Huge thanks, again, to everyone who entered the contest, to the judges who helped pick the finalists, and to everyone who voted to help us pick the winner. And, of course, thank you to Luckyscent for providing the prize, a $100 gift certificate, which goes to...
Leopard Blossom by Solid Brown, submitted by James Dotson.
Once every century, in the year of the flaming blue yak, the nuns of the Tushi Lumpo monastery gather their herd of miniature Himalayan snow leopards to feed them candied lotus blossoms in ambergris. At dawn of the third day, the nuns gently waken the slumbering beasts, and quickly lifting their tails to heaven, pluck the aromatic jewels from the pink star nestled in the deliciously furred buttocks of the mountain cats. This sacred essence is distilled in rice brandy to make the legendary Skan-Kah-Eh elixir, reserved for the rejuvenation of ruined potentates, but for a limited time offerred in a carved amythest pendant shaped like a leopard tail.
Solid Brown is dedicated to the preservation of indigenous natural scent miracles! (Five percent of all sales are donated to treat injuries sustained by nuns during the harvest.)
Congratulations! We'll be arranging the delivery of your prize early next week. The runners-up (click here to read their entries):
First runner-up: Tant Pis Eau Légère Eté 2008 avec Mango Version 6 by Le House of Pain Blanc et Mal de Tête Biolabs, submitted by PlaysbyScent.
Second runner-up: Anomie by Manqué, submitted by Winterwheat.
And the authors of the other entries were:
Jezebel by House of Hades, submitted by Anna Strömberg.
IF by Parfums Verité, submitted by "Marcella Marceau".
Then by Marron, E., submitted by Candace.
Heaven sings to the dandelion by Droplets of Ecstacy, submitted by Christine/VanillaGirl.
Cauli's Flower by Green Goddess, submitted by Quarry Joy.
Congratulations one and all! And thank you, Robin, for sponsoring the contest.
Because I'm addled, I had thought the winner was going to be announced yesterday. When I didn't see the results after numerous check-ins, I envisioned all the judges in their sweat stained clothing, chomping on big fat smoky cigars, staring at their computers with blood shot eyes, fingers numb from marathon IMing. Total fantasy … right?
A fun fantasy, but total fantasy, LOL…
Congratulations, James, and applause for all. I think it was the “Tushi Lumpo” I will always remember.
Congratulations, Mr. Dotson. You are a twisted, twisted person
Congratulations James Dotson and the other winners !! Really have enjoyed reading all your works of art.
“Dandelion” was my choice. Loved it Vanillagirl !!
these were are really brilliant!
Congrats to you all! Everything was so fun to read! Spend it well Mr. Dotson!
I voted for the Dandelion as well, I've been rereading some L.M. Montgomery this week and must just be in a silly, flowery mood!
Congratulations to the winner. That was my choice. Hilarious!
Congratulations, too, the runners-up.
What are you reading? I'm a long time Anne of Green Gables fan, and have also read her diaries but nothing else.
If I were Luckyscent, I'd give VanillaGirl a gift certificate too.
I love Anne of Green gables tooo..(also the Emily trilogy)..:)
“Mobius strip…cunningly reversed”- priceless!(Anomie)
I voted for Leopard Blossom ….then reread Anomie and Dandelion – very very difficult to pick just one!
Congratulations to all the finalists! Even my 'perfume-disinterested' husband enjoyed it!(he voted for Anomie)
Yeeey! Mi pick wooon!
Those poor nuns!
This was totally brilliant and deserved to win! Thanks for a wonderful laugh!!
LOL, my choice won..
so when can we expect to see leopard blossom on the market? i look forward to my amethyst tail.
congrats – that was my favorite, though all were a joy to read.
hope this will be an annual event.