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Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Raffle, Graduation and Birthday

Today my little one is graduating from pre-K, so I am sorry, no review will be coming. Instead, let's have a celebratory prize draw. For a chance to win a set of 12 Histoires de Parfums samples, please leave me a note in your comment. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday.

But most importantly, Happy Birthday to our wonderful, witty, talented Tom! Tom, you are the best!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

80 Comments:

Anonymous Lora said...

Hi - I'm a newbie coming out of "hiding" to ask to be entered in the raffle. Thanks! And congrats to the pre-k graduate ... my little one will be there in another year. :)

9:23 PM EDT  
Blogger LuLu said...

Add Me PLEASE

9:27 PM EDT  
Blogger jms said...

Happy birthday, Tom! And congratulations to the little one.

I would like to be entered into the raffle, thank you!

9:36 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please enter me in the drawing! ?I love blanc violette--an would love an opportunity to try the rest!
CindyN

9:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your daughter! Please add me to the draw.

Suzanne

9:57 PM EDT  
Blogger Jarvis said...

Hello --another newbie coming out of hiding. Congratulations to the little one!

Love your blog.
Please enter me in the raffle.

9:58 PM EDT  
Blogger California said...

I am going to de-lurk to ask to be entered in the raffle, pretty-please!

Also, a fan of this blog, I read it as often as possible.

11:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Dusan said...

Happy birthday, Tommy Boy! :) May your looks stay youthful (and serve you well) for many more years to come ;-)
Congrats to the proud mom! Have a great day, both of you!

11:52 PM EDT  
Anonymous cani said...

Hi, I have enjoyed your blog for so long. Congrats on your little one graduation!
I will love to be entered into the raffle.
thank you ,
Cani.

12:13 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday tom - looking forward to another year of your writing
Kim

12:16 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww,a whole year has gone by already? Congrats to the little student:)
And Happy Birthday to Tom, a curious twin! That explains things:)
Would love to be in the draw, thanks!
Veronika

12:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Jenavira13 said...

Add me please.

12:59 AM EDT  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congrats to the new "graduate"! Please enter me into the raffle.

Loving your blog and learning a LOT!

1:01 AM EDT  
Anonymous hvs said...

happy bday, congrats, and yay! pls enter me in drawing. thx

1:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Solander said...

Happy birthday Tom! Hope you smell fabulous!
And I'd love to be in the drawing too...

3:11 AM EDT  
Blogger Roland said...

Congrats on the little graduate. My own just graduated to middle school.

I'd love to be entered into the drawing!

Roland

4:12 AM EDT  
Anonymous Goose said...

A very happy birthday to you, Tom! Spending it in a Goutal maybe? And congrats on the graduation :-)

Would love to be in the drawing, please.

4:32 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

Please would you enter me in the raffle?

Thank you :)
Emma

5:35 AM EDT  
Blogger Jane said...

Congratulations to both Tom and the little one, and extra congratulations to the mother! I don't know if I can enter the drawing, as I live in Spain, but if I can, I'd love to.

5:53 AM EDT  
Anonymous MattS said...

Have the happiest of birthdays, Tom! Be fragrant and treat yourself to something nice.

5:59 AM EDT  
Anonymous Alica said...

Congrats, pls enter me in the drawing, thanks much!

6:14 AM EDT  
Blogger 5spice6 said...

OooWee, lots of celebrating! Enter me please!

Anne

6:48 AM EDT  
Blogger Koki said...

.... must ... wish ... Tom ... HB! I love your posts Tom! Keep them coming!

And I hope all the Colombinas enjoy LMC's big day. I still remember my younger daughter's class singing "It's a Wonderful World" at her pre-k graduation (sniff, tear)!

I'd like to be in the drawing too please.

7:02 AM EDT  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Congratulations on Little Miss C's pre-k graduation! And I also wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to Tom because, in addition to you, he is one of my very favorite bloggers.

No need to include me in the drawing.

Suzanne K.

7:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Debbie said...

Congratulations on her graduating from kindergarten. How sweet! Do they do anything special for them?

And Happy Birthday, Tom! I may not post often, but I always enjoy your writings. Thanks for doing them.

And please enter me in the drawing. I've tried a few of theirs and loved them, so I'd be interested in trying the rest.

Debbie

8:30 AM EDT  
Anonymous rachael said...

You must be so proud of your little one :)

Please add me into that wonderful drawing, and a very happy and special birthday to Tom!

8:30 AM EDT  
Blogger Monkey said...

