Happy Thanksgiving and a giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, even those of you who don’t live in the U.S. and celebrate.


So over the next few days, drop a comment, and I’ll do a drawing next week for a great sampler pack. I’ll do samples of all the things we found in Europe – three Carners, the new Caron 119 (OMG, this thing is so freaking gorgeous, I could die), the new JPG for Men, Kokosomethingorother, and a few others.

Enjoy the weekend

Love, all of us at The Posse

  • Meg says:

    Would love to try that Caron!! Happy cyber Monday;)

  • Maureen says:

    Back to work after lovely 4 days off. Love all the comments. Please emter me in draw….have never tried a Caron…would love to explore. Happy Cyber Monday!!!

  • bookhouseshell says:

    new Caron? Please enter me in the draw!

  • Susan says:

    Just recovering from the holiday weekend! Thanks for the draw.

  • Audrey H. says:

    Hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving, ours was tasty and uneventful. Which is good. Please enter me in the draw, thanks.

  • Kym says:

    I’m in desperate need of something new to smell. I’ve hit a dry spell. Please enter me in the draw.

    For the 2nd Thanksgiving in my life, I enjoyed it at a restaurant. I have to say, I hope this becomes a tradition. There was no fighting, no football, no waiting around for hours. Instead of being an all-day event, it was a four-hour event. Dinner at 3:30 and home by 7:00. No cleaning. No overeating. Really, eating out on Thanksgiving is something to be thankful for!

  • melanie says:

    I just went to Nordstrom’s and sampled the new Bottega Veneta. Smells Good!
    Please enter me in the drawing; I would love to try the samples from Europe.

  • mirandajane says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Lorinda says:

    Happy holiday! I just found your website and am reading and re-reading the perfume 101 article. Thanks!

  • Matt says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Patty and to all of you from the Posse!
    I went to Montreal this weekend and got to see an old friend, it was really nice! I hope you too have a lot of good times with family and friends. :)

  • katya says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you !!!!

  • Alice C says:

    We had a great Thanksgiving! I’m still stuffed! I love trying different samples, so I’d love to be in this draw! Sounds like a fun mix of things to try! Thanks for the chance.

  • KR says:

    Please enter me in the draw. Blessings and may we all be porous to the goodness, sweetness and gorgeous scents we love.

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Ooh, sounds fun! I’d love a chance to win a sample or two!:)

  • Debbie says:

    Oh how fun. Sounds wonderful

  • LaLa says:

    Late to the party, but hope the trip was all you’d hoped and your Thanksgiving was enjoyable.

  • LindaB says:

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I am still in a food coma. :-)

    Please enter me in the draw…thanks!

  • CMH says:

    I am thankful for good friend, good health, good food and good scents! Love reading this blog – thanks for the draw :)

  • Joan says:

    Ever had corn pudding with a brown sugar crust? I recommend it. Grat Thanksgiving food.

  • sunnlitt says:

    Thanks for all you wonderful writings and reviewings.
    You have created such a fun, kind and generous place to read and learn.
    Thanks again and Happy Holiday!!

  • Sunduri says:

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Somehow, it hasn’t been commercialized and its still all about getting together with loved ones to share good food, drink and conversation. I wore a few spritzes from my latest favorite sample (Attrape Couer) and had a wonderful time sniffing my wrist every so often when I wasn’t eating too much or napping from the effects of tryptophan and wine. :-) Hope everyone’s day was as relaxing and enjoyable as mine was!

  • tomatefarcie says:

    I think it was Nigella Lawson who said “it’s just not Thanksgiving without a good family row.” so, it was a good one at our house and I hope at yours!

  • Cheryl says:

    Enjoy the holiday. We in Canada had our thanksgiving in October… this seems to be yet another reality check that WINTER and XMAS times are actually on the doorstep. Ah, but we perfume-people have the comfort of our rich beautiful “winter” and “celebration” perfumes. Cheryl

  • Gail S says:

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and I’d love to be entered in the drawing!

  • dianawr says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. My Thanksgiving perfume was L’Artisan Bois Farine.

  • Janet in California says:

    Happy Black Friday! My SOTD yesterday was By Kilian’s Liaisons Dangereuses. Today it is pumpkin pie and pajamas. Cosy!

  • Flora says:

    I hope everyone at the Posse had a great Thanksgiving, and thanks for the generous offer! You had me at Caron 119, been lemming to try it so much!

    My Thanksgiving perfume was vintage My Sin, which I don’t get to wear a lot. Luxurious and perfect for a festive day!

  • Elisa says:

    Happy Thanksgiving all! Please include me in the draw. My SOTD yesterday was Theorema. :)

  • KathyT says:

    Thanks for the great drawing. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving – we are enjoying the leftovers!

  • Claudia says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Please enter me in the draw. :-)

  • OperaFan says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! I remember and LOVE that cartoon! Still working my way through all the wonderful samples and other goodies I received through the semi-annual Posse Swapathons. Thanks especially to March for starting it and Musette for hosting this last one.

