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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Cast your vote and win a prize!

I am swamped with stuff, so no post tomorrow. I will review something on Friday, probably something by Rich Hippie...As for the next week, how about you decide what I should write about? Here are the choices:

1. It's All About Vetiver (Again) - 4 reviews of vetiver scents (MPG Parfum d'Habit, Parfums de Nicolai Vetiver, etc)
2. It's All About Unjustly Overlooked Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - 4 reviews of MPG scents (Fleur d'Iris, Soir d'Orient, etc.)
3. It's All About Dior (Diorling & Diorama, Dioressence, Diorissimo, Miss Dior)
4. It's All About Iris - 4 reviews of iris fragrances (L'Artisan Orchidee Blanche, Le Labo Iris, Lutens Iris Silver Mist, etc.)
5. Something else (what would you like to see reviewed?)?

The Friday of the next week is already booked for a fun little project, but please help me decide on the other 4 days! For helping me to plan the posts fo the next week, one of you can win a prize. To be included in the draw, just vote for one of the above options and let me know that you DO want to be included. The winner will have a choice (it's all about the choices today) of 4 decants from my collection. You can choose a decant of Parfumerie Generale Aomassai or Parfumerie Generale Iris Taizo or Yves Saint Laurent "Y" (vintage EDT) or S-Perfume 100% Love More. Alternatively, you might opt for receiving instead the samples of all the above fragrances. Please don't hesitate to sign up for the draw if you do not reside in the US. I can ship anywhere.

Cast your vote now! I will stop accepting the votes on Saturday morning when I will announce the winner (the name will be randomly drawn by my little daughter).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Marina!
oh dear dear... is there any choice? 4 days of IRIS of couse =) and you know how much i love that PG Iris Taizo, so if begging helps here's me begging (or that split....=P)

always looking forward to your reviews no matter what,

10:55 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Vote noted. Name included in the draw...Thank you!
Was Iris Taizo your favorite of the new PGs?

10:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Erin said...

My vote is always with the underdog (it balances out my husband's constant solid favourite cheering - he's usually right but not very likeable!) Unjustly overlooked MP et G for me (and particularly Soir D'Orient...)

11:13 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Vote noted, thank you! (and I am with you in rooting for underdog in general and this one in particular)

11:17 PM EDT  
Blogger katiedid said...

Ooooh, I'm votin' for "All About Dior." Mostly because I find reading other people's perceptions of Miss Dior (the erstwhile phonetical Misty Whore) to fascinating. Shoot, or the MPG. Gah! I dunno. My vote is for Dior, yeah. And I so want to be in on the drawing, heh. You picked some wonderful prizes there, M.

11:26 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is tough. Hmm. HMMM. OK. How about... how about... hmm... the Diors? Oh, and I don't need to be included in the draw since you've already gifted me with those decants oh so generously. :)

11:29 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for MPG as well - love this house and feel it's often overlooked.

11:29 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

So, 3 votes so far and each for a different option...If in the end I have a tie, I am going to ask my baby to draw not just the name of the winner (btw, your name is included in the draw), but of the next week's plan too :-)

11:31 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you for the vote! Have I ever sent you "Y"? Do you like it?

11:32 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! I love MPG too.

11:33 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Marina,

Personally, I would love to see a review of various linden fragrances - I've been craving its salty floral goodness lately. Out of the options you listed, my vote is for iris.

Please include me in the drawing:)

11:37 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Aw, I am not an expert on linden...I am not sure I even own any linden scents apart from Guerlain Aromaparfum Apasisant.

Your vote for iris is noted and your name is included, thank you!

11:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for something about spices, musks, woods, or incense? More precisely, scents from these categories that are appropriate for summer X) A girl can always hope...

Oh yes, and do include me in the drawing! is it ok that I don't have a blogger account? my email is jcaccavo =)

11:51 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I did a post literally a day or so ago about summer incense, spice, leather scents (My Favorite Summer Scents. Part 2). Is that similar to what you had in mind?

Your name is entered in the draw!

11:56 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely 4 Iris posts! I am constantly searching for something similar to SL Iris Silver Mist.
Please include me in the draw!

12:06 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Iris is the leader...I wish I knew of something similar to ISM. *heavy sigh*

Your name is happily included in the draw!

12:12 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the double post...guess I should have mentioned I'd like to be included in the draw! Thanks...

12:51 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, I go for Vetiver again, only because it includes a mention of one of my favourite houses, Nicolai! And PG has gotten a fair bit of coverage lately, hence no vote for the Iris thread... on a completely different track, how about reviews of scented candles from some of the more interesting makers like Nicolai, or Ormonde Jayne or Diptyque? Just a thought! Love to be in the draw!

1:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear, the offer of decants of Iris Taizo or 100% Love More was too much of an enticement for this lurker. Please include me in the draw!

Oh yeah, my vote is for 4 days of iris. :)

1:22 AM EDT  
Blogger Caitlin Shortell said...

I vote for Dior!! I would love to be included in the drawing.

1:50 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

I vote Iris. I don't know Iris scents well and I would loooove to read your review of them. I would also like to be included in the drawing.

2:08 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my vote goes to "It's all about Iris". I know you've been wearing Orchidee Blanche a lot lately so it would be very interesting to read a review on that one. I'm also interested in other iris fragrances you mentioned.
and, of course, I would like to be a part of your fun little game. fingers crossed ;)!

3:27 AM EDT  
Blogger moon_fish said...

It`s hard to choose from... Definitely no to MPG. Dior sounds very interesting as I have decants of those marvellous vintages...
Iris or Vetiver?
Vetiver I choose!!!
(drawing sounds good for me)

4:19 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iris all the way

4:33 AM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

Voting for the poor MPGs. . .

6:21 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm as bad as voting for this as I am w/ choosing my fav perfumes. I'm going to have to go w/ the much (unfairly) maligned MPGs. Have my chin up, ready to take on all naysayers, but many are really quite excellent - especially in the unisex/men's line. If you hadn't included my favorite black sheep child I'd have gone for the Diors (must know more about Diorling!) and Iris...they'd have been in a tight tie.

7:01 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say that Iris Taizo + Jardins de Kerylos are tied as my favorites.. I remember really liking Harmatan Noir as well..

7:54 AM EDT  
Blogger Patty said...

iris, iris iris!

8:35 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know my pick already...I'd be estatic if you did more vetiver, but I know I'll enjoy reading about (and eventually smelling some!) of whatever you review!

8:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Christina H. said...

I vote for all about Dior!!

9:12 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, your name is included!

9:13 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you for voting for my beloved vetiver :-), your vote noted, you are added to the draw. Unfortunately I am not as much of a candle specialist as for example Victoria (Bois des Jasmin), who writes a home frarance column for Now Smell This...

9:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Your voted is noted, yoour name included!

9:16 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Dear Cait,
Thank you! Your voted is noted, your name is included!

9:17 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I have a feeling that iris is going to win...Thank you for the vote! Your name is included in the draw!

9:18 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Your voted is noted, your name is included!

9:18 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

S (it is S, right?),
I knew I could rely on you to support the vetiver option :-) Thank you! Your voted is noted, your name is included!

9:20 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Your voted is noted, the iris is winning...

9:21 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! I don't think that poor MPG has a chnace...although even if doesn't "win", I will be reviewing my favorites later on.

9:21 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very much inspired by your summer scents list =) I just want further elaboration! ;D

9:23 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I agree that some are excellent (and some are not, like in every line). Or des Indes, Iris Bleu Gris, Parfum d'Habit, Fleur des Comores...the list goes on...

9:23 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Ah! I don't have any of those, but I do have Iris Taizo! :-)

9:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Are you still liking that Russian Iris?

9:24 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You and moon_fish, I knew you'd support this option :-) Thank you, the vote is noted!

9:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Actually, halfway through finishing the list I realized with shock that there was no "summer woody scents" category. Perhaps I will talk about those soon.

9:27 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Your vote is noted!

9:27 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If it's not too late, I vote for iris. I find this scent very intriguing and would love to read your thoughts on several to get a feel for the range.
I would also like to be included in the drawing!
Thank you!

10:08 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about the classics - Dior gets my vote

10:18 AM EDT  
Blogger priscilla said...

Hi Marina...I vote for Dior first, vetiver second. I've been sampling the vetivers, and so a little education never hurts. :)

Please include me in the drawing...and have a wonderful day!

10:20 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

It's not too late at all, the veting will open till Saturday morning :-)
Thank you, your name is in the draw now.

10:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you!

10:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! Your vote is noted, your name is entered in the draw.

10:26 AM EDT  
Blogger freskagirl said...

hi M! My vote: Vetiver all the way. :)

10:39 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! ((vetiver twin))

10:49 AM EDT  
Blogger sjas1962 said...

How about "All about Roses?...


12:02 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Steve, thank you, that is a great idea!

12:32 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear All About Dior!

12:38 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, great choice!

1:11 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I choose Dior's because I have ignored them for decades and I want to be reminded and enlighted.
I hope your little girl's lovely hands will give me luck because Buddy's lovely paws (Patty's assistant)have ignored me.

How much I enjoy all these perfume Blogs that I discovered after I became a Fragant Fripperies and Perfume Posse adict!!

