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Library of Fragrance Wimbledon Giveaway: The Winners Are…..

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Big thanks to all of you who entered my Wimbledon giveaway. Big thanks also to the Library of Fragrance for providing these bottles.  I have drawn the winners via Random.org and they are as follows:

Grass Court: Pippa Holdcroft

Strawberries & Cream: Gail

New Balls: Jazzypom

If you are a winner this time, can you please email your address to iscentyouaday@gmail.com?  Many thanks.

Congratulations to those who won and warm thanks to all entrants.  Your prizes should be with you by the end of this week. If you didn’t win, pop over to the Library of Fragrance website and have a browse. Grass Court is currently on sale at half price- it’s just £7.50. They also have purse sprays for just £10 and some scents now come in mega bottles of 120ml!

Watch this space for a another giveaway very soon PLUS a discount code exclusive to IScentYouADay. It’s my first ever discount code and I feel very important. Let’s just say if you like The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Boxes, then you might be interested…

Library of Fragrance Wimbledon giveaway!

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They came, they played, they conquered. It’s all over bar the tidying up. Andy Murray took the Wimbledon Title for the second time today and made the country proud.  Congratulations Andy! and well done to everyone who made it as far as Wimbledon The_Library_of_Fragrance_New_Balls_30ml_grande (1)even if you just ended up with sore muscles and a cup of barley water.

It may come as no surprise to you that I’m doing a fabulous Wimbledon themed perfume giveaway. Those nice people at Library of Fragrance recently sent me a selection of fragrances: Strawberries & Cream, Grass Court and the quirky New Balls. You can read my verdict on them all here in this review.

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So now we just have to talk about the science bit. Simply  tell me which one you would like to win. PleaseThe_Library_of_Fragrance_Grass_Court_30ml_grande comment below, or on the Facebook Page or on Twitter (@iscentyouaday). The closing date is midnight on the 15th July GMT. Please note that this giveaway is only available to UK entrants due to postal regulations. I do apologise to my treasured overseas readers for this unavoidable inconvenience.

Good luck and have fun!

 

Acknowledgements: Top photo from BBC UK, Photos of bottles from Library of Fragrance. With warm thanks to the Library of Fragrance team for kindly providing the prizes.

Library of Fragrance Does Wimbledon: New Balls, Strawberries & Cream and Grass Court

 

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Library of Fragrance really do have a scent for every occasion. Yes, even Wimbledon. Those nice people at Library of Fragrance kindly sent me a trio of Wimbledon themed scents to see what I thought of them. I’m not easily bribed unless it’s Scottish Butter Tablet*, so opinions really are my own.

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Strawberries and Cream

What could be more English, more Wimbledon-y than strawberries and Cream? Well yes, umbrellas, but apart from that, strawberries and cream are so much a part of Wimbledon that everyone takes extra strawberry money with them, even if they don’t like strawberries. Library of Fragrance Strawberries and Cream smells utterly delicious. It’s not sticky, like some overly fruity scents, it’s more aromatic and retro, with that lovely scent of a fresh strawberry, clear as day.  It then goes into a slight waxiness, like expensive candles, which I rather liked. The cream note tones down the sweetness of the strawberries and stops them getting above themselves.

Now here’s an interesting experiment that I did with my sons, age 6 and 9. In a blind test, they said this smells like “candy floss,””marshmallows” and “sweets”. It does, but if you, like me, step away from candy fragrances, then give this one a try.  I too am a candy dodger, but I loved this one.

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Grass Court

Fans of Library of Fragrance Grass will find much to like here. Whereas Grass smells sweeter, like a green meadow, Grass Court is a little sharper and greener,  more like cut grass.  There’s a sharp, almost citrussy note at the heart of this, that keeps it fresh and cologne-like. It’s perfect for a hot summer day. If you like green scents, you’d be hard pushed to find greener than this.

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New Balls

You didn’t misread me. That’s right, there’s a fragrance called New Balls. You see, this is what I like about Library of Fragrance. Fragrance isn’t always about what you want to smell like. Often it’s about what you want to smell. Fourteen year old blogger Catherine Talbot wanted to smell the scent of a newly opened tube of tennis balls, and her wish was granted. Never afraid of a bit of “quirk” (This is the company who make Pizza and Play Doh scent, remember), Library of Fragrance duly produced New Balls.

As you would imagine, there is rubber, but to my nose there is also honey. It smells a bit like a pillow that has dried saliva on it. This is not necessarily a horrible smell. My sons’s pillows get sniffed by me when they are not around and I rather like it. It reminds me of babies’ cheeks. So make of that what you will: rubber, honey and babies cheeks.

 

*Scottish Butter Tablet would make a nice fragrance. Just sayin’ (hint, hint)

Stockists

You can buy all of these from the Library of Fragrance website for just £15 each. You may find a varied selection in Boots as well.

Photo Credits

Top photo: Library of Fragrance, strawberry photo: Ralph Lauren,  Grass court photo: borongaja.com, New balls photo: zimbio.com

 

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