  • Lisa D says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everybody, and a personal thank you to the Posse, and all who make up this wonderful community.

    Eat well and smell good!

  • ElizabethC says:

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Yesterday spent eating a TON of turkey and today we are just heading out to eat a pasta lunch with the family (squid ink pasta with 5 chili oil or maybe the proscuitto-parmesan pasta!). Hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend! Please enter me in the drawing!

  • Sonia says:

    You are one of my favorite little corner on the web,thank you for an awesome blog. :)

  • FearsMice says:

    Hi, all — happy to hear that many of you have enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving this year, as I did.

    I used to be too timid to enter my name in a draw, thinking that I was too inexperienced to appreciate new/rare scents — but now I’ve decided to go for it!

    Thanks to all of you for making scent blogs such great reading!

  • Tulip says:

    Giving Thanks, Happy!
    Thanks for the draw.

  • Francesca says:

    Belated happy Thanksgiving. Hope all who celebrated had a good time.

    Yeah, that Caron Accord 119 is glorious, isn’t it?

  • civava says:

    I can never refuse some more new samples. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

  • Holly F. says:

    How cool, thanks for the draw. I’ve been wanting to try the new Caron, too! Best wishes to all for a Thanksgiving weekend full of celebration and gratitude.

  • Zazie says:

    Thank you for the kind giveaway and happy thanksgiving to you all!

  • Dana says:

    Thanks so much for the generous draw and all the great reading material.

  • TaffyJ says:

    What a nice giveaway! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Spent part of the evening fighting off the urge to nap. But the joyful noise of my family kept me awake. lol

  • Natalie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for this very generous drawing. I’d love to be entered. My SOTD today was Amouage Lyric. Perfect.

  • Denise B says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Please enter me in the drawing. I hope the new Caron is as wonderful as it sounds, especially since the house has a poor reputation with recent reformulations.

    Dinner was with relatives who are all over the map with perfume — some bathe in it, while others can’t stand to be around it. My SOTD was Bois des Iles. How could anyone object to that? Thankfully, no one did…

  • Lindaloo says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all from Canada. Hope everyone survives Black Friday too which we have apparently imported here.

    I look forward to reading reviews of all the wonderful things you found in Europe and thank you for your generosity in sharing your finds through this draw.

  • jen says:

    Love Thanksgiving and we are putting up our Christmas lights as I write!

  • Christina Gould says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the giveaway!

  • maggiecat says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I truly love reading these posts and the comments – one of the many,many things I’m grateful for.

  • Nancy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Really enjoy the site and inspiration you bring. And wow, love your giveaway offer!

  • rosiegreen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thanks to Patty for sharing her travels and new perfume finds. Peace and Health to everyone.

  • dremybluz says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Glad your back safely from your trip. Now we wait in anticipation of all yor escapades

  • hongkongmom says:

    I would love to be able to give thanks for the redemption of the house of Caron, with this new 119….then you wont be alone in “it is so gorgeous, i could just die :-)))))”

  • Ninara Poll says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope everyone has enjoyed the food and family and has a great and safe holiday weekend :)

  • Queen Cupcake says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all perfumistas! I am so thankful for having gotten through a tricky year, health-wise. We just finished dinner and I am sooo full…Funny, but lately I’m more interested in the vegetables (and rice!) than the meat.

  • DinaC says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all in Posse-land! Please enter me in the drawing. I’d love to try the new Caron. My SOTD is Sycomore. Had a nice walk today after a big lunch. I’m thankful for many blessings. :-)

  • Tina Renee Barker says:

    Happy Thanksgiving & thanks for thinking of us!

  • OhLily says:

    Thank you for the draw and a very happy Thanksgiving to all!

    I’m excited to hear that the new Caron is so purdy, my fave up til now has been vintage Infini.

    More pie…anyone?

  • Fernando says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. These sound yummy!

  • Valentine says:

    Gobble gobble gobble. Gobble. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • AnnieA says:

    Since it’s always great to have an opportunity to be grateful, I will say that I am happy I have a nose…

  • FragrantWitch says:

    Enjoyed a lovely expat Thanksgiving with good friends…full of pumpkin pie, apple pie and mulled cider. Perfect! Smelling the lovely drydown of vtg Caleche and feeling very thankful for all that I have, including the Posse. Thanks for the drawing and happy Thanksgiving/ Thursday to all!!

  • Brooke says:

    Happy holiday wishes to you all.
    Thank you for the few minutes of joy a new post brings! I am also grateful that blogs like yours have opened my eyes to the beautiful world of fragrance.

  • Joanna says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Wishing you all peace and blessings! Wearing BOIS DES ILES today and trying not to eat too much.

