D. S. Durga and Stella McCartney Perfume Giveaway

Today have another generous giveaway made possible by Bois de Jasmin’s reader Leslie. She would like to give away two full bottles: D.S. & Durga Coriander EDP 1.7 ounces (not in box, but only sprayed a couple of times) and Stella EDP 3.4 ounces (not in box, but never sprayed) – this is the original in the purple bottle. 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 would love to ask a Thanksgiving-themed question, and as she puts it, “I would like us to focus on the beauty of this community (Bois de Jasmin) and what we are most thankful for. And of course, which scent they would like.”

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

1. What are you most thankful for? What perfume would you like to receive?
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 winners are Mingzhe Wang and Jamie. 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. 



  • Heather: These past 18 months have been so difficult for so many that it’s been difficult to have a heart of gratitude. But I love this question, and this time of year, because it really does make you reflect on how fortunate you are. I’m thankful that my blessings in life are so many that it’s difficult to select just one.

    Yes you may contact me. Thank you for this generous offer. November 8, 2021 at 7:14am

    • Aida: 😃❤️😃 November 8, 2021 at 1:45pm

  • mohammad hosein eslaminia: I’m thankful of perceiving the meaning behind scents .
    Yes you may contact me.
    i love L’envol de cartier
    Stella McCartney Perfumes between these two
    Thank you for this offer. November 8, 2021 at 7:45am

  • Fazal: I have always been grateful for the gift of life and even more now due to the current pandemic.

    Thanks for your generosity. Please do not enter me in the draw. I happen to own the original Stella, and whoever wins this draw is in for a treat. November 8, 2021 at 8:18am

  • Colleen: I am thankful for this perfume community where my thoughts can dwell on beauty.

    I would love to win either perfume. Of course I can be contacted by email.

    Thank you to the donor! November 8, 2021 at 9:10am

  • Sara: Thank you for the drawing. I am grateful for the good health of family friends and patients. You may contact me and I would like the Coriander. November 8, 2021 at 9:13am

  • Jamie: 2019 was an incredibly difficult year for me and 2020 was for everyone so I’m just thankful to still be here. And, I’m thankful for the generosity of this group! I’d prefer Coriander, and yes please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much! November 8, 2021 at 9:27am

  • Edna Jackson: I am thankful I live where I do in a tiny Tlingit village on an island in southeast Alaska where we take care of each other. I Am thankful for vaccines and boosters. I Am thankful for perfumes and my sense of smell. I would love the Coriander and yes, please, email me. And lastly, thank you to the donor. November 8, 2021 at 9:34am

  • PrincessTonk: My gratitude is greatly based upon how much I still don’t know about EVERYTHING and how that propels me forward through life, even in difficult times, with wonder.
    I love BdeJ which “propelled” me down the fragrance rabbit hole for the last 10+ years and still entrances me. Thank you, V. You may contact me and I think Stella McCartney is my my headspace right now. November 8, 2021 at 9:43am

  • rickyrebarco: I am very grateful for this lovely perfume community and for Victoria’s amazing knowledge of perfume, books, food and all sorts of wonderful things. I’m particularly grateful that Victoria is kind enough to share her knowledge with all of us and to create a safe space for us to share our love of all things scented and beautiful.

    I would be happy to win either perfume and yes, I can be contacted via email. Thanks, Leslie, for this great giveaway! November 8, 2021 at 9:59am

  • Eric Lee: I am thankful for God, family and friends and little things in life. Focus on being selfless and loving and helping others more. A lot of people are hurting so just being aware more of other people and what they may be going through. I would be grateful for either perfume and thankful.

    Thank you November 8, 2021 at 10:01am

  • Mingzhe Wang: During these trying times, I am thankful for health, friends, family, and kindness. I am thankful for music and art that inspire us and keep us going! Thank you for your generosity, either fragrance sounds amazing and I might have a slight preference for Stella. Currently I am into Bois D’Argent by Dior. Please feel free to contact me by email. November 8, 2021 at 10:08am

  • Iana CraneWing: I am so grateful for my ability to smell since it has opened up vast realms to me during this time when isolation could have brought a feeling of emptiness and fear. Instead, now I have scent stories to fill my imagination!
    Please do feel free to contact me. I would love to receive Coriander. Thank you so much for all you do to open the doors of this world to all of us! November 8, 2021 at 10:11am

  • Patricia Maccaro: Leslie, many thanks for your generous offer. One thing I’m very grateful for is the opions of readers. For my 70th birthday, went to Paris 1st time & only then, discovered perfumes. Now I’m learning. D.D.Durga Coriander would be unusual and Yes! you may surely contact me via email. All best wishes. November 8, 2021 at 10:37am

  • Jane: I am most thankful
    for my good health and the overall good health of my family over the past two years.

    It would be an absolute delight to win either perfume and would choose Coriander first.

