What does it smell like?
Star Wars has often been hailed as a visual masterpiece, but one of the things that truly sets it apart is the lived-in quality of the sets and props. Far from the antiseptic feel of other science fiction franchises, ships and droids have a certain verisimilitude; they get dirty, they have smell. This has led to the eternal question (normally posed by Alex) "What does it smell like?"
The default sort order is alphabetical.
|What is it?||Minute||What does it smell like?|
|Anakin Skywalker (while facing General Grievous)||ROTS 20|
|Young Anakin Skywalker||TPM 84||Bantha poodoo. Dust and Sand. Watto.|
|The audience chamber of Vader's castle||R1 75||Sulfur, strawberry lava (delicious), freshly charred flesh.|
|Burning Grievous||ROTS 68||(all burnt) Raspberry preserves, fried chicken, hair, electrical.|
|Burning Jawa bodies||SWM:WE 145||Cinnamon.|
|Cloud City||ESB 80||A casino.|
Farts (from all the beldon gas).
Dryer sheets (from an 8-DAY-GREEDO call).
Sickly sweet cocoa butter.
Travel or the inside of an airplane.
Outside - a town that has a paper mill; industrial.
|The Crawl at the start of Return of the Jedi.||ROTJ 1||Vile; it stinks.|
|Darth Vader||ESB 110||Band-aids and Altoids.|
|Darth Vader (under his armor)||ESB 45||Sweat socks and old leather.|
Like if you keep a band-aid on too long.
|Darth Vader's breath||SWM 37
|Motor oil and curry|
Carbon dioxide; car exhaust; gases of Bespin.
|The Death Star||SWM 37||Fear.|
|Eadu||R1 58||"Fecund soil with an undertone of acrid stink"
Sting's acrid sweat.
|Every scene in the Prequels||ESB 45||Febreze™.|
|Geonosis (the steam)||AOTC 96||Krispy Kreme.
|George Lucas||ROTJ 98||Chicken sandwiches.|
|Han||ESB 121 (Special Edition)||Musk: raw leather with a little bit of wet dog. Charming.|
|Han Solo after being released from the carbonite||ROTJ 19||Carbonite (obviously) and the last meal that he ate on Cloud City.|
|Inside the Jabba the Hutt puppet||ROTJ 9||Foam rubber, paint, solvents, chemicals and three guys all in a million degrees.|
|Jabba the Hutt||ROTJ 15||Weed; a blanket from the back of a hippie's van; opium; patchouli; frog guts; dark basement.|
|The Jawa Sandcrawler||SWM 44
Poop / metallic oily smell.
|The Millennium Falcon and its smuggling compartments||SWM 60
|Lots of things, and none of them pleasant|
Strong spices, curry, and garbage.
|Our heroes and their clothes||SWM 87
|Garbage masher stench (starting Minute 77 and throughout the rest of the movie).|
|Qui Gon's "Defiance"||TPM 128||Burlap and hair grease.|
|The Rancor Pit||ROTJ 27||The reptile house at the zoo.|
|The Wookiee house set from the filming of the Holiday Special||The Holiday Special part II||Cigarettes and sweat.|
|Yoda||ESB 68||Rotting seaweed - like a seaweed smoothie; totally nauseating.|
|The Star Wars Minute Wiki||SWMLS||Dove Men+Care™ Charcoal and Clay®.|