Chanel Chance and Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar Perfume Giveaway

Today have a generous giveaway made possible by Bois de Jasmin’s reader Leslie. She would like to give away two full bottles: Chanel Chance EDP 3.4 ounces (not in box, but only sprayed once) and Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar EDP 1.7 ounces (not in box, but only prayed a couple of times.) She can send her package anywhere in the US (sanitized and well-wrapped, of course).

We are not responsible for leaks or damage during transit or for lost packages.

Leslie says, “I don’t comment much, but I do love the group. It really makes me happy to bring joy to people and support your wonderful Bois de Jasmin. Since we are in fall, my favorite comfort season, I’d love to ask what scents evoke favorite fall memories, and which scent they would most like to have.”

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

1. What scents evoke favorite fall memories for you? Which perfume is on your current wish list?
3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Leslie?

The contest is  now closed. The winner is Amy Cronauer. Congratulations!

I would like to thank our entire Bois de Jasmin community for your generosity and kindness, whether it means giveaways like this, advice or comments. 



  • Kitty Devereaux: Bois des Isles is my favorite fall scent. I have soooooooo many on my wish list Safari vintage would be my number one . Then Nahema.
    Please feel free to contact me. October 11, 2021 at 7:28am

    • Leslie: I really need to try Bois des Isles 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:44pm

  • Heather McKay: For many years, I was really only wearing fresh florals no matter what the season. I’ve recently been drawn to fragrances with soft wood and musk undertones and they feel perfect with a cozy sweater. My two new favorites are D&G Temperence and Lowe Aura. I’m also wanting to try fragrances with subtle honey and Guerlain Insolence is top of my wish list this fall.

    Thank you for the generous giveaway. Yes you can contact me if I win. October 11, 2021 at 7:48am

    • Leslie: Honey sounds wonderful. October 11, 2021 at 4:45pm

      • Karen: Scents that evoke favorite Fall memories… Woodsmoke and fallen leaves, that singed jack-o- lantern smell, apple cider, and frost. My wish list Fall scent is Voleur de Roses by L’Artisan Perfumers. Yes, you can email me. Thanks for the give away opportunity! October 12, 2021 at 2:27pm

  • faith nelson: My favorite fall scent, I really wear the year ’round. It’s a vintage Fragonard called Moment Vole, very similar to older versions of L’air du Temps.
    I’ve lots of things wish-listed; vintage Paris, vintage Zen, vintage Eau Sauvage….

    Yes, I’d be happy to be contacted! October 11, 2021 at 7:54am

    • Leslie: Those sound beautiful 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:46pm

      • faith nelson: They really are. Some might be too heavy for those who are not perfume crazy in general.
        I love a complex and heady scent.
        Just by sampling the usual stuff one finds at Sephora, it seems that the popular stuff is either meek or far too similar. October 12, 2021 at 12:31am

  • Susan: Scents that evoke fall for me are amber, vanilla, oud, incense. It’s time to wear something warming like Serge Lutens Ambre Sutan. On my fall wishlist is Guerlain Santal Royal. October 11, 2021 at 8:36am

  • James R Weaver: My favorite fall scent Is Christian Dior’s Eau Noire A Sublime lavender (and licorice)
    Unique, elegant, strong, masculine, sophisticated, warm, dark, deep, soft, sweet and bitter. October 11, 2021 at 8:38am

  • Hollis Sherman: What a wonderful giveaway! My go-to fall scents are Bois des Iles and Shalimar. Bois des Iles is especially comforting – bright and sparkly (just like the leaves!) and then turning warm and gingerbread-like.
    Shalimar brings out the fall siren that lives inside me! Smoky, sweet and delicious. October 11, 2021 at 9:11am

    • Leslie: I love Shalimar too 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:46pm

      • Christina: Every fall, I went to Manhattan for many years. I would play New York State of Mind and wear Jean Patou’s Joy. It was my first extravagant fragrance. My father was in shock at the price. He had never bought anything that expensive for me for Christmas before, but he got me a set for Christmas anyway, commenting that he couldn’t believe all these ladies went out early in the morning to pick flowers for the perfume. I guess the woman at the perfume counter told him a story about it, lol. The Joy set came with a gorgeous perfume solid and I still have it. I will always crave Joy, though it has been discontinued, because it returns to me to NYC in the fall and to my father’s sweet gift, and to his memory which is thankfully revived with a whiff of Joy. Incidentally, Joy does smell incredible in colder weather. You may of course contact me. Thanks, Leslie, and to the Bois de Jasmin community for sharing my love of fragrance and for inspiring such a precious recollection. October 17, 2021 at 6:17am

  • Fazal: Leslie, appreciate your generosity. Please do not enter me in the draw as I happen to own Tauer Une Rose de Kandahar.

