A little while ago, I was fortunate enough to interview Etienne De Swardt, the founder of Etat Libre D'Orange, at his brand's flagship store in Paris. The full text of what turned out to be a relatively serious discussion will be published in due course, but today, I'd like to draw your attention to a moment in our chat when I decided to lighten the tone. I asked him which of his scents he'd recommend if certain well-known people walked into his shop... and it then occurred to me that his responses could be used as the basis for a bit of fun here on Persolaise.com. I'm pleased to say that De Swardt shared my enthusiasm for the idea, and thanks to his generosity, I'm able to hold an unusual little competition here on my blog.
What you have to do is guess which of his perfumes De Swardt suggested as being suitable for the good people in the image above. From left to right, starting at the top, they are:
the Dalai Lama
In light of the fact that De Swardt currently has 28 perfumes in his range, I thought I'd make life easier for you by giving you a slightly smaller field of options from which to select your guesses. So here's a list - in alphabetical order - of 14 ELDO perfumes, 8 of which were chosen by the brand's founder for the people above:
Delicious Closet Queen
Eau De Protection (aka Rossy De Palma)
Eloge Du Traitre
Jasmin Et Cigarette
Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
Tom Of Finland
Vierges Et Toreros
Vierges Et Toreros
Remember, this contest isn't about which perfumes YOU think would suit the people on the list above; you have to try to guess what Etienne De Swardt's recommendations were. Note that De Swardt recommended a different perfume for each person.
To enter, please type your guesses into a comment below... after you've taken a moment to read the Terms & Conditions.
Competition Terms & Conditions
i) the competition will be closed at 10 pm (UK time) on Monday 25th November; ii) the winner will be the entrant with the highest number of correct guesses, as per the instructions outlined above; iii) in the event of a tie, the winner will be selected by a random draw; iv) the winner will be announced on Persolaise.com on Tuesday 26th November; v) if the winner has not made contact with Persolaise.com by Sunday 1st December, an alternative winner may be selected; vi) the winner's address will be shared only with Etat Libre D'Orange, who will post the prize to the winner; vii) the prize is a 50 ml bottle of a perfume of the winner's choice from the current Etat Libre D'Orange range; viii) readers from anywhere in the world are eligible to enter; ix) by entering this competition, you indicate that you are able to receive alcohol-based perfume products in your country of residence; x) Persolaise.com takes no responsibility for the contents of the perfume, particularly as regards potential allergens and/or harmful components; xi) if the prize is lost in transit, it will not be possible for a replacement to be posted; xii) relatives of anyone associated with Persolaise.com are not permitted to enter.