Congratulations!

Happy birthday, Tom!

Please enter me into the drawing.

8:52 AM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

Oh, Happy, Happy Birthday, Tom!! And congratualtions to little Miss C.!

Please enter me in the raffle!

8:56 AM EDT  
Blogger Jamie said...

Please enter me in the raffle - and congrats to your little one - this is a big day - before you turn around....high school. :)

9:06 AM EDT  
Anonymous mbm said...

Congrats to the little one!

9:07 AM EDT  
Blogger Theresa said...

Congratulations:-) And happy birthday to Tom. Please put me in the drawing.

9:17 AM EDT  
Anonymous Billy D said...

Tommy boy, happy birthday!! You are a true asset to this blog and to the fragrance blogosphere in general. Whenever I want to test a new fragrance, I look back in the archives for your take on it. And I'm sure Mr. Lutens is happy to have such a loyal MKK fiend in his audience, along with miss CarmenCanada.

Please enter me, merci!

9:23 AM EDT  
Blogger poodlegirl said...

Happy Birthday, Tom!

And congratulations to Little Miss C.! What scent will she be wearing to her graduation? :-)

I would love to be entered in the raffle, M., thanks!

9:46 AM EDT  
Blogger chayaruchama said...

Yes Please !

Tomska of Toms-
Happy Birthday, my sweet, from your Sister-In-Sin.

A cusp boy, hmmmm?
This is one TOUGH cusp-
No wonder I love you like I do....

Congrats, Little Miss Lollipop !

9:52 AM EDT  
Anonymous sybil said...

Wow...congrats to little Miss C! (And to her no-doubt pround parents!) And Happy Birthday (and many more, all wonderful) to Tom!Oh, and please put me in the drawing....

9:55 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Graduation Day to proud Mama and little MC (what scents are you wearing?)! And Happy Birthday my twin friend Tom (I'm a May twin). How are you scenting your Birthday, Tom?
Oh, yes, being included in the drawing would be lovely, thank you!
Sabina

10:06 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birdthday, Tom. I'm a fan.
Congrats to the writer on your little one's graduation! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanx
parrotmommy

10:08 AM EDT  
Blogger elle said...

Happy birthday, Tom!! Hope you have a gloriously, decadently fun day planned!
And congrats to the adorable little graduate!!

10:16 AM EDT  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oooh, I want to try 1804 soooo badly! I've been on a pineapple kick lately. Sign me up for the raffle!

10:17 AM EDT  
OpenID perfumequeen said...

pick me! pick me! And hurrah for the pre K graduate. did you cry copiously?

10:50 AM EDT  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Congratulations to the graduate and her proud parents!!! Happy Birthday, too!! And thanks to Columbina for sharing this happy day with us via the raffle. I'm pleased to be included.

10:57 AM EDT  
Blogger Ducks said...

Happy birthday, Tom. I hope you do something completely decadent with it.

And congratulations to the little one! :) Happy day!

I'd love to be in the drawing, too.

11:23 AM EDT  
Blogger Divina said...

Congratulations & celebrations for your little one! May she always have successes in life and may you always be proud of her :) And happy birthday to lovely greeneyes!

Please don't add me to the raffle, just commenting!

Fragrant hugs to all three!

11:25 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations all around! Please add me the the draw.

-Disteza

11:28 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, you must know that the perfume world would not be the same without you. It's really true! Happy birthday my friend!

12:10 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, that was from me, Anthony

12:11 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday

Congratulations

and yes, please, enter my name in the drawing

Gretchen

12:26 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being the mom of a big girl. And a happy, happy to Tom.

I'd like to buy a raffle ticket, please, too.

12:29 PM EDT  
Anonymous KF said...

A lurker coming out of hiding...the graduation of a little one is a memory to hold on to. Take pictures to present to the happy graduate at high school or college graduation and you can say that you always knew that they had it in them!

KF

12:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Claudia said...

Please include me in the draw. :-)

1:39 PM EDT  
Blogger Bryan said...

Happy Birthday Tom! Love your reviews and love your wit. Have a fabulous Day!!!!!

1:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Lisa D said...

Would love to be entered in the drawing; thanks.

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation!

2:18 PM EDT  
Blogger Karin said...

They grow up so quickly, don't they? Wow. What a wonderful raffle. Please add me. Thanks, Marina!

2:51 PM EDT  
Anonymous Ben said...

Congrats! Please enter me in the drawing!