    As far as fall is concerned, I may opt for warm compositions like Opium EDT (vintage version) or leather compositions on the sweeter side such as Parfums d’Empire Cuir Ottoman or Chanel Cuir de Russie. One of the fragrances that is all-year wear for me including the fall season is original Givenchy Gentleman. I also think smoky fragrances are great option for fall and probably my most favorite smoky fragrance is Pascal Morabito Or Black in vintage version.

    One of the fragrances on the top of my wishlist is Lutens La Myrrhe. October 11, 2021 at 9:17am

    • Leslie: Chanel Cuir de Russie is also a favorite of mine 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:48pm

      • Fazal: Have you tried Cuir Ottoman. If you enjoy Cuir de Russie, I feel confident you will enjoy Cir Ottoman, too. However, I am talking about the original batches. There has been a bottle change and the color of the recent batches also seems lighter so I am not sure if the composition is same or slightly modified. October 11, 2021 at 6:30pm

        • Leslie: I probably would love it. I have a whole list of things I want to try. I can look for original versions of Cuir Ottoman – I really like some of the other offerings from Parfum d’Empire – especially anything with leather 😉 October 11, 2021 at 9:01pm

  • Amanda Randolph: Creed Spice and Wood reminds me of Fall with its warm woody undertones and the presence of clove and apple aromatics remind me of fall flavors and baking. My current fragrance wish list includes Diptyque Orphaéon!

    You may contact me by email October 11, 2021 at 9:36am

  • Wayne Martin: Hi There,
    Yes you can contact me,
    On of the fragrances that reminds me of fall Is Paloma Picasso EDP, it’s my Mums signature scent, I should really get myself a bottle as I find it quite unisex too.
    Reminiscence Patchouli is another one that is perfect for fall.
    Good luck to everyone who enters the give away. ☘️ October 11, 2021 at 9:39am

  • Helen Payne: Leslie, it is do sweet of you to do this for boisdejasmin followers like me. I am searching, searching, searching, for a new fragrance that’s “just me.”
    One of my favorite scents for Fall isn’t available anymore. It brings back memories of when I was young. (Just turning 70 on Nov. 6th.) It’s the vintage Woodhue by Fabrege. I would love to find something similar to that.
    Please feel free to contact me. October 11, 2021 at 10:03am

    • Leslie: I’m still looking for “just me” too 😉 Happy soon to be birthday. October 11, 2021 at 4:49pm

  • Joan Dallos: What a generous and fun offer. I wear Boucheron when hiking in the NC mountains where I live. The olfactory mix of the crunching leaves, the saturated green air and the whiffs of energizing Boucheron make those hikes experiences to treasure. On my wishlist is Tauer Une Rose de Kandahar and yes, would love to hear by email. BTW, Nahema has lost any staying power. Gone in a flash. October 11, 2021 at 10:04am

    • Kitty: Hi- I just went hiking yesterday and wish I had worn Boucheron! I tried on a sample of Nahema just last week and it lasted all afternoon. I was in Italy- wonder why the difference as I am now looking to buy it? October 11, 2021 at 1:28pm

      • Joan Dallos: I wonder if different (re)formulations are sold in the US vs Europe. My Nahema is an immediate skin scent and then gone. Back to Italy you must go! October 11, 2021 at 1:42pm

        • Kitty: I agree!🙃 October 11, 2021 at 4:49pm

        • Kitty: I agree!🙃 would love to go back to Italy! October 11, 2021 at 4:52pm

  • Mark B!: Hi, yes you can contact me!
    I grew up in Southern California and the fall often had a bit of rain, so the eucalyptus trees and their fallen leaves would release a lovely almost medicinal scent.
    I love green scents, so Synthetic Jungle (Malle) is on my buy list.
    Thank you Leslie for your generosity! I adore rose scents too! October 11, 2021 at 10:27am

  • Phaedra: Mouboussin by Mouboussin is my favorite, spicy warm fall fragrance. I find it so delicious! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the draw and I hope you are all well and happy! ❤️ October 11, 2021 at 11:09am

    • Leslie: I have never heard of this, so I will look it up. Perfume research is so much fun 😉 I hope you are well and happy too! October 11, 2021 at 9:03pm

  • Patricia: Hello Leslie,
    How kind is your generous offer?
    I would love tore Eire such a generous gift.
    My favorite fall perfume is Chanel Cuir de Russia but subject to change as so many wonderful scents are on my wish list.
    Currently I am coveting Chanel,s Le Lion and that new buzzing hit Synthetic Jungle.
    I love rose scents .
    Thank you so much.
    Yes you may contact me by email.
    Patricia October 11, 2021 at 11:11am

    • Leslie: I thought it sounded like Gaelic 😉 I also have too many scents on my wish list. It’s such an adventure 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:51pm

  • Patricia: Sorry Leslie.
    Really should proofread my missives!
    Corrected…I would love to receive such a generous gift!
    Patricia October 11, 2021 at 11:13am

