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    Lightbulb Winners Announced: Bottles Contest #3, The Blue Sky of Spring

    Blue Bottles, part 2

    From the original 350+ blue bottle suggestions, this installment showcases 88 that I consider light blue. (I realize some may look different in person, but I went with the pictures I found.)

    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.




    Process:
    PM your list of answers, in the order that they appear in the picture. Please list them by row.
    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:
    6:01p.m. (CST - US), Sunday, March 9 => 12:01a.m. GMT, March 10

    Who Can Play:
    Anyone who became a Basenotes member prior to March 2, 2008. Also, I would like to award the first-place prize to someone who has not won it previously.

    If you're a newer member, don't be shy!

    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 $50 (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)

    For 2nd place: a 125ml bottle of Cedre Bleu by Yves Rocher, courtesy of someone who wishes to remain anonymous.


    For 3rd place: a 30ml bottle of Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld


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    Stay tuned for Aqua/Teal bottles, as well as pink, purple, orange/yellow, green, amber/gold, and silver/grey/white. Some of you have asked about sponsoring a color or offering a color-themed prize for one of the contests. I'm not soliciting contributions, but if anyone feels inspired to offer something colorful for a future contest, you're more than welcome to! Someone suggested candles, soaps, candy, stationery, pens, teas, books, cds, or anything else that comes to mind.

    I am very grateful to everyone who has contributed to these contests in any way. It's been a lot of fun so far!
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    Last edited by tang; 10th March 2008 at 04:20 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Default Re: Contest #3: There's More Than ONE Light Blue

    But there is light blue too!!!!

    You should blates do one for clear bottles, would be really fun!

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    So purrrdy--like a springtime sky.
    Last edited by Quarry; 3rd March 2008 at 08:11 PM.
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    Default Re: Contest #3: There's More Than ONE Light Blue

    Another great picture, Tang. You should have these printed and framed.

    Will you publish the answers? There are some bottles on this and other pictures that I'd love to know about.

    Well done, and thanks for keeping us entertained this way.

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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    Thanks for reminding me, Sestra! The answers for the previous contest pictures are listed in the other 2 threads, but I do need to post the names for the larger wallpapers I made after each challenge (if those include the bottles you're wondering about).
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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    Luverly luverly luverly - now I have to change my wallpaper again LOL
    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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    Yay! Another pic! Hmmm... this is going to drive me mad! :P

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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    Sometimes if I have an idea about a fragrance, but I'm not sure, I'll go to the manufacturer's website and look at their bottles. I just learned that I can request free samples from some of these websites! My mailbox is going to smell SO good! Thank you Tang!
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    Thank you, Tang for another gorgeous picture. Great job, as usual
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    Sometimes if I have an idea about a fragrance, but I'm not sure, I'll go to the manufacturer's website and look at their bottles. I just learned that I can request free samples from some of these websites! My mailbox is going to smell SO good! Thank you Tang!
    Free samples! I'd ask you to post your website finds, but I don't want too many clues given away. Maybe after the contest is finished.

    I wonder if Snapfish would let me make a calendar out of these....

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    tang, your work is beautiful as ever!

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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    Bravissima Tang - gorgeous!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Tang, another challenge. And I can't resist such a beautiful thing! Well, I might give it a try...if I can find the time.

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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    I've received answers from 2 players so far.

    Would more people play if the timeframe was longer than 1 week? Or is that long enough to get as frustrated as yer gonna git?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    Would more people play if the timeframe was longer than 1 week? Or is that long enough to get as frustrated as yer gonna git?
    One week is enough to give me suspense, thank you.
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    So gorgeous and so much fun

    Thank you again Tang!!!!!
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    I encourage more participants/readers to submit their lists of answers, please! To make Tang feel better that the gorgeous and timetaking job she has done is being appreciated. It is not the matter of who wins/loses, it is a great learning experience and we all benefit from it. It is not like you are making yourself a laughing-stock on national TV, right? And also in order for her not to get discouraged while making the displays of Yellow, Orange, Aqua, Purple, Pink, White and Gold and Silver bottles (believe me, I know what it is like! to feel discouraged it is! ).

    Please!

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    Thank you for the pep talk, Twolf!

    Two more joined in last night, so now there is a total of four. I can't say how close the race is at this point, because I haven't updated the tally yet.

