Hoo Boy, Cool Contest

UPDATE: Nobi has closed the contest… the earlier hyperlink to the page wih entry information now lists the answers, if you’re curious.

Shioya Nobi, who some of you may remember is the grand emcee behind the Made by Blog project I am participating in, has opened up a contest to ring in 2007 in style. A winner who correctly answers either A or B of this quiz style contest will win S-Perfume fragrances. A winner who correctly answers both questions will additionally receive the INEFFABLE Alberto Absolu. Alberto Absolu quite frankly, is a prize worthy of anyone’s attention, but especially my fellow perfume nuts. (In addition to my own review, you can also read Chandler Burr’s take on it.) The contest closes on January 7th, so don’t dilly-dally! Besides, your answers have got to be better than mine:

  • Giorgio Armani (fashion designer, Italian)
  • Chandler Burr (writer, American)
  • Tom Ford (fashion designer, American)
  • Francis Kurkdjian (perfumer, Armenian)
  • Christophe Laudamiel (perfumer, French)
  • Issey Miyake (fashion designer, Japanese)
  • Alberto Morillas (perfumer, Spanish)
  • Thierry Wasser (perfumer, Swiss)


(A) Besides having something to say about perfume, there is one thing all the above men are good at. What is it?

Soap Box Derby racing?

(B) One person in the above list is (utterly) different from the rest. Who is it?

All the above wear suits to work, except for Chandler Burr, who prefers the breezy, unfettered joy of a kilt?

I am sure you guys can come up with more accurate information. Good luck!

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    Said this on January 3rd, 2007 at 6:42pm:

    Hmm. photography?


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    Said this on January 3rd, 2007 at 10:01pm:

    All the men are apt at describing what they do. And do it well. They can convince you of the importance of their work. That is what men in general do–convince you of their importance.

    Off all the people listed, only Chandler Burr is a critic and not a provider of a product.


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    Said this on January 4th, 2007 at 5:44am:

    All the answers I come up with are either a) stupid; or b) not publishable.

    Chandler Burr seems like too obvious a choice for B. It must be something else…

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    Said this on January 6th, 2007 at 12:59pm:

    I think many of them have, one way or another, been involved with S-perfume (but not all of them). I’ve spent some time figuring this one out but that’s the best guess I’ve got so far.

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    Said this on January 9th, 2007 at 9:43pm:

    This was a fiendishly hard quiz for only having 2 questions! The guy is a sadist for sure. I have no idea, and I can’t wait to find out the answers.

    Oh, and put me down for a jeroboam of Alberto Absolu - I worship the guy already and that will put me right over the edge. Sigh….

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    Said this on January 9th, 2007 at 9:58pm:

    Oh, I just saw the answers. Now I know I must have Alberto at all costs…. :-D

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