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.

Prizes

Prize 1 Vintage Perfumery Class  with Victoria (who ended up drawing two winners)  The winners are Aurora and Anna-K

Prize 2 Fendi Theorema (courtesy of kayliz)  The winner is Ingeborg
a 30ml bottle of Theorema in its box, without cellophane, but unused. A very rare perfume.

Prize 3 L’Artisan Perfumer Noir Exquis (courtesy of Karen A) The winner is Darinka
“I’m happy to donate a mostly full bottle of Noir Exquis by L’Artisan Perfumers. Plus some samples of goodies! 50ml and in its box.”

Prize 4 Bulgari Black (courtesy of BernadetteThe winner is Justin
Bulgari Black, 75 ml, which is still in the cellophane. Now discontinued, so quite special.

Prize 5 Byredo Accord Oud (courtesy of Bernadette) The winner is Megan
Byredo Accord Oud, 50ml. This is a full bottle but does not have the cellophane wrapper. Purchased it from Luckyscent.

Prize 6 Guerlain L’Heure Bleue (courtesy of Robert H.) The winner is AnniE
Guerlain L’Heure Bleue edp 50ml. Like new, in box

Prize 7 Arz El-Rab by Berdoues (courtesy of Robert H.) The winner is Dana
Arz El-Rab by Berdoues 100ml. Like new in box.

Prize 8 Guerlain Cologne du 68 (courtesy of Allison) The winner is hajusuuri

A sealed 100 ml bottle of Cologne du 68 by Guerlain.

Prize 9 Guerlain Shalimar (courtesy of limegreen) The winner is Raluca
Guerlain Shalimar (EDT, 2014 batch (30 ml, minus a few sprays, no box) and Apres l’Ondee EDT (2013 batch; 100 ml bottle, over half full, in box)

Prize 10 L’Artisan Parfumeur Onde Sensuelle and Rappelle-Toi (courtesy of limegreen) The winner is Nadja
L’Artisan Parfumeur Onde Sensuelle and Rappelle-Toi (each is 50 ml, minus a few sprays, in box

Prize 11 Serge Lutens Clair de Musc (courtesy of limegreen) The winner is Harmeet
Serge Lutens Clair de Musc (50 ml, 80% full), in box if I can find it.

Prize 12 Dame Gardenia 100 ml (courtesy of Caroline) The winner is Sandra

Prize 13 Balenciaga Paris Edition Reflets sealed bottle, 75 ml (courtesy of Caroline) The winner is Kathleen M

Prize 14 Hobigant Orangeurs en Fleurs 100 ml, 90% full (courtesy of Caroline) The winner is Kathleen W

Prize 15 Missoni EDP (courtesy of Andrea) The winner is Susan
Missoni EDP 30 ml in original box, minus a few spritzes

Prize 16 Hermes Ambre de Merveilles (courtesy of Hamamelis) The winner is Mariosa

A new bottle of Ambre de Merveilles, 100 mls.

Prize 17 Rochas Tocade, almost full (courtesy of Hamamelis) The winner is Pia

Prize 18 Amouge Lyric for Her (courtesy of Hamamelis) The winner is Karin
a 10 ml travel refill (no atomizer, so you will have to either dab or pour it into one) of Amouage’s Lyric for Her.

Prize 19 Burberry BRIT Rhythm (courtesy of Magda) The winner is Kneale

a 50 ml bottle of Burberry BRIT Rhythm, EDT, spritzed once, box included.

Prize 20 Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pampelune and Etat Libre d’Orange Perfume sampler (courtesy of Magda)  The winner is Joan
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pampelune EDT, 75 ml, box included. And Etat Libre d’Orange Perfume sampler to give away. It is in excellent condition, 7, 1,5ml samples. One of those discovery sets available in Sephora.

Prize 21 Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau (courtesy of Magda) The winner is Audrey
Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau, EDT, 100ml (minus 3-4 spritzes), box included.

Prize 22 Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile (courtesy of Ruth) The winner is Janet M
A 95% full bottle of Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile, EDP 1.7 oz. It is still in the round presentation box.

Prize 23 Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d’Iris (courtesy of rainboweyes) The winner is Therese M
A more than half-full 75 ml bottle of Van Cleef & Arpels Bois d’Iris

Prize 24 L’Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz (courtesy of rainboweyes) The winner is  Pauline
A full bottle of L’Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz.

Prize 25 Vintage Guerlain Shalimar extrait de parfum mini (courtesy of Gabriela) The winner is Katja
A vintage mini Shalimar extrait de parfum. A 2ml miniature bottle of a vintage perfume. No box.