    You may contact me and share my email with Leslie. November 8, 2021 at 10:41am

  • Christine Boller: Good Morning! During the pandemic, this site has been a welcome respite. I am thankful for strangers and their generosity. The sharing of knowledge, polite conversation and the wonderful world of fragrance.
    If chosen, I would select DS&Durga. You may contact me.
    Thank you!
    Christine November 8, 2021 at 10:50am

  • Emily: Thank you for the generous giveaway! I am thankful for my snug home office, the health of my loved ones, and the diversity of flavors, scents, and experiences in which I have been able to partake this year, despite everything. I’d love to receive Coriander (I adore D.S. & Durga). You may contact me via email. November 8, 2021 at 11:33am

  • Linda K.: I am thankful for discovering a new beauty in the world, and another way to look at the world around me. This community has helped me understand fragrance, and has helped me come to appreciate having something that is uniquely mine once it touches my skin. Like many, this year has been less than easy. I’ve been able to lose myself in a world of scents and that brilliant, sparkling escapism has renewed some of my excitement for life. I am thankful to have one more thing to love in the world. I’m thankful to still be a part of this world.

    If I were to win, I would like to try the Coriander. You’re welcome to email me. November 8, 2021 at 11:35am

    • Marilee Griffin: Marilee G. I am so thankful to share life experiences with others to help them along their personal journey. I have been helped in so many ways, and I want to share with others how they can get back on their feet and start over. I’m thankful for my children and my work. Yes, you may email me! I would love to try DS. & Durga. I love trying new scents. Thank you for the giveaway. November 8, 2021 at 12:48pm

    • Marilee G.: Marilee G. I am so thankful to share life experiences with others to help them along their personal journey. I’m thankful for my children and my work. Yes, you may email me! I would love to try DS. & Durga. November 8, 2021 at 12:49pm

  • Peggy McMillan: Thank you for the generous giveaway! I am very thankful for all i have learned from Victoria, and all that I hope to learn in the future. i admire D.S. & Durga’s aesthetic, so i would most like Coriander, but I wear Stella too! You may contact me by email. thanks! November 8, 2021 at 11:52am

  • faith nelson: I seldom comment, but always read. I love the civility of the people here and their intelligence.
    I’m most grateful for the kind people I have known in life.
    They all went about their ‘work’ quietly.
    One day I would like to write a little book about them all.
    If I were to win, I would love the Coriander.
    Thank you for your thoughtful gift.
    Yes to an email. November 8, 2021 at 11:57am

  • Darinka DAlessio: I am most thankful for my family and the fact that we are managing to be OK during these times of health concerns, rising costs and global crises. We are a very small family with no extended aunts or uncles or cousins or grand parents to help us along. This makes it all even more precious. I think I’d love to try the Coriander. Yes, of course, you may email me. xo November 8, 2021 at 12:47pm

  • Janet: After years of finding comfort and inspiration on this wonderful site, I am finally posting. I am thankful for my family, for books, for art, for all the things that make life worthwhile.
    I would love either scent but would really enjoy the Stella.
    Thank you for your generous gift!
    Yes, you may email me. November 8, 2021 at 1:35pm

  • Aida: I’m beyond thankful for my spiritual Teacher, for teaching me how to shed all that no longer serves me and sooooooooo much more.

    -I am fantasizing about ordering Bond No 9, Tribeca as a scent I absolutely adore but don’t have yet…just a tad expensive 😃

    -Yes you may contact me.

    Wishing everyone the very best 😃 November 8, 2021 at 1:50pm

  • Emily: I am thankful that after months of smell training recommended by my doctor brother my sense of smell has returned after a mild bout of COVID last December that wiped it out for a while. I live in NYC just south of Queens where innumerable families were utterly devastated by the first wave of the disease so it seemed churlish to be upset about something so relatively minor, but there’s no denying that my life is more joy-filled when my nose is working. More fascinated than ever by the mysteries of smell science.

    Also thankful for this website & community, where I have learned so much & can nerd out with other obsessives. Thank you, Leslie, for creating cause for celebrating it.

    Actually adore both these fragrances & yes, you may contact me. November 8, 2021 at 2:38pm

  • sillage4ever: I’m most thankful for second chances and the way life brings opportunities with every new day to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. It’s never too late.

    Coriander would truly hit a comforting spot for the winter, thanks for the generous offer.

    You may contact me and share with Leslie. November 8, 2021 at 2:56pm

  • Stacey: I am most thankful for family and friends. I would like D.S. & Durga Coriander EDP 1.7 ounces.

    Yes, you can contact me. November 8, 2021 at 3:25pm

  • Cornelia Blimber: Du holde Kunst, in wieviel grauen Stunden
    Wo mich des Lebens wilder Kreis umstrickt
    Hast Du mein Herz zu warmer Lieb mich entzuendet,
    Hast mich in eine bessre Welt entruekt.

    Oft hat ein Seufzer Deiner Harf entflossen,
    Ein suesser, hei’ger Accord von Dir
    Den Himmel bessrer Zeiten mir entschlossen,
    Du holde Kunst, ich danke Dir dafuer!
    (sorry, I can’t make an Umlaut on this computer!)

