Ineke’s Scent Library Perfume Giveaway

We have a perfume giveaway today.  One Bois de Jasmin reader will receive Ineke’s Scent Library. Ineke’s Scent Library contains five 2.5 ml spray samples of the fragrances in the Floral Curiosities fragrance collection: Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia) Fresh and Opulent, Briar Rose (Rosa Rubiginosa) Fruity and Floral, Poet’s Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) Citrus and Herbal, Scarlet Larkspur (Delphinium cardinale) Floral Oriental, Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) Woody and Sweet. The samples are almost full.


How it works:  Please  leave a comment answering the following questions: “What’s on your reading list right now? What perfumes are you especially interested to try?” Each participant will be assigned a number, and the winner will be selected via a random number generator. The contest is now closed; I will announce the winner…next year (well, over the weekend).

Giveaway explanation: anybody from the US or overseas can enter as long as you answer specific questions explained in the contest rules.  If a winner does not respond within a week, I reserve the right to randomly pick a runner up.

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  • hd: I just finished up Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which has a few lovely references to Chanel 19! Queued up: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore and Hild. December 27, 2013 at 7:22am

    • Ann C.: Do you recommend it? It’s on many “Best of 2013″ lists, but the reviews by readers are mixed. December 27, 2013 at 12:09pm

      • Karen: I really enjoyed The Goldfinch. First book of Donna Tartts that I’ve read but made me want to check out her other two. December 28, 2013 at 7:43pm

        • Hd: I loved it! Its style struck me as a kind of postmodern dickens- high art and sketchy friends. It’s definitely plot driven pleasure reading but it reminded me of what it felt like to be 13 and for that I totally recommend it. December 29, 2013 at 10:01am

          • Karen: Yes! Plus lots of insights in to different subcultures I knew nothing about. I did copy and plan on using the furniture polish recipe that is given at some point in the novel. December 29, 2013 at 4:10pm

  • Foxbins: Currently I am reading Linda Ronstadt’s autobiography Simple Dreams. Up next, Bill Bryson’s One Summer.

    I would love to try Angel’s Trumpet and Sweet William. I think I have smelled Sweet William in the flower form but I have no idea what Angel’s Trumpet might be like and I need to find out! December 27, 2013 at 7:24am

  • Suss: I’m reading Eleanor Cattons “The luminaries”. So far very good. Then Philip Greens “To have and have another: a Hemingway cocktail companion”. In regards to perfume I haven’t got any specific one in mind. I’m looking for something with smoke and white flowers: apart from orange blossom I haven’t been into white flowers before but maybe now is the time… December 27, 2013 at 7:28am

    • Suss: So the jasmine one in the set if that was the question. I have no coffee today *sloth-like*. December 27, 2013 at 7:30am

    • Awfulknitter: Jasmin and Cigarrette from Etat Libre d’Orange? I found it properly smoky! December 27, 2013 at 7:33am

      • Suss: Thanks for the tip! I’ll look into that one. December 27, 2013 at 12:39pm

    • Carol: I am half way through Nassim Taleb’s brilliant book called “The Black Swan”. I have just finished perusing Barbara Herman’s book, “Scent and Subversion”, and up next will be “The Luminaries”. I would love to try vintage “Après L’Ondée” by Guerlain and “Premier Figuier” by L’Artisan. December 29, 2013 at 4:32pm

  • Awfulknitter: I’m currently reading ‘Roseanna’ by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö – an interesting Swedish detective novel from the 1960s, but it’s not very Christmassy! Once I’ve finished that, I’m looking forwards to ‘Enchanter’s Nightshade’ by Ann Bridge. She’s an obscure author who used her experiences as a diplomat’s wife to set her books in many different places and cultures.

    I’m thinking about ordering a couple of sample sets of perfumes. I’m torn between the Ann Gérard set and Neela Vermeire Créations. But having received a bottle of Autoportrait from Olfactive Studios (I’m so lucky!) I’m trying to appreciate what I’ve got and wait a little while… December 27, 2013 at 7:31am

  • Connie: What’s on your reading list right now?
    I’m currently on break and am reading Colette’s Complete Claudine. Hopefully I can finish it before break ends- there’s really no time to read at school.
    What perfumes are you especially interested to try?
    Of the Ineke scents, I’m especially interested in trying Angel’s Trumpet, Briar Rose, and Sweet William. December 27, 2013 at 7:32am

  • Alica: Currently reading Solzhenytzin´s Gulag trilogy, very sad, very interesting. IN fact, completely unbelievable. I would like to try interesting oakmoss fragrances. Thank you!!! December 27, 2013 at 7:48am

  • J: Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Currently I’m reading The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, one of my favourite authors. I’d really love to try Sweet William by Ineke – I’ve heard many great things about it. December 27, 2013 at 8:00am

  • Cornelia Blimber: This moment I reread ”Caesar” by Adrian Goldsworthy, and I hope his biography of Augustus will be on the market very soon. He is brilliant!
    As a fictionbook I am rereading Dickens’ ”Bleak House”. On my list is the new Dutch translation of Dostojewski’s ”The Idiot,” hoping that I succeed in finishing this book this time.

    I am curious of ”Rose Opéra”, because I love perfumes with a bitter note. And new in Amsterdam, in ”De Bijenkorf”, the expensive collection of Tom Ford. But I am trying to enjoy my collection instead of always smelling something new. December 27, 2013 at 8:02am

  • Mary: I’m reading the woderfully atmospheric Winter in Lisbon by Antonio Muñoz Molina; next up will be a spot of crime, probably Ruth Rendell. I’d really love to try anything by Neela Vermeire, or, of the Ineke perfumes, Sweet William sounds perfect for winter. December 27, 2013 at 8:17am

  • Nemo: What an exciting giveaway! These have been on my “to try” list for quite some time, especially Sweet William and Poet’s Jasmine. I am currently finishing “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Eugenia Kim. It got me interested in Korean-American writers (my own heritage as well), so next on my list are books by other writers such as Moo-Sook Hahn, Chang-Rae Lee and Susan Choi. Thank you! December 27, 2013 at 8:19am

    • Hd: I loved Chang Rae Lee’s native speaker and aloft. Very NYC December 29, 2013 at 10:05am

  • James: I have recently started reading Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, and am surprising myself with just how much I am enjoying it. I hope to move on to L’Education sentimentale soon after.

    As for perfumes – ever since reading your review, I have been longing to try Caron pour un Homme. December 27, 2013 at 8:19am

  • rosarita: I’m reading MFK Fisher How to Cook a Wolf, next up is Julia Child memoirs, My Life in France. Apparently I’m more interested in reading about cooking these days than actually doing it :-) From this collection, I too want to smell Sweet William because the flowers smell so wonderful. Outside of this, CdG Black is high on my wishlist. Thanks for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 8:27am

    • Karen: I read How to Cook a Wolf a few years ago. So many great basic ideas on saving money (like using the wax paper butter is wrapped in to soften your hands before throwing it away – or recycling it). December 28, 2013 at 7:45pm

  • Edward: I’m reading Marie Antoinette, The Journey. I’d like to try Ineke’s Field Notes from Paris, LM’s Hard Leather,& Alahine asap! Thank you! December 27, 2013 at 8:29am

  • Mare: Last Night At Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger is the next bookI intend to read.

    I’d love to try Chanel No. 19 edt, Chanel Sycomore and Jean Patou Joy Forever. December 27, 2013 at 8:42am

    • Alessandra: Sycomore is PERFECTION. December 27, 2013 at 11:44am

      • Mare: Wow, now I’ve really have to try it. I took a quick sniff last week when I was at Saks, but didn’t try it on my skin. It smelled lovely! December 27, 2013 at 3:50pm

  • Lynne Marie: I’m a policy wonk so I just finished reading “Five Days at Memorial” which is about a hospital in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina – a great read and Pulitzer-worthy IMHO.

