Beware of geekery below!
I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones! Huge! Tonight I watched the third episode of the second season... I have read the books, several times, but the show is still so exciting! (Though they could cut down on the randomely nude women and the excessive sex scenes... Sex scenes are soo boring!) I love so many of the characters and the story is such a wonderfully complicated web, constantly teasing me with little clues to the whole picture, but letting me slowly put it together myself!
So I love A Song of Ice and Fire (and isn´t the name of the book series much more intriguing, though rather a mouthful?) and the Game of Thrones TV series. As you all know I also love perfume, and who says you can´t combine the two! As I watched the show today I suddenly remembered that I had come across some Game of Thrones inspired perfume on Etsy... After the episode had ended I had a look, and I found some! Here are a few of the more wintry, House of Stark inspired, scents that I found!
A Stark Winter by SaraWen is inspired by the House of Stark. This scent contains notes of the nothern forest, cedarwood, ivy and vetiver with a dark base of leather and benzoin.
To me this sounds absolutely awesome! I imagine the mild warmth of the hearth in the morning, the fresh and earthy woods outside and a warm scent of leather. Not too cliché, but still with strong ties to the inspiration, I like that! Also, dark and masculine is how I like my scents nowadays!
Winterfell by Black Cat Creatives, inspired by the ancestral castle of the House of Stark, is more feminine with notes of fig, mandarin, heliotrope, jasmin, amber, myrrh, sandalwood and musk.
I don´t quite get the connection between the inspiration and the perfume with this one... I like the oriental resin base, it is warm and comforting like an old castle perhaps, but a bit too exotic for The North... Combined with the rest of the notes, I don´t think this scent would take me away to Winterfell. To Dorne perhaps, but not to Winterfell.
King in the North by Bubble and Geek is inspired by Robb Stark, the King in the North... It is described as scents from the weirwood forest together with notes of lavender, oakmoss, cardamom, mint and vanilla.
This could potentially be a very nice masculine scent, although I am personally not a fan of lavender and mint. I would like to know what is in the scent of weirwood forest, if it is evergreen or more exotic. I´m imagining a resiny evergreen scent, but you never know...
The last scent on my list is Winter Is Coming by False Nostalgia. "Winter Is Coming" is the motto of the House of Stark. This one is described as a cold woodland breeze, icy snow, weirwoods, moss, smoke and ash. I find the description of this one really fascinating! Snow, ice, woods, moss, smoke and ash... judging by the notes, I think this one would really take me away to the far north, maybe even all the way to The Wall and beyond!
My House of Stark perfume would definitely be evergreen and resiny, with woodsmoke and moss, some cold green herbs and a warm and woody base...
So, Game of Thrones, do you like it? Do you watch it? Have you read it? What would your Game of Thrones perfume be like?