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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ormonde Jayne Montabaco: Perfume Bottle Giveaway

Ormonde Jayne likes to surprise us with new releases in a sporadic fashion, instead of globering us down the head with continuous output that would have nothing new to say. Her latest exclusive to Harrods and her own London boutiques line, the Four Corners of the World, comprises four scents (Tsarina, Montabaco, Qi and Nawab of Oudh) inspired by her travels around the world. With the help of trusted perfumer Geza Schon the vision becomes beautiful reality. I'm so very excited to share the new scents with you, which we presented to the press in an ultra-glamorous journey aboard the Orient Express (making everyone feel like an Agatha Christie character!) and I promise that reviews are coming up shortly.


In the meantime I am in the happy position to be able to giveaway a traveler atomiser bottle of the exclusive Montabaco for our readers. You can enter the draw wherever you are in the globe (fittingly to the theme!) by entering a comment answering the following question: what would be the place you'd most like captured in a fragrance? Draw is open till Friday midnight and the winner will be announced in the weekend. 


125 comments:

  1. The place I'd most like to capture in a perfume is the Muskoka region on Ontario, in the summer. Muskoka is cottage country and I have many happy childhood memories of green woods, wildberries, cool lakes and smokey camp fires.

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  2. Rio! I would like to see how it woudl be done (Batucada doesn't count!)

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  3. Thank you for the giveaway! I would like to capture one of my favorite places, an Amish market auction that takes place every week in the summer, near where I live. It's open air, and surrounded by cornfields; there are pallets of the most gorgeous fruits and vegetables and tables of home made baked goods. Add in the sweaty concrete floor, the warm horses and the hint of oil that is used on gravel roads to keep the dust down, and it's all together a wonderful smell.

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  4. I think that my college, a sunset, blanketed in snow in early April after the trees had bloomed, would be what I want -- a combination of peeps of spring and the bright calm of thick snow.

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  5. Zazie16:22

    Oh it's a difficult question. Exotic cities, alpine locations, deserts and tropical beaches come to mind.
    But if I have to choose, here's my request:
    I would like a fragrance to capture the sensation of sitting at La Scala, as the lights dim and the audience silences in expectation, while the instruments seek with increasing urgence thair "LA"...

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  6. Oooh, excellent question! And so hard to answer! I would love to see Paris captured in a perfume, and more specifically, the gorgeous Jardin du Luxembourg on a sunny summer day. It would also be wonderful to capture a sunny day in the south of France, with the smell of flowers and herbs and the sea. Mmm!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. I would like Rome to be captured in a perfume! :) the passion and history and brutality and masculinity, definitely gonna be a sexy scent!

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  8. morocco i would like to be captured because it has so much to see and is a beautiful place to visit .

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  9. Prince Barry17:33

    Commenting, but not entering E, I already have an atomiser of it :)

    The place I would like to see in a perfume is the Palais Royal in Paris. Not because Serge Lutens and Rosine are based there, but because of the magnificent history attached to the place.

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  10. Anonymous18:03

    A gorgeous tent at night in the Sahara -- with firewood, spices, amber ....

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  11. I wanted to say Bhutan- but it's done by Duchaufour already! So perhaps Iceland- something close to nature, monumental, bit wild.

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  12. I would love to capture the smell of a very specific part of the summer camp I went to as a child. It was up in Mendocino County in Northern California, and to get to the main part of camp one had to descend this shaded dirt path near a creek. The mixture of live oaks, dry hot dust, wet cool moss and stream, the faint sea-smell from the coast a few miles away--heavenly, and like nowhere else I have ever smelled in the world.

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  13. Erik18:19

    I love the earlier perfumes by ormonde jayne, mostly because the perfumes are very subtle. I would like that same subtleness in de perfume. The place I'd most like to capture in a perfume is a spring forest walk with sunlight through the branches. This should be a perfume with fresh greens, wet moss and light cedar and sandalwood. And next to this some early spring flowers. This would make you very happy and make you feel comfortable.

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  14. I would love to be able to smell a cold windy day in the Patagonia (Tierra del fuego) and spritz it in my scarf. The last time I was in Patagonia was in 2003 but I am still taken with that fresh yet earthy and distant smell.

