Easter Egg Hunt – WIN Maison Tahité Cacao2 worth £90!

We’ve set a fragrantly themed trail of clues to lead you around our website – simply follow your noses, find the hidden easter eggs and in our fragrant prize draw, one lucky person will WIN a 100ml bottle of Maison Tahité Cacao2, worth £90!

Maison Tahité is a new niche house specialising in stunning, contemporary versions of gourmand fragrances – using deliciousness rippled through every creation, the collections span Cocoa, Coffee and Vanilla. As it’s Easter, of course we’re focusing on the chocolate, and their Cocoa collection investigates the aromatic universe of this divine raw material, also known as “the food of the gods”. By stimulating the release of endorphins, Cocoa pushes us to listen to our senses and indulge in hedonism. Its enveloping aroma is an invitation to enjoy every moment of life, without the guilty feelings often connected with the “sin” of eating chocolate.

 

 

Perfumers such as David Maruitte, Paul Guerlain and Luca Maffei have developed this theme for Maison Tahité in a series of tempting creations; and we know you’re going to fall hard for the sumptuous Cacao2, created by David Maruitte. Maison Tahité says:

‘For those who love strong sensations. An enveloping and reassuring, still intensely emotional fragrance. Fully embodying the Cocoa collection, it sublimates all the nuances of this divine ingredient: Cinnamon reveals its spicy side, Toasted Notes fascinate us, while Cedar and Vetiver enhance its character. Just like biting a bar of extra dark chocolate.’

You have until midnight Wednesday 3rd April to enter – simply list your answers of the pages you’ve found the eggs on:

Terms & Conditions: No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Only entries accepted from U.K. residents, prize cannot be posted elsewhere. Entries only accepted until midnight Wednesday 3rd April 2024.

 

 

Fragrant clues to egg hiding places around our website:

1 – This house specialises in deliciousness, with collections of Cocoa, Coffee, and Vanilla scents to tempt you…

2 – This Fragrance Family is the most recent, and these ‘foodie’ fragrances smell almost edible!

3 – This ingredient is found in Maison Tahité Cacao2 – rich, smooth, and meltingly delectable…

4 – Reading this taste and flavour-full book (originally developed for people who’ve lost their sense of smell / taste due to Covid) will have you drooling…

5 – Historically, this was the sweetest-smelling king, who presided over a perfumed court…

Don’t forget you have until midnight Wednesday 3rd April to email us your answers. So, we wish you all a very happy Easter, and good luck!

Get #smellfie ready for International Fragrance Day – Tuesday 21st March!

Get your #smellfie ready to post on Tuesday 21st March to celebrate International Fragrance Day and you could be in with a chance of winning FABULOUS fragrance bundle worth over £500!

[Prize draw only open to U.K. residents because of postal restrictions, sorry! But we love seeing how many people around the world take part each year.]

Ever since we first came up with the #smellfie concept we’ve been asking people to celebrate their favourite fragrances on this day, with bloggers, celebrities and perfume lovers from around the world getting involved by posting. Because it’s not about competing (although of course the prize is lovely) – it’s about showing how much fragrance truly means to us, and sharing that perfume passion.

 

 

This year we have ONE bumper bundle of fragrance worth over £500 for our most favourite entry. (Sadly, we are unable to ship outside the UK, so the winner will be chosen from UK residents.)

If you’d like some inspiration, the theme for this year is ‘finding the new you’ through your fragrance, be it mysticism or a journey of self-discovery – how does your fragrance make you feel? Interpret this how you wish – or not at all –will you be devilish? Or daring? Or demure? Or dreamy? Or dynamic?

Please spread the word and share the love with friends, family and colleagues around the globe on this delightful day of perfume appreciation.

What is a #smellfie? A selfie with your favourite fragrance. It’s that easy.

 

 

 BE AS FUN & CREATIVE AS YOU DARE!

In past years, some people have gone to town and dressed in all manner of incredible costumes or clever shots, but they don’t have to be complicated – we just love seeing your faces and hearing a little bit about why you chose that fragrance.