1:21 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you for your vote and bestest of luck in the draw! :-)

1:40 PM EDT  
Blogger marchlion said...

Oooooh! Dior! I have such a love/hate relationship with their classics, I would really be interested in your reaction, esp. since Diorella turned out to be such a hit. Cuz, hon, that thang is oddball.

3:02 PM EDT  
Blogger lilybp said...

Well, if the MPGs are out of the running, I change my vote to Dior! Nothing against vetiver or iris; it's just that there have been a lot of reviews of scents containing them recently:) I guess that's because they're good. Oh, well--I predict Iris will win!

3:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

The vote noted, thank you...Dior is catching up with iris!

Do you find Le Parfum de Therese:
a)in a way similar to Diorella
b)an oddball too?

Just curious.

3:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You can't abandon MPG just like that! :-) You never know...some oter fans might come to support it...all 3 of them LOL

3:12 PM EDT  
Blogger Trina said...


4:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Hurray!!! Another vote for MPG. Thank you, Trina!

4:08 PM EDT  
Blogger IrisLA said...

I vote for iris scents (no, I'm not playing favorites here - LoL). Other than Miller Harris Terre d'Iris, I haven't found an iris scent that I like.

4:32 PM EDT  
Blogger deleted said...

I vote for Dior! But I`m looking forward to your reviews no matter what will win.

4:35 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much! The vote is noted

4:57 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me in your drawing. My choice is It's All About Unjustly Overlooked Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Hope your Friday project goes well.

4:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you! I haven't tried Terre d' it that good then? The lemming is born.

4:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much! I don't think MPG will win this race, but it is nice to know that there are several of us who like its scents :-)

5:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love to see reviews of some of the MPGs. I know only a handful of them, and would love to see your impressions of them. I think this house is more than a bit misunderstood and underappreciated by many. Thanks for the interactive voting!


5:31 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much for the vote!

5:41 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is always nice to see reviews of Iris-scents, so my vote goes to that..I would also like to ente the drawing

7:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, your name is entered!

8:02 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the blog, and mr. columbina's random posts...Iris is lovely so my vote is there. You may enter me in the drawing.-thanks! Will Mr. Columbina be reviewing anything anytime soon?

11:48 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MPG would be nice - it seems to be flying under the radar a lot, and I would like to know more about it.

12:50 AM EDT  
Blogger carmencanada said...

Hi Marina,
I'd vote for Dior, because I've been stocking up on vintage Diorling and Miss Dior and would love to read your take on them. Still haven't managed to snag the elusive and frightfully expensive Diorama on eBay though...
As for decants, I'm quite sure I need vintage "Y" as I'm the biggest chypre addict ever!

4:56 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely blog, one of my favourites!
I would like to vote for Iris...I'm on the hunt for Iris scents and I know you input would be invaluable!

Have a great day,

5:56 AM EDT  
Blogger AnnE said...

Hi M! I'm just catching up - iris and vetiver are two of my favorite notes, but since it's summer, I'll vote for iris. And please do include me in the draw; I've not tried any of the PG's yet. :)

8:30 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please count me in the draw!

I vote for "other"...I'd love to see a couple reviews on scents inspired by the weather, particularly rain. The heat is really beating down on us, and there's nothing I love more than a summer rainstorm and the feeling that goes with it. I'm not sure if many perfumes come to mind for you, but if some do I'd love to discover them be it tropical, woodsy or snuggle-inside-cozy, clean-fresh...

Otherwise I'd have to resort to emailing you for recommendations :)

8:37 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you for your vote and for your kind words about Mr Colombina :-) I am hoping he will have a post ready the week after the next.

8:40 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you for the vote!

8:41 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I 've been looking for Diorama on ebay too...all in vain so far. :-(
Thank you for your vote, your name is enetered into the draw!

8:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you very much for your kind words and for your vote!

8:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you for the vote! You are entered into the draw!

8:44 AM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Ah, that's a tough one...The too rainy scents that immediately come to mind are Apree l'Ondee by Guerlain and Angeliques suus la pluie by Frederic Malle...I can't think of more off the top of my head, but I will be thinking about it. Lovely suggestion!

8:46 AM EDT  
Blogger GreatSheElephant said...

ooh please include me. I'm voting for the Diors. I've just tested Diorama and Diorling and I'd love to hear your views.

4:48 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Done! Thank you, the name is included!

4:50 PM EDT  
Blogger Sexy Sadie said...

Something about roses.

12:22 PM EDT  
Blogger cyngreen said...

Dior definitely! I would like to be included in the drawing, thanks.

10:27 PM EDT  

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