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Friday, October 23, 2015

Aedes de Venustas: fragrance samples set draw

We have all come to rely on Aedes de Venustas for the most exquisite niche brands in perfumery. But their own brand is also quite fearsome to behold with perfumes created with some of the world's top perfumers working right now; from the award-winning Iris Nazarena to the fiery Oeillet Bengale to the mysterious acqua incense of Copal Azur  Aedes de Venustas has proven its mettle many times.

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The discovery set of Aedes de Venustas comprising 3 x 10ml perfumes has launched and I happen to have samples of all three scents.
5 lucky winners will get 1 of each of the 3 scents so they can decide which appeals to them most; or upgrade to the mini bottles for more prolonged enjoyment! Draw is open internationally to those who comment below this post saying what they'd like to read next on Perfume Shrine. Winners to be announced early next week.

51 comments:

  1. I love to "seasonalize" everything, so I'd love more articles about seasonal perfumes.

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  2. Clover16:05

    Hi Elena- I always love your historical writing so I suppose more of that would always be wonderful. The best perfumes for children is also a topic I would love your take on. I seem to remember you were thinking about this some time ago- I'm still interested! I can also always do with ongoing education on the basics as well. Thanks for the draw!

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  3. I read this recently, would love your interpretation of the findings on Aromatherapy, linked here via Something Smelly's Twitter account. Does this mean that the compounds in certain scents like Ylang Ylang do have a chemical affect on the brain? Similar, do you think any effects shown are nature (purely chemical reaction), or nurture (learned/self-fulfilling - ie, "this smell is relaxing")? https://twitter.com/SomethingSmelly/status/656477742339379200

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  4. I'm rather new here, so I'm not completely sure what I want more of, but after perusing your archives a bit, I'll say I'v enjoyed some to the Arts & Culture entries so ... more of that, I guess!

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  5. I'd looooove these! I'd like to read about the Parfums DelRae house, philosophy,history,offerings.

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  6. Droneclone19:59

    I'd love to read more of the things you seem to do so well. Analysing ingredients or olfactory perceptions and sharing the history of scents. Especially older history which isn't done so much. Everyone seems to be writing about the 20th century. .
    Thanks for including me in the generous draw. Good luck to everybody.

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  7. PatriciaR20:42

    I'd like to read about perfume choices, what's behind the selection, depths of our perfume tastes and how it changes. Also some reviews of older, not necessarily vintage mainstream perfumes, the forgotten, discontinued, underestimated ones and perhaps similar new ones, or differences between reformulations. Thank you for the option, Iris Nazarena has been on top top position of my wish list for quite some time.

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  8. I love your blog, and hardly feel competent to advise on what you should write next. Dealer's choice, I guess! Thanks for the drawing!

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  9. Anonymous23:16

    Please provide more info on perfume selection. The psychology behind it if possible. Thank you for all you do on this blog. It's unique! And hope I have submitted my entry correctly for eligibility in the lucky draw.

    Aline Alice

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  10. Anonymous00:27

    A pity that the draw does not include the last one "Palissandre d'or", because I already have the three mentionned... but to have more is still a good option ;-)
    Regarding topics to read in the future, I have no idea because I just read the articles that are posted here with great interest

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  11. do please enter me in the drawing---would LOVE to sample some of that house!

    i am always interested to read whatever you post...but my favorites tend to be histories of perfume styles or ingredients, i suppose. i love learning more about the older elements that influence perfumery.

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  12. always interesting..but...would like know why houses "tweek" a good formula and ruin it
    thanks for making me better informed

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  13. Would enjoy history of perfumers. Thank you for the draw.

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  14. Would enjoy history of perfumers. Thank you for the draw.

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  15. I'd love to hear more about your all-time, personal favorites. Thank you!

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  17. Articles about the historical and present process of distillation would be highly welcome to collectors like us.

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  18. puhfume04:54

    Thanks for the draw. I'd love to see another Perfume Notes series, maybe on gardenia? One of my favorite notes in perfumes.

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  19. Anonymous08:26

    Thanks for the lovely draw opportunity. The Aedes bottles are gorgeous, perhaps a sample can convince me that a full bottle purchase is necessary.
    I always enjoy you historical posts and posts about the use of scent outside of perfume; your Olea Sancta post was excellent.
    I agree with one of the commenters above that it would be great to learn which sense are your favourites, past and present. I always enjoy getting a sense of what a particular blogger wears to better understand their perceptions in reviews.
    Bottom line: I always read your posts.

    -- Lindaloo

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  20. Hey there,
    I'd like to know more about the resins and why they are all so different, yet curiously similar.
    Also, how all the different orchids have scent, vanilla is an orchid seedpod yes?
    Thanks,
    Portia xx

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  21. I would like to see your take on the new "Goutal"s
    thanks for the draw

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  22. I'd love to see a piece on avant-garde scents, both historic and contemporary. Thanks for the wonderful website.

    - maou

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  23. I would like to read a post about perfumes with myrrh, I think it is the perfect ingredient for winter! And I prefer when it is not associated with a lot of incense ;)

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  24. Πάντα διαβάζω τα άρθρα σου και θα ήθελα περισσότερες πληροφορίες για αυτό που λένε ευωδιά της αγιοσύνης. Ελπίζω να κερδίσω.

    I always read your articles and I would like more information on what is called odor of sanctity. I hope I win.

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  25. I would love to sample the Aedes scents and I would love to read an article about the very intriguing company Feel Oud.

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  27. For those of us who read your column, our fascination with scent is evident. Personally, I would love to read more about the history of fragrance, what women in bygone eras did to find and create fragrance, why we have such a fascination with scent, etc. Thanks for all your great reads!!

