Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale Giveaway

Today we have a great giveaway thanks to one of our readers. Tim would like to find a new home for his bottle of  Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale (3.3 oz, 100ml, 3/4 full, no original packaging). Tim is in Australia, but he can ship it worldwide.

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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 draw one winner.

1. What are some of your favorite foods?
2. What perfume evoke the carefree feeling of a summer vacation?
3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

The contest is now closed. The winner is Annette. Congratulations.

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  • Gina Tabasso: Typed a long comment and posted but disappeared. Sigh. I mentioned I hated citrus until recently. Wearing Pamplelune lots. Like Atelier’s but they don’t last long. Want to try Shay & Blue Blood Orange.

    What foods I like? Everything except liver and salmon. Exotic and spicy. Asian. Meat.

    No scent evokes summer for me. I go with the feeling of the day. But, Pamplelune has been a repeater this summer. I am hooked.

    Yes, you can email me. July 13, 2016 at 10:00am Reply

  • Ellen M.: Some of my favorite foods are all kinds of berries and fruit, coconut cake, and cherry pie. As for summer fragrances, I love Sideris and Ostara. I’m perfectly happy to be contacted by email and thank you and Tim for this marvelous giveaway. July 13, 2016 at 10:00am Reply

  • OnWingsofSaffron: Thanks to Tim in Australia for his wonderful gift which is as generous as, say a wonderful Hyderabadi biriyani which scores high points as a favourite dish. Ninfeo mio by Annick Goutal seems a perfect choice for the hot summer holidays (but with the cool and wet weather in Belgium at the moment a peppery and slightly strident Lavande Velours by Guerlain is also quite okay)! July 13, 2016 at 10:02am Reply

  • Sylvia long: How kind and generous! My favorite foods are fresh brewed coffee withlight cream,apple tart and blueberries.
    My perfume pick would be California Reverie; Very light, summery and breezy.
    You may contact be by email.
    Thank you for the draw and your time. July 13, 2016 at 10:06am Reply

  • Connie: Thanks for the great giveaway! Perfect for summer! In answer to the questions:
    1. What are some of your favorite foods? Favorite foods are Authentic Mexican, Authentic Italian foods. Yum!
    2. What perfume evokea the carefree feeling of a summer vacation? To me, the perfume that evokes the carefree feeling of a summer vacation would be Atelier Cologne Collection :Sud Magnolia… because I am from the south and the heat intensifies here and of course, Magnolia’s are our thing here! The mixture of Lemonade and Magnolias evoke it in a high level. yum!
    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win? yes, please do! July 13, 2016 at 10:10am Reply

  • Laura R: My favourite foods are either very autumnal like chestnuts and mushrooms or very summery like tomatoes and artichokes but love exotic foods also especially authentic Mexican.
    The perfumes that best evoke summer holidays for me are tuberose or gardenia based like FM Carnal Flower or EL Tuberose Gardenia! July 13, 2016 at 10:12am Reply

  • monkeytoe: 1. I love Thai and South Indian. Dosas, idli, and green papaya salad are the best.

    2. CB:IHP Mr. Hulot’s Holiday.

    3. Yes, you may contact me by email.

    Thank you! July 13, 2016 at 10:21am Reply

  • Viktoria: wow! Will gladly participate…
    1.Always in the mood for mac and cheese, ceaser salads, irish cheddar, orange chocolate with espeesso.
    2. Summer voccation is Aire Loco by Loewe.
    3. Yes! Please let me know.
    Have a nice day! July 13, 2016 at 10:22am Reply

  • Anna: What a lovely Wednesday surprise! Thank you Tim!
    Favorite foods: french orange cantaloupes, tomato and cheese omelettes, and fresh nectarines
    Carefree summer perfume: for me, its Poppy, the perfume I wore the summer after I graduated high school and had my last truly carefree summer
    Please feel free to email me!
    Have a lovely Wednesday! July 13, 2016 at 10:39am Reply

  • Mare: 1. I love pasta with olive oil and fresh vegetables.

    2. Recently we went to the beach. I brought Chanel Coco with me. I know that seems like a weird choice for a beach vacation, but I love the way a squirt of Coco EDT smells on warm skin.

