What makes this giveaway special enough to merit Kanye’s overenthusiastic approval? First, I’ll be giving away a hardcover copy of “The Little Book of Perfumes”, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s new book. “The Little Book of Perfumes” contains reviews of the 96 fragrances that received Turin and Sanchez’s highest rating. I will also be giving away 2 ml spray samples of ten of the perfumes named in the book. These perfumes are: Guerlain Après l’Ondée, vintage Chanel No. 5 Eau de Cologne, Bond No. 9 Chinatown, Lush Breath of God, Bulgari Black, Guerlain L’Heure Bleue, Robert Piguet Fracas, Clinique Aromatics Elixir, Prescriptives Calyx, and Christian Dior Poison. This giveaway is open to anyone, regardless of location. The giveaway will be closed on Tuesday, December 6th, so that I will be able to mail these items to the winner in time for the holidays. In fact, I’ll even gift-wrap them!
Disclaimer: I purchased this book myself. It was not a press copy. All of the samples either come from my own collection or from harassing salespeople.
79 thoughts on “Scents of Self Presents the Kanye West Giveaway: The Best Giveaway Of All Time!!!”
This giveaway sounds awesomesauce! I would love to be entered in the draw. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and good luck with your studies : )
Thank you so much, for your good wishes and for entering!
I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Thank you for entering! 🙂
wow, what a giveaway…
shouldn’t you be studying?? you’re ready to gift wrap so many things just to take a break from Biochem?
this reminds me myself durring the exam periods ( reading so many books instead of all the “duty” stuff)
Like Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain, I don’t know how to quit you!!! But giveaways take much less time for me to write than full reviews, so I don’t waste too much time on here.
Yo, dude, I’mma let you finish but Christian Dior had one of the best perfume of all time. Of all time!
Making the sample for this giveaway was actually the first time I had really tried the original Poison! It is an INTENSE purple color!
Amazing giveaway!! All this while you’re studying for finals, doing interviews, and choosing hair color! How do you do it?
Oh you stop it 🙂 That’s the best part, I’m not the one actually doing the work! The lovely perfume bloggers being interviewed are essentially writing posts for me, and y’all are making all of my difficult hair color decisions! Thank you for entering the giveaway!
I wasn’t going to enter, but then you had to throw in all those amazing samples and now I pretty much can’t resist.
Ah yes, the samples are the clincher 🙂 I’m glad you decided to enter!
Yeah, likewise, I wasn’t going to enter, but samples! I can’t resist samples. Thank you, dear.
Thank YOU! I’m glad you decided to enter!
I love the Kanye/Taylor meme. And yes, please enter me!! 🙂
You know, I have to say that I’m pretty Team Kanye in this meme. It’s not like he was saying that HE should have won, he was sticking up for his close friend Beyonce. And I don’t think anyone will deny that Beyonce’s video for “Single Ladies” was not vastly superior to the video for which Taylor won.
make me smell pretty
Thanks for entering boo!
I wouldn’t miss entering this GORGEOUS giveaway!!! You’re so kind girl, Ari!! although I know most of them, I’m specially curious of Prescriptives Calyx and of course Bond’s Chinatown 😀
Calyx has gotten hard to find ever since Prescriptives was discontinued! Thank you for entering!
More temptation – and I’m happy to stray;-)
But back to work, please, so I don’t feel too guilty.
cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh
I promise that I am learning more about DNA replication than you could ever want to know! Thank you for entering!
Darling Ari, I’m the world’s lousiest commenter, but a very faithful reader! (Now, you know!) Since I’m pretty certain Santa will not be gifting me with the L&T Little Book because I wished for the Met Museum’s book on Alexander McQueen, I’d like to enter, if that’s OK?
Did I say I love your style? Well, I have now! 😀 XO
Sheila, I am delighted to have you as a faithful reader! Of course it’s okay for you to enter the giveaway, thank you for doing so! I’m sure that McQueen book will be fabulous too.
You’re such a darling! I would love to be entered to the contest. God bless you thanks! 😀
Thank you so much for entering!
What a great giveaway! Thanks!
Thank you! 🙂
Wow, this sounds great! Thanks so much for the chance. Give Z a hug for me!
I will give her as much of a hug as she allows me to, Julie! Thank you for entering!
Wow!! Please enter me in the giveaway – amazeballs 🙂
Hooray! Thank you for entering!
Sweet giveaway, Ari! I have not smelled or tried most of those. I’ve read their first book. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Rebecca, I hope that you get a chance to try them! Thank you for entering the giveaway!
A new giveaway? The perfect antidote for my late-November lethargy! Thanks for the chance to enter this & good luck with your studies. 🙂
Oh good, I was afraid that people would be sick of the giveaways by now. Thank you for your good wishes and for entering the giveaway!
