Some of you will no doubt be aware that perfumer Andy Tauer has entered into an intriguing collaboration with film-maker Brian Pera (of Evelyn Avenue). Over the course of the next ten years, the latter is going to release a series of movies, each of which will be accompanied by a Tauer scent inspired by the film's central character. In order to celebrate the release of the first film and the first fragrance - both entitled Miriam - a few blogs, including Persolaise.com, have been invited to participate in a cross-site presentation of perfume-related interviews and articles.
Andy and Brian write, "Miriam features Ann Magnuson as a home shopping network saleswoman whose life has reached a point of crisis. This crisis culminates in an episode involving a very important fragrance in her life. The Miriam short is the first in an ongoing series called Woman's Picture. The first three episodic shorts in the series inspired their own perfumes, and these will be released over the course of the next year (Miriam: October 2011; Loretta: March 2012; and Ingrid: October 2012). The shorts will broadcast on evelynavenue.com, at luckyscent.com, and through other online participants. Each perfume is packaged with a DVD of its related short (we call them portraits) and a novelette related to the character in question. The portraits of Woman's Picture, though mostly contemporary in setting, are inspired by the women's films of the thirties, forties, and fifties, and focus on the subjective experience of strong female characters and their interaction with fragrance.
"For the blogging event, we've conducted a series of interviews with women about their childhood memories of the perfumes their mothers and grandmothers wore, all of which relates directly to the thematic content of Miriam."
I am very pleased to present the first of these interviews and to host a give-away of 5 samples of Tableau De Parfums' Miriam, a rich, aldehydic floral. Please note each sample is packaged with a DVD containing extracts from selected Evelyn Avenue productions.
To enter the draw, please read the terms and conditions below and then leave a comment on the subject of the link between the worlds of film and fragrance. (On this occasion, I won't reply to every individual comment.)
Please don't forget to visit the following blogs over the course of the next few weeks for more interviews and more opportunities to win samples of Miriam:
Olfactarama on 14th September
Perfume Smellin' Things on 21st September
The Non-Blonde on 28th September and
Perfume Posse on 5th October
[Perfume Shrine got the ball rolling on 1st September]
Finally, please be sure to re-visit Persolaise.com after a week or so for the give-away I wrote about here and for my own review of Miriam.
My thanks to Andy and Brian for providing the prizes for this give-away.
Give-Away Draw Terms & Conditions:
i) the draw will be open until 10 pm (UK time) on Tuesday 13th September; ii) 5 winners will be selected at random and announced on this blog; iii) if a winner has not made contact with me before Tuesday 20th September to claim his/her prize, an alternative winner will be selected; iv) readers from anywhere in the world are eligible to enter; v) by entering the draw, you indicate that you are willing to pay customs charges (if applicable) and that customs regulations in your country permit you to receive an alcohol-based perfume / perfumery product and DVD posted from the UK; vi) if the prize is lost in transit, it will not be possible for a replacement to be sent; vii) the address of the winner will not be kept on record, nor will it be passed on to any third parties; viii) I take no responsibility for the composition of the perfume, as regards potential allergens and/or restricted materials.
And here's the first of the Evelyn Avenue and Tableau De Parfums interviews, the subject of which is one of my all-time favourite feminine scents. If you have trouble watching it, please click on this link to be redirected to Vimeo.