    3. yes July 13, 2016 at 10:43am Reply

  • Citruslily: 1. What are some of your favorite foods?
    Ceviche (Allicante & Ibiza, Spain!), crab cakes (from Maine, USA!), Wellfleet Oysters (Cape Cod, MA, USA), Indian curry (lamb especially, Malaysian/South African!), fresh spring rolls (love making these at home!), and anything avocado – mix 1 avo cubes with 1 red grapefruit cubes and ~1lbs of cooked and chilled baby shrimp. Squeeze left-over grapefruit juice in a cup and mix with 2 teaspoons mayonnaise to use as dressing = DIVINE!
    2. What perfume evoke the carefree feeling of a summer vacation?
    I’m a simple girl – Island by Michael Koors (Island, the blue one, not Hawaii Island), Light Blue by D&G, anything that smells of the ocean
    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win? Yes! July 13, 2016 at 10:45am Reply

    • Citruslily: Sorry for the typo, I meant Michael Kors! July 13, 2016 at 10:49am Reply

  • Gabriela: Thank you Tim and Victoria for this generous offer.
    I live in Spain but I am Brazilian so I love both Spanish and Brazilian food!
    I love most of Annick Goutal’s perfumes for summer and in doubt whether to buy Ninfeo Mio…
    Yes, you can email me. July 13, 2016 at 10:46am Reply

  • Iuliana: Many thanks Tim and Victoria for this opportunity.
    1. Since I am fortunate to be in Provence on holiday, I will go with freshly baked bread and falling-from-the-tree-ripe figs and apricots.
    2. Although I do not wear it nearly as much as before, it has to be Guerlain’s Herba Fresca in summer and Tauer Perfume’s Eau d’épices in winter.
    3. Please feel free to contact me – it would be a pleasure :-). July 13, 2016 at 10:51am Reply

  • Helena: Many thanks indeed for the wonderful generous offer from Tim and Victoria!
    Well, it’s a tough one about my favorite food.
    I love many things. I would still put on the list those three. My homemade tvorog that I dress with sour cream, sprinkled with toasted walnuts, dry cherries and chia seeds. Local fragrant honey is must on top. Powerful breakfast! My mom’s signature dish chicken baked with golden delicious apples is another favorite. As for desert definitely Pavlova.
    The epitome of summer fragrance for me is Route du The by Barneys. Fresh, citrusy and bright yet light and ephirial.
    Yes, of course I can contacted via e-mail. Thank you. July 13, 2016 at 11:41am Reply

  • spe: 1. Favorite foods – I’m having so much trouble answering this I don’t know if it’s because I like everything or don’t care that much! Well – my Mom’s butter tarts are out of this world. And I like the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, yams, cranberries, squash.

    2. Eau de Merveilles or Aqua Universalis!

    3. Please don’t enter me.

    Lovely offer, but I have plenty of scents and would feel guilty taking from another reader who has fewer. Thank you, Tim and Victoria! July 13, 2016 at 11:52am Reply

  • Monica: Thanks Tim and Victoria.
    My favorite foods are: Sushi, especially the spicy ones. Coffee freshly brewed, french bread just out of the oven, ripped mangoes and Persian rice with the crispy crust, among others.
    Carefree summer scents are Bobby Brown Beach, Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil, James Heely Sel Marin, Estee lauder- Bronze Goddess.
    You can freely email me. July 13, 2016 at 12:03pm Reply

  • Mir: Hello thanks for doing this giveaway!
    I love oyster mushrooms; when they’re cooked well they are the most tender delectable treat.

    For summer I just love the smell of pure orange blossoms.

    Yes you absolutely can contact me!

    Have a lovely day! July 13, 2016 at 12:34pm Reply

  • Civil to strangers: My first comment here!

    1) baguette covered in coconut caramel, general Tao eggplant, cherries, in-season Ontario peaches, spinach roti, dosa masalas, my friend’s haberno salsa, jerk tofu, so many delicious things.

    2) Pamplelune, Songes and Coromandel when it’s very hot because I like how them smell on me when I’m sweaty. Eau Parfume au the vert, Concentre d’Orange Vert and Ile au the when it’s less hot and I actually stand a chance to be fresh.

