Way back in July of 2011 I made the decision to create an outlet for my fragrant musings. I picked a ridiculous name, asked my friend, Liam Moore (of ODOU fame) to apply some wonderful candy striping to a webpage and put fingers to keyboard for my very first, feature length review. This first post was a review of Guerlain’s Shalimar Parfum Initial, a perfume that had just been recently launched and had surprised me and many a perfume lover. How we’ve all come a long way since then!
Now it’s 2014, a mere three years later and what started out as a hobby has quickly become a huge part of my life. A lot has happened since that first post; I’ve got married, held two perfume talks for Perfume Lovers London, become the Fragrance Expert for popular perfume e-tailer, Escentual, posted 478 times and won a coveted Jasmine Award. Not to mention the fact that the blog has even been visited over a million times! Of course, this is all so much more than I ever could have expected and I am so thankful to everyone who has supported me in this endeavour – from my husband to my beloved readers. You all know who you are!
To celebrate this milestone, I have teamed up with my friends at Escentual to offer a very special giveaway. The prize is one of my all-time favourite perfumes – a fragrance that I have continuously banged on about on this blog on way too many occasions. In fact, it’s a perfume that I adore so much, I may, or may not own an entire litre of the stuff. Have you which olfactory diva I’m referring to yet?
My lovely friends over at Escentual have kindly donated a brand new 60ml bottle (refillable) of one of my favourite fragrances – Thierry Mugler’s Alien. This is the perfect prize to celebrate my third, and most wonderful year in blogging
How to Enter
Alien isn’t just one of my favourite fragrances, it’s also the owner of one of my favourite perfumes names, so to enter, all you need to do is leave a comment in the box below stating what your favourite perfume name is. I will then pick one random winner via the trusty random.org! This competition is now closed.
The (Not so) Fine Print
1) the draw will close at 22:00 (GMT) on Thursday 24 July 2014; 2) only one entry per person – repeat entries will not be counted; 3) the winner will be selected at random via random.org; 3) the winner will be announced on Friday 25 July 2014; 5) the winner will be asked to provide The Candy Perfume Boy with their postal address, which will then be forwarded to Escentual for delivery; 6) if the winner has not made contact with The Candy Perfume Boy within 7 days of announcement, we (Escentual and I) reserve the right to redraw; 7) the winner’s details will not be shared with any third parties, other than Escentual; 8) the prize is a 60ml refillable bottle of Alien Eau de Parfum and must be accepted as rewarded with no cash alternative; 9) relatives of or persons associated with The Candy Perfume Boy are not permitted to enter.
Image 1 via ioana24.deviantart.com. Prize supplied by Escentual.com. I am affiliated with Escentual as their Fragrance Expert, my views however, are my own.