2021 ~ finished
1/15: Wear a fragrance to match Ultimate Gray and/or Illuminating, Pantone's colors of the year for 2021. ("PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.")
1/22: It's Fairy Tale Friday! Name a favorite fairy tale or fable, and wear a perfume that fits your choice. Suggested by therabbitsflower.
1/29: Wear a fragrance by (Thierry) Mugler, if you have one.
2/5: For National Grapefruit month, wear a fragrance with grapefruit; extra credit if Grapefruit (or Pamplemousse or whatever) is in the name of the scent. (This is a repeat from 2015.)
2/12: Welcome Year of the (Metal) Ox! Wear a fragrance that represents diligence, dependability, loyalty, honesty and hard work.
2/26: It's Levi Strauss Day. Do what you like with the theme.
3/12: For plant a flower day, name a favorite flower that you grow in your garden (or in a pot?) or that grows locally, and wear a fragrance with that flower.
3/19: Foody Friday: wear a gourmand or foody fragrance (a repeat from 2015).
3/26: Guessing Game Friday, edition 4: describe your perfume to us, OR, give your perfume the name it ought to have had, and we'll see if we can guess what it is. Suggested by Glannys.
4/9: Antiquities Friday: wear the oldest scent you own (you can interpret this as you like — the one you've owned the longest? worn the longest? the earliest launch date? whatever). Suggested by pyramus.
4/16: Spring clean! Wear the perfect fragrance for doing household chores. Suggested by LisaD.
4/23: Wear one of your "top 10 of spring" fragrances (unless it's fall where you are, in which case wear one of your "top 10 of fall" scents)
4/30: April showers bring May flowers...whatever the weather, wear a spring floral.
5/7: I really shouldn't have...wear a fragrance you shouldn't have bought, you shouldn't wear, or shouldn't ? (This project was suggested by Katrina, and I can't find the original comment so I hope I have captured her meaning.)
5/21: It's World Meditation Day. Wear whatever you think fits the theme.
5/28: Summer Vacation Friday...wear a fragrance that reminds you of a favorite vacation, that fits an upcoming vacation, or that would work for a vacation you wish you could take. (If it's winter where you are, adjust accordingly.)
6/4: With A Little Help from My Friends... wear a perfume that you received from someone else, either here at Now Smell This or elsewhere, or that you never would have tried if someone else hadn't recommended it, or worn it, or reviewed it. Adapted from a suggestion by Jalapeno.
6/11: For King Kamehameha I Day, wear a tropical or beachy floral. Bonus points if your fragrance includes at least one floral or fruit note native to Hawaii. (Native in modern times, that is, given that many of the flowers and fruits we associate with Hawaii were brought from elsewhere.)
6/18: Bottle Porn Friday: wear something you bought in part or in full because of the bottle, or a fragrance you think has a beautiful (or otherwise perfect) bottle. (suggested by michael and happy888cat , this is a repeat of a project we did in 2015 and 2017.)
7/9: July is Ice Cream month. Tell us your favorite flavor, share a recipe if you like, and wear any perfume that you think fits the project.
7/16: Nordic Friday...wear a fragrance inspired by, or made by a brand from, one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)
7/23: Sitcom Friday...name a favorite sitcom, and wear a fragrance that reminds you of the show in general, or one of the characters
7/30: BUB Frenzy: wear a fragrance that inspired you to buy a backup bottle (or that you wish you wish you had a backup bottle of, or you're thinking about buying a backup bottle). Adapted from a suggestion by chocolatemarzipan8.
8/6: August is Happiness Happens Month. Wear a happy fragrance, and tell us about something that's made you happy recently.
8/13: It's Alfred Hitchcock's birthday...wear whatever seems to fit the theme.
8/20: Wear the first scent that made you a fan of a particular note. Suggested by PriscillaE.
8/27: People change: wear something you never would have worn in your pre-perfumista days.
9/3: It's Labor Day Weekend! Take a break from community projects and wear what you want.
9/10: It's Karl Lagerfeld's birthday. Wear a Karl Lagerfeld fragrance, or a fragrance from his stints at other houses (Chloe, Chanel, etc). Or, wear a fragrance he wore (scroll down, although I am sure he wore other fragrances as well...feel free to investigate).
10/1: Happy International Coffee Day! Wear a fragrance with a coffee note.
10/8: Thinking of You Friday: wear a perfume that reminds you of someone else (a friend? a family member? another NST reader? a celebrity? anyone, really). Adapted from a suggestion by chocolatemarzipan.
10/15: It's Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse's birthday. Wear a perfume for Jeeves OR Wooster. If you have never seen or read anything about Jeeves and Wooster, pick a favorite comic character from any medium, and scent that character.
10/22: Wear a fragrance that evokes one of Pantone's picks for the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 NYFW Color Palette. (If you like, click through to the article and pick your fragrance based on the color name or description rather than the color itself, as in "Leprechaun is a wondrous green hue emblematic of the mythical imps featured in Irish folklore" or "Friendly and joyful, an optimistic yellow offering the promise of a sunny day.")
10/29: It's Pumpkin Spice season. Celebrate with a fragrance featuring any or all of the elements (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, & etc).
11/5: For SWINTON’s birthday, wear Like This, or any other Etat Libre d'Orange fragrance, if you have one. If you don't, or if you're not in the mood for Etat Libre d'Orange, do something else. You could listen to Tilda Swinton read the Rumi poem that inspired the fragrance, and choose something based on that?
11/12: Dealer's Choice, edition 5: propose a theme for a Friday community project, and wear a fragrance that fits your theme.
11/26: Hide My Credit Card Friday: in honor of Black Friday / Buy Nothing Day, wear a fragrance (presumably from a sample) that you're itching to buy but don't own yet. (This is a repeat from 2017; suggested by Lovestosmellgood.
12/3: Wear a perfume with a rhubarb note, if you have one.
12/17: Best Buy Friday: wear your favorite fragrance purchase of 2021. If you didn't buy anything this year, pick a favorite from a prior year. (This is a repeat from 2016)
12/24: Christmas Eve. No community project today, but if you're around, do tell us what fragrance you're wearing.
12/31: New Year's Eve. Do what you were going to do anyway: wear the perfect fragrance to celebrate, share joy and look forward to a new year.