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I've decided that BPAL should do a Limited Edition called Scents of Fanon. Or, you know, we should take existing BPAL scents and find exact matches and create our own.

For instance, Spike = leather, tobacco, and blood. De Sade is a leather scent, Hellfire combines the leather and tobacco, and there's a number of variations on Dragon's Blood - scents.

(Note: chances are these would actually smell terrible together unless I just got really lucky with my combinations. But you get the idea.)

Buffy = sunshine and vanilla

Xander = ... I've seen chocolate, but I don't know if that's really entered fanon or me just being oversensitive to any reference due to my own association there. ETA: wood chips! Sawdust! Whee!

Outside BtVS-verse, we have Scully - the concentrated scent of strawberry shampoo. (Plus of course Willow tastes like strawberries....)

Who else? (eta - I was thinking of scents that have been over-associated with the characters in fanfic, more than scents that might actually be a good real or emotional representation of them - but that'd be a fun line to make up too.)


2005-10-28 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee! You've seen the forum thread about scents for Firefly?

I think Giles should have something with tea, and books, and leather. If Miskatonic University had tea instead of coffee, I think that would have been perfect.

Drusilla would be blood and dying flowers.

Now I'm going to have to think about this.


2005-10-28 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

No, I hadn't - awesome!

I was thinking more of scents that keep cropping up in fanfic associated with the characters, than a line of what would seriously work for them, but that would be great too. The Fanon collection and the Canon collection.


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2005-10-28 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee - I don't take blame credit for people thinking Xander smells like chocolate. I refuse!

Mmmm cinnamon Kaylee. I don't read enough FF fanfic to know if it's actually used, but it feels right.

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2005-10-28 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cold, Dead Seed - the enticing aroma of flop sweat and Marlboro-breath, with just a touch of smack.


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2005-10-28 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

There needs to be an Oz Moon. Notes of Pez, canapes, fur, and their special blend of lunacy oils.


2005-10-28 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)



2005-10-28 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmmm -- am I crazy that I don't remember so very many instances of Xander smelling like chocolate?

I know Xander always tastes like chocolate. Or, you know, his blood does. Yum!


2005-10-28 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've seen, like, two, I think, that weren't me (and mine were in the context of smelling like chocolate because it was very likely he'd just been eating chocolate) so I'm unsure. I don't know if Xander has a fanon signature scent.

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2005-10-28 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmm - I know BPAL can do pepper and tea...

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2005-10-28 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

There is actually a thread on the forum about that.

Giles: Saint Germain. It was 'Giles in a bottle' on first sniff!
Willow: Bewitched, The Hesperides, Eos
Angel: De Sade, Torture King
Oz: Wolf Moon, Fenris Wolf
Buffy: Regan, Black Opal, Sudha Segara, Eden. Something light and fresh. Or Queen of Diamonds.
Spike: The Black Tower, Highwayman, Niflheim, Dragon's Hide, Nosferatu
Dru: Blood Kiss or Black Rose
Tara: Algaea, Lampades, Titania, Tushnamatay, Iambe, Persephone
Darla: Vechernyaya, Marquis de Mertuil, Sacred Whore of Babylon

For Firefly characters:
Mal: Dead Man's Hand
Zoe: Dead Man's Hand layered with The Lion.
Kaylee: Strawberry Moon, Fruit Moon, Amsterdam, Bon Vivant
Inara: Snake Charmer, Silk Road, Scherezade, The Hanging Gardens, Spellbound
Book: Dee
Simon: Dorian, Wilde
River: Szepasszony, Undertow
Wash: Jester, I haven't thought about this at all.


2005-10-28 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, for Dru, as well... House of Night.

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2005-10-28 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

That would be like work, though. *g*

Mostly I just wanna know if things like 'tobacco, leather, and blood' would actually smell good on Spike.

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2005-10-28 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

MP is already well aware that MP is a giant dork. :-P


2005-10-28 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Queer as Folk:

Brian Kinney-Jim Beam, Pot, and latex
Justin Taylor-Cotton candy and cum, with a hint of lavender

Lorne: Seabreeze and gold lame
Lindsey: leather and wool


2005-10-28 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Justin Taylor-Cotton candy and cum, with a hint of lavender

*snickers so hard her nose hurts*

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2005-10-28 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now I want chocolate!


2005-10-28 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Me too. :( *settles for coffee*

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2005-10-29 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)

And finally, think for a moment about what the Master smelled like after living underground for fifty or so years. Obviously, the only scent that fits is Britany Spears's Curious.


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