Tuesday Giveaway

tobaccohoneyHey everyone — bad news is, I have a migraine.  Good news is…. let’s do a consolation giveaway!  I have an extra travel size rollerball of Soft Surroundings L — smells really nice!  Notes from their website are:   Tobacco Leaf and Black Honey, contrasting with smoky notes of exotic Guaiac Wood and a hint of Citrus. Patchouli and a whisper of Ylang Ylang comprise its alluring heart. An enticing blend of Black Vanilla with golden Amber undertones completes the seduction! An unforgettable fragrance.

My earlier review is here.  I called it a cuddly fall scent and vaguely Shalimar-like.  Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner and announce next week. (note — I’ll bag it up, but the chief complaint on their website is the rollerball leaks, so I wouldn’t tote it around.)




  1. A giveaway! I’m sorry about your migraine. They’re the pits of hell. Find a nice dark room to lie down in and rest.

  2. I hope your migraine goes away soon! Would going for a massage help, or is it too far along that you’re better off waiting it out?
    Oooh, I remember your earlier review of L — thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone!

  3. The perfume sounds AMAZING! The migraine…not so much. Sorry about that, hope you feel better soon.

  4. Sorry about your migraine-my DD gets them too ?. Thanks for the draw!

  5. I get very bad migraines, so I am sooooo sympathetic. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I’m always excited about trying a new fragrance! Hoping your migraine subsides quickly.

  7. DNEM please, since I won a past RAOK from you (loved it by the way!) but wanted to say that I’m sorry you are having pain and hope you feel better before long.

  8. So sorry about the migraine! That totally sucks.

    I was just looking up Soft Surroundings today because someone, somewhere complimented some scent of theirs. And then… here is your review!

    Thanks so much for the draw. If I dream of lottery numbers, I’ll be sure to share.

  9. So sorry about your migraine best is a sleeping pill and slept it off,well that used to work for me.Thanks for the giveaway the fragrance sounds delicious

  10. Sorry about your migraine 🙁 I hope you feel better soon! When I have them, I can’t be anywhere near perfume. Nonetheless, thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Migraines are the worst! Hope you’re better soon. The soft surroundings L sounds very pretty and I’d love to try it. Thank you!

  12. Please enter me 🙂
    So sorry about your migraine! Have you tried putting drop of ginger or peppermint essential oil or extract in a glass of water and drinking it (as long as it’s food grade).
    Or maybe watching some nice ASMR videos on youtube?

  13. Oh no! Feel better soon! I’m sure whoever is the lucky recipient of the rollerball will be thrilled! Thank you for the draw!

  14. I hate migraines! For what it’s worth (total non-doctor opinion here), I find I get the hormonal ones worst when I’m not getting enough magnesium in my diet, and have been able to pretty much knock them out by supplementing with a low-dose magnesium pill every day or two. I hope this one leaves your head quickly! They are awful buggers.

    And I would love to try the Soft Surroundings L — been intrigued since you reviewed it!

  15. Very sorry about your migraine… I’m amazed you could still post this! 😉
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  16. Hopefully your migraine has now subsided. Do you take anything for it, or lie down in a dark room? Headaches are bad but i am glad i do not suffer migraines! I am liking the sound of this Soft Surroundings…. i could do with some of this today! thanks…

  17. Hi March – Sorry about your migraine. Would love to try this, as it sounds fabulous. Thanks!

  18. after the review I had been meaning to order the roller ball of this along with some fun clothes and hadn’t gotten the time or money to sit down and do it. I would LOVE to be entered in the giveaway.

  19. Hope you feel better soon! I love the composition of notes in this. Thanks for the opportunity to try it!

  20. Blerg — migraines are no fun. I always get them more in the summer, too, between the heat and the glare. Hope it’s not an awful one, and doesn’t leave you feeling too hungover.

    I remember your review of this, and thinking it sounded terrific — I’ve tried to like Shalimar and just can’t, but I love tobacco leaf, so maybe this will suit me better? Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. So sorry about the migraine. I don’t get them, but I sympathize with anyone who does. I remember your review of L and would be really excited to try it. Thanks for the drawing and speedy recovery!

  22. So sorry about your migraine. I hope it goes away quickly! Many thanks for the fragrant giveaway… It is kid my kind of scent.

  23. Poor head. I’m so very sorry. I’ll send good Karma your way.
    Tobacco and Honey. Swoon.

  24. Ouch. Migraines are awful. I have a friend who’s had success with Botox injections, if that’s something you’re willing to try. I’ve long been curious about Soft Surroundings perfumes – they sound lovely, all of them, and I’d love to try this.

  25. Don’t know if this is encouraging or depressing, but my migraines subsided now that I am post-menopausal. No hormones, no drugs nothing, so very lucky there!
    Have been meaning to try L since your review but have not gotten around to it. Also trying to stick to my no blind buys policy (rather unsuccessfully!)

  26. Sorry about the migrane. I had a self induced one on Sunday – too much red on a hot day and no water. The giveaway sounds great!!!

  27. Ugh, hope the migraine has passed!
    Honey/tobacco is a great combo, would love to try this.

  28. I managed to miss your earlier review, so your post today is doubly exciting. A comfortable not-Shalimar with tobacco sounds pretty great! Hope you feel better.

  29. Migraines are the worst 🙁 I hope it got better quickly!!

  30. So sorry you have a migraine, they are horrible. Hope you feel better soon.
    Shalimar like? Sounds amazing!

  31. I suffer from migraines so I am very sorry to hear you are suffering.They shouldn’t be called headaches, because people who have bad headaches just don’t comprehend the difference. Weather extremes can really effect mine, among many other triggers! Calone be gone!

    I’m already receiving some samples from you so I’m not entering the draw, but I wanted to comment that I remember several posts about this scent and I was really surprised when I smelled the paper sample in the catalog! I really, really liked it. Definitely a cuddle-up scent but it didn’t veer too heavily into gourmand vanilla or sugar. It seemed….really well blended. The only reason I didn’t spring for it was the shipping, which seemed excessive because the perfume is so reasonably priced! If I find a store in the area it is definitely worth buying, but I guess i should give the rollerball a miss, or at least keep it at home.

  32. Any thoughts on Aya Blu or Gilda (also from Soft Surroundings)?

  33. Hopefully you rested and the migraine went away, never to come back again. Thanks for the SS L reminder/giveaway! I love all iterations of Shalimar so I’ve been meaning to try it.

  34. Migraines are the suck (pardon my lack of eloquence). What a lovely gesture to offer a giveaway when you’re under the weather. Take care, and I hope your Migraine is indeed gone by today.

  35. Migraine sucks. Hope you already feel better 🙂

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