 

 

How to post on TUESDAY 21st March 2023:

On Instagram: hashtag #smellfie and tag @theperfumesociety in your photo

On Facebook: hashtag #smellfie and tag @ThePerfumeSociety in your photo

 

We can’t WAIT to see which fragrances you choose for your #smellfie on Tuesday, March 21st! – don’t forget to use that hashtag, and @ to make sure we see them all. Until then, we’ll be wondering which of our scents to choose…

By Suzy Nightingale

Oud for Eid Competition

We’ve set a fragrantly themed trail of clues to lead you around our website to a lovely perfumed prize – simply follow your noses, find the hidden lambs and one lucky winner will receive a beautiful scent from the fragrance house, THoO

One lucky winner will win 1 x 75ml bottle fragrance: EMPATHY. A floral, fruity, musky fragrance which takes us on a journey between dream and reality. The delicate bouquet of pear blossom raspberry flower and davana envelops a sensual heart of fruity tobacco and a juicy infusion of raspberry. The base is brightened up by the notes of transparent musk that penetrate the notes of the Iranian oud and the white fir. A wonderfully festive fragrance that celebrates the purest sensations of wonder, enthusiasm and openness to the others – which is what Eid is all about!

How to Enter:

Simply read the clues and set off in search for all the little lambs pictured below (FIVE in total) hidden around our website, then enter your details below telling us the location of each lamb to get the chance to win this fabulous prize. Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022 Midnight GMT. Good luck!

Clues to the Little Lambs Locations (all to be found on our website)

1. A page to visit for fragrant fans keen to find out more about this intriguingly woody ingredient…

2. This book follows author Celia Lyttelton on a ‘journey of the senses’…

3. The family to which most oudh fragrances belong…

4. An historic era in which perfumes began crusading to a renaissance…

5. This house specialise in the ingredient reflected in their name – their founder, Andrea Casotti, an oudh-aficionado!

 

The competition closes midnight Sunday 3rd July 2022 GMT. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email through The Perfume Society. We will not contact winners before the closing date via any external accounts. Please do not accept accounts claiming to be us. The winner will receive The House of Oud’s (THoO) EMPATHY 75ml. Due to postal restrictions, the competition is for UK residents only.

Terms & Conditions:
By entering this competition you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and are giving consent for the Perfume Society to contact you by email for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the foot of any email. Please see our Privacy Policy for how we care for your information.

Easter Egg Hunt to Win Delicious Perfume Prizes!

We’ve set a fragrantly themed trail of clues to lead you around our website to the most delicious perfumed prize – simply follow your noses, find the hidden easter eggs and one lucky winner will receive TWO stunning scents from British niche fragrance house, Olfactive O.

One lucky winner will win 2 x 30ml bottles Olfactive O fragrances: Gourmand & Skin. Everyone’s skin is unique – this fragrance works with your body to create a scent of your own. Gourmand, meanwhile, is a rich, indulgent fragrance with notes of vanilla and dark chocolate that we associate with Easter. Why not try layering, creating a new, deeper, intoxicating perfume that becomes your signature…? However you choose to use them, we know you’re going to adore indulging!

 

 

How to hunt:

Simply read the clues and set off in search for all the colourful eggs pictured below (FIVE in total) scattered across our website, then enter your details below telling us the location of each egg. Closing date: Friday 22nd April 2022 Midnight GMT. Good luck!

 

Clues to Easter Egg Locations (all to be found on our website)

1. This ‘foodie’ fragrance family smells of sweet temptations like chocolate, caramel and cupcakes…

2. A perfumer who created Mugler’s Angel (which began the sweet scent trend), this nose wishes he could have created a fragrance for Napoleon.

3. Sweet, nuzzleable and delectably comforting, this creamy ingredient is a key base note in Olfactive O’s Gourmand fragrance (and often found in ice-cream).

4. This novel, by Kathleen Tessaro, is called something that many fragrance-lovers become!

5. An historical era which is sometimes called ‘the age of enlightenment’ and saw the start of ‘the spice trail’…

 

The competition closes midnight Friday 22nd April 2022 GMT. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via DM through the Perfume Society Instagram account. We will not contact winners before the closing date via any external accounts. Please do not accept accounts claiming to be us. The winner will receive two Olfactive O fragrances: Gourmand 30ml & Skin 30ml. The chocolate eggs in the picture are for illustrative purposes only and are not part of the prize. Due to postal restrictions, the competition is for UK residents only.

Terms & Conditions
By entering this competition you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and are giving consent for the Perfume Society to contact you by email for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the foot of any email. Please see our Privacy Policy for how we care for your information.