    Some of you might guess that I'll be obsessive/compulsive enough to finish all the colors no matter what -- having the eyecandy on my desktop is worth it. However, I would like to know if I can tweak anything about the contest portion to make it better.
    Last edited by tang; 9th March 2008 at 01:52 PM. Reason: wrong time!
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    Default Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    Tang, you shouldn't feel bad and discouraged. Just because some of us don't enter the contest doesn't mean we don't appreciate the work you do ... I guess I can only speak for myself, but I adore the pictures and have saved each and every one of them so far. I don't do very well in ID-ing and don't have much luck in finding them, so there's not really any sense in turning in only a partial list ... but you shouldn't take that personal.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Oh, I'm not discouraged at all! The first bottle contest was an afterthought to begin with, a way to spread the insanity. I make these collages because I like them, and it only makes sense to share them here with kindred spirits. The contests are more of an icing-on-the-cake thing, to make things interesting.

    I'm not looking for a flood of participants, but if there are a couple of minor things holding any potential players back, that's what I'd like to know about.

    Ok, contest update: still 4 players, and this may drive the 4 of you insane, but there is about a 5-bottle difference between each of you and the next person.
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    Yeah I'm in... my list is very empty though coz I'm a bit "bizzy" (loving Taolady's lingo!). I don't really expect that I'll do very well - I just hope I remember to submit it on time!

    Edit:
    Just sent in my answers and feeling a little stuck but oh wells it was fun
    Last edited by jillsy; 9th March 2008 at 04:32 AM.

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    Five players! And 18 hours left from the time of this post.

    Good luck!

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    Err... wasn't it 18 hours and 15 minutes just over 12 hours ago before that post? Or has the deadline extended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillsy View Post
    Err... wasn't it 18 hours and 15 minutes just over 12 hours ago before that post? Or has the deadline extended?
    Oops... my more recent post was the correct one. Sorry about that.

    So, it's actually 8 hours and 5 minutes from the time of THIS post.
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    Announcing the Winners!

    Once again, you all did a fantastic job. With the combined effort of only 6 players this time, 86 out of 88 bottles were identified. Very impressive!

    The results:
    (Total points possible, 176)

    • 1st place: new puzzler an_oud_girl, with 163 points.
    • 2nd place: alba, with 157 points, including sole identification of Lorenzo de Medici Caterina.
    • 3rd place: anamari, with 136 points, including sole identification of Captain by Molyneux and Angelica by Jacques Philippe.

    The three of you will be contacted regarding your prizes. :bounce: Congratulations! 4th, 5th, and 6th place were all basically tied, and not too far behind anamari.
    Notable finds:
    • MFfan310 had the only correct answer for Nicole Farhi Bleu Azur.
    • an_oud_girl and alba correctly identified Jean Arthes Sur un Nuage.
    • an_oud_girl and smellyliquid were the only ones to find the Odeon bottles.
    • jillsy and smellyliquid gave me the answer I was looking for on the Jaguar bottle.

    You all deserve a round of applause! Thank you very much for playing along. (Look for another chance to play at the beginning of April.)

    The two stumpers:
    Row 4, bottle 7: Daniel Jouvance Eau de Parfum Gaia
    Row 7, bottle 9: Geparlys Inverse

    The answers:

    Once again, I did not split hairs on minor details. If you feel an answer was "close enough," I probably judged it that way, too.

    Row 1
    Nautica Voyage
    Rochas Aquaman
    Michael Klein Insomny O2
    Penhaligon Bluebell
    Christian Dior Pure Poison
    Antonio Banderas Blue Seduction
    Yves Rocher Ode au Reve
    L'Artisan L'Ete en Douce
    Lacoste Inspiration
    Christian Dior Addict Eau Fraiche
    Avon Crystal Aura

    Row 2
    Ted Lapidus ExciTED
    Thierry Mugler Angel
    The Different Company Un Parfum des Sens et Bois
    Lorenzo de Medici Caterina
    Caron Les Eaux de Eau Pure
    Benetton B-United Man
    Alfred Sung Hei
    Perry Ellis 18
    Cofinluxe Cafe Cafe Puro Iced m
    Jeanne Arthes Sur un Nuage
    Valentino V, homme
    Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps Love Fills, limited edition
    Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Desire

    Row 3
    Hugo Boss Boss Pure
    Ted Baker Woman
    Jaguar Pure Instinct (accepted all other answers)
    Odeon Blue World for Men
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, m
    Azzaro Blue Charm
    Celine Dion Paris Nights
    Nina Ricci Les Bells de Ricci Amour d'Amandier
    Dana Canoe
    Yves Rocher Eryo
    Byblos Uomo, Byblos Blue
    Antonio Puig Barbie Blue
    Zegna Acqua d'Estate Essenza 2006

