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5th blog birthday – giveaway winners

Until last Sunday you could share with me your vision of your ideal perfume. A perfume that will fit you perfectly, that you’d never get tired of and maybe even one that would express your own personality in one of a kind way, your way. All the votes have now been counted. I can see certain excitement around so without further ado let me announce the lucky trinity of winners.


3rd place – HanneA who wins exclusive sampler set from Puredistance.

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…

2nd place – M3000 who wins mixed travel set from Aedes de Venustas.

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.

1st place – Jillie who wins a grand prize, a bottle of Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve.

“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 get in touch with you 3 shortly in order to get your mailing details. I’d like to say thank you to all of you who celebrated 5th blog birthday with me and who joined the giveaway. I know that the task wasn’t easy. Many thanks to Samantha, Portia, Megan, Laurie & Mary for helping me judge this giveaway. I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude towards Puredistance, Atelier des Ors and Aedes who kindly offered their great perfume so that this giveaway could take place.

Let’s enjoy another year together, discovering many more new fragrances.

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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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