    I’m dying to try Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s whole Paris/Painting homage, especially Amouse Bouche. I’m also lusting after Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser. Happy New Year, Victoria and thanks so much for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 9:12am

  • Julie: I am currently fully enveloped by Alan Bradley’s “Sweetness at the bottom of the pie”. I am so in love with this series! Funny and smart and completely entertaining!
    Right now I’m curious about rose scents of all kinds, but also intrigued by the smoky and leather influences out there. December 27, 2013 at 9:14am

  • Karen W: I’m reading Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. It’s very good. I really would love to sample Yosh Han’s perfumes. December 27, 2013 at 9:15am

  • Martha: I am nearly finished with Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker. I’d love to try Ashoka and I’m curious about the genre of mukhallat. Thanks for the draw. December 27, 2013 at 9:17am

  • AnnieA: Chipping away at The Classical Tradition and curious about Sweet William. December 27, 2013 at 9:24am

  • Bastet: I am currently reading “Wolf Hall” and have the sequel in my stack of books to be read. I would love to try a number of Frederic Malle perfumes but have been hesitant to order samples for fear I may feel compelled to buy full bottles (they are not cheap). December 27, 2013 at 9:25am

  • Merlin: I keep meaning to start Swann’s Way – perhaps ill attempt it next:) Something I really want to sample is Black Oud by Montale (I know I’m way behind, lol!) December 27, 2013 at 9:26am

  • Peggy: I am reading Dan Brown’s Inferno and learning a lot about Florence! I would love to smell
    Mandy Aftel’s Cuir de Gardenia, and explore myrrh perfumes. December 27, 2013 at 9:35am

  • Sunsprite: I am reading White Fire by Preston/Child.
    I want to try Caron Secret Oud. December 27, 2013 at 9:37am

  • Sofia: Actually, I am reading my own work; a fairy tale geared to adults that I started several years ago; pushed it aside and now am in the process of completing it. Am my toughest critic. Have a publisher lined up…. Shall soon read a bio on Thomas Edison, who was a very diversified and talented inventor, he never gave up!
    Happy New Year All!
    Sofia December 27, 2013 at 9:37am

  • machula: Right now I’m into Swedish suspense stories – I love their style of writing.
    Right now, I don’t have any particular scents on my “to try” list, as I’m slowly getting over a cold and a congested nose and the thought of any perfume whatsoever is not a very enticing one. December 27, 2013 at 9:44am

  • Inventress: Currently reading Tolstoy’s Voina i Mir (War & Peace). About 1/3 complete.

    Want to read or re-read many Russian classics. I also would like to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the near future.

    Thanks to the discovery of Guerlain’s Nahema, which threw me back in time and inspires me to put on classy attire, I now would like to try the old classics from Guerlain and Chanel, as well as Caron’s Tabac Blond (despite Victoria’s disappointment over the reformulation). December 27, 2013 at 9:49am

  • Elizabeth M: “Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle,’ ” by Jim Baggott. I am very tempted to try Cult perfumer Serge Lutens’ fragrances. December 27, 2013 at 9:50am

  • Justice Jones: I am entranced with Rachel Solnit at the moment. Her latest,Faraway Nearby is all about stories within stories,the stories we create and the stories we are told or tell ourselves. And it all starts with an inheritance of apricots! Not so dissimilar to the inheritance of scent preferences. Passed generation to generation…I often wonder if scent preference is epigenetics in action.

    As for scents to try, I have recently discovered an interest in leathers and old thanks to Saffron Rose by Grossmiths. This is an entirely new direction for this white floral perfumnista so I have an entire new world to explore,it seems. I also have yet to explore any Le Labo scents so I am guessing I need to spend some time at Liberty in the very near future! I am regrettably not wearing Saffron Rose.i am not that financially gifted. Wearing a sample of Osmanthus Yunnan! December 27, 2013 at 9:51am

  • njaalgâhaisyeini: On my reading list: a bunch of academic articles for schoolwork. Really not that inspiring, but I am also looking forward to delving into Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”.

    My perfumes-to-try list: I am currently intrigued by the Atelier Cologne perfumes, and will be getting the sample pack soon-ish! Until that, I have several Oriza L. Legrand perfumes left to try of their sample pack, with Chypre-Mousse looking most interesting.

    I love these blog giveaway contests! :) December 27, 2013 at 9:51am

  • MaggieQ: I just finished Andy Warhol Biography by Victor Bockris – probably the best book about Andy I have read so far. Now started reading “Transformer” (about Lou Reed) by the same author.

    Ineke line was on my list of perfumes to try forever – thanks for the giveaway! December 27, 2013 at 9:55am

  • DPW: I would love to go to an Hermes boutique and try several that I’ve missed. On my reading list is a long queue of the free classics I’ve gotten on my e-reader – the ones you have to read in college and then rediscover as an adult for their pleasure. December 27, 2013 at 10:01am

  • bloody frida: Victoria, do you know if Ineke’s Angel’s Trumpet is any relation to /similar to the old DL&Co. version? December 27, 2013 at 10:14am

    • Victoria: I haven’t tried them. The set is courtesy of Patricia. December 27, 2013 at 10:17am

      • bloody frida: Oh, okay! That DL&Co one was absolutely lovely.

        Happy New Year! December 27, 2013 at 10:25am

  • Manide: I’m reading again ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ by Philip Roth; the next would be ‘Humboldt’s Gift’ by Saul Bellow.

    Perfumes now – Poet’s Jasmine would be my favorite ’cause I’m interested in jasmine scents. December 27, 2013 at 10:15am

  • Sandy Cain: I have just begun “Girls Like Us” by Sheila Weller. It traces the stories of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. It’s not a new book, but quite fascinating, especially for those of us who love the music of the 60’s and ’70’s. Right now, I am very interested in trying Aerin Lauder’s collection, specifically Amber Musk – combining two of favorites! December 27, 2013 at 10:18am

  • Anne Marie: I’m currently re-reading one of my childhood favorites, The Hobbit.

    I’m looking to try a fragrance with prominent basil notes, so Baime by Maitre Parfumer et Gantier is on my list. December 27, 2013 at 10:26am

  • ChrisinNY: “What’s on your reading list right now?”
    I have a huge stack but looking forward to Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

    “What perfumes are you especially interested to try?”
    Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie December 27, 2013 at 10:28am

  • Judy Ware: My next book will be Sycamore Row by John Grisham. I want to try Cuir de Russie by Chanel…if only. Thsnks, Judy December 27, 2013 at 10:33am

  • David: Related to perfume, I’m reading Barbara Herman’s “Scent and Subversion”; also on the night-stand is David McMahan’s “Empty Vision: Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism”

    As for perfumes, last night I placed my first (rather disorganized) order for samples with TPC:

    Caron Acaciosa – Parfum
    Caron – Third Man
    Caron – Yatagan
    Eau d’Italie – Baume du Doge
    Etat Libre d’Orange – Sécrétions Magnifiques
    Etat Libre d’Orange – Vierges et Toreros
    Frédéric Malle – Dans Tes Bras
    Frederic Malle – Une Fleure de Cassie
    Guerlain – Apres L’Ondee EDT
    Guerlain – L’instant Pour Homme EDT
    Guerlain – Mitsouko EDP
    Guerlain – Jicky EdP
    Jean Desprez – Bal a Versailles (Vintage EdC)
    L’Artisan – Al Oudh
    L’Artisan – Mechant Loup
    Miller Harris – L’Air de Rien
    Miller Harris – Le Petit Grain
    Nasomotto – Black Afgano
    Nasomotto – Pardon
    Parfum d’Empire – Ambre Russe
    Piguet – Bandit EdP
    Puredistance – M (extrait)
    Rochas – Femme (Vintage Parfum)
    Rochas – Tocade EdT
    Serge Lutens – Borneo 1834
    Serge Lutens – Chergui
    Serge Lutens – Cuir Mauresque
    Serge Lutens – Muscs Koublai Khan
    Tauer – L’air du Desert Marocain
    Tauer – Lonestar Memories
    Vero Profumi – Onda EDP
    Vivienne Westwood – Boudoir

    ….Merry Christmas to me : ))) December 27, 2013 at 10:40am

  • Ruta: Castaneda “Art of Dreaming”
    Celtic legends
    Stanislav Lem “Short stories”

    for the nearest future :) December 27, 2013 at 10:42am

  • Dionne: I just finished Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart. It’s not as good as his Mistborn series, but I’ve been so impressed by the originality of this author, I’m going to read the rest of his works.

    Generally, I’d like to sample the new CDG Blue series, and I really need to get my hands on some Ashoka. As far as INeke goes, Sweet William is calling my name. December 27, 2013 at 10:53am

  • Madame Beespeaker: I have been reading The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten. I would love to try the Briar Rose and Sweet William scents–flowers from my grandmother’s gardens. December 27, 2013 at 10:54am

  • Theresa: I am always reading 4 or 5 books concurrently for different tasks: my bus book is Trollope’s Ayala’s Angel; my bicycle exercise book is a fluffy romance by georgette Heyer, my evening relax book is Jane Austen’s Emma, and my bedtime book is E. Nesbit’s the Treasure Seekers. As for perfumes, I love the classics, and would like to try Parfum Sacre. thanks! December 27, 2013 at 11:04am

  • Ingeborg: I won three books by Katherine Pancol earlier this year and have waited for the holidays to get a chance to start on those. Just hope the translation is good. Next I may start on A. Brink’s A Fork in the Road (A Memoir) which gives a harsh picture of apartheid.

