Perfume-Smellin' Things and Aromascope decided to start the week on a fun note and tagged each other. Ina asked me to find perfume-"matches" for the following movies, paintings, outfits and celebrities. My answers are below; please click over to Aromascope to find out how Ina dealt with the matching tasks I gave her.
Tag 1. If this movie was a perfume, what perfume would it be?
PsychoThe presence of Mrs Bates lives in her son's disturbed mind and dominates his life just like his mother must have dominated it when she was alive. So I believe that, if Psycho was a perfume, it would be the one that Mrs Bates would have worn. I am thinking powdery, I am thinking intrusive. I am thinking Worth Je Reviens.
Saturday Night Fever
The largely unsentimental portrayal of the disco era requires a scent that is also very 1970s. I believe Tony Manero would have loved Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur. Just look at the bottle!
This is one of my favorite horror movies. Kidman's heroine seems extremely prim and proper, repressed even, on the outside, but inside her lurks darkness. I think the outwardly refined and "buttoned up" Chanel No 22, with its dark undertone, would be perfect.
Tag 2. If this painting was a perfume, what perfume would it be?
Dance in the City by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Beautifully old-fashioned, soft and romantic...Caron N'Aimez Que Moi
Moonlit Night. A Village by Isaac Levitan
Dark, earthy, mossy, woody, almost malevolent...Tom Ford Moss Breches
The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night by Vincent van Gogh
This painting would be a perfume that I would have worn if I were sitting in the café, a golden, elegant, romantic Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle.
Tag 3. If this outfit was a perfume what perfume would it be?
Chanel Haute Couture 2007
If this was a perfume, it would be the kind that swathes the wearer in feathery, fluffy heliotrope and vanilla accord. In other words, it would be Guerlain Cuir Beluga.
Marc Jacobs Ready to Wear 2007
Elegant and luxurious, but not quite interesting enough to seem truly original...Space NK Melodrama.
Valentino Haute Couture 2007
Girly-twirly-pink done haute couture style...MDCI Rose de Siwa.
Tag 4. Pick a perfume for this celebrity:
I Believe that Dark Lady Cher is Strong Enough to wear a heavy, spicy oriental scent like Yves Saint Laurent Opium. In fact, I think that Opium is her Mirror Image (I'll stop now).
I am thinking something original, I am thinking Japanese, I am thinking minimalistic, I am thinking White Room. I am thinking Comme des Garcons White.
I heard that Putin wears Amouage Gold for Men, or at least that he was given it as a present. I, however, imagine him in something understated, in a fragrance that is classic and a little strange...maybe even a little sinister. I imagine him in Caron Le 3eme Homme.
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