I would like to be entered in the giveaway. I would also like Zelda to autograph the book, but I understand she leads a busy lifestyle.
I would never let Zelda forget the little people! Time to start working on her signature, I suppose. Thank you very much for entering!
Sick of giveaways? Not possible! I’d love to be entered in this one; it would be fun to read and sniff along!
Oh, I’m so relieved y’all aren’t sick of the giveaways, because I have a very real addiction to giving people presents. Thank you for entering!
Ooohh! Pretty samples. Count me in as there are about half I actually haven’t tried and with the other ones I would like to start to ensnare a friend or two. The book will be useful for that endeavour too.
Hope the studying is going well. The blogger interviews are great.
Thank you so much for your good wishes, and for entering! I think that this book would be great for perfume newbies (and therefore for friend-ensnaring).
Awesome giveaway: both the perfumes and the book!
Cross my fingers.
All the best for your studies!
Thank you so much for your good wishes and for entering the giveaway!
Hi! I’d love to be included in this, very generous, giweaway! I look into your blog every now and then but I think this might be the first time I comment. Good work 🙂
Sigrun, I’m so happy to finally “meet” you! Thank you so much for entering, and I hope that you’ll stick around and keep reading!
Ari, there are two Julie’s that comment on perfume blogs. Can you tell which one is which? are the comments linked to an email address? Anyway I am the second Julie, the proud owner of Sophie the wonder Ragdoll, and @jewel_makeup on Twitter. xx
I can indeed see the email addresses attached to the comment names. Not to worry, people with common first names!
Hi, Ari! I just discovered your wonderful blog through my friend’s Christos blog. I guess that how things work in the net hahaha. I am a fragrance maniac and collector like Chris, so, scent centered blogs are my favourite reading. Anyway, i’d like to leave my wishes for a happy and most of all healthy (in every way) new year for you, and enter if possble to this gnerous giveaway. Thanks!
Hi there! I’m so happy to now have you as a reader, thank you so much for your good wishes and for entering the giveaway!
Hi Ari, please enter me in the draw. I was drawn in by the samples. Also I love your kitty.
Hi Rosie! Thank you so much for entering the giveaway, and for your declaration of love for Zelda! I love her too, especially now that her nails were recently cut.
Please enter me in the contest as well! I love this blog!
What a sweet thing to say, Jenn! Thank you so much for entering!
I feel terrible de-lurking for a giveaway, but dangit, I really want to try l’heure bleue and I can’t find it in my little town. I do love your blog, though, your snark always makes me laugh. Thanks for the give-away!
I’m so glad that you delurked and that you want to enter the giveaway! I hope that you get a chance to try L’Heure Bleue, it’s just lovely.
Thanks for doing this irresistible give away ! l love your blog ( and your humour )
Thank you so much for your kind words, and for entering the giveaway!
What a fabulous giwveaway! You rock!
Since I tried all but one perfume on your list do not enter me into the draw – just didn’t want you to think I ignored it. 😉
You are so sweet, thank you! And so perfume-cultured 🙂
Who wouldn’t want to win this treasure trove?! I’d love a chance to win.
Hooray! Thank you for entering! 🙂
What a great closure of the year. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
I’m so glad you think so! Thank you for entering!
You always have such great give aways. Hope that your biochem isn’t driving you totally nuts. Please enter me in the draw.
There is actually a reason for this: giving people presents is my crack. My parents constantly had to stop me from gleefully giving away family heirlooms as a child. Thank you for entering and allowing me to get my present-giving fix!
Love your blog! Enter me in the mix!!! (Good luck w/ Biochem! I’m taking the LSAT tomorrow!)
Thank you so much, Kathleen! Good luck on the LSATs!!!!
I’d like to enter the draw. Thank you for such an incredibly generous giveaway! Someone will be very happy with their Christmas present this year 😉
I’m so glad you like the giveaway! Thank you very much for entering!
Oh my! This is a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!!!
Thank you so much, Natalie!
What an amazing giveaway! That is so kind of you. I ‘d like to enter the draw please. Wish the best for you and your blog!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Anna, and for entering the giveaway!
Hi Ari. Well, giving away presents (small or big like this one) is getting quite rare nowadays, unfortunately. Thanks for putting me in too. By the way I really enjoyed your La Pausa review. It’s one of my 2 favourite Iris scents (along with Iris Silver Mist).
Take care.Thanks, Elena
Thank you so much for your kind words, Elena! 28 La Pausa is so gorgeous. Unfortunately, giving away presents is all too common for me (and is one of the main reasons why I am so bad with money)!
You know damn well I’m entering this competition!!
You deserve to win after I robbed you of those Neela V samples! Which still haven’t shown up, sadly… I want to try them!!!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! So much fun!