What is the Perfume Project?

This blog is a constantly evolving forum for thoughts on perfume, perfume-making, plants (especially orchids and flora of the Pacific Northwest) and life in general. It started out chronicling the adventures of Olympic Orchids Perfumes, established in July 2010, and has expanded in other directions. A big part of the blog is thinking about the ongoing process of learning and experimentation that leads to new perfumes, the exploration of perfumery materials, the theory and practice of perfume making, the challenges of marketing perfumes and other fragrance products, and random observations on philosophy and society. Spam comments will be marked as such and deleted; any comments that go beyond the boundaries of civil discourse will also be deleted. I am grateful to all of you, the readers, who contribute to the blog by commenting and making this a truly interactive perfume project.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A MIDWINTER GIVEAWAY


I’ve been away from the blog for way too long, so as a way to lure back those readers who have given up reading, thinking that I would never post again, I’m doing a random drawing. I’m sure the extreme cold has numbed the brain of everyone in the northern hemisphere and turned you into shivering zombies huddled around a fire somewhere, so I’m not expecting you to think, and I’m not expecting you to write anything more than a random word or two to let me know that you’re still out there and surviving whatever the winter has brought you.

What can you win? One of the Olympic Orchids Holiday Gift Sets. For readers in the US, it includes three 15-ml sprays, an ounce of bath oil, and a full-size soap. For international readers, it’s a small gift box with three 15-ml sprays. There will be one winner in each category.

All you have to do is leave some sort of comment. It doesn’t matter what, as long as it isn’t spam. The drawing will take place a week from today, on Sunday, December 15.

30 comments:

  1. I would love to win this! Everything looks like it would smell heavenly.

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  2. Great scents for the winter months!! I'm in!! Thanks :)

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  3. I never miss a post! In fact, earlier today I was emailing a UK friend about the problems with the extreme cold here in Seattle and our Hummingbird feeder, then I read your last post regarding the same subject and had to forward that to him as well. :)

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  4. What a wonderful giveaway! I am still an avid reader of your blog, devouring new posts whenever they are posted. Hope you are staying warm through the bitter artic blast. Happy Holidays!

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  5. It is freezing indeed. A surprise giveaway is always welcomed. Thank you for your generosity.

    Celina

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  6. Count me in. I've been wanting to actually experience your products. Thank you.

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  7. DNEM but I just have to tell everyone that this really is a wonderful, generous gift box! Whoever wins it will be so pleased!

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  8. It's good to see some new names in this draw! Keep the entries coming!

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  9. Sorry Ellen that I have not posted. I have enjoyed your blog and have printed numerous of your older posts they being so educational.

    I do wish to meet you in person to chat, sniff and purchase. I am hoping that there will be another "Seattle Artisan Fragrance Salon" next year. I am planning a first-ever trip to the Northwest for this upcoming Salon and look forward to dates being announced so that I can book airfare etc.

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  10. What a generous and gorgeous giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

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  11. I always check every few days to see if you've posted, and here you have a generous draw as well as the Saturday post of hummingbirds and orchids coping with this unusually dry, cold weather. In Vancouver, we have been sharing your unusual weather -- this dryness does not bode well for the coming summer.

    -- Lindaloo

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    Great to see lots of interest and good comments about Olympic Orchids scents on Fragrantica.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to try some of your fragrances

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  13. Finally my order, after missing a few days in California, has arrived in Belgium. I hope customs do not go too still make me languish.
    Frederic

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  14. Thank you for the giveaway! I am actually trying one of your perfumes for the first time today, Seattle Chocolate :) It is very cozy, and perfect for a snowy winter day.

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  15. Happy to see the holiday sets, they sound wonderful. The bath oil would be especially welcome, as the cold dry winter air has already set in where I live.

    Nancy

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  16. I would love to win this Holiday Gift Set. Just discovered your blog from Amer of APJ. Now I will be checking you out more often.

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  17. Hello Ellen
    Your Golden Cattleya has been a sort of talisman lately against the growing cold in Paris. I cannot wait to smell whatever you have in store for us in 2014. Thank you for this draw! I have yet to catch up on your latest releases.

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  18. Hi Ellen,

    Love your fragrances!!!

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! It has certainly been bitterly cold, though not enough moisture for snow in my area!

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  20. Don't enter me in the draw please Ellen. I am only dropping by to say, EXCELLENT GIVEAWAY!!
    Portia xx

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  21. I would love to try your line! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

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  22. Yikes! Ellen makes some wonderful scents!

    Colin I

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  23. As an international reader, I appreciate a worldwide character of this generous giveaway. I had a privilege to try some of Olympic Orchids perfumes(as California Chocolate and Olympic Rainforest). Beside the fact I love them, there's an obvious excellent quality of raw materials and this is very important to me. So, I took advantage of Deluxe Variety Box a few days ago. I'm so curious and impatient. I'm also very happy for your collaboration with Sheila Eggenberger on Devil Scent Project. Just great!

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  24. I would absolutely love to win !! I live in London and there a few things not easily available here!!

    M. Angel.

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  25. Have heard so many raves regarding yr fragrances / line, and would love to try. Thank you
    Z. Lampert

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  26. I would love to win! Thank you for this giveaway.

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  27. I am a newbie who is finally following her perfume dreams. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  28. This is such a generous and wonderful draw!! I am somewhat new to all of this niche/indie perfume stuff and I would LOVE to try your line ( I have heard so many great things about your creations ) Thank You so much :)

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  29. Hope I can get a chance to try this!

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