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?
Effie Trinket

I just LOVE that!

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.

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Effie Trinket

The odds have certainly been in MY favor.

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.
Effie Trinket

I have finally figured myself out.

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.
Effie Trinket

The Hunger Games are eating my life.

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.