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  15. solanace18:59

    What an amazing draw, thank's!
    It would have to be the Atlantic rainforest, in Southeastern Brazil. I would love to see its light and dark depicted in a fragrance. From afar it's that huge green mass shining under the sun, but once you are inside, it quickly gets dark and very humid, crossed everywhere by rapid streams. It feels very ancient. No tree is like the other, there are some crazy flowers and all the trunks are covered with colorful moss and liquens. This serene place changes to a new world when a sudden ocean view appears. Then, it's all bright sunlight, the ocean and tiny little people at a beach. But this only lasts for a moment. On the next corner, you're back in the dark. A snake might appear. You'd better let it go, they tend to be deadly poisonous.

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  16. I´d love a perfume that captured the forests of my native Finland! There is a lake near my parents home, a deep black pond with white water lillies, surrounded by dark green coniferous forests full of moss, cloudberries, little white starflowers and aromatic labrador tea. I´d love a perfume that captured that place!

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  17. I'd like a perfumer to attempt the smell of a Highlands village in Papua New Guinea. This is a childhood olfactory memory - a combination of all that is extremely green, to the point of licorice, combined with woodsmoke, earth, pigfat, kerosene, and skin. Anyone who has ever been there will understand what I mean; it's pungent, and quite beautiful. I'd give a lot to be able to smell it again. Love your blog :) x

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  18. I'd like to capture the smell of a midsummer night in Sweden.:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. A warm damp field on a hot sunny day.

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  20. Anonymous20:24

    I've often thought it would be great to somehow bottle the scent of the local farmers' market that I go to in the summer here in the midwest. When you first arrive, there is such a combination of different smells that somehow all pull together in a really pleasant way. There are all of the bedding plants, plus cut flowers of all kinds right there with the peppers, green onions, carrots and too many other veggies to mention. A few steamy smells from food stalls also waft over it all. It's such a pleasant part of visiting the market.

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  21. Sunflowers20:37

    I just left the comment at 22:24 on the farmers market and it got published as "Anonymous", but want to be sure I am in the drawing, so am leaving this comment to identify myself better!

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  22. I would like to be caught in a Fragrance in Hawaii. By far, the most memorable scent trip I have ever had. I was struck by the most amazing perfume wafting into my open windows at a stop light and I look over, and it's from this gorgeous bush of red flowers. Everywhere I went was one olfactory delight after another.

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  23. I'd like to smell again a trip my love and I took to the Western Ghats, South India. Early morning up a mountain or hill so high we could see the horizon, the air cool and sharp with ozone, eucalypt, goatish sweat from the Nilgiri tahr and our guide and us. Sweet milky tea clutched in my hand. Everywhere a high exposed wildness spilling down to tea plantations and winding potholed roads. We were perched between two worlds. Our guide said there were tigers there too, but they hid in the daytime. I couldn't see where they could be hiding! If a perfume could capture that place and time, I would love to smell it.

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  24. Anonymous22:03

    I dream of a scent inspired by a greek island...Santorini maybe
    A scent like sea breeze ,reflecting the clear blue skies and eternal greek light.
    Terse and glorious , bright and joyful.
    Thank you for the draw
    Phanie

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  25. I would love a perfume that captures the spirituality and freedom of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain. I'm about to embark on it and would like to choose a perfume to take with me that will enhance the experience and forever remind me of what I hope will be an amazing journey.

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  26. ElizabethC22:23

    I would love to have a fragrance that somehow combined the day and night scents of the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Food, flowers, and happy people (day) with the urban scent of concrete, beautiful wood bars and a slightly chilly breeze from the water (night). Hmm, maybe two scents would be required :)

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  27. Fernando22:37

    It would be a challenge, but I would like to see what might come of the attempt to capture the Roman ruins at Conimbriga, in Portugal. A really beautiful place that whispers of the past.

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  28. San Diego! Such a beautiful fresh floral smell to the air -- but no seaweed please.

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  29. Scottie22:47

    Hmmm...Japan, because it is the place that I most fantasize about visiting...

