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Friday, October 24, 2014

Perfume Giveaway: Win a Free Bottle of Eau de Parfum plus an Extrait de Parfum mini!

It is my privilege and honor to make the very choicest acquaintances through the pages of this site. People with varied interests from the arts and with a budding or steadier interest in perfume reach me all the time with insightful comments and emails and sometimes with enriching experiences. One of them is Lia. She is not only a lovely, warm personality but a person immersed in the arts who has been testing fragrance after fragrance and discovering bits and pieces to delight a perfume addict's heart cockles. In a supremely generous gesture, she is giving away a 2oz eau de parfum of Lauder's classic oriental fragrance Youth Dew in a (indeterminate) vintage edition, accompanied with a mini 0.12oz extrait de parfum of Youth Dew in the classic style flacon! These sure look pretty, don't they?


The draw is open internationally and you're eligible by leaving a comment below; ask a question or make an observation or say what you enjoy most when reading blogs etc. I will announce a winner by the end of the weekend.

35 comments:

  1. Glannys11:00

    The bottles are definitely pretty, and Youth Dew is such an interesting fragrance! Thank you for the draw.

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  2. What a lovely draw! I would like to paricipate as I lately developed a huge love for vintage perfumes and Youth Dew sounds and lookes really awesome!

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  3. Oh this sounds lovely, yes please. I love, in particular, the pieces about perfume distribution vessels, like the perfume ring and chains, etc—so romantic!
    (This may have double posted, sorry if so.)

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  4. I've heard so much about Youth Dew, it would be amazing to have the opportunity to smell/own a vintage version, especially with bottles as lovely as those. I think my favorite thing about reading blogs is to see how everyone's impressions, characterizations and experiences with the same perfumes can vary so dramatically! Especially since fragrance is affected by our personal chemistry. I am about to publish my first blog post/review about my own interesting experience with a particular scent and now I'm excited to look out up on other blogs to see what others think of it too! Thanks for the generous draw!

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  5. I love Youth Dew and the bottles are lovey! I always come back on thins blog to read the interesting postl! Good luck to everyone!

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  6. I have not had a chance to try any vintage parfume. Please count me in for a draw. Thank you for a wonderful give away.

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  7. The color of perfume is magnificent ,What are basic notes used in this and how much would be the price of this art ?

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  8. I love learning about new products

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  9. This is so generous and I guess generosity abounds in the perfume world.
    I only read blogs that engage me beyond my consumerist anxieties, for sure. I want to learn. I like to read bloggers I enjoy as writers and thinkers and not as mere consumption instigators. If a blog is going to be a simple recreation of what it is out there and only to restate some tired market trend, I'll pass with a yawn in my whole body. I have, sadly, very very little time so I want to read those things that make me happy. A good read makes me happy, a good perfume and a good read make me the happiest.

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  10. Yes, this is a very exciting draw! Maybe I would even wear it myself! I appreciate Perfume Shrine for detailed info, even chemicals in some cases, as well as poetic/romantic imagery of scent! Efkaristo!

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  11. Youth Dew is such a classic! And what I love best about perfume blogs is gaining a deeper understanding of fragrance.Youth Dew is such a classic! And what I love best about perfume blogs is gaining a deeper understanding of fragrance.

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  12. Missionista21:43

    How generous, thank you! I love testing and sharing perfumes, and this is a classic for sure.

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  13. Cynthia Mc00:31

    How wonderful! Youth Dew has been on my "love to try it" list for a while. The bottles are just lovely.
    I only this last year have became (obsessively, excessively and addictively) interested in perfumes. I have learned so much from the perfume blogs and the comments. Thank you to one and all for such generous sharing.
    And thank you for the draw as well.

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  14. OOoh I would love to try this! I've never even had the chance to try the current Youth Dew!

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  15. Put me in the drawing. Reading blogs keeps us open for learning.

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  16. pretty bottle...great draw

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  17. I really enjoy reading your sophisticated, smart blog. It makes me aware of a community of interesting perfume lovers eager to share their discoveries and impressions. These bottles are so nostalgic and lovely. Love the dark juice. Thanks for including me in the draw.

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  18. flowergirlbee!07:11

    my mother and aunt are huge fans of the youth dew bath oil...it is the only perfume they love and treasure..that tiny yellow flower is adorable.thanks for the draw :)

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  19. Can you believe I never actually smelled that perfume? :-) So, naturally I would love to.
    What I love about blogs? Enthusiasm. It feels though like it has been somewhat missing. Or maybe it's just me...

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  20. Tania M12:33

    I've wanted to buy it and then suddenly the colour of the fragrance changed - it looked like light whiskey, and not like light petrol anymore. Thanks for this great draw!

