Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
I seem to remember allspice is named that way because it resembles many other spices, hence all spice. For the spice theme last weekend I wore Bois des Iles: rather an upscale interpretation of the theme I would say! I'm not the biggest fan of spicy scents, but this Chanel is gorgeous.

For this weekend I will have to bend the rules a little. I have a black tie event, which doesn't go well with dead leaves and incense in my mind. I want to wear something va va voom to go with my sleek dress! I'm thinking of vintage Nuit de Noel, or of a layering combo of some sultry lily scents (I'm still not moving past that phase apparently). Maybe I can sneak in some incense the day after, as penance for the hedonism.
 

Earlyn

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Jun 14, 2019
I’m continuing my earthy, incense from Friday’s graveyard sync.
For today I’m repeating Reminiscence Patchouli (1970) for the impression of decomposing leaf litter. Yesterday’s wear was like potting soil mixed with walnut baklava and a few evergreen twigs. Definitely the sandalwood making that dirt a yummy thing. I think a similar sandalwood note is in vintage Miss Dior, and combined with the other notes makes me think of nutty fruitcake.

Haven’t decided if I’ll switch my fragrance up for incense later or hold off for next weekend when we are back in the graveyard.
 

Wingie

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 2, 2009
As my SOTE I'm wearing one of my favorite incense frags, Archives 69, and this is the best time of year for it. Pepper leaf is mentioned in the notes, so there is a slight reference to leaves as well, albeit not fallen ones.

In looking at the reviews it appears this one has become quite polarizing. I love it, but find it only works in cooler weather. I once spritzed some on in July and immediately regretted it.
 

ClockworkAlice

We all smell here
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
As my SOTE I'm wearing one of my favorite incense frags, Archives 69, and this is the best time of year for it. Pepper leaf is mentioned in the notes, so there is a slight reference to leaves as well, albeit not fallen ones.

In looking at the reviews it appears this one has become quite polarizing. I love it, but find it only works in cooler weather. I once spritzed some on in July and immediately regretted it.
Yeah, I also noticed the review section is quite varied in love and hate for this!😀

I personally envy you that you perceive incense in it. To me it's a pure camphor bomb.
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Semi-Retirement
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
The most obvious choice for an incense was right under my nose - Guerlain Shalimar. While powdery and somewhat vanilla like, I do pickup on the incense in the scent.
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ClockworkAlice

We all smell here
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
N.Cal, I also wore Shalimar last evening!

This morning I half-synched in quite an interesting layering combo of Incense: Avignon and Pink Sugar... and after I showered at noon I changed into Guerlain Lui which is an introverted, calm and autumnal scent that has something in it that reminds me of falling leaves.
 

yellowtone

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Aug 27, 2016
Avignon & Pink Sugar, now that's a combo I would not have put together, what was it like? I was drawing a blank for incense in my wardrobe, until I remembered I have a decant of No. 22, soo it's aldehydes & incense for me today!
 

ClockworkAlice

We all smell here
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
Avignon & Pink Sugar, now that's a combo I would not have put together, what was it like? I was drawing a blank for incense in my wardrobe, until I remembered I have a decant of No. 22, soo it's aldehydes & incense for me today!
It's like a new different perfume that has a smoky/incensy drydown and sugary gourmand heart!
Pink Sugar, being a candyfloss/ethyl maltol bomb, also has some darker facets to it - some liquorice in top notes and it has some smoky facet to it, too. So one day I thought I could actually try amping it up, so I combined the two and quite enjoyed the outcome. One is mega sweet and another is very austere so they balance each other out in a way. And since both are very synth-heavy they do not clash to my nose, rather meld into each other. But you must like to combine the opposites to enjoy this, I guess!
 

Cook.bot

Common Lackey
Basenotes Plus
Jan 6, 2012
I have just not been motivated to jump into the autumnal scents. I hope the urge hits me soon! But we don't really get autumn here until well into November.

Wingie said:
As my SOTE I'm wearing one of my favorite incense frags, Archives 69, and this is the best time of year for it. Pepper leaf is mentioned in the notes, so there is a slight reference to leaves as well, albeit not fallen ones

ClockworkAlice said:
I personally envy you that you perceive incense in it. To me it's a pure camphor bomb.

Archives 69 is some kind of litmus test for noses. I don't smell anything like camphor or pepper in it. To me it smells like a just-opened jar of olives and mildewed citrus fruit peels -- and weirdly, I like it.

But you must like to combine the opposites to enjoy this, I guess!
You are brave, Alice. I would never have the courage to combine those two.
 

Wingie

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Dec 2, 2009
I personally envy you that you perceive incense in it. To me it's a pure camphor bomb.
I don't smell anything like camphor or pepper in it. To me it smells like a just-opened jar of olives and mildewed citrus fruit peels -- and weirdly, I like it.
To me Archives 69 is mostly plum and incense, but I also pick up camphor, pepper and what might be orchid. When I wore it in July though all I got was camphor and benzoin, and I finally understood others’ references to Vicks vapour rub, band-aids, and other medicinal ingredients. It was gross and honestly a completely different fragrance. Suffice to say I won’t be wearing it in the summer again.
 
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N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Semi-Retirement
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
I decided to follow up Shalimar with the flanker Shalimar ode a la vanille sur la route de Madagascar. This Ode a la vanille is the closest to the original Shalimar in my opinion. It really is similar to the original but the difference is that it actual vanilla while the original has a vanillin accord.
 

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