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Thread: SAME NAME GAME is over...
Today we have completed a 10 question routine on the ladies' side of the board and Ladylonestar is a winner with the three correct answers. And we are starting a new game on the gentlemen's side. I thought it would be fun!
No rules or regulations as per the number of guesses. The winner will get a small prize at the end.
As some may know, English is not my first language, so please bear with me on that. Sometimes my hands are faster than my mind, therefore please forgive my frequent text modifications.
Question # 1.
If only the house that will celebrate their 100 year anniversary this time next year thought of using more civet from the elusive leopard found only on this island, the same name scent would have a better staying power!
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"Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein
Same year, but another jewelry maker. Good going! 8-)
I think you are referring to the elusive panthereae panthera adersi aka the Zanzibar leopard.
so my guess Van Cleef & Arpels Zanzibar.
but...civet from a leopard??
That's the answer. 8-) Thank you!
Zanzibar, where Farrokh Bulsara of Queen (known to the world under a different name) was born. The world's leading clove producer. And Zanzibar leopard which some scientists consider extinct, belongs to civet cats family, although everybody knows that civet used in parfumery does not come from leopards! ;D It was a trick, and I am glad it did not side-track you! ;D
Check under Wildlife here:
A 2001 Van Cleef & Arpel's production too. No civet in it at all, but if they used some...
For those more interested in civet: :
Please stay tuned for Question # 2. If it goes this fast, we will do the whole thing in one week!
Thank you for your interest again!
Question # 2.
These days I would not be surprised if Rome is betray'd for a few drops of this scent, not for a few drops of salt!
Originally Posted by Timberwolf
what are you exactly meaning?
I don't know but Lancetti Via Condotti came to my mind...
Meaning : "betrayed", just quoting an original source with the original spelling!
Eureka! It's Coriolan!
Magnifiscent is a winner!
Yes, it is. Please do not make it look so easy, will you? ;D Well, seriously, I am just beginning to discover the beauty of the fragrances marketed for men and enjoy researching their notes and stories behind their names too!
Coriolan... I love this discontinued Guerlain on Mr.Timberwolf! Perfect autumn scent exuding self-confidence, if you ask me.
Beethoven's Overture take on the story is superb. And the "betray'd" quote comes from almost the end of Shakespeare's Coriolanus where his enraged brother in arms kills Caius Martius Coriolan(us), but we all know it is just politics:
"He has betray'd your business, and given up,
For certain drops of salt, your city Rome..."
Thanks for your attention and please stay tuned for the next question!
Question # 3.
Do you believe that Minnesota skeeters would be still existing if the whole population used this fragrance and read this newspaper?
Nope. Think cartoons.
Hint: The city where this newspaper is being published has the same name with one of Faberge' s discontinued fragrances.
Lavender in the fragrance is a sure mosquito repellent.
Nope. It was a hint for Question # 3.
I knew that, I was just testing you... ;D
OK. :P I thought Brut is still being produced. :P
I guess McGregor it's right because it's a town in MN where it's published a newspaper called "The voyageur press of McGregor" where you can found comics about skeeters tales...
And is also a Fabergé discontinued fragrance with a strong lavender note which, indeed is quite like a bugs spray! ;D
Guys, you never cease to amaze me... I am modifying this message because the question was a kind of tricky.
Why? It has two answers and both would be correct.
Ever got a greeting card from Minnesota with their state bird -- mosquito -- on it? They all started and became quite popular in a town of McGregor with the local paper called Voyageur Press of McGregor under "Skeeter Tales" (this loving name is hard to come by in a bi-lingual dictionary, right?). ;D
The fragrance I was aiming at is Jean Patou Voyageur, in a blue bottle with the middle notes of lavender and sage. I like it, but I like lavender to start with, and "repellent" reference was just because of the lavender oil's natural properties to keep the bugs away. My Oma always said: Geranium and Lavender is the two plants you can ever rely on to keep mosquitoes, flies and ants off.
I cannot say anything about Faberge's McGregor, and I was so glad to learn more. Thank you ever so much, Ermano, for casting some light on the subject. Now we all know! ;D
Oh well, it did not quite come out as planned, but I am a happy camper (to continue "mosquito" topic). To quote the same Grandmother: "Live and learn and die a fool!" ;D
So.... We have two winners in Question # 3: Helg and Magnifiscent. Congratulations and please stay connected and in good spirits!
Voyageur by Jean Patou
See the one above. I think you both, guys, are the champions! 8-)
Thank you if you are still reading this!
Question # 4.
I was surprised to find out that the music group with the name well-suited for a luscious body cream has an album named like a crisp, woody oriental. By act of god?
No, not yet. Hint: Act of God. :-X
A body cream? ...mmm... Maybe Pearl Jam ;D
A crisp, woody oriental? Ten, isn't it?