Posted 07 May 2008 - 04:04 PM
Ooh, this is a great request. (*waves Indy pennant* - so. freaking. excited.)
I agree, I think of dirt, leather, and sweat. But as for what he would wear, I think something kind of traditional and classic, neat but with a bit of musk.
Dee might be a great choice, because it captures the geeky end of Indy but will also have a classic cologne quality -- so it's both something he might wear and something that personifies him. soft English leather, rosewood and tonka with a hint of incense, parchment and soft woods.
Casanova also sounds good. A rakish blend of leather, anise, lavender, bergamot and amber with tonka, lemon peel and lusty patchouli.
You can't buy an imp of it, but Western Diamondback might be PERFECT. Leather and Snake Oil.
If you want a feral, deep, animal musk type scent, maybe Satyr. Fenris Wolf and Loup Garou are also a bit wild and earthy.
Black Opal or Death Cap - both have a crisp, stony earthiness, with a smooth undertone They're unisex, and on a man, they might make a nice cologne.
Calico Jack is aquatic, but a great men's adventurer kind of scent. It's lightly spicy. Mary Read or Anne Bonny might work, too, but I haven't tried either, so I don't know how aquatic Mary is.
Burial and Deep in EArth might be good for earthy scents.
You can't get imps of these, of course, but they sound like good possibilities: The Ifrit (light, spicy sand), Mr. Ibis or Mr. Jacquel, Crowley (another clean but rounded, leathery cologne), Famine (sleek and classic), Tristran (herbal earthy), The Organ Grinder (earthy root beer), Parliament of Monsters (light, dusty tobacco incense).