  • Patricia: Leslie, thanks so much for your generous offer.
    Hermes Myrrhe reminds me of Fall, though I can’t say why. Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleu is on my current wish list and surely you may contact me via email. Keeping fingers crossed and thank again! October 11, 2021 at 11:15am

  • Patricia: Hello Leslie,
    Thank you for your generous offer.
    I would love to receive a rose perfume.
    I am wearing for fall Chanel’s Cuir de Russia but that is subject to change as I am wondering what smoky incense to try.
    On my current wish list is Chanel’s Le Lion and Synthetic Jungle.
    Yes you may contact me via email. October 11, 2021 at 11:19am

  • Robyn B: Thank you, Leslie! I have a lot of fragrances I like to wear in the fall, one of my favorites is Sonoma Scent Studio’s “Equestrian”. I’m looking forward to trying Guerlain’s Shalimar Millésime Vanilla Planifolia.

    Yes, you may contact me. October 11, 2021 at 11:53am

  • Theresa: Thank you for the generous giveaway! It offers some excitement to the whole community as we wait to see if we are the lucky winners!

    My favorite fall scents are warm scents – I like Coromandel and other Chanel offerings like Coco and Sycamore. I would love to have some vintage fragrances like Vol de Nuit or Nuit de Noel – not sure if I can trust the current versions.

    Yes of course you can contact me, if I happen to be the lucky one!
    thanks again, Theresa October 11, 2021 at 12:06pm

    • Leslie: I really need to try Coromandel 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:52pm

  • Jamie Metzgar: What a generous offer! My favorite fall perfumes are Chanel’s Cuir de Russie and Hermès’s Orange Verte. Fall reminds me of smoke, leather, savory citrus, bourbon, and fallen leaves and I love scents that evoke leather armchairs and books. High on my wishlist is Guerlain’s Vol de Nuit. Yes, you may contact me – happily! October 11, 2021 at 12:43pm

  • Amy Cronauer: How generous of Leslie. I love your blog + learn so much from it!

    1. What scents evoke favorite fall memories for you? Witch’s Cottage from Solstice Scents. A perfect intersection of more typical fall notes w/ smells from the hearth + a Sweet Annie note I’ve not smelled in any other perfume (for me this evokes the smell of fall festivals where I live and memories of going w/ family since passed).
    2. Which perfume is on your current wish list? Crown Stephanotis. Old, discontinued, impossible to find!
    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Leslie. Absolutely! October 11, 2021 at 12:43pm

    • Leslie: Witch’s Cottage sounds so intriguing! October 11, 2021 at 4:53pm

      • Tourmaline: I second that! Must seek it out… October 11, 2021 at 9:51pm

  • Usmon: Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite fall perfumes are Guerlain Heritage and Guerlain Mitsouko. Fougere Bengale by Perfum d’Empire is on my current wishlist. And yes, please feel free to contact me over email. October 11, 2021 at 1:15pm

  • Ana C.S.: Fall is my second favorite time of the year after Spring and although i tend to wear fragrances up to my mood rather than seasonal, the fragrances i love to wear in Autumn, due to its special childhood memories, are Sova by Slumberhouse, Mown and Rosenthal by Hendley Perfumes, Led IV by Jazmin Saraï and Black Heart by Fumerium (since last year.

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, never tried Phi, so I’m extremely grateful to be part of this giveaway. October 11, 2021 at 1:34pm

  • Micah: Karl Lagerfeld Classic is a great fall scent for me, all browns and oranges. I’ve been curious to try a couple of the Mark Buxton perfumes, like Devil in Disguise with the rhubarb note. You may contact me! Thank you! October 11, 2021 at 1:52pm

  • Lindsey: Burning campfires and brush piles are nostalgic fall scents for me, so Anubis by Papillon is my current favorite fall perfume. Though Mitsouko is my easy grab during this season – the smell of moss and harvest!

    Top of my wishlist right now is Spell 125 by Papillon – I have a sample and it’s beautiful and strange.

    Feel free to use my email and share it with Leslie. October 11, 2021 at 2:02pm

    • Leslie: I love Papillion -I need to try Spell 125 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:55pm

  • Irina: 1. What scents evoke favorite fall memories for you? Smell of cold fog and moist air filled with aromas of wet ground and wood, moist dried grasses leaves and other smells of nature quietly slowing down, reflecting, letting go and accepting their destiny.
    2. Which perfume is on your current wish list? Soir de Lune Sisley
    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Leslie? Yes October 11, 2021 at 2:14pm

    • Leslie: Leaves, wet ground, and wood are my favorite fall scents too. October 11, 2021 at 4:56pm

  • Frances: Thank for your generous gesture Leslie but please do not enter me in the draw. I sampled Chance a few years ago and thought it was a very nice fragrance but it didn’t suit me, a question of skin chemistry I guess.

