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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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WINNER OF THE COSMETICS DRAWING AND THE NEW GIVEAWAY

After running in place for several weeks just to keep from falling behind, I've finally gotten around to doing the drawing for the perfume and cosmetics samples.

The winner is: MARY.

Please contact me by e-mail at olympicorchids at gmail dot com or leave a PM on our Facebook page. If the winnings are not claimed they will go into the jackpot for next time.

Even after packing a big box of cosmetic samples, there's still enough for another drawing of the same, plus the usual 100 g of samples.

To enter the new drawing, just leave a comment about what you're looking forward to this spring. I know I'm looking forward to spring break!

[The webcam photo from the local ski area in the rain looks like the invasion of the alien bubbles]

19 comments:

  1. looking forward to better temperature and wear again Chevalier Vert ;-)

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    1. Frederic, we're also looking forward to better temperature here! It's horribly cold all of a sudden. You're in the drawing.

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  2. I'm looking forward to exploring some new iris fragrances. I recently read Robin's review of Atelier's Iris Rebelle at NST and it reminded me of how much I love the note. Congratulations to Mary!

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    1. Ttiniti, I like iris too. You're in the drawing.

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  3. Looking forward to seeing the snow melt and the snowdrops to pop in my garden.

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    1. Mary, at least we don't have snow to deal with. You're in the drawing.

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  4. I just planted a bunch of heirloom tomato and pepper seeds, so I'm looking forward to seeing them sprout and grow up! :)

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    1. Tarena, Yum! Tomatos and peppers. You're in the drawing.

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  5. In April, the fringe tree on my property begins to bloom. The flowers are short-lived and look nondescript but the scent they produce is intoxicating. The tree is a member of the lilac family and the fragrance is very reminiscent of the flower, but not as cloying. It’s one of my favorite smells and lee’s me know warmer weather is on the way! https://www.thetreecenter.com/wp-content/uploads/white-fringe-tree-1.jpg

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    1. Anne, I'm not familiar with fringe tree, at least not by that name. I'll look it up. You're in the drawing.

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    2. The fringe tree is native to the Southeastern region of the US. It's not much to look at but for about two weeks in spring it smells divine!

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  6. Years of living in Texas have given me PTSD about how the all too brief spring leads to summer heat.

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    1. Mary M, I guess climate change is causing Texas to get hotter while some of the rest of us are subjected to bizarre oscillations from warmer to colder. You're in the drawing.

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  7. It is that magical time of year with regrowth. I recall in the past when folks seemed so very friendly in the Spring Time. Now they barely look up from their phone screens. Sigh. At least I will be looking up and down - side to side - and taking deep breaths to sniff this upcoming Spring weather.

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    1. Martin, you're right about the phone screens. Like you, I will be seeing, feeling, and smelling spring! You're in the drawing.

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  8. Hi Ellen. I guess I’m looking forward to using our newly replaced air conditioner or just gettin’ the heck out of Miami during Spring Break. We don’t have much of a winter here and I suspect that the heat will be well into the 90’s by then. Perish the thought! I love the Pacific NE and would trade locations with you any day.... Thank you for the draw.

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    1. Ana, we are indeed lucky here in the Pacific NW, in so many ways. You're in the drawing.

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  9. *Pacific NW , I meant.

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