WORLDWIDE BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Fragrances by Evocative Perfumes, 4160Tuesdays, Iconic Australian Samples & a Great Book

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A reminder about our wonderful birthday giveaway, which ends this coming Wednesday at 5pm, AEST (that’s Melbourne/Sydney time).

All followers/subscribers to Perfume Polytechnic are welcome to enter!

These prizes reflect some of the themes, topics and perfumers that have been explored here at Perfume Polytechnic. Included are indie perfumes by Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays and Mark Evans of Evocative Perfumes, both of whom have been interviewed here. Australian products and samples are included so that I can share a little bit of my home country with those of you overseas. And the book Season To Taste is about the science of smell, taste and olfaction, areas that have been covered in some depth here.

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Prizes

There are two prizes: Prize no. 1 is open to anyone in the world (including Australia), including shipping and handling costs. Prize no. 2 will ship within Australia only, as a way of saying thanks to my Australian audience, and because Australians often miss out on giveaways and prizes.

Prize no. 1 – open to anyone in the world

YOU WILL WIN

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Prize no. 1

A copy of the book Season To Taste by Molly Birnbaum, a fascinating book by a woman who lost her sense of smell and wrote about her journey trying to find it again:

“When a head injury obliterated twenty-two-year-old Molly Birnbaum’s sense of smell, it destroyed her dream of becoming a chef. Determined to reawaken her nose, she bravely sets off on a quest to rediscover the scented world. On the way, she seeks out everyone from former poet laureate Robert Pinsky to neuroscientist Oliver Sacks. A moving personal story packed with surprising facts about the senses, Season to Taste brims with the scents of Molly’s world—cinnamon, cedarwood, fresh bagels, and lavender—lost and finally found. In Season to Taste, Molly describes an ineffable, but indispensable, layer of life.” (Text quoted from the back cover)

PLUS: A 4ml decant of 4160Tuesdays’ discontinued and hard to find fragrance What Katie Did at Weekends. This is an older version of the now reworked What Katie Did on Friday Nights, recently renamed Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge. Bottle of fragrance is included in the photo for illustrative purposes; you will receive a 4ml decant only, as pictured next to the bottle.

PLUS: A 1ml sample of Evocative Perfumes’ newest release Nirvana, a fabulous oud fragrance which I will review in the next day or two, and which you should absolutely want to try! This sample has very generously been provided by Mark Evans, perfumer at Evocative Perfumes. Bless him.

PLUS: Samples of products from Australian skin care brand Jurlique, and a sachet sample of Marrakech Intense fragrance, the 2014, revamped version of Marrakech from Aesop, another iconic Australian skin care label.

Includes free shipping anywhere in the world. Perfume Polytechnic cannot accept responsibility for customs duties or fees accrued in your country, or for lost or damaged items.

Prize no. 2 – open to anyone in Australia

YOU WILL WIN

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Prize no. 2

A 1.8ml sample of 4160Tuesdays discontinued and hard to find fragrance What Katie Did at Weekends. This is an older version of the now reworked What Katie Did on Friday Nights, recently renamed Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge. Bottle of fragrance is included in the photo for illustrative purposes, you will receive a 1.8ml sample only, as pictured next to the bottle.

PLUS: A 1ml sample of Evocative Perfumes’ newest release Nirvana, a fabulous oud fragrance which I will review in the next day or two. This sample has very generously been provided by Mark Evans, perfumer at Evocative Perfumes. Thank you Mark.

PLUS: A 1.8ml sample of Armani Privé’s Bois d’Encens. Bottle of fragrance is included in the photo for illustrative purposes, you will receive a 1.8ml sample only, as pictured next to the bottle.

PLUS: Samples of products from iconic Australian skin care brand Jurlique

Includes free shipping anywhere in Australia. Perfume Polytechnic cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged items.

How To Enter

Entry is open to all followers of Perfume Polytechnic.

To enter, in the comments box at the bottom of this post:

  1. Tell me how you follow Perfume Polytechnic (e.g. by email or WordPress). If you don’t already follow Perfume Polytechnic, you are welcome to do so to enter the competition. Instructions on how to follow the blog can be found here. Note: The profile name or email used that you use to leave the comment below must match the profile name or email that you used when you signed up to the blog. This is so I can confirm that you follow.
  2. Tell me which country you come from, so I can sort my entries to select the two prizes.
  3. Tell me about a favourite scent memory from your childhood. A selection of answers will be posted in a future post on Perfume Polytechnic. If you’re not OK with that, please let me know (you can still enter!)

Note: If you cannot see the comments box, click on the heading/title of this post, scroll to the very bottom of the page, and it will appear.

Closing Date & Time

Competition closes Wednesday the 23rd September at 5pm AEST. I will draw two winners using random.org on the 24th September, will announce the winners here and on Facebook, and will try to contact you privately through email, your Gravatar, or Facebook. Prizes will be redrawn if winners do not respond within 7 days.

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8 thoughts on “WORLDWIDE BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Fragrances by Evocative Perfumes, 4160Tuesdays, Iconic Australian Samples & a Great Book

  1. Hi there! I am in the US and I follow via email and through bloglovin. My favorite scent memory is a bizarre one, bit it’s the smell of powerbait. I actually wrote one of my college essays on it back in the day. My dad and I would go fishing often, and I loved it. After a day of fishing our hands would reek of the potent, neon fish bait, layered with the slimy smell of fish and lake water. It wasn’t, perhaps, the most pleasant of smells – but it was the smell of fun with my dad. Thanks for this generous giveaway, and happy birthday!

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    • Hi Sun Mi and thanks for entering! I love your scent memory, so exciting to hear you wrote a college essay on it too! We’re all about all kinds of smells here at Perfume Polytechnic, pretty, ugly, and everything in between, so it’s great that you shared your memory with us. I also associate the smell of fish bait with my Dad, as we had a holiday house close to the sea and people would fish close to our house!

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  2. Hi, I’m in Australia and follow on FB. Both my mother and grandmother were superb cooks, so some of my strongest childhood scent memories are of food cooking, from aromatic chicken soup with home-made noodles to pavlova and honey cake, delectable savoury and sweet dishes of all kinds. And I also strongly remember the scent of 4711, which seemed to be everywhere back then!

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  3. Hi!
    I am from Italy and I follow by email. Happy Birthday to the blog, and thanks for the chance to win such interesting prizes 🙂
    Perhaps my most vivid childhood memory is related to summer holidays at the sea and to the various scents I recall from those days spent at the beach: the salty smell of the sea, obviously, but also that of suntan lotions, pastries sold in the bars on the promenade and plastic bags in which my mother used to put all my things (swimsuits, toys, etc.). I used to miss this fabulous mix of smells when I came home, and I’ve always loved exotic/beach scents since then – especially after getting seriously addicted to fragrances.

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