Prize 26 Mauboussin Histoire d’Eau Topaze (courtesy of Austenfan) The winner is Lillian
“One bottle of Mauboussin Histoire d’Eau Topaze. 75 ml. EDT, maybe 3-4 mls missing. (no box)The bottle is a bit iffy, but the scent is still fine, no box.”

Prize 27 Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc (courtesy of Austenfan) The winner is Gabriela
One tester bottle of Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc, 75 ml, EDT , probably 10 ml missing, tester bottle, no cap, no box.

Prize 28 Gucci Envy (courtesy of Austenfan) The winner is Michaela

One tester bottle of Gucci Envy, 100 ml. EDT, probably 60 ml left. tester bottle, no cap, no box.

Prize 29 Bvlgari Rose Essentielle (courtesy of Austenfan) The winner is Masooma
Bvlgari Rose Essentielle, EDP, 100 ml bottle, about 55 ml. left. comes with box and cap.

Prize 30 Diptyque Philosykos 7.5ml perfume oil (courtesy of SM Chong) The winner is Karen B
“I have a small Diptyque Philosykos 7.5ml perfume oil rollerball to contribute to the pool. The roller ball has been used once, no box but has a sleeve.”

Prize 31 Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia (courtesy of Cornelia Blimber) The winner is Maureen C
“I have 30 ml eau de parfum (95% full) of Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia. Original box, no cellophane.”

Prize 32 Mona di Orio Musc (courtesy of Gretchen)  The winner is Mariana
Mona di Orio Musc, 100ml, slightly used, no box

Prize 33 Etro Gomma (courtesy of MJ) The winner is Anja
“I have a bottle of Etro Gomma for the draw. No cellophane, original box. It’s 50 ml (less 3/4 full).”

Prize 34 Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale (courtesy of Mare) The winner is Marina
50ml, 95% full, in box

Prize 35 Guerlain Pamplelune (courtesy of Mare) The winner is Jeanne
100ml, 95% full, in box

Prize 36 Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initiale (courtesy of Kneale) The winner is Christine
“ I have a ~65% full bottle of Shalimar Parfum Initiale EDP, 60 ml/2 oz. No box but I am an expert packer and sealer.”

Prize 37 Lancome Magie Noir (courtesy of Liz) The winner is Alexandra
“I have a 75 ml bottle of Magie Noir edt with only a few test sprays out of it. Still have the box, but not any of the inside packaging. I bought it this year; a blind buy from zulily, which is an online discount store.”

Prize 38 Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium (courtesy of Liz) The winner is Jean M
“I have a 30 ml bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium. Again, only a few sprays out of it. No box.”

Prize 39 Bulgari Black (courtesy of Elizabeth) The winner is Luminita
“I have an unopened bottle of Bulgari Black Eau de Toilette (2.5 fl.oz) in its original packaging which I’d be happy to donate. As I understand it, this very interesting and unusual scent has been discontinued.”

Prize 40 Chloe Eau de Parfum (courtesy of Alison) The winner is Sandra P
A bottle of Chloe Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl oz/75 ml. “I have the box and it is barely used and purchased two winters ago. The silver on the top of the bottle has begun to patina a bit; I’ve heard of some complaints and the packaging insert also conveys that the silver will naturally change. Otherwise, the ribbon is still on it and it is in quite good condition.”

Prize 41 Shiseido White Rose (courtesy of Sophie) The winner is Iuliana
“A rather rare full bottle of Shiseido White Rose which a friend bought in Tokyo a few months ago. It is in a stopper bottle.” A UK only prize due to the restrictions on shipping perfume outside of the country.

Prize 42 Nars Eyeshadow Duo (courtesy of Marion) The winner is Katya
Nars Eyeshadow Duo of your choice.

Prize 43 Norma Kamali (courtesy of Lucy R) The winner is Elizabeth
Almost full, very potent! 9 ml Norma Kamali Incense, vintage 1982.

Prize 44 Papillon Perfumery Anubis (courtesy of Liz Moores) The winner is Kay
Brand new, sealed, 50ml bottle directly from the indie perfume house.

Prize 45 Urban Outfitters Macaron Rose and Lait de Coco (courtesy of Scented Salon) The winner is Tammie
“I have a newly bought Macaron Rose and Lait de Coco (sprayed once, didn’t come with a box, 30ml each) from Urban Outfitters.”

Prize 46 The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit (courtesy of Amy) The winner is Brenda
“An unopened 90ml bottle of The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit. Still in the box, although the
cellophane has come unstuck on the top.”

Prize 47 Guerlain Mitskouko (courtesy of Lumi) The winner is Martha
“1.7 oz bottle of Mitsouko, which I love intellectually but it has never agreed with my skin chemistry. Sprayed maybe 10 times, not sure if I still have the box.”