    I have not yet sampled anything by Ineke. Of the scents in the set I think Sweet William sounds so good. Other than that I am still looking for the perfect creamy sandalwood scent without too much spices, so more sampling to do in 2014. December 27, 2013 at 11:10am

  • Selina: I’m currently reading Italo Calvino’s ‘The Complete Cosmicomics’ – a collection of short stories, each built around a scientific hypothesis and essentially stories about the cosmic comedy. It’s a brilliant, landmark work of fiction and possibly my favourite read of all time. – Next up on my reading list is Doris Lessings’s ‘Shikasta’.
    I’m currently fascinated with two Perfume Houses I discovered this last year – ‘Parfumerie Generale’ and ‘4160 Tuesdays’ and am currently aiming to try out all of their respective scents. December 27, 2013 at 11:16am

  • Katrin: I’m currently reading nothing more than the daily newspaper. I don’t have time for more right now! I really want to try NV Ashoka. December 27, 2013 at 11:17am

  • Alessandra: I am re-reading eugene Onegin, in preparation for ballet at the end of February. As for perfumes, I’m really interested in discovering Parfums de Nicolai, as for some reason I’ve never explored their compositions yet, despite being very intrigued by them. I also think I’ll probably find a special summer fragrance in the collection, which I need as a novelty to accompany my spring-summer classics. I also want to continue exploring Guerlain’s exclusives, as I know only a few of them. December 27, 2013 at 11:23am

  • Patty: On my reading list: Chico Buarque’s Budapest.
    Perfumes to try: Malle’s Dans tes bras and Carnal Flower.


    Patty December 27, 2013 at 11:24am

  • Jamie Elizabeth: I’m reading Lonely Planet’s New Orleans Encounter because I’m on vacation in NOLA! And the perfume I realllllly want to try is Guerlains Après L’Ondee or Vol de Nuit. December 27, 2013 at 11:25am

  • Solanace: I’m reading Richard Rhodes’ The making of the atomic bomb. Darn interesting! As for the second question, you know I live in Perfume Mordor…. haven’t even tried Jour d’Hermès yet! Curious about Fate, Dries van Noten, La Fille de Berlin, Marni…

    Thank’s for the giveaway and have a great, joyful 2014! December 27, 2013 at 11:28am

  • Julie: George Saunder’s ” Tenth of December”
    Frapin L’Humaniste December 27, 2013 at 11:31am

  • Katherine: Currently I am reading coelho the alchemist.
    I would love to try any serge lutens scents.

    Thanks for the giveaway ! December 27, 2013 at 11:39am

  • mridula: I love Infinite Jest which I am only about half way through. But that half-way was itself a monumental effort and I need to find the sustained reading time to approach the second half. As for perfumes, I really would love to try Andy Tauer’s rose de kandahar. December 27, 2013 at 11:40am

  • Agnes: I’m currently reading The Late Hector Kipling by David Thewlis, and I’m interested in encountering Sweet William or Angel’s Trumpet especially :) Thanks for this lovely giveaway! December 27, 2013 at 11:40am

  • bohobabe: I’m currently reading Rant by Chuck Palahniuk. He’s so good! I’m dying to try a lot of scents, really!!! I can’t decide… It would be a dream come true if I can one day afford No.22 in vintage pure parfum!

    Thank you and Happy New Year!!! December 27, 2013 at 11:44am

  • Kerry: I’m about three chapters into the Diary of Anaïs Nin Vol. II and so far I adore every word of it. I’ve wanted to try Eau de Polder by L’Essence de Mastenbroek and Madera by Omnia Profumo. December 27, 2013 at 11:46am

  • Charlotte Scheuer: I just finished “The Goldfinch” and although I liked it I feel it could have been about 300 pages shorter. I am currently reading “Guest On Earth” by Lee Smith and enjoying it. I love Ineke’s perfumes and it would be hard to pick just one. Thanks in advance for offering this wonderful draw! December 27, 2013 at 11:48am

  • Ngoc Tran: I’m reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, just finished the 2nd story. And I’m especially interested to try Serge Lutens’s Iris Silver Mist. December 27, 2013 at 11:52am

  • Karen: I’m reading Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie and I would love to try Tom Ford Black Orchid. December 27, 2013 at 11:54am

  • Lia: Just finished reading Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill. Great book! The story still lingers in my head. I always wanted to try Nikki de Saint Phalle but couldn’t get my hands on it still.
    Thanks & Happy New Year. December 27, 2013 at 11:55am

  • Jennifer T: On my reading list is Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent series. I’m eager to try the Poet’s Jasmine. December 27, 2013 at 11:58am

    • Ann C.: I need to pick this one up too. December 27, 2013 at 12:19pm

  • Jeff B: Currently reading Sunnyside by Glen David Gould. Most interested in trying Poet’s Jasmine and Sweet William. Thanks for the giveaway! December 27, 2013 at 11:59am

  • joseph s.: I am currently reading Motley Crue’s The Dirt, I’m a metal guy and I always wanted to try Vintage Chanel No.5 December 27, 2013 at 12:00pm

    • Suss: thumbs up on the book and the perfume. December 28, 2013 at 1:00pm

  • Jennifer Smith: I’m currently reading The Eagle’s Brood by Jack Whyte – arthurian novel .It may end up set aside for some Honor Harrington novels(military science fiction with empathic six limbed treecats)especially if I get a few of the newest ones with christmas return money.
    I want to smell the others in the Ineke line . I blind-bought Sweet William (happpily) and sniffed/tried from tester the Scarlet Larkspur before it sold out at my local Anthropologie.Thanks for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 12:03pm

  • Tomate Farcie: Reading Colum McCann’s Transatlantic, perfume I would like to try Parfums DelRae Amoureuse December 27, 2013 at 12:08pm

  • Joaquim: I’m reading La Mettrie’s L’homme machine, Rimbaud’s Illuminations and Lessing’s Laocoonte, yes, I’m a busy man if we’re talking of books, but worth it!
    I would love to try Skin Graft by Phoenicia perfumes, it will return to the market in a few weeks so I’ll order a sample pack! SUck an interesting line…
    Thank you for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 12:12pm

  • Joaquim: I’m reading La Mettrie’s L’homme machine, Rimbaud’s Illuminations and Lessing’s Laocoonte, yes, I’m a busy man if we’re talking of books, but worth it!
    I would love to try Skin Graft by Phoenicia perfumes, it will return to the market in a few weeks so I’ll order a sample pack! Such an interesting line…
    Thank you for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 12:13pm

    • Joaquim: Oops, sorry for the double post, I wanted to correct a word but I was too late! December 27, 2013 at 12:13pm

  • Haider: The only books i am reading are school textbooks namely “how to program in C” – sure way to fry your brain.

    The one fragrance i am really looking forward to try is Oud Fluer by TF or Phi Rose by Tauer. December 27, 2013 at 12:13pm

  • merlina: I, m reading Kafka on the shore of Haruki Murakami. (but normally I have 4-5 started books,this one I want to finish it without starting a new one!) December 27, 2013 at 12:14pm

  • Davis Brandão: Not a specific title yet but I am searching for some book about France and Paris, as I am trying to improve my french, would love to know more about their culture and would love to visit the country (including the perfume maisons of course). On the other hand I probably have more than 50 fragrances on my “to try” list…but I think I will mention Amouage Jubilation XXV. Unfortunatelly I do not know yet any fragrance from Ineke, so this would be a great opportunity. Thanks for the draw. December 27, 2013 at 12:14pm

  • Ann C.: I just started to read Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.”

    For some reason, Profumum Fiore d’Ambra has caught my attention. I have a sample on the way. December 27, 2013 at 12:15pm

  • JLT: Joan: Such good questions to answer! Perfume book I am reading is “The Little Book of Perfumes-the 100 classics” and also, the Margaret of Ashbury series Bk 1, A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley .
    A perfume that I would love to try is from the Little Book of Perfumes – “Ca Sent Beau”. When translated it is “That Smells Beautiful” by Kenzo, “using a few simple, familiar materials.” December 27, 2013 at 12:17pm

  • ferris Égoïste: im currently reading Barabara Herman’s wonderful book, Scent and Subversion and it is great. Every page is full of historical facts and beautiful vintage perfume ads! as far of perfumes on my try list is one in particular and that would be Mandy’s Cuir Gardenia. Thanks for the giveaway V! December 27, 2013 at 12:28pm

  • Elitsa: A shop nearby just recently started selling PG, so that’s what I’m “reading” lately.. already have a few favorites too :) December 27, 2013 at 12:30pm

  • Martin: Thank you for your generous draw.
    I am currently reading “The Evening Hour” by Carter Sickels and “Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster” by Dana Thomas.
    I am looking forward to soon sampling Tauer’s Lonestar and Slumberhouse’s Norne. December 27, 2013 at 12:33pm

  • Margo: I’m currently enjoying the hoot that is ‘Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit’ by PG Wodehouse. I adore woods and florals so would love to try Sweet William as mentioned in the post, I really what I’ve smelled from Ineke. Lovely giveaway :-) December 27, 2013 at 12:43pm

  • Robin Adair: Hello Victoria and happy (almost) New Year! :) Thank you (and Patricia) very much for this lovely giveaway!

    I am on holiday now so more than reading I’ve been watching – catching up on Season 4 of Downton Abbey and Seasons 2 of Call the Midwife and The Paradise – my three little guilty pleasures! :)

    That said, I did just order the Kindle version of “Doubting Abbey” by Samantha Tonge and I am looking forward to some lighthearted fun reading!

    I am most interested in sampling Briar Rose, Poet’s Jasmine, and Sweet William from Ineke’s Scent Library, although all of them sound delectable!

