Let’s Ask Patty for Something!

That’s a dumbo octopus — isn’t it adorable?!   It flaps its ear-thingies to locomote!  Nope, nothing to do with perfume!

Hi, this is March. I got up to check comments on my post from yesterday and I notice there’s not a post from Patty on here this morning — she’s crazy busy, her regular STC elves have been on vacation and she’s been doing all the decanting plus her regular job. But hey, we need SOMETHING for today, right?

So I’m announcing a giveaway from STC. Is there a fragrance you’re dying to try? Leave a comment saying what you want and she’ll pick a WINNAH!

On a related note (I will read comments too) – is there a scent you wish we’d review? We’re thinking about another group post where we all sample the same thing. Anything you’d like to see us weigh in on in our typical, incredibly informed and erudite style? Say so! Just make it clear who you’re talking to, me or Patty. Cheers!

  • Sharon says:

    I would love to try Twilly d’Hermès: tuberose, ginger and sandalwood-yum! That octopus is too adorable! Thanks for the draw.

  • Rebecca H. says:

    My mind is spinning trying to pick! But I think I want to try some vintage classics… Tabac Blond, Nuit de Noel or Jolie Madame?

    To review, perhaps Bruno Fazzolari’s latest, Unsettled. Or the Jo Malone oaks, any good? Don’t know if this has already been discussed, but a roundup of Chanel Exclusif EDT to EDP reformulations. I’ve never tried Sycomore at all, but it sounds like it’s disappointing now. Is there a better alternative?

  • Jennifer S. says:

    Guerlains Terracotta seems to be a popular summer fragrance that I’ve been wanting to try and I want a dumbo octopus for a pet!

  • Grizzlesnort says:

    ooh! another draw! Looking at trying some Le Labo Santal or a Zoologist besides Bat, which I already have. Intrigued by Malle Dans tes Bras or Dries Van Noten but when it’s free and a win, I’m not too picky.

  • Anna Egeria P. says:

    I would love to try Carnal Flower! Thank you.

  • Sapphire says:

    I would love to try the new Iris Ganache (I didn’t even know it was coming back). I only tried it once as a newbie and would love to try it again now that I have more experience. The Armani Celadon thing ie sounds great, too. Would love to see a group review of Atelier Cafe Tuberosa.

  • Neva says:

    I’d love to try anything from Zoologist perfumes. Thank you!

  • Sarah says:

    Just one of your wee beasties please. Anyone-you pick.

  • RoseMacaroon says:

    I want to read reviews of DSH’s Habibi, which I have tried, and would love to try SOIVOHLE’s Cuir Beurre. And I LOOOOOVE the octopus! Ridiculously cute.

  • Claudia S says:

    I’d like Patty to send me a decant of the new Iris Ganache. And March to review Hendley Mown. Thanks!

  • Ingeborg says:

    Hello Patty,
    I would love to try Eric Buterbaugh Florals Apollo Hyacinth. I am trying to include more florals in my collection, but still like scents wit green notes.

    How about a group post about one or more of the Orlov perfumes? Or Le Galion (I see no samples from Le Galion on STC now, but still wanted to suggest that brand). it is getting colder, so a good time for heavier perfumes.

  • Gigi says:

    That octopus is so adorbs! Topping my to-try list would either be l’Atessa (l’Attesa? l’Attessa? Urghhh) or since I can’t seem to spell that let’s just go with Naja 😉

  • Audrey H. says:

    How fun! I’ve been fascinated with the tuberose scent by Hiram Green. He has another one with orange blossom I’ve heard of also. Thanks for the excitement!

  • Koyel says:

    I would love to try Lubin Black Jade and Hermès Twilly 🙂 and I love reading multiple reviews of the same perfume! It is so nice to get these different perspectives. Maybe for something I can’t make my mind up on—December Kiss? Lampblack? Orange Star?

  • nicevulady says:

    I would love to try Twilly, Masque Milano Mandala, or Miss Betty Vair. They are on my wishlist of fragrances to try. Thanks so much.

  • otamom says:

    How very nice of you! 🙂 I’ve been thinking of Olympic Orchards Cafe V, Slumberhouse Kiste, Serendipity 3 Serendipitous, SHL 777 Wish Come True, LaPrairie Gold, MDCI La Belle Helene and Cio Cio San and Fetes Persanes. So many fabulous options at your store, and my wish list is always long! As far as a scent to try together, how about Zoologist Elephant?

  • eldarwen22 says:

    I’ve been dying to try Nasomatto Absinth and MDCI La Belle Helene. My wishlist of STC may be huge but those are the two that I want to try most.

  • Janet in California says:

    By Kilian Woman in Gold. Or an Amber, it is the first really Fall day here!

  • HeidiC says:

    Patty, I would love to try the reformulated/rereleased Iris Ganache as well! I didn’t know that was a thing! I’d also love to try Amouage Lilac Love Woman and Figment Woman.

    As far as group posts, I would love to read a post comparing the reformulated Iris Ganache with Armani Prive Iris Celadon, and comparing FM’s Carnal Flower before and after its acquisition by Estee Lauder to see if it’s changed and still worth the price tag.

  • AnnJune says:

    Okay, wacky wish, given that this perfume is limited edition, surely no longer in circulation and way out of my price range even if it weren’t, but had a strong lemming way back to try the Armani Prive La Femme Bleue. Just completely smitten with the notes, the bottle, the color, the collection… Thanks for the draw – adorable octopus! And I second the review of Incens Mythique. I feel like I’ve sampled that one, but have no memory of it. Will have to go hunting in my (huge and disorganized) sample stash.

  • Kandice says:

    I love the octopus!! So cute! I would love to try the new Amouage Figment Woman. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Le Labo Aldehyde 44? I’d also love to try EB Florals Regal Tuberose (I LOVE FM Carnal Flower, although my budget doesn’t. I know EB Florals are expensive, too, but I’d love to smell this tuberose scent!!!)

  • MMKinPA says:

    I have not had a chance to sample Twilly yet. Or any of the Zoologists. Thanks for the chance!

  • I’d love to try Armani Prive Iris Celadon or Bogue Gardelia.

  • Coin-op says:

    I’d love to try Jean paul gaultier Le fleur du male

    And, I’d love to see a review of Guerlain Incens Mythique after yesterday’s post

  • Tara C says:

    Well, I know STC doesn’t have it yet, but I sure want to smell the reformulated/re-released Guerlain Iris Ganache! But aside from that unicorn, I would love to smell Profumum Roma Sorriso.

  • taxi says:

    Ooh, so many wants: Amouage Lilac Love Woman & Heeley’s L’Amandiere are topping my wish-to-try list.