It's time for the weekend poll — Aunt Violet: "What's a weekend?" — and this weekend, we're scenting the cast of Downton Abbey. Scent as many or as few as you like, and please, there is no need for historical accuracy — Julian Fellowes has not been stifled by such considerations, so neither will we.
If you don’t watch Downton Abbey, feel free to scent a character from your favorite TV show.
I've been thinking about Aunt Violet. Actually, I don't think Aunt Violet would bother with perfume, but I'll give her a little drop of Chanel Cuir de Russie anyway. Sybil wouldn't bother with perfume either, but if somebody gave her a bottle, she'd wear it distractedly and never even notice when it was reformulated or changed names, so for her, Miss Dior Chérie. Edith would wear too much of something that didn't suit her but that she thought would suit Mary. I'll give her Guerlain L’Heure Bleue.
Mary is harder to pin down (as near as I can tell, she's also hard for Julian Fellowes to pin down: he wants her to be everything all at once). In season one, she seemed headed for big tuberose status, but now she's fallen back nearly to L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons. I'll reserve judgment until season two is over. Lavinia, meanwhile, can have some Annick Goutal Petite Cherie.
There. I did not scent the downstairs, or any of the men. Go to it, what are your picks?