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  28. Hello Elena, would love to read more classic perfume history. Love learning how the early 20th century perfumers created their masterpieces without regulations!

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  29. I'd love to discover more about ancient Egyptian perfumery, and the sacred rôle of the perfumer/priest. Exciting olfaction :)

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  30. Thanks for this amazing draw! I'd love to learn more about different fragrance ingredients with following scent suggestions illustrating how different the ingredients can turn out.

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  31. I would like to know more about ancient perfumes. I love your articles that travel through time and scent! Any recipies that can be created today? Thanks for the draw!

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  32. Delacey19:09

    Thanks for this draw - I love the descriptions of these perfumes, especially Iris Nazarena. I'd also love to know more about how scent ingredients interact to bring out different facets of each other.

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  33. Anonymous19:21

    Thank you for the generous draw! I would be happy to win, too :)... I love your blog, many interesting, captivating subjects and I still didn't read everything you wrote on it... I have no idea about what could yyou write more :)... Maybe a bit more detailed about Middle Eastern perfumes. Or about the ancient perfumes (Persians, Greeks, Romans...) I guess...

    Gentiana

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  34. Ellen19:31

    Thank you for your generosity. I like the idea of exploring some of the Middle Eastern perfumes and some of the fragrances coming from Russia.

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  35. I would like to read more about the cultural differences in perfume tastes. Middle Eastern people, men and women seem to prefer heavier scents. In China, many people smell perfume with an expression of disgust. Europeans seem to have different tastes from Americans. Once I let an Ethiopian woman smell my perfume and she was revolted by the smell and ran away! What makes these differences?

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  36. That is a fabulous draw! I only know Copal Azur from Aedes de Venustas range, but I am more curious about the iris-centered one - Iris Nazarena.
    I am a chyprey girl, so I would like to read moe about chypres - are there any new chypres on the horizon? Please, do tell us!
    Thank you for the chance, Elena!

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  37. I'd love a compilation post comparing scents when they were conceived and their current reformulated state. Not all but the most venerable, mostly classics that are still available today, both mainstream and niche!

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  38. flowergirlbee!06:01

    yay..i have been wanting to try these : ) i really love your analysis of categories like in the recent patchouli chypre article or when you go into detail about which aroma chemicals are in the perfumes and how they create what i can smell.i love increasing my understanding of how the magic happens..thanks for the giveaway and your intelligence : )

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  39. I'd love to be considered! I found the original in an antique store for a fraction of retail and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I can't wait to try the rest!

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  40. I've recently subscribed and am in heaven reading up all and everthing to do with Perfume! I love to come here and disappear into it and get lost for a while... I'd love to read your thoughts on the whole industry and the way it comes up with the stories behind the fragrance and how they decide on the personality of it to sell it to the masses! Look forward to the results of the draw and hope that i'm one of the lucky winners. Till then, regards.

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  41. Hi! Thank you for another great draw! What would I like to read next on Perfume Shrine? I really appreciate your articles on perfume ingredients and, like flowergirlbee, would like to see more about aroma chemicals, both the latest to hit the market and the older ones still in use. Perhaps a comparison of products that are used to create similar effects?

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  42. Hi! Thank you for another great draw! What would I like to read next on Perfume Shrine? I really appreciate your articles on perfume ingredients and, like flowergirlbee, would like to see more about aroma chemicals, both the latest to hit the market and the older ones still in use. Perhaps a comparison of products that are used to create similar effects?

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  43. Brigit16:06

    I would like to know more about fragrances that use incense as a supporting note. Where you cant really detect it but when it gives a clean/warm/fuzzy ambiance to the scent.

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  44. What would I like to read next? Umm... that I was one of the winners? [blush] Other than that, I don't know. I regularly enjoy your articles and don't feel like any particular area has been neglected.

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  45. Mandarin9020:42

    Write me up as another who wants to read about myrrh. Pretty please.
    Thanks for the generous draw.

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  46. Hi Elena,

    As I am getting into perfumery seriously for the first time (apart from random purchases as a teenager) I would like more articles on perfume ingredients and their interactions. I would also be interested in how body chemistry affects different ingredients and how I can learn which ingredients to avoid – basically I would appreciate more of anything that could help me frame my experience of perfumes, so I can fight my way through the jungle of scents. Great informative site! Birte

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  47. Miss Heliotrope00:47

    My name as a winner?

    Um, I find the detailed articles on types of perfume (Chypre/Oriental/so on - the thematic series ones) fab - especially when you break them down further. Knowing the history of the development & changes of an approach to a type of scent is fascinating for someone interested in both the perfume & history. That you respond to comments & so on always helps, too.

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  48. I would like to read about how we can combine fragrances, successful combinations, recommendations or what to avoid. I'd like to know more about Octavian's Coifan fragrances. Thank you. A great site i found here.

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  49. Would love to know more about how/certain perfumes got their name. For example, Eau Sauvage. "The name of the fragrance is reputedly the result of a late arrival by Christian Dior's friend Percy Savage to Dior's home. Dior had asked Savage to help find a name for a perfume for men. When Savage arrived, he was announced by Dior's butler as "Monsieur Sauvage"; the designer decided that "Oh, Sauvage" would be a fitting name".

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  50. I thoroughly enjoy the in depth interviews with the fabulous noses behind the perfumes. I like to be taken into their world and their process and imagine myself there. It's a beautiful and individual unravelling with love with one's gifts to the world and of these types of explorations I could never get bored...

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  51. I would love to hear your comments on the magical enchantement of Oud and why this magical scent has become so precious in fine fragrances today

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