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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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    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 ...
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    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"
    :bounce:

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Gosh that's a beautiful display!

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    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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    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...
    Top 5 for Late Summer:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) Aventus - Creed
    3) Flower of Immortality - By Kilian
    4) L'Humaniste - Frapin
    5) Millesime Imperial - Creed

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    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......
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    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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    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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    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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    Ditto. Wanna show support coz I love the pics!

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    We're up to 5 players now, with 36 hours until the deadline.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    I'll see what the next 12 hours bring!
    Did I say 12 hours? That puts me up at 2a.m.

    I guess that's not so far off, or so unusual.



    But I think I meant to say 24.

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    Sent in my entry coz my internet has been a bit erratic recently so I thought I shouldn't leave it right to the last minute. Didn't manage to name too many though! Wow I'm so curious!

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    Deadline extension...

    Instead of 8 hours from the time of this post, let's make it 32 hours from the time of this post:
    Sunday, February 10, 12:02a.m. CST, (6:02a.m. GMT).

    This may not help much, but here is a slightly larger version: 1280x960

    Those of you who have sent entries already can continue to add updates any time up until the deadline.
    Last edited by tang; 8th February 2008 at 09:10 PM.
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    Default Re: Dj Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    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!
    I feel a little sheepish about even mentioning fragrantica. I wrote to Grant about them (whoever they are) many weeks ago in order to say that I pledge my allegiance to Basenotes, but that he better step up the quality of service here. Since we can't add items to our wardrobes right now, or use the directory, or leave reviews, and some days we still can't access BN, this just doesn't bode well. New online searchers who come across POL, BN and Fragrantica might well go with the site that appears to offer the most glitz.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    Deadline extension...

    Instead of 8 hours from the time of this post, let's make it 32 hours from the time of this post:
    Sunday, February 10, 12:02a.m. CST, (6:02a.m. GMT).

    This may not help much, but here is a slightly larger version: 1280x960

    Those of you who have sent entries already can continue to add updates any time up until the deadline.
    The larger version has helped keep me from squinting Thanks Tang!

    :wave: Go BLUE :wave:
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    Announcing the Winners!

    --> Final Blue Bottle Wallpaper, with 157 bottles (55 that weren't in the contest picture). <--

    Considering the vintage/obscure bottles I tried to trip you up with, you all did a fabulous job! In the end, every house was identified, and every bottle had at least one close or correct guess from the combined effort of 8 participants. The fact that I didn't completely stump you makes me a little... blue.

    There will be future picture contests, so if you're not completely fed up with bottle hunting, there's always next time! I think the first place winners will let everyone else have a crack at it, as our Red Bottle co-winners (DeeOlive & Quarry) so graciously did without me even thinking to ask.

    The results:
    (Total points possible, 201)

    • 1st place: tdem1961, with 180 points, including the sole identification of Guerlain's Guet-Apens.
    • 2nd place: alba, with 176 points, including sole identification of M. Micallef White Sea, Amerigo Vespucci Marina Militare, and Isabel Derroisn&#233; Le Temps des Reines
    • 3rd place: AgentProvocateur, with 167.5 points, including sole identification of Patou for the ship bottle (bottleship?).

    The three of you will be contacted regarding your prizes. :bounce: Congratulations to the winners!

    Honorable mentions:
    • eek909 had the closest guess for the Avon Blue Angel bottle
    • jillsy had the sole guess for the Polish perfume, Miraculum Pani Walewska (3rd row, 11th bottle)
    • eek909, jillsy, and tdem1961 correctly identified Versace Blonde.
    • MFfan310, nsamadi, and AgentProvocateur correctly identified special edition bottles such as Le M&#226;le Summer 2006 and Nuits de Noho Swarovski edition.
    • MFfan310 and alba had the most complete identification for special edition bottles Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Summer (2004) and Sisley Eau du Soir Edition 2004.
    • nsamadi, tdem1961, and MFfan310 correctly identified the Collector's Edition of Dior's Midnight Poison
    • anamari, MFfan310, and alba correctly identified the elusive Prince Matchabelli Luna Mystique bottle in the bottom row.
    • anamari, jillsy, and tdem also identified Avon Blue Rush (6th row, 2nd bottle)


    All in all, very impressive!

