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Thanks to an incredibly helpful comment thread on bois de jasmine I was given a bunch of recommendations for perfumes that Effie Trinket might wear. If you recall, this question is what got me into perfume sampling in the first place (which has been an amazing, if expensive, new hobby). And you know what?


The perfume that I believe Effie would wear is Insolence by Guerlain.

It's classic with a twist of something bright and fruity and the whole thing changes by the minute, but it also has those smells I associate with cosmetics. I feel like it would blend beautifully with her wigs and powders and become something uniquely HER. Perfect blend of BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT but underpinned with other, richer things. In other words, EFFIE!

Here. Have some reviews that describe the scent better than I can.

Oh man, I am SO HAPPY right now! \o/

Hannibal and Perfume.

So. What do we think? What perfume does Bedelia wear? Right now I'm thinking maybe Guerlain L'heure Bleue. This is from a review on bois de jasmin:

Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is the embodiment of refinement. When I read that Catherine Deneuve wore it for many years as her signature fragrance, I was not at all surprised. Its luminous orange blossom is beautifully contrasted with the rich plushness of vanilla, iris and incense. L’Heure Bleue’s sillage is among the most beautiful of great classics—bright, radiant, enveloping. It was also the first Guerlain perfume to use aldehydes (distinctive starchy-metallic notes) to give a lift to the rich floral accord. The carnation, ylang-ylang and anise introduce L’Heure Bleue, but then you become aware of its velvety layers–iris, vanilla, incense, musk, tonka bean. The leitmotif of anise persists through the layers of L’Heure Bleue. The eau de parfum concentration is plusher and warmer than the musk inflected eau de toilette. The extrait de parfum is even more memorable, a mouthwatering confection of orange blossom, iris, and vanilla with a touch of licorice.

I'm gonna go home and put some on and see if I can feel her. Any other suggestions for possibilities?

I just LOVE that!

Effie Trinket
I realized this morning that I never posted any pics of me as Effie Trinket here. These are from NY Comic Con but I also dressed up as her for Halloween. I think I would dress up as her for the rest of my life if I could get away with it. I have never felt more perfectly ME.

Up, up, up! Its going to be a big, big, big day!Collapse )

The odds have certainly been in MY favor.

Effie Trinket
This week has been out of control as far as fangirling goes. I've already seen Catching Fire twice, all the Doctor Who madness, Frozen coming's too much. I am exhausted from feels. And from the overwhelming love I have for Effie fucking Trinket and everything she is and everything she's becoming. And every choice Elizabeth Banks has made in her performance. And just...everything. EVERYTHING. Oh god.

The amount of jewelry I have bought recently because the designers were used in the movie is rather embarrassing. But Capitol Couture just DOES it for me. And you know what? People always love the villains. I'm not even going to feel bad about finding these particular villains unbelievable stylish. Because they ARE. Give me ALLLLLLL the Capitol fashions, please. Thank you.

Now I just have to wait another year for MJ1 and keep my fingers crossed that the movie inspires a flood of new fanfic.

Doctor Whoooooooooo.

I can't remember the last time I felt such love.


Pacific Rim Soundtrack?

Do any of you beautiful people have the Pacific Rim soundtrack? And if so, might you be willing to share it with me? ::bats eyelashes::

Thank you! I love you!

I have finally figured myself out.

Effie Trinket
This thing I'm doing with Effie? It's what I would always do right before I realized I just had to RP a particular character. Obsessing about her characterization. Working out her voice in my head. Focussing on every tiny detail, every reaction, every inflection in line delivery. Trying to work out headcanons and all that shit. Rewatching the movie over and over and over and over...

How did I not recognize that until just now?!

I don't think I am ready to go back to RPing (if I ever will) but at least now I get what's going on in my own head here. Kind of a relief.

The Hunger Games are eating my life.

Effie Trinket
This obsession is at Defcon 1, people. DEFCON ONE. I need help here. I need fic. FEED ME FIC!


I'll take anything well written. Anything about the Capitol, about previous Games, about Victors, about the Careers, about life in the other Districts, about Haymitch, about Effie...ANYTHING. Anything that doesn't center on Katniss or Peeta or Gale. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE.

Feeeeeeeeeed meeeeeee.

So, I gave in.

Effie Trinket
And read all three Hunger Games books today.

Someone hold me...

Ok. Here's the thing.

Effie Trinket
I have all of a sudden become completely obsessed with Effie Trinket. Movie Effie. Amazing outfits Effie. I haven't read the Hunger Games books, I don't know how much Elizabeth Banks' performance differs, but HOLY HELL I love her in the movie. I have also discovered that I ship her with Haymitch. As I have no connection to any sort of fandom here, I have no idea if this is a popular pairing or what. Don't care either.

What I do care about, and the reason I have popped in to say hello again ("Hello again!") is that it's been ages since I had even the slightest inkling of an idea how to go about finding good fanfic.

So. Can anyone help me? I want some good, dark, dark, dirty fanfic. For Effie. And Haymitch.


[Yes. This comes as much of a shock to me as it does to you. I can't explain it other than to say LOOK AT HER!]


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