    This is ”An die Musik”, Franz von Schober and a Lied by Schubert.
    Music is wonderful, but the plastic arts as well
    deserve our gratitude.
    When I want stillness, I look at The Charottieer of Delphi.

    I live in Amsterdam, so sadly, no Stella! Such a generous offer. November 8, 2021 at 3:53pm

    • Perfumelover67: Thanks for this generous giveaway!
      I am thankful mostly for my health, for my family, my friends, my dog, my job, for the time I spend enjoying Nature, for the first cup of coffee early in the morning, for the beauty of my perfumes that cheer me up every day.

      I would love to receive any of the perfumes.

      You can contact me and share my email with Leslie. November 8, 2021 at 4:25pm

  • Cornelia Blimber: Hast Du mein Herz zu warmer Lieb’entzuendet
    ein heil’ger Accord…
    sorry! November 8, 2021 at 3:58pm

    • Nancy: Since I don’t get to comment that often this site of contributors is with gratitude of love and hope bringing us together across the miles. Since Stella is no longer available not unlike many fragrances I am grateful for your generosity. And you may contact me by your consideration. All the best to all of you. Is November 9, 2021 at 1:23pm

  • Maria: I would love either perfume. I am grateful for the health of my family and friends and that my kids are back in school after the 1.5 year school closures during the pandemic. I am also grateful for beautiful fragrances and how they bring joy to my life. November 8, 2021 at 4:43pm

  • Kenny Penman: Great Thunberg and the young fighting the good fight to still have air to breathe, whilst so many try to lead us of the (sic) scent.
    D.S. & Durga Coriander
    Yes fine to share. November 8, 2021 at 5:56pm

  • Marilee Griffin: I am so thankful to be able to participate in the giveaway. I am also thankful that I’m in good health, and can spend quality time with family when possible. i would love D.S. & Durga, Coriander. Yes, you may email me. November 8, 2021 at 7:24pm

  • Felicia Forman: I am most thankful for my ability to do good work for patients, their loved ones, and their family members during this terrible pandemic we all just suffered through. I feel lucky and blessed that I decided to go back to school after a fulfilling career in academics, to become a nurse. It has given me so many gifts and blessings, that, while nursing is a very demanding profession, I can give hope, solace, comfort, and, most importantly, compassion to so many fellow humans. Who could ask for anything more from one’s life? The ability to give is our greatest gift and our greatest strength as people. I would love these two fragrances, and, yes, you can email me. November 9, 2021 at 7:40pm

  • Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler: You have no idea how happy it makes me to read what his community is grateful for. I knew it would be wonderful. I feel like it’s important to stop and think about what really matters most amidst all the chaos. I am doing the same, and I am thankful for people like Victoria and all of you who still look for the beauty in everything around us. Thank you 😉 November 9, 2021 at 8:06pm

  • Roxann: Thanks to Leslie and her kindness. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. This year I am most thankful for my beautiful rainbow grandson. Was hard to not meet him until he was 5 months old due to covid, but being born alive was all I wanted. Thankful for zoom technology to see him virtually. I’d love D.s Durga Coriander. Yes you can e mail me. Happy Thanksgiving to all. November 10, 2021 at 12:06am

  • Theresa: In this time of upheaval, I try to practice gratitude every day, for big and for little things. Perfume wise, I am grateful that I work at home now so that I can wear fragrance every day without having to worry about our company no-fragrance policy! (I miss my colleagues greatly, but I am trying to look at the positive side!)
    Yes, you may contact me if I am so lucky as to win. I would love to try the Durga scent, as they seem very interesting. November 10, 2021 at 2:00pm

  • Lara Hartman: I am thankful for the health of my family and myself. I would love the Stella and yes, you can contact me via email. Thanks! November 10, 2021 at 4:07pm

  • Audrey H.: What a lovely and generous giveaway. I am so thankful that my family is in good health. Between pandemic fears and regular health issues, I never take being in decent health for granted. I would love to be considered for the Stella perfume. You may email me, and Im in the US. Thank you Leslie and Victoria. November 10, 2021 at 4:16pm

  • madtowngirl: Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am most thankful for my three children, their health and happiness, and the fact that we will all be together for the holidays. I’m also thankful that my parents have remained healthy throughout this pandemic.
    I would love to win the Stella.
    Yes you may email me and share my email with Leslie. November 10, 2021 at 7:11pm

  • Ellyn Lu: Thank you so much for this giveaway! That is so generous. I am so grateful for my family’s health and wellbeing. I’ve been going through a hard time with work and school, they have been there to support me even though I know it takes a toll on them as well. I am so thankful that they have been able to stay healthy and well despite me. You may contact me through email! I am interested in the Stella McCartney, been really loving rose these days. November 11, 2021 at 8:47pm

  • eva: i am thankful that I got to visit my 91 yo mother after travel was again possible. Stella for me.
    Of course! November 11, 2021 at 9:49pm

  • Jessica: I am thankful I have a nose to smell with.

    D.S. & Durga.

    Of course you can email me. November 14, 2021 at 5:14am

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