    I don’t associate a special scent with autumn when it comes to fragrances. But I do think of the smell of wood, of dry leaves, of damp soil and I don’t know, a “je ne sais quoi” in the air. I think that every season has a special fragranced quality which is hard to express with words and is different for everybody but that we immediately recognize. Same with the colour of the sky actually. A special shade of blue for each season.

    This year I found out I like wearing warm scent like Shalimar in the summer, by night time. Of course, they are more comforting when it’s a litte bit colder since they act as a cozy cashmere sweater. Besides Shalimar, I also wear Coco and Scherrer 2. And I’m eyeing Dior’s Dune, Dior’s Dolce Vita and Van Cleef and Arpels’ First (because I also love florals ahead in the winter). A fragrance that I discovered in september, and that I associate with the oncoming of autumn and winter since then, is Insolence by Guerlain. But of course it also shines in spring. In fact it is perfect all year around and I’m going to leave my computer and go spray it on! October 11, 2021 at 2:26pm

    • Kathy: Insolence is a great choice! October 11, 2021 at 3:50pm

      • Frances: Thank you Kathy:) (these days I am always a bit late to answer on threads, sorry). I wear the EDP by the way. I heard some people prefer the EDT version. They say it is much more…whirling? I don’t know if the word works to describe a fragrance but somehow I understand what they mean. Anyway, I sometimes wonder if I should get the EDT too. October 14, 2021 at 9:23am

  • Tati: I’m nodding my head as I read down the list. Yes, Chanel’s Coromandel & Le Lion. I live in Southern California so fall is aspirational at best. Today is cloudy and cool, though, and I’m spraying Daim Blond, apricots and suede, very cozy. Other favorites: Bottega Veneta, plum and suede; Like This, by Etat Libre d’Orange, which I love although the notes are strange: pumpkin! All time favorite fall scent: Fendi’s Theorema, spices and orange, discontinued but you can find it on Ebay.

    I’m longing for a complex amber or vanilla for fall. Wish list: Masque Milano’s Tango.

    I’ll pass on the lovely giveaway. Too many bottles already. October 11, 2021 at 2:59pm

    • Leslie: I really want to try Chanel Le Lion too. October 11, 2021 at 4:57pm

  • Jeanne: YSL’s Rive Gauche is so evocative of fall for me! I wore it as a freshman in college, and have been through three bottles in my lifetime so far. There’s something about that blue, black, and silver canister that excites me, too! Currently, I wear Ormonde Jayne’s Tolu. That ambery/floral is what I long for in fall. I have the smaller bottle, so I’m careful with it—I’d like it to last.

    I own Tauer’s PHI Rose de Kandahar, so I’ll pass on the lovely offer. Thank you! October 11, 2021 at 3:25pm

    • Leslie: I love Ormonde Jayne Tolu 😉 October 11, 2021 at 4:58pm

  • Kathy: Oh what fun, a Fall surprise contest! Thank you, and certainly you may email me if I win. I don’t set aside perfumes for Fall, though I like the idea. But yesterday, I wore Estee Lauder Amber Mystique, and today happened upon a little vintage bottle of Revlon Ciara to spritz. Both seem to have a nice Autumnal and sweet savor to them. October 11, 2021 at 3:48pm

    • Leslie: I love this group and being able to do giveaways when I can. No bottle should be homeless 😉 October 11, 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Beth Bumbarger: The smell of damp leaves on the ground at gray dusk reminds me of fall. On my wish list for perfume is Portrait of a Lady.

    You may contact me! October 11, 2021 at 4:09pm

    • Leslie: I’d love to try Portrait of a Lady. It sounds wonderful. October 11, 2021 at 5:01pm

  • EileenS: I find that incense reminds me of fall – the smokiness and woodiness feel very autumnal. Heeley Cardinal is my current favorite.

    Recently I have been considering rose and narcissus scents. I’m not sure why these are calling to me, but the top of my wish list is L’artisan Parfumeur Mont de Narcisse. It sounds like a spring scent, but my sample had a beautiful leathery floral feel that would suit autumn just fine.

