Listed below are upcoming (and below that, finished) Friday community scent of the day projects. (You can find past years here: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Or, skip ahead to 2023.)
2022 ~ finished
1/7: Wear a fragrance to match Very Peri, Pantone's color of the year for 2022. ("Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light. We are living in transformative times. PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment and the transition we are going through. As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our notions and standards are changing, and our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways. Digital design helps us to stretch the limits of reality, opening the door to a dynamic virtual world where we can explore and create new color possibilities. With trends in gaming, the expanding popularity of the metaverse and rising artistic community in the digital space PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri illustrates the fusion of modern life and how color trends in the digital world are being manifested in the physical world and vice versa.") Hat tip to Jalapeno!
1/28: It's Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette's birthday. Do whatever you like with the theme (wear a fragrance inspired by Colette or one of her characters? scent a character? scent Leslie Caron in the movie Gigi? Or wear Guerlain Jicky, which Colette is said to have worn.)
2/4: To welcome the Year of Tiger, wear a fragrance that projects or inspires power, bravery, self-confidence and ambition.
2/11: Duet Friday: wear two perfumes, one on each wrist or arm. You can choose two that seem made for each other, that bring out something special in each other, or that compete for the spotlight? (Suggested by Kanuka, who listed as inspiration Lakme’s flower duet, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood singing Jackson, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett crooning softly in your ear, Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus belting out Rebel Yell.)
2/18: Testing, testing, 1 2 3. Wear a perfume (or more than one) that you have never worn before, and tell us about it. (This is almost certainly a repeat.)
2/25: For George Harrison's birthday, tell us a favorite George Harrison or Beatles song and wear the fragrance that matches the song. (Adapted from a suggestion by Old Herbaceous. We did a similar project for John Lennon in 2020.)
3/4: March is Women's History Month. In 2018 we marked the occasion by wearing a fragrance by perfumer Germaine Cellier or Josephine Catapano; this time around, wear a perfume by your favorite female perfumer.
3/11: It's the two year anniversary of the day the WHO declared the Covid-19 pandemic. Wear whatever fragrance you think fits.
3/25: Dealer's Choice, edition 6 (variation): Pick a project you liked from a past Dealer's Choice project, and do that project. You can find prior editions (from which to choose your project, by looking through the comments) here....edition 1, edition 2, edition 3, edition 4 or edition 5.
4/1: April Fools Day! We're going for pure fun today: wear your most-fun-ever perfume. (This is a repeat from 2016)
4/15: It's Tax Day in the US. Pick your poison: wear the fragrance (presumably from a sample) you'd buy if you had an unexpected windfall, or wear a cheap thrill.
4/22: Wear a fragrance with a narcissus note, if you have one.
4/29: Picture Challenge, edition 7: Hilma af Klint, The Ten Largest. Wear a perfume that matches the picture(s) of your choice from this series that depicts the stages of life: childhood (see No. 1 and No. 2 above; all images in this series via Wikimedia Commons; public domain), youth (see No. 3 and No. 4 just below), adulthood (see below) and old age (see below). For background, see Wikipedia, ‘Hilma Who?’ No More at The New York Times, Hilma af Klint: The enigmatic vision of a mystic at BBC, or Hilma af Klint’s ‘miraculous’ art: ‘In dialogue with spirits, she found her own voice’ at The Guardian. On Youtube, see this 7 minute introduction from the Guggenheim, or a one minute introduction to The Ten Largest from Art Gallery of NSW. The Moderna Museet Malmö has an entire playlist on Hilma af Klint (with English subtitles), including a 2 minute introduction to The Ten Largest.
clockwise (top row below, left to right) No. 5, 6, (next row, left to right) 7 and 8.
Old age, No. 9 and 10.
5/6: Wear a fragrance by Cartier, if you have one.
5/13: Happy World Cocktail Day! Our community project for today: tell us about your favorite cocktail (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), provide a recipe if you like, and wear a perfume that would complement your choice or that picks up one of the notes in your cocktail. It doesn't have to be a boozy fragrance! (This is a repeat from 2018, and we also did a booze cruise in 2017).
5/27: It's Memorial Day weekend in the US. On Monday, we'll observe Memorial Day, but for today, we're celebrating the holiday's other meaning, as the unofficial beginning of summer. (In olden times, you could only wear white shoes between Memorial Day and Labor Day.) Wear something that fits your plans for Summer 2022! (If it's winter where you are, adjust accordingly.)
6/3: It's World Bicycle Day. Wear something sporty or just outdoorsy.
6/17: William Shakespeare Friday...wear a fragrance that matches a favorite line from a sonnet or play, or do something else creative with the theme. Suggested by allo.
6/24: Midsummer 2022. The solstice is on the 21st, but traditional Midsummer (in some countries, anyway) will be celebrated on the 24th. Wear what you'd wear to dance around a Maypole or light a bonfire on the beach, or whatever you think fits.
