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Old July 14 2012, 11:09 AM   #181
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This is kind of an odd question but I'm gonna throw it out there. Did anyone ever wonder what T'pol smells like? I mean everyone has a unique scent of some kind.

I imagine she smells like:

A) Nothing at all.

B) Clean, like some form of soap.

C) Some sort of light perfume, such as a sweet or flowery scent, like lavender.
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Old July 14 2012, 05:36 PM   #182
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A very interesting question that I also have pondered before. In the first episodes it is mentioned that she needs to mask the human scent as Vulcans find it revolting.
Ergo she does not smell "human"
I would think that human scent is a combination of all our secretions however miniscule they are up to the famous old people smell.
So the question arises. What is the Vulcan urinary tract like? How do they sweat if at all, saliva - tons of it? Vaginal secretions? Tears? Earwax?
How much of all this is documented in trek lore?
But now that I have ruined our image of T'Pol and reduced her to a bunch of glands on two lovely feet I want to finish with this.

In my dreams there is a sweet flowery scent that fills my entire universe as she gets closer and whispers " I find you agreeable Surak"
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Old July 14 2012, 06:20 PM   #183
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A very interesting question that I also have pondered before. In the first episodes it is mentioned that she needs to mask the human scent as Vulcans find it revolting.
Ergo she does not smell "human"
I would think that human scent is a combination of all our secretions however miniscule they are up to the famous old people smell.
So the question arises. What is the Vulcan urinary tract like? How do they sweat if at all, saliva - tons of it? Vaginal secretions? Tears? Earwax?
How much of all this is documented in trek lore?
But now that I have ruined our image of T'Pol and reduced her to a bunch of glands on two lovely feet I want to finish with this.

In my dreams there is a sweet flowery scent that fills my entire universe as she gets closer and whispers " I find you agreeable Surak"
Well in that case one may as well ask what Vulcans smell like in general. I wasn't really going to such an in depth scale, but it is interesting to find someone who is as interested in some of the most obscure scientific facts of Trek as I am.

One thing I can gather ( and mind you I am working from some assumptions based entirely on observation here) is that T'pol can't smell too different from us. The crew has no reaction to her scent. (Lets just skip the "writers never thought about it." argument for now.) Now this could be because they don't care, or more likely, that their sense of smell simply can't detect enough of a difference to actually acknowledge it.

Also T'pol later pointed out, that she had become used to the human odor, but that it was difficult to mask. We probably don't smell too bad to Vulcans, so much as our odor is probably more pungent than anything.

Speaking of which, from a Vulcan perspective, and what I know about Human biology, we probably exhibit a strong a strong/ pungent musk odor to them. (Much like the way a Red-tailed fox smells to us.)

Given that it seems they are put off by how pungent our odor is, I gather Vulcan's don't exhibit such strong odors. My guess is she probably doesn't have a very strong scent and would probably smell more like nothing to us. (Maybe something akin to sawdust.)

However all of this is based on circumstance, inference, and extrapolation based on and assumed context. So I could be way off.

I probably should have worded my original question differently. I was referring to her scent based on what you think her personal grooming preferences are. I.E. Does she smell like nothing, soap, or some kind of light fragrance?

Personally, I too believe that she smells sweetly of flowers. It just seems to suit her.
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Old July 14 2012, 06:48 PM   #184
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On the bridge I would think her scent is neutral or a tiny bit soap fresh. In her quarters she always lights candles for meditation. Maybe the flowery scent we both imagine comes from those candles?
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Old July 14 2012, 07:05 PM   #185
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Maybe, Flowery scents, are often really pleasant but never overbearing, a reserved scent. That seems fitting for T'pol. I imagine she has flower scented soap, I'm thinking lavender.
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Old July 14 2012, 08:13 PM   #186
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Did anyone ever wonder what T'pol smells like?
Well, the logical answer would be "Gaith's old t-shirts".



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Old July 14 2012, 08:39 PM   #187
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Can you recommend the Veal dinner Gaith?
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Old July 14 2012, 09:19 PM   #188
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I once described T'Pol as smelling faintly of candles and chamomile.
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Old July 14 2012, 10:30 PM   #189
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In one of the first of the Ent novels there is a scene where Archer is injured and is then helped up from the floor by T'Pol. Archer describes her scent in the scene as slightly "lemon lime" -- FWIW.
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Old July 14 2012, 11:26 PM   #190
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On the bridge I would think her scent is neutral or a tiny bit soap fresh. In her quarters she always lights candles for meditation. Maybe the flowery scent we both imagine comes from those candles?
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Maybe, Flowery scents, are often really pleasant but never overbearing, a reserved scent. That seems fitting for T'pol. I imagine she has flower scented soap, I'm thinking lavender.
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I once described T'Pol as smelling faintly of candles and chamomile.
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In one of the first of the Ent novels there is a scene where Archer is injured and is then helped up from the floor by T'Pol. Archer describes her scent in the scene as slightly "lemon lime" -- FWIW.
I find it interesting that we all assume that T'Pol has a pleasant scent about her.
To me that is only logical as T'Pol told Trip that Vulcans do appreciate beauty.

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Old July 15 2012, 12:17 AM   #191
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We have proof that her scent is notable:

THOLOS: (to T'Pol) Most Vulcans smell of dust, but you're different.
TUCKER: Something sure smells.
THOLOS: Did you say something, pink skin?

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Old July 15 2012, 04:18 AM   #192
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I once described T'Pol as smelling faintly of candles and chamomile.
I think I read that one. That does make sense for her.
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Old July 15 2012, 08:20 AM   #193
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Old July 15 2012, 09:17 AM   #194
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I have a shampoo that sort of smells like bubblegum. Maybe she smells like that. Her hair should smell like bubblegum and her skin should smell like Victoria's Secret Angel lotion. Great stuff for massages.
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Old July 15 2012, 11:05 AM   #195
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...T'Pol smells of lilac.
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