Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Advent 2015 Give-Away - Win A Flash Perfume From Tauerville


We're more than half-way through Advent, which means that those of us who haven't yet ticked off all the names on our gift list had better get a move on. For various personal reasons, the last few months haven't been especially easy at Maison Persolaise, so we're all looking forward to an opportunity to shut the door on the outside world, take our time over a hearty meal and enjoy each other's company. In anticipation of this festive cheer, I'm pleased to host one of Andy Tauer's traditional Advent draws here on Persolaise.com once again. This time, the prize is a 30 ml bottle of a Tauerville Flash perfume: the winner will get to choose one from Rose, Amber, Incense and Vanilla.

To enter, please read the terms and conditions below and then leave a comment on the subject of counting our blessings. One line will do. Did anything happen to you in 2015 for which you're particularly grateful? [Please note this draw is open only to readers in the UK, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany and Austria.]

Some of you may be aware that this year, in addition to his prize draws, Andy has marked Advent by making donations to various charities. I'd like to extend the gesture by making a donation to a local hospice - The Rowans Hospice - the staff of which were extremely helpful to my family recently. If you'd like to find out about their work, please click here, and to make a donation to them, please click here.

My thanks to Andy Tauer for including me in his Advent celebrations.

Persolaise

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Terms & Conditions

i) the draw will be closed at 6 am (UK time) on Wednesday 16th December; ii) the winner will be selected at random; iii) the winner will be announced on Persolaise.com on Wednesday 16th December; iv) if the winner has not made contact with Persolaise.com by Monday 21st December, an alternative winner may be selected; v) the winner's address will be shared only with Tauer Perfumes, who will post the prize to the winner; vi) only readers from the United Kingdom, United States Of America, Switzerland, Germany, France & Austria are eligible to enter; vii) by entering this competition, you indicate that you are able to receive alcohol-based perfume products in your country of residence; viii) the prize will be shipped for free from Switzerland; local taxes, VAT and import fees may apply; these will not be covered by Tauer Perfumes; ix) Persolaise.com takes no responsibility for the contents of the perfumes, particularly as regards potential allergens and/or harmful components; x) if the prize is lost in transit, it will not be possible for a replacement to be posted; xi) relatives of anyone associated with Persolaise.com are not permitted to enter.

69 comments:

  1. My daughter who had just started driving was in a major car accident with my husbands brand new car and wasn't hurt what so ever. I am blessed.

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  2. Definitely grateful for the fragrances encyclopedia Fragrantica for opening up my mind into the world of notes and niches. Living my life to the fullest and gaining the power of knowledge whenever opportunities appeared.

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  3. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I am very grateful for having a good job, for living in NYC and for finding a special someone. A year ago I was in a very dire and desperate situation, then all of a sudden everything changed and I cannot say thank you enough to the higher powers that had changed my life for the better.

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  4. The closer I look the more intriguing complexity I find everywhere around me. I am thankful for being able to be so aware, for having all my senses switched on, to be so alive.

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  5. It's a wonderful tradition of Andy's and I think the charity donations are a fantastic addition to it. I shall be contributing to Refuge today.
    I'm grateful that my daughter's transfer to Secondary School has been smooth and that she's made some new friends. It probably sounds like a tiny thing to be grateful for, but it was a year in the planning.

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  6. It has been tough but we have survived another year.

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  7. Grateful that I am healthy and loved. Good luck to everyone!

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  8. We made it through a difficult transatlantic move and managed to get everything set up pretty easily in a foreign country, so I'm grateful for that! Thanks for hosting the Advent calendar, and I hope you enjoy your time with your family!

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  9. I know there are lots of wonderful people out there who are kind and trusty. I thank them for their help and thoughts in times of need.
    I wish everyone Happy Holidays and a healthy 2016.

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  10. I am hoping that 2016 will be a much better year. Good luck to everyone!

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  11. grateful for health, intelligence, friends and family, income, love

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  12. I'm grateful for all the changes that this year has brought and all the people that I met during it...

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  13. I feel blessed because I have the best friends in the world (Thank you, M, M & T) who will help me go through all ups&downs of my life (and viceversa).

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  14. I had good health, friends near me and travels to match. good wishes to you !

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  15. Great chance - thank you both! I am grateful it was possible to change my job in order to live with my kid and take care of her everyday! I also let go of a tense relationship - it was high time!
    I wish upon Vanilla Flash!
    Happy holidays!

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  16. Looking forward to peaceful moments with good friends and family. I'm happy there is this holiday time to take a break from all the stress. I miss my daughter who is far away this year but that's life! Thanks for the lovely giveaway and happy holidays to everyone!

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  17. Thankful that I got to see my best friend after three years of her being overseas. I missed her so much! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  18. This is my first Christmas without my Dad and my husband's first without his Mum. We will be wishing they could see their grandchildren and cherishing every second we have with our loved ones.
    Persolaise- Hospices do incredible work and I am so sorry for what your family has been through. xxxx

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  19. I count my blessings every day. Among others, there are three that I gave birth to, another that I married, two that raised me, two that I feed and walk, and one that keeps me entertained with his blog. Happy year-end to all.

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  20. I am grateful for my nose. It is a gift, being able to dive into the world of fragrants. On the other hand it can be a burden, especially when you walk through a museum and the heavy scent of deep fried food from the museum's cantine is everywhere. ;-)

    Greetings from Vienna!
    Paula

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  21. Grateful for friends and family, and the good things that have happened this year - including a new canine addition to my family.

