After going through some old documents, I’m pretty sure I forgot to send out one of the “goodie boxes” from a giveaway that I held longer ago than I like to think about. I feel terrible about it! I’m going to get that out this week with my apologies for letting it fall through the cracks.
I’ve received a lot from the perfume community, both tangible and intangible over the past two years, so I’d like to keep the good karma going by passing on some items that I have stored away.
The first is a gently read copy of Alyssa Harad’s book, Coming to my Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride. The title says it all. It’s a fun read for anyone interested in fragrance.
The second is a 50 ml bottle of Olympic Orchids Red Cattleya, in parfum concentration. It’s one of the original decorative bulb sprayer bottles that I bought, but quickly realized that not all of the bulb sprayers work reliably. The label is the original one, before I redesigned it. If you win it, it will come with a screw cap, as well as the retro-looking bulb sprayer in case you want to give it a try.
The third is a selection of various fragrance oil samples that have been sent to me along with perfumer’s alcohol and other raw materials that I’ve ordered. I don’t generally use fragrance oils, but surely someone would like to have them.
There may be more to come, but this is a start. If you would like to enter the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment saying which item you would like to win.
[Holiday decorations photo adapted from Wikimedia; book cover and fragrance oil icon from commercial websites]