    Cheers! 😉 December 27, 2013 at 12:50pm

  • Vivien: I am on the brink of finishing The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, my favorite book this year – a fascinating true story spanning different centuries and country’s -next on the list is probably Paul Auster’s Winter Journal.
    I would like to try Ayala Moriel’s White Potion, because it’s apparently similar to the long discontinued Mary Chess Tuberose, which I used to love. Thankyou for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 12:59pm

    • Lynne Marie: Vivian,
      I loved The Hare with Amber Eyes – it was so wonderfully written – I found myself jealous of all the family archives and source materials the author had with which to tell the story. They were an amazing family! December 27, 2013 at 2:14pm

      • Victoria: I’m so excited to read these comments, because I just started the book and I can’t put it down. Fascinating! December 27, 2013 at 2:29pm

  • Eva S.: On my reading list:
    “Våga välja eget spår” A book about life and xcountry skiing by Johan and Anna Olsson.
    Johan won the gold medal in the world championship in xcountry skiing 50 km classic style 2013.
    A fascinating book written by a man who dares to follow his own track in lifr, and also a wonderful story about love and family relations, an important part for a top athlete.

    Perfumes I love to try:
    Puredistance Black
    and a full bottle of Phi Une Rose de Kandahar, I have tested it briefly and loved it so much! :) December 27, 2013 at 1:01pm

  • Elizabeth: I am reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s “The Signature of All Things,” Adelle Waldman’s “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” and Amy Tan’s “The Valley of Amazement.”

    I am interested to try all of the perfumes from the indie line MCMC Fragrances. December 27, 2013 at 1:06pm

    • Ariadne: I too am reading/consuming Amy Tan’s V of A. I was also just gifted a biography of Masters and Johnson after following the TV series here in the US.
      I am interested in trying more Annik Goutal after enjoying a FB of Ce Soir ou Jamais. December 27, 2013 at 4:13pm

  • laurinha: Currently finishing a gripping detective story based in pre-2nd world war Peking and on a true story, Midnight in Peking . Next on my list of fragrances to try would be Horizon by Oriza L. Legrand, a promising patchouli fragrance by the sound of it.
    Thanks for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 1:20pm

  • Rickyrebarco: My reading list is my book club list:

    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

    Fever by Mary Beth Keane

    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

    Longbourn by Jo Baker

    I love Ineke’s Scarlet Larkspur and would really like to try her Briar Rose. Thanks for the giveaway! December 27, 2013 at 1:25pm

  • Maren: I love this post because it is so fun to hear what others are reading and what they are wanting to try for perfumes! Victoria, you have me pining to try Lalique Encre Noire Pour Homme and Chanel Sycamore after that review you posted. I would also love to try Oriza L. Legrand Chypre Mousse, am so intigued by what I have been reading about it. For the Ineke, I am most curious about Angel’s Trumpet, or Poet’s Jasmine, and I just LOVE the packaging of this sample set since I am a librarian.

    As for my reading list, just finished Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and I definitelly recommend it. Now I’ve been thinking it would be fun to read Dickens, as I have only read some of his work in high school when I was really too young to appreciate it. Recommendations anyone for favorite Dickens novels?
    Thanks for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 1:35pm

    • Cornelia Blimber: Difficult choice, all the novels are great. His masterpiece David Copperfield of course, but I love even more Bleak House. Magisterial opening chapter sets the mood ..the court, the juridical proces Jarndyce and Jarndyce destroying the lifes of many people. A dark and oppressive book about jurisdiction, social inequality, wrong kind of charity. If you want to laugh: Martin Chuzzlewit is the funniest book I ever read. Of course with underlying serious themes like hypocrasy and selfishness.
      Or the grim story about the French Revolution A Tale of Two Cities. Or Dombey and Son, where you can find Cornelia Blimber!
      This is my selection, but every novel is a masterpiece on his own.
      Dickens gave beautiful descriptions of the smells in nature, but he did not like perfume.
      He was a sharp observator of the human nature, but never bitter; that’s why I like him so much better than Balzac. December 27, 2013 at 2:50pm

      • Maren: Oh Cornelia Blimber, I may have to read Dombey and Son then! Or Martin Chuzzlewit, since there is no better way to start out the New Year than with a good laugh. Thank you for your suggestions! I have to share a memory of my Dad though and the Tale of Two Cities. When he wanted to be sarcastic when my mother asked him to do something, he would start reciting the last lines of Sydney Carlton, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” Made my Mom mad, but cracked her up too, so that book may go on the list also, a reread from what I read in high school, which i actually liked then, but would appreciate even more now. December 28, 2013 at 12:39am

      • Suss: I second the vote for “Bleak house”. I loved it. December 28, 2013 at 12:59pm

        • Maren: Thanks Suss, I will add that to my list! It seems like I’m in for a run on Dickens! December 28, 2013 at 1:49pm

  • Ada: I’m still working on “Henry IV, Part One,” so that I can eventually watch the BBC adaptation, “The Hollow Crown.” And I suppose I really want to try Estée Lauder Beautiful right now. =) December 27, 2013 at 1:45pm

  • Bee: Hi Victoria! I am trying to cram in as much reading as possible this holiday! I love crime fiction and have just finished The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardsen – moving on to Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman next. I have been reading best of 2013 perfume lists and there is a lot I need to catch up on from Dita von Teese’s Erotique to Oumma by Stephane Humbert-Lucas. Need to brave the crowds in London and get sniffing! Happy new Year to you! December 27, 2013 at 1:50pm

  • av: I’m reading Pride and Prejudice (for the millionth time) so i can then read Death Comes to Pemberley in anticipation for the release of the movie. My perfume wish list is quite long: Jungle L’Elephant by Kenzo, The One Desire by Dolce and Gabbana, White Linen by Estee Lauder, and Noa by Cacharel… to name just a few. December 27, 2013 at 2:10pm

  • Lillian Barei: Thank you for the opportunity for winning the contest!
    Reading stack includes:
    What Remains Carol Radziwill
    Life after Life. Kate Atkins
    Humans of New York Brandon Stanton
    Country Girl Edna O’Brian

    I would like to experience the scent of:
    Flash. Jimmy Choo
    Champagne. Yes Saint Laurent

    Cheers. December 27, 2013 at 2:14pm

  • Anna in Edinburgh: I’ve just finished “Raising Steam”, which was a very welcome Christmas present.

    I’m most curious about Sweet William in this collection because I’d love it to be true to its namesake.

    Happy Hogmanay! December 27, 2013 at 2:17pm

  • regina fielder: I just finished reading Michael Malone’s “27 Views of Hillsborough: A Southern Town in Poetry and Prose” and have moved on to Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook. Of the Inekes, Sweet William sounds the most up my alley.

    Thank you for the draw. December 27, 2013 at 2:34pm

  • AD: I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights. I have been on the old-classics streaks lately. And the perfume I’m looking to try is SL’s Bas de Soie. December 27, 2013 at 2:40pm

    • Tena: Hi – I have a small sample of Bas – it doesn’t suit me. Shoot me an email and I will send it out.

      Tena December 27, 2013 at 8:15pm

  • Bren: I am currently reading “Raising Steam” by Terry Pratchett, which feels both very much like Terry Prachett yet not like him at the same time; odd but enjoyable.

    I’ve been meaning to try a few Comme des Garcon scents such as: Hinoki and Kyoto. December 27, 2013 at 2:44pm

    • bonjourmabelle: I love the woody scent of Hinoki, it’s like a walk in the forest – great unisex too. December 27, 2013 at 6:47pm

  • Jordan: The Hobbit! Fruity and Floral looks really great! December 27, 2013 at 2:47pm

  • Poodle: I’m in between books at the moment but hubby got me some Downton Abbey books so one of those will be next on my reading list.
    I want to try Sahara Noir to see if there’s a Tom Ford scent that I might actually like. So far, no luck. December 27, 2013 at 3:28pm

  • Kristine: Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I’m currently reading Harvey Karp’s “The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep – Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years”. For the next year i plan to read some books on perfume world, like, for instance, Chandler Burr’s “The Emperor of Scent”.
    I’m really a beginner at discovering the perfumes, so my “must have list” is quite long, starting with Chanel Les Exclusifs.
    Happy New Year to everybody! Let it be full of wonderful surprises, great moments, peace and love! December 27, 2013 at 3:39pm

  • Phanie Constanda: 1) Terry Pratchett: The science of Discworld

    2) I would like to try Phi by Andy Tauer

    Thank you for the givaway December 27, 2013 at 3:52pm

  • Patrick: Right now I am starting to read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. I feel like embarking on reading more classics of great lit this year. In terms of scents, I am most curious about Ineke’s Sweet William and Scarlet Larkspur. Thanks for the drawing! December 27, 2013 at 4:02pm

  • Cristian Leal: I’m reading “That Lady” from Kate O’Brien December 27, 2013 at 4:04pm

    • Cristian Leal: And next:

      “Historia de las tierras y los lugares legendarios” from Humberto Eco

      “Always Coming Home” from Ursula K Le Guin December 27, 2013 at 4:11pm

  • Victoria LH: I have recently finished a book by a local writer, “The Poisoner’s Handbook”. It’s a fascinating read about the birth of modern forensic science in the time of Prohibition in the US. It’s funny, fascinating and at times surprising.
    The fragrance family I would love to try are Guerlain Les Deserts d’Orient. They all sound so fascinating! December 27, 2013 at 4:19pm

  • Sheherezade: I am reading “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino at the moment, a work of fiction based on the imaginary dialogues between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan! Which makes me really want to smell Muscs Kublai Khan by Serge Lutens! : )) December 27, 2013 at 4:25pm

  • Caroline M: I am currently re-reading The Well-Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd in anticipation of a hopefully glorious summer ahead in my garden.
    Top of my (long) list of perfumes to try are the Neela Vermeire creations – Ashoka in particular.
    Thank you for the draw. December 27, 2013 at 4:27pm

    • Karen: Love love love reading Christopher Lloyd’s books! So funny so smart and such inspiration! December 28, 2013 at 7:56pm

  • Tora: I love talking books almost as much as I do perfumes…. I just finished rereading A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. Just as good if not better the second time. I am currently reading The Buddha In the Attic by Julie Otsuka. It is written in an unusual fashion where multiple and many Japanese female characters are described at various stages of their trip to the US as mail order brides and their subsequent and mostly disappointing marriages and horrible work lives in fields, and on farms, as housemaids etc. Right now all of the Japanese women and their families are being rounded up and being sent to the internment camps. The way this story is told captures the hearts and thoughts of many different women and their travails. December 27, 2013 at 5:03pm

  • Melissa: My reading list is just In Search of Lost Time, and as for fragrances to try, I have a few on my list I’ll have to get from Luckyscent, so I’m thinking of doing an order soon. In particular I’m interested in some of the options from Olfactive Studio. December 27, 2013 at 5:09pm

  • Ada: I’m currently reading “Murder in Mesopotamia” by Agatha Christie but I`m really wishing to read “The Beautiful And Damned” by Fitzgerald.

    As for fragrances I would really love to try more niche since they are not available in my country.

    Thaks for the draw! December 27, 2013 at 5:51pm

  • Elizabeth T.: I’m currently reading The Windup Girl… and not sure how I feel about it yet. Perhaps it’ll grow on me but I’m not terribly impressed so far.
    I’d love to try Sweet William the most. Thank you for the draw, Victoria! December 27, 2013 at 5:58pm

  • Mary K: Right now I am reading The Secret Keepers by Kate Morton, and next I will probably read something by Alexander McCall Smith.

    My list of perfumes to try next include Iris Prima and a couple of the offerings from Masque Milano. I also want to try Sweet William and Angel’s Trumpet. December 27, 2013 at 6:00pm

  • Catherine Heveron: It is the holidays, so I am indulging in easy, fun reading – the Agatha Raisin mystery series by M. C. Beaton.

    Despite the heat, I am in the mood for orientals, and would like to try Noheba by E. Coudray, or perhaps Penhaligon’s Malabah…anyone have comments on these?? December 27, 2013 at 6:08pm

  • xtopher: On my reading list are: Portuguese by Brandon Shimoda and Cruel Modernity by Jean Franco. I just ordered 5 samples online so I’ll be on a Le Labo testing couple of weeks. I am anticipating Musc 25 for sure.
    Thanks Victoria! December 27, 2013 at 6:09pm

  • Daniel: Right now, I am due to read Existentialism: Dostoevsky to Sartre. I am dreaming of Le Galion, Snob(or any Le Galion for that matter) December 27, 2013 at 6:12pm

  • Devon Hernandez: Right now I am re-reading the Harry Potter series as I do every holiday season. I am most anxious to look into the perfumes of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz (DSH Perfumes) and Laurie Erickson (Sonoma Scent Studio). Thank you so much for the entry! :-) December 27, 2013 at 6:13pm

  • kate: I’m currently reading the portrait of dorian gray, à masterpiece ! I would like to try Malle’s portrait of à lady, which sounds amazing ! December 27, 2013 at 6:13pm

    • MontrealGirl: Potrait of a Lady is very good. It is similar to Atelier Cologne’s Rose Anonyme, which I personally prefer. December 28, 2013 at 4:29pm

  • Amer: I am reading a collection of Kipling’s short stories. Next on my “to sniff” list is the Dior privee line. Not very inspiring on both accounts… I know, but I feel very mainstream at the moment :) December 27, 2013 at 6:21pm

  • LP: I just finished the Anjelica Huston memoir “A Story Lately Told’ which I can’t praise enough. I loved her before I read this and now, Wow! Just a few tidbits- she understudied for Marianne Faithfull, in London, and Marianne gave her one of her coats! As a child, Anjelica performed in front of one of her father’s friends, Peter O’Toole at a holiday party. And so much more. Next up is Paul Auster’s “Report from The Interior” a continuation of his memoirs. I sampled Sweet William and loved it. Looking forward to trying the others. Also looking forward to Alahine and Indult Tihota. Loving my Reminiscence Tonka right now. Need more Vanilla in my life. December 27, 2013 at 6:28pm

  • bonjourmabelle: Some of the books on my reading list: The Book of Salt by Monique Truong, My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki, The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen, Essence and Alchemy by Mandy Aftel (I could keep going!).

    I am planning to spend some time with Mona D’Orio samples, Amouage samples and House of Sillage. And of course, looking forward to trying Ineke if I am the lucky winner! December 27, 2013 at 6:37pm

  • wefadetogray: I just got from the library one book, nothing beautiful or romantic, just plain all work book:Film theory and criticism from Mast and from the masters of literary monopoly, Amazon, I got for myself Ghostly demarcations, a study on Derrida’s Specters of Marx. Yes, my reading life is boring and tedious. I know.
    My perfume sample list consists of more amber scents (Ambra Nobile, Ambre d’Or) and a couple of spring flowers to cut through the winter (Louanges Profanes and Narcotic Venus).
    Thanks for this wonderful give away, Victoria. Happy Holidays! December 27, 2013 at 6:44pm

  • Morelle: I’m currently reading Rural Rides by William Cobbett, and next will be Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (I do like variety).
    Perfumes I most want to try are Iris Silver Mist and the Aftelier range. Of the Inekes, Angel’s Trumpet sounds intriguing, being described as ‘fresh and opulent’. The latter is easy to believe, but fresh? To me the scent of Angel’s Trumpet (=Datura) is oversweet, cloying and suffocating, so how can a fresh scent be based on it? Maybe I’ll find out, thanks to your generous giveaway! December 27, 2013 at 7:28pm

  • Heather Barton: I have got to read The Hunger Games Trilogy. I would love to try Briar Rose and The Poet’s Jasmine the most. December 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

  • Sherry: “Silver Linings Playbook” and Princess Diana’s biography are on my reading list. Oh my…those Ineke perfumes sound so beautiful!! Thanks for having another giveaway!! December 27, 2013 at 8:03pm

  • Sherry: “Silver Linings Playbook” and Princess Diana’s biography are on my reading list. The Angel’s Trumpet sounds really beautiful to me. Thanks for having another giveaway!! This was my second post…sorry. I didn’t answer all the questions in the first one. December 27, 2013 at 8:07pm

  • Tena: The idea of a scent library just thrills me…
    I am currently reading “Dangerous Women” and lusting over assorted leather scents, specifically Daim Blonde and Cuire de Russe. Intrigued by Tuscan Leather, but reviews are sooo mixed. December 27, 2013 at 8:12pm

  • E K: I’ve been on a nonfiction kick lately. The next book on reading queue is A History of Underground Comics. December 27, 2013 at 8:27pm

  • Priscilla E: I just finished Perfumes the guide, and I am working my way through the affordable five-star and four-star fragrances listed in the book. December 27, 2013 at 8:32pm

  • Sarah K: I need to finish Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed. I bought it in Korean to try to improve my Korean reading skills, but it is going very, very slowly!

    Of the Ineke perfumes I would most like to try Scarlet Larkspur and Sweet William. More generally I am hoping to get to know a few more from the Roja Dove line as everything I’ve tried of his so far has been wonderful. December 27, 2013 at 8:54pm

  • Elena: I’ve got The Goldfinch waiting for me when I finish Love Anthony by Lisa Genova for my book club (ok, but really looking forward to the other one).

    I am dying to try all of Neela Vermeire Creations, especially Ashoka. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December 27, 2013 at 8:59pm

  • missyl: Oh I would be beyond excited to win her set! I just finished reading Song Without Words by Gerald Shea. Fascinating read about a man who didnt realize he wasprtially deaf until adulthood ,giving a real feel for what this partially deaf man heard and how he navigated his way through college and law school! I would love to smell any of Ineke’s scents! I haven’t yet. I’d also love to smell any incense scents.. Especially Passage d’enfer , Avingnon, Jassamer, and Any frankincense scents. Thanks for the opportunity for the draw!! December 27, 2013 at 9:24pm

  • Kandice: I’m just finishing up Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel, “The Signature of All Things.” Interestingly enough, it’s about a family of botanists and naturalists and has been very enjoyable. In terms of perfume, I’d love to try all of Neela Vermeire’s scents since I haven’t had the opportunity yet, as well as Winter Kitty by For Strange Women for something a little less mainstream :-) Thanks for the opportunity to win something by another perfume house I haven’t had the opportunity to try yet! December 27, 2013 at 9:30pm

  • AltAstro: Perfume and reading, what a delightful topic for a giveaway. Thanks for letting us share our reads and expand our own reading list.