    3) Of course. July 13, 2016 at 12:42pm Reply

  • Madelyn: Thank You for This ! I Would Love to Participate.
    My favorite foods are Asian fusion , Sushi ? Étc . Eggplant ,Salmon , Fresh Coffee , and TRUE Vanilla And Coffee ice-cream . I Love veggie soup too !
    I summer scènts are Fracas And Joy ..
    Yes , You Çan contact me [email protected]
    Thank You Both again 🎀🌹 July 13, 2016 at 12:44pm Reply

  • Adela: Thank you, I would love to participate
    my favorite foods are spinach and pineapples, green apples and ice blended into a cool smoothie. I’m loving all the Alelier colognes this summer. would love to own a big bottle of any of them.

    yes, you may contact me. Thank you both. July 13, 2016 at 1:53pm Reply

    • Adela: I miss spelled Atelier…sorry July 13, 2016 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Isabelle: Thank you Tim and Victoria.
    1. My favorite foods are spicy Asian foods and creamy European desserts and a freshly roasted and ground gourmet coffee pourover which I’m in need of right now, lol.
    2. Don’t have a specific summer goto but when it’s hot in the 90’s +, I like Le Monde C’est Beau by Kenzo and Vanille Abricot by Comptoir Sud Pacifique.
    3. Yes on emails. July 13, 2016 at 2:53pm Reply

  • Adrienne: Favorite foods: fresh mint, zucchini soup, new york bagels

    Perfume that evokes a carefree summer vacation: Tea Rose

    Yes, you can email me. 🙂 July 13, 2016 at 3:05pm Reply

  • Tijana: Thank you this is great, thanks Tim for the lovely gesture! Here are my picks:

    1) Ice-cream, pasta, any dish that is a combo of pasta/dough/noodles and potatoes (I find that each culture has something interesting to offer in this domain!)
    2) Dior Dune, Dior Dolce Vita, Un Jardin series by Hermes (any one of them), Eau de Merveilles, Guerlain Terracotta, Chanel Gardenia
    3) Yes. Victoria has my email!

    Thanks again and happy summer! July 13, 2016 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Hiba: 1. What are some of your favorite foods?

    I love mangoes, berries (especially blackberries), and the jasmine rice my mother cooks. I’m a terrible cook (didn’t get the gene…) so I’m partial to anything she cooks.

    2. What perfume evoke the carefree feeling of a summer vacation?

    I like Hanae Mori No. 6 – it was a limited edition a few years back. It is a jasmine perfume that’s a bit lighter and reminiscent of summer.

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

    Yes! July 13, 2016 at 3:47pm Reply

  • Kate: -My favourite food ? Prawn and coconut curry !
    – For summer, I like De Bachmakov. The shiso leaves are really refreshing !
    – Feel free to contact me, you’ll get a prompt and excited reply 🙂

    Thanks to you both ! July 13, 2016 at 4:13pm Reply

  • Kate: 1. Medium rare steak, sourdough rolls, broccoli, buttered pasta, mangoes, cheeseburgers, fries with mayonnaise, pumpkin spiced French toast
    2. Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs
    3. Yep! July 13, 2016 at 5:04pm Reply

  • Dobrila: 1. My favourite foods include: Thai Beef Salad; Hainanese Chicken Rice; a crusty loaf of bread with salted butter; Ćevapi; ice-cream.

    2. Carefree summer perfume: Calyx (the Prescriptives formula is preferred, but I make do with the Clinique version), it takes me back to my teenage summer years perfectly.

    Tim and Victoria, many thanks for your generosity!

    3. By all means contact me!

    Thank you July 13, 2016 at 6:57pm Reply

  • DRTVrMoi: Thanks to Tim for his generosity.

    1. Favorite food: winter – fois gras; summer – cantaloupe.

    2. Summer in a bottle: Terracotta le Parfum. It’s sun, it’s life.

    3. Yes, you may email me happypulitzer at hotmail dot com July 13, 2016 at 7:05pm Reply

  • Crazycrooner: 1. Food: Sea food: lobster, smoked salmon, shrimp. Medium-done steak. Simple provincial French food like Ratatouille and Spaghetti Carbonara.
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino; Annick Goutal L Eau Hadrien. I also like aquatic scents: still looking for a favorite. (If you have a suggestion let me know. b/w isn’t it winter in the southern hemisphere right now?) And clean white musks.
    3. yes. July 13, 2016 at 7:18pm Reply

    • Crazycrooner: And ohhh… CD oh! (Eau) Sauvage. Best summer frags are in the men’s dept. So unfair. July 13, 2016 at 7:27pm Reply

      • Crazycrooner: And care-free: Bvlgari Eau the Vert. My only complaint with this beauty is that it requires layering with the lotion that comes at additional price. July 13, 2016 at 7:45pm Reply

  • Trish: Thanks Tim!