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  30. Kate Spritz22:48

    I'd love to see a destination scent of the Middle East without oud. The olive trees. The scent of olive wood. Perhaps incense from Orthodox Church. Ancient shrines. Zaatar topped bread baking in a brick oven. There is so much more than oud to express this wonderful part of the world.

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  31. There is a grassy hill above the ruins of a fort in Bermuda that I visited in my childhood. I would love the warm sunshine, long grass, old stone, and cool sea breeze to be captured in a fragrance...

    Thank you for the draw!

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  32. Going to Holland would be fascinating to capture a fragrance.

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  33. I'd like to capture the smell of a foggy day in Pablo Neruda's garden at La Sebastian in Valparaiso, Chile.

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  34. Miss Heliotrope23:53

    Oooo - gosh gosh gosh.

    Out the back of here is my fave place in the world: the Yarra Valley. It has clear air with harsh sun in summer & mist in winter. It has the wineries, and olive trees, sheep, and boutique vegetable & herb gardens. There are the remains of older-style plantings; oaks & old roses. There are monasteries & meditation centres. It is surrounded by the local bush - eucalypts, bracken, wattles, dry grass. There is the river & a few part-time creeks, cool damp areas, and dry, dusty paddocks.

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  35. turbovivi00:39

    A clear Pittsburgh day - one of those rare moments that you truly get to see how grand the city is.

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  36. Anonymous00:58

    Simply Atlantis the Quest for the unfathomable fragrance goes on !

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  37. Oh, I'm dying to try this.

    The place I'd most like to see captured in a fragrance is a boat on the coast of Lake Malawi. In my my mind, the scent is salty (it's a rift lake) skin scent, with a light leather accord representing the skin in the sun, and good amounts of iris and rose. A touch of aldehydes. Sounds good right? I can't think of a salty iris.

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  38. The Shosoin in Nara, Japan is a wooden storehouse that was built in the eighth century to house treasures of the Imperial family. It includes Ranjatai, a huge piece of agarwood (1.5 meters in length!). Also, many kinds of spices and musk that reached Japan via the Silk Road are also preserved there. It is not open to the public, so very few people know what it actually smells like, but as an aromatic concept, it seems mesmerizing!

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  39. Anonymous03:19

    Hi - I would like to be entered in the draw. I wish someone would create the fragrance of Provence. We spent a few days there one July - we swam under the Pont du Gard, sniffed the flowers, walked everywhere: something citrussy with light florals yet warm and earthy on the drydown.
    Debby

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  40. Anonymous03:37

    With the onset of spring, I've been thinking of outdoor smells and I would love to transport back in time.
    When I was a child I was in charge of hanging the towels out on the clothesline. Before fabric softener, there was this little trick of leaving your towels out overnight and taking them in very early in the morning when the clothes were slightly damp with the morning dew.
    mmm...cotton/linen, that particular musky, night smell of dampness, the grass wet and the earth smell that permeated as you ran across the lawn. We had pear trees and the neighbor's had mimosa trees. The vacant lot behind the house had wild verbena, honeysuckle and coreopsis. After you took in all the fragrances, the sun would peek through and heighten your awareness ...night smells are distinctively magical.

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  41. I would most like to see captured the smell of Tokyo. Thanks for the draw!

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  42. I'd like to see India captured in a perfume - all the different worlds in one country.

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  43. Such a fantastic and challenging question! I would love to have a scent which recalls the Atlantic coast of Uruguay, one of my very favorite places, and one that has never seemed further away from me than it does tonight.

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  44. Hi, I would love to see how it is possible to capture Bornholm. It is a danish island in Baltic sea. It is windy with the cleanest air possible. It smells of sea, forests and licorice.

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  45. I lived in Northern Michigan for a couple of years in high school. We often hiked in the woods around a lake in the fall, when the air was cold, but the lake was not yet frozen. I would love a fragrance that would capture the mixture of scents from the evergreens, the dried foliage on the ground and the cold breeze coming off of the water.