    I’m rotating between three books this winter: 1) a collection called “No Coward Soul is Mine”; it contains untitled short poems by Emily Bronte. 2) Cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac 3) Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend by Arianna Huffington. All highly recommended so far.

    Next I’d like to revisit William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

    The perfume I’d like to try is YSL Opium, because alluring warmth and visceral sensuality are enticing in this season of cold. December 27, 2013 at 9:38pm

  • helical gnome: My reading list includes all the books by Will Alexander! I am dying to try all the LM perfumes available, starting by Sensual Orchid and followed by Ambre Muscadin.
    Thanks for this generous give away. December 27, 2013 at 9:43pm

  • Cary Law: I am going to embark on ” Life and death in Shanghai” By Nin Cheng.

    The fragrance I want to try is rose of Kandahar by Andy Tauer.

    Thank you for this generous giveaway. December 27, 2013 at 9:58pm

  • Tiffany: I just finished On the Road (honestly? Meh) and Lean In is on my to-read list. And I’d love to sniff the JAR scents, particularly Lady Day. December 27, 2013 at 10:00pm

  • Erry: Thank you for your generosity, Victoria.

    Currently, I’m reading “A Game of Thrones” by George A. A. Martin, e-book version. I don’t exactly like e-book, a couple of pages can make my eyes watery.

    I’m waiting for my perfume samples to arrive. I ordered Lorenzo Viloressi Teint de Neiges, Lártisan Perfumeur La Chasse Aux Papilions, PdN Odalisque, Mona di Orio Violette Fumee and Pefume d’Empire Eau Suave. I would also long to try Guerlain vintages esp. Mitsouko and Apres L’ondee. December 27, 2013 at 10:00pm

  • Lucile: I am reading “The Infinite Plan” by Isabel Allende. I have just retired from a career where we had to wear very non-assertive fragrance. Since I discovered Bois de Jasmin I spend a lot of time reading everything–reviews, comments–and I want everything! I would love to try the vintage things that I lusted for as a young girl: Arpege, Joy, Rive Gauche. Would like to try Vol de Nuit . December 27, 2013 at 10:24pm

  • Chris: I’m reading the wives of Henry Oades right now. I have tried the ABC perfumes from Ineke and loved Field notes from Paris. Im’m quite curious about these florals. December 27, 2013 at 10:28pm

  • Raissa: Books and articles for the course I’m about to teach: Visions of Excess by Bataille, Powers of Horror by Kristeva, etc.; various art books, focusing especially on Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Kiki Smith. In the new year, I’m looking forward to trying Frederic Malle Un Fleur de Cassie, Tauer Reverie au Jardin, Tauer Incense Rose, A Different Company Rose Poivree, and Comme des Garcons Sugi. December 27, 2013 at 11:50pm

  • Lean S: I’ve been meaning to read Kafka’s Amerika, but haven’t gotten to it yet. As for perfumes, I’m interested in trying Angel’s Trumpet from this scent library. Thank you for the chance! December 28, 2013 at 12:08am

  • tetramino: I’m currently finishing up Dona Tartt’s “The Goldfinch.” Next on my list is “The Interestings” and a re-read of “1Q84″ and “Night Film.”

    I’m interested in trying out Cartier’s d’Un Soir cologne, Atelier Cologne’s “Bois Blonds,” (currently on the hunt for incense-scented perfumes) and Donna Karan’s “Black Cashmere.” December 28, 2013 at 12:53am

  • Laurels: I’m currently reading Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris, which I bought before Christmas last year and never got around to, and still working my way through P:TG. I’d especially like to try Scarlet Larkspur and Sweet William by Ineke, and also Sahara Noir by Tom Ford. December 28, 2013 at 1:01am

  • Irina: Waiting for me is Umberto Ecco’s “the Prague cemetery” and I would love to be able to hunt down and try some vintage Caron “Bellodgia”
    many thanks for the draw and a Happy New Year to all December 28, 2013 at 2:01am

    • MontrealGirl: Ohhh, sound like a good book! I shall add it to my reading list. December 28, 2013 at 4:32pm

  • Lej: I’m circling thru several books currently (I can never settle on just one)
    A Call to Arms by W.E. B. Griffin
    Dangerous Women by George RR Martin
    Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
    Londerners by Craig Taylor
    And rereading my friend Liz’s book, The Execution of Noa P. Singleton
    I love books as you can tell almost as much as I love perfume!
    Ive broken down & ordered 2 huge sample selections from Surrender to Chance that I can hardly wait to get to my hands on and yet my list grows just reading this post! Not included in either of my orders but ones I desperately want to try are Roja Dove’s Scandal & Daghliev as well as Mona D’Orios Violet Fumme.
    I hope everyone has a fab New Years! I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings.
    Oh and thank you for the draw! December 28, 2013 at 2:42am

  • Laura: The “to be read” stack right now is mostly biographies (And So it Goes – Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, Neil Young – Waging Heavy Peace)… On my perfume wish list to try are the new ones from Robert Piguet, various Guerlains like Jicky & Nahema, & the Ineke scent library sounds divine. Thank you for the draw, & all best in the new year! December 28, 2013 at 3:14am

  • Elia: To read is a single listing. Don Quixote, because I’ve just not gotten round to finishing it.
    High on my to try list are the Vero Profumo creations, for some reason they carry that special allure and I’d love to try them sometime soon. December 28, 2013 at 4:11am

  • Sabine G.: I am reading The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and at the moment I am reading book 3 ‘Brisingr’ of it.

    I have quite a few perfumes I would like to try out; Dior J’adore, Dior Hypnotic Poison, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Yves Saint Laurent Cinema, Chanel Chance and Paco Rabannne Lady Million. December 28, 2013 at 4:50am

  • Lyubov: What a generous giveway! Thank you!
    Now reading: Mi Pais Inventado – Isabel Allende. On the list: Orhan Pamuk – My Name Is Red, Kurt Vonnegut – Deadeye Dick, Б. Акунин – Кладбищенские истории.
    My list of scents to try…soooo looong but still I can put some 10 to start with…
    Ashoka – Neela Vermeire (and all her scents – I haven’t tried any!!!)
    Phi Une Rose de Kandahar – Tauer Perfumes
    Iris Prima – Penhaligon’s
    Blackbird – House of Matriarch
    Black – Puredistance (and any other from their line…)
    Barkhane – Teo Cabanel
    Marni – Marni (yes, I know, but I didn’t bump into it to spray…)
    Silver Iris & Golden Leather – Atelier Cologne
    Bellodgia – Caron…
    …and many others amongst which are the scents of Ineke – no sniff of them at all, too!!! December 28, 2013 at 5:03am

  • Steph: “What’s on your reading list right now? What perfumes are you especially interested to try?”

    I just finished reading “Josephine: Napoleon’s Incomparable Empress” by Eleanor P. Delorme, currently reading “Marie Antoinette: The Journey” by Antonia Fraser and next up is “The Last Banquet” by Jonathan Grimwood and “The Sun King” by Nancy Mitford. Boy am I on a royal kick!

    As for perfumes, I actually had my eye on this set. Particularly Sweet William, since I first remember hearing of that flower in a book about the American Revolutionary War. I also just ordered a sample of Van Cleef and Arpels Feerie, which I hope I love because I really love the bottle! Thanks for the contest! December 28, 2013 at 5:34am

  • Alita: Hello everyone!
    Now reading: “In Cold Blood” T. Capote
    My scent to try: Une Rose de Kandahar-Tauer. Thanks Victoria for the contest! December 28, 2013 at 5:55am

  • paola: I’ve recently discovered Jonathan Franzen and his fabulous way of writing. At the moment I’m reading “Freedom”.
    Fragrances I’d like to try? Oud and Bergamot by Jo Malone. Anyone has already? What do you think of it? December 28, 2013 at 8:41am

  • Pam: I just finished a biography of Josephine Baker, Naked to the Feast, Next on my list, The Years of Rice and Salt, an alternate history of the world.
    What do I most want to smell? Real, high quality, unadulterated ambergris. December 28, 2013 at 10:00am

  • Sil: I’ve been re-reading “The Lord of the Rings” during December, and I’m currently on “The Return of the King”. I have saved Jules Verne’s “The Mighty Orinoco” for after those (I’ve been in a reminiscing mood lately (I read a lot of Verne when I was in school)).

    And on that note, I’d love to try Poet’s Jasmine, since Jasmine takes me back to my childhood.

