky feeling out of the heat so I feel less icky and more cool. Heavy powdered scents are a no go though as they are too overwhelming and feel thick/suffocating when it is hot. Also, the citrus and lavender combo works well (Mon Guerlain EDT which has a sharper, cooler lavender note in it) and scents that have a sparkling or crystalline quality to them (Le Cri, Miss Dior Rose N' Roses).
 

purecaramel

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Nov 9, 2013
There is an Ice effect that tickles my brain cells and has my cold senses triggered.
Oddly, it causes a warming effect in the Icy Cold weather to me.
Maybe too much hanging upside down in the hanging bars in the playground when I was a Kid.
No.18 EDT.
I'l wear that tomorrow in the Heat Wave we are experiencing.
 
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