Prize 48 Thierry Mugler Womanity (courtesy of Amber) The winner is Botagosz
“It is a 3/4 full 50ml bottle of Eau de Parfum. No box.”

Prize 49 Guerlain Mitsouko (courtesy of Johano)  The winner is Clare
“I would love to contribute a prize: vintage (the 1980s) Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette, 30ml, box included. I got a boatload of these particular Mitsouko’s when a local perfumerie closed its doors. They all are very dark in color, but the juice is perfectly Mitsouko still.”

Prize 50 Chanel No 5 extrait de parfum (courtesy of Lila)  The winner is Devon
“1oz extrait de parfum Chanel No 5, sampled once, in box.”

Prize 51 Hermes Elixir des Merveilles, Dior J’Adore, Diptyque Eau Rose and A Lab on Fire Musc a Moi (courtesy of Julie) The winner is Maureen
The prize includes Hermes Elixir des Merveilles, 30ml, Dior J’Adore (2015) 30ml, Diptyque Eau Rose 100ml, A Lab on Fire Musc a Moi 15ml. “None are sealed, but all are in original boxes and 95-100% full.”

Prize 52 Kenzo L’Elephant (courtesy of Erry) The winner is Hera
“a bottle of Kenzo Jungle L’elephant, 100ml (I need to check again). I only used it for no more than 5 sprays. It is still in the box and wrapped in bubble-wrapper from when I relocated to Canada 10 months ago. I prefer to send it someone in Canada or Continental US.”

Prize 53 Clinique Wrappings (courtesy of Sandra) The winner is Jamie M
“I have a gift set of Wrappings by Clinique (new in the box, perfume and lotion). The perfume is .85 floz/25 ml and the body smoother is 3.4 floz/100 ml.”

Prize 54 Dame Perfumery 6 Different Perfumes The winner is   Sandra B
Six unused 100 ml bottles of Dame Perfumery Soliflore Gardenia, Tuberose, Rose de Mai, Mimosa, Osmanthus, and Narcissus.

Prize 55 (courtesy of Ann T) The winner is Nora
Honore des Pres Vamp a NY, 49 ml out of 50ml left, no box and Priscilla Presley Experiences, 35ml out of 70ml left, tester bottle.

Prize 56 (courtesy of Chris) The winner is Naomi
Jardins d’Ecrivains La Dames aux Camelias, 250ml (it calls itself a cologne de nuit and comes with a black puffer) and the L’Artisan Noir Exquis is 50ml. Gently used.

Prize 57 courtesy of Dana The winner is Amanda
The Lanvin Rumeur is a 3.3 oz. bottle, approximately 90% full. The Estee Lauder Spellbound is a 1 oz. bottle and is approximately 95% full.

Photography by Bois de Jasmin

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34 Comments

  • Nora Szekely: Dear Victoria,

    Thank you for this wonderful project. January 18, 2017 at 7:49am Reply

  • Sandra: Thank you for organizing all of this and congrats to all the winners (and I think I am one!!!)
    The amount of money that was raised restored my faith in humanity! Such generosity Such compassion
    Thank you again Victoria for everything January 18, 2017 at 7:58am Reply

  • Gabriela: Very proud of this community and of you Victoria.
    I won a perfume and would be willing to donate to a Thé Blanc lover, a perfume needs love after all, right? January 18, 2017 at 8:00am Reply

    • Victoria: I’m not entirely sure what would be the best way to arrange such exchanges. Why don’t I get everyone in touch and then if you wish to pass your prize onto someone else, we can figure it out later. January 18, 2017 at 8:31am Reply

      • Gabriela: Perfect Victoria, otherwise it will be impossible to mange, you are right! January 18, 2017 at 9:43am Reply

  • Caroline: Victoria, thanks for hosting such a wonderful cause. Look forward to sending scents to Sandra, Kathleen M & Kathleen W! January 18, 2017 at 8:12am Reply

    • Notturno7: Thank you so much for your generosity!! Can’t wait to try Dame Gardenia. I 💖 gardenia and white flower perfumes. January 19, 2017 at 4:21am Reply

  • Michaela: Thank you Victoria and thank you all! I’m so happy it’s been a success! You are all such kind people. January 18, 2017 at 8:16am Reply

  • Therése: 10,425! Amazing! Good job, everybody!