    Feel free to contact me through my e-mail – I could use some personal mail in the midst of all the junk I get 🙂 October 11, 2021 at 4:49pm

  • Leslie: A leathery floral sounds wonderful. October 11, 2021 at 5:02pm

  • Maria: My favorite fall perfume of the moment is Vanilla Diorama by Dior. It’s vanilla and spicy and feels like a perfect fall scent of the moment for me. It’s also on my wishlist as I just have a decant of it, but would like to buy a whole bottle. October 11, 2021 at 7:04pm

  • Patricia: Kathy,
    Reckons Ciara..came in at least two strengths. I danced in a nightclub and wore it always. I sold so many battles of Ciara for the company they sent me several thank you bottles!
    Would love to smell it again. I have seen it online which brought a smile to my face.
    Patricia October 11, 2021 at 7:53pm

    • Kathy: Patricia, take a chance on a re-sale or a new bottle. It is not too hard to find – I’ve gotten two bottles on E- you know where- bay, and no issues. It smells wonderful all day the day you wear it, and then the next day, your dress or shirt will be still be wonderful. October 12, 2021 at 4:38pm

  • Patricia: Regarding Ciara! October 11, 2021 at 7:54pm

    • Leslie: You are making me want to do some searching here 😉 I? will check out Ciara – sounds like wonderful memories 😉 October 11, 2021 at 9:06pm

      • Tourmaline: Ciara is one of my slightly guilty pleasures. I know I shouldn’t feel guilty for enjoying a fragrance, but this one is so girly in its raspberry note, and so very strong and long-lasting, that I’m careful to spray the smallest amount possible, and only when I won’t be in an environment where it might annoy others. I wish it came in a dab-on, which would be easier to control. It’s fabulous to wear in autumn or winter, as its sweet richness is like a crimson velvet cloak.

        I’m fortunate enough to have a few vintage bottles in my stash. The modern version is a little harsh around the edges, but still completely recognizable. I find it ravishing! I wear it with raspberry colours, or with a black dress tied with a berry-coloured sash. And raspberry lipstick, of course!

        I’m in Oz, so never mind about the give-away for me. October 11, 2021 at 10:03pm

        • Leslie: Hi Tourmaline! I love reading your posts. I may need to seek this out along with Marshmallow, which you’ve mentioned in the past. October 11, 2021 at 10:09pm

          • Tourmaline: Hi Leslie,

            Glad you enjoy reading my comments. I hope you can find both perfumes. They are extremely sweet, like fairy floss, so if you like the occasional fragrance on the sugary side, you might just love them!

            With kind regards,
            Tourmaline October 11, 2021 at 10:14pm

  • Kathy Mueller: My favorite fall/winter fragrances are 24 Faubourg, Ysatis, and First(VanCleef & Arpels)
    Thank you Leslie for doing this generous giveaway-yes you may contact me October 11, 2021 at 8:10pm

  • Leslie: Thank you all for the responses! I’m a bit of an introvert and it warms my heart to hear from you. I love doing these with Victoria. She is amazing and so is this wonderful community. It makes me so happy to give back 🙂 October 11, 2021 at 9:10pm

    • Eudora: Ok, I am just sending you a big hug!
      Thanks to you and Victoria for making this happen. October 12, 2021 at 8:52am

      • Leslie: I’m hugging you back 🙂 Never enough hugs in the world…. October 12, 2021 at 8:35pm

  • Mariah Martin: Apple wood 🔥

    My favorite scents usually include musks. October 12, 2021 at 12:19am

  • Jessica C: 1. What scents evoke favorite fall memories for you? A big pot of pecan coffee, crisp, cool, morning air, the smell of burning leaves in my backyard as a kid— I could go on forever 🙂
    2. Which perfume is on your current wish list? Serge Lutens’ Rahat Loukoum
    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Leslie? Yes, course.

    Thank you both so much for doing this! October 12, 2021 at 12:33am

    • Leslie: Your fall sounds amazing! October 12, 2021 at 8:37pm

  • Charlotte: Hi Leslie, what a generous giveaway! I live in the UK so please don’t include me in the draw.

    Victoria has a nice post about inverting the typical fragrance family seasons, and I love a full-bodied citrus as the weather cools, to remind me of summer. Fragrances in this family also link to my strong childhood association of Christmas with oranges (and I start looking forward to Christmas in September!). Top of my list are Seville a L’aube, Penhaligon’s Vaara, and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine. As you mentioned you like woods and incense, you could explore fragrances that combine these notes with citrus, for example L’AP Timbuktu or Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil. But my favourite incense for this time of year is Dzongkha.

    Rich sandalwood based fragrances are lovely in the first darker days; I love Guerlain Samsara and SL Santal Majuscule. And yet another family I like for fall is damp, earthy roses like L’AP Voleur de Roses, ELDO Eau de Protection, or Atelier Rose Anonyme. The smell of damp earth and dying flowers makes me think of with fall where I come from (British Columbia) as well as where I now live in the UK.

    So many options! I hope you find your autumnal gem 🙂

    Top of my wants list are Hermes Galop, Diptyque Un Fleur de Peau, and SL Feminite du Bois – good thing Christmas is coming! October 12, 2021 at 4:08am

    • Charlotte: Just thought of another option for the ‘lovely earthy rose’ category: Gris by Dior! I’ve recently discovered it thanks to a giveaway by another generous Boisdejasmin reader, and it’s very delicate and beautiful 🙂 October 12, 2021 at 8:39am

    • Leslie: I think I need to incorporate citrus at Christmas this year – I love your recommendations! October 12, 2021 at 9:02pm

      • Charlotte: Citrus colognes really are a lovely and underrated cold-weather choice! October 13, 2021 at 4:59pm

  • Marianne: Oh I’ve enjoyed reading the comments, such lovely contributors shining through.

