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Monday, March 29, 2010

Roxana Illuminated Perfume Chocolate Fragrances Giveaway


I have been the recipient of a generous giveaway coffret offered by an all naturals perfumer who has appeared on these pages before. Namely Roxana Villa and her cute solids, this time perfectly timed for those who are too old for the Easter Bunny but who have something of the bunny in their heart of hearts. So, do read down, there's a generous giveaway of assorted solids from the collection below to be given to a lucky reader who leaves a comment!

Inspired by the South American seed of the Theobrama cacao tree, also known as The Food of the Gods, Roxana has created a series of Natural Solid Perfumes based on the love elixir Chocolate. Creamy, luxurious unguents in a botanical chocolate base made with Scharffen Berger 99% cacao, cocoa butter, organic cocoa powder and theobroma cacao extract from South America. The completely natural formulation also contains unfiltered beeswax, jojoba seed oil, infused vital plant materials and botanical fragrance accords. Embellished with the artists signature icon wax bee stamp each pot is contained in a gold foil cup within an adored box. A feast for all the senses awaiting to seduce and enchant. It's advisable to rub just a tiny bit and add more as you wish and they can be layered too!

The Chocolate collection includes:
Figure 1: Noir Like it's edible counterpart, this chocolate is deep, dark and mysterious with a strong musk note.
Figure 2: Cerise Succulent cherry weaved with a base of rich chocolate.
Figure 3: La Forêt A dense conifer forest meets an ocean of chocolate.
Figure 4: L'Orangerie Mouth watering citrus in a base of rich chocolate.
Figure 5: Bois de Chocolat Smokey woods and chocolate.
Figure 6: Épices Spice, a hint of vanilla and chocolate.
Figure 7: Pétales is rich with Rose, the Queen of fragrances.
Figure 8: Coeur de Jasmin Rich heart of jasmine enveloped by creamy chocolate.
Figure 9: Fleurs de Orange A buzz with orange blossom flowers, honey and chocolate. Figure 10: Blanc, opposite of Noir, is a a milk chocolate truffle, featuring the Vanilla Orchid Bean at center stage.
Figure 11: Chêne A tribute to the mighty Oak with notes of wood, resin, moss, and oud. The cacao note is more subdued.

I have tried 4 out of the collection and they're quite different from each other even if they share the chocolate theme. I guess I'm not helping you weed out the selection, am I? Typical of a fragrant omnivore...but I digress.
Figure 1 Noir is fabulous for those who want their chocolate patchouli-deep and appreciate the earthier blends in which some good old-fashioned patchouli is really amping up the sexiness, which is pretty much saying I love it! There is a citrusy top which really lifts the fragrance and compliments the patchouli. Figure 3 La Forêt has a pine-y scent to it, also a bit oak-ey, at a crossroads between summer and autumn, warm Mediterranean settings alongside more shady magical branches of the North. Figure 5 Bois de Chocolat is woody again, close to Figure 3, but a little less sunny in lieu of some smoked woods which gave me a more crepuscular impression. This could make a great masculine. Last but not least, Figure 11 Chêne is the less chocolate-y of them all, but curiously (curiously because I am a chocolate fiend, be warned) it's probably my most favourite thanks to its complex scent redolent of tannic notes & moss which shine through, evoking an oak forest or big oak barrels hiding rich red wine. Fans of her Q perfume should definitely try this version, as I think the bouquet of resins and oud in this are sublimated by the chocolate touch and render it very friendly and sensual. As a matter of fact I can see these little solids easily incoroporated into a promising erotic session. Oops, did I actually write that or just thought it? Anyway, a lucky reader commenting will be the recipient of the solid chocolate fragrances giveaway to find out for themselves *wink*
Draw will remain open till Easter Sunday, midnight. Draw is now closed.
You can of course buy some of the chocolate perfume solids either on this link on Etsy or the whole collection presented like chocolate candy in a heart-shaped box on that link on Etsy. (And while you're there browse around, there are individual samples and solids lurking as well at affordable prices)

Giveaway coffret was provided by the perfumer. I swapped for mine.

