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    Lightbulb Dj Blue: Bottles Contest #2 (February)

    Blue Bottles, part 1

    After compiling a list of over 350 blue bottles, I've grudgingly narrowed the first installment down to 102.

    Challenge:

    In a private message, name as many of the fragrances in the picture below as possible. For each bottle, score one point for naming the house and one point for naming the fragrance.

    Click on the picture below to view it full size (1024 x 768).


    Note #1: If your browser resizes the picture to fit your window, the bottles will not be as easy to see.
    Note #2: If a house appears multiple times, name it each time. Give as much detail as you can.
    Note #3: The only help I'm offering for now is this thread: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=189840.

    Process:
    PM your list of answers, in the order that they appear in the picture.
    It would help to receive your list of answers all in one private message, but you may submit updates/corrections up until the deadline.

    Deadline:
    12:00 midnight (CST), Friday, February 8 => 6a.m. GMT, Feb. 9

    Who Can Play:
    Any Basenotes member who signed up before February 1, 2008 (even those of you who have suggested bottles).

    Judging:
    If more than one person has the same number of correct answers, I'll choose a random winner from those finalists.

    Prize:

    For 1st place: a $75 (USD) gift certificate to one of the following
    • BeautyHabit.com (gift certificate via email)
    • ThePerfumedCourt.com (gift certificate via email)
    • Sephora.com (physical gift card mailed within US)
    • Aedes.com (physical gift card mailed within US)
    • ThePerfumeShoppe.com (physical gift card mailed within Canada?)
    • Another e-tailer of your choice that offers gift certificates via email
    • I'm open to other options for Basenoters outside the U.S. (e.g., Aus Liebe zum Duft)

    Blue prize for 2nd place: a bottle of Boucheron Japur Saphir, generously offered by DeeOlive, one of the Red Bottle Contest co-winners.

    Blue prize for 3rd place: a brand-new, blue scarf from Twolf, somewhat similar in style to this:


    Disclaimer: This is supposed to be fun. Please be gentle with me!
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    With over 350 bottles, I couldn't use all of them at once. Stay tuned for Aqua/Teal bottles and Pale/Baby Blue bottles.

    Many thanks to Twolf, DeeOlive, Quarry, Agent Provocateur, sofresh, and everyone else for their contributions!

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    Related Links:

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    Have you seen viktorov's beautiful black bottle wallpaper? Click the thumbnail to check it out!


    Viktorov's Black Bottle Wallpaper thread
    Last edited by tang; 10th March 2008 at 04:29 PM. Reason: obsessive perfectionist

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    What a magnificent work of art Tang!

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Oh Tang it's GORGEOUS

    New screen saver for me! This is going to be fun watching - I'm not playing - but will play just for my own amusement - I see some mystery bottles that I would love to own - just because they are blue (and beautiful)

    Good luck to all the contestants and Twolf what a lovely scarf!
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    OMG!!!! I'm having trouble breathing and my heart is skipping beats! I SO totally love it! I really do need all of those bottles ... well except the ones I already own, that is ...

    Thank you for all your hard work putting this together. I'm using it as my desktop also ...
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Wow. Just Wow! This blue collage is just heavenly tang, great job. And we still have aqua/teal and baby blue collages to look forward to!

    Lovely prizes too, good luck to all participating.

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    TANG - you've really outdone yourself .... again. It's a beautiful work of art, and good luck to all who are attempting this feat!
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Wow, awesome collage of blue bottles, tang! Twolf, that is a gorgeous scarf, too. Did you make it?

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Tang did a fantastic job! Again!

    The scarf pictured is Hermes Chasse en Inde (1990) retailing from $900. The Third Prize winner, however, will receive the brand new scarf (100% polyester, Made in Japan, approximate retail value of $35), somewhat similar to the shown one.

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    I think that scarf is fabulous, don't mind that it's a copy at all. It's very generous of you to offer.

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Thank you for all the kind words, everyone! (Offers smelling salts to shadesofbleu. ) I enjoy doing this (beauty + order), and it's on my laptop's desktop, too. I can't wait to have a rotation of different colors in my screensaver folder.

    Good luck to all who attempt this madness!
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Tang, it's beautiful indeed. Thank you for all your hard work, well done!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Hi Tang - give us an update

    How are folks doing on this one? I could only get about half so far - even though not entering the contest.
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Gosh that's a beautiful display!

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    I've received only 2 entries so far (1 on Saturday already!), and both very impressive.

    The bottles that I expected to be elusive have been so.
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Wow! Blue bottles! Awesome - the red ones look great as my wallpaper but I think it's time to switch to blue

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    Gorgeous work, Tang!

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    Could you give us another update on how the contest is going? Can't wait to see the results...
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Congrats to the Two Tee's!!!

    Gorgeous art work - gorgeous scarf!! Personification of what makes BN so fabulous - artistry, dedication, generosity. Great powers of example for those of us content to sit on the sidelines and admire......
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Could you give us another update on how the contest is going? Can't wait to see the results...
    I've received four contest entries so far, and a couple of them could be close!
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Wonder how many people are working on it - but have not submitted (lurkers delurk)
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    I was trying, but only got about half so I think I'm wimping out.
    Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.--Dorothy Parker

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    I'm participating as well, but probably can only pick out half, I don't think I got all of the female marketed scents. I really don't mind, it's all fun and games, so I recommend trying.

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Ditto. Wanna show support coz I love the pics!

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    We're up to 5 players now, with 36 hours until the deadline.
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    tang, i wish to show some support for the players too - go gals and guys, you can make it!!! - and tell you how much I appreciated those two little works of art you put together. The red one is residing on the desktop of my work comupter and the blue one at home Thank you!
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    The server was too busy for me for the last couple of hours. Oh well....

    How many people submitted their entries for the Red Bottle Contest?

    If need be, may I suggest extending the deadline to the end of Sunday?

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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    The Red contest lasted from January 1 - January 5 (which seems kinda short now), and received 8 entries. I think people may have had more free time at the beginning of January than now.

    I'll see what the next 12 hours bring!
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    :bounce::bounce::bounce:
    Cheerleading squad here ...go blue ...go blue
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)


    Come on, kids!
    Have you run your peepers around www.fragrantica.com?
    Puttin' on my short skirt (yeah, right) and shaking my pompons with Dee.


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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    No, have not been there before, thanks for posting a link.

    They are fairly new, right? Who is behind it? There is a small community of about 700 registered members there as well but none of the names sounds familiar!

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