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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Giveaway of Niche Perfume Samples

Irises (and iris-named perfumes) come plentiful in both mainstream and niche sectors lately: from best-selling Infusion d'Iris by Prada, Donna Karan Iris and Iris Nobile (A.di Parma) to Guerlain's Figue-Iris, Iris Ganache (also Guerlain), Iris Poudre (F.Malle) and Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lutens). Even The Body Shop has a white musk version in their Midnight Iris edition. And many many more….Everyone wants to have an iris in their fragrance portfolio!


So it came as no surprise that Aedes de Venustas, a niche abode known to all aficionados, came up with Iris Nazarena. The effort is rewarded with a Fragrance Foundation award (Parfum Extraordinaire) and it's my privilege to be able to give away 10 samples to 10 readers who will put in a comment under this post until Thursday midnight. The lucky recipients will be announced on Friday 1st August, stay tuned. This is closed, thank you!

88 comments:

  1. Yay! First! Also, I love Iris fragrances - both on myself (Volutes) and on my girlfriend (quite a few) =)

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  2. It is so incredibly strange how in the last 10 years iris became so mainstream, not a complaint, but there was a time when you had to look really hard to find an iris predominate fragrance.

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  3. What a great draw. I'd love to try this.

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  4. Scentella15:29

    Trying my luck :)

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  5. Anonymous15:46

    I'll buy a raffle ticket. {grin}

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  6. do please enter me in the drawing! i'm very fond of iris perfumes...and this one has some interesting notes in it that i would love to experience all together.

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  7. Elia16:02

    This one sounds interesting, I'm still making my way through the many irises...

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  8. CallaLilly10116:05

    Waving arms, hoping ...

    Black Violet but LOVING new fragrances and their stories

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  9. Love the draw and being quite fond of iris would love to try it out
    ! Good luck to all!!

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  10. I've recently become more and more interested in iris fragrances and have found some lovely ones! I'd love to smell this. Thank-you so much for the opportunity.

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  11. Love iris so fingers crossed! Thank you.

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  12. Genny17:11

    Thanks for the giveaway. Always FUN!

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  13. Anonymous18:06

    I don't currently have a great iris perfume, so would be thrilled to win a sample. Thanks for the draw opportunity.

    -- Lindaloo

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  14. FIngers crossed!

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  15. Would always love to try a new iris fragrance. Thanx for the draw.

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  16. Jake18:54

    Lovely draw- adore the first Aedes scent, but haven't tried Iris Nazarena just yet. Best regards!

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  17. Missionista21:07

    I'd love to give this a try. Thanks for hosting!

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  18. My irises are always on Iris!
    The Narciso Rodriguez Essence collection, Prada Infusion d'Iris, Aqua di Parma Iris Nobile, or even the 1st Lolita Lempica, or Sabbia 167.
    I could go on and on with my Iris loves, but....I will spare you.
    Would love the chance to try another.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  19. I just bought both Prada Infusion d'Iris and Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue because I couldn't decide which one I wanted. Iris is so lovely.

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  20. ElizabethC23:05

    I am a big Iris fan and would love to try this one! Thank you for the drawing!

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  21. Clover23:08

    As a beginner I'm just starting to learn about all of these niche brands. Never smelled anything by Aedes de Venustas. Would love the chance. What an amazing education I get here at Perfume Shrine!

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  22. solanace23:31

    Thank you, I´m super curious about Iris Nazarena!

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  23. The store is one of my favorites in NYC. It is a magic box of a place with swirling pockets of scent. Love niche brands and their highly individual scents.

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  24. puhfume01:18

    I love iris. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one. Thanks for the draw!

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  25. Anonymous02:42

    Thank you for the draw. I am not very familiar with iris scents but I look forward to the chance to try one.

    Caragh

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  26. It just so happens that I wore my sample of Iris Nazarena today! I love this fragrance for it's iris note set in a rich composition. I've had a hard time finding irises that I love, but this is certainly one of them!

    I would love another sample (I probably won't be buying a bottle anytime soon...), so please enter me in the draw!