    Favourite foods: Thai Red Curry, Pepperoni pizza, Lemon tart.

    Summer fragrance: L’eau D’Issey

    Contact: Yes July 13, 2016 at 9:07pm Reply

  • Marianna: Thank you.
    I am in the US and can be contacted via email.
    Favorite foods: there are many. I love spicy, interesting food. I have discovered a very interesting Japanese restaurant in my area – they make the most amazing unagi rice burger. Second favorite – another little hole in the wall that I have been going to for the last 15 years – and they make the most amazing falafel eggplant wrap!!
    Carefree fragrance – SHL 777 Soleile de Jeddah. July 13, 2016 at 9:52pm Reply

  • Eric: 1. I love curry! Thai, Malaysian, Indian… I could eat curry every day.
    2. Parfums de Nicolai l’Eau Chic. Refreshing as a shower yet long lasting. If I happened upon a 200ml splah I would be tempted.
    3. Absolutely!

    Thank you Tim! July 13, 2016 at 10:09pm Reply

  • Priscilla Emrich: 1. I love cheese of all types.
    2. I love 4711 Acqua Colonia Rhubarb & Clary Sage during the summer.
    3. You may contact me at my email. July 13, 2016 at 10:24pm Reply

  • Christiana Jackson: Some of my favourite foods..well, at the moment being cold and wintery where I am, I am loving warming dhal, apple and rhubarb crumble, rhubarb clofoutis, poached spiced pears with vanilla mascarpone, mulled wine, anything cooked with vanilla!! Mexican foods with heaps of avocado/sour cream/chilli sauce…I could go on!
    My favourite summer scent is Fleur d’orange by Fragonard and yes, I am happy for Tim to contact me via e-mail.
    Thanks for the opportunity!! July 14, 2016 at 1:31am Reply

  • geranaujiena: Thanks to Tim for the lovely giveaway!

    1. I love all things salty and all things potato (proudly Eastern European :)). Which makes it impossible to resist chips and crisps.

    2. Eau de Merveilles is the perfect peeling-oranges-on-a-wild-beach scent.

    3. Yes, you can contact me. July 14, 2016 at 4:04am Reply

  • Karima: What a lovely giveaway! This would be a new scent direction for me…

    1. Love all food, especially when prepared simply; recently enjoying peaches, cherries, avocados, unusual salads, fish – and can’t wait for figs!
    2. Philosykos – so fresh
    3. Email contact permitted!

    Thank you! July 14, 2016 at 5:13am Reply

  • elvie: What a generous offer! I’d like to participate!
    1. Right now I’m enjoying salads as the heat is on, I cannot stomach anything heavy. Old favourite is a good homemade Caesar:).
    2. Annick Goutal ninfeo Mio – it fits even when nothing else does!
    3. Sure, I would love to receive such an email! Who wouldn’t:)?
    Have a nice week Everyone! July 14, 2016 at 8:42am Reply

  • Edward: Thank you for this giveaway. 🙂

    1) I was recently diagnosed as borderline diabetic, like 1 pt. shy away from being one. So lately, I’ve been eating a lot of vegetables, becoming more mindful of my diet. So I would say I am now beginning to appreciate healthy food, especially veggies.

    2) L’Artisan Battucada (sp?). In a way it reminds me of something tropical!

    3) Yes, you may contact me thru my email. 😉 July 14, 2016 at 8:54am Reply

  • Anton: Hello!
    ~ My list would have to include sannas with sorpotel (Goan Christmas dish), pavlova, and those pirozhki with the mincemeat and vermicelli noodle filling.
    ~ I am oscillating between Guerlain L’eau boisée and Hermès Terre d’Hermès to conjure up that ‘not a care in the world’ summer …
    ~ Emailing me is fine.
    With thanks to the generous Tim. July 14, 2016 at 9:05am Reply

  • Jacqueline C.: Thank you! This one’s actually on my wish list! 🙂

    1) A perfectly poached egg in hollandaise sauce. Pasta carbonara. Seared scallops. Pretty much anything in season.

