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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.)

voleuse

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.

mpoetess

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.


*cough*dammitwrongaccountcough*

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mpoetess

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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yin_again

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.

mpoetess

2005-10-28 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

*chokes*

Perfect!

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minim_calibre

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.

mpoetess

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

Bhweeee!


entrenous88

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!

mpoetess

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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mpoetess

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

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

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sihaya09

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


...no, I haven't thought about this at all.

sihaya09

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

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

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mpoetess

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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mpoetess

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

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

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jillapet

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

AtS:
Lorne: Seabreeze and gold lame
Lindsey: leather and wool

mpoetess

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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trepkos

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

Now I want chocolate!

mpoetess

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

Me too. :( *settles for coffee*

bookishwench

2005-10-29 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm. Just rode in from su_herald, and this really got me interested, mainly because I'm slightly obsessed with smell.

Giles in canon probably smells of books, as he said in that lovely monologue to Jenny Calendar in "I Robot, You Jane." Additionally, he's seen in fanon as smelling of tweed, tea, and, if it's ripper, leather and tobacco.

Drusilla tends to have floral smells in fanon: violets are very common, roses, the occasional daisy (though I personally don't think they have a smell). In canon, we know she adores jasmine.

Angel in fanon is almost always some variation of blood, power, and whatever the heck remorse smells like. Canonically, Whistler says he stinks prior to moving to Sunnydale, so Eau de Rat could work there.

Willow in fanon is almost always associated with cinnamon, sandlewood, and herbs. In canon, we know certain beings like Sweet literally smell power on her. Wonderwicca, perhaps?

Darla in fanon almost always has an expensive scent linked with her. She's a Chanel No. 5 girl, easily. Canonically, Angel can smell her, and her scent seems to be something he is far from minding.

Penn. Personally, with the Quaker collar, I always associate him with oatmeal. Again, though, Angel can smell him coming, so he must smell like something, and this one Angel didn't seem to find half as pleasant.

Kaylee is strawberries, absolutely, in fanon, and possibly in canon from how much she likes them. Kayleeberry. Kind of a cute name.

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.

sihaya09

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.

*spits*

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