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    Default What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    I know some people hate these threads, but I'm already planning a Hallowe'en costume and I want something Victorian, dark, brooding, moody, dangerous, and maybe a little bit demented... just like Johnny Depp's character. You suggestions are much appreciated!

    Edit: I take as my first possibility Alexander McQueen Kingdom, based on this thread:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...t=sweeney+todd
    Last edited by kopah; 27th February 2008 at 07:11 PM.

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    Caron's L'Anarchiste for what some people perceive as a human blood note.

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    CdG's Guerrilla 1
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    Geo F Trumpers Eau de Quinine.
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    Tumulte

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    I can't remember which ELdO, I think the newest one, Tom of Finland Has pronounced blood notes apparently, with a metallic tinge, just like his blade

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    Without question, Czech and Speake #88

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    Iquitos, fits all the other requirements except "dangerous". Not enough animal notes in it.

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    To me, Antaeus: daring, dark, enigmatic and... rouge

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    pinaud mixed with brut ought to provide a sharp, nasty barber smell..and you can spend ten bucks total on this part of the costume instead of spending lots of money on a nice bottle.
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    Default Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    I just realized something when jdnba mentioned a "barber smell" - for real accuracy, I should really get something that smells a little bit like shaving soap, because of course a barber would smell like that. So maybe shaving soap and blood? Creepy. Would any of the above suggestions fit that description?

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    rive gauche mixed with l'anarchiste would fit the bill there....shavingsoap and blood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by godsagenda View Post
    Without question, Czech and Speake #88
    This is what I thought of as well, especially considering the OPs wishes for "something Victorian, dark, brooding, moody, dangerous, and maybe a little bit demented..." Maybe it doesn't do all these things, but several.

    I also thought of Acier Aluminium for some reason. Don't know why, but perhaps the thought of a gleaming straight razor and the metallic top notes of AA got linked together in my mind

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    Black Aoud!

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    Hmmmm....I think Mr. Todd would wear Salvador Dali Pour Homme. Not because of all the "spooky" stigma attached to it. But because it is melancholy, brooding, yet still beautiful...like flowers in garden that have begun to decay, but are still fragrant. Yes, decaying but still trying to hold on to what they once were. Like Mr. Todd himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bront82 View Post
    CdG's Guerrilla 1
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    My first thought was Clubman by Pinaud straight up.

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    The ONLY logical choice is Truefitt and Hill.
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    I swear when I first wore it I had an image in my mind not unlike Sweeney Todd. L'Artisan Fou d' Absinthe

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    Rive Gauche or Obsession.

    But acttually I think he would wear something like Brut or Old Spice. And whatever it is, he would not smell good, because his scent would get mixed with those wonderful cookies and the rest of the environment.

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    He makes mention of "a nice Bay Rum" in the movie.

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    Bay rum and ambergris?

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    L'artisan Parfumer - Passage d'Enfer - I think it would match quite well!
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    Default Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
    He makes mention of "a nice Bay Rum" in the movie.
    Bay rum is a beverage, not a fragrance...

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    Bay Rum is a fragrance, not a beverage

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    I'm thinkin one of the Ungaro brothers.
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    Rive Gauche Extreme, for that crazy extreme barbershop ambiance.

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    since he mentions Bay Rum in the film, and the shaving consultants were Geo F. Trumper...


    maybe Bay Rum by Geo F. Trumper?


    it's a stretch, i know...
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    Default Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    Bay Rum is a fragrance, not a beverage
    LOL - whoops, I stand corrected :P Not sure that Sweeney himself would wear something that he recommends to the Beadle, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad278 View Post
    since he mentions Bay Rum in the film, and the shaving consultants were Geo F. Trumper...


    maybe Bay Rum by Geo F. Trumper?


    it's a stretch, i know...
    i actually bought this one for my dad...its nice, but its freakin strong as hell...but im with you, i was thinking the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bossa Nova View Post
    Hmmmm....I think Mr. Todd would wear Salvador Dali Pour Homme. Not because of all the "spooky" stigma attached to it. But because it is melancholy, brooding, yet still beautiful...like flowers in garden that have begun to decay, but are still fragrant. Yes, decaying but still trying to hold on to what they once were. Like Mr. Todd himself.
    +1 Dali pour Homme ... meaty and macabre

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    My first thought was Black Aoud.

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    Hammam Bouquet

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    Black Soul

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    My first thought was something cheap and barbershop-y. In the 1840s, only poor men went to get shaves (and haircuts) at a barbershop. Wealthy men usu. owned a set of razors (kept sharp by a manservant, who also cut hair) which they used to shave themselves.

    I think Sartorial brings out a barbershop vibe, although it's more complex and elegant.
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    SECRETIONS MAGNIFIQUES definitely has a blood thang going on. But you probably wouldn't want to buy it...get a decant from perfumed court!
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    Wow... I'm shocked we've come this far without a mention of Burning Barbershop! Maybe the mob burned Lovett's pie shop to the ground after discovering what she and Sweeney were up to. It certainly fits into the fragrance's backstory.

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    After researching the character:

    Layering OR applied on different areas (whichever works best):

    Thunderstorm (Demeter)
    Narcissus (Yardley) -- yeah, I know it's marketed to females.

    You're gonna have to trust me on this.

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    I wonder if the OP can remember back that far.

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    Besides Body Odor and an ostentatious hat ?
    Pinaud products.

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    Fendi Uomo (the original)

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