Final Update: Today is the last day to donate to Doctors Without Borders, an exceptional charity organization, and get a chance to win a bottle of rare, vintage Guerlain Mitsouko and La Petite Robe Noire (not vintage, of course, but brand new and still sealed). Thank you!
Update: This is a reminder that the draw for Mitsouko is still running. Thank you very much to everyone who participated. I tallied up the preliminary results, and we have raised $4,000 for Doctors Without Borders!
Meanwhile, we have had an extra contribution to the contest–a brand new, sealed 50ml bottle of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum. It means that after drawing a winner for Mitsouko, I will select a second name for La Petite Robe Noire. Thank you for your generous offer, Ann!
It has been a violent year in different parts of the world, and for many months, I’ve been reading the news and feeling utterly helpless. What can one do to help in the face of such terrible suffering and strife? One of my most immediate responses was to donate money to a reputable charity organization. I thought that perhaps others may feel the same way.
I propose donating to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, any amount you wish, and in return, you will be entered into a contest for a 30ml (1 oz) of Guerlain Mitsouko Extrait de Parfum.
It’s vintage, from the 1970s-early 1980s, in my estimation. Unopened. Has all of its tassels. It is a complete presentation, including the outer box. An old price tag shows $85, but 1 oz of modern Mitsouko costs around $350, while the vintage in this condition has collectible value. The best part is that the perfume has all of its oakmoss and other, now forbidden, bits intact. Since it has not been opened, I can’t tell exactly how it will smell, but it smells wonderful around the stopper, and it has been stored in a cool, dark place. It was purchased from a gentleman whose family owned a perfume boutique in Mexico and imported fragrances from France. All other perfumes I bought from his old stocks, including Guerlains, turned out to be exceptionally well-preserved and were pronounced as authentic by my perfumer colleagues.
It is one of the most precious perfumes in my collection, and I have been waiting to open it for a special occasion. But if the money it raises will go towards a good cause, then I have no regrets in parting with it.
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