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To celebrate the official launch of Katie Puckrik Smells: The Blog, I am tickled hot pink to announce a super-duper Juliette Has a Gun giveaway. Juliette Has a Gun is the French line of beautiful rose-based perfumes inspired by Shakespearean heroines. The three fragrances on offer are:
Miss Charming, a fresh berry/rose which according to the JHG website is “the perfume of a virgin witch”. Does that mean Miss C reinstates my virginity whenever I wear it? I love it when that happens!
Lady Vengeance, a gorgeous rose/patchouli with a caramel glaze, and the one that initiated me into the joys of subtle candy-sweetness in perfume.
Citizen Queen, a leathery rose that the JHG blurb calls “glamorous and intimidating" - and that’s a pretty good description of this contemporary take on a classic chypre.
Click on the perfume names to see my reviews.
I have two bottles of Miss Charming, and one bottle each of Lady Vengeance and Citizen Queen (all 1.7 oz). In addition, I have 10 velvet pouches with .07 oz samples of all three eau de parfums. That’s 14 prizes to try for! All Juliette Has a Gun items are courtesy of the friendly folks over at LuckyScent.com.
WHO CAN ENTER:
To enter, you must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel, KatiePuckrikSmells. If your Blogger screen name is different from your YouTube name, then please state this in your entry comment. (For instance, my Blogger name is Katie Puckrik, and my YouTube name is KatiePuckrikSmells.) This is important, because the only way I can verify the winners is through their YouTube accounts.
HOW TO ENTER:
Enter by commenting under this post only, stating which perfume you would prefer to win. For example: “Please enter me in the Juliette Has a Gun giveaway. I would prefer to win Miss Charming. My YouTube name is KatiePuckrikSmells.” One entry per person.
You can ONLY ENTER by commenting UNDER THIS BLOG POST. Any entries on youtube.com don't count.
I’ll try my best to match winners with their perfume of choice. One entry per person, please.
Giveaway closes midnight EST July 10, 2009. Winners will be chosen by a random drawing, and announced on this blog on July 11, 2009. Only one prize per winner.
NOTES FOR THE WINNERS:
Winners, please private message me on my YouTube channel with your
mailing address. If I don't hear from you within 2 weeks, your prize will go to a lucky alternate winner.
Reasonable care will be taken in the packaging and mailing of your prize, but if the contents are lost, damaged, or held up by Customs, I sincerely apologize in advance that I cannot replace it.
Customs policies vary from country to country. You may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are enforced once a shipment reaches your country. Charges for customs clearance must be paid by you. Unfortunately, I have no control over these charges.
Good luck, Fumeheads - and welcome to my blog!