    2) Maison Martin Margiela Beach Walk.

    3) Yes. July 14, 2016 at 9:20am Reply

  • Ceris Mason: How generous Tim!

    1. What are some of your favorite foods?

    Grilled sea bass with garlic, pepper and fresh lemons washed down with a cold glass of local French white wine.

    2. What perfume evokes the carefree feeling of a summer vacation?

    Bronze Goddess by Estée Lauder – the coconut brings to mind the smell of suncream on a golden beach. The citrusy bergamot and jasmine remind me of fruitful flowering summer orchards. And the notes of sandalwood and warm amber evoke sultry evenings abroad…

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?

    By all means! July 14, 2016 at 9:33am Reply

  • rashmi: My fav food iz anything in ‘Non veg ‘
    I like fruity strong smell perfume

    N yes u can definitely contact to me through mail

    *Hope to win* July 14, 2016 at 10:12am Reply

  • Cheryl T.: 1. What are some of your favorite foods?
    My day would not be complete with coffee and a piece of dark chocolate. More meal type cravings would be anything in the dumpling genre- from gyoza to pierogi, and lastly, a vegetarian Ethiopian spread.

    2. What perfume evoke the carefree feeling of a summer vacation?
    Summer is the perfect time to raid my sample collection- easy to pack and go! So summer for me does not have a devoted fragrance, which is carefree. I like citrus but haven’t found the right one for me yet.

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win? Of course! Thank you to both you and Tim for making available this opportunity! July 14, 2016 at 11:46am Reply

  • Ghana hannoush: Yes of course you can email me.
    One of my favorite foods is a desert: rice pudding with maymouneh Orange blossom, it tastes like heaven.
    As of the perfume that holds the breeze of summer is Escada into the blue; it reminds me of the sea breeze and refreshes my spirit and body.
    Thanks for the gift July 14, 2016 at 11:54am Reply

  • Ghada hannoush: Typing mistake: name is Ghada and not Ghana July 14, 2016 at 11:55am Reply

  • Nancy A.: First, thanks for the giveaway! Food shopping is my therapy no matter what time of the year so this may be hard to respond. Summer I look forward to Alaskan Wild Salmon, simply cooked, eagerly devoured. Ratatouille provided the ingredients are freshly picked from the local farmers market. And for honorable mention: Romanesco Broccoli/Cauliflower. There’s still a question if this a hybrid veggie or broccoli but I always look for it and the price keeps escalating when I’m fortunate to find it. Fragrance for the summer would be Eau de Guerlain – refreshing, minty. Mimosa and Jardin sur Nil never fails to revive my senses. And most assuredly, I can be contacted by email. July 14, 2016 at 12:11pm Reply

  • Francesca: 1. What are some of your favorite foods? (1)Fresh figs, lots of goat cheese, walnuts/hazelnuts, honey and artisan bread (2)anything *very* spicy.

    2. What perfume evoke the carefree feeling of a summer vacation? (1)Alvarez Gomez’s Água de Colonia Concentrada (2)Acqua di Parma Colonia (3)Dior Dune (evenings)

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win? yes. July 14, 2016 at 12:56pm Reply

  • Amalia: Thanks for the great giveaway!
    1. I love food. My obsession are sweets and cheese – not so healthy though!
    2.Actually from a review on your blog, by Suzanna – Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune and Diptyque Philosykos from your review.
    3. Of course. July 14, 2016 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Maureen: I love food prepared simply and well. I do not like spicy food. I love most Italian. Love fresh vegetables and fruits in season.
    This year Tom Ford’s Soleil Blanc evoked a summer vacation feeling.
    You may contact me via email. July 14, 2016 at 1:10pm Reply

  • Jane: Some of my favorite foods are cheese and fruit platters, dark chocolate with bits of orange peel or ginger, popcorn, and filet mignon- rare.

    Two perfumes that remind me of carefree summer says are Beach by Bobbi Brown and Pure Vanilla by Lavnila.

