Friday, June 11, 2010

Venus Day Tidings


The planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love an beauty. I tend to feel like a Venusian much more than an Earthling most of the time, especially these days.

On this most vibrant day, attributed to Aphrodite, I offer you a splendid review of the new Vera solid natural perfume at Scent Hive. It was the liquid version of Vera that was the catalyst for Trish and I to meet. Please fly on over to her most sweetly scented hive to read the review and perhaps leave a comment, especially if you have experienced Vera. At Scent Hive you will also find a giveaway for a trio sampler of Vera, Rosa and Chaparral® which I've decided to match here!


Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to tell me which is your favorite scent from the natural world...you know, like fresh roses, lavender, the ocean, sun baked or damp earth, the smell of a new baby, etc.

You must include your first name -or- etsy username AND email address with each entry or it will not be included.

For additional entries you can do any or all of the following:
  • 2 entries (total) - Blog about this giveaway, leaving the URL to the post in comments (1 blog per entrant, please)
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of RoxanaVilla on Twitter
  • 1 entry: Be or become a fan of Roxana Illuminated Perfume on Facebook
  • 1 entry: Be or become a follower of this journal: IlluminatedPerfume
  • 1 entry per day of the contest: Twitter this message: RT @RoxanaVilla is hosting a #natural #perfume giveaway! Visit http://bit.ly/9WgLs2 for a chance to win
This giveaway is worldwide and ends on Tuesday, June 15th at 10pm PST.

More fine print, learned along the way
1. If we cannot contact you we will give your prize away to someone else.
2. Depending how many entries I receive I determine how the winner shall be chosen. Normally each entry is assigned a card from several decks here at the house, I then shuffle all the cards and have someone handy (like my daughter) choose a card for the winner and a runner up.
3. If you have won a Giveaway in the past you may enter again.
4. Please don't make up any new guidelines, what is outlined above is what we follow.


Good Luck everyone.

Photo of Lavarinth from Rivendel Farm and Lavender Illustration ©Roxana Villa

54 comments:

helen said...

I have 2 scents I adore warm vanilla and sandalwood.Great giveaway .Fingers crossed. Helen

malfie@care2.com

Julia said...

My favourite smell would be hard to pin down.. I love when the trees are heavy with cherry blossoms, I grew up with the most enormous cherry tree in the yard and every year it blanketed us in its petals and aroma. I also love the smell of wet moss, having lived on the west coast of Canada most of my life, I'm fond of the heavy wet air you find wherever there is a tree canopy. So there's two!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Julia said...

I'm following IlluminatedPerfume on google reader.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Julia said...

I left a comment on the Scent Hive Vera review.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

TopHat said...

My favorite scent is lilac. Mmm...

hrfarley at gmail dot com
TopHat on etsy

Lilly said...

I love lemongrass scent. It is so relaxing...
Thanks for the chance.

Eli
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Samy said...

I really love the smell of roses recently!

samy
samyrocks92 at msn dot com

Samy said...

I'm a follower of RoxanaVilla on Twitter

Samy said...

I commented on the Vera Review post!

Samy said...

I'm a follower of this journal

Samy said...

I am a fan of Roxana Illuminated Perfume on Facebook

Samy said...

I am a follower of RoxanaVilla on Twitter

Samy said...

I commented on the Vera Review post!

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kyliept said...

My favorite smell is jasmine - but not too strong!
Kylie
kyliept@gmail.com

grace said...

I love the smell of flowers especially ylang-ylang and jasmine, and freshly mowed grass! ^_^

vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

sabrita said...

My favorite fragrance is lilacs.
Sally
sabrita@juno.com

sabrita said...

I follow illuminated Perfume on GFC.

Sally
sabrita@juno.com

The Needle Nerd said...

Following your blog

TheNeedleNerd
theneedlenerd@yahoo.com

HJ said...

Hi Roxana,

My favourite scent would have to be the smell of an early winter evening on the farm where I grew up. With remanence of gentle winter sun warmed grass and foliage, melding with cool damp earth and crisp night air. An invigorating scent which makes me VERY nostalgic!!

I've commented over on the Scent Hive blog, and Trish's post on NST.

I'm a fan of your facebook site and also follow this blog.

Warm regards
Holly

hollyjae [@] gmail dot com

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lindsay pierce said...

wet stone or crab apple blossoms.

EMSFS said...

I love the smell of fresh strawberries, and I also love the smell of vanilla & lavender together. great giveaway- Thanks
emsfsemsfs(at)gmail.com

EMSFS said...

I commented on the Vera Review Post on scent Hive.
emsfsemsfs(at)gmail.com

esscentualalchemy said...