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  46. The Pacific Northwest of the United States. It's been a long time since I've been up that way, but the serenity of my last visit would be lovely in a perfume.

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  47. Solveig07:16

    Waking to a cool morning in the foothills of the Sierras. The smell of smoke fires, coffee and the comforting scent of sleep lifting off the head of my half-awake child --damp earthy mosses, oaks and manzanita mix with the sweet grassy breath exuding from the nostrils of our mare.

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  48. I woiuld say niagara falls, my fav wonder of the world :)

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  49. Irene07:48

    The place I would like to see in a perfume is the Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italy). Regards and thank you!! Irene

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  50. Anonymous07:52

    A vineyard after the rain!
    (Silvia)

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  51. In my case, nothing fancy.
    I'd love if someone would bottle the smell of herbs, sea and sun I smell each year around June at the little trail we use at the seaside. It's that time of year when you can still smell the greenery as it's not yet dried out by the sun and the air is not yet sun-scorched so the sea breeze and the shrubs and herbs make for a perfect smell.

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  52. I would most like a fragrance based on Luxor in Egypt. The flowing river, the heat, the spice stalls and the desert all combine and I can still smell my first sniff of it even after 19 years.

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  53. Merlin10:48

    Ithaca Greece: if I can't live there forever I wish I could at least smell the place - permanently!

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  54. A dark, shady old forset. Not knowing what lies ahead... with the scent of woods, roots, resins, a small flower here or there, broken leaves under my feet, and a musky feeling in the air... with mystery and dangerous animals lurking around you...

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  55. first thing that came to mind was the amazonian rainforest but then i thought again and decided that something like the mongolian steppes would be a lot more challenging to be captured in a fragrance.
    sonora desert would be my second choice.

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  56. the judeean desert at twilight in early autumn
    thanks for the draw

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  57. Veni11:35

    I would love to smell again the place where I used to spend every summer vacations. We owned a small wooden cottage near the meadow and forest. I always came there by bus, walked 500 meters uphill from the bus stop, then turned right, left the afphalt road and entered the forest path. Walked some more meters, and - it was there" I started feeling my most beloved smell and became so happy in a second.

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  58. SAn Francisco, very nice city! Thx

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  59. A Japanese temple in the woods, built of wood itself and surrounded by cedar trees reaching up to the sky. Faint traces of incense on the air, pine needles crackling underfoot. Serene bliss.

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  60. Patricia R.12:19

    A sunny morning with granita and brioche in a small Sicilian village near the sea, which I have experienced; and while something like that may already exist - my other place wish is a summer in Helsinki - it would be mixture of forest, strawberries, market sweeties and pastry, fresh grass, a bit of sea breeze and flowers, more of a mood of a cold marble cathedral with a light and warm comfort of the city.

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  61. Wonderful! Thanks for the draw! Place I'd like to see captured in a fragrance - Marrakesh.

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  62. I would love to have Tibet captured in a bottle. or any place with incense.

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  63. Galapagos. I imagine something very verdant, alive and magical.

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  64. I would love to have a perfume evoking the mountains of Northern Greece. Away from the sea, with dark green vegetation, and folklore stories by the fire.
    Thank you for the draw!

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  65. I'd love to capture springtime in Budapest in a bottle....not the bizarre paprika note that's added to some fragrances that shan't be named, but the watery Danube, the concrete, the thousands of flowering trees and shrubs, and creamy desserts wafting from the cafes. Bliss!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  66. I'd love the smell of the Wisconsin woods to be recreated in a perfume. The chill, the pine tar, the sweetgrass, maybe a little tart rhubarb in the top notes for contrast and a little dry woods in the base -- without the sweet amber stuff that so often gets tossed into "forest" perfumes.

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  67. class flirt14:34

    new orleans' Cafe du Monde on a damp, spring day.

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  68. Anonymous14:36

    If somebody can recreate the smell of the Lilac garden from Montreal Botanical Garden in late May that is OJ.

    Great draw btw!

    Ccc

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  69. A perfume that captured the profusion of colour and scent that is the purple see of Jacaranda trees in full blossom in Pretoria.

    Now that would be something if bottled.

