Scents of Self Presents the Kanye West Giveaway: The Best Giveaway Of All Time!!!

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 AprΓ¨s l’OndΓ©e, 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.Β 

79 thoughts on “Scents of Self Presents the Kanye West Giveaway: The Best Giveaway Of All Time!!!

  1. 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 : )

  2. 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)

    1. 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.

    1. Making the sample for this giveaway was actually the first time I had really tried the original Poison! It is an INTENSE purple color!

  3. Amazing giveaway!! All this while you’re studying for finals, doing interviews, and choosing hair color! How do you do it?

    1. Oh you stop it πŸ™‚ 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!

  4. 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.

    Thanks, Ari!

    1. 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.

  5. 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 πŸ˜€

  6. More temptation – and I’m happy to stray;-)

    But back to work, please, so I don’t feel too guilty.

    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh

  7. 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! πŸ˜€ XO

    1. 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.

  8. Sweet giveaway, Ari! I have not smelled or tried most of those. I’ve read their first book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  9. A new giveaway? The perfect antidote for my late-November lethargy! Thanks for the chance to enter this & good luck with your studies. πŸ™‚

    1. 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!

    1. I would never let Zelda forget the little people! Time to start working on her signature, I suppose. Thank you very much for entering!

    1. 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!

  10. 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.

    1. 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).

  11. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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!

    1. 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.

  14. 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!

    1. 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.

  15. 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. πŸ˜‰

  16. You always have such great give aways. Hope that your biochem isn’t driving you totally nuts. Please enter me in the draw.

    1. 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!

  17. 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 πŸ˜‰

  18. 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!

  19. 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

    1. 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)!

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