    Autumn always raises my energy. I begin to make soups, read recipes, increase my walks, gather kindling for winter fires, pick berries and flowers, look around with fresh eyes, feel wonderfully alive.

    A scented candle at night is always present. A warm, complex scent such as Trudon’s Madeleine, or L’Artisan Mur et Musc if I’ve thrown financial caution to the (Autumn) wind! Otherwise perhaps one from Myrtle and Moss with their clear, delicate essential oils.

    Thank you for your generous offer, Leslie. I’m in Australia so it doesn’t apply to me, but I look forward to discovering the outcome. October 12, 2021 at 7:15am

    • Charlotte: Sounds like you have some lovely autumnal rituals Marianne! October 12, 2021 at 8:37am

      • Mariaane: Thank you Charlotte! Yes, something happens when autumn is due. A burst of energy and creativity. October 16, 2021 at 9:11pm

    • Leslie: I have my crockpot out and a first batch of chili going. Soups are another wonderful thing about fall 🙂 October 12, 2021 at 9:04pm

      • Marianne: Hi Leslie, soups and occasionally for me, jams and marmalades become joyous and serene occupations. Lovely to know that others from far away have the same creative response to crisper, fresher days. October 16, 2021 at 9:14pm

  • Nancy Chan: Please do not enter me for the perfume give away as I live in the UK. I would like to share the list of perfumes that I wear in autumn.
    – Coco Mademoiselle
    – Lolita Lempicka
    – Chanel No.5 Extrait de parfum
    – J’Adore Touche de Parfum
    – Insolence

    Basically, very sweet, rich and chypre perfumes I would consider for wearing in autumn. My next perfume on my shopping list is Bois de Iles extrait de parfum. A birthday /Christmas present for myself.

    I use to own a Chance perfume, but I gave it away. Some notes I wasn’t keen on.

    Anyway good luck in finding you autumn perfumes. Best of luck to all the Bois de Jasmin readers participating in this give away.

    I use to have Ch October 12, 2021 at 9:31am

    • Kathy: Glad to read another “vote” for Guerlain Insolence. I love it so! October 12, 2021 at 5:12pm

    • Leslie: I am also thinking of Bois de Iles as a gift to myself…. 🙂 October 12, 2021 at 9:06pm

  • Emily: Please feel free to contact me, I’d love any Tauer rose any time.

    My wish list is fairly extensive but the biggest reaches are probably the Serge Lutens bell jars. I’ve fallen completely for MKK & would love a bottle of the original… someday. Dusita’s Oudh Infini is also exorbitant but could compromise with a travel size there, it’s not exactly for every day. Guess I adore exquisite skank!

    My most loved autumn fragrance is the smoky resurrection of Papillon’s Anubis, but to me it’s more of a late autumn scent, when the leaves have fallen & the coats are coming out. It’s still fairly warm in NYC so today I’m wearing Habanita as a transitional fall scent, woody & cozy but light.

    Peak autumn has got to be the ambers (Ambre Loup with it’s opening growl is my favorite) & patchoulis, especially the ambery patchoulis. Bring on sweater weather & Mazzolari! But also the yummy spice of Musc Ravageur as we segue into the holiday season.

    Mmmm mmm mmm, now I want to wear them all & roll around in cashmere. October 12, 2021 at 1:16pm

    • Leslie: I also love MKK and things like Salome. MKK actually feels soothing to me and I should invest at some point… just so many things to try. October 12, 2021 at 9:08pm

      • Emily: Totally agree, my treasured decant is a private pleasure I spritz when overwhelmed with the world. But have only sniffed a recent version, perhaps the original growls louder. Still need to try Musc Tonkin & Kouros.

        Just got a sample of vintage Bal à Versailles for some skank history. So much to smell! October 13, 2021 at 1:01pm

  • Mridula: Hello Leslie and Victoria. Thank you for this offer. I have never thought about any of my perfumes as potentially fall scents. I dont change my scents from season to season. I kind of keep them all in front of me all year round. So I read the comments and I like the idea of incense and amber for fall. I love Vermeire’s Trayee for Incense and Amber Sultan from SL so these two could I think be considered fall scents. But perhaps the one scent I have that on thinking about it really speaks of the ending of things is Maria Candida Gentile’s Cinabre. I’m not sure why it evokes ending but it is a rose on the dark side, and to me it always smells of a rose that is done dazzling.

