A Big Giveaway to Celebrate Four Years of Blogging



Dearest readers,  it’s time I gave something back to you for your loyalty and readership since January 2013 when the whole thing began as a little WordPress blog with a lilac background. Incidentally, before I go on, I’d like to apologise if your comments have gone unmoderated or unanswered recently. There’s a glitch in the sytem which means I have to approve even my own comments.  I’m on top of it now, though.

Back on topic- Yes, as promised, it’s time for the  IScentYouADay giveaway, now that we are four- that’s the Royal “we”, in case you were wondering. Four years is giddy stuff!

There are four prizes up for grabs- one for each year of the blog.  Due to postal regulations, I’m afraid this is only open to the UK and Northern Ireland.

So here’s what I’m giving away:

Library of Fragrance Nutmeg Ice Cream.

With warm almondy notes, this reminded me of Bakewell Tart, warm nutmegand crisp and straight from the oven. It’s making me long for that marzipan covered Christmas Cake my mother made me for Christmas (I’m embarrassed to tell you how quickly it disappeared at my hand).  Library of Fragrance Nutmeg Ice Cream smells delicious, and so will you when you wear it. 30ml Cologne.

Perfumer’s Choice- Valerie

valerieThis is a big hitter for fans of YSL Black Opium. There’s coffee, white flowers, vanilla, patchouli and OOOMPH. Guaranteed to last a minimum of six hours, a little goes a long way, making this excellent value.  You can read my review here. 93ml EDP


Perfumer’s Choice- Victor

victor1This is a gorgeous masculine scent (although I like it for me as well) with notes of grapefruit and vetiver. This smells like something far more expensive and famous but I’m blowed if I can name it! It’ll come to me at 3 a.m, no doubt. Guaranteed to last a minimum of six hours. 93ml EDP

Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes

elizabeth-taylor-violet-eyes-adYes, the very bottle I reviewed the other day.  Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes has notes of peach and cedar and a hint of jasmine. This bejewelled 15ml bottle has only been tested by me, but is otherwise full and boxed.  I wasn’t a massive fan, but that doesn’t mean you won’t like it, or know someone who does.  The bottle has a little diamante choker on! So cute.

How to Win

Just tell me which one you’d like to win and I will enter you into the draw. You can tell me in the comments scetion below, on Facebook or on Twitter.  Closing date is one week from now- 16th January 2017 at midnight. Good luck!


Many thanks to the Library of Fragrance for the Nutmeg Ice Cream Cologne. Thanks also to World Class Fragrance for Perfumer’s Choice Victor and Valerie.

30 thoughts on “A Big Giveaway to Celebrate Four Years of Blogging”

  1. Hi,

    I’ve just come across library of fragrance, so have been avidly reading your back catalogue (I know, so late in the day!). I love your approach to affordable perfume, though my last experience of Grasse Experience was less good. Anyway I’d love to win the Nutmeg and start layering in earnest.

    Thanks for affordable inspiration.

    1. Hello Jane and welcome! Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you like my affordability angle. It’s very important to me that nobody gets priced out of perfume. (Are you listening Roja Dove?). Your name is in the hat. x

    1. Dear Portia, my inspiration and World’s Best Smelling Aussie! Thank you for your kind words, now and throughout. Your support has really given me a boost when a boost is needed. xxx

  2. I’d LOVE to win the Perfumer’s Choice – Victor. Victor reminds you of something else, you say? Well, you mentioned grapefruit and vetiver; would it be Terre d’Hermes by any chance? TDH is one of my favourites, and if I win, I can tell you myself how the two compare 😉

    1. Hi Steven and thanks for dropping by! It doesn’t remind me of Terre D’Hermes, but now you’ve said that I’ll go back and sniff it again. Your name is in the draw. Thank you! x

  3. Congrats on your 4 years of blogging – here’s to many more to come Sam! Just wanted to pop in with well wishes – don’t enter me (i have been lucky with another comp recently). Onwards and upwards and thank you for keeping us updated with great reviews! x

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