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  21. Kata12:36

    How generous! I'm not very familiar with Youth Dew, but I did stockpile the Tom Ford version. Would love to smell the vintage original.
    As for blogs, they are my daily food for the mind. I have five favourites I always read.

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  22. I am new to the perfume scene and really enjoy reading blogs - so much to learn. What strikes me is the generosity of people

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  23. Many thanks to Lia for the generous giveway, and to you for hosting it!
    I know Youth Dew from afar. Its flanker, Youth Dew Ambre Nude, was in my possession for a short time, but I don't think it can actually speak for its original predecessor. Moreover, vintage is a new obsession of mine...I suspect the mini Extrait de parfum is out-of-this-world fabulous and I do believe I can handle THAT much spice and incense at once!

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  24. I love reading people's unique observations on a particular scent. Everyone's nose is different and each person seems to pick out different nuisances of a scent which is very interesting. I would love to have a vintage bottle of this perfume. This is very generous of Lia! Thanks for the draw.

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  25. Thank you Lia, very generous of you! I like reading about perfumes, I also enjoy when reading about a perfume to what others it is similar, in parts or even as a whole. I am quite new in the "perfume world" so I like the opportunity to expand my horizons :)

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  26. Ellen22:06

    What a generous giveaway. I think your blog is awesome; one can learn so much about fragrances, history, esthetics, etc.

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  27. I've gone crazy for it, and have used up so many ounces of the parfum and bath oil. The interesting thing about the EDP bottle is that it has an aerosol spray, and I have a Tabu with one as well, so I really don't know what decade it could be. It just feels so luscious sliding the parfum on your skin. I really hope the winner enjoys it. I don't know if perfume gets "bottle sickness" like wine does, but I always find that it's good to let the bottle remain untouched and undisturbed for a day to settle down. I have a smaller EDP with the regular spray nozzle and it smells great but I feel like this is older and has some notes that may have been tinkered with by EL (?) in the pump nozzle version. Or you never know how someone stores things. It is the most similar to the mini parfum which lasts forever. Enjoy! Lia

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  28. Clover23:42

    I am always up for an opportunity to try something new. Please count me in. What could be more perfect to wear in fall than something warm and spicy? Sounds nice!

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  29. I've heard that the vintage Youth Dew is beautiful but I havent had a chance to try it yet. I'd love to wear this one this fall. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I am still in the possession of the Youth Dew candle. It came in a pretty crystal container with silver rim.

    I treasure it and light it very,very seldom:-) After all these years, it still smells divine!

    I am not much of a blog reader but to yours I keep returning because you intertwine your knowledge of perfumes with lovely poetry and art. This makes it for me outstanding.

    Greetings from Vienna:-)
    Gina

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  31. Elia11:43

    Oh Youth Dew, I do love vintage Youth dew, not had occasion to try the extrait yet. Exciting!
    What I like most about blogs is when they spotlight something somewhat unknown.

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  32. I ve never tried it... but I consider it to be classic fragrance. And probably heavy. But I found out that my period of loving fruity-florals definitely has gone and I am prepared to try anything from classic fragrances. Thanks!

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  33. Annie18:41

    Thanks to Lia for her generosity!

    One question: Will this lead to more folks being able to 'gift' each other? Some of us are able to find some vintage gems that others would love. They might not be gems to us, but someone out there might be wanting desperately to capture a long-lost love or memory or such.

    Comment on blogs: While I am more a lurker here, this is a go-to blog. Education is one element of a blog that interests me. The community is the glue that holds the blog together. The older articles written here are interesting and allow anyone from someone dipping their toes in the perfumes to a full-on perfume drenched soul to find something to suit them. I like the back 'stash' kept like it is. Humor keeps you coming back.

    That said, I follow blogs on other topics that I am also passionate about. I look for the same points. Education, community and just plain odd/funny tidbits.

    Youth Dew is timeless. I am fortunate enough to live close enough to sniff the current YD, so it would be fun to compare and wear both. It is a classic beauty that is a dear friend of my family's signature scent. People actually do that! But, one sniff of Youth Dew and there she is. I would love for her to smell the difference.

    Thanks for the opportunity. That is a really sweet gesture.

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  34. oh, please do enter me in the drawing. i love the old "youth dew" very much, and have found the current version to be sadly inadequate in both intensity and duration. the older versions are beautiful and last very well on the skin.

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  35. It might be too late to enter the drawing (if not, sign me up!), but I still want to comment on this fragrance. This is one of my favorites. I remember as a child thinking the bottle was pretty. Now, as an adult, I love the juice! It's very rich and sophisticated... at least that's how I feel when I wear it. One of the best classics!

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