92 comments:

  1. Anonymous17:43

    I'd love to be entered in the draw, but as a fellow chocoholic I am somewhat worried about wearing too much chocolate--it might make me hungry! That being said, I love SL Borneo 1834 with the choco-patch; I'm hoping the chocolate noir will be a riff on that theme.
    --Disteza

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  2. Mmmm, they all sound delicious! Maybe if I smell more chocolate, I'd be less tempted to eat it. Have a great trip!

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  3. Bradamante18:01

    chocolate and patchouli - count me in please!

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  4. I've always been a bit leery of chocolate in perfume - this might be something to expand my horizons?

    Chene sounds lovely!

    have a great trip!

    xoA

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  5. Have a wonderful trip! I think it's alright as long as you don't attempt to eat the perfumes ;-)

    Please enter me. Chocolate and spices and Jasmine! Oh MY!

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  6. No amount of hinting to my husband garnered me a set of these for Valentines (I did get a nice gift, but not this) so I'm happy, as a fellow chocoholic, to try my hand at winning it for myself!

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  7. Wow! What a magnificent giveaway! *ahws*

    I'm in love with Blanc!
    The description is exactly what I've been always looking fo, as an an experienced choco/vanilla/truffle-scent lover - "is opposite of Noir, is a a milk chocolate truffle, featuring the Vanilla Orchid Bean at center stage." Yum-yum-yum!

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  8. they are so cute, I can think of several ways I would like to display those on my vanity. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  9. I'd love to win these!

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  10. kathleen21:44

    I would love to try these! Please enter me in the draw.

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  11. Please include me in the draw! I've read about these on a few different blogs and would *love* to try them for myself!

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  12. I love chocolate! I'd love to win!

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  13. These sound good, w the natural ingredients. Especially Petales, Noir & Bois de Chocolate! Count me in for the drawing please!

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  14. ooooh chocolate perfume? I'd be in heaven!

    kimhigueria(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I have been interested in trying these. I smell a faint chocolate note in one of Roxana's other solids, Terrestre (I think that may be from the oud, though). Would love to be entered in the draw.

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  16. #11 has captured my imagination. The wood notes with chocolate seem a brilliant pairing.. but then Bois de Chocolate sounds lovely too.. smoke and chocolate are wonderful together. It's a difficult decision! Thanks for sponsoring!

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  17. ENTER ME PLEASE ^^.
    I love Chocolate and spices and Jasmine

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  18. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. Wow, they look and sound divine. I would love to be able to smell them!

    steff AT steffmetal DOT com

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  20. I loooove chocolate! What a wonderful way to indulge without the calories! Figure 5: Bois de Chocolat, sounds particularly interesting.

    Thank you !

    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  21. What an exciting (and delicious) giveaway!
    rosetheninja@gmail.com

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  22. Mystic Knot00:16

    I've haven't tried Roxana's perfume but I have been tempted on Etsy. Please emter me into the draw Helg ! :)

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  23. Put me in the draw.

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  24. Great giveaway im a chocoholic and like noir fragrance best.Thanks fingers crossed.Helen

    malfie@care2.com

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  25. These are just charming, and I was tempted a while back when I read about them on another perfume blog. I really love chocolate scents: I already have at least half a dozen, including several Demeters. It's such a multifaceted perfumery element--rich and sweet (Amour de Cacao), dry and brittle (Yves Rocher Cocoon), soft and comforting (Theorema), and so many things in between.

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  26. So fun! I'd love try these out, please enter me in the draw.
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  27. I would love to enter your giveaway ! All of these scents sound so delicious enough to eat !
    I like the sound of chocolate and jasmine .

    thank you !

    tumblemumbo/at/gmail/dot/com

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  28. Oooohh! What a great giveaway. Count me in! Would love to be the lucky winner!
    knitwit29@gmail.com

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  29. Thank you for this lovely giveaway! I love chocolate everything :)

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  30. Those sound just divine, like something that my husband and I would both enjoy! *wink*
    He loves chocolate and chocolate fragrances as well.

