Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Win A Bottle Of Perfume From Etat Libre D'Orange


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:

Mick Jagger
Björk
Paris Hilton
the Dalai Lama
François Holllande
David Beckham
Barack Obama
Madonna

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:

Antihéros
Archives 69
Delicious Closet Queen
Eau De Protection (aka Rossy De Palma)
Eloge Du Traitre
Fat Electrician
Jasmin Et Cigarette
Like This
Nombril Immense
Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
Rien
Sécrétions Magnifiques
Tom Of Finland
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.

Good luck!

Persolaise

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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.

46 comments:

  1. Hmmm... This is hard one. I'm guessing that he didn't choose any obivious pairings.

    Mick Jagger - Archives 69, he could probably wear any of them.
    Björk - Sécrétions Magnifiques, she could pull it off. It's about art after all.
    Paris Hilton Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut) - because the name, but wouldn't that be funny and very self ironic. Great perfume.
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Antihéros.
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen. Didn't choose this because the name, but the smell. It could great for him. He isn't afraid of more beautiful notes in perfume.
    Barack Obama - Eloge Du Traitre. This isn't because name either. I think Eloge du traitre is great perfume for men in power.
    Madonna - Rien. There was't any big tuberosa, so I pick this. Big and loud perfume for confident person.

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  2. Well knowing Mr De Swardt's taste for subversion and avant garde, his suggestions must not be the most obvious..
    Mick Jagger- Eau du Traitre
    Bjork- Rien
    Paris Hilton- Nombril Immense
    The Dalai Lama- Like This
    Francois Hollande- Tom Of Finland
    David Bekham- Secretions Magnifiques
    Barack Obama- Eau de Protection
    Madonna- Jasmin et Cigarettes

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  3. Ok trying again: Tech fails all over the place today!..
    Mick Jagger Delicious Closet Queen
    Björk Rien
    Paris Hilton Vierges Et Toreros
    The Dalai Lama Jasmin and Cigarette
    François Holllande Sécrétions Magnifiques
    David Beckham Antihéros
    Barack Obama Tom of Finland
    Madonna Fat Electrician
    It's me : Bee btw









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  4. Mick Jagger Eloge du traitre
    Paris Hilton Putain des palaces
    Barack Obama Antiheros
    Dalai Lama Nombril Immense
    David Beckham Tom of Finland
    Bjork Eau de Protection
    Madonna Rien
    Francois Hollande Fat Electrician

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  5. Well lets try to get into Mr De Swardt's head!!
    Mick Jagger- Fat Electrician
    Bjork- Like This
    Paris Hilton- Delicious Closet Queen
    I hope I got it!!!
    MariaA

    The Dalai Lama- Antihéros
    Francois Hollande- Rien
    David Bekham- Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
    Barack Obama- Archives 69
    Madonna- Vierges Et Toreros


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  6. Mick Jagger-Delicious Closet Queen
    Bjork-Rien
    Paris Hilton-Vierges Et Toreros
    the Dalai Lama-Antihéros
    François Holllande
    David Beckham-Fat Electrician
    Barack Obama-Eloge Du Traitre
    Madonna-Jasmin Et Cigarette

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  7. Mick Jagger-Jasmin Et Cigarette
    Björk-Nombril Immense
    Paris Hilton-Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
    the Dalai Lama-Eau De Protection (aka Rossy De Palma)
    François Holllande-Archives 69
    David Beckham-Tom Of Finland
    Barack Obama-Antihéros
    Madonna-Vierges Et Toreros

    Not easy! Have no idea if I'm right. :)

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  8. Mick Jagger Eloge du Traitre
    Bjork Jasmin et Cigarettes
    Paris Hilton Putain de Palace
    Dalai Lama Rien
    F Hollande Fat Electrician
    D Beckham Vierges et Toreros
    B Obama Delicious closet Queen
    Madonna Secretions Magnifiques

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  9. OK, here we go..
    Mick Jagger - Archives 69
    Björk - Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    the Dalai Lama - Rien
    François Holllande - Like This
    David Beckham - Antihéros
    Barack Obama - Tom Of Finland
    Madonna - Jasmin Et Cigarette

    Fascinating competition, dying to read the answers!

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  10. Mick Jagger - Antihéros
    Bjork - Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Vierges Et Toreros
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Eloge Du Traitre
    Madonna - Archives 69

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  11. This is going to be funny!

