5th blog birthday – giveaway

Birthday is not a real birthday without presents. For Chemist in the Bottle 5th anniversary it’s not me who’ll be getting a present, but you. Let it be my way to express how grateful I am for having such lovely group of readers like you. All you’ll have to do is to answer a question, but nobody said it’ll be easy. You’ll have to get creative. Here’s a theme for 5th birthday challenge.

There are hundreds of perfume out there but is there a one that tics all boxes of an ideal perfume? No? Let your imagination do the thing – give a name to your ideal perfume and describe what it smells like. If you want you can even say with which perfumer you’d like to collaborate on your ideal scent or how the packaging should look like.


This is an exclusive giveaway for Chemist in the Bottle readers. To be eligible for participating you should be a blog follower until June 2017 or earlier. To enter the giveaway please submit your idea (1 per person) in the comments below before July 16. Once we reach that date I’ll have few perfume blogging friends help me to score all entries. Author of the highest scoring idea will win a 100 ml bottle of Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve. 2nd place will receive a mixed travel set from Aedes de Venustas. Rank 3 will get to enjoy Puredistance sample giftset.

Good luck to everyone! I can’t wait to read about what kind of ideal perfumes hide in your imagination. Who knows, maybe one day these imaginary scents will turn into reality.

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19 thoughts on “5th blog birthday – giveaway

  1. Lyubov says:

    Oh, wow, giveaway is always stimulating for a brain storm! Thank you for this chance, Lukas! But you are well aware that fumies like you and me cannot just say that the ideal perfume is one, and one only!!! Yes, we have classified ideal (or at least, I have them ;P ) – ideal violet, ideal chypre, ideal date perfume, etc. I found perfection in many fragrances – Aromatics Elixir, Armani Prive Le Femme Bleue, Chanel’s Rue Cambon, PG’s Drama Nuui, Heeley’Iris de Nuit, Hermessence Cuir d’Ange, Cabochard, L’Air du Desert Marrocain…Apart from my lifelong violet and chypre passionate search, I have to admit that my buzz of the moment is a mood-boosting, swelter-resistant, long-lasting cologne with cardamom, juniper and bergamot! When this thirst strikes, I layer Oolang Infini and Cedrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne, but they surrender to the summer heat very quickly, and keeping two big bottles at hand all the time is an expensive and uncomfortable occupation! I am curious what Edmond Roudnitska would have done out of this task! If I have to chose a perfumer from the living masters, I would hesitate a lot…But let’s say that Jean-Claude Ellena and Bertrand Duchaufour never ever let me down…In terms of the newcomers, maybe Spyros Drosopoulos, Jerome Epinette, Liz Moores, Amelie Bourgeois, Santi Burgas Bou and Pissara Umavijani raised my interest to a great extent. And don’t let me start about my natural favorites…But IMHO, there is one person who wraps it all up in one piece, both classic and novel – Andy Tauer!

    • lucasai says:

      Wow, I wouldn’t say one could consider so many existing perfumes as ideal for them.

      • Lyubov says:

        We talk fragheads, Lukas, don’t we? I am not an ordinary perfume user, neither are most of your readers, I suppose. I cannot simply choose one, dear! It’s impossible, I will explode from thinking it over and over again!
        Am I picky? Not exactly, but what’s the point in picking just one fragrance when you can have them all? Still, I cannot afford all that I love, but why should be perfection classified and turned into a purpose? Imperfect things are much more interesting!
        Oh, sorry, Lukas, maybe I should quit my pondering! I hope this is no problem.

  2. Jillie says:

    “Magic” – that’s what I call my perfume ….. because it is a magical, shape-shifting, mood-reflecting potion. Like the green lipstick that transforms itself into your perfect shade on application, or the rings that echo your aura and change according to how you feel, my “Magic” senses my spirit and how I want to smell. It contains all my favourite notes and amplifies the particular essence that I most desire at any moment.

    The bottle is a round ball that fits in the palm of my hand; it is heavy, matte black glass adorned with tiny, irregular silver stars that stand proud of its surface, like shimmering embroidery.

    Sophia Grojsman is my perfumer – she knows just how to combine spice with flowers, a sweet hint of peach, a touch of mystical incense, and finally a sprinkle of fairy dust ……

    I will never tire of “Magic” as it is all that I have ever wanted in one bottle!

    • lucasai says:

      Simple yet significant name.

      The description of your perfume sounds lovely – flowers, spices, peach, incense.

      And ooh, I can imagine that bottle would be a piece of art.!

  3. rprichpot says:

    My perfumer of choice would be the lovely Pissara Umavijani, and I would love for her to create a Rose-centric perfume.

    Happy 5th birthday, Lucas!

  4. shelly says:

    I Am staying with my sister on vacation so I am wearing her various citrus perfumes. I would love a citrus that lasted. I was very interested in the Viktoria Minya Hedonist creations (they have good life), but perhaps a bit too gourmand. Citrus with maybe cedar and some softer under note. The bottle would be heavy and frosted, and have a solid heavy cap- don’t want any of that goodness escaping.

  5. HanneA says:

    This is fun! If I could make a fantasy perfume… I’m new to the perfume world so…

    Head: Grapefruit, bergamot, lemongrass, palo santo, elemi

    Heart: Linden blossom, magnolia, rose, jasmine

    Carnation, nutmeg, Galangal, quince

    Base: Oak wood, oud, oak moss, patchouli, vetiver,
    Myrrh, musk

    I’d name it Tapestry because that has significance to me. It would come in a
    Square or rectangular “ancient stone” like textured bottle with mixed jewel toned/natural multi threads around the neck of the bottle. Top of the bottle I’m not sure of, but maybe the eye of a needle… 😉
    Thanks for the chance! 😀

  6. Hey Lucasz,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 5 years is an incredible milestone.
    My ideal perfume?
    I think it should be called TURBO.
    I’m just going to give you a few of my favourite notes and you can judge if, where and how they’d be displayed in the fragrance.
    Incense, Amber, Rose, Narcissus, Oakmoss, Mint, Sandalwood, Cardamom, Petrol, Musk
    Wishing you many more years of joyful blogging buddy.
    Portia xx

  7. M3000 says:

    I imagine a scent of a rather dark blue/green temperament, kind of dark turquoise. More celestial than from water. A dash of some dark and dry fruit, to address a typical head note area. That scent is clear, not clean. Not fresh, not aquatic. No lavender, at least not prominent. A slight ozonic note in the heart, maybe enhanced with Iris. Crumbs of black tea leaves. The heart shifts and densifies to a smoky base without noticeable sweetness. The smoke is not churchy but still cool, yet darker. Possibly a bit of birch tar. No leather. But dry. All that still floats around this vibe of blueness.

    Remark: As soon as I read this call for creativity when you published it a week ago, the idea above started to build in my mind. That was a bit strange, because it doesn’t even fully center around my favourite notes nor is it something I actively searched for before. I tried to be specific enough, yet let room to play with. – This was fun to create, thank you! Happy birthday!

  8. merichka says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    I would like to come up with absolutely new and interesting perfume. A smell of opposite. Two sides: black and white. A smell of dirt, grease, leather and metal with a hint of light and fresh freesia.

    The name: unusual

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