Wednesday, June 17, 2015

VERA Anniversary Celebration 2015

In mid June of 2007 with the help of my friend and graphic designer Terese Harris I launched the website, blog and Vera on the morning of the Ojai Lavender Festival. In honor of that blessed day, lavender and the fabulous journey, here is an anniversary celebration with something for everyone.

The first part of the celebration is a free sample of the Vera natural solid in any order of $25 or over (not including tax or shipping). This is in addition to any other free sample that may be part of your order. To get the sample please include a note with your order upon checkout either via Etsy or my website.

For the second part of the festivities I will be giving away Vera perfume related gifts to four lucky winners. If you are one of the lucky winners you can choose from these two prizes:

- Vera liquid in glass vial, 1 gram by weight
- Vera mini compact solid perfume

- The grand prize is a Vera solid perfume round compact, valued at $195, this prize will go to the most beautiful Pin Board creation, see #1 below.

There are several ways to enter:

- Create a board on Pinterest that either evokes the essence of Vera.
- Feel free to use any imagery from the website, this journal, Greg's site, etc. I've started a Vera Pin Board that you can use for reference here. Submit your beautiful creation, or creations, via e-mail (roxana at with a link to your board by June 27th 12pm PST.
- The person who creates the most beautiful board will receive the Vera Solid Perfume Round Compact. If you have previously won a Pin It to Win It contest you may enter this contest.


1. Follow @illuminatedperfume on Instagram  2. tag a friend below 3. Repost with @repostapp, tag us @illuminatedperfume and include the hashtags #vera #lavender #giveaway Do all three get THREE entries, or ONE each.

Leave a comment of this blog post and tell me what new product or fragrance you would like to see manifest, ONE entry.

Any purchase of $25 as of today June 17th, will receive ONE entry. If your entry is for $50 that will count as TWO, if $75 that will count as THREE, etc.

Review one of your favorite Illuminated Perfumes on Make Up Alley, Fragrantica or other major perfume forum (THREE entries per each review). Reviews must be dated June 17, 2015 or there after. Please email me the link to confirm: roxana at

Follow this journal or the Roxana Illuminated Perfume on Instagram and you will receive ONE entry per each one. If you already are a follower please let me know.

Share this celebration on a social media site with a link to to this post and you will receive ONE entry.

Mention this celebration on your blog or any social media platform with a link to to this post and you will receive ONE entry. Please email me the link to confirm: roxana at

The fine print...

1. The deadline for entering is June 27, 2015 (The day of the Ojai Lavender Festival this year), at 12 pm (PST).
2. Once the pin boards have been looked at all entries will be placed into a random drawing via the "randomizer" and announced on this blog, twitter, instagram and facebook.

Thank you for your support over the years!


jill said...

congrats on your 8 years!
I love the smell of orange blossoms when the orange groves around me in California are in bloom

Illuminated Perfume said...

Mmmmm, orange blossoms are the best...especially in Ojai with the added notes of sage and other California natives!

Francesca Lancisi said...

Congrats for your gorgeous work, wishing you the very best of luck for many years coming!

Francesca Lancisi said...

I'd love Lemon flowers!

Unknown said...

I wish I could come to the lavender festival, it seems such a beautiful event and the scent must be angelic.

Here in the Netherlands the elder blossoms are coming to an end. There is something so stimulating and simultaneously soothing about their scent, it is like coming home to your Mother. I have dried some, and I have put some to infuse in apple cider vinegar - but I would dearly love to carry their scent with me throughout the year, so that is a perfume I dream of...

Margaret said...

What a lovely and generous giveaway! I'd love to see something highlighting frankincense. <3

Margaret said...

I follow you on Istagram and vist the journal often!

Illuminated Perfume said...

Hello beautiful ladies!

@Francesca Mmmm, lemon flowers! My honey bees love those.

@Iris Oh yes, I love elder flowers too. I have the California native variety all around me here in the woodland. I'm so curious if it has the same scent as the variety in your area.

Thank you @Margaret <3

scatteredleaves said...
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Illuminated Perfume said...

Thank you @poetryinleaves, I'm said you missed it too. Stay tuned for another one soon, especially now that I've seen what works best.

Unknown said...

I picked some of the last flowers today and put them to infuse in honey. There is nothing like it. Fortunately the linden trees are about to flower next and that is another heavenly scent...