    Mick Jagger - Fat Electrician
    Björk - Rien
    Paris Hilton - Like This
    the Dalai Lama - Antiheros
    François Holllande - Vierges et Toreros
    David Beckham - Tom of Finland
    Barack Obama - Jasmin et Cigarette
    Madonna - Secretions Magnifiques

    Thanks for the generous draw

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  12. Keep them coming! I'm thoroughly enjoying reading all these entries :-)

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  13. Mick Jagger - Vierges et Toreros.
    Björk - Eau de Protection.
    Paris Hilton - Putain des Palaces.
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense.
    François Holllande - Delicious Closet Queen.
    David Beckham - Tom of Finland.
    Barack Obama - Antiheros.
    Madonna - Secretions Magnifiques.

    So much fun! Great challenge!

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  14. Francois Hollande- Antihéros
    Mick Jagger - Archives 69
    Björk - Rien
    the Dalai Lama Like this
    Paris Hilton Hotel Slut
    Beckham Tom of Finland
    Obama Eloge du Traitre
    Madonna Vierges et Toreros

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  15. What a fun competition! Very curious to find out the right answers... Here's my guess:

    Mick Jagger: Vierges et Torreros
    Bjork: Like This
    Paris Hilton: Eau de Protection (I think she is a rose lover)
    the Dalai Lama: Nombril Immense
    Francois Hollande: Rien
    David Beckham: Delicious Closet Queen (No, not because I think he's ... you know)
    Barack Obama: Antiheros
    Madonna: Putain de Palaces (Nothing personal, I loooove Madonna, I just think she likes these sorts of heavy, sweet scents)

    btw I don't have a google account, or any of the other options so that's why I'm posting as 'Anonymous'. I'm Paulina.

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    1. Just opened a google account :-)
      So here's my list again:

      Mick Jagger: Vierges et Torreros
      Bjork: Like This
      Paris Hilton: Eau de Protection
      the Dalai Lama: Nombril Immense
      Francois Hollande: Rien
      David Beckham: Delicious Closet Queen
      Barack Obama: Antiheros
      Madonna: Putain de Palaces

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  16. Hmm, I can't help feeling that some of the answers may depend on M. De Swardt's political views and sense of humour, of which I am not aware. However I will have a guess and go for the answers that amuse me:

    Mick Jagger - Nombril Immense
    Björk - Secretions Magnifique
    Paris Hilton - Putain des Palaces
    the Dalai Lama - Rien
    François Holllande - Fat Electrician
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Like This
    Madonna - Jasmin et Cigarette

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  17. My guesses are

    Mick Jagger - Rien
    Bjork - Secretions Magnifiques
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    Francois Hollande - Fat Electrician
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Jasmin Et Cigarette
    Madonna - Delicious Closet Queen

    my choice of fragrance is Jasmin et Cigarette

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  18. Fun! and thanks for the draw!!!
    I'm sure Mr. De Swardt's pairings are full of humour, so here are my guesses!


    Mick Jagger - Archives 69;
    Björk - Rien;
    Paris Hilton - Putain des palaces;
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril immense;
    François Holllande - Antihéros;
    David Beckham - delicious closet queen;
    Barack Obama - fat electrician;
    Madonna - vierges et toreros.

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  19. Mick Jagger - Putain des Palaces
    Björk - Secretions Magnifique
    Paris Hilton - Eau De Protection (aka Rossy De Palma)
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Fat Electrician
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Antihéros
    Madonna - Vierges Et Toreros

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  20. This is great fun, thanks for the idea and competition!

    Mick Jagger - Tom of Finland
    Björk - Like this
    Paris Hilton - Jasmin et cigarette
    The Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    Francois Hollande - Vierges et Toreros
    David Beckham - Fat Electrician
    Barack Obama - Delicious Closet Queen
    Madonna - Eau de Protection

    Maria

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  21. Mick Jagger - Rien
    Björk - Nombril Immense
    Paris Hilton - Sécrétions Magnifiques
    the Dalai Lama - Antiheros
    François Holllande - Delicious Closet Queen
    David Beckham - Vierges Et Toreros
    Barack Obama - Tom of Finland
    Madonna - Putain des Palaces

    That was hard! I'll be curious to learn the real answers.

