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Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser : The Winners

We’ve raised $10,425 for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), an initiative that wouldn’t be possible without all of your participation. More than 50 of you submitted prizes for the fundraiser that drew people from all over the world and generated such an impressive sum. Thank you for all of your generosity!

Now, I have the fun part of announcing the winners. I will list the name next to the prize, and I will be in contact with the winner and the person who donated the prize in the next two weeks. Nevermind, I took this afternoon off and got everyone in touch. If your name appears below and you haven’t received an email from me, please let me know (but do check your spam filter first).

Once I email you, please follow up directly with each other. If you’re sending out the prize, please make sure to package it well, using plenty of bubble wrap and a sturdy cardboard box. We are not responsible for loss or damage in transit.

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Win Vintage Perfume Class and More : Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser

Bois de Jasmin’s 2016 Doctors Without Borders fundraiser is special. Even before I had a chance to announce it, readers started contacting me with offers to contribute their perfumes to the prize pool. Within the course of a few days we’ve collected dozens of prizes, which means that 57 people (my own prize included) can win something special. Doesn’t this kind of generosity boost our faith in humanity? So 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 perfume class with me (regardless of where you’re located in the world) or a number of different vintage and other interesting perfumes courtesy of our big group of fragrance lovers. More details are below. There will be 57 winners.

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Prize 1 Perfume Class with Victoria : I will send you a collection of 10 different vintage perfume samples (each sample is between 1/2 and 1 ml, in stoppered glass vials): Guerlain Jicky, Coty Chypre (yes, the iconic chypre!), Guerlain Shalimar, Guerlain Mitsouko, Chanel No 5, Chanel No 22, Caron Tabac Blond, Dior Miss Dior, Shiseido Feminite du Bois, Lancome Tresor (the original version, which smells vastly different from today’s, or depending on availability, another perfume of your choice). A set of paper blotters will be included. Once you receive the package, we will schedule a Skype call and I will give you my “immersion into perfume history” course. I will also give you tips on smelling and describing scents. (Of course, if you’re in the EU and we can easily arrange to meet in person, we can do it this way too.)

Please continue after the break to learn about the other prizes:

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Doctors Without Borders Fundraiser : Let’s Plan Together

Every year around this time I plan a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, an independent organization that provides medical help in the places affected by military conflicts and natural disasters. It’s one of the most respected and admired charities. Everyone who contributes will be entered to win a prize. This year I have been asked to do so again, and a couple of readers contacted me to contribute their bottles of perfume to the prize pool. Thank you, your generosity is appreciated.

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So here is my question to you: Would anyone else be interested to contribute a bottle of perfume to the draw? You will only have to mail it to a winner selected randomly. If so, please let me know. The more prizes we have, the more chances participants have in winning.

If you agree to contribute a prize, please take it as a serious obligation, in a sense that you will be counted on to send the prize to the winner selected within timely manner–clean, neat and well-packaged. (However,  the sender won’t be liable for loss in transit or custom duties.)

Photography by Bois de Jasmin, just some perfume eye candy.

Christian Dior Miss Dior (The Original) Giveaway

Today we have a wonderful giveaway thanks to a Bois de Jasmin reader Sandra. Sandra would like to find someone else to appreciate a bottle of  Christian Dior Miss Dior (the original floral chypre, Eau de Toilette, 1.7 oz, 50ml, sprayed only a few times, no original box). She bought it at a garage sale but didn’t love it. Sandra says that it smells good. She prefers to send to a reader in the continental USA. I will be happy to share the Miss Dior love further by sending a sample to a non-US reader. My contribution won’t be a full bottle, but rather a 5ml sample of a vintage version of Miss Dior.

miss-dior.It goes without saying that we are not responsible for leaks or damage during transit or for lost packages.

To participate, please answer these questions.
1. Where are you based? This is only to allow me to separate respondents into the two groups for the purposes of our draw. You’re welcome to reply only with your general region. I don’t need more details than that.
2. Do you think of perfume seasonally? Why or why not?
2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

The contest will be opened till Sunday is now closed. I will contact the winner via email and will post her name in this spot. Rafaella and Amelie, congratulations! I will contact you via email.

If you would like to find a new home for your unloved perfume, please feel free to contact me via email.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume Giveaway

Today we have another giveaway thanks to one of our readers. Lindsay offered to send one of you a bottle of  Marc Jacobs Daisy (Eau de Toilette, 3.3 oz, 100ml, sprayed a couple of times, original packaging but not the cellophane wrap). She received it as a gift, but found it “too floral,” and so, she hopes that someone who loves this perfume more than she does can offer it a new home. Lindsay prefers to send to a reader in the continental USA.

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It goes without saying that we are not responsible for leaks or damage during transit or for lost packages.

To participate, please answer these questions. I will randomly draw one winner.

1. What is on your current perfume wishlist?
2. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

The contest is now closed, the winner is Judy.  Congratulations! I will email you short.

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