- Mar 16, 2006
Syncing with Gengis Khan, original release
I’ll be syncing with Genghis Khaaaaaan as well.
Currently Wearing: Gucci pour Homme (original) by Gucci
Syncing with Gengis Khan, original release
We're Macho Men!
I’ll be syncing with Genghis Khaaaaaan as well.
Spice Must Flow by Etat Libre d'Orange was inspired by Dune!I'm trying to play around with another idea. Something based off of the film Dune.
Two come to mind: Tauer L'Air du Desert Au Marocain and YSL Kouros.
Was totally thinking this too, but I need a sweet moment to analyze and ponder what scents would take me to the dunes.I'm trying to play around with another idea. Something based off of the film Dune.
Love Ghost in the Shell!! (Anime)Spice Must Flow by Etat Libre d'Orange was inspired by Dune!
ELDO also has released Ghost In A Shell that's also inspired by the movie and/or anime of the same name.
I do have a sample of Spice Must Flow and I love the idea, but I have another thing planned for today
Have only seen the movie, but all my friends are saying the anime is much better. I should watch it some day!Love Ghost in the Shell!! (Anime)
It’s such a different feel. I bought the limited edition dvd (do people still own those lol!)Have only seen the movie, but all my friends are saying the anime is much better. I should watch it some day!
I loved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, an atrocious series that is perfect for a small boy. There were no women in it, ever. So I am syncing with Ocean Rain, Roudnitska's last hurrah on this earth from what I understand. It's also wonderful but highly synthetic, which is a further reason why I feel it is a decent choice.
Owww, I fucking LOVE Donna too!!! The best companion to the best doctor, in my book at least. You've captured her perfectly with your choice of scent!First of all: yellowtone, I am sorry you got sick.
Wishing you all the strength. Get better, feel better, live long and prosper. 🖖
To be honest, while I'm a huge fantasy fan and I also am interested in dystopias a lot, I'm not that big on sci-fi. But I do have some that I really like, too.
While thinking of this theme earlier this week I kept coming back to one character that I'm especially fond of. It's Donna Noble from Doctor Who.
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She's such an amazing character: on one hand, she's such a comedic relief with her silliness, bluntness, brashness, often inappropriate remarks and confused demeanor, and on another hand she's so brilliant, smart, trustworthy, brave, humble, a true hero, and such a tragic one.
She's such a sensible character with not too much interest in fashion, looks and other frivolities (while still caring just enough), and she also comes from lower middle class (I think?), so I see her wearing something simple, not too fussy, generally pleasant and lovely - not too chic, not too sporty, not too floral, not too avantguarde, not too girly, not too unisex, not too trendy, not too classic/oldschool - so no niche, no luxe, no Chanel or Hermes or Guerlain, these are just too much or too ladylike, too stiff or too perfumey for her, as is much of French perfumery. But I can totally see her wearing some super popular designers like Armani Si, Lancome La vie est belle, Marc Jacobs Daisy or YSL Black Opium or many from Calvin Klein - maybe she got them as a gift, or maybe she got a sample with a purchase or in a magazine and liked it enough to buy it for herself.
I could see her wearing something from Elizabeth Arden, CK, L'Occitane, Body Shop, Lush, maybe some Avon or Oriflame - something nice and lovely smelling, but not too expensive. I could totally see her choosing some very British brand like Yardley or Ghost (I'm not sure about Penhaligon's or Jo Malone - but it could be a gift, right?)
She would probably wear Trussardi Donna proudly, I think! I think she'd love a perfume for her own name, and this simple, easy to wear and lovely smell would fit her aesthetics, I think.
The one I chose for her from my own wardrobe is Lacoste Pour femme - it's just so casual while still womanly and fitting everywhere, it's so easy to like and never cloying, nothing too floral, too sweet, too fruity, too woody, too spicy, just complementing anything. A sensible bottle, a sensible price, a sensible smell, easy to like and easy to get, good for work, home or parties and for every season, so casual, unpretentious and yet quite badass - I just see it as a great signature for Donna Noble.
