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.)