To claim your prize, please send your correct and complete shipping address to: olympicorchids at gmail dot com, or leave a PM on the Olympic Orchids Facebook page. If not claimed by Monday, June 26, the goodies will go into the following week's jackpot.
Tigerlily Perfumery in San Francisco – Skunk Works Weekend. This was an assembly of perfumers from all over the place, from Switzerland (Andy Tauer, who had a meet-and greet the first evening) the Bay Area, and various points along the US West Coast. The second day there was an amazing brunch at a nearby restaurant followed by a perfumers’ general discussion, culminating in Antonia Kohl’s inimitable cocktail-fueled sniff-and-buy event in the evening. I always love visiting San Francisco and Tigerlily.
The event was back in April, but because I’m always running around like a madwoman, I had not finished unpacking my carry-on bag until yesterday. When I finally emptied it completely, I discovered two nice cloth tote bags with the Skunk Works logo on one side and Tigerlily’s logo on the other. The idea was that the bags would be used in a giveaway, so that’s what I’m going to do, albeit belatedly.
The giveaway is as follows:
Leave a comment about whether you would like to attend a festive event at a brick-and-mortar perfume shop and if so, what features of such an event you would particularly enjoy. There will be two winners of the random drawing.
1) One Skunk Works bag filled with the usual 100 g of random samples plus some other randomly chosen fragrant goodies;
2) One Skunk Works bag containing three Olympic Orchids 5-ml travel sprays of your choice and one Olympic Orchids soap.
Both of these giveaways are US only due to the bulky nature of the package and the ridiculous cost of international shipping. Apologies to our international readers and friends!
[All photos are mine. The orchids that are blooming today are Promenea paranensis (top) and Phalaenopsis speciosa (bottom), both first-bloom seedlings; neither one is very fragrant, although the Phalaenopsis has a very light greenish scent. The Skunk Works bag pictured is the one you will receive.]