    Row 4
    Molyneux Captain
    Lanvin Eclat Arpege Summer 2007
    Lancome Mille et Une Roses
    Davidoff Cool Water Summer Fizz, f
    Alain Delon 47 Samourai
    Bath & Body Works Bronze Bombshell
    Daniel Jouvance Eau de Parfum Gaia
    Isabel Derroisné Le Monde des Reves
    Odeon Entre 2 Pour Homme
    Byblos Cielo, f
    Zegna Z
    Guerlain Shalimar Light
    Versace Baby Blue Jeans

    Row 5
    Carita Carita for Women
    Montblanc Presence Cool
    Thierry Mugler Eau de Star
    Nautica My Voyage
    Van Cleef & Arpels First Summer
    Bvlgari Blv Absolute
    Alfred Sung Shi
    Rochas Aquawoman
    Amouage Ciel, f
    Nicole Farhi Bleu Azur
    Yves Rocher Ming Shu

    Row 6
    Aubusson Perlissima d'Aubusson
    Christian Lacroix Bazar Pour Homme
    Eau d'Italie Sienne d'Hiver
    Air Val International/Disney Aristocats
    Givenchy Into the Blue
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Cerruti 1881 Lumieres d'Ete
    Gres Cabotine Bleu
    Yves Rocher Cedre Bleu
    Calvin Klein Eternity Summer
    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    Nanette Lepore Lovebird
    Gendarme Carriere

    Row 7
    Realities Graphite Blue
    Jacques Philippe Angelica
    Caroline Herrera Aqua
    L'Occitane Notre Flore Iris
    Faconnable Stripe
    Naomi Campbell Mystery
    Dana Heaven Sent
    Baldessarini Del Mar (Hugo Boss)
    Geparlys Inverse
    Dunhill X Centric
    Chopard Wish
    DLish Clean, credit for Fresh Laundry or Warm Cotton
    Amouage Ciel, m
    Chopard Pour Homme
    Last edited by tang; 8th October 2008 at 11:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Default Re: Winners Announced: Bottles Contest #3, The Blue Sky of Spring

    Yay! Congrats An Oud Girl, Alba and Anamari (wow... alliteration!)

    Thanks once again Tang. What colour are you thinking of next?

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    Default Re: Winners Announced: Bottles Contest #3, The Blue Sky of Spring

    You go Tang!!

    You go winners!!!

    These contests are such fun. But for me sort of like the Olympics? Or maybe a Martial Arts competition? I go to watch the Big Guys compete!! (And learn a few things.)
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    Well done you winners, and well done once again to Tang. I don't compete but I enjoy the game.

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    Big congrats to the winners and to Tang for another job well done!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    And...... the A's have it! Congratulations all. Good work!
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicegirl View Post
    And...... the A's have it! Congratulations all. Good work!
    and this A didn't have time to play

    Congrats ladies .
    I'm sorry to have missed out
    on all the fun this time.


    But Love Love Love
    the nice new background
    on my PC.

    Thank you Tang
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Default Re: Winners Announced: Bottles Contest #3, The Blue Sky of Spring

    Some loose ends:

    From January: The names for the larger red bottles wallpaper have been posted at the end of this thread:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=204320

    From Feburary: The names for the larger dark blue bottles wallpaper have been posted at the end of this thread:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=205434

    These were the non-contest images I had posted later. Sorry for the clutter of all these threads!


    Quote Originally Posted by jillsy View Post
    What colour are you thinking of next?
    I have one more set of blue (aqua), but I may be ready for something a little different next month!

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    Huge congrats to the top three ~ as well as everyone who gave this challenge a shot!
    (and TANG too, for all the preparation & generosity!)

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    Default Re: Winners Announced: Bottles Contest #3, The Blue Sky of Spring

    Congratulations and good job to all the winners and Tang and others behind the scenes. Your generosity is appreciated.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    What fun to just get back from my weekend getaway and find that I made the top 3!! Thank you, Tang, for your fabulous work and to everyone else for their good wishes. This one really challenged but it was great fun and I really learned a lot. Looking forward to all the others after you've had a nice long break...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anamari View Post
    What fun to just get back from my weekend getaway and find that I made the top 3!! Thank you, Tang, for your fabulous work and to everyone else for their good wishes. This one really challenged but it was great fun and I really learned a lot. Looking forward to all the others after you've had a nice long break...
    Sweet way to return home eh? Hope you like Sun Moon and Stars - tis nice stuff! Tell us what you think of it
    Last edited by jillsy; 11th March 2008 at 07:22 AM. Reason: typo

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