Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Perfume Riddle

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Welcome to the second installment of my new feature here on Hortus Conclusus, in which a perfume bottle sings a little riddle, and it’s up to you, dear readers, to guess which bottle of perfume is riddling. Which of you will be the first to guess this one, I wonder? This poem is an emulation of Dr. Seuss’s genius rhyme about the Flooboober Babboober bubs in On Beyond Zebra, one of the first poems I memorized as a child:

If sometimes you don’t feel like channeling mother,

put me on, for I smell like blubbery rubber.

I’m no good to eat and I’m kind of a Goth,

(If one says that with color that repels the moth)

Although I am housed with luxury baubles,

I’d prefer an alley where the streetwalker wobbles.

I’m green and I’m amber as well as a powder,

but my signature note sings considerably louder.

If you know who I am, then tell me my name

though my brothers and sisters sound somewhat the same,

I am quite unique; unlike them, I’m no hack.

My name, my dear friends, is ____________!

 

CREDITS: Image of Oedipus and the Sphinx from courtesy of Project Gutenberg

12 comments:

  1. Bvlgari Black?

    If it is I just couldn't get into this one I'm afraid, although I don't feel like a too much of a perfumista failure cause I adore Bandit. :)

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  2. Now I feel weird being the first one to say it, I should've waited longer..
    Good job LBV, make these harder soon- that is assuming I got it right? hah

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  3. I concur with Tamara. The blubbery rubber is the tip-off. :)

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  4. good guesses! Right on both counts! I will try to make it harder next time...

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  5. Keep them coming! These riddles are challenging, fun, and poetic-- each one a work of art!

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  6. Greetings from South Africa,

    Great riddle....Life is Good..All the best.

    "Tavarua"

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  7. Thanks Olenska! And Tavarua, hope S. Africa is trating you well!

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  8. My guess was Bulgari Black too , great riddle .
    Don't make them too hard...LOL !

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  9. I agree with Carol, don't make them too hard, just keep them fun!

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  10. will do! this is good, since I've already written several easy ones...

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