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Discussion in '"The Hobbit"' started by Sarah, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Narya

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    LOL!! I am suddenly reminded by Twilight and how stupid Meyer described the scent of Vampires and Werewolves. It was quite obvious who she favored - vampires smelled sweet (????), like I always imagined them smelling like rotting corpse since they are essentially dead. Or maybe the smell of rocks or ice - like they smell, but definitely not sweet.

    LOL! As for elves, I imagine them smelling like fresh mowed grass
     
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    Chocolate.

    With maybe some oak and trees and mountainy air.

    keeping the chocolate.

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    Chocolate? LOL!! Too strong.... oak and mountain air is closer
     
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    All right fine. :D Oak and Mountain air it is.


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    HAHAHAH! I think Hobbits smell like pastries, though.
     
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    And Dwarves would smell like smoke, the forge, hot metal, and beer? ;)

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    Ohmygosh! YES! Beer! I imagine them smelling like sweat. I mean, have you ever been in an elevator with someone who has dreadlocks and is very sweaty? There that is what I think dwarves smell like.
     
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    Elves don't really smell nor do they leave much in the way of tracks or trails in their passing. No, Bilbo is here using a metaphor of speech which Tolkien was always keen to pick up on and he is referring to a joy and pleasant wholesomeness in the air and as these are attributes also not really sensed or seen normally --- smelled or discerned by nose is a good description of this common phenomena. However for those who really do smell such things, I would say that elves smell like deep red roses on a warm still summers morning and other similar flowers but especially Athelas, although very faintly which is also known as Kingsfoil.
     
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    Haha, best response. Homeless elves smell like car air freshener
     

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