If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Puredistance is one of my favorite houses for the elegance, luxuriousness, sophistication and richness of their fragrances. Well, the incredibly generous, thoughtful people behind the brand have offered a perfume giveaway of samples of my two favorite Puredistance pure parfums for TEN (10) readers.
What Opardu evokes in me.
A satin bag containing one (1) sample spray vial of Puredistance M, and one (1) sample spray of Puredistance Opardu. Each sample is 2 ml. Like all of Puredistance’s fragrance, each perfume is Extrait de Parfum (i.e., Pure Parfum), the highest concentration possible. “M” has 25% perfume oil. Opardu clocks in at a whopping 32%! Each perfume was also created by a Master Perfumer: Roja Dove in the case of “M,” and Annie Buzantian of Firmenich in the case of Opardu.
What “M” feels like to me.
For those who have never tried either fragrance, “M” is a molten, rich chypre-leather-oriental hybrid, and Opardu is an elegant, soft, airy lilac-centered floral. I adore both of them, though M really owns my heart out of the two. You can read my review of “M” here and of Opardu here.
WHO GETS IT:
Ten (10) people will each get ONE (1) satin bag containing one 2 ml vial of “M” and one 2 ml vial of “Opardu.” The giveaway is open to anyone who follows the blog. (See, further details below.) Those who don’t follow Kafkaesque, or who aren’t signed up, are free to do so. The winners will be chosen at random, and the items will be shipped directly to you by Puredistance. There are no exclusions based on your geographic location.
WHEN DOES IT START & END:
The giveaway starts today, Monday May 6th, 2013 and will continue for 7 days until Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) in the U.S. which is -6:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
In other words, it goes until the last minute of May 13th in my time zone. If you’re in the UK, it ends at 5:59 a.m. on Tuesday the 14th. If you’re in the Australia, for example, it ends at 2:59 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th. If you’re in Japan, it ends at 1:59 p.m. on Tuesday the 14th. You get the idea.
The winner will be announced in a day or two afterwards.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER:
You have to do TWO things to qualify for to win:
- You have to post in the comments — here on the Kafkaesque blog — saying how you follow the blog: via WordPress, email subscription, RSS feed, Blog reader, or some RSS method. If you’re not a reader of the blog, feel free to sign up.
- IN ADDITION TO THAT: Once you win, Puredistance has asked that each winner:
1) take a nice (creative) photo of his/her satin pouch and spray vials, and post that photo on either your Facebook status or on Twitter; *AND*
2) tag Puredistance at the same time. (ie, @Puredistance on Facebook, or #Puredistance on Twitter.)
Obviously, there is no way to check if you have or have not, so we’re going by the Honour System here. 🙂 But it’s a tiny request from a wonderful perfume house that not a lot of people know about, so I think it would be nice to get the word out, don’t you?
The retail price of the giveaway is quite a lot, so I truly hope the 10 winners will help spread the word. To give you an idea of the value, Surrender to Chance sells a 2 ml vial of each fragrance for $31.96, so the total for the 2 sample vials would be $63.92 (not including the shipping that you would have to pay to Surrender to Chance). When you throw that in, the true total is over $65 if you’re in the U.S. and $75 if you’re overseas! It is an enormously generous offer from Puredistance!!
Puredistance is paying for all the shipping and they will ship directly to all the winners. Given that Puredistance is located in the Netherlands, it may take some time (up to 10-14 days depending on your location and Customs processing) for you to receive your sample bag. (It may take a little longer if your country has stringent customs issues and/or you’re far outside Europe.) Neither Puredistance nor I am responsible for items that are destroyed by customs or that are lost in transit for some reason.
WINNERS & EMAILS:
Winners will be chosen either by using Random.org, or by some other totally random, impartial, blind method. I will announce the 10 lucky perfumistas in a day or two after the giveaway ends. It’s more likely it will be the next day, Tuesday, May 14th (in my time zone).
Once I post the winners, you have THREE (3) days to contact me with your shipping information. Please send an email to Akafkaesquelife @ gmail . com (all one word, scrunched together). If you don’t, I will give the gift to the next person on the list.
To enter, you have to be a follower of the blog and you have to post here on the blog about how you do it. When you win, please help spread the word about the company by posting a photo of your winning bag & samples to Facebook or Twitter, and tag Puredistance. You have a week to enter and then, once the winners are announced, you have 3 days to get in touch with me with your shipping information.
Lastly, my enormous gratitude and thanks to Puredistance for choosing my blog for their giveaway. Their generosity, kindness and thoughtfulness in also offering so many bags is absolutely incredible. Some companies may give away one or two samples, but 10 bags each containing 2 samples of expensive pure parfum?! Amazing! I cannot thank them enough.
I’m particularly excited as today marks the Five Month Anniversary of my blog. Five months to the day, and just short of 80,000 hits!! I feel like celebrating, and what better way than with this wonderful gift from one of my favorite perfume houses! I cannot wait for the 10 lucky winners to get the chance to try Puredistance’s amazingly luxurious, rich, sophisticated and elegant fragrances! One a little more masculine, one a little bit more feminine — both completely stunning in their own way!