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Pour Homme – GIVEAWAY!

Enter our GIVEAWAY to be in with a chance of getting a full-size bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Pour Homme – scroll down to watch the stunning ad campaign and find out how to get your hands (and nose) on this fabulous new fragrance, worth over £70!

The new Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Pour Homme scent certainly packs a punch – in more ways than one. First, there’s the fresh breeze of herbacious sage, with handfuls of ripe mandarin (skin, flesh, pulp, seeds – the whole fruit squeezed into the bottle). Then, toasty tonka bean leans in closer for an addictive, skin-like caress, with the vibrant woodiness of vetiver vibrating sensually in the base. Of course, the house of Jean Paul Gaultier is known for the utterly mesmirising and quirkily glam advertising campaigns, and the one for Scandal Pour Homme certainly thinks outside the box(ing ring)…

To enter this giveaway, here’s what you need to do:

Follow @theperfumesociety on Instagram

Like the Scandal Pour Homme giveaway post there

Tag 3 friends in the comments on that post, who you think would also love this fragrance

The competition closes midnight Friday 24th September 2021 GMT. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via our @theperfumesociety account. We will not contact winners before the closing date via any external accounts. Please do not accept accounts claiming to be us. The competition is for U.K. residents only. Good luck!

WIN £300 of Mediterranean-inspired fragrance for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day fast-approaching, our thoughts turn to finding a special treat for our dads – and father-figures or special men in our lives. And we have TWO bundles of fragrances worth over £300 to giveaway!

Each of these fragrances effortlessly evokes the balmy air and blue seas of much-loved destinations we’re desperately missing right now. Oh we can practically feel the sun on our skin and the sand beneath our toes just imagining smelling these – fragrance truly is the most incredible way to travel with your nose…

‘Versace Dylan Blue is a highly distinctive fougere with a fragrant woody aroma based on the unique olfactory properties of precious natural ingredients and the latest generation of molecules. Natural citrus notes of bergamot and grapefruit combine with modern hints of fig leaf to give an incisive Mediterranean freshness while aquatic notes lend depth and round off the citrus tang. Woody notes of ambrox, papyrus and organic patchouli form the perfume’s powerful, pulsating heart.’

‘For a thoroughly modern take on the Mediterranean theme DSquared2 Wood For Him, opens with the freshness of Calabrian bergamot, mandarin and lemon from Sicily, enriched with ginger, violet and cardamom. Ambrox and a modern blend of white woods intensify the elegance of vetiver, resulting in a scent that is strong, sturdy, unique and inimitable!’

‘Our fathers are our heroes and Versace Eros is the stuff of legend! So take a journey to ancient Greece with the intense and vibrant freshness of mint leaves, lemon zest and green apple. Enveloping notes of tonka bean,
Ambroxan (Amber), geranium flower and Vanilla open into a medley of woods including cedarwood from Atlas and Virginia,vetiver and oak moss. Intense and unforgettable!’

‘For a warmer, spicier alternative the delightfully vivacious Versace Eros Flameis full of fresh, juicy Italian hesperidic fruits such as lemon, tangerine and bitter orange warmed with notes of black pepper from Madagascar and enveloped in aromatic wild rosemary. The base resonates with notes of precious woods such as Texas cedar, patchouli coeur, Haitian vetiver, mountain oak moss accord and sandalwood subtly blended with the tonka bean and vanilla.’

How to enter: All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning ALL of these fragrances, is head to our Instagram account and tag TWO people who you think deserve this wonderful scented surprise. Imagine how thrilled they’ll be when you tell them! And even if we can’t travel with loved ones somewhere wonderful, at least we can plan for the future and send them a fragrant reminder of Mediterranean dreaming…

Prize draw closes on Sunday 21st June 2020 T&Cs: Due to shipping restrictions we are only able to accept entries on the UK mainland and in Northern Ireland.

Fragrance du Bois NHS raffle – win a bottle worth £5,000!

Fragrance du Bois have generously commissioned the creation of a VERY special bottle of Oud Bleu Intense, to be raffled off to raise funds for the NHS Heroes at University Hospital Lewisham.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do need to make a minimum donation of £5 – which is more than worth your while, seeing as the bottle of perfume is worth a staggering £5000!

