Vintage Lanvin Arpège Giveaway to Celebrate Scent of Self’s Anniversary!


No Southern girl worth her salt would let her guests leave a birthday party without party favors! So I’m having a giveaway of this vintage bottle of Lanvin Arpège. It is a little less than half full, as it was when I bought it (I have only tried it once). Here are some slightly less blurry pictures of the bottle:

This giveaway is open to anyone, regardless of location. To enter, please leave a comment with a suggestion or two regarding what you would like to see from Scents of Self in the future. I will choose from the entries randomly. Good luck, y’all!

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21 thoughts on “Vintage Lanvin Arpège Giveaway to Celebrate Scent of Self’s Anniversary!

    1. Oh no, Irina!!! I accidentally published the post too soon! I will count you in the giveaway anyway! And thank you for your lovely compliment on Zelda! The little demon is lucky she’s so pretty 🙂

  1. Siii!
    I love party favors: especially if the words perfume is thrown in the mix! 😉

    I have no requests, really – it’s a nice and sunny place to be, here at SOS.

  2. I feel like I should not ask to be entered in this considering I already have a vintage bottle of Arpege and that might be greedy of me. But I will request that each post in which you have an actual bottle and not a sample or decant needs to feature a shot of Zelda modeling the bottle of perfume.

    1. I will try my best! She is not really the type of kitty who will sit still for long enough for me to take a picture. The above picture with Arpège was only achieved by me allowing her to bite my hand for thirty seconds.

  3. Happy Birthday SoS! I just can’t resist a kitty photo. Klytaemnestra has a great suggestion. I would also like to read more reviews of masculine scents from women and vice versa. So much more interesting.

    1. You know, I have thought about doing this before, and have even enlisted a male friend. But what I have noticed is that the male reviewers on popular perfume blogs often do not get much attention. For example, I think that Kevin of Now Smell This is hilarious, but his posts usually get far fewer comments than the ones by female writers. Any ideas why this is?

  4. Yep, more pix of Zelda, please, simply because:-)

    Actually, because of your interest in Arabic, maybe you could review some Arabic oil-based perfumes/attars too (if you can get hold of them)? That would put two of your interests together – does that appeal?

    Just thinking aloud.

    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh

    1. It appeals very much, but I have no idea how to get access to them! I am hoping to go home to Israel sometime this year, and when I do I will have to scourge the Arab markets. They always have the better scarves, anyway.

    1. You have no idea how happy all these requests for Zelda pics makes me. Y’all have created a monster! It will be all Zelda, all the time from now on!

    1. I like it! My friends find my perfume habit mildly entertaining, but are not particularly interested themselves. But my boyfriend has a very good nose, I have been trying to make him write a post for a while now.

  5. Love your blog! You don’t need to change anything about it, it’s perfect just as it is 🙂

    I like your honesty and your witty reviews are very helpful to me. What I really appreciate is that you talk about perfume I could actually get to smell in this lifetime (not just vintage-exclusive-expensive-hard to find stuff…). I’m a student as well and I think we have similar taste in perfume.

    Keep up with the good work ;).

    1. Thank you so much, Brioche! I’m glad you commented, your blog is so fun!

      Scents of Self will continue to pretty much only cover relatively easy to find perfumes, because I have a totally irrational fear of ordering things online. I’m glad that my unreasonableness is helpful to you! 🙂

  6. Well, as much as I love the idea of pix of Zelda and perfume bottles in your posts, I don’t want them at the cost of your bitten hands. Perhaps you could slip one beside her when she is soundly sleeping and grab a photo then.
    I’d like to second the support for continuing reviews of easily accessible scents.
    As for the Arpege, I’m no Rita Hayworth, but I’d love to try the Arpege as I really appreciate vintage scents and haven’t yet come across it yet in my browsing of thrift shops and the occasional garage sale.

    1. Ooh, good idea, except that she doesn’t ever seem to be soundly sleeping! I need to get those leather gloves that falcon trainers use!

      That’s the best thing about perfume- even if you weren’t Rita Hayworth before you put it on, it has a way of transforming you!

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