Blog Offering For Old Style 34 ml Boutique Collection

I’ve been thinking about a strategy for selling the small number of remaining old style 34 ml bottles at the old price, and I’d like to work it into a blog drawing since I don’t have enough bottles to accommodate all the orders that would likely come in. I counted and only have 30 empty old style bottles left. If I put those up on the site, I’m afraid they’d be gone within an hour or two. It might be better to hold a drawing to give more people a chance. If it looks like there is a lot of interest, I could add 10 of the new bottles to give a total of 40 bottles at the old price, but let’s see how it goes.

I’m thinking people could post below and list one to three scents each that they’d like to order in the 34 ml old style. The choices are the Boutique scents: Incense Pure, Winter Woods, Tabac Aurea, and Rose Musc. We’ll make it simple and make it $55 for each of those. Then I’ll draw winners using random.org until all the bottles are gone. The winners of the drawing will be able to choose other items in any scents to add to their orders (1 ml and 2.5 ml samples, 5 ml purse sprays, 17 ml bottles). I’ll work through all these orders before opening the cart again. This will help take care of some of the pent-up orders and will make reopening less hectic. It will also finish the old bottle issue so that people will know how to plan future orders.

If this sounds like a good idea, you can post your entry into the drawing below and say which old style 34 ml $55 bottles you’re interested in (one, two, or three). If you have questions or suggestions you can post and we could fine-tune the plan before beginning; I could start a new post for the actual sign-up if needed. It will be a while longer before I can open, but I thought this would be a way I could distribute these remaining bottles and give people a chance at lower prices. I’m not sure how many bottles will be requested, so I’m testing the waters here. πŸ™‚ I’ll leave the drawing open for about a week before picking the numbers. Meantime I’m open to suggestions, such as whether you prefer more winners with a limit of 2 bottles each or fewer winners with up to 3 bottles each.

I will also hold some drawings for free new style 34 ml bottles in the future when I introduce new scents. It will be a fun way to celebrate the new bottles and new releases. (It won’t be 30 to 40 bottles though — as much as I’d love to do that, I couldn’t afford to give away that many for free.)

I’ll try not to comment much below except to answer questions. lt will probably take me a week or two to work through the orders after the winners are picked since I’m not back to full speed with my wrists yet, but taking these special orders first will work much better for me. It should be fine as long as folks who sign up know the turn-around time won’t be quite as speedy as my usual.

About Laurie E

artisan perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio
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37 Responses to Blog Offering For Old Style 34 ml Boutique Collection

  1. Ines says:

    This is great! Well, it is now while I still think I have a chance to get a bottle of Incense Pure or Tabac Aurea – those are my two choices. πŸ™‚
    (it will be less great if random.org is not kind to me)

  2. Dionne says:

    Oh, I’ve been waiting for this! I’d love a bottle of Incense Pure (I wouldn’t mind Winter Woods either, but I’m in the one-bottle-per-person camp, it just seems more egalitarian.)

  3. kjanicki says:

    Such a hard choice! I think I would choose Winter Woods.

  4. Laurie E says:

    Well this looks like it will be doable so far! A few people may be shy to post, but we’ll pobably get more requests as the week goes by. What I’ll do after we determine the list of people is to give them a link to where they can put an order through just like normal, except it’ll have the 34 ml old style option available too. That’ll make it easy for all. If you change your mind and decide on a different scent that’s fine, but it’ll help if you don’t put an order through for more than the number of 34 ml bottles that you request, unless we have less than 30 requested. thanks!

  5. Stacey says:

    I’m going for Winter Woods! I’m so glad to have found it, and I hope random.Org is good to me, as Ines said.

  6. AnnS says:

    I’d like some Rose Musc!!! Good luck!

  7. KimP says:

    Hi Laurie,

    I would love Tabac Aurea, Winter Woods or Incense Pure. Thanks for the offer (and I hope Random.org smiles on me!)

  8. kathie says:

    Incense Pure. Thank you

  9. Rita Ritter says:

    As much as I would like 3, I would have to say just one and give more a chance. I’d love Tabac Aurea. (Heck….I’d LOVE any of them, but Tabac ah…) Thanks for all the effort!

