Halloween Costumes and Scents

Two weeks until Halloween, and so many questions remain. Which candy should you give out? (Answer: Nerds.) Does Party City have any Donald Trump costumes left in your size? (Answer: No.) Most importantly, what perfume should you wear with your Minions costume? Scents of Self is here for you.

Star Wars

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Lupita Nyong’o is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lupita is also the newest face of Lancome. By the transitive property, Lancome La Vie Est Belle is the official fragrance of The Force Awakens! (Hey, you try finding a Star Wars perfume. If you all could just admit that Star Trek is the better franchise, then I could be writing about Shirtless Kirk instead.)


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Banana notes aren’t exactly common in perfumery, so the Minions’ favorite fruit presents a bit of a challenge.


The obvious choice is the remarkably banana-y Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Banane, but it’s been discontinued for years. Fortunately, the daring spiced banana of Jean Patou Sira des Indes can still be found on FragranceNet.

Orange Is The New Black


Piper Chapman might have blown her chance at getting her body product line into Barney’s, but she can still take comfort in the peculiar marine vanilla of Greg Lauren for Barney’s New York.



Eternal winter never smelled so good. Christopher Brosius has an eerie genius for bottling the scents of nature, and his CB I Hate Perfume Winter 1972 perfectly captures the delicate freshness of snow.

Squirrel Girl


So Squirrel Girl may not have cracked Party City’s Top 10 just yet, but I have high hopes for Marvel’s goofiest superhero. Mark my words, someday Squirrel Girls will outnumber Catwomen and Sexy Ewoks on Halloween night. And when that day comes, the clear choice is the hazelnut-y gourmand goodness of L’Artisan Parfumeur Noir Exquis.

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Halloween Poll

Happy Halloween, y’all! What are you (or your Halloween-age family members) doing for Halloween this year? What’s your costume, and what perfume are you going to pair it with? I still don’t have a costume yet, but it will probably involve my Pikachu hat (see above). For perfume, I’m thinking Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense or maybe one of my father’s BPAL Paranorman samples.