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  31. These sound fabulous, especially L'Orangerie :)

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  32. Maria B.02:13

    Roxanna's Q is wonderful, and she is a very interesting woman. I'd like to be entered in the drawing, please. I hope you have a great, fragrant trip.

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  33. Wow! This is one of the most unique things I've seen! I hope I win!

    april {at} forsheedesigns {dot} com

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  34. These sound wonderful! And so cute, too! Please enter me in the draw!

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  35. Chocolate and patchouli sounds like a marvelous combination! would love to try it out :)

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  36. Anonymous02:57

    Those are beautiful. La Forêt sounds wonderful, as does Bois de Chocolate and Chêne. I'm afraid some of the others might make me want to eat them! Please enter me too. Thanks!
    Laura M

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  37. Chris G03:55

    Sounds mmmmmmarvelous! Please enter me in the draw.

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  38. I'd like to be entered to try some from her second set!

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  39. i'd love to try these!!!!

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  40. I would love to try any of these lovely scents, thanks for the giveaway!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  41. I would love to try out these scents! they all sound so different! xo

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  42. The Fleurs de Orange sounds delicious, as does the Blanc. It would be fun to try any of them, really.

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    Peg: cwestpost'at'aol'dot'com

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  43. Hi, I would love to be entered in the draw . However in as much of a chocaholic I am - I have only used Angel . I love Canilla as a basenote - but as far as choc. is concerned, milk choc is my fave
    Would be curious to try these scents. I have never won - but I am entering ... like the NYS Lottery "Hey you never know !"

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  44. Anonymous08:30

    I'd love to enter the draw!

    quimerula

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  45. Yummy! I love chocolate (L)

    Enter me please!!

    Victoria
    coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com

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  46. Zazie08:36

    Oh, I would love to try these beauties!
    They look like nice chocolate eggs in their nest: ready disapperear in a wink!

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  47. Hello, I'm Fabrice and I'm a chocoholic from Belgium. ;-) So of course I want to try these! Please enter me in the draw, they sound (and look) lovely...

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  48. Anonymous09:47

    I'd love to be entered in to the draw. What beautiful presentation. JENMM

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  49. cherry and chocolate...man maybe this will help me stay on my diet. Who needs sweets if I can smell it all day :)

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  50. Please enter me! I've given up chocolate for Lent, so come Easter, I will probably want to slap it on, gorge on it, etc...
    Thanks!

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  51. I'd love to enter!
    I like the packaging, and the scents sound delicious too.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  52. Wow, 11 fragrances and all 11 are about chocolate! Sounds delicious - I am smelting :o)

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  53. chocolate cherry perfume? is this a dream? I sincerely hope not...

    gemini5757.etsy.com
    gemini5757 at hotmail dot com

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  54. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance :)

    henglish(at)nb(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

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  55. Thanks for the chance. I think smelling of chocolate is almost as good as eating it.

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  56. I'd love to try some of her other scents! Thanks for the opportunity!

    ellaetc@gmail.com

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  57. Great giveaway.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  58. Whatever!
    I can have chocolate by buckets. Thankyouverymuch.

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  59. Anonymous20:01

    Oh, I'd love to try these! Figure 4 sounds very, very, very appealing. But all of them sounds intriguing.

    Agata

    agata.szmigielska@vp.pl

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  60. Wearing chocolate sounds so decadent. I would love to try it!

    Think I would like Noir or Coeur de Jasmin.

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  61. Roxana21:57

    The name of the perfume coincides with mine, the day you posted this entry with my birthday. Wink wink?
    roxanafarcas2006@yahoo.de

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  62. Anonymous22:10

    Oh gosh I'd love to win.
    Figure 6 and Figure 10 would be my picks. Followed by Figure 2. Yummmm these sound so awesome and I love the packaging!

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  63. That wasn't supposed to be anonymous - here is my entry again!