    Thanks for the giveaway :) December 28, 2013 at 10:13am

  • Thirme: Currently reading a crimi, a cuckoo’s calling from Robert Galbraith. On my list of fragrances to try next year are definetely the parfums from Neela Vermeille. December 28, 2013 at 10:25am

    • Lynne Marie: You know who the real author of A Cuckoo’s Calling is, right? A very fun book that I can easily see being turned into a series. December 29, 2013 at 1:53pm

  • Charis: 1. I’m currently reading The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr! It’s been such an eye-opener to learn about the behind the scenes of the perfume business. Jean Claude Ellena is such an interesting and inspiring person and the book really does make me appreciate my bottle of Un Jardin sur la Nil more. I’m also reading Wildwood by The Decemberists’ Colin Meroy and it’s shaping up to be a real interesting read :)
    2. I’m currently interested in trying out a couple of the Serge Lutens perfumes, mainly Chergui and Fille de Berlin.
    Thank you for this wonderful contest :) December 28, 2013 at 11:00am

    • Charis: *Colin Meloy whoops December 28, 2013 at 11:10am

  • Patricia R.: I’m ready to start reading in the next few months/weeks: Luella’s book of style, The Great Gatsby and Russian for self-learners.

    I’m very interested to try: Caligna, Iris Nazarena, ELDO – Fils de Dieu, Paestum Rose, Encense Lavande, everything by Shay and Blue, Habanita, Lancome Magnifique. December 28, 2013 at 11:51am

  • Karen Strickholm: I have decided it is time to ‘branch out’ in my perfume collection, and this looks like a great way to do it. BTW the packaging is fantastic on this, love it! Fingers crossed I win this one…xoxo December 28, 2013 at 12:06pm

  • Jen: I tried to post once, and my internet connection chose that moment to go down, so I am reposting now.

    I am currently reading Dick Francis’ Bloodline, and more of his books are on my reading list since there is a lot of action in them. I am also reading Our Generation and Harry Potter with my kids.

    I am particularly interested to try Scarlet Larkspur and Sweet William since those are the types of fragrances I gravitate toward. I adore the packaging of this, and hope to try all Ineke’s scents. December 28, 2013 at 12:30pm

  • sara: I am reading Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers, the biography of Barbara Stanwyck and The Collages of Robert Motherwell. I would like to try the latest Tom Fords, anything by Amouage, and some more Villoresi room oils (great on skin too!). I love Ineke’s Field Notes From Paris and would love to try more. Thank you. December 28, 2013 at 12:34pm

  • escritora: I would really try perfumes by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, I read so many good reviews, but I must admit I ‘ve never had a chance to sniff any of her compositions. And I would like to have opportunity to sniff some good vintage classics eg. Coty Chypre.
    On my reading list is Polish book – Szczepan Twardoch, Morfina and classic – Aldous Huxley, Brave New World. December 28, 2013 at 12:48pm

  • caprifolium: I’m reading Blue Is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh. Also some scattered e-reading on the go of The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, and Spooks by Mary Roach.

    2) I look forward to trying out my latest order of samples, especially the original Nina (Ricci) in pure parfum. It’s an old love that I haven’t sniffed in probably twenty years, so it’s quite exciting. As for the Ineke set, roses are my favourite and the reviews of Briar Rose make it seem so beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance to enter the draw! December 28, 2013 at 1:01pm

  • Jane: Thank you Victoria, I’d love to try these. Currently reading Alison Moore’s The Lighthouse, which I discovered to my delight contains many smell and perfume references (especially Dralle Violet). Next up will be The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, by Muhammad al-Nafzawi.
    And I want to try MSN Ginestra.
    Thanks for all the great reading suggestions in this post! December 28, 2013 at 1:07pm

  • silverdust: Currently reading “The Zen of Food” and dying to try Sonoma Scent Studio’s “Winter Woods.”

    Thanks for the draw, Victoria! December 28, 2013 at 1:35pm

  • Liezl Harmse: I am currently reading ” Death comes to Pemberley” by PD James………..Although it is taking me quite long to progress with 2 small girls in the house.

    I am hoping to find my next great fragrance! It has been quit some time since I found one that truly wow’s me.

    Since it is summer and nice hot here in South Africa I am hoping to sample Frangipane from Ormonde Jayne. December 28, 2013 at 2:17pm

  • AfonsoC: I’m currently reading Os Maias by Eça de Queirós, a portuguese writer. Amazing.

    My test list:
    – Chanel Coromandel
    – Tauer L’Air du Désert Marocain
    – Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady
    – James Heeley Iris de Nuit

    Very excited with this giveaway as well :) December 28, 2013 at 2:38pm

  • MontrealGirl: On my reading list: Just finished “Part of the Pride” by Kevin Richardson about his interaction with lions. I’m almost through reading “inside a Dog: by Alexandra Horowitz; it describes the latest scientifically-based knowledge we have on dogs. What is particularly interesting is how dogs are governed by scents rather than eye-sight. Next on the list will be “A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer” by Elisabeth de Feydeau.
    perfumes to try next:
    Olifactive Studio collection (I have the 5 samples but have to wait for my cold to go away)
    Encre Noir by Lalique (thanks to your description of it, Victoria) December 28, 2013 at 4:40pm

  • Margaret: What’s on my reading list right now? I’m midway through Robert Jay Lifton’s The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. Not meaning to be morbid–I’m really interested in medical ethics, and Lipton’s is an important work on the topic.

    Perfume to try? Une Rose Chypree. Once, playing around with ingredients on hand, I mixed oakmoss and rose. Heaven! I still dab a little on once in awhile, and would love to know what a real perfumer does with chypre and rose. December 28, 2013 at 5:31pm

  • ChristineB: I am currently reading ‘The Luminaries’ by Eleanor Catton and am finding myself increasingly drawn into it. I have to admit I am on a bit of a Booker Prize kick at the moment and on my reading list are a number of the novels that were short listed; Harvest by Jim Crace and The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin.

    Regarding perfumes, as a lover of Jicky, I would really like to try DSH Passport a Paris. December 28, 2013 at 5:35pm

  • Rebekah: I’ve been re-reading some of W.H. Auden’s shorter poems, and have started the collected poems of Louise Bogan. On that note, I’d like to try I Hate Perfume’s In The Library. Smelling like a book, what could be better? XD December 28, 2013 at 6:06pm

  • Iuliana: The next book on my reading list is “The Name of the Wind” and, since I am going to Paris next week, I plan to try Louve and Rousse at Palais Royale. Tank you and happy new year! December 28, 2013 at 6:25pm

  • Rose: I’m currently reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie, I just finished ‘The Perfume Collector’ – one of those classed as ‘a beach read’, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    I’d like to read ‘Scent and Subersion’ next, and perfume-wise I’d lieke to try Hedonist which I hear so much about. And I must get around to trying out more of the Andy Tauer perfumes December 28, 2013 at 7:15pm

  • Karen: On my reading list is Gorky Park after hearing an interview with the author on the Diane Rehm show. Very curious to try Angels Trumpet after growing brugmansias two years ago – so very fragrant! And thank you for the generous giveaway!Also on the lookout for more vintage finds after a wonderful find at an antique store, Crescendo Extrait by Lanvin. December 28, 2013 at 7:51pm

  • Terry Jorgenson: I am reading “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy… again. That is some great writing. And my favorite perfume right now is “Ormonde Jayne Woman”. It makes the world seem green and fresh even though we are buried in snow. December 28, 2013 at 8:29pm

  • Lora: Current read is: Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly
    And I am very interested to experience some Ormonde Jayne frags, especially Tolu!
    Thank you for the drawing! December 28, 2013 at 9:08pm

  • breathesgelatin: On my reading list right now is the Game of Thrones series (almost done with the first book). I’m really interested to try the new Tableau de Parfums Ingrid – in fact, I’m about to go order a sample of it! Thanks for the draw. :) December 28, 2013 at 9:49pm

  • pattiblack: I’m reading (and liking) The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng.
    I’m keen to try Womanity by TM. December 29, 2013 at 2:50am

  • Civava: Right now I’m reading Karin Viggers The Lightkeeper’s wife and I always wanted to try Mandy Aftel’s perfumes. December 29, 2013 at 3:41am

  • Dina56: Fun to see what everyone is reading and which perfumes are on everyone’s wish list.
    I am currently re-reading The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.
    First on my list to try is Ashoka by Neela Vermeire. December 29, 2013 at 4:21am

  • nushechka: I’m currently reading The Christmas Books.
    My scent to try-Miller Harris L’Air de Rien December 29, 2013 at 4:48am

  • Paola: Hello Victoria, thank you so much for this new great giveaway.

    I have just started to read THE BROOKLYN FOLLIES the novel by Paul Auster.
    And would love to discover Le Petit Robe Noir, Guerlain, Si the new by Armani and Oh! by Moschino.

    Wish you and all a happy 2014. December 29, 2013 at 7:10am

  • Portia: It has hardly been a month since I first found Alyssa Harad’s book, “Coming To My Senses”. I find myself tumbling into this new and wonderful world and reading this precious book once again.

