Grab Bag of Samples Giveaway!

French Bulldog creamHey, it’s February!  That thing on the left, Cora, has had me a little busy the last week.  Yes, that is a bee sweater. She just had a bath and needed to be warmed!

I had planned to review that soon-to-be-released Atelier des Ors Iris thing today (Iris Fauve?  I think that’s it), but, yeah, she chases my hand when I type.  But it is great, and I’ll have more on that next week, along with a few samples to give away thanks to the amazing Josie at Osswald in NYC

This month I’m doing the random sample grab bag drawing, plus a sample of that new Atelier des Ors Iris thing.   Drop a comment to be entered, and I’ll draw from commenters for two sample grab bags.  If the winner has a special request for one or two samples, I’ll be happy to see if I can include those.

I have decided my next comprehensive review is going to be chocolate perfumes. Surprised me too, but I’ve found not just a couple that I really love.

Winners of the Frederic Malle complete sample set (I think I don’t have the Dries Van Noten) – Ingrid Chamberlin. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won, give me the ten samples you want and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.

69 Comments
Leah M February 21, 2017

I came to this site looking for a modern, non-powdery violet perfume. And I was not disappointed!

Rosemary February 11, 2017

Cora is SO cute!!! Not sure if you've done this drawing yet or not, but if not, please count me in :)

Lisa D February 7, 2017

Looking forward to the chocolate perfumes review - I've always wanted a great chocolate scent, but haven't ever found one that really suits. Either too candy-ish, not enough depth, too many other notes, etc.

Gail Scott February 7, 2017

LOL about Cora's bee sweater. Looking forward to your review of the Iris Fauve and thanks for the sample bag drawing ;)

Erry February 6, 2017

I can't have too many samples. So, count me in. Thank you.

Ingred Chamberlin February 5, 2017

Woot! Just saw I won the Malle set. Email sent. Thanks for the drawing <3

katrin February 5, 2017

What a cute little puppy! Does she need a sweater for the outside, too? Thanks for the draw!

mikasminion February 4, 2017

Squee! I wouldn't have thought you could get much cuter than Cora, then I saw her sweater and...ohmygod. Too cute.

Paige W February 4, 2017

What a sweet pup! Looking forward to your chocolate perfume review. :)

AnnieA February 3, 2017

Last year's Yves Rocher le orange body wash had a pronounced chocolate aspect to it.

Neva February 3, 2017

Enjoy beautiful little Cora and thanks for the new giveaway. I'm looking forward to the chocolate perfumes review.

Patty Pong February 3, 2017

I'd like a chance at the prize. :)

Karma February 3, 2017

Thank you so much for the Malle article! Pls count me in and say hi to Cora :)

Winterlude February 3, 2017

I really enjoyed the Malle post, and look forward to the next one. I'm familiar with tons of vanillas but I don't think I've tried many chocolate.

Crikey February 2, 2017

what a super-cute bumble-pup! Thanks for the draw. (I would love to get my hands and nose on Rainmaker, or any of the Zoologist scents some day.)

Maureen February 2, 2017

Cora is adorable, especially in her bee sweater. Count me In!

Rachel W February 2, 2017

Count me in!

lena February 2, 2017

I'm so jealous of your knitting skills - I always say it's hard for me because I'm left-handed (does that even make sense??), but it's really because I'm somewhat uncoordinated (please don't tell anyone! :) ). Thank you for the draw, and cuddles for your beautiful Cora.

Nemo February 2, 2017

Cora is so cute! I look forward to more doggie pictures :) I'm curious about the chocolate perfumes review, too! I quite enjoy Seattle Chocolate and California Chocolate from Olympic Orchids, myself.

Maya February 2, 2017

Cora and her bee sweater are absolutely adorable! Makes me smile. A sample bag would be fun for this sample-a-holic. :) I am also very interested in chocolate perfumes, not for me, for my daughter. She's the chocoholic, but so far has not really liked any of the samples I have found for her.

windicindi February 2, 2017

Hi, Cora is too adorable... Love her attire! Many thanks for the opportunity to win a fun sample bag of goodies. Cindi

Sapphire February 1, 2017

What a cute puppy! I wish I could knit that well. Thank you for the drawing. I would love to try MFK Grand Soir if I had a chance!

Ingeborg February 1, 2017

Dogs really are good companions. I wish I could borrow one from time to time! Giverny in Bloom by DSH Perfumes is one I hope to try this year. I am also curious about Atelier des Ors and Le Galion.

Mim666 February 1, 2017

please count me in ;) PUPPY ahem I mean, there are many new scents I'd love to try and I don't even know which because I'm out of the loop. Rahele and Vanilla Flash are the two that come to mind but surprises are great too! and chocolate mmm anima dulcis, dsh bois du chocolat, olympic orchids had two, pacifica mexican cocoa, there are so many! And I look forward to learning about more

Jackie Sydney February 1, 2017

So happy to have a chance at this!

Marianna February 1, 2017

That dog is a cutie. Count me in, and I am looking forward to the new Atelier des Ors review

Sylvia February 1, 2017

Cute pup! Thanks for the generous chance!

Tiara February 1, 2017

New mascot for the Posse? Soooo cute! I like these comprehensive reviews and look forward to the chocolate one. I'm using up samples so I certainly will have room to try some new fumes!

Marilee February 1, 2017

Thanks for the draw. Cute puppy!!