    Yes please share my email id. And thank you again. October 12, 2021 at 1:39pm

    • Leslie: Vermeire’s Trayee is another that sounds wonderful – also on the ever growing list 😉 October 12, 2021 at 9:09pm

  • rickyrebarco: Leslie, thank you so much for the generous offer. My favorite fall scents contain spices and ambers and often vanilla. I love Serge Lutens’ L’Eau de Gigembre and Lutens’ Ambre Sultan. I also enjoy Teo Cabanel’s lovely amber scent, Barkhane. And, I can’t forget Guerlain’s Spiriteuse Double Vanille and Angelique Noire.

    I’m also a fan of a good deep rose and tobacco scent like Rose de Kandahar.
    Yes, you may contact me at my email address on file with Victoria. Thanks again!!! October 12, 2021 at 2:41pm

    • Leslie: Serge Lutens’ L’Eau de Gigembre is something I have been meaning to try forever…. I may have to give in and get a sample for the holidays. October 12, 2021 at 9:12pm

  • Kathy: Yay for another Ciara fan – I need get the current version for comparison. But older versions are not hard to find. I think both of mine are the “80%” version. Ciara is a fun and happy perfume. I wonder if Victoria has ever had a chance to sniff? 🙂 October 12, 2021 at 4:43pm

  • Emily: 1. This is a funny and maybe kind of cheesy answer re: fall memories, but Abercrombie 8 (the original EDP from the early 2000’s) smells exactly like going back to school in September for me. Fresh, suburban-mall citrus with an ambery vetiver base.
    On my current wishlist (for testing) is Mistpouffer by Stora Skuggan.
    2. Yes, you may contact me and share my email with Leslie. Thank you for this generous giveaway! October 12, 2021 at 6:16pm

    • Leslie: Oh malls…will they ever be the same? I spent some serious time in malls as a teenager 🙂 October 13, 2021 at 8:26pm

  • la_ninon: My favorite fall fragrances are Bois des Iles parfum, Niki de St Phalle, Jolie Madame, Coromandel, DSH Verte Pour Madame, Nasomatto Absinth…. Evocative non perfume scents are damp leaves, woodsmoke, curry.

    I’m dying to try the parfum versions of Coromandel and Cuir de Russie, but no samples are available (even in the Chanel boutiques). Of scents I already know, I would love a bottle of Eris Night Flower.

    Happy to share my email 🙂 October 13, 2021 at 12:11am

    • Leslie: That’s a fantastic set of favorites 🙂 October 13, 2021 at 8:27pm

  • Heather: Thank you, Leslie, for the generous giveaway, and to Victoria for hosting it!

    Chergui evokes my favorite fall memories. Campfires, nighttime hayrides with all my cousins, costume parties, a whiff of tobacco from my uncles and perfume from my aunts, running wildly from house to house for candy. On an autumn night we kids could become anything, and our games were so real to us, that for a moment we really did transform. Ah, Chergui, the sense of discovery, of something on the wind.

    La Fille de Berlin is on my wishlist.

    Yes, you may contact me October 13, 2021 at 8:09am

    • Leslie: I was watching my son play after school today – and it is very fall here with damp earth, clouds, and falling leaves. It made me miss that feeling you described 🙂 October 13, 2021 at 8:30pm

  • Roxann: How. very kind of Leslie. For fall, I’ve been enjoying Tea for Two. I love to bring out my fall fragrances after the summer, like an old friend that was missed. On my wish list now is Fille en Aigulles and Gourmet Couquin. I’d love to win Rose de Kandahar. Yes, you may contact me. October 13, 2021 at 10:29am

  • Arthur: I love Tobacco Toscane from Santa Maria Novella for the fall, it’s warm and sweet but still elegant and refined. My current wannahave perfume is Bee from Zoologist but the price is holding me back. Feel free to contact me! Arthur October 13, 2021 at 11:57am

    • Leslie: I really need to put Tobacco Toscane from Santa Maria Novella on my list. I love tobacco fragrances. They remind me of my grandpa and his pipe 🙂 October 13, 2021 at 8:34pm

  • Laura: Thank you, Leslie and Victoria!
    All my favorite perfumes are more or less fall perfumes. I always look forward to cooler weather to be able to wear them. Right now, what makes me think of fall the most though is Parfum Sacre by Caron.

    Of course, you can contact me by email! 🙂 October 13, 2021 at 3:59pm

    • Laura: Forgot to say but PHI is actually on my wishlist! October 16, 2021 at 2:24pm

  • M J Leary: My favorite fall fragrance is Atelier Blanche Immortale. It smells like maple syrup on me.

    On my wishlist – a gazillion things, I am new at this, but at the top – Scandal.