7/1: Rabbit rabbit rabbit! It's July, and Canada Day. Also, International Reggae Day, National Gingersnap Day and International Joke Day. Birthdays: George Sand, Estée Lauder, Debbie Harry, Princess Diana. Pick an occasion (it doesn't have to be listed here!) and a fragrance to match, and tell us about it.
7/8: For Kevin Bacon's birthday, we're doing a variation on six degrees of separation. In place of film, you can use perfumer and/or brand, and we're starting with Chanel No. 5. Can you get to the fragrance you want to wear without going more than six steps from Chanel No. 5? (example: Chanel No. 5 -> Chanel Paris Paris (by Olivier Polge) -> Burberry Brit Rhythm (by Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion & Anne Flipo -> L'Artisan Ananas Fizz (by Anne Flipo) -> L'Artisan Timbuktu (by Bertrand Duchaufour) -> Aedes Copal Azur; that would be 5 degrees of separation.)
7/15: FBW Friday...wear a full-bottle-worthy perfume that you have not yet bought, but would like to. (This is probably a repeat.)
7/22: For National Mango Day, wear a perfume (or a body product?) with a mango note, if you have one.
7/29: It's International Tiger Day! Wear whatever you think fits.
8/5: Wear a fragrance that says August to you...something that fits with your local weather, or what is blooming at the moment where you live, or that would work where you wish you were this month. Adapted from a suggestion by Laila.
8/12: Wear a fragrance with a magnolia note, if you have one
8/19: It's Coco Chanel’s birthday. We've done two Chanel projects in the past (see 2014 and 2019). If you're up for a third, wear something by Chanel, with double points for wearing No. 19. If you're not up for a third, vote with your fragrance: wear a brand that you think deserves more attention. Suggested by Dawn.
8/26: It's difficult, part 1: wear a fragrance that you'd recommend as a good introduction to a note that some people find difficult.
9/2: It's the start of Labor Day weekend. As we did in 2021, take a break from community projects and wear what you want.
9/9: Wear a fragrance with a hay note. If you prefer, substitute any old cereal grain, or anything that calls to mind a fall harvest (the Harvest Moon will be on Saturday). (We did a similar project in 2016.)
9/16: Wear something by Etat Libre d'Orange. Suggested by Oakland Fresca and seconded by MadtownGirl, AnnE and Kris.
9/23: You say it's your birthday: pick a song related to a musical birthday today (John Lomax, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Julio Iglesias, Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, or find another!) and wear a fragrance to match.
9/30: It's difficult, part 2: wear a fragrance that you (or someone around you?) finds difficult, for whatever reason. Suggested by Pixel, Kanuka and JB.
10/7: For Jacques Guerlain's birthday, wear a Guerlain fragrance. Extra points if it was created by Jacques Guerlain, quintuple bonus points for wearing a week of Guerlain representing five different Guerlain perfumers. Adapted from a suggestion by Oakland Fresca.
10/14: Indie / Nouveau Niche Friday....wear a fragrance from an indie / niche brand. Extra points if it was launched after the last time we did this project in 2019. (We've done several of these in the past, too.) Adapted from a suggestion by hajusuuri.
10/21: For Ursula LeGuin's birthday choose a work of speculative fiction or a character from such a work, and wear the fragrance that you think fits. Your chosen work can be written, audio or visual. Bonus points if you choose a work of LeGuin's or one of the shortlisted works for the inaugural Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction.
10/28: Wear a fragrance with geranium leaf, if you have one.
11/4: It's National Candy Day. Wear a fragrance inspired by candy, or wear Prada Candy or any other fragrance named for a candy of any kind, or forget the gourmands but wear a fragrance with at least one note that recalls a flavor in one of your favorite candies.
11/11: Wear something simple and comforting. Suggested by Cobrarose.
11/18: Wear a fragrance with a peppercorn note...pink (aka schinus molle or baies rose), black or white.
11/25: Pick your Black Friday poison: wear the last fragrance you bought, wear a cheap thrill, or wear a fragrance you love but refuse to buy in a full size because it's too expensive. (We've done this project several times.)
12/2: Ancient Resins...wear a fragrance with a significant resin component, or one inspired by ancient history. Suggested by Desirae.
12/9: Wear a fragrance with a leather or suede note, if you have one. (This is a repeat from 2016.)
12/16: It's Jane Austen's birthday. Name a favorite Jane Austen novel (or movie, or television series) and wear a fragrance to match, or, wear a fragrance to register your general lack of interest in Austenmania.
12/23: Happy Holidays! There's no project this week but there will be an open thread.
12/30: Best of 2022...wear your favorite new release of the year, or your favorite purchase of the year, or the fragrance you wore the most in 2022, or interpret this project however you like.