Jenbat February 1, 2017

Aww, puppy! I've been missing my dog a lot lately, he passed away almost ten years ago but he was my best friend when I was growing up. I guess I'll always miss him.

RoseMacaroon February 1, 2017

She dresses like a bee AND can't let you type -- omg, so funny! !! Thanks as always for the draw, I'm soooooooo looking forward to your review of the chocolates!

Skye Moore February 1, 2017

thanks so much for the giveaway! your dog is lovely! I have 3 cats :)

Eldarwen22 February 1, 2017

Love that sweater on the puppy! It's so cute. Thanks for the draw!

audesko1 February 1, 2017

Beautiful puppy! thanks for the draw!

Amber Rowan Adamastos February 1, 2017

I'll take a sample of Cora, if you're offering!

HeidiC February 1, 2017

ZOMG BEE SWEATER. I die! I would love a grab bag o' samples! And curious to hear your chocolate review -- not usually a fan, unless it's something pretty weird, like Borneo 1834. Thanks for the draw!

Jirish February 1, 2017

Love your puppy! And you've reminded me that I really need to give my dog a bath soon. He's pretty patient about it. Doesn't have a cute bee sweater to warm him though.

William De Shazo February 1, 2017

Cute pup and what a great sounding give away! Thanks for the opportunity, I need to give our furry family member a bath tonight, have been putting it off because he always looks so miserable when we mention it, he hates baths!

Connie February 1, 2017

Oh, love sample grab bags! And Cora <3 My own little pet has been helping me get over a fever- by forcing me to rest. Whenever I sit or lie down she jumps up on me and settles in. And she's quite heavy. ;)

tfk31 February 1, 2017

Cora is possibly the cutest puppy ever ( except for mine, of course) :) Thank you for sharing her sweet little face with us and for the draw. I have had good luck with Aqualine Chocolovers and Jo Malone Orange and Chocolate scents - looking forward to hearing about the rest

jackie b February 1, 2017

Love a cuddly puppy! I have met so many new friends since getting a dog. My husband keeps telling me the pup smells like me, hehe. Would love to sample Tobacco Rose by Papillon Perfumery if you have any...

solanace February 1, 2017

Eagerly waiting for the chocolate fumes list. Thak you for the draw!

Irina February 1, 2017

Cora is such a sweet little puppy that I'm willing to wait another week for your review-

Koyel February 1, 2017

I wasn't sure when Iris Fauve was coming out, so I went to my nearby perfumerie, which carries AdO, and asked about it. They had no idea what I was talking about >.< I'm so glad I wasn't making it up!

jjlook February 1, 2017

I haven't met a chocolate scent I wanted to wear on me, but I can handle theorema, which I've heard compared to chocolate orange candy? Thanks for the draw...

Michelle J Little February 1, 2017

My grandparents had a dog named Cora that used to watch over me when I was sleeping as a newborn. Your Cora is adorable! Yes, please enter me for the giveaways. Thank you!

Ellen M February 1, 2017

Love your puppy. So cute and the sweater is a hoot. Thanks for the giveaway.

GrandmaGaga February 1, 2017

Although I have never met a candy bar I didn't like, I just can't abide chocolate in a fragrance, no way, no how! Of course, there are exceptions to every rule so who knows! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Claudia S February 1, 2017

Cute pup! I wish I had a little dog but my husband doesn't. ? Thanks!

hajusuuri February 1, 2017

What a cute puppy! Thanks for the draw.

tiffanie February 1, 2017

D'awwww, what a cutie. Everyone should have a bee sweater for after bath time.

AmateurDilettante February 1, 2017

Oh, little Cora is so darling! Now I want bee sweaters for my pups. Sadly the textile arts are not my forte. Something I've always wanted to try (but ends up on the back burner when I order samples) is SL Vetiver Oriental. Its getting to be time of year for vetivers and green stuff. Thank you for the draw!

Stacy Elliott February 1, 2017

Hi, your pup is just adorable! I love this site and always lurk here, I would like to enter the giveaway. Good luck to you all!

Anna February 1, 2017

I am imagining what it might be like to smell like chocolate. I think it would make me very popular in my office of chocolate lovers . . . "what's that smell? It smells good. It smells like chocolate! where is it?"

Rincoglionita February 1, 2017

Cora! Adorable! Thank you for the giveaway!

Paddy February 1, 2017

What a lovely name for your darling Frenchie!! Nothing better for the spirit than a puppy! Oh and of course good smells!!!

Lucie February 1, 2017

Awwww what a cute puppy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle February 1, 2017

Cora is adorable! My Yorkie mix is laying on my feet right now. I would love to try Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka. Thanks for offering these giveaways. Give Cora an extra snuggle from me!

ChelemBound February 1, 2017

That sweater and the puppy are adorable! Thanks for the draw!

Nelle February 1, 2017

The bumble bee sweater lloks very warm I am sure Cora appreciated it! I love chocolate scented well anything, I would love a sample of the chocolate fragrances you have discovered! Thanks for the giveaway.

Mocha February 1, 2017

Hi Patty. Sorry, but that pic of Cora stole your post (and the stuffed animal photobombing in the background)! Cora is so adorable! What doggy bath products do you use on her?

Olivia February 1, 2017

Count me in. Thank you!

Doreen February 1, 2017

Hi Patty! I'm new here and introducing myself. Cora is darling as is the bee sweater. Thanks for offering a give-away.