    I was pretty liberal with points and did not split hairs on formulation details or abbreviated answers (e.g., Nina Ricci Belle de Minuit for Nina Ricci Les Belles de Ricci Belle de Minuit). Adding half points & quarter points for complete answers (e.g., Jean Paul Gaultier Le M&#226;le + Summer + 2006) did not make a difference in the overall standings.

    Many thanks to my bottle consultants for helping me with my own questions -- you know who you are. And a special appreciation to DeeOlive & Twolf for providing blue prizes for 2nd and 3rd.

    If I've missed or forgotten anything, please let me know.

    Now for the answers:

    102 Blue Bottles <--wallpaper link
    Row 1
    Ralph Lauren Polo Blue (m)
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Christian Dior Addict (f)
    Armani Code for Her
    Hermes Eau des Merveilles Constellation
    Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Summer 2004
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail Saint Barts (m)
    Cristiano Fissore Rapsodia in Blu
    Amouage Cirrus
    Christian Dior Midnight Poison Collector Edition
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu/Matin Calin
    Ralph Lauren Blue (f)
    Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche (f)
    Laura Biagiotti Due Uomo
    Lorenzo Villoresi, various

    Row 2
    (DC Desine) Marina Picasso Chapeau Bleu
    Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy
    M Micallef White Sea
    Pascal Morabito Monsieur Morabito
    De Ruy Perfumes Fun Water
    Rochas Byzance
    Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale
    Washington Tremlett Royale Heroes
    Ted Lapidus Fantasme
    Tristano Onofri Solo Tu
    Herm&#232;s Hiris
    Pino Sylvestre for Men Pino Blue
    Versace Blonde EDT
    Intercosma Mimmina Blue
    Bond No. 9 Hamptons

    Row 3
    Armand Basi In Blue
    Jean Patou Voyageur
    Jennifer Lopez Live Luxe
    Boucheron Eau L&#233;g&#232;re Edition Bleue (accepted Edition Bleue)
    Mexx Mexx for Men
    Avon Blue Angel
    Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean
    Amerigo Vespucci Marina Militare
    Givenchy Oblique Play
    Estee Lauder Pleasures Intense (m)
    Miraculum Pani Walewska classic
    Creation Lamis Diable Bleu (also accepted European Perfume Works & Gilles Cantuel)
    Nina Ricci Les Belles de Ricci Belle de Minuit
    Calvin Klein Obsession Night (m)

    Row 4
    Aramis Havana (f)
    Jean Couturier 12
    Isabel Derroisn&#233; Le Temps des Reines
    Dana Tabu Dreams
    Kenzo pour Homme
    Dana / Cover Girl / Coty Navy
    Jean Patou Normandie, 1935 (AgentP guessed the house + the newer Voyageur/ship bottle set)
    Jean Paul Gaultier Le M&#226;le Summer 2006
    Hugo Boss In Motion Blue
    Guerlain Guet-Apens
    Weil Secret de Venus
    Avon Mesmerize
    Lancome Hypn&#244;se

    Row 5
    Thierry Mugler A*men, rubber flask
    Romeo Britto Britto Azul
    Pierre Cardin Centaure Blue
    Douglas Hopkins Prastara Blue
    Karl Lagerfeld Sun Moon Stars
    Niki de Saint Phalle parfum
    Princess Marina de Bourbon Asteria
    Caron Aimez-Moi
    (Lancaster) Celine Fever (m)
    Morgane Le Fay Blue (Evening)
    Gilles Cantuel Arsenal Blue
    Yves Saint Laurent Nu for men, EDT
    Paul Smith London for men
    Buckle BKE blue (m)
    Yves St Laurent Opium pour homme EDP
    Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho Superstar LE Swarovski

    Row 6
    Giorgio Beverly Hills Wings (m)
    Avon Blue Rush
    D'Arcy Intermezzo Colonia
    Bourjois Soir de Paris
    Givenchy Blue Label
    Jacomo Paradox Blue (f)
    Hanae Mori Magical Moon
    Marc de la Morandiere Bleu de Chine (mentioned in Shycat's original Blue Bottle thread)
    Perry Ellis 360 Blue (m)
    Azzaro Visit
    Cofinluxe Watt Blue
    Ferragamo Subtil (m)
    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Lolita Lempicka Midnight
    Escada Que Viva

