This blog really stinks, and you can, too! Our first giveaway: Wild Child by Opus Oils (sponsored by Perfume Pharmer)

That's right. A giveaway. A prize! And it's a good 'un, too. This was one of my favorite scents from my Patch Test Bunny trials, and the winner of Perfume Pharmer's summer contest: Summer of Patchouli Love.


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!



When I reviewed this scent, my first-impression notes read: "Vanilla? Candlewax! Oh wow, yum!" And for the most part I'm sticking with that assessment, though subsequent wearings allowed me to pick up some other nuances besides "yum". I almost always get blasted (in a good way) with dirty but sophisticated patchouli in the beginning, and it stays pretty steadily throughout the wearing. I love the sweet-woody opening and the sultry dry-down, but my favorite stage is the nearly-tropical, milky, coconut middle phase. The fruits shouldn't scare you, by the way. They add to that almost beachy, lazy-sexy vibe that made this perfect for my recent vacation at the shore!

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 Accord 
Base 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?

But....
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!


Good luck!
xoxo,
*jen


*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.

38 comments:

  1. This is really generous! Wild Child was chosen number one by celebs, bloggers and perfumistas - a terrific prize!

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  2. It was so interesting to follow entire event. And it would be so great to win Wild Child.
    Thanks for your effort.
    I willl post on my FB. :)

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  3. I agree, a generous prize! I'd love to be entered in the contest, and I will retweet, for what it's worth (I'm a pretty new little blog, too).

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  4. It was fun to follow the contest, and now here's an opportunity to win the winning bottle! Thanks!

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  5. Yum is all I can say. I am a fan of Kedra's and would love, love to sample this. I have been thinking hard about purchasing a sample kit of all the perfumes as well. So many amazing blends! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  6. Wild Child, full of grace, welcome to - the human race

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  7. Wow, that's a great draw! I've been dying to try this. Thanks, Jen. I will try to send some readers your way. :o)

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  8. Wild Child sounds wonderful! What fun!

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  9. I tweeted you here:
    https://twitter.com/#!/RedRoseCakes

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  10. I have never tried any of the Opus line. Please enter me in the draw for Wild Child.

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  11. I would love to sample this as it was picked as a top 3 by some pretty influential sniffers!

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  12. I would love it for the Theme, the Name and the Perfumer who created it! So evocative and a toast to many memorable associations with Summer, Love and Patchouli-don't get me started on the Wild Child aspect!!

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  13. This sounds beautiful! Thanks for entering me in the draw. I'll try to see if I can figure out how to forward this on facebook.

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  14. I love Patchouli in all its forms, please enter me for Wild Child. I don't know how to comment as so just did anonymous. Lucy Kake

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  15. I shared it on Google Positive...will post to Vintage Beauty too, but I think it'll be seen more on G+!

    https://plus.google.com/116155616565290448767/posts/N1cVMBQfbFm

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  16. POsted it at VB...http://www.vintagebeauty.org/2011/08/patchouliriffic-giveaway-on-this-blog.html

    Thanks for another great contest!

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  17. Hi Jen - I love this one. It's warm and it really is a summery patch.

    I'd like to be entered in the draw.

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  18. Yay, please enter me! I tweeted about it (@glowyjoeybunny) =)

    Thank you so much for such an amazing giveaway.

    xoxo Joey

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  19. Since my sample of Wild Child has literally one drop left in it, I would love to enter to win more! It's a happy, lovely scent and Kedra really created something that appeals to such a wide variety of people.

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  20. This sounds so yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win some!

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  21. Sharryn StormonthAugust 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    I am so excited waiting for the summer to try the fragrances in this project..

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  22. I would be happy to tweet and re-post on FB! This is a fabuolous giveaway and thanks so much for the chance to try this amazing sounding scent!

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  23. OMG those base notes sound absolutely divine! I love honey and black currant too :) what a fantastic description!

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  24. Please enter me into the draw. Based on the description I though this perfume was the most interesting for me from the project.

    ~ Undina ~

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  25. I would love to win this! Thank you for the chance. Here's my tweet to share your blog & generous contest:
    https://twitter.com/#!/holly_a_gogo/status/101100135706132480

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  26. I'm just starting to explore fragrance and there is so much to learn! I didn't realize you had a scent blog as well. Looking forward to being tempted by your skilled nose. ;-) I'm tweeting as well. Thanks! Perilously Pale

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  27. This sounds amazing, thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

    Elise
    loves2smile85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. I'd love to be in this draw, Wild Child sounds amazing! Of course I'll tweet for you!

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  29. Thank you, all of you, for your comments and entries! Keep spreading the word! :)
    xoxo,
    *jen

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  30. Thank you. I would love to try this. I have never tried any of the Opus Oils and I love patchouli. Thank you.

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  31. I have been wanting to try this particular fragrance out, and I stumbled upon a contest to win that perfume! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  32. The PLAP project was so much fun to follow. I recently ordered a sample of Wild Child, and can definitely understand the excitement over this perfume!

    Thanks so much for the blog and the give-away! I have shared on Facebook as well. Best of luck with the blog, I know I will definitely be checking back often!

    Michael

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  33. I am a newbie to perfume blogs and I have followed the Summer of Patchouli Love event with increasing interest. I thought from the descriptions that I might like this fragrance, although I have never really had a patchouli fragrance(that I know of, kind of new to all this). Good Luck with your blog. Thanks for the give-away.

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  34. What a great contest Jen! I totally loved Wild Child! Thanks for the opportunity and I will mention this contest on my blog. xoxo

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  35. Well thirteen has always been my lucky number , so we shall see........:) sounds lovely regardless!

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  36. Yes yes yes - Wild Child is amazing! I'd love to be in the draw.

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  37. I am crazy to smell this scent=))However I have no chance to share this opportunity to others since i have no fb,twitter,blog etc. :(, but i want to be in that draw, could you please enter me in that,too? Merve Altınsoy

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