Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fougère Royale Giveaway

Things are starting to get busy again at Maison Persolaise, mostly because of getting ready for Christmas (every year, I forget how long it takes to wrap presents) but also partly because we're breaking with tradition this December and going away for a couple of days before the yuletide festivities begin... which of course entails even more preparation. And where exactly are we going? Well, if I were to say to you that I'm absolutely beside myself with excitement about our mini-escapade, you might be able to guess our destination.

Oh look, is that a light bulb above my head? I think I've just decided on a topic for our latest draw.

Speaking of which... as promised last week, I'd like to give one lucky Persolaise reader a sample of Houbigant's new version of Fougère Royale. For a chance to win, please leave a comment in which you have a guess about where Madame Persolaise and I are going for our little break. Don't worry: I'm not necessarily looking for the correct answer. The winner will be selected at random, so let your imagination run wild. Comments must be left on this post.

Please note: i) the draw will be open until 10 pm (UK time) on Sunday 12th December; ii) the winner will be selected at random and announced on this blog; iii) readers from anywhere in the world are eligible to enter; iv) by entering the draw, you indicate that customs regulations in your country permit you to receive an alcohol-based perfume posted from the UK; v) if the sample is lost in transit, it will not be possible for a replacement to be sent; vi) the address of the winner will not be kept on record, nor will it be passed to any third parties; vii) Persolaise takes no responsibility for the composition of the scent, as regards potential allergens and/or restricted materials.

Good luck,

Persolaise.

49 comments:

  1. Hmmm. might you be going to Grasse? That would warrant true giddiness, I think. :)

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  2. JAPAN AND GRASSE! That would be too cool for words :D

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  3. My guess is Paris. And now I can't wait where to know where you are actually going. :)

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  4. Without reading the above I guessed Paris too! but then that's where I'd want to be.. =P

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  5. Hi Persolaise! maybe you are going on trip to Iran. It would be great for you to visit Persepolis as well as smelling Kashan's famous rose water and essence.
    Wherever are you going to, have a nice journey! -hellsbelle- (sorry I cannoy enter my google account)

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  6. My guess would be a locale in the South of France.

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  7. oooh,
    maybe mauritious or panama!!!

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  8. I doubt you will be going far if it's just for a couple of days, but I will guess (assuming you have access to a private, very fast jet)Brazil. Say Rio.

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  9. ciao Persolaise,
    i think a very quiet place....a villge on Wales..

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  10. I think...Paris. CLose enough but not too far, and if it were me, I'd be excited!

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  11. My guess is "la Bretagne Française", the French Brittany. It's not too far and it must be beutiful.

    Have a good time wherever you go!

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  12. Liam J, I would love to see Japan, and Tokyo in particular. Maybe my wish will come true in a couple of weeks...

    You're in the draw too.

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  13. Carrie, I have been to Grasse once... which is not to say that I'm not going again ;-) And yes, it would warrant total giddiness.

    You're in the draw.

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  14. Womo531, it goes without saying that a pre-Christmas trip to Paris would be a perfume-lovers dream come true.

    You're in the draw.

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  15. Ines, Paris would be totally amazing. I've been there a few times, but I would NEVER say no to going again.

    Your name's on the list.

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  16. Philyra, I was totally seduced by Florence when I went there a few years ago, so yes, a return trip would be wonderful.

    Your name's on the list.

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  17. Hellsbelle, as it happens, I'm half-Iranian (maybe you knew that already?) so there's no denying that a trip to the land of Persepolis would be very special indeed.

    You're in the draw.

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  18. Brian V, it would be hard to think of a four-word phrase more evocative than 'the south of France'. Antibes in December: utter bliss.

    You're in the draw.

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  19. Jason, I haven't been to either of those places, although I would very much like to see them.

    Your name's on the list.

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  20. *Jen, if this were a destination determined by readers' comments, then I guess I would be going to Paris.

    You're in the draw.

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  21. R P Dario, so you reckon I'm not going abroad, eh? Well, you might be right.

    Your name's on the list.

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  22. Michael, there's no private jet I'm afraid, but Rio isn't that wild a suggestion.

    You're in the draw too.

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  23. Isa, Brittany is great, and the food's always excellent there.

    You're in the draw.

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  24. Tarleisio, another vote for Paris? It would be very foolish for Madame Persolaise to go there with me: she'd probably never see me 'cause I'd keep ducking into perfume shops... but she is a very selfless soul...

    You're in the draw.

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  25. You're coming here, to the Athens of the North, with your thermal clothing piled on generously.

    I'd offer you and Madame P a dram, purely to keep out the cold, if you get here.

    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh

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  26. I guess Grimsby! Gee, I would be giddy with excitement as well LOL.

    Thanks for the competition,
    Mark

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  27. Hope to be on time for this one...

    Paris, Grasse... well a small French village can be also good - very peaceful :)

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  28. I would guess Paris! It would make me giddy... :-)

    Thanks for the chance.

    Alice C in Arkansas

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  29. I'm thinking some place warm and sunny..how about the first thing that popped into my head: Bermuda!

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  30. Anna, that's very, very sweet of you. You never know: we might be knocking on your door in a couple of weeks.

    You're in the draw.

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  31. AromaX, you're going for the French option too, eh? All will be revealed next week :-)

    You're in the draw.

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  32. Mark, Grimsby would have been my second choice!

    Your name's on the list.

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  33. Rilo, I've never been to Bermuda, so you may be right.

    Your name's on the list.

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  34. Alice C, Paris gets your vote too? I can't POSSIBLY imagine what might compel someone to go there...

    You're in the draw.

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  35. Yes, please come and visit me in Tokyo! For me, London would be an ideal place to spend Christmas! Or maybe someplace warm, enjoying the tropical fragrances of Hawaii, for example. I hope my Christmas present is Fougere Royale!

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  36. Johnl, Tokyo is most definitely on my list of places to visit. A good friend of mine taught English there for over a year and absolutely loved it.

    You're in the draw.

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  37. In a couple of weeks eh... That ellipsis looks promising ;)

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  38. Vintage Lady, it may well be Sweden ;-)

    You're in the draw.

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  39. Marcopietro, I'm sure going to China would be a life-changing experience.

    Your name's on the list.

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  40. Liam J, don't try to read too much into my punctuation.

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  41. I have a feeling you are going back to India... but I hope it is somewhere warm and smelly!

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  42. Alexander, I'd go back to India any time! Warm and smelly... hmmm... at least one of those is correct...

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  43. THE DRAW IS NOW CLOSED.

    Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner will be announced within the next two days.

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