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Perfume giveaway is back! (And the masses cheered.)

At the end of December I might well write up a "Best perfumes I tried this year" list instead of the usual "Best movies I saw this year" list. For one thing, we've mostly watched comedy TV shows on DVD lately and not seen that many films. For another, I have sampled a lot of scents, thanks almost entirely to knows perfume opening in my 'hood back in spring. And, as such, I now have a bunch of samples around that I might possibly be persuaded to part with.

Today I have selected two, and our lucky winner will get them both:

Prima Ballerina by Strange Invisible Perfumes. Bright notes of Greek sage and organic lime animate a satiny bouquet of Egyptian and Turkish roses. Poised on an enchanting stage of botanical musk, this lithe composition executes a perfect tour jeté with the exhilarating grace of a true classic. (Description from the Strange Invisible website.)

Thé Pour Un Été by L'Artisan Parfumeur. An invitation to a far-away land, a moment of tranquility in an exotic oasis, the fragrance is as refreshing as a glass of iced green tea infused with jasmine and mint. Delicate and versatile, this is a scent for all seasons, a tender reminder of the happy days of summer. Notes: lemon, bergamot, mint, jasmine, green tea. (Description from L'Artisan's site.)

Both come in little 1ml vials, about half full after my sampling them.

To enter to win, comment here. Entrants may live anywhere in the world. I'll do the drawing by random number generator in one week (Thursday, Nov. 18). Good luck!


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Nov. 11th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
The second sounds especially lovely.
Nov. 11th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Both of those sound absolutely delicious.
Nov. 12th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
I may as well enter. The descriptions are very enticing!
-Cousin Sally
Nov. 12th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
They both sound intriguing...

Entrants may live anywhere in the world.

Yay! I hate being left out of things because of where I live. :)
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
*checks your profile for location* Whoa, cool! Wish I were visiting you right now. :)

Yep, all earthlings welcome. Apologies to the Martians reading this, though. Haven't figured out the postage to other planets yet.
Nov. 18th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
And hurray, the random number generator likes you and your location too! Please email me your mailing address and I'll figure out how to get these to you. :)

writerofirony at earthlink dot net

Nov. 19th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
That's fantastic! Will send details by email. :D
Nov. 20th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Cool! Have you sent them? I don't seem to have received anything yet...
Nov. 20th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Just sent you an email!

I wish I had some way of sampling more perfumes without having to buy large quantities - knows perfume looks fantastic!

I went to a Fragonard perfume shop when I was in Paris last month, and came home with a bottle of Etoile eau de toilette. I'm a little bit disappointed, partly because I should have got the parfum rather than the EDT, but also because it's very (too?) similar to Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue which I'd been wearing a lot and wanted a change from. The perils of buying in a rush rather than taking one's time to try things out and consider them.

Still, I've managed to order a box set from them, even though, unlike certain people I could mention, apparently don't consider Malta to be part of the civilised world and won't ship here. Have had to have it posted to an aunt in the UK and then my mum will bring it back in her luggage next month.

All this to say: yes, I do like perfume. *g* And your samples will be greatly appreciated!

PS The site isn't letting me link directly to the box set I ordered. This is the description: "These ten perfumes: Eau fantasque, Emilie, Eclat, Ile d'amour, Diamant, Belle de nuit, Fragonard, Etoile, Miranda, Capucine, natural, fruity, floral or oriental, come in miniature 2 ml/0.07 fl. oz. bottles"
Dec. 1st, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I haven't tried any by Fragonard! Will certainly do so if they show up in the perfume shop near here.

I managed to send those two samples off (plus a third I had around), and so far it hasn't gotten returned to me, so hopefully the envelope will find its way to you soon. :)
Nov. 15th, 2010 03:52 am (UTC)
They both sound really nice! Especially the first one.
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