    I went to see what other perfume related books there are in my neighbourhood library and found “The Little Book of Perfumes” and “Perfumes: The A-Z Guide”. Both books when flipped for the first time, landed me on the same page with a review on “Breath Of God” so the first scent I tried with the intention to explore perfumes is this one.

    The next I would like to try is “Jour de Fête” from L’Artisan Parfumeur. December 29, 2013 at 8:34am

  • Miruna: I just started re-reading Turgenev`s novellas, as I find myself in a romantic/nostalgic mood. There`s also Alice in Wonderland (in french) on my nightstand, got it as a Christmas gift.
    As for perfumes, there`s a huge list of those I`d want to try – only the “very mainstream” are available where I live. I get samples online, but the shipping fees can sometimes be enormous; last time I ordered samples I ended up spending my two-weeks paycheck and also purchased Lalique Encre Noir and Le Parfum (thanks to your reviews) so I could make the most out of that huge shipping fee. 😉
    Of the perfumes in the sample kit, I`d want to try Angel`s Trumpet and Sweet William – my brugmansias are downstairs, hibernating in the basement and now I`m missing their lovely smell, and Dianthus is a note I always look for in perfumes… haven`t yet found THE carnation fragrance I`m looking for. December 29, 2013 at 12:44pm

  • Erica: Currently reading Steven Pressfield’s ‘War of Art’ and *eye*reading Jeanine Hays’ decorating book ‘Remix’. I’m looking forward to trying all of Andy Tauer’s tableau line…especially Miriam. Also, Afterlier Secret Garden. December 29, 2013 at 1:08pm

  • Diana: Hi and happy holidays! I’m getting ready to start on “Dr Sleep” by Stephen King–got it for xmas. I recently put in an order for samples and am most looking forward to trying PureDistance’s Black and Parfum d’Empire’s Musc Tonkin Extrait de Parfum. Por Favor enter me in the drawing. :-) December 29, 2013 at 1:50pm

  • elvanui: What a generous giveaway, thank You!
    I have some Joanne Harris books on my reading list right now, as Blueeyedboy and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé. I’ll also read my Calvino collection again if my free time allows,
    The fragrances I really wish to try now is Champagne de Bois by Laurie E. and Iris Ganache.
    Have a happy New Year Everyone!
    e. December 29, 2013 at 2:05pm

  • Denise: Right now I’m reading Teatime for the Firefly. I just started experimenting with Serge Lutens and so far am in love with La Fille de Berlin and Fleurs d’oranger. I can’t wait to get my hands on Tubereuse Criminelle! December 29, 2013 at 2:55pm

  • Holly: Thanks for the giveaway!

    I just finished reading Americanah which I really enjoyed. I’m currently reading The Flamethrowers. I’m about halfway through, and so far it’s just okay, but I believe perhaps the pivotal events have not yet occurred. I received The Goldfinch as a gift. I can highly recommend Sonali Deraniyagala’s book The Wave, which is the best writing on grief I have ever experienced.

    I received an Andy Tauer explorer set and am really looking forward to testing them out, and some CB I Hate Perfume. I’d also like to explore more vintage perfumes, particularly Guerlain.

    Happy New year to all! December 29, 2013 at 2:57pm

  • Emma Adams: I am reading a Persephone edition of Dorothy Whipple’s “They were sisters”.

    The perfumes I would like to have a sniff of are
    the new L’Artisan Explosions d’Emotions line, and of course the Ineke library.

    Thank you. December 29, 2013 at 3:09pm

  • Aisha: On my reading list right now are a lot of children’s Christmas books. LOL! Just read “Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present” to my son last night and will be reading “Santa’s Favorite Story” tonight :-)

    On my grown-up list are Colette’s “Flowers and Fruit” (I think you recommended that once), and a bunch of “The Cat Who…” mystery novels.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December 29, 2013 at 3:26pm

  • Carolyn: I am switching between The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown and Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide by Linda Babcock. I see many books, and fragrances, in the posts above that I am going to have to investigate further.

    One fragrance I want to try which I keep getting sidetracked from is Frederick Malle’s Carnal Flower. December 29, 2013 at 3:51pm

  • MJ: I just finished listening to the audio version of Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club with the characters, both Chineese and American, beautifully brought to life by narrator Gwendoline Yeo. I look forward to reading Tan’s newest novel Valley of Amazement after hearing Bob Edward’s interview with Amy Tan this morning on PBS.
    Elisa’s Dec. 19 review has inspired me to want to sample Tauer Perfumes Une Rose Chypree. December 29, 2013 at 3:55pm

  • Jan: Thanks for this. I’ve just finished Eyrie by Tim Winton and am about to start The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Our contemporary male novelists here in Australia all seem to be writing about other men going through a mid life crisis. Loved the Winton as always.

    Over Christmas I was staying with an elderly aunt and we both enjoyed my O de Lancôme – the perfect scent for warm, casual days. She liked it so much I left her the bottle so now I’m on the hunt for the perfect replacement. December 29, 2013 at 4:08pm

  • JMR: I have actually just started reading “The Secret of Scent” by Luca Turin. It’s been a long time coming as I have yet to read any of his works. :O After that, I have “Perfumes: The Guide” and “The Emperor of Scent”

    On non-fragrance related literature, there’s “Woody Guthrie – Artworks”

    And on my “to smell” list are more fragrances by DS & Durga. December 29, 2013 at 5:31pm

  • johanob: Hi Victoria!
    Currently reading the book CULT PERFUMES by Tessa Williams,although I am very disappointed that it doesn’t feature the likes of Etat Libre d’Orange,nor Arquiste!On my to try list are the Comme de Garcons Bleu Series of 3 newbies,also the new Lutens L’Eau arriving soon!
    Thank you for the draw!(Hope Im not too late!!;-) December 29, 2013 at 5:57pm

  • Sowmya Dakshinamurti: Thanks for this great giveaway!
    I usually have a bunch of books going at the same time; plan to re-read Watership Down next as it’s one of the books that defined my childhood, and such books have lifelong impact! Also I’ll be collecting from my mom’s (or sister’s) basement a set of historical novels by the Tamil writer Kalki, translated into English (my Tamil is barely up to reading street signs and books are entirely beyond me.) These books deal with political & romantic intrigue in early medieval South India – a fascinating combo.
    I would love to try some classic perfumes, such as Narcisse Noir or Bandit. My husband gave me Tabac Blond as a Diwali gift this last year – and reformulation or not, I LOVE it! Sparked my interest in the classics for sure!
    S December 29, 2013 at 6:31pm

  • The Perfumed Veil: Well, I am reading some oldies off the bookshelves about religion and meditation and am looking forward to sampling more natural perfumes from Providence Perfume Co. December 29, 2013 at 7:04pm

  • Kaarie Blake: I’m currently reading “Breathing Out” by Peggy Lipton, one of the members of The Mod Squad, an old tv series. I used to adore her as one of the three street kids picked up to be a detective with her California style. She’s had an interesting life, it turns out. I’m also re-reading “Gone With The Wind”. I recently picked up an old copy of it and it’s always been a favorite of mine.
    Sweet William would be my choice with its spices, the cloves and patchouli are right up my alley. I’m always looking for interesting vintages tho that are heavy on the spice factor. December 29, 2013 at 8:41pm

  • Larie: My reading list is quite long, but queued up on my Kindle right now is Oryx and Crake.

    As for perfume, I really want to try a Serge Lutens scent – maybe Jeux de Peau or Une Bois Vanille! December 29, 2013 at 8:47pm

  • Buka: Dear V, thank you this lovely giveaway and Happy Holidays!
    Essence and Alchemy written by Mandy Aftel is beside me right now…
    I’m curious to try Sonoma Scent Studio fragrances in the near future, as being in the mood for something “close to nature” lately:-) December 29, 2013 at 10:44pm

  • maggiecat: I just finished reading Susannah Charleson’s _Possibility Dogs_ about rescued dogs trained as service companions – a fascinating and very readable book by an amazing woman. Work related reading will probably take up the rest of my Christmas break, however. I’ve recently been intrigued and desperately wanted to try the new Joy flanker and Serge Lutens’ Louve. The latter is on its way to me in the form of samples from the ‘bay, and I’m hoping that NM has a tester of the former when I wend my way mall-ward tomorrow. This is a great give-away – thank you! December 29, 2013 at 10:49pm

  • Val: The Night Circus is waiting on my kindle. I’m interested in trying out anything from Imaginary Authors! December 30, 2013 at 12:41am

  • Olga: On my reading list right now is “Paris: the Novel” . I’m most interested in trying “Sweet William” and “Angel’s Trumpet”. December 30, 2013 at 1:12am

  • Andrea Marie: On my (very long!) reading list: books about/by Amy Carmichael Perfumes I wish to try: Briar’s Rose, of course, as I’m using Carmichael’s book Rose From Briar to inspire my writing about her. December 30, 2013 at 2:02am

  • Pelin: I’m reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. But it’s one of those books that I like to pick up in between books. What I really want to read is Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo.
    The perfume I’d like to try most right now is Lalique Encre Noire. Happy new year to everyone! December 30, 2013 at 2:41am

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