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Ha, yes, excellent. I know the quality of this series is hotly debated, but I loved it. It was one of the first Star Trek series I consistently saw, in the form of reruns on TV when I was in college. Janeway is a gem.
In honor of Star Trek Voyager:
An old school mossy aquatic. Like Voyager’s Captain Janeway, it’s a little stern, straightforward in expressing itself, and always acts appropriately no matter the situation.
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Beautiful choice!I'm a huge sci fi fan. Probably Volutes EDT. Because Rachael in Blade Runner.....
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It seems more than fitting. Aaaand now you've got me thinking of Oscar Isaac and his beard wearing LDDM.... *scurries off to @Cook.bot 's beefcake thread*Syncing with L'Air du Desert Au Marocain - Perhaps that's what the Duke of the House of Atreides could've worn.
I absolutely agree - to me she was the best companion, and I loved it so much that there was zero romance or sparks in her and Doctor, just two people hanging out! Great friendly chemistry though. And Tennant was just the perfect Doctor, my favourite too. Although I really love 9th and 11th, too!How great to see the Basenotes nerds (<- term of endearment coming from me) out in force!
Owww, I fucking LOVE Donna too!!! The best companion to the best doctor, in my book at least. You've captured her perfectly with your choice of scent!
Oh no!🙁I, in the mean time, have stuck my foot in it. Yesterday I happily declared that my nose remained unaffected by Covid, so today I woke up smelling and tasting NOTHING at all. I hope this passes quickly because this makes life very dull and frustrating!
Every time I wear it I am so happy. The dry down is incredible.Yeah, I loved this show, too! LOL. And I've been curious about that Roudnitska fragrance as well! Great choices!
Ahhhh that is perfect.Another that comes to would be the Stargate film from 1994. The character RA. The most obvious pick would be Guerlain Djedi
Can't let a good opportunity go to waste! I pulled out Djedi for the evening. It smells glorious!Another that comes to would be the Stargate film from 1994. The character RA. The most obvious pick would be Guerlain Djedi
@LauraH - OMG, Alien is such a great choice for Amy!I’m late to the party, which is a shame as I love sci-fi. @ClockworkAlice DONNA! AN ABSOLUTE QUEEN. She ties for my favorite companion with my choice for the synch. And @LiveJazz I’m here for the Janeway appreciation! Great perfume choice for her too.
Today I’m inspired by my other favorite Dr. Who companion, Amy Pond.
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Yes, it's a bit on the nose. But I think The Girl Who Waited would have been amused the first time she saw a scent called Alien and would have been drawn to the weird purple bottle and the juice inside. One Basenotes review describes it as “space jasmine” and I think that’s exactly right. That otherworldly jasmine, combined with Alien’s woody heart notes, reflects Amy’s grounded-but-adventurous - and just a little bit flirtatious - personality.
In any case it’s the closest I can get to her signature scent, Petrichor.
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|July 16 & 17||Honeysuckle||Ok, this theme is entirely self serving and rather specific. I'm looking for a scent that resembles honeysuckle, and not just any type of honeysuckle, but this one:|
The plants tend to be spindly, the blossoms purplish, and they smell like the nectar of the gods. I have never smelled a perfume that captures this scent, and I very much would like to. It smells different from this variety (bushy, with yellow/white flowers) of honeysuckle, which smells more lemony and jasmine like.
Also lovely, but I'm looking for the former. Anyone?
Ah yes, I heard about that one, but I've never seen it anywhere, is it good?For Honeysuckle, the first one that comes to mind is Creed Chevrefeuille. It has a prominent honeysuckle note.
I thought this one was decent. Herbal green floral is what I get. If I had a bottle, I'd wear it from time to time. It's certainly worth trying.Ah yes, I heard about that one, but I've never seen it anywhere, is it good?
This weekend I will be trying 2 scents by StClair fragrances, that Kafkaesque ascribes honeysuckle notes to:
Gardener's glove (I love this name)
I'll report back with my findings, and I hope you will share your thoughts on this note.
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