Doctor Who thing: what fragrances would the 11 Doctors wear?

Reader Grant Osborne alerts me to a project at his site basenotes, a blog about fragrances and perfumes. Grant explains:

One of my writers has paired each Doctor with which fragrance that suits them the most — with the caveat that it should be a fragrance launched during the tenure of that Doctor.

We illustrated each one with either a perfume ad spoof, or a scene featuring the Doctor and the fragrance. As a teaser – here is Jon Petwee as Yves Saint Laurent….

This is the original ad:


And this is the basenotes interpretation, by artist Alan Hindle:


This is hilarious… and rather disturbing.

Basenotes writer Persolaise explains the choice:

Pertwee’s Doctor was the blokiest, most James Bond-like of the lot (ruffled shirts notwithstanding) so he would certainly have gone for YSL’s 70s hit: it’s clean, citrusy and aromatic, but it also possesses an odd, metallic edge. Just right.

See all the other Doctors’ pairups (including a guess at which might be appropriate for Peter Capaldi’s) at “Who Smells So Great? – Perfume And Fifty Years Of Doctor Who” at basenotes.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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Wed, Feb 12, 2014 4:08pm

Now THIS is weird, weird, weird.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 6:18pm

i haven’t smelled (or even heard of) enough of these to give an opinion… i hope peter capaldi wears my old standby favorite (Aramis).