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  27. I have heard very many good things about Iris Nazarena, so I would love to try it! Thank you for the draw.

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  28. I would love to try Iris Nazarena! Thanks for the draw!

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  29. Shawnee04:14

    Ooooo. Fab You Bliss. Love iris, please put me in the draw.
    Shawnee

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  30. flowergirlbee04:35

    yay!! hope i win!!i am feeling a renewed interest in iris after a break from it..

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  31. Me too! Thank you! I would love to enter this draw :o) Can you believe the only iris I have a decant of is the Guerlain, but I do have a lot of Violet.

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  32. I love iris in perfumes! My 2 favourites are Iris Silver Mist and Iris Poudre. I would like to smell this from Aedes. It sounds amazing.

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm up for trying anything!

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  34. Love love love Iris! It's my favorite fragrance.

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  35. I'll keep my fingers crossed for this one! Please include me in the draw. Thanks!

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  36. spankysparkle08:02

    I have only smelled the Prada. Would love to samplethis and the other irisis as well. Thanks for the draw.

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  37. This is a beautiful fragrance. I do not win anything but just had to comment. Whoever does win this, please enjoy a most lovely and pleasing perfume as the other two from Aedes des Venustas!

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  38. FlaubertFan08:24

    Iris is a favorite note and Aedes a favorite store, so please enter me in the draw for Iris Nazarena, Thanks for this opportunity!

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  39. Anonymous08:25

    Iris scents have multiplied, that's true, but no complaining, hehehehe!! ;)
    I would love to sample Iris Nazarena. Thank you!

    kurokuro3 @ yahoo . com

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  40. Vivi08:28

    Hello, I would love to try this sample. Sounds wonderful. Thanks.

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  41. Iris i hear!Iris i love :)
    ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΗ!

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  42. Sounds very promising... I´d like to try it, of course.

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  43. angelayio09:42

    I am in quest for the perfect iris (perfect for my taste which makes it even harder), I 'd love to test Iris Nazarena, thank you for the draw!

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  44. Unpaletteable10:35

    I've samples of Infusion d'Iris and Hermes Hiris which are both very nice, but I want to find a Power Iris with high heels and shoulder pads. Maybe this could be it?!

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  45. I have The Body Shop White Musk oil, somewhat alluring yet blunt at the same time.
    I would love to try one of the Irises.

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  46. Merlin11:07

    Drool, drool, drool - please can I be entered!

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  47. I love iris, pls count me in!

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  48. Oh,I am definitely in for this draw. I love iris! It is my favorite note in perfume! I just tried Iris Nazerena for the first time. What a beauty!

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  49. Eleni12:25

    I am a fan of iris so I'd love to try Iris Nazarena - please count me in for the draw.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. DRTVrMoi12:40

    I'm missing an iris in my collection. Thank you for the give away

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  51. I love Iris! It began with Prada's Infusion D'Iris but I quickly branched out to many others. Thanks for the draw!

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  52. What a wonderful opportunity to try Aedes! Thanks for organizing this.

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  53. Dina5613:48

    I would love to try Aedes De Venustas and Iris Nazarena. Thank you!

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  54. Latifah S.13:52

    This sounds really cool. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  55. I love Iris and it is true that Iris as main note in perfumes is a pretty new phenomenon. It has served as a supporting role for a long time, though. Many fragrances with Iris in its name are far from Iris 'soliflores' don't really use it as a focal point, though. Iris Nobile is more of a floral, Iris Poudre is a floral aldehydic and Infusion d'Iris (albeit lovely) isn't that Iris-y either.
    Thinking of the cost of Orris butter, I doubt there's much natural Iris in *any*:commercial fragrances. I bought a 5 ml. bottle of a 10% dilution and even that was quite an investment.

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  56. Iris Silver Mist is one of my absolute favorites! I'd love to try Iris Nazerena.

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  57. I would love so much to be able to try this one- if it smells like the color of the bottle, it may be a huge success
    I adore Iris Silver Mist
    thanks for the draw

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  58. This sounds interesting. My favorite iris so far is Dior Homme. Thanks for the draw.