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  22. Giving thanks and appreciating the kindness of strangers, meeting new friends near and far, and the joy of learning more about those around me.

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  23. Two happy and healthy kids who have two employed parents. Life is good!

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  24. I am thankful for my family. That they are all in good health and spirit.

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  25. I count my blessings every time I watch the news, and see what appalling conditions and tragic situations some of the people of this world find themselves in. We live in a safe, warm house, with all the food we need, and should realise how lucky we are!

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  26. I'm just thankful to be alive and in good health.

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  27. I'm just happy to be alive and in good health.

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  28. Glad that my folks are still here @ 85 years old each, even though father is, as the Beatles would say, A Blue Meanie! :-) Very glad for this kind community of perfume lovers online!!

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  29. Grateful for so many things, but above all that my family is healthy and that we have the best good fortune to live in a warm home with delicious food to eat, and she gets an amazing education. Very very lucky are we.

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  30. I am thankful for my friends and family and grateful for good health.

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  31. I am counting my blessings....still counting and grateful

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  32. I'm always grateful, every day, for the good fortune I enjoy, and I remain hopeful that that good fortune will be enjoyed by more people as time passes.
    Wishing you all the best for 2016.
    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh ;-)

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  33. I am grateful that fate has forced me to move on from a job that was making me miserable!

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  34. I am so thankful for the people in my life that support and love me unconditionally - they have made the last year so amazing.

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  35. Sometimes I feel envious of others who have financial security and better health and just better lives. But then I hear from friends who are going through darker times than me, and try to be grateful for what I do have and to be a resource for others as much as I can be.
    Sometimes it's just being grateful that I can look at art, or inhale it, or be in nature, and be moved--there was a time I had trouble feeling much of anything, but now I can feel alive and be glad.

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  36. I am thankful for my wonderful fiancee and happy to finally be living in the same state.

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  37. I am thankful for my fiancee and blessed to be finally living together.

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  38. I've been able to travel, and to push myself both physically and mentally in those travels. I try to travel at least a few times a year, but this year was exceptional with regards to the things done, so I'm happy for that.

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  39. happy holidays, dear Persolaise and all! May 2016 be better than ever.

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  40. Thankful for the blessings in life, that is easy. Praying for a character that is thankful for the hardships, and to think of them as blessings as well. Merry Christmas to all!

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  41. I'm thankful 2015 is on its way out, and hopeful that 2016 will be more peaceful, health, and prosperous for as many as possible.

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  42. I am grateful for my hair, which has been falling out steadily this year. And the goodness of people, wherever it is found. Thank you for the draw.

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  43. I'm grateful for my daughter's successful surgery.

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  44. The giveaway to charity is such a great reminder that no matter how hard this year has been, I am still so fortunate to have what I have. Thanks for the giveaway, and thanks for reminding us what the season is supposed to be about.

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  45. I am grateful for the loving people in my life--I have the most wonderful family and friends. I wish that everyone could have that kind of support. Thanks for your generous draw.

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  46. I'm grateful for my friends and family. I'm particularly grateful my mom's health issues were treatable. Thanks for the draw!

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  47. I'm grateful for my wonderful husband. He's the best thing in the world.

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  48. I am very grateful for the new job I got in 2016 and looking forward to moving into a new home in January!!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  49. Having a roof over my head and food on my table!

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  50. I am grateful for health and loved ones. So sorry to hear you had need of a hospice service this year, but they are a blessing. May 2016 be a good year for us all.

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  51. i am greatful for our family's health this year. I often think of those less fortunate, especially those in hospices at this time of year

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  52. How sad that it's so easy to ignore the good and complain of the bad, when the fact that we've the time to grumble is proof itself of what we have! So far from bring rote enumeration, the act of counting helps us to focus our attention and better appreciate our blessings. I am in particular thankful for the NHS doctors, nurses and other staff, whether hospital-based or otherwise. They deserve far more praise than they get.

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  53. This year I started as a bee keeper, went through a lot of downs, but was rewarded with 15lb of honey 2 months ago!

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  54. I'm grateful for the successful birth of our son this past August! Happy holidays to you, Persolaise.

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  55. Having gone through some weird and rough things lately, so glad to have the love and compassion of an incredible friend-community.

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  56. Thanks for the draw ! Grateful for it. Also for my children :)

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  57. I am grateful for my work and my family.
    Being happy at work is priceless, IMO.

    quimerula (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  58. I am grateful for the health & happiness of my family. Merry Christmas!

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  59. its great you are hosting for andy and I feel so sad because my country is not included in the list...what a shock. 2015 was so quick, nothing big worst thing happened and im glad as it has been... have a wonderful Christmas!

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  60. I'm thankful that things are looking up, however slight it might be.

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  61. It has been a couple of tough years in a row, but I'm very thankful for my siblings. As tough as we were on each other growing up, as adults now we are very strong and close and always amazed how much we understand each other, having been through so many of the same things.

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  62. I am grateful for good health and my family all in good health - it is easy to not appreciate the small things until we don't have them. I am grateful for being part of a global perfume community.

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  63. I'm counting my blessings for a better new year, of hopeful peace around the World!

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  64. I am grateful for being able to be active and manage my health! (And for beautiful fragrances, of course!)

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  65. I have a wonderful job with great coworkers, and the weather is lovely in my new location :)

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  66. *** THE DRAW IS NOW CLOSED ***

    Many thanks for all your wonderful entries. The winner will be announced in a separate post here on Persolaise.com later today.

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  67. how funny is that, i post at exactly the same time as the winner sky did December 16, 2015 at 12:05 AM

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