The winner was formerly known as "#13", but we now know it as Wild Child, by Kedra Hart of Opus Oils.
Who loved this? Well, I did, for one. It was my #4 but came close to being #3. More importantly, fume bloggers Marlen, Felicia Hazzard, Donna Hathaway, Carrie Meredith, Victoria Jent (Ajent Orange) and everyone's friend Ida Meister all had #13 in their Top Three, as did my favorite stinky Facebook friend, Carlos Powell. Perfumer Justine Crane was a "nose" for the contest, and she loved Wild Child, too. Did you want to know what the celebrities thought? How about Grammy Award winning vocalist Patti Austin? I am a fan of the famous pagan Starhawk from way back. She voted, too. Are you a fan of folks singer Bruce Langhorne? He participated. Fetish model Tiger Powers got in on the contest, too. All of those folks voted for Wild Child, as did Davika Weston of the Weston Gallery. And don't let me forget to mention that #13 was one of the top votes for Monica Miller's special Martha's Vineyard "Islanders Choice" awards!! I'm telling ya: this is a lovely, gorgeous perfume!
The official notes look like this:
Top Notes: Saffron, Cabreuva, Blood Cedarwood, Peach Tree Leaf, Clementine, Yellow Mandarin & Wild Orange
Middle Notes: Honey, Milk Accord, Black Currant Bud, Tuberose & Peach AccordBase Notes: Aged Dark Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ambergris, Dark Amber, Vetiver & Vanilla
I want to thank Monica Miller (of Perfume Pharmer) for having such a bang-up patchouli experiment. I totally dug it, man. I know she worked really, really hard on the whole thing, as did Kedra Hart (Wild Child's creatrix) and all of the other mad scientist perfumers who participated.I hope to grow my blog over the year so I can participate in whatever Monica has cooked-up for next Summer - and any other
And now the opportunity to win a bottle of Wild Child!
Enter a comment below (any comment, I'm not pushy or rigid) and you're in. Monica will send the bottle when I've randomly selected a winner*.
Contest closes Friday, 8.12.11 at midnight, EST.
That's it. That's all you have to do to be the one who wins a bottle of the overall favorite perfume from The Summer of Patchouli Love. Easy peasy, right?
Please could you Tweet, FB, G+, or otherwise mention this contest for me? I wouldn't ask, but since this is such an amazing scent and I'm such a new little blog, I am worried that the give-away won't get the attention that it, Monica, and Kedra all deserve. Pretty please, help a contest out? Send me a link to your sharing and for your kindness you can win another entry!
*For those of you new to my ways, my completely scientific and unbiased method of winner selection is to put all of the names in a bowl and let one of my kids pick one out.