    Yes, you can absolutely contact me. July 14, 2016 at 1:22pm Reply

  • Maya: First of all Tim, I like the bottle, its shape, and colour combination.
    My favorite foods: Are spicy food, yams, pomegranates and tomatoes.
    For me it is not a perfume brand/name that evokes a summery carefree feeling but the scent of bergamotte, lemon, orange.
    And yes you can contact me. July 14, 2016 at 1:58pm Reply

  • Hayley: What a generous offer! I have never commented before being very brave!
    1) my favourite foods are all bad for you – crusty baguette with baked Camembert, spaghetti bolognaise, pizza, chocolate…
    2) I love jo Malone blackberry & bay in summer but am exploring Hermes and haven’t found one I don’t like yet! Think un jardin sur le nil reminds me the most of carefree days.
    3) please contact me by email
    Thank you July 14, 2016 at 3:00pm Reply

  • Rene Groyer: My favourite food is my sea food diet.Ha ha I see food and I eat it and am an absolute foodie.
    Summer fragrance inspiration would be from Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea and Cucumber,its so refreshing and exhilarating.You may contact me via e mail with pleasure.Thanks for the giveaway. July 14, 2016 at 3:08pm Reply

  • CristinaM: 1. cacciucco! it’s a delicious mediterranean sea food soup with grilled bread.

    2. Annick Goutal Neroli, Jardin au Mediterranee which brings me back to my mediterranean beach bushes, Pamplelune and Escale a Portofino.

    3. Yes, you may contact me

    thanks !! July 14, 2016 at 3:39pm Reply

  • parker scout: 1. Favourite food or meals or dishes: tomato, lemons, vegetables, beans, milk, pasta, seafood & fish (nearly everything I know ;P) Love love gazpacho and hot chocolate.
    2. Anything with neroli or honeysuckle. And a perfume I frequently reach for is “Monsieur Balmain”.
    3. Yes, you can email me.

    Thanks you and Tim for this generous giveaway! July 14, 2016 at 4:21pm Reply

  • Mary: Thank you Tim and Victoria. What fun!

    1 I love Caprese, pickled lemons and fresh berries mixed with yogurt and honey.
    2. I enjoy Cacheral by Noa.
    3. Yes! It would be so fun to win here July 14, 2016 at 4:24pm Reply

  • Janaina: 1- bread, a good broth and eggs
    2-eau the vert and eau de merveilles, despite being brazilian, i like my summer fragrances not so overly tropical!
    3-of course! July 14, 2016 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Aniko: 1. Favorite foods: sun-warmed sweet tomatoes right from the field; raspberries, plums, any tart fruit such as tart cherries, gooseberries, white, red and black currants; french toast hungarian style :-); a well-made caesar salad, good cheese (from hand-made garlic-flavoured goat’s milk cheese to aged gouda that is almost sweet, and so many more …

    2. Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude, because – to me at least – nothing else quite resembles “sun-warmed skin after swimming” like this scent.

    3. Yes, please. July 14, 2016 at 4:35pm Reply

  • pure poison: 1. Favorite foods are fruit and anything fruity.

    2. the heat of summer is Terracotta by Guerlain, just like baked clay in the sun.

    3. You may email me, how polite of you to ask. July 14, 2016 at 10:07pm Reply

  • lena: 1. [Please picture in your head Julie Andrews in all her glory singing]
    ‘These are a few of my favourite things….’
    – pasta, always
    – grapes, forever
    – ditto strawberries
    – Oz-made extra virgin olive oil
    – home-grown tomatoes
    – potatoes with dill
    – kalamata olives
    – chocolate, of course
    I could go on, but you’ve probably got the general idea by now 🙂

    2. Last summer Herba Fresca was on high rotation, as it was beautifully refreshing when the heat was oppressive.

    3. And yes, of course you can, thank you for asking!

    And thank you for the draw 🙂 July 14, 2016 at 10:59pm Reply

  • Alica: 1. Greek Mousaka and ice cream, tons of it in summer 🙂
    2. Hermes Un Jardin de Mediterranee
    3. Of course you can 😉 July 14, 2016 at 11:17pm Reply

  • Zazu: My favourite foods at the moment are warming, winter foods (I’m in the southern hemisphere) – slow cooked meats with fruits and nuts with yummy sauces topped with fresh herbs….mmmm

    My fav summer perfume is Still Life by Olfactive Studio. Gorgeous, zingy and energetic – screams summer to me.

