Wednesday, February 22, 2006

TRIVIA: Name That Designer


One of Proust's most memorable characters shares a name with this designer's trademark.

Name the Designer and the early 80's women's scent that can now be purchased for as little as $13.99 for a 3.4 oz edt!

21 comments:

Octavian said...

swann from Pacoma

Octavian said...

Swann was created in 1984. It is a floral aldehydic fragrance with the classical rose-jasmin accord on a woody base with sandal, patchouly and oakmoss.

Rue said...

I second Swann from Pacoma. :)

marlen said...

No, I'm sorry, I'm thinking of someone else, but 10 points to each of you for finding a scent with a name that matches perfectly, as alas, the name of this designer fragrance I'm thinking of does not (HINT!)...

Rue said...

I don't know Marls, the more I read your question the more it reads like a riddle. You're tricksy false you are. Early eighties.... Giorgio Beverly Hills, Yves Saint Laurent, Jacomo, Nina Ricci...

Octavian said...

another try:

Guermantes: Allegretto, Eau de Guermantes (1983), Le Temps Retrouvé, Olympe, Swing Time;

and another:

Lys Bleu de Prince Henry D'Orleans (1980)

:)

marlen said...

All good guesses, Octavian, but not the secret answer! Keep guessing!

marlen said...

Come on Rue! You can do it! It's not tricky at all! I promise!

Octavian said...

Is it Charlie (Revlon)as a refference to baron Charlus?

marlen said...

Octvian - nope, but you're definitely on the right track!

Rue said...

Yes it is tricky. The fragrance that shares a character's name, it is the designer's trademark? I'm so confused...

Kriztina said...

i'm gonna guess Pavlova

Rue said...

Wild guess:
Tatiana by Diane Von Furstenberg

michelle said...

Francois Coty?

Rue said...

Jean-Jacques Brousseau?

Speaking of which does anyone remember Ombre Bleue? I looooooved it in the early eighties.

marlen said...

LOL - you guys are all on the right track, but no one has guessed correctly...

There is a well-known designer, heyday was in the 70's and 80's...This designer's trademark (symbol) is the name of one of Proust's most famous literary characters (though not necesarily most important)...

This designer's fragrance, released in the early 80's, and now sold for a whopping $13.95 for a 100ml spray, is eponymous! (hint)

Octavian said...

Vanderbilt (1981 a floral sweet created by Sophia Grosjman) with the symbol of a swan on the bottle... like Swann the character

Rue said...

Gucci? Ralph Lauren? Lacoste? Pierre Cardin?

marlen said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO Octavian and Kriztina (email response) for guessing correctly!

The answer is indeed Gloria Vanderbilt's 1981 offering "Vanderbilt". Her trademark is a swan, corresponding with Proust's character Swann ("Swann's Way").

Thanks to all those who participated! There will be new a question again in a few weeks!

Rue said...

That's it? I'm sorry but octavian's first guess was waaaaaaaay cooler. What an anti-climax. Boo. :)

It was fun though. Especially since my obsession with perfume really took hold in the eighties.

marlen said...

Next time, Rue, next time..