  10. Tania says:

    That’s a great idea, Laurie!

    I’d definitely be interested in ordering Tabac Aurea.

  11. beth says:

    Hi Laurie I tried your Rose Musc in a sample and it’s not what I would normally wear but I liked it and would definitely buy a bottle.

  12. Debby says:

    Winter Woods for me. I prefer more winners. Thanks!

  13. Janice says:

    I just received a sample of Tabac Aurea after hearing so many good things about it, and I would love to buy a bottle!

  14. Sheryl says:

    Hi – I would be interested in Incense Pur.

    Sheryl

  15. Sheryl says:

    And add to my order Tabac Aurea…when are the shea butter body creams coming back into stock? Can’t wait!!

    • Laurie E says:

      The regular lotion is available now in Velvet Rose, Lavender Absolute, and Femme Jolie. I usually sell the shea cream just for the holidays/winter from about first week of October through January/Feb, but last year I sold out before Christmas. The regular body silk lotion is more elegant and soaks in more quickly, but the shea is decadent and rich for winter. Will see if I can offer the shea this year. Thanks!

  16. Julie says:

    Good idea, Laurie. Winter Woods for me. I’d love to try Incense Pure, but am having some stupendous vet bills at the moment, so just WW.

  17. katie says:

    i’m just dying for you to reopen. first order of usiness, a FB of Incense Pure

  18. malsnano86 says:

    I’d love another bottle of Tabac Aurea – it’s THAT good.

  19. divinemama says:

    I love all these fragrances, but I think one bottle per person would be the fairest way to go. If I had to choose one, I guess it would be Winter Woods, but Incense Pure is a close second. Then again Tabac Aurea and Rose Musc are really lovely too. ‘-)

    Laurie, you picked some great scents for your boutique collection!

  20. Charlotte says:

    I would love a bottle of my absolute favourite Incense Pure, and I would also love a bottle of Tabac Aurea.

    Thanks!

  21. tsetse says:

    I love them all, but Tabac Aurea comes first every time! I would love an opportunity to purchase one of the old bottles. Keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚

    What a nice idea this draw is, Laurie, thank you!

  22. Dan says:

    Incense Pure!

    I’ve been wanting this for SO LONG, and now it seems the time has never been more right.

  23. RossM says:

    Hi Laurie,
    Hope you’ve been well! Just wanting to throw my hat in the ring for a bottle of Tabac Aurea.
    Many thanks.
    Ross

  24. gary taylor says:

    Would like to be entered for one bottle of the Tabac Aurea.

  25. Laurie E says:

    This looks like a perfect size group so I think I’ll leave it open just a couple more days and then close it on Wednesday. Thanks for all the replies!

  26. Tara says:

    Hi – I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for Winter Woods. Thank you Laurie!

  27. Anne says:

    I just discovered your fragrances through the samples you sent me, and I love them all !!!
    I would absolutely love a bottle of Tabac Aurea.
    And I wish we could find your fragrances in Paris (France)!

  28. LauraC says:

    Been longing for a FB of Incense Pure here since first sniff.

    Thanks, Laurie!!!

  29. Laurie E says:

    I have a request from a customer in Poland for 2 bottles. I’ll add her and close it here. We have a good group! I’ll count it up and hope everyone can get a bottle. πŸ™‚

  30. Monica says:

    Doh am I too late again? I would love a bottle of Incense Pure and Winter Woods…

    Monica

  31. Petra Nagl says:

    I would love to buy Incense Pure and Tabac Aurea, so I hope I will be one of the lucky winners that get this chance πŸ™‚

  32. Bellatrix says:

    More winners, maybe even one perfume per person πŸ™‚ But in case you decide for 2: I am interested in Tabac Aurea and Incense Pure πŸ™‚

  33. Kristen says:

    Tabac Aurea and Incense Pure!

  34. Laurie E says:

    You are all included and the offer is now closed. Please see the post above https://sonomascent.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/blog-drawing-closed/

    Thanks!

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