Another hint: the designer house where this fragrance comes from has not released any perfumes for the ladies. Yet. : And probably will not.
Thread: SAME NAME GAME is over...
Now we need a help of a corporate lawyer: when contracts are made the phrase "Act of God" often comes together with the name of the fragrance in question.
The the whole citrus-y name of the music group does sound like a proper name for a body lotion or a candle. 8-)
Force Majeure by Bogart?Originally Posted by Timberwolf
A feather in your hat, Buzzcut! Congratulations! You know, I was trying this and that, and you are the only one who got it! Thank you. Tell me, which hint helped you most?
Force Majeure is an understated fragrance with aldehyde and ozone notes on the opening, but a nice woody drydown. Nothing "in your face", unlike One Man Show, nothing super-duper new in its composition, and certainly a good example of a collision between the name and the contents. Some say it is boring, I would say it is reliable. ;D Michael Edwards puts Force Majeure in the same row with A*Men, Lolita Lempicka au Masculine and Rochas Man. How about that!
No perfumes for ladies from them, though. Well, to be totally true, Jacques Bogart Company is the manufacturer and distributor of Bogart, Ted Lapidus, Facconable, Jeanne Piaubert and Stendhal brands, so ladies still can have some fun!)
Force Majeure is also the name of the album by Tangerine Dream, therefore the reference to the body lotion. Seriously, Tangerine Dream's name does sound like a smoothie or a lotion or a candle, don't you think? They are, for sure, the oldest (since 1970) world's synth band, and still kicking a$$ -- this coming Friday they will have a huuuuuuuuge concert in Essen. I applaud their creativity and longevity and I have no idea what scents they are into...
Thanks for your interest and please stay tuned for Question # 5.
Thank you if you are still not bored to death! Good names in fragrances are not that easy to come by, I know, and personally I do not like the names like Givenchy Very Irresistible and Givenchy Very Irresistible for Men :-/ If you noticed, I am choosing very distinct names in their own rights. And they are becoming harder to choose from! A lot of fragrances, I guess, use geographic places, historical figures or mythological characters in their names. Some list their notes too. And others, like Force Majeure, are just out of the blue.
OK Here goes another...
Question # 5.
The designer, born into the family with the name that does not sound particlularly good to an English speaker, has nothing to do with this fragrance, but it sure gets him around!
Good luck on this one and hope you are in good spirits!
Not an english name...does not sound particlularly good to an English speaker
Ummm...but it sure gets him around!
Is it Dior Higher?
Me too! It's Jean-Louis Scherrer Immense PH, isn't it?nothing wrong with his fine Jewish last name
Doesn't sound good as a *name* .... hmmm ... Cumming??Originally Posted by Timberwolf
The "act of God" clue gave it away.Originally Posted by Timberwolf
No, not yet. The thing is that he changed it, and the world knows him under a different name.
Hint about the fragrance: It does NOT come from this designer! It is not in the BN Directory either, although it was mentioned in Name This Bottle contest and one thread a few months ago.
There were two references. One being Serendipitous and one being So by Carrement Belle.Originally Posted by Timberwolf
Nope. Another hint: this question has to do with the transportation. 8-) (And I realize that it is more of a puzzle than the hint)
Glad that you remember the fragrances from that other game, you are on the right track!
Transportation? Detaille Aeroplane? Detaille Yachting?Originally Posted by Timberwolf
Caron's En Avion? *Ernst Daltroff, right? *Changed his name to that but I can't remember what it was before. *
Another option could be Ralph Lauren, who also changed his name. *I don't remember a Lauren transportation named scent though.
I think Caron's En Avion has to be it.
Edit: No, that can't be right if the designer had nothing to do with the fragrance. Never mind. I wasn't reading the clues close enough.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Well, we are almost there, guys.
The designer indeed is Ralph Lifshitz, known to the world as Ralph Lauren, he did not want the word formed by the letters 4,5,6 and 7 to be anywhere associated with his fine designs. ;D
As for the fragrance, it was released in 1985 in association with Revlon, and it does "get Mr. Lauren around", as based on Michael Gross' book Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren. We are still searching for this fragrance.
Crazy question! I get it! Blake Carrington by CotR was released in 1985; Ralph Lauren's chauffeur's name is Carrington.
The game is becoming really hard... I guess Ralph Lauren and Blake Carrington are right... Hat off my dears!
Hats off to Scentophile! Carrington is the answer.
Mr. Lauren's personal vehicle is $ 210,000 worth all black Bentley with 18'' wheels, with a nice man named Carrington chauffeuring him around (the book can be bought or viewed at Amazon).
Carrington, the fragrance, is the one falling into the category that everybody saw on perfume bay and a very few tried, and I am not one of these few!
Thank you for your interest and please stay tuned for Question # 6. It will be easier.
Question # 6.
In part 1 of the book this fictional character is counting his money and deciding what meals to get and what meals to skip. Not like he is going to save for this marvellous cool weather fragrance with the same name!
Maybe the romantic hero Edmond Dantès by the pen of A. Dumas and Montecristo by S&C Parfums
My thought went imediatley to two fictional caracters, but I can´t find any matching fragrances for them *> :
The main caracter in Paul Austers Moon Palace is called Fogg...not a likely name for a perfume, even though it does have to do with cool weather in a way....
The other one is Murphy by S. Beckett....maybe even more inapropriate as it invokes the smell of ale.
Come on folks, this is an easy one!
A book is about a rural dude making it big in a city. While counting the money in Chapter 1 called Poverty, he was still a railway clerk, but not for long!
The fragrance is a modern classic. The bottle design has changed over the years, but it still has the same juice -- leathery chypre.
Bel Ami ????
"Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein
What is an Oblomovka anyway?
"Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein
Has it somthing to in common with Mr. Oblomov?
Good questions. Oblomovka has a connection with Mr.Oblomov. It is a village and people that his family owned, in the 19th century Goncharov's novel Oblomov. It is also a web blog by a journalist who admittedly sleeps until noon. Technically speaking, it is a term used to describe a place where nothing is going on, the highest degree of boredom, where people are ruining themselves by doing nothing etc.
The Oblomovka I am mentioning in this question was existing long before this, in the years BC. It was a town whose luxuries were proverbial, and "populi" who slept till mid-day is the clue to direct us to the exact location on the map. I hope... Magnifiscent, remember I promised a question for you with Helg in mind? This is the one. Again, I hope...
It is also one of the fragrances with geographical names. Nobody ever mentions it here on BN, although it is very distinct and has its audience, I am sure. Late 80-s, with the harsh amber and dry herbs.