Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Character Archetypes and
Their Associated Fragrances
Just over a year ago, I wrote this discussion: Not All Fictional Men Smell Like The Great Outdoors, and so I thought I’d expand on that in today’s free-reign Top Ten Tuesday to give you a list of ten archetypes I come across frequently, their typical “scents”, and the reality of what they probably should smell like instead.
And yes, this is an incredibly random topic curated during ungodly hours of the night.
For reference: “fragrance notes” are key indicators of any perfume/cologne based on their ingredients or what it’s intended to smell like.
Fragrance notes: clean. fresh. sure.
Actually smells like: convenient confidence; a trail of destruction.
Fragrance notes: vibrant. unadulterated. aquatic.
Actually smells like: everyone’s best friend.
The Traditional Baddie
Fragrance notes: leather. smoke. metallic.
Actually smells like: death. (see also: pain).
Fragrance notes: floral? citrus? dirt? everything.
Actually smells like: danger.
Fragrance notes: rolled around nature; musk and wood.
Actually smells like: a lumberjack or a troubled past.
Fragrance notes: n/a.
Actually smells like: nothing because no one cares.
The Boy/Girl Next Door
Fragrance notes: Febreeze and apple pie on the windowsill.
Actually smells like: someone being stalked [by you]
The Sagely Pathfinder
Fragrance notes: alcohol. tobacco. incense.
Actually smells like: exposition and info dumps.
The Tech Savvy
Fragrance notes: ozone. static. neutral.
Actually smells like: an individual who is never thanked for their efforts.
The Love Interest
Fragrance notes: all of the above archetype scents.
Actually smells like: pheromones. miscommunication. drama.
I’m so full of shit these days.
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17 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #111 – Character Archetypes and Their Associated Fragrances”
How on earth do you come up this shit, Joey? I LOVE IT!
Oh my penguins, this post is SO SO great! I adore how unique and creative this is–and your choices?! SO spot on! Though to be honest, I half expected something about blood in The Sacrifice. I suppose that would be too obvious, though.
Thank you for sharing! Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday, if you’re interested. Happy book-ing!
This is definitely an unique topic! Death has a pretty distinct smell… bodily fluid and decomp would make for quite a first impression. o.O My TTT
Is it bad that I find myself very strongly drawn to the Brooder and the Traditional Baddie?
I’ve always wondered why so many male love-interests smell the same. Do they buy from the same fragrance store? Is there some kind of cologne that female authors share with one another that represents the perfect male scent? Now I need someone to invent a cologne called “male love-interest.” I need it to smell like cinnamon, sweat, and pine.
I’ve found myself wondering the same thing… 🙂
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What, no Axe Body Spray? Lol. Great topic. I love it!
Hahaha, how do you come up with such ideas, Joey? that’s crazy, but I love it.
Just when I think you could not get any crazier with your fictional men scents post, bam – you come up with this one. Again, I am in awe of what goes through your head these days.
This is so great! I really needed a laugh.
Brilliant take on the topic! I particularly liked ‘The Sacrifice’ and ‘The Boy/Girl Next Door’. 😀
:O This is such an interesting post. How did you come up with all these? HAHA
“Actually smells like: someone being stalked [by you]”
So like, sweat? >.<
Okay so you officially take the crown for the most creative spin on this topic and I must say the Broody ones always seem to catch my attention haha.
Haha! I always smile and/or laugh at your lists Joey!
Hey, it’s nice to see something completely original
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Haha, great list. 😉