We had remarkable presences last year and some repeat the nomination again. This year one of the greatest characters is Winston Churchill, brilliantly interpreted by Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour. What would Churchill smell like?
So here are the essential oils for each nominee according to the emotional properties of the oils and the traits of each character:
Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
Probably the most beautiful film of the year, with the Summer of southern Europe as a background where Chalamet incorporates youth, desire and awakening. And what do all those emotions smell like other than a combination of Bergamot, Sandalwood and White Fir?
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
The master of the movie stars – my favourite actor – presents us with the role of an obsessive perfectionist extremely devoted to his art, characteristics that would combine perfectly with a blend of Patchouli and Ginger.
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
I must confess I didn’t find this movie or the roles up to an Oscar Nomination, but anyway the frightened yet perseverant character that Kaluuya plays in Get Out could smell like Cypress and Coriander.
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Gary Oldman, in one of his best roles which should give him the deserved Oscar, with this brilliant interpretation of Winston Churchill, a strong man who knew how to combine words better than anyone and was a very skillful strategist. What else would someone with these characteristics smell like other than Cedarwood, Grapefruit and Fennel?
Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel)
The persistent lawyer that Denzel Washington brings us this year (he was also nominated in this category last year) could smell like Vetiver, an oil originated from a root that makes one center and descend and expresses the vibe of this character.
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Probably the movie of the year (for me it was Dunkirk, but I think the Academy will give the prize to this one). Sally Hawkins has a remarkable interpretation with a delicacy that matches this enchanted film. This fairy tale character could only smell like Jasmine and Black Pepper, in a mix simultaneously delicate and sensual.
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Frances McDormand in another striking role as a grieving mother haunted by the death of her daughter. It’s a character of a sharpness that cuts right through you, genuine in each moment, traits that blend with the smell of Myrrth, Melissa and Juniper Berry.
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Margot Robbie has been showing the talented actress she is and in this remarkable role as a passionate athlete she gives life to one of the most controversial ice skaters in history. If the decision was mine, the oscar would be hers! The scent of someone with such a life could only be: Helichrysum and Lime.
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Even though I admire Saoirse Ronan’s work, I must confess I would have preferred to have seen Jessica Chastain for Molly’s Game in this list rather than Ronan, mainly because I think Lady Bird was way overrated. Ronan interprets a teenager reaching adulthood and dealing with all the confusion and anger that goes inside during the growing process, emotions that blend with Wild Orange and Peppermint.
Meryl Streep (The Post)
Always perfect on any role, Meryl Streep has here another character that fits well with her because of the restraint and sophistication. The role of such a noble lady with a natural elegance would be translated aromatically by Rose and Lavender.
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