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    Sybaris (Italy?) - Antonio Puig. Sybaris: where inhabitants lived sybaritic lives.

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    Drum roll, please. Scentophile is the winner.

    The answer is Sybaris. A part of world history that I fail to understand. A piece of fragrance history with the questionable authorship: who was the nose behind it, Alberto Morillas, Sebastian Gomez or Rosendo Mateu anyway (here I meant to insert an emoticon scratching his head)?

    Oblomovs and Paris Hiltons of the day populated this little town with the Greek name and the Greek currency on the south of Italy, where the world's first anti-noise legislation outlawed roosters as they were interfering with the sleeping habits of the Sybarites! ;D Excessive devotion to luxury --hedonists and epicureans and, I imagine, perfume wearers and other pleasure-seekers -- is what ruined Sybaris, they say.

    And every now and then I also wonder why this spicy-woody-ambery fragrance is referred to as "mustard gas". (Well, I know it can get abrasive and rough, though).

    Thank you, everybody and please stay tuned for the next question and in good spirits.







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    With Timberwolf's permission, I have the honor of asking #8. It is quite simple.

    What is this nice oriental whose name also means "oriental"?
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Quote Originally Posted by phantagarow
    With Timberwolf's permission, I have the honor of asking #8. It is quite simple.

    What is this nice oriental whose name also means "oriental"?

    Issey Miyake? with a connection to "Issei" that is referring to the Japanese Americans who arrived in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentophile
    [quote author=phantagarow link=1128994661/60#62 date=1129501438]With Timberwolf's permission, I have the honor of asking #8. It is quite simple.

    What is this nice oriental whose name also means "oriental"?

    Issey Miyake? with a connection to "Issei" that is referring to the Japanese Americans who arrived in the US. [/quote]

    Nope! Oriental in the sense that, for example, M7 is oriental; referring to the olfactory family.
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Jaipur?

  7. #67

    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Maybe Ho Hang?

  8. #68

    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Nope! Jaipur is a city name and I don't know what Ho Hang is.

    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Come on! It is very easy.
    Hint: Think french.
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Quote Originally Posted by phantagarow
    Come on! It is very easy.
    Hint: Think french.
    Sud Est - Romeo Gigli

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentophile
    [quote author=phantagarow link=1128994661/60#68 date=1129576474]Come on! It is very easy.
    Hint: Think french.
    Sud Est - Romeo Gigli[/quote]


    Sud Est is not oriental, is it?
    The name of the fragrance means "oriental" in french and the fragrance itself is oriental. BTW, it is universally adored here in BN.
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Quote Originally Posted by phantagarow
    [quote author=scentophile link=1128994661/60#69 date=1129576828][quote author=phantagarow link=1128994661/60#68 date=1129576474]Come on! It is very easy.
    Hint: Think french.
    Sud Est - Romeo Gigli[/quote]


    Sud Est is not oriental, is it?
    The name of the fragrance means "oriental" in french and the fragrance itself is oriental. BTW, it is universally adored here in BN. [/quote]

    I'm an American college student who is taking beginner's french =/. Sorry for the many guesses!

    Opium? I would even venture to guess Brut, which means unrefined/crude <=> "oriental"?

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Isn't it time for another clue? Perhaps, an indirect reference to a designer/nose behind it?




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    Here is my final clue. It is from SL line.
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

  15. #75

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    Chene?

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    Nope! Chene means oak. >
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Ahh... thank you for your patience phantagarow... but I think it's Arabie!

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    OK. Here it goes. The answer is "Chergui".
    I believe it is unanimously agreed (at least in BN) that it is one heck of an oriental.
    "Chergui" means "Oriental" which is imported to French from Arabic (sharqee).

    I realize that I suck at asking riddles,therefore I stop...

    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Hi all,

    Wow, who knew? : I did not, that is for sure. So, it is "sher-'ghi" then, right?

    I think the winner in this Question is............ Phantagrow. What would you say, guys? I also would say the winners are Magnifiscent and Scentophile, for trying so hard. So, we have three champions in this question and an overall tie between Magnifiscent and Scentophile with their triple wins, how about that? 8-) And it is anybody's chance yet.

    Thank you and please stay connected for Question # 9 and in good spirits.






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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    YSL Opium Fraicheur d'Orient?
    SL Bois Oriental or Vetiver Oriental!
    Montale Orient Extreme?

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    Excuse me for the late post(sometimes fingers are faster than my mind)! But I'd like to stress that Chergui is from arabic (not from french) and , indeed, yes, it means orient, but is the name given to a warm and moist wind coming fron east!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifiscent
    Excuse me for the late post(sometimes fingers are faster than my mind)! But I'd like to stress that Chergui is from arabic (not from french) and , indeed, yes, it means orient, but is the name given to a warm and moist wind coming fron east!
    Arg . I spent so much time going through that French dictionary looking up everything related to the Orient. Thus, I really thought Sud Est would be the scent (South East hmm?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentophile
    [quote author=Magnifiscent link=1128994661/75#80 date=1129620691]Excuse me for the late post(sometimes fingers are faster than my mind)! But I'd like to stress that Chergui is from arabic (not from french) and , indeed, yes, it means orient, but is the name given to a warm and moist wind coming fron east!
    Arg . I spent so much time going through that French dictionary looking up everything related to the Orient. Thus, I really thought Sud Est would be the scent (South East hmm?). [/quote]

    Yes, scentophile, you're right! Sud Est means South East but it's italian (being a Romeo Gigli scent) and not french (even if in french is written the same and has the same meaning)!

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    Sorry to butt in and I assure you my motive is benevolent.
    Chergui is indeed a hot desert wind , but to my knowledge it doesn't mean "orient" per se , it means "hot desert wind" which blows in Morocco and coming from the Sahara , it comes from the south and not the east actually......

    Info from the official source here :

    http://www.salons-shiseido.com/angla...es/index1.html

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    OK, I hear you, folks. In this situation I think that we will not have a winner in Question # 8. It was an interesting reading though, and very educational.

    Here we go....


    Question # 9.

    Some lions take pride in their claws, and other lions -- in fingernails and newest releases with a fabulous sillage!

    Good luck to all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifiscent
    Excuse me for the late post(sometimes fingers are faster than my mind)! But I'd like to stress that Chergui is from arabic (not from french) and , indeed, yes, it means orient, but is the name given to a warm and moist wind coming fron east!
    Oops! In my mind, the arabic meaning overwhelmed the french one for some reason. Again I suck at asking riddles.
    A minor correction: It is dry and hot rather than being warm and moist.
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 9

    Sorry about that. No fights in this thread, please. ;D Let it be water under the bridge. It's tomorrow now. ;D Please also pm me if you feel that it is unfair that we do not have a champion in Q#8. 8-)

    Please get busy and start working on Question # 9. And we are also having ## 10 and 11 waiting ahead.

    We are cool, aren't we? 8-)


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    Grrr!!! ;D Is it Lalique Lion PH, isn't it? :

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    Default Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 9

    Clue: think about those born July 21 to August 22.


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    Newest release? :-/
    I assume you're referring to Leo... :-?
    So, we're talking about start... :
    Maybe it's True Star men...

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