As we inch towards the summer solstice on June 21th, wood sprites and pixies everywhere are dusting off their magic bells and curly-toed booties in readiness for midsummer. Okay, so maybe I'm hazy on the particulars of faerie beings, but I can say with absolute confidence that Annick Goutal Le Mimosa's sunny festival of mimosa, grass, peach and musk is the just the thing to make you feel supernaturally scrumptious.
The lucky winner (randomly chosen using the futuristic computer wizardry of Random.org) of a brand new bottle of Le Mimosa in my Twitter giveaway is beth001. Congratulations, Beth!!! Please private message me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/katiepuckrik with your mailing address.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more giveaways!
Update -- winner Beth shared this tale of devotion to all things Goutal with me:
Last summer I accompanied my husband on a business trip of his to Europe. I had never been to Paris before. I had done some perfume research beforehand and was overjoyed to find an Annick Goutal boutique on the Champs Élysées. The SA was a love & helped me select two beautiful perfumes. I packed them extremely carefully in my checked luggage for our return trip. Both of our suitcases made it safely from Paris to NYC, but when we arrived at the Buffalo airport -- mine didn't come off the plane.
I was heartbroken! All I could think about was my French perfume! Not my clothing, not my shoes, not my souvenirs, not my travel books. I was frantic over my Annick Goutal! Luckily, my suitcase, perfume intact, was delivered to my house the next day. And then I found out you can order it all online here, lol.
Mimosa photo via