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, and the challenges of marketing perfumes and other fragrance products. To counter my inherent grumpy tendencies, I try to write about something I appreciate at least once a week. Once in a while I get up on my soapbox and write about things that aren't at all related to perfumery. I am grateful to all of you, the readers, who contribute to the blog by commenting and making this a truly interactive perfume project.

Friday, January 3, 2014

A DRAWING FOR THE NEW YEAR


The new year has begun. Those of us in Seattle are lucky to have temperatures above freezing as the rest of the US is buried in snow, the bright red cyclamens are starting to bloom in the garden, I just got two big boxes of perfume samples and a shipment of aroma chemicals from Vigon in the mail, I don’t start teaching again until Tuesday, I've been able to go running a little every day this week, and my new website seems to be mostly functional. Life is good!

I just want to remind everyone that if you order from the new website and use the code INTRO20 at checkout, you will receive 20% off any purchase. You can use it on the original boutique website, too, for orders totaling $50.00 or more.

A few days ago I came across a one-of-a-kind oddity that I’ve decided to give away in a drawing. It’s a new-style bottle from the original production proof set, with the name “A Midsummer Day’s Dream” instead of the new one, “Elektra”. It’s the bottle that went to Elements last August, and it’s the bottle that made me decide to change the name! Of course it’s filled with juice, and as far as I can tell, it was never sprayed. If you’d like to be entered in a drawing to win this unique item, just leave a comment saying what you would do with it if you win it. The drawing will be random, and limited to US only due to the high cost of international shipping.

[Both photos are mine]

11 comments:

  1. Hi Ellen,
    This is one of my favorites so I just have to enter, even though I already have the 15 ml. What would I do with it? I would use it all up and then save the bottle! Enjoy the SUN today!
    Gail

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  2. Ellen, I would happily use this bottle and share some decants via RAOK on Facebook Fragrance Friends and Peace Love Perfume. I'm planning to do one with a decant from the Blackbird bottle I won over the summer in the next couple weeks. Thanks for your generosity!
    Stacey

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  3. The bottle is very cool! I would wear the fragrance and admire both.
    Very generous draw!

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  5. I'd be really excited to try this. Thanks so much for your generous opportunity.

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  6. As it is frighteningly cold out East here, I'd be willing to chicken fight someone to get my hands on this and "smell summer." And the. I'd go around and spritz my friends who are battling Seasonal Affective Disorder to lift their spirits a bit with its loveliness, because that's what friends are for. ;-) thank you for the incredibly generous drawing!

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  7. Wow. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this and spray it when it gets really cold here.

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  8. I would love to win this and wear it to brighten up the chilly days. I would also save the one in a kind bottle, which is very stylish. Thank you for the draw!

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  9. Thanks for your generousity, I would love to be entered in the draw.

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  10. I would wear it as I penguin waddle around on the ice here!

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  11. Would love to win and share some with my co workers to treat them :)

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