    Row 7
    Bulgari Blu Notte (f)
    Nickel Eau Maximum
    Worth Dans la Nuit (Lalique)
    Davidoff Cool Water Wave
    Worth Je Reviens
    Sisley Eau du Soir Edition 2004
    Stila Midnight Bloom
    Prince Matchabelli Luna Mystique
    Ebel Bleu Intense
    Byblos (original blue bottle)
    Lise Watier - Neiges Bleues
    Nickel Ennemi
    Molinard Les Feminines Nirmala
    Shulton/Parfums Bleu - Blue Stratos

    Now, I'm sleepy... I'll finish this up tomorrow (er, later today).
    Last edited by tang; 11th February 2008 at 06:09 AM. Reason: my update automerges with my previous post....

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    Total sweetness ...I got some honorable mentions and I found out what that battleship looking bottle was right there in the middle.

    All in all, fun no matter what....I'll join in next time as well.
    Last edited by nsamadi; 11th February 2008 at 06:55 AM.

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    Well done Tdem, Alba, Agent Provocateur and everyone!

    Thanks for the comp Tang. Was fun! I hope you continue these. I'm finding myself getting attracted to pretty blue perfume bottles.

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

    :bounce:
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!


    tdem1961 :toppie:

    alba,

    AgentProvocateur,

    And also to Honorable mentions:

    eek909 jillsy MFfan310, nsamadi, anamari

    Kudos to Tang, and Twolf and all the perfumista helpers for a great contest!!!
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    Oh thank you Tang - wow, I'm so thrilled! Your contest was fun and challenging and your beautiful collage was a true labor of love.

    Congrats to my co-winners Alba and Agent Provocateur and to Honorable Mentions eek909 jillsy MFfan310, nsamadi, anamari as well! Hoo boy, you all sure kept it a close race!

    Once again to Tang and all who made the contest happen: many, many thanks!
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    Last edited by tdem1961; 11th February 2008 at 10:41 AM.
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    Thank you so much Tang and DeeOlive and congratulations to tdem1961 and agentprovocateur. I say, when do we start another one? yellow? dotted bottles? in alphabetical order? (just kidding)

    alba

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    Congratulations to all participants and
    huge thank you to Tang, Twolf and DeeOlive
    for making it possible .

    This really was so much fun !!!!
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Citt di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calche, Venezia,
    Douce Amre, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier, L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Big congrats to all winners ~ what a crazy and beautiful challenge!!! Nice job, you too TANG!!!!!

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    Congratulations to all the winners! This sure was a lot of fun. I'm glad I tried it but sure was stomped with that battleship and the bottle with a hobnail design. Sure learned a lot.

    Great job, Tang!

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    Stunning, everyone
    Tang, you host a brilliant party.

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    Congratulations TDEM. I am truly impressed!
    Accolades to ALBA and AGENT as well.

    TANG - you really outdo yourself, and maybe someday I'll have learned enough to actually enter one of these great contests!
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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    Very good job, winning girls tdem, alba and AgentP!

    And biiiig kudos to tang and the ladies graciously gifting the 2nd and 3rd prize

    Tangie dear, is a PINK bottle screensaver in our future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicegirl View Post
    TANG - you really outdo yourself, and maybe someday I'll have learned enough to actually enter one of these great contests!
    Thank you, spicegirl! I had a TON of help with bottle suggestions this time (400+ ), especially for the vintage/obscure fragrances. Most of them are ones I've never seen until I start googling and surfing sites such as LuckyScent, Sephora, Fragrancenet and others. I lost all the files on my computer 2 weeks ago and was able to track down all the blue bottle pics again in the course of an afternoon (with the help of the spreadsheet I had printed out by then, thank goodness!).

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post
    Very good job, winning girls tdem, alba and AgentP!

    And biiiig kudos to tang and the ladies graciously gifting the 2nd and 3rd prize

    Tangie dear, is a PINK bottle screensaver in our future?
    I have a folder of pink & purple bottles waiting in the wings, LIB. If I collect enough of each, I'll make 2 separate wallpapers -- and I'll definitely ask for favorites you'd like to see included!