    Yes you may contact me in the unlikely event I win! October 13, 2021 at 4:55pm

  • Zazie: Thank you Leslie, so generous of you!
    Fall to me is embodied by
    Shalimar, Chamade, Bois d’armenie and attrape coeur from Guerlain
    Bois des iles and le Lion de Chanel
    Safran troublant and Havana vanille by l‘AP
    And my new love, Radical Rose by matiere premiere.
    I love fall perfumes…
    I would love to try PHI une rose de Kandahar, and yes, you may contact me via my email handle.
    Thanks, a draw is always so much fun! October 14, 2021 at 6:50am

    • Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler: I love fall perfumes too. I’ve gotten so many wonderful ideas from this set of conversations… 🙂 October 16, 2021 at 10:20pm

  • Helena: Thank you, Leslie and Victoria! Fall to me is the scents of the rain, fallen leaves, wet soil, pumkins, a cup of hot green tea in the evening… These days I love to wear D&G Femme (red cap), Alahine and Apres L’ Ondee.
    Une Rose de Kandahar has been on my wishlist for a long time…I would love to try it one day!
    Of course, you can contact me me email! Thank you again for this opportunity, Helena October 14, 2021 at 9:07am

  • frances: I am so distracted I didn’t read the post carefully enough and didn’t see that living in France I couldn’t enter the draw! Anyway, it is very inspiring to scroll down this thread. In addition to my previous post I wanted to say that Aqua di Parma colognes can be very nice at this time of year even when it is more common to wear colognes in summer. I love their classic cologne but also the ones in the blue bottles especially orange from Capri. As for oakmoss’ lovers, they should definitely try Aqua Futura. Its verdancy or greenness, or whatever the word that describes it best, contrasts nicely with autumn melancholy and works wonderfully well in the chilly months of winter. It was one of last year best discovery with Scherrer. October 14, 2021 at 9:50am

  • eva g: favorite for fall is Lutens Ambre Sultan. Wish list is Twilly or Eau de Merveilles, both Hermes.
    Of course you may contact! October 14, 2021 at 5:24pm

  • Kathleen: 1. What scents evoke favorite fall memories for you? Which perfume is on your current wish list?

    Fall memories: I feel differently about it now, but for years I would have said Bulgari Black – the lapsang souchong rubbery/smokiness is very autumnal to me. Nowadays all I get from it is coumarin. I think I’m really oversensitized to coumarin for some reason, and find it utterly overpowering. I used to wear John Varvatos Vintage in the first sweater-weather of the year – the spiced citrus feels like corduroys and wool sweaters, but no coats yet. And feel free to laugh, but ever since middle school Vanilla Fields makes me think of fall (because – perhaps this is obvious – I wore it in the fall, in middle school.)

    On my wish list: Dent de Lait and Different Company Osmanthus.

    3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Leslie? yes, by all means! October 14, 2021 at 7:39pm

    • Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler: I also thought John Varvatos Vintage smelled great. I never actually bought it, but I always had to spray some when I found it in stores. October 16, 2021 at 10:23pm

  • Michele O Brown: Michele: What a generous offer from you, Leslie. I only remember two fragrances that I wore after I married, Caron’s Bellodgia and Ralph Lauren’s Lauren. Can’t buy them anymore. Before marriage, I wore whatever my mom wore. She wore Bal de Versailles, Sand & Sable, Emeraude and Wind Song. After Bellodgia, I began to have migraines, which wasn’t Caron perfumes fault. It was my hormonal system that caused the problem. Yet, I wasn’t able to wear fragrance from ‘93 until a few yrs ago. I’ve conquered that and am able to wear just about anything. I just purchased a bottle of Mandy Aftel’s Honey Blossom. It is wonderful, but unfortunately it doesn’t last on me more than 4 hrs. I’m one that if I like a perfume, I’ll wear it all yr, unless in the garden because the little bees like it too.
    You may email and I live in Tennessee. Reply October 15, 2021 at 12:30am

    • Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler: I remember Ralph Lauren’s Lauren so well – the bottle and everything. I think it was the first perfume I really ever had. I had very 80’s hair 🙂 October 16, 2021 at 10:27pm

  • Sally Bowles: I’m in Canada so not eligible but my big fall memory scent is Jeux de Peau, there is something so utterly cosy and comforting about it. It’s been quite summery in Montreal so I haven’t pulled it out yet but will soon.
    The top of my wish list right now is Cuir de Russie and Portrait of a Lady. October 15, 2021 at 2:53pm

    • Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler: I pulled out Cuir de Russie today (EDP) and it’s just as I remember it. Lovely for hours. I’ve heard so many rave about Portrait of a Lady that I rally have to try it. October 16, 2021 at 10:30pm

  • Tamara: Cinnamon reminds of fall. My ideal cinnamon fragrance would have vanilla and rose as well. For fall I’m wearing Fragonard Grain De Soleil. I’m wishing to try Kenzo Jungle one day. If I’m not too late to the giveaway, yes you can contact me. October 16, 2021 at 11:27am

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