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  22. I'll try :)
    Mick Jagger - Fat Electrician
    Björk - Eloge Du Traitre
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Antihéros
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Tom Of Finland
    Madonna - Jasmin Et Cigarette

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  23. So much fun!
    Mick Jagger - Delicious Closet Queen
    Bjork - Like This
    Paris Hilton - Putain des Palaces
    the Dali Lama - Rien
    Francois Hollande - Archives 69
    David Beckham - Fat Electrician
    Barack Obama - Eloge du Traitre
    Madonna - Secretions Magnifiques

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  24. Mick Jagger -- Antihéros
    Bjork -- Rien
    Paris Hilton -- Putain des Palaces
    Dalai Lama -- Nombril Immense
    François Holllande -- Fat Electrician
    David Beckham -- Vierges Et Toreros
    Barack Obama -- Like This
    Madonna -- Jasmin Et Cigarette

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  25. Is this fun or is this fun? :D Here are my thoughts (really no malice meant to the famous people!):

    Mick Jagger - Eau de Protection: he really needs lots of protection with all the groupies he must have
    Björk - Sécrétions Magnifiques: this is hands down the weirdest and best fit for someone as creative as Björk.
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces: She's got a sex tape and she's the great-granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels!
    The Dalai Lama - Eloge du Traitre: Well, China thinks he's a traitor.
    François Holllande - Fat Electrician: doesn't he look like one? (no disrespect meant!)
    David Beckham - Rien: Because he's now a 'nobody' in the football scene
    Barack Obama - Antihéros: He's got the whole safe, every day man thing going on for him... except he's also the President of the United States of America
    Madonna - Delicious Closet Queen: Because Madonna is THE QUEEN for all drag queens!

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  26. Fab giveaway! My guesses are as follows:

    Mick Jagger - Fat Electrician
    Bjork - Nombril Immense
    Paris Hilton - Putain des Palaces
    Dalai Llama - Like This
    Francoise Holland - Antiheros
    David Beckham - Vierges et Toreros
    Barack Obama - Delicious Closet Queen
    Madonna - Tom of Finland

    Look forward to finding out the answers :-)

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  27. Mick Jagger - Fat Electrician
    Bjork - Secretions Magnifique
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    Francoise Hollande - Tom of Finland
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Antiheros
    Madonna - Jasmin et Cigarette

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  28. Mick Jagger - Fat Electrician
    Björk - Jasmin Et Cigarette
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
    The Dalai Lama - Vierges Et Toreros
    François Holllande - Delicious Closet Queen
    David Beckham - Eloge Du Traitre
    Barack Obama - Eau De Protection (aka Rossy De Palma)
    Madonna - Rien

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  29. Thank you for a great competition! Here's my tuppence...fun even if I don't win!

    Mick Jagger - Nombril Immense
    Paris Hilton - Putain des palaces
    Barack Obama - Antiheros
    Dalai Lama - Eloge du traitre
    David Beckham - Tom of Finland
    Bjork - Jasmin et Cigarette
    Madonna - Delicious Closet Queen
    Francois Hollande - Fat Electrician

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  30. Mick Jagger - Secretions Magnifique
    Björk - Nombril Immense
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut)
    The Dalai Lama - Rien
    François Holllande - Eloge Du Traitre
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Antiheros
    Madonna - Jasmin Et Cigarette

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  31. This is fun! My guesses are:

    Mick Jagger - Vierges Et Toreros
    Björk - Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Fat Electrician
    David Beckham -Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Antiheros
    Madonna - Archives 69

    Thank you

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  32. My guesses are below. I am posting as anonymous since Blogspot does not recognize my Wordpress name, hajusuuri.

