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Perfume sample giveaway! Part 1 of...?

A new year, and time to clean my desk, which means someone out there gets my unwanted perfume samples!

This year I'm going to be more promotion-oriented about it (sorry), and make each giveaway a drawing. The idea is that more people, from LJ and beyond, will check my blog frequently in hopes of winning stuff, and eventually find me so charming that they simply must buy a copy of my book. It isn't available yet, though, so this particular perfume giveaway is just because I'm so nice.

(By the way: dirae, the two Dolce & Gabbana scents are already set aside for you, per previous arrangement. But you can enter drawings for the others if they interest you, too!)

Today's scent:

Bois du Chocolat, by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. This, like the other samples, is a little 1 ml sample vial, tested but mostly full, from The Perfumed Court, who can hook you up with samples of practically any scent you want for a couple of bucks. Their description: "Bois du Chocolat is a rich wood and chocolate scent with a top note of sandalwood; middle notes of dark chocolate and vanilla; and base notes of musk and patchouli. Bois du Chocolat is an eau de parfum, edp."

To enter, comment on this post. Non-LJers are welcome to enter too, but be sure to leave some email address where I can reach you if you win. You can enter all this week, and next Sunday I'll randomly choose a winner. We'll then hash out where to send the scent, and such. Shipping on me, needless to say, since it's likely to be all of 85 cents. (Oh yeah...I probably can't ship internationally. Sorry.)

*waves it in the air*
You know you want it.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I'll throw my (metaphorical) hat in the ring.
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
I read your blog! And do, in fact, plan on buying the book once it is available, but I love contesty things.

*throws hat in.*
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! Very sweet of you. :) I just won a free ebook from a contest thing, so I'm fond of them these days too.
Jan. 11th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! The random number generator selected you for this drawing. Email me the address where I should send the sample. (writerofirony @ earthlink.net)

Jan. 5th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
I think this is a briliant idea.

Then again, I'm a bit of a scent whore. :)
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
So am I, or I wouldn't be in this predicament of having a dozen unneeded samples on my desk...
Jan. 5th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds a bit like "Cat on a Hot Fudge Sundae". I am intrigued.
Jan. 6th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Someone totally ought to make a scent with that name!
Jan. 5th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I have to say I do read your blog as often as you post new entries. I just don't comment very often, because I tend to babble overwrite and it feels like I'm intruding somehow. That said, I'll certainly buy your book once it's available - Amazon is a bookworm's my best friend! *grinning widely*
Unfortunately I won't be participating in your contest - even though the chocolate scented perfume piqued my curiosity - because international shipping would be rather troublesome, as you said. *slightly pouting*
No matter, I'm more of a 'citric scent' sort of person, anyway, but your idea is really good. *smile*

Jan. 6th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the book-buying promise! And sorry for the international shipping problem. Technically we're not supposed to mail liquids of any sort even within the US (via the postal service, anyway), but it's easy to do it anyway when you don't have to fill out a customs form, and it's just a small amount. But I'm not sure I'm up to lying to the customs officials. :)
Jan. 6th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Oooh, that sounds yummy. *waves hand* Count me in!
Jan. 6th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for D&G... I'll have some to send out to you that you can use in this promotion if you'd like.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Cool! Or if I like them I'll just keep them... :)
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'll buy a book as soon as it's in hard copy, or an e-book whenever I get around to getting a Kindle. (No perfume, please! It upsets the cats.)
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks. Hard and e-copy are both due out April 3, though with a small publisher you might add "or within a couple of weeks after that" to the date.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Count me in too. And let us know when your book is available for purchase! :D
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Cool! It's due out April 3, though might not show up on the bigger sites like Amazon till a while after that.
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