    Yours ever

    The Perfumed Dandy

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  70. I'd really like to smell my current town of Austin, Texas captured in a fragrance! :)

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  71. Andrea Marie15:25

    I am greedy, I would like 2 scents! The first would be to take me back to the beach I loved as a child/teen in Miami. Bain de Solie (sp?!) Hawaiian Tropic, Cocoa butter, seaweed, ocean salt and clean sea breezes (not that awful "marine" scent!) to wisk me back in time and place. I'd also like to have the scent of the church in which I first married, I will never forget that scent: tuberoses galore, stock, blush roses, wax flowers, stephanotis... Heavenly! I can't wait to try these OJ fragrances. Thanks for the drawing!

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  72. Mary P. Brown15:41

    The one place that I would love a scent made of would be of my home - the most comfortable place I can imagine. It would somehow be able to incorporate the memory scents of my family, my bed, aromas of a good meal, favorite clothes, the top of my sweet little dog's head, the herbs and plants growing around my home, the smell of the breeze at night when the jasmine and gardenia are blooming..... Something that would immediately transport me home if I were not able to be there physically. Thanks for asking such an inspiring question!

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  73. So many of the places I'd love to capture in a bottle have already been done so, or at least there's been an attempt to do so. I do love the place-inspired scents. But I don't think there are many South American inspired scents. How about one for Macchu Picchu?

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  74. The place most memorable to me is the Amalfi coast. It has already been captured in many fragrances, especially in the Carthusia line. I can't get enough of smell of Italy! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  75. Rochelle16:33

    The Place I'd most like captured in a fragrance would have to be the Gardens at Giverny on a dew kissed early morning when the blossoms have their most true and permeating scent, sunwarmed, and delicious.

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  76. Anonymous16:38

    The unique scent of where I live, Lexington, KY. Elizabeth Arden did this in 1934 with Blue Grass, but the formula has now been altered beyond recognition. Upon returning from trips I am always struck by the distinctive scent upon getting off the plane-sweet tobacco, hay, grass,horses and cattle wafting in the breeze. (kayceebee)

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  77. If it was possible to bottle the scent of being in your lovers arms that would be ideal for sniffing. Just to feel them enveloped around you - even when they're not around.

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  78. I'm thinking a scottish isle where peated malt is being produced. The cold wind, grass, the peat, the whiskey.

    cacio

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  79. What a lovely draw! I am seeing Lido, where it touches the Adriatic. There's always an amethyst haze over the sea, hinting of mysteries beyond the horizon.

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  80. Oaxaca during the days of the dead, marigolds incense and chocolate!

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  81. Ellen17:04

    The temple of Poseidon at Sounion. There was the last view for sailors as they left their homeland. Windswept with the sea and beach and woods...a complex fragrance I would think filled with many different notes and feelings.

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  82. Venice! I've never been, but it is #1 on my travel wish list. Having some perfume inspired by the place would be wonderful to hold me over until I can get there! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  83. Gisela17:44

    The Breton coast around Easter when the gorse is in bloom.

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  84. The garden at Villandry in full bloom!

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  85. rickyrebarco18:16

    Stockholm Sweden in the summer when the linden trees are blooming and you can smell the fresh sea air in the background, and coffee wafting from the shops. Beautiful!

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  86. If I could I would like to capture the feeling of Tatra Mountains in Poland. The smell of fresh air, warm rocks and a treasure of flora.

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  87. Maureen19:20

    Key West....such a sunny fun place...would love a fragrance like that right now on this cold, rainy turning into snow day.

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  88. Anonymous19:28

    There is a beach i love, in Nova Scotia. It smells of sand, and of plovers. Seaweed and iodine. Sweetgrass. It borders on a salt water marsh. It is home to otters and seals in the winter. Herons in the summer. Eagles all year round. As i swim, sometimes there are schools of little fish skimming the surface of the water. This is what I would chose as a sacred scent!

    I hope you are well, and thank you for your beautiful blog,

    Sincerely,

    Carole

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  89. Anonymous19:40

    I would like to smell a fictional place: Tara, from "Gone With The Wind." A beautiful southern place with lilacs, gardenias and Southern Belles. Beautiful.