3:16 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to both Tom and the little one!

please enter me in the drawing.

missy

4:32 PM EDT  
Anonymous maitreyi1978 said...

You can't have too many samples! Please enter me in the drawing, and congratulations to the future kindergartener.

4:54 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pre-K Graduation" - what a cute picture:-) Time flies ... (resists Groucho Marx moment!).

I'm sure the fragrant Tom will have a lovely birthday and birthday weekend too.

Don't worry about the raffle (not expecting you to tangle with international post): I'm trying to get the samples from La Belle France for myself, since you piqued my curiosity;-)

have a great weekend,

cheerio, Anna, Edinburgh

5:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Janne said...

Best wishes!

Please do count me in.

5:33 PM EDT  
Anonymous Lavanya said...

Congrats to Little Miss Columbina (the darling) and to Tom- a very Happy Birthday!!!

Do count me in the draw!Thanks!

6:21 PM EDT  
Anonymous Heather said...

OMG Raffle I love It! I have been wanting to try this brand for quite some time. Thanks so much for doing this.

9:44 PM EDT  
Anonymous Andy said...

no need to include me in the drawing, but: Happy Birthday to you, Tom!

9:37 AM EDT  
Anonymous Minou2 said...

Congratulations on your little one's first academic milestone. I hope your family enjoys the celebration.
Please enter me in the raffle. My formal academic days are long gone, but thank you so much for your ongoing contribution to my perfume education!
~Minou2

12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Existentialist said...

Congratulations to your graduate! And Happy Birthday to Tom! Best wishes for a fragrant celebration to all concerned. (I would love to be in the draw, thanks!)

12:21 PM EDT  
OpenID SLFerguson said...

Happy Birthday, Tom!

(Ain't it great to have a birthday this time of year? I'm going to enjoy my solstice b-day...hope yours is all you want it to be.)

I appreciate all the blog efforts, and would love to be in the draw. Happy Summer Solstice to everyone!

12:47 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

Tom, all the BEST on your birthday, and all the best to the little one too! HUGS! :-D

12:56 PM EDT  
Anonymous Amy H said...

Congrats to your little one and happy birthday to Tom! Please enter me in the drawing.

1:34 PM EDT  
Anonymous Samantha L. said...

Hi there...I guess the best way to get everyone to de-lurkify themselves is to offer prizes...and of course if it isn't too late, I'd like to be entered too! I read daily..thanks for both the knowledge and the entertainment.
-Samantha

3:55 PM EDT  
Blogger Sylvia said...

happy birthday to tom! congratulations to the little one! i graduated last week too. of course i graduated college, but that'll be the baby before you know it! i'd love to be entered in the drawing.

7:43 PM EDT  
Blogger Monica said...

A little be-lated.. but HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATULATIONS to the little one =) *sniff sniff* I'm a kindergarten teacher and after all the craziness of graduation preparation I'm sure I'll cry when my graduates finally walk on the stage!

and please add me to the drawing... it is all your fault that I now want to plop down $114 for a bottle of Blanc Violette!

1:11 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me please! congrats on the big day!

Meg

7:45 AM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Such a big step! Congrats!

11:34 AM EDT  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to you and your little one! Mine is also graduating from pre-K this week. Please add me into the drawing, too.

5:17 PM EDT  
Blogger a said...

My little guy graduated from Pre-K a few weeks ago! Who knew I'd get all weepy...this is the second babe and I'm just an emotional mess...LOL. You too? Please enter me in your lovely drawing!

6:22 PM EDT  
Blogger Colombina (Marina) said...

Thank you, everybody, for your kind words and wishes! All who entered are in the draw. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.

10:33 PM EDT  
Anonymous Luna said...

Happy birthday to Tom & congratulation for the graduate! And if still possible to join, please enter me in the draw. This series of perfumes sounds very interesting, because of a lot of things; the play with history, the combination of notes, +++.

9:35 AM EDT  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

On to kindergarten! Many congratulations.

Please enter me in the raffle. Thanks!

10:10 AM EDT  
Anonymous ereuyi said...

Could you please enter me, also?

3:33 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth Gehring said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you darling Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Kudo's to the darling little Miss C for a very fab and successful graduation. I remember those moments as if they were yesterday!

11:25 PM EDT  
Anonymous zeram1 said...

Happy B-Day Tom/congrats to your young one.
Please enter me in the drawing as well.

11:28 PM EDT  
Blogger Abi said...

Happy birthday Tom!
If it's not too late I'd like to toss my name into the raffle.

5:28 PM EDT  

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