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    [quote=tang;1156394]Thank you, spicegirl! I had a TON of help with bottle suggestions this time (400+ ), especially for the vintage/obscure fragrances.

    Well KUDOS to all your little helpers as well.
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
    :bounce:

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    Congratulations to all!

    I knew only about a dozen at first glance, but I did know those Patou battleship bottles (only because Patou is one of my favorite houses).

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    Tang,
    I love these pictures as desktop pictures, as well you know.

    What I would like to know, is where you find these fantastic bottle pictures and how you make the collage?

    I am so impressed, I have the red bottles on my work pc and the blue bottles at home.

    Nancy

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    Thank goodness I missed this contest!!!! I'd have driven myself mad. As it is, only 15 little minutes spent feverishly smacking my forehead, to discover I'm totally lame-- I only knew 28. LOL!

    Now, I really have to check in with basenotes every day. I CANNOT miss the pink bottle contest. Heh, heh, I can start studying now!
    Please, spritz responsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fancynance View Post
    Tang,
    I love these pictures as desktop pictures, as well you know.

    What I would like to know, is where you find these fantastic bottle pictures and how you make the collage?

    I am so impressed, I have the red bottles on my work pc and the blue bottles at home.

    Nancy
    I find most of the pictures by browsing perfume sites or by searching for them on http://images.google.com. On the Google results page, I try to find a result that has a white background and does not have to be edited, except for shrinking it to size. Several of the older bottles had to be extensively edited, since they showed up with busy backgrounds.

    I use GIMP, which is similar to Photoshop, and I drag all the little pictures onto one large canvas, moving them around on a grid until they look... "right" and the overall effect looks balanced.

    And I do this late at night when I can't sleep.
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    Sniff and let sniff.

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    The Normandie pic was one of the bttls. I stared at for ages before I realized it was even a ship! I'm hopeless!!

    Which is why I leave the contests to the "experts"! I am not worthy.......
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
    :bounce:

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    Yeah I feel a little stupid for not realising the ship in the middle was a perfume bottle... oops.
    Last edited by jillsy; 11th February 2008 at 09:02 PM.

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    (I hope reviving the contest #2 thread doesn't cause confusion!)

    For those who have asked for the answer key to the 157 blue bottles found here:

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/f...s_bluex157.jpg

    Row 1
    Ralph Lauren Polo Blue
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Christian Dior Dior Addict
    Herms Eau des Merveilles Constellation
    Armani Code for Her
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts (m)
    Cristiano Fissore Rapsodia in Blu
    Amouage Cirrus
    Christian Dior Midnight Poison Collector's Edition
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu/Matin Calin
    Ralph Lauren Blue (f)
    Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche (f)
    Laura Biogatti Due Uomo
    Boucheron Edition Bleue (m)
    Rogers & Gallet Lavande Royale
    Issey Miyake Lune
    Lorenzo Villoresi, various

    Row 2
    DC Desine Marina Picasso Chapeau Bleu
    Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy
    M Micallef White Sea
    Pascal Morabito Monsieur Morabito
    Escada Moon Sparkle (m)
    Rochas Byzance
    Max Factor Blas
    Washington Tremlett Royale Heroes
    YSL Opium Eau d'Orient 2007 (m)
    Tristani Onofri Solo Tu
    Ted Lapidus Fantasme
    Pino Sylvestre for Men Pino Blue
    Versace Blonde
    Intercosma Mimmina Blue
    Boucheron Japur Saphir
    Herms Hiris
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St Barts (f)
    Bond No. 9 Hamptons

    Row 3
    Armand Basi In Blue
    Jean Patou Voyageur
    Jennifer Lopez Live Luxe
    Boucheron Japur Saphir (f)
    Mexx Mexx Man
    Avon Blue Angel
    Parlux Animale Azul
    Elizabeth Arden Meditteranean
    Amerigo Vespucci Marina Militare
    Givenchy Oblique Play
    Estee Lauder Pleasures Intense (m)
    Miraculum Pani Walewska
    Creation Lamis Diable Bleu
    Escada Moon Sparkle (f)
    Nina Ricci Les Belles de Ricci Belle de Minuit
    Versace Man
    Calvin Klein Obsession Night (m)