    Yes, you mail email me if a win. July 14, 2016 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Arnikka: 1. My favorite foods have also become the dishes which I cook the most: Ethiopian Miser Wat, Thai Panang curry with jasmine rice, and Indian chicken Garam Masala. I love dishes with a fair amount of savory spices such as cilantro, ginger, and cumin topped with a twist of juicy lime. I also can appreciate simple tastes and I have a penchant for fresh baked bread with lots of creamy butter.

    2. I have many favorites, but the scent which I often return to during the hottest days has been Shadha attar by Al Rehab. The CPO blooms on the skin into the most heady yet refreshingly fragrant jasmine green tea dripping with luscious Turkish honey redolent with essences from the pink rock rose and overtones of citrus.

    3. But of course! I would be more than honored to hear from you by email. July 14, 2016 at 11:55pm Reply

  • AD: Thanks for the giveaway Tim. I don’t think I have tried this one from Atelier before.

    1. My favorite food is lasagna. A well-made lasagna can always cheer up my day.

    2. I love wearing Monsieur Balmain in the summer and sometimes spritz it in the winter to remind me of the sunshine. That lemony goodness is just unbeatable.

    3. Yes, you may contact me through email.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway Victoria! July 15, 2016 at 3:22am Reply

  • Iva: Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! :))

    1. What are some of your favorite foods?
    I love Cajun cuisine – Étouffée is my hands-down favorite dish! I could eat lasagna every day I love it so much.

    2. What perfume evoke the carefree feeling of a summer vacation?
    JIL SANDER SUN – that scent evokes memories of my girlfriends and me in highschool spraying ourselves silly with it before going to the beach because it said “SUN” so we figured it was safe to lay it on thick so “the sea won’t wash it away!!” Oh my, just a whiff of it takes me back to those carefree summers. We would “layer” it with Coppertone Coconut Oil.

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win?
    Yes, of course! 🙂 July 15, 2016 at 3:46am Reply

  • Kate Farrar: Thank you to Tim and Victoria. 🙂

    1. I love food so much it is difficult to choose, but two of my favourite dishes are Tarka Dhal (Indian) and Khoresht Fesenjan (Persian). I love all seafood generally as well and my idea of heaven is eating mussels by the beach.

    2. I have a few scents that I love to wear in summer: Neroli and Orchidee by L’Occitane, Eden by Cacharel, Womanity by Thierry Mugler. I love Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom when its hot as it reminds me of evenings in the Mediterranean and I have recently discovered Acqua di Parma’s Arancia di Capri, which I can’t get enough of and have to keep reapplying several times a day because its so addictive.

    3. Yes, you can definitely contact me via email, thank you for asking! July 15, 2016 at 5:43am Reply

  • Glannys: Thanks for the giveaway. I have not tried this perfume, but I like the combination of citrus and ginger.
    1. Fresh tomatoes. Sushi. Chocolate.
    2. Creed Virgin Island Water was the first thing that came to my mind.
    3. Yes. July 15, 2016 at 5:50am Reply

  • Beverly Frederickson: I love artichokes and fresh tomato with buffalo mozzarella. A summer perfume is Jo Malone Basil and Limeleaf but I also enjoy putting something heavy on like Andy Tauer’s Le Maroc
    sometimes. I’ve just discovered Atelier and would love to own some. I hope you will be contacting me! July 15, 2016 at 6:50am Reply

  • girasole: What a lovely, generous and refreshing giveaway. But I haven’t had my breakfast yet and reading everyone’s favourite foods has made me hungry!
    1. Because it’s early, I’m tempted to say mine is French toast, but I think I should go with seafood instead – particularly soft shell crabs or oysters.

    2. My summer vacation scent would be L’Artisan’s Mure et Musc (not a typical choice, I know, but I find it cooling in summer and so associate it with that season).

    3. And yes, I’m always happy to receive emails from live people, whatever the topic – and especially if they are about perfume!

    Many thanks to Tim and Victoria…and to all the commenters who have ensured I will eat a very hearty breakfast today! July 15, 2016 at 8:52am Reply

  • Neva: How generous of Tim! Thank you!

    My favourite foods are all kinds of risottos and any food made of rice and grains: with meat or fish, with vegetables, stir fried or boiled, with various seasonings and oils. It can be a warm dish or cold as a salad.

    A summer vacation always goes with a cologne for the daytime. I have tried several of the Acqua di Parmas: Colonia Essenza, Fico di Amalfi, Arancia di Capri, Cedro di Taormina.