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  59. Really have been loving iris for the past year. The more samples, the better! Thanks, Judy

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  60. Amazing...there is justice after all...
    yesterday I was fondly saying good bye
    to my gorgeous Hiris of Hermes bottle..
    .and I wished upon a star...of an iris scent...
    Hiris kept company to my dreams each night...so calm and warm, so simple yet deep....
    Miss you iris...maybe a special new you?
    Wish upon a star...

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  61. Just what I need! Some lovely iris to complete a fragrant summer.

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  62. Another iris fan here. Please count me in. :) ~Judy

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  63. It would be great to try a new iris fragrance. The only one I've been able to try and absolutely adore is Impossible Iris from Ramon Monegal. I still some drops left from the sample I got. I think a post solely on Iris fragrances will be a treat to read.

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  64. I love iris fragrances, so this would be fantastic to sample! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  65. Ellen19:16

    Strange to say, I don't have an Iris fragrance, so I'd really love the opportunity to try some. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  66. Chrysa21:27

    I love iris fragrances and was just reading a review of this yesterday. Iris and incense! It would be great to be able to sample this. Thank you!

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  67. T Maria21:30

    I only own one Iris perfume, Iris Silver Mist. I got someone to buy it for me without testing it. I had read many reviews and felt I would really enjoy it. Now it is actually my boyfriend's favourite scent on me. I don't wear it that often though. I would love to try this different iris scent. Great draw!

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  68. Oo, wonderful! Iris is such a suave note--especially in many Guerlain perfumes.

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  69. annsmitth01:16

    thanks for the draw. wonderful !!

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  70. I would love to be a part of this draw! Thanks so much!

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  71. Iris Nazarena- I love the iris flower and their aroma and enjoy mystical,elegant and soft fragrances so would be interested to try this. Thanks for the giveaway. The iris flower is associated is faith and cherished friendship, hope, promise in love and wisdom and I am all for these amazing qualities!

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  72. Smoky iris... this should be stunning especially in the cooler months. Please consider me for this sample giveaway. Thank you!

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  73. Anonymous08:15

    Lovely draw, love iris scents, hope to win!

    urius83ur at gmail dot com

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  74. Another one who has noticed that many iris fragrances do not resemble one another, they're all over, so probably not true to the flower/root, but very intrigued by Iris Nazarena. Appreciate the chance to sample this one. :)

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  75. Miss Heliotrope11:11

    Prada's Infusion d'Iris is one of my often-wears - always beautiful without straining.

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  76. Iris is one of my true perfume loves... maybe only second to spicy clove. Please consider me as one of your sample winners ;)

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  77. My hands-down favourite floral note--probably because there's not much "floralness" going on in it. Thanks for the draw!

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  78. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :-)

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  79. Lili Bitmore21:45

    Thank you for this olfactory education. Iris sounds very interesting. After reading, I am finding more aromas, different scents to try. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Lili

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  80. Iris is one of those notes that I sometimes love, and other times do not. It is still a bit mysterious to me. Thank you for the draw!

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  81. Rednails23:38

    I understand that the rare, long discontinued Molyneux 5 is one of the few -- maybe the only -- Iris oriental. Please enter me in the draw.

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  82. Ooh! I've been wanting to try this one. I love AdV and iris both, so. . .thanks & cheers!

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  83. poodletwins00:50

    Love to try this. I enjoy Prada infusion D'Iris. I found Hermes Hiris too fleeting for my skin. Thanks for the draw!

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  84. Anonymous01:16

    Iris is one of my favorite notes. Thank you for this fun draw.

    Marsi

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  85. Margarita K S02:47

    When I think of iris perfume my mind first goes to the vintage Iris de fete - Fleurs de jountue by Revlon. It was cheap, available and for me wonderfully authentic,even though I read it was made of synthetic ingredients.
    Count me in, please.
    Margarita K S

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  86. FelixArabia10:17

    Please enter me!

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  87. Anonymous10:18

    Sounds very interesting. Thanks for hosting this draw!

    MarinaR

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