    Thank you for the draw!-- Cristine

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  90. Eleni20:34

    I'm a city person but I think my hometown Athens is already captured in Bulgari Black, which seems so urban to begin with and then shows a sweeter face.
    So I'd like to see what scent would capture Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. I imagine spices, incense and a twist of salt and damp air.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  91. Holly F.20:52

    If a scent could ever capture the essence of Varese, Italy at Christmas, I would be ever so grateful. If I never make it back there again- I could just sniff that perfume and let it take me back, in my mind. :)

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  92. Maria21:43

    I would have to choose my beautiful hometown - Thessaloniki - I'd like a perfume that smells like the city smells when vardaris is blowing!

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  93. I would capture the scent of the hillsides near the sea where I live. A sweet-herbal smell dominated by thyme and labdanum with a touch of salt and iodine.

    ps: Thessaloniki when vardaris blows is beyond unwearable... :(

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  94. Ariadne21:52

    Wonderful give away! Thank you! I too am wishing for a perfume recreation of a jungle or forest. So many ones to choose from but maybe perfumes depicting them would focus more attention on protecting them.

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  95. MissK22:04

    I haven't come across a fragrance that recreates the smell of blossomed linden trees in the early summer - which is one of my olfactory memories of growing up in Bulgaria. Would love to have that captured in a bottle. And thank you for the generous draw!

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  96. The hills and woodlands of Arkansas where I lived in my teens. Very woodsy, smoky, and wonderful array of fresh blossoms and warm breezes.

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  97. I would love to have the smell of the California redwoods by the sea captured in a bottle!

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  98. Not a particular place, per se, but I'd like to smell a bright winter morning with fresh snow on the ground.

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  99. Anonymous05:12

    I think I'd like to have the Pacific Northwest in a perfume -Pine trees ,Douglas Fir, Icy rivers ,briney ocean,fern bracken tart wild berries,daffodils,moss,lichens,and snow and granite.
    Jennifer
    bookwyrmsmith at livedotcom

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  100. I would love a fragrance that smells like the Texas Hill Country in spring. Thanks for the wonderful draw.

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  101. I had the pleasure of being in a national park on the island of Oahu, Hawaii just as the sun was rising on a cool, misty February morning. The dank, green freshness of the rainforest, the hint of flowers yet to offer their full scent to the sun, the mineral tang of the volcanic rock. Add to that the day-welcoming songs of innumerable exotic birds. It was a magical place to be.

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  102. Stephan09:02

    Not long ago I went to a tropical forest at night, at a time when some towering, flowering trees exuded a most heavenly perfume into the darkness. This mingled with the scent of decomposing leaves and twigs on the ground. Smelling of brownly tinted white flowers and the warm, humid, earthy, sweetish smell of decomposing plant matter. I wish I could carry this with me in a bottle. It's the smell of nature that sends you dreaming.

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  103. Anonymous12:18

    If only a scent that opened with dry dusty flint and searingly hot sand, seques to a gentle breeze with a hint of thunderstorm to a full blown crescendo of electric hailstorm. For me eau de Africa

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  104. Arctic: I imagine the perfume will smell icy and white (but not like the common aquamarine, citrusy fragrance!) Thanks for the draw.

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  105. Anonymous14:15

    I would really like to see Petra in Jordan captured in a fragrance. The color of the sunset, the rocks, the buildings, the history, the scent of the desert arid and hot.

    Thank you for hosting the draw!

    Marika80@yahoo.com

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  106. I would have sunny, happy holidays by the sea, full of joy to be able to take with me anywhere and use it when needed.

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  107. Five years ago I spent a few days in Anduz. Anduz is a small place in southern France, it is located within a National park. The architecture was wonderfull and near by was a bamboo park with a chinese garden.I stayed on a small (dog friendly!!!)campside besides a river where you could have a bath. Nobody spoke english and I do not speak french..it was funny.Oh..and a bought handmade french soap with olive oil...in a pizzeria!! I would realy like to smell Anduz in a bottle of perfume: That would be lovely.

