Today we made a list of all the entrants in the drawing and assigned numbers 1-49 to the 49 entrants. Then I had random.org generate a list of numbers from 1-49 in random order.
The winning numbers (the top of the randomly generated list) were 32, 27, and 9. Those numbers correspond to Laura, Tiara, and CM.
The three of you can send me am email at email@example.com with your sample choices and your address. Feel free to ask questions if you need help deciding on samples. You can pick any four 1 ml samples or if you prefer, I’ll send a 3 ml mini spray of one of the all-natural scents and a 1 ml sample of the other. If you’re new to my line, the 1 ml samples make the most sense. Laura, since you are sensitive to synthetics we might want to talk about the best choices for you (Cocoa Sandalwood and Spiced Citrus Vetiver are all natural, and Incense Pure and some others are the next highest in naturals).
Thanks so much for taking part! And congrats to the winners!
Just wanted to let you know that I’ll close the sample drawing at 10 am on Wed the 15th, in two days. I’ll announce the winners by the end of the week.
Also wanted to say thank you to Dionne for including Jour Ensoleillé in her list of top spring/fall scents on Australian Perfume Junkies (it was in the fall selection, which makes total sense to me).
Happy Mother’s Day to the Moms! My parents got a slide scanner for Christmas and have been scanning some of our old family slides. I found a couple photos of them in the days before my brother and I came along. It’s fun to see photos of those early times. The very oldest slides have some scratches but are still usable.
I found a few of Mom and Dad with me not long after I was born. You can’t tell from the early baby photos, but my brother and I got blue eyes and lighter hair than my parents, which made my Swedish grandparents happy. My parents were living in Palo Alto when I was born, and these photos were taken in their backyard. They are sweet pictures.
Here’s a photo of my brother and I when we were little, showing how our coloring turned out to be different than that of our parents. We are all tall and long limbed though, and my brother’s kids have those traits too. Looks like this picture was taken at a petting zoo (we loved animals as kids, and still do). It will be fun to see what other photos turn up as my parents work their way through the old slide trays. It’s wonderful that old slides can now be scanned in and saved. We had a lot of happy times as a family, and my brother and I have been very lucky to have the parents we did.
Edited to add:
The blog Cafleurebon posted a Mother’s Day story on the scents/smells that various perfumers associate with their Moms, and I was included. They’re also having a drawing in that post for a bottle of April Aromatics linden scent (which sounds lovely).
Let’s have a drawing for some sample sets now that Spiced Citrus Vetiver is out. I will have random.org draw 3 people to each win 4 carded samples. The winners will receive samples of Spiced Citrus Vetiver, Cocoa Sandalwood, and two samples of their choice. If you prefer, you can request a 3 ml mini spray of Spiced Citrus Vetiver plus a 1 ml sample of Cocoa Sandalwood instead of the 4 carded samples.
Just leave a comment below to enter. Maybe tell us what’s blooming in your garden or neighborhood this spring, or tell us what notes you’d request in a new spring/summer scent. I’ll leave the drawing open for a few days. Thanks, and good luck!
Just wanted to let you know that all sizes of Spiced Citrus Vetiver are on the site. I’ll post a drawing for samples of both all-natural scents on Thursday. We’ll pick 3 winners.
You can enter drawings for samples of the new all-natural Spiced Citrus Vetiver plus other goodies on The Fragrant Man and Australian Perfume Junkies. Both blogs posted reviews and drawings today. Thanks so much, Brie, Jordan, and Portia!
Yesterday Forest Walk was reviewed on EauMG — thanks, Victoria!
A few days ago on Bois de Jasmin, Victoria Frolova posted a beautifully photographed story about her visit to Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. She captured images of fields of dazzling tulips and hyacinths. Do check it out if you are a garden lover.
In light of the restrictions being placed on fragrance ingredients, including many naturals, it is always nice to see some good press about the effects of natural aromatic ingredients. A component of myrrh has been found to have anti-cancer action, and researchers are studying whether it can be used clinically. Frankincense is also being studied for anti-cancer activity.
Today is the artisan fragrance salon in Seattle. Some of my friends are showing there and I hope it goes well!