    Row 4
    Aramis Havana pour Elle
    Jean Couturier 12
    Isabel Derroisn Le Temps des Reines
    Thierry Mugler Angel Rising Star
    Lucretia Vanderbilt
    Byblos Blue Light Fever
    Kenzo pour Homme
    Dana/Cover Girl/Coty Navy
    Jean Patou Normandie
    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Mle Summer 2006
    Hugo Boss In Motion Blue
    Courreges Courreges in Blue
    Weil Secret de Venus
    Guerlain Guet-Apens
    Trussardi Trussardi Jeans
    Emporio Armani Remix (m)
    Lancme Hypnose

    Row 5
    Thierry Mugler A*men, rubber flask
    Romeo Britto Britto Azul
    Pierre Cardin Centaure Blue
    Paul Sebastian Casual
    Douglas Hopkins Prastera Blue
    Karl Lagerfeld Sun Moon Stars
    Coty Gravity
    Niki de Saint Phalle
    Princess Marina de Bourbon Asteria
    Caron Aimez-Moi
    Lancaster/Celine Fever (m)
    Morgane Le Fay Blue (Evening)
    Gilles Cantuel Arsenal Blue
    Yves Saint Laurent Nu EDT
    Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet (m)
    Yves Saint Laurent Opium pour Homme
    Buckle BKE Blue
    Paul Smith London for Men
    Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho Swarovski Limited Edition

    Row 6
    Giorgio Beverly Hills Wings (m)
    Avon Blue Rush (m)
    D'Arcy Intermezzo Colonia
    Bourjois Soir de Paris
    Givenchy Blue Label (m)
    Jacomo Paradox Blue (f)
    Hanae Mori Magical Moon
    Marc de la Morandiere Bleu de Chine
    Perry Ellis 360 Blue (m)
    Azzaro Visit
    Cofinluxe Watt Blue
    Salvatore Ferragamo Subtil (m)
    Avon Mesmerize
    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Molinard 1849 Un Air de Molinard
    Lolita Lempicka Midnight
    Escada Que Viva

    Row 7
    Baryshnikov Cologne for Men
    Verino VV Acqua (f)
    Benetton Colors (m)
    Bvlgari Blv
    Puig Aqua Quorum
    Benetton B.United Jeans (m)
    Ralph Lauren Polo Sport
    Jean Patou Voyageur mini with stand
    Sweet Heart edp
    Myrurgia Kimochi
    Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Summer 2004
    Salvador Dali Laguna (m)
    Givenchy Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude
    Boucheron Eau Lgre Edition Bleue
    Paris Hilton for Men
    Versace Versus

    Row 8
    Armani Code Sheer (f)
    Hugo Boss Dark Blue
    Club Med My Ocean
    Animale Temptation
    Dana Tabu Dreams
    Parah Parah Man
    Nautica Latitude Longitude
    De Ruy Perfumes Fun Water
    Esprit Connect for him
    Lancme Hypnose Hypnotizing Elixir
    Bourjois Soir de Paris
    Antonio Puig Thais for Women
    Kenzo Air Intense
    Joop Jump Temptation
    Davidoff Cool Water Deep
    Old Spice Cologne
    Lancetti Lancetti Man
    Thierry Mugler Angel Caprice

    Row 9
    Bvlgari Blv Notte (f)
    Nickel Eau Maximum
    Perry Ellis Elite
    Worth Dans la Nuit
    Davidoff Cool Water Wave
    Worth Je Reviens
    Sisley Eau de Soir (2004)
    Escada Sunset Heat
    Stila Midnight Bloom
    Prince Matchabelli Luna Mystique
    Ebel Bleu Intense
    Byblos (original)
    Lise Watier Nieges Bleues
    Molinard Nirmala
    Issay Miyake L'Eau Bleue d'Issey
    Nickel Ennemi
    Carolina Herrera 212 Splash (m)
    Shulton/Parfums Bleu Blue Stratos

    Corrections and additional info would be welcome!

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