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    Default Fragrances and Films

    Here are some fragrances I associate with certain films:

    CHICAGO: *Le Dandy
    COCTEAU'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: *Voleur de Roses
    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: *Yatagan
    BERGMAN'S THE SEVENTH SEAL: *Avignon or CdG Tea
    ALEXANDER NEVSKY: *Creed Cuir de Russie
    BLUE VELVET (DAVID LYNCH): *Bel Ami
    KUBRICK'S CLOCKWORK ORANGE: *Clinique Happy

    If Hollywood introduced SMELL-O-VISION, they might get back some of the audience they've lost.

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    Batman Begins:A*Men?

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    "American Grafitti" by George Lucas - SMN Nostalgia!

    I can't possibly think of a better match!!!

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    American gigolo: ARMANI EDT PH

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    Father Merrin in The Exorcist would probably wear "Passage d'Enfer".
    My ideal Lestat in Interview with the Vampire would probably wear "L'Egoiste"
    Gael Garcia Bernal in Bad Education would wear "L'Orange Verte"
    The ladies in Muldholland Drive (during the happy parts) ==> L'Heure Bleu
    ...those are about the obvious ones I can think of right now...

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    Bogey in Casablanca - Creed Vintage Tabarome.
    Mae West in I'm no Angel - Caron Tabac Blond
    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
    -- Marcel Proust

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    Matrix - Bulgari Black
    Les Enfants du Paradis - L'Heure Bleue
    Morocco (Marlene Dietrich) - Tabac Blond
    Ninotchka (Greta Garbo) - Jicky
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka
    Ninotchka (Greta Garbo) - Jicky
    What a GREAT movie! *"I should hate to see our country endangered by my underwear" is one of my all-time favorite lines. *

    A few more:

    JAWS: CSP Aqua Motu
    MONSIEUR VERDOUX: Mitsouko
    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST: Acqua di Cuba (It's how I imagine the psychiatric hospital smelling.)


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    Mutiny on the Bounty--Erolfa by Creed

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    Indecent proposal - L'anarchiste
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    Well what about Tootsie

    a men in a women's frock ?????????

    It must be the one and only L'INTERDIT !!!

    Well yes only one actress is permitted and that is Hepburn not Hofman !!!

    But what a good movie though !!


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    I don't know about "Smell-o-vision", but there was a movie which was released with "Odorama" scratch-and-sniff cards, Polyester. Will we smell the likes ever again?

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    Rather than any specific fragrance, I remember Vittorio Gassman's wonderful acting and obsession in Profumo di donna (poorly remade and sanitized as Scent of a woman with Al Pacino). It's Gassman's frenzy and appetite for sex I visualize whenever I think of 'sillage' in a movie.
    I may be wrong but I heard Black Narcissus with Deborah Kerr is named after Caron's classic perfume Narcisse noir, which is still available. (The film tells the very unlikely story of Anglican nuns trying to establish a community in the Himalayas... Who had this idea in the first place ?)

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    For some reason, when I first smelled CdG2 eau de parfum, I immediately pictured the scene in Charade where Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are getting all lovey-dovey on that boatride in Paris.

    Also a combination of some of the Comme des Garcons (Palisander, Harissa, Zagorsk, and Odeur 53) remind me of aspects of the film Koyanasquaatsi.

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    Also a combination of some of the Comme des Garcons (Palisander, Harissa, Zagorsk, and Odeur 53) remind me of aspects of the film Koyanasquaatsi.[/quote]

    Just finished watching the film this weekend. Beautiful film, makes you really think.

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    It feels like Steve McQueen wore Eau Sauvage all the time.

    MMM

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    Nicholas Cage sprayed himself with Eau Parfumee Au the Vert by Bvlgari in the movie City of Angels.

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    Hannibal Lecter: "What did multiple Miggs tell you?"
    Clarice Starling: " He said I can smell your c**t"
    Hannibal Lecter: "I personnally cannot. You use Evian skin cream and sometimes you wear "L'Air du Temps" but not today"


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    Marylin Monroe problably worn N. 5 in "Let's make love" when she dances dressed only in sexy sweater. And this legendary smell mixed up with her own skin perfume made turn Ives Montand and other guys heads!!! I love this scene!!!

