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.