    Oh gosh I'd love to win.
    Figure 6 and Figure 10 would be my picks. Followed by Figure 2. Yummmm these sound so awesome and I love the packaging!

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  64. I think this is so exciting. I love sugar and sugery scents so this would be great. If I smell a little bit like chocolate then maybe I can get a man to take a little nibble out of me? I think #2, 8, an 9 would be my choices. I think the bottles are so beautiful too. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  65. I am noting each and every one of you down, it seems like we have real enthusiasm in this. I'm very glad and wishing all of you good luck! Keep them coming!

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  66. PhinClio05:39

    Please put my name in the draw!

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  67. maria13:36

    Chocolate and perfume, what can be better. Too ashamed I AM a gourmand perfume lover.
    Plese enter me in the draw.

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  68. Did you say CHOCOLATE??? Thanks for offering this, Elena! :-)

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  69. Wow what an awesome giveaway! I would love to be entered, I am a chocolate addict and I am sure my husband would love it if I smelled like chocolate :)

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  70. Anonymous19:03

    Please enter me in the perfume draw.

    Thank you!!!

    DB@ME

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  71. Figure 1: Noir Like it's edible counterpart, this chocolate is deep, dark and mysterious with a strong musk note is interesting!

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  72. Great giveaway!
    I like noir.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  73. Oh my goodness! I would absolutely love to have this collection! I'm smitten with Figure 1: Noir and Figure 6: Ecpices!

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  74. Oh my! What a fabulous giveaway! Please accept my entry.

    Best wishes for a wonderful trip!

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  75. Chocolate, yum. I just wonder whether wearing these scents will make me keep raiding the kitchen cupboard.

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  76. ::swoon::

    Chocolate! They *all* sound divine! Having previously sampled several of the lovely Roxana's perfumes (both solid and liquid), these promise to be equally sensational (and by that I mean an alchemical feast for the senses).

    Please accept my entry...

    With chocolate kisses...
    Adriane
    http://theartsyfartsychick.wordpress.com

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  77. I have 9 of Roxanna's mini solids and really like them. There is definitely one for every mood. I haven't sampled her chocolates yet and would love to win these! Thanks!

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  78. I would love to be entered into the drawing! :D

    BrossArtAddiction@Gmail.com
    BrossArtAddiction.Etsy.com

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  79. Mmm, chocolate. I love chocolate in the 'eat me' form and I don't really care for what kind is it so I think it would be interesting to see what a chocolate fragrance would do to me -- if I'd crave for more chocolate or if the chocolate smell would be enough :D I'd definitely love to win! Thank you for this chance!

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  80. wow, this is great, love chocolates :)

    Would love to sample them!


    tantanx29[at]gmail[dot]com

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  81. vwey nice giveaway. I loved your dreamy work. Best Wishes

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  82. wow! very generous giveaway!

    hope i win!

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  83. Mmm chocolate and jasmine. What I would give to sample this! Thank you.

    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. Joy Mesina-Bahia04:34

    i can smell figure 6 now--vanilla and chocolate! yum!

    joymesinabahia(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. Conchi09:09

    Enter me please! I need smell it! haha

    conchilacu@hotmail.com

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  86. I love perfume...I adore chocolate...what else?!Pls enter me!!!
    Greetings form Italy!

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  87. Yum! The smell of chocolate,does it get any better? cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  88. oh my mouth is just watering!!!!

    my email is missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

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  89. I would love to smell Figure 8: Coeur de Jasmin.

    asia19-9[at]o2.pl

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  90. oh ohh! enter me plss~~
    I seriously can't resist anything relating to chocolates!
    they taste awesome, smells great, & cutee~~ hahaa.
    chocolate perfume? that's like one of the greatest inventions ever. LOL.

    btw, I'm Risya.
    my email: Risya271@yahoo.com

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  91. wow, I've always wanted to try chocolate perfume, I think my favorite has to be cerise! Cherries and chocolate...yum!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  92. Wow, Great giveaway!!!
    I'd love to win... :)
    Enter me please!!!

    Andrea Ferreira
    deamarina@gmail.com

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