  • Cindi says:

    “Happy Thanksgiving to All!
    Thanks to The Posse for making this day even
    more special by offering European giveaways…
    Cindi :)

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  • Barbara says:

    Thanks for the draw-you had me at Caron!! Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate and a great-smeeling Thursday to those who don’t!

  • dleep says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! Let the feasting begin. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

  • cheesegan says:

    Happy turkey-day to all. Thank you for the generous draw. Best wishes, please include me in the draw.
    Thank you.

  • Rednails says:

    Unhappy Thanksgiving for me. Getting on a plane with the kids to return from my MIL’s funeral. But I’m still thinking about smelling good, so please include me in the draw.

    Happy T-giving to you all.

  • tammy says:

    A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is counting their blessings today, and thanks for a chance to win!

  • Dionne says:

    Wow! What a generous draw. One thing I enjoy about being online with American friends is it’s almost like a 2nd Thanksgiving (as a Canadian, I celebrated it last month). There is so much to be grateful for, 2 Thanksgivings are a great thing.

    Have a lovely time, everyone.

  • Tatiana says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyones’ day is blessed with the company of friends and family.
    Thanks for the generous draw.

  • Mindy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thanks to Patty for her generosity.:)

  • audrey says:

    delurking to say hi! and Happy Thanksgiving. I’m enjoying the only scent going on in my home right now….cooking cranberries on the stove and infusing it with fresh ginger. I want to spray myself with it. Yum. Nice draw!

  • Isa says:

    Wow, great draw! Thank you very much! I’m looking forward to trying the Carner perfumes.

    Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! Enjoy!

  • mocards says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the Posse! Thank you for the generous drawing.

  • meg says:

    Welcome back! That Caron is one I look forward to–and Happy thanksgiving to everyone celebrating.

  • Irina says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all
    and thank YOU and all the perfume lovers for making my life more interesting and beautiful

  • EileenS says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the US-based, and happy Thursday to everyone else!

    This Thanksgiving has caught me in a good place — thankful for what I have and not wanting a lot more. I’ll be wearing a dab of older Vol de Nuit parfum for the day, bought at a good price from someone who no longer required it. Perfume lovers make the world a better place. :*

  • Connie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thank you for the generous draw, Patty! :-)

  • Laura Conrad says:

    I love getting new sample packs.

    One perfume question I’ve been wondering about: one of my favorite smells is hops. Besides being a major ingredient in beer, it’s got a long history in folk medicine as a cure for insomnia and headaches. But I don’t know of anyone using this wonderful smell in a fragrance. Am I missing something, or are the noses missing an opportunity?

  • annie says:

    After a brutal year,I made the decision to have more happiness & peace in my ‘twilight years’….have moved from snowy,icy COLD OH. to NC,with 7 boxes,1 family antique chest,4 cats & 1 dog & litterly just the clothes on my back….I am 10 minutes from my daughter,the diva-princess grand-daughter(my heart),and my brother…the weather warms my old, happy,tired bones,and the people are so sweet(southern hospitality does truly exist)…I am trying so many new perfumes…and have dyed my gray,spikey hair red…I am so very blessed!!!:):):)…pleased enter me in the draw(drool)….embrace what you have,or change it….SMOOOOOCHES on this Thanksgiving Day…..

  • Annamer says:

    Still debating today’s perfume… torn between Montale Amandes Orientale and Cartier XIII.

    So very thankful for this beautiful New Enlgand morning and family to share it with. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

    (please do enter me in the draw also)

  • Suzy Q says:

    SOTD is Bois de Paradis, a new love. I’m thankful for this perfume community. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Lisa D says:

      Suzy Q, BdP is just gorgeous! One of my very favorite scents; I’m always happy to hear that others love it, as well.

  • Debbie R. says:

    Please enter me into the drawing.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Ann C. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! The sample pack sounds wonderful; please enter my name into the draw.

  • AubreyZ says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my good smelling friends! And thank you for hosting the draw, PP!

    Has anyone else smelled the new Cuir by MpG? Any thoughts?

  • tania says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!

    We don’t have it over here, so I’m not getting the turkey blowout meal til Christmas. For which my waistband is most thankful!

  • rosarita says:

    Best wishes back’atcha, Posse! Thanks for the draw.

  • Marte says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US, and thanks for the generous draw! And I’m really looking forward to hearing more about the new Caron :)

  • brigitte says:

    Just discovered your website and am enjoying the reading! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well and thanks for this generous draw!

  • Maddy says:

    Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to you! On a sidenote, I am thinking of commissioning Christopher Brosius to a create a personalized Thankgiving fragrance for me. Note: Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpking pie, and family dysfunction.

    • Kismet says:

      Sounds like that brief could put the “fun” back in dysfunctional!

      But I am thankful for many things this year, among them the discovery of perfume and the insightful, witty community of people who love it. We are lucky, lucky people.

      Thank you also for this blog and the entertainment and education it has given me. Please enter me in the drawing!

      Happy Thanksgiving!