My favorite scent, is probably the smell of a baby head, after falling asleep at the breast. I also adore lilacs =) Thank you for your generosity in offering this giveaway!

Amanda

absinthedragonfly (at) gmail (dot) com

PS ~ I follow you on twitter, and get your blog via rss feed. I also left comments on the two posts mentioned, at Scent Hive, and Now Smell This.

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Here is my comment

http://www.scenthive.com/2010/06/11/roxana-illuminated-perfume-vera-solid-perfume/comment-page-1/#comment-3616

Jeanette Huston
chewysmum79@yahoo.com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Posted my other comment here under gijeanie

http://www.nstperfume.com/2010/06/11/natural-perfumes-a-few-favorites/#comment-167115

Jeanette Huston
chewysmum79@yahoo.com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Following Roxannavilla

http://twitter.com/josephvh1982

Jeanette Huston
chewysmum79@yahoo.com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Liked Roxana on fb

http://www.facebook.com/IlluminatedPerfume?ref=mf&v=wall#!/jeanette.huston

Jeanette Huston
chewysum79@yahoo.com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Following your blog

Jeanette Huston
chewysmum79@yahoo.com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/josephvh1982/status/16036949051

Jeanette Huston
chewysmum79@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I adore
vanilla
sandelwood
honey
jasmin
lavendel and many more:)

It depends on the flow of nature,
is it winter, spring summer or autum.
They change my longing for what I need around me:)

I did never win a giveaway before,
would be Time now, no?
But as you have so many fantastic entries.....:)

Dame Durden said...

Hi, my name's Pamela and I follow you now on Twitter as DameDurden, and follow the journal as well.

My favorite natural scent is the smell that warm, wet grass gives off when drying in the sun. It actually smells like warmth.

pjpenza@gmail.com
deweydecimalshenanigans.blogspot.com

Kasia Blue said...

hi Roxana,
Folowed you on twitter & FB, already follow your blog and found you through Nicole/Lillyella.

Hmm...my favorite natural scents at the moment have to be Neroli..smokey and seductive and Lavender, beacuse it is so very useful and beautiful

Etsy Shops:
kasiablue
poetica

Body Luxe
kasia@kasiablue.com

Thanks and my fingers are crossed!

Jenny said...

My favorite scent is lilac – I think I must have had something lilac scented when I was young because I’ve got some really strong scent memories associated with it!
- Jenny (jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com)

Jenny said...

I am following your blog too - Jenny (jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com)

Jenny said...

I am following you on twitter - Jenny (jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com)

Jenny said...

I commented on the scent hive review post! - Jenny (jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com)

AmbreRose said...

What is my favorite scent? There are so many! I love the smell of babies the best. I personally think thats the best scent in the world. I also like the smell of the earth right before a southern rain. I also like the smell of chlorine, it makes me think of happy childhood days in the pool all summer. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

AmbreRose said...

twitter follower of roxanavilla, ambrerose1

AmbreRose said...

I commented on the scent hive, I would like to try one of here scents. They sound amazing! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

sswpss said...

I now follow your blog
"Vicki"
sswpss at yahoo dot com

sswpss said...

Hello :)
My favorite smell would be something warm like amber or exotic and mysterious with warm vanilla notes.

sswpss at yahoo dot com

lindsay pierce said...

wet stone or crab apple blossoms.

i forgot to leave an email address before!

elpea11 at yahoo

Sara said...

We've learned through great Etsy purchases that we love sandalwood and lavender.

ananemone@gmail.com

Lydia said...

There are so many scents that I love so it is hard to choose. I grow lots of scented flowers and every year I look forward to seeing and smelling a pale, yellow, oriental lily that blooms in August. It is a mixture of spice and sweet, with some orange-jasmine like notes. Delicious!

Emily said...

I love the smell of vanilla, honey, lavender and paper whites. Great giveaway!
~Emily
pocketfairy(at}gmail{dot}com

Salad For Breakfast said...

Sounds like a lovely perfume. i'd love to enter!

sarah

saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

Crystal P said...

I like anything woodsy or spicy, i don't mind fruity or floral either providing it the floral aroma is soft like ylang ylang

I love cedar, patchouli, anise seed, Clary sage... i could go on and on :)

vanilla, bergamot, sandalwood...

Crystal P said...

I am a new follower on twitter!

@glittercinnamon
crysatlmarieporter at gmail dot com

Crystal P said...

http://twitter.com/glittercinnamon/status/16223522526

Tweeted!

crystalmarieporter at gmail dot com

Crystal P said...

Following you on facebook
crystal marie
crystalmarieporter at gmail dot com

Roxana said...

Thank you to everyone who participated int his giveaway. I'll be back shortly with a winner.
Cheers, Roxana