Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm not a wabbit! I need some west.

I'm coming down with a cold, and when I get a cold, and my voice gets hoarse, I like channeling my inner Lily Von Shtup. I walk around my house in fuzzy slippers doing impressions of her saloon performance, since my voice gets all froggy like her Elmer Fudd meets Marlene Dietrich alto. Man, I miss Madeline Kahn! The woman was so damn brilliant.

So in honor of the genius of Madeline Kahn, I must ask: what perfume would you put on Lily Von Shtup, the Teutonic Titwillow herself? Don't know what I'm talking about? Go rent Blazing Saddles, you philistine. Or Young Frankenstein, for that matter.

I think she would be perfect in the new Femme de Rochas, because when I think of her in it, suddenly the humor in its spicy overblown cumin-jasmine makes perfect sense and I appreciate the scent so much more than I thought I did. Or perhaps Lipstick Rose would be more appropriate for such a bawd? Perhaps that one, or Dioressence, has the naughty soapiness for one caught up, morning, noon, and night, with "dwink and dancing, some quick womancing. And then a showah."

What do you think? Please share, and Blazing Saddles quotes encouraged as well.


Anya said...

Tell Lily, er, Aimee, that she's been tagged

Divina said...

Uh-Oh, I fear I am definitely a philistine for I don't know her! But I wanted to wish you to feel better soon :)



ScentScelf said...

Oh my goodness, I'm too busy laughing...go wave your tissues about as you waltz about in your fuzzy slippers...I shall try to conjure an appropriate scent for Lily.

Not a campfire scent, of course.

Aimée L'Ondée said...

anya, eek, I will write up a tag post this weekend, then!

Aimée L'Ondée said...

thanks, divina! Rent Blazing Saddles if you possibly can. I don't know what kind of dvd distribution it has in Europe, but it's funny as hell.

Aimée L'Ondée said...

Ha! No, no campfires for Lily. Maybe schnitzengruben, or womantic wed woses.

Vetivresse said...

I had the unparalleled pleasure of meeting her one evening ten years ago. She was very different from her onscreen personae, and at that time quite sick. I will never forget that evening as long as I live. Priests and politicians we forget, the strong, funny women of this world we never forget.

Perfumeshrine said...

I hope you're better now.

Madeline Kahn commands respect: anyone so brilliantly funny must be one hell of a thoughtful and intelligent person. She was the bee's knees in both films (and YF is a huge CLASSIC)

Divina said...

Oops, didn't notice Anya had already tagged you! I did too!

Alyssa said...

LOVE Madeline Kahn! And love Blazing Saddles, and YF, too.

I think Rochas Femme would be perfect for the dicing Ms. Kahn, but I want Lily to wear something...trashier. Angel? Poison?

Or maybe one of your fierce leathers. Got to keep those boys in line!

Or...maybe something she can practically bathe in--an old-fashioned toilet water or cologne for those quick pick-me-ups when there's no, um, time to shower in between, as it were.

(p.s. my verification word is xated)

Aimée L'Ondée said...

heh, yeah, something trashy-good-fun, that Luca would say is a vacation from good taste, like L'Artisan Vanilia or Tocade. Or the "godzilla floral" Insolence edp. Perfect! (and perfect verification word, too)