    Mick Jagger - Jasmin Et Cigarette
    Björk - Rossy de Palma
    Paris Hilton - Vierges Et Toreros
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Tom of Finland
    David Beckham -Eloge Du Traitre
    Barack Obama - Antiheros
    Madonna - Putain des Palaces

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  33. Fun! Here are my wild guesses:

    Mick Jagger in Eloge du Traitre
    Bjork in Vierges et Toreros
    Paris Hilton in Sécrétions Magnifiques
    The Dalai Lama in Rien
    François Hollande in Nombril Immense
    David Beckham in Tom of Finland
    Barack Obama in Antihéros
    Madonna in Jasmin et Cigarette

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  34. Mick Jagger - Secretions Magnifique
    Bjork - Fat Electrician
    Paris Hilton- Putain Des Palaces
    The Dalai Lama - Rien
    Francois Hollande - Eloge Du Traitre
    David Beckham - Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama - Tom of Finland
    Madonna - Eau De Protection

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  35. Mick Jagger - Eloge Du Traitre
    Bjork - Eau De Protection
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    Francois Hollande - Antihéros
    David Beckham - Tom Of Finland
    Barack Obama - Rien
    Madonna - Sécrétions Magnifiques

    Love!

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  36. Mick Jagger - Eloge Du Traitre
    Bjork - Eau De Protection
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    Francois Hollande - Antihéros
    David Beckham - Tom Of Finland
    Barack Obama - Rien
    Madonna - Sécrétions Magnifiques

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  37. Mick Jagger - Putain Des Palaces
    Björk - Eau De Protection
    Paris Hilton - Jasmin Et Cigarette
    the Dalai Lama - Like This
    François Holllande - Eloge Du Traitre
    David Beckham - Fat Electrician
    Barack Obama - Antihéros
    Madonna - Vierges Et Toreros

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  38. So fun! I definitely feel I know the E'tat Libre d'Orange collection better now. I went with what I felt were the "obvious" choices if there was one ... we'll see!

    Obama: Antihéros, because I think "unconventional elegance" is perfect for him.
    Mick Jagger: Archives 69, because this is E'tat's signature fragrance, and he seems like the man to wear it
    David Beckham: Delicious Closet Queen, not because of the name, but because of the line in the scent description about "belonging to everyone but yielding to no one." Beckham seems very mysterious to me.
    Dalai Lama: Nombril Immense, although I thought Like This and Vierges et Toreros would also be good choices.
    Paris Hilton: Putain Des Palaces (aka Hotel Slut) I just had to choose this one.
    Francoise Hollande: Rien because it is about what lies underneath an unassuming name and facade
    Bjork: Vierges Et Toreros because of the idea of the "power of flower." Bjork is simultaneously powerful and gentle.
    Madonna: Rossy de Palma, because of the virgin/whore contrast. I can also see Tom of Finland or Secretions Magnifiques.

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  39. Mick Jagger - Jasmin Et Cigarette
    Björk - Rossy de Palma
    Paris Hilton - Vierges Et Toreros
    the Dalai Lama - Nombril Immense
    François Holllande - Tom of Finland
    David Beckham -Eloge Du Traitre
    Barack Obama - Antiheros
    Madonna - Putain des Palaces
    tanks for the draw !

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  40. Mick Jagger: Vierges Et Toreros
    Björk: Nombril Immense
    Paris Hilton: Putain Des Palaces
    Dalai Lama: Rien
    François Holllande: Antihéros
    David Beckham: Tom Of Finland
    Barack Obama: Fat Electrician
    Madonna: Eau De Protection

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  41. Mick Jagger - Archives 69
    Björk - Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Paris Hilton - Putain Des Palaces
    the Dalai Lama - Rien
    François Holllande - Like This
    David Beckham - Antihéros
    Barack Obama - Tom Of Finland
    Madonna - Jasmin Et Cigarette

    cant log in... ultraviolettt on fragr,

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  42. Dorothy aka ThirteenFive70 calling and here are the results of... this isn't the Eurovision Song...? Damn Sat Nav

    Mick Jagger = Archives 69
    Bjork = Like This
    Paris Hilton = Delicious Closet Queen
    Dalai Lama = Eau de Protection
    Francois Hollande - Antiheros
    David Beckham = Tom of Finland
    Barack Obama = Eloge du Traitre
    Madonna = Jasmin et Cigarette

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  43. Mick Jagger: Archives 69
    Björk: Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Paris Hilton: Putain Des Palaces
    Dalai Lama: Nombril Immense
    François Hollande: Tom Of Finland
    David Beckham: Delicious Closet Queen
    Barack Obama: Eloge Du Traitre
    Madonna: Vierges et Toreros

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  44. *** THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***

    Many thanks for all your entries. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

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  45. *** THE WINNER HAS JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED ON WWW.PERSOLAISE.COM ***

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