    Thank you, Victoria and congratulations to all the winners (and me!Hooray!). January 18, 2017 at 9:13am Reply

  • Susan McCallister: Thanks for managing this, Victoria. Also thanks to the prize donors! I think I won, and if so, a special thanks to Andrea – I’ve never tried Missoni, so I am thrilled. And all to the good as well since there was a lovely pot of money raised for a wonderful cause. January 18, 2017 at 10:02am Reply

  • limegreen: What an uplifting bit of news, to have raised so much for a worthy cause! Thank you, Victoria, for organizing this drive, it’s very generous of you in time and in spirit. January 18, 2017 at 10:58am Reply

  • Jiri: I am very happy for the winners and for Doctors Without Borders. Thank you Victoria for motivating us to help this wonderful organization. January 18, 2017 at 11:10am Reply

  • Kneale: This was so much fun, Victoria! What a great way to honor such a brilliant cause! January 18, 2017 at 12:13pm Reply

  • Ariane: At the beginning of this new year and, for us in the U.S., new presidency, when there is much uncertainty and apprehension about what lies ahead, it is inspiring and comforting to know what can be accomplished when good people come together. Victoria, you inspire us all. Thank you! January 18, 2017 at 1:08pm Reply

    • kayliz: Hear hear! January 18, 2017 at 2:09pm Reply

  • Johanob: Congatulations to all the winners!Especially “my” winner Clare!The biggest winner of course is MSF.That is an impressive sum of money. January 18, 2017 at 1:25pm Reply

  • Aurora: It’s simply wonderful to have raised so much for this life-saving organisation. Victoria, you are our star. I am not usually very lucky in draws but today I feel on top of the world to have won your class in perfume. January 18, 2017 at 1:42pm Reply

    • kayliz: Heartfelt congratulations, Aurora! January 18, 2017 at 2:17pm Reply

      • Aurora: Thank you Kayliz! The dog looks adorable in your photo. Is it yours? January 18, 2017 at 3:37pm Reply

        • kayliz: Thank you — yes, she’s my sunshine:) January 18, 2017 at 7:12pm Reply

    • Michaela: Congratulations, Aurora!
      I felt really happy to read your name for such a prize! 🙂
      And, of course, I felt happy for so many wonderful people doing together such a great job. January 19, 2017 at 4:41am Reply

      • Aurora: Thank you Michaela, so sweet of you! January 19, 2017 at 7:44am Reply

        • Cornelia Blimber: Congratulations, Aurora and Anna K.!
          What a wonderful prize! January 19, 2017 at 10:29am Reply

          • Aurora: Thank you so much Cornelia! January 23, 2017 at 4:54pm Reply

  • kayliz: Oh my goodness, over 10 thousand dollars — a wonderful result!
    Congratulations above all to Victoria:)
    Am looking forward to sending on to Ingeborg, and as for my win: I only just treated myself recently to my first Papillon, Tobacco Rose… am a huge fan, and more thrilled than I can say. January 18, 2017 at 2:16pm Reply

  • Lillian: I’m very touched that we were able to raise over 10 thousand dollars. Thank you Victoria for being a source of inspiration for so many of us. And the fact that I’m one of the winners is the cherry on the cake! I’m looking forward to discovering Histoire d’Eau Topaze – many thanks to Austenfan! January 18, 2017 at 3:06pm Reply

  • Joy: This was such a worthy effort, Victoria, and so successful! This will go a long way for Dr. Without Borders. January 18, 2017 at 3:30pm Reply

  • KarenA: Wow! Congratulations to everyone! Victoria, you must be thrilled, not only with such an impressive amount raised but to have created such a community! Looking forward to sending out my contribution to its winner, and thanks to everyone! January 18, 2017 at 7:34pm Reply

  • hajusuuri: Thanks for organizing, Victoria and hooray to all who donated! I felt like I won the lottery. I will be in touch with Allison shortly! January 18, 2017 at 9:10pm Reply

  • Amy M.: I’m thrilled to see what a great response you got, Victoria, and quite a substantial amount raised for MSF. Congrats to all the winners! January 19, 2017 at 3:49am Reply

  • MaureenC: I think you’ve created a Christmas tradition! January 19, 2017 at 3:50am Reply

  • Notturno7: It felt so good to donate to such a great cause and now I won a prize 💖💕🌸!!
    I’m so happy! Thank you, Victoria and thanks to all who participated.
    Caroline, you’re amazing. I already got an UPS tracking for the shipment!! So fast! Can’t wait for my package. Thank you so much! January 19, 2017 at 4:12am Reply

  • Victoria: Thank you again to everyone who participated and congratulations. We have achieved a very impressive outcome, and your generosity and kindness are heartwarming. I know that it will all return tenfold to you. January 19, 2017 at 9:37am Reply

  • Hamamelis: Congratulations to all winners, a big thank you to Victoria and I will try and send my donated bottles ASAP! January 19, 2017 at 10:49am Reply

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