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  108. Oh, I'd love to capture Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. It was a fantastic time for me in there. The stone, incense, wood, all of it.

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  109. Sandy Cain19:18

    The Bronx Botanical Gardens in the late spring, when the air is so sweet and fresh, it brings tears of gratitude for the day to your eyes.

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  110. I would love a scent that captures the essence of Shannon, Ireland. The beautiful green countryside, soaring rugged cliffs raising more than 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking.

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  111. A warm May day sitting in a field of carnations and hyacinth. Thanks for the draw.

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  112. lawgoddess23:28

    The Sleeping Bear Dunes in the Leelanau Peninsula in Michigan.

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  113. Amy K23:59

    I would love to see the Scottish Highlands captured in a bottle. Thanks for the drawing!

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  114. Anonymous01:15

    great giveaway, thanks!

    my cat's belly fur - the best smell in the world.

    failing that, the surfaces of the pleiades star cluster.

    failing that, the interior of any old cathedral in france. also the air at the top of montsegur.

    cheers,
    minette

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  115. Anonymous05:59

    Thanks a lot for the lovely giveaway!I would bottle the magical atmosphere of "The Gattopardo" movie!Sicilian orange flowers,jasmin,old roses,vanilla, pipe tobacco and the breeze of Mediterranean Sea...
    Aglaia

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  116. Thank you for the giveaway offer! I would like to capture the scent of the Australian bush - gums and sweet but subtle dry-climate native plants

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  117. Just one? Would I chose that stand of ancient red cedars somewhere in the wilds of northern Montana? The one beside the raging river and filled with ferns, mosses, wild flowers and berries. Or maybe my Aunt's old farm outside of Ashland, Ohio... laying on my belly in the dirt and grass, sniffing the lily of the valley blossoms. That one bed of them near her herb garden, next to the little apple and pear orchard ~ filled with blooms. Or.. sitting up against one of australian pine trees by the beach. White sand, old driftwood, dried seaweed and salty breezes from the Gulf of Mexico. Or... Ybor city during one of the Cuban festivals!! Food! Spices! Flowers! Everyone dancing and laughing! Lots of guys smoking cigars! hahaha Or.... oh heck! I could go on forever. Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  118. Annikky17:17

    I am going with Estonian country side - partly for patriotic reasons, partly because everything else is already mentioned and partly because I would be really interested in that foresty-marshy scent.

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  119. Joaquim18:54

    There is a perfume that already did this: Slumberhouse's Norne captured the smell of a conniferous forest, norwergian or maybe from Finland, just awesome!

    Thank you for the draw!

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  120. Rednails22:05

    Jericho means the place of the wonderful smells in both Hebrew and Arabic, and once you pass outside the fetid town to the desert ruins, it does smell pretty wonderful, so that's the place I'd like to bottle.

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  121. Ooh, tough one! I'd choose the coastal hike between San Fruttuoso and Portifino... I know Portifino's been done before, but it's such a magnificent area!

    Thank you for the draw!

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  122. From RoseStrang (sent to me in email in time):

    The place I’d most like to see captured in a perfume would be Persia. I’ve been inspired by its beautiful artwork ever since I began art college in 1990. (I’ve used the term ‘Persia’ because the name ‘Iran’ often has negative associations in the media). But that aside, the history of Persia is rich and fascinating – think of everything we associate with Persia – cats, carpets, beautiful roses, the poems of Omar Khayam, whirling Dervishes and poems of love and spiritual mystery by Sufi poets. The word ‘Paradise’ originates from Persia.

    As a visual artist, I always think of the colours of Persia, the word for blue is ‘Abi’, and means ‘water’ – for ancient nomads in the deserts of inland Persia , this was the colour they’d most yearn to see. The unsurpassed tile-work of the temples in Tehran and Isfahan reflects this too – no country has created such beautiful shades of aqua in all tones and with such elegance.

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  123. palmward04:25

    I'd like to smell captured the mid spring along the Golfo Da Squillace...the oranges, the freshets coming from the hills into the lavender sea...

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  124. Thank you everyone for the participation!
    Winner is announced on Home page.

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