Watch the film, below, to see just how staggeringly beautiful this spoecial bottle is…

Explaining why they wanted to do something to help, Fragrance du Bois say: ‘We have been thinking long and hard how we can help support our healthcare heroes globally during the Pandemic . There is no single way to do this to support all, so we are choosing Hospitals and organisations that have been highlighted to us, to date we have supported Commune Di Milano and raised €1600 which isn’t enough and we plan to do more .

Having seen the daily insights provided by @dralexgeorge we had to select one Hospital to support and chose University Hospital Lewisham where he works as an A and E Doctor as we have seen with Dr Alex’s help on social media the reality all hospitals are facing daily with Covid 19 alongside all the other hospital emergencies.

If we can get maximum support for this campaign we will choose other Hospitals globally to support using Go Fund Me which doesn’t allow us to support the whole Healthcare system we have to choose one at a time.’

 

Oud Bleu Intense is one of their very best-selling fragrances, and we can certainly understand why. An intoxicating blend of salty marine air, forest-y earthiness and addictively complex truffled notes, many have swooned at first sniff, and we definitely get those special perfume palpitations when it’s on our skin. The standout is the pure, sustainable oudh oil – the signature ingredient of the house – softly wrapped in cool spices of cardamom and nutmeg, freshened with mandarin, enriched with a trio of myrrh and then sensually wafting forth a lightly smoked trail of frankincense… Heavenly!

Fragrance du Bois Oud Bleu Intense Parfum – from £39 for 3ml (in a serum ‘pen’), to £495 for 100ml parfum. (Or, of course, £5,000 for the limited edition bottle!)
Buy it at: jovoyparis.uk

We wish everyone who enters the charity raffle the best of luck, and even if you’re not lucky enough to win it, you’ll be helping a fantastic cause…

By Suzy Nightingale

Easter egg hunt to win perfume prizes!

We’ve set a fragrantly themed trail of clues to lead you around our website – simply follow your noses, find the hidden easter eggs and THREE prize-draw winners will receive a fabulously fragrant Discovery Box of YOUR choice!

To keep for yourself, or to nominate a friend who’d love to get one as a gift? Well, that’s up to you… We’ll ask all three winners to choose, and we’ll send the box wherever you want (within the U.K.)

We’d love to give you chocolate, of course, but the Easter Bunny is having a hard time of it this year, what with everything that’s going on. So we thought, as perfume lovers, you probably wouldn’t mind a wonderful perfume prize, instead…

How to hunt: Simply read the clues and set off in search for all the colourful eggs pictured below (FIVE in total) scattered across our website, then drop us an email [email protected] telling us the location of each egg.

Closing date: Thursday 23rd April 2019 at 10am

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Fragrant clues to egg hiding places around our website:

1 – Brush up on your history right back to the very beginning…

2 – This Working Nose is the son of the perfumer who created masterpices such as Chanel No.19, Chanel Cristalle, Dioressence…

3 – You might like a slice of this aromatic ingredient in your G&T, or worn in a classic Jo Malone London scent…

4 – Perfumery ingredients grown in Cyprus are the origins of this Fragrance Family

5 – Reading about this precious, fragrant ingredient (that floats in the sea) might make beachcombers of us all…

We wish you all a very happy Easter, and good luck!

Terms & Conditions: No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. Closing date for entry will be 23/04/2020. After this date no further entries to the prize draw will be accepted.

Get set to post your #smellfie on March 21st!

National Fragrance Day is on March 21st every year, and we want you to all join in by putting your best face – and fragrance – forward for a #smellfie, to have fun and be in with a chance to WIN amazing perfume prizes...

Six years ago, at The Perfume Society we came up with the idea of the #smellfie – a selfie with a scent you love – to highlight this special day.

We will be going ahead with marking our annual #Smellfie Day on National Fragrance Day, Saturday 21st March 2020 – and we invite you to get involved.

Jo Fairley, co-founder of The Perfume Society, says:

‘We believe that we all need beauty in our lives right now – and beyond that, fragrance has the power to lift our spirits or even make us feel like we’re wearing a suit of armour.

To that end, we’re inviting followers and fragrant friends to post a photo of themselves with a favourite fragrance that unfailingly makes you feel more cheerful, or gives you a feeling of courage, that you can cope with anything. We all need to tap into fragrance’s magic power to do that, right now.

