So, listen…. The Dark Knight, just go see it. No, no, don’t argue with me, really, I won’t listen to it. Do it not only because it has my favorite eye candy in it, but because it’s a really terrific film. It’s not just a comic book film. It’s about honor and betrayal and friendship, and what is a hero. Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker is so different and yet the same from the character Nicholson did in the first Batman. The strokes on the character are the same, but where Nicholson’s was a caricature, Ledger made The Joker human and breathtakingly scary in ways that has me humbled at how talented he was. Go see it, you’ll see what I mean.
What’s a good scent for this whole movie? Well, lucky me (thanks to March getting me signed up for Andy’s 100 sample giveaway!) got a sample of Andy Tauer’s new Vetiver Dance (not released yet, it looks like fall?), with notes of grapefruit, black pepper, clary sage, lily of the valley, cedar wood, ambergris, tonka and dark vetiver from java. It goes on green and peppery, with all the earthiness of the vetiver, tonka, ambergris and wood spiking through. I don’t get much of the lily of the valley or grapefruit, maybe just a wisp. This is a scent for flawed people – at times too real and at other times almost a shadow. I deliberately did not do a comparison to Onda or Djedi, but Vetiver Dance has that same earthy clarity of those two, and that’s as far as I’ll go from memory. It’s a great scent and one that I think The Joker and Batman would wear because it suits that darkness we all have in us, standing alongside the capacity for great good and a little crazy thrown on top like an irresistible cherry. Vetiver is always my favorite “human” note because it is never covered in artifice. Now y’all can just pine until Andy gets this released this fall. For you vetiver fans, even those of you who are not, it will be worth the wait.