    And yes, you can contact me via email, of course. July 15, 2016 at 10:28am Reply

  • Oksana K: Thank you for letting me participate in this discussion – so many interesting smells and dishes.
    1. Food: tea w milk, fresh bread, clementines at Christmas, steak fresh off the grill
    2. Fumes: Ralph Rocks by Ralph Lauren, Songes by A. Goutal
    3. Yes 👍 July 15, 2016 at 4:45pm Reply

  • Niki: 1. Lobster Mac n cheese, McDonald’s apple pies, anything made of corn – arepas, esquiote, corn bread. I’m drooling thinking about it..
    2. Bobby Brown – beach. Too obvious? Too basic? Oh well. It’s glorious sunscreen to me.
    3. Of course! July 16, 2016 at 1:49am Reply

  • AfonsoC: Thank you for such a generous giveaway!
    I love seafood, grilled fish, japanese and italian food. And especially portuguese food, my country.
    Summer is a synonym of spending all days at the beach, and the perfume that most evokes summer to me is Eau des Merveilles by Hermès, which manages to smell like sunkissed and slightly sea salty skin. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
    You can e-mail of course! July 16, 2016 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Fiona: 1-My favourite foods are Butter Chicken made at home from scratch. I love anything vegetarian and adore stuffed veggies- Gemista and plain grilled Wild Salmon with Ratatouille. I would follow that off with a Knafeh, a Midfle-Eastern shredded pastry stuffed with cheese, doused in syrup and served sizzling hot…as we do here in Egypt.
    2- My favourite summer perfume has to be Clarins Eau Ensoleillante.it is such a fresh alive zingy fragrance that truly epitomizes summer.
    3-Yes, by all means you may get in touch with me! July 16, 2016 at 1:56pm Reply

  • Jo: Very kind giveaway!
    1. Some of my favourite foods are pizza and spanakopita – and generally anything Mediterranean. I also love a good British pasty and my mum’s Christmas stuffing.
    2. Diptyque L’eau de Hesperides is definitely the scent that comes to mind when I think of summer. The crushed citrus and herbs, fresh mint and the sweetness of immortelle – all remind me of summers spent in New England.
    3. Yes. indeedy. July 16, 2016 at 3:55pm Reply

  • Annette: 1. Seafood, chocolate, bagels, peaches.

    2. Not original but Kenzo Eau d’Ete is my summer vacation perfume.

    3. Yes!!!

    Thank you for a generous giveaway. July 16, 2016 at 3:58pm Reply

  • Selene Hernández: Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Ilove sushi, mexican food (from de north of México)

    2. For me light and blue its for summer

    3. And if I win, you can contact me email

    Have a nice weekend 🙂 July 16, 2016 at 4:17pm Reply

  • Cynthia Richardson: 1. Some of my favorite foods include dark chocolate, avocado toast, salmon and anything Mexican.
    2. Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom evokes the carefree feeling of a summer vacation
    3. Please contact me via email. July 17, 2016 at 12:47am Reply

  • va: food – moroccan , chinese , mexican
    blackberry scent aquolina body water blackberry musk
    yes you may July 17, 2016 at 5:49am Reply

  • Ingeborg: What a generous giveaway! abd lots of interesting suggestions for good summer dishes and summer perfumes.

    1. I love sushi, nearly all vegetables, sea food, fruit and berries. I find I eat very little meat during summer.

    2. Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia and Week-End by P. Nicolaï are among my favourites for summer.

    3. Yes, you may contact me by e-mail. July 17, 2016 at 11:20am Reply

  • Vahagn: Thank you for giveaway!!! So nice)))
    1) Armenian, grorgian, midlle-east and chinese cuisine.
    2) Xerjoff Mefisto, Humiecke & Graef Eau de radieuse, Russian Tea Masque Milano, L’eau Mixte Nicolay.
    3) Yes July 17, 2016 at 12:38pm Reply

  • Hera: Thank you for the giveaway.
    1.My favorite food is any kind of cheese.
    2.My favorite summer fragrance is Eau de Magnolia
    3. I will be very happy if you contact me by e-mail July 17, 2016 at 9:29pm Reply

  • Ghada hannoush: Any announcement?! 🙂 July 17, 2016 at 10:53pm Reply

    • Victoria: It would take a couple of days. July 18, 2016 at 8:11am Reply

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