We send our best wishes to the fragrant community and will be doing all that we can to support perfume houses large and small through this and other activities, in a positive way that is nevertheless sensitive to the unprecedented times we’re living in.’

When we invented the #smellfie and posted our first pictures, little did we know it would lead to many thousands of fragrance fans all over the world sharing their photos, with celebrities (including Little Mix, Katy Perry, Charlotte Tilbury, and Richard E. Grant) joining in and, last year, the combined photos people posted getting over 41,000 likes!

Take a look at some previous winning #smellfie entiries to get an idea of how creative people can get with them! But don’t worry if you’re not up for painting yourself, getting in to costume or going full-out – some of our very favourites are simply people who post a picture holding their favourite fragrance and telling us *why* they love it so much. It’s such a feeling of the fragrance community coming together and truly celebrating scent.

 

 

This year we want you to help us make it even bigger, so here’s how you can get involved.

How to post your #smellfie on SATURDAY MARCH 21st, 2020

On Instagram: hashtag #smellfie and tag @theperfumesociety in your photo

On Facebook: hashtag #smellfie and tag @ThePerfumSociety in your photo

On Twitter: hashtag #smellfie and tag @Perfume_Society in your post/photo

After all the images are in, we’ll be choosing our top 5 favourites: the most inventive, the most artistic, the ones with the best captions! Every winner will receive a subscription to The Perfume Society’s VIP Club. The overall winner will receive a subscription and a fragrance bundle worth £300!

If winners are overseas, they will receive an International Subscription to The Scented Letter, our online magazine dedicated to scent, so an entire year’s worth of fragrant reading.

We’ll be re-posting and sharing some of our faves during the day, and will announce our overall winners here – wishing you all the very best of luck, and remember to have fun with it: this is a celebration of how fragrance can make us feel…

So, which fragrance will you choose, how will you pose and how many of your fragrant friends can you get to join in this year? We can’t WAIT to see!

Lastly, I really feel this is a great way to make use of social media during these strange and troubling times. With people staying at home and perhaps feeling very alone – let’s show how wonderful our fragrance community is, all over the world…

By Suzy Nightingale

WIN a signed bottle of Marina Barcenilla Spring Rain!

Multi-award winning natural perfumer Marina Barcenilla is something of a fragrant wonder. In 2011 she launched The Perfume Garden, a small artisan perfumery based in Glastonbury. With a collection of six oil-based perfumes – alongside a selection of body oils, bath salts and sugar scrubs, originally blended to order – she has since seen her passion turn into an industry-acclaimed fragrance house.

Marina’s vision was for a return to more traditional ways of creating perfume, but infused with the elegance, passion and lightness of touch that only the finest ingredients and the poetic soul of an artistic perfumer can produce…

As founder and perfumer, she wanted to be involved in every aspect of the perfume creation process, from sourcing rare and precious aromatic essences from around the world to blending fragrances by hand in her own perfume studio, based in Glastonbury.

Marina is a dear friend to The Perfume Society, and we have so enjoyed watching her blossom! Very generously, Marina has granted our VIP club members 20% off any 30ml bottle of fragrance purchased online during August. Go here to claim your discount code.

Not only that, but Marina is giving one lucky person a the opportunity to WIN a signed bottle of her beautiful Spring Rain perfume!

Just enter your details below and the bottle of Marina Barcenilla Spring Rain perfume could be yours.

About that prize…it just happens to be their most cooling, delightfully luscious scent – SO perfect for the warm weather!

The Story: Your soul awakens as the whisper of a thousand new leaves announces the season. Blades of green grass, brilliant amongst the carpet of crocuses and daffodils, invites a moment of quiet reflection. A dawn chorus, accompanied by the caress of Spring Rain, softens your horizon and brings with it the promise of a new beginning.

The Description: Fresh and aromatic. An herbaceous elegance harmonises with a silent rose before a bed of tree moss, frankincense and white soft woods provides complexity and body to this effervescent creation.

The Notes: Bergamot mint, rosemary, leaf alcohol, lavender, geranium, rose, blood orange, lemon, nagarmotha, cabreuva wood, Indian frankincense and treemoss.

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Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Winner will be chosen at random after the prize draw closes on September 1st 2018. There is no cash alterative to this prize. The prize can only be shipped within the UK, and Marina Barcenilla will post the bottle of Spring Rain to the prize-draw winner by the end of September 2018.