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    I bet Richard Gere wooed Julia Roberts with his dashing Green Irish Tweed fragrance.
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    *Easy Rider*--------------DONNA KARAN FUEL. leather and fuel
    #TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrigue3
    Black Narcissus with Deborah Kerr is named after Caron's classic perfume Narcisse noir, which is still available. (The film tells the very unlikely story of Anglican nuns trying to establish a community in the Himalayas... Who had this idea in the first place ?)
    Black Narcissus is quite the film. A real hothouse atmosphere, with frustrated nuns and simmering sexual tension. Gorgeous Technicolor. A real gem from Powell and Pressburger.

    Regarding Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins, I understand that his signature scent is SMN Potpourri (a fabulous choice, if I do say so myself). He was introduced to the scent when he was filming Silence of the Lambs on location in Italy, and visited the Santa Maria Novella shop in Florence.

    Koyaanisqatsi is an amazing film, and you guys nailed it with the Comme des Garcons suggestion.

    I saw a lot films listed here that sound very interesting. I must seek them out. Thanks for all the great responses. There are obviously some real cineastes here at Basenotes.

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    Oh, one more!

    BERTOLUCCI'S THE CONFORMIST: Aqua di Gio

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    Bruce Lee (Enter The Dragon)= Shiseido's Basala, YSL's Opium PH

    Rutger Hauer (The Hitcher, Blade Runner)= Azzaro's Chrome, Puig's Agua Lavanda

    Wesley Snipes (Blade)= Cartier's Santos Concentree

    Russell Crowe= (Gladiator)= Hermes Bel Ami, Caron Yatagan



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    Question Films and Fragrances

    There was a recent thread about the grooming scene in American Psycho, which was interesting. This got me thinking about films and fragrances in general - are there any other films which have fragrance-related scenes? I can think of The Anchorman...

    Also, which fragrances suit your favourite films?

    E.g.
    The Last of the Mohicans - Kouros
    American Beauty - Rose 31
    Inception - The Dreamer

    Can you think of any more?
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    A single man , the scene in which colin firth just inhales and says Arpege and nothing else it then cuts to a different scene .

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    Nice! Directed by Tom Ford, no?
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    The iconic films of the 80s, like e.g. Scarface or Wall Street immediately make me think of a powerhouse 80s frag like Trussardi Uomo, Santos or Antaeus

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    A week ago I watched "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" from my Film Noir collection box. Sam's girlfriend Toni (Lizabeth Scott) with her distinctive hoarse voice reminded me of the (new) Tabac Blond and its perfect impersonation - hoarse, rough edges but soft to the core

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    anytime I see Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry I must think about Aramis for Men

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    Tom Ford Splits!!!!
    Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Noir de Noir, Oud Wood
    Plum Japonais,
    Lavender Palm, Tobacco Oud, Café Rose, etc...



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    Ah I forgot to do a search
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    American Beauty - Rose 31
    Inception - The Dreamer
    300 - Kouros
    Casablanca - L'AdDM
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    Scarface (1983)- Versace L'Homme, I mean, whenever I spray this frag, I can almost hear Pacino's unmistakable voice with his perfectly mastered accent
    Scent of a Woman (1992)- well, an obvious combination between Mitsuko, Bay Rum, Floris and Fleur de Rocaille
    The Remains of the Day (1993)- although not worn by the main character Stevens, but far more by the aristocratic guests of the historical mansion: beyond any doubt, Blenheim Bouquet (since the non-fictional Winston Churchill is mentioned as one of the house-guests, both in the film and the novel, and we know Churchill's fave scent)
    Un amour de Swann (1984) and Le temps retrouve (1999)- both inspired by Proust's lenghty novel, Mouchoir de Monsieur

    ... however, I still have doubts about what the characters- both the ones "in this thing of ours" and all the law-abiding ones- male or female, in the TV show "The Sopranos" (1999-2007) would wear, the TV show being so complex and with so many diff rent possibilities of interpretations/associations, I could hardly tell which fragrance would suit which specific character, specific scene, specific plotline

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